Announcements

  • A letter from our Superintendent of Schools was sent to District parents/guardians and staff in response to the Parkland, Fla. tragedy

    The letter, in English and Spanish, is attached to this announcement.

    Si ou bezwen enfòmasyon tradui an kreyòl,rele Jocelyne Abraham nan 353-7044.

    Si le hace falta información traducida en español, llame a Yesenia Polanco 353-7042.

     

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  • A Letter from the Superintendent was emailed to parents/guardians RE: students' use of District-approved internet applications and webtools

    Nyack Public Schools utilizes certain internet-based applications (commonly referred to as "apps") and webtools to provide effective educational resources for students.  A list of District-approved apps and webtools, with the privacy policy for each, can be found on the District website  under Parent Resources > Bill of Rights > Information Regarding Other Applications & Webtools. 

    Please note that this listing will be updated throughout the year as apps and webtools are added or deleted, with District approval.

    The letter is attached here for your convenience in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.

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  • OCADA and PTA Meeting is Canceled for Tonight

    Please be advised that the OCADA and PTA meeting schedule for tonight, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, has been canceled.  

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  • Nyack Middle School 2017-2018 Yearbook

    Don't Forget to Order your Nyack Middle School 2017-2018 Yearbook.  Please send in your payment of $30.00 before  April 27th, see Mrs. Falvo in the guidance office for more information.    

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  • A District letter has been sent to Parents/Guardians with reminders and recommendations regarding the Flu Season

    Please see the attached letter from Leo Macias, Director of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, sent on Feb. 1st, 2018.

    Thank you for your attention to this important information.

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  • Nyack Middle School "Stomps Out Bullying!"

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  • Nyack Schools Launch a NEW early childhood literacy program to help babies learn and thrive in the first 3 years of life.

    The NYACK BASICS launched on January 8th, 2018.  Over 150 school community leaders, early childhood educators and county service providers joined together in Hilltop Auditorium to kick off this new initiative lead by Superintendent James Montesano and Assistant Superintendent Winsome Gregory. 

    The District welcomed Chancellor Betty Rosa, Regent Judy Johnson and Regent Luis Reyes from the NY State Department of Ed for a tour of the schools.  Founder of The Boston Basics and Harvard Economist Ron Ferguson lead the the day as keynote speaker. The District plans to implement The Nyack Basics and support a community-lead campaign to help ensure that all children read by the third grade.

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  • Please take note of the FERPA form that was sent out to all District families in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole

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Welcome to the NMS Library!

 

Your Middle School Library is a welcoming place. 

In Middle School, students come to our library to do research whenever their classroom teachers schedule classes here in our Library.

 After lunch, ( *if no classes are scheduled,) "Young Scholars" may come on their own to dispatch their homework, or project work.  Students may also elect to read & relax,  and perhaps, they might even choose to play with our selection of board games.     

Our NMS Library's official hours are 8:00a.m. - 2:50p.m.  Most Tuesdays & Thursdays our Library sponsors an Extra Help Period, until approximately 3:45p.m.,( so students may catch the four o'clock bus.)   However, the rule after school, is WORK ONLY!

 

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Nyack Middle School READS

Our school wants to support reading for the pure pleasure of it.      So, starting this October, our core classes will set aside time to allow students to read in class.     We ask that our parents / guardians support these efforts as well.  You can find any number of resources in our Library's Parents' block below, &   you can find ways to support reading for enjoyment at home, plus, a wonderful poster illustrating  the "Rights of the Reader" in red to the right.       Parent Suggestions n Rights of the Reader POSTER.pdf 

HISTORY DAY 2018

Political Cartoons

 Citing Sources - a compendium  - The Modern Language Assn has released the 8th edition of their formats,( slightly simplified now,)  PLUS,  the NoodleTools Toolkit

 Welcome Fifth Grade Parents / Students

Summer Reading 2017 - EVERYTHING you need to know can be found HERE!

NMS Library of the Future (?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doings in the Library

  • Rockland Read-in

    Reading is PARAMOUNT!    Best way to exercise & stimulate the imagination, seat of all creativity.  We celebrate the entire school reading for the Rockland Read-in.  Photo opportunities abounded from English to Social Studies, but in Music &  Tech Ed( aka Shop/CAD.)  Here are some representative pics:

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  • Coding with CUPS

    Learning the first steps of creating apps ( applications) starts with practicing logic.   A great exercise is using cups to record & execute commands that become lines of code.  Mrs. Christina Hennessy, our NMS Computer Teacher had children practice during Computer Science week, ranging from solving the Google Doodle to creating commands that produced cup arrangements to one adventurous student creating an app on her own with the MIT app creator.  Great first strides Mrs. H!

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  • All Hallows Eve Library Contest

    In keeping with our NMS Library theme, " Crack any Code in your Library," we offer mementos of the most famous consulting detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes.  The Prizes are either an authentic Deerstalker cap, or a magnifying glass to examine all & sundry.  All students need do is capture a tiny paper talisman on their way to lunch on the day.  If they find one that says YOU have won, then they will capture one of the prizes above.  A Happy & Safe Halloween to ALL, and remember, "The Game is Afoot!"

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  • The Glass Universe by NYT Science writer Dava Sobel

    Serendipitously,  saw a book-signing in my local library in Hastings-on-Hudson on October 1st.  It was very fortunate.  Not only did I have the pleasure of hearing New York Times Science writer & book author, Dava Sobel speak about her latest book, The Glass Universe,  but, I  got to speak with her personally. 

    Had the temerity to ask if she might address our students during Women's History Month, March 2018.   Fingers-crossed . . .

    http://kiss.caltech.edu/img/lectures/Glass_Universe_Library_Screen_web_mob.jpg

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  • NMS comes out for READING at the GNGT

    Any number of teachers came out to READ at the Great Nyack Get Together at Memorial Park on the Hudson.  We came ready to read, transporting a wonderful assortment of books.

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  • STACKED Library Lunches . . .

    Second full day of school and our Library was gloriously packed during all three lunch periods.  Get any homework dispatched, converse person-to-person, make new friends, play beloved board games, etc., in a convivial environment!

     

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  • Reading is ALL

    While our theme is "Crack any Code" in your NMS library, our big endeavour is to restore reading for pleasure to every student!  We aim to do that with help from our entire community.

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  • Fifth Grade Visits . . .

    FIRST visit was to Valley Cottage Elementary's Library with the redoubtable Mrs. Travers, & her wonderful Mrs. DeFelice

    Next visit was to Upper Nyack Elementary with the charming Ms. Zweibel, & the extraordinary Mrs. Bausinger

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  • Shakespeare's Birthday

    In recognition of Shakespeare's birthday  on April 23rd, ( his 451st donchaknow,) our Middle School Library offers Young Scholars the opportunity to win, [ while supplies last ] one of Will's favorite snacks when he attended Stratford-on-Avon Middle School, namely popped maize or the juice of fruit in a sack, ( a.k.a.  popcorn or a juice bag.)  All students need do is consult our compendia of Shakespeare information, &  then scrawl the name of a less well-known play or a sonnet- number & first line-  to win! 

    The photo below, shows sample snacks, the books that one may use as reference.  Those little slips, here & there, are some of the correct submissions, with names like Coriolanus or Timon of Athens, or sonnet no. 29,"When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes . . ."  A tasty exercise indeed!

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  • Women's History Month WINNERS

    The NMS Library is proud, & delighted to announce the winners of our Women’s History Contest:                               

     This was a very difficult contest to call this year, as the level of entries was very high indeed.  A unifying factor in all the entries received was ZEAL.   Not only did the entrants mention all the wonderful qualities that make girls & women great, but they did not select just one example ~ they cited a number of great girls & women from history. 

    As our winner stated,” Women are great . . . WHY question it ?     We are wonderful, strong, powerful, talented, worthy, intelligent, and loving.”  So, our first prize,( of a Barnes & Noble gift card,) goes to Alex Friedland. 

    Our near winner, (very near,) stated an essential fact, “  A world without women wouldn’t be a world at all.  ”                            Our very  near-winner’s name: Talia Reiss.   [* Alex was not yet available for a photo . . .Ms. Q ]

     We thank all who entered, and look forward to your entries in our Library’s next contest, penning a Haiku, (a three-line poem,) in honor of Poetry ( & btw, Library) Month

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Contact Us

Nora Quinn, NMS Teacher Librarian - ext. 7215
nquinn@nyackschools.com

Rose Conetta, NMS Library Clerk Typist - ext. 7222
rconetta@nyackschools.com

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