Incoming Orientation & BBQ

6th Grade Orientation 2019-20

August 29th was a beautiful day as Principal Rob Dennis and Assistant Principal Brendan Nelson welcomed 183 students in the incoming Viking Sixth Grade Class of 2019-20 to North Shore Middle School. Students were greeted by the middle school administrators, faculty and staff and participated in an orientation. It was an exciting time for each of them as they met their new principal, saw their old friends, and met new peers from the other two elementary schools.

Principal Dennis prepared them for their first year of middle school by explaining their team colors and schedules as well as highlighting the tremendous amount of opportunities at North Shore Middle School including exciting and challenging courses, expanded social circles, and the 6th Grade Greenkill Field Trip!  

Additionally, Principal Dennis reiterated the school ethos, Everyone Matters, Everyone Cares, Everyone Learns (E3), and assured his students that, “North Shore Middle School is a place where everyone feels that they matter, where everyone takes the time to care about the individual needs of others, and where everyone feels safe and inspired to learn.”

During the orientation, the MS Counseling Department along with the new Counseling Director, Mr. Dan Doherty, was available to assist the incoming 6h grade class. Students toured the middle school and their classrooms, opened their lockers, and participated in fun meet and greet games!

At noon, everyone enjoyed a delicious BBQ sponsored by the Middle School PTSO and took part in photos with MS Principal Dennis and Assistant Principal Nelson! We wish all of the six graders the best of luck!

Article and photos by Shelly Newman