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LEARNING TO LIVE, LEARNING TO LEARN, LEARNING TO EARN
 

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2018-2019 High School Information

 
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Middle School North Overview
 

Contact Us

Mrs. Kristine Anderson
(732) 919-0095 x7219
kanderson@howell.k12.nj.us

 

Ms. Joan Lindsay
(732) 919-0095 x8488
jlindsay@howell.k12.nj.us

 

Mrs. Tracy Spalding
(732) 919-0095 x8231
tspalding@howell.k12.nj.us

 

Our Mission

To implement a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program which fosters student success through focusing on academic achievement, social/emotional development, and career exploration in a positive atmosphere.

Who Are School Counselors?

School Counselors, referred to as “guidance counselors” in the past, help every student improve academic achievement, personal and social development and career planning. We are highly trained educators who uphold ethical and professional standards to design, implement and manage comprehensive, developmental, results-based school counseling programs that promote, encourage and enhance student success.

What Do School Counselors Do?

School Counselors address the academic and developmental needs of all students, not just those in need. We collaborate with students, parents, staff members, as well as the community in order to ensure future success.

NEW TO MIDDLE SCHOOL NORTH

S.H.A.R.E. “Students Helping All Residents Everywhere”

Middle School North is pleased to present a character education program available to all students. Encompassing the Six Pillars of Character Education: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship, students will be rewarded for volunteering their time by performing community service.

The students who participate in this program submit documentation of completed community service hours at the end of each marking period. Recognition for accumulated community service hours are as follows:

  • 15 hours = Hornet tier
  • 25 hours = Bronze tier
  • 50 hours = Silver tier
  • 75 hours = Gold tier
  • 100 + hours = Platinum tier
  • 300 + hours = Diamond tier


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Organizations

 

"North S.T.A.R.S."

Our "North S.T.A.R.S." (Students Transforming And Redefining Schools) Program has changed from using the 6 Pillars of Character Education to:

CORE 4: elements--RESPECT, EFFORT, TEAMWORK, AND SAFETY

 MSN

Students’ names will be displayed on MSN’s star wall when a staff members notice students demonstrating any of the CORE 4: elements--RESPECT, EFFORT, TEAMWORK, AND SAFETY.  These students will still receive a certificate. And, at the end of each month, an email blast will be still be sent out to all of the parents and staff with a list of that month’s “North S.T.A.R.S.”  In addition, with assistance from our amazing PTA and local community organizations and business, all nominated North S.T.A.R.S. are entered into monthly prize drawings to award their positive impact on our school community. 

  

Quarterly Topics of Interest

  • Connect with Kids

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Students of the Month - November

6th Grade

  • 6-1 Mia DesRochers and JD Prince

  • 6-2 Giovanna Leuck and Alexis Czarrunchick

  • 6-3 Nicole Verderese and Tyler Bowden

  • 6-4 Julian Santos and Sophia Woodford

  • 6-5 Gavin Carr

 

7th Grade

  • 7-1 Gabrielle Saker and Sean Maher
  • 7-2 Brianna Pacailler
  • 7-3 Alexandra Weder and Anthony Vitiello
  • 7-4 Timothy Nadolny and Gina Oberschewen

 

8th Grade

  • 8-1 Amanda Steiger & AJ Tedeschi
  • 8-2 Genevieve Jardim, Isabella Billotti
  • 8-3 Nicole Metzger, Jake Conklin
  • 8-4 Ben Postorino, Kevin Babino, Michael Hurley
 

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  • Rowena Kannaiyan 32 hours, Bronze Tier
  • Eliana Mandelberg, 196 hours, Platinum Tier