Note from the Principal

April 15, 2024

Welcome North Families,

Well, Forward Testing became an extra special adventure this school year.  We would like to thank all of our families and our students once again for demonstrating such flexibility as we responded to the obstacles that arose.  We know our students understand the importance of this test and want to do their best, so changes in plans can be frustrating for all.  

Handling the stress, weight, or pressure of wanting to perform to the best of their ability is an important and challenging skill to develop.  Approaching an important performance too casually, whether it's state testing, a music recital, or a big sporting event, can result in students not maximizing their performance.  The other end of the spectrum is true as well, too much stress can lead to underperformance.  Helping our students vocalize their thinking prior to and following these events helps them metacognize their thinking about their thinking.  Reflecting on what thinking influenced high performances and what thinking influenced poor performances helps students feel more in control of their outcomes.  Learning these skills can be important keys to students' success in school and beyond. 

Teri Kovars

The Optimist Club of Menomonee Falls sponsors an annual recognition program called, "The John Weaver Do the Right Thing" award. The goal of this award is to recognize students for their good character: kindness, compassion, empathy, support, honesty, friendship, humanity, and respect.

North Middle School teachers were proud to nominate Saahas Mahajan, Logan Albright, and Oscar Garcia for this award. Great job!

  • Ariya Amin
  • Dakota Engebregtsen
  • Delaney Tabor
  • Emily Close
  • Emmett Olig
  • Izabella Suarez-Smith
  • Mackenzie Kiefer
  • Yesenia Mares
  • Asmeena Rehal
  • Austin Di Mundo
  • Colten Schmitt
  • Lorenzo Draheim
  • Nikolaos Dakouras
  • Rizin Cook
  • Ryan Hagen
  • Serena Sutton
  • Ava Ness
  • Ciara Roberson
  • Isabella Lee-Tao
  • Jackson Jagmin
  • Jacob Kadera
  • Karina Silveyra
  • Kayla Cockerham
  • Kinsley Anderson
  • Lauren Holzman
  • Liam Velie
  • Nora Xiong
  • Peyton Nodolf
  • Sydney Sebestyen
  • Thao Nguyen

This is our last North Gear sale of the school year.

Items will be delivered to North by the end of May.

Get Your Gear

Jakob is always helpful and respectful to his classmates and me. His leadership in class has been great. His effort, participation, and positive attitude have been wonderful all year! Keep up the good work!

Jakob K. - Nominated by Mr. Tischer

Madison is incredibly kind, focused, and understanding. I often have less time to interact with her because she is so independent and driven, and she deserves more praise than I often give!

Madison S. - Nominated by Ms. McCalligan

Anna not only does a great job academically in social studies she also does a fantastic job

leading by example! Keep it up!

Anna W. - Nominated by Mr. Cox

Forward Testing

Forward Testing is underway.. Students will need to have wired headphones as part of the test as Bluetooth wireless earbuds are not allowed. Below is a chart of days that students will be testing.

Additional information can be accessed in the Forward Exam Brochure and Forward Info for Families.

2024 Falls Summer Academy Registration is now open!

  • Session 1 registration dates: April 14-May 16, 2024*
  • Session 2 registration dates: April 14-May 30, 2024*

*Late registrations for enrichment & athletic courses will not be accepted.

2024 Falls Summer Academy Dates

  • Session 1: June 17 - June 28, 2024
  • Session 2: July 8 - July 19, 2024


Shady Lane 4K-2nd Grade

8:30 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.*

Valley View 3rd - 5th Grade

8:15 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. *

High School 6th-8th Grade

8:05 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.*

High School 9th-12th Grade

8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.*

*This reflects general course times.

Some courses are offered outside of the times listed.

If you have questions about Falls Summer Academy,

please email Laura Alva Garcia at

Summer Activity Guide
Sign Up Here

Does your student like to play

Badminton or Eclipse Ball?

What about Pickle Ball or Table Tennis?

Racquet Sports Club started last week and it's not too late to join! The club will meet in the gym every Tuesday and Thursday after school until 3:40PM,

April 9th - May 23rd.

2024 Track Schedule

The North track team kicks off their season against Whitman at Wauwatosa West High School this Thursday. Field events start at 3:45 and running at 4.

Athletic & Activities Registration Information


Color: Blue

Food: Wings

Restaurant: Schwarz Supper Club in Holstein, WI

Winter Activity:

Sledding with grandkids

Summer Activity:

Camping with family

Childhood Cartoon: Batman

Movie/TV Show: Band of Brothers

Book: Reggie White Story

How many years have you been at North Middle School? 

About 18 years.

What is one thing that people would be surprised to know about you?

I have 4 grandkids.

What was your first job? Cook at Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips

If you could get a free ticket to any event, what would you pick?

Packers Super Bowl in the next few years.

Where is one place you would like to visit? European tour of WWII sites.

If you could travel to any decade, what decade do you choose? The 80's

What is one thing you could not live without? My phone.

If you had a bumper sticker on your car, what would it say? 

You can't handle the truth!

If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?

Give most to my kids and grandkids / travel

If you had to sing karaoke, what song do you sing? Won't ever.

What would be on your ultimate ice cream sundae?

Turtle without the whipped cream.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be? Steak

What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten? Raw Oysters

Celebrate your 8th grader’s promotion from North Middle School by displaying a sign in your yard!

The NMS PTSO will be selling

8th grade graduation yard signs tentatively on the following dates in the

Main Street NMS parking lot.

Thursday, May 2nd, 5-6:30 PM

Monday, May 6th, 4:30-6:30 PM

Volunteers will have yard signs in the grass for you to easily find them.

$15 CASH OR CHECK (to NMS PTSO) ONLY! We will NOT be accepting electronic payments because we lose profits with each transaction due to PayPal and Venmo’s fee policies.


Please contact the NMS PTSO

The 8th Grade Completion Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 7, 2024 from

9AM - 10AM in Village Park, located on Garfield Drive. Students will report to school at the regular time of 7:15AM. Those in attendance will have to bring their own chairs. Please do not set up chairs in the park overnight as they will be removed. The Completion Ceremony will be livestreamed by Falls Cable Access for relatives who are unable to attend. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.


Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30pm in the North Library Media Center - we will vote on positions for next year. We need your help!

NMS PTSO Open Positions for the 24/25 School Year

  • President/Co-Presidents
  • Secretary
  • Scholarship Committee
  • Staff Appreciation Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Dance Committee

Click HERE more information on each of these openings.

Thursday, June 6, 2024

6th Grade – Urban Air

7th Grade – Noah’s Ark

8th Grade – Six Flags Great America

Look for information and permission slips to be sent home later this week or early next week. All field trip permission slips and money are due back to North by May 17th. There are no exceptions to this date due to the fact that we are purchasing

tickets on that day.


Eligibility Requirements for the trips:

Students must maintain passing grades (No more than 1 F) and not have more than 1 MAJOR referral or 3 MINOR referrals for the 2nd Semester and no more than 5 Days total of Unexcused absences.

Any student whose grades, behavior, or attendance disqualify them after the May 19th grade/behavior/attendance deadline, will NOT receive a refund.

North Families, we have EXCITING NEWS for the 2024/2025 school year!

We now have school supply kits for the middle school level.

You no longer have to dread going to the store and seeing empty shelves.

Supply Kits will be delivered directly to your house a couple of weeks

before school starts.  Order now through July 1, 2024!

24-25 School Supply List

Congratulations to the following NMS Artists on being featured in the Young People’s Art Exhibit at the Wisconsin State Fair this year!

Sophia Scorsone

Xavier Molli

Audrey Gandy

Nate Schmidt

Mikie Evitch & Kendall Napoleon

Joanna Graziano

Tanner Sikora

Charlotte DeValkenaere

Bhadra Nidhish Ragitha

Scarlett Giggar

Aileen Dempsey

Sonya Olig

Ethan Boser

Jasmine Norred

A special congratulations to

Charlotte, Mikie, Kendall, Bhadra, Nate, Sophia, & Xavier

for winning awards as well!

Way to go NMS Artists! All artwork will be on display in the Expo Building during the Wisconsin State Fair August 1-11th.  

Important Dates

4/8 - 4/19 - Forward Testing

5/13 - 5/24 - MAP Testing

5/27 - Memorial Day: No School

5/29 - PTSO Meeting

6/5 - 8th Gr. Promotion Practice

& 8th Gr. Dance

6/6 - End of Year Field Trips

6/7 - 8th Gr. Promotion Ceremony

& Last Day of School

10:50 Dismissal

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