• A Message From Our Principal

    Dear Students and Families: 

    Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Our commitment at Northbrook Middle is to provide a safe, positive, intellectual learning environment that is both high-performing and nurturing.

    Northbrook is committed to setting high expectations for our students in regards to academic performance within the classroom, participation in co-curricular activities, and responsible citizenship at school and in the community. I am asking each student to make a commitment to having “NORTHBROOK LION PRIDE” by being active participants in their learning and acting responsibly as an individual within our learning community. Doing so will enable all to have a successful and enjoyable school year.

    Middle school is a time of a change. It is an exciting time, but it can also be challenging with the increase in workloads and the social adjustment. I encourage you to do the following so you can be successful during your experience at Northbrook:

    • Communicate with others in a respectful and meaningful way.

    • Pose questions, examine possibilities, and challenge yourself to find solutions.

    • Surround yourself with positive people.

    • Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness.

    • Contribute to our school community in a collaborative and respectful manner.

    • Seek assistance from adults when making difficult decisions.

    • Practice good digital citizenship in regards to social media.

    We are looking forward to continuing our positive, upbeat, and welcoming environment at Northbrook this school year. I encourage all students to connect with our school; stand up to mistreatment, vandalism, and to anything you know is not right. We have a beautiful facility that has been extremely well kept; help us to keep it that way. Remind yourself you do not have to follow the crowd. Be yourself and even when no one is watching, do the right thing. 

    Parents, please make time to:

    • Ask specific questions about school.  For example, “What was the most interesting thing you did in math class today?” or “Tell me about your science experiment?”

    • Use the Parent Portal often. The Portal will give you relevant information regarding your child’s performance on their homework, a test or quiz as well as their attendance. Your interest and concern in their school progress will motivate them to do their best.

    • Communicate with your child’s teachers and staff members to establish a successful home/school connection. All of our teachers have an eClass page with their contact information, homework assignments, and useful resources.

    • Be in the know regarding the use of electronic devices and social media

    • Help us by reinforcing school expectations at home. With your help, Northbrook will continue to be a school community in which every person feels respected, valued, and is encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels.

    • Be active in the PTSA. Our partnership is essential for our continued success.

    I am excited for the opportunity to work with you and your student to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success.  If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open.  Once again, welcome to Northbrook Middle School! I am honored to serve as your principal. 

     

    GO NORTHBROOK LIONS!

    Dr. Keith D. Thompson, Principal