Rupert A. Nock Middle School

The Port Where Tradition and Innovation Converge

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    NPS Budget Workshops

    Please join the Superintendent and School Committee for a budget workshop. See link for details of the November 15 or 16 meetings.

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  • Walking Wednesdays are Back!

    Newburyport students and families join NYS as we walk & roll to school! Walking Wednesdays start 10/11. See link for details!

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  • 2022.23 Year in Review

    2022-23 was a great year to be a Clipper! Follow link for our 22-23 Strategic Plan Update

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    Welcome Back Clippers!

    I am looking forward to another great year here in Newburyport. As always, our goal is to create a school community where every child and teacher can proudly say “I belong here!” Have a great first day!

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    Nock Notes 9.5.23

    Opening message from Principal Markos: Below is information to prepare everyone for the opening of schools. I also encourage you to visit our website, become familiar with the handbook and review student expectations. I welcome your involvement and participation in our great school and look forward to working with you and your student(s) as we strive toward a successful 2023-2024 school year.

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    Sign Up for Nock Fall Athletics

    Sign up now for fall Cross Country or Field Hockey! Click here for more information

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Mission Statement

  • The mission of the Newburyport Public Schools, the port where tradition and innovation converge, is to ensure each student achieves intellectual and personal excellence and is equipped for life experiences through a system distinguished by students, staff, and community who:

    • Practice kindness and perseverance
    • Celebrate each unique individual
    • Value creative, experiential and rigorous educational opportunities, scholarly pursuits, and life-long learning
    • Provide nurturing environments for emotional, social, and physical growth
    • Understand and embrace their role as global citizens

School Announcements

  • Sign Up for the 8th Grade Play!
    Meeting: Thursday, September 14th from 2:30-3:00

    The Nock Theater Department is thrilled to announce their production schedule for this year's Fall 8th grade play.

    This production offers our 8th grade class an opportunity to participate on stage or behind the scenes in a fun-filled, creative, and highly energetic artistic experience. 

    We will announce this year's show at a short meeting on Thursday.

    Auditions for the production will be held on Monday and Tuesday, September 18 &19  from 2:15 - 4:00. Students only need to attend one of the audition days. We are continuing our commitment to offering a role to all students who audition, so this is more of a placement to find the right role for everyone looking to participate.

    Rehearsals will be held weekly on Thursdays & Fridays from 2:30 - 5:30. Not all students will need to attend all rehearsals and a detailed rehearsal schedule will be shared by the first rehearsal.

    Brian Nickerson

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District Announcements

  • Vacancy on Whittier Tech School Committee

    Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School is looking for a Newburyport Representative for their School Committee. This is to fill the balance of a 3-year term beginning immediately and ending on March 31, 2024. 

    Newburyport residents who are interested in serving are asked to send a letter of interest to Mayor Sean Reardon at no later than September 19, 2023.

    If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Lynch, Whittier Superintendent, at 978-373-4101.

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