Rupert A. Nock Middle School

The Port Where Tradition and Innovation Converge

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  • Nock Story Corp Featured on "The Daily Show"

    From host Mary Jacobsen:  “This week I'm delighted to talk with Eric Schildge and Jen Groskin, 8th grade English and Language Arts teachers at Nock Middle School, who will talk about the StoryCorps style community interview project they recently supervised at Nock Middle School.

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    NPS Performing Arts Festival Sponsored by IFS and the NEF

    It may have been a little overcast, but the NPS performing arts students still shone brightly!  On May 18th the NPS performing arts teachers hosted their annual festival. Performances included choral, orchestra, band, dance, and theater students.

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    Bresnahan STEM Fair

    On May 23rd the Bresnahan School hosted their annual STEM Fair. Thanks to the generous support of the PTO and many parent volunteers, STEM teacher Kristin Spinney hosted a day-long exploration of science and engineering.

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  • Molin Students Celebrate Poetry

    Thank you to the PTO for funding a visiting artist and author creativity workshop for our fourth graders. Ron and Amy Schmidt of Loose Leashes shared their creative process by leading the students in an interactive brainstorming and idea-generating session.

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    Class of '24 Celebrates their Last Day of Classes!

    Congratulations to our seniors! We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments at graduation on June 2nd at 11 AM!

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    Performing Arts Festival May 18!

    Please join us at Newburyport's Waterfront Park for a celebration of the performing arts! Students from all grades will perform throughout the day. See link for schedule. Thank you to the Institution for Savings and Newburyport Education Foundation for supporting our Festival!

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    NHS Welcomes Alan Lightman

    On April 26th, juniors at Newburyport High School had the opportunity to speak to Dr. Alan Lightman, bestselling author and MIT professor in both physics and humanities. Follow the link for more.

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    NHS iPad Lease Program Now Enrolling

    Sign up now for the NHS iPad Lease-to-Own Program! Get your student a high powered learning device at an affordable price. For students entering NHS in the fall of 2024.

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    District News

    Follow link for welcome to new Director of Pupil Services, Brad Brooks as well as a note from Superintendent Gallagher

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    2024-25 Preschool Information

    Learn about the Bresnahan Preschool Program! January 23rd at 7:00 PM. Follow link for more 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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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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