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Niles Middle School

Welcome to Niles City Schools

Our Mission

Our Mission The mission of the Niles City School District is "to instruct a defined curriculum in a safe, educational environment. The district will ensure the opportunity for all students to become responsible learners, critical thinkers and problem solvers as productive members of a democratic society".

News & Announcements

JA Innovative Challenge Day 

 2nd Place- Breakfast Boss Pizza - Brian Jones- Addison Odille- Jacob Holloway-Elizabeth Rossi

               3rd Place- Sweet Tooth Pizz- Vincent McCullough- Ryan Lanham-                 

Sammi Wells-Savanna Court 

Flexible classroom seating allows for more collaborative learning at Niles Middle School

Flexible Seating

Colorful paper pom poms hang from the ceiling of Niles Middle School teacher Meghan Partridge’s classroom.  Beneath the bright display, students sit in bean bags, on exercise balls and in over-sized chairs as they do their work at brightly painted coffee tables and TV trays that now replace traditional school desks.


“I was also inspired when I heard Ron Clark speak at a convention. He stressed the need for children to get up out of their seats in order to stay engaged and energized. Over the years, I have created activities where students are out of their seats and it got to the point where the desks were actually a hindrance. I found that some students performed so much better when given the opportunity to move, to stand or to sit on the floor,” said Niles Middle School teacher Meghan Partridge.


Partridge, who teaches seventh and eighth grade math, turned to DonorsChoose to fund most of the makeover.  On the weekends, she would scour flea markets looking for tables and stools, all of which she painted by hand.  Her family and friends also donated items to her room, which helped her vision come to life.


“I have always tried to create a warm, inviting, safe and comfortable atmosphere in my classroom. I want students to feel safe, to make mistakes, to have fun and to be motivated to do their best work,” said Partridge.


According to Partridge, the flexible seating empowers students by allowing them to choose their own seat, which has improved student engagement.  The flexible seating allows for comfort. Studies show students who are uncomfortable are often distracted and unproductive. The open floor space is conductive to collaborative learning. Students have ability to get up and move, to share with peers and discuss as a whole class.  The flexible seating arrangement also encourages students to take turns and learn patience as they choose different seats every day. It has fostered higher-order thinking skills like conflict resolution and problem solving. The stimulation of certain furniture (the bungee chair, bouncy balls, wobble cushions) is helpful to students with ADD, ADHD and ASD.  Overall, Partridge says the classroom makes learning fun and enjoyable.


“The students absolutely love their new room. They seem comfortable, engaged and proud to take care of their learning space. They are excited to come in everyday,” said Partridge.

Robotics Team 2018-2019

Congratulations to the following students:

Thomas Rossi, Ashton Russo, Ainsley Elliot, Max Ries, Autumn Fowler, Alaina Erwin,

Keagan Yale, Dominic Cheffo & Colorado Wareham 

 

 

2018-19 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team

 Congratulatons to the following boys for making the 8th grade basketball team,
 
Adam Bianco, Alex Fernandez, Rashied Harris, Matt Kozak,
Johny Nunamacker, Sam Perrone, Hayden Peyatt, Ethan Reider,
Nico Rossi, Ashton Russo & Keyshon Talley

2018-19 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team

Congratulations to the following boys for making the 7th grade basketball team,
 
Antuan Gardner, Juan Wade, Dominic Woloshack,
Stef Dorsey, Luke Sprague, Connor Platt, Joe Smith,
Jaden Davis, Own Dilly, Bryson Jackson 

Panda Leadership Candidates

The following students are candidates for Panda Camp:
 
 Demara Davila, Layne Hurton, Colin Poling,
Lena Rogers, Victoria Rupert & Paige Skelton 

Competition Cheer

The Niles Middle School Competition Cheer Squad competed at at Harding High School, November 10th.  The girls earned a 1st place trophy at the competition. Maddie Davis won 1st place in the "tumble-off", and Kennedy Barell won 3rd place in the "jump-off". Our NMS competiton squad includes the following girls:
 
Kennedy Barrell, Madison Bickerstaff, Marissa Bugos,
Maddie Davis, Bella Eakin,
Alaina Erwin & Natalie Parry 

2018-2019 6th Grade Prep Bowl Team

Congratualtions and Good Luck to our 6th Grade Prep Bowl Team!
Brian Jones, Jacob Holloway, Olivia Borodziuk, Vanessa Henderson, Vincent McCullough,
Kharma Longville, Savanna Court, Elizabeth Rossi & Tyler Haydu 
 

2018-19 8th Grade Girls Basketball Team

Congratulations to the following girls for making the 8th grade basketball team,

Elise Bonner, Alexis Macciocca, Chloe Simeon, Kaylie Witt, Pamela O'Brian, Alaina Thigpen,

Cheyenne Zack, Alexandra Foley,

Abbey Reed & Mia Keeley 

2018-19 7th Grade Girls Basketball Team

Congratulations to the following girls for making the 7th grade basketball team, 

Katie Heinselman, Jules Money, Brooke Money, Carlena Orsine,

Allie Sprague, Emily Macik,

Kennedy Barrell, Autumn Fowler & Cescie Shesko 

2018-19 Honors Choir

Congratulations to the following students who made the Honors Choir and will perform at Stambaugh Auditorium 
on Saturday, October 27th.  
Savanna Taylor, Katelyn Sleyzak, Alexis Macciocca, Chloe Simeon,
Jazzmyn Hoskinson, Alyssa Slanina, Koltyn Poling, Logan Crummel, Keyshon Talley & Justin Grimm
 

2018-19 Honors Band

Congratulations to following MS Students that were nominated and selected to represent Niles Middle School in this years Honors Band.

Alaina Thigpen (Clarinet)
Max Ries (Trumpet)
Giovanni Morelli (Tenor Sax)
Thomas Rossi (Baritone)

SCHOOL CALENDARS

Calendar

Feb
21

Regular Board of Education Meeting

Thu Feb 21 2019 21

Location: Niles McKinley High School

Starting at: 5:30 PM
Mar
10

Daylight Saving Time Begins

Sun Mar 10 2019
Mar
15
Mar
17

St. Patrick's Day

Sun Mar 17 2019
Mar
20

Spring Equinox

Wed Mar 20 2019
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