NAMS Important News

Opportunity to Serve on the School Committee School Capacity Planning Subcommittee

posted Nov 27, 2020, 6:43 AM by Hillary Stasonis

This subcommittee will look at the school buildings across the district to consider the best configurations for capacity to best promote teaching and learning for the students of North Andover.

The subcommittee will review the space study to be commissioned by the Superintendent and Town Manager.  The subcommittee will develop options and engage the public to gather input, vet and respond to plans.  The subcommittee will bring its recommendations to the School Committee for a vote by June 2021. 

This work is concurrent with the MSBA funding proposal for the middle school.  The work of this subcommittee will parallel and inform the work of the Facilities Master Plan II Committee.  With Town Meeting approval in May 2022, it is anticipated the town will commission a school building plan to begin work on the first of a series of projects in FY23 to be overseen by the School Building Committee. 

The subcommittee will consist of the subcommittee Chair, the Assistant Superintendent for Facilities, faculty/staff, parents and community members who represent a cross section of the stakeholders with a focus on elementary and middle school interests.The School Committee Chair will serve on the subcommittee ex officio.

Those who wish to serve on the subcommittee can submit a letter of interest to the subcommittee chair, Holly Vietzke-Lynch with their availability, background and reason they wish to serve.

NAMS - 2 More Picture Retake Days Left!

posted Nov 17, 2020, 2:21 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Nov 24, 2020, 7:13 AM ]

NAMS Students who did not have their school picture taken yet or would like to retake their school picture may do so on the following dates:

Friday, December 4, 2020 between 12:00-4:00 p.m. at NAMS.


  • No appointments are necessary.

  • Pictures will be taken in the main lobby of the school.

  • Please come anytime between 12:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Students attending school that day can come to the main lobby at the start of class and will be issued a pass back to class after their picture is retaken.

  • Students coming from home for picture retakes can come anytime between 12:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Families should park in the back parking lot.

  • Students should walk to the main doors of the school to be admitted.

  • All students will be asked to keep 6 feet apart and there will be signs to assist with this.

  • Once pictures are taken, students may leave.

Saturday, December 5, 2020 between 8:00-3:00 p.m. at Various Locations

  • Please see attachment or picture below for times and new locations.  

It is our hope that all NAMS students will have their picture taken so that they can be included in our school’s yearbook.


Los estudiantes de NAMS que aún no se han hecho la foto de la escuela o que quieren volver a hacérsela pueden hacerlo en las siguientes fechas:


Viernes, 4 de diciembre de 2020 entre las 12:00 y las 4:00 p.m. en NAMS.


  • No es necesario hacer citas.

  • Las fotos se tomarán en el vestíbulo principal de la escuela.

  • Por favor, venga en cualquier momento entre las 12:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Los estudiantes que asistan a la escuela ese día pueden venir al vestíbulo principal al comienzo de la clase y se les dará un pase de regreso a la clase después de que su foto sea tomada de nuevo.

  • Los estudiantes que vengan de casa para la toma de fotos pueden venir en cualquier momento entre las 12:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Las familias deben estacionar en el estacionamiento trasero.

  • Los estudiantes deben caminar hasta las puertas principales de la escuela para ser admitidos.

  • Se les pedirá a todos los estudiantes que se mantengan a 6 pies de distancia y habrá letreros para ayudarlos.

  • Una vez que se tomen las fotos, los estudiantes pueden irse.


Sábado, 5 de diciembre de 2020 entre las 8:00-3:00 p.m. en varios lugares

  • Por favor, vea el anexo o la foto de abajo para conocer los horarios y las nuevas ubicaciones.  

Esperamos que a todos los estudiantes de NAMS se les tome una foto para incluirlos en el anuario de nuestra escuela.


NAMS Os estudantes que ainda não tiveram sua foto escolar tirada ou que gostariam de tirar novamente sua foto escolar podem fazê-lo nas seguintes datas:


Sexta-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2020 entre 12:00 e 16:00 horas no NAMS.


  • Não são necessárias marcações.

  • As fotos serão tiradas no saguão principal da escola.

  • Favor vir a qualquer hora entre 12:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Os alunos que freqüentam a escola naquele dia podem vir ao saguão principal no início das aulas e receberão um passe de volta às aulas depois que sua foto for recuperada.

  • Os alunos que vierem de casa para a retomada das fotos podem vir a qualquer hora entre 12:00-4:00 p.m.

  • As famílias devem estacionar no estacionamento de trás.

  • Os alunos devem caminhar até as portas principais da escola para serem admitidos.

  • Todos os alunos serão solicitados a se manterem afastados um do outro e haverá sinais para ajudar com isso.

  • Uma vez que as fotos sejam tiradas, os alunos poderão sair.


Sábado, 5 de dezembro de 2020 entre 8:00 e 15:00 horas em Vários Locais

  • Favor ver anexo ou foto abaixo para horários e novos locais.  

Esperamos que todos os alunos do NAMS tenham sua foto tirada para que possam ser incluídos no anuário de nossa escola.

NAMS Virtual Book Fair

posted Nov 17, 2020, 4:05 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Are you missing a school book fair that allows you to support the school with your purchase of new reading material? Good news...the book fair is here again and fully virtual! This year we have the unique opportunity to be able to purchase from the entire Scholastic Catalog! In addition to being able to shop from the newest Young Adult titles, you will also have access to hundreds of books that are normally only available at elementary school book fairs, one stop shopping for your whole family! Plus, all orders ship directly to your home and orders of $25 or more ship for FREE!

The online fair will OPEN on 11/17/2020 and close on 11/30/2020. All you have to do is click the link to be directed to the NAMS online fair: NAMS 360 Virtual Book Fair 

This is a great way to create a holiday wish list to send to grandparents and other family members for those books that you have been hoping to add to your home library. Did you know that 25% of all book sales comes back to the NAMS to expand classroom and school libraries!

Please send any questions to

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair - John F. Kennedy Elementary School

Interested in working at NAMS? We're looking for Noon Attendants and Substitutes!

posted Nov 13, 2020, 9:52 AM by Jorge Goncalves

Noon Attendant MonitorApply Online
Category: School Lunch/Noon Attendant
Date Posted: 11/13/2020
Location: North Andover Middle School

Responsible and caring people needed to manage groups of students in the cafeteria at North Andover Middle School.

Hours are from 10am-1pm, but could be extended before or after. Hourly rate is $12.75/hour. Applications being accepted until positions are filled. 

Please apply online and feel free to reach out to Principal Jorge Goncalves with any questions: Best of luck!


posted Nov 12, 2020, 4:09 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Nov 12, 2020, 4:09 AM ]

Order by Sunday to receive great NA GEAR before the holidays!!

 Customized North Andover apparel is now available to order.  NAMS PTAC is partnered with Prime Time Sports to bring you great North Andover apparel.  


Click on the sale flyer for ordering instructions, or follow below.


Website: NAMS NA Gear - Holiday Sale

Username: Knights

Password: Holiday2020


Please note that the Username and Password are case-sensitive. 


All orders must be received by Sunday, November 15th and will be available for pick-up the week of December 15th at Liz McDevitt’s home (7th Grade mom).  Pick-up details will be provided shortly.


Although orders are being delivered to one location, you will be asked for a delivery address when placing your order and there is a $6.99 "delivery" fee.  The delivery address is a requirement of Prime Time Sport's orders website and cannot be suppressed when items are delivered in bulk to one location.  We apologize for the extra key strokes.  The fee is for the bundling of items into individual orders.  This is a flat rate per order so if you know of another family ordering and wish to share the cost of the fee you can absolutely enter just one order for both families.  Your order will be bundled and delivered as one order for you to separate by family at home.


Please let me know if you have any questions or trouble ordering your gear.

The flyer below is clickable and will bring you directly to the page!

School Committee Community Chat

posted Nov 10, 2020, 7:12 AM by Hillary Stasonis

Friday, November 13, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

While we cannot welcome the public to School Committee meetings, we do want to be accessible for two-way conversation. Please join School Committee members for a live virtual meeting via Google Meet or by phone - +1 405-293-3514‬ PIN: ‪661 085 929‬#

North Andover 2020 Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony

posted Nov 6, 2020, 9:39 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Nov 6, 2020, 10:11 AM ]

The Patriotic Observance Committee invites you to tune in and watch the

2020 Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 10:00am

The broadcast will be available on North Andover GovCAM Verizon - Ch. 26, Comcast/Xfinity - Ch. 8 or online at:

View the program here.

*There will be no in-person ceremony or parade.*

NAMS Request for Student Schedule Change - Hybrid or OLA

posted Nov 2, 2020, 12:27 PM by Jorge Goncalves

As communicated at the start of the school year, students who selected OLA would have a chance to switch to Hybrid at the end of the Trimester, December 11, 2020. If you are interested in making a change, either into Hybrid or OLA, please complete the google form found here by Friday, November 13, 2020. We will do our best to honor requests to change from the OLA to Hybrid and will also consider Hybrid to OLA requests, although our OLA classrooms are near capacity. 

NAMS Parent/Guardian requests will be reviewed, in consultation with district administration. Additional *factors may apply and it is important to know that change requests may necessitate **changes to student assignments. When a change is not possible, NAMS will maintain a wait list for consideration at the next trimester mark or as space becomes available.

*Student priorities (per DESE) will be given first consideration for switches including other factors such as physical distancing and staffing. 

** It is important to know that in order to accommodate changes and all health and safety guidelines: 

  • Your child may need to be waitlisted until space is available. 

  • Your child may not have the same teacher/team.

  • Changes may impact student schedules of students not requesting a change, but not necessarily their team/teacher assignments.

NAMS Student Mock Election Results 2020

posted Nov 2, 2020, 12:26 PM by Jorge Goncalves

NAMS Student Results

Our students were invited to participate in the National Student Mock Election 2020 last week and the student results are in.

Forms response chart. Question title: Please select your choice below.. Number of responses: 936 responses.

                                                                                                                        68.8% Joseph Biden (D)

                                                                                                                        25.4% Donald Trump (R)

                                                                                                                        5.8% Other

Attention Grade 8 Students

posted Oct 30, 2020, 9:20 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Oct 30, 2020, 2:25 PM ]

Greater Lawrence Technical school will be holding a virtual open house/"question/answer" session for NAMS students on November 4th beginning at 8:15 a.m. The meeting link is as follows:

Please visit the following GLTS Admissions site for more information about GLTS and the application process:

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