Dear Nova Parents:
What a Spring 2020 we have had!! Challenging from any point of view we look at it. We can say that our “Normal Old Life” will never be the same. We have a “New Norm” before us that we need to embrace. Together as a team, we will clear all the obstacles that we encounter in order to provide our students with the best learning experience possible.
We are Nova Titans! As Titans, we accomplish any and all goals that we set our minds to. One of the Merriam Webster’s definitions of Titan is: “One that stands out for greatness of achievement.” Therefore, as Titans, we will achieve academic excellence and help each other when the hard times arise.
The faculty and staff have been training and preparing during the summer to give our students “Virtual, Live, Face to Face Daily Instruction” following their set schedule. The teachers have been developing their skills to deliver engaging lessons in this Virtual format, focusing on high quality instruction that is in alignment with the district’s high standards to challenge our students and increase academic achievement.
I know this task before us will be difficult and frustrating at times, but together as Nova Titans, we will achieve it!
I hope you all had a wonderful summer within our circumstances of COVID 19. I plead with you to be safe, stay healthy and respectful of the CDC guidelines.
I hope to see many of you on August 14th at the New to Nova Orientation and all of you at the Open House on August 20th. VIRTUALLY.
Your Proud Principal,
Rayner Garranchan, Mr. G
The mission of Nova Middle School is to educate the whole child, providing students with the best educational experiences to make them high school ready and college bound. We give our students ample opportunities to grow academically and personally through a wide variety of programs, inside and outside the classroom, that will create problem solving students and responsible citizens with the necessary skills to be successful in life.
In addition to our rigorous and relevant core courses, which are required by the state and district to be promoted to high school, we offer an array of elective courses that cater to various student interests and paths. Our high school credit courses, such as Creative Writing, Business & Entrepreneurial Principles Honors, Law, Debate, Spanish 1 and 2, Introduction to IT Honors, Algebra, Geometry Honors and Biology Honors, give students the option to earn these credits in Middle School, opening the door to more advanced course selections when they continue to High School.
Our Computer Science courses allow students to earn industry certifications while attending middle school that will afford them the opportunity to be better prepared for the work environment.
Our Pre-Law and Law courses, which are conducted in our own “Court Room”, provide our students with “Almost Real Life Applications” of trials in a court of law. Our Athletic, Arts and Music programs have been award winners for several consecutive years.
The Nova Middle educational team would not be complete without our parents. We strongly encourage parents to take an active role in their child’s education, as they are a vital part of a successful educational process.