Our Story - NSMS & LIFE
North Shore Middle School is a collaborative, creative and innovative learning community, committed to academic excellence while nurturing the development of the whole learner.
We accomplish this by providing diverse learning experiences so that all learners reach their full potential as independent, responsible, life-long learners and contributing members of a global society.
About the School
North Shore Middle School, an interactive learning environment made up of educators, parents, students and community members, is dedicated to the growth of every learner.
Through empowering students with tools for continuous development, learners establish a foundation for risk-taking and the confidence to create solutions. By practicing civic responsibility, they become contributing members of local and global societies.
We share resources in partnership with the community, provide learners with choices to ensure ownership, and integrate the arts, health, culture, exploration, technology and knowledge within a rigorous and responsive curriculum.
North Shore embraces the uniqueness of each learner and celebrates individual growth, resulting in the enrichment of the learning community.
The comprehensive program at North Shore Middle School features a variety of “Encore” classes to match student interest, including: art, ceramics, theater, STEM, medical engineering, choir, musical theater, aerospace engineering, robotics, debate, Spanish, media production, personal finance, and band.
The middle school math program is challenging and focuses on students’ ability to problem solve, with an emphasis on explaining their reasoning skills both verbally and in writing. To enrich our mathematics program we have an Arrowhead High School math teacher on staff . Students who successfully pass geometry at the middle school are eligible to earn Arrowhead High School credit for the class.
We utilize a readers/writers workshop model as the focus of our literacy program. Content area teachers infuse literacy throughout their curriculums with an emphasis on writing skills and teaching critical literacy and thinking skills through interactive read alouds. In addition to mathematics and literacy, students receive core instruction in science and social studies.
Traditional Comprehensive Classroom
6th – 8th Grade:
The comprehensive program extends into the middle school and features a variety of electives to match student interests, including: art, theatre, choir, musical performances, orchestra, band and jazz band. NSMS’s new STEM lab includes robotics, 3D printing and construction design.
Our math program is challenging and ensures that students will meet and exceed high school expectations. To enrich our math program we have an Arrowhead High School teacher on staff at NSMS, which helps bridge the middle school math program with the high school math program.
Part of the comprehensive curriculum is our state of the art STEM lab with 3D printing. The comprehensive teachers are collaborative and highly qualified by being certified in the content areas they teach in math, science and language arts.
Charter and Magnet Schools
Hartland/Lakeside offers one charter school and three magnet schools across the K-8 grades. The charter consists of a K-2 fine arts school and the two magnet schools offer a 3-5-community learning multi-grade school, and a 6-8 entrepreneurial school. At Hartland/Lakeside, we understand that children learn differently and that the learning environment can play a role in how their engagement and motivation is expressed. Our charter and magnet schools provide alternative learning opportunities, where students can connect their interests to curricular objectives and extend their learning using approaches that work better for them.
Library Media Center
Hartland-Lakeside is a community oriented school district with high quality programs and services. It is located in the Village of Hartland, Wisconsin, and serves the Village of Hartland and the Towns of Delafield, Merton, and Pewaukee.
The Hartland Lakeside School District’s Mission is to provide a diverse and dynamic educational program that meets the unique learning styles of all students.
Click on a link to learn more information about any of the clubs below.
PTO – Parent/Teacher Organization
The Hartland Lakeside School District PTO is excited to have joined forces with the PTOs from Hartland South and North Shore Middle School. Working together with the Hartland Lakeside Education Foundation.
For more information of the Hartland Lakeside School District PTO, contact Lori Ciesko.
There are always many ways for parents to become involved. Please click one of the links below to find opportunities in each of our buildings.