Northern Middle School

August 20, 2006

701 Northern Ave.

Principal: Peggy Pugh

Phone: 301-766-8258

Fax: 301-797-5887

Web site:

Start time: 7:35 a.m.

Dismissal: 2:20 p.m.

Grades: 6-8

Date of construction: 1980

Age of building: 26 years


Latest renovation: 2004, new heating system completed; 2005, new roof

Size of building: 102,782 square feet

State-rated capacity: 794

Projected 2006-07 enrollment: 666

From the principal

Q. What are the biggest challenges this year?

A. We are working together to plan and deliver strategic, individualized instructional opportunities for every student. By analyzing data and responding with clear, focused and effective instruction, we help every student maximize his or her potential.

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. Through high-quality instruction, collaboration and alignment of resources, every student gains and refines the skills and resiliency necessary to be an independent reader, writer and thinker with real choices for a successful future.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. Administration, staff, parents and students working together to assume primary responsibility for continuous learning and rigorous course work ensure a successful school year.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to school. Enjoy the summer with your family and friends so that you are rested, relaxed and ready to learn on Aug. 23.

Q. What special projects will occur during the school year?

A. We are in the process of building nine new classrooms in preparation for the 2006-07 school year. This will provide students and staff with beautiful, new academic environments in which to learn and grow together.

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