Message from Mr. Leadholm and Mrs. Jones
Welcome to Nikolay Middle School!
Nikolay Middle School serves students in grades 6-8. The academic curriculum is delivered through an eight period day with a core curriculum consisting of Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. In addition, the following exploratory classes are also offered: Art, Spanish, Technical Education, and Business Education. Physical Education, and music classes such as General Music, Choir, and Band are the final components of the curricular offerings at NMS. Additionally, we have Target Time four days a week. Target Time is an advisory period during which small groups of students engage in character education, team building, and academic enhancing activities.
NMS Philosophy: Nikolay Middle School strives to create an atmosphere of learning for the development of students as individuals and as members of the community and society in which they live. We attempt at all times to foster this student development or growth while also being cognizant of community and student needs.
We help all students successfully complete their educational program and demonstrate continuous growth on local, state, and national assessments.
We provide social-emotional well being so that students are prepared to learn.
We support innovative efforts for students and staff that promote 21st Century Learning.
PBIS: This acronym stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Character education and positive behavioral choices are the core of this program. Lessons are taught regarding empathy, integrity, decision making, goal setting, peer pressure and bullying.
RtI: This acronym represents Response To Intervention. At NMS, students are tested three times per school year to assess the level of mastery in mathematics and literacy concepts. For those students who are need of additional help in these academic areas, we offer remediation studies. For those students who have demonstrated a level of competence, we provide enrichment instruction.
Music: Nikolay Middle School offers a wide variety of options for our students in the music program. In addition to the Band and Choir classes, we also offer students the opportunity to participate in Show Choir, Swing Choir, Jazz Band, and Solo and Ensemble Competitions.
Athletics: NMS is a proud member of the Maunesha League that is made up of the following schools—Cambridge, Columbus, Deerfield, Marshall, Palmyra, and Waterloo. The following sports are offered for our students: cross county, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and boys and girls track.
Clubs and Activites: NMS provides opportunities for students to participate in the Student Council, Yearbook Staff, Science Olympiad, Peer Mediators, and the Math Competition Team.
SMART Board Technology: Cambridge School District has SMART Boards in all of our academic classrooms. NMS teachers and staff continuously implement new strategies with SMART Board applications for enhanced instruction.
We are proud of Nikolay Middle School and the educational opportunities we provide our students. For more information please contact the middle school at 608-423-7335.
Go Blue Jays!!
John Leadholm, Dean of Students
Krista Jones, NMS Building Administrator