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Meet the Principal

A Message from the Helm

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Newell Barney Middle School (NBMS), the home of the Buccaneers! Our school motto is: Believe, Achieve, Succeed.  This motto is applied every day of the year as our staff and community BELIEVE that each student can ACHIEVE academically and establish social goals that will help them SUCCEED in life! Our goal is to encourage and nurture each student to reach or exceed his or her potential. We accomplish our goal through high expectations for our students, providing structure and help when things get tough, and accepting no excuses. Here is some additional information that will enhance your experience with NBMS.

  1. NBMS offers many opportunities for parents and guardians to become involved by volunteering on campus, Booster Clubs, Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) or joining Site Council. The purpose of Site Council is to represent and inform the community about what is happening at school. Members meet monthly to discuss activities, events, as well as ways to raise money. It’s a great way to be involved!
  2. NBMS is proud to be an “A” Rated School. Earning an “A” rating is the reflecting of the hard work by the teachers, staff, and students. The rigorous curriculum includes the Arizona State Standards, which incorporates student mastery of the subjects. I encourage parents to get involved in their children’s education by checking their child’s student planners, inquiring what their child learned that day at school and reviewing their child’s grades.
  3. Your child’s success at school requires a quiet place to complete homework, checking their planner for upcoming class assignment deadlines, and checking their grades on a regular basis through Synergy Student Vue. Parents are encouraged to check their child’s grades through Parent Vue which allows parents to check grades any time of the day seven days a week. Please go to the district web page to create a Parent VUE log in or contact the front office if you have questions.
  4. We ask students come to school with a two-inch binder, eight dividers, paper, and pen/pencils. The list of school supplies is on the NBMS web page. Each student receives a school planner to assist with time management and organization.
  5. We are excited to continue with implementing AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination campus wide to provide opportunity for all students. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success. Students learn skills and behaviors for academic success such a note taking, organization, writing, inquiry, collaboration, and reading.
  6. NBMS has something for every student from athletics to arts to various clubs. We feel all students need to have an opportunity to be involved with groups outside the classroom where they learn to function in a team environment as well as grow as individuals. Please review the NBMS web page for a list of extracurricular actives.
  7. I encourage you and your child to familiarize yourselves with the content in the NBMS Family Handbook. Please take special note the attendance policy and the C.U.T.S. program. It is important your child attends school on a regular basis and arrives at school on time. School begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m. On early release days dismissal time is at 1:05 p.m. The school calendar is included on the district web site.
  8. Please take some time to browse through our NBMS web page. We’ve tried to include all the information you may need to know about our school. We want the website to be the first place parents turn to for information. We know you’ll like what you find!

I am looking forward to working with your child this school year.

Most Sincerely,

Mrs. Johnson, Principal

Denise Johnson

Newell Barney Middle School
24937 S. Sossaman Road
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Phone: (480) 474.6700
Fax: (480) 882.3181