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Welcome to NBIS!
Dear Parents and Guardians,

The middle school years are unlike any other in your child’s educational journey. Being a student in middle school can be challenging at times, with heightened academic expectations, social change, emotional and physical transitions, etc. However, despite these ongoing challenges, I have continually been amazed by the honesty, talent, curiosity, humor, and empathy I have witnessed in middle schoolers over the course of my twenty-plus years as a middle school educator. Middle schoolers are at a very important stage in their human development, and at NBIS we take very seriously the responsibility to provide our students with the social, emotional, and academic support that is key to their success!

This year at NBIS, literacy initiatives in reading, mathematics, and technology include the introduction of the Columbia Teachers College nationally renowned Readers Workshop Model, the expansion of the Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention System, full implementation of the Illustrative Mathematics Program, and the issuance of Chromebooks to ALL NBIS students, making NBIS a full 1:1 school. We will also continue to offer after-school programs for our students to grow as musicians and in the theater, perform and represent NBIS athletically; and participate in a myriad of clubs, activities, organizations, and service opportunities. At NBIS, we want there to be something for everyone...if your child has an idea that is currently not offered, just let us know! As you navigate through our redesigned website, you will find information regarding many of the opportunities available to your child.

In closing, it is an absolute honor to serve as the Principal of North Branford Intermediate School, and I look forward to working with you and most importantly, your child! Please feel free to contact me at any time if you need help or assistance with anything!

Keith O’Rourke, Principal