Welcome to the official web site for North Reading High School. At this site, you will be able to find information about our school’s activities, upcoming events, school policies, academic offerings, faculty contacts, and many other bits of useful information. North Reading High School is a vibrant and active learning community, where we strive every day to live up to our Mission Statement:
Core Values and Beliefs
At the core of North Reading High School is the common belief that effective citizenship in the twenty-first century begins with a commitment to leadership through service and life-long learning that is fostered in an environment that includes all students. We are a dynamic community of students, teachers, parents, and administrators with shared beliefs and values committed to developing capable, knowledgeable twenty-first century citizens. It is our mutual responsibility to be actively involved in a learning process that fosters higher-order thinking, problem solving, healthy risk-taking, and innovation combined with academic rigor. We believe that an environment of collaboration, mutual respect, caring, and trust is the foundation for establishing a commitment to life-long learning. We believe that
students learn best when they are connected to their community and can share in the obligations and duties of citizenship. North Reading High School embraces its opportunity to reach beyond its walls and is dedicated to preparing its students to be successful contributors to their local and global communities in the twenty-first century.
Twenty-first Century Learning Expectations
1: THE STUDENT READS ACTIVELY AND CRITICALLY.
LEARNER OUTCOME: The student is able to read varied materials with both literal and analytical comprehension for a variety of purposes.
2: THE STUDENT COMMUNICATES CLEARLY IN SPEECH.
LEARNER OUTCOME: The student is able to verbally communicate ideas and information effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences.
3: THE STUDENT WRITES EFFECTIVELY.
LEARNER OUTCOME: The student is able to communicate ideas and information coherently in writing using standard English for a variety of purposes and audiences.
4: THE STUDENT IDENTIFIES, ACCESSES, AND UTILIZES A VARIETY OF RESOURCES FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION.
LEARNER OUTCOME: The student is able to locate, analyze, and synthesize appropriate materials for a variety of purposes.
5: THE STUDENT EMPLOYS MULTIPLE STRATEGIES IN REASONING AND PROBLEM SOLVING BOTH INDEPENDENTLY AND COLLABORATIVELY.
LEARNER OUTCOME: The student is able to effectively identify, evaluate, and creatively solve problems in addition to evaluating the process utilized.
6: THE STUDENT LISTENS EFFECTIVELY AND CRITICALLY.
LEARNER OUTCOME: The student is able to listen with literal and analytical comprehension in a variety of situations.
7: THE STUDENT DEMONSTRATES KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN A VARIETY OF FORMS.
LEARNER OUTCOME: The student is actively engaged in his/her education. The student shows initiative, self-direction and productivity.
Civic and Social Expectations:
8: THE STUDENT DEMONSTRATES RESPECT AND TOLERANCE.
LEARNER OUTCOME: The student is able to interact effectively with others and work effectively in diverse teams, in both the local and global community.
9: THE STUDENT ACTS RESPONSIBLY AND DISPLAYS GOOD CITIZENSHIP.
LEARNER OUTCOME: The student participates in the school community both positively and ethically while finding constructive opportunities to influence its direction.
Adopted June 6, 2011; Revised May 2013
Whether you have come to this web site to find the answer to a specific question, or you are merely browsing to learn more about North Reading High School, it is my hope that you will find what you are looking for, and you may find something new and exciting that you did not anticipate. If you have any questions or problems regarding this web site or any of the information you find here, I welcome your input and invite you to contact me.
Thank you for your interest in North Reading High School.
Jon C. Bernard, Principal