Nord Middle School

Where the Best Get Better

Students enrolled at Nord Middle School possess a wide range of physical, mental and emotional characteristics. Their interests, needs and scholastic aptitudes are assumed to reflect a broad spectrum of individual ability levels that need to be challenged. In addition to encouraging and helping each student develop scholastically, the staff of Nord Middle School also recognizes the need to help all students develop a sense of responsibility, self worth and respect for the worth of others.

The major goals of our school are to help students become self-disciplined and self directed in problem solving tasks by instilling curiosity and a desire to use learning for personal enjoyment. The learning climate created by the cooperative efforts of students, teachers, and parents shall provide opportunities for social, physical and academic expression.

We are further committed to the notion that academic growth and ability are not the same for all students. It is our goal to try and provide an environment that attempts to meet the needs of the individual student by enabling him/her to grow not only intellectually but also physically, emotionally and socially.

IMPORTANT: Arrival and Dismissal Procedures with Building Maps

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The building is open to students at 7:15 a.m. Our school day begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. Car riders are dismissed at 2:35 p.m., and bus riders begin boarding buses at 2:45 p.m. Office hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Meet Our Principal


Welcome! My name is Jill Jiovanazzo and I am looking forward to beginning my first year as principal of Nord Middle School. I am thrilled to be working with such a strong group of educators and look forward to being an active participant in the education of the children of Amherst. I am very excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year with the goal of the relentless pursuit of excellence for ALL!

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Current News

Guidance Update

In compliance with state and federal mandates, Guidance Counselor Alma Bernard will be presenting a child abuse prevention program to the students at Powers and Nord. Please contact Mrs. Bernard at alma_bernard@amherstk12.org with any questions.

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Theatre Flapjack Fundraiser

The MLS Theatre Company is hosting a Flapjack Breakfast on Saturday, November 4th at the Lorain Applebee's from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. To purchase tickets, contact Kristen Wilbert at 440-213-4962.

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Theatre Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

The MLS Theatre Company is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off on October 27th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. before the home football game. The Cook-Off will be in the Steele South Lobby. Tickets are $5.

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2017 Holiday Comet Gear Sale

The PTO Holiday Comet Gear Sale begins on October 9th and ends on October 25th! Proceeds from the sale will benefit ALL 4 PTOs. Please read this post for more information and to download the order form!

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Comet Conversation: Principal Jiovanazzo

In this week's Comet Conversation, Superintendent Sayers interviews Principal Jiovanazzo and special guest, Lucas Young, a fifth grader who loves math and the drums, to hear how the school year is going so far at Nord!

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