Welcome to North Shore Middle School

Mission Statement
To help develop each student to be emotionally, mentally, morally, physically and socially prepared to take his/her place in an ever-changing society.
The vision of NSMS is to prepare and lead the students of NSMS to be ready to enter high school with the skills needed to graduate in four years through rigorous instruction, and by offering classes where students can earn high school credit towards their graduation requirements while in middle school.



Summer Camp opportunities abound for students!

There are lots of summer camp opportunities for students this summer! Students must first call the number to get a confirmation number before choosing one of the payment options. If they are paying at NSMS, they will pay the school secretary in the front office.



District Internet Safety Poster Contest Results Announced

And North Shore's own Karina Alonso was named as a District Winner for her poster artwork. Her work was chosen via district voting out of all the other secondary campuses! Congratulations! Her artwork is below.




North Shore Encounters students advance to State PTA Reflections Contest!

Congratulations to the following student district winners of the PTA Reflections Contest! The entries were VERY competitive this year and multiple campus winners were chosen for each category. They will represent Galena Park ISD at the state level.


Cecelia Mai - Middle School Literature

Matthew Stith - Middle School Photography

Piper Jensen - Middle School Art



Earlier, these students below were our campus winners. Congratulations to these CAMPUS winners!


Visual Arts: Martha Villanueva, Ricardo Robles, and Piper Jensen
Photography: Matthew Stith and Andrea Osorio
Dance Choreography: Alexa Moya and Miriam Sanchez
Music Composition: Miguel Lopez and Mark Sumrall
Film Production: Alan Ly and Lonicko Harden
Literature: Michelle Chan and Cecilia Mai



NSMS Traffic Flow Plan for Parents

With over 1300 students, NSMS has a plan for pick-up and drop off in the mornings and afternoons.

Buses (blue arrows) drop off/pick up students in the front of the school and parents (red arrows) can only drop off/pick up students from the side of the school.

See the NSMS Map of the school traffic plan.



Skyward Family Access

Family Access is a web-based service that allows parents/guardians to view their child's information. Information available includes:
• Attendance records
• Student schedules
• Student grades
• General student information

Skyward Family Access Online Tutorial

Skyward Family Access Manual


Skyward Mobile App Access for Parents



New Student Portal Provides Online Access To Test Results

The Student Portal, delivered through Pearson Access, provides parents and students with online access to scores from the State of Texas
Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) and the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS) assessments.

Specific information and how to access students' test scores can be found in English and Spanish here.



Character Education

Each month, the district will focus on a particular character trait that our students should learn and use.

September: Citizenship
October: Compassion and Tolerance

November: Fairness
December: Honesty and Integrity
January: Perseverance
February: Responsibility
March: Respect
April: Self-Discipline
May: Trustworthiness



Expectations for Spectators at District Events

Galena Park ISD will immediately implement expectations for spectator behavior at all athletic events. To gain more insight into these expectations, please read the letter from Vince Sebo, Director of Athletics.




Galena Park ISD has set up an anonymous tipline for any student, parent, or employee who may have information that might affect the safety of our students or staff.

(832) 386-1550



Bully Free Zone

North Shore Middle School is a Bully Free Zone. Report any bullying to a teacher, principal, or staff member.



Bullies & Victims:

What You Can Do to Help Eliminate Bullying





NSMS School Supply List


NSMS Progress Report/Report Card Dates


2016-2017 Dress Code for NSMS


GPISD Telecommunication (Cell Phone) Policy


NSMS Campus Wellness Plan

Plan de Bienestar de la Escuela


Summer reading assignment for 9th grade Pre-AP English



NSMS video students place in THGC Holocaust Video Contest

Two North Shore Middle School video crews have been chosen as winners by the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission as part of their 2016 video contest! As part of their commemoration of Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, the commission required that students submit their videos in the form of a news report on genocide and they had a strict time limit.
The Cambodian Genocide by 8th graders Katherine Parada, Martin Valdez, and Antonia Villegas, and The Pygmy Genocide by 8th graders Alan Ly, Jose Aguilera, and Eric Dominique. Winners will receive scholarship awards and are invited to join the Commission to receive recognition at a state meeting. NSMS video classes (part of Galena Park ISD Techology Applications) are taught by Mr. Steve Vaughn.




Congratulations to NSMS Teacher and Rookie of the Year!

Coach Brenda Wait was named as this year's Teacher of the Year and Ms. Dondria Lester was named as the Rookie of the Year for 2016! Congratulations!!





North Shore student wins Scholastic Silver Key Award

Sara Acuna was recognized at the Harris County Dept. of Education as a Silver Key Winner for her writing piece in this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Contest.


Founded in 1923, the Scholastic Awards program is the longest-running, most prestigious initiative of its kind, having fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students through recognition, exhibitions, publications and scholarships.

Congratulations Sara!



North Shore UIL Academic teams remain undefeated!

Last Saturday, Galena Park ISD held it's 5th Academic UIL meet for middle school at North Shore Senior High School. Students and coaches worked all year to prepare for the contest and it was a huge success as North Shore Middle School teams again captured the overall top 7th and 8th grade team trophies to remain undefeated! Competition was much harder this year as the other middle schools put up a big fight but NSMS students pulled through with the 7th grade team accumulating 193 points and the 8th grade accumulating 206 points! Congratulations to all NSMS coaches and students!




North Shore students place at GPISD Multimedia Festival

Congratulations to the following students for their hard work at this year's Multimedia Festival!


Campus award winners
Jose Onate - Graphic Document
Lizbeth Lazo - Graphic Document
Lorraine Sandoval - Graphic Document
Yennee Mejia - Graphic Document
Andres Rosas - Video
Andrew Guzman - Video
Stephen Fernandez - Video
April Castillo - Video
Emerald Bryant - Video
Jasmine Castellanos - Video


District award winners
Jade Suan - Graphic Document
Isaac Mata - Video
Manuel Torres - Video
Sam Farrington - Video
Alfredo Cruz   -Video
Angel Arguello   -Video



North Shore math teacher named ConocoPhillips Math Teacher of the Month!

Mrs. Melanie Perry, a seventh grade math teacher was honored at Minute Maid Park before an Astros game by ConocoPhillips as Math Teacher for the month of September! She's an awesome teacher! Congratulations!



Comcast Internet Deal for Parents

Comcast knows how essential it is to have the internet as a part of your child's education. If your child receives free or reduced lunch, you may qualify for fast home internet for just $9.95 per month plus tax.