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.



North Shore English teacher named District Rookie of the Year

Congratulations to Ms. Elissa Adams on being named GPISD Rookie Teacher of the Year for Secondary Schools!



New Galena Park ISD Parent Connect Newsletter


GPISD Summer Camp List & Information (flyers/applications)





Parents: What apps are your kids using besides Facebook?

Common Sense Media shares some important safety information about what teens are doing and using. Talk to your children about being a smart digital citizen. Click here for the webpage.




NSMS Art students medal at JVASE!

Several amazing visual art students from North Shore Middle School competed against several Houston school districts in the Regional Junior Visual Arts Scholastic Event at Summer Creek High School.
By the end of the event, North Shore students had won 29 regional medals! Three out the 29 students also won a prestigious Silver medal! Congratulations to all the students and our amazing art teachers, Mrs. Portillo and Ms. Nguyen, on all their hard work and dedication!



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



Galena Park ISD hosts monthly parenting meetings

With 5 meetings throughout the school year at the Zotz Education Center, parents (and students) can benefit from discussion/participating of various topics. For more information click here.



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






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




NSMS School Supply List


NS 9 Pre-Ap Summer Reading Assignment


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



North Shore Math & Science team goes to State

Recently, the Math and Science Team participated in the state TMSCA competition in San Antonio. The following students represented NSMS in the state calculator competition: Michelle Chan, Lizbeth Gallegos, Erika Guy, Jennifer Lim, Josue Macias, Cassie Mai, Cecilia Mai, and Olivia Riojas.

The team placed 5th overall in the state for calculator and had the following individual placers:
Cassie Mai - 9th
Michelle Chan - 5th
And beating over 1,000 students with the highest score in the state for all grade levels and divisions... State Champion - Cecilia Mai

Congratulations!! We are so proud of your hard work and dedication.



NSMS recognizes 2017 TOY and ROY

Ms. Morgan Lossow was named as the 2017 Teacher of the Year and Ms. Elissa Adams was named as the 2017 Rookie of the Year last week! Congratulations! They will represent NSMS at the GPISD District Awards Ceremony.



Channel 13 News Anchor visits NSMS

A North Shore Middle School alumnus stopped by his old stomping grounds yesterday. Many would recognize him as face is on TV almost every day.

Mr. Erik Barajas, former NSMS Mustang, North Shore Senior High graduate and one of the news anchors of ABC Channel 13 Eyewitness News, visited to talk to technology applications and Encounters students about his experience in school, his various jobs in news media and what it takes to be a news journalist.
Students were able to ask questions and Mr. Barajas shared his insights and also talked about how important it is to plan and figure out what you want to do in life and, in turn, contribute to society.

His visit was made possible by Mrs. Fanny Vides, who teaches Digital Design & Media Production, who wanted her students to get a better picture of what they can do with the digital media skills they are learning.



North Shore Academic UIL teams bring home trophies

On Feb. 10, all Galena Park ISD middle schools competed in their annual UIL Academic Meet at North Shore Senior High School. North Shore Middle School students and coaches have been working and practicing since last October and were ready to take on the competition!
After 3 rounds of competition and fun time-killing fillers inbetween, North Shore's 7th and 8th grade teams were once again crowned as Team Champions! This marks the 6th year in a row that NSMS has taken home both team trophies.
Congratulations to all students and coaches who worked so hard to keep NSMS the Home of Champions!


NSMS 8th grader wins BEST OF SHOW!

Several seventh and eighth grade North Shore Middle School students participated in this year's Galena Park ISD Rodeo Art Show. Our own Cadance Smith, an eighth grader, won Best of Show for middle school for her color pencil drawing of a hen.
Her artwork and many others will be displayed for thousands to see at this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo at NRG Arena and she will be formally recognized there as an award-winning HLSR artist!
She also has the opportunity to receive a scholarship from the Houston Museum of Fine Arts Glassel School of Art over the summer.



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.



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.



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 the Director of Athletics.