Principal's Message

Welcome to Northside Intermediate School!

Dear Northside Family,

Welcome to the 2016 - 2017 school year at Northside Intermediate School. I am very excited to participate in the growth of all students, academically and socially. Northside is an intermediate school, housing grades 4 and 5, consisting of approximately 425 students from the Alliance, OH area.  We are committed to academic growth and keeping students safe, respectful and responsible. Our primary instructional practice is building foundational skills to promote 21st century skills. It is our daily goal to facilitate learning that is contextual, creative and shared. Students will learn by using various instructional strategies, including one to one technology, while educators monitor and analyze progress.

During grades 4 and 5 at Northside, students and families will begin to notice subtle changes in student development. A major benefit of having a team aware of these changes, allows us to collectively assist students with the following developmental milestones: understanding different points of view, developing and settling into responsibilities and routines, creating study habits, gaining a sense of agency in learning, and forming friendships that will last through their middle and high school years. Jointly, we will work to teach students to be active learners of the world around them while developing higher functioning skills.    

I solicit your involvement in your child’s intermediate years at Northside. We value your input and support. We believe you are essential to all students receiving the best education possible. In addition to academic incentives, Northside hosts many events in which you can help plan, donate, participate and offer feedback. Please consider helping to make Northside one family, deeply rooted in all aspects of our students’ formative years.  

On behalf of the staff of Northside, we look forward to collaborating with you to create a successful school year for our promising 4th and 5th grade students.

Yours in education,

Portia A. Hairston - Clay

Principal, Northside Intermediate School

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Welcome to Northside Intermediate School

Northside Intermediate School serves students in grades four and five from across the Alliance City School district. Our school is divided into six teams: three at the 4th grade level and three at the 5th. These teams are designed to provide specialized instruction in Reading, Math, Science, and Humanities with content specialists on each team. We have six intervention specialists, six high ability teachers, vocal and instrumental music teachers, two art teachers and a physical education teacher. Our staff varies from fresh teachers with innovative ideas and strategies to veteran teachers with years of experience educating children from diverse backgrounds. 

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