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"Anchored in Excellence"

North Strabane Intermediate School is dedicated to creating a safe and comfortable environment for all students. The faculty and staff foster positive social interactions by providing students with a challenging curricula that focuses on academic achievement while maintaining a building culture that is sensitive to the needs of young adolscents. Our school imnplements the nationally-recognized anit-bully program named Olweus to build and maintain positive behavior.  

Find out more about the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program by visiting:http://www.clemson.edu/olweus/

Drug Free Poster Winners Announced
Fifth grade students across Pennsylvania are participating a anti-drug drawing contest. The winners for PA will be announced in Novermber to have their drawing displayed in a anti-drug themed calendar. The following three NSIS students' drawings will be entered in the statwide drawing. Good luck!

Alyssa S. , Caroline R., Sarah H.


NSIS Faculty Supports Breast Cancer Awareness


Red Ribbon Week Kicks Off October 26

Monday 10/26- "Wear Your Favorite Hat"

Tuesday 10/27- "Wear Red Day"

Wednesday 10/28- "Wear Blue and Gold"

Thursday 10/29- "Wear Neon Colors"

Friday 10/30- "Mix n' Match Clothes Day"


Fundraiser Kicked Off at NSIS
Our annual magazine fundraiser which runs from October 5 to October 16 is underway. The deadline for submitting magazine orders is Friday, October 16. Please make sure you use the envelope provided in the magazine packet when submitting checks/money with order forms. Magazine envelopes should be dropped off in the box located in the entrance area.

Students receive incentive for participating in 2015-2016 Fundraiser


Year Book on Sale at NSIS
The 2015-2016 Year Book is now on sale at NSIS. Don't miss out on ordering a hardback NSIS year book that can be personalized. In May an Autograph Day will be held for all students to sign each others year book. Order early for a low cost of $15. See the attached flyer to learn more.

2015-2016 Year Book Flyer


Eco-Challenge at Phipps Convservatory
Several 6th grade students in the NSIS Gifted program had the oportunity to investigate environmental issues and brainstorm solutions as a team. The challenge was presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

Pictured from left: Alia M., Bri M., Taylor P., Niko B.


NSIS Parent Activity Association
The first PAA meeting of the year was held on September 9. During the meeting parents learned about the various committees that help support our students. If you missed our meeting, but would still like to volunteer, click on the link below to sign-up for a committee(s). Attention: Anyone interested in volunteering for Fun Nights and/or Field Day will need to obtain clearnances. Information can be found on the PAA website, which is located under Parent Resources on the left side of this page.


Open House
North Strabane Intermediate School's Open House will take place on Wednesday, September 16, from 6:00 to 8:00. Click on the link below to view classroom presentation times.

NSIS Open House Parent Letter


DIBELS Fluency Testing
All 6th graders will be assessed with the ORF and Daze in September. Click on the link below to view the DIBELS Assessment Parent Letter.

DIBELS Parent Letter


Summer Reading Program a Huge Success
NSIS's Summer Reading was a huge success heading into the 2015-2016 school year. During the first week of school students returned reading logs from books read over summer. Nearly 75% of the student body participated. As a reward to those who particated, a raffle was set up with 30 different prizes. The overwhelming success of the reading program is attributed to NSIS families who encouraged their child to read over the summer! Thank you.


PowerSchool Parent Portal
Click on the link below to learn how to create a common login and password to access all of your children in Powerschool. Log on to the Canon-McMillan Website: www.canon-mcmillan.org to begin after visiting the link. Click below for directions on creating an account.

Creating a Parent Account


Geography Bee Winner
Congratulations to Nathan A. for winning the 2015 Spelling Bee.


Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations to Arya P. for winning the 2015 Spelling Bee.


Nicole Chauvet Scholarship Fund Drive
To help raise money for the Nicole Chauvet Scholarship Fund, students are purchasing ornaments to hang on the tree located in our lobby.


Form NSIS Student Heads Up Food Drive
Drew Engel, now a middle school student at CMS, has organized a food drive for to servie his community. All food collected will support families in the Canonsburg. A few volunteer students at NSIS show one of several boxes of food that has been collected. The collection drive will end on Friday, December 12. On behalf of the NSIS faculty, we commend Drew for his efforts to help his community.

NSIS students help collect food

Drew Engel, organizer of the food drive. Great job Drew!


Students Team Up to Fight Hunger
To help fight starvation in Africa and around the globe, sixth graders Macey M. and Jamie R. organized a donatoin drive to raise momey for Kids Against Hunger. Kids Against Hunger  is a humanitarian food aid organization working to significantly reduce the number of starving children around the world.

Jamie R. and Macey M.


Fire Prevention Week
Students celebrate Fire Prevention Week with the North Strabane and Canonsburg Fire Departments. Fifth graders learned a variety of safety tips.


NSIS Students Take Over Spring House
Students visit the Spring House to partake in the festivities!


Outdoor Classroom Visit
NSIS students in Ms. Marier classroom will navigate their way through the Impact Trial at the Outdoor Classroom.located in Upper St. Claire Township. Students learn how to apply map skills as they walk the Sensory Trail.


North Strabane Intermediate
20 Giffin Drive
Canonsburg, Pa. 15317
Phone: 724-873-5252
Fax: 724-873-5216

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724-873-5252 Ext 412

Dr. Abbondanza

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Mrs. Kyle

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