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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/

May Menu Survey
NSIS student council has been working with the CMSD food director to create the May lunch menu. On behalf of the student council we would like all students to complete the survey below to help build next month's menu.
Survey: May Menu Survey

Service Learning for Washington Animal Shelter
Students at NSIS raised an awareness to support the local animal shelter. Students dontated money and food goods throughout the week of February 13. By the week's end students raised $900 and tons of food for the shelter. The drive was led by Mrs. Lauren Ihrig, 6th grade reading teacher.


Fabulous Chinese Acrobats Perform at NSIS
Students enjoyed watching four talented Chinese acrobats from Beijing. Be amazed by watching the Animoto video below.
The Fabulous Chinese Acrobats

From Left: Michael, Ava, Jennifer, and Aurora

PMEA 2017 Announcement
Congratulations to 6th grade students for getting selected to the 2017 PMEA Singfest at Carnegie Music Hall. NSIS is proud of you!

From Left: Anna P., Caitlin S., McKenzie W.

6th Grade Students Awarded
Congratulations to the 6th graders pictured below for their academic performance during Quarter Two.

Bottom Left: Kailee H., Anna P., Anna L., Kerrigan B., Alyssa S.
Top Left: Ava K., Alexandra S., Isabella N., Ethan F., Michael F.

Duing the week of October 24th students will stand up to drugs and alcohol by participating in a variety of theme days for Red Ribbon Week 2016.

Monday- "My Future is Bright, I'm Drug Free"
(Wear neon colors)

Tuesday- "Orangen't You Glad To Be Drug Free?"
(Wear orange)

Wednesday- "Red-y to Live Drug Free!"
(Wear Red)

Thursday- "Sock - it to Drugs"
Wear wild socks)

Friday- "Team Up Against Drugs!"
(Wear gold and blue)

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness
During the month of October students wear pink to support breast cancer awareness. Donations are collected throughout the month to help fund the Susan G. Komen organization.


NSIS Parent Activity Association
The first PAA meeting of the year will be held on Wednesday, September 7. During the meeting parents will learn about the various committees that help support our students. If you can't our meeting, but would still like to volunteer, please email
Kerri Hiltz (kmhiltz@hotmail.com).

Summer Reading Program a Big Hit
NSIS's Summer Reading was a huge success heading into the 2016-2017 school year. During the first week of school students returned reading logs from books read over summer. Over 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.


Fundraiser Kicked Off at NSIS
Our annual magazine fundraiser kicks off on September 26. The fundraiser will run from September 26 to October 27. 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.

Open House
North Strabane Intermediate School's Open House will take place on Wednesday, September 14, from 6:00 to 8:00. Classroom presentation times will be posted soon!

DIBELS Fluency Testing
All 6th graders will be assessed with the ORF and Daze in September, January, and May, during the 2016-2017 school year.
-DIBELS Assessment Parent Letter

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-



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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