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April 3, 2018

When students at Northumberland Middle School walk into their courtyard now, they enter a place of pride. The bare space was once devoid of any color, artwork, or greenery. Thanks to the 7th-grade Community Problem Solvers (CmPS) group, it will soon have all of...

April 19, 2017

For the second year in a row, Northumberland Middle School (NMS) participated in a robotics project called SeaPerch (led by Mrs. Shauna McCranie, Coordinator of Gifted Services for the schools). The participating students gave up six Friday afternoons to remain...

February 16, 2017

With a blend of science and emotion, students from the 7th Grade Community Problem Solvers, representing Northumberland Middle School, described a two-year-long effort to solve the crisis confronting Tangier Island. They made the presentation at the NAPS (Northu...

February 7, 2017

The Northumberland Assn. for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) will present a special program, “Tangier in Crisis,” dealing with the unique island’s future on Saturday, February 11, at Fellowship Hall, Heathsville United Methodist Church starting at 10 a.m.  The ch...

February 1, 2017

On October 6, NAPS sponsored Northumberland’s seventh and eighth grade Talented and Gifted students on a Chesapeake Bay Eco-Tour conducted by Capt. Danny Crabbe and his first mate/wife, Bonnie. The first stop was Purcell’s Seafood where the students got a lesson...

January 1, 2017

NAPS is planning on putting out another version of its very successful NAPS Stewardship Journal. The previous edition had two articles on climate change and two on Bay ecology written by three of our members for a total of six pages. We are planning on a differe...

July 14, 2016

Two Northumberland Middle School students, Luke Swann and Chase Kitchen, competed in the National SeaPerch Challenge at Louisiana State University and scored in the tough competition. Sixth-grader Luke and seventh-grader Chase qualified for the Nationals at the...

July 11, 2016

A team of 14 sixth-graders trying to help raise awareness about Tangier Island’s struggle with climate change traveled to the island in May to meet with Tangier’s sixth graders and the crew of the Polynesian Hōkūleʻa that is circumnavigating the globe.

The Northu...