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North School

Grades 4-6


About North School

North School provides a safe environment where all learners grow and succeed!  We value diversity and accommodate students' needs, which is why our teaching practices are both responsive to the needs of our students and reflective.

We also believe that learning does not simply happen in a textbook so project-based learning and real-world application of subject matter are at the forefront of teaching and learning at North.  Families are treated with respect at North and recognized as partners in the learning process. We embrace communication between staff and the community as we work to create the best learning opportunities for all of our children.

At North, we believe that our students can and will learn, and we have high expectations for their academic and social achievement.  We believe: 

  • Fostering confidence and competence in our students and educators will lead to growth and innovation.
  • Cultivating compassionate and respectful relationships within our learning community will lead to a safe and healthy learning environment.
  • Encouraging our students to pursue multiple interests and extra-curricular talents will lead to well-rounded lifelong learners. 
  • Our differences are a major strength and we praise each person's unique attributes as these differences enrich teaching and learning experiences within our school family.

What makes North special?

  • Our students, our families, and our community partners are a large part of what makes North a rich learning environment.
  • We implement culturally responsive positive behavior intervention supports to teach expectations and help students find the positive rewards in navigating their way to success.
  • All students have reading interventions such as System 44 and Read 180 and/or enrichment groups.
  • MSU Partnerships such as 4-H, student tutors, and the Canvases for Communities art after-school program
  • Project Unify/Special Olympics
  • Student Government
  • Reaching Higher's after-school tutoring and enrichment program
  • Family literacy, math, and project-based learning nights
  • One-to-one technology for students
  • North's School Garden and greenhouse and partnership with the Greater Lansing Food Bank
  • The School Improvement Grant which has provided extensive support for improvements in professional development for staff, project-based learning, one-to-one technology for students, improvements for our gardening programs, and support for many, many more sustainable improvements for students!

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Upcoming Events

  • 13 Mar
    • 7th Annual Reach Out to Youth
      Date: Mar 13
      Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Calendar: North School Calendar

      Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and the Urban League of West Michigan are proud to collaborate as hosts of the 7th Annual Reach Out to Youth event on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon.

      The registration form can be found at the link below or from your student’s local school. Registration forms are due by Monday, February 15, 2021. This is for students 7-11 years old.

      Please visit the MSU website for the 2021 Program registration form.

    • MSU Virtual Culture Experience
      Date: Mar 13
      Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
      Calendar: North School Calendar

      The MSU Community Language School is partnering with MSU Extension to host the Virtual Culture Experience!

      The event will be held Saturday, March 13th from 1-4:30pm. The Virtual Culture Experience is geared for kids ages 8-19 years old and free!

      The cultural experience will showcase language and culture sessions in two languages: Swahili & German. Each 90-minute session will have three 30-minute interactive activities: cooking, craft, and movement!

      Zoom links and a list of ingredients and materials for cooking and craft activities will be sent out to registered participants closer to the event.

      Questions? Email Register at:

  • 23 Mar
    • PCAC Meeting (Parent Community Advisory Council)
      Date: Mar 23
      Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      Location: Online via Zoom
      Cost: Free
      Calendar: North School Calendar

      Student perspectives from Junior Board and others

      Check back for the Zoom link!

  • 24 Mar
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Lansing School District Board of Education approves Safe Learning Plan
Lansing Pathway Promise Bond Update - Winter 2021
Lansing School District Joins CADL’s Student Initiative
Letter to Families - November 16, 2020
Teacher & School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant

Title IX - Sex Discrimination/Gender Equity/Sexual Harassment

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of non-consensual sexual activity)

Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media)

Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

PDF DocumentSexual Misconduct Policy
PDF DocumentSeptember 30, 2020 - Clark Hill Power Point Presentation
PDF DocumentTitle IX Grievance Procedures
PDF DocumentInvestigation Procedures A to Z - November 2, 2020

Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator:

Michael E. Jones
Title IX Coordinator

You may also report any form of sexual misconduct to:

Dr. Camela Diaz
Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
(517) 755-2020

Mr. Bruce Lankheet
Department of Public Safety Coordinator
(517) 755-2030