Welcome to Crossroads Middle School
Northview Crossroads Middle School resides in a community just north of Grand Rapids, Michigan. We are a learning environment composed of a creative and capable staff of about sixty individuals. Along with a community of supportive parents/guardians, we are focused on the academic and social education of our approximately five hundred 7th and 8th grade middle school students. Our school is accredited by AdvancED School System Accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission and is recognized nationally as a quality school.
The school building was built in 1965 and modernized in 1996. There are three computer labs, which were upgraded in 2014, along with two portable laptop carts, four sets of Chrome books, and each classroom is outfitted with an interactive projector.
Advanced classes are offered in seventh and eighth grade math, as well as eighth grade language arts. A variety of after school clubs are offered, which include homework help, after-school tutoring, art, fun and fitness, yearbook, National Junior Honor Society, and jazz band / percussion ensemble.
Crossroads Middle School is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment where all are respected. All members of the school community must, therefore, adhere to positive behavior requirements. Rules and regulations are in place that provide the structure for positive behavior, and enable the school to operate in a safe and orderly manner, where students feel secure and are able to learn without disruption.
In support of the foregoing, Crossroads promotes a positive learning and social environment using the Positive Behavior Intervention Support Program (PBIS) model of behavior. The PBIS Program recognizes respectful, responsible and positive relationship behaviors. The behavioral expectations are on display throughout the school. Using this model, the school continuously strives to challenge students, parents, faculty, and staff to think and perform at high achievement levels, as well as to continually demonstrate positive character values. Student achievement is celebrated and rewarded each week with the drawing of six or more names of students who have been ‘caught’ modeling positive behaviors. The PBIS program is supported by the Student Responsibility Center, where students who are not modeling the behaviors have the opportunity to focus and correct the behavior, and which also enforces our school motto:
The Crossroads Way
If there is a problem, we look for a solution.
If there is a better way, we find it.
If a teammate needs help, we give it.
If we need help, we ask for it.
Mr. Daniel L. Duba Sr., Principal
Crossroads Middle School
NORTHVIEW PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Northview Public Schools and its community inspire and develop literate, creative problem solvers, ready for continued learning and career success, while becoming respectful productive members of society.
Preparing students for life’s next step.
1. Every student can learn – just in different ways and at different rates.
2. Every person is a valued member of the Northview school community.
3. We are all responsible for student success and learning.
4. Integrity, honesty and ethical behavior guide the treatment of students and adults in Northview.
5. People working together toward common goals can accomplish anything.
6. Embrace change and continuous improvement.
7. Focus on performance and results.
8. Our words and behaviors accelerate student academic performance and nurture their social development.