JFK Middle School

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

JFK Mural imageOur middle school is dedicated to fostering high academic achievement and equal access to education in a positive learning environment. Organized on the middle school model, it focuses on the needs and characteristics of young adolescents. An instructional team system is used to provide a smaller learning environment for students, support the practice of interdisciplinary instruction, and build community within and outside of our building. An advisory program brings together students and adults three days a week in small groups, building peer and mentor relationships. A wonderful after-school program provides students with enrichment and academic support. The middle school community is proud of the work of the student Civil Rights Team, Students of Color Alliance, and Gay Straight Alliance. Our dedicated, student-focused, and creative teachers and staff are at the center of our commitment to the success of our students.

Building Links

PTO Building Use

JFK Library Link

Faculty and Staff pages Link

JFK Guidance Department

JFK Clubs and After-school Activities

Wright Flight Spring 2019 Schedule

JFK School Council Minutes

The JFK School Council held their most recent meeting on October 17, 2019.

 Click here for the minutes.

School Council members 2019-2020:

Teachers: Diana Ajjan, Dorothy Albrecht, Steven Andrews

Parents: Kat Allen, Bill Brown, Tamara Galvin, Asher Hamilton, Megan Jewett, Christine Jones-Monehan, Deb Krivoy

School Counselors: Christa Chiarello, Sarah Kiritsis

Community Member: Meg Robbins

School Nurse: Karen Schiaffo

Associate Principal: Vincent Napoli

Principal: Lesley Wilson

School Council Survey 

During the 2016-2017 school year, the JFK School Council conducted a survey to gather information about opportunities to improve our school community. For the survey results, click here.

Important Dates

January 14 – Sustainability Team Event (JFK Cafeteria 1:00)

January 14 – Chorus Concert (at NHS, 6:30-8:30)

January 16 – School Council Meeting (5:00-6:30)

January 17 – 1/2 day for students

January 20 – No School – Martin Luther King Day

January 29 – JFK ASK/PBIS Winter Event (6:00-7:30)


When the World’s on Fire – A Conversation on Public Education
Tuesday February 25, 6pm – Edwards Church, Northampton
When the World's on Fire
Vaping and Your Adolescent – The Hazards and Prevention
Mondays February 3 & 24 – 6:00-7:30 – Amherst Regional Middle School

REAL (Racial Equity and Learning)
hopes to connect with you this school year!
The overarching goals of REAL are to promote learning and dialogue within the Northampton public school community about the origins and functioning of systemic racism; inte
grate anti-racist perspectives into district culture, curriculum, and district and school activities; and build the knowledge and self-reflection required to work together to interrupt and dismantle racism in our society and our schools and to teach our children how to do this alongside us now and in the future.
Participation is flexible: some members have not been to a meeting, while others are regular attendees.  Our first meeting is this Sunday, October 6, 5:00-6:30 – please join us!  All are always welcome, including children.
Our website provides more informationhttps://realnorthampton.com/
Please contact one of the school reps, if you are interested in joining our list serve, coming to a meeting, or learning more about REAL: 
Bridge Street Elementary School— Annie Salsichsalsichannie@gmail.com
Jackson Street Elementary School— Jenny Benderjenny.bender@comcast.net
Leeds Elementary School— Kristen Eldeelde.kristen@gmail.com
RK Finn Ryan Road School— Lindsay Koshgarianlkoshgarian@gmail.com
JFK Middle School— Noel Raleynoelraley@yahoo.com
Northampton High School— Jen Berneche, jenberneche@gmail.com
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