Message from our Principal, Vanessa Campos

Thankfulness and Collaboration at NMSA

29 Nov

On Tuesday, November 29, close to 150 guests gathered for the Third Annual Thanks4Giving Dinner!  This fun and informative event was hosted by the Neal Math & Science Academy PTO and supported by North Chicago Community Partners and volunteers from Southwire.  The evening’s festivities began with a presentation by Principal Campos about student assessment data […]

Fall Wellness Fair

18 Nov

On Thursday, November 17 North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) hosted its annual Fall Wellness Fair at North Chicago Community High School (NCCHS), open to families from both the NCCHS and Neal Math and Science Academy Communities. This year’s theme: Feeding the Mind and Body! The event came together through a collaboration between AbbVie, NCCP, Northern […]

NMSA – Working on becoming an Earth Flag school!

10 May
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Throughout the 2016 school year NMSA students have collected the school’s paper, metal, plastic, and cardboard to be taken to be recycled.  Student efforts have led to an average of 150 pounds of garbage kept out of the landfill every week.  Partnering with SWALCO, NMSA is working on becoming an Earth Flag school dedicated to […]

NMSA-Padre / Familiar Compacto

27 Apr

NMSA-Padre / Familiar Compacto   Neal Academia de Matemáticas y Ciencia y los padres de los estudiantes que participan en actividades, servicios y programas financiados por los estudiantes NMSA Título I, Parte A de la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (ESEA), y están de acuerdo en que este pacto se describe cómo los padres, […]

NMSA-Parent/Family Compact

27 Apr

NMSA-Parent/Family Compact   Neal Math and Science Academy and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and NMSA students agree that this compact outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the […]

Team NMSA Keep Their Heads Above Water

18 Apr
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On Saturday, March 14th, the Great Lakes Naval Base hosted the Regional SeaPerch qualifying competition. Team NMSA joined other teams from Illinois and several Midwestern states, to put their ROV (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle) models to the test at one of several base swimming pools. Sea Perch is sponsored by The Office of Naval Research […]

…I am thrilled that I chose NMSA

15 Apr

I began my teaching career at North Chicago Community High School in the fall of 2007 during my student teaching semester. When I was offered a job there the following semester, I took it. Teaching at NCCHS the following four years was difficult and stressful work, but I had some incredible team members, an awesome […]

Congratulations to Roberto Rivera!

14 Apr

Congratulations to Roberto Rivera, 6 grade student, at Neal Math Science Academy, for winning the Champion of Character award, this past Saturday at Trinity International University’s (TIU) youth soccer camp. Roberto was selected out of a total of 105 participants from 13 different soccer clubs and schools, for his display of sportsmanship, respect and character […]

I love coming to work everyday and being apart of the transformation that is going on at NMSA and within the community

08 Apr

Once I graduated college, I thought finding a teaching job would be relatively easy. Be a paraprofessional for one year and then get a full time teaching job. Four years later, I was working in my second school district as a paraprofessional and going back to school twice to add more endorsements to make myself […]

Neal Math And Science Academy, Art Impact Project Exhibit

29 Mar

Each Tuesday in the NCCP, After School Enrichment Program at NMSA students work with longtime volunteer and friend of NCCP, Vickie Marasco, and her NPO, The Art Impact Project. During this time, they create beautiful works of art and learn valuable life and character skills. On the evening of March 19, and coming up on […]

I am so happy to be a part of the #nmsafamily

28 Mar

After college, I had little success finding a full-time teaching position. I was able to secure a few substitute positions but I wasn’t fulfilling my dream. I filled out application after application with little success. I would go to interviews and be told how great I was, only I was lacking experience, but how was […]