• August 8, 2023


    Dear New Vista Community,


    It is an honor to introduce myself as the principal of New Vista Middle School. I hope you all had a relaxing and exciting summer break. Principal


    I am proud to be a part of this incredible learning community, and look forward to serving the students of Lancaster! This year, our district’s theme is “where life’s journey takes flight.” This new school year brings the promise of a renewed dedication, focus, and energy to the mission of teaching and learning. Our commitment to student achievement will develop children who are: more resilient, more unified, and better equipped to handle the ever-changing landscape of our society. With that said, the NVMS staff are ready to kick this year off in true Tiger fashion.


    To all of our new families, welcome to our school. We are excited to share all that New Vista has to offer you - soon, you’ll feel as we do, that NVMS is a special place for all children. Our teachers, support staff, and families are ready to welcome you into the Tiger Nation.


    Our dedicated staff has been working tirelessly to finalize class schedules, engage in professional learning opportunities, and update our school expectations, all with the goal of fostering academic success for your child. Our teachers are eager to meet their new students and begin this year’s journey with them. Our primary goal is to ensure student proficiency in core academic subjects. We will continue to refine instructional practices, analyze data, conduct classroom observations, and review student work to guide instruction and offer interventions as needed. 


    After 20 years in the field of education, with excitement, I always look forward to meeting new students; watching them develop into great leaders and thinkers. As always, we will look to our families to be positive partners in our journey. The NVMS staff has always made a priority of working together as a caring and compassionate learning community through expertise and action. The best interests of our students are at the center of our purpose. Join us in ensuring the success of all of New Vista’s students.


    As always, my door is open and our team welcomes your input. Feel free to contact the school to speak with me to discuss ideas you feel will make New Vista Middle School a thriving environment.


    Goooooo Tigers!


    In Community,


    Torray J. Johnson


    New Vista Middle School