Principals Weekly Message

First of all, our Fine & Performing Arts Showcase is this Wednesday, April 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in the high school Media Center.  Please come and enjoy the artwork, music, and performances of our Nashoba students.

And if you are looking for dinner plans before the Showcase, why not take home a pizza or stay and have dinner at Bertucci’s this Wednesday, April 26th to help raise money for the After Prom. The Solomon Pond Mall Bertucci’s will donate 15% of voucher receipts to benefit this year’s After Prom party. The voucher applies all day on Wednesday for both dine-in and take out. Please see the attachment.

Speaking of the After Prom and the Prom, Prom tickets are now on sale and will be $75 a person. Students must fill out, and get parent signatures on, Prom forms before purchasing a ticket. Forms are available at lunches this week, and should be submitted along with payment to Mr. Burks or Mr. Cormier before or after school.

Students will also be given After Prom permission forms along with the Prom forms, and we are encouraging as many students as possible to attend the After Prom. Any Junior may attend the After Prom, even if they did not attend the Prom, and any non-Juniors who attended the Prom are also welcome at the After Prom, which is a completely free event. The After Prom group is looking for parent volunteers from all grades. Please go to www.nashobaafterprom.weebly.com to sign up to help decorate, donate, and volunteer.

A reminder that report cards will be available online this Thursday, May 27th; I will send out a parent e-mail when they are ready. For any parents who requested a paper copy, we will be mailing those home on Friday.

And speaking of Friday, we have a busy day planned. This Friday, April 28th is an early release day, with school letting out at 11:30. During the day all of our Sophomores will be participating in the Reality Fair, an annual event sponsored by the Nashoba Rotary, which allows students to simulate what the real world of mortgages, salaries, and bills can feel like.

A reminder that the deadline for appreciating a Nashoba teacher, administrator, or staff member is MAY 1st!  Don't delay and miss out on the opportunity to say, "Thank You!"  Certificates can be ordered online. All certificates will be hand delivered by me, before the seniors leave.  Questions can be emailed to nrhsendowmentfund@gmail.com.

A reminder that Advanced Placement exams begin next week, starting on May 1st, and lasting for several weeks. AP exams start at either 8:00 AM or 12:00 PM, depending on the test, but students need to arrive at the testing sites well in advance of the start times. For students with an 8:00 AM start, they should not report to their first period classes, but should instead report directly to their testing room and be there preferably by 7:30 AM. Students with a noon start time should eat first lunch, they should not report to their long-block classes, and they should be in their testing area by 11:30. Also, a reminder about work expectations and class attendance during AP exams. Teachers make every effort to be flexible about scheduling assessments or assignments around times when students are going to be out for AP tests, but non-AP classes in the building continue while testing is happening. And, while it can certainly be tiring to sit through a long AP test, on days when a student is scheduled to take one AP exam, they are expected to be in all of their other classes that do not take place while the AP test is occurring.

Finally, in non AP news, we have posted on the high school website an updated rotation calendar that reflects the dates and start times for finals.

Tomorrow, Wed April 12 don't cook dinner!! Instead, get take out or eat in at Papa Gino's in Stow and support fundraising for the After Prom.  From 4pm to 9pm, Papa Gino's will donate 20% of your order to the After Prom fund when you show the attached flyer. You can even have the flyer on your mobile phone to show it.  Please support the After Prom and get a great meal!

A reminder that this Friday, April 14th is the end of the third quarter. April vacation is all next week, and report cards will be ready by the end of the week following April vacation.

Speaking of April vacation, the front office at the high school will be open next week from Tuesday, April 18th through Thursday, April 20th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day.

The Staff Appreciation Committee is hosting a luncheon on Friday, April 28th, and they are using Sign Up to solicit both material and monetary donations from high school families.  Please go to Sign Up and register if you are able to help.  The committee thanks you for your support.

Show your appreciation for a Nashoba teacher, administrator, or staff member who has made a difference in your time at Nashoba!  Certificates can be ordered online through May 1.  All certificates will be hand delivered by me before the seniors leave.  Questions can be emailed to nrhsendowmentfund@gmail.com, or see the attached flyer for more information.

And finally, I wanted to put some end-of-year dates on your radar. With the three snow days we have had, the final day of school is now Tuesday, June 20th. Finals will take place on June 15th, 16th, 19th, and 20th. We will have late starts for finals on the 15th, 16th, and 19th, and then we have a normal start but an early 10:40 AM finish on June 20th. If you are looking into vacation plans, please make sure that you are planning around those finals dates.

Thank you, and have a wonderful week!

Our April newsletter is now available on the high school website.

A reminder that we have a late start this Wednesday, April 5th, with school starting for students at 9:40. Also a reminder that the third quarter now ends on Friday, April 14th to accommodate the snow days from earlier in the year.

We have a hopping Friday this week. The Best Buddies Ball is this Friday, April 7th from 7-9. Dress is formal, and it is a Vegas-themed event with appropriate Vegas activities. Appetizers will be served buffet style. Tickets are $12 ahead of time and can be bought at lunch during the week, and $15 at the door. Everyone is invited!!

Also this Friday night, April 7th, Senior Nick Jones will be performing a piano recital at 7:00 pm in the Nashoba Auditorium for his senior project, and anyone from the community is welcome to attend. Admission is free.

The Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars committee is meeting next Monday night, 4/10, in room 204 from 7-9pm.  The committee both funds and administers numerous scholarships, which are awarded to graduating Nashoba students each year at a ceremony in June.  The committee is always looking for new members and would like to encourage any interested persons to drop in on a meeting.

Support cultural sensitivity at Nashoba by donating school supplies and non-perishable food to Native Americans in need through the United Native American Cultural Center. Donation boxes are located in the front office area and in Mr. Andreopolous's room. Boxes will be available through the end of the school year for donations.

A public health announcement. Mylan has issued a recall of EpiPens. Please check any epipens that you may have at home against the list in the attached press release.

And finally, the 2017-18 school calendar has been finalized by the School Committee and is available on the district website.