Principals Weekly Message

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.

Congratulations to Nashoba Athletic Director Tania Rich, who is being recognized this Thursday as the Massachusetts Athletic Director of the Year!

The Annual Winter Band Concert will take place this Thursday, March 30th at 7pm in the NRHS Auditorium. As always, we will be featuring our Intermediate and Advanced jazz bands as well as our Concert Band as they present their music for the upcoming MICCA Festival Competition. We will be featuring songs from artists like, Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubrek, and Eric Whitacre. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door - students and seniors get in for free.

From March 27th-April 4th Jack Meilleur, a junior here at Nashoba will be holding his annual NEW clothing drive that will help support homeless children throughout our region. Jack's hope is for every student at the high school to bring in at least 1 article of NEW clothing for homeless boys and girls between the ages of 1-12. These articles of clothing can be anything—shirts, pants, socks, sweatshirts, or sweaters—but they need to be NEW. Jack is asking for all of our help in making life a little better for kids in need. If you have any questions you can contact Jack at jmeilleur@comcast.net. Collection bins are in the main office and in Mr. Emerson’s room.

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. The committee thanks you for your support.

Nashoba Rotary is sponsoring its fifth annual financial Reality Fair at the high school on the morning of April 28, and they are looking for volunteers. With your help, we can provide a valuable life lesson to all Nashoba Sophomores and have fun at the same time! Volunteer materials will be provided in advance. Many thanks to those of you who provided your service in the past, and Rotary is hopeful you are able to help again this year. For those of you who have never volunteered before, this is one of those life moments when you can clearly make a difference; for example, one great student quote from last year, "I never knew my parents paid for electricity." If you are potentially interested, please contact Laura Spear at laura@spear.net to register or for more information.

And finally, 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, 2017.  All certificates will be hand delivered by Dr. Graham before the seniors leave.  Questions can be emailed to nrhsendowmentfund@gmail.com.