Principals Weekly Message

Folks interested in helping to coordinate the Staff Appreciation Luncheon for the NRHS staff, scheduled for Friday, April 28th, should contact Paula Castner at nrhsappreciation@gmail.com.

Our next School Council meeting is this Thursday, February 16th at 6:00 PM in room 216 at the high school.

Parents of Seniors, a reminder that most Scholarship Applications will be due shortly after February Break on March 1st. Guidance has sent an email to students and families via Naviance. Please see the Scholarship Instruction Sheet and Booklet with a listing of scholarships offered and how to apply posted on our HS website.

Looking for a cool, new Nashoba T-shirt? DECA Member Catherine Pelletier is selling Nashoba Tribe Fan Section t-shirts for a DECA project. Along with helping Nashoba DECA, the profits also go to help underprivileged families in Africa. Long sleeve Nike Ts are $35 and Nike short sleeves are $25 and are sold at the school store. The Chieftain Store will be open each day this week from 11:00 AM until 12:30 in the cafeteria.  Outside of school hours, Contact Mr. Andreopolous at sandreopoulos@nrsd.net with any questions.

The Nashoba Symphonic Band wants to let you know that it's not too late to treat your loved ones to a concert this Thursday, February 16th at 7 pm in the high school Auditorium.  The theme is "Love Is In the Winds," with music celebrating the spirit of St. Valentine’s Day.  Bring a friend!  The concert is free, but donations are appreciated.

Finally, a reminder that next week is February vacation. School resumes on Monday, February 27th.

A reminder that we have a late start tomorrow, Wednesday February 8th, with school starting for students at 9:40 AM.

The Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars committee is meeting next Monday night, 2/13, 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.

Also the night of February 13th is a community presentation by Chris Herren on teen substance use at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. The presentation begins at 7:00 PM in the school auditorium.

A reminder that Nashoba will be participating in a Red Sox day on Monday, June 26th with discounted tickets as the Red Sox face the Minnesota Twins, with a 7:10pm start time. Bleacher tickets are for sale for $32 each. If you are interested in going to the game, please e-mail me at pgraham@nrsd.net with the number of tickets you would like to purchase. The deadline for orders and payments is February 17th.

There will be an in-house SAT prep course offered beginning right after February vacation.  Students will practice for the math section on Tuesday nights and for the verbal section on Saturday mornings through March, concluding with a practice exam in April. The cost is $200, which includes a test prep book for each student who enrolls. Enrollment will be capped, so students should sign up in Guidance or see Mrs. Williams in room 209 with questions.

Kiss Me Kate is coming to Nashoba Regional High School! This sizzling musical features egotistical leading man Fred Graham, who is reunited with his ex-wife, Lilli Vanessi, when the two are forced to play opposite one another in a new production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Performances will take place on March 24th at 7:30 pm and March 25th at both 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium. To order tickets in advance, please visit: www.NashobaDrama.com.

Finally, for any parents interested in helping to plan the Staff Appreciation Luncheon scheduled for the end of April, please contact Paula Castner at nrhsappreciation@gmail.com.

Thank you, and have a wonderful week!

First, a reminder that grades closed last Friday, January 27th for the second quarter. Online report cards will be available on Friday; I will send out a note that day when they are ready, along with reminder instructions on how to access them.

For parents interested in a paper copy of your child’s report card, please fill out this online form. If you filled out the form earlier in the year then you do not need to do so again. We will be mailing home hard copies of report cards next Monday.

Any student with an Incomplete on his/her report card for the second quarter has until Friday, February 10th to complete that work. Students who have extenuating circumstances that would necessitate an extension beyond the February 10th deadline should be working with their guidance counselors.

If you haven’t checked out the Chieftain Press recently, you can access them on the high school website. The Chieftain Press covers school stories, along with local, state, and national news, and produces our weekly Video News segments, which are available on YouTube. If you haven’t read an article or watched the Nashoba Video News yet, you are definitely missing out!

A reminder that Scholarship Season is here for Seniors and applications are open. Guidance has sent an email to students and families via Naviance.  Please see the Scholarship Instruction Sheet and Booklet with a listing of scholarships offered, which is posted on our HS website. Most applications are due March 1st. Students with questions may speak with Sue Allaire or Stephanie Hilliger in the guidance office.

A reminder that our next late start is Wednesday, February 8.

And finally, students will begin registering next week for their courses for the 2017-18 school year. I will be sending out an e-mail at the end of this week with more information about the course registration process, so look for that soon.