Chorus Update!

Our chorus students have been very busy lately. Their whirl-wind tour started last Thursday evening when they performed a concert for parents and the community. Then, on Friday, the Select Chorus visited the Pepperell Senior Center, Appleseeds Preschool and the Early Childhood Center at Varnum Brook. They sang and spread cheer to all!
Both the Concert Chorus and Select Chorus performed for the entire school on Friday afternoon. What a treat! Thank you to Mrs. Wilson and Accompanist, Mrs. Ellars!

Also, congratulations to Vivian Henry and Olivia Peterson for being accepted into the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Treble Chorus!  These two 5th graders will attend a rehearsal in February and then perform two concerts at the All-State Festival on March 3 at the Boston Seaport Hotel.  This is our first year that students have auditioned for this group and we are proud of everyone who auditioned!

Mrs. Wilson (Choral Director), Vivian Henry, Olivia Peterson

 

School Report Card

December 19, 2017

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to provide a copy of our school’s report card. It contains information about school and district accountability, achievement, our students and teachers, and other important measures of school performance.

The first page of the report card contains important accountability information:

          Accountability and Assistance Levels: Schools and districts are placed into one of five accountability and assistance levels (1-5), with the highest rating being Level 1 and lowest rating being Level 5. Our school has been given an accountability designation of “no level” because students in our school participated in the 2017 Next-Generation MCAS tests.

        The second page of the report card provides information about the students and teachers in our school as compared to the district and the state. Also included are other important measures of school performance, such as attendance, suspension rates, and high school performance.

To improve student performance in our school, we are analyzing the data available from the spring 2017 testing so our students are prepared for the 2018 tests. We encourage you to become involved in helping us improve our school. Some of the ways you can become involved are:

  •         Encouraging your child’s learning at home
  •         Attending parent-teacher meetings and other special meetings
  •         Serving as a volunteer in our school or district
  •         Encouraging other parents to become involved

Finally, if your child attends a school that receives federal Title I funds, you also have the right to request the following information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers:

  •         Whether your child’s teacher is licensed in the grade levels and subject areas they teach
  •         Whether your child’s teacher is teaching under an emergency license or waiver
  •         The college degree and major of your child’s teacher
  •         Whether your child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications

For more information about what we are doing to improve student achievement or to request information about the qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers, please feel free to contact us at dgleason@nmrsd.org. For a full copy of this report card, or to see report cards for other schools, visit profiles.doe.mass.edu.

Sincerely,

Diane Gleason

To view Nissitissit’s Report Card, click on the link below:

http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/general/general.aspx?topNavID=1&leftNavId=100&orgcode=07350310&orgtypecode=6

 

Help Wanted!

Looking for a job with great mother’s hours? Nissitissit is looking for additional staff to help monitor the lunchroom between 10:45-1:30 daily.  Please call the office for more information!