A reminder that the high school’s annual Program of Studies Evening for the 2017-2018 academic year will take place on Thursday, February 9 at 6:00 p.m. The evening will begin in the Auditorium, with information about our curriculum opportunities in the new building, and a walk through of the process of signing up for classes. Parents and students will then be invited our curriculum fair, where specific information about the classes offered by all our departments will be available, and subject specialists will be on hand to answer questions. This evening is open to all current students as well as current seventh and eighth graders and their families. By the end of the day on February 7, grades nine through eleven will have received their program of studies packet in advisory, and grade eight students will have received their packets in homerooms.
Nashoba Tech will be visiting NMS on Thursday, January 12 to interview our 8th grade applicants for the 2017-2018 school year. If your student has an interest in Nashoba Tech please have them apply prior to January 9. If students apply prior to January 9, they will be invited to the interview process with Nashoba Tech when they come to NMS to conduct interviews. Have your student wear something nice, and be prepared to talk about why they would like to attend Nashoba Tech. Here is the link to apply: http://nashobatech.go2cte.com/. Please see Mrs. Thomas, our School Counselor with any questions.
A note from the high school….
Our Eighth Grade Open House is coming up on Thursday November 3, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is an opportunity for middle school students and their parents to take in the academic and extracurricular opportunities at NM. The evening will begin in the auditorium, where parents and students will be introduced to the department chairs, and I will take a few moments to share the vision and direction of the school. Following these introductions, parents and students can make their own way around the school (maps will be provided). Each department will have staff and students available to answer questions, there will be displays, sample lessons in progress, and activities. There will also be an activities fair, Pat the Patriot will be on hand, and the school will be full of our current students.
Mr. Taylor, Principal of the North Middlesex Regional High School is in the process of evaluating the high school schedule in terms of student learning. Based on the feedback he receives, he will either propose a new schedule or recommend that they keep the existing arrangement. Central to this process will be an analysis of feedback from students, faculty, and parents. He will also be looking closely at student achievement data, such as MCAS and SAT trends.
Mr. Taylor plans to present his findings to the School Committee in early December. With this in mind, he asks that you take a moment to complete this short survey, and consider attending the community meetings below:
- Wednesday, October 19 at 5:30 pm at the high school
- Wednesday, November 9 at 5:30 pm at the high school
Well, NOW is your chance….Nashoba Valley Technical High School will be hosting a “Free” 4-week afterschool Mini-Exploratory Program. Your child will experience several different career pathways and complete hands-on projects—all Free of charge!
*will be offered pending enrollment
*if offered, transportation will be as follows
Nashoba Valley Technical High School bus/van pick-up (1 vehicle makes all 3 stops)
- @Ayer Shirley MS (Shirley)—2:15PM front entrance
- @Hawthorne Brook MS (Townsend)—2:35PM back of building
- @Nissitissit MS (Pepperell)—2:50PM front of building
Nashoba Valley Technical High School bus/van pick-up (1 bus makes all 3 stops)
- @Groton-Dunstable Regional MS (Groton)—2:40PM North Building front
- @Littleton MS (Littleton)—3:00PM front circle
- @Roudenbush—Westford Center (all Westford Students)—3:15PM front
Nashoba Valley Technical High School bus/van pick-up (1 vehicle makes both stops)
- @Parker MS (Chelmsford)—2:50PM front entrance
- @McCarthy MS (Chelmsford)—3:00PM front of building
**Parent/Guardian pick-up at 5:30PM Performing Arts Auditorium Entrance
For more information, please call 978.692.4711 x1123. We look forward to offering your child the wonderful opportunities available in technical education.
Welcome Mr. McDonald
Welcome Ms. Plausse
My name is Jessica Plausse and I am the new Special Education teacher on the Grade 5 Red Team. This is my first year of teaching and I am very excited to meet everyone and get settled in my new position.
I completed my undergraduate studies at Westfield State University, where I received my degree in Elementary Education. I recently completed my graduate program in Moderate Disabilities at Merrimack College. Last year, I participated in a year long fellowship program in a Language Based classroom at Ayer-Shirley Regional Middle School. This experience made me realize that middle school is where I want to be!
I am the proud mother of a cat named Harley, whom I adopted last summer. My best friend adopted his sister at the same time and, yes, we do have play dates with them often! My favorite place is Camden, Maine, where I have spent many summers. I love to read, listen to country music, and travel. My favorite vacation was a two-week trip to different areas of Costa Rica. Night hikes and zip lining through the rainforest were unforgettable experiences. My next traveling goals are either to Australia or to Alaska to see the Northern Lights. Haven’t quite decided yet!
I’m very much looking forward to my first year at NMS. I am eager to collaborate with others and meet the students. I think it’s going to be a great year!