Happenings At MMJSHS!
From the desk of Christopher Lowe, Principal
Welcome back from what we hope was a fantastic Holiday Break and the first week back at school! Our hallways were buzzing and filled with excitement as students and staff returned from a restful and relaxing holiday break and New Year's celebration!
Since our return last week, we have hit the ground running and are excited about what the new year will bring, finishing the first semester strong, and starting upcoming the new semester off successfully!
As we embark on the switching of semesters, please make sure to check in with your child's teachers and school counselor if you have any questions or concerns. As you will read below, the first semester officially ends on Friday, January 20. The second semester will begin on Monday, January 23.
We have lots of great activities underway already and more starting throughout the month. We cannot wait to see our students participating in all that is taking place! As always, we will be sure to update you via "all-call", social media, and the school website if we have additional information to share with you throughout the month.
We thank you for your continued partnership and support and are looking forward to what amazing opportunities 2023 will bring to our school community!
Campus Update 🏢
Fitness Center Renovation Update
We cannot wait to continue to watch this project evolve over the next weeks! We will continue to keep you all updated on the progress!
HSSIEP (High School Senior Internship Education Project) Returns for Semester 2!!
We are thrilled to be partnering with MassHire for the third year by offering our Seniors the High School Senior Internship Education Project (HSSIEP).
HSSIEP provides work-based learning experiences in the field of education to highly motivated high school seniors in good academic standing, while supporting their school and community-based partners.
A special thank you to both the Shaw and Elmwood schools for hosting our interested seniors! If your child is interested in this opportunity, please have them reach out to their counselor as available space is limited!
Carpenters Union Pre-Apprenticeship Program Begins for our first cohort!
Simultaneously, we will have our second cohort of students attending the Shop Friday series beginning in February. This will prepare the second cohort to begin the pre-apprenticeship program at the start of the next school year.
We will also be preparing tours for our Junior Woolies to expose them to the programming in case they are interested in pursuing carpentry as a profession post-graduation!
Words cannot express how excited we are about how the program has been shaping up! We will continue to share updates along the way!
iReady Reports to be sent home following the Winter Diagnostic Benchmark
We hope to have those reports out before the end of January.
Academic Dates to Remember
TERM 2 (43 Instructional Days)
November 7th 2022 - January 20th 2023
Grades close for midterm: Friday, December 9, 2022
Progress Reports - ready for viewing Monday, December 19th
Term 2 ends: Friday, January 20, 2023
Report Cards - ready for viewing Monday, January 30th
📆 Our Schedule This Month
February MCAS Biology Boot Camp: January 4 - January 31
The boot camp will focus on reading and test-taking strategies to best prepare them for the upcoming MCAS!
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. DeMaria or Mrs. Comeau.
School Committee Meeting: January 11 @ 7:00 pm
Worcester State University Dual Enrollment Sociology Class at Millbury High School begins on January 18 @ 3:00 in A106
Students who complete this course in good standing will receive 3 college credits.
If you have questions, please reach out to your child's school counselor.
AP Lang and AP Lit Mock Exams: January 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Students have been reminded by their classroom teacher and by our AP Coordinator, Mrs. Comeau. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Comeau directly.
First Day of Semester 2/Term 3: January 23
***The add/drop period for Semester 2 classes (only half-year courses. full-year courses are not eligible for add/drop as that window closed in September), ends on Friday, February 3, 2023. There will be no adjustments to schedules following that date.
School Committee Meeting: January 25 @ 7:00 pm
Looking Ahead 🗓
Interested in watching some Athletics contests? Please click the link below to view our Athletics Calendar.
Need some Woolie Gear? We have you covered.
Be on the lookout for more gear that will be available during the year through fundraisers and extra-curriculars!
Millbury Memorial Junior-Senior High School
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