The Wolf Weekly
NRHS Principal's Newsletter
Newsletter Week of September 19, 2021
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful fall Sunday and got the opportunity to be outside today. This past Friday we had our first home football game that resulted in a win over Algonquin and two exciting victories for girl's varsity volleyball and boy's varsity soccer. It was wonderful to see all the activity on campus Friday afternoon and the packed student section at the football game.
This week, on Monday and Tuesday, our 10th graders will be participating in Challenge Day. Challenge Day is a research based and highly successful full day program focused on social emotional learning and building empathy and compassion in communities. It has been implemented in thousands of schools across the United States and was very successful here at Nashoba several years ago. Due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, NRHS is committed to implementing Challenge Day over the next three years and possibly longer. This year, our focus is on grades 9 and 10.
To implement Challenge Day well, there needs to be enough staff involvement. As such, a number of our staff members are participating once over this two day period. Students whose teachers are participating will be sent work over Google Classroom and will have a supervised directed study.
10th graders and their families have been sent multiple communications about Challenge Day and our 9th graders will be receiving this information soon for their sessions in November.
I have included links to the Challenge Day website as well as a video created by Nashoba students who participated in Challenge Day several years ago. It is a powerful day for students.
Have a wonderful week Nashoba!
Dr. Kathleen Boynton, principal
NRHS School Council and PTO
NRHS currently does not have a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) and I am looking for parents/guardians who are interested in getting involved. The PTO works to encourage interaction between family and school, serve as a source of support, and work with teachers, staff, and the community at large to improve our children's educational experience.
College Visits to NRHS
September 13th begins College Rep Visits. Over 70 colleges and universities will be visiting Nashoba to visit with our Seniors. This is an opportunity to hear about schools that students may be interested in. Remember....the Rep may actually be the Admissions Counselor who reads Nashoba's applications.
Students should notify their teachers before attending and should NOT miss any exams/quizzes or presentations. Students will be excused from any classes they miss but are responsible for any work assignments.
Sign up in Naviance today!
The Yearbook Staff is looking for students who enjoy art, writing, photography, and being part of a fun and creative team. Our first meeting will be on Monday, September 13th at 2:30 in room 213. All are welcome!!
What to stay connected to the happenings at the High School? Follow @NRHSconnect on Instagram- get your know on the go!!
NRHS Drama Club
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Nashoba Regional High School offers Sophomores and Juniors the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships (11th graders), and to help prepare for the SAT.
For the October 16th, 2021 2021 PSAT/NMSQT, students at Nashoba Regional High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.
Online Exam registration will begin on Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM and end on Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/PSAT/220162 to register. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.
Here are the important dates for the registration process:
- Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM - Registration Begins
- Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 11:59 PM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $25 late fee .
- Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends.
Please contact your counselor (see Guidance website for a breakdown) if you have questions specific to your post-graduate plans, or Mrs. Hilliger for questions regarding problems with registration.
A school-day SAT option will be held for NRHS Seniors only on October 13, 2021. Students will be excused from classes and will remain eligible for extra-curricular activities for that day. Students are responsible for any missed work.
A school day SAT does not require registration with the College Board. Instead students will register via this google form: SAT Registration. Results will be available a few weeks after the test date.
The cost is $55.00 plus EACH REGISTRATION HAS A $2.00 ADMINISTRATION FEE. Please utilize the NRSD Online Payment Center: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/customerinfo.aspx or write a check (payable to NRSD) and drop it off in the Guidance Office of NRHS. Payment is due at the time of registration.
If students have specific SAT test information related to their post graduate plans, they should contact their counselor (Counselor Assignments are available on the Guidance website). If students have questions regarding the sign ups, they can contact Mrs. Hilliger in the Guidance office.
Nashoba Fall Drama Production
Nashoba Drama is thrilled to announce our FALL 2021 production of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE.
- Show Dates: November 19, 20, 21
- AUDITION DATES (attend 1 date only): Sunday 9/12/21 at 2:00 pm sharp! OR Monday 9/13/21 at 6:00 pm sharp!
- First Rehearsal/read-through: Sunday 9/19/21
- Additional information to follow
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