Curiosity. Courage. Compassion.
We are definitely getting settled into the school year, having finished up our STAR 360 assessments, moving through our sports season, and diving into our middle school spring musical, Madagascar Jr. We're even planning a high school glow-In-the-dark Homecoming dance for the end of the month!
We continue to follow COVID guidance from the Agency of Education - right now we are continuing to mask up anytime we are indoors. Students are doing well with this guidance although reminders are a part of our day. Nurse Marci has been very helpful, working with students and families to highlight the importance of masks in keeping us all safe. To date, we've only had a single case of COVID, which did not impact our student population. Please know you will receive communication should we receive notification of a positive case that does impact our student body.
The rest of this newsletter contains important dates, information about upcoming conferences, homecoming, October breakfast and lunch menus, and more. Of course, please reach out if you have questions, concerns, or shout outs!
Monday, 10/11/21 - NO SCHOOL, Indigenous Peoples' Day
Tuesday, 10/12/21 - St. Mike's College Fair
Wednesday, 10/13/21 - SAT at Brown Public Library
Thursday, 10/14/21 - Conferences (see link below to sign up)
Friday, 10/15/21 - Conferences (see link below to sign up), NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, 10/20/21 - RADay, 1pm release
Friday, 10/29/21 - Homecoming Semiformal, HS ONLY
- NMHS Gym
- Masks Required Inside
Thursday, 10/14, 3-7pm
Friday, 10/15, 7:30 - 11am (some will continue to 3pm)
Sign up below:
Announcements from Ms. Aftuck!
College Fair - Grades 11 & 12, by interest!
Tuesday, October 12 at St. Michael's College
Students will have the opportunity to visit with more than 125 colleges and universities
SAT - School Day Testing - Grade 12 only
Wednesday, October 13 at Brown Public Library in the community room.
8am - 12:30pm Seniors sign up in the Class of 2022 google classroom
PSAT - Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Testing - Grade 11 only
Thursday, October 28
8am - 12:30pm Juniors sign up in the Class of 2023 google classroom
Social Media - We Need Your Help!
We do our best to limit phone use in school: Middle school students are not allowed their phones at all during the school day, while high school students are only permitted to use their phones during passing time and lunch. However, we need your help. Please discuss with your students the impacts social media can have on their mental health and that of others. Overuse can increase depression and anxiety, disrupt sleep, and facilitate cyberbullying and self-centeredness.
What is RADay??
Please use this link to write a farewell to our graduating seniors. The deadline is March 4!
Hispanic Heritage Month
Please review our updated handbook and reach out for any clarification. This information will be reviewed with students as well!