Shepherd Hill Regional High School

Newsletter, November 2021

A Message from the Principal

The month of November signals that Fall is well underway and the holiday season is just around the corner. Here at Shepherd Hill, Term 1 will conclude on Friday, Nov 5th, marking the completion of one fourth of the 2021-2022 school year. We had successful Parent/Caregiver Teacher Conferences last week. It is our hope that those times accommodated parent schedules in order to make connections with the teachers of Shepherd Hill. To promote ongoing two-way communication, I encourage you to contact the appropriate educator if you have specific questions, concerns or information to share throughout the school year. In doing so, you will be able to collaborate with teachers to determine the right pathway for your child’s high school success. It is also helpful to consider particular skills school and home can foster for the future success of our students. Grades are an indicator of demonstrated learning and they do appear on a transcript, but skill development for the future should be the focus of our ongoing conversations throughout the 720 days of high school. Skills like: 1. Sense-Making—The ability to connect and integrate ideas from a variety of disciplines and make sense of them in a useful format. 2. Social Intelligence—The ability to connect with a range of individual styles in a meaningful way. 3. Novel and Adaptive Thinking—The ability to stretch (come out of a personal comfort zone) and effectively problem solve, and 4. News Media Literacy—The ability to use and navigate digital and social media.


These are just a few of the skills we hope to develop during your child’s years on the Hill and help contribute to our students generating and regenerating their passion and purpose. Please enjoy the rest of the newsletter as it highlights the incredible moments that take place here on the Hill.


Finally, it is my hope that each and every one of the Shepherd Hill families enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving filled with gratitude, love and laughter with family and friends.


Be well

Bill Chaplin, Principal SHRHS

Notes from the Nurse

Just a reminder that dismissal for health related concerns should be initiated by the Nurses' Office.


Sophomores, Class of 2024, in accordance with Massachusetts State Regulations, you are required to turn in a physical exam during the 10th grade. You may email Mrs. Goetz (rgoetz@dcrsd.org) or fax it to 508.943.5956.


Junior Class, Class of 2023, in accordance with Massachusetts State Immunization Regulations, you are required to have the meningococcal vaccine at age 16. You may email Mrs. Goetz (rgoetz@dcrsd.org) or fax it to 508.943.5956.


All sports physicals must be turned into the school Nurses' Office prior to the start of the winter season.

COVID Guidelines

Please follow these COVID guidelines for keeping your student home. If you have any one (1) of these symptoms please keep your student home and contact the nurse:


• Fever greater than 100°

• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

• Loss of taste and/or smell

• Body aches


If you have two (2) or more of the following symptoms, please keep your student home and contact the school nurse:

• Cough

• Nausea/diarrhea/vomiting

• Runny nose

• Congestion

• Headache

• Sore throat


When your immune system is down, continue good hand washing, drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, and get adequate rest.

Parent Portal News

The Parent Portal has a new look! Log in and check it out! Your log-in credentials have not changed, if you need assistance logging in, please call the guidance office at 508-943-6700 x175.

Early Dismissal - Send a Note

If a student needs to be dismissed from school, a written request from a parent or guardian must be brought to the main office by the student upon arrival to school. Students must have a dismissal slip issued by the main office prior to leaving the building and must check-in with the main office if they return to school after a dismissal or are tardy arriving to school. Classes missed during a dismissal or as a result of a tardy arrival are considered absent under the provision of the attendance policy. Students must be in school prior to 11:00 a.m. in order to be eligible for after-school activities.

School Absences

A school attendance notification system is used for all absent/tardy students. We ask that parents call the school in the event that your child is absent from school, or will be tardy to school, for any reason. If you leave a message on the voice mail, please speak clearly and spell the student's name.

If your child is absent and you have not already called the school, you will notified via a phone call, text message & email message. If there is a discrepancy, please notify the office ASAP by calling 508-943-6700 x0. Your assistance goes a long way in helping us maintain our 95% daily attendance rate.

Driver's Education Classes

The next driver's education class will begin in the spring. Online registration will begin in January. Information will be posted on our website, you can access the driver education page by clicking here.

Pumpkin Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the pumpkin contest! So many great pumpkins were entered into this contest. The votes were tallied, below are our winners!


  1. First Place: JonCarlos Estrada, pumpkin #11 - Medusa
  2. Second Place: Annaise Diaz Gonzalez, pumpkin #37 - Pitbull Rapper
  3. Third Place: Taylor Kochinskas, pumpkin #101 - Scream in a maid's outfit
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Fall Safety Tips from the Dudley Fire Department

A note from Paul Konieczny, Assistant Chief

We are now in the midst of our fall weather with cooler temperatures and falling foliage, we should be aware of some things we need to do.


  • Have you had your home heating appliances serviced this year? If not, get it done. Any heating appliance that has not been serviced annually may fail causing smoke or carbon monoxide to back up into your home and worse, it may cause a fire.
  • When we change our clocks we change batteries and test all of our smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Get your house numbered it’s the law! (MGL C-148, S-59) firefighters and paramedics will locate your home quicker if it is numbered when you have an emergency.
  • Numbers need to be at least 4-inches in height.
  • Put the numbers near the front door in contrasting colors to the color of the house so they are easily visible, maybe by a light so they can be seen at night.
  • You can use a mail box or a sign post to display house numbers at the end of your driveway make sure the numbers are visible from both directions.

Deep Frying Your Turkey??

Anyone who will deep fry your thanksgiving turkey a few safety tips:
  • Keep fryers off decks, out of garages and a safe distance away from buildings.
  • The turkey must be thawed and dry, ice or water mixes into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
  • Never operate a fryer in the rain or snow.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid overfilling.


Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!

A Great Opportunity To Get Involved!

A Better Hill is looking for members! Do you have any ideas on how we could improve our Shepherd Hill community and spread awareness about inclusivity and social justice?


Come join us! All are welcome and needed :)


If you are interested, please follow us on Instagram: @abetterhill.


Also make sure to link to our Remind using the following code: @abetterh.


Meetings are Mondays after school in Rm 123.

NHS Food Drive

The National Honor Society is collecting donations from November 1-November 19, for its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.


The National Honor Society has spent the last month, and will spend the next few weeks, collecting donations for our Thanksgiving Food Drive. The goal behind this endeavor is to provide a full Thanksgiving meal to those families -- in both our school district and community -- who may need assistance financially.


We will be collecting donations from November 1-November 19, and we would truly appreciate everyone’s participation. From non-perishable foods to monetary donations, every little bit counts! All donations can be sent to the school and addressed to Shepherd Hill NHS. There is also a donation can in the main office for monetary donations.


As a result of the pandemic, we purchased over 60 meals for families in the community last year, and we are expecting around the same this year. Because of this, the students hope to make this year’s food drive more successful than ever before. We are extremely grateful for the participation and support of students, parents, faculty and staff.

Along with our annual Holiday Food Drive, NHS will also be kicking off a Toy Drive in an effort to provide underprivileged children with toys during the holiday season. Our Toy Drive will run from November 28-December 14.

Class of 2024 Fundraiser

Butterbraids will be available for pickup on November 16th! Please make plans for pick up! Butterbraids need to remain frozen and we cannot store them.

Math Team

Love Math? Love to compete? The Math Team is the best club to join! We compete four times a year. You’ll be on a team of five (5) students. Shepherd Hill brings five (5) teams. You’ll compete on your own for three rounds with three questions. A team round ends the meet where you’ll be working with your teammates on ten questions. No calculators are allowed.


  • All meetings are Wednesdays and begin at 2:30pm

Interested? Stop by a meeting or email Mrs. Covill at pcovill@dcrsd.org.

Drama Club News

SHRHS Drama Club

The SHRHS Drama Club is selling apparel to support our upcoming production of "Alice: Wonderland and Glass." Because we were unable to put on our spring 2019 production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," we were unable to amass the necessary income to be able to pay for things such as set pieces, lights, and wireless microphones for this winter.


This is where you can help our cast and crew! Your purchase of a sweatshirt or t-shirt will help get us closer to making this show a success. We have a variety of options and sizing.


Please consider supporting our Drama Club by purchasing some swag at the link below. The fundraiser closes on November 21st, and Customink is saying that orders will be going out around December 8th, so perhaps a SHRHS Drama Club hoodie would make a great Christmas gift!


Thanks for all that you do and your continued support for our little troupe of amazing actors and tech crew.


Click here to check it out!

Shepherd Hill Music Parents

Festival of Crafts

The Shepherd Hill Festival of Crafts will be returning LIVE to the halls of Shepherd Hill!!!!

Saturday, November 20th 2021 ~ 9am to 4pm

Come and see all the beautiful hand-made items and leave with a feeling of the holidays!!!!!


Please help make this day a huge success by volunteering for a short shift.

https://signup.com/go/KAxWakF

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2021-2022 Shepherd Hill

Music Parents' OFFICERS

President: Jeff Cloutier

Vice-President: Terry Salonis

Treasurer: Gereen Langmyer

Associate Treasurer: June Ellen Cloutier

Corresponding Secretary: Chet Perea-Beaulieau

Recording Secretary: Kristi White

Member at Large: Hilary Grabe and Karen Bodamer

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at shrhsmusicparentsassoc@gmail.com

Executive Board Updates


  • The season is in full swing and we have a lot of exciting news to share with our families!!! Please complete the link below so that you have access to all the upcoming events for your student!

https://forms.gle/JcQRxbkocHa3V8AZ8


  • We would like to thank Julie Norberg, Anya Butler, and Angie Martin for organizing the Marching Band Home Show! It was an amazing day for our students; you did a fantastic job! Thank you!

  • There are some people that volunteer their time for no other reason other than they love lending a helping hand. Stefan Sage is one such person. Stefan, we are truly grateful for your assistance with the Band Home Show! Thank you!


  • Thank you to Southbridge Credit Union for sponsoring the marching band’s show shirts this year and to Maria Torres for making it happen!

Holiday Spectacular ~ LIVE!!

Show Dates:

December 10, 2021, 7:00pm

December 11, 2021, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Tickets go on sale November 15th on shepherdhillchorus.com


Holiday Spectacular Raffle Baskets!!!!

The Music Parents are looking for donations of raffle baskets or items we can use to create a basket. Any and all items are appreciated!


If you have a basket or item to donate, please drop them off on one of the following dates:

November 13 & 14 11:30-12:00 OR

Parents Meeting-December 2nd at 6:30 OR

Email us...we’ll arrange a pick-up.

SHRHSmusicparentsassoc@gmail.com


Thank you to our Gillette Teams for supporting our music students!!!

Here is the link to the GILLETTE sign up…. https://signup.com/go/pvBYQGY


GILLETTE DATES

11/7/2021

11/14/2021

11/28/2021

12/26/2021

1/2/2022

Meeting Dates

All SHMPA meetings will be held at 6:30 pm in the Shepherd Hill Library or Café


  • 12/1/2021 (Date Change)
  • 1/5/2022
  • 2/2/2022
  • 3/2/2022
  • 4/6/2022
  • 5/4/2022
  • 6/8/2022

SOUP'S READY!!!!!!

January 9th, 2022!!!!

We will be hosting a drive-through soup dinner!!!

Stay tuned for a link to order your pre-made hot soup meal on a cold winter night!

Central Mass Show Choir Festival February 5, 2022

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Advertise Your Business Here!

The Shepherd Hill Music Parents are looking for new and returning community and corporate sponsors who want to advertise their support for the Shepherd Hill Music students every month in this newsletter.

Please email the Music Parents if you would like to become a corporate sponsor!

shrhsmusicparentsassoc@gmail.com

Sponsors Corner

Thank you to the following Sponsors for supporting The Shepherd Hill Music students!

Amazon Smile

Do you love music and want an easy way to support Shepherd Hill Music Parents?

AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice! All you need to do is select Shepherd Hill Music Parents Association as your charity. Thank you in advance!

Have you signed up to be on our Remind link? This is a great way for SHMPA to get information to you quickly and easily.

GEAR TO SUPPORT YOUR MUSIC STUDENT!!!!

We have a large variety for ALL of our groups!!!!

(This is Not a fundraiser. Just a fun way of showing your school spirit)

https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/shepherd-hill-music-parents

https://teamlocker.squadlocker.com/#/lockers/shepherd-hill-marching-band

2020-2021 First Honors Recognition Dinner

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News from the Athletic Department

Winter Sports Registration is Now Open

The Winter 2021 Athletic Registration window is OPEN. Click here to register for a winter sport.


Winter Sports include: Basketball, Indoor Track, Wrestling, & Cheer

All Winter Tryouts Start: Mon. 11/29/21

WINTER Sports Registration CLOSES Mon. 11/8/2021


All student-athletes should submit an updated physical exam (dated within the last 13 months) to the SH School Nurse by email (rgoetz@dcrsd.org) to ensure their clearance. If a student-athlete receives a new physical in the middle of a season, he/she must turn in a new copy to the SH School Nurses as soon as possible.

The athletic registration fee of $150.00 for every sport (excluding cheer) had to be paid BEFORE the first day of tryouts. If you participate in the free and reduced lunch program, you must indicate that on your registration and email Mr. Scanlon directly (jscanlon@dcrsd.org) to have your fee waived.


Payment can be made most conveniently online at: https://unipaygold.unibank.com/default.aspx or by cash/check made payable to Shepherd Hill Athletics.

Follow SHRHS Athletics for up-to-date information regarding the SHRHS Athletic Program:


Twitter @SHRamsAthletics

Instagram @shepherdhillathletics


Powder Puff Football Game!

Join us on November 23rd for our annual powder puff football game. Be there!

Freshman and Juniors vs. Sophomores and Seniors.

Homecoming 2021

The return of our annual Homecoming games and celebrations was an overwhelming success in 2021, feeling more like a return to normal than anything previously! Held the second week of October this year, HoCo was kicked off by our varsity field hockey program hosting Groton-Dunstable on Friday evening.


The Homecoming spirit was alive and well in our cross country and golf programs, whose respective contests were held on the road this year - cross country at the famed Bob McIntyre Twilight Invitational Meet on Cape Cod and golf at their Midland-Wachusett Interscholastic League Tournament at Northern Spy Golf Club in Townsend - congratulations on the many individual and team accomplishments to both programs!


On Saturday, volleyball hosted non-league opponent Grafton in a hotly contested Senior Night battle, seeing a resounding victory for the Rams.


Girls and boys soccer played back-to-back matchups against league foe North Middlesex, where the girls lost a gritty competition, and the boys walked away with a statement win!


The day's events culminated in our varsity football program's Senior Night game against high school sports juggernaut Wachusett. Despite meeting their opponents head on, football lost in regulation. However, these games served as the gateway to the inaugural Central MA Tournament, where we found our teams ranked among some of the best in the region. Playing into the tournament, many of our teams competed for bragging rights, with boys soccer ultimately bowing out in the quarterfinal round against a difficult opponent in Nashoba. The energy and enthusiasm felt throughout Homecoming is a testament to our community, and it is proof that our teams have incredible support everywhere they go!

Thanksgiving Day Football Game

In a departure from usual, Tantasqua will host the Annual Thanksgiving Day Football Game the night before, on Wednesday 11/24/21, at 5:30pm. This decision was made by Tantasqua, with much support in their community and schools for establishing new traditions and allowing maximal participation from their students and fans. At this time, while circumstances must be reviewed each and every year, Shepherd Hill Athletics still plans to host the Annual Thanksgiving Day Football Game in 2022 on Thursday morning, weather allowing. More information will be released regarding presale and general admission tickets!

Athletic Team Photos

Casson-Foster Team Photos

Fall 2021 SH Athletics Team and Individual photos can be viewed and purchased online at the following link:


https://www.cassonfoster.com/

Winter 2021-22 Head Coach Directory

Girls Basketball - Coach Maura Hackenson - mhackenson@dcrsd.org

Boys Basketball - Coach Mike Rapoza - mrapoza@dcrsd.org

Girls Indoor Track - Coach Nicole Fossas - nfossas@dcrsd.org

Boys Indoor Track - Coach Len Harmon - lharmon@dcrsd.org

Wrestling - Coach Ray Ayotte - rayayotte@yahoo.com

Cheer - Coach Loretta Andre' - landre@dcrsd.org

Certified Athletic Trainer - Mrs. Chelsea Stafford - cstafford@dcrsd.org

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

....And now, a word from GSA

In the month of October, the Shepherd Hill Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) acknowledged the anniversary of the October 6, 1998 hate crime that took the life of Matthew Shepard 23 years ago. The University of Wyoming student was taken to a remote area where he was brutally attacked for being gay. Succumbing to his injuries, Matthew passed on October 12th.

The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act was signed into law October 28, 2009 as an amendment to the 1969 United States federal hate-crime law to include crimes motivated by a victim's actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.


Last month, the GSA participated in Homecoming by selling a rainbow array of candy, drinks and cotton candy. It was a beautiful day to be outside, enjoy games on the athletic fields and celebrate being part of the Shepherd Hill community!


On October 20th, eleven (11) members of the club attended the Department of Education's regional GSA Leadership conference held at Assabet Valley Regional Technical Vocational High School. Students met with peers from GSAs across the central region of MA. Thanks to the District's new van, Shepherd Hill had the largest presence of all of the schools represented at the conference. It was a great opportunity for GSA members to meet and connect with like-minded peers, gain affirmation, confidence and develop their advocacy skills.


Look for more to come for the GSA in November!

Slide from the GSA Leadership Council by MA DESE on 10/20 at Assabet Valley Regional Technical Vocational High School.
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Academic Decathlon Update!

The Academic Decathlon will have its Round 1 invitational competition at Arlington High School on November 20th! Good luck team!

Guidance Department

AP EXAMS

Please send in payment for your AP exams prior to January 21, 2022. Check or money order must be made out to SHRHS. Collegeboard has set the price for exam as follows:




  • Exams are $96 per class ($15 per exam for free/reduced lunch students)

  • AP Capstone classes (AP Seminar and/or AP Research) - $144 per class ($15 for free/reduced lunch students)
  • AP Physics C classes - $192 ($30 for free/reduced lunch students)

Peer Tutoring

In order for students to begin peer tutoring, they must stay after with their teacher twice. Students who need tutors must come to see Mr. Gendron in Guidance. Peer tutoring is offered during the student's directed study. It is also offered after school on Tuesday's in the library from 2:30 - 3:30 for students who do not have a directed study during the school day.

DAR Good Citizen Award

Congratulations to this year's DAR Good Citizen Award recipient for Shepherd Hill, Class of 2022's Elzbieta Gronek! She was voted by faculty and classmates as a shining example of Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. Along with this award, Elzbieta has the opportunity to compete for scholarships at the state and national level. We're very proud of her hard work and dedication to the school and wider community.

~2021-22 College Acceptances~

Acosta-Bernazar, Innis ~

Nichols College

Boktor, Mina ~

Nichols College

Chaudhry, Ayaan ~

Nichols College

Downs, Alannah ~

Nichols College

Ducharme, Cy ~

Nichols College

Harris, Elizabeth ~

Nichols College

Janusz, Zakary ~

Nichols College

Mansfield, Kylie ~

Bay Path University

McClay, Natasha ~

Nichols College

Nordstrom, Makayla ~

Nichols College

Pellegrine, Anthony ~

Nichols College

Ramirez-Ruggles, Iverson ~

Nichols College

Reece, William ~

Western New England University

Stegenga, Hannah ~

Nichols College

Tetreault, Denver ~

Nichols College

Valley, Elizabeth ~

Berklee College of Music

Wallace, Trevor ~

Florida Institute of Technology

Zurawski, Nina ~

Nichols College

John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides a tuition credit for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university, based on students' scores on MCAS tests. The scholarship covers tuition only; fees and room and board are not included. The scholarship must be used within six years of a student's high school graduation.


To qualify for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, Massachusetts public high school students must meet the eligibility criteria presented below. As shown in the tables, the eligibility criteria differ slightly depending on whether a student is a member of the class of 2022 or the class of 2023. Both classes have been affected by decisions made by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that have modified the Competency Determination (CD) requirements for graduation.

Class of 2022: Minimum MCAS Requirements for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

  • Scholarships will be granted to students whose combined score places them in the top 25% of students in their district and who also meet the MCAS score requirements shown below.
  • Scholarship eligibility is based on each student's first attempt at taking the next-generation or legacy MCAS ELA and Mathematics tests.
  • For students who never took a high school MCAS STE test due to the modification of the CD requirements, only ELA and Math scores will be used in determining scholarship eligibility (Option 2).
  • For students who took a high school MCAS STE test in February 2020 or earlier, their STE score will be used in the eligibility determination only if doing so benefits the student. These students can meet the requirements using Option 1 or Option 2.
  • See the section below on notification to the class of 2022 for more information on the awards for this class.


Option 1: MCAS ELA, Math, STE

Score at Advanced level (or equivalent) on one test:

  • ELA: Minimum of 501 Next-Gen or 260 Legacy*
  • Math: Minimum of 504 Next-Gen or 260 Legacy
  • STE: Minimum of 260 Legacy

AND

Score at Proficient level (or equivalent) on the remaining tests:

  • ELA: Minimum of 472 Next-Gen or 240 Legacy
  • Math: Minimum of 486 Next-Gen or 240 Legacy
  • STE: Minimum of 240 Legacy


Option 2: MCAS ELA and Math


Score at Advanced level (or equivalent) on one test:

  • ELA: Minimum of 501 Next-Gen or 260 Legacy
  • Math: Minimum of 504 Next-Gen or 260 Legacy

AND

Score at Proficient level (or equivalent) on the remaining test:

  • ELA: Minimum of 472 Next-Gen or 240 Legacy
  • Math: Minimum of 486 Next-Gen or 240 Legacy


* The score requirements for the classes of 2022 and 2023 reflect an interim standard for ELA and Mathematics, defining a level of achievement on the next-generation MCAS tests that is similar to the standard on the legacy tests. This interim standard is being used during the transition to the next-generation tests. Information on the score requirements for future classes will be provided at a later time.

Class of 2023: Minimum MCAS Requirements for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship

  • Scholarships will be granted to students whose combined score places them in the top 25% of students in their district and who also meet the MCAS score requirements shown below.
  • Scholarship eligibility is based on each student's first attempt at taking the next-generation MCAS ELA and Mathematics tests.
  • STE scores will not be used in the eligibility determination, since only about 1% of students in the class of 2023 took a high school STE test.


Score Requirements

Score at Advanced level (or equivalent) on one test:

  • ELA: Minimum of 501 Next-Gen*
  • Math: Minimum of 504 Next-Gen

and

Score at Proficient level (or equivalent) on the remaining test:

  • ELA: Minimum of 472 Next-Gen
  • Math: Minimum of 486 Next-Gen


* The score requirements for the classes of 2022 and 2023 reflect an interim standard for ELA and Mathematics, defining a level of achievement on the next-generation MCAS tests that is similar to the standard on the legacy tests. This interim standard is being used during the transition to the next-generation tests. Information on the score requirements for future classes will be provided at a later time.

Class of 2022

~Round One of Eligible Students~


MICHALYN ANGELA ANNESE

KODY JAMES BARTKUS

JENNIFER ALEXANDRA BRZOSTEK

JULIA GRACE BUTLER

ZACHARY ROBERT CHRISTENSON

ALISON MARY CIANI

AMANDA MAE CROTEAU

SAMANTHA LYNN D'ARCANGELO

BEAU MICHAEL DESROSIERS

CADENCE ABIGAIL DONAIS

KEIRSTEN MARIE DOUD

SARAH ELIZABETH DUCASSE

JOSEPH RICHARD DUMAS

STEPHEN ANDREW EKSTROM

VALERIA ELLISON

AISLINN CIARA ENNIS

SKYLAR GRACE FINLAY

SYDNEY REESE FITZGERALD

LOGAN ALEXANDER FOURNIER

HENRY KEITH FREDETTE

TAYLOR DOUGLAS GAVALETZ

AUSTIN CONNOR GIARNESE

ELZBIETA MARIA GRONEK

MOLLY ISABELLE HACHEY

DAVID ANTHONY JURSKI

TAYLOR MARIE KOCHINSKAS

MATTHEW JOSEPH KUSTIGIAN

MARGARET CLAIRE LANDRY

OWYN TYLER LAW

BROOKE ELIZABETH LEBLANC

MASON ROSS LEMBERGER

JACK JEFFREY LEVESQUE

JACOB ALEXANDER LUKE

SAFWAN WAMAE MACHARIA

EVELYN SERENE MAGEE

RHIANNON LEE MANSUR

JOSHUA LUCAS MARTIN

SEAN ROBERT MCCARTY

BRIDGET KATHLEEN MCGONAGLE

CONNOR DANIEL MONTVILLE

ERIN CLAIRE MORAN

KYLE JOSEPH NORBERG

EMILIA PIANKA

SEBASTIAN JACEK PODGORNY

GABRIEL LYAM ROACH

ZACHARY EDWARD ROBINSON

PATRICK JACOB RYAN

MICAH ELIZABETH SANBORN

PIOTR KAROL SKOCZYLAS

MOLLY KATHLEEN STARCZEWSKI

DENVER ELWAY TETREAULT

ANNA CATHERINE THOMAS

TREVOR WILLIAM WALLACE

OLIVER ALLAM WEILAND

NINA ZOFIA ZURAWSKI

MCAS

Math MCAS will be November 9th & 10th (Tuesday and Wednesday)

ELA MCAS will be November 16th & 17th (Tuesday and Wednesday)


Test takers - Any student from the Class of 2023 who opted not to test due to being remote last year, any student who failed an MCAS exam, or any senior who wants to go for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, and any current 11th grade student who transferred in this year from out of state or a private school will be testing.

Post Graduate Planning

Members of the Class of 2024 are and should be planning. Many students are doing Early Action which coincides with the end of Term 1 (November 5th ). Students should maintain communication with their counselor to ensure that all supporting documents are sent for each application.


Parents and students are reminded of our Post Grad Planning Newsletter:

https://www.smore.com/k475m

Term 1

Grades close Friday, November 5th . Report cards will be posted to the portal November 12th. The portal for parents and students has been upgraded by SchoolBrains. If you cannot get in to the portal, please email your student’s counselor, as they can reset it.

Senior transcripts with first quarter grades will be sent out to colleges and universities again if those students have already applied.

If you have concerns about your student's progress or placement, we ask that you reach out to the teacher first to identify where the struggles arise. Many times missing work is a contributor. Extra help with the teacher is suggested. After these steps have been taken, communication with the counselor is the next course of action.

Homecoming '21

It was a beautiful night for an outdoor dance. The weather was mild, the music was great and a good time was had by all. With close to 400 students in attendance, students (and even some staff!) danced the night away!

Fun in Room 104!

Students wrapping up Mr. Leach like a MUMMY!!

SHRHS Booster Club

November Updates

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We need and value your input. Contact us via:

Email: shboosterclub@dcrsd.org

Facebook: Shepherd Hill Regional School District Booster Club

Twitter: @HillBooster

Booster Club on the SHRHS website:

https://www.dcrsd.org/schools/shepherd-hill-regional-high-school/parentstudent-information/booster-club


Thanks again for all you do to support our kids!!!

HELP US SUPPORT THE MANTRA OF PRIDE AND UNITY

BOOSTER CLUB GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SCHEDULE

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, in the SH Teacher's Dining Room.

Updates will be shared monthly via our Social Media and Web Page.

We always welcome new members.

Please join us Tuesday, December ,14, 2021, 7:00 pm and make a difference in the lives of our students!

CALLING ALL MEMBERS (CURRENT & NEW)

We need your help! Renew your memberships or become a new booster member!!! Visit the SHRHS Booster Club on the SHRHS website as noted above or click here for the membership form

Your commitment to sharing your ideas, time and

talents are greatly appreciated!

News from the Board

MERCHANDISE COORDINATOR---THANKS & CONGRATS TO LISA SCOLA for volunteering & stepping up to fill this important role. Lisa has hit the ground running, soaking up EVERYTHING MERCH. Thank you!


MERCHANDISE COORDINATOR/COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED - Do you have the FLAIR & EYE for Merchandising? We need your help as we are seeking members to join us in forming a Merchandising Committee. If you are interested, send an email to: shboosterclub@dcrsd.org: Attention: Lisa Scola, Merchandise Coordinator.

NEW BOOSTER MERCHANDISE IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Custom scarves, maroon, black and white long sleeve shirts, new style of winter hats, 2 new styles of long sleeve shirts, new style black, maroon and vegas gold sweatshirts.


DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN PURCHASE GIFT CARDS FOR THE HARD TO SHOP FOR PEOPLE ON YOUR LIST?


Please contact Lisa Scola, Merchandise Coordinator, at shboosterclub@dcrsd.org for more information.

FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR---NEW COORDINATOR ROLE. THANKS & CONGRATS TO HILARY MARSI who has been a Booster for several years, likely , since her recently graduated son was a freshman and now continuing that her daughter is freshman. Hilary has volunteered to take on the role of this newly created role.


FUNDRAISING/MARKETING COMMITTEE

WE ARE SEEKING MEMBERS TO FORM A FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE....ANYONE WITH INTEREST PLS SEND AN EMAIL TO: shboosterclub@dcrsd.org, attention: Hilary Marsi, Fundraising Coordinator

BOOSTER WEBSITE DESIGN - The new Booster website is close to being completed. Many thanks to Len Harmon, Associate Professor of Marketing and Director, Nichols Consulting Group for connecting the Boosters with two Nichols students who are closing in on finishing up designing a stand alone Booster Club website. We hope to have the site up & going by the end of November.

The T-shirts ARE HERE!!!!! What T-shirts do you ask?

The T-shirts from the First Annual T-shirt Design contest initiated last year, in conjunction with the Art Department & Advanced Art Students. The T-shirts designed by your very own classmates will be sold during merchandising events throughout the school year.

They will also be sold on the Booster Club Square Online Store as soon as pictures can be uploaded and pricing has been set.

HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING THROUGH BOOSTER FUNDRAISERS

Hilary Marsi, Fundraising Coordinator (NEWLY APPROVED & VOTED ON POSITION) has been instrumental in kicking off our fundraising events.


THIRTY ONE--offers fun and fashionable personalized utility totes, insulated bags/thermals and home organization solutions,

The following Web address will link to the SHRHS Booster Club Thirty One page. https://www.mythirtyone.com/1968924?pd=


COLOR STREET---Experience the fun and glamour of an endless array of nail styles, in stunning shades like New York Minute, Tokyo Lights, and Meet Me in Paris. With exclusive nail art designs, glitters, solids, and even French manicures, we have the most brilliant nail collections ever for whatever the mood or occasion—from fun to formal, elegant to edgy.

The following Web address will link to the SHRHS Booster Club Color Street page.

https://www.colorstreet.com/hilarymarsi/nailbar/3108320


Please contact Hilary Marsi, Fundraising Coordinator, at shboosterclub@dcrsd.org for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • November 11 - NO SCHOOL (Veteran's Day)
  • November 20 - Craft Fair
  • November 23 - Powder Puff Game
  • November 24 - Pep Rally and Early Release 11:15
  • November 25-26 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving)