March 17, 2023
Dear Nashoba Families,
This past week the Nashoba Regional School Committee voted to approve the recommended budget for the 2023-2024 school year. Now the budget approval process goes to you and your neighbors when you vote at Town Meeting in May. You can review all the presentations to the school committee by going to the school committee tab on the district web page at NRSD.net.
While fiscal processes are critically important to a school system, the work our teachers do on a daily basis to educate the children of our three towns is embedded in our mission. To be our best, we need to be learners as well. Today we participated in professional development that will help us lead our students to develop the skills and competencies needed to be successful after graduation. I want to give a shout out to our Assistant Superintendent, Laura Friend and the teaching and learning team, Karen Boisvert, Laura Pagington, and Courtney Philbin for building a professional development program that was informative and inspiring. We look forward to sharing our experience from today at our next school committee meeting on April 12, 2023.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend.
“Be your best self. Pave your path. Impact the world.”
News from the Department of Teaching and Learning
Recognition for Two of Nashoba's Own Educators
Ms. Jacqueline Macharia, 8th grade mathematics teacher at the Luther Burbank Middle School, has been recognized as the Massachusetts-level finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This award recognizes those teachers who have both deep content knowledge of the subjects they teach and the ability to motivate and enable students to be successful in those areas. This is a highly competitive and prestigious award involving a complex process and evaluation against the 5 Dimensions of Outstanding Teaching. Ms. Macharia will be recognized at a statewide celebration on May 9th and will move on to the national recognition phase where the National Science Foundation will select 1 of the 3 Massachusetts state finalists for national recognition. The President of the United States may recognize up to 108 exemplary teachers each year, nationwide.
Mr. Bill Grady will retire from his role as NRHS Drama Director this weekend with the spring production of Mamma Mia after remarkable 30 years. The impact and influence Mr. Grady has had as director - on hundreds of students who have stepped across his stage - is profound. Simply put, Mr. Grady is irreplaceable. As a Director, Mr. Grady is both humble and proud. Upon reflection, he shares of his time as Director, "I am proud of the time, dedication, and work put in to making these shows come to life and providing thousands of audience members with quality entertainment. The highest compliment I hear is when audiences say 'I can’t believe this was a high school production.'These shows aren’t about me. They are about the students. If a show has surpassed the audiences’ expectations, then the students have risen to the challenge I have presented them. That is the only satisfaction I need." Say no more, Mr. Grady, you are one of a kind. While the show must go on, your presence will be missed by countless actors, families, and community members. Bravo!
News from the Department of Pupil Personnel Services
Nashoba Notable Award - Celebrating Everyday Greatness at Nashoba
Celebrating everyday greatness! Is there a Nashoba teacher or staff member out there who you think deserves some special recognition? Send a Nashoba Notable Award their way! Fill out the form below and thank a Nashoba employee today!
Nashoba Notable Awards thank Nashoba employees for supporting students, families, and their school communities in all ways great and small.
Employees will receive a certificate that includes a brief explanation from the nominator of why they are Nashoba Notable. This form is open to everyone. Students, families, staff and community members can send a Nashoba Notable Award to any Nashoba employee.
There is no limit to the number of Nashoba Notable Awards someone may receive. Thank a Nashoba employee today!
This Week at Nashoba
Good luck to the hockey team this weekend! Nashoba will play Scituate
on Sunday 3/19 at 5:30PM at the TD Garden in the MIAA Division 3 State Championship!
Tickets for the game can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
The NRHS DECA State Champions who will be headed to the
National competition in Orlando in April
Together, we inspire and challenge all learners to reach their unique potential and become active contributors to their community.