The Common, Edition #11
November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022
Dear Nashoba Families,
This week my wife, Angela, and I had the opportunity to attend the choral concert at Nashoba Regional High School. We were so inspired by all the students who performed on Wednesday night. The Chamber Choir, Unified Pops Choir, Broadway Ensemble, Pawnissimo A Cappela, and Concert Choir sang inspiring songs that ranged in complexity and emotion. I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the leadership of our Choral Director, Eric Miller, for pulling together such a fabulous performance in his first concert at Nashoba Regional High School. Joined by accompanist, David Bailey, and A Cappella instructor, Sara Egan, Mr Miller and the student performers demonstrated what it means to be an inclusive community that welcomes everyone.
“Be your best self. Pave your path. Impact the world.”
News from the Department of Teaching and Learning
Parent Teacher Conferences Next Week
Next Monday and Tuesday, we welcome families to join with our Nashoba faculty during our annual fall parent teacher conferences. Parent Teacher Conferences are an optimal way for parents/caregivers and teachers to join together to discuss student’s strengths and areas for further growth. Typically, our fall conferences are goal setting in nature. Teachers will look to share updates about student progress with families alongside a discussion about potential goals for growth based on student needs and readiness. This fall, our conferences are offered both virtually and in person. Last year, we received positive feedback from families about the virtual format and the opportunity to have a choice about which conference format met their needs. Families shared that the virtual format made it easier for both parents to attend, eliminated the need for childcare at home, and allowed for working parents to join a conference from their workspace. Families preferring the in person format shared that they valued the ability to come into school to meet in person with their child's teacher(s). This year, we will once again survey families about the virtual and in person conference format as we work to meet families' needs and further strengthen our home-school partnership. Should you have any questions about the scheduling of conferences, please reach out to the main office of your child's school for support.
News from the Pupil Personnel Services Department
Our district vision statement is “Be your Best Self, Pave Your Path, and Impact the World.” We are committed to ensuring that we live this vision for all students. This means educating, advocating and including students of all abilities. In October, we celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month, where we work to raise public awareness about Down syndrome. This is an intellectual disability, but we must recognize that students with Down syndrome have dreams, goals, talents and ambitions. They want to have successful careers and contribute to society just like all of us. Although Down Syndrome Awareness Month is coming to a close, it is important that we all continue to spread the message of acceptance, inclusion and support.
On another note, as a way to support inclusion opportunities for all students, Mary Rowlandson Elementary had a culmination celebration of the Fall Walk this week. All students enjoyed this event tremendously!
Please be advised that SEPAC is having a Business Meeting on:
Monday, November 7th · 7:00 – 8:30pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/efi-kdib-rje
Or dial: (US) +1 406-686-2498 PIN: 632 235 954#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/efi-kdib-rje?pin=8391649203845
All are welcome to attend.
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
Concert Choir Performs "You'll Never Walk Alone with Climb Ev'ry Mountain"
NRHS Fall Choirs Concert
Volleyball upsets Marblehead, 3-2, on the road. Way to go!
Second graders dressed in blue and yellow to celebrate Down’s syndrome awareness month and to spread kindness
Florence Sawyer Grade 1 Halloween Teamwork / Problem Solving Challenge
Hale 8th grade students in Spanish class
Together, we inspire and challenge all learners to reach their unique potential and become active contributors to their community.