Keeping you informed on important dates and information

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WBZ-TV 4 | CBS Boston News Visits Nipmuc

It was a big day at Nipmuc Regional High School last Thursday as WBZ-TV 4 | CBS Boston News came to film for their Eye On Education segment. This weekly segment focuses on the exciting and innovative things happening in classrooms across the region, and this week it was our turn to shine! Our segment will highlight the incredible achievements of Mr. Gorman's Engineering 2 class, which recently earned runner-up in an international competition for 2022 World Space Week. But that's not all, the segment will also cover the unique and amazing collaboration between our students and bluShift Aerospace on their MAREVL 2.0 engine, which is currently under development. The videographer interviewed Mr. Gorman and several of his Engineering 2 students to get the inside scoop on these exciting projects. We will be sure to update you as to when our story airs, so be sure to tune in! (Pictured above Nipmuc Senior Alex Heather)
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Inspired Learning Day Design Challenge - February 9

Are you ready for an Inspired Learning Day Adventure? On February 9, all schools in MURSD will participate in a district-wide design challenge. The Inspired Learning Day (ILD) Design Challenge will take place from 9am - 11am on 2/9. Students will work with their advisory groups to design solutions to a zip line challenge. They’ll have the chance to design a solution, test their prototypes, and compete against all other advisories in the school.

Sponsored by Tree Top Adventures, the ILD will be a fun and active way to explore the MURSD Portrait of a Learner. Nipmuc students will also have the opportunity to visit other MURSD schools in the afternoon in order to support the learning of our younger students in this hands-on STEM challenge.


We are looking for parent/guardian volunteers in the engineering field who are willing to join us on February 9 from 9am-11am to assist students with the design challenge. This design challenge will be a natural opportunity to help students work through the design process, celebrate their successes, and get feedback to iterate their designs. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out directly to Leigh-ann Miklavic, Nipmuc's Career, Community, and Innovations Coordinator at lmiklavic@mursd.org.


We are looking for donations of a few items for the Inspired Learning Day Design Challenge and Global School Play Day.

1. Lego people.

2. Any/all Legos that are no longer being used in your household.

Donations can be dropped off at the Nipmuc Main Office. Thank you in advance!!

Join the Journey: Check Out Our Blog Series

Each week check out NipmucPrincipals.com for a blog series about Nipmuc's work to bring the Portrait of a Learner to life. Check out this week's post - "Portrait of a Learner Superpowers to the Rescue" to read (or listen to) our collaboration with ChatGPT to create a children's story about the PoL Superheroes. In addition to learning more about the PoL, it'll provide a conversation starter about the power, potential, and pitfalls of this updated version of artificial intelligence.

Each week we provide an audio version as well as a print version of the blog post. Learn more on the blog or listen here.

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Notes from the School Nurse

Does your child have Masshealth but you are having difficulty finding a dentist who accepts this insurance? If so, click here for a link to participating dental providers.

Click here to view information for parents/caregivers during the Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen shortage.

Check out our updated Health Services bulletin board! Click on any of the links below to view health related information for students.

Click here to connect to ‘Teens Health’. Then click on the ‘for Teens’ dropdown to view a variety of health related information important to this age group.

Click here and here for resources to support LGBTQ students, their friends and supporters.

Got Transition aims to help youth and young adults move from pediatric to adult health care. Click here for more information from this valuable resource.

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SEPAC Event Tonight - Worcester Talking Book Library

Join us TONIGHT at 6:30pm in the Nipmuc PDC for a SEPAC event with the Worcester Talking Book Library!

Does your child struggle to read standard print due to low vision, dyslexia, or another disability? The Worcester Talking Book Library (WTBL) can help! A staff member will be presenting information on the program and answering questions. Learn more about this free service that loans accessible reading materials, including audio and large print books, via postage-free mail. This presentation will cover:

· How to use a talking book machine

· The BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) app

· Large print books, including Wonderbooks with embedded audio players

· Dial A Story

Learn more by calling 508-799-1730



Can't join us in person? Listen in via Zoom:

Topic: SEPAC - Worcester Talking Book Library

Time: Jan 30, 2023 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 3963 4253
Passcode: 494818

It's Game Day in the Media Center

Looking for something fun to do with friends after school? Join us for another Game Day in the Media Center on Tuesday, January 31 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm! You can bring and/or play any games of your choosing and drop in at your leisure. We can't wait to see you soon. Teachers and students are welcome, no sign up required. Please reach out to Ms. Townsley with any questions.

MIT Blueprint 2023

MIT Blueprint is a weekend-long learn-a-thon and hack-a-thon for local high school students that takes place on MIT’s campus! This event will run from February 18–19, 2023.

Each year at Blueprint, 200 high school students gather for a weekend of learning and building. On the first day (“the learn-a-thon”), students have the opportunity to learn the basics of programming, website creation, or iPhone app-making. On the second day (“the hack-a-thon”), students will have the opportunity to apply their skills to a project and win fantastic prizes.

Students will also have access to experienced mentors and the chance to build connections with local organizations, such as summer opportunities or year-round STEM enrichment programs. If you are interested in attending this event, please use the following link to apply through the website: https://blueprint.hackmit.org/. Applications are open now until February 3, 2023.

Lost and Found

We want to make sure that students can easily find anything that they may have misplaced. Please see our new lost and found area located in the band hallway leading out to the faculty parking lot.
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