February 5, 2021

Message from Principal Cullinane

Good afternoon Nashoba students and families,

Below is some important information. Please take a look and have a fabulous weekend!

Steve Cullinane

Interim Principal

Material Drop-Off

Thank you to everyone who dropped off materials from Semester I! Semester II materials will be available for pick-up on Friday 2/12/21. More details for the event will be sent via email early this week.

Cohort Selection Survey

We will have hybrid commitments confirmed early next week, and will be able to inform students and families of cohort placements. Please be on the lookout for a follow-up survey for specific cohort placement requests sometime next week.

Black Lives Matter at School

This week marked the beginning of Black History Month, and many schools across the nation engaged in the Black Lives Matter at School organization’s Week of Action, dedicated to learning about structural racism, intersectional black identities, black history, and anti-racist movements. The staff at NRHS spent the week sharing resources for learning among ourselves, and we’re excited to share them with students as families here.

Black Lives Matter at School — Week of Action February 1–5, 2021


Video: What Does It Mean to be Anti-Racist?

Video: An Interview with the Founders of Black Lives Matter

Text: BLM 13 Guiding Principles


Video: The First Time I Realized I was Black

Text: The Case for Reparations


Video: How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time

Text: Representation: Culture and Perception


Video: What can I do to change? You know? To be a better American?

Interactive Activity: Project Implicit


Video: Americans Are Skeptical of BLM, As they Were of Civil Rights

Text: Black Lives Matter Protests were Overwhelmingly Peaceful

Song: Morehouse College Glee Club performs "We Shall Overcome."

Community COVID-19 Support

Click a link for information regarding COVID-19 support from your town.




From Guidance

Seniors - teachers have now submitted and stored all Q2/S1 grades. Please take a few minutes to review your grades in PowerSchool to be sure there are no errors. Why, you ask? Because next week we will be sending a mid-year transcript to each and every college to which you have already applied, and we all want those transcripts to be correct! This transcript will also be sent out with any new applications you may create over the next few months.

What should you do if you note an error? You should cc Mrs. Hilliger and your Guidance Counselor on the email you send to the appropriate teacher by the end of the school day on Monday (2/8). That will alert me to not send your transcript right away.

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Stephanie Hilliger - Guidance

From the Music Department

A big congratulations to three of our music students who were selected to be a part of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association all state ensembles. These students have prepared music and auditioned against hundreds of music students across the state. They will now get the chance to work with a well renowned music conductor and be a part of a professional digital ensemble.

Nina Ambrose ('22) - Voice, Soprano

Colleen Laird ('21) - Voice, Alto

Jocelyn Kelly ('24) - Concert Band, Tuba

From Dollars for Scholars

It’s our 30th anniversary! Nashoba Regional Dollars for Scholars is a nonprofit organization that raises money and awards scholarships to Nashoba seniors. Last Spring, we awarded over $50,000 to deserving students who began postsecondary education at a college or university, trade school, or other accredited institution of higher learning. We need YOU, so that we can continue this important tradition! Nashoba Dollars for Schools is currently recruiting for various roles including:

  • Treasurer

  • Awards Chairperson & Committee members

  • Members-at-large

  • Scholarship readers

Qualifications and time commitments are minimal, and we are happy to offer any and all support to assist you! Our next virtual meeting is Monday, February 8th at 7 pm on Zoom. Email for Zoom access information.


From the Nurse

Hello Nashoba Families,

Happy February! I hope this letter finds you and your family healthy. It's been great to speak with many of you over the past several months. As we move closer to February break, please remember the Massachusetts Travel order. If you travel out of state, please remember to test upon return and quarantine at home until a negative COVID test is received.

Please continue to forward any student's test results and any information regarding close contacts or positive tests so we can offer assistance, guidance, and support.

Please remember to email or call for any absences for your child. This will become even more important as we move into the hybrid learning model. Students are required to remain home for any illness and COVID testing may be recommended based on their symptoms.

For mental health concerns, please reach out to your primary care provider, or find resources here:

As always, please reach out for any questions or concerns. Wishing you a happy and healthy weekend.

Sarah DelConte Cosentino

Twitter: @NashobaNurses