The Common, Edition #15
December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022
Dear Nashoba Families,
On January 9th, the architects from Kaestle, Boos Associates and representatives from the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) will join our community to provide a Project Update on the Nashoba Regional High School Building Project. Citizens interested in participating in a public campaign for the High School Building Project should attend this meeting. Mark your calendars to learn more about participation, share your thoughts, and ask questions pertinent to this phase of the process.
The January 9th Public Forum will be held in person at the Nashoba Regional High School, 12 Green Road, from 6:00-7:30 PM. The Forum will also be livestreamed for community members wishing to attend the meeting virtually. Please use this link to view or participate in the meeting in real time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYqIf8Osats
The Nashoba Regional High School Building Committee values the input of our community and encourages all those willing and able to participate in this phase of the project to attend this important Public Forum.
“Be your best self. Pave your path. Impact the world.”
News from the Department of Teaching and Learning
During today's early release professional development, faculty and staff participated in a variety of professional development activities in support of our NRSD Strategic Plan. Professional learning activities ranged from professional development in support of our K-5 Bridges in Mathematics implementation, to the further development of skills related to the integration of social emotional learning, to curriculum alignment and mapping across domains and grade levels.
Our 6-12 teachers and K-12 related arts teachers met in job-alike groups to unpack our Portrait of a Nashoba Graduate competencies and engage in conversations about how these competencies are already living within our classrooms and how they can be further elevated with instructional practices to support our students' skill development, K-12. This is exciting work and work that will continue throughout the lifespan of our Strategic Plan.
Our next early release professional development day will occur on January 13th.
Panorama Survey to Solicit Student Voice
As a reminder, the Nashoba Regional School District has partnered with Panorama, a platform that supports the administration of student surveys to assess support needs relative to social-emotional competencies and students’ overall sense of belonging within their school. Panorama was selected because of its alignment to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning framework (CASEL), an evidenced informed framework that supports five core learning competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.
Between December 19th-22nd, the district will administer surveys to students in grades 3-12. Responses to these surveys will provide us with invaluable insights into student experiences so that we can improve and enhance our practices to better meet student needs. The goal is for us to engage our student voices to look for patterns and trends on a macro level, by grade level and by school. Should you wish to view the survey in its entirety, please feel free to reach out to your building principal directly.
We hope to have all of our students participate. While our goal is 100% participation, parents/guardians may choose to not have their child participate. The survey is voluntary, and your child can skip any question or choose not to participate. If you prefer your child not to participate in this survey, please fill out the Opt Out Form by December 16, 2022.
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
DECA Mock Competition 2022 a Huge Success
Thank you to the 46 community judges who volunteered their time and expertise!
Florence Sawyer Student Council donated 1,038 pounds of food and supplies to WHEAT
Students engaged in learning across the district.
MIAA state finalists Nashoba Field Hockey Team
the Guests of Honor lighting the tree on the Bolton Common
Together, we inspire and challenge all learners to reach their unique potential and become active contributors to their community.