The Wolf Weekly

NRHS Principal's Newsletter

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Newsletter Week of September 6, 2021

Dear NRHS Community,

I hope you have been able to take time to rest, relax and rejuvenate over this Labor Day Weekend. We had a very successful opening to the school year last week and it was so exciting to see our students back in person. My administrative team will be sending out newsletters on a regular basis to our entire school community to share information, helpful tips and resources, celebrate teaching and learning and communicate important announcements. This is the first official newsletter edition.

Have a wonderful week Nashoba!


Dr. Kathleen Boynton, principal

Opening Message to Students

We began the year with students asking several important questions that will be themes we carry throughout the school year:

  • How do we become the best versions of ourselves?
  • How does our mindset impact how we grow and become better?
  • How can we show kindness to one another through our actions during the school day?
  • How do we recognize actions that are unkind, and work to address any mistreatment of others?

These themes will be incorporated into a series of homerooms that we have scheduled throughout the year, the first three taking place last week.

Study Hall at NRHS

  • Grade 9 study hall is in Freshmen Study Skills
  • Upper class study hall is in the cafeteria with the aim to create an academic learning commons atmosphere
  • Attendance taken and it is in Power School

  • Students should remain seated—creating a quiet study

  • Masks Up unless eating (and seated)

  • Bathroom, Snack Shack, Courtyard Available—students will stay in Cafeteria area throughout the study period

Arrival and Departure from NRHS


  • Students taking the bus will get dropped off by the main entrance - Dee Bus is working to refine the timing of the bus routes
  • Parents dropping off should make a loop in the side parking lot by the auditorium dropping off next to the school
  • Students walking to school who need to cross 117 should do so at the crossing supervised by our SRO for safety


  • Students taking the bus home will find their busses lined up in the front driveway
  • Administration is outside to monitor the busses, parent pick up and student drivers
  • Parents should pick up in the same way they dropped off in the side parking lot
  • Students walking home who need to cross 117 should do so at the crossing supervised by our SRO for safety

PSAT Information

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Nashoba Regional High School offers Sophomores and Juniors the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships (11th graders), and to help prepare for the SAT.

For the October 16th, 2021 2021 PSAT/NMSQT, students at Nashoba Regional High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

Online Exam registration will begin on Wednesday, Sep 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM and end on Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provided on the school website or visit to register. To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM - Registration Begins
  • Mon, Sep 27, 2021 at 11:59 PM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $25 late fee .
  • Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends.

Please contact your counselor (see Guidance website for a breakdown) if you have questions specific to your post-graduate plans, or Mrs. Hilliger for questions regarding problems with registration.

SAT Information

A school-day SAT option will be held for NRHS Seniors only on October 13, 2021. Students will be excused from classes and will remain eligible for extra-curricular activities for that day. Students are responsible for any missed work.

A school day SAT does not require registration with the College Board. Instead students will register via this google form: SAT Registration. Results will be available a few weeks after the test date.

The cost is $55.00 plus EACH REGISTRATION HAS A $2.00 ADMINISTRATION FEE. Please utilize the NRSD Online Payment Center: or write a check (payable to NRSD) and drop it off in the Guidance Office of NRHS. Payment is due at the time of registration.

If students have specific SAT test information related to their post graduate plans, they should contact their counselor (Counselor Assignments are available on the Guidance website). If students have questions regarding the sign ups, they can contact Mrs. Hilliger in the Guidance office.

Nashoba Fall Drama Production

Nashoba Drama is thrilled to announce our FALL 2021 production of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE.

  • Show Dates: November 19, 20, 21
  • AUDITION DATES (attend 1 date only): Sunday 9/12/21 at 2:00 pm sharp! OR Monday 9/13/21 at 6:00 pm sharp!
  • First Rehearsal/read-through: Sunday 9/19/21
  • Additional information to follow

**FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORES: Please contact to be added to our contact list and receive updates throughout the year.**

9/11 Remembrance

Nashoba High School Students Margot Sonia and Maddie Oxnard are spearheading the efforts for a 9/11 20th anniversary remembrance at NRHS. Both Maddie and Sonia are members of Project 351 a Youth Service Organization in MA and this is one of their 3 yearly project. This year, in particular, it is incredibly poignant to remember those we lost on 9/11 and those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our nation in Afghanistan. We will hold a special moment of silence on Friday morning and Margot and Maddie will be arranging the commemorative rock garden. I invite all members of the Nashoba community to participate.

The information is below in a variety of formats.

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