The Wolf Weekly

NRHS Principal's Newsletter

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Newsletter Week of September 26, 2021

Dear NRHS Community,

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. It is hard to believe October is right around the corner. We have a busy week ahead of us with a late start for students on Monday for NRHS Staff to meet for Professional Learning Time. Please refer to the bell schedule on the NRHS website. Link is below.

In addition, we have our NRHS Open House on Thursday, September 30th beginning at 6:30pm. This year we are asking families to fill out the schedule for their student's classes as we will not be printing out schedules. The schedule is linked below as a google doc and also attached as a PDF. Open House is in person this year and masks are required to attend the event.

Our Challenge Day experience for sophomores last week was very successful and we are looking forward to offering this to our Freshmen in November.

Athletics are in full swing and we have many afternoon and evening games coming up in multiple sports this coming week - come out and show your Wolf Pack Pride!

Stay tuned also for more information about student elections and the Clubs and Activities Fair which will be during the first full week of October.

Have a wonderful week Nashoba!


Dr. Kathleen Boynton, principal

Tik Tok and Social Media

We would like to bring to your attention a matter that we would appreciate your partnership to address. Many students use an app called TikTok. Once in a while, there will be a trend to complete a challenge through TikTok where people record themselves doing something, and then share it. Unfortunately, sometimes these challenges encourage unethical, illegal, or dangerous behavior (e.g. the Tide Pod challenge).

Currently, there is a TikTok challenge circulating called the "Devious Licks" challenge. In it, students are encouraged to steal things from their schools and post about it on TikTok. Students get more "points" for higher value or riskier items to steal. We are hearing from neighboring schools that they are struggling with the theft of everything from pens to soap dispensers, etc.

Obviously a trend like this would financially impact our school and our staff members. If students are caught stealing items from our community, penalties including suspension, fines, and police involvement would all potentially be in place, as outlined in our Student Handbook.

We are asking for parent and guardian help and support to talk with students about this challenge, let them know of the repercussions, and address the values we have in our school including Integrity.

Here is some more information about the challenge, from various news outlets:

In addition, we encourage parents and guardians to not only monitor their teenagers use of social media, but also self monitor their own use of social media to ensure we, as the adults, are being positive role models in our online presence.

Thank you for your help and understanding.

NRHS Admin Team

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Friends of the Thayer Memorial Library Annual Book Sale

Friends of the Thayer Memorial Library

717 Main Street

Lancaster, MA 01523-2284


Friends of the Thayer Memorial Library Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster will hold their Annual Book Sale on Friday, October 1st through Sunday, Oct 3rd and Columbus Day weekend Oct 9th & 10th at the old Lancaster Town Hall, 695 Main Street, Lancaster. Friday hours are 3 pm to 7 pm, Saturdays are 9 am to 4 pm, Sundays 12 to 4 pm. ‘Fill a bag’ is being offered throughout the event. Masks are currently required indoors in Lancaster and we reserve the right to limit capacity. All proceeds benefit books, programs and events at the library.

This event is held annually the first weekend in October in conjunction with the Horseshed Fair. Here’s your chance to help support your community library and take home some needed books for the cold months. Friends Members receive $5 off per bag the first weekend so if you are not already a member, you may become one at the sale. Credit cards are again accepted this year. Over 600 boxes of books, DVDs and CDs are available and sorted into categories. Friday, Oct 1st is $25/bag, Sat, Oct 2nd $20/bag, Sun, Oct 3rd $15/bag and Columbus Day weekend Oct 9th $10/bag, Oct 10th $5/bag. Otherwise hardcover books are $2, trade softcovers $1.50 and standard paperbacks $0.50.

Volunteers from the Friends provide staffing during the sale and help sort the books prior to the sale. We could really use some additional help to make this successful if you would like to volunteer or to donate, please e-mail

The Friends of the Thayer Memorial Library is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

The Friends exist to stimulate the interest of the community in the services and needs of the Thayer Memorial Library, to enrich the cultural life of the community and to promote a program of assistance through volunteer help and fund raising that will enable the Thayer Memorial Library to keep pace with the growth of the Town of Lancaster.

Open-Chair | Melissa Carlson-Vice Acting Chair | Irene Roper-Treasurer | Kathy Suits-Secretary | Susan Munyon-Book Sale Chair |

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NRHS Drama Update

Nashoba Drama Spring 2022 Musical – mark your calendars!

-Show to be announced late November

-Show Dates: March 18,19, 20

-AUDITION DATES (attend 1 date only): Sunday 12/12/21 at 2:00 pm sharp! OR Monday 12/13/21 at 6:00 pm sharp!

Fall Play Arsenic And Old Lace Show Dates: November 19, 20, 21

Please contact with any questions.

College Visits to NRHS

September 13th begins College Rep Visits. Over 70 colleges and universities will be visiting Nashoba to visit with our Seniors. This is an opportunity to hear about schools that students may be interested in. Remember....the Rep may actually be the Admissions Counselor who reads Nashoba's applications.

Students should notify their teachers before attending and should NOT miss any exams/quizzes or presentations. Students will be excused from any classes they miss but are responsible for any work assignments.

Sign up in Naviance today!

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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.

NRHS Homecoming T-Shirts

Our Student Groups are selling T-shirts for Homecoming. Please place your order by September 28th on the form link below. This is for students and staff. The Homecoming game is October 15th.