The Weekly Scoop
March 19, 2023
FY 24 Budget Information
Tuesday, March 28th at 6pm the PRSD School Committee will be meeting at the Middle High School and will be discussing the budget. At this meeting, one topic that the School Committee will discuss are the possible areas that they would identify as areas to cut if the budget fails. There have been multiple public meetings regarding the FY24 Budget and links to videos from those meetings and more information can be found on the district website and the budget website both linked here.
Pentucket Regional School District Parent/Guardian Perception Survey
The purpose of this survey is to understand how parents feel about their experiences with the Pentucket Regional School District and all the schools within the district. If you have children in different schools, please fill out one for each school where you have a child. This survey will be active through March 24th.
March Traffic Shift Expected to Continue
Beginning March 6th driveway construction will require us to adjust the traffic pattern at school during the hours of 8am to 1:30pm. Before and after those times the driveway will function the way it has all year. After 8am the driveway will be closed and all traffic entering and exiting campus will do so at the Farm Lane side entrance/exit (see the picture of campus). At the end of the school day the driveway will be re-opened for dismissal and will stay open until 8am the following day.
Take a look at this screencast link if you would like to hear a description of this change.
We would like to thank Anna Smulowitz and the actors who brought Terezin to Pentucket this past week. It was an amazing show and made a significant impact on our staff and students. Thank you as well to the Pentucket Arts Foundation and Pentucket Education Foundation for their financial support that made this possible. To learn more about the performance visit Terezin.org
March 20 Spring Sports Begin
March 28 and 29 Grade 10 ELA MCAS
March 29 - Going to College Without Going Broke (flyer below)
March 30 - Talent Show
April 11 - MS MCAS ELA Session 1 (Both Grades)
April 12 - MS MCAS ELA Session 2 (Both Grades)
May 10 - MS MCAS Math Session 1 (Both Grades)
May 11 - MS MCAS Math Session 2 (Both Grades)
May 19 - MS MCAS STE 8 (Both Sessions)
THE MIDDLE SCHOOL
CONGRATULATIONS MIDDLE SCHOOL ARTISTS
Ms. Nadeau's is proud to announce that the work of six of our seventh-grade student artists will show their artwork in the Massachusetts Youth Art Month Exhibit the opened on Friday! Pentucket is in Gallery 4 listed under West Newbury. Congratulations to Adeline Carll, Nayana Carvahlo, Holly Cushing, Morgan Murray, Talmadge Gallagher, and MacEachern Sigsworth. Click the link to the exhibit for you to view the beautiful and wide array of work our seventh grade students are doing.
Please join me in congratulating Sydney Pichette for receiving an Honorable Mention in the 2023 Junior Duck Stamp Competition for her oil painting titled, Wood Duck. Sydney's work was up against 185 works from students around the state. Selected works will be part of a 2023-24 exhibit that will travel across the Commonwealth. The exhibit schedule will be announced in April on the MassWildlife website.
Congratulations to Narjis Musa, Julia Spalding, and Gianna Parolisi whose artwork is being recognized at the 2023 MAEA Recognitions Virtual Juried Exhibit!.
DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT PHOTOGALLERY
On Thursday, March 16, 2023 the Middle School Student Council hosted a dodgeball tournament after school in the gym. We had a great turnout, with approximately 70 students attending the event. Below is a link to the photogallery .
MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELING UPDATE
The middle school counselors will be facilitating a classroom lesson on stress management to all 7th graders on Tuesday, 3/21 (7 Claws) and Monday, 3/27 (7 Cubs). The concept of time management will also be tied into the lesson, as oftentimes struggles in this area can exacerbate feelings of stress. By the end of the lesson, students will know tips and tricks to manage their time effectively, as well as have an individualized "toolbox" with coping strategies and ideas for self-care to help with emotional regulation.
Please check the Middle School Student Services Resources webpage regularly for updates and helpful information. We look forward to sharing relevant and useful information with you throughout the school year to support you and our students!
Grade 11 and 12 Armed Forces Recruiting Questionnaire
Parents and Students of Juniors and Seniors,
Prior to releasing contact information for PRMHS students to Armed Forces Recruiters, in compliance with Federal Law 10 US Code 503, we are sending this notice to let you know that you have the option to say no to this request. If you do not wish the school to share this information with Armed Forces Recruiters, please respond to this form. If you do not respond to this form your student's contact information will be shared. Please let the office know if you have any questions.
National Honor Society YWCA Drive
Pentucket NHS Drive to Support YWCA Northeastern Mass
Dates: March 8 - April 5
Collection Locations: PRMHS (Outside Main Office or Student Services), West Newbury, Groveland, and Merrimac Public Libraries
We will be collecting the following items …
Clothing - Packets of Underwear, Sports Bras, T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, Yoga Pants, Leggings, Sock, Slippers
Gift Cards - Market Basket,Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Target, Dunkins, etc.
Reusable Grocery Bags
Stuffed Animals for Children
Hygiene Products - Toothpaste/Toothbrushes, Shampoo/Conditioner, Hair brushes/combs, Soaps/Body Wash, Deodorant, Towels, Face Cloths
Anything connected to Self-Care
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West Newbury, MA 01985
Phone: (978) 363-5507
Fax: (978) 363-2730