Your Weekly Update from Natick High School
We welcomed the entire NPS staff to Natick High School this past Monday. Our Natick High School faculty and staff, pictured to the left, gathered for our first full staff photo since 2019 on Tuesday and prepared for our first day with students. When students arrived Wednesday, there was an air of excitement and certainly a different feeling than the opening of school from the last two years. It has been amazing to see so many smiling faces as we begin the 2022-2023 school year. Everyone is still adjusting to the school day schedule, staff and students, as many are still wired with their summer schedule. It has been a great start to the year! Please enjoy the long weekend with your families, I am sure it has been a long week for you all as parents and guardians getting the start of school organized. Take care.
We are proud to announce that five NHS students have received national recognition because of their academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT®, PSAT™ 10, and/or AP® Exams. They've accomplished these milestones during an immensely demanding period of their high school career. We couldn't be more delighted to share this great news. Congrats!
The following student(s) have been awarded recognition (award key below):
Kelly Lopez: NHRA
Lyla Sneed: NAARA
Matthew Finnerty: NHRA
Richard Raad: NHRA
Victoria Edozien: NAARA
National African American Recognition Award = NAARA
National Hispanic Recognition Award = NHRA
A Few Reminders and Important Points
Late buses start Monday, September 12th for all schools district wide
Student drop off has been going well so far, just a reminder to please pull up to the first cone in front of the building to keep traffic flowing during the busy hours. Please do not use the faculty/visitor lot for student drop off.
School pictures will be taken the week of September, 12th. Please see the order form below in advance if you plan to order student photos.
Host a mentor and teacher from Starfish International in The Gambia, West Africa
We are looking for two Natick families to host for about five months apiece, generally to coincide with the two semesters. For more information, please read more here...
Mr. Fleming has put together a comprehensive website for NHS Yearbook resources. It includes Senior photo requirement guidelines, how to purchase a yearbook, as well as how to advertise. Please see the NHS Yearbook Website here.
Guidance Department Bulletin
Reminder for Parents Who Want to Volunteer--CORI Checks
Reminder If you want to volunteer in schools, you must have a CORI check conducted and you must go into the building with identification (drivers license or passport) to do this. Click here for description of what a CORI check is and does. Without a CORI check, you cannot volunteer in the school. Here is the form to fill out for a CORI.
Protecting Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Cards and Benefits:
Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) clients have been the target of benefit theft through skimming, in which thieves put a device on a store’s card-swiping machine to copy card information. To protect clients from skimming, DTA is requiring cardholders in locations with a high incidence of skimming (Eastern Massachusetts) to set a new PIN to use their EBT over the next few weeks and is encouraging all clients to change their PIN regularly. Cardholders can change their PIN through automated steps by calling the number on the back of their card, as outlined in this flyer. More information and steps on how to change a PIN are available at Mass.gov/ProtectYourEBT and Mass.gov/ProtejaSuEBT, and outreach materials are available in 11 languages.
Updates to the Music Program
This is a particularly exciting year for the Music Department, as Natick is introducing a 3rd-12th grade Orchestra program for the very first time! Students in the 3rd and 4th grade can sign up for violin, viola, or cello, join the lesson program, and play in before-school ensembles just like Band students! We are also adding string ensembles at both Kennedy and Wilson Middle Schools. Beginners are welcome at all grade levels, as well as more experienced players looking for an ensemble experience. Students can sign up for lessons at the music website here or email Sirkka Natti, our new Elementary/Middle School Orchestra teacher, for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. She looks forward to hearing from you!
Paper - On-Demand Tutoring
Natick Public Schools is excited to announce an amazing resource partnering with Paper for on-demand tutoring for ALL NHS students. Paper is a secure, online tutoring service that provides students with unlimited, 24/7 academic support. Whether they’re stuck on homework, studying for a test, or need someone to read and make suggestions to their essays, there will always be experts available online to assist students in over 200 subjects and more than 4 languages. For additional information SEE THE INFO PAGE
Thank you to our PTSO for their ongoing support to our students and faculty. Our PTSO is looking for more volunteers to assist them with their work for the school year. You can learn more about the NHS PTSO, and how to get involved by visiting their website. Thank you in advance for your help!
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- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
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