Happenings At MMJSHS!

From the desk of Christopher Lowe, Principal

Community Newsletter : September 2022 Update

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And just like that, the first week of the school year has been completed!

A special thank you to all families, students, and staff that contributed to it being a fantastic opening. From the opening day Pep Rally which welcomed our Seniors, our 7th-Grade Woolies, as well as our new staff, to the opening week activities in the classroom which focused on establishing relationships, our hallways and classrooms had such a positive and energy-filled buzz. So many smiles, laughs, and welcome backs which made the opening days feel so special!

An additional thank you to our Student Council Officers (Gabby Girard, Katelyn Garden, Patrick O'Leary, and Ella Canney), Student Council Advisors (Joanna Morin and Jenn Cronin) for all of their efforts in MC'ing the opening day rally. They did an amazing job to keep the energy flowing and upbeat.

Lastly, a special thank you to our Senior Class President, Jemil Jalloh for sharing encouraging words with the entire student body! the emphasis that Jemil placed on getting involved this year and coming together resonated loudly throughout the halls and will continue to be the message sent forth to our students this year!


Chris Lowe

  • FamilyID Docs
  • Parent Portal Access
  • ChromeBook Repair
  • Events for the months
  • Previously Shared
  • Looking Ahead
  • Woolie Gear
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Family ID Docs

Starting in the 2021-2022 school year, Millbury Junior-Senior High School transitioned the majority of our registrations (athletics), parent/guardian signature pages (student handbook, authorization to photograph), 1:1 device sign-outs, etc. to the online platform in order to streamline the collection of these documents and materials.

Many families that have students participating in athletics are familiar with this platform, which is extremely user-friendly.

We ask that ALL families create an online account on this platform, prior to the start of school, as this is how we will be collecting documents moving forward. ***If you have previously done this, then you simply need to log into the platform using your login information.

Please click the link for a more comprehensive outline of Family ID, how it will be utilized, and how to create an account.

Chromebook (1:1 Device) and Annual Sign-Off Documents

Please find the link that directs you to our annual sign-off sheets and 1:1 device sign-off. We are asking that all families complete this form no later than September 30, 2022.

Student Health and Emergency Form - School Year 2022-2023

Please find the link that Nurse Avramidis recently shared our regarding this year's Student Health and Emergency Forms.

We are asking that families complete this brief form ASAP so we have all the necessary information on file.

Aspen (X2) Parent Portal Access

For families new to our school or families that have yet to sign up for our Parent Portal Access, please check out our portal website which provides necessary information around how to access and use the portal. We have provided narrated tutorial videos on how to use the feature. Please check the link out here.

If you are still having difficulties, please reach out to Ms. Dearborn, our guidance department administrative assistant, at jsizer@millburyschools.org for more assistance.

ChromeBook Repair and Support for our Students

Please see the image below that has been shared with our students and staff regarding ChromeBook issues.

We ask all families to be proactive when there is an issue with the devices, as we want to sure that all of our students have access to devices on a daily basis.

Additionally, we ask that students charge their devices nightly. We encourage all students to keep their chargers at home, as they should be coming to school with a full battery from being charged the night before. Each classroom is outfitted with a charging station in the event that a device needs a quick charge.

There is a direct link to our IT website on the Junior-Senior High School's website.

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No School - Labor Day: September 6

State Primary Elections: September 6

We will be hosting the first of the town voting days in our gymnasium on September 6. All community members are welcome to park in the back of the school and come in and vote!

We will reserve parking in the lower lot in the back of the school.

There will be some congestion during our morning dropoff times from approximately 7:15 - 7:40. Please plan your travels accordingly.

Senior Courtyard Privileges Start: September 6

As part of a senior class privilege, our Class of 2023 can begin eating lunch in the courtyard of our building! Students have been notified that the courtyard space will be open starting September 6 (weather permitting as always).

We are fortunate to have a number of Adirondack Chairs (which we received from a grant several years ago) and picnic tables in the courtyard space where students can enjoy eating in the fresh air and sunlight!

Junior High Safety Presentations with Officer Gasco: September 6 - September 9

Our Junior High School students will be having their Safety presentations with Officer Gasco in smaller groups during their Civics and Geography classes during the week of September 6 -9.

Remaining School Picture Schedule: September 6 and September 7

Please see the schedule below for the remaining photo sessions which are taking place this week.

Order forms are available on the school website.

Tuesday, September 6:

Grade 7 (in the Am)

Grade 10 (in the Pm)

Wednesday, September 7

Grade 12, Shine Program, Star Program, and make-ups for all students (in the AM)

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Marching Band Field Trip to Shaw: September 7 @ 10:00 am

Mr. Dooley and members of our Marching Band will be headed to the Raymond E. Shaw school to host an annual performance for our Shaw Woolies!

This is a great way for our students to promote our Band program at the Junior-Senior High School and to get our Shaw Woolies excited about being a member of the program!

A special thank you to Mr. Tuccio, Mrs. Rosenkranz, and Mr. Rollins for their continued partnership!

Class Meetings: September 7 and September 8

HS class meetings will be taking place on September 7 and September 8 in the Auditorium.

Junior High Class meetings took place last week during our opening 3 days.

Best Buddies Club Meeting: September 8 @ 2:05 in the Media Center

Best Buddies will host its first club meeting this upcoming Thursday, September 8 in the Media Center. The club is always looking to recruit new members! If your child is interested, please have them reach out to the advisors, Mrs. Flaherty and/or Mrs. Keller.

The role of SEPAC Workshop: September 8 @ 6:30 pm

Please click the link for more information about the upcoming SEPAC workshop hosted by our Director of Pupil Services, Ms. Kate Ryan.

High Student Safety Presentations with Officer Gasco: September 12 and 13

Our High School students will be having our annual student safety presentations with our School Resource Officer, Keith Gasco, in the Auditorium on the following dates:

Monday, Sept 12th

D Block-9th grade

E Block-10th grade

Tuesday, September 13th

F Block -11th grade

G Block -12th grade

iReady Fall Diagnostic: September 13 (Math) and September 15 (Reading)

Our students in grades 7 and 8 will be participating in our Fall iReady Diagnostic testing during the window of September 13 - 15.

During this time, students will be taking the first of our three annual diagnostic benchmark testing sessions.

This information is instrumental in how we navigate and strategically support our students throughout the year. Staff will be speaking to our students about the format for the benchmark sessions in the upcoming days.

As with all benchmark testing, these dates are tentative and subject to change if needed.

Senior Parent Night: September 13 @ 6:30 - 8:30 PM in the Media Center

Our Guidance Department will be hosting our annual Senior Parent Night in the Media Center to support our families with the college planning process.

Please reach out to your child's respective counselor for more information regarding the event.

Add/Drop Period Ends: September 14

Class add/drop with the guidance department ends on September 14. This excludes AP courses in which the add/drop period was July 8, 2022, as outlined in the AP contract that students and families signed.

Late Bus Begin Running: September 15

We will have the late bus running again this year on Thursday, starting the week of September 15.

Millbury Athletics Calendar

Please click here for a direct link to our athletics calendar.

Our main Athletics website can be found here.

Any questions related to Athletics or e-Sports can be directed to Mr. Josh MacCreery, our Atheltic Director.

Homecoming Weekend: September 16 - 18

We will be celebrating our Homecoming Weekend with a variety of sporting events and co-curricular offerings.

The events will kick off on Friday, September 16 with the Football Team hosting Blackstone Millville Regional School (BMR).

Please follow @Wooliepride on Social Media for more information or you can reach out to our Athletic Director, Mr. Josh MacCreery for additional information. His email is jmaccreery@millburyschools.org.

Homecoming Dance (Hosted by our very own Best Buddies): Tentatively Scheduled for September 17 @ 6:30 - 8:30 in the Gym

The Best Buddies Club is working to schedule its annual Homecoming Dance for homecoming weekend. We will be sharing out more information with the student body once the plans are finalized.

For more information about the event, please reach out to Mrs. Flaherty or Mrs. Keller.

Sophomore Class Fundraiser - Apparel Sale: September 19 - 30

The Sophomore Class will be hosting the first of their fundraisers for the 2022-2023 school year starting on September 19.

More information about the fundraiser will be coming in the upcoming days/weeks as they finalized their online store and apparel.

Please be on the lookout for social media posts providing more specific information.

Clubs and Activities Fair: Tentatively Scheduled for the Week of September 19 - 23.

We are excited to host our annual Clubs and Activities Fair during the week of September 19 - 23 as a way to get our Woolie Students involved in one of the many clubs and activities.

As part of our student leadership workshop this summer, we have decided to involve our class officers and club/activity representatives in the planning process of this event.

This is a great opportunity for our students to showcase their leadership and planning capabilities. We are excited to see what they come up with!

More information will be shared out once the plan is finalized.

College Fair: September 23 @ 10:00 - 2:00 pm in the Gym

We will be hosting our annual College Fair on September 23 in the gymnasium. Colleges from the area will be present in the gym to provide our student body with information about their programs, campuses, etc.

Please reach out to the guidance department with any questions that you might have regarding the event.

Band Competition @ Auburn High School: September 24 from 4:15 - 9:30 pm

Our Band Program will be competing in the first of their competitors for the 2022-2023 school year at Auburn High School on September 24.

We are so excited to see them back out and performing! It is certain to be another amazing year for our program!

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Band Director, Mr. Jesse Dooley at jdooley@millburyschools.org.

Band Performance - Fall Festival Parade: September 25 in Shrewsbury @ 11:45 am - 2:30 pm

Band Performance - Big E Fair Parade and Performance: September 27 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Fall Safety Forum: September 27 @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm

The Millbury Public Schools, in collaboration with the Millbury Police Department and School Resource Officer, Keith Gasco, will be hosting a Fall Safety Forum for community members in the Auditorium of the Junior-Senior High School on the evening of September 27, 2022 beginning at 6:00 pm.

More information will be shared with the community as the date approaches. We look forward to seeing our students and families in attendance.

Looking Ahead

Parent Teacher Conferences:

Our Parent Conferences are tentatively scheduled to be held on the following dates:

October 20, 2022

March 9, 2023

The dates for these events are selected in order to provide first and second-semester teachers an opportunity to meet with parents/guardians to allow for more in-depth conversations with teachers. More information on how to schedule a conference will be provided closer to the conference dates.

We will be sharing out additional information regarding these events as the dates approach.

Need some Woolie Gear? We have you covered.

Check out the link to our online store where you can get some great Woolie Gear. This store is open 24/7!

Be on the lookout for more gear that will be available during the year through fundraisers and extra-curriculars!

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