Happenings At MMJSHS!
From the desk of Christopher Lowe, Principal
Community Newsletter : September 2022 Update
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!
Family ID Docs
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
Student Health and Emergency Form - School Year 2022-2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more assistance.
ChromeBook Repair and Support for our Students
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.
No School - Labor Day: September 6
State Primary Elections: September 6
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
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)
Marching Band Field Trip to Shaw: September 7 @ 10:00 am
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
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
The role of SEPAC Workshop: September 8 @ 6:30 pm
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
Late Bus Begin Running: 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 email@example.com.
Homecoming Dance (Hosted by our very own Best Buddies): Tentatively Scheduled for September 17 @ 6:30 - 8:30 in the Gym
For more information about the event, please reach out to Mrs. Flaherty or Mrs. Keller.
Sophomore Class Fundraiser - Apparel Sale: September 19 - 30
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
More information will be shared with the community as the date approaches. We look forward to seeing our students and families in attendance.
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.
Be on the lookout for more gear that will be available during the year through fundraisers and extra-curriculars!
Millbury Memorial Junior-Senior High School
The Millbury Public Schools ensures equal employment and educational opportunities for its employees and students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity (M.G.L. c. 151B and 151C, Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX), or on the basis of disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/ADA) or homelessness. In addition, the Millbury Public Schools does not discriminate against its employees on the basis of age (M.G.L. 151B/ADEA) on the basis of veteran's status, or genetic information.