Happenings At MMJSHS!
From the desk of Christopher Lowe, Principal
October has come and gone, but what an amazing month it was for our school and community. Our days and nights were full of amazing activities that only continued to strengthen the bond between, students, staff, families, and our community at large. We are continuously amazed at just how much pride and support there is for any and all activities that we have going on at our school.
Much like October, November is sure to be packed with a variety of activities and events to keep the connection between school and community strong and active! We look forward to seeing all of our families on campus celebrating what is sure to be another amazing month!
As always, thank you for your continued support and partnership!
Student Spotlight 🙌
Meet our School Photographers Kaitlyn and Ava
Here is a bit of information to help you get to know Kaitlyn and Ava better! Make sure to say hello if you see them at an upcoming event.
Kaitlyn Garden, Class of 2023 --
Kaitlyn is a senior here at Millbury this year! She has been leading photography at the school for 2 years and couldn’t be happier that she was given this opportunity. She is so thankful for the response from the community regarding her photos from sports games, band events and more. On top of this, she is the student council vice president and a member of numerous clubs. She plans to attend college in the Fall of 2023 and hopes to major in Communications.
More of her work can be viewed on Instagram @kaitlyngardenphotos.
Ava Jendrysik, Class of 2025 —
Ava is a sophomore at Millbury this year. Accompanying roles as class president and president of Millbury UNICEF, Ava has joined in helping contribute and manage media for both photography and videography within school over the past year. She would like to express her gratitude for this opportunity and thank not only the school but all the involved community altogether for the opportunity, memories, and a kind response to her work.
More of her work can be viewed on Instagram @byavajendrysik.
Campus Update 🏢
Saint Gobain will be revealing the winning schools on November 18 and we look to updating the community as soon as possible!!
Interested in seeing pictures from our events!?!?
Carpenters Union Shop Fridays are underway!
Last month, students participated in Wood Framing.
Innovative Pathways coming to Millbury Memorial Junior-Senior High School
We will be sharing more information with the community in the upcoming weeks and months to share what this will look like moving forward!
Please be on the lookout for more information. In the interim, you can read more about the Innovative Pathway Programs here.
Weight Room Renovations to begin December 12
I am happy to finally share that we are fortunate to be converting our weight room into an updated fitness center. We have been working with a variety of groups in order to make this a reality.
The current weight room will be receiving a makeover with updated equipment, flooring, a turf-inlay, updated audiovisual equipment, new windows, etc. The project went out to bid several weeks ago and we are happy to have a contract in place.
We are looking to have renovations begin around Christmas break.
A special thank you to everyone that is involved in the amazing opportunity for our school!!
Applying for FAFSA? Please read this most recent update from the State regarding their new MassAid program
- View and compare the costs of attending any college and university in Massachusetts, beginning with the first four Massachusetts colleges that they listed in their FAFSA;
- View their Expected Family Contribution – the amount the federal government expects students and families to pay towards the cost of college – as calculated by the FAFSA;
- View their federal Pell Grant award amount;
- View their potential eligibility for 11 different forms of state financial aid, based on the student’s FAFSA data and additional information that the student can provide through the tool; and
- Access additional information regarding state financial aid programs and contact information for the financial aid offices of every Massachusetts college and university.
Academic Dates to Remember
TERM 1 (45 Instructional Days)
August 31st 2022 - November 4th 2022
Grades close for midterm - Friday, September 30, 2022
Progress Reports - ready for viewing Tuesday, October 11th
Term 1 ends: Friday, November 4th, 2022
Report Cards - ready for viewing Monday, November 14th
📆 Our Schedule This Month
Freshmen Class Hooded Sweatshirt Fundraiser: October 31 - November 11
An informational flyer will be shared out during the month of October so please be on the lookout for more information!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Class of 2026 advisors, Mrs. Chloe Przygoda and/or Ms. Lindsey Briggs.
National Honor Society Interviews: November 2
If you have any questions, please reach out to our NHS advisor, Mr. Jonathan Cunha.
Class of 2025 Ring Celebration Luncheon: November 2 @ 12:45 in the Media Center
AP Math Saturday Session @ MHS : November 4 from 8:00 - 12:00 pm
Our AP Math students will be receiving more information from their teacher and/or our AP Coordinator, Mrs. Sarah Comeau.
If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to Mrs. Comeau directly.
Jr. High Kindness Week: November 7 - November 11
If you have any questions, please reach out to our advisors, Mrs. Comeau and Mrs. Channel.
Environmental Council Waterbottle Fundraiser: November 7 - November 18
State Primary Elections taking place at MHS: November 8
MCAS ELA and Math November Retests: November 9 and 10 (ELA), November 15 and 16 (Math)
Identified students have been notified of the upcoming testing window.
iReady Parent Night: November 9 in the Auditorium from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The event will be taking place on November 9 at 6:00 pm in the Auditorium.
Veteran's Day Assembly: November 10 @ 9:00 am in the Media Center
Band and Chorus Fall Concert: November 10 @ 7:00 pm in the Auditorium
We hope to see another packed house as our students showcase their amazing talents!
Veterans Day - No School: November 11
Student Council Calendar Fundraiser: November 14 - 23
If you have questions or are interested in purchasing one, please see one of our officers or our student council advisors, Ms. Joanna Morin and/or Mrs. Jen Cronin.
The Lions Club Speech Contest: November 17 @ 7:00 pm in the Media Center
Carpenters Union Shop Friday: November 18
The first two installments have been extremely rewarding for our students and we are excited to continue watching this partnership flourish!
Fall Play Performance: November 18 - 20
The performances will be held at the following times:
- Friday, November 18 @ 7:00 pm
- Saturday, November 19 @ 7:00 pm
- Sunday, November 20 @ 2:00 pm
We hope to see our Auditorium packed with the community as we watch our students showcase their amazing skills and talents!
NHS Induction: November 21 @ 6:00 pm in the Auditorium
We will be sharing out more information as the event draws closer.
The Athletics Department Presents - Meet the Coaches Night (Winter): November 22 @ 6:30 pm in the Auditorium
If you have specific questions, please reach out to Mr. MacCreery directly.
Wellness Day and Pep Rally: November 23
To close out the early dismissal day, we will be hosting a pep rally to welcome us into the Thanksgiving Day holiday break!
Half Day of School - Dismissal @ 11:00 am: November 23
Thanksgiving Break - No School: November 24 and 25
Thanksgiving Day Football Game versus Grafton at 10:00 am @ Alumni Field: November 24
We are excited to host this year's event at our own Alumni field.
Looking Ahead 🗓
Junior High Student Leadership Group hosts a Junior High Dance: December 2 in the cafeteria @ 6:00pm
Interested in watching some Athletics contests? Please click the link below to view our Athletics Calendar.
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.