Principal's Newsletter

  • Principal's Newsletter - 9/16/19

    Posted by Principal on 9/16/2019

    To parents and families,

    It is my sincere honor to be sharing with you our first newsletter of the 2019-2020 school year. The first few weeks of the year have been tremendously positive on a number of levels.  Staff and students have had to deal with some significant transitions this fall and everyone has responded very well.  

    As we settle into a new school year, I wanted to share a few early highlights.  Our annual Patriot Pride Day was a rousing success featuring a staff/student barbeque, a pep rally, and a number of student-run activities on our backfields.  It was a wonderful way for our school community to come together and show off what Patriot pride really looks like.  

    Additionally, we are happy to report that we have now resumed a full schedule of home games for all of our teams this fall.  Our field hockey, boys and girls soccer, and football programs have all played home games on the new turf, and the large crowds at these events are truly helping establish a new sense of pride for our athletic teams.

    Our new FLEX block - though still a work in progress - has had an overwhelmingly positive impact on our students thus far and I am excited about the opportunities that will continue to sprout as a result of FLEX.  I want to offer special thanks to both Catelynn Hillman and Sarah Hancock - two teachers that have been the heart and soul of our FLEX block - for their organization, communication, and passion involved in helping ensure the efficacy of this aspect of our schedule.

    In staffing news, we are proud to announce that Spanish teacher, Jess Racioppi was recently recognized as the 2019 Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) New Teacher Award for excellence in world language teaching.  This is a prestigious honor and we are excited that Ms. Racioppi will be representing NMRHS at this year’s MaFLA conference where language teachers across the state gather for a three-day conference to participate in a variety of workshops and sessions to improve their knowledge in best practices for WL teaching. On the last day of the conference, Saturday, October 26th, Ms. Racioppi will be accepting the New Teacher of Excellence Award.

    Finally, I am happy to recognize Alison Roush, a member of the class of 2020.  Alison has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist! This is a very distinguished recognition and we are extremely proud that one of our seniors has an opportunity to receive such a dubious award.  Congrats to Alison on all of her hard work and dedication. Best of luck!

    I have included a thorough list/updates of upcoming important dates that parents, families, and students should be aware of.  Please feel free to reach out should you have questions or concerns.  

    We will be connecting to all parents and families very soon to share information on our plan to establish a Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) this year as a means of enhancing communication between all stakeholders and create a forum in which parents/guardians can have an active role in school-related activities and fundraisers.

    On a personal note, I want to thank the students, parents, families, community members, teachers, and all other stakeholders that have so warmly welcomed me into the NM family.  I am truly honored to be part of such an amazing community that values its school and students so passionately. I look forward to meeting and getting to know, you all in the coming weeks and months as we work toward providing all students at North Middlesex Regional High School with a rich, meaningful educational experience.

     

    My best,

    Timothy McMahon

    Principal 

    North Middlesex Regional High School




    Important Dates/Events:

     

    Upcoming athletic events

    The calendar for all athletic events can be found at:  NMRSD.org/athletics

     

    NM Merchandise

    A wide assortment of NM gear can be found at the link below.  It’s well worth a look!

    http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/massachusetts/townsend/north-middlesex-regional-high-school

     

    9/21 & 9/22 - NOLA Service Learning Fundraiser

    10am (both Saturday and Sunday) @NMRHS.

    Car wash and yard sale fundraiser to support students attending the annual NOLA service trip in February.

     

    9/25 Early Release

    Students are dismissed early.  Staff engage in professional development activities.

     

    10/3 Senior Parent Night 6pm - Performing Arts Center (PAC)

     

    10/16  PSATs

    PSAT’s will be administered to all juniors - at no cost - on Wednesday, October 16th, during the school day.  We have a limited number of tests available for sophomore students to take this year at a cost of $15.00. Any sophomores interested in taking the PSAT should see Mrs. Jamieson in the Guidance Office.  Payment is needed to secure a spot and sign-ups/test availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Upon signing up, a practice booklet will be provided.

     

    10/23  The North Middlesex Wind Symphony Fall concert 7:00pm.  

    They will be playing two masterworks for band in Gustav Holst's Second Suite in F and David Maslanka's Give Us This Day.  Admission is by donation.  We hope you can join us for a moving night of music making by our talented students!

     

    10/25 Homecoming Dance

    Dance is open to NMRHS students only.  Students must bring their NM school ID to enter.

     

    10/28 Women in Engineering and Computing Career Day Field Trip

    Email Mr. Dellasanta for details

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  • Principal's Newsletter - August 2019

    Posted by Principal on 8/14/2019

    August 2019

    Dear North Middlesex Families:

    On behalf of the faculty and staff of North Middlesex Regional High School, I would like to welcome back all of our students for another year of learning and growth.

    This year, our New Student / Freshman Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 20th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

    • New students, as well as the incoming freshman, should feel free to attend and get the feel of the school building and their lockers. Student Council members, as well as staff, will be on hand to answer questions from students and parents.

    I am excited to announce that we will be starting the school year with our 5th annual Patriot Pride event for all students during the afternoon on Thursday, August 29th. This event was conceived by a group of former high school students who felt that it was important to actively build a positive culture of pride at NM. The event will include a BBQ lunch, activities fair, class meetings, pep rally, and other class events. I would like to commend all the students and staff who have worked throughout the summer to make our 5th annual Patriot Pride event a reality.

    Important dates to remember:

    • Tuesday, August 20 ~ New Student/Freshman Orientation (6:00pm-7:00pm)
    • Tuesday, August 20 ~ Parking Permits: Class of 2020 (8:00am - 11am)
    • Tuesday, August 20 ~ Parking Permits: Class of 2020 (12:30pm - 2:30pm)
    • Wednesday, August 21 ~ Parking Permits: Class of 2021 (8:00am - 11am)
    • Wednesday, August 21 ~ Parking Permits: Class of 2021 (12:30pm - 2:30pm)
    • Thursday, August 22 ~ Parking Permits: All grades (9:00am - 9:45am)
    • Thursday, August 22 ~Parking Permits: All grades (9:45am - 10:30am)
    • Wednesday, August 28 ~ First day of school - All students / Grades 1-12
    • Thursday, August 29 ~ Patriot Pride Events
    • Friday, August 30th ~ No School - Labor Day Recess
    • Monday, September 2 ~ No School - Labor Day Recess
    • Thursday, September 5 ~ Student (ID) Photos / grades 9-12 (7:30am - 11:00am)
    • Friday, September 6 ~ Absentee student (ID) photos Grades 9-12 (8:00am)
    • Thursday, September 12 ~ Open House (6:00pm - 8:00pm)

    As always, we look forward to the upcoming school year with much enthusiasm as we strive to provide the best experience and opportunities for every student.

    Sincerely,
    Tim McMahon, Principal

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