• Shawsheen Valley Technical High School

    Principal's Update

    Friday, September 23, 2022

     

    Dear Shawsheen Students, Parents/Guardians, and Colleagues,

     

    Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for last night's 'Meet & Greet!' It was wonderful to have families in the building following student schedules, meeting teachers, and learning more about what students experience on a daily basis. We look forward to inviting parents/guardians back to the building on the evening of Thursday, November 17, 2022 for one-on-one conferences with teachers. We will send out information about how to book conference times when we get closer to that date. 

    Since this was our first time offering a 'Meet & Greet' style parent/guardian-teacher night, we would love to get feedback from everyone who participated! Please complete this brief survey by Friday, October 7, 2022: SVTHS Meet & Greet Feedback Form.

     

    Congratulations to Jayden Donaher

    Please join me in congratulating Jayden Donaher, a senior in ISSN/Programming & Web Development, for earning a letter of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognizing his outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT! Jayden is being commended because he was amongst the top 50,000 students in the nation - Go Jayden!!

     

    Freshman Parent/Guardian Orientation Presentation

    Thank you to all of the families who joined us for last night's orientation. The PowerPoint presentation from that session can be viewed at the following link: Freshman Parent/Guardian Orientation Slides - September 22, 2022.

     

    Title I Parent/Guardian Meeting Presentation

    Thank you to all of the families who joined us for last night's Title I Meeting. The PowerPoint presentation from that session can be viewed at the following link: Title I Parent/Guardian Meeting Slides - September 22, 2022.

     

    Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)

    The Shawsheen SEPAC will have its first meeting of the school year on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 6pm, prior to the PAC meeting scheduled for 7pm. SEPAC meetings are scheduled to occur 1 hour before PAC meetings on a monthly basis throughout the school year. Click on the following link to view all meeting dates for the 2022-2023 school year: PAC-SEPAC Dates 2022-2023.

     

    Senior Yearbook Photos

    The Class of 2023 Senior Photo Deadline is Friday, December 2nd, 2022. Please email yearbook@shawtech.org your senior photo and include your full name and shop. You will receive a confirmation email back.

     

    Cap & Gown Information for Seniors

    If you have not done so already, please view the information shared earlier this week about how to order caps & gowns for graduation by clicking the following link: Cap & Gown Information for Seniors. Please note that the deadline to order is Friday, October 28, 2022.

     

    Attention Shawsheen Students - Get Involved!

    Aside from school attendance, participation in extra-curriculars is a huge predictor of school satisfaction and achievement. Shawsheen offers a wide-variety of clubs and activities in addition to a full athletic offering. These clubs and activities will help build strong connections, fun memories and important soft-skills necessary for post high school success.

    A full list of clubs can be found at the following link: SVTHS Clubs & Activities. If your student doesn’t find something of interest, but has an idea of a new club that might work at Shawsheen, have them connect with Mr. Caruso in the main office or by email. Also, encourage your student to listen to the morning announcements for meeting times and events. Lastly, a new clubs and activities bulletin board will be coming soon!

     

    School Resource Officer Information

    Through our partnership with the Billerica Police Department, we continue to have a school resource officer, Officer Sarah Croke, at Shawsheen this year to help promote school safety and maintain a positive school climate. Officer Croke is also available as a resource to families and can be reached via email. You can view the 2022 School Resource Officer Memorandum of Understanding Between SVTHS and BPD or the SVTHS SRO page for more information.

     

    Quarter One Mid-Term - Friday, September 30, 3033

    Quarter one mid-term grades close next Friday, September 30. Quarter one progress reports will be published in the Aspen Family Portal by Friday, October 7, 2022. Parents/guardians and students will be notified via email once progress reports are available to view in Aspen.

     

    Final Day to Submit Your Name To Run For Parent/Guardian Representative on the School Council

    Shawsheen parents/legal guardians interested in serving as Parent/Legal Guardian Representatives on the School Council should submit the 2022-2023 Candidate Form by Friday, September 23, 2022 to have their names included on the ballot. Click on the following link to view all of the details originally shared about this opportunity: Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 2022-2023 School Council Election Process for Parent/Legal Guardian Representatives.

     

    Best,

    Jessica Cook

    (she/her/hers)

    Principal

     

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    Reminders:

    • Friday, September 23: 2022-2023 Candidate Form for School Council Parent/Guardian Representatives is due
    • Friday, September 30: Q1 Mid-Term
    • Tuesday, October 4: SEPAC Meeting at 6pm 
    • Tuesday, October 4: PAC Meeting at 7pm
    • Thursday, October 6: Homecoming Dance at Shawsheen
    • Friday, October 9: Pep Rally
    • Friday, October 9 - Sunday, October 11: Homecoming Weekend
    • Monday, October 10: NO SCHOOL
    • Wednesday, October 12: PSAT
    • Thursday, October 13: Fall Advisory Dinner
    • Wednesday, October 19: Half-Day - 10:43am Dismissal for Students  
    • Thursday, October 20: College Fair, 6pm-8pm