Shawsheen News

  • Principal's Update - October, 23rd 2020

    The Shawsheen Tech Community is a special one - I have felt this way since I first started working here as a teacher in the fall of 2009. Shawsheen educators are passionate about our mission and believe in our students; Shawsheen students are talented and curious learners who crave relevant, hands-on learning experiences that will prepare them for diverse career paths; Shawsheen families are active partners who are invested in the school and in working with us to best support students; and community partners are relentless advocates and supporters of the work that we do

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  • Billerica Minuteman - Shawsheen’s head of maintenance talks cleaning practices in the time of coronavirus

    Keeping public spaces clean, especially schools, is critical in the fight to keep students and the public safe from coronavirus. Many maintenance departments, including the crew at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, have invested in new ways to take their sanitation practices to a new level.

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  • Principal's Update - October 16th 2020

    Thank you to everyone in our community for another successful week of school. Freshmen wrapped up their third week of exploratory, seniors continued to submit paperwork to receive approval to go out on co-op, and students in all grades continued to settle in to the new pace and tone of our hybrid learning model. We appreciate the effort everyone is putting in to take Covid-19 precautions seriously both inside and outside of school. Thank you to the countless students and families who have made the decision for students to remain home and contact us when they are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.

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  • Principal's Update - October, 9th 2020

    I hope everyone takes time to relax and enjoy the well-earned long weekend ahead of us! I am so proud of the effort everyone in our community - students staff, and families - have put in to making the first month of the school year a success! It has certainly been a challenge, and as we face challenges in life, it is important to reflect on the ways we are able to adapt and exhibit resiliency in the face of those challenges. If anyone had approached me on March 12 and told me that we would kick off the 2020-2021 school year under the restrictions of a global pandemic -

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  • ASPEN FAMILY PORTAL ASSISTANCE

    If you are having difficulty accessing the Aspen Family Portal please read the instructions in this article and follow the link provided.

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  • Fall Sports Information

    As the September 14th Opening Day of School for Shawsheen approaches, you will likely be receiving an increased volume of email from Shawsheen, outlining a number of modifications to procedures or other COVID-19 related decisions that we have made. We apologize in advance for the volume and hope you understand that it was necessary to delay many of these decisions as long as possible to ensure they were aligned with the current COVID-19 conditions in Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury and Wilmington. Today’s email outlines our plan for Fall Sports.

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  • Principal's Update - September 3rd 2020

    As I write to you this afternoon, our staff just wrapped up their 6th day of Professional Development as we work together to prepare for the first day of school on Monday, September 14. As a reminder, that will be a week 2 which means that:

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  • Principal's Update - August, 28th 2020

    It was an exciting week here at Shawsheen with us welcoming our entire staff back to the building on Wednesday to kick off the ten days of professional development we are using to prepare for our reopening under a hybrid model on Monday, September 14. We made progress on working toward our professional development goals for these ten days which, if you haven't seen them already, are listed below:

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  • Principal's Update - August 21st 2020

    Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Parent Forum that Dr. Jackson and I co-hosted on Wednesday. This was an important opportunity for us to provide you with additional information on our fall reopening plans. The thoughtful questions asked throughout the session enabled it to be a successful experience and we appreciate your participation.

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  • Principal's Update - August 17th 2020

    This past Friday, Superintendent-Director Dr. Brad Jackson wrote to all of you regarding adjustments to our hybrid model for fall reopening, which will now have students 100% in-person during shop weeks, and 100% remote during academic weeks. Under this model, we will still identify a group of high needs students who will have the option of 100% in-person instruction during academic weeks, and parents/guardians will still be able to opt for 100% remote instruction for their child on both weeks. I am writing today to follow up on a number of topics related to the preparation and reopening of school for students four weeks from today.

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  • Principal's Update - August 12th 2020

    Dear Shawsheen Students and Parents/Guardians, I look forward to welcoming students back to school on September 14 when we begin our hybrid reopening plan that Superintendent-Director Dr. Bradford L. Jackson and I wrote to you about this past Friday.

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  • Revised School Calendar

    On August 7th 2020 the Shawsheen School Committee voted to revise the 2020-2021 School Calendar

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  • Fall Reopening Update

    Dear Shawsheen Parents/Guardians and Colleagues: I am writing to provide you with an update to our planning efforts for the reopening of Shawsheen this fall. I have been directed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to hold off making any formal and final announcement of our plans for reopening until at least Monday, August 10th, but I thought it was important to provide you with some information that might help you as you plan for the return to school.

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  • Shawsheen Wrestling Coach planning on returning for 36th season: Coach Donovan ready to battle his next opponent — cancer

    For the past 35 years, Shawsheen Tech Wrestling coach Mark Donovan has led his Rams teams to one big victory after another, building Shawsheen into one of the most successful programs in all of New England. Donovan has piled up over 550 wins overall in his remarkable career, including 25 Commonwealth Athletic Conference titles and an incredible 19 Massachusetts State Vocational championships.

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  • Shawsheen’s newest superintendent makes the transition to the district

    The final vote cast in favor of hiring Shawsheen Valley Technical High School’s newest superintendent-director position, Dr. Brad Jackson reflected on the upcoming school year and acclimating to a new district.

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  • Graduation 2020 Video

    Graduation 2020 Video

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  • Click here to see an update from our Interim Superintendent-Director that was sent out to families this morning.

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  • Shawsheen Valley Technical High School Donates Medical Supplies and Personal Protective Equipment

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  • Updates from Principal Jessica Cook regarding student learning during the school closure.

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  • Today’s Update from Interim Superintendent-Director Melanie Hagman

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