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Principal's Update - April 1st 2022

  • Dear Shawsheen Students, Parents/Guardians, and Colleagues,


    Congratulations to students in the Shawsheen music club for their performance last night, in their first event since before COVID! This was intentionally designed to be a small event, with guests attending by invitation only, to help students reacquaint themselves with the stage and live performances in front of an audience after the forced two-year hiatus. We look forward to future events that will be open to the broader Shawsheen community! Go Rams!

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    Permanent Shop Placement - Class of 2025

    Information about how to view permanent shop placements in Aspen was sent to freshman students and their parents/guardians this afternoon. Click the following link to view that information: Permanent Shops for Freshmen.


    Senior Prom Tickets

    Senior prom tickets are on sale for a cost of $60 per guest, and are available for seniors to purchase at the following locations and times:

    • at the school store during lunches 2, 3, 4 & 5.
    • in room 304 (Ms. DeMarco's room) before school, during homeroom, and after school.
    • in room 316 (Ms. Callahan's room) before school, during homeroom, and after school.

    The last day to purchase prom tickets is Thursday, April 14. Per section 7-8 of the SVTHS Student Handbook, students who wish to bring outside guests to senior prom must submit permission slips to the Dean's office prior to purchasing tickets. Permission slips are available in Ms. DeMarco's room (304) or Ms. Callahan's room (316). 


    Junior Prom Information

    The junior prom is scheduled for Friday, June 10, 2022. Additional information regarding the junior prom, including details about purchasing tickets, will be shared prior to April vacation.


    Senior Meeting - Thursday, April 7, 2022

    Next Thursday during homeroom, we will be meeting with the senior class to review pertinent information related to end-of-year topics such as senior signout, upcoming events (such as graduation rehearsal, graduation, and prom), and yearbooks. Information reviewed during that meeting will be shared with parents/guardians of seniors by the end of next week.


    Course Selection Information

    Last week, I wrote to you about Course Selection for the 2022-2023 School Year and provided you with the 2022-2023 SVTHS Program of StudiesCourse selection information meetings began with current grade 9 and grade 11 students this week. Additional information specific to each grade-level is provided below.

    Class of 2023: Juniors have the most options when it comes to the course selection process for senior year. The information reviewed during the course selection information meeting with current juniors was shared with parents/guardians on Tuesday, March 29, by our Academic Director, Ms. Danica Johnston. That information can be viewed by clicking the following link: Class of 2023 Course Selection Information.

    Class of 2024: The course selection information meeting for current sophomores is scheduled for Monday, April 4. Information reviewed during that meeting will be shared with parents/guardians next week.

    Class of 2025: Due to the set course requirements during sophomore year, current freshmen will not engage in a course selection process in the same way that rising juniors and rising seniors will. The information reviewed with the current freshman class can be viewed by clicking the following link: Class of 2025 Course Selection Information


    Summer Spanish for the Class of 2023

    The following message was distributed to parents/guardians of current juniors on Wednesday, March 30 by our Academic Director, Ms. Danica Johnston:

    Shawsheen Valley Technical High School is offering a free virtual Spanish 1 course to interested students in the class of 2023. The Spanish 1 course will begin on June 27, and run every weekday through July 25, excluding July 4. The course will meet daily from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Space is limited so please register by April 8, 2022. 

    Summer Spanish 1 Registration Form


    Summer School

    Details about Shawsheen Summer school (including the cost of courses and registration information) will be shared directly with parents/guardians of students who are at risk of failing one or more core academic classes for the 2021-2022 school year after quarter 3 report cards are published. Students can attend summer school for a maximum of two core academic courses. Summer school courses are offered at Shawsheen for the following subject areas only: English, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. In order to be eligible to attend summer school for a course, a student must earn a minimum final grade of 45. For your planning purposes, please note that summer school will meet on the following dates this year: June 27 - July 1, July 5-8, and July 11-15.


    Reminder: Quarter 3 Report Cards Available Next Week

    Quarter three grades close today. Student report cards for quarter three will be posted in the Aspen Family Portal by the end of the day on Friday, April 8, 2022.



    Jessica Cook




    Quick Links:



    • Friday, April 1, 2022: Quarter 3 Ends
    • Wednesday, April 6, 2022: ASVAB Test at Shawsheen for Registered Juniors & Seniors
    • Wednesday, April 6, 2022: School Council Meeting, 2:30pm, School Committee Room
    • Wednesday, April 6, 2022: NHS Induction Ceremony
    • Friday, April 15, 2022: No School - Good Friday
    • Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22, 2022: No School - April Vacation
    • Friday, April 29, 2022: Early Dismissal at 10:43am


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