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Principal's Update - April 14th 2023

Dear Shawsheen Students, Parents/Guardians, and Colleagues, 

Please join me in congratulating our students who earned High Honors and Honors for the third term! We are proud of these students as this recognition reflects the effort and dedication they have put into both their academic and CTE courses. To be eligible for High Honors, a student must receive no grade lower than an “A” for every course in which they are enrolled. To be eligible for the Honor Roll, a student must receive a minimum grade of “B” for every course in which they are enrolled. The full list of students being recognized can be viewed at the following link: Quarter Three Honors & High Honors - 2022 - 2023 School Year.


"Courage to Remember" Exhibit at Shawsheen Tech After April Vacation

In honor of Genocide Awareness Month, SVTHS is pleased to display the “Courage to Remember” Exhibit in our school library during the week of April 24th. Originally developed by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the exhibit consists of a 40-panel visual narrative that tells the story of the Holocaust. This exhibit, along with the connected curriculum, complies with the Massachusetts Genocide Education Act and Shawsheen’s commitment to promoting an informed and inclusive community.


SVTHS Senior Anthony Bastianelli Recognized as Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) Student of the Year

Congratulations to Anthony Bastianelli, a senior in our Drafting program, for getting recognized at the MAVA Student of the Year Banquet at Mechanics Hall in Worcester last night! 

Anthony Bastianelli, a senior in the Drafting Program, is the son of Elaine and Dino Bastianelli of Billerica. Anthony is ranked 28th in his class with a 3.85 GPA earned in a challenging academic program that includes two Concurrent Enrollment courses in English Composition I and Calculus for Science and Engineering. Anthony serves as a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers for his local church. Additionally, Anthony is a member of SkillsUSA and competed at the state level during his junior year. Anthony rounds out his extracurricular activities by competing on the track team and was elected as a Captain by his peers on the swim team. Anthony has been recognized as a Senior of the Month for his outstanding achievements and citizenship and has earned the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Award. Anthony is currently employed in a cooperative position at Manganaro Northeast, LLC as a design intern creating drawings and documents ahead of construction projects. He also maintains a part-time job serving customers at a barbecue restaurant. Anthony will be pursuing a degree in Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. 



Universal Mental Health Screening for 9th Grade Students

The following information was originally shared by the Shawsheen Guidance Department:  

Beginning on May 8, 2023, in our continuing efforts to support the well-being of all our students, we will be administering a universal screener of social, emotional & behavioral health to our 9th grade students. Shawsheen will use the Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System-2 (BIMAS-2) which is a research-based screening tool. We believe this will help all our students thrive academically and vocationally by identifying students who may benefit from additional social and emotional supports and interventions, much like some students benefit from additional academic supports and interventions. Please follow links below for more information:

If you would like to opt your 9th grade student out of the screening, please complete the Opt-out form below by Thursday May 4, 2023.


Reminder: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for 9th Grade Students

The following information was originally shared by the Shawsheen Guidance Department:

Starting on April 24, 2023, our school counseling and health staff will begin a health screening called SBIRT. SBIRT stands for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment. SBIRT is used to screen for alcohol, nicotine, tobacco, and other drug use. This health screening is required by Massachusetts’ law.

Please follow links below for more information:

If you would like to opt your 9th grade student out of the screening, please complete the Opt-out form below by Friday April 21, 2023. Your student may also opt out at the time of the screening.


We hope everyone has a great April Vacation! We look forward to welcoming students back to a Week 2 schedule on Monday, April 24, 2023.


Jessica Cook




Quick Links:


  • Tuesday, April 25 - Wednesday, April 26: Seal of Bilteracy Exam
  • Wednesday, April 26: Deadline to Place Yearbook Ads
  • Wednesday, April 26: Last Day of Senior Prom Ticket Sales
  • Friday, April 28: Last Day of Junior Prom Ticket Sales
  • Friday, May 5: Senior Prom
  • Wednesday, May 10: School Council Meeting at 2:30pm
  • Thursday, May 11 - Friday, May 12: The Shawsheen Drama Club Presents "Bye Bye Birdie"
  • Tuesday, May 16: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)  
  • Tuesday, May 16 - Wednesday, May 17: Mathematics MCAS
  • Friday, May 19: Junior Prom
  • Friday, May 26: Senior Sign Out
  • Friday, May 26: Last Day to Purchase Yearbooks
  • Wednesday, May 31: Graduation Rehearsal & Senior Class Outing
  • Thursday, June 1: Graduation
  • Friday, June 2: Graduation Rain Date