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Principal's Update - Friday, December 15th 2023

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


    The SkillsUSA Leadership Team's annual Toys for Tots drive ended last Friday, with a total of 385 toys donated by members of the Shawsheen community! Thank you to all who participated, and a special shout out to the SkillsUSA Leadership Team for their efforts.




    The following information is from the MA Department of Elementary & Secondary Education:

    The Department has partnered with the nonprofit uAspire to provide free support to students and school staff to help seniors complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For Students: uAspire will offer a FAFSA webinar for students three times: 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3; 5:00-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30; and 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27. Registration is open online. In addition, FAQs are available in English and Spanish, and more resources are posted on, and 


    Reminder: AFL-CIO Scholarship Test for Seniors - Register by Friday, December 22, 2023

    The following message is from the SVTHS Co-op Office:

    The 66th annual Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship Award Program application period is now open. This program will award over a half million dollars in scholarships this year.  All graduating seniors in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who are seeking a college degree or job training are eligible to compete. Students must register for the program before December 22, 2023 and take an online exam consisting of 30 multiple choice questions and one written essay.  The test will be administered at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School during the week of February 5, 2024. Students can register for the scholarship exam by visiting the AFL-CIO website at and submitting the form. For more information, please see your guidance counselor.


    Reminder: Friday, December 15 - Quarter 2 Mid-Term

    Quarter 2 mid-term grades closed today. Mid-term progress reports will be published in Aspen by Friday, December 22, 2023.



    Jessica Cook




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    • Friday, December 15: Quarter 3 Mid-Term
    • Friday, December 22: Last day for seniors to register for the AFL-CIO Scholarship Exam - Scholarship and Labor Education Program | Massachusetts AFL-CIO ( 
    • Friday, December 22: Half-day for students - 10:43am dismissal   
    • Monday December 25 - Friday December 29: Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
    • Monday, January 1: New Year's Day - NO SCHOOL
    • Tuesday, January 2: Staff Professional Day - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
    • Wednesday, January 10: Monthly Staff Meeting at 2:15pm