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Principal's Update - Friday, January 5th 2024

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


    Welcome back and Happy New Year! 


    FREE Rams Academy ELA MCAS Review During February Break

    The following information is from the SVTHS MCAS Remediation Coordinator, Ms. Jessica Brierley: 

    We will be offering a free MCAS review program for students over February break. Please click on the links below for more information.


    Junior Parent/Guardian College & Career Information Night - January 17th from 5:30-6:30pm

    The following information is from the SVTHS Guidance Department:

    Parents/Guardians are invited to a presentation on Wednesday, January 17 from 5:30-6:30pm in the Shawsheen auditorium on post-secondary options for your student. The presentation will include post-secondary options such as licensure programs, military, 2-year & 4-year colleges/universities and employment. We will also discuss the junior year college timeline, main types of admission applications, the common app., SAT test dates, Naviance, Financial Aid overview, and upcoming events.

    Registration is not required; however, if you would please complete the form below it will help us plan accordingly: 

    RSVP for College & Career Night


    Shout Out to DVC Seniors!

    DVC Seniors Adrianna Damiano, Gabriella Lentini and Patrick Tassone were chosen to showcase their artwork in UMASS Lowell's 3rd Annual High School Exhibition last month. Please join me in congratulating these talented students for their accomplishments. Go Rams!


    January Newsletter from the SVTHS Guidance Department

    Click on the following link to view January updates from the SVTHS Guidance Department: SVTHS Guidance Newsletter - January 2024.


    College for Teens - Opportunities at Middlesex Community College

    The following information is from Middlesex Community College:

    Middlesex Community College is offering a College for Teens program for high school students this spring. Our Career Exploration programs are designed to give high school students real word perspectives for academic and career opportunities and the requirements needed to achieve their goals.  Upon successful completion, students can earn one (1) credit for each of these (15 hour) Interdisciplinary Seminars. Exploration courses are taught by MCC faculty.

    • 3/25/24-4/17/24   Med Lab Tech Career Exploration
    • 4/10/24-5/15/24   Business Career Exploration
    • Coming Summer 2024: Engineering/CAD & Public Service Career Exploration

    Here is the College for Teens Information and Enrollment  link: . There, Students will find the Career Exploration programs as well as general interest courses. More information can also be reviewed in the College for Teens Spring 2024 flyer.



    Jessica Cook




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    • Wednesday, January 10: Monthly Staff Meeting at 2:15pm  
    • Thursday, January 11: School Council Meeting at 2:15pm in the School Committee Room 
    • Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
    • Wednesday, January 17: Junior Parent/Guardian College & Career Information Night, 5:30pm-6:30pm
    • Wednesday, January 17: Career Night Open House, 6pm-8pm
    • Friday, January 26: End of Quarter 2