Fall Outing for Grades K-5 on October 19th!

Fall is in the air and the leaves are starting to put on their annual show of color! It’s that time of year when we begin to get cozy and find ways to enjoy all that the season has to offer. Students and Learning Coaches are invited to share in a little agricultural history and math activities at our elementary outing of the year at Red Apple Farm in Phillipston on Thursday, October 19th! We have a lot of fun activities planned. The farm staff will tell us a little about the farm’s history and what they harvest and we will have an opportunity to explore some math and art concepts with pumpkins. Part of the day will be to count seeds in a pumpkin after estimating how many are in there, so be sure to bring something to help protect clothes while we pull seeds out of the inside goop! Please see this flyer for more information and to let us know if you are coming so we know how best to prepare: K-5_October_Outing

School Calendar Reminders

This is a reminder that there is no school on Monday, October 9th, as it is Columbus Day. There will also be no school for students on Friday, October 20th, as it is a professional development day for our teachers. Our School Calendar has been posted to this web site. You can click here for a link to a downloadable/printable calendar that you can display at home as a reminder of our school dates.

MCAS 10th Grade Retest Dates Set

For students who need to retake 10th grade MCAS tests, the dates of those tests have been set: November 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16. Students who will need to retake the test will be notified of where the test has been scheduled as we get closer to the time. Some of our teachers will need to cancel live lessons during the testing period, but asynchronous work will be assigned so students impacted will still need to complete school work and be in attendance on those days per our handbook attendance policy.

Some of you have been asking about MCAS results for students who took the test last spring. We are waiting for the state to release the results. As soon as that happens and the results are shipped to us, we will be mailing them out.

Enjoy the long weekend! Dr. Judith Houle, Executive Director