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Natick High Students Participate in 'Hour of Code'

Here are 5 things to know today in Natick.

'Hour of Code.' Graphic courtesy NHS
'Hour of Code.' Graphic courtesy NHS
1. In honor of Computer Science Education Week students at
Natick High and around the world participated in the "Hour of Code."

More than 80 NHS students participated in the event. According to code.org
"9 out of 10 schools do not offer computer programming."

Natick High is one of the 120 schools in Massachusetts which offers a variety of courses which include computer programming.
Computer science is a top paying college degree and computer programming jobs are growing at two times the national average.

2. Parents of students planning to take the SAT in the spring are invited to take a free webinar, 6 Secrets to Help Your Child Conquer the SAT, on Dec. 18 at 8:30 p.m.

Register now by clicking here.

3. An informational program for parents/guardians of students currently in Grade 8 at Kennedy, Wilson, charter and private schools will be conducted on Jan. 15.

Tours of Natick High School will begin at  6:30 p.m., while the program itself will be from 7-9 p.m. in the Natick High auditorium. 

Information will be presented relating to selecting courses for grade nine and planning a four-year high school program. High School department heads will be presenting information regarding course offerings for ninth-graders. A representative from Keefe Tech will also present information.

High school counselors will visit the Natick middle schools in January to provide the students with scheduling materials and information about course selection.

Middle school counselors will be meeting with grade eight students to work out grade nine programs of study beginning in February.

4. In case you missed it: Natick Locals to be Featured in Walnut Hill’s Production of The Nutcracker.

5. Forecast:

Tuesday: Here we go again.... snow breaks out by 10AM and lingers until 8PM or so. 2-5" swath of snow will lead to some travel disruption tomorrow afternoon & evening. Teens inland, 20s coast, and 30s SE Mass.

Wednesday: Sunny skies. Highs mid to upper 20s.

Thursday: Milder with a mix of sun & clouds. Near 40!!

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