Meetings are on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the
Principal's Conference Room (located in the Main Office)
at 7:00 p.m.
If you would like to run for an opening, please note the following:
- Please submit a one paragraph "blurb" about your self and your experiences that would enhance your candidacy for the position.
- Email your paragraph to the principal firstname.lastname@example.org
by September 30th.
- There will be a link with all submissions posted in the October 4th eBlast.
The election of the representatives will take place during Open House on Thursday, October 10th. Parents who are in attendance that evening will elect the 2 representatives.
Please consider serving on the Natick High School Council!
Picture Day @ NHS
School picture day at NHS will be held onTuesday, September 17th AND Wednesday, September 18th.
All students in grades 9 - 12 must go on either day during a study hall, priv, or CDS to get their picture taken.
For grades 9 - 11 this will be your yearbook and ID/iPass photo, as well as your school portrait that families may order.
For grade 12 this will be your ID/iPass photo ONLY. Senior yearbook portraits will be those that are taken off-site.
Locations are as follows:
Tuesday, September 17th: Auditorium (all day)
Wednesday, September 18th: Gymnasium (all day)
Order forms are available in the main office and library, or you may download and print one below. Students should hold on to the forms until picture day, when they can be handed in to the photographer.
~ CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO ORDER FORM ~
Natick High School has been selected to participate in the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) National Youth Leadership Mission to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.! This year's program will be held in November and will bring together more than 110 student delegates from ten ADL offices across the country.
NHS was invited to nominate students from the junior class based on their ability to represent the school, their leadership potential, their willingness to actively participate in group discussions on bias- and diversity- related issues, and their commitment to sharing what they learned on the Mission with other members of the Natick High School community.
While there is no guarantee that our nominated students will be selected to participate in the Mission, the ADL is committed to selecting at least one student from our school to participate in this extraordinary opportunity.
The centerpiece of the Youth Mission is a guided tour of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, where student delegates will examine anti-Semitism and its impact, and explore examples of moral courage in addressing prejudice and discrimination. Additionally, student delegates will meet with prominent national and community leaders to examine other modern-day examples of moral courage and learn how to recognize and address intolerance and prejudice in their own lives and schools.
Junior students were invited to submit an essay in order to be considered, and here are the results:Nominated Students Addison Dlott, Sarah Lagan, Isaac Stone
Honorable MentionRaghu Bhardwaj, Fiona Burke-Scovill, Lexi Ekonomy,
Jessica Federico-Grome, Olivia Gastaldo, Matthew Howe, Marshalee Johnson, Ashley Lemnios
Thank you to all juniors who participated in this wonderful opportunity. Students provided very thoughtful and evocative essays.
Collecting Games for Natick Jr. Medical Reserve Corps
Calling all gently used games!
Did your "Andy" go off to college this fall? The Natick Jr. Medical Reserve Corps. is looking for gently used games and new coloring supplies to be used in emergency shelters for disaster relief.
We will be collecting games at Natick Days on Saturday, September 21st.
Please look for our table which will be located near Town Hall.
All donations are welcome!
Have Old Electronic Items? RECYCLE Them!
The NHS Computer Team and the Natick Recycling Committee are sponsoring a recycling drive to collect old electronic items.
Items such as computers, televisions, small appliances, car batteries,
and more can be brought to the NHS parking lot on:
Saturday, September 28th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Click here for the Informational Flyer!
Need a Library Card? September is Public Library Card Sign-Up Month!
To celebrate we are helping our students get library cards for the Morse Institute Library (and therefore, the Minuteman Library Network) if they don't already have one. Such a card allows students access to many resources that are helpful for schoolwork, homework, and pleasure. Students can see Ms. McDonald to get a library card sign up form.
We are working on this library card initiative in conjunction with the Morse Institute Library. The library is offering a program for middle & high school students (and the adults in their lives) called Helpful Homework Resources on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:00 p.m.
This will be an opportunity to learn about the many library resources that are available 24/7 and to learn about finding reliable information.
Student Council Fundraiser
Finding yourself in need of a BJ's membership or is it time to renew?
Good timing! On behalf of NHS Student Council, BJ's is offering a great deal for memberships!
Applications will be accepted September 16th - 30th.
BJ's will donate $5 per membership fee to Student Council!
CLICK HERE for all the details!
Ready to sign up? CLICK HERE for the application!
Not Enough Time for Breakfast?
Try the following suggestions: Stock the kitchen with healthy options, put out dishes the night before, cut up fruit, encourage setting alarms a few minutes early, include kids in planning and preparing, have a grab and go alternative (fresh fruit, individual boxes of whole grain cereal, yogurt, smoothies, trail mix, or even leftovers from dinner).
Breakfast Feeds Brains!
College Fair Information
Attending a college fair is a great opportunity to begin researching schools and speak with college representatives. Fairs provide students, parents, and colleges an opportunity to both share and exchange information. For information on some popular college fairs and suggestions on navigating college fairs please review College Fairs - Making College Fairs Work For You on our website under College Planning/Resources
TEC College Fair
Tuesday, October 1st
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Waltham High School
For more information visit TEC online!
Canadian College Fair Monday, October 7th
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue, NewtonPTSO Volunteers Needed!
The PTSO needs your help! We sponsor a breakfast before allSAT tests held at NHS. Our first one is Saturday, October 5th and we need some volunteers! If you are interested, email Jane email@example.com
PSAT's will be offered to all juniors on Wednesday, October 16th, during the school day. There is no cost associated with this test if you are a junior.
If you are a sophomore who would like to take the PSAT's, you must register for the test in Guidance. Please bring a check for $14 payable to NHS Guidance to Mrs. DiRienzo in the Guidance office in order to register. Registration will take place September 16th - 27th.
September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month
Started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, during the Johnson administration, the Month was enacted into law, as PL100-402, on
August 17, 1988.
The public, including our students, is more familiar with Black History Month. Hispanic Heritage Month will be introduced at Natick High Schoolthis year. Students and faculty are invited to bring in an item which reflects Hispanic culture or history. Items will be displayed and then returned to their owners.
If you have an item that you would like displayed, please submit
it to the secretaries in the main office at any time through Oct. 14.
Parent Portal (iPass) UpdateThe recent update to the user interface for iPass requires the use of a current browser. Be sure to use a current version of Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer 10.
The iPass upgrade was necessary for our district to get updated software for the online gradebook and the new features that are planned for release later this year from our vendor.
Join the NHS PTSO!
We are very grateful to those of you who have donated their PTSO Membership Dues as part of our PTSO Membership Drive! If you haven't had a chance yet, the Natick High School PTSO would like to invite you to join its organization.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN: Being a member of the PTSO allows you to support your high school and the future of all our children. The nature and extent of further involvement in the organization is entirely up to you. The PTSO is not a money-raising organization. We provide parents, teachers, administrators, and students with opportunities and tools to communicate.
We also help with specific activities to support faculty and students. PTSO dues help pay for the annual teacher and staff appreciation luncheon, scholarships for graduating seniors, breakfasts at SAT tests, and photocopying related to PTSO business.
HOW YOU CAN JOIN: Every parent is a member of PTSO. Become anactive member by completing the Membership Application and sending it with a payment of $15.00 to Saul Berelowitz, PTSO Treasurer, 47 Burning Tree Road, Natick, MA 01760. All donations are tax deductible!Jane Boyle, Co-President, firstname.lastname@example.org Cari Tatian, Co-President, email@example.com
Betsy Rigby, Co-Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Savoia, Co-Vice President, Savoia@comcast.net
Jill Kovatsis, Membership Manager, email@example.com
Saul Berelowitz, Treasurer, Berelowitz@juno.com
Speaker Series: Resilient Parent, Resilient Child
The PTSO will be sponsoring the first Resilient Parent, Resilient Childspeaker series. It will be a wonderful meeting featuring Sports Psychologist, Dr. Adam Naylor, who will speak to students (grades 7-12) and parents about competition, not making a team, and defining your goals and continuing to develop them.
Wednesday, September 25th
Dr. Naylor has a doctorate in sports psychology, is on the faculty at BU, in private practice, and works with elite junior athletes, collegiate athletes, Olympic and professional athletes.
The topic at this meeting will be Raising A Student Athlete: Supporting Towards Excellence
- Identifying your goals and how to develop them
- Brief overview of how sports can be challenging and confusing
- How to deal with not making a team
- How to navigate everything and create balance (school, life, etc.)?
Parents are invited and we encourage you to bring your students in grades 7-12 as well.