January 6, 2017

From the Principal’s Desk…

Dear North Middlesex Families,

I am excited to announce that BYOD (bring your own device) is now avaliable for all students. Students will be able to connect their personal devices to the school internet beginning Monday 1/9. See below for full instructions. Please remind your child that the acceptable use policy for cell phones and other mobile devices remains in place.

NM Cares is sponsoring a ‘High and Seek’ on February 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Townsend Ridge Country Club. This is an interactive presentation for adults only, using a Staged Teenage Bedroom with indicators and warning signs of teenage risky behaviors, such as drug use and underage drinking. Participants tour the bedroom, receive training on current drug and alcohol trends, what to look for, and techniques for communicating with teens. This is a free event for adults aged 21 and up. I hope that many of you will take advantage of this opportunity, designed to help promote early detection and intervention of teenage risky behaviors.

Thank you to those of you who expressed interest in joining the High School Improvement Council. The council will begin meeting on Wednesday February 1 from 2:15- 3:15 in room 1 of the high school. Students, parents, and teachers are needed on the council, and I would love to have more volunteers contribute this important improvement planning work. If you are interested, please feel free to reach out to me.

Sincerely,

Isaac Taylor

Principal

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Monday, January 9

Building Committee meeting - ILC

5pm - 7pm

Monday, January 9

School Committee meeting - ILC

7pm

Tuesday, January 10

SEPAC meeting - Room 1

4:30pm - 6:30pm

Tuesday, January 10

Choral Booster meeting - Room 38

6pm - 8pm

Wednesday, January 11

Athletic Booster meeting - AD’s office

7pm - 9pm

Thursday, January 12

Project Graduation meeting - Room 1

7pm - 9pm

Monday, January 16

No School - Martin Luther King holiday

 

Tuesday, January 17

No School - Professional Development (PreK-12)

 

Thursday, January 19

Superintendent Student Advisory mtg  - Room 14

6pm - 8pm

Thursday, January 19

Project Graduation meeting - Room 1

7pm - 9pm

Friday, January 20

PG Escape Game - Cafe C

5pm - 8pm

Monday, January 23

Semester 2 begins

 

Monday, January 23

School Committee mtg - ILC

7pm - 10pm

Thursday, January 26

Junior Parent Night - Auditorium

6pm - 8pm

Wednesday, February 1

Scholarship Foundation mtg - Room 1

7pm - 9pm

Wednesday, February 1

Hide and Seek @ Townsend Ridge Country Club (sponsored by NM Cares) Adults over 21 only

6pm

Monday, February 6

School Committee mtg - ILC

7pm - 10pm

Wednesday, February 8

Early Release / Professional Development

HS Dismissal @ 10:25am

Thursday, February 9

Program of Studies evening - Auditorium

6pm - 8pm

Monday, February 13

School Committee mtg - ILC

7pm - 10pm

Thursday, February 16

Snow Date: Program of Studies evening - Aud

6pm - 8pm

February 21 - 24

No School: Winter Vacation

 

Monday, February 23

Classes Resume / Quarter 3  begins

 

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is now available for all North Middlesex High School students!  

BYOD is an option, not a requirement, allowing students and staff to bring in their personal devices and connect them to the district wireless for internet access.  Personal devices will not have access to network folders or printing.  For more on the district policy regarding personal technology, please see the “Personal Technology” section on page 3 of the district Empowered Digital Use Agreement located at http://www.nmrsd.org/sites/default/files/policymanual/PolicyIJNDB-R.pdf.

The difference between accessing the internet through BYOD versus the Guest portal is that Guest accounts are only granted for 8 hours at a time and are more limited in potential bandwidth as well as the number of concurrent guest users.  BYOD access is granted to a device until that device has been inactive on the network for 2 weeks.   

To access the district wireless from a personal device follow the applicable directions:

Apple and Windows Devices:

1)    Select the wifi network called “NMRSD_SECURE”

2)    Enter the owner’s district username and password (same as their computer login)

3)    When prompted with a Certificate message related to vipcp.nmrsd.org click “Trust”

Chromebooks and Android Devices:

1)    Select the wifi network called “NMRSD_SECURE”

2)    Enter the following:

a.    EAP Method = PEAP

b.    Phase 2 Authentication = MSCHAPV2

c.    CA Certificate = (unspecified)

d.    Identity = Enter the owner’s district username (same as their computer login)

e.    Anonymous identity = (leave blank)

f.     Password = Enter the owner’s district password (same as their computer login)

 

LIBRARY GRANT

North Middlesex Regional High School is the proud recipient of a grant from The Patterson Family Foundation and Scholastic Reading Club in the amount of $3,300.00.  The purpose of this grant is to help rejuvenate school libraries in an effort to dramatically increase the chances of students finding a book they love and becoming readers for life.  Congratulations to NMRHS librarian Kathy Penney for making this grant a reality.

 

PROJECT GRADUATION UPDATES

2017 Graduating Seniors – Friday June 2, 2017

GO-FUND Me –  to help support Project Graduation - https://www.gofundme.com/zrj89gzw

Any of our committee members would be happy to discuss further   Bouchakl@comcast.net or PGNMRSD@yahoo.com

 

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT UPDATES

Reminder:

Be sure to check out the athletic department website for updates and helpful information for our parents and athletes. http://northmiddlesex.rschoolteams.com/

Winter game schedules, practice schedules, and contest results are located on North Middlesex Athletic Activities.

Here are the instructions to download the Activity Scheduler app:

Activity Scheduler app: (available for IPhone and androids)

  • app name is Activity Scheduler (icon has a blue baseball hat with RST on the hat)

  • app provides game and practice schedules, rosters, scores, notifications of event changes, and more.

Steps to make NM your preferred school:

1.       Select State- Massachusetts

2.       Select Conference- Midland Wachusett League (choose 1st option)

3.       Select School- North Middlesex Regional High School

4.       Select which team(s)/practices you want to follow.

NM Patriot Boosters

The NM Boosters are always looking for volunteers for the concession stand and other club related tasks. Next meeting will be held Wednesday, January 11th at 7pm. Please email Patty Collins, President, nmboosters@gmail.com if you are interested in contributing.

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