February 9, 2018

February 9, 2018

From the Principal’s Desk…

Dear North Middlesex Families,

With the Program of Studies Evening coming up next Thursday February 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., I wanted to share some thoughts about Advanced Placement (AP) classes.

North Middlesex Regional High School offers a choice from fifteen (15) Advanced Placement (AP) courses. AP courses available at NMRHS are; AP English Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Probability and Statistics, AP Studio Art- 2D Design, AP Studio Art - 3D Design, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP U. S. History, AP Psychology, and AP Spanish Language and Culture. AP classes present an excellent opportunity for students to experience college-level work while still in high school. The workload is rigorous and demands a significant time commitment outside of the school day.

AP classes culminate in an exam. The exams are available to all students for a fee. Students are expected to take the exam. It is important to note that taking the exam does not guarantee that prospective colleges will honor the AP credit. Many colleges require students to earn a score of 3 out of 5 or higher to qualify for college credit. Others will not honor AP credit earned in the student’s proposed major field of study, preferring instead that students take those entry-level classes at the university level. Some very selective schools do not honor AP credit at all. It is important to check with admissions offices at prospective schools regarding their AP policy.

It is tempting for students to register for as many AP classes as they can. In a time of increasing college tuition and competitive entrance requirements, more may appear to be better. Students and their parents are urged to keep in mind that AP classes move at a very rapid pace and require students to work independently and complete many hours of homework. It is a commitment not to be taken lightly, especially in the case of students who have other responsibilities and extra-curricular activities. While AP classes are an excellent opportunity for academic enrichment and advancement, the decision to register for these classes should be made in consultation with teachers, counselors, and parents.

Sincerely,

Isaac Taylor, Principal

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UPCOMING EVENTS

DATE

EVENT

TIME

Friday, February 9

Teacher Talent Show - PAC

7pm - 9pm

Saturday, February 10

Project Grad: Comedy Night - PAC (details below)

7pm - 10pm

Monday, February 12

Building Committee meeting - LGI (room 120)

5pm - 7pm

Monday, February 12

School Committee meeting - LGI (room 120)

7pm - 10pm

Tuesday, February 13

Snow date: School Committee meeting - LGI (rm 120)

7pm - 10pm

Tuesday, February 13

Choir Boosters meeting - Rm 110

6:15pm - 8pm

Thursday, February 15

Program of Studies night / Grades 8-11

6pm - 8pm

Thursday, February 15

Band Boosters meeting - Room 112

6:30pm - 8pm

February 19-23

Winter Vacation - NO SCHOOL

 

Friday, March 2

Two one-act plays: Check Please & Black Comedy

7pm - 10:30pm

Saturday, March 3

Two one-act plays: Check Please & Black Comedy

7pm - 10:30pm

Monday, March 5

School Committee meeting - LGI (room 120)

7pm - 10pm

Tuesday, March 6

Snow date: School Committee meeting - LGI (rm 120)

7pm - 10pm

Tuesday, March 6

Choir Boosters meeting - Rm 110

6:15pm - 8pm

Wednesday, March 7

Scholarship Committee meeting - Annex

7pm - 9pm

Thursday, March 8

Early Release - Grades K-12 (No School PreK)

HS dismissal @ 10:25am

WHAT’S HAPPENING…

CONGRATULATIONS to the NM Varsity Cheerleaders for placing first at the Fun Competition and receiving a regional qualifying score. Great job ladies! Their next competition is on Saturday in Wilmington. Good luck!

PROGRAM OF STUDIES NIGHT

Mark your calendar! Our annual Program of Studies evening is on Thursday, February 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for families to talk to our faculty about the curriculum, and get advice and suggestions for course selection. Teachers and guidance counselors will be available to talk about specific courses, explain the difference between college prep, accelerated and advanced placement options, and support families with planning student course loads in preparation for college admission. I hope to see many of you at NM on this evening.

REMINDER: P.E./Athletic Locker Rooms are locked during the school day. Athletes can drop bags off before school, the next time to access these bags will be after school. School issued lockers should be used during the school day. Thanks!

PROJECT GRADUATION

Comedy Night – Join NMRHS Project Graduation on Saturday, February 10th from 7pm to 10pm for a great evening out. Enjoy a night of laughter in the high school auditorium.

COVER - $25 @ door / $20 advance purchase / $25 advance PREMIUM Reserved seating.  

Contact any committee member for tickets – see the event on our Facebook page NMRHS Project Graduation pgnmrsd@yahoo.com   508 736 5116 Kris Bouchard

NMRS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Kenny Chesney tickets at Gillette Stadium!

The NM Scholarship Committee encourages all students to participate in our annual raffle. We hope that all students reserve their "10 tickets" here.  Students can sign up for tickets to sell between now and January 12th.  A member of the Scholarship Committee will then be available both during lunches and after school on January 16h 10:30-12:30 and 2:00-6:00pm, and January 17 10:3-12:30  to distribute the actual tickets.

Sold ticket stubs and money as well as any unsold ticket stubs are due February 14, 2018.

Each student who sell 10 tickets will be entered into a raffle to win $100.  (We did this a few years ago with our Taylor Swift raffle)

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