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THE
HOLBROOK PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
HAS EARNED



STATUS!

The unfailing efforts of the students, teachers, staff and administration of the Holbrook Public Schools have enabled the District to achieve this unprecedented accomplishment.  The support of the parents and School Committee provided the continuous encouragement and financial resources essential to attaining this success.


The 2013-2014 school year was marked with personnel re-deployment and programmatic changes that were calculated and deliberate.  A new Curriculum Director, Reading Coordinator/Instructional Specialist, strategic mathematics teacher assignments, supplementary mathematics classes, and an enhanced Bulldog Academy contributed to the District’s improvement.  Faculty and staff diligently applied themselves throughout the year aligning curriculum to the approved standards and ensuring that students mastered the identified critical skills and concepts.


Established by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) scores for students in grades 3 through 10 determine the District’s rating.  Based on its lowest ranked school, a district is labeled Level 1 through Level 5 with Level 1 designating the top performing districts or schools.  Individually, the schools are ranked: John F. Kennedy – Level 2; South – Level 1; and the Junior-Senior High – Level 2.  The 2013-2014 MCAS scores were exceptional since the status rating is determined on the basis of the current scores plus a three-year “look back.”  Therefore, this year’s rating is also affected by the previous three years of data.


Although we are proud of this achievement, we are not satisfied with Level 2 status.  Continuous improvement is our goal and we will not settle for less than Level 1 status.  On November 4, 2014, the Holbrook taxpayers will have the opportunity to join in recognizing the students’ remarkable performance and assisting them in achieving Level 1 status by providing an adequate, tremendously improved educational environment; the new Pre-K to grade 12 building, equipped with 21
st Century technology and resources, will enhance the educational experience and opportunities for all Holbrook students.

 

Daily Announcements


MCAS TESTING UPDATE
Due to snow days and school cancellations, the Massachusetts Department of Education has revised the statewide MCAS testing schedule.   
Please note the revised MCAS testing dates.  

Test

*New 
Administration 
Date*

Grade 7,8,and 10 ELA Reading Comprehension
(Sessions 1 and 2)


    Tuesday,
      March 31    

Grade 7,8 and 10 ELA Reading Comprehension
(Session 3) 


Wednesday, April 1 

 ELA Composition
Grades 7 and 10





Thursday, April 2

ELA Composition
Make-Up
(Grades 7, 8 and 10)


Wednesday, April 8

Grade 7, 8, and 10 Mathematics
Session 1


Tuesday, May 19

Grade 7, 8, and 10 Mathematics
Session 2


Wednesday, May 20

High School STE
(Science, Technology, Engineering
Session 1


Monday, June 8

High School STE 
(Science, Technology, Engineering)
Session 2


Tuesday, June 9


**Please be sure students arrive to school on time, are well rested and have eaten breakfast. These all have a very positive effect on student performance. **   


 
NEWSPAPER CLUB
Check out the new Holbrook Hub website and blog!
Go to http://theholbrookhub.wordpress.com/ 
  

The Holbrook Junior Senior High School Newspaper Club meets every Wednesday after school at 2:15.  Junior high members report to the library while high school students report to room 210.  Come share your writing and reporting skills with the club!

   For further information, see Ms. Kipp, Mr. Flanagan or Mr. Espie.


*****handcrafted by the Class of 2015...

HOLBROOK BULLDOG
15 ounce Beverage Glasses




$8.00 each or 2 for $15.00
Order soon as supplies are limited!
(
Order form is attached)

Order forms should be sent to Ms. Gallagher
by Friday, May 1st. Please make checks payable to Holbrook Junior Senior High School.  All orders will be available for pick up beginning April 29th.  Contact Ms. Gallagher for further information at gallagher@holbrook.k12.ma.us.


                   
Glasses Order Form (1).pdf
****GOOD LUCK****
 to the 
HJSHS Robotics Team
BIZARBOTS
as they compete at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island 
 


To learn more about this event, visit http://www.nefirst.org/

This event is free, open to the public, and less than one hour from Boston!
The team will play approximately fifteen two minute matches.

These students have put in countless hours of work and fundraising to achieve this goal.  If you see them around town, congratulate them, they have done this on their own with the help of the High School Parent Group. 

Julian Fadrigalan
Lawrence Valeros
Sean Denny
Kevin Marrotte
Robert Chadwell
Sean Crosby
Liz Brady
Sarah Walsh
Brandon Holbart
Pat Cullity
Chris Flanagan
David Walsh

See them in action here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYB9sYa98eY

 A very special thank you to Kevin and Richard Monteith for the many hours of guidance and expertise they have provided.
GO BIZARBOTS!






****NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY****

The Induction Ceremony originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19th has been postponed.  New details regarding date and time will be forthcoming.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.





***Class of  2016 News***

All class dues is now past due and must be paid in full.  
Prom tickets will be on sale starting March 15th.
 Tickets are $80 each.  
Class dues must be paid in full in order to purchase a ticket. 



Please see Mrs. Paone in room 112 if  you have any questions or email her at spaone@holbrook.k12.ma.us.
 




***Parking Reminder***


Please remember that parking along the fence in the main parking lot is for Central Office staff only.  
All others will be towed!  

**Attention Class of 2015**
*A reminder to seniors that class dues are PAST DUE!   
Please see Ms. Gallagher with your class dues as soon as possible.


*Please continue to sell cookie dough!  Orders are due Monday, April 13th.  Please see Ms. Gallagher in Room 101 with any questions.

*Scholarship applications must be turned in to guidance on Tuesday, April 14th. See Ms. Moriarty with any questions or pick to pick up a booklet. 



 


**Randolph Lodge of Elks**


 Applications for the Randolph Lodge of Elks Scholarship are available in the Guidance Office or may be downloaded here.  (Please note this is a two page application.) 

Please see Mrs. Moriarty in the Guidance office for further information. 





elks app-03052015130147.pdf

*The Junior Class of

Holbrook Junior – Senior High School*

requests the honor of your presence at the

Parent Prom 2015

on Friday, April 24, 2015

at seven o’clock in the evening

Randolph Elks

21 School Street

Randolph, MA 02368

Tickets are $25 per person or $40 a couple

This is a 21+ Event

Pictures will be available at the prom

RSVP to Suzanne Paone:  spaone@holbrook.k12.ma.us by March 25th

Proceeds are to benefit Trolley Transportation for students to the Prom. 
See attachment to order tickets.  

Parent Prom 2015ticketorder (2).docx
Announcing the 
Holbrook Junior Senior High School Chess Club
Players of all levels are welcome to try their hand at the exciting game of chess. All prospective players must complete an application (attached below) and submit it to Mr. Tarnopol in Room 116. The Chess Club meets on Thursdays at 2:15 in Room 116. Please consider this exciting opportunity!
chess application-12192014074950.pdf
BULLDOG PAJAMA PANTS
Great to sleep in or dress up for a casual day out!
$25 per pair



(see attached order form)



pajamapants-12122014113507.pdf

Labels for Education
The Junior Senior High School participates in the 
Labels for Education Program.

 



It's easy to participate. Simply collect labels from participating products that bear the Labels for Education logo. 
(see attached list of eligible products)

By collecting and submitting labels from participating products, you help our school raise funds for valuable programs and resources. Labels may be dropped off at JSHS office during the school day or at the collection bin at the Holbrook Public Library.  .
For questions or further information, contact Christine Golden at golden@holbrook.k12.ma.us or 781-767-4616 x1624.
Thank you for your support!

EligibleProducts2014-2015.pdf
**Holbrook Junior Senior High School Parent Group**

The Holbrook Junior Senior High School Parent Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in Room 107.  Upcoming meeting dates are as follows:



May 12th


For further information contact Maggie Brady at mmholbrook@aol.com.  
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!   


Do you already shop at Target?  Join their "Take Charge of Education" program and our school will receive 5% of what you spend on your Target charge or debit card. 

Go to https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home for more information and help the JSHS!




Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program

You can help us support our schools with this generous program. If you missed the Parent Group table during Back to School Night, you can still participate in this program. More information is available as follows:    http://www.stopandshop.com/aplus

IS YOUR CHILD'S CELL PHONE AND TEXTING INTERFERING WITH THEIR
LEARNING OR GETTING THEM INTO TROUBLE?
 
 
Did you know?
  • Cell phones and especially texting are  major contributors to teen social problems and bullying.
  • Cell phones and texting are a major cause of classroom disruptions and a leading cause of behavior incidents.
 
Read more...
Saturday, April 25
Boy's Varsity Baseball
HOME GAME
please note time change
vs. West Bridgewater  4:00 p.m  
Monday, April 27
Boy's Junior Varsity Baseball
@ Westport  3:30
Boy's Varsity Baseball
HOME GAME
vs. Westport  3:30 p.m.
Girl's Junior Varsity Softball
HOME GAME
vs. Westport  3:30
Girl's Varsity Softball
@ Westport  3:30
            

Today, 4/25/2015
High: 56 Low: 39
Mostly cloudy
10% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/26/2015
High: 56 Low: 41
Rain showers
31% chance of precipitation.