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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

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. This has 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.


**Summer School**


For students in need of summer school classes, registration will be held
Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26 
at the 
South School
from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Registration forms and additional information are attached. 
Please note that all summer school classes will be held at the South School.  The Junior Senior HIgh School will be closed to students and staff for the summer months.  



2015 Summer School Registration Form.pdf
*Class of 2015 Graduation Information*


All seniors have been given the following end of year/graduation documents:

Principal's Letter to Seniors and Parents (dated April 17th)
Graduation Contract 
End of Year Events Schedule
Class Advisor's Letter (dated April 14th) 
Field Trip Permission Slip

Please use the attachment below if you need additional copies of any of these documents.
*A
ll students are reminded that they are REQUIRED to pay their activity fee to be eligible for field trips of graduation.  All other obligations must be met as well (textbooks and library books returned...) 

DOC042915-04292015070810.pdf
*Want to learn how to lift weights safely and effectively? Want to train for a sport or just get yourself in shape? *



        Join Mr. Riso in the newly equipped HJSHS weight room.Every week for the rest of the year (summer hours pending) the weight room will be open and supervised by Mr. Riso. Each Monday Mr. Riso will post the weekly schedule (3-4 days per week) on the door to room 111. All participants must first go through 4 days of pre-workout qualifications with Mr. Riso, after which point participants will be provided with workout logs and routines and may then exercise on their own schedule.

Students at all times must be supervised by Mr. Riso or another teacher or coach. All weight room rules must be observed at all times and, due to the size of the space, only the first 12-15 prepared participants will be allowed in the gym on every given day.
So, join us and get stronger safely and effectively!


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

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
Parking Reminders


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

Also, all vehicles must be parked in designated, lined spots in the school lot. Drivers who do not comply with this regulation will not be permitted to park on school grounds. 

Spring Semiformal



The spring semiformal for grades 7-10
will be held on
Friday, May 29th.
at Holbrook Junior Senior High School  
Tickets are being sold until Friday, May 29th for $10.00
Refreshments are available for purchase and are not included in the ticket price.
This is open to Holbrook students only.

See attachement for further details.
Semi Formal.pdf
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.
 
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Wednesday, May 27
*SENIOR FINALS
PERIOD 1 AND 2 CLASSES
SPRING CONCERT
7:00 p.m.  JSHS AUDITORIUM
            
Thursday, May 28
*SENIOR FINALS
PERIODS 3 AND 4 CLASSES
Friday, May 29
**SENIOR FINALS
PERIODS 5 AND 6 CLASSES
Boy's Varsity Baseball
HOME GAME
South Shore Christian
 Academy 3:45
Girl's Varsity Softball
HOME GAME
DOUBLE HEADER
first game at 2:30
second game immediately following
vs.  South Shore Christian Academy 
              
Spring Semi Formal

           7 p.m.

Today, 5/27/2015
High: 80 Low: 63
Partly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/28/2015
High: 80 Low: 61
Chance rain showers
33% chance of precipitation.