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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.

 


District Report Card:

The Holbrook district report card is now available.  It contains information about student achievement, accountability, how our schools are performing relative to other schools, and the progress our district is making toward narrowing proficiency gaps for different groups of students.  



The district’s report card may be found on the Department of Elementary & Secondary Education website: http://profiles.doe.mass.edu.



The report cards are also available below:

Daily Announcements



 
Sophomore Class Fundraiser
Support the Class of 2017 and stay warm at the same time!

Order your Holbrook Bulldog sweatshirt blanket now!
(order form is attached) 
These warm cotton blend blankets are perfect to bring along to a chilly sporting event or for snuggling on the couch. 

Blanket Dimensions:
 48 x 60 in.    Cost: $30 each
For questions or further information, please contact Leslie Antonangelli at
   lantonangelli@holbrook.k12.ma.us




 
blanket fundraiser-10242014085546.pdf

 
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.


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 will hold its first meeting on Thursday, January 8th 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!
Orders are due by December 17th and will arrive for the holidays

$25 per pair



(see attached order form)



pajamapants-12122014113507.pdf
GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER

Please support the National Honor Society with the purchase of gift card from numerous stores and restaurants throughout the area.  
These are perfect for all your holiday and gift giving needs!
Gift cards are purchased at face value and a portion of the sales are  forwarded to the National Honor Society.
To guarantee delivery for the holidays, orders and payment must be submitted by

November 14th and December 12th
.
Please see attached order form.


Thank you for your support! 
gift card order form 11.05.14.pdf
Holbrook Junior Senior High School Athletic Boosters



Please join us in supporting our student athletes through
fundraising and sponsored events:

**Homecoming**Sports Banquets -Fall/Winter/Spring
**Trivia Night **Scholarships ** and more....


Next Meeting:

January 14th

Your support is needed.  All parents are WELCOME!
 


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.
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
Toys For Tots

The National Junior Honor Society, in conjunction with the Holbrook Fire Department, will be hosting its annual Toys for Tots Collection from December 1st through December 23rd.  

Please consider donating new, unused and unwrapped toys to support less fortunate children in our community.  Toys many be dropped off at the school in the  Main Office during school hours (7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)  until Tuesday, December 23rd.  

For further information, contact Stephanie Kipp at skipp@holbrook.k12.ma.us.  


 

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:

January 13th
February 10th
March 10th
April 14th
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.
 
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Monday, December 22
Girl's Basketball
HOME GAME
vs. Bristol Plymouth
 JV  3:30  Varsity  5:00  
Harvard Model Congress Meeting
Rm. 108  2:15 p.m.
Robotics
2:15  Room 160
Tuesday, December 23
Junior Varsity Basketball
HOME GAMES
vs. Avon
JV  Girls 3:30  
JV Boys  5:00
Varsity Basketball
@ Avon
Varsity Girls 3:30  
Varsity Boys  5:00

Today, 12/22/2014
High: 40 Low: 37
Slight chance snow showers
21% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/23/2014
High: 47 Low: 43
Chance rain showers
34% chance of precipitation.