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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:



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.

 

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Job Opportunities

Charming Charlie is looking for sales associates for their new location at the Hingham Shipyard.
Part time positions are available.
See the attached job description. 






charming charlie job opportunity.docx


 
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.



ATTENTION ALL CHORUS MEMBERS
A reminder to all chorus members who are singing the National Anthem on Saturday, November 1st, please be at school at 10:15.  Please wear your black pants, black shoes and white shirt.

  

Halfway Cafe Fundraiser

Please support the Class of 2015 at the Halfway Cafe in Holbrook
Thursday, November 6th, 2014.
 



Please present the attached certificate to your server. 
Up to 15% of your check total will be donated to the Class of 2015.
Some restrictions apply. 

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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....


Upcoming Meetings:
November 12th
December 10th
January 14th

Your support is needed.  All parents are WELCOME!  


JUNIOR CLASS DUES
Class of 2016 Dues is being collected during the month of October.  Dues for the junior year is $20.00 plus any outstanding dues from past years.  Please bring payment to Mrs. Paone in room 112.
 Dues must be current to participate in Prom! 

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
Picture Retake Day 
Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, November 12th.  
Retake forms are available in the school office. 



Sports physicals will be given on Thursday, November 20th at 9:00 a.m. for any athlete that needs one.   All athletes must have a current physical exam to participate in sports.  Physical exams expire thirteen months from the date of the last physical that is on file with the school nurse.  See the parental permission form that is attached.
Physical permission form.doc
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.  Meeting dates for the school year are as follows:

October 14th
November 10th **
December 9th
January 13th
February 10th
March 10th
April 14th
May 12th

Please note the November 10th meeting is a Monday, due to the school holiday on November 11th.

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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Friday, October 31
Happy Halloween!
Wear Pink!
Saturday, November 1
Football
HOME GAME
11 a.m. vs Diman
Monday, November 3
Second Term Begins
Tuesday, November 4
Bulldog Pride Day
Wear your blue and white!
Communications Club
                  2:30
Election Day

Today, 10/31/2014
High: 53 Low: 38
Mostly cloudy
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 49 Low: 44
Chance rain
57% chance of precipitation.