Office of the Principal
North Andover High School
November 18, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Greetings from NAHS. This week, I would like to share some student celebrations, an important note about a concerning cell phone application, and upcoming dates/events.
Good news first: Although I get to see our NAHS students doing great things every day, I could never share with you all their successes. However, I would like to offer a (non-exhaustive) list that paints a bit of a picture and to offer my congratulations:
Next, it’s important that I share with parents/guardians our concern about a cell phone application called “After School,” which our students brought to our attention. It allows posting of anonymous comments, and we know that there has been some negative use of this “app” by NAHS students over the last few days. It is frustrating that, in many ways, this type of anonymous digital platform is beyond school and parent control. Nevertheless, we are constantly working with our students around appropriate use of technology and digital communication. This weekend, I encourage all parents to ask your children about this “app,” its use, and talk about appropriate digital communication and the importance of putting one’s name behind one’s statements whether in the virtual world or the face-to-face world.
Interim High School Principal
NOVEMBER - DECEMBER DATES and INFORMATION
November 20 – “Shortsfest” One Act Festival - 2:00 pm in the auditorium. Students write, act, and direct.
November 23 – Spirit Rally: early dismissal at 11:00 a.m.
November 24 -- Thanksgiving Football game at Andover High
November 30 – Trimester 1 Exams: Periods 1 and 2 exams, periods 3, 4, 5 are regular classes
December 1 – Trimester 1 Exams: Periods 3 and 4, period 5 is a regular class (dismissal at noon)
December 2 – Trimester 1 Exam: Period 5 exam ends 9:15 and makeup exams
December 2 – Winter Coffee House - held in cafeteria 7 p.m
December 6 – School Picture Retakes during all 3 lunches
December 10 – ACT Practice Test 8:45 a.m. – 12:30. We encourage sophomores and juniors to take the free ACT practice test to see if it might be a good alternative to the SAT. Registration: click here.
December 15 - Winter Concert in auditorium AT 7:00 p.m.