Congratulations to all
2017–2018 John and Abigail Adams Award
The John and Abigail Adams Scholarship provides a tuition waiver for up to eight semesters of undergraduate education at a Massachusetts state college or university. The scholarship covers tuition only; fees and room and board are not included. The scholarship must be used within six years of a student's high school graduation.
Beginning with the class of 2016, in order to be eligible for the scholarship, students must score at the Advanced performance level on one of the three high school state assessment tests in ELA, Mathematics, or STE (Biology, Chemistry, Introductory Physics, or
Technology/Engineering); and score at the Proficient level or higher on the remaining two high school state assessment tests; and have combined scores from the three tests that place them in the top 25 percent of students in the graduating class in their district.
Scholarship eligibility is based on each student's first attempt at taking the spring grade 10 MCAS tests in ELA and Mathematics (and for students in the class of 2016 and beyond, first attempt at taking one of the four STE tests). In order to receive the scholarship, a student must be enrolled in a Massachusetts public high school in his or her senior year. Students who qualify for the scholarship will receive award letters and further information in the fall of their senior year. Congratulations to all of our recipients!
Pictured Above: Bottom row left to right: Matthew Sabatino, Brian Levensailor, Jared Simmons, Delaney House, Sydney Greeno, Nikki Gerace, Trevor Fields, Molly Cadogan, Angelina Cooper, Ryan Dupell, Marcus Fields, Maxwell Simmons. Top row left to right: Michele Woodland, Kathryn Pollack-Hinds, Nicole Patano, Jarod McPherson, Nadia Nalesnik, Jared Magno, Kelsie McAllister, Casey Megan, Isabella Monteiro, Shannon Mountford, Meghan O'Neil, Desiree Taylor, Keith Ugles. Not Pictured: William Doyle
One-to-One Chromebook Initiative Off to Great Success!
As of today’s date, three hundred thirty four Chromebooks have been issued to students in grades nine through twelve for use at school and home – that’s about 85% of the student body. Faculty and staff have had multiple trainings on using this technology in the classroom to improve student collaboration, extend the classroom beyond the “traditional 4 walls” of a room, and integrate engaging online tools to enhance the learning experience. The drive behind this initiative is to make the most use of educational resources for our students who will be graduating and entering the workforce or continuing with higher education in the twenty-first century.
The district has invested not only in professional development for staff for this venture, but also classroom management software designed to keep students on task and focused on the content being delivered in the classroom. With 100% wifi coverage in the high school our students are able to access content anywhere in the building.
The Virtual College Fair..
for the northeastern region of the United States is scheduled for December 11th-16th. Students can log on any time during this week and get information from many colleges. There is a question and answer section for students to get answers directly from college reps. Students must go to www.collegefairsonline.com to the students tab to register ASAP and they will get a reminder e-mail the day before the fair starts. This service is completely free!
Congratulations Ms. Twiss!
2017 marks a VHS service milestone for Ms. Twiss. We are very excited to recognize her 5 year anniversary! And, we sincerely appreciate all that she does each and every day to support VHS students.
Ms. Twiss’ anniversary is the perfect opportunity to celebrate her commitment to students, learning and teaching. She will be honored on December 11th at Ayer Regional High School and will presented with a token of appreciation and a certificate from VHS recognizing this exciting milestone.