NHS Principal Communications - February 8, 2023

Hello Clipper Families,

Now into our first full school week of February, it’s time to start thinking about next school year.  This week and next, students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will participate in assemblies regarding registering for next year’s courses.  After the February vacation, our counseling team will meet with each student individually to discuss their primary and alternative course requests. 

Also, as a reminder, the first semester grades have been posted in X2.  If parents would like to request a paper copy, please complete this form.  

Below you will find information regarding:

  • G.L.O.B.A.L Citizenship Program - New to our Program of Studies
  • Student Happenings
    • Climate Futures Project
    • Student Facilitated Climate Cafes
    • Students Reading Original Poetry at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Update from the College and Career Center
  • Athletics Update and Breaking Records


(New to the Program of Studies)

I’m excited to announce the G.L.O.B.A.L. Citizenship Program as a new addition to our Program of Studies.  This program allows students to plot their course of study over their time spent at NHS.  It includes interdisciplinary studies, community service and cultural activities and experiences to increase their global awareness, expand their appreciation of diversity, and strengthen their ability to work and innovate in a globally connected world.  Successful completion of the program will be noted on a student’s transcript.  You can find more information on the final pages of our Program of Studies or click here to learn more

Special thanks to the following students who are part of the International Cultural Club and have invested a lot of time and research towards developing the Global Citizenship Program:   Aiya Al Khatib, Piper Allard, Lily Chorebanian, Abriana Cronstrom, Sophia Franco, Madison Green, Aida Gross, Declan Hochheiser, Zoe Kakuba, Bridgette Mellet, Elle Miller, Aayeh Mimouni, Molly Murphy, Brela Pavao, Julia Schena, Alexandra Sullivan, and Miles Zuercher. 



Rourke Lee and Theo Roberts have been working collaboratively with Northeastern University Professor Thomas Starr to bring the Climate Futures Project up into Newburyport.  This undertaking is a multi-state public art project that uses silver plaques to communicate the impact of climate change to passersby in the guise of historical markers from the future.   These markers can be found along many coastal communities of the North Shore.  I am excited to have 2 of our students involved in this project and experience it.

Remembrance of Climate Futures Project


NHS EClub hosted Rescue the Merrimack, on Sunday, February 5 via zoom.  I’d like to commend students Olivia Barbera, Madison Green, Cassidy Smith, Molly Murphy, Georgia Smith, and Sydney Clausen for facilitating the conversation. 

Cafes are wonderful opportunities for students to interact with adults as peers, find their own voice, explore different points of view, and connect their classroom learning to real-world issues that will impact their future. The student hosts invited guests to share personal stories, learn from each other, and inspire everyone to SPEAK UP! for our rivers.  


Students Shannon Brock, Sophia Hartford, Mackenzie Clyatt, Nadja Toth, and Aibhne Martino performed original poetry at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day event at the Nock School sponsored by the Human Rights Commission and Congregation Ahavas Achim. Their readings were impactful and supported the day of commemoration to honor the victims of the Holocaust and to help prevent future genocides.


The Massachusetts Educational Finance Authority (MEFA) will provide the following informational and planning nights:

  • March 1st at 6pm for a Junior College Planning Night
  • April 12th at 6pm for a Spring Financial Aid Info Night

Other upcoming school day events hosted by our College and Career Center:

  • 28 – Career Speaker Day

Students will have the opportunity to listen to speakers from their areas of career interests.

  • April 4 – Internship and Career Fair During Clipper Block

Students will network with representatives from many career areas.  This is an opportunity for students to ask questions to those in careers of student interests as wells learn about internship opportunities for next school year.


Congratulations to the girls swim team for being the CAL Duel Meet Champions (5-0) and also winning the CAL Open Championship with 474 points! 

Also, congratulations to the Boys Track Team on winning another CAL Title.


  • Earlier this season, Ean Hynes broke the school record for the 55 m hurdles and last week he broke the record he set earlier. 
  • Blake Parker recently broke the school record in the 600. 
  • Annabel Murray, Violet Moore, Blake Parker, and Hailey LaRosa set a new school record for the 4 x 800 and have also qualified the Nationals.  
  • Devin Stroop, Reese Bromby, Morgan Felts, and Annie Shay broke the school record in the 4 x 400.
  • Ean Hynes Will Acquaviva, Ryan Miles, and Bryan Mendez-Heavilin broke the school record in the 4 x 50 and the 4 x 200

Definitely an impressive group of runners.  Congratulations to all of these students on their accomplishments. 


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