Life in New England is a joy—we get to experience all of these great variations in weather. This past February was one of the warmest—hopefully the trend will continue into a quick dry Spring. I hope you all had time to enjoy those days with friends and family and some extra laughter.
Returning from February vacation begins a period of time that can be a very hectic and busy spring. Time generally flies by and we have to remind ourselves (all of us) once again the importance of having a “strong finish” to the school year.
As the month gets underway, I ask that you mark your calendars for our Second Annual Shepherd Hill Learning Showcase. This will take place on Thursday, March 26. This event will take the place of our Spring parent-teacher conferences for the 2019-2020 school year. This event is designed for our community to come in and see what learning looks like within the halls of Shepherd Hill. We look forward to seeing you on this night.
As we pass the midpoint of the third marking term, it is time to begin preparations for the 2020-2021 school year. Over the next month teachers will continue to provide students with recommendations for next year’s courses and students will begin meeting with guidance counselors to select classes for the next school year. In order to assist students and parents with this process, five career pathways (Arts, Business, Communication, Innovations Pathways, and Global Studies) have been developed to enable students to fulfill graduation requirements while providing for individual interests, needs, career goals and most importantly “real world relevant industry exposure” to connect back to the curriculum. The Pathways Programs continue to evolve with the expansion of Project Lead The Way in Biomedical Science (4th year) and Engineering and Manufacturing (2nd year). We are very fortunate to have these programs at Shepherd Hill to allow our students the important industry based exposure and immersion to these potential career paths.
Our Program of Studies will be finalized and approved in the coming weeks and a message will go out to all students and parents to view it on the website when it is finalized. Please contact your child’s guidance counselor if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing you on March 26th. Be well!