Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members,
Welcome to the 2016-17 school year! As our students make their way back to our classrooms this fall, I have the privilege of beginning my 18th year as a member of the Nipmuc community. I am proud to be part of a school that is driven by its core values and genuinely committed to its beliefs about learning.
We enter 2016-17 with a great deal of momentum. Last year Nipmuc was one of four high schools in Massachusetts recognized as a Commended School by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for high achievement and growth with MCAS. Our school became only the second high school in Massachusetts (and one of only approximately 100 nation-wide) to be accepted into the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS). In expanding offerings of our STEM and Humanities Scholars Programs, Nipmuc hosted its first 21st Century Learning Conferences, working with more than 100 community leaders and professional partners to connect our classrooms to the real world. Nipmuc continued its progress with 1:1 learning, becoming a state-wide leader in using technology to communicate, collaborate, and innovate. In addition, Nipmuc soared through its 10-year school accreditation visit, validating our vision for teaching and learning.
Despite all of these accomplishments, my greatest source of pride is the caring and respectful school culture that makes our school a wonderful place to work and learn. Each day I collaborate with students and faculty members who provide me with appreciation, enthusiasm, and inspiration. I’m excited to welcome everyone back to campus as we begin another phenomenal year!