In June, each 8th grade team has its own "Celebration Day" to mark the end of the students' time at Oak. Parents, friends, and other family members are all welcome to attend this event. 8 Blue's Celebration will be on Thursday, June 14, at 12:30 in the Oak auditorium.
We will be sending out more information about this event via email soon.
Course selection for high school is coming up! Even if your child is planning to attend a private school or is moving, all students will complete course selection and get placement recommendations for Shrewsbury High School.
Here are some important upcoming dates:
February 7 - Math Placement Test
February 8 & 9 - Foreign Language Placement Tests (French, Spanish, Chinese, Latin)
February 12 - SHS Curriculum Night for Incoming Freshmen
February 12 - SHS Program of Studies is distributed to students & course selection presentations to individual teams begin this week
Week of March 12 - Online Course Registration begins on teams
This year, St. Anne's Drive is not a food drive, but a non-food item drive. We are in need of donations like toothpaste, toothbrushes, cleaning products, soaps, paper products (paper towels, napkins, tissues, etc.), laundry detergent, Shrewsbury Trash Bags, shampoo/conditioner, combs, etc.
Any donation no matter how small can be a big help to families in need. The drive ends Tuesday, November 21.
A few days ago, an email went home about Oak's Veterans' Day Assembly tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday, November 8. In order to honor veterans that have served in the US military that are associated with Oak families, we are asking that you use the link below to enter their first and last names.
These names will appear as a "visual scrolling tribute" during the assembly to remind the Oak community of their service. Additionally, please encourage your children to wear red, white, and blue on Wednesday.
On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School will be visiting Oak Middle School to deliver a 40 minute presentation to all interested 8th grade students.
The presentation will provide an overview of the many programs available at AVRTHS as well as admissions information. If you would like your student to attend this presentation to learn more about AVRTHS, please give permission to attend on the Powerschool Parent Portal by clicking on “Sports, Activities, Permission Slips” in the left navigation bar. Please check the Assabet Presentation Permission box, then click submit. If you would also** like your child to attend the Assabet field trip on October 27th, please check the Assabet Field Trip Permission box.
**Please note that in order to attend the field trip, the student must also have attended the presentation. Field trip permission can be given after the presentation.
More information about AVRTHS can be found at: http://www.assabet.org/
Questions can be directed to Kristen Minio, Grade 8 Counselor, at KMinio@Shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.
Since there were several questions about Schoology last night, we thought we'd share this. It is a copy of the Schoology parent training presentation we gave a couple of years ago at Oak. There are a lot of great tips and trips so that you can get the most from Schoology!
It was great to get to meet so many of you last night! Here is our slideshow in case you were unable to attend.
We had a great day at Teamworks today! The purpose of the trip was for the students to get to know each other and work on developing their teamwork skills. The students were great! They worked together to solve challenging problems, and many pushed themselves outside their comfort zone by trying the outdoor climbing elements. Check out the photos from the trip!
Hello 8 Blue Community!
Please check here often for team news, curriculum updates, important information, and more! Today, students saw this short presentation below on 8 Blue with quotes about the team from last year's students. We welcome you to take a look and ask your son or daughter what 8 Blue is all about.
We are looking forward to a great year!
P.S. We are still in need of tissues! Please send in two boxes with your child if you haven't already done so. Thank you to everyone who sent in supplies already!
The 8 Blue TEam