THIS WEEK IN FITCHBURG ATHLETICS
THIS WEEK'S COLLEGE VISITS
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2023
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2023
*** The Senior Reception to the faculty, scheduled for Wednesday, September 27th, has been postponed - the new date is TBD. ***
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2023
On Monday, the classes of 2024 and 2025 attended the National GEAR UP Week kickoff assembly. GEAR UP Assistant Director Victor Rojas opened the assembly with a proclamation from Mayor Stephen DiNitale, declaring the week of September 25th "National GEAR UP Week." Mr. Rojas then gave a quick overview of the week: scholarship workshops, a college fair field trip, Power Hour after-school support, and GEAR UP Student Leadership Ambassadors recruitment and workshops during lunch periods. Afterward, Mr. Rojas introduced GEAR UP counselor Theo Demosthenes, the motivational speaker. Theo, or Mr. D as he's known to students, spoke about the theme for National GEAR UP week: "Investing in the Future Generation." He covered three ways students can invest in themselves: "Love yourself", "Respect yourself", and "Develop yourself".
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2023
“A home run” for Leominster-Fitchburg rivalry
“This year, there’s been massive construction going on around Crocker Field and with the turf still being natural grass, it probably wouldn’t be in the best shape by the time Thanksgiving rolled around. The student-athletes wanted to do it and the administration has supported it every step of the way.”
David Palazzi, Robbins’ counterpart at Leominster High School, said Wednesday that this season felt like the right time to play at Fenway.
“It’s really exciting for the kids and times are changing. I think both cities are open to accepting a move like this for a really special experience,” the Leominster AD said. “I really didn’t put it out there to too many people, but I talked to a few guys I played with and they thought it was a great idea.
“It’s a historic ballpark and will give these kids an experience they’ll carry with them for the rest of their lives. … It’s a home run for both communities.”
The idea to take the 117th edition of the Thanksgiving game to Fenway was waiting for Robbins when he started his first season as AD at Fitchburg in August. And prior to plans being set into motion on his first day on the job, Robbins and Palazzi had discussed the possibility of playing in Boston.
“David and I had made calls to each other even before and I let him know if the chance came around, he’d have a dancing partner,” Robbins said. “My first day on the job, there was an email from the organizers at Fenway who had been emailing (Palazzi) asking who to get in touch with at Fitchburg High. Two days later, we had our first video meeting with the people at Fenway.
“We had been talking a lot already, so it wasn’t too much of a process. We’re working with a great team at Fenway and they’ve made this pretty painless.”
The organizers at Fenway Park are a team that work on non-baseball events like college football games and concerts, Robbins said.
“It should be an exciting night,” Palazzi said. “It’s about the kids and the seniors and the experience. Overwhelmingly, they all wanted to play (at Fenway).”
Tickets for the game will be available through the Red Sox website. Free tickets will be made available to students, with details to come from schools, according to Robbins.
And moving to one of the nation’s oldest and most revered ballparks should provide a remarkable for one of the state’s oldest football rivalries on top of being a unique opportunity.
“We want it to be accessible for everyone,” Robbins said. “This is more than a football game; it’s a community event. It’s an event to celebrate the Twin Cities.”
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
Karen St. Germain is thrilled to be home.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023
Students at Fitchburg High School earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs that are seeking to recruit diverse talent.
Students at Fitchburg High School earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. Pictured (from left): Estella Leblanc, Alexander Fey, Kevin Borges and Theopoula Awad.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2023
Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program
2023-2024: District Parent Engagement Policy (Title 1) (English and Spanish):
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2023
Attention Fitchburg High School Seniors, Class of 2024! The next round of senior photos will be on October 4th at Fitchburg High School in the Main Lobby from 9:00am - 3:00pm.
**PLEASE BE AWARE THAT LEGACY STUDIOS WILL ONLY OPEN THE OCTOBER DATE ON THEIR WEBSITE. IT WILL FILL UP FAST SO SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER.**
To schedule and reserve your September Senior Portrait Session, go on the following scheduling link: https://seniors.legacystudios.com/fitchburg-hs-ma/
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2023
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2023
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2023
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2023
Fitchburg High School:
Tomorrow is Day 3.
C Period is the 1st class of the day.
Tomorrow, students in Grade 9 will receive their Chromebooks during G Period.
Thank you, Dr. Braga
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2023
Great first day today!
Tomorrow is Day 2 in our schedule.
B period is the first class of the day tomorrow.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2023
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2023
MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2023
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2023
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2023
12th Grade Parking Spaces Paint Day
El día de pintura del espacio de estacionamiento del grado 12
MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2023
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2023
THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2023
Good Afternoon Fitchburg Public Schools:
Todd comes to Fitchburg High School after nine years as a teacher at Watertown High School. Todd taught a variety of courses in Radio and Television Broadcasting and Career Communications. Todd graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. Todd also graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Master's of Science in Sport Administration. Todd is also a Registered Athletic Administrator with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA).
Todd llega a la Escuela Secundaria de Fitchburg después de nueve años como maestro en la Escuela Secundaria de Watertown. Todd enseñó una variedad de cursos en Radiodifusión y Televisión y Comunicación Profesional. Todd se graduó de la Universidad de Syracuse con una licenciatura en ciencias políticas. Tom también se graduó de la Universidad de Cincinnati con una maestría en ciencias en administración deportiva. Todd también es un administrador atlético registrado en la Asociación Nacional de Administradores Atléticos Interescolares (NIAAA).
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2023
Good Afternoon Fitchburg Public Schools:
Dr. Jessica Rintoul has over ten years of experience working in urban districts in Massachusetts. Most recently she worked in the Lawrence Public Schools supervising the College and Career Pathways programs and prior to that taught Chemistry, Physics, and AP Chemistry in the Worcester Public Schools. Dr. Rintoul will oversee our Class of 2024 this upcoming School Year.
La Dra. Jessica Rintoul tiene más de diez años de experiencia trabajando en distritos urbanos de Massachusetts. Más recientemente, trabajó en las Escuelas Públicas de Lawrence supervisando los programas universitarios y profesionales. Antes de eso, enseñó Química, Física y Química AP en las Escuelas Públicas de Worcester. La Dra. Rintoul supervisará nuestra Clase de 2024 este próximo año escolar.
Mr. Sochovka has over fifteen years of experience in education. Most recently, Mr. Sochovka was the Assistant Principal at Murdock High School in the Winchendon Public Schools. Prior to Murdock High School, Mr. Sochovka was the Dean of Students at Leominster High School. Mr. Sochovka was also a Math Teacher and Dean of Students for several years at Saint Peter-Marian High School in Worcester. Mr. Sochovka will oversee our Class of 2027 this upcoming School Year.
El Sr. Sochovka tiene más de quince años de experiencia en educación. Más recientemente, el Sr. Sochovka fue Subdirector de la Escuela Secundaria Murdock en las Escuelas Públicas de Winchendon. Antes de Murdock High School, el Sr. Sochovka fue Decano de Estudiantes en Leominster High School. El Sr. Sochovka también fue Maestro de matemáticas y Decano de Estudiantes durante varios años en la escuela secundaria Sto. Peter-Marian en Worcester. El Sr. Sochovka supervisará nuestra Clase de 2027 este próximo año escolar.