Daily Announcements

FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2024

Good Afternoon: 

We had a fire alarm go off during dismissal today. All students were safely dismissed. 

We were able to conclude the investigation. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience. 

Thank you, 

Dr. Braga

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2024

Good morning,


Fitchburg High School completed a fire drill in tandem with the Fitchburg Fire Department. All student students and staff did a great job evacuating the building. Thank you.


Regards,

FHS Administration

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

We hope everyone is having a great weekend. 

The last day of school is June 20, 2024. This day (06/20/2024) will be an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30am. 

As we approach the end of the school year, it is important to maintain strong daily attendance, as well as engagement in classes. 

We want to thank everyone for a great school year. We are looking forward to having a great week. 

Additionally, we would like to thank all families for the support with the MCAS exams this school year. We were able to achieve high attendance rates with all of the MCAS exams: English Language Arts, Math, and Biology. 

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Students cannot be dropped off on the road for safety reasons. Students must exit vehicles in the parking lot. Thank you for your attention to this safety routine.

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

It is important for all students to be on time to school. Being on time to school allows students to take full advantage of their education. Additionally, being on time helps students access content and pass their courses. Fitchburg High School sends text messages home for students who are late to school. With your support, we can decrease tardiness and increase time on learning.

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday, June 10, Day 2

Tuesday, June 11, Day 3

Wednesday, June 12, Day 4

Thursday, June 13, Day 5

Friday, June 14, Day 6

Have a great week and thank you, 

Dr. Braga 

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024

For a final project, FHS AP Seminar students are finalizing their Shark Tank presentations. 

One student emailed Mark Cuban (investor on the television show Shark Tank) to come to FHS and be on the panel for presentations. 

Mr. Cuban sent his regards and confidences to the students in AP Seminar!  

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SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

We hope everyone is having a nice weekend. 

This past Friday was the Fitchburg High School Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2024. It was an amazing ceremony and we wish the Class of 2024 the best in their future endeavors. 

As we enter the month of June, it is important to maintain our strong daily attendance. June 20, 2024 is the last day of school for students. 

This week we will have the Biology MCAS on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please see the communication below with the information and schedule for the Biology MCAS. Also, attached are the delayed bus routes for non-test takers on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Biology MCAS:

At Fitchburg High School, we will have the Biology MCAS on Tuesday June 04, 2024 and Wednesday June 05, 2024. Students in Grade 9, as well as students in other grades taking the exam, will arrive at the regular start time to take the test. There will be regular morning buses for students taking the Biology MCAS. 

Non-test takers will have a later start time to allow for MCAS testing to be completed. Students in Grades 10 and 11, who are scheduled to take the Biology MCAS, will be notified this week. 

Non-test takers should arrive at school by 10:15am. Please see the attached schedule for both days, as well as the attached bus stop schedule. 

Students in Grade 9, as well as students in other grades taking the exam, should take the regular morning buses to school to take the Science MCAS test on Tuesday June 04, 2024 and Wednesday June 05, 2024. 

Students in the Guided Learning and Pathways programs should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing. 

Students in the Learning Perspectives program who take specialized transportation should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing.

English:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OK76merdmXVZ39kEHv1BpGW0RcyHVSI_1ucHngf3rxc/edit

Spanish:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V_sBS3NXH7fa-Uvqi2eIiFQNFI0cbR0ZQ0sYyqOPGqI/edit

Portuguese:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rUYCt0hO59ivDUgF_VQ8k0huoGYB_S7qyseqGJfiMCE/edit

Hmong:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rPbzWUxNDuc13SlMr7GgbJsE-xs1U9UKGC6No0sYcJk/edit

Haitian Creole:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/151eMfvhRcJYzSvTNOV67v62x9j_u9DgUx_8rQNqr0tA/edit

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Students cannot be dropped off on the road for safety reasons. Students must exit vehicles in the parking lot. Thank you for your attention to this safety routine.

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

It is important for all students to be on time to school. Being on time to school allows students to take full advantage of their education. Additionally, being on time helps students access content and pass their courses. Fitchburg High School sends text messages home for students who are late to school. With your support, we can decrease tardiness and increase time on learning.

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday, June 3, Day 3


Tuesday, June 4, Day 4


Wednesday, June 5, Day 5


Thursday, June 6, Day 6


Friday, June 7, Day 1

Have a great week and thank you, 

Dr. Braga 

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2024

BIOLOGY MCAS SCHEDULE AND BUS ROUTES

Good Afternoon: 

At Fitchburg High School, we will have the Biology MCAS on Tuesday June 04, 2024 and Wednesday June 05, 2024. Students in Grade 9, as well as students in other grades taking the exam, will arrive at the regular start time to take the test. There will be regular morning buses for students taking the Biology MCAS. 

Non-test takers will have a later start time to allow for MCAS testing to be completed. Students in Grades 10 and 11, who are scheduled to take the Biology MCAS, will be notified this week. 

Non-test takers should arrive at school by 10:15am. Please see the attached schedule for both days, as well as the attached bus stop schedule. 

Students in Grade 9, as well as students in other grades taking the exam, should take the regular morning buses to school to take the Science MCAS test on Tuesday June 04, 2024 and Wednesday June 05, 2024. 

Students in the Guided Learning and Pathways programs should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing. 

Students in the Learning Perspectives program who take specialized transportation should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing.

FHS bus stop times- MCAS testing.pdf
FHS MCAS Schedule English
FHS MCAS Schedule Spanish
FHS MCAS Schedule Portuguese
FHS MCAS Schedule Hmong

SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

There is no school tomorrow in observance of Memorial Day. Thank You to all military service members and their families. We are grateful for your service.

This past Wednesday was the last school day for Grade 12 students. Grade 12 students will be graduating on Friday (May 31, 2024).

Additionally, students completed the Math MCAS exam this past week. Please see the message below around the upcoming Biology MCAS in June.

Biology MCAS:

At Fitchburg High School, we will have the Biology MCAS on Tuesday June 04, 2024 and Wednesday June 05, 2024. Students in Grade 9, as well as students in other grades taking the exam, will arrive at the regular start time to take the test. There will be regular morning buses for students taking the Biology MCAS. 

Non-test takers will have a later start time to allow for MCAS testing to be completed. Students in Grades 10 and 11, who are scheduled to take the Biology MCAS, will be notified this week. 

Non-test takers should arrive at school by 10:15am. We will send along the schedule for both MCAS testing days, as well as the bus stop schedule this week. 

Students in Grade 9, as well as students in other grades taking the exam, should take the regular morning buses to school to take the Science MCAS test on Tuesday June 04, 2024 and Wednesday June 05, 2024. 

Students in the Guided Learning and Pathways programs should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing. 

Students in the Learning Perspectives program who take specialized transportation should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing.

The Regional Youth and Community Survey:

Parents and Guardians of Grade 10 students

The Regional Youth and Community Survey (YCS), modeled after the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey, was developed to monitor priority health behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease, injury, and social problems among youth. This voluntary survey will be administered to students in Grade 10 at Fitchburg High School during the week of May 27th. 

The survey is anonymous, and no individual respondent will be identified. The survey includes questions about physical activity and health, mental health, as well as nicotine, alcohol and drug use (please see links to the survey questions below). 

The aggregate data that will be generated from the survey will allow for the district to monitor changes over time, identify emerging issues, as well as to plan and evaluate programs to support the health of youth. Healthy students are better learners and are more likely to become healthy adults.

To view the survey questions, please click the link below:

You are able to opt your child(ren) out. 

Opt out forms should be submitted by Monday, May 27th. To access the opt out form, please click here.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. 

To view this message in another language, please click below:

Mental Health Awareness Month Weekly Message:

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The key word for today’s message is HEALTH. A mentally healthy person is someone who is able to manage both positive and negative emotions in ways that result in a favorable outcome and that does not harm or hurt anyone. They get upset, angry, sad, stressed, and worried at times but they handle these feelings in healthy, constructive ways. Maybe they take a deep breath, calm down, then talk with the other person. Maybe they make a plan to change what they can and accept what they can’t change. Maybe they ask for help from a counselor or their parent. There are many options. The key is to make choices that are healthy and that don’t put yourself or someone else at risk.

Grade 12 Events:

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Students cannot be dropped off on the road for safety reasons. Students must exit vehicles in the parking lot. Thank you for your attention to this safety routine.

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

It is important for all students to be on time to school. Being on time to school allows students to take full advantage of their education. Additionally, being on time helps students access content and pass their courses. Fitchburg High School sends text messages home for students who are late to school. With your support, we can decrease tardiness and increase time on learning.

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday, May 27

Tuesday, May 28 - Day 5

Wednesday, May 29 - Day 6

Thursday, May 30 - Day 1

Friday, May 31 - Day 2

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2024

Good morning everyone,

As we continue to plan for graduation, we have been advised to adjust the amount of tickets we distribute to ensure that there is adequate space and that we maintain a safe environment. As such, seniors will be receiving 8 tickets each. If this presents a hardship, please reach out to us and we will determine if we can adjust the number of tickets up to 10 tickets on a case by case basis.

Mientras continuamos planificando la graduación, se nos ha aconsejado que ajustemos la cantidad de boletos que distribuimos para garantizar que haya espacio adecuado y que mantengamos un ambiente seguro. Como tal, los estudiantes de ultimo año recibirán 8 boletos cada uno. Si esto presenta dificultades, comuníquese con nosotros y determinaremos si podemos ajustar la cantidad de boletos hasta 10 boletos caso por caso.

À medida que continuamos a planejar a formatura, fomos aconselhados a ajustar a quantidade de bilhetes que distribuímos para garantir que haja espaço adequado e que mantenhamos um ambiente seguro. Assim, os nossos estudantes que estão se formando receberão 8 bilhetes cada. Se isso apresentar dificuldades, entre em contato conosco e determinaremos se podemos ajustar o número de bilhetes para até 10 bilhetes em caso seja necessário.

FHS Administration Team

MONDAY, MAY 20, 2024

FITCHBURG HIGH SCHOOL

Parents/guardians of Grade 10 students


The Regional Youth and Community Survey (YCS), modeled after the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey, was developed to monitor priority health behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease, injury, and social problems among youth. This voluntary survey will be administered to students in Grade 10 at Fitchburg High School during the week of May 27th. 


The survey is anonymous, and no individual respondent will be identified. The survey includes questions about physical activity and health, mental health, as well as nicotine, alcohol and drug use (please see links to the survey questions below). 


The aggregate data that will be generated from the survey will allow for the district to monitor changes over time, identify emerging issues, as well as to plan and evaluate programs to support the health of youth. Healthy students are better learners and are more likely to become healthy adults.


To view the survey questions, please click the link below:


You are able to opt your child(ren) out. 


Opt out forms should be submitted by Monday, May 27th. To access the opt out form, please click here.


Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. 


To view this message in another language, please click below:

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families: 

Students in Grades 9, 10, and 11 will receive their progress reports for the fourth academic quarter this Friday during the advisory period. 

This week, 05/21/2024 and 05/22/2024, we will have the Math MCAS for students in Grade 10. Please see the information below about the Math MCAS. Additionally, the delayed bus routes for students in Grades 9, 11, and 12 are attached to this message. During the MCAS days, regular morning buses will run for students in Grade 10. 

Math MCAS (05/21/2024 and 05/22/2024):

At Fitchburg High School, we will have the Math MCAS on Tuesday May 21, 2024 and Wednesday May 22, 2024. Students in Grade 10 will arrive at the regular start time to take the test. There will be regular morning buses for Grade 10 students. 


Non-test takers (Grades 9, 11, and 12) will have a later start time to allow for MCAS testing to be completed. 


Non-test takers should arrive at school by 10:15am. Please see the attached schedule. There will be later buses running for non-test takers. Please see the attached bus routes for the non-test takers. 


Students in Grade 10 should take the regular morning buses to school to take the Math MCAS test on Tuesday May 21, 2024 and Wednesday May 22, 2024. 


Students in the Guided Learning and Pathways programs should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing. 


Students in the Learning Perspectives program who take specialized transportation should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing. 


Math MCAS Schedules:


English

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IFEAbHVNx2uYk8qcZu1yJL2t_pHXf8m7i8_LgQPMTVk/edit


Spanish:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16Hf8p4rOO0Zi20QvWn0T6LBqro582fI7Gef0LkXLdKw/edit


Portuguese

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZMom0GdMhJzhtt56IjrtCtW38XtyON0XYn4FGrJ7aHg/edit


Haitian Creole:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_qMZ9lpQZ6NUGLz2V5oGInHIGY9k9jpEOmScdFJzxvg/edit


Hmong:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-PBSq8qwm5k0uQkepoyJBqy986xDTCTT/edit


May is Mental Health Month (weekly message):

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Studies show that one way to help yourself feel better emotionally is to help someone else! Who knew?! It reduces stress, improves your mood, and has a positive effect on your self-esteem. Helping someone else doesn’t have to cost money or take much time. You don’t even have to know the person. Think of a few small gestures you can do today to help another person at school, in the community, or at home then commit to doing it...TODAY.

Voter Registration in the FHS Cafeteria (May 23, 2024)

There will be a voter registration drive on May 23, 2024 (Thursday) here at FHS in the cafeteria during lunch time.  Students who are 18 will be able to fully register, and those 16 and over will have the opportunity to pre-register.  

Grade 12 Events:

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Students cannot be dropped off on the road for safety reasons. Students must exit vehicles in the parking lot. Thank you for your attention to this safety routine.

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

It is important for all students to be on time to school. Being on time to school allows students to take full advantage of their education. Additionally, being on time helps students access content and pass their courses. Fitchburg High School sends text messages home for students who are late to school. With your support, we can decrease tardiness and increase time on learning.

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday May 20, Day 6:

Tuesday May 21, Day 1

Wednesday May 22, Day 2

Thursday May 23, Day 3

Friday May 24, Day 4

Have a great week and thank you, 

Dr. Braga 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2024

ALUMNI AWARDS PRESENTATION

FITCHBURG HIGH SCHOOL

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2024 ~ 6:30P

MATH MCAS SCHEDULE AND BUS ROUTES

FHS bus stop times - MCAS testing.pdf
FHS Math MCAS Schedule.docx
Spanish FHS Math MCAS Schedule.docx
Portuguese FHS Math MCAS Schedule.docx
Hmong FHS Math MCAS Schedule.docx

MONDAY, MAY 13, 2024

MVP Academy is a brand new partnership with Monty Tech beginning in Fall 2024. Juniors and seniors from Fitchburg HS, Gardner HS, and Narragansett Regional HS will be able to participate in Monty Tech’s Carpentry and Electrical programs, all while remaining enrolled as a student at their home high school!

La academia MVP es una colaboración nueva con la escuela Monty Tech comenzando en el otoño del 2024. Estudiantes de grado 11 y 12 de la escuela superior de Fitchburg (FHS), Gardner y Narragansett podrán participar en los programas de carpintería y electricidad, todo mientras aún están inscrito como estudiantes en sus escuelas.

FHS MVP Academy Cohorts

SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

We hope everyone is having a nice weekend. 

MVP Program

The lottery for the MVP Program (School Year 2024-2025) was held this past Thursday. Families of students accepted into the program will receive an acceptance letter. The lottery results of the MVP program will be posted on our website. Students who were placed on the waitlist will be notified if a placement in the program becomes available. Please email Emma Brassard if you have any questions (brassarde@fitchburg.k12.ma.us). 

Math MCAS (05/21/2024 and 05/22/2024)

At Fitchburg High School, we will have the Math MCAS on Tuesday May 21, 2024 and Wednesday May 22, 2024. Students in Grade 10 will arrive at the regular start time to take the test. There will be regular morning buses for Grade 10 students. 

Non-test takers (Grades 9, 11, and 12) will have a later start time to allow for MCAS testing to be completed. 

Non-test takers should arrive at school by 10:15am. Please see the attached schedule. There will be later buses running for non-test takers. Please see the attached bus routes for the non-test takers. 

Students in Grade 10 should take the regular morning buses to school to take the Math MCAS test on Tuesday May 21, 2024 and Wednesday May 22, 2024. 

Students in the Guided Learning and Pathways programs should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing. 

Students in the Learning Perspectives program who take specialized transportation should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing.

Later this week, we will send out the bus routes and the schedule for the two testing days. 

Mental Health Awareness Announcement:

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Did you know that our mental health is influenced by our physical health, and our physical health is influenced by our mental health? It’s important to take care of both. Physical activities that help our mental health include getting enough sleep at night, exercising regularly, and eating a balanced diet. While these sound like things that help us be physically well, research shows repeatedly that these behaviors also have a direct, powerful and positive effect on our mental health. So, how much sleep do you need? Again, studies show teens need 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Want to feel better emotionally? Consider practicing these three things: getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating healthy food.

Grade 12 Events:

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Students cannot be dropped off on the road for safety reasons. Students must exit vehicles in the parking lot. Thank you for your attention to this safety routine.

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

It is important for all students to be on time to school. Being on time to school allows students to take full advantage of their education. Additionally, being on time helps students access content and pass their courses. Fitchburg High School sends text messages home for students who are late to school. With your support, we can decrease tardiness and increase time on learning.

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday, May 13, Day 1


Tuesday, May 14, Day 2


Wednesday, May 15, Day 3


Thursday, May 16, Day 4


Friday, May 17, Day 5

Have a great week and thank you, 

Dr. Braga 


Happy Mother's Day from the Red Raiders! 

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

Please see the links below for information around our MCAS Biology Support Program.

English:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15Ww8katpc1-4jQcXNvGxwvVlWtiVoMkvE-vua99oW6g/edit

Spanish:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aQ59CIiDI1KUw0FdksKq7L2goDCqnHlTY9mvLMnoOvQ/edit

The program will begin this Thursday (May 9, 2024).

Time: 2:15 - 4:15 pm

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday

Where:  Fitchburg High School, Room 209

This is a great opportunity to prepare for the Biology MCAS in June!

Thank you,

Dr. Braga

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. A green ribbon is the symbol worn to increase awareness of taking care of your mental health. Each year, one out of every six people between the ages of 6 and 17 experience a mental health disorder. 

Maybe you or someone you know is one of these people. If so, remember you are not alone and that there are many ways to get help, starting with letting an adult you trust know that you want help. Our school’s counselor(s), your parent or guardian, a teacher, or any adult you trust is a good place to start. Don’t wait. Who is your person? Talk with them today. Don’t have an adult you trust? Take a chance and talk with your school counselor or one of your teachers today.

Mayo es el Mes de Concientización sobre la Salud Mental. Una cinta verde es el símbolo que se usa para aumentar la conciencia sobre el cuidado de la salud mental. Cada año, una de cada seis personas entre 6 y 17 años sufre un trastorno de salud mental.

Quizás usted o alguien que conoce sea una de estas personas. Si es así, recuerda que no estás solo y que hay muchas maneras de obtener ayuda, empezando por hacerle saber a un adulto en quien confías que quieres ayuda. Los consejeros de nuestra escuela, sus padres o tutores, un maestro o cualquier adulto en quien confíe son un buen lugar para comenzar. No esperes. ¿Quién es tu persona? Habla con ellos hoy. ¿No tienes un adulto en quien confíes? Aprovecha la oportunidad y habla con tu consejero escolar o uno de tus maestros hoy.

School Committee Meetings are concurrently live streamed on FATV at https://www.fatv.org/live-streaming 

(choose "Government Live Stream"), and on cable access Comcast/Xfinity Channel 9 and Verizon Channel 36.

Register in advance for the virtual Public Comments portion of the agenda by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TUbCArbBRnqSoBvrWD47YA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about logging in to join the meeting.

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

We hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

We had a 90% daily student attendance rate for the month of April. Let’s continue this great work during the month of May.

As a reminder, May 8, 2024, is a half-day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30am.

The Class Relays are on May 7, 2024 at 6:00pm (Crocker Field).

Grade 12 Events:

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Students cannot be dropped off on the road for safety reasons. Students must exit vehicles in the parking lot. Thank you for your attention to this safety routine.

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

It is important for all students to be on time to school. Being on time to school allows students to take full advantage of their education. Additionally, being on time helps students access content and pass their courses. Fitchburg High School sends text messages home for students who are late to school. With your support, we can decrease tardiness and increase time on learning.

Important Dates for the Week

Monday, May 6, Day 2

Tuesday, May 7, Day 3

Wednesday, May 8, Day 4

Thursday, May 9, Day 5

Friday, May 10, Day 6

Saturday, May 11

Have a great week and thank you, 

Dr. Braga 

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

We hope everyone is having a great weekend.

May 8, 2024 is a half-day for teacher professional development. Students will be dismissed at 11:30am on May 8, 2024. 

Students received their report cards for the third academic quarter this past Friday. Please email our school registrar, Ms. Solano Padilla, if you need a copy of your student’s report card (solanopadillam@fitchburg.k12.ma.us).

As a reminder, the Wallace Civic Center will be the location for the 2024 Grade 12 Graduation.

Grade 12 Events:

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Students cannot be dropped off on the road for safety reasons. Students must exit vehicles in the parking lot. Thank you for your attention to this safety routine.

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

It is important for all students to be on time to school. Being on time to school allows students to take full advantage of their education. Additionally, being on time helps students access content and pass their courses. Fitchburg High School sends text messages home for students who are late to school. With your support, we can decrease tardiness and increase time on learning.

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday April 29, Day 3

Tuesday April 30, Day 4

Wednesday May 1, Day 5

Thursday May 2, Day 6

Friday May 3, Day 1

Saturday May 4

Have a great week and thank you, 

Dr. Braga

Upcoming Events April and May.pdf
Upcoming Events(spanish).pdf

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2024

Graduation location - English .docx
Graduation Location - Spanish.docx
Graduation Location - Portuguese.docx

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families: 

Please take a moment to read the letter below and complete the survey within the letter. 

The letter and survey contain information around the graduation location for this May. 

Fitchburg High School Graduation is on May 31, 2024 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. 

English

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IZiAsqLtspHcGFEGPoNnLnou8C3nuCKXZQCQ2YFDaqc/edit

Spanish

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x1P7A1vMfJ2zUNfJEQaVguD0P0pOwSzPuvINqILvFLU/edit

Portuguese

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mVgjpk0o6UG4R1h2Nl9SpFbglOqWJ5eRkR7zu7aC3pw/edit

Thank you, 

Dr. Braga 

School Committee Meetings are concurrently live streamed on FATV at https://www.fatv.org/live-streaming 

(choose "Government Live Stream"), and on cable access Comcast/Xfinity Channel 9 and Verizon Channel 36.

Register in advance for the virtual Public Comments portion of the agenda by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TUbCArbBRnqSoBvrWD47YA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about logging in to join the meeting.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

We hope everyone is having a great weekend.

We are looking forward to welcoming students back to school on Monday (April 22, 2024). 

We will be holding a second opportunity for the Seal of Biliteracy exam on Wednesday (April 24, 2024). Students who are interested in taking the exam should check their student email that contains further details. Families are also welcome to email Carol Robison with any questions around the Seal of Biliteracy exam (robisonc@fitchburg.k12.ma.us).  

Students will receive their report cards for the third academic quarter on Friday (April 26, 2024) during the advisory period.

Grade 12 Assembly (Monday, April 22, 2024)

During the last period on Monday, we will hold an assembly for Grade 12 students to discuss updates to the graduation ceremony. We will send a communication to families around the updates at the end of the school day on Monday (April 22, 2024). 

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Students cannot be dropped off on the road for safety reasons. Students must exit vehicles in the parking lot. Thank you for your attention to this safety routine.

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

It is important for all students to be on time to school. Being on time to school allows students to take full advantage of their education. Additionally, being on time helps students access content and pass their courses. Fitchburg High School sends text messages home for students who are late to school. With your support, we can decrease tardiness and increase time on learning.

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday, April 22, Day 4

Tuesday, April 23, Day 5

Wednesday, April 24, Day 6

Thursday, April 25, Day 1

Friday, April 26, Day 2

Saturday, April 27

Have a great week and thank you,

Dr. Braga

SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2024

Good Evening Fitchburg High School Families: 

We hope everyone is having a nice start to April Vacation. 

Below are the important dates for the week. 

Important Dates for the Week

Monday, April 15

Tuesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 17

Friday, April 19

Have a great week and thank you, 

Dr. Braga 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2024

Our cast and crew can't wait to see all of you in Bikini Bottom!  It's going to be the best day ever!

"Plunge into this stunning all-singing, all-dancing, dynamic stage show! When the citizens of Bikini Bottom discover that a volcano will soon erupt and destroy their humble home, SpongeBob and his friends must come together to save the fate of their undersea world. With lives hanging in the balance and all hope lost, a most unexpected hero rises up. The power of optimism really can save the world!

The SpongeBob Musical is based on the beloved animated series created by Stephen Hillenburg and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics are by Jonathan Coulton, with additional music by Tom Kitt. The musical production was conceived by Tina Landau." - Concord Theatricals

Tickets are $10.  You can purchase them from any cast or crew member next week, at the door, or online https://gofan.co/app/school/MA14571 

You've got 4 chances to see our students in performance (with some special guest appearances too):

Thursday April 11th at 7:00PM

Friday April 12th at 7:00PM

Saturday April 13th 2:00PM

Saturday April 13th 7:30PM

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com

Good morning, 

Fitchburg High School completed a bus evacuation drill this morning. 

Students and staff did an excellent job completing the drill. 

Thank you, 

FHS Administration 

SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2024

A beautiful gift - Second annual Fitchburg high Princess Boutique a success

By DANIELLE RAY | dray@sentinelandenterprise.com | Sentinel & Enterprise

PUBLISHED: April 7, 2024 at 4:26 p.m. | UPDATED: April 7, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

Aury Rivera had tears in her eyes as she took in the happy, bustling scene at the Princess Boutique on Friday afternoon. 

This is the second year the educator has helmed the Fitchburg High School Latin American Club sponsored affair, which offered up 541 gorgeous prom dresses in a multitude of colors and styles along with jewelry, purses, shoes, and makeup for the students – all donated, all free.

“I’m gonna cry,” a beaming Rivera said. “It’s amazing to see that we can make a difference in these students’ lives. Every little bit helps.”

Throngs of excited young ladies were putting makeup on each other and trying on dresses to see which one they were going to take home to wear to prom on May 11. The juniors and seniors were invited to sign up for raffle prizes including gift certificates for hair and makeup packages and jewelry and there was a list of local vendors who can do alterations if needed.

“Every year is better than the last,” GEAR UP program counselor Alex Mahan said while watching the flurry of activity with a big smile on her face. “Some of our kids are juniors and seniors, some of these kids I’ve known since 7th grade. If I think too much about it I’ll cry.”

Rivera and many others have been working hard to put together the event that grew so much since last year that they took over a second classroom across the hall from hers that was also filled to the brim with dresses and everything else. A number of FHS teachers, staff, and community members also helped to ensure its success. 

“Students from the Latin American Club spent some quality time with me after school for a week sorting dresses, putting them on hangers, and taking care of every detail including making a backdrop for pictures,” Rivera said of a group of young ladies she affectionately calls “my girls.” “I couldn’t have done it without the help of my team.”

Everything down to the reusable shopping bags was donated, including 200 dresses from Pam Porter, the owner and editor of The Lunenburg Ledger newspaper who called up Rivera several weeks ago to offer the bounty.

One of Rivera’s former students, Amanda Barnett, the owner of Mnandi Salon & Spa in Leominster donated dresses and gift certificates, Eye Candy Beauty Bar out of Orange donated facials and makeup application, and Men’s Warehouse in Leominster provided two tuxedo rentals.

Thumb’s Up Barber Shop, Rivera’s husband’s Fitchburg business, donated gift certificates and cash and her son’s Thumb’s Up Kicks venture donated “pretty bags for the students to carry their dresses and belongings” along with FHS special ed teacher Ellen McGuane and Great Clips cosmetologist Sachira Correa, Rivera shared.

FHS paraprofessional Lori Gormley sat by a table covered with 150 pieces of sparkly Paparazzi jewelry that her mother in law’s neighbor Shannon O’Neill of Irresistible Shimmer with Shannon donated along with her daughter in memory of her late daughter.

Fitchburg Public Schools Family and Community Engagement Coordinator Luisa Fernandez was able to provide makeup with North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce funding through her connections with the nonprofit organization. She also brought a big box of black Bombas socks donated by the company and sneakers in various colors, styles, and sizes, including Converse and Fila.

One young man came by the table Fernandez and Fitchburg Public Schools superintendent Executive Assistant Mary Alexandra Molina were manning and snagged a pair of shoes.

“We have so many we thought we would bring some,” Fernandez said of the donated footwear the school district receives from Nashville headquartered nonprofit Soles4Souls.

Rivera is passionate about her students and has deep ties to the area. She immigrated to the U.S. from Puerto Rico in 1996 and graduated from FHS two years later.

She stayed in the city 22 years before moving to Winchendon several years ago with her husband and their two children and wears many hats at FHS, where she has worked in various positions since 2003. She is currently the World Language Spanish Teacher, World Language Department Facilitator, 2025 Class Advisor, and Latin American Club Advisor.

Rivera started collecting prom dresses in a small closet in her classroom closet four years ago after realizing that some of the students couldn’t afford them and opened the first Princess Boutique last April.

“I hope they all go,” she said of the hundreds of dressing hanging up.

McGuane praised Rivera and her efforts after watching the beautiful chaos unfold.

“I admire her so much. She goes above and beyond.”

Rivera shared several photos from the day on social media afterwards. In the post, she thanked everyone involved in helping to make it such a huge success and included a quote that couldn’t have been more perfect.

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

We hope everyone is having a great weekend.

This past Friday was the last day of the third academic quarter. Tomorrow begins the first day of the fourth academic quarter. We maintained strong daily attendance during the third academic quarter. Let’s continue to maintain this daily attendance for the fourth quarter. As always, thank you for partnering with Fitchburg High School to support the school in reaching its goals.

This week is the last full week until April Vacation. April Vacation is from April 15, 2024 to April 19, 2024. Students return from April Vacation on April 22, 2024.

The school’s Health Fair will take place this Thursday from 7:30am to 11:30am. Students will attend the Health Fair by their grade. All students will have the opportunity to attend the Health Fair.

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Students cannot be dropped off on the road for safety reasons. Students must exit vehicles in the parking lot. Thank you for your attention to this safety routine.

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

It is important for all students to be on time to school. Being on time to school allows students to take full advantage of their education. Additionally, being on time helps students access content and pass their courses. Fitchburg High School sends text messages home for students who are late to school. With your support, we can decrease tardiness and increase time on learning.

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday, April 8th - Day 5

Tuesday, April 9th - Day 6

Wednesday, April 10th - Day 1

Thursday, April 11th - Day 2

Friday, April 12th - Day 3

Saturday, April 13th

Thank you,

Dr. Braga

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2024

NO SCHOOL DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

NO HAY CLASES DEBIDO AL MAL TIEMPO

TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2024

Good afternoon,


Fitchburg High School received a STOPIt Application notification which appeared to be a threat to the building. 

The threat could not be validated. As a precaution we had the police and fire department do a soft walkthrough of the building. 

All students are safe and following the normal schedule. 


Thank you,

Fitchburg High School Administration

MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2024

School Committee Meetings are concurrently live streamed on FATV at https://www.fatv.org/live-streaming 

(choose "Government Live Stream"), and on cable access Comcast/Xfinity Channel 9 and Verizon Channel 36.

Register in advance for the virtual Public Comments portion of the agenda by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TUbCArbBRnqSoBvrWD47YA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about logging in to join the meeting.

SUNDAY, MARCH 31, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

Happy Easter to all families that celebrate the holiday.

This past week we completed the ELA MCAS. We had great attendance for the ELA MCAS. Thank you to all families for your help with supporting the attendance efforts.

Grades for the third academic quarter close on Friday, April 5, 2024. As we move into the fourth academic quarter, it will be important to maintain great daily attendance. 

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Students cannot be dropped off on the road for safety reasons. Students must exit vehicles in the parking lot. Thank you for your attention to this safety routine.

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

It is important for all students to be on time to school. Being on time to school allows students to take full advantage of their education. Additionally, being on time helps students access content and pass their courses. Fitchburg High School sends text messages home for students who are late to school. With your support, we can decrease tardiness and increase time on learning.

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday, April 1, Day 6

Tuesday, April 2, Day 1

Wednesday, April 3, Day 2

Thursday, April 4, Day 3

Friday, April 5, Day 4

Saturday, April 6

Have a great week and thank you,

Dr. Braga

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

Thank you to everyone who attended our conferences this past week.

This week we will have the ELA MCAS, as well as a visit from AIR (American Institutes for Research) and DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education).

ELA MCAS (March 26, 2024 and March 27, 2024):

At Fitchburg High School, we will have the ELA MCAS on Tuesday March 26, 2024 and Wednesday March 27, 2024. Students in Grade 10 will arrive at the regular start time to take the test. There will be regular morning buses for Grade 10 students. 

Non-test takers (Grades 9, 11, and 12) will have a later start time to allow for MCAS testing to be completed. 

Non-test takers should arrive at school by 10:15am. Please see the attached schedule. There will be later buses running for non-test takers. Please see the attached bus routes for the non-test takers. 

Students in Grade 10 should take the regular morning buses to school to take the ELA MCAS test on Tuesday March 26, 2024 and Wednesday March 27, 2024. 

Students in the Guided Learning and Pathways programs should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing. 

Students in the Learning Perspectives program who take specialized transportation should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing. 

MCAS Schedule (English):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RJROt9_gZkl7q-lCtwEGaVeIKB-eLGu1Iv2TCf73z-8/edit

MCAS Schedule (Spanish):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aHyZklLFRmo4kuzkTR_WcizbB25SuPneUNw9V83dPnY/edit

MCAS Schedule (Portuguese)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RwlXxilYEiDLCljts2JkbQRTyVukquOKfmouJQg6PBk/edit

MCAS Schedule (Haitian Creole)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XsKpB0G88Cx7GWrHwcywg7RrIs4lm13McZ1KJA9NhhE/edit

MCAS Schedule (Hmong)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q2Ql0VJJd8s3GY6L6Ttu4XFIa3rmyGzTFKN6twYyCZ8/edit

AIR (American Institutes for Reach) and DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) Progress Monitoring Visit

On March 28, 2024, AIR and DESE will be visiting Fitchburg High School to conduct a school progress monitoring data collection to provide FHS with formative feedback in support of excellence and equity in education for all students. AIR & DESE will be at FHS for the full day to conduct classroom visits. FHS will receive a summary of the visit in approximately one week. There are no additional requirements for students during the visit. This is a great opportunity for us to show the great work we are doing at FHS.

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Students cannot be dropped off on the road for safety reasons. Students must exit vehicles in the parking lot. Thank you for your attention to this safety routine.

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

It is important for all students to be on time to school. Being on time to school allows students to take full advantage of their education. Additionally, being on time helps students access content and pass their courses. Fitchburg High School sends text messages home for students who are late to school. With your support, we can decrease tardiness and increase time on learning.

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday, March 25, Day 1

Tuesday, March 26, Day 2

Wednesday, March 27, Day 3:

Thursday, March 28, Day 4:

Friday, March 29, Day 5:

Have a great week and thank you,

Dr. Braga


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2024

Good Afternoon: 


At Fitchburg High School, we will have the ELA MCAS on Tuesday March 26, 2024 and Wednesday March 27, 2024. Students in Grade 10 will arrive at the regular start time to take the test. There will be regular morning buses for Grade 10 students. 


Non-test takers (Grades 9, 11, and 12) will have a later start time to allow for MCAS testing to be completed. 


Non-test takers should arrive at school by 10:15am. Please see the attached schedule. There will be later buses running for non-test takers. Please see the attached bus routes for the non-test takers. 


Students in Grade 10 should take the regular morning buses to school to take the ELA MCAS test on Tuesday March 26, 2024 and Wednesday March 27, 2024. 


Students in the Guided Learning and Pathways programs should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing. 


Students in the Learning Perspectives program who take specialized transportation should report to school at the regular start time during MCAS testing.  

FHS bus stop times- MCAS testing.pdf

ELA MCAS SCHEDULE

FHS ELA MCAS Schedule.pdf
(Espanol) FHS ELA MCAS Schedule.pdf
(Portuguese) FHS ELA MCAS Schedule.pdf
(Hmoob) FHS ELA MCAS Schedule.pdf

MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2024

School Committee Meetings are concurrently live streamed on FATV at https://www.fatv.org/live-streaming 

(choose "Government Live Stream"), and on cable access Comcast/Xfinity Channel 9 and Verizon Channel 36.

Register in advance for the virtual Public Comments portion of the agenda by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TUbCArbBRnqSoBvrWD47YA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about logging in to join the meeting.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

We hope everyone is having a nice weekend. 

Parent/Guardian Teacher conferences at Fitchburg High School will be on March 20, 2024. This will also be a half-day, and students will be dismissed at 11:30am on March 20, 2024. 

Conferences are in two sessions: Afternoon (12:00pm to 2:00pm) and Evening (4:00pm to 6:00pm). Each teacher conference is 10 minutes in length. 

Afternoon Conferences:

Evening Conferences

Please use the link below to schedule conferences with your student's teachers.

https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11611019&event=392765

Follow the directions below to get to the Parent Teacher Conference Scheduler.

Sign In

Select Students

Select Teachers

Scheduling

Repeat until you have a time with each teacher you'd like to visit with.

You can click on the "Printable Schedule" link located on the left-hand side to print a copy of your schedule.

If you want to make appointment changes or cancel your appointment click on the "My Appointments" link on the left hand side. On the right side of each appointment you will see three dots. Hover your mouse to see available change options. 

Virtual Appointments

For in-person appointments, we will have translators at Fitchburg High School. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at conferences. 

If you have any questions, please email our SIMS Secretary Ms. Loepere-Smith (loepereg@fitchburg.k12.ma.us), or please call Fitchburg High School. 

Information about the conferences is also posted on the daily announcements section of the Fitchburg High School website. 

Reminder, FHS Honors Academy (application for current FHS students):

If your student is currently in Grade 9 at FHS, and you are interested in your student being a part of the Honors Academy next school year, please have your student complete the application below.

This application is for existing FHS students applying for the Honors Academy at Fitchburg High School. Please note that this application is open to existing 9th grade students only. There is a separate application for incoming Grade 9 students. The application for the Class of 2028 (incoming Grade 9 students) is available on the FHS website under the Academics sidetab. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvnrNVTbJ4AU5PisAO6RXteAB6yLchfXUUUVClp-vwPNz1-A/viewform

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

Important Dates for the Week

Monday, March 18, Day 2

Tuesday, March 19, Day 3

Wednesday, March 20, Day 4

Thursday, March 21, Day 5

Friday, March 22, Day 6

Have a great week and thank you, 

Dr. Braga 

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2024

Good Morning,

We would like to notify families that we conducted a fire drill today (03/14/2024). Our students and staff did a great job of following our safety protocols.

Thank you,

Dr. Braga 

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2024

FHS Parent / Teacher conferences are on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. 

Please check for an email or see the documents below for instructions on how to schedule appointments and how to translate within Google Meet. 

12:00 - 1:00 pm and 4:00 - 5:00 pm appointment times are VIRTUAL, and 1:OO - 2:00 pm and 5:00 - 6:00 pm appointment times are IN-PERSON.

How to Schedule an Appointment

pickatime Parent Directions English.docx
pickatime instrucciones para padres en español.docx
pickatime instruções aos pais Português.docx
pickatime niam txiv taw kev Hmoob.docx

Google Meet Translation Instructions

How to translate in Google Meet Eng.docx
Cómo traducir en Google Meet español.docx
Como traduzir no Google Meet Português.docx
Cómo traducir en Google Meet Hmong.docx

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024

Good Afternoon FHS Families: 


We hope everyone is having a great weekend. 


Today is Daylight Savings Time. The clocks will go forward one hour today. This means that springtime is quickly approaching! 


Students will receive their Progress Reports for Quarter 3 this Friday during the advisory period. 


As a reminder, March 20, 2024 is a half-day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30am. This day will also be Parent/Guardian teacher conferences. We will send a detailed email about the conferences this week. 


If you missed our Early College Academy Parent/Guardian information session this past Tuesday, the presentation is on the FHS website. 

Reminder, Spring Sports:

Registration is now open for any student who is interested in participating in a Spring Sport. Spring sports include: Baseball, Softball, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Tennis, Girls Flag Football, Boys & Girls Outdoor Track & Field, and Boys Volleyball. 

All interested student-athletes must complete the online registration form on FamilyID, the link was sent to all students' email accounts, @FitchburgAD social media accounts, and on the athletic department website. Students must also have a current physical (within the last 13-months) on file with the nurse prior to tryouts. 

The season begins Monday March 18th, coaches will reach out with tryout/practice information for all registered student-athletes ahead of that date. 

Any questions please see email Mr. Robbins (robbinst@fitchburg.k12.ma.us). 

Reminder, FHS Honors Academy (application for current FHS students):

If your student is currently in Grade 9 at FHS, and you are interested in your student being a part of the Honors Academy next school year, please have your student complete the application below.

This application is for existing FHS students applying for the Honors Academy at Fitchburg High School. Please note that this application is open to existing 9th grade students only. There is a separate application for incoming Grade 9 students. The application for the Class of 2028 (incoming Grade 9 students) is available on the FHS website under the Academics sidetab. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvnrNVTbJ4AU5PisAO6RXteAB6yLchfXUUUVClp-vwPNz1-A/viewform

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

Important Dates for the Week

Monday 3/11, Day 3

Tuesday 3/12, Day 4

Wednesday 3/13, Day 5

Thursday 3/14, Day 6

Friday 3/15, Day 1

Saturday 3/16

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2024

Thanks to those of you who joined us for the Early College Information Session last night. 

If you weren’t able to make it, no worries! 

Please take a look at the links below and feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have. 

All students from the Class of 2025 and Class of 2026 are eligible to apply. 

Remember, the application deadline is March 31st, so fill yours out today! 

Click here for ECA Info Session Recording

Click here for the ECA Slide Presentation

Click here for ECA Application (DUE BY MARCH 31st!!)

Emma Brassard

College and Career Coordinator

Fitchburg High School

Phone: 978-345-3240, Ext. 20481

Email: brassarde@fitchburg.k12.ma.us

Early College Academy Parent Info Session (2024-03-05 18:03 GMT-5)

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2024 - UPDATED BUS ROUTES

FHS 3-4-24.pdf

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2024

School Committee Meetings are concurrently live streamed on FATV at https://www.fatv.org/live-streaming 

(choose "Government Live Stream"), and on cable access Comcast/Xfinity Channel 9 and Verizon Channel 36.

Register in advance for the virtual Public Comments portion of the agenda by going to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TUbCArbBRnqSoBvrWD47YA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about logging in to join the meeting.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

We hope everyone is having a great weekend.

This week will be an MCAS retest day for ELA and Math. Students who are taking the ELA and/or Math MCAS retest were notified this past week.

Additionally, this Wednesday (March 6, 2024) is a half-day for staff professional development. All students will be dismissed at 11:30am.

Please save the date for our next Parent/Guardian Teacher conferences on March 20, 2024. This will also be a half-day of school. In the upcoming days, we will be sending out more details around conferences.

Spring Sports:

Registration is now open for any student who is interested in participating in a Spring Sport. Spring sports include: Baseball, Softball, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Tennis, Girls Flag Football, Boys & Girls Outdoor Track & Field, and Boys Volleyball. 

All interested student-athletes must complete the online registration form on FamilyID, the link was sent to all students' email accounts, @FitchburgAD social media accounts, and on the athletic department website. Students must also have a current physical (within the last 13-months) on file with the nurse prior to tryouts. 

The season begins Monday March 18th, coaches will reach out with tryout/practice information for all registered student-athletes ahead of that date. 

Any questions please see email Mr. Robbins (robbinst@fitchburg.k12.ma.us). 

Early College Academy Parent Info Session:

Family Virtual Info Session (evening): we will hold a virtual info session for any students, parents, or guardians interested in learning more about the ECA. All Grade 10 and Grade 11 students and guardians received this information via email. The information can also be found on the FPS Facebook page.

Information to the online meeting is below:

Tuesday, March 5 · 6:00 – 6:30pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/fef-rsgk-bva
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 401-684-3622 PIN: ‪156 907 686#

FHS Honors Academy (application for current FHS students):

If your student is currently in Grade 9 at FHS, and you are interested in your student being a part of the Honors Academy next school year, please have your student complete the application below.

This application is for existing FHS students applying for the Honors Academy at Fitchburg High School. Please note that this application is open to existing 9th grade students only. There is a separate application for incoming Grade 9 students. The application for the Class of 2028 (incoming Grade 9 students) is available on the FHS website under the Academics sidetab. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvnrNVTbJ4AU5PisAO6RXteAB6yLchfXUUUVClp-vwPNz1-A/viewform

Reminder (MVP Program Application):

The application for the MVP Program for next school year is on the Fitchburg High School homepage. The program is a great opportunity for students who will be in the 11th or 12th Grade next school year, and are interested in studying Carpentry or Electrical. 

https://fhs.fitchburg.k12.ma.us/

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):

Important Dates for the Week:

Monday, 3/4 Day 4

Tuesday, 3/5 Day 5

Wednesday, 3/6 Day 6

Thursday, 3/7 Day 1

Friday, 3/8 Day 2

Have a great week and thank you, 

Dr. Braga 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2024

Good morning,

At 8:09 this morning, Fitchburg High School entered a medical hold that lasted approximately 20 minutes. Students and staff did an excellent job maintaining a safe environment. 

Thank you,

FHS Administration

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2024

Good Afternoon Fitchburg High School Families:

We hope everyone had a great February Vacation.

We look forward to welcoming students back tomorrow morning.

We would like to thank the Black Student Union for the annual showcase on Friday (02-16-2024). The showcase included a fashion show, dances, poetry, and a musical performance.

School Council and the School Year 2024-2025 Budget (Draft):

I will be presenting the draft school budget proposal to the School Council at FHS on Tuesday afternoon. If the School Council approves of the budget, we will do a final review with our Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) at FHS. From there, the budget proposal will be submitted to the district for their review.

Once it becomes available, I will send out a review of the finalized and approved budget to the FHS school community.

Instruction and Curriculum Updates

We added a new side tab to our website, Instruction and Curriculum Updates. The side tab will have weekly updates around our instruction and curriculum at FHS, as well as an overview of our core content curriculum. 

Reminder (MVP Program Application):

The application for the MVP Program for next school year is on the Fitchburg High School homepage. The program is a great opportunity for students who will be in the 11th or 12th Grade next school year, and are interested in studying Carpentry or Electrical. 

https://fhs.fitchburg.k12.ma.us/

Reminder (Standardized Assessment Schedule)

Reminder (Cell-Phones):

Reminders (Absent and Tardy Notes):

Reminders (Dismissal):

Reminder, Student Drop-Off (Arrival):

Reminder (Being Tardy to School):