Good Evening, Essex Tech Families!
We honored our veterans this week by having our History students add their handwritten notes to our “Thank You for Your Service” cards that are now en route to North Shore veteran services agencies. We hope everyone will take some time to reflect and thank a veteran for serving our country! Our veterans have made the courageous decision to protect and serve. We are forever grateful for them. For all those veterans in our school community, thank you. You are greatly appreciated.🇺🇸
Grades have closed for Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 began yesterday, Wednesday, November 8th. It’s hard to believe we are one-quarter of the way through the school year already.
Here is a preview of the schedule for this coming week.
|Monday, November 13, 2023||Day 4: Blue|
|Tuesday, November 14, 2023||Day 5: Blue|
|Wednesday, November 15, 2023||Day 6: Green 8:45 am Late Start|
|Thursday, November 16, 2023||Day 7: Green|
|Friday, November 17, 2023||Day 8: Green|
- Saturday, November 18th – Open House for prospective students
- Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24 – No School Thanksgiving Break
School Picture Days are approaching! Students should dress their best for their school picture on their scheduled day. Caregivers will receive an individual email when their child’s photos are ready to purchase.
- Grade 10 – Tuesday, November 21, 2023
- Grade 11 – Tuesday, November 14, 2023
- Grade 12 – Thursday, November 16, 2023
CTAE Selection Family Information Night **DATE CHANGE**
The date for ENSATS Grade 9 CTAE Selection Caregiver Information Presentation has been changed to Wednesday, November 29, 2023. The program is hosted by the Grade 9 School Counselors and will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. in our Main Cafeteria. During this session, School Counselors will review with caregivers the support we offer students and their families in preparation for CTAE Selection in early January. We will also review the CTAE selection and placement process.
Hawk Holiday Hope Decorations
Hawk Holiday Hope is our annual school-wide community service learning event held on December 8th. Each A-block class has “adopted” a child through the Department of Children and Families in Salem to purchase gifts for during this upcoming season of giving. As a school community, we will provide holiday gifts for about 200 children on the North Shore. Each year our amazing PTO decorates the building and creates a Winter Wonderland the night before. The PTO is looking for donations of used or new decorations. Please click here for more information.
Financial Aid Information Session
Essex North Shore has partnered with MassEdCo and their North Shore area Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) to support our senior families with accessing and completing college financial aid applications, including the FAFSA and CSS Profile. The EOC is hosting a virtual Financial Aid Information Session for Essex Tech Seniors and their families on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. Please click here for more information.
COVID Vaccination Clinics
The North Shore Public Health Nurses asked us to share this information regarding several regional COVID vaccination clinics. Please click here for locations, dates, and registration.
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Heidi T. Riccio, Ed.D. Shannon Donnelly, M.A.T. Thomas O’Toole, Ed.D.
Superintendent-Director Principal Asst. Superintendent
Pictures of the Week
22 of our Fall Integration Academy students departed by coach bus this morning for Gettysburg with Ms. Berry, Mr. Gwilliam, and Mr. Mastone. This integration project involved a 4-week collaboration between Information Technology Services and History. Mr. Norton, who also participated in this Academy, set up the local area network for students to play the computer-based historical simulation Ultimate General: Gettysburg in preparation for this weekend’s trip.
Just this morning, we had a small ceremony to raise the POW-MIA flag at school. Several of our teachers who are veterans were able to attend and many students attended as well.