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A Message from the Principal

Principal:
Tommy Dwyer
Assistant Principal:
Hillary Hoose (A-L)
Assistant Principal:
Mike Murawski (M-Z)
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I hope everyone was able to take some time to relax and recharge their batteries over Winter Break.  The school year is officially halfway complete.  We eagerly look forward to the start of the second semester this Tuesday.  Each year, the third quarter we find to be the most challenging for students.  Many times we see a dip in the performance of students.  This year will be extra challenging and I ask that you remind your child to push through the struggles of the quarter.  Lab times are available by most of our teachers to provide extra help to students that are both in person and remote.  You can always reach out to a teacher specifically to inquire about the days these are offered.

 

It was so refreshing to see students in person once again in the halls of Shore.  Masked or not, the building is not the same without the students.  In some ways it felt like the first day of school all over again.  We are looking forward to the fun and challenges ahead in the second semester.

 

Second quarter grades will be visible for families on Infinite Campus at 8:00 AM on Thursday, January 21.  In addition, please be on the lookout next week for a message about a survey from the district.  We are partnering with BrightBytes to learn more about our school’s climate and culture.  We want to know our staff, students, and parents' opinions about the climate, including the safety, discipline, physical and learning environments at our school.  To gain these insights, we will be asking students in grades 6-12, as well as all staff, administrators, and parents/guardians to provide input from Tuesday January 19th until Friday, January 29th.  Everyone's participation is important to provide a comprehensive understanding of how we can improve our school community.

 

NJHS will be having a fundraiser at the Mentor Ave Chick-Fil-A on January 19 from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  If you use the Chick-Fil-A app and select Shore NJHS, a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to “End 68 Hours of Hunger” in Lake County.

 

Spring Conference night is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  These will once again be held via Zoom and we will utilize PTCFast.com to schedule these.  Conferences will be by appointment only.  Specifics on the sign up process will be shared next week via Infinite Campus Messenger, Schoology, and posted to our website.  As in the fall, we encourage your child to be part of the conference and conversation.  More to come soon!

 

Have a wonderful three day weekend and GO BROWNS!!!