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Thursday, August 31, 2017
Good afternoon,

Where did the summer go???  I hope that you had the opportunity to soak up some of the nice weather and spend some quality time with family and friends. There is nothing like a summer in New England!

My hope is that all of our students had a great first week of school.  We make every effort to make the students feel welcome and enthusiastic about the upcoming school year.  I want to thank our seniors for using the newly painted crosswalk when entering from the student parking lot.  The intent was to insure the safety of all students, while making the morning traffic less painful.  Hopefully those of you who braved the morning commute found the drive through the high school a little better.  

One suggestion in the afternoon.  If you are tired of the traffic, inform your son/daughter that you will pick them up at 2:15 or 2:30.  The building stays open, it is safe, and just maybe he/she could knock off a homework assignment before you pick him/her up.  Take the stress out of your life.  They can wait!  

Tonight there is a Senior Kick-off BBQ in the back of the building.  It should be a fun event for our senior class.  Over 250 students have signed up for the event!

Finally, I am thrilled to report that Boston Magazine named Westford Academy the 6th Best High School in the State of Massachusetts!  In comparison to five other high performing districts that spend close to $20,000 per student, the Westford Public Schools System has a per pupil expenditure of under $14,000. The school districts ahead of us are, Dover-Sherborn, Concord-Carlisle, Weston, Lexington,  and Wayland. Newton Public Schools was ranked #7, behind Westford Academy. Our faculty, guidance personnel, and other staff take great pride in creating a high school that is balanced with high expectations and understanding of the social and emotional needs of our student-body.  

Other Topics of Interest:

The School Committee welcomes parents and community members to attend School Committee meetings which are held on alternate Monday evenings at 7:30 in the Millennium’s Conference Room B.  Meeting agendas and supporting documents are posted online the Friday prior to a meeting via the town’s Document Management System.  
Helpful School Committee Links
Announcement from the Ghost Post, our School Store.

The WA Student Agenda books are in!  These Agenda books provide each daily subject with its own block to write assignments or reminders making it easier for your student to stay organized.
The cost is $8.00 and can be paid with cash or check made payable to: WA School Store.  These books will be available to purchase before school from 7:00 - 7:30 and after school from 2:00 - 2:30, while supplies last.

For more information, please contact Christine Cournoyer,      

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!  Jim Antonelli

Westford Academy   •   30 Patten Road  •  Westford, MA 01886   •   Tel: (978) 692-5570

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