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Friday, February 16, 2018
Good afternoon,

Have a great vacation!  Have fun and be safe.

Please review the link below.  The YRBS provides important data for us as a school system.  I hope that you will allow your son/daughter to participate in this most important survey.

Below is the link for the 2018 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Information and Opt-Out Form.



8th Grade Parent Information Night- the link below will take you to the PowerPoint from Wednesday's 8th Grade Parent Information Night.

OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Seniors - Graduation Caps & Gowns
If you have not ordered your cap and gown for graduation, please see Mrs. Langille in the Main Office as soon as possible! Also, please speak with Mrs. Langille if you have any questions, and please let her know if you will be wearing a sibling's robe so that you can be taken off the "outstanding order list.”

New Course at WA - Women's Empowerment
Dear Students, Parents & Guardians, with the upcoming course selection process for students, we wanted to bring a new course to your attention.  The course is titled WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT. It is a new elective course that will be offered through the English and Wellness Departments. A brief description is below:
049 - WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT CP1 2.5 credits
What makes women feel EMPOWERED? How can this understanding help women to be more resilient individuals and to be more active participants in the global society? Answers to these questions will be explored through this new semester elective offered through the English and Wellness departments. Topics include Women in History, The Role of Women in Society, Domestic Violence and Gender Equality/Equity. The course includes personal goal-setting, confidence building techniques, and daily self-reflection. All genders welcome. This is a class open to ALL students in grades 10-12 next year. We'd like to stress the importance of ALL GENDERS WELCOME. Although the course may seem like it is geared to female students, it is important to recognize the role everyone can play in making our community, nation and world a more safe and productive place for women. If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to contact us.
Melanie Jozokos (mjozokos@westfordk12.us) & Kyle Kucaj (kkucaj@westfordk12.us)

Underclassmen Spring Semi Formal
Saturday, March 10th, 7:00 - 10:00 PM in the WA Cafeteria.  Tickets will be on sale March 2nd through 9th during all four lunches!

Film Screening of A Plastic Ocean with post Q&A
Sunday, March 4th at 5:00-7:30 PM. Location: First Parish Church United, 48 Main St, Westford.
5 Door prizes and free chip, dip and crostini (please thank our food sponsor Evviva Cucina.) Post Q&A with Mark Myles, a sustainability professional for nearly 20 years. Retired director of the education program at Toxic Use Reduction Institute at UMASS Lowell. A Plastic Ocean documents the newest science, proving how plastics, once they enter the oceans, break up into small particulates that enter the food chain where they attract toxins like a magnet. Only through the sharing of information on this issue will the public change policy on how we treat plastic. In partnership with:  Westford Recycling Commission, Westford Conservation Trust, Lowell Parks & Conservation. Trust, FPCU Green Team & Social Justice & Weston Price Foundation.

LAST NIGHT 2018
WA Last Night 2018 is the all-night, substance-free celebration for our Westford Academy graduating seniors, which will be held on Friday, June 1st starting at 10:00 PM. With almost 100% participation, Last Night is a highlight for WA graduates. It takes over 200 volunteers and many, many generous donors to make this evening a success. Parents of all students from K to 12, are encouraged to volunteer.  For more information, please see the Last Night website at www.walastnight.org
  • Donations to support Last Night can be made online at www.walastnight.org/donate or please send your contribution to: WA Last Night 2017, PO Box 4079, Westford, MA 01886. All gifts are tax-deductible.  It's a great time to make a donation to take advantage of the tax break!
  • Last Night Needs Volunteers! Help is always needed at the event, but you can also volunteer before the event.  To volunteer in any capacity, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Cindy McKeen at volunteer@walastnight.org.
Warm regards,  Jim Antonelli



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

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