Dear Overlook Families!
February was here and gone in no time! We are entering the spring stretch of the year! All in all, the winter has been quite mild except for these last couple storms. I guess Mother Nature is not letting New England off that easy!
We did celebrate our School Resource Officers for National School Resource Officer Day at Overlook in the School Counseling Office in February. We thank them for all their support and help with educating our students and families on important matters.
Grade 8 Monty Tech interviews are happening this month! If you have any questions, please reach out to the grade 8 counselor Katie Kilcoyne at [email protected]
As you may be aware from Dr. Stewart's email, Assistant Principal Kathryn Miville is out for an indefinite amount of time, caring for her son who has been in serious motorcycle accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Miville and her family. We do welcome (back!) Mr. David Uminski or "Mr. U" to AWRSD. He has graciously come out of retirement to help OMS during Mrs. Miville's absence and serve as our assistant principal. If you do notice a friendly, silver-haired gentleman around OMS, it is the infamous Mr. U. Mr. U has served AWRSD for 35 years as a middle and high school teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal. I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Uminski when I served as his assistant principal at Oakmont a few years ago.
It is important to note that MCAS season is upon us. We start testing grade 8 in ELA at the end of the month. Please note the MCAS dates below. At the middle school, every grade level takes an MCAS test in ELA and math. Grade 8 takes an additional STE (Science Technology and Engineering test). Please do not schedule doctor appointments during MCAS testing and make every effort to arrive to school on time, especially during these testing days!
Lastly, if you or a family is a MassHealth member, please scroll to the end of the newsletter for some helpful information about renewing your coverage as much has change since the pandemic.