1. High School News

2021-22 Parking Permits for Seniors and Juniors - July Update

posted Jul 14, 2021, 11:15 AM by randallb@northandoverpublicschools.com   [ updated Jul 14, 2021, 11:16 AM ]

Hello, NAHS Students and Families,

Rising Seniors and Juniors who currently have their driver's license may now register to purchase a parking permit for the 2021-22 school year. Please read the enclosed document for additional information, to access the Parking Registration Google Form, and to view the August dates that Assistant Principals will be at NAHS to collect all supplemental parking permit information and begin issuing permits. Thank you!

2021 Yearbook Update

posted Jun 25, 2021, 9:09 AM by stasonish@northandoverpublicschools.com

The 2021 Yearbook will be distributed to the seniors in August (please watch your email/google classroom for date and time). For any underclassmen that purchased a yearbook it will be available for pick-up in September. Also, for anyone wishing to purchase a yearbook, we do have a few extra copies available on a first come first serve basis when we return to school in September. Please email Amy Wolf (advisor) wolfa@northandoverpublicschools.com with any questions.

Class of 2021 Commencement Information

posted Jun 2, 2021, 4:48 AM by randallb@northandoverpublicschools.com

The Class of 2021 Commencement will be held at Walsh Stadium on Friday, June 4th, at 6:00pm. More information can be found HERE.

Participate in a School Capacity Public Forum

posted May 10, 2021, 12:38 PM by stasonish@northandoverpublicschools.com

The focus of the School Capacity Sub-Committee is to aid the town in making the best decisions regarding the possible renovation, expansion and construction of schools within our community. We will be holding public forums during the month of May in order to provide the community with information regarding these projects and to answer questions and solicit feedback from the community. This feedback will be critical in helping the School Committee finalize its recommendation to the Facilities Master Plan, Phase II Committee. You can also see the planned presentation here.

If you would like to participate, the links for each meeting are listed below:

Thank you, and we hope to see you there.

Principal's Update 4/16 - In-Person Learning, Class of 2021, MCAS news and more

posted Apr 16, 2021, 4:26 PM by stasonish@northandoverpublicschools.com   [ updated Apr 16, 2021, 4:27 PM ]

Dear NAHS Students, Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

We made it to April vacation! I want to recognize our high school faculty and staff for their amazing work this year as they get some well deserved time to spend with their families and friends. Our staff continues to show such great resolve in working through such challenging circumstances. During a typical year, educators feel a cumulative fatigue that brings them to April break each year for some much needed time away from our buildings. Multiple, major transitions and planning have only added to the stress in their lives during a global pandemic. It’s not perfect, but they continue to demonstrate that they can navigate the demands that are placed on them so they can support our students in a positive and productive way. I’m extremely grateful for their sacrifices that have allowed us to be in a position to provide an in-person educational experience for the majority of our students starting on 4/29.

I sincerely hope that our students are able to relax, rejuvenate and find some joy over April break. Many students are still making decisions on colleges or preparing for AP tests and other course work. Please continue to stay focused but also take a moment to yourselves over the next week. We haven’t experienced a school year like this one and it’s important to take care of yourself emotionally and physically as well as academically.

Please read my entire Principal's Update for information about:

  • NAHS Return to Full In-Person Learning
  • Class of 2021 Graduation Update
  • Yearbook Update
  • Class of 2021 Senior Prom Update
  • MCAS News
  • NAHS Spring Athletics First Day Practice Times
  • 7th Annual Teen Job Fair at Youth Center

The Anne Bradstreet Poetry Contest - Submissions due April 30th

posted Apr 14, 2021, 9:59 AM by stasonish@northandoverpublicschools.com

This spring, in honor of Anne Bradstreet, North Andover is having a poetry contest! All who live or work or go to school in North Andover are invited to take part. 

Our town is the home of America's first published poet, Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672). Anne arrived here at the very founding of the town in the early 1640's with her husband and their young children. She made her life in that frontier settlement, and made her mark in the world of poetry. Her first collection, "The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America", was widely read in America and England, an uncommon achievement for a woman in the post-Elizabethan English world. 

Anne lived and raised her family - and wrote her poetry - right here. As a group of poets on the Poet Laureate Committee, Anne is an inspiration to all of us. This is why we named the contest after her.
In her spirit, we are inviting all members of the North Andover community to submit a poem on this theme: 

"A New Vision for America - What is Your Dream?"
Since we’re poets, we bring you the rules – in rhyme! 😊
How do I enter? How does it work?
Fear not! We wrote a poem to clear up the murk!
Send us a poem on this special theme – 
A New Vision for America – What Is Your Dream? 
It can be about the grand or the very smallest of things – 
It can be about people or places – what makes you sing? 
We’re calling North Andover, the old and the young – 
Enter Anne’s poetry contest, it’s new for 2021!
Use the contest email, choose the right category –
Open to adults, high school, middle, or elementary!
Tell us your dream for America – share the thoughts in your head – 
We’ll invite all the winners – to read on a stage of blue white and red!

  • Submit a poem on the theme in one of 4 age categories: Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adult 
  • Each person may submit up to two poems 
  • There is no specific style, it can be rhyming or free verse, however the theme speaks to you.
  • Open to all who live or work or go to school in North Andover
  • The top three will be invited to perform their poems and will be announced on the FB North Andover Poets page. 
  • The North Andover Poets FB group will have the rights to publish the poems, subject to the approval of parent/guardian for school age children.
  • The poem copyright remains with the author.
  • Subject: Age Category (elementary, middle school, high school, adult)
  • Body: your name, email address, mailing address, age category, poem(s)
  • If sending an attached document, include the name and other information in each document
  • Those without email address, ask an adult in the household with email to submit 
  • Open to submissions March 6th through April 30th
  • Winners will be announced May 15th 
  • Outdoors Award ceremony May 22nd - winners will read their poems
Contest is sponsored by the North Andover Poet Laureate Committee

Return to Full In-Person Learning

posted Apr 7, 2021, 3:42 PM by stasonish@northandoverpublicschools.com

On March 18th, the School Committee approved the High School’s return to full in-person learning for all students to begin on Thursday, April 29th. The entire NAHS staff and I are very excited to welcome our students back to full in-person learning five days a week. The following letter contains information about our return.

School Committee Community Chat - April 28th @ 9:00 am

posted Mar 2, 2021, 1:28 PM by stasonish@northandoverpublicschools.com

The School Committee will have another Community Chat on April 28 from 9 to 10:00 am

Join with Google Meet: meet.google.com/yya-wnwb-fvu
Join by phone: ‪(US) +1 413-561-7866‬ PIN: ‪676 776 103‬#

8th Grade Transition Night

posted Feb 1, 2021, 6:43 AM by stasonish@northandoverpublicschools.com

Hello Parents, Guardians and Caregivers of our 8th Graders,

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and healthy. Please see this link to the Transition Night Video. I'm including a link to a document that shows the specific video times for each section.

My introduction is at the start of the video. We look forward to a time where we can meet the Class of 2025 in-person at NAHS!


Chet Jackson

NAHS Principal

Important Update re: NAHS Student Learning Time

posted Jan 13, 2021, 3:11 PM by Michael Grant

January 13, 2021

Dear North Andover High School students, parents and guardians, 

We are writing today with an important update to our message last week about the Massachusetts Department of Education’s new DESE Student Learning Time Regulations for daily live interaction with asynchronous students. 

We had notified you on January 8 that based on these new requirements, students on asynchronous days would have a minimum of 12 minutes of live interaction with teachers. Based on further discussion and valuable input from our educators, we have adjusted that model to a minimum of 20 minutes of live consecutive instruction. We all believe this additional time will provide a more educationally sound opportunity for our staff and students to connect every day. This will also increase our structured learning time to 36 hours. With this adjustment, students will be released for lunch at 1:30 p.m.

The updated information and schedules are attached.


We continue to be so impressed at the creativity and flexibility of our educators, students, and parents in adapting to this new learning environment during the pandemic. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.



Dr. Gregg T. Gilligan, Superintendent  

Dr. James Mealey, Assistant Superintendent  

Lorene Marx, Assistant Superintendent  

Principal Chet Jackson, NAHS  

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