Parent Letter January 24, 2017

posted Jan 24, 2017, 10:39 AM by Michael Motherway

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Greetings from North Andover High School.  By this Friday evening, teachers will have posted on PowerSchool their mid-trimester comments about your student’s progress.  You should find updated grades and comments on “Habits of Learning” skills. This is a good time to have a conversation with your student, in particular ninth graders, about progress if your child is not meeting his or her learning goals or aspirations.  Teachers are usually available before or after school for help, and our Academic Development Center (ADC) is available after school for all students, Monday - Thursday from 2:15 - 3:15 p.m.  The ADC  provides a quiet homework space, access to computers and assistance with academic work.

Reminder again that parents can always access in PowerSchool your student’s grades on major assessments, as well as attendance.  If you need assistance logging onto your PowerSchool account, contact Alicia Murray at

And finally, congratulations to a number of our student organizations for their hard work:

  • Student Council continues their work to revise and improve our cell phone policy.

  • The cast members of Grease, our musical, who are in their last full week of rehearsal. Come see Grease next week!

  • Our Asian American Club, Feminist Club, and LGBTQ Club for continuing their smart and civil discussion about the presidential election; a discussion that has attracted students and staff from a variety of political viewpoints.

  • All of our winter athletic teams and coaches who have represented well the Scarlet Knights!

On that note, boys and girls varsity basketball teams play our rival Andover High tonight at 7:00 p.m.  Boys at Andover, girls at North Andover.  We have a fierce and fun rivalry with Andover High that, in most years, stays very positive, however we have occasionally not brought our best fan sportsmanship to this boys varsity contest in recent years.  I reminded student fans this morning to continue the rivalry tonight in positive and healthy ways, to “bring their best self to the game,” and to direct support and cheers only toward our teams. Parents can help remind student fans of this expectation.

Go Scarlet Knights!

Deborah Holman

NAHS Interim Principal