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Career Education at ABRHS - Help Wanted!
The Career Education program gets students thinking about and planning for future careers. We offer many opportunities for students to learn about different careers and follow their interests while providing them with tools and resources to succeed. We count on help from the community and are looking for family members who might like to contribute to the ABRHS Career Education program by helping in any of the following ways:
  • Career Speakers
  • Job Shadow Host
  • Senior Internship Host
  • Informational and Mock Interviews
We are interested in all career areas (business, sciences, trades, education, technology and more). If you are interested in helping out (or would like to refer someone), please fill out the form at this link: Career Education Volunteer Form
 
If you have any questions, please email us at this link: ABRHS Career Education Information.
 
Lindsay Rosenman, Genevieve Hammond, Linda Murphy, Melissa Dempsey and Kate Sullivan
ABRHS Career Education Team
ANNOUNCEMENTS

A-B NEWS AND INFORMATION

AB Because You Matter Update
This wellness initiative has a theme for each month of the school year. This month's theme is mindfulness. Students have been invited to practiced different mindfulness activities in their advisory. There are also activities and quotes related to mindfulness in students' planners to encourage them to practice mindfulness techniques. In addition, we will be hosting our first student learning series workshop related to mindfulness in Room 115N during all lunches on Thursday, September 28Lunch will be provided. Please encourage your students to join us.

Back to School Night Save the Date
A-B's Back to School Night for parents and guardians will be held on Thursday, October 5th, beginning at 6:50 p.m. Watch for more information in next week's Chatter.
Family Learning Series
Keep in mind this year's Acton-Boxborough Regional School District Family Learning Series with monthly programs for parents and guardians. The next presentation will take place on October 11 and will focus on Raising Resilient Children.

PSAT Registration
The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered at ABRHS on Saturday, October 14. Registration for juniors will be from Monday, September 18 through Friday, September 29 in the Counseling Center. Please pick up the registration form in the counseling office or click the following link: PSAT registration form 2017. Do not email the form. The fee for taking the test is $25 payable by cash or check made out to ABRHS. Please make sure the student's name is on the check. There will be a $5 late fee for any junior registration after September 29.  Last day for registration is October 6.


Fall Financial Aid Night
On Wednesday, September 27th at 7:00pm in the high school auditorium, Julie Shields-Rutyna from the Massachusetts Educational Financial Authority will be giving an overview of the college financing process. Her presentation will include information on scholarships, available types of financial aid, and alternative funding options.
This event is designed for parents and guardians of seniors, as well as for the seniors themselves. Parents of juniors are also welcome. For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 978-264-4700, ext. 3430.

Peru-Summer 2018-Information Sessions

In the summer of 2018, ABRHS will partner with World Challenge for a two-week expedition to Peru.  All high school students, including members of the Class of 2018, are invited to be a part of this adventure!  

AB has collaborated with World Challenge, an organization with almost thirty years of trip-planning experience, to take students to South Africa, Thailand, India, Ecuador, and  Nicaragua.  

While in Peru, students will have the opportunity to serve the local communities, trek across mountains, and take in the sights and sounds of ancient cities and towns.  

Any student interested should attend ONE of the following information sessions in room 138S:

7:00am - Tuesday, September 26
2:30pm - Wednesday, September 27
2:30pm - Thursday, September 28

There will also be an information session for parents and guardians on Wednesday, October 4, at 6:30pm in room 218E.  

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Csorba (mcsorba@abschools.org) or Emily Fishkin (efishkin@abschools.org).  We look forward to speaking with you!