Welcome to the PTSO!
The PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) includes representatives from both the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School and RJ Grey Junior High School. Our mission is to serve the schools in the following ways:

Communication ─ We interact directly with the home, school, school committee and community through email newsletters
  • Sign up for the Junior High & High School Weekly Chatter, that tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming school week with a separate edition for each school
  • Sign up for Grey Matters, Junior High Principal Shen’s weekly newsletter
  • Update your Email Profile
Financial Support ─ Your donations provide students with extended afternoon library staffing, Agendas & folders for all 900 RJG students, Wellness Initiatives, Window Seat, Student Leadership Conferences, Career Speakers/Author Visits, Senior Scholarships, Freshman Orientation and Student Directories. 
Speaker Forums ─ Our annual speaker series provides forums for students, parents, faculty and the community. The ABRPTSO works closely with the school administration and other community organizations to identify topics of most interest and relevance to our community.
INTERFACE Referral Service ─ this mental-health and wellness referral help line connects people of all ages to mental health providers. Due to our contract with INTERFACE, the service is free to Acton and Boxborough residents. More information is available here.

ABRPTSO Co-Chairs
Kavitha Manikandan and Deanne O'Sullivan

  • Thursday, December 20 - Alumni Holiday Reception - 2:00 - 3:30
  • Friday, December 21 - Last day of school before winter vacation

Join ABRPTSO Today!

Please sign up for your annual PTSO Membership online now by clicking here. Once you have paid the dues, you may pick up student directory(ies) as follows:
STUDENT DIRECTORY PICK-UP:
ABRHS - Go directly to the School Store
RJG - Go directly to the Main Office

Note to Parents/Guardians of Seniors

All seniors have been sent an email asking them to check the bulletin board across from the Administration Offices to confirm the spelling of their name for their diploma. Names are listed as they are in the Power School Portal. If your student needs to make a change for his/her diploma, please have them stop by the Administration Offices and see Ms. Hurley.

Thanks from the ABRHS Staff!

THANK YOU from ABRHS teachers and staff for the lovely holiday breakfast provided by the PTSO on December 14th. That is such a nice thing to do at this busy time of year, and we want you to know that we appreciate the work of those who organized the event, those who provided the food and those who hosted the breakfast.

Shop at the School Store -  Thursday, Dec 20th, 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Special evening shopping hours at High School Store for those who can't get there during school hours. We are all stocked up with flannel pants, sweatpants, hats, scarves, gloves and more!  Stop by and do some last minute shopping. You are also welcome to stop by M - F 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM. Check out our website - you can always call to check if we have something you want. Credit/debit cards, Apple pay, cash and checks are all accepted.  Gift certificates available as well.

ABRHS Community Service Program News

Community Service Awards Night & Online Auction Item Donations
Community Service Awards Night will be held on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019. Also in January we will be running our annual online auction to raise funds for the ABRHS Community Service Program. If you'd like to donate an auction item or learn more, please click here to access the ABRHS Community Service Auction Donation Form
Community Service Awards Night 
Save the date: Community Service Awards Night will be held the evening of Wednesday, January 23, 2019. 

AB Snapshots

Check out news and photos of some recent school events on the AB Snapshots site.

Get In The Zone! College Planning for Juniors

In this workshop series, high school juniors will have a chance to dive deep into college planning. Students will discover their personality type, explore college criteria preferences, research colleges, college application process review, discuss college interview tips and essay preparation, determine short term and long term goals, and create a timeline for the process to reduce stress. There will be an added emphasis on balance, wellness, self-care, and fun! You'll leave this immersive workshop with the tools you need to succeed and a clear pathway to get there. 
Location: Danny's Place Youth Services, 525 Mass Ave, Acton, MA
Dates: Six sessions on Mondays: Jan 7, Jan 14, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 25
Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Cost: $25 total for all six sessions
Sign-up/Questions: email info@dannys-place.org or visit our site here.

Alumni Holiday Reception - Dec 20th - Help pass the word!

Members of the ABRHS Class of 2018 and other recent graduates are invited to the ABRHS Alumni Holiday Reception on Thursday, December 20th, from 2:00 to 3:30 in the Counseling Center. Graduates can chat with classmates, current students and high school faculty and staff members. Light refreshments will be provided.

Alumni Connections Event - Jan 7th - SAVE THE DATE

On Monday, January 7th at 6:30pm in the auditorium, the ABRHS Counseling Department is sponsoring a panel of AB alumni who will speak about their paths to choosing majors and careers.  Information about ways to explore career interests through clubs at the high school will also be available. The Alumni Connections program is aimed at students in grades 10 - 12 and their families.  Snow date January 10th.
Questions?  Please contact Lindsay Rosenman in the Counseling Department at lrosenman@abschools.org.

Project Graduation 2019 -  Keeping Seniors Safe (and Bellies Full)

The new year is just around the corner. And in 2019 we're celebrating something special: 30 years of Project Graduation! We should all be proud of this long-standing commitment to keep our kids safe with a substance-free party on graduation night. And to kick things off, Not Your Average Joe's  will donate 15% of all sales every Wednesday in January to Project Graduation. Simply print this flyer and present it to your server when you dine in or take out! So take a break from all that holiday cooking and support Project Graduation at the same time.
Stay up to date with PG'19 on FacebookInstagram, and our website!

Wondering About Access to Mental Health Services?

INTERFACE Referral Service is a mental health resource and referral Helpline that helps children, adults and families, in subscribing communities, become connected with mental health and wellness resources.
INTERFACE Referral Service looks forward to continuing to help residents of Acton & Boxborough find a successful match with an outpatient mental health provider in their area, who is able to see them at a convenient time, takes their insurance or meets their fee requirement, as well as meets their clinical needs.
Please call the William James College INTERFACE Helpline at 617-332-3666 Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, for resource information and/or provider referrals from a mental health professional. Please also review the very extensive website at http://interface.williamjames.edu for additional information about the service, as well as resources on mental health and wellness across the lifespan.

NEW Online Payment System - eFunds for Schools

The Acton-Boxborough Regional School District is pleased to introduce a new payment option called eFunds for Schools. This program offers various options for parents/guardians who choose to make payments online and is user-friendly. Not only will parents/guardians have the ability to have various school fees electronically withdrawn from a checking account or charged to a credit card, they also have the flexibility to make a payment at any time. This system has already been used for fall athletic fees, select activity fees and PSAT registration. Other uses will follow. Click on this link for detailed information and to set up an account.

The ABRHS Library is on Social Media

Want to stay up to date about what's going on in the library? Follow us on Twitter (@ABRHS_Library) and Instagram (@abrhslibrary) for the latest updates and news!

Counseling Department Communications

Follow the ABRHS Counselnig Department on social media to stay up to date with information, event plans, and news articles of interest.

Free Driver Education Help

A free online driver education service is now available through the library's partnership with driving-tests.org. The program includes practice tests that are based on the Massachusetts Registry of Motor vehicles materials, including 11 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 12 CDL (commercial driver's license) practice tests and online driver's manuals for car, motorcycle, and CDL. In addition, there's a FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions.
To access the free program visit: http://actonml.driving-tests.org, or the library's E-Resources page. No registration is required.

Across the Board

Across the Board: Life at ABRHS is the school's news website containing write-ups and photos of some of the many school activities. Click here to see the latest goings on.


Join the ABRPTSO Now
For just a $50 Contribution

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The ABRPTSO will only spend the amount we collect, so our success depends on you! 

One $50 membership contribution per family, per school year. 

This contribution is tax deductible.
The PTSO is a registered 501(c)3.



ABRPTSO Meetings

  • Sep 12, 2018
  • Nov 14, 2018
  • Jan 9, 2019
  • Mar 13, 2019
  • May 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: ABRHS, Room 115N
All are welcome!

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