Civic Pride and Responsibilty

The League of Women Voters will be here at Silver Lake Regional High School on May 17, 2012 during all four lunch waves to register students to vote.

Who can register? Students who will be 18 years of age on or before September 6, 2012 (the next election: a primary for National, State, and county offices). Students who will be 18 on or before the November 6 election can register to vote between September 7 & October 15, 2012.

To be eligible to vote in Massachusetts, you must be a Massachusetts resident and U.S. citizen who will be at least 18 years old on the day of the next election in which you are eligible to vote; you cannot be under legal guardianship with respect to voting; in prison; or convicted of election fraud (even if the prison term is completed). In order to vote, you must also have registered.

A Massachusetts resident who becomes a citizen of the United States after the voter registration deadline has passed may register to vote at their town or city hall until 4:00PM on the day preceding the primary or election.

What do you need to register? Students need to include their Driver’s License number or the last four numbers of their S.S.# on the registration. Proof of residency must include your name and address and is a copy of any of the following:
– current and valid drivers license
– current and valid photo id
– government check or document
– current utility bill
– pay check or stub

I trust that all of our eligible students will take advantage of this opportunity to register to vote.



The fourth and final Freshmen Seminar will take place on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 8:30am (B block, Period 2). Our Librarian, Linda Redding has been working closely with the Melanoma Foundation and they have agreed to come in for a special presentation. Students will be dismissed upon an announcement from the main office.  Preparations for Final Exams and end of the year activities will also be discussed with members of the freshman class. If you have any questions about Project Silver, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Fontaine or Mrs. Gill. Please cut and paste this link into your browser for the Final Exam Schedule for members of the Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior classes.




Boston Medical Center has reached out to the school and will be here on May 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM in our auditorium to do a presentation about good decision-making, safe driving, and healthy choices. The presenters will be the social worker and doctors who treated Aliza Nantais and Eva Lipton.  Mrs. Lipton and Mrs. Nantais will introduce the presenters. This is sure to be a powerful and moving event.


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