SHS Warrior Call

Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!


June 16, 2017 - Volume 2 - ISSUE 36

Welcome to the Seekonk High School Newsletter! It is designed to keep everyone (parents, students, staff, and community members) informed of the many events that are happening around the school. It contains links, pictures, and videos so that you have a more interactive experience and the ability to learn more (if you wish) about various topics.

As always, we welcome feedback! Let us know what you think by contacting us and sharing our news!

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School hours will be Monday - Thursday 7:30AM-1:30PM.

Please plan accordingly.

Notary Services are available for residency documents at every school in the district. If you are submitting residency paperwork, just bring it to the school and we will notarize it for you when it is submitted!

Summer Food Service program

Many of our households experience food insecurity. During the school year many families are eligible for free or reduced price school meals for their children. It may be difficult for families to absorb the extra cost of meals during the summer.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded nutrition program that provides free meals to children 18 and younger when school is not in session. Summer meal sites are located in eligible areas throughout the state but are available to any state resident 18 or younger. While Seekonk does not meet eligibility guidelines neighboring cities and towns do provide summer meals to residents.

It is important to note that you do not need to be eligible for free or reduced price school meals to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. It is available to all children 18 and under. Many sites that provide meals combine the meal times with educational and recreational activities.

Most sites begin operating at the end of June or the beginning of July. To find a SFSP site near you call 1-800-645-8333 or visit Chartwells has also provided a link to the site on our Nutrislice menu.

Accident Insurance Protection for Students!

Bob McClosky Insurance is offering parents and guardians the opportunity to purchase adequate insurance coverage for their child in the event of an unforeseen accident. Check out the flyer, visit, or call 1-800-445-3126 for information on starting the process.

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Dr. Jones

School is Out, but Communication is In

Yes. School has ended for the 2016-2017 year, but that doesn't mean the learning stops. I often speak of reflection and how important it is to the learning process. I wrote a blog post on this topic from a little different angle. Now I am asking for some help from the parents who read this section of the newsletter. Please follow the steps I outline in the video below and then spread the word.

It is about communication, reflection, and support. Our lives can get pretty hectic and causes us to remain in a state of automatic task completion. Please take some time to connect and ask three important questions:

  1. What is the best thing that has happened over the past {insert time frame here}?
  2. What is the worst thing that has happened over the past {insert time frame here}?
  3. What can I do to improve and how can I support you more?

The great thing about these questions is that they are flexible and can be used in any area of life. They also invite conversation and an honest look at what can be better. Regularly practicing this exercise will prove incredibly beneficial for everyone involved. It will strengthen a relationship by opening lines of communication. All it takes is genuine interest, listening, and follow-through. Remember that life is about continual improvement; not perfection, but being better tomorrow than you are today.

Have a great summer!

6/16/17 Weekly Newsletter Message
Remember to get updates via social media by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter (@SeekonkHS)! You can also follow my Twitter (@DrCSJones) or my new blog for updates and posts about character and educational (mostly) issues/topics/resources.
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Guidance - Mrs. Whatley

Summer School will again be offered at SHS from June 26-August 1 from 8 AM-11:50 AM Monday through Friday. Courses offered include English 9-12 and online courses in math, science and history. The cost for each course is $160.00. Students eligible (must have at least a 55 average for the year to qualify) for summer school will be notified by their guidance counselor no later than Monday June 19th.

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warrior cries

Warrior cries are shout outs to staff and students here at Seekonk High School. They are our way of recognizing hard work, creative thinking, and characteristics that make us proud to be part of this community. Please contact Dr. Jones if you wish to give a "warrior cry" to someone!

Mrs. Rok...for "always taking the time to talk to me and support my children when they were not feeling well. She really has gone above and beyond and I cannot thank her enough." - Anonymous Parent

Paul Lonzack...for "seeing my children countless times for many reasons during their sports seasons and took the time to speak to their doctor after a concussion to assist with the plan of care. As you know, communication is everything and I thank him for looking out for their best interests." - Anonymous Parent

Mr. Mello...for "being wonderful at what he does. All of my children have been fortunate to have him. How he teaches Chemistry so they actually end up liking it and understanding it is beyond me." - Anonymous Parent

Mrs. Mello... for "having the patience of a saint and has sat and listened to countless stories from my children. She is not only a great listener, but a problem solver and teacher of healthy and productive ways to reach problem resolution." - Anonymous Parent

Dr. Jones...for "your weekly messages that always speak of morality, integrity, and personal responsibility. Those topics can never be over discussed." - Anonymous Parent

Ms. Wilson...for "always getting back to me immediately with a plan and information to help my student with a problem with which he has struggled. She has gone above and beyond to help and offer support to my student throughout the year. It was a very successful year with the help of Ms. Wilson and all his teachers. I truly appreciate and admire the dedication and hard work the staff all put in to offer whatever help and assistance a student needs to be successful and confident." - Anonymous Parent

Everyone at the High School..."for all they do for the students from the office staff always being so helpful and friendly to both parents and students to the guidance dept. I can only personally speak about Mrs. Mello who is an awesome guidance counsellor! To all the staff in-between. Mrs. Limperis was always available to help with any question even if the student didn’t want to admit they needed help she went above and beyond to make sure they understood! Quoting my daughter “ Now that I’ve gotten through Mrs. Kinniburgh's class I realized she wasn’t as hard as I thought, it was really all about time management.” I responded that realizing how important time management is was one of the most valuable lessons she could have learned this year and that she was lucky to learn that as a freshman. I hope she thanked Mrs. Kinniburgh for that and everything she learned this year. Those are just a couple examples. All the teachers, staff and coaches were so supportive and wonderful. Thank you very much for a very productive year at Seekonk High School" - Anonymous Parent

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Math - Mrs. horton

Summer Mathematics Packets

All students in grades 8 – 11 (except those who are taking the semester courses of Trigonometry and Statistics) have been issued a summer review mathematics packet that must be completed for the first day of classes. This summer assignment will become a part of the student’s first quarter average. The assignments in the packet are prerequisite concepts that the student must review for success in the next course. The specifics for the completion of each assignment and required material needs for the fall have also been addressed in a welcome page included in the envelope.

Copies of all mathematics packets can be found on the school website and additional packets are available at the school from June 26th to August 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Linda Horton, Mathematics Department Head at 508-336-7272 ext 317.

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science - mrs. cunard

STEM Fair!

The 3rd Annual Freshman STEM Fair was held on June 7th in the Science wing. Thirteen guest speakers discussed their STEM-related careers with students, allowing the students a quick glimpse into a myriad of careers. The speakers included engineers, a nurse, doctors, an entomologist, library media specialist (3-D printing),solar specialist, and a computer specialist to name a few. Students took notes and solved a puzzle to be eligible for a drawing. Three students won gift certificates to Staples compliments of Mrs. Horton and Student Council.

Wax Museum!

AP Biology students finished off the year with the Wax Museum Project. Students had to assume the role of a scientist. They each had an assigned book to read about the scientist. They also had to find and investigate three other scientists directly influenced by their scientist. Further, they had to find a current research paper, which they could argue, was indirectly or directly influenced by their scientist.

2017 Summer Science Academy!

2017 Summer Science Academy at Bridgewater State University is now looking for registrations. This academy is a wonderful opportunity for all high school students. Participants work in a state of the art laboratory, performing numerous laboratory experiments/procedures. Another added will make a college application standout among others when admissions offices are making their decisions! Check out this link for more information!

science opportunities for students:

Explore your career interests & make your college application stand out!

UCONN Explore Engineering:

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Sports - Mr. Crippen

Seekonk Girls Track star Sophomore Cameron Garabian took sixth place in the New England Regionals in the Shot Put Saturday at Norwell High School. She has already qualified for "Emerging Elites" for Nationals and is off to North Carolina this week to compete! To add to Cammy's honors, she has been chosen to the Boston Globe's and the Boston Herald's 2017 All Scholastic Team in Outdoor Track.

The Seekonk High School athletic program finished third for all sports in the Boys Overall South Coast Conference Championship for the entire 2016-2017 season, the Girls finished fifth, and the whole athletic program finished fourth.

Seekonk High School was chosen the Overall South Coast Conference Sportsmanship Award winner for the entire 2016-2017 Sports Season.

Congratulations to Seekonk Girls Tennis players Senior Morgan Anderson and Freshman Charlotte Drainville who were named Honorable Mention for the Attleboro Sun Chronicle All Area Team.

Athletes wanting to participate on the FIRST OFFICIAL DAY of PRACTICE of the 2017 FALL Sports Season must have their Online Registration Form completed, submitted and reviewed, before August 11, 2017.

The MIAA Mandatory 2017 Fall Pre Season Sport Meeting will be held Monday, August 21 at 6:30 in Seekonk High School Auditorium. The MIAA mandates that all student-athletes and their parents attend. Following a short presentation, parents and student-athletes will have the opportunity to meet with Individual Coaching Staffs to go over schedules, expectations, etc.

First Official Practice Dates for Fall 2017:

  • Cheerleading/Football: August 18
  • All other Fall Sports: August 24

Be sure to check out the Athletic Website for more information about requirements, deadlines, scores, and schedules.

The Seekonk Public Schools strives to provide a safe, respectful, and supportive learning environment in which all students can thrive and succeed in its schools. The Seekonk Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation and ensures that all students have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges, and courses of study.

Contact Information

We strive to keep communication open and ongoing. You may contact us through any of the following ways. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.