SHS News First Edition 2018-2019

August 27, 2018

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Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We are looking forward to welcoming our students on Tuesday, August 28th. I hope that everyone has had the opportunity to recharge with friends and family. Lets have another amazing year!

Welcome to the Team!

  • Mr. Casey: School Counseling Grades 9 & 10

  • Ms. Hart: Assistant Principal

  • Ms. Hitte: Special Education Teacher

  • Mr. Lisi: .8 French

  • Ms. Matisewski: Full time Math

  • Mr. Rambacher: District Technology Director

  • Ms. Skorski: School Psychologist

  • Mr. Soucar: Full Time Math


School Social Worker

Thank You!

We are ready to roll! Thanks to our maintenance and custodial staff for making our schools look amazing! Now we just need some Spartans to fill the halls!
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Welcome our New Assistant Principal Ms. Hart!

Ms. Hart has been in all summer and is ready to help our students and staff with an amazing year! If you have any questions for her, she can be reached at

Student Schedules and First Week

All Scituate High School students and their families now have full access to their high school schedule. Families should follow the new Powerschool link at

Students are encouraged to print or save their schedule so they are prepared for the start of school on Tuesday, August 28th at 7:50 AM. Any family who may not have access to the internet or a device should contact our Guidance Office and a hard copy schedule will be printed on Tuesday morning.

We are so looking forward to another great year and a successful partnership with all Scituate families!

School Counseling Dept.

If there are any questions regarding access to schedules or Powerschool please contact our guidance department at 647-4108 and a school counselor will return your call or email. Click your school counselor's name below to send them an email. Students and their families are reminded that elective courses should not be changed at this time.

Any core academic subject change (level change) must have permission from a school guidance counselor and Mr. Hassell.

School Counselor Grade Levels:

Dan Casey: Grades 9 and 10

John Haas: Grades 8 and 11

Kaitlin Hitchings: Grade 12 and Guidance Director

From Our School Nurse: Mrs. Grossguth

The RI Department of Health requires that all students entering the 12th grade provide documentation of the following:

  • 1 booster dose of meningitis vaccine - received on or after their 16th birthday.
  • Physical health examanation completed after the students 16th birthday.
If you have not already submitted the above state requirements please do so by the first day of school.

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Attendance: Most research shows that when students attend school on a regular basis, they perform better academically. During the 2017-2018 25% of all high school students were absent from school ten days or more. Under new ESSA Federal laws, chronic absenteeism must be reported and will impact a schools’ local rating. Please make every effort to attend school each day this year. Learn more about the RI Dept. of Education School Accountability by clicking HERE

This year, Scituate High School will implement warning letters, and "Reminder Calls" when students are displaying an increase in absenteeism.

Student Email Domain

Last year we rolled out student email addressees for Microsoft 365 and Google ( This next step in technology was great for both teachers and students as instructional tool such as Google Classroom have proven to be extremely beneficial and aid in student success.

The issue however, was that 30% of high school families were unable to turn in their permission slip and therefore, did not have access to their school email account. Please make it a priority this year to either turn your permission slip in with a hard copy or email a digital copy of the slip to Mr. Caparco in Ms. Hart’s office by Friday, September 14th.

If you prefer, digital copies will be accepted through email in PDF form to A free app named, Adobe Scan can be easily downloaded on any device to capture a PDF or students can simply take a picture.


A hard copy will also be given to each student on Tuesday, August 28th

Student Parking

Juniors and Seniors will have priory for a parking spot at SHS on a first come first service basis. Students are encouraged to visit Mrs. Caparco in Ms. Hart's office during the first week of school for a parking permit. Students should bring a copy of their registration and their licence.

Late Buses and Department Nights will Begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4th

Late buses run daily Monday through Thursday beginning at 3:40 PM

Please contact the high school office if you are not sure which late bus to take!

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Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Please contact the high school office with any free and reduced lunch application questions. A reminder that if students received free or reduced lunch last year, they still need to complete the application and bring it to the high school office. Hard copies are available at the school!
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Career and Technical Education Update

Scituate High School is proud of the work that has taken place to develop and implement three career and technical education academies (pathways). In July of this year, the Dept. of Education approved Scituate’s fourth CTE Pathway, Entrepreneurship! Students are now enrolled in these amazing courses and are continuing to accomplish career and industry standards to prepare them for the next level of education.

Please help spread the word to surrounding towns. There will be an out-of-district CTE Facebook Live Event on September 13th at 7:00 PM.

Students from out-of-district in grades 9 or 10 can still apply to come to Scituate through October of this year. Please spread the word to surrounding communities!

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From our National Honor Society Chapter

Any community organizations in need of volunteers should contact Nora Pace, National Honor Society Advisor, at

There are plenty of National Honor Society members and prospective members who will be looking for service hours this fall.

Thank you for your partnership!

From Our HOSA Club

Members of the high school’s HOSA chapter traveled to Dallas, Texas at the end of June to compete at the International Leadership Conference. Along with educational workshops, displays from colleges, and meeting students from around the United States, students took place in their competitive events. Alexis Surtel, President of the chapter, represented Rhode Island during the flag ceremony during opening session. Rhode Island was recognized with an 83% membership gain. The community awareness team took 7th place internationally out of over 70 teams in their event with their project on “Spreading Awareness on the Effects of High Blood Pressure.” Members of this team included Lauren Malouin, Alexis Surtel, Maud Highfield and Valerie Zammarelli. The health education team, made up of Siena Caledonia, Isabella Palumbo, Eden Palmer and Olivia Santilli, also competed with their project on “Everything to Know about Nutrition.” The HOSA chapter is looking forward to another great year to come.

From the Music Department

The Scituate High School Band performs on Tuesday, September 18th at the Big E in Massachusetts!

It’s not too late to be a part of this trip and amazing group. Chaperones are needed, please contact Stefanie Vantine.

To prepare for this event, the band will rehearse after school Monday, September 10th and 17th. There is music and marching to learn, and uniforms to be distributed.

We are looking forward to another awesome year of excellence through music!

Future Farmers of America (FFA) Returns to the Washington County Fair!

The Scituate FFA Chapter received 3rd Place for their landscaping exhibit at the Washington County Fair this year! Thank you Woodbridge Greenhouses for donating all of the plant materials for our exhibit!
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Mark Your Calendars

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Life of An Athlete Mandatory Event

Thursday, Aug. 30th, 6:30pm

94 Trimtown Road

Scituate, RI

All student athletes and their families should attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, August 30th from 6:30-8:30 PM in the auditorium. Contact the high school main office with any questions or concerns.

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Scituate High School Open House

Thursday, Sep. 13th, 6pm

94 Trimtown Road

Scituate, RI

School Photos

School Photographs: Underclassmen will have the opportunity to have their picture taken during the school day on September 7th. Underclassmen who are absent on September 15th.

Please note that seniors are encouraged to contact H&I Photography at 401-949-8184 in order to arrange a studio session before school begins OR seniors will have the opportunity to be photographed on October 25th

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Bathrooms: The main bathrooms in the high school will be completely renovated during the month of September! Although these bathrooms will be closed to students, we have opened the bathrooms downstairs. As always, the bathrooms in the gym lobby will also always remain open.

Track and Field: As construction begins on the new track and turf field, notification will be given that no students or staff will be allowed on or near the construction area. All fire drills and evacuations will now unify on the practice field.

New Media Center

With the award of the $100,000 Champlin Grant, Scituate crews and (Ms. Charon) have been working diligently to renovate our new "Media Center." We have new floors, new paint, new LED lighting, a new computer lab, and student collaboration centers with flat-screen monitors! Unfortunately, the furniture company had a major delay in building and delivering. Therefore, we will begin the school year with temporary furniture in the Media Center. As construction continues in the area, we will keep you updated with student access changes!

SHS Website

Thank you for your patience as our school website is being updated and "revamped" during the first week of school. Thank you!

What's Happening on Social Media?

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! @SpartanPrideRI

And... follow our CTE Program on Facebook @SprtanCTE

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In the News!

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Spartan Athletics

From Mr. Gelsomino:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. All sports have started and all teams have been practicing for at least one week.

All athletes need to be registered with our athletic website. Click on the link below to register.

Please be reminded that Thursday, August 30th is a mandatory meeting for all athletes and a parent / guardian. We will have a guest speaker and the meeting begins promptly at 6:30 in the auditorium.

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Join the Football Team! There is still time!

The football team is hosting an "open walk on" during the first week of school open to Any freshmen, sophomore, junior, or senior interested in playing football. Please join us at practice at 2:30 or see coach Reed with questions. Go Spartans!

Download the Activity Scheduler to your device to see up-to-date Scituate Athletic Info

Follow @SpartanPrideRI on Social Media

Get Remind Text Messages From SHS

Follow the instructions below to receive Scituate High School reminders and updates through text messages on your phone!
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Spread The Word!

Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 SY for students entering grades 9 and 10.