SHS News First Edition 2018-2019
August 27, 2018
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
Welcome our New Assistant Principal Ms. Hart!
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 https://scituateschoolsri.powerschool.com/public/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Haas: Grades 8 and 11 email@example.com
Kaitlin Hitchings: Grade 12 and Guidance Director firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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 email@example.com A free app named, Adobe Scan can be easily downloaded on any device to capture a PDF or students can simply take a picture.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
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!
From our National Honor Society Chapter
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Mark Your Calendars
Life of An Athlete Mandatory Event
Thursday, Aug. 30th, 6:30pm
94 Trimtown Road
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.
Scituate High School Open House
Thursday, Sep. 13th, 6pm
94 Trimtown Road
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
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
What's Happening on Social Media?
And... follow our CTE Program on Facebook @SprtanCTE
In the News!
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. https://scituate-ar.rschooltoday.com
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.