Spotswood High School Parent Newsletter April 2022
This Month's Events
Tuesday, April 5 - Marking Period 3 Ends
Tuesday, April 12 - College & Career Fair (6pm)
Wednesday, April 13 - Marking Period 3 Report Cards Available via Genesis (3:30pm)
Friday, April 15 - Tuesday, April 26 - School Closed - Spring Break
Week of May 2 - 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 4 - Extracurricular Night (6:30pm)
Friday, May 6 - Mr. Spotswood (6:30pm)
We're on Facebook!
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Student of the Month!
SHS DECA Advances to ICDC 2022!
Spotswood High School remains one of the premier DECA programs in the state and the nation! At this year's state competition, SHS collected the following awards:
- 5 First Place Awards
- 9 Second Place Awards
- 3 Third Place Awards
- 2 Fourth Place Awards
- 4 Fifth Place Awards
- 1 Sixth Place Award
- 4 Instructional Awards
Best of all over 40 students will be attending the International Competition in Atlanta!
Congrats to all the competitors, the winners, and their advisor, Mrs. Meagher, on another successful year!!!
Kids Create Mentors Through Art
Morning Drop Off Reminder
Recently, parents have been coming in through the back, parking in spaces in the "Senior Lot" or idling for extended periods of time and then dropping off. This creates crowding and a dangerous traffic flow when combined with our student drivers trying to park and get to class on time.
Senior Class Info!
RUTGERS TUITION UPDATE
Rutgers announced a new program for first and second year students that can reduce tuition for families making under $100,000 and free for those under $65,000. See FAQ below: https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/admissions-tuition/scarlet-guarantee#faqs
LOCAL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIPS
In the coming weeks, we will begin to receive local scholarship applications for our graduating seniors. All local scholarship applications will be posted to our school counseling google classroom. If you have not already done so, please join our school counseling google classroom. The google classroom join code is 7uwahbm. You may continue to utilize Naviance for your scholarship search as well as the scholarship resources posted to our school counseling website.
AP Testing: May 2-13
NJSLA Math: May 2-3 (All 9th Graders in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2)
NJSLA English: May 9-11 (All 9th Graders)
NJSLA Science: May 17-18 (All 11th Graders)
Please see this letter from our District Testing Coordinator, Ms. Buchanan for additional information regarding NJSLA testing.
Save the Date: College & Career Fair!
Students and their parents may visit with various representatives from colleges, universities, technical schools, and the military.
Click here for a listing of the organizations attending!
School Counseling Corner
This month's newsletter includes info on scholarships, along with mindfulness resources to reduce stress and anxiety!
If you want to order accessories for the yearbook such as a Personalized Name Plate, Autograph Supplement, or a Plastic Dust Jacket, use the Order Form found on the website below and return it filled in with your information with a check made out to SHS Yearbook or cash to Ms. Bergman room 516 or Mrs. Furman room 515.
The link to order can be found on the SHS website under Parent Resources/Yearbook or via this link.
- SHS Raffle Prom Package by Project Senior Week (3/21/22 - 4/29/22)
- Prom Bids Raffle by Project Senior Week (3/31/22 - 5/2/22)
- Flower Power Fundraiser by SHS Environmental Club (4/7/22 - 4/28/22)
- MJ’s Dine to Donate by SHS Track & Field (4/11/22)
- Mother’s Day Pocketbook Raffle by Project Senior Week (4/18/22 - 5/6/22)
- Celebrate your Senior with Vinyl Door Decals by Project Senior Week (4/29/22 - 5/31/22)
- Annual Car Show by SHS Softball (5/1/22)
- “Struck By a Charger” by Project Senior Week (Ongoing to 6/1/22)
Monitoring Grades & Summer Extension
Last summer SHS was able to offer Summer Extension Program for students who were unable to meet course requirements due to attendance or academic concerns deriving from the pandemic. To avoid confusion amongst students and their families, we must be clear that there is no plan to offer this program again, barring another major pandemic disruption/school closure and a state mandate. Students' final grades and attendance records will be used to determine the earning of course credit and their ability to graduate on time. Please have this important discussion with your child, and if you have any questions, please call the school counseling or main office. We appreciate your support and ongoing partnership.
Middle States Accreditation
Each month, we will provide you with a brief update on where we are in the process. As always if you are interested in getting involved in the process, please do not hesitate to reach out!
This Month's Update: We have finalized our "Foundational Documents" - the statements of who we are and what we believe. See below for our school mission statement, core beliefs, and profile of graduates!