Charger Report

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)

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Student of the Month!

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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

Our SHS Kids Create Club, led by art teachers Ms. Collins & Ms. Bartel visited our elementary schools in February and March, teaching lessons about social-emotional learning through creativity and art. Kids Create is a fantastic example of the cross-age mentoring provided by our SHS students!

Morning Drop Off Reminder

Parents, please be aware that morning drop off for students takes place in the front of the building, on Charger Way. There is no morning drop off in the back or side of the building, including in the bus lot between the back and side of the building.

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 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:


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.

Testing Update

SHS is preparing for the administration of both the AP and the NJSLA tests this May. Please be aware of the following dates:

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!

Spotswood High School will host our College & Career Fair on April 12, 2022 from 6-8pm.

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!

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School Counseling Corner

Please take a moment to read through the April 2022 School Counseling Newsletter!

This month's newsletter includes info on scholarships, along with mindfulness resources to reduce stress and anxiety!

Yearbook Updates

Yearbook Ordering:

Yearbook sales (online or check purchases) will be ending on Saturday, April 30th. The cost is $75. Purchases can be made online using the link provided in the Parent section of the SHS Website. Purchases made in person can be paid by check (ending 4/30) payable to SHS Yearbook and submitted to Barbara Furman in room 515 or Carol Bergman room 516. Cash purchases will be accepted throughout the end of the year on a first come-first serve basis.

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.

Upcoming Fundraisers

  • 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

We encourage all parents to monitor their child's grades via Genesis. Additionally, teachers, counselors, and administration will reach out regularly with any concerns we have regarding their progress.

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

One of the exciting initiatives SHS will be working on this school year is achieving our Middle States Accreditation. Reaching this goal will be recognition both of the excellent education that students receive at Spotswood High School along with acknowledgment of our culture of continuous improvement. Only 69 non-magnet public schools in the state have this accreditation, so this achievement will put us in the top tier of schools state-wide!

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!

Athletics Info

For athletics information, including eligibility guidelines, physical packets, and updated schedules, please see the Athletics Website.