RI Football Coaches' Association's All-Division selections
Congratulations to the following Ponaganset Football All Division First Team:
QB – Chris Brennan
RB – Nick Baccala
RB – Marcus Carpenter
OL – Christian Plouffe
K – Scott Belford
DL – Nick Viner
DL – John Zambarano
Congratulations to the following Ponaganset Football All Division Second Team:
Congratulations to the following Ponaganset Football All Division Third Team:
Congratulations Superintendent Dr. Michael Barnes!
National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce.
Since becoming a Chapter member in the Spring of 2019, Ponaganset High School has inducted 64 students into the National Technical Honor Society. To become a member of the NTHS, students need to fulfill the society’s requirements of being enrolled in a CTE program and maintaining an overall simple GPA of 3.0. Ponaganset High School adds additional requirements of achieving an average simple GPA of at least 3.5 for their CTE program courses, as well as other pathway specific additional criteria.
February is CTE Month
Along with recognizing students, The National Technical Honor Society also allows Chapter members to award membership to individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to the member school and its students. Candidates may represent education, government, business, industry or any other field where support of Career & Technical Education is evident.
As Superintendent of the Foster-Glocester School District, Dr. Michael Barnes has worked diligently to bring new and innovative, state approved Career & Technical Education Programs to Ponaganset High School. Dr. Barnes continues to help improve current, and implement new, CTE Programs to the district. His commitment to CTE is the essential catalyst in creating awareness for Career & Technical Education throughout the District as well at the State; encouraging all students to find their passion by enrolling in CTE courses.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Michael Barnes in becoming an Honorary Member of the National Technical Honor Society.
Fort Hill Farms Out of School Learning Experience
Mrs. Crins' W4 Interest
Congratulations Mr. Alex MacLeod!
I am sharing the Q2 district-wide literacy newsletter. The newsletter is prepared each quarter by the literacy specialists in our district; this edition was prepared by Liz and Deirdre at the high school. These resources will help support students' literacy development as well as aid in students' understanding of all content-areas.
Mrs. Amanda Grundel
"PAW"SITIVE DIFFERENCE" Fundraiser
The Ponaganset FFA Chapter will be selling homemade treats starting Thursday, February 10. They will be available at lunches in the cafeteria or you can contact the AG building for delivery!! There are five flavors available; banana, chicken, beef, honey and pumpkin. The ingredients and nutrition facts are included on the label. Each bag contains five cookies in total (one large and four medium) and costs $3.
The proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the Kentucky FFA Disaster Relief Fund to help support FFA members who were affected by the tornado this past December. If you have would like to order treats while they last, contact Mrs. Kane at email@example.com or Mr. Rotondo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!!
The 2021-2022 FFA Officer Team
Congratulations Ava Morin!
Dear Ponaganset High School Families,
The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly Survey Works Parent Survey, which is an opportunity for parents to provide feedback about our school and our children’s opportunities to learn. The survey results are most useful when all parents engage, so I am writing to ask you to participate in this survey.
Your feedback is essential to student and school success. Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey, you can help our school leadership make improvements to our school. The survey is voluntary. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you.
Parents and guardians can take the short survey online between now and March 31, 2022. To take the survey, visit: Click here for link. Please select Ponaganset High School from the drop down menu and click “Take this Survey”. Once finished, click “submit”.
*In addition, please be advised that students will be participating in the student-version of this survey on February 16, 2022. Administration of the student survey will take place during the Personalization Period. Please be sure you communicate with me (email: email@example.com) before that time if you do not wish your child to participate.
Amanda Grundel, M. Ed., M.S.
The Chieftain Corner
Looking for a cool gift idea??
The Chieftain Corner is where you can purchase official Ponaganset merchandise. Our clothing merchandise options that are available at our store include multiple different styles and colored sweatshirts and shirts ranging from long sleeve, short sleeve, and v-necks also in multiple colors, flannel pants, sweatpants, and sherpa sweatshirts. Our smaller clothing merchandise include face masks, pom pom beanies, baseball hats, and sherpa blankets. Our non-clothing apparel includes chieftain key chains, drawstring bags, lanyards, pop sockets, reusable bags, and stainless steel tumblers. We sell all of our merchandise online through My School Bucks and in our school store located near the library. Every order over $25 comes with a free chieftain reusable bag. Our store has inclusive sizing ranging from XXS to XXXL. The merchandise is high quality at good affordable prices. Some of our merchandise is made from Champion brand materials.
We are also now able to personalize your merchandise with name, number, year of graduation, etc. Stop by our website www.bit.ly/TheChieftainCorner to check out everything we sell or call the main office to set up a time to visit us in person during one of the four school lunches on green days (Tuesday and Thursdays).
You can order online 24/7 at www.bit.ly/TheChieftainCornerMSB and you can pick them up in the office.
The PHS DECA Club are selling Ponaganset Ties and Ponaganset Sunglasses. Click the link below to order yours!
PHS DECA CLUB
Resource Officer Andrew Uriati and Tate
Handmade Cards for all Occasions
Students and staff at Ponaganset High School are planning to continue making handmade cards for members of our community. Last year, over 400 handmade seasonal themed cards were delivered. We really enjoy bringing cheer to our community members.
The students and staff are very creative and passionate about this project. Like the students, each card is unique and carries messages of kindness and inclusion. We take pride in using recycled materials to make the cards and would love to continue to provide this community service for every holiday throughout the year.
We are currently accepting donations of materials such as; used greeting cards, card stock, scrapbook material, washable paint, gift bags, tissue paper, stickers etc. We love working with recycled materials and would make use of any craft items you have sitting on shelves and in drawers.
Please feel free to drop off any of these items to the main office at Ponaganset High School.
WINTER BALL POSTPONED
We will send out more information leading up to the event.
THE PLUNGE IS ON!!!
Parent Resource Center
To Parent Guardians:
An email was sent out inviting you to log in to the Aspen Family Portal. The email contained a security code that you will use to set up your account, just follow the directions!
The reason only some of you will receive this is because we try to limit access to the portal to one login per family. If you have a family situation which requires an additional login, please contact your child’s school.
Once you login to Aspen, we are asking you to verify that you are seeing each of your children, and that other information is accurate as well. If there are issues with any of the information, pleased contact your child’s school to let us know!
Going forward we will be asking you to upgrade emergency contacts, update medical information, and parent phone numbers/email addresses. The portal will also be used to give you digital report cards, see student transcripts, as well as other information that is stored in Aspen.
Helpline 710-7500 ext 4357 (HELP)
Please review the links below for information and instructions.
Canvas & Aspen Parent Instructions for Viewing Grades
Link for instructions.
2021 Yearbook Order
Now is the time to order your 2021-22 yearbook for your child!
How to order a yearbook and/or and ad:
Go to: www.ybpay.lifetouch.com
Enter this code: 13539322
From there you will choose which of the above items you would like to order.
You may also create a student recognition ad for your child and/or purchase an ad for your business! Follow the same instructions given above to order an ad.
We need all orders in by May 31, 2022.
Healthy in body & mind means better learning, habits & relationships
Family Literacy Corner
Family literacy is a type of literacy education that emphasizes bringing reading and writing into the home and making it a family activity. According to a study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics, students with a “richer home literacy environment displayed higher levels of reading knowledge and skills than did their counterparts with less rich home literacy environments.”
Below you will find a resource that will provide current event articles and some discussion starters related to the articles. Reading an article a week as a family and having discussions over dinner will provide benefits that include: increasing literacy skills, engaging in family conversations, and enhancing knowledge of current events.
Link to Newsela: https://newsela.com/
(This resource offers a free basic version. There is a caregiver/parent sign up option)
Create and discuss your own headline for this article and explain why yours is better than the original.
Discuss the visuals given in the article and how they relate to the topic.
If a friend asked you, “what was that article about?”, how would you summarize it?
Ask the following questions to prompt meaningful connections between what was read and what is relevant to the student’s life:
What does this article remind you of?
Are there any elements of this article that are especially important to you and why?
What information from this article cleared up any confusion you may have had about this topic?
Mattress Fundraiser Rescheduled to: Saturday, February 5th
Support the Ponaganset High School Yearbook and Basketball Mattress Fundraiser
Please forward the attached flier to family and friends to support the Ponaganset High School Yearbook and Basketball Mattress Fundraiser. There will be over 25 beds on display for customers to try. The beds are new, brand name, made to order, available in all sizes, and cost less than retail stores. In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows, sheets, and even adjustable power bases!
Visit the Facebook event. FACEBOOK LINK Click “GOING”, INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! SHARE OUR POSTS!
Updated: 2021-22 Foster-Glocester Regional School District Calendar
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your students bus situation, below are the bus yard numbers:
Glocester Bus Coordinator
Kim Hopkins/Jackie Dussault 568-6206 X239
Glocester: Jacques 568-8433
Glocester: Hopkins 568-5096
Foster: Ocean State 397-7415Statewide Bus, Heather Hargis 304-9136
Ponaganset High School Community Calendar
School Breakfast and Lunch Information
Teachers, Counseling, Teacher Assistants and Secretaries