SHS News

March 5, 2018

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Thank You

Thank you to all of our staff and students for their patience and cooperation during the power outage on Friday. We hope that the entire Scituate Community is safe and power has been restored! The high school has had full power back since Saturday evening and we fully expect to be in session on Monday!

As some of you may be aware, there has been a National movement encouraging students to walk out of school as a protest for a change to gun laws on March 14th. Speaking with several students last week, we have a sense that most students at Scituate are not planning to participate in the walkout. With that said, we feel that any student walking out of school could be a potentially dangerous situation. Scituate will be holding grade-level meetings this week to discuss alternatives for teenagers to voice their opinions and show their support on March 14th if they so choose. As always, we will ensure that all students are safe and that the educational process is uninterrupted. Please have conversations with your teenagers about the date and possible alternatives to walking out of school. Finally, encourage students to talk to Mr. Hassell for more guidance. Thank you for your support!
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School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 6th, 7pm

94 Trimtown Road

Scituate, RI

Scituate Music Association

Scituate Music Association, SMA, has two new board members for the school year 2018/2019; they are: LisaMarie Del Santo, treasurer, and Andra Masse, recording secretary. They invite you to come on board with them! Open positions remaining are: president, vice president, and corresponding secretary.

SMA's current board members, Lori DiMatteo and Lisa Pietryski are retiring this year. To continue the high level of support to the music department and students, all positions must be filled as soon as possible. This is a fun and exciting time to be involved with new people and new ideas!

Please join us at the next SMA meeting on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School music room to learn how you can help. Contact either Lori DiMatteo, or Stephanie Vantine,, 647-4120 if you are interested in any of the board positions or volunteering in some capacity if you are unable to attend. Thank you.

Athletic Boosters

Welcome to the Inaugural Scituate Booster Club

“Mattress Fundraiser”

**VERY IMPORTANT meeting for all Sports Parents**

Tuesday, March 6th @ 7:00 PM…Scituate High School Cafeteria

As we begin to transition from the Winter sports season to the Spring, I’m sure you join the Booster Club in our overwhelming pride for our Spartan athletes and teams! So far, we’ve had numerous teams make the playoffs including two state finalists…Not too shabby for our beautiful little town!! Guess what…We’re Not Done Yet!!

One of the main goals for the Booster Club is to raise funds for our athletes and teams, and to address general athletic needs, not covered in budgets. Our major fundraiser at the Scituate Art Festival has been cursed by Mother Nature for the last 2 years, and we needed to find an alternate way to raise funds. We’ve all bought the candy, candles and calendars over the years…and hated it, so we have joined forces with Custom Fundraising Solutions and we will hosting our first Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, March 24 in the High School Gym from 10am – 5pm.

You may have seen or heard about this fundraiser from being held at other local schools. Yes, many schools in the state have held this event, and it has been very successful; Ponaganset, Johnston, Burrillville, North Smithfield, West Warwick and Tiverton to name few. Why? It’s simple!! Very little effort is required by you and your athlete, but the return is phenomenal!!

I’m sure you have many questions…All of these and many more will be answered at the Parent Meeting which will be held Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00pm, in the High School Cafeteria. This meeting will only take about 20 minutes of your time. The best part is that you don’t need to buy anything!!

If you have a student who is playing sports this year, you need to be at this meeting!!

In fact, this meeting is so important that each player who is represented at this meeting by a parent or guardian will earn $10 towards their team’s fundraising account with the Booster Club, and any team who has 10 athletes or more represented will earn a $50 bonus for their account!!

Best Regards, and Let’s GO Spartans!!

Kevin Barry

President, Athletic Booster Club

From Social Studies

Students in Mrs. Seger's class performing the realities of life under King Louis XIV.

From English Language Arts

Freshmen in Mrs. Stormont's English class experimented with costume design for characters in Shakespeare's A MidSummer Night's Dream. These students are currently crafting essays on the nature of love, gender roles and power, or the phenomenon of voicelessness as it appears in the play.

From the Math Dept.

Students in Mrs. Dailey’s Geometry Honors class visited one of Mr. Bousquet’s Computer Science classes to help the student coders gather data on the effectiveness of the AI (artificial intelligence) strategies they have written for the game Mancala.
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Career and Technical Education at SHS

Check out our brand new CTE website! Spread the word that SHS is accepting applications for current 8th and 9th graders who live in surrounding towns!

SHS Hosts New England VEX Competition

For the first time, SHS Spartans hosted the VEX Robotics Rhode Island competition earlier this month, presented by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation, and teams from across the New England region traveled to our campus to compete. What a blast! We had special guests stop by, including Congressman Jim Langevin and Olly Mancini, the 9-year-old boy who received a prosthetic arm developed by our engineering students.
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The Window for SurveyWorks Will Close This Week! Please take the survey if you have not done so already

From the RI Dept. of Education:

SurveyWorks is a statewide survey sent out annually to students, families, educators and administrators to hear from Rhode Islanders directly about their experiences in our state's public schools. Let's show RI that Scituate has the best community!

Click Here to Complete SHS Family Survey

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Family Survey Access Code: 30104family

From School Counseling

Scituate Scholarships Available Now!

Scituate Scholarship Fund Applications will be available NOW in the High School Guidance Office.

The Scituate Scholarship Fund encourages all high school seniors in good standing who are residents of the Town of Scituate, RI and plan to continue their education as full-time students following graduation to apply for one of several financial awards. Please see Mrs. Pietrantozzi in Guidance for an application. Deadline is April 6, 2018.

Attend a College Fair

Scholarship Lists are Updated Weekly!

Advanced Placement Important Info

Attention AP Students & Parents

Reminder that all students are required to take the AP Exam for their AP class. The 2018 AP Exam fee is $94.00 per exam. Exam fees are due to Mrs. Gallagher by Friday April 5th. Checks should be made payable to "Scituate High School" with "AP Exam" written in the lower right corner. Financial assistance is available, please contact Mr. Hassell for more information.

Mandatory pre-registration for AP Exams will be Period 9 on Thursday, May 2nd in the library with Mrs. Charon.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 2018 Exam Schedule:

May 9th- English Literature (morning)

May 10th- US Government & Politics (morning)

May 11th- Computer Science Principles (afternoon)

May 15th- Calculus AB (morning)

May 15th- Computer Science A (afternoon)

May 16th- English Language (morning)

Contact Mrs. Charon with questions regarding AP Exams.

From Our Library- Media Center

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR 3/12-3/16 in the school library, more details to follow soon! Contact our school librarian, Mrs. Charon, with questions.

Yearbook "Shout Out" Page!

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Spartan Athletics

Athletic Booster Fundraiser Events

Need to Purchase a New Mattress??

Girls Basketball

The lady Spartans represented us well this season. Today, facing a top D1 team, they went to halftime with the score tied, but ran out of gas late. Keep your heads up Ladies, thanks for a great season!!

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Solid night for the Spartanovans. A 4-1 victory over Narr/Char on their Senior night, and they also clinched a playoff spot, with a loss for JNP at WWEWG!!

Way To GO SpartaNovans !!

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Spread The Word!

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