SHS Weekly News February 22, 2019

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RI Commissioner Wagner and Deputy Commissioner Sinder Visit SHS!

Dr. Ken Wagner, Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Education, and Deputy Commissioner Mary Ann Snider toured Scituate High School on Thursday to learn from students and teachers about how the school is preparing the next generation of leaders. Wagner took an inside look into what an “app building” class consists of, what students learn in engineering, and how Scituate's blended learning techniques are helping students become more versatile. Wagner said that SHS and its Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are “an amazing story and a nice confluence of various things that ultimately is producing stuff that’s good for kids." Dan Costello, grade 12 student, told the commissioner how SHS balances CTE pathways with liberal arts subjects: “In addition to the CTE programs, we haven't forgotten about the other classes.” Tenth grade student Talia St. Angelo talked with Wagner about the atmosphere at SHS: “We’re a home. I could go talk to any teacher if I had a problem and know they would help me and support me.” Wagner said SHS’ is the right size "to get a range of opportunities, but still small enough that you can still feel like you’re part of a unified culture, a unified environment."

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Scituate School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 7pm

94 Trimtown Road

Scituate, RI

2019-2020 Course Selection Closing at End of Week!

2019-2020 Program of Studies is Out!

Students in grades 8-11 will have a one week to review course requirements, talk with teachers, family members, and school counselors. Students will then choose their courses for the 2019-2020 school year. Students should visit the Digital Program of Studies Website below and begin to make choices for next year. After students have uploaded their choices into PowerSchool, each student will meet with their Guidance counselor, one-on-one, during the month of February so that next year's schedule can be built.

From English Language Arts

This week in Ms. Antonelli’s English 10 Honors class, students put their research into action. After studying the novel The Great Gatsby and many aspects of the 1920’s, students hosted a party to showcase what they learned about the decade and from the characters in the book. Classes dined on oatmeal cookies, sparkling cider, cupcakes, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches and Shirley Temples.

From Math

Students in Mrs Dailey’s Intermediate Algebra II classes visited Mr. Bousquet for an introductory coding activity in which they use MIT’s App Inventor to create an app, and then try it out on the tablets in the lab.
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Computer Science

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From Science

Students in Mr. Wentworth's “S” in STEAM class working on their catapults.

Physical Education

Kin-ball a unique game played all over the world using different strategies and positions than we are used to. It’s a blast! Ultimate teamwork!

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From History

Mrs. Buonaccorsi took five juniors: Austin Bert, Haley Kaye, Josie Miner, Stephen Venditelli and Conal Wilkie and two seniors: Justin Andreozzi and Dan Costello, to compete in the National History Bowl at Brown University on Saturday, February, 23rd. These seven students gave up an entire Saturday to complete in the team competitions. We only found out about this competition two weeks ago and we competed against teams that have been practicing twice a week all year. The students did awesome, however, neither team scored high enough in the tournament to allow them to go to Washington DC for the National tournament. However, Justin Andreozzi did achieve a spot in the individual competition of the US History Bee and he will be competing in the national competition in Washington DC in April. Congratulations!

Pictures attached: The first and last picture is a picture of the two teams that competed. The second picture is the two teams practicing together during their lunch break with Dan Costello reading them questions.

School Counseling

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Attention Seniors

Attention Seniors! All mid-year transcripts have been uploaded to the Common App and Coalition App. If you have applied to any schools that are NOT on these platforms, please see Ms. Hitchings or Mrs. Erickson to have a copy of your mid-year grades sent to your school!

Attention 10th and 11th Grade

Attention all 10th and 11th grade families. A letter was mailed this week for any students who may qualify for accommodations for the SAT or PSAT assessment in April. Please review and return the documents ASAP in order to secure the best chance of having your child's accommodations approved by the College Board. Please contact your child's guidance counselor or case manager if you have any questions.

Event List Now Through End-of-Year!

Please click below to view our event list from now through June. The list will be updated weekly and will be subject to change

2019 Yearbook

Special Education Local Advisory Committee



Wednesday, March 13, 2018

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Northwest Special Education Region

23A Theodore Foster Drive

No. Scituate, RI 02857



What's Happening on Social Media?

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Spartan Athletics

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Home Girls Basketball Playoff Game

Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 6:30pm

94 Trimtown Road

Scituate, RI

CALLING ALL SPARTANS, COACHES, FAMILIES & FRIENDS! Please mark your calendars for Winter Sports Awards Night (Hockey, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Indoor Track, Cheerleading) on Monday, March 11. Boosters is already working on making this year’s the best ever! If you have any pictures you’d like included in the opening video, please send them to us! We look forward to celebrating with you!

Scituate Athletic Boosters Mattress Fundraiser

Girls Basketball Senior Night

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE VARSITY LADY SPARTANS for their win against Cumberland! It was SENIOR NIGHT and we couldn’t be more proud of Kristi and Taylor! Thank you to all the Spartan fans who came out in the snow to support our teams! Best of luck to Kristi & Taylor!

JV State Champs!

Awesome season for JV LADY SPARTAN HOOPS! In addition to a 15&1 record, they are the JV D2 STATE CHAMPIONS! Congratulations on tonight’s win against Cumberland!
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Boys Basketball and Cheerleading Senior Night

Wow! What an exceptional night to be a Spartan fan! Both the JV & V Boys Basketball teams beat Davies, at home, on Senior Night. The cheerleaders were full of Spartan pride and made for awesome night! Way to go Spartans! And THANK YOU to all the fans who filled up the stands! Best of luck to all of the seniors!

High Five Friday at North Scituate Elementary

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Spread The Word!

Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for students entering grades 9 and 10.


The Scituate School Department has released an updated non-discrimination policy. Please note that our Scituate High School 2018-2019 student and parent handbook was printed before the new statement was released. Therefore, the non-discrimination policy in this year's handbook is out of date. The current policy with updates is as follows:

The Scituate School Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, national origin, color, creed, political affiliation or disability in any of its educational programs and activities, and in employment and application for employment, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Equal Employment Officer, P.O. Box 188, North Scituate, Rhode Island 02857, Telephone: (401) 647-4100; Email: You may also direct inquiries directly to: Office for Civil Rights (Boston Office), U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, Telephone: (617) 289-0111; Facsimile: (617) 289-0150; Email: If you require an accommodation to attend a meeting or program at a school, call the Equal Employment Officer at least two business days in advance of the meeting or program.