SHS Weekly News October 22, 2018

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Vaping and Juuling

Juuling is now an epidemic across the country. Scituate High School is no exception and we have witnessed a significant increase in the use of Juuling over the past few years and especially over the past month. With this in mind, I would like to give parents and guardians the proactive and reactionary measures that administration has taken.
  • Juuling or Vaping is included in our tobacco use policy and is not allowed on the campus of our school regardless of age.
  • Juuling and vaping is against the law for anyone in Rhode Island who is under 18
  • Scituate High School has incorporated electronic tobacco use products in our 9-12 health curriculum over the past two years.

Students who are suspected of Juuling or Vaping by means of a report to administration, an adult observes a student vaping or Juuling, or there is the smell of Juuling in an area of the school where your teenager is present.

If suspected, administration will take the following steps.

  • The student is brought into an administrator's office and is asked to empty pockets and bags are searched with at least one administrator and another adult present
  • If a Juul or electronic vaping device is found, the device will be confiscated

First Offense:

  • Parents are contacted, student receives one day of ALC (Alternate Learning Center) and a letter of reprimand is placed in their student file

Second Offense:

  • Student receives at least one day of out of school suspension, and parents are requested to come into the school for a meeting immediately and a letter of reprimand is placed in their student file

Any student is who caught juuling or vaping and is an athlete will follow the life of an athlete policy CLICK HERE

Students will:

  • Be suspended from games and practices
  • Meet with the school resource officer
  • Be required to meet with a substance abuse counselor
  • Will apologize to the entire team and coaches

If an investigation determines that students are selling juuls or pods, students will be suspended out of school and will be charged by the Scituate Police Dept. and brought before the Juvenile Hearing Board.

From Officer Parenti:

The Juvenile Services Division of the Scituate Police Department recently met with School Administrators. The purpose of the meeting was to develop progressive strategies to address the use of nicotine delivery devices by students in school buildings. The use of these devices creates a distraction from academics and is detrimental to school climate.

School administrators will continue to support prevention models such as the “Life of an Athlete” policy. They will also employ school sanctioned discipline for students in possession or suspected to be in possession of nicotine delivery devices. Types of discipline include but are not limited to in-school suspension and out-of-school suspension.

Lastly, school administrators will now have the ability to refer students found in possession of a nicotine delivery device to the Scituate Police Department. This will result in the confiscation of the device and may result in the student be charged with Rhode Island General Law (11-9-14) Use of Tobacco by Minors. The Scituate Police Department urges you to impress upon your child the serious consequences their poor decision could create.

We Need Your Help with Juuling

With the many actions we have taken against Juuling at Scituate High School we still need your help! Administration and faculty are constantly monitoring bathrooms however, students are "hiding it" much better than they ever have and the vapor is nearly invisible. Please have conversations with your teenager regarding Juuling and review the school and health consequences.

Also, encourage your teenagers to report any use within school to a teacher or administrator.

Please review an article for parents below.

End of Quarter One Fast Approaching

The end of quarter one will be here in just three short weeks. Quarter one will end on November 2nd and digital report cards will be emailed home the following week. Please make sure that you are monitoring your teenager's grades and contacting teachers and school counselors with questions before the quarter is finished

Senior Halloween Reminders

As in the past, ONLY seniors will be allowed to dress in costume on Halloween if they so choose. Costumes must be school appropriate, no masks or covered faces, and no props that could be used or mistaken for a weapon.
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Yearbook Announcement *Attention Seniors*

ATTENTION SENIORS who have not had their picture taken for the YEARBOOK:

Gene Hutnak will be here on Thursday, October 25th from 8:00 - 10:00 am to take pictures of ANY SENIOR WHO HAS NOT HAD THEIR PICTURE TAKEN for the YEARBOOK.


FALL SPORTS TEAM PICS WILL BE TAKEN AT 10:00 on THURSDAY, 10/25 during period 9 please be in uniform! LOCATION TO be Determined.

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Scituate High School Pink Out Day

Scituate High School will be raising funds this week and next for the Gloria Gemma Foundation in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Each grade-level will have a jar at lunch each day. The grade that has the most funds by October 31st will get to throw a Pumpkin Pie in Mr. Hassell's face. All money raised will be donated to the Gloria Gemma Foundation!

ALL Students are encouraged to wear pink on Friday, October 26th!

From HOSA Club

HOSA students met with members of the Sufden Cardiac Arrest Association this week. During this time they received training on what sudden cardiac arrest is and what the leading causes of it are. Along with this they then were trained to perform the Heimlich maneuver, CPR and AED. At the end of the week students received certification stating that they have been trained and a special gift from the trainers.

From Unity Club

Members of the Scituate Unity Club took a trip to Confreda Farms and Indian Rock Farm!

Thank You from Unified Volleyball Team

Unified Volleyball sponsored an Allies Donut sale. All funds were donated to Gloria Gemma Foundations!
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Future Farmers of America (FFA)

At this week's FFA meeting, Xen Fae gave a presentation with "Peanut" about how to raise goats.
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From Biomedical Scientists

CTE Biomedical Pathway students completed an activity learning about the various locations in the brain responsible for vision, reasoning, language and a variety of other functions. Students then illustrated these locations onto a swim cap. The end result is the formation of the new Scituate Spartans Swim Team!

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Principles of Engineering

Students in Principles of Engineering are making videos for an authentic audience. They will share their work with third graders front Scituate and beyond to get feedback to improve their work in the future.
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From 10th Grade US I

10th Graders attended a Sturbridge Village Trip last week organized by Mrs. Buonaccorsi

From Music

The Scitaute High School Chorus had the honor of hearing the RI College Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Coffman last week! The two ensembles performed for one another and Dr. Coffman and the chamber singers gave great feedback to SHS !
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School Counseling Dept.

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College Visit Schedule to Scituate HS

List is updated weekly

Attendance Matters!

"Shout Out" to Ms. Donovan's Period 5 Principles of Engineering/Robotics Class for 10 straight days of perfect attendance!

From Scituate Organizations

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Clayville's Annual Harvest Fest is Coming!

STEAM in Scituate!

Officer Rich

Sophia Argenti and Trinadee Medeiros helped out SRO Parenti with a great mural on the board!
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From Our Health and Wellness Committee

Red Pumpkin Project

Volunteer Opportunity

From Student Council

he class of 2020 is doing a Yankee Candle Fundraiser. To place an order please contact a member of the Junior class, Mrs. Charon, or shop online. Visit, select “seller login” in the top right corner, then enter our fundraiser group #: 999985757.

Orders placed by November 5th will arrive in time for the holidays.

The more the class fundraises the more affordable future class events will be.

Contact Mrs. Charon with questions, 401-647-4120 or by email:

What's Happening on Social Media?

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! @SpartanPrideRI

And... follow our CTE Program on Facebook @SprtanCTE

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Spartan Athletics

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Fall Athletic Yearbook Pictures

Thursday, October 25th at 10:00 AM

Students should wear their uniform to school on this day

Congrats Boys Soccer and Senior Day!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Boys Soccer Team! They beat Woonsocket 2-1 today! And thank you to all the Spartan fans that came out to support the team and wish our seniors well! #SpartanPride#OntoThePlayOffs ⚽️
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Girls Tennis

Congrats on a great senior day match last Tuesday!

Alexis Surtel, Maud Highfield, Grace Buscher, Sophia Collins, Bailey Malloy & Mackenzie Pheland! #SpartanPride

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Girls Soccer

Shout out to everyone who came to cheer on the Girls Soccer team last week! Boosters were serving up a fun, new food item. Introducing The Fried Oreo Sundae: 3 fried Oreos, vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream! WHAT? WHAT?!?! #SpartanPride
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STEAM at Scituate

A very generous supporter of STEAM in Scituate who wishes to remain anonymous has placed a challenge before us: If we can raise $25,000 this year, this donor will match that! The Robotics and Technology Student Association (TSA) have kicked off our first STEAM fundraiser this year, lasting for only 22 more days. To contribute, please visit this link and share with your social networks:
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Spread The Word!

Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 SY 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.