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Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!


March 30, 2018 - Volume 3 - ISSUE 28

Welcome to the Seekonk High School Newsletter! It is designed to keep everyone (parents, students, staff, and community members) informed of the many events that are happening around the school. It contains links, pictures, and videos so that you have a more interactive experience and the ability to learn more (if you wish) about various topics.

As always, we welcome feedback! Let us know what you think by contacting us and sharing our news!

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important dates

April 7: Math Advanced Placement review session at SHS (8AM-12PM)

April 28: Science Advanced Placement review session at NBHS (8AM-12PM)

May 11: Junior/Senior Prom at the Newport Marriot

May 19: Senior Day Trip to Boston

May 23 & 24: MCAS Math Test

May 30: Senior Class Night at 7:00PM

June 1: Graduation at 6:30PM

June 6 & 7: MCAS Science Test

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around town

summer program at the attleboro arts museum

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s weeklong summer art sessions combine looking at professional artwork in our gallery with fun, age-appropriate art-making experiences in the Museum studios. Students will try new approaches, materials and

gain self-confidence. Our faculty of artist/educators will provide individualized attention to our budding artists. See this flyer for more information!


Notary Services are available for residency documents at every school in the district. If you are submitting residency paperwork, just bring it to the school and we will notarize it for you when it is submitted!
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Dr. Jones

Model Your Talk

So often we talk about how we want people and our students to act.

The question is...are we modeling that same behavior ourselves?

The most powerful message comes from our behavior matching our words. How often do we get distracted by our phone, but tell our kids to put theirs down? Do we show a lack of respect, bad attitude, or display poor effort in front of our kids and then preach to them the opposite?

I cannot explain how many times I talk about not texting while you are driving. I was sitting at a stop light the other day when I decided to take advantage of the minute I was at a standstill, but taking out my phone to check a quick text. My son immediately called me on it. As I was starting to make the excuse that I was not moving, my son interrupted me with; "It doesn't matter daddy. You are still driving." So I stopped, thought about the example I was setting, and put the phone down (with a little bit of a bruised ego).

We often preach to our students about treating people with respect and yet how often are they with us when we do just the opposite whether in person or on the phone? Discussions about not feeling anxious or quitting in the face of hardship abound; yet we do not let them struggle long before running in to make an easier path for them. I often wonder if we put too many of our worries (as parents, educators, and leaders) or pre-conceived notions about situations or events on our students and children. They see that, know it, and are affected by everything we do (either to them or in front of them); no matter what we say.

We all want the best for those we are either raising or leading. So we need to send them the most powerful message possible by remembering that they are always watching more than listening.
Remember to get updates via social media by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter (@SeekonkHS)! You can also follow my Twitter (@DrCSJones) or my blog for updates and posts about character and educational (mostly) issues/topics/resources.
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guidance - Mrs. Whatley

Congratulate your sophomore for putting forth a great deal of effort on the MCAS ELA testing this past week. Thank you for assisting in getting them to school on time and ready to work. Next MCAS testing is in math on May 23 and 24.

Students should be submitting their course requests online by next Friday, April 6th. Please ask to see their paper copy of the Course Requests, you should be signing the back of the request sheet before they return them to the guidance office. All students grades 9-11 should be completing these requests.

3rd quarter ends on Friday, April 6th. Please check the parent portal for student progress up to this point.

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Science - Mrs. Cunard

Mrs. Cunard's AP Biology

Mrs. Cunard's AP Biology class traveled to the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Thursday, March 22nd. They explored the amazing exhibits to investigate and answer questions about evolution.
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Mrs. Borden's AP Environmental Science

On March 23rd, Mrs. Borden's AP Environmental Science classes attended two field trips, known as Waste Day to the students. First, they visited the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation Landfill and Recycling center. Students learned how the recycling stream is mechanically separated, saw composting in action and were able to go to the top of the landfill and see the entire state! After that, students visited the Fields Point Wastewater treatment facility in Providence to see how water is treated from sewer to release into the bay. Students saw the many steps of wastewater treatment in action. The students thought it was “trashy but fun”!
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Band - Mr. Smialek

Tickets for the 2018 SHS Jazz Dinner are now on sale. The Jazz Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 6:30 in the SHS Cafeteria. It will feature an Italian Buffet from Uncle Tony's of East Providence and two sets of music by the SHS Jazz Band.

The cost of tickets is only $12. and can be purchased from any Jazz Band member or by contacting the SHS Band Office, Get your tickets TODAY!

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art information - Mrs. Machado-Cook

UMASS DARTMOUTH is offering High School Students FREE Art Workshops during April Break!!

Creative thinking and critical response make the job of the emerging artist even more exciting. CVPA offers these young artists the opportunity to explore and develop their artistic voice and vision with four different April Break FREE Workshops (and PIZZA!)

Workshop choices:

SOCIAL PRACTICE - Never heard of it? Join Professor Ellen Mueller to collaborate, experience, and exchange ideas and more!

GRAPHIC DESIGN - Can your t-shirt be statement piece, and make you some $$$?

COLOR THEORY AND PRACTICE - Examine chromatic ideology by additive and subtractive color mixing, visual color relationships, tonality, contrast, and more.

UNCONVENTIONAL MATERIALS - Who ever thought you could wear these things? Challenge yourself with this unconventional workshop!

***See Mrs. Machado-Cook for more information***

Space is limited to 20 students per workshop so don't wait!! Deadline to register is Friday April 13 at 5PM.

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College and Career readiness - Mrs. Fitzgerald

Local Professionals Needed to Help Guide Students' Career Exploration!

Can you help a student make more informed choices about their career and college plans? Consider volunteering to be a job shadow host and/or the subject of an informational interview. We will put your name on a list of possible contacts for students interested in doing in depth career exploration.

We welcome professionals from all fields to come forward; currently, however, we have three specific areas in which students would like to make contact. We are looking for a social worker and an engineer. If you or anyone you know works in one of those areas and are willing to help a student investigate career paths, please reach out to Mrs. Calverley, Career Specialist, at 508-336-7272, xt.62447.

FYI: Job shadow hosts allow a student to visit you at your place of business to get a first-hand look at the job and have time to ask questions and get expert advice. Informational Interviewees would come to Seekonk High School to meet with a student or small group of students who are interested in knowing more about your line of work. There is no minimum time commitment in either role--this is done at your convenience.

Anyone wishing to be on the list must consent to a CORI (background) check, which can be processed at the Main Office.

Please fill out this brief form to indicate your interest and someone will be in touch to follow up with you as soon as possible.

Feel free to spread the word to your friends, neighbors, and SHS alumni.

Questions? Please contact Janet Fitzgerald, Transition Coordinator, 508-336-7272, ext. 62459

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Nurse - Mrs. Rok

The school nurses have been working on school safety and emergency response as a professional goal this school year. I am working with the Essential School Health Services (ESHS) Grant which provides some funding for the school nurses with some supplies. The grant has allowed us to order the CAT tourniquets and SWAT-T tourniquets for each school, the Athletic Trainer and Aquatic Director. Everyone has received training on “Stop the Bleed”. The nurses are all updating the emergency response supplies in our emergency bags.

In January, I held two CPR/AED for staff and certified 6 staff members. I also had a mock “Code Blue” drill with the students from the Lifeguarding Class which was quite successful and a great learning experience for all.

Seasonal allergies have started so please discuss with your doctor if your child needs to start his/her antihistamine regimen.

Pat Rok: My hours are 7:15 AM to 2PM. My phone number is (508) 336-7272 ext. 62119.

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athletics - Mr. crippen

On Wednesday, Coach Nelson brought four members of the Seekonk Unified Track Team to the Special Olympics of Massachusetts Headquarters in Marlboro, MA. Kathleen Santos, Felicia Prata, Dan Jensen and Mariah Duggan represented Seekonk High School at this Annual Leadership Summit.

The Seekonk High School Boys and Girls Swim teams held their banquet Tuesday evening in the SHS cafeteria highlighting another outstanding season that saw the Lady Warrior Swimming and Diving team win the South Coast Conference Championship Meet for the second consecutive year. Emily Rieben was named the Girls’ Most Valuable Player as well as being named to the SCC All Conference team. Ashley Boutin was named the Girls’ Most Improved Player while Lauren Shanahan won the Girls’ Coaches Award as well as receiving SCC Honorable Mention. Natalie Kach and Jenna Dunphy were also named to the SCC All Conference team. Lyla Carvalho received SCC Honorable Mention and Haley Fournier won the SCC Sportsmanship Award. For the Boys Swimming and Diving team, Robert Strycharz was named the team’s Most Valuable Player, Blake Anderson was named Most Improved Player, Tommy Ciolfi won the Coach’s Award and Mike Nadeau was named Diver of the Year. Brett Mancini, Mike Nadeau, Robert Strycharz, and Blake Anderson were named to the SCC All Conference team. Robert Gerardi received SCC Honorable Mention while Tommy Ciolfi won the SCC Sportsmanship Award as well as receiving SCC Honorable Mention. Congratulations to Head Coach Brian Cameron and his staff, Brooke Michaude and Matt Wills on a fine season.

On Thursday, the Seekonk High School Boys Basketball team held their banquet and Coach Alex Daluz presented Senior James Jackson with the team’s Most Valuable Player Award. Fellow Senior Mitch Blanchard won the Most Improved Player Award, and Junior Logan Casala received the Coach’s Award. James Jackson and Mitch Blanchard also received Honorable Mention from the South Coast Conference and Senior Ryan Riordan won the SCC Sportsmanship Award.

The Boys and Girls Seekonk High School Outdoor track season will open this Tuesday, April 3rd. The Warriors will host the Blue Devils of Fairhaven High School in a 3:30 dual meet. The next day, Wednesday April 4th, the Boys and Girls Indoor Track Banquet will be held in the Seekonk High School Cafeteria at 6:30.

Opening day for the Seekonk Warrior varsity and junior varsity baseball teams will be Wednesday, April 4. Seekonk will host Bishop Stang in a 4 PM tilt. The Seekonk Boys and Girls tennis teams will open their seasons on Thursday, April 5. The Boys will be hosting the Bulldogs of Old Rochester in a 3:30 match while the Lady Warriors will be on the road at Old Rochester.

Opening day for the Seekonk Lady Warrior varsity and junior varsity softball teams will be next Friday, April 6. The teams will be travelling to Wareham High School.

The Seekonk Public Schools strives to provide a safe, respectful, and supportive learning environment in which all students can thrive and succeed in its schools. The Seekonk Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation and ensures that all students have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges, and courses of study.

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