Scarborough High School
December 3, 2021
Dear Students, Families, and Staff,
We've made it to December and all the activity involved with the winter solstice, and the year end. It seems like everyone is extra busy this time of year!
Here are some December dates you might need to know about:
- Friday, December 3: Girls Ice Hockey Season Opener at USM, 8:10PM
- Tuesday, December 7 & Friday, December 10: RSVP Training for Students
- Wednesday, December 8: Parent Meeting on Zoom at 6:00PM, agenda and invite will be coming out early next week
- Friday, December 10: Winter Season Opener
- Monday, December 13: Pool testing starts at the High School level
- Wednesday, December 15: Early Release Day (school ends at 12:55)
- Wednesday, December 15: Band and Chorus Holiday Concert, 7:00PM
- Thursday, December 23 - Sunday, January 2, 2022: Winter Vacation (No school)
Pool Testing to Start
As a reminder, this weekly testing will only take place for those who choose to be part of the program and is another mitigation measure that is being put in place to identify any positive cases at the earliest time possible. Although enrollment will remain open indefinitely, if you are interested in the testing that starts the week of Sept 29, you will need to finalize your enrollment and complete consent no later than Thursday, Sept 23. You are welcome to register after that time, but active status in the program will be based on the enrollment on the Concentric site each Thursday.
Below you will find a link to the consent form. This sign-up process should take no more than 5 minutes for you to complete using a computer or a smartphone. We also have paper copies available if you would prefer that, as well as consents available in multiple languages. Please note that if your child is already 18, they should fill out their own form using the link for adults. If you need to provide consent for more than one child, please complete the process separately for each child. Click on the appropriate link below to access the online consent form.
- Minors ( < 18 years of Age): https://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com/minor-consent
- Adults ( > 18 years of Age): https://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com/invite-by-code
Here is the access code that you will need to input for high school students:
- Scarborough High School Access Code: RED-STORM
The 2022 yearbook is now for sale! Books can be purchased online at ybpay.com. (Enter the customer ID number 12872322 OR forms are available in the Main Office and outside Room E112 for purchasing with cash or check. Please make checks payable to Scarborough Yearbook.)
Orders are open until January 31, 2022.
Personalized book orders are open until January 23, 2022. Please forward questions to:
In a recent competition at York High School, two SHS VEX Robotic teams competed in a day-long competition that included 26 teams representing school throughout the state of Maine. Team 344R (Sriram Munnangi, Krishna Mattaparthi, and Mobean Mohabbati), with outstanding driving and design techniques, placed 3rd in the semifinals. A strong showing in the skills competition combined with the semifinals finish allowed the team to qualify for the state championships. Throughout the day's competition the team proved worthy by improving and adapting strategies for driving, coding, and design.
Team 344X (Emma Milholland, Ethan Rasquina, Ethan DiBiase, and Ethan Shulz -- the E Team) had an equally strong showing throughout the day's events. The team combined their counterpart and played a significant role in pacing the 2 teams to a third place finish. The team came up only 10 points short of qualifying for states during the skills competition, but the team expressed a positive attitude that the next meet will be different.
Both teams started the day in the bottom of the pack, but with quick insight a flexible attitude and perseverance, both teams moved up the ladder with their eventual finish of 3rd place.
A special thank you to Mr. Chalmers, an engineer from Texas Instruments and a volunteer for VEX Robotics) for helping guide the teams to an outstanding finish.
Both teams meet and practice every Monday and Tuesday during the week where team member scode, design, and build their bots. The next competition has the two teams travelling to Fryeburg Academy on December 4 to participate in a highly contested invitational that will draw many teams from across the state.
New Dates for Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
To avoid a conflict in our district schedule, we have moved the Parent-Teacher Conference dates. The new dates are:
- Thursday, March 3: 2:45-7:15pm
- Thursday, March 17: 2:45-5:15pm
Winter Sports Guidelines and Information
Below is a link to spectator information for Scarborough High School's winter athletic games: Scarborough High School Spectator Information
Please carefully read these guidelines.
Music Department: District I Festival and All State Music Festival Auditions
Congratulations to the following student musicians on their District/All State Music Festival acceptances! Students had to successfully complete a music audition to be in these groups!
DISTRICT I HONORS BAND
DISTRICT I TREBLE CHOIR
DISTRICT I MIXED CHOIR
ALL STATE BAND
ALL STATE ORCHESTRA
ALL STATE MIXED CHOIR
Sources of Strength
Field Trip to the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)/Adventures in Art
Civil Rights Club (CRC) Celebration
In early November, Scarborough’s Civil Rights Club, which devotes its weekly work to advocating for equitable education for all students, took time to focus on the joy of its own community. Our CRC students came together in fellowship, fun, and fancy dress as they shared the foods of their families with each other. Students also presented artifacts, such as clothing, photo albums, or other representations of their ancestors, to one another. Some of the cultures celebrated were China, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Italy, Zambia, Scotland, and the Ukraine. Students left this celebration with full stomachs and hearts!
We hope everyone has a wonderful December and ending of 2021! We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
Be safe and be well!
Building Leadership Team
Jacob Brown, Assistant Principal Gr 10 & 12
Susan Ketch, Principal
Michael LeGage, Director of Athletics and Activities
Nathan Theriault, Assistant Principal Gr 9 & 11