SHS Spartan News

Week of March 22, 2021 Week B

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Only one week left! Have you completed this important survey?

Dear Scituate Spartan Community, While we understand that we are in no way under normal circumstances this year due to the global pandemic, we acknowledge the fact that reflection is a large part of improvement. At Scituate High School we strive for excellence and your voice is important! We need to know all of the amazing areas that we are doing well in and where we need to improve. Each year, the RI Department of Education asks families and students to complete an anonymous survey. The data from this survey will be reported on our yearly school accountability rating for all to see. This year, we hope to get as close to 100% as possible! Let's show the state that the Scituate Spartans are the best! The SurveyWorks Stakeholder Survey Initiative is an effort to gather information that will help improve the quality of schools across Rhode Island. The surveys capture and assess information that helps educators understand and act upon what students, teachers, support professionals, administrators, and parents say about the climate, culture, and learning environments in their schools. The survey window will close on March 31, 2021. (Click links below) Thank you for your support, partnership, and commitment to Scituate High School! Student Survey: access code: 30104student612
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Student Survey Click Here

access code: 30104student612

HOSA State Competition

On Friday, March 19th the Scituate chapter of HOSA participated in a virtual awards ceremony. Below are the results! Congrats HOSA club students and advisors- Mrs. Roberge and Mr. Goffe!

Follow @hosascituateri on Instagram to see all pictures from the day !

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HOSA Podcast #4

Thank you for being patient! Here is our fourth podcast. Hope you enjoy it!

Podcast #4

Community Awareness Podcast #4

School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, March 23rd, 7pm


Athletic Booster Trivia Night

Join us on Tuesday, March 23, 2021
at 6:00pm EST

You'll laugh, have fun and help us raise funds for the Scituate Athletic Booster Club! Grab a bowl of your favorite snacks and get ready for a "night in" with the family. In lieu of ticket sales, we encourage all participants to make a donation to this local non-profit.

No Products Will Be Sold At These Events. The Scituate Athletic Booster Club is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thrivent

GoGuardian Letter to Students Parents

Linked below is a letter explaining everything that GoGuardian does and does not do at SHS. Please review carefully and reach out with questions

From Our Seniors

The senior class’s flocking fundraiser is starting this week so be on the lookout for the flock around Scituate. Make sure to follow @shs_flocking on Instagram for updates” and maybe add a picture of a flamingo or something!

Also would you mind letting the senior seminar leaders know that a handful of DL students are planning on coming in school for the period to take pictures so they might not be in class?

Thank you

-Alexandria Sampalis

Visual Arts at SHS!

Below are some updates pieces from out amazing art students and teachers. Students in Mrs. Rutherford and Ms. Feldman's classes are working on "Tangles" which are structured patterns. Check out some of the radial Mandalas and freeform designs being developed!

Academy of Biomedical Science

Students in Principles of Biomed learned about routine testing when visiting the doctor. They were able to practice their phlebotomy skills as part of the lesson.

Academy of Entrepreneurship and DECA Club

Congratulations to Dominic Wiharso, Talia St. Angelo and Anthony Piccolo for outstanding performances at the Rhode Island State DECA competition. Talia finished first overall in Apparel and Accessories Marketing, Dominic finished first overall in Food Marketing and Anthony finished second overall in Sports and Entertainment Marketing.

Class of 2023 Fundraiser March 24th

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Senior Project Virtual Judges Needed

Attention Scituate Community: You can volunteer to be a Virtual Senior Project Judge. Our seniors have worked so hard all year and they would love to see some of the members of their community as judges during their presentation! Please read the information flyer and complete the volunteer form to volunteer to be a Virtual Senior Project Judge. For more information, please contact the Senior Project Coordinator, Jill Morton (

Senior Project Virtual Community Judges Information Flyer

Senior Project Virtual Community Judges Volunteer Form

From Scituate Prevention Partnership (SPP)

This week is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. Please see the informational images and resources below
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From Mr. Reed

Opening Weekend Fishing Tournament

Sponsored by the the Scituate PE/Health Dept & the Adventure Club

Weekend of April 10th and 11th

Please join us in our first ever virtual Scituate Student/Staff fishing tournament

Send your info to

Submit entry by monday april 12


Name, age, grade, school, picture of you with your fish,

Optional: length and weight

Must be a Scituate student or staff member to participate

Don't forget to hold that fish out for the camera!

Remember fish only in legal fishing waters

If you are 15 or older you must have a freshwater fishing licence.

For more information about obtaining a fishing licence see:

“The prizes are small but the experience is priceless!”-Mr Reed

Last Chance to Order your 2021 Yearbook! Act now!

Last chance to order your yearbook-

Please be sure to select Scituate RI and not MA

Draft SHS End of Year Events

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

Senior Class Video April 1st Deadline

Class historian, Lily Pelletier will be collecting baby, senior, and any other type of senior class pictures through April 1st using the email below.

The email is

No videos will be collected after April 1st- (no joking)

Class of 2021

As you can see in our draft events list, we are moving forward with several events for the class of 2021. There has been a workgroup meeting every Thursday which includes, Mr. Hassell, Mrs. Johnston, Superintendent Andries, class of 2021 student officers, and parents. We are hopeful that this senior class can have as many in-person events as possible. Our admin team continues to meet with colleagues throughout the state and work with RIDE and RIDOH to ensure we are planning safley. A senior packet of information will be released in the coming weeks.

We love our seniors! Hang in there!

April State Assessments

RI Department of Education waived our state testing last year because of the pandemic. It is clear that the state WILL expect schools to participate in state testing this spring. What that means for Scituate High School is the PSAT's for grade 10, the SAT's for grade 11 and the NGSS (Next Generation Science Assessment) for grade 11. These assessments will be in person.

In order to successfully prepare for this please review the info below:

  • April 13th All 11th Grade Students will take the SAT
  • April 14th All 10th Grade Students will take the PSAT
  • April 28th All 11th grade students will take the NGSS

All students NOT taking a test on a given day will stay home for a asynchronous (no live teaching) distant learning day.

We had extremely successful in person sessions in October and January with our PSAT's and SAT's and will continue to adhere to all COVID safety protocols to ensure safety on these days!

Advance Placement Update

Attention AP Students and Families:
Announcement from College Board: Remind students—especially seniors—that they need to indicate through My AP the college, university, or scholarship program they'd like to receive their free score report. Students indicate this information only through My AP. They no longer provide this information on their answer sheets. The deadline to indicate or change their free score report recipient through My AP is June 20.

My AP Link

Scituate COVID-19 Updates

Scituate Schools now providing BINAX COVID-19 Testing to Student Athletes and Staff

COVID-19 Testing for students athletes and SHS staff will continue on Thursday, March 4th. Please see the updated parent/student letter and the new link to signup for a timeslot. Thank you!

BINAX Consent Form (Winter Athletes Only)

Parents only need to email this form once

COVID-19 Daily Screener

Our parent screener can be found on our high school website. Visit and go to the tab, Students & Parents and click "Parent/Guardian Attestation Form"

Free Tutoring!

Free Tutoring Opportunity Launching with is a new online platform from Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, that matches students around the world with free tutors. The tutors provide small-group math and SAT prep tutoring for students in grades 6-12, building on the Khan Academy curriculum. Rhode Island is one of two state-level partnerships offering this opportunity to students across the state. Registration is now live on the All Course Network (ACN) and students can sign up here on EnrollRI. There is no deadline for students to sign up (though schools will still need to approve their enrollment via the ACN), no cost to LEAs or students, and no requirement to participate. Please help us spread the word to your students, teachers, parents, and communities! More information on the partnership can be found here.

2021-2022 Program of Studies Portal Now Open for Students

The student portal is now open for students in grades eight, nine, ten, and eleven. Students will have this week to review the 2021-2022 program of studies, have conversations with family members, and begin to choose courses in Powerschool. Linked below is a comprehensive website with our program of studies. We also have a link to a Powerpoint that takes students through every step in how to select courses.

Finally, Mr. Haas, Mr. Casey, and Mrs. Testoni will begin to meet with every student next week to answer questions and provide some help.

Please reach out to your friendly school counselor with questions.

How do you select courses? Click below!

From School Counseling

US Navy Youth Program

The U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC) is a youth program that helps middle/high school students gain a competitive edge to stand out and excel beyond their peers when applying to college, military academies, scholarships, and job opportunities. We are a team that strives for excellence! Our mission: create leaders with character. We are officially supported by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. Boasting over 350 units and 12,000 Cadets Nationwide, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps offers a place for youth to come together to build camaraderie, work on their physical fitness, develop leadership skills and discipline, all while learning hands-on skills from experts in their fields following a "learn-do-learn" learning model. Members, called "Cadets" can earn ranks and ribbons for their uniforms that are meant to celebrate their earned accomplishments. After completing a prerequisite course, Cadets can attend immersive training in the fields of Medicine, Aviation, Leadership, Sailing, SCUBA, Special Operations, Marksmanship, Journalism, and much more! All Senior graduating Cadets are who have aspirations to attend a 4-year college, have the opportunity to earn a scholarship that will help them pay for college that is exclusive to the members of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. For those Cadets who desire a military career, we will help them get a "try before you buy" experience and they will be eligible for Advanced Paygrade (APG) enlistment as an E-3 in the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Space Force (Cadets are NOT required to join the military once they graduate the Program).

There will be a free open house for those interested in joining our program on March 27, April 10, and April 24 at 1 Narragansett Street, Cranston, RI

2020-2021 Scholarship List

Please view our scholarship link. The spreadsheet will be updated on a weekly basis

Scituate Scholarships Now Open!

The Scituate Scholarship Fund, formerly the Scituate Scholarship Foundation, has opened the application period for the 2021 Scituate Scholarships.

To be eligible an applicant must be:

1. A student in good standing, graduating from Scituate (RI) High School in 2021, or a resident of Scituate, RI who is graduating from another high school program in 2021.

2. Planning to attend a post-secondary program as a full-time student (with the exception of the Lions Hayden Trade/Tech Scholarship).

In 2020, the Scituate Scholarship Fund made over 30 awards amounting to over $70,000 to graduating Scituate seniors.

To apply, contact the Guidance Department at Scituate High School and begin the process. The application period closes April 3, 2021. For additional information please contact Mr. William Lenox by email at

Mental Health Support

April Lunch Menu

Spartan Athletics

This week, all Football players, cheerleaders, and girls volleyball should register for our weekly BiNax Covid testing before Wednesday. All student athletes should print a parent permission slip (above in this newsletter) and email a picture to the nurse's office.

All students athletes should choose a time slot for Thursday by Wednesday at noon. The link to choose a time is in the newsletter above.

All season 3 athletes MUST register prior to their first meeting on the following link:

Thank you all for your patience. This has been a hectic, fluid schedule and is still subject to some minor changes based on RIIL and RIDOH.

As always feel free to contact me with any issues or concerns.

Sal Gelsomino
Athletic Director Scituate High School
(401) 226-1359

Scituate Community

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From Scituate Youth Basketball (SYB) and Scituate Recreation

SYB need lots of helpful kids!!! Service hours for, Scituate Foster Little League. Students would be getting stuff ready for our season. Also helping coaches prep/line fields, and concession and more

The rec dept.also needs students for summer camp counselors (paid) and lifeguards. Scituate rec will pay students to get trained. Please feel free to call or text anytime.

Thanks for your help.

Erin Pannone

Scituate Youth Basketball (SYB)


Congratulations Ben DeAngelis!

Ben was awarded the RI Basketball Coaches Association Rev. John Farley Scholarship based on high academic standing and contribution to the team these past four years!

Ben also received Second Team All Division and Team MVP! Ben is a true Spartan!

Football Scrimmage Saturday

What a Perfect Day for Football.

The Spartans varsity football team and Coach DeSousa would like to thank the entire Spartan family for coming out and showing our school pride yesterday.

Scituate High School hosted Pilgrim High School in the season’s first game plays and drills scrimmage.

The whole experience was made even more special because of Coach Lynn Francazio, Coach Cara Campbell and the Scituate Cheerleaders coming out. They made the day for the players and they were so honored to have them there.

A big thank you to the Scituate Boosters for being a part of the first day of the spring schedule. Thank you to Danielle Fians and her volunteers for their energy and enthusiasm.

The players had an amazing experience against this very strong Division 2 level varsity team. They had more than double the players available to play, but despite that the Spartans were still able to get several touchdowns during the game play period of the scrimmage. It was a fantastic chance for many of the underclassmen to gain some game time contact and practice. Thank you Pilgrim for coming up to our campus, they have a strong organization with potent coaching.

It was a perfect day and we all appreciate the fans and parents who came out. We are looking forward to seeing you next Saturday at 11:00 for our first real game against North Providence High School.

Girls Indoor Track MVP Award

GIRLS INDOOR TRACK MVP and COACH’s AWARD recipients presented by Coach James Haney:

MVP - Blake Liptrot

Coach’s Award goes to ALL team members: Elie Amsden, Emily Chatelle, Abby Chatelle, Abby Diko, Emma Diko and Blake Liptrot


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Scituate Foster Little League

From our Athletic Booster Club

CALLING ALL STUDENTS WHO NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS! The Boosters concession stand can use your help from 10:30-12:30! We provide all PPE and abide by all RIDOH COVID regulations.

Visit Scituate High School's Website!

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Visit our Athletic Website


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.