SHS Spartan News

Week of December 21st (Last edition of 2020)

Happy Holidays from Scituate High School

We wish you a safe, restful, and relaxing holiday break. We understand that this holiday season may look much different however, we hope that you are able to reconnect with loved ones in some way! We are so grateful for our Spartan family! Our students, parents, teachers, and staff have persevered and have been so supportive in a dark time. We are hopeful for a light at the end of the tunnel and a plan to all be back to normal soon enough.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Cheers to a Happy New Year!

-Mr. Hassell & Mrs. Johnson

Come to School... We need you!

Scituate High School will be in full distant learning and students are expected to participate in live meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday December 21-22.

Last year, we had many students not attend school the days before winter break. Please encourage your teenager to virtually attend school each day this week. Winter Break is from Dec. 24tth through Jan. 3rd. Thank you for your partnership!

In-Person School to Begin January 11th from Superintendent Andries

Good Afternoon

I hope that this first week of distance learning has gone well for you and your children. I appreciate all of the feedback I have received from the newly established email address The communication and thoughts you have shared with me have been helpful and shared with the appropriate administrator when necessary.

As communicated by the Governor this afternoon in her news conference, she and RIDE have made some suggestions for change to the school calendar during the month of January. After reviewing our Covid data over the past week, meeting with district administrators and nurses and listening to parents I have decided that all students will return to school on January 11, 2020 in the same model they were participating previously . If your child was distance learning before we took the “pause” they will continue with distance learning. If your child was in person they will return to in person. The high school will return under the 50% A/B model just as it was when we transitioned to distance learning.

This will allow families that have traveled during the holiday break to abide by the required 14 day quarantine and still participate in distance learning from January 4-11. If you know that you will be traveling during this time please let your child’s teacher or administrator know your return to RI date so that they can appropriately plan for your child’s return to in person learning. Additionally if you have a Covid positive case in your home or your child has been deemed a close contact to a positive case, during this holiday break please notify the school nurse so that they can assist you in determining when your child will be cleared as a close contact to return to school.

Thank you for all of your support during this difficult time. I hope that you and your family can enjoy the simple pleasures of the season and we look forward to having your children return to school next month.

Laurie Andries

The Scituate School Department, in collaboration with Chartwells and First Student will be delivering breakfasts and lunches to any resident under 18 years of age who signs up for this free program.

If you have not already signed up, please call 647-4100 to be added to the delivery list.

Deliveries will be made on the following days:

Monday, December 21

Wednesday, December 23

Monday, December 28 and

Wednesday, December 30

From Student Council

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Academy of Engineering

Students in Introduction to Engineering are designing their own phone cases. In addition to reinforcing older lessons on drawing, modeling, and measurement, it will train students on fitting parts together and use of the laser cutter and 3D printer. Shown below is Amy Gladziszewski's hand drawings and Alexis Pezzullo's computer aided design model:
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Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Preparing to hit the ground running in January with lessons in computer-controlled milling as well as casting and molding, students showed off their knowledge of computer aided design. Shown below are Luke Chapralis's model of a shotgun from the video game Doom Eternal and the Mike Rambone signature-model turbocharger.
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Civil Engineering and Architecture

The students of CEA started work on the "RowHouz Remix" competition to design a house in New York City for a family of 6 and their requirements. Students are expected to design and draft a home to the local codes, within the given footprint, and with all the amenities required. Students started by making "bubble diagrams" of the general layout of the house and moved on to rough floor plans. Shown below is Kyle Misiaszek's bubble diagram and a floor from Daijon Delarosa's rough floor plans.

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From Social Studies

Current Middle East Conflicts classes recently completed a unit on the Civil War in Syria. As a culminating activity, students held a question and answer session with Shadi Khaled, a refugee from Syria who recently settled in a refugee camp in Iraq. This opportunity was funded by a grant Mrs. Seger retained from Natakallam. He explained to students the reasons for the civil war in Syria as well as his personal experiences there, and as a refugee in Iraq. He told the students that life in a tent in a refugee camp is difficult. However, he reminds himself that the tent is better than the alternatives in Syria such as being in prison, conscripted or homeless. Students came away with an authentic appreciation for the hardships of living in a war zone.

8th Grade Move-Up Night and Open House.

This event is open to all current Scituate 8th graders or out of district 8th or 9th grade students. Please help Spread the word!

Be more. Be Inspired. And become a Spartan at 8th Grade Move-Up Night and Open House.

January 13 at 6:30 p.m. | Scituate High School | Online

Dear future Scituate High School students and your families,

We hope that you are all doing well during these unprecedented times!

As you start thinking about starting high school next year, remember, there’s more to Scituate High School than you think. That’s why I’m inviting you to attend our live virtual 8th Grade “Move-Up Night” Wednesday, January 13th at 6:30 p.m. Move-Up Night is the perfect time to learn more about your high school, with virtual school tours, opportunities to meet teachers and current students, and take part in interactive activities from every high school course, all online.

Our goal at the high school is to prepare our students to be successful, and to become contributing members of an ever-changing world. Our teachers, curriculum, programs, and activities are among the very best at helping students achieve their full potential. As one of the very best high schools in the state, we offer many opportunities for students, including:

  • Early Enrollment, Advanced Placement, and honors courses so students can take their learning to the next level

  • RIDE-approved Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in biomedical science, computer science, engineering, and entrepreneurship that can help students get a head start in both college and career pathways

  • A wide variety of innovative arts, athletics, and clubs that encourage a positive social life and provide creative and competitive opportunities, including our newest interscholastic “esports” team

Join us on Wednesday, January 13th, at 6:30 p.m. and learn about all of the great opportunities that await you at Scituate High School. We’ll inspire you while we help you prepare for your future. And you’ll learn what it really means to be a part of the Scituate Spartan family.

We’ll see you there!

Best regards,

Michael Hassell, ’01

Principal of Scituate High School

From School Counseling

Whether we are full in person or distant learning, the school counseling staff at Scituate High and Middle School is here for our students! Get to know our counseling team and reach out for support. We want you to know that you matter and we are here for you! #youmatter

Scituate High School Counseling is Here for You!
2020-2021 Scholarship List

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

From Student Assistance Counselor Mrs. Bermister

If Christmas is hard,
If you’ve lost someone dear.
Just look in your heart,
And you’ll know they’re still here.

The star in the sky,
The light falling snow.
The robin outside,
It seems like they know.

If this is a time,
When you’re struggling through.
Just do what you can,
For what matters, is you.

There’s no need to be merry,
There’s no need to be bright.
Just do what you can,
It will all be alright.
Contact your Student Assistance Counselor if you want to talk!

Mental Health Support

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"

2021 Yearbook


Don't miss the opportunity to put an ad in for your senior this year!

Senior Parents here is the link to purchase your ad for the yearbook

click on yearbooks

then yearbook ads

Spartan Athletics

Scituate teams will not gather in anyway until further notice.

From RIIL:

Due to the statewide pause being extended, RIIL school sponsored sports activity will continue to be prohibited through December 20th.

In reaction to Governor Raimondo’s press conference, the Rhode Island Interscholastic League was in contact with the Governor’s team to clarify how the announcements might impact high school sports moving forward. It was confirmed that new Youth Sports Guidance will be released sometime next week, and any changes to the guidance will help determine the new start date for the winter sports season.

The Principals’ Committee on Athletics and the RIIL will continue to get feedback from our member schools and state officials and will release more information as soon as it becomes available.

Football Team Gives Back!

The 2020 Toy Drive collections are going great and we feel so blessed and energized by the heart-felt toys already given by the Scituate High School family.

The dolls, board games, race cars, paint sets, footballs and all the toys will make many children so happy and surprised this Christmas morning.

As a reminder the three big toy collection boxes are located at:
Granite Farm Restaurant & Pizza
Charming Treasures Gift Shop
Brigido’s Fresh Market

Please stop by these wonderful local Scituate businesses to drop off a toy and pick up a tasty pizza, a unique gift or some great deli, while you are there.

We will make a final pick up of all the toys on December 22nd. All donations go to Hasbro Children’s Hospital / Toys for Tots.

Thank you very much for your amazing generosity,
Coach Derek DeSousa and the Spartans Varsity Football Team.
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Scituate Athletic Boosters Brick Fundraiser Closes Dec. 31st!

The Boosters Brick Fundraiser is coming to an end on 12/31. Today is a perfect day to online shop for the holidays! If you’d like a custom Gift of Purchase Certificate, simply DM us. They would make an excellent stocking stuffer! Order here:


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.