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Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!


January 6, 2017 - Volume 2 - ISSUE 16

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!

SHS Core Values

Seekonk High School is committed to creating a safe, supportive environment where our students can develop the skills necessary to become independent thinkers and problem solvers capable of addressing the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The staff, students, family, and community members will collaborate to create an atmosphere of compassion, appreciation of diversity, and mutual respect. We will provide stimulating academic and extracurricular programs that are relevant and engaging so we can meet the needs of all learners.

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Winter is here!

I just wanted to remind everyone that, as we saw today, winter is here and driving conditions are not always the best.

Please remember that there are many inexperienced drivers on the road. In fact, nobody is ever as experienced as they think they are when it comes to adverse conditions that are out of your control. In other words, SLOW DOWN, TAKE YOUR TIME, AND BE CAREFUL! If you lose control of your car, the end result could be tragic. Not just for you, but the child, family, elder person, or other innocent person that becomes involved when control is lost.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017: The Drama Class will be performing "Sorry wrong Number" at 6:00PM in the auditorium. Be sure to stop by and support these students as they put on a great show.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017: The Boys Basketball team is co-hosting a fundraiser with the 99 Restaurant in Seekonk! Be sure to print this coupon and have a night out anytime from 5PM to 10PM for the benefit of the team!

Friday, January 13, 2017: Midterm exams begin. Please take a look at the schedule so that you are prepared.

Friday, January 20, 2017: Second semester begins with "Day 7".

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!

For Future Planning:

Winter Ball - Saturday, February 11, 2017; Venus de Milo, Swansea @ 6:00

Prom - Friday, April 28, 2017; Biltmore, Providence @ 6:30

Honor Societies Induction Ceremony - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 6:30

Senior Trip - Saturday, May 13, 2007 - Monday, May 15, 2007

Senior Class Day - Friday, May 26, 2017

Senior Class Night - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 7:00PM

Graduation - Friday, June 2, 2017 @6:30PM

Senior trip information!

We are excited to announce that the Class of 2017 will be traveling to New York City for the Annual Senior Trip on May 13-15th! Seniors were presented with all information regarding the trip this week. Parent of seniors, please contact Mrs. Almeida or Ms. Wilson with questions or concerns. All forms and the first deposit are due on Wednesday January 11th, 2017

2017 yearbook information!

Don't miss out! Buy the 2017 Reflections Yearbook!

Its that time of year already! Parent Ads for the YEARBOOK! For the holidays, have your parents give you a gift that will last forever...

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Dr. Jones

Listen...I'll tell you...its about communication

The best way to make sure we are heard is through communication. Whether it is for something we need, do not want, or are interested in accomplishing; the surest way to achieve it is through good communication. That doesn't just mean sending our messages, but sending them out in a way that people receive them the best. Have a listen to my weekly message and think about subscribing to this YouTube channel.
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Around School...

This around school video shows that education isn't always achieved in a classroom. I was lucky enough to catch the Girls Basketball game against Case High School. Talk about down to the last second! I couldn't help but think how if taken as a lesson, the game showed the value of perseverance because you never know what can be done unless you try.

The other important lesson is about teamwork. You win as a team and lose as a team. There is no team that wins championships based on one player. It is about everyone knowing what role they best fill and then doing it while supporting those in other roles. Even if it isn't the spotlight.

You have to read this article from the Sun Chronicle to get the full gist of how these lessons played out that night.

So, great job lady warriors and for those reading this...enjoy...

Seekonk Girls v. Case 1/3/17

The school report card has been published

MCAS scores and what they mean for the high school have been published. Please be sure to read this cover letter and the overview of the school's report card. Much more detailed information may be found at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website.

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 blog (I do not write nearly as often as I should) for updates and posts about character and educational (mostly) issues/topics/resources.
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Guidance - Mrs. Whatley

Scholarships are starting to come into the guidance office! We will continue to receive scholarship applications and update the information weekly. Check out this breakdown of the information for scholarships we have to date.

Please remind your senior that we request a 2 week window to process transcript requests for college applications. Please check the due dates and deadlines for the college applications and allow enough time for accurate processing. Thank you

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Assistant Principal - Mr. Aguiar

Parents and Students -

Take advantage of the opportunities provided to receive additional academic assistance at SHS in the following two ways:

Library Open Extra Time

The library is now open after school on Monday's & Thursday's 2:30 - 3:30.

Extra Academic Help Available

Teachers are available twice per week (varies by teacher) to give extra assistance to our students from 2-2:45. I encourage all students to take advantage of this opportunity to receive small group academic assistance throughout the school year.

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social studies - Mrs. Salisbury

The Social Studies Department hosted a discussion panel for students interested in “History and the Social Sciences After High School.” Seekonk alumni provided valuable insight about coursework in college, professors’ expectations and career planning. The history department would like to thank those who took time out of their busy holiday schedule to come back, talk to students, and encourage students to follow their passion in History and Social Sciences.

career spotlight!

December's Career Spotlight Program featured two local attorneys, John and Danielle Mahoney. John and Danielle were able to offer two different perspectives of their field of work and study. Students attending had expressed an interest in careers relating to law and public service. After learning about our guests' experiences, students were given an opportunity to ask questions relating to their specific interests. One of the main messages that John and Danielle communicated was that their jobs are nothing like what people watch on television shows. They were able to provide valuable insight into their daily routines, academic mishaps and some of their more difficult cases.

If you or someone you know would like to be put on our list of fabulous career speakers email Amanda Louro or Melissa Mello!

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Sports - Mr. Crippen

The Seekonk Grid Iron Club will host the Seekonk High School Football Banquet this Thursday in the Seekonk High School cafeteria at 6:30 PM. Thanks to all of its members for its hard work all year long. Players are reminded to contact Coach Brown as soon as possible about ticket information for their families.

The Seekonk High School Girls Basketball team has been turning a lot of heads in the South Coast Conference this season. The surprising Lady Warriors are now 4 and 2 fresh off a heart-pounding 47-46 last second victory over the Lady Cardinals of Case High School. Freshman Mia DiBiase continues her hot scoring pace averaging over 20 points a game, while Seniors Celia Mendez and Carly Sias as well as underclassmen Sabrina Russell and Jayde Monteiro have added to the team’s early season success.

The Seekonk High School Boys Basketball team currently sits at 3 wins and 3 losses and will continue their battle to qualify for postseason play when they host league-leading New Bedford Voke Bears Tuesday night.

Congratulations to Coach Brian Cameron, Coach Megan Giammarco and all the student-athletes on the Seekonk High Boys and Girls Swim teams. The Warriors saw their records climb to 3 and 2 following a sweep of New Bedford High School Thursday afternoon. The girls came from behind and won their meet in the last four events while the boys defeated the Whalers in convincing fashion. Freshman sensation Abigail Tenreiro qualified for the State Meet in winning the 100-meter butterfly and also won the 200-meter Individual Medley. Senior Captain Maddy Paine, who has already qualified for the State Meet, also won two events in this exciting meet. Big winners on the boys’ side were Troy Pina, Andrew Silveira and Robert Strycharz, all of whom have also qualified for the States. The teams will host Brockton High School this Tuesday at 4 PM.

Contact Information

We strive to keep communication open and ongoing. You may contact us through any of the following ways. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.