SHS Warrior Call
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.
Winter is here!
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!
Listen...I'll tell you...its about communication
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...
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.
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
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.
social studies - Mrs. Salisbury
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.
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.