Raider Family News

November, 2021 Volume 5

Happy November

With term 1 ending today, one quarter of our year is already complete! Time moves very quickly and there are many upcoming events that we want to bring your attention to. We hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving season with family & friends. Please take a moment to read our Raider Family News and have a wonderful November!

Academic Support

With the end of term 1 and the start of term 2, we wanted to remind everyone that Academic Support (free tutoring) takes place in the library Monday-Thursday from 2:15-3:30 p.m. If needed, late buses transport students home at 3:40 p.m. and leave from outside of the student dining center. This is a great opportunity to review for a test, get clarification, or catch up on missed information in class, or simply get your homework done!

Monday: Science with Ms. Tinkham

Tuesday: Math with Mrs. Rebello & Mrs. Eldridge

Wednesday: Social Studies with Mr. Dionne

Thursday: ELA with Mr. Fallon

Case Rally 2021

Case Rally preparations are underway in all four of our classes. On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, we will be holding Case Rally in the gymnasium for the SBRHS staff and students only. Unfortunately, we will not be inviting the public into the gym, however, we will be live streaming the event so that our communities can watch and celebrate the event with us virtually. Stay tuned for next month's newsletter for pictures as well as the winning class of the 2021 Case Rally!

Spirit Days

Friday 11/12: Hat Day (pay $1 to wear a hat--all proceeds will be donated to the Jimmy Fund in honor of Somerset High School alum Jerry Remy)

Wednesday 11/17: Wild West Wednesday

Thursday 11/18: Throwback Thursday (decades day)

Friday 11/19: Pajama Day

Monday 11/22: 'Merica Monday (red, white and blue)

Tuesday 11/23: Raider Day

Reminder: No School Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans' Day

PTO Information

Please consider joining the SBRHS Parent Teacher Organization. Meetings are held virtually at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information/links, please visit their Facebook page or email the board members at
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Holiday Season--Adopt a Family

Every year our staff gets together to donate to students/families in need of extra support/gifts/food to make their holiday season a little brighter. This year, we recognize that there is a greater need than ever for some families in Somerset and Berkley. We also notice that many people are reaching out on Social Media platforms looking to help out as the holidays approach. To that end, if anyone is interested in helping us make the holidays special for members of our Somerset and Berkley communities, please fill out the attached form. Someone from the school will get back to you with how you can help. This is a completely anonymous process to the students/families. Thank you for your consideration.

Congratulations to our Visionaries of the Month

In line with our Vision of the Graduate, each month we will be recognizing students who have been recognized by their teachers as students who exemplify the skills and competencies embedded in our vision. This month we honor:

Resilient: Kolby Williamson & Reese Swanson

Academic: Karissa Albin & Andrew Heroux

Independent: Karissa Albin & Fiona Yang

Digital Citizen: Jonathan Oehman

Empathy: Hannah Arruda

Respect: Anna Connor

Somerset Berkley Education Foundation Grant Recipients

Each year, the Somerset Berkley Education Foundation awards educators in all three districts with grants to pursue educational initiatives within their classrooms. This year, the SBEF awarded $28,000 in grants. Award recipients at SBRHS are:

Stephen Meehan: Art, Technology & Design Department

Kyla Schmigle: Art, Technology & Design Department

Ginny Troutman: Art, Technology & Design Department

Alice Ferris: Social Studies Department

Steven Melo: Social Studies Department (Business)

Jennifer Kraemer: Special Education Department

Matthew Talbot: Science Department

MAST Science Educator of the Year

SBRHS is proud to announce that Mr. Matthew Talbot, Science Content Coordinator, has been named the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) "Science Educator of the Year" for Bristol County. This award was granted in 2020, however, the ceremony was delayed and Mr. Talbot was honored at last night's MAST ceremony. Congratulations Mr. Talbot!
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Save the Date

Somerset Berkley Regional High School is proud to present our first annual fall/winter production. "A Christmas Carol" will be performed the weekend of December 10, 11, and 12. More information will be forthcoming.

Our annual Vespers Concert will also be held Sunday, December 19th. Come support our wonderful musicians and singers!

Congratulations Fall Sports!

Our Boys' Soccer Team and our field hockey team have made it through the first round of playoffs and are still going strong. The football team will play tonight and again on Thanksgiving morning. Good luck Raiders!!!

In addition all of our fall sports athletes had wonderful seasons. Coaches report growth and perseverance in at all levels. Way to go SBRHS athletics!

Information Pertaining to Asbestos Management Plan--Required Notification

Per the Environmental Protection Agency, the school department is required to provide yearly notification to parents, teachers and employee organizations on the school's asbestos management plan. While we are a new building, and this is not a concern, the required notification can be found at this link.

Halloween Fun at SBRHS

Unified Basketball Senior Day (photos courtesy of Mr. George Austin)