SHS News

September 25, 2017

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Homecoming & Spirit Week

The main purpose of spirit week is to get students and faculty excited about Scituate High School and show their support for the school, groups and athletics. Spirit week also encourages students to get involved and work together toward a united and common goal–promoting and supporting each other. This gives the students a common objective, encouraging positive thoughts towards the school and their fellow classmates. Let's continue to bring a sense of PRIDE and UNITY to SHS!! Go Spartans!


Remember: Students must wear school appropriate attire all week. No paint, silly string, or masks that cover faces.

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11th Grade PSAT 10-11-17

The PSAT/NMSQT exam will be given at Scituate High School on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. This is an opportunity for students to take a practice SAT test, which is identical in format to the SAT test used for college admissions. The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is designed to better prepare students for the SAT, and provide an opportunity for students to be exposed to the format, content, structure, and scoring of the assessment.


The October PSAT also serves as the Qualifying Test for the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition program which provides scholarship money, national recognition, and merit rewards to students in their junior year of high school. The program is highly regarded by colleges and universities, and provides students with invaluable opportunities. Students are only eligible for the National Merit Scholarship if they take the PSAT in October of their junior year.


Scituate High School will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to juniors on Wednesday, October 11th. The cost will be $20 per student, which covers the exam, administration fees, scoring, and access to the score portal, allowing students to work digitally to improve their scores for the SAT. Any interested juniors should sign up for the PSAT in guidance beginning Monday, 9/25. Payment must be received by October 3rd. If you need financial assistance to support your student taking this exam, please contact guidance.


We strongly urge all college-bound juniors to take advantage of this opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hitchings, Director of Guidance, at Kaitlin.hitchings@scituateschoolsri.net or 401-647-4108.

From Science

Students in Mrs. Roberge's biology class and students in Mrs. Barton's applied science class worked together to complete a lab. After discussion about how nitrates and phosphates can affect water quality and pollution students tried to determine the source of contamination in a fictional lake.
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Honors Physical Science

Mr. Catucci's Honors Physical Science students started an investigation into measuring using Significant Figures Rules. Significant Figures are the reliable digits in a number or measurement which are known with certainty. Significant Figures show the accuracy in measurements. We can understand the precision of a measurement if we know exactly the significant figures in the measurement. A measurement that contains a greater number of significant figures is more accurate than a measurement that contains a fewer number of significant figures. For example: Radius of a circle A is 3.3679 cm and that of the circle B is 3.36 cm. In this situation the first measurement is the most accurate as it has more number of significant figures.

From Social Studies

Mrs. Buonaccorsi's Period 4 and 6 students are collecting donations for Rhode Island foster kids. The students would like to purchase backpacks and fill them with personal necessities for R.I. foster kids. All donations will be made through the R. I. Department of Children, Youth and Families.

Advanced Placement

Ms. Grundt's AP US Government and Politics class working hard on their Constitution scavenger hunt.

US History I

Mrs. Buonaccorsi's US I class is using Kahoot to review for their test. Kahoot allows student's to sign in with their cell phones and play a live interactive game against their classmates.

From World Language

There will be an informational meeting for our trip to Paris, France and Italy on October 5th at 7PM in Room 218. All are welcome to attend. Hope to see you there. For more information and current pricing, please visit the following link. www.eftours.com/1950122ch

From School Counseling

Student PARCC Scores

2017 PARCC Scores will be sent home with SHS students on Monday, September 25th. Please contact the Guidance Office with any questions.

A reminder that last year was the final PARCC test being administered in RI. All 10th graders will take the PSAT's and all 11th grade will take the SAT in April this year.

HOBY Nominations

Each year, the Hugh O’Brian Leadership agency (HOBY) sponsors leadership seminars. The HOBY mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. The programs teach high school students social responsibility, how they can make a difference and what it means to be a global citizen. I am requesting that you nominate one 10thgrader to attend the seminar to represent Scituate High School. Selection should not solely be based on academic record but also on demonstrated or potential leadership ability

Please nominate a current Scituate High School sophomore HERE or by copying and pasting this link (https://goo.gl/forms/46AaP5LnEOyoZe0E2) into your internet browser

Scituate Prevention Partnership

The Scituate Prevention Partnership sponsored an interactive presentation Called “Hidden In Plain Sight” for parents during open house. Parents were given the opportunity to go through a staged teenager’s bedroom to learn how alcohol and other drugs can easily be hidden in a teen’s room. Parents were also educated on the latest substance abuse trends, signs and symptoms.
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Updated Bus Information

Click the link below to view changes to bus routes and also identify which late bus students should be riding.
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Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Please contact the high school office with any free and reduced lunch application questions. A reminder that if students received free or reduced lunch last year, they still need to complete the application and bring it to the high school office

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High Five Friday

Shout out to SRO Parenti, Principal Saravo & the Spartan Football team for helping with High Five Friday at NSES- Great job!
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Join SHS Spartans at our Football Homecoming Game

Scituate will play their Homecoming game at North Smithfield High School Friday Night at 7:00 PM. Dress in blue and white and support our team! A signup sheet will be in the main office all week for a fan bus. The Fan bus will leave Scituate High School at 6:00 PM Friday.

From the Athletic Booster Club

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SYB Basketball Camp Information

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Open Local Advisory Committee Meeting

LOCAL​ ​ADVISORY​ ​COMMITTEE​ ​(LAC) Wednesday,​ ​October​ ​4,​ ​2017 6:30​ ​p.m.​ ​-​ ​8:00​ ​p.m. at​ ​the Northwest​ ​Special​ ​Education​ ​Region 23A​ ​Theodore​ ​Foster​ ​Drive No.​ ​Scituate,​ ​RI​ ​ ​02857 IF​ ​YOU​ ​PLAN​ ​TO​ ​ATTEND,​ ​PLEASE​ ​REGISTER​ ​BY​ ​CALLING​ ​ ​647-4106 CHILD-CARE​ ​ ​ ​~​ ​will​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​during​ ​the​ ​meeting​ ​by​ ​a​ ​qualified​ ​adult. If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​in​ ​need​ ​of​ ​this​ ​service​ ​please​ ​call​ ​at​ ​least​ ​24​ ​hours​ ​in​ ​advance.

Other Events

  • Week of September 25th SHS Spirit Week and Homecoming (Details to follow)
  • October 3rd School Committee Meeting Hope School
  • October 6th- No School for Students- Staff Training Day
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New Digital SHS Events Calendar!

We have a new calendar on our website with up-to-date Scituate events! Visit scituatehighschool.com or click the button below to view.
Click Here to View our UPDATED District Calendar

November 7th will now be a staff PD day with no students. School will be open for special election including School Bond

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Get Remind Text Messages From SHS

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Spread The Word!

Now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 SY for students entering grades 9 and 10.