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June 9, 2017 - Volume 2 - ISSUE 35

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!

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Monday, June 12, 2017 - Thursday, June 15, 2017: Underclassmen Exams will take place in the following order: Monday (G+F), Tuesday (E+D), Wednesday (C+B), Thursday (A+Makeup). Busses are available at 12PM each day. There will also be buses available at 9:30AM on Thursday. Please note that Friday is an early release day.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017: The Class of 2018 requests your support at the Tropical Smoothie Cafe from 3:00-6:00pm! Please present Flyer when ordering!!

Friday, June 16, 2017: Last Day of School (Early Release)

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!

Summer Food Service program

Many of our households experience food insecurity. During the school year many families are eligible for free or reduced price school meals for their children. It may be difficult for families to absorb the extra cost of meals during the summer.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded nutrition program that provides free meals to children 18 and younger when school is not in session. Summer meal sites are located in eligible areas throughout the state but are available to any state resident 18 or younger. While Seekonk does not meet eligibility guidelines neighboring cities and towns do provide summer meals to residents.

It is important to note that you do not need to be eligible for free or reduced price school meals to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. It is available to all children 18 and under. Many sites that provide meals combine the meal times with educational and recreational activities.

Most sites begin operating at the end of June or the beginning of July. To find a SFSP site near you call 1-800-645-8333 or visit Chartwells has also provided a link to the site on our Nutrislice menu.

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Dr. Jones

Finishing Exams

Underclassmen exams are here! One of the most important things for students to remember is that the arrival of these assessments on the calendar do not signal an end. Rather, they are something to prepare for, work hard through, and finish strong with instead of quitting early. I briefly cover this, some good news for the athletic department, and the idea of finishing strong (full post on my blog) in my video message below.
6/9/17 Weekly Newsletter Message

Around School...

Students in Biology I classes have been busy working on a new project, " Family Reunion". This project was created and implemented by Mrs. Cunard, Mrs. Larson, Mrs. Borden and Mr. Wills to meet the new state standards regarding disorders and diseases. Student groups had to take the role of one of the members of the "Herigenen" family, research the disease or disorder associated with that person, and create a digital health profile. Diseases and disorders could be genetically inherited, not inherited, environmentally induced or some combination. On the day of the family reunion, students had to share their health profiles with all of the other members of the family. Students then had to determine who "Jane Doe" (adopted at birth) might be related to in the family based on her DNA using problem solving skills and critical thinking.
Science Family Tree
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Guidance - Mrs. Whatley

Parents of Juniors! The guidance department will be hosting Coffee with the Counselors on Wednesday, June 14th beginning at 7:45 AM-8:30 AM in the school cafeteria. Parents of juniors with questions about the college admission process, next steps for this summer, college visits etc. are invited to attend. Bring any questions you may have. We will review information that was shared with the juniors and share changes we are seeing in the college application process. Did you know that for the first time the SAT will now be offered in August? Come and feel free to leave when you need to. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you on June 14th.

Summer School will again be offered at SHS from June 26-August 1 from 8 AM-11:50 AM Monday through Friday. Courses offered include English 9-12 and online courses in math, science and history. The cost for each course is $160.00. Students eligible (must have at least a 55 average for the year to qualify) for summer school will be notified by their guidance counselor no later than Monday June 19th.

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Mr. Aguiar

Attention Parents of Underclassmen

I would like to once again bring your attention to the obligation policy at SHS. Obligations are carried forward each year, so if your child has any outstanding obligations please try to get them taken care of before the end of the year so that all students can start off the next school year without owing obligations. If you have any questions on this issue please email or call to discuss.

Detention Hours Outstanding

Any student that has detention obligations may stay after exams next week (Monday - Thursday) to serve them in room 336 from 12 -2

Thank You !

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Math - Mrs. horton

Summer Mathematics Packets

All students in grades 8 – 11 (except those who are taking the semester courses of Trigonometry and Statistics) have been issued a summer review mathematics packet that must be completed for the first day of classes. This summer assignment will become a part of the student’s first quarter average. The assignments in the packet are prerequisite concepts that the student must review for success in the next course. The specifics for the completion of each assignment and required material needs for the fall have also been addressed in a welcome page included in the envelope.

Copies of all mathematics packets can be found on the school website and additional packets are available at the school from June 26th to August 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Linda Horton, Mathematics Department Head at 508-336-7272 ext 317.

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Library - Mrs. larson

Summer Reading orders are IN and ready to be picked up! If your student ordered summer reading books, please remind him/her to stop into the library before school, after school or during lunch to pick up your order.

It is also time for students to return all borrowed library materials to the library. There is a list of students who owe materials posted outside the library - please check it or talk to Mrs. Larson.

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science - mrs. cunard

2017 Summer Science Academy!

2017 Summer Science Academy at Bridgewater State University is now looking for registrations. This academy is a wonderful opportunity for all high school students. Participants work in a state of the art laboratory, performing numerous laboratory experiments/procedures. Another added will make a college application standout among others when admissions offices are making their decisions! Check out this link for more information!

science opportunities for students:

Explore your career interests & make your college application stand out!

UCONN Explore Engineering:

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Nurse - Mrs. Rok

All medications, Epi-pens, inhalers and diabetes supplies, need to be picked up from the health room before June 16th. Any medications that are not picked up will be discarded. Students will be given the paperwork for the 2017-2018 school year at this time.

Benadryl will be back on the over-the-counter medication sheet and individuals who require it will not need to send in a separate bottle.

All students who are participating in a fall sport need to have an updated physical on file in the health room prior to try-outs. Physicals are good for 13 months (MIAA regulations) and athlete may not practice or play until another physical is on file. Please plan accordingly so your child me participate.

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Sports - Mr. Crippen

Good luck to Sophomore Cammy Garabian tomorrow when she competes for Seekonk High School in the New England Regional Track and Field Meet in the Shot Put at Norwell High School. Cammy qualified for the Regionals after capturing Second Place in the Shot Put last weekend in the Massachusetts All State Meet at Bridgewater State University.

The Seekonk High School baseball team finished their season at Bourne Tuesday in the Second Round of the MIAA State Tournament falling in 10 innings to the Canalmen 2-1. Senior Josh Machado tossed 9 innings of shutout ball and knocked in the lone Warrior run. Coach DeMelo’s squad ends the 2017 campaign with a 15 and 8 overall record and a 13 and 5 South Coast Conference record. Seniors Tanner Emond and Matt Gallup along with Junior Luke Robitaille were named to the All Conference team with Senior Josh Machado and Junior Terry Smith receiving Honorable Mention. Freshman Brendan Morales was the Sportsmanship Award winner.

Last night the Seekonk Boys and Girls Outdoor Track team held their banquet and the following are the award winners: Most Valuable Players (Matt Silviera and Cameron Garabian), Most Improved Players (Austin Amaral and Deirdre Rocha), and Coaches Award Winners (Nate Pickett and Amanda Read).

Seekonk High School has been awarded the overall Conference Sportsmanship Award for the Athletic Year 2016-2017 and will be honored as the Conference’s representative at the MIAA District D ceremony in the fall.

Please remember that Fall Registration is up and running. Do not miss your opportunity to compete in one of Seekonk’s exciting Fall Sports Programs and register today. No registrations will be accepted after August 11th.

Be sure to check out the Athletic Website for more information about requirements, deadlines, scores, and schedules.

The Seekonk Public Schools strives to provide a safe, respectful, and supportive learning environment in which all students can thrive and succeed in its schools. The Seekonk Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation and ensures that all students have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges, and courses of study.

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