SHS Spartan News

Week of May 17th, 2021

Distant Learning Monday May 17th

May 17th is a state professional development day and our Senior Project Presentations. Good luck to our senior students!!


All students in grades 9-11 will have a distant learning day and will not join live meets

Important COVID-19 Updates From Scituate Schools

Top Ten of 2021!

Congratulations to the Scituate High School “Top Ten” It was such a great morning to celebrate these amazing students!! Read all about it in the valley breeze! https://m.valleybreeze.com/2021-05-12/observer-smithfield-west/tabor-wiharso-lead-scituate-high-school-s-top-10#.YJ7NxyX3YlR
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Congratulations Emma LaPlante!

Treasurer Magaziner Hosts Annual Young Leader Award Ceremony

General Treasurer Seth Magaziner tonight hosted a virtual ceremony recognizing 55 high school juniors from across Rhode Island with the General Treasurer's Young Leader Award.

"These students are the leaders of tomorrow, who are both dedicated to their studies and supporting their community in meaningful ways," said General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. "I am incredibly impressed by their resiliency in the face of many challenges this past year, and I am more hopeful than ever of the bright future we are building here in Rhode Island, with these students soon leading the way."

The Young Leader Award is presented to high school juniors across the state who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in math, economics, finance, and business-related courses, and who are active in their community. Since 2015, Treasurer Magaziner has recognized over 350 Rhode Island students with this high achievement.

2021 Final Exams Canceled

Our admin team, teachers, department chairs, and select students met and we have decided to cancel this year's final exams for all students. Based student current grades, we feel that the formal exam process may bring down more student's final grades rather than help.


Below is a plan for the remainder of the school year.

SHS Learning Plan June 2021

Summer Credit Recovery Survey

AP Exams This Week!

ATTENTION AP STUDENTS & FAMILIES:


  • AP testing begins this week. All AP Students and families MUST review the AP Exam Policies before their first exam. There is also additional testing information here.
  • The College Board takes test security and cheating seriously and will cancel the exam score of any student suspected of cheating.
  • Students must report promptly to the exam location listed below or will be unable to take their exam.
  • Students must turn in cell phones and smartwatches to the exam proctor and will be returned when students are dismissed from testing.
  • Students must bring two #2 pencils (mechanical pencils are not allowed, unfortunately), two black or dark blue pens, and an approved calculator for AP Calculus).
  • Reminder, students and families should still follow the SHS early dismissal policies as outline in the student handbook.
  • If you have additional questions, please contact the AP Coordinator, Ms. Monaghan via email: greer.monaghan@scituateschoolsri.net.


AP Exam Schedule


5/17 AP CSP report to the MS Cafeteria for 7:35am (students should arrange for a ride home, exam should be over approximately at 10:30am)


5/24 AP Calculus report to the library for 7:35am

Student Council Fundraiser

The Student Council is selling sweatshirts for $35 each. Sweatshirts can be purchased via the Google Form attached and payment in the form of cash or check made out to Scituate High School, with "Student Council Sweatshirts" in the memo line, may be dropped off in the High School Office. The last day to order sweatshirts is May 21st!


Thank you,


Joey Del Santo

Scituate High School '21
Student Council President


https://forms.gle/W6kEiuCtsdb3FGA47

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Draft SHS End of Year Events

Please click below to view our event list from now through June. The list will be updated weekly and will be subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to all!
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All Things Prom! Friday May 21st Quidnessett Country Club

Click below to review all details pertaining to prom this Friday. All guests must show a negative covid-19 test or an original vaccination card.


Please follow the directions below, be safe, and have fun!

Looking for a Prom Dress?

Excited for prom but don’t want to spend all that money on a dress? Come visit Mrs.Burmeister’s prom dress thrift shop!



Located inside her office are tons of gowns worn once or never worn at all and jewelry to match! Stop by Mondays, Tuesdays, or Fridays or email Mrs. Burmeister if interested! All gowns and accessories are free to Scituate students!


Graduation 2021

We are looking forward to our 2021 Commencement Ceremony! A graduation plan and sign up form will has been emailed to all seniors and their parents last week. The plan is to hold the graduation ceremony on Caito Football field on June 11th with a rain date of June 12th


Each graduating senior may bring up to six guests

Senior Lawn Sign

The School District has purchased Scituate 2021 lawn signs for each graduating senior. Please come to the school during normal school hours to pick yours up if you have not done so already!

Senior Honor and Awards Night Tuesday- May 18th

All seniors who are receiving an award or scholarship have been invited to our 2021 Senior honors and Awards Night. The evening will be held Tuesday, May 18th at 6:00 PM in the auditorium. Seniors may bring up to four guests and each senior should complete the sign up survey.

Congratulations Emily Torrey!

We have terrific news! Scituate High School has a student, Emily Torrey - Class of 2023, who is being recognized for community service both as a National Award earner and as an inspiration for other students to get involved in their community. Our 4th Annual National Community Service Awards connect student service activity to the UN Global Goals. This year we have additional recognition for students working toward a world of Zero Hunger and Zero Waste.


You can see Emily featured here along with other National Student Awardees from 427 schools here: https://innerview.org/award/members

This award program has been designed to elevate and expand the awareness of youth leaders contributing time and talent to drive positive progress toward global issues. We want to share our appreciation for you and your team who have made the choice to include community service as part of the educational experience at Scituate High School.

Academy of Engineering

Computer Integrated Manufacturing:

The students in Computer Integrated Manufacturing continue to demonstrate their ability to fabricate using a variety of different skills. In the photos below, we see Jack Campbell, Mike Rambone, and Cole Frederickson building furniture for the shop using their skills in woodworking. Meanwhile Evan Williams prepares an aluminum casting for anodizing, Patrick Brannigan tests his mold using wax, and Mackenzie Scalzo tends a computer-controlled router table.

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Introduction to Engineering:

Students in Introduction to Engineering showed their ability to use concepts such as force vectors and trigonometry, and principally the design process as they went through many iterations of redesigning a virtual bridge. Students took their finalized bridge designs and compared them against one another by running a digital monster truck across them until they broke. Below we see Marco Ormonde's bridge versus Ally DiGregorio's bridge.

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Scituate High School Seeking Volunteers for School Improvement Team

Please see the attached district letter and please consider serving on our high school school improvement team (SIT)

From the Scituate Chapter of NHS

Congratulations to our recently inducted NHS members. All new members must visit the NHS google classroom and respond to the question about Officer positions.


Not in NHS yet?

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors not currently inducted, and their guardians are invited to an informational google meet with advisor Mrs. Stormont. Save the date of Thursday, June 17, 7 pm. Mrs. Stormont will review NHS requirements and the process of becoming a member. We'll post instructions about how to join the meet as we get closer to that date.

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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our efforts in agricultural and environmental education this year! Your support is priceless in such a difficult year!!!

Student Athlete COVID Testing Change

In speaking with our Superintendent, Athletic Director, and Principals, we have decided on the following change.


Beginning next week (May 20th) Scituate middle and high school will no longer require BINAX weekly testing for our student athletes. This change is in alignment with the new season four guidelines from the RIIL and youth sports playbook. We will continue to hold our weekly covid testing clinic in the middle school cafeteria each Thursday however, testing will be encouraged but optional.

BINAX Consent Form

Parents only need to email this form once

COVID-19 Daily Screener

Our parent screener can be found on our high school website. Visit www.scituatehighschool.com and go to the tab, Students & Parents and click "Parent/Guardian Attestation Form"

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From our GSA Club

If you are interested in being an LGBTQIAP+ ally please check this out:

Here is the shirt designed by the GSA, Gender and Sexuality Alliance. This is not a fundraiser, just a show of support and promotion of awareness.

Thanks for looking!



Spartan Athletics

Mask Update from RIIL:

Gov. Dan McKee announced last week that starting next Tuesday, May 18, fully vaccinated Rhode Islanders no longer need to wear masks or social distance, in accordance with CDC guidance. I’m sure this news will generate much discussion in your school and communities regarding how these changes will impact education and athletics. Please note that the RIIL will continue to follow the State of Rhode Island Guidance for Youth Sports and at this time, NO changes have been made. We will continue to communicate with state officials and RIDOH to keep everyone up to date as new information becomes available.

More Info from RIIL

Over the weekend the State of RI updated the requirements for Youth and School Sports (attached).

Based on the updates, the RIIL has developed new face covering requirements for Spring Sports.

The Spring Sports return to play document will be updated on the league website by the end of the day.

Please contact us with any questions.

  • Overview:
    • All athletes, coaches, and officials must wear face coverings when they can not “easily, continuously and measurably remain more than 3 ft apart”.
    • This includes before, during, and after all practices and competitions.
    • Athletes and officials not engaged in active play may briefly remove their masks if proper social distancing is maintained.
  • Spectators
    • Spectators must observe all current requirements as defined by the State of RI.
  • Golf is designed to allow for proper physical distancing at all times
    • Athletes can remove face coverings when competing.
    • Athletes must remain physically distant around the green and tee boxes.
  • Tennis is designed to allow for proper physical distancing at all times
    • Athletes can remove face coverings when competing.
    • Doubles partners must remain physically distant between points.
  • Baseball/Softball are designed to allow for proper physical distancing between athletes with one exception:
    • Batters, Catchers, and Home Plate Umpires can not maintain proper physical distancing and must wear face coverings.
    • All other Athletes can remove face coverings when competing.
    • Athletes must remain physically distant in the dugout.
  • Outdoor Track & Field is designed to allow for proper physical distancing between athletes with one exception:
    • Distance Runners competing in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m will not be able to maintain proper physical distancing at the start of the race and must wear a face covering until they are more than 3’ apart.
    • All other Athletes can remove face coverings when competing.
    • Athletes must remain physically distant before and after competing in all events.
  • Wrestling, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse and Boys Volleyball athletes can not “easily, continuously and measurably remain more than three feet apart” at all times due to the nature of the sport.
    • Athletes competing in these sports must wear a face covering at all times, including while competing.
    • Officials in Wrestling and Volleyball must wear a face covering at all times.

BINAX Testing Change for Athletes

In speaking with our Superintendent, Athletic Director, and Principals, we have decided on the following change.


Beginning next week (May 20th) Scituate middle and high school will no longer require BINAX weekly testing for our student athletes. This change is in alignment with the new season four guidelines from the RIIL and youth sports playbook. We will continue to hold our weekly covid testing clinic in the middle school cafeteria each Thursday however, testing will be encouraged but optional.

Baseball

Congratulations to the Baseball team for their 7-5 win against E Greenwich
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Girls Lacrosse

The girls lacrosse team defeated Tiverton 15-10 on Friday night! Goals were scored by Abby Breault, Mia Clancy, Bella O’Brien, and Sophie Pedro. Assists came from Grace Detri, Bella O’Brien, Sophie Pedro, and Madison Roy. Kierden Drury had an amazing game as goalie with 20 saves! Great work, Lady Spartans!!
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Wrestling

CONGRATULATIONS to the Wrestling team!

SHS 54 - Tolman 24

SHS 47 - Westerly 24

WAY TO GO SPARTANS!

Scituate Athletic Boosters Club

Thank you to our Boosters and the Machowski Family for setting up the Class of 2021 Sign on the front lawn of the high school!
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Summer Athletic Camps

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Attention Senior Cheerleaders

No cheerleaders have applied to date!!
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Visit Scituate High School's Website!

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Visit our Athletic Website

Non-Discrimination

The Scituate School Department has released an updated non-discrimination policy. Please note that our Scituate High School 2018-2019 student and parent handbook was printed before the new statement was released. Therefore, the non-discrimination policy in this year's handbook is out of date. The current policy with updates is as follows:



The Scituate School Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, national origin, color, creed, political affiliation or disability in any of its educational programs and activities, and in employment and application for employment, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Equal Employment Officer, P.O. Box 188, North Scituate, Rhode Island 02857, Telephone: (401) 647-4100; Email: EEO@ScituateSchoolsRI.net. You may also direct inquiries directly to: Office for Civil Rights (Boston Office), U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, Telephone: (617) 289-0111; Facsimile: (617) 289-0150; Email: OCR.Boston@ed.gov. If you require an accommodation to attend a meeting or program at a school, call the Equal Employment Officer at least two business days in advance of the meeting or program.