SHS Weekly News February 4, 2019

Happy February

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Quarter Two Report Cards Emailed Friday

Friday, February 1st, all parents/guardians should have received an email from our Guidance Department Chair Ms. Hitchings. The email includes your teenager's quarter two and semester one report card including teacher comments. If you are unable to access the internet or do not have an email, please contact the guidance office and a paper copy will be printed upon your request.
If you believe that you did not receive an email from Ms. Hitchings please following these steps.
Check the spam or junk folder in your personal email.
Contact Ms. Hitchings at 401-647-4108 ext. 2209

If there are any specific concerns about your teenager's quarter two grades, please contact their guidance counselor and teachers.

Finally, Scituate High School will host parent-teacher conference on Tuesday, February 5th beginning at 6:00 PM. Please contact the High School Guidance office to make an appointment.

As always, thank you for your support!

Course Selection

2019-2020 Program of Studies is Out!

Students in grades 8-11 will have a two week window to review course requirements, talk with teachers, family members, and school counselors. Students will then choose their courses for the 2019-2020 school year. Students should visit the Digital Program of Studies Website below and begin to make choices for next year on Wednesday, February 6th at 3:00 PM. After students have uploaded their choices into PowerSchool, each student will meet with their Guidance counselor, one-on-one, during the month of February so that next year's schedule can be built.

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February Break

There will be a teacher professional development day on Friday, February 15th Students will have no school Friday, February 15th through Tuesday February 19th. All students will return to school on Wednesday, February 20th

Eighth Grade Move Up Night and Out-of District Open House Feb. 5th

All Scituate 8th grade students and their families are invited to attend this important event!

We hope to host any current middle school or ninth grade families who are living in surrounding communities join us to learn more! Help spread the word!

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National Honor Society Scituate Chapter

Shortly after semester grades close, eligible juniors and seniors will be personally invited to apply to National Honor Society. Eligibility is based on a minimum 3.6 GPA. Junior candidates need 50 hours of service, and senior candidates need 80 hours.

All the requirements to become a member, as well as information about the application process and suggestions for service opportunities, can be found at our website:

Additionally, if you are organizing an event or you work with a community organization and you are looking for volunteers, please notify Ms. Pace at

Happy National School Counseling Week!

Thank you to our amazing school counselors, Ms. Hitchings, Mr. Casey, Mr. Haas, Ms. Skorski, and Mrs. Votto!
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View Our Approved Program of Studies for 2019-2020

Students in grades 8-11 will have the opportunity to view courses and select their classes for 19-20 beginning Feb. 5th. Click below to view our updated Program of Studies Website

Event List Now Through End-of-Year!

Please click below to view our event list from now through June. The list will be updated weekly and will be subject to change

Computer Science at SHS

Congrats to our CyberPatriot team for placing 3rd in Rhode Island (L - R): Ryan K, Dylan D, and Brenden M. Extra kudos to Ryan for his outstanding solo performance during the CP XI State Round.
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Physical Education

Students in physical education classes participated in their dance units where they experienced many forms of rhythm and movement. Students even created their own unique group dances. Finishing up the quarter in senior health students practiced performing CPR and learned to use an AED.


Students in Mrs. Dailey’s AP Calculus class began their exploration of optimization by using their calculus skills to plan and construct a box of maximum volume from a fixed piece of cardboard. Motivation: each box was filled with M&Ms after being constructed!
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Engineering and Robotics Hosts Second Annual VEX Tournament

Thank you to Ms. Donovan, Ms. Donahue, our IT staff, our amazing students, parents, and community members for organizing and volunteering for this amazing event! Teams from all over the Country traveled to Scituate for a great day of robotic competition!

Scituate Art Department

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Biomedical Science

Students from Human Body Systems perform a series of diagnostic tests analyzing data collected from a urinalysis. The purpose is to identify the possible presence of glucose, ketones and other solutes which when present, indicate malfunctioning kidneys.
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Students in the Biomedical Innovations class preparing to test water sample for the presence of coliform bacteria.

HOSA Newsletter

2019 Yearbook

What's Happening on Social Media?

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! @SpartanPrideRI

And... follow our CTE Program on Facebook @SprtanCTE

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Important School Visitor Security Updates

Dear Scituate High School Community,

One of our most important jobs in this school is to keep all students and staff safe. With this in mind, Scituate High School has reviewed our school visitor protocol and have worked with our building-based emergency operations team to make some small changes. In order to be as effective as possible, we wanted to share these steps so that you can be better prepared the next time you visit our school. As always, we appreciate your partnership and are fortunate to be a part of this amazing community!

Between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM visitors to the school should:

  • Park in a designated visitors spot in the front of the building;
  • Press the buzzer in the main entrance of the school at which point front office personnel will speak into the intercom system asking visitors to state their name and the reason for their visit;
  • Once visitors are allowed into the building they must present a valid photo ID;
  • If a visitor is picking up a student, they should remain in the front office as that student will be called down to the office;
  • If you are visiting the school for a meeting such as our school counselling office or a meeting in one of our conference rooms, you must sign into the visitors book on the counter in the main office and school personnel will write out a spartan visitor pass;
  • School personnel will then be called to escort the visitor to the designated location of the school
  • All visitors will leave any items brought for students in the high school office and a school staff member will bring the item to the student. (ie: lunch, instruments, homework)


  • Under no circumstances should any student or visitor to our building open any exterior door to let someone into the building
  • During morning arrival, there are two exteriors doors open. One door for bus drop off and one at the middle school for parent drop off. There will be school personnel and/or administration at those doors each day
  • No vehicle should parking in the circle of the driveway at any time as this is a fire lane. visitors must park in a designated spot

Spartan Athletics

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Scituate Athletic Boosters Mattress Fundraiser

Hassell Family Divided; Hockey and Girls Basketball Games: Scituate Spartans vs West Warwick Wizards!

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Indoor Track

Congrats to Colin Maher who won the Rhode Island Indoor Track and Field Class C 1000 meter championship!

Girls Basketball

Shout out to all the Spartan fans who attended the Salute to Service game! And CONGRATULATIONS Varsity Lady Spartans on your victory over W. Warwick! We are proud of you!

JV Lady Spartan Basketball beat W. Warwick! Way to go ladies!

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Get Remind Text Messages From SHS

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Spread The Word!

Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for students entering grades 9 and 10.


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: 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: 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.