SHS Warrior Call
Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!
ISSUE 9 - March 4, 2016
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!
SHS Core Values
Seekonk High School is committed to creating a safe, supportive environment where our students can develop the skills necessary to become independent thinkers and problem solvers capable of addressing the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The staff, students, family, and community members will collaborate to create an atmosphere of compassion, appreciation of diversity, and mutual respect. We will provide stimulating academic and extracurricular programs that are relevant and engaging so we can meet the needs of all learners.
Physicals scheduled through the School's Nurse, will be on Thursday, 3/10/16. All Athletes who have a physical that expires during their season should contact Mrs. Rok, to schedule a Sports Physical Exam on that day.
Drama Club Presents!
The Seekonk High School Drama Club is putting on Anything Goes on March 11, 12, and 13. Check out their flyer for more information. All the students have been working hard to make sure this is an event to remember. Don't miss this great show!
Athletic Registration for the 2016 Spring Sports Season ends on Sunday, 3/13/16.
Rotary Youth Leadership Applications Due March 14th!
College Planning and Information Night March 16th at 6:30 PM
A college admissions specialist will be the speaker for the evening presenting in the high school Library/Media Center.
The DEADLINE for the "Ad for your Grad" is Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - See further down for more information!
Required Spring Sports Meeting Wednesday, March 16 for parents and athletes at 7 PM in the SHS Auditorium. All Head Coaches and staffs will be on hand.
School Year Memories - Photo Access!
Did you know that your sports and events images from this school year are available online? Just go to this website, enter your email address, and the password seekonk to see the amazing collection of images! You can even purchase some of your favorites!
Learn to Scuba Dive!
Registrations are due by April 23, 2016. Check out this flyer for all the information!
Yearbooks are officially on sale!
If any student would like to purchase the 2016 SHS yearbook they can go online to this site and just follow the on screen prompts. Another option is to pick up an order form in the main office or print one out and return the money and form to Ms. Marinucci.
Yearbooks are $70 (plus engraving or cover costs if you choose) and checks can be made payable to the Town of Seekonk. Do it soon because orders are DUE BY: APRIL 29, 2016!
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!
For Future Planning:
Thursday, May 5 - Honor Societies - Induction Ceremonies @ 6:30 PM
Saturday, May 14 – Prom at the Viking Hotel in Newport from 6:30-10:30 PM
Friday, May 27-Saturday, May 28 – Senior Trip to Six Flags and Lake George
Wednesday, June 1 - Senior Class Night @ 7 PM
Friday, June 3 - Graduation @ 6:30 PM
Thursday, June 9 - AP Night @ 6:30
Emma Sanders Named boston globe all scolastic team!
Campaign to end the "r" word a huge success at seekonk high!
Great things at seekonk!
We have some great things happening here at Seekonk High School. Here is the second issue of The Principal's Corner that talks about some of them. The topics:
- Our girls basketball team has made the post-season tournament for the first time in 20 year! Corinne Poirier, Emma Sanders, and Jenna Smith speak about their experiences with the team.
- SHS hosted it's first Model United Nations conference. Hear Hannah Machado, who organized the it, tell us about the conference along with Celina Fonseca talking about the club's impact on her.
- Finally, Mrs. Larson tells us about the origin and future of the Model United Nations Club.
Remember this show (along with others) is now hosted on my YouTube page. I encourage you to subscribe so that you receive any new videos I post concerning Seekonk High School.
Please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone (508-336-7272 ext. 124) if you have any questions. I also post information on my blog and tweet (@DrCSJones) as often as possible. Please feel free to follow both for tips and updates.
Guidance - Mrs. Whatley
Students will be receiving their progress reports for the third quarter on Monday, March 7th. Please take time to review them with your student. Information should also be available on edline.
Seekonk High School will be offering an eight week SAT Prep class starting on March 9th from 7 - 9 PM.
All juniors should have received a registration form in their English class. The registration fee is $120 which includes the new Official College Board Study Guide. Enrollment is limited, so please sign up early. If you would like your student to enroll have them return the registration form along with a check made out to the Town of Seekonk by March 2nd. Classes will meet on March 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 27 and May 4th. The course will be completed prior to the May and June SAT testing dates. Students should see their guidance counselor with any questions.
Rotary Youth Leadership Applications Due March 14th!
The Rotary Club of East Providence/Seekonk is once again sponsoring a grade 10 or 11 student to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership weekend from May 20th - 22nd. The program seeks to provide students with an opportunity to develop their skills and character while exposing them to the values of service, high ethical standards, and peace. Interested sophomores and juniors should see their guidance counselor for more information. Completed applications are due back by March 14th.
Parents of sophomores and juniors please mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 16th at 6:30 PM to attend a College Planning and Information Night.
A college admissions specialist will be the speaker for the evening presenting information to help students and families navigate the college search and application process. We hope that you will take the time to attend the presentation if you and your students are new to the college search process. The presentation will take place in the high school Library/Media Center.
If you want to learn more about important dates, forms, and contact information; make sure you visit the Guidance Office Website!
Who We are - getting to know our staff
Various staff members are being asked to share 5 things about themselves in an effort to let everyone know about who makes up Seekonk High School's community. This week is:
Mr. John Medeiros
1. I am a lifelong resident of Seekonk and graduated from here (Class of 1987).
2. I am an absolute “homer" for all of our New England sports teams, but am a die-hard New England Patriots fan and will talk about them anytime the opportunity comes around.
3. When I was young I was raised with all types of animals; chickens, rabbits, pigeons, and ducks just to name a few. Right now, I have one cat named Halo and a 90 lb. Olde English Bulldog named Diesel.
4. My favorite thing to relax is to go to the movie theater. On average, I see 1-2 movies a week…comedy and action being my first two choices.
5. I always get asked; “why would you become a custodian…especially at a high school?” My response is always the same. I LOVE my job! The interaction with the staff and the students is awesome. I like being able to meet different people and experience different situations on a daily basis. No two days here are the same. Some are good and some are not so good, but every day is interesting and different. I have worked in fast food, construction, even worked as a bouncer, but enjoy being a custodian above them all.
National Honor Society
Congratulations to the juniors who received the invitation to apply to become members of the National Honor Society.
On Tuesday, 30 students received information about the application process and should be working on filling the out application. The applications are due no later than Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Good Luck!
After a successful first semester, the National Honor Society has shifted its focus to the idea of "going green". Current members have the opportunity to participate in the following upcoming events:
March 12th: Annual Courtyard Cleanup
April 23nd: Earth Day Activities
Science News - Mrs cunard
Teams of 3 compete in four different challenges, one each day.
First through 3rd place awarded in each grade level
Earn spirit points for your class
Counts towards the STEM certificate at graduation
Bonus bucks to be redeemed in Math & Science classes
AP Mock Exam for Biology & Chemistry is Wednesday, March 16th after school.
STEM panel series presentations at BCC.
Students have the opportunity to attend these series. The first panel was Biotech. Sixteen students attended and gained information about biotech related career paths from professionals in the field. The next panel is March 9th, Women in STEM and the last is Advanced Manufacturing on April 6th. There is still room for the April 6th trip. Please see Mrs. Cunard if you are interested.
Jane Goodall is coming to UMASS Dartmouth on April 7th!
Seekonk High School Science Department chose a winner of the essay contest to have dinner with Jane Goodall. That winner's essay has been submitted for a final round against the winners of other schools in the area. Good Luck to Rachel Crafford!!! The department has secured free tickets to the event. There are a few seats remaining for anyone interested in hearing this influential woman speak. See Mrs. Cunard if interested.
Does Your Student Like to Read?
The SHS Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 10 right after school in the library!
We’ll be talking about Blink Once by Cylin Busby.
All students welcome to join the group at any time! Talk to Mrs. Larson in the SHS Library.
Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) Week @ SHS - March 7-11!
Seekonk High students are encouraged to discover the joy of reading through Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) time. During the first 10 minutes of each day next week, students and teachers are invited to start off the day with a good book or magazine.
Every participating reader can enter to win a $5 Dunkin' Donuts Gift card! One gift card will be given away each month and winners will be announced on the final day of each DEAR Week.
advertise or send a message in the yearbook!
Whether you own a business and want to advertise in the yearbook, or you are the parent or guardian of a member of the senior class you can create an "Ad for your Grad". Your "Ad" can feature photos and encouraging words for your senior so they will see that they are appreciated and will look forward to the future.
It is easy to create an ad for you grad. Just send your ad via email. Your support makes a difference to the student community and strengthens the greater community as well.
The cost of the advertisements are as follows:
⅛ page: $50,
¼ page: $100,
½ page: $200,
full page: $350.
Please make your check payable to the Town of Seekonk.
The DEADLINE for the "Ad for your Grad" is Wednesday, March 16, 2016
If you have any questions, please email our yearbook advisor Ms. Deanna Marinucci or call her at 508-336-7272 ext. 341.
The Nurse - Mrs. Rok
Dr. Daniel Brown, the School Physician, will do sports physicals on March 10th at 2 PM in Mrs. Rok’s office. If your child is participating in a spring sport, a current physical needs to be on file (done after February 21, 2015) before try-outs. An athlete will not be able to participate if a physical expires during the season and a new one has not been submitted. Please pick up a form from Mrs. Rok if you plan on coming March 10th.
The CDC has announced that the flu is widespread in Massachusetts. It is not too late to get you and your child a flu vaccine. Please keep your child home if they have any flu-like symptoms: fever, body aches, cough, runny nose, fatigue and vomiting.
Key Club - mrs. marinucci
The annual Pennies for Patients drive will be from March 7-18, so stay tuned.
Key Club is excited about the upcoming Easter Egg Hunt on Friday, March 25 (Good Friday). The event is from 10:00am - 12:00am. This is a great time that has children of all ages laughing, running, and smiling!
Sports with Mr. Crippen
Please remember that the Seekonk High School Athletic Department will be administering free physicals for all our student athletes on Thursday, March 10. All spring athletes should avail themselves of this opportunity by dropping by Nurse Pat Rok’s office to get the appropriate forms ahead of time.
Seekonk High School Head Baseball Coach Joe DeMello and his staff will conducting a fundraising Baseball Clinic at Seekonk High School the week of March 14-18 from 5-6:30 in the Seekonk Gym.
Parents and student-athletes are reminded to register for the spring sport of choice electronically online. The last day to register is March 13, and no student-athlete will be permitted to try out without proper registration and a current physical.
Make sure to mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 16 for the required Spring Sports Meeting for parents and athletes at 7 PM in the SHS Auditorium. All Head Coaches and staffs will be on hand.
For a complete listing of upcoming contests be sure to check out the full Athletic Schedule