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Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!
ISSUE 11 - March 18, 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.
Friday, March 25 is the Key Club's annual Easter Egg Hunt! The event is from 10:00am - 12:00am. Check out the flyer here. Get there early for face painting, balloon animals and lots of other fun! This is a great time that has children of all ages laughing, running, and smiling! Due to the large amount of people participating, please use this link to register so that we may accomodate as many kids as possible.
March 31st, 2016 The Greater Fall River Interagency Transition Team cordially invites you to a workshop on guardianship, alternatives and other transition topics. Speaker Annette Hines will be offering guidance on what can often be a difficult, confusing process. Check out this flyer for more information. You don't want to miss this!
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!
April 5, 6, and 7 of 2016. The Seekonk Animal Shelter will be holding their annual Save a Pet auction. Check out all the details in their flyer!
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
SHS Model UN Team Heads to Boston!
Good luck to the SHS Model UN Team as they head to Boston this weekend to compete in the Eagle Model UN Conference sponsored by Boston College! Thirty-five Seekonk students will join nearly 900 students from across the region and the globe as they simulate the real world of international politics and decision-making. This year’s conference theme is “Liberty & Security” and students will take on roles in unique committees such as a re-creation of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1948 and a full Central Intelligence Agency simulation, as well as a committee tracing the epic path of the Peloponnesian War.
The Seekonk Model UN team includes:
Alexis Ackell, Nate Amaral, Emily Botelho, Noah Brennick, Matt Broadmeadow, Holly Carroll, Filipa Carvalho*, Tommy Ciolfi, Jon Field, Celina Fonseca, Tim Fortin, Anthony Heng*, Samantha Hess, Jason Ho, Griffin Hoskins, Runda Jenblat, Brittney Keeley, Christina Keeley, Ankit Kotwal, Hannah MacDonald, Hannah Machado, Giovanni Mannino, Jessica Moszkowicz, Gabrielle Oliver, Madison Paine, Isabella Pezzulli, Annabel Schneider, Ryan Silveira, Ariya Sonethavy, Maddie St. Michel, Tatiana Urias, Barbara Wang*, Sasha Wilhelm-Hart, AudreyRose Wooden, and Sophie Zirkel
rachel crafford wins jane goodall essay!
Jane Goodall is coming to UMASS Dartmouth on April 7th and senior Rachel Crafford won the regional essay contest to have dinner with this incredibly influential woman! Congratulations Rachel! Seekonk High School is proud of the effort you put forward. Now enjoy the once in a lifetime opportunity!
SHS Students selected to the Attleboro Sun Chronicle All Star team!
Seekonk Continues to celebrate international month
Seekonk High School has been celebrating International Month. The cafeteria has joined in by serving an ethnic food every Wednesday of March. The halls are adorned with decorations and we hear the Pledge of Allegiance twice each morning; once in English and once in another language. Check out some of the pictures here!
There is a new episode of The Principal's Corner. This show highlights students who have been recognized for awards. Victoria Cabral and Cameron Garabian speak about their athletic achievements and Tim Fortin follows up with his musical accomplishments. The final guest is Anne Silveira discussing her successful career at Seekonk high School as a scholar athlete. 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
Parents of Grade 10 students. Please remember that MCAS English Language Arts testing is scheduled for March 22, 23 and 24th. Testing will begin each morning at 7:25. Please try to see that your student arrives to school on time, well rested and well nourished. Thank you for your help. The MCAS math testing is scheduled for May 17th and 18th. All grade 10 students are required to participate.
Course Selection sheets for students in grades 9, 10 and 11 are due back in the guidance office by Thursday, March 24th. Please speak to your student and ask to see the sheet to discuss and sign off. Thank you to the parents who have already assisted with this request.
College Information Night was a success. If you were unable to attend the evening presentation on Thursday you may access the PowerPoint presentation at the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority website www.mefa.org
If you want to learn more about important dates, forms, and contact information; make sure you visit the Guidance Office Website!
Sports with Mr. Crippen
Monday, March 21st will be the first day of Spring Sports tryouts. Spring Sports include Girls Softball, Boys Baseball, Boys and Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Outdoor Track and Field, and Boys and Girls Unified Track and Field. Only those students who have registered online and have a current physical will be permitted to try out.
The gym schedule for this Spring in case of inclement weather is as follows:
2:30-3:30 Outdoor Boys and Girls Track/Unified Boys and Girls Track
3:30-4:30 Boys and Girls Tennis
4:30-6:30 Girls Softball
6:30-8:30 Boys Baseball
For a complete listing of upcoming contests be sure to check out the full Athletic Schedule