SHS Warrior Call
Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!
March 24, 2017 - Volume 2 - ISSUE 25
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!
Wednesday, March 29, 2017: The Greater Fall River Interagency Transition Team will be holding another meeting. They strive to provide transition related information to students and parents that’s accurate, legally clear, and positive. They also share professional development, resources, and information between local public schools and state agencies to improve the transition process for students and their families as they leave public school and enter into adult service centers. This team works to develop collaborative relationships through regular meetings that support all agencies and schools to provide supports to the student and family as they navigate through the transition process. Check out their flyer for more detailed information!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Second Annual Portuguese Club Soccer Tournament from 6:00pm to 9:00pm in the High School Gym! Sign up sheets for teams are located outside of Sra. Almeida's room and are due by March 24th. Teams consist of five players plus one alternate. A $10 dollar fee per team is due at time of registration. Providence College Soccer players will be joining us once again this year. So come out, support and have a great time!!!
Wednesday, April 5, 2017: The FINAL DEPOSIT of $50 for Senior Trip is due! Cash or Checks (payable to the Town of Seekonk) are due to Mrs. Almeida or Ms. Wilson on, or before Wednesday February 8th. Do not be late with your payment. It may not be accepted. If you cannot attend senior trip, the last day you are able to receive a full refund is Wednesday April 5th. After this date, no refunds will be allowed.
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:
Prom - Friday, April 28, 2017; Biltmore, Providence @ 6:30
Honor Societies Induction Ceremony - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 6:30
Senior Trip - Saturday, May 13, 2007 - Monday, May 15, 2007
Senior Class Day - Friday, May 26, 2017
Senior Class Night - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 7:00PM
Graduation - Friday, June 2, 2017 @6:30PM
Last Day of School - Friday, June 16, 2017
Hannah Macdonald scores highest award!
This weekly message is about focusing on your vision. It is a short piece that hints at all we have to offer here at Seekonk High School. while that is great, we often make the mistake of narrowing our vision (because of beliefs, self-esteem, or peer group) concerning what we are capable of experiencing and achieving. The message...be true to yourself, find what makes you happy, experience it, and move forward realizing that you are better for the experience. Have a great week and consider checking us out and following or subscribing on Twitter, Facebook, or Youtube.
Guidance - Mrs. Whatley
Congratulate your sophomore! The grade 10 students seemed to put forth their best effort as they completed the English Language Arts MCAS testing earlier this week. Students were present, showed up on time, worked diligently and were courteous of their peers as they worked through the testing sessions. Thank you for your assistance. A reminder that the MCAS math sessions for the grade 10 students is scheduled for May 16 &17.
Calendar update- Due to the recent snow days, the third quarter is being extended to Monday, April 3rd. Report cards will be available online and distributed to your student later that week.The last day of school, a scheduled half day, is now moved to Friday, June 16th pending any further school cancellations.
2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Weekend- Current sophomore and juniors are eligible to apply to attend the RYLA 2017 weekend held at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, MA from May 19-21st. Seekonk High School is fortunate to be able to send two students to participate in this leadership program with a focus on community service. Interested students should see their guidance counselor for more information on the opportunity.
assistant principal - mr. aguiar
Spring is here and as we head into the final portion of the school year I would like to reiterate several policies that could affect students at SHS. Please contact me if you have any questions.
LATE TO SCHOOL POLICY
For safety purposes, all outside doors will be locked at 7:25 A.M., the beginning of first period. Any student not in his/her first class at 7:25 A.M. will be considered tardy.
**Students who accumulate 9 tardies during a semester will lose their extracurricular eligibility for the remainder of the semester.
Extracurricular activities include sports, clubs, dances etc. Students will be ineligible for membership on athletic teams and clubs, and attendance at school sponsored activities including the prom, other dances, and end of the year activities. This policy will re-start new each semester.
Obligations for the purpose of this handbook include, but are not limited to text books, library books, detention hours, and materials fees. It is important that part of the learning process include responsibility and accountability for fulfilling one’s obligations. Therefore, students who do not fulfill their obligations to Seekonk High School by the designated times will receive consequences. Specifically, students who have outstanding obligations will be restricted from the following:
• participation in or attendance at any extracurricular activity
• all sports
• all dances (including prom)
• participation in graduation ceremony
The administration holds the right to assign additional, appropriate consequences based upon the circumstance if necessary. Obligations as well as their consequences carry over from year to year
model united nations - mrs. larson & Mrs. Borden
Model United Nations Team Takes Boston By Storm!
Congratulations to the 29 members of the SHS Model UN Team for an outstanding performance at EagleMUNC, the Boston College Model United Nations competition, this past weekend! SHS students spent the weekend at the Westin Copley Place Boston Hotel and competed with over 600 students from around the world and debated topics ranging from the invasion of Genghis Khan in the 12th century to the current state of nuclear energy on the world stage. Seekonk delegates were in the British Parliament, in the European Union, on the UN Security Council and serving both sides fighting in the Mexican-American War!
Grateful thanks to all the MUN parents and families who have supported their student's involvement in the team all year long.
The next Science Cafe will be held Friday, March 31st at 6pm in the Seekonk High School Library. Dr. Peter Shank will be presenting "Viral Pathogens: Past, Present, Future." Interested students should sign up with Mrs. Cunard by Friday, March 24th.
Thirty two teams competed in STEM Games the week of March 6th. Students competed in coding on Monday, building spaghetti towers on Tuesday, Math puzzles on Wednesday and building molecular models; identifying items, scientists, numbers and answering science questions on Thursday. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals were awarded to the top 3 teams in each grade level.Gift Certificates were awarded to the first place teams for each grade. Thanks to Tropical Smoothie, IHOP and Buffalo Wild Wings for their generous donations of gift certificates! The STEM Games results are:
1st Emily Botelho, Brittany Keeley, Sophie Zirkel
2nd Jake Ciolfi, Griffin Hoskins, Luke Klegrafe
3rd Madison Paine, Gabby Oliver, Haleigh Silva
1st Ben Brady, Brian Marulis, Aidan Morrison
2nd Gabby Blum, Rachel Pion, Connor Pozzi
3rd Jacob Costa, Jack Doorley, Kyle Sanborn
1st Craig DiSano, Chris Lane, Matthew Silviera
2nd Nathan Costa, Robert Gerardi, Ethan Santos
3rd Caleb Bento, Ethan Paiva, Bethany Smith
1st Jordan Henry, James Tenreiro, Josh Valente
2nd Eli Morrison, Issy Patterson, Abby Tenreiro
3rd Charlotte Drainville, Page Fecteau, Brendan Morales
Nurse - Mrs. Rok
Due to the snow day, the Polished Program will be providing dental cleanings at no cost on March 28th during the school day. If you want you child to participate, please pick up a form in the health room, main office or guidance office.
There is a great resource about drug use and prevention. The following link has information and facts about drugs and a short video. Please take time to view it with your child and have a discussion. www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/the-truth-about-drugs.html.
Please be aware that there has been a recall on certain epi-pens! Take a look at this flyer for more information.
Sports - Mr. Crippen
Seekonk High’s Spring Sports Season is off and running with tryouts all this week. The Athletic Department would like to thank Nurse Pat Rok who arranged for all student-athletes to receive free physicals this Thursday.
Congratulations to Sophomore Shot Putter Cammy Garabian, Senior Swimmer Madison Paine and Freshman Swimmer Robert Strycharz for being chosen to the Attleboro Sun Chronicle Winter All Star Team. These student-athletes will be photographed next week and featured in a future edition of the newspaper.
Seekonk High School’s Conference Champion Boys and Girls Swim teams held their Banquet this Thursday in the cafeteria. Seniors Maddie Paine and Andrew Silveira won the Coaches Award, Freshman Maria Nugent and Sophomore Brady Fournier were named the Most Improved Swimmers, and Junior Troy Pina and Freshman Abigail Tenreiro won the Most Valuable Swimmers Award. The following swimmers were named to the All Conference Team: Madison Paine, Abigail Tenreiro, Troy Pina, Andrew Silveira, Robert Strycharz, and Brett Mancini. Lauren Shanahan, Jocelyn Fournier, Jake Ciolfi and Blake Anderson were given Honorable Mention. The South Coast Conference Sportsmanship Award winners were Meghan McLaughlin and Andrew Silveira. Congratulations to Coach Brian Cameron, his staff and all the student-athletes for a record-breaking sensational season!
Congratulations on a job well done by Coach Kristin Nelson and four of her Unified Track team members, Heather Fraga, Dan Jenson, Alizabeth Almeida and Kathleen Santos, at the 2017 Youth Leadership Conference sponsored by Special Olympics of Massachusetts in Marlborough last week. Ms. Nelson’s Champion Unified Team members were chosen to participate in a special Podcast that will be broadcast throughout the Commonwealth in the near future.
Good luck to Coach Joe DeMelo and the Seekonk High School baseball team this Saturday morning when they will travel to Barrington High School for a scrimmage. The team will host East Providence Monday afternoon in a 3:30 scrimmage, travel to Attleboro for a Wednesday scrimmage, host North Attleboro in a 3:30 scrimmage Thursday and travel to Westport next Saturday for an 11 AM scrimmage. Meanwhile Coach Pereira and the Softball team will travel to Slater Park one week from Saturday, April 1 to battle a number of Rhode Island squads in the Rhode Island Softball Jamboree.
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.