SHS Warrior Call

Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!

Welcome!

October 14, 2016 - Volume 2 - ISSUE 7


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.

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This year, Seekonk High School will begin offering a Career Spotlight Series where we invite guest speakers into our classrooms to allow students to participate in more career exploration opportunities and to learn more about the world of work. We are building our database of speakers and are reaching out to parents. If you (or someone you know) is interested in being one of our speakers, please contact Melissa Mello with your name, career field, and any notes about availability (if there are certain days of the week or times that are best for you). Thank you!


The Class of 2017 is currently selling 1/4 zip personalized sweatshirts for $50. Show off your Warrior Pride and support the Class of 2017! Email Ms. Wilson for the order form or more information! Deadline for the sweatshirt order is November 17th. Delivery will be before the holiday break


The Seekonk Music Parents association is having a fundraiser on Tuesday,
October 18th at Uncle Tony’s Pizza & Pasta, 260 Newport Avenue, Rumford,
RI.
It’s good for lunch or dinner, dine in or take out. Please be sure to
get a flyer for the event. They will be distributed in Band classes next
week, or contact the Band Office to get one.


Senior package sales will begin very soon, and payments for the full package are due no later than October 21st. Your Senior Package will include; Class of 2017 Yearbook, Graduation Cap and Gown, Video Yearbook, Sail Away Senior Spirit week Short Sleeve T-shirt, 1 Senior Supper Ticket, and a Long Sleeve Seekonk Warriors Class Shirt. The Package total will be $185, cash or checks made payable to Town of Seekonk. Please note, that items can be purchased individuality however the overall senior package has a reduced rate.


Saturday, October 29th from 2:00PM-6:00PM... Come enjoy Trunk or Treat! This will be a fun event for kids of all ages. Come dressed to impress in you favorite Halloween Costume.


Saturday, October 29th, The Parents Advisory Committee (PAC) at Seekonk High School will be holding another used clothing and household items drive. Items that can be donated are clothing, shoes, sneakers, pocket books, backpacks, bedding, curtains, toys and sporting goods. Items can be placed in any garbage bag or box . Bags can be dropped off at the high school from 9am until noon on October 29th. If you would like to leave your items earlier they can be left in the lobby of the school or dropped off at 153 Jean Dr. anytime before the 29th. All money raised will help support school year student activities as well as the PAC scholarship. Any questions feel free to email Colleen O' Halloran.



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:

Parent Conferences - Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 6:30

College Financing Seminar - Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 6:30

Prom - Friday, April 28, 2017; Biltmore, Providence @ 6:30

Honor Societies Induction Ceremony - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 6:30

Senior Class Day - Friday, May 26, 2017

Senior Class Night - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 7:00PM

Graduation - Friday, June 2, 2017 @6:30PM

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The following students won this months character trait challenge: Lending a hand.

Grade 9:

Jaden Pappas - Helped a struggling classmate

John Oliver - Helping classmates navigate the building


Grade 10:

Jared Saran - Lending a helping hand whenever needed

Joe Ferreira - Shared advice with new students


Grade 11:

Nicole Silva - Helping a new student find her class

Russell Donahue - Helping a freshman student find and stay at the AV club


Grade 12:

Jacob Merola - His dedication, commitment and hard work in the role of yearbook editor and producer of the video yearbook.

Carly Sias - Always helping wherever she is needed

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Dr. Jones

Elizabeth Wein visit a large success!

Elizabeth Wein, author of several highly-acclaimed young adult novels, visited Seekonk High School on Friday, October 14. Mrs. Larson and Mrs. Hellmold moderated the event as Ms. Wien discussed her works, writing career and answered questions from students about her WWII historical novel Code Name Verity, which was the summer reading selection for all Seekonk High students last summer. Published in 2012, the gripping novel focuses on the friendship between two young British women, one English and one Scottish, in World War II – a spy captured by the Nazis in German-occupied France and the pilot who brought her there. It was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book in 2013, and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.


Elizabeth Wien's visit was made possible through the very generous support of the SHS Student Council and Mrs. Dundas, a fellow educator and SHS parent who connected us with Ms. Wein during her visit to New England. It is also important to note that this event was important, but also part of a larger picture. Seekonk High School clearly values academics. However, we also realize that education is about much more than classrooms. In fact, we believe that true education lies in these types of educational experiences where students (as we all still are) have the opportunity to hear from those who have helped us gain greater insight into not just a topic or the world, but ourselves. Judging from the conversation at this event; Elizabeth Wien is clearly one of those individuals!

Remember to get updates via social media by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter (@SeekonkHS)! You can also follow my Twitter (@DrCSJones) or blog (I do not write nearly as often as I should) for updates and posts about character and educational (mostly) issues/topics/resources.
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Guidance - Mrs. Whatley

Reminder to parents that this Wednesday, October 19th all grade 10 students and juniors who registered will be participating in the PSAT. Testing will begin promptly at 7:25 and end at 11:25 AM.


Parents of grade 10 students- Remind your student to check their school email. Information on the 2017 Hugh O'Brien Leadership weekend is posted for any student interested in applying.

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Assistant Principal - Mr. Aguiar

Reminder

The weather is changing and we want to be sure that everyone is aware of the following

policy from the handbook.


FOOD AND DRINK POLICY


Students are not to carry/consume any food or beverage (with the exception of water) in the hallways or classrooms during the school day.


For example, No Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate etc. will be allowed in the hallways or classrooms during the day. Drinks are allowed during breakfast in the Cafeteria before 7:20 a.m.

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science - mrs. cunard

The SHS Science Club held a Invasive plant cleanout at the Seekonk Land Conservation Trust Edna Martin property on Saturday, October 8th. A number of students participated in the clean out along land trust board members and even a parent. The event was organized by senior Emily Botelho and was a part of the Science Club's Envirothon Competition Team project.
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Nurse - Mrs. Rok

Flu season will be upon us soon and parents and students should consider a flu shot, especially those with asthma, diabetes, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, cancer or immunosuppressed illnesses.

About 75% of grade 10 students have submitted a recent physical exam that is required by the MA Department of Public Health. Please send physicals by December 22, 2016.


You may contact me by email or phone (508) 336-7272 if you have any questions or concerns.

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Sports - Mr. Crippen

Congratulations to Coach Mike Petrucci and the Seekonk Golf team who finished off their regular season Thursday with a 92-90 victory over Bourne High School and punched their ticket to the MIAA tournament. Consistent contributors to the team’s success this year have been Chris Fernandes, Ben Brady, Tanner Emond, Jun Hong, Ryan Sheahan, Connor Dowty and Andrew Silveira.


The Seekonk Field Hockey team will play a huge Friday home game with Apponequet High School. The Lady Warriors are poised to win the SCC Conference title. Coach Kim Pellerin has received fine play from Alyssa Poland, Abbie Hopkins, Chloe Lunnie, Hannah Bedrosian, Liza Gagnon, Zoe Jennings and Kaitlyn Silva.


Despite battling through key injuries, the Seekonk Boys Soccer team can secure a postseason berth with a road victory this Friday at Wareham. Jared Cabral and Rony Morales have provided a much needed spark down the stretch.


The Seekonk Girls Soccer team will host Wareham High School Friday under the lights at Seekonk High School and can clinch a playoff spot with a victory. Senior forward Ally Patterson continues to lead the area with her 19 goals.


The Warrior football team will try to keep their playoff dreams alive when they travel to Bourne High School this evening for a 7 PM contest.


For a complete listing of upcoming contests be sure to check out the full Athletic Schedule

Contact Information

We strive to keep communication open and ongoing. You may contact us through any of the following ways. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.