SHS Warrior Call
Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!
May 25, 2018 - Volume 3 - ISSUE 35
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!
May 29: Senior Athletic Banquet at the Elks’ Lodge in Attleboro (6PM)
May 30: Senior Class Night (7:00PM)
June 1: Graduation at SHS (6:30PM)
June 6 & 7: MCAS Science Test
June 11: Underclassmen Awards (7:30AM)
June 13, 14, 15, & 18: Underclassmen Finals (Early Release)
June 20: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Early Release)
Lost and Found!
Students, there is still time to make sure you are not left with any outstanding obligations! Make sure to check all the spots you can think of for books, clothes, etc.!
One place everyone forgets...the CAFETERIA! Make sure to check their lost and found for anything that may be missing.
Class of 2019 fundraising event at uncle Tony's!
coming soon - Online Progress Reports & Report Cards
Seekonk is pleased to announce that starting in the fall of 2018, all student progress reports and report cards will be e-mailed to parents/guardians and available exclusively online through Rediker Plus Portal, the grading management system.
This move is to streamline school/home communication and provide quick access for families to monitor student progress. This move also saves money on expensive mailings at a time when many students say their families prefer online access for ease of use and convenience.
For families that prefer paper reports, they will have the option of visiting the Guidance Office to request a printout.
A Triangle of success
I often talk and write about different aspects of being successful and how to achieve at a higher level on a more consistent basis. I recently ran across two different sources that highlighted a common theme I often address. Taken together, they clearly create a triangle that almost guarantees the level of success we want by addressing behavior, taking small steps to larger goals, and moving from comfort to change. The full post and explanation is available here.
Our behavior determines how we move forward in life. This sound like common sense, but I am talking about the behaviors we tend to overlook. I'm talking about our habits. Those actions that are so routine we either:
- ignore them and don't realize their effect on our goals
- make excuses for them because they are "just who we are"
It is essential to honestly examine our habits and determine if they are helping or hurting what we truly want to accomplish. Then it is our responsibility to act by continuing the positive and ditching the negative because in the end we are what we do.
In the book The Power of Moments, Dan Heath and Chip Heath discuss the impact of creating moments of pride for ourselves by making "meaningful milestones" or multiple "finish lines" on the way to accomplishing a larger goal. We do break goals into actions steps, but it is so important to set our perception to the idea that action steps are goals within themselves. When we do this, we stay engaged due to the smaller victories along the way that actually better prepare us for achieving the end result.
The majority of the population dislikes change. It is uncomfortable, but essential if we are to stay current, effective , and successful. To be clear, I'm not talking about change for the sake of change. That is something entirely different. I'm talking about the type of change that while well thought out, possesses a little of the unknown and messiness due to changing factors and the need to continuously adjust to find the wisest practice possible. The trick is to use that nervousness to better prepare, ask more meaningful questions, and be alert to possibilities. Embracing that helps us proactively address situations and be intentional with our actions.
Success boils down to acting intentionally. If we are not intentional with how we behave, spend our time, plan, and change; the ability of us to reach our long term goals vanishes. It's not that we do not have enough hours in the day. It’s about not using the hours we have in a way that benefits our desired outcome. You can depend on nothing but your plan, and no one to implement it but you.
I have a challenge for you in the video below. Give it a listen and let me know how it works out.
guidance - Mrs. Whatley
Senior class night is on Wednesday, May 30th at 7 PM in the high school auditorium. All seniors and families are encouraged to attend this evening designed to recognize the many accomplishments of the seniors before graduation.
Underclassmen Awards Day is Monday, June 11th beginning at 8:00 AM in the auditorium. Students that have made the honor roll for the first three quarters will be recognized along with College Book Awards, Art awards, STEM awards, Audio visual and other individual department awards. The program is designed to celebrate the student accomplishments with their peers. Parents are invited to attend. The program is scheduled to end by 9:30.
Let your sophomore know that they should be commended for their participation on the MCAS math test this week. Students were cooperative, attentive and focused on testing each morning. Thank you for helping with this process.
Congratulations to junior Matthew Silveira for being recognized as the East Providence/ Rotary Student of the month. The motto for the selection is 'Service above self'. Matthew clearly meets that criteria.
assistant principal - Mr. Aguiar
The end of the year is a good time to remind all students about fulfilling all obligations. The following is the Obligations List language from the SHS Handbook. Please be sure that obligations are taken care of as soon as possible.
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 including Spirit Week.
• 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.
Culinary Arts - Mrs. Dahmer
science - Mrs. Cunard
Teachers Brian Perry and Angela Cunard were awarded a Curriculum Leadership Center Innovative Curriculum Project Grant for for their proposal entitled " Chemical Sleuthing with Lock Boxes". The curriculum will be implemented in Mr. Perry's Chemistry classes next fall.
Nurse - Mrs. Rok
The FDA and Mylan Pharmaceuticals has put Epi-pens on the list of drug shortages. Any student who has an Epi-pen that is expiring soon may be prescribed a generic Epi-pen or AuviQ pen. Both have the same amount of epinephrine (adrenaline) as the brand Epi-pen. The school has stock Epi-pens in the event of an emergency.
All grade 10 parents who have not submitted a physical exam this year per MDPH mandates, need to do so by June 1, 2018. Students who received a notice about a polio booster are to bring documentation from a health care provider showing proof of immunity. Please submit documentation by June 1, 2018.
Summer letters will be mailed soon about medications, Epi-pens, etc. If your child has any health issue over the summer, please email me so I can plan a meeting before school starts. I start back to school on August 20, 2018.
Pat Rok: My hours are 7:15 AM to 2PM. My phone number is (508) 336-7272 ext. 62119.
athletics - Mr. crippen
Seekonk High School is proud to announce that Mr. William Paulo, a Seekonk alum and former Basketball captain, has been named Head Coach of the 2018-2019 Girls Basketball team. Coach Paulo succeeds Coach Darren Daluz whom the Athletic Department would like to thank for his five years of dedicated work that resulted in Seekonk High’s first MIAA tournament appearance in twenty years in 2015-2016.
Seekonk High School was the scene for the MIAA South Sectional Unified Track and Field Meet Wednesday hosting over 16 area schools in both Division One and Division Two competition. Coach Kristin Nelson and her Warrior Unified Team successfully defended their 2017 Division One Sectional title winning the meet over second place finisher Dartmouth High School. Seekonk’s Leo Pettey was the star of the meet winning the javelin with a meet record 90 foot throw, and joining the winning 4x400 first place relay team and setting a personal record in the process. Other first place finishers included Tara Botelho, Nicole Silva, Steph Allen and Jacob Beard in the 100-meter, Chris Lane and A. J. Stiness in the 400-meter, Cameron McClintock in the 800-meter, Glenn Catt III and Stephanie Allen in the Shot Put, Jaiden Mayo, Jared Kogut, Tara Botelho, Olivia Soares, Josh Carroll in the Long Jump and Marc Reakes in the javelin. The team will be attempting to defend their Division One State Championship crown next Wednesday when travel to Milford High School for the MIAA State meet. Good Luck! The Athletic Department would like to thank the over fifty student and staff volunteers and the Seekonk Boosters Club, along with Coaches Matt McCartin, Earl Berwick and Frank Mooney for making this meet such a success.
Also on Wednesday, the SCC Gold Division champion Seekonk High baseball team downed Bishop Stang 6-3 running their record-breaking season record to 15-5. Junior Adam Horowitz was the winning pitcher while Luke Robitaille, Kam Casala, Terry Smith and Spencer Dowty all registered two hits apiece for the Warriors. Coach Joe Demelo’s Warrior squad will not await the June 3rd Conference Championship with the Apponequet Lakers.
Good luck to those members of the SCC Gold Division Seekonk Boys and Girls Outdoor Track and Field who will hit the road early Saturday morning for Ipswich High School to compete in the MIAA Division 4 Championships.
Do not forget that this Tuesday, May 29th will be the date for Seekonk Senior Athletic Banquet at 6:30 at the Attleboro Elks Club.
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.