SHS Warrior Call
Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!
ISSUE 20 - May 27, 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.
Seekonk High School's literary magazine Paper Cuts is done! It includes all different types of student writing. Be sure to get a copy!
Fall Cheerleading Tryouts!
Its that time! September will be here before you know it! You must see Mrs. Salisbury if you are interested in trying out for the team. Actual tryouts are scheduled for June 1, June 2, and June in the gym from 3:15 - 5:00pm!
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!
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:
Wednesday, June 1 - Senior Class Night @ 7 PM
Friday, June 3 - Graduation @ 6:30 PM
Thursday, June 9 - AP Night @ 6:30
Top Ten Students and Unsung Hero Recognized at Luciano's on Lake Pearl!
The United Regional Chamber of Commerce held a breakfast ceremony on Thursday, May 26, 2016 to honor Seekonk High School's top ten academic students as well as an unsung hero. Students Lauren Abbott, Dylan DeAmaral, Anthony Heng, Ankit Kotwal, Abraham Masse, Jessica Moszkowicz, Bethany Murphy, Anne Silveira, Kathryn Silveira,Barbara Wang, and Katelyn Leclerc were those honored. They have made their families and Seekonk proud! Be sure to let them kow when you see them. Congratulations!
Seekonk High School Unified Sports Wins Big!
1st place in theTurbo Javelin-Section 6- (State Champion)- Olivia Palange
1st place in the Turbo Javelin-Section 2- (State Champion)- Leo Pettey
1st place in the Shot put- Section 3- (State Champion)- Kathleen Santos
2nd place in the Long Jump- Section 1- (Runner-up)-David Abbott
2nd place in the 800m -Section 1-(Runner-up) -David Abbott
2nd place in the 100m Dash- Section 2- (Runner-up)-Emily Balasco
2nd place in the 800m-Section 3-(Runner-up)-Ashley Morgado
3rd place in the Shot put-Section 5- Dan Jensen
Congratulations to all those who have contributed to the success of this new team!
Class Night and Graduation 2016
Happy Memorial Day!
I wish you all a very happy Memorial Day. if you have not noticed, the new Veteran's memorial is complete and will be dedicated at the parade tomorrow. This is a great sign of respect and the result of countless hours of tireless work. Another thought I would like to leave you with:
Please take the time for a moment of silence this weekend. Let your thoughts wander from picnics and barbecues to those brave men and women who have gone before us so that we might continue to enjoy the freedoms of this great nation. Do something to consciously think about their sacrifices. Fold a flag, say thank you to a veteran, display pictures of lost ones, or visit a grave. Any act, no matter how small may make an enormous difference to someone else. It may even change you.
Senior Award night (Class Night) is almost here! Make sure all of the seniors show up. There are few things more embarrassing than receiving an award and not being present when you are announced. It starts at 7:00PM, but all seniors should be at school and in their gowns by 6:30! Be there!
Seekonk High School Graduation 2016!
Don't miss the celebration! Seniors will be taking that last walk at 6:30pm on Friday, June 3, 2016! graduates have to be at the school at 5:45 for any last minute adjustments.
Guidance - mrs. whatley
Service Academy Information Night- If your student is interested in attending one of our nation's Service Academies, please attend an informational session. Representatives from all of the major Service Academies have been invited to attend, West Point, Naval Academy, Coast Guard Academy, Air Force Academy. Congressman Joe Kennedy's office is hosting the event at Attleboro High School 100 Rathburn Willard Dr. on June 1st, from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM in the mini auditorium. If you plan to attend please RSVP Sean Malone at 617-332-3333
"Congratulations to the National Honor Society Members graduating with the Class of 2016! Keep an eye out for the National Honor Society members at graduation; they will be wearing yellow chords. We wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. Also, congrats to the incoming Class of 2017 National Honor Society and their chosen executive board members. Good luck next year!" - Anonymous
music news - mr. smialek
Upcoming dates for Music Department activities:
Saturday, May 28- Memorial Day Parade and Dedication of Veteran's Memorial at Library, 10 am
Friday, June 3- Graduation, 6:30 pm- All Symphonic and Concert Band members.
Friday, June 17- Band Picnic @ Colt Park, Bristol, 12-4pm
Saturday, June 18- Brass Ensemble and Horn Quartet performance at Seekonk Meadows 2 pm
For your summer planning:
We anticipate that we will be offering some summer lessons here once again and may have openings for Senior or Junior students to work as instructors. We will also be offering community service opportunities in the Music Department as well. See Mr. Smialek if you would be interested in one of these possible positions.
Marching Band Camp will be Monday, August 8- Friday, August 12 from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm
SHS Key Club
Sports - Mr. Crippen
A special thank you to Mrs. Colleen O’Halloran and all the members of the Seekonk Boosters Club for sponsoring this week’s “Senior Athletic Banquet.” Senior student-athletes were honored and recognized for their achievements. Congratulations to Jake Trenteseaux and Katie Silveira who were named this year’s “U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athletes,” and to Zach DeBlois and Jessica Moskowiecz who won this year’s “U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award.” Other winners were: Abe Masse and Anne Silveira (“Seekonk Student-Athlete Award”), Brendan Smith and Allison Pereira (“Athletic Warrior Award”), Matt Broadmeadow (“Richard L. Dias Award”), Kate Leclerc (“Karen Stone Award”), Jenna Smith, Erin Langlois, Emily Ferreira, Bethany Murphy, Eric Smith (“Athletic Director’s Awards), and to Emma Sanders (“Principal’s Athletic Award).
The Seekonk Lady Warriors Softball Team ended their regular season with a thrilling 5-4 extra inning victory over Tolman High School. The team finished up with a 10 win-8 loss season and have qualified for the Massachusetts State Tournament. Tournament seedings will be released this Tuesday.
Last week the Seekonk Boys Tennis team defeated Apponequet High School in fine fashion 5-0 at a match played at Seekonk High School.
Seekonk’s first ever Unified Track season ended this week with the team making the trip to Fitchburg State for the Massachusetts State Meet. Congratulations to the following student-athletes who were medal winners: Olivia Palange, Leo Pettey, Kathleen Santos, David Abbott, Emily Balasco, Ashley Morgado and Dan Jensen.
For a complete listing of upcoming contests be sure to check out the full Athletic Schedule