SHS Spartan News

November 18, 2019

Scituate High School Ranks Four Stars Again!

Scituate High School is proud to announce SHS is one of a few Rhode Island high schools to receive a four-star school rating for the second year in a row, as awarded by the Rhode Island Department of Education - RIDE in a recent assessment report. The highest possible ranking by RIDE is five stars, putting SHS toward the top.

According to the RIDE website, the report, “provides information about Rhode Island’s 2019 state assessment administration in English language arts and mathematics … from traditional measures like test scores and graduation rates, to broader measures like chronic absenteeism for students and teachers. These data result in a Star Rating for every public school in the state … which simplifies and summarizes overall performance.”

Congratulations to the amazing administration, teachers, staff members, and, of course, students at Scituate High!

Winter Ball

Winterball will be held on Friday, December 6th from 6:30-10:00 PM at Cranston Country Club. Tickets are on sale in the main office and are $40 per person. Students must complete a student expectation form to attend.

From our Special Education Department

We are pleased to share a number of new program supports at Scituate High School this year. Mrs. Reichert, Certified Behavior Analyst, provides ongoing training and consultation to clinical staff, teachers and instructional assistants to support the social emotional needs of many students. Additionally, Mrs. Reichert provides training in highly specialized researched-based instructional strategies for differently abled students in our life skills classes. Her expertise and experience in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has proved to be invaluable.

Transition is a common topic at every planning meeting at the high school level. Starting in middle school with increased focus as students approach the end of their high school experience, transition planning and career assessment are critical to success in post-secondary education and employment. We have contracted with a local employment specialist to complement our transition expert, educators and instructional staff. This allows us to provide a more diverse set of experiences for students in need. We look forward to continued expansion of these supports

Speaking again of transitions, we are pleased to share that Mrs. Testoni, our valued Special Education Department Chair has fulfilled a career goal by moving to the Scituate Guidance Department. We are excited to know that she will remain actively involved in guiding, planning and advocating for students with Individual Education Programs. With this, we look forward to sharing news of a great new addition to our staff shortly.

John Magner

Special Education Director

From Social Studies

Students in Current Middle East Conflicts classes participated in a high-level discussion with Dierdre McCormick. Dierdre is a Scituate graduate who currently works for the IRC (International Rescue Committee), assisting refugees seeking aid and asylum. Students were inspired by her career path and knowledge regarding the refugee crisis; in particular, they were interested in her work in Africa and the Middle East. They were impacted by how motivated she is to help others, risking her own safety at times to assist others in need.

From Music

Piano Lab students learning Happy Birthday
Scituate High School Marching Band Performs at our Veterans Day Ceremony and the Parade

From Academy of Biomedical Science

Students in the biomedical innovations class collect data using Vernier bio-feedback sensors. The class has to design an experiment, use the sensors to collect data, then run a statistical analysis on their results to determine if their findings are significant.
Students in Scituate High School's Biomedical CTE Academy get hands-on, real-world education in the form of suturing.
Scituate High School Biomedical CTE Academy Suturing Class

From National Honor Society Scituate Chapter

National Honor Society members baked goodies for Help the Homeless RI’s bake sale held Nov 9 at Warwick Mall. Special thanks to Mrs. Morton and her students, who also made cookies for the sale.

There’s a winter hat/glove/mitten donation drive going on now until Nov 19, also hosted by National Honor Society. Teams of 4 donate new warm winter gear and are eligible to win a hot cocoa and cookie party. Mrs. Morton and her students have already made cozy fleece blankets to donate. Winter gear will be given to Scituate DHS, Foster DHS, and Help the Homeless RI.

Advanced Placement Courses

AP Exam Announcement: Exam fee is $94 per exam. Exam payments are due February 7th, 2020. Checks should be made payable to "Scituate High School". Contact Ms. Monaghan (Library-Media Specialist) with further questions.

Adventure Base Camp

School Counseling

We are excited to announce that Mrs. Christine Testoni has made the shift from Special Education Department Chair to Director of School Counseling! We are working fast to replace Mrs. Testoni's position in Special Education. In the meantime, please reach out to Principal Hassell, Assistant Principal Hart or Special Education Director, John Magner with any questions.
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Scituate In the News

What's Happening on Social Media?

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Scituate Athletics

Fall Athletic Awards Night

Monday, Nov. 25th, 6:30pm

94 Trimtown Road

Scituate, RI

Mark your calendars for Fall Sports Awards Night on Nov 25, 6:30pm, in the auditorium! This FREE event is open to all Spartan athletes, coaches, fans, families & friends! Each team’s coach will reveal the MVP and Coach’s Award recipient! All varsity athletes will receive a letter! All junior Spartans will receive a special gift from Boosters! Be sure to stop by the Boosters booth on your way in to say hello & grab some refreshments! All attending athletes will be entered into a $25 Dunkin Donuts and Chipotle Gift Card raffle! 8 winners will be announced throughout the ceremony! We look forward to celebrating the Fall 2019 season with you!
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Scituate will Offer Co-Ed Wrestling this Winter!

Please attend a sign-up meeting Tuesday, November 19th after school in the cafeteria if any student is interested in joining our wrestling team!

Hockey Team has a Home!

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The Scituate School Department has released an updated non-discrimination policy. Please note that our Scituate High School 2018-2019 student and parent handbook was printed before the new statement was released. Therefore, the non-discrimination policy in this year's handbook is out of date. The current policy with updates is as follows:

The Scituate School Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, national origin, color, creed, political affiliation or disability in any of its educational programs and activities, and in employment and application for employment, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Equal Employment Officer, P.O. Box 188, North Scituate, Rhode Island 02857, Telephone: (401) 647-4100; Email: You may also direct inquiries directly to: Office for Civil Rights (Boston Office), U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, Telephone: (617) 289-0111; Facsimile: (617) 289-0150; Email: If you require an accommodation to attend a meeting or program at a school, call the Equal Employment Officer at least two business days in advance of the meeting or program.