SHS Warrior Call

Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!


May 26, 2017 - Volume 2 - ISSUE 33

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!

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - Monday, July 31, 2017: Bus registrations are open. Please review these forms and print the ones you need. This will help you be prepared for next year. Effective immediately Seekonk Public Schools is accepting electronic payment for

the FY 2017-2018 bus fees. Please see these directions if you would like to pay your bus fee electronically.

Friday, May 26, 2017: Cap and Gown and Graduation ticket pick up was today. These items will be available for pick up in the front office on Tuesday, may 30 2017 if your student was unable to pick them up on Friday. Please remember that all obligations must be met before students will be allowed to pick up these items.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017: Senior Class Day - Bus will leave SHS at 9:45am (Students should gather in the Auditorium at (9:30am to expedite departure) and return at approximately 2:30pm from Colt State Park in Bristol, RI.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017: The Seekonk High School Senior Student-Athlete Banquet will be taking place at 7:00PM. This event will be held at the Attleboro Elks Club.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017: Senior Class Night will be taking place at 7:00PM in the auditorium. All seniors are expected to be present and in their graduation gowns.

Friday, June 2, 2017: GRADUATION takes place at 6:30PM! The location will depend on the weather.

Monday, June 12, 2017 - Thursday, June 15, 2017: Underclassmen Exams

Friday, June 16, 2017: Last Day of School (Early Release)

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!

Thank you Tony's seafood!

The Seekonk high School Science Department would like to send a big "Thanks" to Tony's Seafood for providing fish pieces for a Biology II lab on proteins and evolution. It is great to have the support of local businesses and community members so that students may continue to experience hands on aspects of experimentation and learning.

Martin Elementary School's spring fling is here!

Eagle project underway...


Aidan Morrison (a junior) is a Boy Scout currently working toward the rank of Eagle Scout. His Eagle Project involves the Seekonk Schools. From May 17th to June 2nd, he will be collecting toiletries that will benefit Doorways in Seekonk. These toiletries are toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, deodorant, toilet paper, soap, combs, razors/shaving cream, and shampoo. There will be two large boxes with bright green posters attached to them in the school’s lobby. All donations will end up distributed at the local food pantry, and will accompany the food that many Seekonk residents need. Aiden offers a special thanks to all who donate as this will help greatly benefit the town of Seekonk and its residents who need help the most. If there are any questions, contact him through his email.

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The United Regional Chamber of Commerce held a breakfast ceremony on Friday, May 26, 2016 to honor Seekonk High School's top ten academic students as well as an unsung hero. Students Jacob Ciolfi, Madison Gilmore, Madison Paine, Joshua Lane, Griffin Hoskins, Morgan Platt, Sophie Zirkel, Julia Vieira, Jack Morais, Hannah MacDonald, and David Abbott were those honored. They have made their families and Seekonk proud! Be sure to let them know when you see them. Congratulations!
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Dr. Jones

The Last Week

Next week is the last week before the Seekonk High School Class of 2017 walks across the stage!

While it is an exciting time, it is also very busy around the whole community. The school is busy finalizing programs, setting up areas, and confirming guests for the various ceremonies. People are travelling to Seekonk from everywhere to see a family member begin this next step in their life.

We ask one more thing from our seniors who have come so far. Be present and be on time this week.

Even if you are not receiving an award at a ceremony or would rather be somewhere else; be present for your classmates. Life will (as it should) dramatically change for many of you over the next few months. Take the time to close this chapter of your life the right way. We all know that you are anxious to finish; no matter how bittersweet of an experience it is for you personally. However, rather than run off this stage; take your time and let all those who wish to honor or recognize you have that opportunity.

So seniors, you are almost there. If you think this week seems a little surreal, wait until next Friday night. I think I can speak for all the faculty and staff her when I say...

We are so proud of how far you have come, where you are now, and the bright future you will lead.

Around School...

Some of you may not realize this, but we have a great program having fantastic success at Seekonk High School. The Unified Sports program is not only continuing to grow, but doing a lot of winning along the way. They just won the Division 1 Sectionals and are headed to the state playoffs next Wednesday! Their success shows what it is to be a true warrior as they continue to defeat teams and schools that are larger than Seekonk. They work hard, give their best effort at every turn, and support each other as a team. Check out some highlights below...
Unified Track
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 my new blog for updates and posts about character and educational (mostly) issues/topics/resources.
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art - mrs. machado-cook

Art Students win again at the Attleboro Arts Museum's High Art!

On May 12 Seekonk students installed their Art work "A Journey of Life" inspired by the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Students have been working on this installation after school for many months in Mrs. Machado-Cook's room. Several Massachusetts schools are invited to create an installation with a specific theme. This year the theme was Architecture; World Icons. Seekonk won second place for their work.

High Art juror, Andy Amatruda of Attleboro, MA had this to say about Seekonk's installation; "A striking visual interpretation of the structure from a “journey of life” perspective. Pillars of different heights support the various stages of the journey and are tied together by an excellent selection of form, color and materials. Congratulations – very well done!"

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science - mrs. cunard

science club

On Thursday, May 18th, the Envirothon team traveled to Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, MA for the Massachusetts State Envirothon Competition. The team presented their community research related to Agricultural Soil and Water Conservation to a panel of judges. After that, they tested their skills and knowledge in four areas: soils, water, forestry and wildlife. In the evening, the team collected soil samples to test for key nutrients as part of their action project. The other element of the action project was to have a guest speaker.

2017 Summer Science Academy!

2017 Summer Science Academy at Bridgewater State University is now looking for registrations. This academy is a wonderful opportunity for all high school students. Participants work in a state of the art laboratory, performing numerous laboratory experiments/procedures. Another added will make a college application standout among others when admissions offices are making their decisions! Check out this link for more information!

science opportunities for students:

Explore your career interests & make your college application stand out!

UCONN Explore Engineering:

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Nurse - Mrs. Rok

Spring weather is finally here and parents need to make sure that students with asthma are carrying updated inhalers if needed. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Rok.

Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance of abuse among teens in the US and may put your health and safety at risk. The following facts on alcohol are from National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens on the effects on teen’s brains:

Short-term Consequences of Intoxication (being “drunk”)

  • An intoxicated person has a harder time making good decisions.

  • A person is less aware that his/her behavior may be inappropriate or risky.

  • A person may be more likely to engage in risky behavior, including drinking and driving, sexual activity (like unprotected sex) and aggressive or violent behavior.

  • A person is less likely to recognize potential danger.

Long-Term Consequences as the Teen Brain Develops:

  • Research shows that drinking during the teen years could interfere with normal brain development and change the brain in ways that:

  • Have negative effects on information processing and learning.

  • Increase the risk of developing an alcohol use disorder later in life.
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Sports - Mr. Crippen

Congratulations to Seekonk Sophomore Cammy Garabian who was named the Outstanding Field Performer at the MSTCA Coaches Invitational girls' meet held at Sharon High Saturday. Cammy won both the shot put and discus events. In addition, Freshman Abby Tenreiro took fourth place in the two-mile event. Great job Ladies!

There were even more outstanding performances from the Girls Outdoor Track team at Thursday’s South Coast Conference Championship at Apponequet High School: Cammy Garabian won the Shot put, AudreyRose Wooden won the discus, Abby Tenreiro won the 2 mile and came in third in the mile, Hanna Bradbury came in 5th in the 400, the 4x800 relay team came in third place with Tiffany Rainho, Madison Bedrosian, Jessica Kogut and Megan Accardi, and the 4x400 relay team came in 4th with Rachel Pion, Chloe Lunnie, Mia DiBiase and Hanna Bradbury.

The Seekonk Boys Tennis registered an exciting 3-2 home victory over Case High School this week. Ethan Santos, Jon Hung, and Trevor Lopez won their singles matches and secured the big win.

The Seekonk Girls Tennis team is on a roll after defeating Bourne High School 3-2 in a double match yesterday at Seekonk High School. The team’s record now sits at 10 and 4. Morgan Anderson, Jennavie Semedo, Charlotte Drainville, Hannah MacDonald, Claudette Elkhoury, Isabella Pezzulli, and Monica Maziarz have been key contributors this magic season. The team now awaits seeding in the MIAA State Tournament.

The Seekonk Baseball team has qualified for the post season using outstanding pitching from Tanner Emond, Josh Machado and Terry Smith along with timely hitting from Matt Gallup to propel them into the post season. The Warriors play Apponequet this afternoon in a conference tilt.

Do not forget about the Senior Sports Banquet that will be held Tuesday, May 30th at 7 PM at the Attleboro Elks Club.

All students interested in participating in Fall Sports next year should take advantage of Early Registration. Just go to the school’s website and click on Athletics and start the registration process.

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.

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