SHS Spartan News

Week of November 23rd Happy Thanksgiving

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We are Thankful for you!

On behalf of the Scituate High School community, we would like to wish everyone a restful Thanksgiving with family. We are truly grateful to have such a supportive and caring community at Scituate High School! Thank you for all that you do!

No School Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

-Mr. Hassell and Mrs. Johnson (former Ms. Hart)

Governor's Conference

Based on the Governor's conference last Thursday, our admin team is working with the Superintendent, Teachers, and parents to review COVID-19 cases to make an informed decision on next steps for Scituate High School. The community will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.

A Message from Superintendent Andries

As we all prepare for the upcoming Thanksgiving recess I would like to remind everyone that if you travel out of state you will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon your return. Students will be required to participate in distance learning during that 14 days. Although I understand this may be inconvenient for you we are adhering to this guideline to ensure the safety of all staff and students in our buildings. Please communicate directly with your building principal or nurse so that we can accurately account for all students and staff. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

End of Quarter One and Report Cards

Quarter One ended on Monday. Nov. 16th. All SHS families will receive an email with their teenager's quarter one report card in PDF form on Monday, November 23rd at 3:30 PM. If you do not receive an email or if you would like a printed report card please contact the guidance office at 647-4180

Congrats Hailey Venturini!

Scituate High senior Haley Venturini signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her softball and academic career at Hofstra University during a ceremony at her house last Wednesday, Nov. 11. Venturini, who is one of the elite pitchers in the state, was the R.I. Gatorade Player of the Year in 2019. Here is the full article from the Valley Breeze.

Scituate ace pitcher, 2019 R.I. Gatorade Player of Year looks to continue exceptional softball career in N.Y. with CAA’s Pride

By KAYLA PANU, Valley Breeze & Observer Sports Writer

SCITUATE – For someone who’s worn number 11 on her uniform jerseys throughout her superb softball career, Scituate High senior Haley Venturini knew the perfect time to hold her National Letter of Intent signing ceremony to Hofstra University.

Last Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11:11 a.m., in what used to be her house’s garage, but had been converted into a pitching facility, the talented right-handed pitcher made her collegiate plans official by signing her NLI to the D-I Pride’s program in front of her parents, older sister Nicole, and grandparents, as well as a couple of friends.

Despite not having a high school season last spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Venturini, who pitched this summer and fall for the R.I. Thunder-Gold travel program, had already mapped out her bright future and knew where she was going to spend the next four years of her remarkable athletic and academic career.

“I was already verbal before then,” Venturini said about her commitment, which she made late last year. “I visited Hofstra in June of 2018 and I went back two times after that. After visiting there, I kind of knew that that’s where I wanted to go, so everything else was kind of easy for me.”

Venturini said she had been looking at schools such as Providence College and Binghamton, but things came into focus for her after making her multiple trips to the university in Nassau County, N.Y.

“I fell in love with the campus,” said Venturini, whose father, Kevin, is the president of the town’s girls’ softball program and sister played for the Spartans’ and Rhode Island College softball teams. “The program is terrific and I want to make it better. The coaches are also really nice, and academics really supports you.”

Venturini said that she wants to major in Early Childhood Education and eventually become a teacher. A member of her high school’s National Honor Society, Venturini also hopes to graduate with all A’s.

As for her future collegiate career, she doesn’t know if she will start right away for the Pride, who play in the Colonial Athletic Association, but she wants to get to the point where she can.

In her first two seasons with the Spartans, Venturini has put up some pretty impressive numbers. As a freshman, she won 18 games and was named a First-Team All-State selection as she helped Scituate win the D-III championship, and as a sophomore in D-II, she was again a First-Team All-Stater and captured the state’s top individual honor as the Gatorade Player of the Year.

In 2019, Venturini posted a 14-1 record on the mound, striking out 235 batters while only walking 12 in 90 innings of work. The owner of 569 career strikeouts, she also posted an 0.16 ERA and pitched six no-hitters, including a perfect game.

Not only was Venturini a force in the circle, but she was outstanding offensively as well, as she batted .431 with four home runs and a .708 slugging percentage.

Venturini helped lead the Spartans to the best-of-three Division II title series against South Kingstown that season, but they came up short and suffered back-to-back 4-2 defeats. She didn’t have many official plate appearances in that series, as S.K. continued to intentionally walk her.

Before Venturini graduates from high school next spring, she sorely wants to play one final season with the Spartans, and she does have a clear goal that she wants to accomplish.

“I want to win the state championship game,” she admitted. “We got there my sophomore year. I just want to get the team there and leave them with some good foundation.”

Student Technology Issues?

If students are having technology issues, they should email

If your chromebook is not working and you are not able to email, you could call the main office 647-4120

Academy Biomedical Science

Students in the Biomedical Pathway (Human Body Systems) continue to learn about the anatomy and physiology of the brain. Today they are dissecting a sheep's brain in order to better visualize the complexity of the mammalian brain and associate form and function.


The SHS HOSA Chapter had its first official meeting with the Brown University HOSA Chapter this past week. The goal of this partnership is to put the students in touch with college students who have competed in HOSA on the secondary level and have a mentor to ask questions regarding competition, just general questions about healthcare and navigating preparing for college. Some students have already participated in a zoom meeting with the LA County Coroner and have been invited to a meeting with a vascular surgeon. The members of both HOSA chapters are looking forward to further building this program.
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Senior Project

From Emily DiMatteo Thank you Scituate High School students and families for your book donations. The 200+ books were sorted, packaged, and delivered to Books Are Wings. They will be in the hands of children this week!
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From Math

Students in Mr. Soucar's Calculus class collaborating with classmates while social distancing!
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From our NEED Club

Bow Seat is putting on this contest and it is an organization that relates to science and specifically educates the youth on climate change. This year's theme is "Rising Water," and the NEED club already has a flier made to put up around the school to get students interested.

NEED is all about getting students involved and since it is such an important topic, people should know more about it. If a student at Scituate High School were to win, there would be a prize for that student!!

On behalf of the NEED club, thank you,

-Emily Torrey

2021 Yearbook


Don't miss the opportunity to put an ad in for your senior this year!

Senior Parents here is the link to purchase your ad for the yearbook

click on yearbooks

then yearbook ads

From School Counseling

Please view our scholarship link. The spreadsheet will be updated on a weekly basis

CCRI Virtual Visit

Parents and students are welcome to attend. Tuesday, 24 November @ 9:45 am (Period 8). A CCRI Admissions officer will be discussing the application process, Promise Scholarship, and transferring of credits plus more!

Students and parents should pre-register for this conference through the Google Classroom 2021 page or using the link...

Financial Aid Night with Senator Jack Reed Nov. 30th 6PM

Event Information: Annual College Financial Aid Workshop for High School Students and their Families

Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.

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Mental Health Support

COVID-19 Daily Screener

Our parent screener can be found on our high school website. Visit and go to the tab, Students & Parents and click "Parent/Guardian Attestation Form"

Free Lunch and Breakfast For All!

Click the link below to find out how all SHS students can receive free cold lunch and breakfast this year!

December Menu

2020-2021 Free and Reduced Lunch

Please consider applying for free and reduced lunch for the upcoming year. Families who qualified last year must complete a new application each year. All forms and applications are confidential and are processed through our central office. Please call 647-4100 with any questions. Click the button below to view all forms and applications

Spartan Athletics

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Congratulations Rachel Fians!

CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel Fians for qualifying to play in the State Singles tournament! Way to represent Scituate!
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Scituate Athletic Boosters Opens Brick Fundraiser!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Purchase your custom brick soon to take advantage of last year’s prices.

After Thanksgiving, prices will increase by $10.

If you purchase a brick as a gift and would like a Gift of Purchase Certificate, simply DM us.

Visit Scituate High School's Website!

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Visit our Athletic Website


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.