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October 20, 2017 - Volume 3 - ISSUE 8

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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November 6, 2017: 1st Term Grades

November 16, 2017: Parent/Teacher Conferences

December 2, 2017: Senior Supper at the Squantum Association from 6:30pm - 10:00pm

January 12 - January 18, 2018: Midterm Exams

May 11, 2018: Junior/Senior Prom at the Newport Marriot

May 30 2018: Senior Class Night at 7:00PM

June 1, 2018: Graduation at 6:30PM

Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors!

Senior Package forms have been handed out to Seniors.


Thank you,

Mrs. Abbott & Mrs. Zarzycki,

Class of 2018 Co-Advisors


CLASS OF 2018 Reflections Yearbook

As the Class of 2018 begins their final year of high school, the SHS yearbook staff is working on creating an awesome yearbook that includes photos of all students throughout the school and a special senior section. In order to have memories that will last a lifetime, we need your help!

Please click on the links below for all the forms that need to be filled out no later than the dates listed, as well as pictures that should be sent in, to be included in the 2018 yearbook.

Questions? Contact: Shaelyn Fiske, Rachel Pion, or Connor Pozzi, 2018 Yearbook Editors, OR advisor Deanna Marinucci.

Class of 2018 Yearbook Information

Senior Information Sheet

Ads for Grads

hockey fundraiser!

Have something good to eat while helping the Dighton/Rehoboth/Seekonk Ice Hockey Team at the same time. Its as easy as letting your server know and then enjoying some good food in a great atmosphere! This deal lasts until April, but get started now!


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!
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Dr. Jones

Some News...

I was lucky enough to be on a local cable show this past Friday, October 20th called "A Change of Pace."

I consider myself lucky because I had the chance to talk about some of the great things going on at Seekonk High School. There were other topics and broader questions/theories addressed, but overall the message started to emerge.

Seekonk High School has high expectations (both socially and academically) for its students; great teachers who work hard to help all students succeed; and is pushing to become an integral part of the town by creating stronger ties with the community at large.

Our school continues to positively model continuous improvement through it's programming and efforts to help everyone realize that we are all works in progress. It's not about being perfect. It's about getting better every day.

I have included the first 15 minutes of the hour long show below. Take a look!

"A Change of Pace" First Segment 10/20/2017
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 blog for updates and posts about character and educational (mostly) issues/topics/resources.
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Guidance - Mrs. Whatley

UMASS Dartmouth is hosting an Open House of Sunday, November 5th. Registration begins at 9 AM and programs begin at 10 AM. There will be an opportunity for tours, meet faculty, tour the residence hall and meet with housing and financial aid staff. You can register to attend on the home page at

Dear Parents-The 1st quarter closes in just two weeks on November 2nd. Please log into your Parent Plusportal account and check on your student's progress. Speak to your student about completing any missing work or assessments. Teachers all stay at least two days a week to provide extra-help and to complete missing work due to absences. Starting off strong will help provide the foundation for the rest of the year. For help with the Plusportal contact Mrs. Whatley in the guidance office.

Seniors looking to take the SAT on December 2nd are reminded that the deadline to register without additional fees is November 2nd. Registration can be done at

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Assistant Principal - Mr. Aguiar

Positive Behavior Committee

The following students were chosen by our staff

for exemplifying the theme for September

Starting Strong

Tara Botelho

Kyle Oliveira

Noah Cooney

Jake Rose

Daniella D'Amico

Dan Jensen

Zane Propatier

Rony Morales

Congratulations to all students for starting strong this school year - Keep up the good work !

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Interdisciplinary Project - English/Art

Please Help Bring Author Gareth Hinds to Seekonk High!

The Art & English Departments would like to introduce SHS students to Gareth Hinds, the award-winning author and illustrator of graphic novels based on literary classics. Students will have the unique opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime presentation with this critically-acclaimed illustrator to learn more about the creative process and bridge the gap between art and English.

We need YOUR help to fund this project! Please read about this exciting project and consider helping at the DonorsChoose page: Gareth Hines: Bringing the Classics to Life!. And to get it started, donations will be doubled up to $50 by adding the promo code LIFTOFF at checkout through this Sunday.

Hinds’ work includes Beowulf (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice (which Kirkus called “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), The Odyssey (which garnered four-starred reviews and a spot on ten "best of 2010" lists), Romeo and Juliet (which Kirkus called "spellbinding"), and Macbeth (which the New York Times called "stellar" and "a remarkably faithful rendering").
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English - Mrs. Hellmold

Students start off AP season strong!

Mrs. Hellmold's and Mrs. Pomfret's AP English students participated in their first of three Saturday Sessions on Saturday 14 October at Durfee High School. They joined over 800 students from the area (Bourne, Mashpee, Marlborough, Rogers/Newport, Case/Swansea, New Bedford, Westport, etc.) as part of the Mass Insight grant. Over the course of three hours, students participated in hour-long workshops that presented strategies to help them succeed on the Exam in May. SHS had 100% participation. Our students represented Seekonk well and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive! We are so proud of our students and know that they are taking the necessary steps to ensure success!
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Music - Mr. Smialek

UMass Band Day. For the students and chaperones who signed up for UMass Band Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017, if you did not bring in a permission slip and bus fee by Friday, October 13, you will not be able to attend this year. We cannot take late submissions at this time.

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Family and Consumer Science - Mrs. Dahmer

Culinary classes are making pies this week! We've had a lot of fun being creative with our crusts- learning to weave lattice. They taste as great as they look!
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science - Mrs. Cunard

Science Club

Science Club is a very big and busy group. The club has nearly 50 members devoted to a number of different activities. The greenhouse group has planted kale and swiss chard in new raised beds (Thanks to Mr. Cunard for building them). The Roots & Shoots group is working on a campaign to reduce plastic bottles and install a water bottle filler. The Envirothon team is busy researching the resiliency of the water supply in Seekonk in light of climate change. The Science Bowl and Women of Science teams are busy preparing for their respective competitions. STEM Games/STEM fair is working on solidifying a date in March. Finally, Science Cafe has an exciting presentation next Friday night at 6pm in the SHS library, "Climate Change: The Edge of the Tropical Storm" by Dr. Webb. All are welcome. Sign up with Mrs. Cunard by October 23 so we can have enough free popcorn!
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College and Career readiness - Mrs. Fitzgerald

Internship Opportunity!

The School to Career Partnership, which sponsors our career counselor, Mrs. Calverley, is offering a student internship as a Junior Committee Member of the group. The Junior Member would be responsible for attending bi-monthly meetings with students from Attleboro, North Attleboro, Norton and Seekonk (the meeting location will rotate among the four schools), meeting regularly with other junior members and Mrs. C, conducting research on student career interests and needs, and participating in a community project. Examples of projects include: making our schools more accessible and inclusive for English language learners; the 84 (Massachusetts Youth Against Tobacco program); and community gardening/locally grown food project. If interested, email Mrs. Calverley, see her in Rm. 447, or call x 62447.

Local Professionals Needed to Help Guide Students' Career Exploration!

Can you help a student make more informed choices about their career and college plans? Consider volunteering to be a job shadow host and/or the subject of an informational interview. We will put your name on a list of possible contacts for students interested in doing in depth career exploration.

We welcome professionals from all fields to come forward; currently, however, we have three specific areas in which students would like to make contact. We are looking for a social worker, a voice actor, and an engineer. If you or anyone you know works in one of those areas and are willing to help a student investigate career paths, please reach out to Mrs. Fitzgerald.

FYI: Job shadow hosts allow a student to visit you at your place of business to get a first-hand look at the job and have time to ask questions and get expert advice. Informational Interviewees would come to Seekonk High School to meet with a student or small group of students who are interested in knowing more about your line of work. There is no minimum time commitment in either role--this is done at your convenience.

Anyone wishing to be on the list must consent to a CORI (background) check, which can be processed at the Main Office.

Please fill out this brief form to indicate your interest and someone will be in touch to follow up with you as soon as possible.

Feel free to spread the word to your friends, neighbors, and SHS alumni.

Questions? Please contact Janet Fitzgerald, Transition Coordinator, 508-336-7272, ext. 62459

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Ceramics - Miss Jones

Ceramics I students have completed their first project! Test tiles will go on display next week in the library.

Ceramics II students are learning about abstract expressionism. We are working with acrylic paint to learn about basic color theory before glazing their Betty Woodman inspired pillow pitchers.

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Nurse - Mrs. Rok

My hours are 7:15 - 2:05 and may be reached by email or by phone. My phone extension has changed to extension 62119.

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athletics - Mr. crippen

The Seekonk Boys Cross Country ended their regular season Tuesday downing Fairhaven High School and capturing the South Coast Conference title with an undefeated record. Leading the team to victory Tuesday were Andrew Cabral, Henry Jordan, Roth Santos, Brandon Gomes and Jacob Klang. The winning time by Andrew Cabral was the 10th fastest time over the Seekonk Course. The 11th best time was run by Henry Jordan. The Seekonk Girls Cross Country team also defeated Fairhaven Tuesday and came in second place in the SCC. The highlight of the meet was Abigail Tenreiro’s Seekonk course record first place time. Good luck to both teams as they compete this Saturday in the Massachusetts State Coaches Twilight Meet at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds.

Congratulations to Coach Kim Pellerin and all the members of the Seekonk Field Hockey Team for qualifying for post season play after trouncing Case High School Wednesday at home 5-0 on Senior Day and in the process winning the South Coast Conference Small Division title. Liza Gagnon and Chloe Lunnie scored two goals apiece and Allysa Poland tallied the other Warrior score. The girls will travel to Fairhaven Friday to close out conference play, and then will ferry over to Nantucket Saturday for a non conference tilt. On Monday, the girls will travel to Old Rochester and on Thursday play for the South Coast Championship at home against the Blue Raiders from Somerset-Berkley High School at 3:30.

The Lady Warrior Soccer team put a road hurting on the Lady Cardinals from Case 6-2 Wednesday and have closed out conference play with a commanding 9-4 record good enough for a South Coast Conference Small Division Title. Page Fecteau, Charlotte Drainville, Jaiden Mayo, Trinity Cloud, Morgan Halpin and Meredith Riordan all scored goals for Seekonk. The girls will play again Tuesday night under the lights at Seekonk High on Senior Night, and will host the SCC Championship match next Thursday evening against the Lady Bulldogs of Old Rochester at 7 PM.

Coach McCartin’s Boys Soccer team closed out their conference schedule Wednesday downing Case 3-2 here at home capturing the South Coast Conference Small Division Crown with an undefeated 10-0-3 record. Goal scorers for the Warriors were Devon Bento, Jake Silvestre, and Jared Cabral. Devon and Jake added assists while Captain Rony Morales added an assist. The boys will host D-R Monday at 3:45 on the football field and will play for the Conference Championship Thursday evening at New Bedford Voke.

The Seekonk Unified Basketball team is off to a 3-0 start following their home opener victory over Sharon High School 48-33. Thomas Cordeiro and Christina Tetreault played strong games for the Warriors.

The Seekonk High School football team will be pitted against the number two seed from the SCC Large Division, the Bulldogs of Old Rochester, Friday night at Old Rochester. The winner of this game will capture third place in the South Coast Conference. The Warriors come off a 47-19 win over Bourne High School last Friday night which saw Quarterback Terry Smith throwing a school-record six touchdown passes.

The Seekonk Volleyball team played one of their best matches of the year Wednesday losing 3-0 to Case High School in three very close games, 25-18, 25-22 and 25-23. Sabrina Russell led the offense, Jamilyn Amado led the defense, and Olivia Klegraefe led the setters. The Varsity will compete in the ninth place South Coast Conference game this Thursday at 6 PM. The JV, who are having a fine season at 13-5, lost 2-0 to Case with Libby Dyson leading the serving and Kaylee Fonseca leading the offense. The Freshman team closed out their season at 7-7 losing to Case 2-0 with great serving from Jessica Elkhoury and fine all around play from Grace Prew.

One week from Monday the Seekonk High Volleyball team will be holding their “Senior Night” when they host Providence Country Day High School. The JV game will be held at 5 PM and the Varsity contest will be at 6 PM. Seniors Azurae Cruz, Claudette Elkhoury, Cheyenne Frausto, Alexia Desrochers, Sabrina Russell, Michaela Ludwig and their families will be honored at a Pre-Game ceremony.

Congratulations to Seekonk Senior Golfer Ben Brady who was named to the SCC All Conference team, to Ryan Sheahan who received Honorable Mention and to Erin Broadmeadow who won the Sportsmanship Award for the 2017 Golf Season. Ben Brady will represent Seekonk High School in the individual State Golf Tournament on October 24th at Glen Ellen Country Club in Millis.

Attention all Winter Student-Athletes (Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Indoor Track, Ice Hockey, Boys and Girls Swim): Now is the time to start registering online for the Winter Sport of your choice. Registration will close Sunday, November 19th. The tryouts/first practices for Winter Sports will begin on Monday, November 27 and no one will be permitted to work out unless he/she has registered online and has a current physical.

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Here is a nice video of the SHS Volleyball Team in action!

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