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Welcome!

October 7, 2016 - Volume 2 - ISSUE 6


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.

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Strategic Plan Survey!

Please take the time to complete this survey about our district. We are currently in the process of creating the strategic plan for the district and hope to have as much input as possible. Thank you for helping out by lending your opinions!

The first AP English Saturday Study Session is on Sat. 15 Oct. here at SHS! We will be hosting Case HS, New Bedford HS, Westport HS, Rogers HS, Central Falls HS, and Durfee HS. Students need to be at SHS by 7:30 AM. There will be water, snacks, and prizes. Everyone should be done at 12:00 PM.


Senior package sales will begin very soon, and payments for the full package are due no later than October 21st. Your Senior Package will include; Class of 2017 Yearbook, Graduation Cap and Gown, Video Yearbook, Sail Away Senior Spirit week Short Sleeve T-shirt, 1 Senior Supper Ticket, and a Long Sleeve Seekonk Warriors Class Shirt. The Package total will be $185, cash or checks made payable to Town of Seekonk. Please note, that items can be purchased individuality however the overall senior package has a reduced rate.


Saturday, October 29th from 2:00PM-6:00PM... Come enjoy Trunk or Treat! This will be a fun event for kids of all ages. Come dressed to impress in you favorite Halloween Costume.


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:

Parent Conferences - Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 6:30

College Financing Seminar - Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 6:30

Prom - Friday, April 28, 2017; Biltmore, Providence @ 6:30

Honor Societies Induction Ceremony - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 6:30

Senior Class Day - Friday, May 26, 2017

Senior Class Night - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 7:00PM

Graduation - Friday, June 2, 2017 @6:30PM

Award-winning Author Elizabeth Wein Visits Seekonk High School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Award-winning Author Elizabeth Wein Visits Seekonk High School


SEEKONK, MA (Event Date: Oct. 14, 2016) -- Elizabeth Wein, author of several highly-acclaimed young adult novels, will visit Seekonk High School on Friday, October 14 to discuss her works, her writing career and answer questions from students. Her visit will focus on her WWII historical novel Code Name Verity, which was the summer reading selection for all Seekonk High students last summer. Published in 2012, the gripping novel focuses on the friendship between two young British women, one English and one Scottish, in World War II – a spy captured by the Nazis in German-occupied France and the pilot who brought her there. It was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book in 2013, and shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.


“We are incredibly excited to host Ms. Wein for this discussion with our students and teachers,” said Dr. Christopher Jones, Interim Principal at Seekonk High School. “We are so grateful for the parent connection that has provided the faculty and students the opportunity to meet and speak with the author of a book that touched all their lives. This event will bring her powerful novel to life for many of our students.”


Following the program at Seekonk High, the author will sign copies of her books. Ms. Wein will also be appearing at the annual Festival of Children's Books and Authors hosted by The Lincoln School in Providence on Saturday, October 15 from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.

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Contact:

Suzanne Larson, Library Media Specialist

Seekonk High School

(508) 336-7272 x210

LarsonS@seekonkschools.org

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Dr. Jones

School Council Volunteers!

I am still looking for some School Council members. If you are interested in helping out and want to have a say in what we do at the school; this is the committee for you! Contact me as soon as possible!

The Principal's Corner

This new episode discusses Seekonk High School's new Freshmen Orientation from a few different perspectives. Guests include staff, student leaders, and participants. Ms. Kozlowski and Ms. Wilson (S.P.E.A.K. Advisors) start off the show by explaining the planning and purpose. We then hear from Hannah Bedrosian and Jacob Ciolfi (S.P.E.A.K. Executive Board members), who explain more about this group and the day of Freshmen orientation. The show then finishes with freshmen Abigail Tenreiro, Xiulie Perry, Jocelyn Wozny, and Julian Mendes to discover how their experience has been and what they expect in the future.
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 blog (I do not write nearly as often as I should) for updates and posts about character and educational (mostly) issues/topics/resources.
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Guidance - Mrs. Whatley

PSAT reminder- Juniors interested in taking the PSAT should register by submitting a check payable to the Town of Seekonk by Wednesday, October 12th to the guidance office.


All grade 10 students received a PSAT presentation from the guidance counselors during their math class this week. Students received a study guide and practice test to help prepare for the PSAT. All grade 10 students will be participating in the PSAT in school on October 19th.

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Assistant Principal - Mr. Aguiar


Parents and Students -


Take advantage of the opportunities provided to receive additional academic assistance at SHS in the following two ways:


Library Open Extra Time


The library is now open after school on Monday's & Thursday's 2:30 - 3:30.


Extra Academic Help Available


Teachers are available twice per week (varies by teacher) to give extra assistance to our students from 2-2:45. I encourage all students to take advantage of this opportunity to receive small group academic assistance throughout the school year.

If you have any questions related to detentions please contact Mr. Aguiar.

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Music - Mr. Smialek

Students who are participating in the Pie Fundraiser are also reminded that
all forms and money should be returned to the Band Office no later than
Wednesday, October 12th. Pies will be distributed on Thursday, November
17th.

The Seekonk Music Parents association is having a fundraiser on Tuesday,
October 18th at Uncle Tony’s Pizza & Pasta, 260 Newport Avenue, Rumford,
RI.
It’s good for lunch or dinner, dine in or take out. Please be sure to
get a flyer for the event. They will be distributed in Band classes next
week, or contact the Band Office to get one.
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Nurse - Mrs. Rok

Flu season will be upon us soon and parents and students should consider a flu shot, especially those with asthma, diabetes, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, cancer or immunosuppressed illnesses.

About 75% of grade 10 students have submitted a recent physical exam that is required by the MA Department of Public Health. Please send physicals by December 22, 2016.


You may contact me by email or phone (508) 336-7272 if you have any questions or concerns.

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Sports - Mr. Crippen

Good luck to the Seekonk High School Football team, who are off to a 3-1 record, as they host the Cardinals of Case High School this evening at Homecoming. Alumni players and cheerleaders will be honored before the game and Coach Vernon Crawford will receive an official citation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives at halftime.


Congratulations to Coach Kim Pellerin and the ladies of the Seekonk High School Field Hockey who qualified for the MIAA State tournament last week with a decisive victory over Wareham High School. The team’s record is 10-1 and will play an important game this afternoon with Old Rochester High School that will decide the Conference Championship.


A special shout out to Seekonk Senior Ally Patterson who has scored 16 goals at the half way point of the Girls Soccer team’s season and remains one of the leader scorers in the Commonwealth!


Seekonk High School’s Boys Cross Country team remains undefeated and on top of the South Coast Conference following Tuesday’s victory over Dighton-Rehoboth High School and New Bedford Voke High School.


For a complete listing of upcoming contests be sure to check out the full Athletic Schedule

Contact Information

We strive to keep communication open and ongoing. You may contact us through any of the following ways. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.