SHS Warrior Call

Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!

Welcome!

October 28, 2016 - Volume 2 - ISSUE 9


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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Set Your Calendars to Sign Up for Parent Teacher Conferences!

SHS will host Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. This year, SHS will again use the online service called “SignUp Genius” to schedule conferences.


From Mon., Nov. 7 at 7 PM to Sunday., Nov. 13 at 7 PM families will have access to a button on the SHS homepage that take them to the Seekonk High SignUp Genius. Families can then sign up for 5-minute time slots to meet with particular teachers and receive e-mail reminders. Please note that it is not possible to sign up before November 7 in order to be fair to all families.


Based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback, SHS is again using this system to better stay on schedule and show respect for everyone's time. If are unable to schedule a convenient time during the evening or feel you would like more time with a teacher, we encourage you to contact your student’s teachers directly to schedule an appointment on another day.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Suzanne Larson at (508) 336-7272, ext. 110.

General Announcements

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.


There is a Cheerleading Competition on Sunday October 30th at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School at 1pm. Take some time and come out to support the Seekonk High School Cheerleaders!


The Class of 2018 invites you to dine in or dine out at Moe's Southwest Grill, 77 Highland Ave., East Providence, RI on November 2nd from 4:00 - 8:00pm to celebrate the end of first quarter. Coupon will be forthcoming!


The Class of 2020 is running a Pokemon Go Fundraiser on Wednesday November 9th from 3 pm-4pm. Students will participate in a team-oriented scavenger hunt to find paper Pokemon hidden throughout the school. Students must compete in a 4 person team ($5.00 per student to play). Winners will be awarded a Pokemon theme gift basket filled with prizes. Please see Miss Jones (Rm 357) or Miss Nastari for more details. Don't forget to register by November 2nd!


The Class of 2017 is currently selling 1/4 zip personalized sweatshirts for $50. Show off your Warrior Pride and support the Class of 2017! Email Ms. Wilson for the order form or more information! Deadline for the sweatshirt order is November 17th. Delivery will be before the holiday break


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

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Field Hockey team captures South Coast Conference Title!

Congratulations to Coach Kim Pellerin and the Seekonk High School Field Hockey team who captured the South Coast Conference Championship for the first time since 1997! It became official with their 3-0 victory over Bourne on Thursday, October 27th. The warriors were told a few games ago that they had to "win out" to capture the conference title. Instead of thinking how hard it would be they dedicated themselves to getting it done! Additionally, they received an official citation from The Massachusetts House of Representatives for their accomplishment! It was delivered to the school by Representative Steven Howitt. They worked hard, kept believing, and it paid off! Be sure to congratulate them whenever you see them!
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Dr. Jones

School Spirit!

Monday, October 31st will not look like it has in the past. It is School Spirit Day! Students are all encouraged to break out their favorite Seekonk High School gear or just put something together that is blue and white. Remember that the goal is to be in blue and white! Students have asked if costumes are allowed. My response: they may dress in whatever blue and white outfit they wish as long as it adheres to the dress code. Remember that the reason privileges are removed is due to a group that abuses it. The more trust that is built among people and responsibility displayed, the more freedoms are found in rules and codes of conduct.

Warning!

Due dates are closer than they appear! The quarter is ending this week! Make sure to have all your work complete and handed in!

Around School...

A little something from culinary class this week...The best part? The dish full of apple cobbler Jalyn, Abigail, and Olivia brought to the office when they were done cooking!
Mrs Dahmer's Culinary Class
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

SAT Registration - Regular registration is still open, until November 3rd for the December 3rd SAT testing. To register go online to sat.org/register A complete list of testing dates and registration deadlines are posted in the guidance office.


Seekonk High School is partnering with the Seekonk/East Providence Rotary to serve as a Drop-Off site for winter coats, hats, mittens, gloves and blankets. Donations can be left in the large box outside the main office. Items can be dropped off until November 22nd. Election day would be a great time to drop off any items you have to donate. Coats will be distributed to the community the Saturday after Thanksgiving from 9:00-12:00 at the BridgePoint Church , 850 Waterman Ave East Providence.


The Guidance Department, Transition Coordinator and Career Specialist are teaming up to provide our students with various forms of career exploration!

We are always looking for recommendations for Career Spotlight speakers. If you or someone you know is interested in coming into the school and speaking with students about career and life experiences please email Ms. Louro or Mrs. Mello.

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Assistant Principal - Mr. Aguiar

Policy Reminder


SCHOOL LUNCH

Seekonk High School is required to provide lunch for students. That lunch does not need to be provided within the lunchroom. Seniors who exhibit acceptable behavior during lunch and throughout the school day are allowed to eat lunch outside. This is a privilege reserved for seniors only.


Students who have violated school policies may be required to serve a detention during their lunch period in an alternative location.

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Clothing Drive Ends Tomorrow!

The Parents Advisory Committee (PAC) at Seekonk High School will be holding another used clothing and household items drive on Saturday, October 29th. Items that can be donated are clothing, shoes, sneakers, pocket books, backpacks, bedding, curtains, toys and sporting goods. Items can be placed in any garbage bag or box . Bags can be dropped off at the high school from 9am till noon on October 29th. If you would like to leave your items earlier they can be left in the lobby of the school or dropped off at 153 Jean Dr. anytime before the 29th. All money raised will help support school year student activities as well as the PAC scholarship. Any questions feel free to email Colleen O' Halloran.

Bake Sale!

The Parents Advisory Committee will be sponsoring a bake sale on Tuesday, November 8th from 7am till 8pm during the Presidential Election at Seekonk High School. This will be an extremely busy day for voting and a great opportunity to make some money to help support all students at the high school. It is key to have enough items to sell as well as enough volunteers to cover the tables. If you are able to bake or help cover the table for a few hours please let me know. Items can be left in the lobby near the pool anytime on Tuesday the 8th. . Popular items are loaf breads, cookies, brownies and cupcakes. All money raised helps support student activities and scholarships. Please contact Colleen O'Halloran to volunteer your time.

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The STV News season is underway.

STV News is Seekonk High School's short form TV show for news about events and topics concerning the Seekonk community. The show is produced and broadcast by SHS students exclusively, via Comcast Cable, to every classroom at SHS and to the town on Cable Channel 17. The show is later rebroadcast at various times throughout the following two weeks. We are working on posting the shows to Youtube and/or FaceBook to reach a larger audience.

A news studio is a wonderful opportunity to spotlight and challenge students to gain independence in planning, writing, producing, supervising, using technology and performing in television productions. Opportunities for diversified public speaking and production experiences are provided through TV Production classes, the Broadcast News class, and the AV Club. In the STV News show, the news team prepares announcements, world news, jokes, facts, student/class events, thoughts/quotes of the day, sports, and more! This is an elective offered to upperclassmen at SHS. Students will be taking this year’s show to a whole new level that will help inform and build school community.

While our next episode is not scheduled to air until next week, the crew put together two stories pertaining to Halloween that they don’t want you to miss. Please click the links below to see the stories. Stay tuned to Channel 17 for more STV News episodes airing on Warrior TV.


Dan Loiselle and Scott Cinqmars cover Seekonk High school's Halloween activities.


Brian Silva and Chris Fernandes discuss the last Boy's Soccer home match on Halloween.

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Science - Mr. Bonneau

Students visit Body World's Vital Exhibit!

On October 25th, Mr. Bonneau and his Anatomy & Physiology as well as Advanced Biology classes went to the Body World's VITAL exhibit, by a German doctor named Gunther vonHagens, at the Providence Convention Center. They learned about how all the systems of the body work together flawlessly to keep us running day in and day out. The exhibit consists of human specimens that have undergone a special process, called plastination, where the tissues of the body are literally turned to plastic. The plastinates are then used for educational purposes to help people better understand the physiology (function)of the body.
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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

Congratulations to Coach Kim Pellerin and the Seekonk High School Field Hockey team who captured the South Coast Conference Championship for the first time since 1997 shutting out Bourne High School at home 3-0 Thursday behind a Liza Gagnon hat trick. The playoff bound and champion Lady Warriors will host Bishop Stang Saturday morning at 10:30.


Good luck to the Seekonk High School Football, the tri-champions of Tier B in the South Coast Conference, when they host Case High School Friday at 7 PM in the MIAA Division 4 South Sectional Quarterfinal.


Please be aware that Winter Sports Registration is now open. All student athletes and their parents must fill out the registration forms online and have a current Physical on file with the school before being able to try out for any of Seekonk High’s Winter Offerings. (Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Swim, Boys and Girls Indoor Track, Ice Hockey and Gymnastics)


Good luck to Coach Salisbury and the members of the Seekonk High School Cheerleading squad who will compete in the South Coast Conference Championship competition this Sunday at Dighton-Rehoboth High School at 12 noon.


Congratulations to Coach Nelson and the members of her Unified Basketball teams who defeated Dighton-Rehoboth in both games last Tuesday behind the fine play of Heather Fraga, Leo Pettey, and Mitchell Avilia. The team will travel to Plymouth North High School on Tuesday and Somerset-Berkley High School on Thursday of next week.


The Seekonk High School golf team finished their season with an 8-8 record and placed eighth in the MIAA Playoff Sectional Tournament last Tuesday. This marks the second consecutive season that Coach Petrucci’s team has qualified for post-season play.


Coach Berwick’s Seekonk High School Volleyball team will close out its season Friday night versus Shea High School. It will be “Senior Night” and the JV game will go off at 4 PM and the Varsity match will be at 5:30.


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.