SHS Spartan News

Happy Labor Day September 2, 2019

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Thank You!

We would like to thank the students and staff of SHS for an amazing first week back! Despite some lingering bumps in the road with wifi due to the lightning strike, students entered with smiles and it was certainly great to see so many familiar faces back in the building. Thank you to our senior mentors who were able to help freshmen and new students find classrooms and review schedules.

Thank you to the students and staff at Scituate for welcoming 30 new students to Scituate High School this year! Some of these students are transfers from other schools and 11 are new to our career and technical education programs. Welcome to our community!

Thank You Ms. Hitchings

Congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Hitchings our Director of School Counseling as she takes on her new role as Assistant Principal at Cranston High School West this week! We are grateful for all that Ms. Hitchings has done for our students, parents, and staff in Scituate!

Scituate will be filling the Director of School Counseling position ASAP! In the meantime, Mr. Casey will continue to serve students in grades 10 and 11 and Mr. Hass will continue to serve students in grades 9 and 12. Please reach out to your school counselor or Ms. Hart with any questions.

School Counseling Dept.

If there are any questions regarding access to schedules or Powerschool please contact our guidance department at 647-4108 and a school counselor will return your call or email. Click your school counselor's name below to send them an email. Students and their families are reminded that elective courses should not be changed at this time.

Any core academic subject change (level change) must have permission from a school guidance counselor and Mr. Hassell.

School Counselor Grade Levels:

Dan Casey: Grades 10 and 11

John Haas: Grades 9 and 12

Important for Juniors! PSAT October 16th

Attention Juniors—

The PSAT/NMSQT exam will be given at Scituate High School on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. This is an opportunity for students to take a practice SAT test, which is identical in format to the SAT test used for college admissions. The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is designed to better prepare students for the SAT, and provide an opportunity for students to be exposed to the format, content, structure, and scoring of the assessment.

The October PSAT also serves as the Qualifying Test for the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition program which provides scholarship money, national recognition, and merit rewards to students in their junior year of high school. The program is highly regarded by colleges and universities, and provides students with invaluable opportunities. Students are only eligible for the National Merit Scholarship if they take the PSAT in October of their junior year.

Scituate High School will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to juniors on October 16th. The cost will be $20 per student, which covers the exam, administration fees, scoring, and access to the score portal, allowing students to work digitally to improve their scores for the SAT. Any interested juniors should sign up for the PSAT in guidance. Payment must be received by October 4th. If you need financial assistance to support your student taking this exam, please contact guidance. Sign ups will be first come first serve.

We strongly urge all college-bound juniors to take advantage of this opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact SHS School Counseling at 401-647-4108.

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Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Please contact the high school office with any free and reduced lunch application questions. A reminder that if students received free or reduced lunch last year, they still need to complete the application and bring it to the high school office. Hard copies will be available at the school!

career and Technical Education at Scituate

SHS Now Offering Bussing for CTE!

We are still accepting applications for this year! Students who are currently in grades 9 and 10 can join us for the 2019-2020 school year!

Academy of Biomedical Science

From Our Artists

Just a few days in and our Art students are doing charcoal studies of skulls. Here are just a few drawings from Ms. Feldman’s class.

Artists: Noah DeMeis

Allie Iaciofano

Johanna Brooks-Tate

Dominic Wiharso


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Lunch Menus and Schedule

Late Buses and Department Nights will Begin on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd

Late buses run daily Monday through Thursday beginning at 3:40 PM

Please contact the high school office if you are not sure which late bus to take!

From Our School Nurse: Mrs. Grossguth

The RI Department of Health requires that all students entering the 12th grade provide documentation of the following:

  • 1 booster dose of meningitis vaccine - received on or after their 16th birthday.
  • Physical health examanation completed after the students 16th birthday.
If you have not already submitted the above state requirements please do so by the first day of school.

Student Parking

Parking passes will be available for pickup in Ms. Caparco's office starting Thursday, September 5. Students have received an email with a google form to complete in order to be eligible to receive a parking pass. A link is also provided below. *Please note: an image of registration and student license is required. If there is any trouble uploading these images into the google form, feel free to bring a copy of these to Ms. Caparco to supplement this part.

2019-2020 Schedule

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Meeting for Early Enrollment Students

All students who are participating in an Early Enrollment course will attend a meeting on Thursday, September 19th at 9:50 AM. in the High School cafeteria. A representative from RIC will be here to talk with students about college credits

Official School Committee Meeting Dates

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Scituate High School Open House

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 6pm

94 Trimtown Road

Scituate, RI

Reminder- Senior Pictures

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Special Education Advisory Committee

The first Special Education Local Advisory Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Northwest Special Education Region, 23a Theodore Foster Drive, North Scituate, RI. If you plan to attend, please call 647-4106. Proposed meeting dates for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year are December 4, February 12, and May 6.

What's Happening on Social Media?

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! @SpartanPrideRI

And... follow our CTE Program on Facebook @SprtanCTE

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Spartan Athletics

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Lady Spartans at their first practice on the turf

Lady Spartans at their first practice

Sportsmanship Guidelines From RIIL

Download the Activity Scheduler to your device to see up-to-date Scituate Athletic Info

Follow @SpartanPrideRI on Social Media

Get Remind Text Messages From SHS

Follow the instructions below to receive Scituate High School reminders and updates through text messages on your phone!


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.