SHS Weekly News April 1, 2019

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New Computer Science Teacher Fills In!

We are pleased to welcome Ms. Victoria C. Chávez to the Spartan team! Ms. Chávez will be teaching our computer science classes for the remainder of the school year and comes to us with an extensive background.

Born and raised in Chicago, Victoria moved to Providence for school. She holds a Bachelor's in Computer Science and Hispanic Studies and is currently pursuing a Master's in Urban Education Policy.

Throughout her undergraduate career, she served as a teaching assistant for Brown's Computer Science Department, Brown's Data Science Initiative, and Girls Who Code. She also instructed action-based civics through Generation Citizen and currently serves as a teaching assistant and co-instructor for two courses in the Education Department at Brown University.

Ms. Chávez also served as a Software Engineering Intern at Twitter and Microsoft

She is beyond ecstatic to join Scituate and is looking forward to teaching and learning alongside the community!

Events Now Through June 12th

Please click below to view our event list from now through June. The list will be updated weekly and will be subject to change

End of Quarter 3 Friday

Quarter three will come to a close in just two short weeks! Please make sure that students are trying their best and making up all missing work before the close of the quarter. Email teachers and school counselors with any questions.

Report cards will be emailed to families on April 12th

Rock the Test! April 9th SAT's & PSAT's

On Tuesday, April 9th all 10th grade students will participate in the PSAT's and all 11th grade students will participate in the SAT'S. Below are some important reminders for student's and their families:

  • Students should arrive at school on April 9th on time, well-rested, and should also eat a good breakfast

  • Students will be given short breaks throughout the day however, the test will take about four hours to complete

  • Students should not bring backpacks, cell phones, electronic devices, or smart watches into the testing classroom

  • Students can find their testing classroom posted throughout the school during the week of April 1st

  • Students are encouraged to bring snacks on the day of testing. Granola bars and water will be provided

  • Students will miss their usually scheduled lunch, therefore, please pack a bagged lunch for the day OR a free lunch can be provided to any student at 1:30 PM

David Light Media Center Dedication

He’s the former principal of Scituate High School whose presence could light up any classroom - but this time, that “room” was the newly redesigned library media center at SHS, dedicated in his name.

David Light, who served as assistant principal of SHS from 1978 to 1985 when he became principal of the high school until retiring in 2008, was honored at the library media center’s dedication event recently held at SHS, where in many ways, his life had come full circle.

Speaking to a crowd of state and local officials, friends and family members, former colleagues and former students who now work at the school, Light said, “This is such an honor.”

Light spoke of how the newly remodeled library center - made possible by a Champlin Foundation grant and the hard work of students and faculty members - has always been a symbol of community, as it housed School Committee and staff meetings, teacher appreciation luncheons and announcement ceremonies where students received scholarships and were recognized for their accomplishments. It’s a place, he said, where the SHS family has always gathered.

“That’s how I look at this room,” he said.

Thinking back to his time serving the school, Light recalled one day in 1984 when SHS received its first set of computers. At the time, he said he remembers thinking, “This is the future.”

Since then, Light said, technology has completed unfolded at SHS, students are reaping those benefits and Principal Michael Hassell, a former student and colleague of Light’s, is continuing to bring technology at the school to the “next level.”

It was within that same library, Light said, the idea for senior digital portfolios was “hatched.” Scituate, as explained at the dedication ceremony, was the second district in the state to offer these senior projects for students.

“Students need to demonstrate their talent, and something they have a passion for,” Light said of the initiative he made sure was established before his retirement.

At the ceremony, the former principal announced a $500 scholarship for Scituate High students in the school’s Career and Technical Education pathways, an award he plans to have given out each year to a student who has demonstrated successful completion of the CTE program, starting with the Class of 2020. It’s his way, Light said, of paying it forward.

Rep. Bob Quattrocchi also paid it forward, with a symbol of gratitude for Light. Quattrocchi, an SHS graduate of the Class of 1981, presented a legislative citation from the Rhode Island House of Representatives, honoring Light for, “many years of dedicated and faithful service to the students and faculty of Scituate High School.”

Current Principal Michael Hassell, an SHS graduate of the Class of 2001, said, “He (Light) has obviously touched so many lives of the community here in Scituate, including myself.”

Hassell spoke of how he became a music teacher at his alma mater years later, while Light was principal.

“Mr. Light took me under his wing, and really has become a mentor to me,” Hassell said.

Since then, Hassell said, Light has been, “nothing but supportive to me.”

Hassell said, “He’s certainly ingrained in this high school, so we couldn’t be prouder of him.”

In between taking selfies with the group of folks who gathered to celebrate Light and the new media center, Light thanked past and current staff and faculty members, his family members and School Committee members.

“It’s always about what’s best for students,” he said.

Mrs. Seger Returns from the Middle East!

Third Annual Spartan Olympics

Thank you to our amazing students and staff for another successful Spirit Week, Spring Pep Rally and Spartan Olympics! Shout out to Ms. Charon and the Student Council for all of their hard work!

From History

Ms. Grundt’s AP US Government class went to Rhode Island College to participate in the American Democracy Project. The organizers of “March for Our Lives” told stories of their activism and experiences in Parkland, Florida where they attended school during the massacre last year.

From Physical Education

Fitness and Pickleball as we prepare for fitnissgram testing! Also Ms Terra scores a 91 on the pacer test (which is awesome!) to start the week of testing off. The fitness gram is a physical best test that tests the health related components of fitness including cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength & flexibility. Good luck and work hard students!

From Industrial Technology

Students in "Shark Tank" created the Trophy for Spartan Olympics
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Senior Project

On May 2nd, the high school Seniors will present their Senior Projects; it is always a great night for our students and judges. If you are interested in judging, contact Jill Morton, or call Scituate High School at 647-4120.

Please Support Conal Wilkie's Eagle Scout Project

Book Drive

Please donate new and

gently used books

For ages birth through teen

Donate March 20th to April 5th

Class Rings

Sophomore Ring Assembly will be on Thursday, April 25th at 9:55.
The Family Ordering Night will be on Monday, April 29th from 5:30-6:30pm in the Auditorium Lobby

Additional ordering days will be Tuesday and Wednesday April 30th and May 1st during all lunches in the cafeteria.

Rings will be delivered at the Junior Ring Breakfast in the Fall. The date to be determined.

From Hope Elementary School PTA

Hope Elementary School PTA is hosting a BINGO Night on April 26th from 5:30-7:30. This is a great opportunity for community service hours for students. During the event, students would verify Bingo cards and work the prize table. It is a fun night and includes complimentary snow cones and popcorn.

Any student interested can contact Hope PTA at

2019 Yearbook


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What's Happening on Social Media?

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

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Spartan Athletics

Unified Basketball Night Game

Scituate High School in conjunction with Smithfield High School, are hosting a unified basketball game between the two schools on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM Scituate HS. Both Unified Coaches are working hard to make this is fun community event for both towns. We really want to pack the stands for our unified players. We want to encourage unity not only among people within the town, but also between both towns.

Congrats Spartans!

Lady Spartans:
Taylor Parker - Honorable Mention All Division
Rachel Oster - 3rd Team All Division
Leah Bessette - 1st Team All Division
Madison Medbury - 1st Team All Division, 1st Team All Class, 2nd Team All State
Chris St. Pierre - 2nd Team All Division
Ben DeAngelis - 1st Team All Division
Max Pierce - 1st Team All Division, Ray Pepin Overall Excellence Scholarship Award
WAY TO GO SPARTANS! Thank you for making Scituate proud!

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2nd Annual Sparty!

CALLING ALL SPARTANS! Boosters is psyched to announce we will be hosting the 2nd annual SPARTY at Manning Field! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 25th, from 2-6pm! Volleyball, Spikeball, Can Jam, Corn Hole, great food, music and more! #SpartyOn

Spartan Baseball in The Breeze

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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.