SHS Warrior Call

Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!

Welcome!

September 23, 2016 - Volume 2 - ISSUE 4


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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The Class of 2018 would like to invite you to Chelo's Night being held Tuesday, September 27th from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the Chelo's located at 450 Newport Avenue, Rumford, RI. Make sure to bring and present your coupon!!


Pumpkin Somethin' is here again! Saturday, October 1st from 10AM to 3PM at Aitken Elementary School. The PTO is sponsoring a fun filled day of games, food, music, and entertainment. Don't miss out!


Third Annual Transition Fair - Thursday, October 6th from 6PM - 8PM! This is a great event designed to aid families and students receiving special services in the explanation and exploration of services that are available beyond high school. Come meet many local adult service providers, school and agency representatives. Ask questions, meet people, and gather information and resources to guide you through the transition process to adulthood. Check out the flyer for details!


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:

SAT Test - Saturday, October 1

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

class of 2017 news!

Exciting Events are fast approching!

The Class of 2017 will be partnering with the SHS Key Club once again this year with their annual Cookie and Soup Fundraiser. This will be running through the end of September and your orders will be in before Thanksgiving, so you can gear up for the cold with some warm soup and delicious cookies! Please hand in all order forms to Mrs. Almeida, Ms. Wilson, or Sra. Marinucci by September 30th. Please make checks payable to Town of Seekonk.

Congrats 2017! You have made it to Senior year! Time surely goes by fast, and before you know it you will be walking the stage in June. With that said, 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.
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Jake Ciolfi qualifies as a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist!

Congratulations to senior Jacob Ciolfi for being recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Jacob received this honor due to his outstanding achievement on the PSAT taken last fall. He is now qualified to participate in a national scholarship opportunity along with the other semi-finalists across the country. It has been quite a few years since Seekonk High School has had a student earn this level of achievement in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Well done Jacob!
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Dr. Jones

Warrior Pride Abounds!

I normally save this spot for special announcements or my thoughts on a topic. This week I do not have much to say except that I am amazed at how many options I have for the "Awards and Accolades" section of this newsletter each week! Therefore, to give everyone space I have included another two below. Seekonk High School Staff and students continue to show that no matter if it's academics, service, extracurricular activities, or sports; they are warriors and that means they do their best in an effort to be the best!


So congratulations to all the members of Seekonk High School who go out and get it done every day in the warrior way! You are making everyone proud!

Vernon Crawford Receives Award!

Vernon Crawford was named the New England Patriots Coach of the Week. Pro Football Hall of Famer and ex Patriot Andre Tippett arrived at Seekonk High School on Tuesday, September 20th to give the award while the football team and cheerleaders looked on. Furthermore, the news attended the warriors practice the next day and then featured them during the Patriots game on Thursday night. Check out the clip!

Advanced Placement Kickoff Assembly!

Seekonk High School held its annual Advanced Placement Kickoff Assembly on Thursday, September 22. We asked the students to challenge themselves and they have delivered! Seekonk High School students doubled the number of students taking the exam and their scores were fantastic! The best way to show you this is with a picture. I have also included some pictures of the event. I also want to give special thanks to John Souther from Mass Insight and State Representative Steven Howitt for continuing to support the students of Seekonk High School.
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- Seekonk High School will be administering the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, PSAT, on Wednesday, October 19th beginning at 7:30 AM. All sophomores will be participating in the testing and the testing fee will be paid for by the district. Testing will be optional for juniors. Any junior that wants to participate in testing will need to register by bringing a check to the guidance office for $15 made payable to the Town of Seekonk. Payment should be made by October 12th. Students should see their guidance counselor with any questions.


Do you have a student interested in a career in Law Enforcement? The East Providence Explorers is for students ages 14-20 who wants to learn more about this career field. The group meets every other week from 6:30-9:00 PM at 610 Waterman Ave in East Providence. The first meeting will be October 12th at 6:30 pm. For more information contact Dpacheco@cityofeastprov.com


A low-cost home internet service may be available to you. If you have a school age child and qualify for free or reduced lunch you may be able to receive Internet Essentials from Comcast for $9.95 per month. More information is available at https://internetessentials.com/ or by calling 1-855-846-8376 Having home internet is helpful to ensure that students and families stay connected to online information.


College Financial Aid 101 is a webinar sponsored by Discover Student Loans. With changes taking place with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, the are offering two evening webinars in October. The links to register for these webinars are listed below. The links are a resource for financial aid information, not a recommendation to use Discover Student Loans.


https://discoverevents.webex.com/discoverevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed9de8a33f078fd918ca265baa689033a


https://discoverevents.webex.com/discoverevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=ea91565781c00b92e44bde9c361437f2e

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Assistant Principal - Mr. Aguiar

LATE TO SCHOOL POLICY


For safety purposes, all outside doors will be locked at 7:25 A.M., the beginning of first period. Any student not in his/her first class at 7:25 A.M. will be considered tardy and must enter through the side door near the cafeteria and sign in with a secretary or administrator. After 7:45, the student must report to the main office to sign in. If the student has a doctor’s appointment, court appointment, or bereavement, the lateness will be excused. Other requests for excused tardies can be submitted to an administrator for approval.


**Students will receive an Office Detention for every tardy past four and those who accumulate eight tardies will receive a Saturday Detention.


**Students who accumulate 9 tardies during a semester will lose their extracurricular eligibility for the remainder of the semester. Extracurricular activities include sports, clubs, dances etc. Students will be ineligible for membership on athletic teams and clubs, and attendance at school sponsored activities including the prom, other dances, and end of the year activities. This policy will re-start new each semester.


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

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warrior cries

Warrior cries are shout outs to staff and students here at Seekonk High School. They are our way of recognizing hard work, creative thinking, and characteristics that make us proud to be part of this community. Please contact Dr. Jones if you wish to give a "warrior cry" to someone!


Mr. John Medeiros and the outstanding maintenance and custodial staff. "We had a visitor from a state agency at the school this week comment on how clean the school halls and rooms are maintained. He was very impressed at the condition of the building." - Mrs. Whatley


Mrs.Linda Limperis...In this short amount of time that has gone by since school has begun Mrs. Limperis has drastically improved my student's confidence and self-esteem. Middle School was a very frustrating and difficult time. Math was a negative experience that impacted my student's overall academic experience and self-esteem. Mrs. Limperis has only been kind, and professional. Mrs. Limperis gave my student compliment and had no idea how much this meant to him because of his/her past experiences. My student was so excited to tell both my husband and myself about this compliment and is clearly a much more confident Math student because of Mrs. Limperis. I am so grateful to the caring staff at Seekonk High School!! - Parent


Mrs. Melissa Mello..."This time of year can be overwhelmingly busy for all, but is especially trying for the guidance department. With teachers and students making multiple changes in student schedules, it hard to satisfy everyone's needs. Mrs. Mello handles each student individually with respect and concern. Her expertise in what will be best for a student to follow a path that will lead them to their ultimate goal is outstanding. She performs her job with grace and dignity while remaining calm, cool and collected!" - Mrs Laliberte

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SHS Library Now Has Extended Hours!

Great news! Starting September 19, the SHS library will be open until 3:30 on Mondays and Thursdays to allow students more time for studying and group projects. “So many students have asked for more time in the library, we are really pleased to offer this academic support,” says Suzanne Larson, SHS library media specialist.


The new weekly schedule of the library is:

Mondays - 7 AM - 3:30 PM

Tuesdays - 7 AM - 2:30 PM

Wednesdays - 7 AM - 2:30 PM

Thursdays - 7 AM - 3:30 PM

Fridays - 7 AM - 2:30 PM

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Nurse - Mrs. Rok

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) is requiring all athletes to become aware and knowledgeable about Opiod abuse and misuse. This link has four fact sheets that all students and parents should read and discuss about the epidemic. Those participating in a fall sport will receive a copy from the coach.


The MDPH requires an updated physical exam for grade 10 students before December 22. All new students need to submit a physical exam to Mrs. Rok within 30 days of enrolling at Seekonk High School. If your child has not submitted one, please do so by the end of September.


Mandated screening (scoliosis, vision, hearing, height and weight) begins in October for all grade 9 and 10 students who have Physical Education this semester. If you do not want your child to participate in the screenings,an email or note needs to submitted to Mrs. Rok by October 1, 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 Seekonk High School football coach Vernon Crawford who was named the “New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week.” National Football League and Patriot Hall of Famer Andre Tippett and a film crew from WBZ TV visited Seekonk High Tuesday to present the award to Coach Crawford in front of Superintendent Arlene Bosco, Principal Dr. Christopher Jones, and members of the school’s football and cheerleading squads.


Special appreciation to Ms. Kristin Nelson for setting up and presenting Friday Morning’s “Leadership Breakfast” to all those involved in making Seekonk High School a “Unified Champion Commitment School.” Ms. Nelson, the Seekonk High Coordinator and Head Coach of Unified Sports, brought together former partners and teammates of last year’s Unified Track and Field team with this Fall’s first-ever Seekonk High School Unified Basketball team which will start workouts next week.


Good luck to the Warrior Football football team as they attempt to remain undefeated and on top of the South Coast Conference when they travel to Wareham Friday night for a 7 PM showdown.


The Seekonk High School Field Hockey team has won three games in a row racing out to an early season 5-1 mark taking over first place in the South Coast Conference. Coach Pellerin’s squad defeated Apponequet High School 1-0 Wednesday afternoon in a key conference game with the lone goal coming from Senior Mallory Cartwright. Junior Alyssa Poland led a solid defensive effort and fellow Junior Zoe Jennings registered the ten-save shutout.


Both the Boys and the Girls Seekonk High School Cross Country teams are off to hot starts and remain undefeated at 3-0. The teams will compete Saturday morning in the Ocean State Invitational Meet at Goddard Park in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.


Coach Matt McCartin’s Seekonk High School Boys Soccer team find themselves undefeated and on top of the South Coast Conference following a dramatic come from behind 2-2 tie at New Bedford Voke. The team’s record sits at 5 wins, 0 losses and 1 tie. Junior Goalkeeper Luke Robitaille and Senior Captain Matt Mota have been key contributors to the Warrior success.


Seekonk Senior Girls Soccer team forward Ally Patterson has already scored ten goals in the young season to put her among the area’s top goal scorers for the 2 win, 1 loss, and 3 tie Lady Warriors.


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.