SHS Spartan News
September 16, 2019
Preventative Measures for EEE
Scituate High School, in conjunction with our Athletic Director, Mr. Gelsomino, has implemented, "smart scheduling" (see below) for all of our outdoor activities until the first frost which is still several weeks away (sometime between October 15th and 30th).
- SHS will avoid scheduling games and practices during early morning or dusk hours.
- RIDOH's recommendation is that these outdoor activities should conclude 30 minutes prior to dusk. This will help minimize the risk of mosquito bites for players, coaches, officials and spectators alike - which may include individuals more vulnerable to severe illness, such as the elderly and people with weakened immune systems.
- RIDOH also recommends that schools and organizations remind all participants in outdoor activities to protect themselves from mosquito bites. They should:
* Avoid outdoor activities during dawn and dusk. Mosquitoes are most active at this time.
* Wear an insect repellent with no more than 30 percent DEET
* Wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants when possible to avoid exposing skin to mosquitoes.
In addition, coaches have all been provided bug spray for practices and games and our site supervisors will have bug spray for any spectators during games who may wish to use it.
More information can be found below. Please reach out with any questions!
RI PBS Partners with Scituate!
Scituate High School is very excited to be partnering with RI PBS for an "Our Town" Documentary. The High School is currently offering a new course in our Social Science Class titled The History of Scituate and Rhode Island. Students will collaborate with members from RI PBS in order to aid in the documentary series! Please see the details below from RI PBS and thank you for your support!
Rhode Island PBS is excited to announce that the town of Scituate, Rhode Island was chosen to be featured in an upcoming episode of our documentary series- Our Town. Our Town is a community project wherein neighbors become filmmakers who tell the stories of their town. Part fund-raiser, part community builder, part historical and cultural documentary, and part “day-in-the-life” video scrapbook, Our Town shares with viewers the local legends, historical happenings, and backyard secrets of the particular town and its villages – untold or uncelebrated stories that capture the essence of the town (*you do not need to be a resident to participate)
Stories and interviews are then edited together by Rhode Island PBS, with the finished product being a 1-hour documentary about the town that will premiere live on Rhode Island PBS in March 2020.
We invite you to join us on Monday, September 23 at 6:00 pm at the North Scituate Public Library located at 606 West Greenville Road for an informational meeting about the Our Town project. If you know anyone who might also be interested in learning about all the ways to get involved, or has a unique story to share about the town, please encourage them to attend.
Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Our Town project, we are looking forward to meeting and working with you and the town of Scituate soon!
If you have any questions about the project feel free to reach out to me or anyone on the Our Town team:
- Gretta Jacobs-Corporate Relations Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org, 401-222-3636 x 381)
- Jodi Mesolella-Director of Membership & Special Projects/Our Town, Project Director (email@example.com , 401-222-3636 x 209)
- Nicole Muri-Our Town, Producer (firstname.lastname@example.org 401-222-3636 x 225)
- Lucie Raposo-Public Information Manager/Media Contact (email@example.com, 401-222-3636 x 216)
Scholastic Book Fair at SHS
The library is hosting a scholastic book fair next week (9/16-9/20). Stuff to know:
- Teachers, come by today (9/13) or Monday and create a classroom wish list (Perfect for Open House Night Shopping).
- Majority of book are Middle School level, with some High School and Adult level books.
- Unfortunately there is no book circulation next week.
- You can come down with your class (please schedule with Greer, Lynne, or Patti) OR you can send down students (please no more than four at a time).
- Payment methods: cash, checks MADE OUT TO SCITUATE HIGH SCHOOL, or eWallet (pdf directions attached- feel free to post on Google Classroom or let me know if you want paper copies).
-If you have any students with financial need, please contact me so I can arrange to have them receive a Scholastic Scholarship for a book.
- Scholastic donates a share of profits back to our school library, every purchase helps!
Thank you for your support,
From our Artists
Important for Juniors! PSAT October 16th
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.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
Official School Committee Meeting Dates
Reminder- Senior Pictures
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.
North Scituate Library Help Needed
What's Happening on Social Media?
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Please Consider Buying a Brick!
The deadline to purchase is October 31. For questions or more suggestions, contact Boosters or visit the purchasing website attached:
First High Five Friday of the Season!
Boys Soccer stays undefeated, scrambling back from an early deficit to tie Ponagansett. Goal by Shane Langton, late
Way to GO Spartans!
From Scituate Athletic Booster's Club
Our Athletic Director is looking for portable tower lights in order to host a few night football and soccer games. Anybody with information on how to get/rent some portable tower lights, please contact Sal Gelsomino at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let GO Spartans!!
Art Festival Help
CALLING ALL SPARTANS! Parent & student volunteers are needed at the Booster booth during the Scituate Art Festival! Shifts are short, we have a great time, and students earn community service hours!
SIMPLY SIGN UP HERE:
See you there! 👊🏻
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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: EEO@ScituateSchoolsRI.net. 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: OCR.Boston@ed.gov. 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.