Swansboro High School

Weekly Updates - August 14, 2022

Happy Sunday Pirates,

It was a great week at Swansboro High School! We welcomed the Class of 2026 at 9th grade orientation on Thursday and kicked off athletics with scrimmages. Our Class of 2023 marshals met to plan homeroom lessons and painted the anchor at our entrance which will become an annual marshal tradition starting with their class.

Our teachers and staff will return this Thursday and begin preparing to welcome students for the first student day on Monday, August 29, 2022. This week will also include the opening of our fall athletic season. Athletics this week will include tennis at Laney and volleyball and soccer at home on Tuesday. Volleyball will host Havelock on Wednesday. Tennis will host Jacksonville, JV football will host East Carteret and volleyball will travel to Jacksonville on Thursday. Varsity football will travel to East Carteret and cross country to Croatan on Friday. Soccer will host the Battle at the Beach on Friday and Saturday. Parents are reminded that purchasing a Century Club pass is the most economical way to attend home athletic events at both Swansboro Middle and Swansboro High School. They can be purchased online or in our front office. Century Club members should note that we have a new parking area for home varsity football games. Century Club members will have priority parking in the senior parking lot for these games.

Parents and students should also be aware of the new traffic flow on our campus. The North Carolina Department of Transportation has received funding for a stop light for the second entrance to Swansboro High School on Queens Creek Road. We are working on a tutorial to help students and parents understand the new traffic pattern and you can expect to receive this by next Sunday. In the meantime, you should note the new 4 way stop sign and be aware that you can only turn right onto Queens Creek Road while exiting our campus at the first entrance.

Open house will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 12-1 pm or 4-6 pm. Parents and students should note that we have a revised bell schedule for 22-23.

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Performing Arts and International Experiences

Auditions for both the fall production of “A Christmas Carol” and the spring production of “Clue: The Musical” will be on Wednesday, September 14 and Thursday, September 15 from 3:00 to 5:00. For students just interested in auditioning for “A Christmas Carol,” only a monologue will be needed. For students interested in “Clue: The Musical,” a monologue and a song from a Broadway show will be required. You must provide your own music recording that can be played on a laptop. Monologues and the rehearsal calendar for “A Christmas Carol” can be found on the SBHS Theatre Team (join code: uzjk016) Please contact Mr. Laughinghouse with any questions and to sign up for your audition time. The deadline to sign up is September 12th.

Mr. Laughinghouse and Mrs. Hendrix are planning a trip to France, London, and Scotland in June of 2024. An informational meeting for this trip will be held on August 26, at 6:30 in Mr. Laughinghouse’s Cottage, t-185. For more information, please email Mr. Laughinghouse.

22/23 Dates to Note

August 25: Open House 12-1 and 4-6

September 17th - Onslow Marching Band Showcase at Swansboro High School

September 19-23: Start with Hello Week

September 23: Blood Drive

September 24th-Cleveland High Marching Band Competition

October 1: Homecoming

October 1st- Northside High Marching Band Competition

October 12: National Anti-bully Day

October 15th- Wake Forest University (National Competition) Marching Band

October 24th-Corinth Holders Marching Band

October 29th- Havelock High Marching Band

November 5th-Community Showcase (after Veterans Day Parade) Marching Band

December 9: Blood Drive

February 3-4: All County Orchestra

February 15-16: CTE Showcase

February 23: CTE Career Expo

February 24-25: All County Band

February 28: Battle of the Books

March 4: All County Arts

March 13-17: Say Something Week

March 17: Blood Drive

March 20-26: Spring Musical

March 25: CTE Trades Day

April 15: Prom

May 19: Blood Drive

June 1: Say Something Nice Day

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