Charger Report

Spotswood High School Parent Newsletter June 2022

This Month's Events

Thursday, June 2 - Senior Awards Night (6:30pm)

Tuesday, June 7 - Music Club Concert (6:30pm)

Wednesday, June 8 - Spring Sports Awards (6:30pm)

Thursday, June 9 - Drama Banquet (6:30pm)

Friday, June 10 - Senior Walk (10am)

Saturday, June 11 - SEF Casino Night (6pm, Helmetta Community Center)

Wednesday, June 15 - Friday, June 17 - Senior Week Activities

Thursday, June 16 - Class Elections

Monday, June 20 & Tuesday, June 21 - Early Dismissal

Tuesday, June 21 - Graduation (6pm)

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May & June Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our May Student of the Month, Owen Hahner, and our June Student of the Month, Timothy Smith!
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Art Show Students Show Off Talents & Give Back!

Check out the fantastic work that was showcased at this year's Art Show!


Congratulations to all our artists that participated in this past month's Art Show! The art department is especially proud of our senior AP students : Krishna Craig, Kayla DeFazio, Alison Forsell, Allie He, Gianna Perez, and Molli Smith.


Thank you to all of Spotswood High School's student body for being excellent visitors to our 2021-22 Art Show. It was so nice to hear all of the positive comments and witness excellent and respectful behavior. Thank you!


We are also pleased to announce that the give back project of the HOPE canvases was able to raise over $460 for Family Promise in one night!!! Family Promise is the nation's leading organization working to prevent and end family homelessness. Our top canvases winners receiving the most donations were in 3rd place: Sam Nason 10th grade, 2nd place: Ava Williams-12th grade, and 1st place: Isabella Sanabria-12 grade! Way to go! It feels good to give back doing what we love, making art!


Thank you to Mrs. Collins, Ms. Bartel, and Mr. Schwartz for all your work organizing the Art Show!

NHS Hosts PowderPuff Football

This year's National Honor Society organized a PowderPuff Football Game with all proceeds going to Heart to Heart International, a global humanitarian organization with a mission of seeking to improve healthcare access in the U.S. and around the world by ensuring quality care is provided equitably in medically under-resourced communities and in disaster situations.


Well done to all the players, cheerleaders, coaches, officials, and most of all, our NHS officers & advisors who organized!

Yearbook Updates

JUNIOR CLASS - IT'S TIME FOR YOUR SENIOR PORTRAITS!

Senior Photo days for the graduating class of 2023 will take place in the media center 2 PM to 8 PM from June 13 to June 17. Each student will receive a card in the mail to their home address detailing how to sign up for their photo session as well as package options.


YEARBOOK ORDERING:

At this time all Yearbook orders are cash only. Yearbook's current sale price is $75. Yearbooks may be purchased through Mrs. Furman or Mrs. Bergman.

Cheer Tryouts Are Coming!

Tryouts for Fall Cheerleading will be held on June 15, 16, 17. Physical forms must be submitted by June 3. Those interested should see Ms. Snook and consult the Fall Cheer Tryout Packet for more information.

Go Chargers!

Class Elections June 16!

Class of 2023, 2024, & 2025!


If your child is interested in running for class council, elections are coming up!!!

There is a MANDATORY meeting for all potential candidates, this Friday, June 3 at 2:15pm in the Media Center.

Parking Lot Safety Reminders


Please be aware that speed humps have been installed throughout our High School/Middle School campus to best ensure the safety of all pedestrians on our property. All speed humps are clearly painted with diagonal lines in fluorescent yellow paint. As they are designed to reduce the speed of vehicles on campus, please remain alert and DRIVE SLOW.



Parents, please be aware that morning drop off for students takes place in the front of the building, on Charger Way. There is no morning drop off in the back or side of the building, including in the bus lot between the back and side of the building.


Recently, parents have been coming in through the back, parking in spaces in the "Senior Lot" or idling for extended periods of time and then dropping off. This creates crowding and a dangerous traffic flow when combined with our student drivers trying to park and get to class on time.

Upcoming Fundraisers

  • Father's Day Raffle by Project Senior Week (5/30/22 - 6/17/22)
  • Sports Sideline Sales by SHS Athletics (ongoing from 5/31)
  • Reusable Bags by DECA (ongoing from 5/13)
  • Struck By a Charger by Project Senior Week (Ongoing to 6/1/22)

Monitoring Grades & Eligibility

We encourage all parents to monitor their child's grades via Genesis. Additionally, teachers, counselors, and administration will reach out regularly with any concerns we have regarding their progress.


MARKING PERIOD 4:

Students are NOT ELIGIBLE for extracurricular activities, including athletics, if they have 2 or more failing grades (includes WF, I, & NC) until the following marking period. This includes full year, semester, and marking period courses such as health. This applies to BOTH marking period 4 and end of year grades, in which case the student's ineligibility carries over to the first marking period of the following school year. If at the end of that marking period, they have less than 2 failing grades they would then become eligible.

Middle States Accreditation

One of the exciting initiatives SHS will be working on this school year is achieving our Middle States Accreditation. Reaching this goal will be recognition both of the excellent education that students receive at Spotswood High School along with acknowledgment of our culture of continuous improvement. Only 69 non-magnet public schools in the state have this accreditation, so this achievement will put us in the top tier of schools state-wide!


Each month, we will provide you with a brief update on where we are in the process. As always if you are interested in getting involved in the process, please do not hesitate to reach out!


This Month's Update: We are taking a "deep dive" into our school by creating our Self-Study Document. This means looking at our course offerings, extracurricular involvement, finances, student services, and so much more! We'll use this information to craft several goals that our school wants to work towards.

Athletics Info

For athletics information, including eligibility guidelines, physical packets, and updated schedules, please see the Athletics Website.