SHS Warrior Call
Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!
September 15, 2017 - Volume 3 - ISSUE 3
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!
hurricane relief drive!
September 21, 2017: First Book Club meeting after school in the Library
October 3, 2017: 1st Term Progress Reports
October 6, 2017: Early Release for students at 11:25AM
October 11, 2017: PSAT testing at Seekonk High School
November 6, 2017: 1st Term Grades
November 16, 2017: Parent/Teacher Conferences
December 2, 2017: Senior Supper at the Squantum Association
May 11, 2018: Junior/Senior Prom at the Newport Marriot
May 30 2018: Senior Class Night at 7:00PM
June 1, 2018: Graduation at 6:30PM
Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors!
Senior Package forms have been handed out to Seniors.
Forms and payment are due no later than Friday, October 27th!
Mrs. Abbott & Mrs. Zarzycki,
Class of 2018 Co-Advisors
college presentations are beginning!
Calling all local businesses!
Can you help a student make more informed choices about their career and college plans? Consider volunteering to be a job shadow host and/or the subject of an informational interview. We will put your name on a list of possible contacts for students interested in doing in depth career exploration.
FYI: Job shadow hosts allow a student to visit you at your place of business to get a first-hand look at the job and have time to ask questions and get expert advice. Informational Interviewees would come to Seekonk High School to meet with a student or small group of students who are interested in knowing more about your line of work. There is no minimum time commitment in either role--this is done at your convenience.
Anyone wishing to be on the list must consent to a CORI (background) check, which can be processed at the Main Office.
Feel free to spread the word to your friends, neighbors, and SHS alumni.
Questions? Please contact Janet Fitzgerald, Transition Coordinator, 508-336-7272, ext. 62459
CLASS OF 2018 Reflections Yearbook
As the Class of 2018 begins their final year of high school, the SHS yearbook staff is working on creating an awesome yearbook that includes photos of all students throughout the school and a special senior section. In order to have memories that will last a lifetime, we need your help!
Please click on the links below for all the forms that need to be filled out no later than the dates listed, as well as pictures that should be sent in, to be included in the 2018 yearbook.
Questions? Contact: Shaelyn Fiske, Rachel Pion, or Connor Pozzi, 2018 Yearbook Editors, OR advisor Deanna Marinucci.
Ty Wheeler sends a powerful message!
Students were given an assignment in English class in which they had to answer the course's essential question of "What is America to Me?" They could use any type of medium to express their viewpoint. I would go on to explain, but once you read Ty's words below and watch the video he created, you will understand why he is in the "Awards and Accolades" section of the newsletter this week.
As stated by Ty; "I created this video based on some of the ideas I have of what America is to me. It discusses how in this country anything is possible with enough hard work and dedication. Hard work is the only thing between you and anything you wish to achieve in life. Whether you want to work hard or not is what determines your fate, and nothing else."
Open House: First, I want to thank everyone who was part of this event. The parents for taking the time out of their schedules to attend; the students for running raffles and fundraisers; the teachers for running through a full schedule after doing most of that during the day; and finally Mrs. Colleen O'Halloran for opening the school store.
Hurricane Relief Drive: I am sure you saw the flyer earlier in this newsletter. The most impressive part of this is how fast the students have jumped into action to help others. I could not be more proud of their willingness (even eagerness) to serve others in their time of need. Service is an important aspect of my belief system. I recently wrote a blog post about it.
Student Video: Please take the time to look at the video by Ty Wheeler earlier in the newsletter. It is fantastic and a testament to the abilities of our students when they are engaged and able to express their understanding in a way that works for them.
Guidance - Mrs. Whatley
Parents of grade 9 students. We had several requests for information on accessing the Parentportal at Open House. If you activated your student's account while they were at HMS you can use the same login user name and password that you used for the middle school. Parents who do not have an active account received an email at the start of the year with directions on how to activate the account. If you did not receive an email, either you already have an active account or we do not have your correct email address. You can contact Mrs. Whatley for help if you are having trouble accessing your parent Plusportal account.
Bristol Community College is hosting Fall 2017 Campus Tours and Information Sessions. This is a great opportunity for students considering Bristol Community College for Fall 2018 to learn more about all that BCC has to offer inside and outside the classroom. The Attleboro campus will be hosting events at 6:30 PM on the following dates:
- September 21
- October 26
- November 16
- December 11
For more details (including dates at other BCC locations) and to register for an event, please visit http://www.bristolcc.edu/students/admissions/campustoursandinformationsessions/
Assistant Principal - Mr. Aguiar
Reminder: Extra Help Available After School
Teachers are available two days per week to assist students. It is highly recommended that students take advantage of this great opportunity to stay on track with their courses.
Extra Help / Sports Policy
Academic extra help is offered after school and sports begin practices at 2:30pm. Students should not be in the building after 3:00 p.m. without a valid extracurricular or academic reason. No supervision is available for students after 3:00 p.m. Students waiting for a ride home at the end of the day must wait in the lobby next to the main office.
art - Miss Jones
Full S.T.E.A.M ahead!
Does Your Student Know About the SHS Book Club?!?
It’s true! Seekonk High has a monthly book club that is open to all SHS students who like to read current young adult fiction and talk about it in a friendly, casual environment.
Our first meeting is Thursday, Sept. 21 and we are talking about Shift by Jennifer Bradbury, the SHS all-school summer read. Encourage your student to join or contact Mrs. Larson in the library to find out more!
Nurse - Mrs. Rok
Welcome back! This school year is off to a good start with many physicals submitted for sports or grade 10 students. Please keep them coming!
Please bring in all Epi-pens and inhalers with the required paperwork as soon as possible. Students at Seekonk High School are permitted to carry the Epi-pens or inhalers after reviewing self-administration with me.
My hours are 7:15 - 2:05 and may be reached by email or by phone. My phone extension has changed to extension 62119.
athletics - Mr. crippen
The Seekonk Field Hockey team started their defense of the South Coast Conference Championship last Friday defeating Dighton Rehoboth 3-2 on the road. Senior Nicole Silva scored two goals and fellow Senior Liza Gagnon scored the other while Zoe Jennings made 8 big stops in the net for the 1-0 Warriors who will battle the powerful Blue Raiders of Somerset today in a road contest.
Congratulations to the Seekonk Boys and Girls Cross Country teams on their opening day victories over Apponequet and Somerset High Schools at a tri-meet here at Seekonk Tuesday afternoon. Both teams won in convincing fashion behind the fine running of Abigail Tenreiro, Hannah Bradbury, Vanessa Jacome, Sara Mallon, Mia DiBiase, Julia Rickard and Delia Rancourt, and on the boys side Roth Santos, Andrew Cabral, Henry Jordan, Brandon Gomes, Hunter Studley, Jake Gausland, Josh Valente, Tyler Gomes and Marcus Hoskins.
The Seekonk Boys Soccer team is off and flying this early season and now sit atop the South Coast Conference with a 3-0 record. Monday afternoon the boys took to the road and knocked off last year’s conference Champ Bourne High School 1-0 on a tremendous goal from Isaac Santos off a 50-yard free kick from Senior Captain Rony Morales. Wednesday down at Cole Street the Warriors shut out Somerset High School 3-0 with Luke Robitaille registering the shut out. Jared Cabral, Evan Pacheco and Matt Alvarez were goal scorers while Rony Morales had two assists and Shawn Pichardo had one. The Boys will be travelling to Apponequet today.
The Seekonk Volleyball team dropped a 3-0 match to Somerset in a road game Wednesday. Sabrina Russell and Danielle Clarke led the Warriors in kills and Katie Roslonek and Olivia Klegraefe had the most assists. The Volleyball team will host Durfee High School this evening on Fan Appreciation Night. Everyone will be admitted free to this contest.
It has been a busy week for the Lady Warrior Soccer team. Monday the girls opened their season with a dominating 6-0 win at home over Bourne. Trinity Cloud and Charlotte Drainville scored three goals a piece in the match. Wednesday afternoon the team travelled to Somerset and fell 3-1 with Morgan Halpin scoring the lone Warrior goal. The girls will travel to Dighton-Rehoboth this afternoon.
The Seekonk Golf team defeated Wareham High School yesterday 95-49 in a home match and have now won two in a row after the narrow 98-97 victory Wednesday over Somerset. Senior Captain Ben Brady has played consistent golf along with fellow Captain Ryan Sheahan. Connor Dowty, Ethan Santos, Jacob Costa, Erin Broadmeadow and Jack Tortalani make up the rest of Coach Petrucci’s 2-3 Golf squad.
Finally Coach Crawford’s 0-1 Seekonk Football team will open conference play at home tonight at 7 hosting the 1-0 Fairhaven Blue Devils.
The Seekonk Public Schools strives to provide a safe, respectful, and supportive learning environment in which all students can thrive and succeed in its schools. The Seekonk Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation and ensures that all students have equal rights of access and equal enjoyment of the opportunities, advantages, privileges, and courses of study.