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Welcome!

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!

Seekonk High School's two clubs named Students Practicing Equality and Kindness (S.P.E.A.K.) and the Student Council's Executive Board in conjunction with Town Square Partners are running a Hurricane Relief Drive to assist those who have suffered the effects of the hurricanes in Texas and Florida. This is a great opportunity for Seekonk to model the value of service to those in need. There have been two 53' trailers donated to this cause along with the packaging and shipping of the materials collected! All we have to do is fill them. Check out the flyer below for details and then let's all work together and show them just how much Seekonk can do when the need arises!
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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!

Thank you,

Mrs. Abbott & Mrs. Zarzycki,

Class of 2018 Co-Advisors

college presentations are beginning!

We have started to book college presentations. Their is a wide selection of colleges this year. The college recruiter will meet with students in the guidance office to present information on their college. There is time for the students to ask questions. There will be a list on the bulletin board outside of guidance. Here is a recent copy as well. More colleges will be scheduling presentations, so check the board on a regular basis. Seniors are allowed to attend six presentations and juniors can attend only three. This is a great way to check out colleges you might not have thought about. Sign up is in the guidance office.

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.


Please fill out this brief form to indicate your interest and someone will be in touch to follow up with you as soon as possible.


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.


Class of 2018 Yearbook Information

Senior Information Sheet

Ads for Grads

Notary

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!
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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."
https://youtu.be/77I6Wbhu9yY
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Dr. Jones

Genuine Service

We had a week that appeared to focus on information, service, and engagement at Seekonk High School this week! A few highlights:


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.

https://youtu.be/V_Jp0iU3lgg

around school...

Mr. Mello ran an experiment with his Honors Chemistry students. This activity that introduced students to safety considerations, math skills, and a few of the common lab tools (balances and bunsen burners) they will be using throughout the year. They did this by comparing two brands of popcorn in terms of the water content of the kernels. By recording the mass of the kernels before and after popping, students could account for the water content and calculate the percentage.
https://youtu.be/86Pzfro2-3U
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 my relatively new blog for updates and posts about character and educational (mostly) issues/topics/resources.
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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/


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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.

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art - Miss Jones

Full S.T.E.A.M ahead!

Ceramics 1 students work collaboratively in a group challenge while learning about successfully building a shared structure. Become a creative problem-solver, take a fine art course!

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!
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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.
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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.


sports shorts!

The Lady Warriors helped Dr. Jones out a lot this past week by defeating Dighton-Rehoboth 2-1. He had a bet with the other Principal that the loser had to wear the winner's jersey in school the next day! Needless to say...Dr. Jones was in his suit!
https://youtu.be/sf3l3W7vCYw

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Seekonk High School's two groups named Students Practicing Equality and Kindness (S.P.E.A.K.) and Executive Board of the School Council, in conjunction with Town Square Partners are holding a week long drive to collect desperately needed supplies for those affected by the hurricanes in Texas and Florida. Our students are working hard to exemplify the value of service. Please take the time, model that the greatest act is that of helping another human in need, and donate to this drive. We have two 53' trailers that have been donated along with the packaging and delivery of everything we collect. Now let's show them what Seekonk can do and fill those trailers! See the flyer below for details.