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Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!


January 5, 2018 - Volume 3 - ISSUE 17

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!

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important dates

January 10 -

Mrs. Hellmold’s Modern Drama students' scene night at 7:00 P.M. in the Seekonk High School Auditorium.

January 10 - The Polished program is offering free dental cleanings. See the "Nurse" section for details.

January 15 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17 - January 22, 2018: Midterm Exams

January 20 - English Advanced Placement review session at SHS (8AM-12PM)

January 27 - Math Advanced Placement review session at New Bedford high School (8AM-12PM)

February 16 - Early Release (11:25AM)

February 19 - 23 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

March 3 - Math Advanced Placement review session at SHS (8AM-12PM)

March 3 - Science Advanced Placement review session at SHS (8AM-12PM)

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

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Opportunities Fair – Registrations now being accepted

The Attleboro School to Career Partnership is once again holding its Opportunities Fair for students who are looking for alternatives to a 4-year college. The Opportunities Fair is designed to allow Juniors and Seniors to explore post-secondary options such as full-time jobs, part-time jobs, vocational training programs, internships, and volunteer work. The Fair will take place at Attleboro High School on Wed, Feb. 28 8:30 am to 10 am. A bus will be provided to and from Seekonk High School for the event. Anyone interested, please see Laura Calverley in Rm. 447 to pick up a Field Trip Request Form.

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around town

Taste of The Towns is here again!

Kiwanis Club of Greater Seekonk is sponsoring their 22nd Taste of the Towns on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Grand Rose Ballroom in the Clarion Inn, 940 Fall River Avenue (route 114A), Seekonk.

Restaurants offering samples of their menus include: Applebee's, Bone Yard Barbeque,

Buffalo Wings, Chick-fil-A, Clarion Inn, Country Kitchen, Davenport's, Ds'Lectables, Honey Dew Donuts, Lemon & Oil, Longhorn Steakhouse, Old Grist Mill, Sullivan's Publick House, Toti's, Tropical Smoothies, Wharf Tavern and Young's Catering. The Dublin Rose Sports Bar will offer Wine and Beer Tasting. There will be raffles of gifts from the various vendors and local businesses and a 50/50 raffle.

We would like to thank our GOLD SPONSOR Herb Chambers of Seekonk for his generous support. Also, thanks go to our SILVER SPONSORS: Angell Street Dental, Blu-Sky Real Estate, Frank Casarella DMD, Lisa Daft DMD and Associates, Michael Gross Chiropractic, Beverly Haley, Horizon Beverage Group, State Representative Steve S. Howitt, Lynn Kent Certified Medium, and David & Lisa Spencer Atlantic Paper Company.

Tickets are $30 and are available from Beverly Della Grotta at 401-749-4841 or, Bev Hart at 508-336-9352 or, or the town clerk's office at 508-336-2921.

Kiwanis is a world-wide organization dedicated to helping children and their communities. For questions or information call Bev Hart.


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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Dr. Jones

Weekly video message...

It's the little things that matter. We often get caught up in the idea of just getting things done rather than focusing on the details. While this practice will make a quicker "to do" list, it doesn't necessarily make an easier or shorter one. How one acts on a daily basis, completing the details of life, indicates how they will act in the larger moments.

Focus on the little things and the big things either work themselves out or are much easier to deal with. Remember that the sum of our success is not is not large step, but the culmination of many small moments.

Around School

There was not much "around School" this week as we just got used to arriving and then weathered another storm. Here is the school cancellation notice from Friday. Remember that I have all the "Sports Shorts", "Around School", and "Video Messages" posted on You Tube. Take the time to subscribe (just push the button while watching) so you receive them each time the are released!
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 blog for updates and posts about character and educational (mostly) issues/topics/resources.
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guidance - Mrs. Whatley

There are approximately six school days until midterm exams. Teachers will be letting students know when the last day will be to complete work for the second quarter as well as providing study guides for the midterms. Midterms are tentatively scheduled for January 17th-19th and then on the 22nd. A reminder that parents must document any absences for students during midterm exams in order to receive a make-up for midterms.

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Assistant Principal - Kevin Aguiar

Positive Behavior Committee

The following students were chosen by our staff

for exemplifying the theme for December! Congratulations!

Let's continue to do well in January.


Olivia Pagano

Nicole Silva

Victoria Cabral

Abigail Lafleur

Tayla Handy

Brooke Parks

Caidynce Lariviere

Ryleigh Smith

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Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) Week - Jan. 8-11!

The “Year of DEAR” continues as Seekonk High students are encouraged to discover the joy of reading through Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) time. During the first 10 minutes of each day next week, students and teachers are invited to start off the day with a good book or magazine.

Every participating reader can enter to win a $5 Dunkin' Donuts Gift card! One gift card will be given away each month and winners will be announced on the final day of each DEAR Week.

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ceramics - miss jones

Ceramics students are wrapping up their projects for the end of the semester.

Ceramics II students glaze their largest project to date while ceramics I students begin construction on their ceramic houses.

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College and Career readiness - Mrs. Fitzgerald

Local Professionals Needed to Help Guide Students' Career Exploration!

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.

We welcome professionals from all fields to come forward; currently, however, we have three specific areas in which students would like to make contact. We are looking for a social worker and an engineer. If you or anyone you know works in one of those areas and are willing to help a student investigate career paths, please reach out to Mrs. Calverley, Career Specialist, at 508-336-7272, xt.62447.

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

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Nurse - Mrs. Rok

The Polished Program will be offering free dental cleanings during the school day on January 10th. If you are interested in having your child participate, please have him/her pick up form in nurse’s office.

Pat Rok: My hours are 7:15 AM to 2PM. My phone number is (508) 336-7272 ext. 62119.

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athletics - Mr. crippen

Special congratulations to the Warrior girls’ shotput team of Cameron Garabian, Ashley Wyrostek and Kathleen Santos who took first place and set a new meet record at the South Coast Conference Relays at New Bedford Voke last Saturday with a combined distance of 99 feet. Also finishing in first place for the Seekonk girls were the 4x800 relay team of Abigail Tenreiro, Hannah Bradbury, Julia Rickard and Sarah Mallon and the distance medley team comprised of Vanessa Jacome, Bradbury, Rickard and Tenreiro. The Seekonk boys received first-place finishes from both the distance medley team of Roth Santos, Jake Gausland, Brandon Gomes and Andrew Cabral and the 4x800 team of Gomes, Santos, Jacob Klang and Cabral. Both the Girls and Boys Seekonk Indoor teams finished first in the Gold Division of the meet.

At the Boston Holiday Challenge last Wednesday, Cameron Garabian won the shot put and Ashleigh Wyrostek came in 5th, while Abby Tenreiro finished sixth in the 2 mile. Tuesday night, the girls dropped to 5-2 losing a tri meet to Apponequet and ORR despite some outstanding performances. Abby Tenreiro won the 2 mile and came in 2nd in the 1000, Cammy Garabian won the shot put and Julia Rickard, Ashleigh Wyrostek and Allison Houle turned in fine finishes.

The Seekonk High girls’ swim team upped their record to 2 wins and 1 loss scored defeating Bishop Stang High 95-85 Tuesday at Mayers Natatorium. Emily Rieben won the 100 backstroke and took second in the 200 individual medley. Lauren Shanahan took second place in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke, while Natalie Kach captured second place in both the 200 and 500 freestyle for the Lady Warriors. Erin Broadmeadow, Liza Gagnon and Lyla Carvalho also won for Seekonk.

Also on Tuesday, the Seekonk High boys’ swim team fell to 1-2 on the young season at the hands of Bishop Stang 82-58. Rob Strycharz won the 200 individual medley with a time qualifying him for the MIAA State Meet, while taking second place in the 500 freestyle. Tom Ciolfi took a pair of third-place finishes for the Warriors, while Blake Anderson and Mike Nadeau delivered first place finishes.

The Seekonk Boys Basketball team delivered a key conference victory Wednesday night on the road defeating Bourne High School 54-47 and evening their record at 3 wins and 3 losses. The Warriors used strong inside play from Ryan Riordan and Jacob Beard and timely free throw shooting from Terry Smith and James Jackson to deliver the victory. Beard and Jackson led the Warriors with 12 points each. Seekonk will host Somerset-Berkley this Friday.

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