SHS Spartan News

September 9, 2019

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Scituate High School Open House Thursday!

Scituate High School extends a cordial invitation to all parents/guardians to attend our Annual Open House on Thursday, September 12, 2019. The evening is an opportunity for families to visit the school, to meet Administration and your teenager’s teachers. Most importantly, we welcome families to continue the partnership with school and home.

A blank schedule is attached to this notice. Please have your teenager provide the requested information (Room #, Subject, and Teacher). Parents / Guardians will follow Monday's order of periods and attend abbreviated classes. Since Period 7 does not meet on Monday, please report to Tuesday's Period 7. Scituate Senior Class Mentors will be available to assist with room locations. Parents of seniors should also plan on attending a brief senior project presentation at 7:45 PM.

The Scituate High School Community looks forward to meeting with you!

As always, thank you for your continued support in your child's education.

A Letter to Parents from RI Commissioner of Education

From Our Artists

From Ms. Feldman’s class:

Did you know that Miura-0ri, a specific fold/crease made in Origami, was used to unpack a solar panel for a spacecraft? Yup, it’s true! Scientists, Mathematicians, Engineers and even Clothing Designers, aka ARTISTS are studying and using folding patterns such as Miura-Ori to solve complex problems. Next week we’re going to learn a little more about a physicist and master Origami artist, Robert J.Lang. In the meantime, students are completing some Origami and testing their folding skills.

Below, Alexandra Iaciofano is getting a head start on her homework!

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

This week in Ms. Donahue's 6th grade Agriculture class, students harvested 18.9 pounds of squash, peppers, and eggplant from the FFA garden. All produce was donated to the food pantry at Trinity Church on Danielson Pike! Trinity Church also runs a thrift store and they are looking for donations of gently used coats and clothing in preparation for the cold winter months. Please consider donating if you can!

The garden was planted and maintained by members of Scituate High School's Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter. The first FFA chapter meeting will be held this Thursday from 2:18-3:18 in room 152. All students interested in learning more about FFA are encouraged to attend.

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From Our Scientists

Students in Physical/Earth Science Honors created golf ball catchers as a way to practice the scientific method. Using just 12 straws and 18 inches of masking tape, teams made devices that would sit on the floor and catch a golf ball dropped from two meters. All of the initial designs failed, but having observed the causes, students refined their designs to achieve success. This is yet another example of how Scituate High School students "learn by doing" and practice 21st century collaboration skills.

Academy of Biomedical Science

Students enrolled in Human Body Systems (CTE Biomedical Pathway) investigate three muscles of the head and their roll in establishing our physical identity while learning how to include the use of modeling clay on their Manikens. Students also investigate "identity" at the microscopic level examining, sketching and describing muscles, bones and adipose tissue.

Homework Club Begins

Homework Club is available for students in grades 9-12 beginning this week. On Wednesdays, Mrs. Dailey is available in room 105; on Thursdays, Mr. Bagley is available in room 216. Students may come to homework club for a quiet place to work or receive academic support in various subjects from 2:25- 3:15. Students are expected to sign in and remain in Homework Club until a ride arrives or until 3:15 at which time students will be dismissed to the late buses. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Dailey or Mr. Bagley.

From Social Sciences

Mr. Pepperd has secured a $300 grant for the high school to purchase materials for his Early Enrollment Perspectives of East Asia class. The money comes to Scituate as a result of Mr. Pepperd's participation in a week long intensive Teaching East Asian Literature Workshop at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN this past July. As one of the few history teachers among the 18 participants from across the country. Mr. Pepperd created a lesson that will be part of an upcoming curriculum unit published by Indiana University's East Asian Studies Center, in cooperation with the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia.

Middle East

Wyatt Laprade is a Scituate graduate who recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan. He discussed his experiences in the armed services with “Current Middle East Conflicts” students. Everyone was enthralled with his expertise and unique experiences.

US History

Students in Ms. Grundt’s USI class working hard on analyzing the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation

School Counseling

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Important for Juniors! PSAT October 16th

Attention Juniors—

The PSAT/NMSQT exam will be given at Scituate High School on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. This is an opportunity for students to take a practice SAT test, which is identical in format to the SAT test used for college admissions. The Preliminary SAT (PSAT) is designed to better prepare students for the SAT, and provide an opportunity for students to be exposed to the format, content, structure, and scoring of the assessment.

The October PSAT also serves as the Qualifying Test for the National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition program which provides scholarship money, national recognition, and merit rewards to students in their junior year of high school. The program is highly regarded by colleges and universities, and provides students with invaluable opportunities. Students are only eligible for the National Merit Scholarship if they take the PSAT in October of their junior year.

Scituate High School will administer the PSAT/NMSQT to juniors on October 16th. The cost will be $20 per student, which covers the exam, administration fees, scoring, and access to the score portal, allowing students to work digitally to improve their scores for the SAT. Any interested juniors should sign up for the PSAT in guidance. Payment must be received by October 4th. If you need financial assistance to support your student taking this exam, please contact guidance. Sign ups will be first come first serve.

We strongly urge all college-bound juniors to take advantage of this opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact SHS School Counseling at 401-647-4108.

Scituate Robotics Looking for Help!

The SHS and SMS Robotics Clubs are looking for mentors to help guide our young engineers. Teams meet on Mondays, 2:30 - 5:00. Volunteers must complete a background check. Interested folks are asked to contact our STEAM Coordinator, Shannon Donovan:

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Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Please contact the high school office with any free and reduced lunch application questions. A reminder that if students received free or reduced lunch last year, they still need to complete the application and bring it to the high school office. Hard copies will be available at the school!


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Lunch Menus and Schedule

Student Parking

Parking passes will be available for pickup in Ms. Caparco's office starting Thursday, September 5. Students have received an email with a google form to complete in order to be eligible to receive a parking pass. A link is also provided below. *Please note: an image of registration and student license is required. If there is any trouble uploading these images into the google form, feel free to bring a copy of these to Ms. Caparco to supplement this part.

Meeting for Early Enrollment Students

All students who are participating in an Early Enrollment course will attend a meeting on Thursday, September 19th at 9:50 AM. in the High School cafeteria. A representative from RIC will be here to talk with students about college credits

Official School Committee Meeting Dates

Reminder- Senior Pictures

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Special Education Advisory Committee

The first Special Education Local Advisory Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Northwest Special Education Region, 23a Theodore Foster Drive, North Scituate, RI. If you plan to attend, please call 647-4106. Proposed meeting dates for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year are December 4, February 12, and May 6.

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North Scituate Library Help Needed

You may be familiar with the library’s annual book sale that takes place during the art festival. We will be looking for volunteers to help us move books. We’re storing bins of books in a storage facility in Johnston, and will be looking for helpers to load them into their vehicles and transport them back to the library on the Friday of the long weekend. Students who would like to volunteer should call the library 401-647-5133 or email

What's Happening on Social Media?

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! @SpartanPrideRI

And... follow our CTE Program on Facebook @SprtanCTE

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Spartan Athletics

From Mr. Gelsomino: Now that games have begun at Caito field please keep in mind that Scituate Athletics will be charging a fee for admissions to all home games. As always Scituate High School students will be FREE. Almost all schools across the state charge for admission. These charges help defray some of the costs associated with operating these games. If you feel you need further clarification please contact to set up a meeting to explain the associated costs. Thank you for your support!
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Scituate High School utilizes the rSchoolToday application for scheduling of all SHS athletic events. The schedules are available using a mobile app on either the Android or Apple operating system.

Once downloaded please follow the set up and you should be ready to support our student-athletes!


Want to know when your child's game has changed?? If so , please click on the following link,

Select Notify me

Rules for Caito Field

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Progress on the Main Gym Floor!

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From Scituate Athletic Booster's Club

Our Athletic Director is looking for portable tower lights in order to host a few night football and soccer games. Anybody with information on how to get/rent some portable tower lights, please contact Sal Gelsomino at:

Let GO Spartans!!

Soccer on Caito

It was a fantastic afternoon, which featured the 1st regular season matchup at the New Caito Field. Boys soccer was victorious vs. Paul Cuffy 7 - 1!!

Great days from Shane Langton (2G, 2A), Ryan Elias (2G, 1A) and Mitch Vernava (1G, 1A). Other Goals scored by Dillon Langton and Nick Pullano.

Joe Angelino with 5 saves in the win, and the Scituate Cheerleaders completed an awesome halftime routine!!

Way to GO Spartans!!

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Buy a Brick!

Are you thinking of purchasing a brick but need a few ideas of who and what to commemorate? How about honoring a past or present student, friend or family member, coach or teacher, or memorializing a family pet?
The deadline to purchase is October 31. For questions or more suggestions, contact Boosters or visit the purchasing website attached:
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Art Festival Help

CALLING ALL SPARTANS! Parent & student volunteers are needed at the Booster booth during the Scituate Art Festival! Shifts are short, we have a great time, and students earn community service hours!

See you there! 👊🏻

Sportsmanship Guidelines From RIIL

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The Scituate School Department has released an updated non-discrimination policy. Please note that our Scituate High School 2018-2019 student and parent handbook was printed before the new statement was released. Therefore, the non-discrimination policy in this year's handbook is out of date. The current policy with updates is as follows:

The Scituate School Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, national origin, color, creed, political affiliation or disability in any of its educational programs and activities, and in employment and application for employment, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and other federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Equal Employment Officer, P.O. Box 188, North Scituate, Rhode Island 02857, Telephone: (401) 647-4100; Email: You may also direct inquiries directly to: Office for Civil Rights (Boston Office), U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, Telephone: (617) 289-0111; Facsimile: (617) 289-0150; Email: If you require an accommodation to attend a meeting or program at a school, call the Equal Employment Officer at least two business days in advance of the meeting or program.

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