The Raider Report

All the Great Stuff Going On at Shea High School

Spring, 2014

Something to "Smile" About

Friday, March 21 through Saturday, March 22 The Smile Club attended the annual Smile Challenge program at the University of RI.

Attendees from Shea included the following students and teachers:

Olivia Gomes

Pateince Adegboyega

Karla Argueta

Dilma Goncalves

Adama Jammeh

Elizabeth Olowoporoku

Sthacas Rodney

Malene Correia

Djanira Fortes

Debora Firmino

Aleida Gomes

Nicole Torres

Julian Mercado

Emanuel Olowoporoku

Allan Fernandes

Jonathan Ramos

Ms Blanchard and Mrs. Laroche

Some of the activities students took part in at the SMILE challenge weekend at URI included a tour of the greenhouse, an exercise working with human simulations , and experimenting in a Biotech lab working with DNA. In addition, students participated in a "marshmallow challenge." The goal was to construct the highest tower with a marshmallow on top. Shea High had the highest record-41 inches tall.

Below is a picture of Shea's Smile Club at The University of RI.

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Students Visit Slater Mill

On March 27, Mr. Hewson and Mrs. King took a group of students to visit the Slater Mill here in Pawtucket.
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News from the Art Department

Recently, the following students exhibited their photos and artwork from both the RISD POD (Project Open Door) Photo Club and the Saturday Morning RISD POD.

Patricia Adegboyega

Janti Andrade

Karla Argueta

Rood Athis

Ayzia Aviles

Jada Correia

Paolo de Melo

Andreia DePina

Emily Diaz

Zainab Edina

Angelina Fang

Eusa Fortes

Astrid Gomes (Saturday POD)

Amy Lagunas (Saturday POD)

Te’Lanni Mack

Jenna McWilliams

Kafilat Obasola

Simon Olaoye (currently attending JM Walsh School)

Kritie Pires

Mackenzie Shabazz

Sienna Silva (also in Saturday POD)

Christopher Tavares (Saturday POD)

Mike Tavares (currently attending JM Walsh School)

Theadora Victor-Thorpe.

There was an Opening Reception: Thursday April 3, 5:30 followed by panel discussion at 6:30. In addition The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative (PAC) exhibited artwork from Pawtucket High Schools at The Mill Gallery, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket. It was displayed through April.

Rachel Stern, a photographer from RISD (POD Program) has started Photo Club on Tuesdays. After the first class, she had nothing but positive commendations for our students--she thoroughly enjoyed being here!

Art Club is up and running on Thursdays and Fridays. Since we have some seniors that will be graduating this year, we would welcome more members--if you love art, consider joining!

Below are some photos from Project Open Door (POD) and other events.

Students Visit Lincoln Tech

On March 6, Shea Students spent the day at Lincoln Tech in Lincoln RI, where they were exposed to programs in various fields. They joined a group of Tolman students who also attended that day. All students went on a tour of the campus and were shown the hands on curriculum in areas such as medical technology, computer technology, cosmetology and even massage therapy.

Current students attending Lincoln Tech answered questions and talked about their experiences at this school. After the trip, many of the students commented that this is certainly a place they may consider applying to or even attending.

Shea Sophomore wins Poetry Award

Daniela Barbosa , Shea Sophomore, was recently notified that she won 3rd Place in the "Power of Poetry Contest" sponsored by the organization Power Circle. She has been invited to perform her poem live at As220 in Providence on April 17 at their Open Mic Night. She will be awarded prizes for her work that night. Below is Daniela's Poem called "Dreams Lay On Clouds."

My dreams are my dreams

Where no one believes in you but your soul

My body and my soul shall let our screams

But I know I will achieve this goal

Let those words of hatred float into fire

Put your mind together and lift those shoulders be confident of yourself first

Just imagine you're sitting up in the clouds and reaching higher and higher

Let those worries to the side, it could be worse

Congratulations to Daniela from the entire Shea family!!! Below is a photo of the award winning poet!

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Paulo DeMelo, Shea Students, Awarded Citation from Governor

On February 7, Paulo DeMelo, Shea student, was awarded a citation from Governor Chafee in recognition of his participation in the RI School Of Design's Project Open Door and the 2014 Youth Art Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery.

The Shea Family wishes Paulo continued success! Below is a photo of Paulo, this year's citation recipient.

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Grade 9 Students of the Month

College Acceptances!

The following is a list of some of the colleges that our seniors have been accepted to for this Fall. This month our seniors have big decisions to make and we wish them well and congratulate them.

RIC* Boston University *Johnson & Wales University *Salve Regina

CCRI *Newbury *Curry College *UConn *Gordon College

URI *Roger Williams *Dean College *Lyndon State

Regis College *Washington College *New England College * Northeastern

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Tickets for the Junior/Senior Prom, to be held on Saturday, May 17, are now on sale. The ticket price is $70 until April 30 and $80 after this. Tickets will be sold until May 7. This year's prom will be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA. Tickets may be purchased from the following teachers:

Juniors- Mr. Wilk or Mrs. Mendillo

Seniors- Mrs. Finklestein or Mrs. Sampalis

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Freshman Ice Cream Social

On Tuesday, April 16, Freshmen students who achieved success on their progress reports were rewarded with an Ice Cream Party!
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The Teaching and Learning SIT team recently kicked off the "WOW" program. WOW stands for the "Word of the Week." To celebrate words, on Monday, April 28, faculty members dressed as adjectives. Students had to "hypothesize" what word they represented. Each week, the SIT team will feature a new word to be used in classes.
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Mr. Pimental, Literacy Lead Teacher, is "injured." We hope you are feeling "better" soon Mr. P!


Shea Fashion Show- Thursday, May 1

Jr./Sr. Prom- Saturday, May 17

Honor's Night- Thursday, May 28

Graduation- Monday, June 9


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Shea HIgh School Library Link is here!!

Click the link below to view library hours, resources, "Check it Out" (new book selections to the library), Author's Guild (link to popular authors), Just for Fun (Fun vocab activities, typing/keyboard practice games), Information Literacy (who, what, why and hows of information literacy), Library Catalog of Books and more, AASL 21st Century learner Standards, Reader's Advisory (monthly book recommendations), and Homework Help /Resources.