SHS Warrior Call
Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!
October 6, 2017 - Volume 3 - ISSUE 6
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!
October 11, 2017: PSAT testing at Seekonk High School
October 14, 2017: The SHS Cheerleaders are holding a fundraiser at Papa Ginos to support their team. Be sure to visit the Papa Gino's on 80 Highland Avenue in East Providence anytime between 12PM and 5PM to donate. You must present this flyer when you order.
November 6, 2017: 1st Term Grades
November 16, 2017: Parent/Teacher Conferences
December 2, 2017: Senior Supper at the Squantum Association
January 12 - January 18, 2018: Midterm Exams
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
Bus Passes have been distributed!
Students who are approved riders at Seekonk High School have had the opportunity to pick up their buss passes. They were distributed during lunch. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jones if for any reason you have not received a buss pass and/or have any questions.
Approved riders are students that turned in their registration and paid the applicable fee to Central Administration' Transportation Office. October 16, 2017 is the deadline for students who have not received a pass to resolve issues. After this date (10/16/17), students without a bus pass will not be allowed on a bus.
Bus drivers have sign in sheets for students without a pass (lost, forgot, etc.). the sheets are then turned into my office to decide if the student forgot the pass/lost the pass or should not be on the bus.
Lost passes, will come with a $5 reissue fee. Bus passes must always be shown when boarding route buses.
Attention Parents/Guardians of Seniors!
Senior Package forms have been handed out to Seniors.
The forms and payment due date has changed! They are now due no later than Monday, October 23rd!
Mrs. Abbott & Mrs. Zarzycki,
Class of 2018 Co-Advisors
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.
SHS Unified Program Named Model Champion School of the Year!
Congratulations to the members of the Seekonk High School Unified Athletic teams and to Unified Coordinator and Head Coach Kristin Nelson for being chosen the “Unified Champion School of the Year” in Bristol County by the Special Olympics of Massachusetts!
SOMA recognized not only their achievements in Unified sports (both Unified Basketball and Unified Track and Field), but also their ongoing efforts to promote leadership and inclusion throughout the high school. Seekonk will be presented the award Saturday, November 11 in a special ceremony to be followed by a Bristol Country Honors Reception at Gillette Stadium. The program and its website has also been highlighted in the Special Olympics of Massachusetts newsletter! Check it out!
Connecting to Community
We have had a important week at Seekonk High School! There have been many instances of what we would like Seekonk High School to be; an integral part of the Town of Seekonk. I had the luck of being able to speak to our local Kiwanis Club to catch them up on the happenings in our school. It's safe to say they were impressed with how much our students and staff are doing to be an inclusive educational institution that is connected to the larger community.
Personally, I want the high school to become so connected and ingrained into the community that if it were to disappear, a huge absence and loss would be felt because of how much it contributes.
A few items concerning this;
Seekonk High School has just been named the model Unified Champion School of the Year by the Special Olympics of Massachusetts! This is a huge honor (highlighted throughout this newsletter) and bestowed not just because of our sports program, but due to our focus on being inclusive, accepting, and willing to integrate all individuals who come to our school because we are a community.
Key Club Volunteers
The number of students in the Key Club continues to grow. This service oriented group puts on many different events geared toward helping others. They even provide babysitters for parent who wish to attend School Committee meetings and other select events. Soon they will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army. This club is overwhelmed with requests for volunteers at events due to its fantastic reputation of providing reliable and responsible volunteers. The volunteers are all of our own high school students.
World Renown Guest Speaker
We are hosting nationally renown speaker Mr. Chad Hymas on October 18th in our auditorium! He speaks about the topic of inclusion in a real, down to earth manner as he emphasizes his core message of "all means all." This is definitely something you do not want to miss. Feel free to invite friends and family. It is open to the public. Reserve your seat now!
Guidance - Mrs. Whatley
There are several community service opportunities posted on the Community Service Board in the guidance office. Encourage your student to periodically take a look for available community service needs.
The Seekonk Lions Club is again participating in the Massachusetts Lions Youth Speech Competition. All grade 9-12 students are eligible to participate. The topic for the speech this year is "What is the Impact of Volunteerism?" All student received an email with information about this competition. Complete instructions and guidelines are available in the guidance office. Interested students should speak to their guidance counselor or Mrs. Whatley for more details. Encourage your student to consider being part of this competition.
Reminder that the PSATs are this Wednesday, October 11th beginning at 7:25 AM. All grade 10 students and interested juniors will be participating. It is important that they arrive on time and well rested. Thank you.
Assistant Principal - Mr. Aguiar
Extended Library Hours
The SHS Library will be open Monday - Thursday until 3:30 for all SHS students starting on Monday, October 2nd.
Please take advantage of this opportunity to complete your assignments
in a supervised academic setting
College and Career readiness - Mrs. Fitzgerald
SHS Welcomes a new career counselor!
Mrs. Calverley is taking over for Amanda Louro. Ms. Louro is now working full time at Attleboro High School. Mrs. Calverley has worked as a freelance newspaper reporter for the Sun Chronicle and Seekonk Reporter for 10 years and has many contacts in the community. She will be here part time, usually Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Her schedule is posted on the door. She is looking forward to helping students at SHS and hopes that you will stop in and say hello.
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.
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
Jessica Pilkington, Supervisory Park Ranger, Adams National Historical Park, Quincy, MA (History, Education, and Tourism)
- Grew up in Seekonk, MA. Graduated Seekonk High School 2003; Bachelor Degree and Master's Degree in American History from Providence College
- Available to host a job shadow or be an informational interviewee. Good fit for students interested in history, public history, education outside a classroom setting, working for the federal government, and public speaking.
- My best advice for students: Don't let anyone talk you out of your dream! I had many people who assured me I would never find a job by studying history. I have ended up with a rewarding career, and love getting up for work every day!
Miss jones - art
Mrs. Machado-Cook - Art
Seekonk High School is having a book drive!
We’re looking for copies of “Shift” and “Being Henry David” for use in next year’s classrooms. Students who donate their copies will receive a special treat! Encourage your student to drop books in the SHS library or give to any English teacher on the 2nd floor.
Video Yearbook - Mr. Moran
Attention Seniors and Parents of Seniors!
This year's Video Yearbook class is hoping to bring back the "Old School" section in the 2017-18 Video Yearbook.
To complete this section we are requesting some old video and photos of the Class of 2018 from elementary and middle school school events.
Videos and photos could include school sports teams, plays, talent shows, class trips, and any other school related footage.
All formats of video will be accepted: VHS, Hi-8, Mini-DV, SD Cards, or Quicktime movies.
Photo formats can be actual photos or digital images.
Please help us to complete this important section. Drop off your material to the TV Studio – it will be returned it to you within a week.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Nurse - Mrs. Rok
athletics - Mr. crippen
Congratulations to the members of the Seekonk High School Unified Athletic teams and to Unified Coordinator and Head Coach Kristin Nelson for being chosen the “School of the Year” by the Special Olympics of Massachusetts. Seekonk will be presented the award Saturday, November 11 in a special ceremony to be followed by a Bristol Country Honors Reception at Gillette Stadium.
The Seekonk Boys and Girls Cross Country are both undefeated and on top of the South Coast Conference. This week the Boys and Girls defeated Bourne High School on the road Tuesday. Last Saturday, the teams competed in the Frank Kelley Invitational Cross Country Meet and had a very successful day. Seekonk had 8 athletes finish in the top 25 in this huge meet Winning medals were Roth Santos (8th), Henry Jordan (9th), Brandon Gomes (24th ), Hunter Studley (25th ), and Jacob Klang (9th ). Lady Warrior medal winners were Abigail Tenreiro (4th) and Hannah Bradbury (18th). The highlight of the day was the first place finish of Andrew Cabral in the Freshman Sophomore Race with an outstanding time. In related news, Seekonk Freshman Vanessa Jacome ran in the Twin City Marathon in Minnesota. She completed the marathon in 4 hours and 7 minutes. She came in 41st in her age group of 21 and younger.
In football news, Seekonk Senior Quarterback Terry Smith continued his fine play this season last Friday night in a 50-24 loss at Wareham throwing for 350 yards and completing three touchdown passes. The Warriors will entertain undefeated Case High School Friday night at Homecoming.
The Seekonk Boys Soccer teams still remain undefeated and untied and on top of the South Coast Conference. The 10-0 Warrior varsity defeated Old Rochester 1-0 Thursday evening behind a Jared Cabral goal with a Rony Morales assist. The Warrior JV Boys Soccer team ran their record to 9-0 defeating Old Rochester 3-1 with two goals from Alejuandro Tabares.
Both the Seekonk Field Hockey team (4-3) and Girls Soccer team (7-4) had strong weeks and are positioning themselves for post season play.
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.