SHS Weekly News February 11, 2019

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Congrats Mrs. Roberge!

To her students, Rachel Roberge is a teacher who “leads by example.” To her colleagues, she is “a crucial member” of the school community. For Roberge, it was just “another school day” when she was teaching her science classes at Scituate High School Wednesday - that is, until her classroom filled with family members, her colleagues, and cameras.

The Scituate High School community nominated Roberge, science teacher, for the “Golden Apple Award,” presented to her on Feb. 6 by education professionals including Rhode Island Department of Education - RIDE's Ken Wagner, education commissioner, and newsroom employees of NBC 10 WJAR.

Roberge, who has been teaching at SHS for over ten years and is now the Rhode Island Health Occupations Students of America chapter advisor, said she was thankful to receive the award. Roberge also works with students in special education as an inclusion teacher, school officials said.

“I love my students and what I do,” she said.

Jason Goffe, a biomedical science teacher at the school, and Alexis Surtel, a SHS senior and Scituate’s HOSA chapter president, nominated Roberge for the award. Collectively in their nomination, they described Roberge as a “fantastic teacher” who has “earned the respect of her students and colleagues here at Scituate High School.”

Thanks to her organization of the local HOSA chapter for future health care professionals, the pair said, students have been provided opportunities to learn skills including CPR and blood pressure screening techniques - services that are now offered for free to the community - as well as the chance and knowledge to compete in the 2018 HOSA “Spring Leadership Conference,” where SHS won a gold medal for a perfect score and advanced to the “International Leadership Conference,” where the SHS team clinched 7th-place.

The nomination letter continued in part that Roberge, “leads by example,” is “kind-hearted, professional, inspiring,” and a role model.

Principal Michael Hassell said Roberge holds students to high standards, and said she, “truly prepares students for their next step in life, whether that be the next science course, college, career, or to be contributing members of society.”

He said, “Mrs. Roberge never stops caring for our students. She continues to go above and beyond both inside and outside of the classroom. She is a crucial member of our school community at Scituate.”

When handing Roberge the award, Wagner thanked her for her work as a teacher, “opening up worlds for kids, through science. It’s so, so important.”

2019-2020 PowerSchool Portal Now Open!

2019-2020 Program of Studies is Out!

Students in grades 8-11 will have a two week window to review course requirements, talk with teachers, family members, and school counselors. Students will then choose their courses for the 2019-2020 school year. Students should visit the Digital Program of Studies Website below and begin to make choices for next year. After students have uploaded their choices into PowerSchool, each student will meet with their Guidance counselor, one-on-one, during the month of February so that next year's schedule can be built.

February Break

There will be a teacher professional development day on Friday, February 15th Students will have no school Friday, February 15th through Tuesday February 19th. All students will return to school on Wednesday, February 20th

Course Selection Fair Huge Success!

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School Counseling

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View Our Approved Program of Studies for 2019-2020

Students in grades 8-11 will have the opportunity to view courses and select their classes for 19-20 beginning Feb. 5th. Click below to view our updated Program of Studies Website

Event List Now Through End-of-Year!

Please click below to view our event list from now through June. The list will be updated weekly and will be subject to change

From English

Students in Unheard Voices Honors English held a breakfast seminar in which they discussed racism, the role of education in creating inclusive communities, and the power and mutability of language.
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From Music

Scituate High School musicians Logan Yena, Gina Russo, Julia LaBanca and Michael Edem participating at the Providence College Honors Band on Friday and Saturday this weekend.

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From Biomedical Science

Biomedical Innovations students testing water samples for the presence of chemical toxins.
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From Social Studies

Students in East Asian Studies (Early Enrollment) celebrated the Chinese New Year with traditional good luck "red envelopes" filled with cash, candy, treats and useful items.
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State FTC RI State Robotics Competition

2019 Yearbook

SADD Club Goes to D.C.

Selected students from our SADD club (students against destructive decisions) attended the CADCA Conference in Washington D.C. last week to meet with RI Congressmen and advocate for drug-free communities. Thanks to Officer Parenti and Ms. Hitte our SADD Advisors. Follow SADD on Instagram
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From Our GSA Club

Please join Scituate high school GSA for our second annual ice cream social on February 14th, Valentines Day, right after school in the High school cafeteria, open for all students and faculty to attend.
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School Committee Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 12th, 7pm

94 Trimtown Road

Scituate, RI

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

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CALLING ALL SPARTANS, COACHES, FAMILIES & FRIENDS! Please mark your calendars for Winter Sports Awards Night (Hockey, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Indoor Track, Cheerleading) on Monday, March 11. Boosters is already working on making this year’s the best ever! If you have any pictures you’d like included in the opening video, please send them to us! We look forward to celebrating with you!

Scituate Athletic Boosters Mattress Fundraiser

Girls Basketball

1st place with 3 games to go!!

Way to GO, Lady Spartans!!

Boys Basketball

Once again, Spartan Pride was on full display, with a tremendous showing of fans at last night’s Boys Hoops game at Ponaganset. It was a great effort by our team, fueled by amazing support from our fans!
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CONGRATULATIONS to the Boys Varsity Basketball Team! They beat Blackstone Valley Prep Tuesday 71-60! Way to go Spartans!


Congrats to our seniors SpartaNovan's who celebrated their senior night on Saturday! We are proud of you!
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Download the App to get Up-to-Date Scituate Athletic Schedules

Get Remind Text Messages From SHS

Follow the instructions below to receive Scituate High School reminders and updates through text messages on your phone!
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Spread The Word!

Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for students entering grades 9 and 10.


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.