SHS Weekly News September 3, 2018
Happy Labor Day!
Thank you to the students and staff at Scituate for welcoming 21 new students to Scituate High School this year! Some of these students are transfers from other schools and 8 are new to our career and technical education programs. Welcome to our community!
Underclassmen School Picture Day is Friday, Sept. 7th
School Photographs: Underclassmen will have the opportunity to have their picture taken during the school day on September 7th. Underclassmen who are absent on September 15th.
Please note that seniors are encouraged to contact H&I Photography at 401-949-8184 in order to arrange a studio session before school begins OR seniors will have the opportunity to be photographed on October 25th
School Attendance Matters!
Help Your Teen Succeed in School: Build the Habit of Good Attendance
School success goes hand in hand with good attendance!
DID YOU KNOW?
• Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
• Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.
• Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.
• Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.
• Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help students catch up.
Attending school regularly helps students feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.
School Counseling Dept.
If there are any questions regarding access to schedules or Powerschool please contact our guidance department at 647-4108 and a school counselor will return your call or email. Click your school counselor's name below to send them an email. Students and their families are reminded that elective courses should not be changed at this time.
Any core academic subject change (level change) must have permission from a school guidance counselor, parent, dept. chair and Mr. Hassell.
School Counselor Grade Levels:
Dan Casey: Grades 9 and 10 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Haas: Grades 8 and 11 email@example.com
Kaitlin Hitchings: Grade 12 and Guidance Director firstname.lastname@example.org
United States Service Academies
Reminders and Due Dates!
Student Email Domain
The issue however, was that 30% of high school families were unable to turn in their permission slip and therefore, did not have access to their school email account. Please make it a priority this year to either turn your permission slip in with a hard copy or email a digital copy of the slip to Mr. Caparco in Ms. Hart’s office by Friday, September 14th.
If you prefer, digital copies will be accepted through email in PDF form to email@example.com A free app named, Adobe Scan can be easily downloaded on any device to capture a PDF or students can simply take a picture.
From Our School Nurse: Mrs. Grossguth
The RI Department of Health requires that all students entering the 12th grade provide documentation of the following:
- 1 booster dose of meningitis vaccine - received on or after their 16th birthday.
- Physical health examanation completed after the students 16th birthday.
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
Mark Your Calendars
Scituate School Committee Meeting September 4th 7:00 PM Clayville Elementary School
Life of An Athlete Mandatory Event **NEW DATE**
Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 6:30pm
94 Trimtown Road
All student athletes and their families should attend a mandatory meeting on Thursday, August 30th from 6:30-8:30 PM in the auditorium. Contact the high school main office with any questions or concerns.
Scituate High School Open House
Thursday, Sep. 13th, 6pm
94 Trimtown Road
Suicide Prevention Walk Scituate Team
Computer Science in Scituate
Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing fields in CS&IT. ISACA, a non-profit information security advocacy group, predicts there will be a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by 2019 [here]. Would you like to learn how to secure computers, protect networks from cyber attacks, and get a head start on a career with an average salary of $116,000? If so, please email Nicholas.Bousquet@ScituateSchoolsRI.net or stop by Rm213 to learn more about our CyberPatriot Club, now in its third year! https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/
CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE & TECHNOVATION CHALLENGE
Calling all tech entrepreneurs, innovators, and aspiring app developers! We are currently forming diverse teams of creative students, many with little or no coding experience, to enter the (a) Congressional App Challenge [here] and Technovation Challenge [here]. Please email Nicholas.Bousquet@SpartanPrideRI.net or stop by Rm213 to learn more about these exciting competitions—and prizes!
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Foundations of Comp. Sci. & Engineering
From Scituate Organizations
Scituate Connected will holding their next student meeting on Wednesday September 5th 2018 at 6pm at the Howland Barn in Hope. While the students are meeting there will also be a separate meeting for any parents/adults interested in being a part of Scituate Connected or would like to volunteer for our Scavenger Hunt event. If anyone is unable to attend September 5th but would like to volunteer please email Kerri Santilli Kerrixray@gmail.com
What's Happening on Social Media?
And... follow our CTE Program on Facebook @SprtanCTE
From Mr. Gelsomino:
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. All sports have started and all teams have been practicing for at least one week.
All athletes need to be registered with our athletic website. Click on the link below to register. https://scituate-ar.rschooltoday.com
Please be reminded that Sept. 19th is a mandatory meeting for all athletes and a parent / guardian. We will have a guest speaker and the meeting begins promptly at 6:30 in the auditorium.
Download the Activity Scheduler to your device to see up-to-date Scituate Athletic Info
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