SHS Warrior Call

Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!

Welcome!

May 11, 2018 - Volume 3 - ISSUE 33


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!

Big picture

important dates

May 17: 100 Hour Community Service Breakfast at SHS (7AM)

May 19: Senior Day Trip to Boston

May 23 & 24: MCAS Math Test

May 29: Senior Athletic Banquet at the Elks’ Lodge in Attleboro (6PM)

May 30: Senior Class Night (7:00PM)


June 1: Graduation at SHS (6:30PM)

June 6 & 7: MCAS Science Test

Time to Think Summer Reading!

Seekonk High School is pleased to announce that we will again have our “One School, One Book” reading program where all SHS students will read a book that has been selected by their peers and teachers. This year’s selection is One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus, a New York Times bestseller that is described as “Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club” (EW.com) in this “flat-out addictive” (RT Book Reviews) story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive.

Students enrolled in Honors English classes and Advanced Placement (AP) classes will also be required to select and read an additional book or books.


Students and families can order books through the school at a discounted, tax-free price through An Unlikely Story bookstore in Plainville. Print out the order form here. Students can bring in their book orders and payment and drop them at the school’s main office or library through Monday, May 21, 2018. We can accept cash or checks made out to “Town of Seekonk.” Books will be delivered to students at school during the week of June 11, 2018.


Books on the summer list may also be borrowed through the Seekonk Public Library, purchased directly from An Unlikely Story (111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762, www.AnUnlikelyStory.com

), through Amazon or wherever books are sold.

Big picture

Support the band!

The Band Parents Association invites you to come out, enjoy some food, and support the band on Tuesday, May 15 at Uncle Tony’s Pizza & Pasta (260 Newport Avenue, Rumford, RI 401-438- 4646). All you need to do is print out and present this flyer when you order!

coming soon - Online Progress Reports & Report Cards

Seekonk is pleased to announce that starting in the fall of 2018, all student progress reports and report cards will be e-mailed to parents/guardians and available exclusively online through Rediker Plus Portal, the grading management system.


This move is to streamline school/home communication and provide quick access for families to monitor student progress. This move also saves money on expensive mailings at a time when many students say their families prefer online access for ease of use and convenience.


For families that prefer paper reports, they will have the option of visiting the Guidance Office to request a printout.


Big picture

around town

summer program at the attleboro arts museum

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s weeklong summer art sessions combine looking at professional artwork in our gallery with fun, age-appropriate art-making experiences in the Museum studios. Students will try new approaches, materials and

gain self-confidence. Our faculty of artist/educators will provide individualized attention to our budding artists. See this flyer for more information!

Seekonk Summer Program

Big picture

Seekonk Junior Golf League

Big picture

Notary

Notary Services are available for residency documents at every school in the district. If you are submitting residency paperwork, just bring it to the school and we will notarize it for you when it is submitted!
Big picture

Dr. Jones

asking the wrong question

We always talk about the importance of asking questions if we want to learn, but what about asking questions to get better and be more successful? That takes asking the right question. It takes asking what before asking how.


Many times, when faced with a difficult task or problem to solve we start by asking how. We want to know which way will be the quickest solution or be most likely to work. Instead, we should be asking what first. This allows us to envision the way a situation or what an end result should be and opens up the opportunity for us to be creative. This is harder, but just looking for the quickest, surest way limits our thinking and actions to the safest, easiest path to accomplishing our goals. It takes work, change, and is a little scary, but often leads to better results. If we know what needs to be done, we must focus on doing what's right the right way rather than what's ok the easy way. Not doing so assures that we become mediocre.


Yes, mediocrity builds comfort, but also, ultimately leads to the failure of reaching one's full potential. Remember, all it often takes is an open mind, positive attitude and work. No one ever succeeded by believing it couldn't be done.

https://youtu.be/A6RLN42gbVA

Vaping issues

This small quiz is meant to provide some information to everyone about the dangers of vaping. Unfortunately, vaping has become a massive problem due to number of devices that are provided. From small containers to pens that are disguised as USB drives, vaping has become more secretive and as a result pervasive. I realize the picture may be hard to read, so please ask me if you wish to receive a paper copy and remember; honest, open conversations with students always work best.
Big picture
Remember to get updates via social media by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter (@SeekonkHS)! You can also follow my Twitter (@DrCSJones) or my blog for updates and posts about character and educational (mostly) issues/topics/resources.
Big picture

guidance - Mrs. Whatley

Testing time is upon us. The next three weeks involve many students sitting for tests. We are supervising over 275 Advanced Placement tests from May 7th -18th, MCAS Math testing for all grade 10 students on May 23rd and 24th and Senior final exams from May 21st -24th. Please help us out by encouraging good study habits, seeing that they get the needed rest and nutrition to perform at their best each day. Please continue to communicate with the front office if any student is absent from testing with medical documentation. Thank you.


Time is getting short! Make sure you apply for all the scholarships possible! Check out the complete list here!

Big picture

assistant principal - Mr. Aguiar

PBS

April Winners

Theme - Inclusive Practices & Kindness / Acceptance Of All


Hailey Bodick

Austin Cabral

Alaina Fortin

Casey L'Heureux

Isaiah Rezendes

Isaac Santos

Rebecca Santos

Cam Sears

Big picture

art - Mrs. Machado-Cook

High Art 2018

On Friday, May 11, Art students installed their artwork at the Attleboro Arts Museum. The topic this year was Shape. The exhibition runs from May 16th - 31st. On Thursday May 17, 6:30 - 8pm will be the Opening Reception and Awards, all are welcome.


Here is the explanation of Seekonk's entry


Unified


Seekonk High School is a unified, all inclusive school which means kids coming from all different backgrounds are invited and included to participate in all school activities. This brings focus on including kids with disabilities such as autism to feel more welcome in the school community.


We wanted to incorporate a message that everyone matters and everyone belongs. To share this concept we used the different shapes of puzzle pieces that can interlock with one another. We as a society are all like one of these puzzle pieces, different yet the same and it takes everyone to complete the whole picture.


We chose to paint different shapes on one side and a design inspired by Piet Mondrian on the other. We wanted to keeps it simple with organic shapes and repeated rectangles. We chose to use the primary colors and the classic black and white. The primary colors represent going back to the foundation of how we are all interconnected.


The little quirks and abnormalities that we have are what makes us who we are and makes this world interesting. There maybe some bumps in the painted lies or uneven edges, but rather than thinking of them as mistakes they can be thought of as added characteristics by the contributing artists.


Participating Students:

Savanna Amaral

Victoria Hall

Aubree Lawson

Kathleen Santos

Lauren Shanahan


Art Teacher:

Elizabeth Machado-Cook

Shane Smith shares his google site

Shane Smith took what is called a Performance Based class this semester. He decided to research and create a google site about his future career choice; physical therapy. Check it out here!

Big picture

music - mr. smialek

Tickets for the annual SHS Music Department Awards Banquet are now on sale. The Banquet will be held at the Riviera Restaurant, 580 N. Broadway in East Providence. Tickets are $16.00 and are available from Mr. Smialek in the Band Office. All Band students and their families are invited to attend the banquet which starts a 6:30 pm.

Big picture

College and Career readiness - Mrs. Fitzgerald

Seekonk High School Job Shadow Program

Parents, please encourage your juniors and seniors to set up a job shadow to help with their career exploration.


New opportunities! We are looking for a radiologist and a computer animation professional.

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.


We welcome professionals from all fields to come forward; currently, however, we have three specific areas in which students would like to make contact. We are looking for a radiologist and a computer animation professional. If you or anyone you know works in one of those areas and are willing to help a student investigate career paths, please reach out to Mrs. Calverley, Career Specialist, at 508-336-7272, xt.62447.


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.


Please fill out this brief form to indicate your interest and someone will be in touch to follow up with you as soon as possible.


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

Big picture

Nurse - Mrs. Rok

Seasonal allergies have started so please discuss with your doctor if your child needs to start his/her antihistamine regimen.


Pat Rok: My hours are 7:15 AM to 2PM. My phone number is (508) 336-7272 ext. 62119.

Big picture

athletics - Mr. crippen

Seekonk High School’s Unified Program has been selected as a finalist for a National Award! Varsity Brands has selected 7 schools from around the country that make all students feel welcome and accepted. They are going to pick one of these schools this Saturday, May 12th in Orlando, Florida at an Awards Show and present the school with the Spirit of Inclusion Award and a $3,000 grant.


Last Saturday, Seekonk High sophomore distance runner Abigail Tenreiro won the girls’ two-mile run at 11:18.3, taking first place by a 45-second margin at the MSTCA Small School Division Freshmen-Sophomore Meet. The young Warrior boys’ distance runners were strong as well, with Andrew Cabral taking second in the two-mile run (10:05) and Henry Jordan finishing third in the 800 (2:04). Also on Saturday at the Sunset Invitational at New Bedford Voke, Cammy Garabian won the shot put (39-10) and the discus (116-7). Ashley Wyrostek finished fourth in the shot put (33-101/2) and second in the javelin (110-7), which qualified her for Nationals. Cammy had already clinched a spot in the nationals with earlier-season performances.


Tuesday, the Seekonk Girls and Boys Outdoor track teams completed their regular season undefeated and South Coast Conference Gold Division Champions downing Case High School at home. The Warriors will now wait for a chance at the overall SCC Conference crown at the Championship Meet. Cammy Garabian, Ashleigh Wyrostek, Abigail Tenreiro, Rachel Pion and Chloe Lunnie all registered first place finishes for the Lady Warriors. Connor Pozzi, Henry Jordan, James Tenreiro, Andrew Cabral, Brett Mancini, Nolan Rutter and Ethan Paiva were all event winners for the boys while Mike Braga, Matt Silveira, Brandon Gomes and Peter D’Ambra all scored in multiple events for the Warriors.


The Lady Warrior tennis team continued their chase for a SCC Gold Division crown defeating Bourne High School 3-2 on the road Tuesday. Charlotte Drainville, Claudette Elkhoury and Isabella Pezzulli all registered victories for Coach Petrucci’s Seekonk squad.


Congratulations to Coach Joe Demelo and the Warrior Baseball team who qualified for the MIAA State Tournament Thursday shutting out Bourne High School 7-0 at home. Seekonk now sits on top of the South Coast Conference with an 8-2 record while boasting an 11-4 overall record. Junior Adam Horowitz was the complete-game winning pitcher tossing a two-hitter fanning nine while issuing only one walk. Junior Logan Casala went three for four, Senior Captain Luke Robitaille was two for three, and Sophomore Kevin Moszkowicz was two for three for the high flying Warriors.

Sports Shorts

https://youtu.be/CGSJyLducf8

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.

Contact Information

We strive to keep communication open and ongoing. You may contact us through any of the following ways. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.