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Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!


June 1, 2018 - Volume 3 - ISSUE 36

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!

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important dates

June 6 & 7: MCAS Science Test

June 11: Underclassmen Awards (8:00AM)

June 13, 14, 15, & 18: Underclassmen Finals (Early Release)

June 20: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL (Early Release)

Isabella Patterson hosts art exhibit!

Bella Patterson has been named Student Artist of the Month at The Collaborative in Warren RI. She is having her own art showing.

Bella Patterson is a sophomore here at Seekonk High School. She has been interested in art her whole life. After her mom passed away from breast cancer in 2016, Bella uses her art to express her feelings about pain and loss. Her mediums include pencils, sharpies and a tissue. She will be celebrating her Sweet Sixteen on June 28th. Please check out the website for more information.

Join Bella Patterson and the public at the gallery in a celebration of her work on Saturday, June 2 from 6-8pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Seekonk Drama Production - Directed by Mason Martin

by Hanna Saisselin

“A pretty girl, her girlfriend, a doctor, a man, sounds normal … right? A pretty girl in trouble, her two rival partners, a deranged doctor, and a man with a knife … still sound normal? Taking into account a body that can’t seem to stay dead, Absolutely Murder orchestrates a classic “dark-and-stormy-night” tale which follows a young girl who finds herself subject of a murder. As Kate Landson fears for her life, more and more characters are introduced, causing for a slew of suspicious culprits. To find out who’s behind the murder, come see Seekonk High School’s very own rendition! Taking place on June 6th and 7th at 7pm, you (and all your friends) have the opportunity to see Seekonk’s first student run show, directed by Mason Martin. Featuring an assortment of alumni including Andre Martin, Cayla DiSano, Robert Hammond, and Julia Vieira, for only $5 you can come see this one-of-a-kind murder mystery/comedy and help raise funds for the Drama Club’s big production next year. Hope to see you all there!”

The 2018 Video Yearbook is in!

Producer Luke Robitaille and crew did a fantastic job putting together a show for you that you will want to watch over and over again. This year's Video Yearbook is one of the best ever. It is over 2-hours of memories of the 2017-18 school year. You don't want to miss it.

The seniors of the Class of 2018 who purchased a copy will receive theirs with their graduating material after the ceremony.

We also have some available for purchase for a limited time - only $25.

See Mr. Moran in the TV Studio to grab your copy.

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Lost and Found!

Students, there is still time to make sure you are not left with any outstanding obligations! Make sure to check all the spots you can think of for books, clothes, etc.!

One place everyone forgets...the CAFETERIA! Make sure to check their lost and found for anything that may be missing.

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.

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around town


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!
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Aditi Patel part of american chemical society program!

Aditi Patel has been selected to participate in the competitive ACS (American Chemical Society) Rhode Island Project Seed Program. She will be working over the summer in the lab of Professor Mindy Levine at URI . Aditi's project will focus on developing color-changing methods for chemical detection. Congratulations Aditi!
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Dr. Jones

Say No With Accountability and Support

Empower yourself before others. There is no way we can possibly empower others in our lives without first empowering ourselves. We do this by identifying a vision and then saying no to all the other "noise" that encroaches on our ability to focus and dedicate large amounts of effort to that end.

Hold yourself accountable for progress. We all need a reminder to stay on track every once in awhile. Make sure you set up a way to hold yourself accountable publicly. Whether it is with another person, group, or public announcement; it is essential to make sure you have check-ins to keep you moving forward.

Use people for support. We will all fail or fall short at one point in our journey. The important piece is that we get back up and keep moving forward. This is made more possible through a strong support system. Find someone you admire or that has accomplished a journey like the one you are on and use them. They can keep you on the right path, offer comfort when needed, or just act as a sounding board for your ideas of venting.

Take the challenge...let me know how it goes.

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.
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Around School

Seekonk High School had its annual Class Night this week where we celebrate the success of our soon to be graduates. Check out a short video of the event below!
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.
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guidance - Mrs. Whatley

Underclassmen Awards Day is Monday, June 11th beginning at 8:00 AM in the auditorium. Students that have made the honor roll for the first three quarters will be recognized along with College Book Awards, Art awards, STEM awards, Audio visual and other individual department awards. The program is designed to celebrate the student accomplishments with their peers. Parents are invited to attend. The program is scheduled to end by 9:30.

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assistant principal - Mr. Aguiar

The end of the year is a good time to remind all students about fulfilling all obligations. The following is the Obligations List language from the SHS Handbook. Please be sure that obligations are taken care of as soon as possible.


Obligations for the purpose of this handbook include, but are not limited to text books, library books, detention hours, and materials / fees. It is important that part of the learning process include responsibility and accountability for fulfilling one’s obligations. Therefore, students who do not fulfill their obligations to Seekonk High School by the designated times will receive consequences.

Specifically, students who have outstanding obligations will be restricted from the following:

• participation in or attendance at any extracurricular activity including Spirit Week.

• all sports

• all dances (including prom)

• participation in graduation ceremony

The administration holds the right to assign additional, appropriate consequences based upon the circumstance if necessary. Obligations as well as their consequences carry over from year to year.

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art - Ms. Jones

Graphic Arts students have just completed their t shirts and are beginning their cumulative mural project

Introduction to Art students have just completed a unit on print making!

Ceramics II and Decorative Ceramics are finishing up all wet clay work this week. Looking forward to a restful summer in the art department!

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English - Mrs. Pomfret

Advanced Placement goes to concord, MA

The class spent a great day, pictured here at Walden Pond, touring Orchard House, Walden Pond, The Old Manse, and the North Bridge. This trip is a fantastic way to attach context to what they are learning in the classroom.
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Nurse - Mrs. Rok

The FDA and Mylan Pharmaceuticals has put Epi-pens on the list of drug shortages. Any student who has an Epi-pen that is expiring soon may be prescribed a generic Epi-pen or AuviQ pen. Both have the same amount of epinephrine (adrenaline) as the brand Epi-pen. The school has stock Epi-pens in the event of an emergency.

Summer letters will be mailed soon about medications, Epi-pens, etc. If your child has any health issue over the summer, please email me so I can plan a meeting before school starts. I start back to school on August 20, 2018.

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

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athletics - Mr. crippen

Wednesday afternoon at Milford High School, Coach Kristin Nelson and her Unified Track and Field team successfully defended their Division One MIAA State Championship winning the title for the second year in a row. One week earlier the Unified Warriors won their second consecutive MIAA South Sectional Championship. With the title on the line, the hastily-assembled 4 X 400 relay team of Cam McClintock, Jacob Beard, Tom Cordeiro and Leo Pettey took a first place and pushed Seekonk to the title by four points! Dan Jensen won both the Long Jump and the 400 while Glenn Catt’s 58 foot throw in the shot sealed the deal for the Champion Warriors.

Congratulations to Junior Cammy Garabian who set a new meet and school record in the discus with a throw of 130 feet and 4 inches and also won the shot put at the MIAA Division 4 Meet last Saturday. The Lady Warrior track team finished fifth overall out of a field of 44 teams. Ashleigh Wyrostek finished second in the javelin and fourth in the shot put while Abigail Tenreiro finished fourth in the two mile. Henry Jordan finished fourth in the 800 and Andrew Cabral finished sixth in the two mile for the Warriors. Good luck to all these individuals who will be competing in the State Meet tomorrow at Fitchburg State.

Tuesday night the Seekonk Athletic Department and Seekonk Boosters Club hosted the Senior Athletic Banquet. Senior Rony Morales won the Principal’s Athletic Award while Kathleen Santos, Ashley Morgado, Alyssa Poland and Ryan Fecteau received Athletic Director’s Awards. Connor Pozzi and Chloe received the Student Athlete Awards, Sara Mallon and Terry Smith won the Athletic Warrior Awards, Roth Santos won the Richard Dias Award and Rachel Pion won the Karen Stone Award. Zoe Jennings and Andrew Lancellotti were the recipients of the United States Marines Distinguished Athlete Awards while Claudette Elkhoury and Jason Ho received the United States Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Awards.

This week the Seekonk Boys Tennis team finished up their season on the road losing to tournament-bound Somerset-Berkley 3-2 and ending their season at 6 wins and 9 losses. Blake Anderson won his singles match while the doubles team of Aidan Morrison and Nick Santana were also victorious over the Blue Raiders. Congratulations to Warrior Ethan Santos who was named to the South Coast Conference All Star Team, and to Jason Ho and Trevor Lopez who received Honorable Mention. Senior Nick Santana won the SCC Sportsmanship Award.

Good luck to Coach Demelo and the Gold Division champion Seekonk High School Baseball as they attempt to capture Seekonk’s first SCC Baseball Conference title since 2005 when the Warriors battle Apponequet in a winner-take-all game this Sunday in Lakeville. Congratulations to Senior Luke Robitaille, who was chosen the South Coast Conference Most Valuable Player this season, and was also selected to the SCC All Star Team along with Junior Adam Horowitz. Senior Terry Smith and Sophomore Kevin Moszkowicz received Honorable Mention while Senior James Jackson won the SCC Sportsmanship Award.

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Seekonk High School Boys Varsity Tennis

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