SHS Warrior Call
Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!
September 1, 2017 - Volume 3 - ISSUE 1
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!
September 14, 2017: Open House at 6:30PM
October 3, 2017: 1st Term Progress Reports
October 6, 2017: Early Release for students at 11:25AM
October 11, 2017: PSAT testing at Seekonk High School
November 6, 2017: 1st Term Grades
November 16, 2017: Parent/Teacher Conferences
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
Freshmen Orientation a huge success!
A call for crutches!
special education parent advisory council (SEPAC) meetings 2017
December 6, 2017: Understanding Executive Functioning Skills will be held at the Hurley Middle School Library.
March 28, 2018: a Guardian Workshop will be held by attorney Annette Hines at the Seekonk High School Library.
April 11, 2018: Social Thinking will be held at the Hurley Middle School Library from 6:00 to 7:30PM.
The Courage to Commit
Well here we are...another year! I cannot believe that we have already completed the first three days. There has already been a lot going on. We held parent orientation, freshmen orientation, and we will have class meetings next week. Not to mention classes are in full swing after completing two interdisciplinary days with the summer read.
That's because we are all committed to building relationships with students and parents. Relationships built on trust and respect so that real challenges may be successfully faced as we all continue to improve ourselves. Commitment like this takes courage. It is not always easy, but in the end it is always worth it. I have written a blog post about it here. Take some time and check it out.
For now, I ask a simple task that requires thought and courage; to be both honest and commit. Take a few moments to answer these questions about last year and the future:
- What did you accomplish and of what are you most proud?
- What did you leave unfinished?
- What were you passionate about?
- What inspires you now?
- What do you want to achieve?
- How will you be successful?
Take the time, answer these questions, and set some goals. We all finish this day, this week, this month, this year. The question is; how do you want to finish? What are you committed to?
Welcome back! Let's have a great year!
Guidance - Mrs. Whatley
Welcome Back! Students have responded well to the start of classes this week. Guidance counselors have been working to meet the demand for student schedule adjustments and other requests.
Remember to check the your student's information in the Parent Plusportal. Your login is the same as last year. If you are having trouble logging in you can email me for assistance.
Community Service - If your grade 10-12 student completed any community service hours over the summer, please encourage them to submit the completed Community Service form to the guidance office. This will help us to have the most up to date information on record for your student.
Assistant Principal - Mr. Aguiar
SHS had a very good opening week!
Each week in the newsletter I will provide reminders or updates related to procedures and policies at SHS. This week, I would like to make parents and students aware of the dress code language from our student handbook. The great majority of our students have been in compliance and we continue to work with those that are having difficulty complying. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Wearing clothing that creates a risk of substantial and material disruption or disorder within the school or that violates reasonable standards of health, safety, and cleanliness is not acceptable. Student athletes are encouraged to wear uniforms to school on game days as long as they comply with the overall dress code. Any student who wears an unacceptable item will be asked by a staff member to change or cover-up the article of clothing. Students who refuse to remove or cover the item will be referred to the Main Office.
Examples of unacceptable attire include, but are not limited to:
- Blouses, shirts, sweaters, halter-tops, tube-tops, shoulder-less tops, tank tops, T-back shirts, muscle shirts and midriff shirts that do not cover the stomach, back, chest or undergarments.
- Low riding pants, jeans that display undergarments. Clothing made of see through material.
- Revealing shorts, “pencil skirts,” or skirts - Legs should not be exposed above fingertip length when a student stands with arms fully extended downward.
- See through or tightly accentuating stretch lycra, spandex, tights, leotards, yoga pants, bike pants, leggings or jeggings without the coverage of a long shirt, shorts or skirt that meet all provisions regarding clothing length
- Clothing depicting alcoholic substances, illegal substances or inappropriate images. Clothing with inappropriate slogans or wording.
- Pajamas, slippers, etc.
- Clothing with spikes or chains of any kind. Metal taps or cleats on shoes and shoes with wheels.
- Clothing with holes (including pants) which expose areas of the body that should be covered under other provisions or clothes with excessive rips.
- Hats, caps, visors, bandannas, hoods, and other forms of outdoor headgear.
- Jackets and outer coats are not to be worn during the day except for medical reasons. (Administrators can waive this if building conditions warrant warmer clothing)
- Sunglasses unless required for certified medical reasons.
Repeated violation of the dress code will result in disciplinary action.
Warrior cries are shout outs to staff and students here at Seekonk High School. They are our way of recognizing hard work, creative thinking, and characteristics that make us proud to be part of this community. Please contact Dr. Jones if you wish to give a "warrior cry" to someone!
Miss Kozlowski and Miss Wilson...for "putting in an incredible amount of time and effort to make our second annual Freshmen Orientation a huge success!" - Dr. Jones
Students of S.P.E.A.K....for "using their summer vacation to help the new students transition into the high school. It is because of these students that the freshmen will have the opportunity to have the best transition ever. They should be congratulated for displaying the type of character that makes us proud to call them warriors!" - Dr. Jones
Main Office Secretaries...for "working with new systems, pushing through the inevitable issues that arise at the start of the year, and being there for students and teachers to help create a smooth opening for the high school. They are always willing to help and grow as they continue to do their job with professionalism." - Dr. Jones
Guidance...for "working non-stop with students to help with schedules, navigating classes, and getting settled into a new school year. Their sign up boards have been full and they meet with student after student making sure that their needs are met." - Dr. Jones
Mr. Aguiar and Mrs. Whatley...for "all the work they do that goes unnoticed. They are always striving to make sure that both students and staff are supported in creating an environment that helps students find the success they desire. Their all around support is greatly appreciated by many here at Seekonk High School." - Dr. Jones
Nurse - Mrs. Rok
Welcome back! This school year is off to a good start with many physicals submitted for sports or grade 10 students. Please keep them coming!
Please bring in all Epi-pens and inhalers with the required paperwork as soon as possible. Students at Seekonk High School are permitted to carry the Epi-pens or inhalers after reviewing self-administration with me.
My hours are 7:15 - 2:05 and may be reached by email or by phone. My phone extension has changed to extension 62119.
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.