SHS Spartan News

Week of February 8, 2021 Week A

February Vacation Week

Scituate Schools will be closed from February 15-19 for winter break! Enjoy and stay safe!

Scituate Schools now providing BINAX COVID-19 Testing to Student Athletes and Staff

COVID-19 Testing for students athletes and SHS staff will continue on Thursday, February 11th. Please see the updated parent/student letter and the new link to signup for a timeslot. Thank you!

Binax Now Training Video
BINAX Consent Form (Winter Athletes Only)

Parents only need to email this form once

COVID-19 Daily Screener

Our parent screener can be found on our high school website. Visit and go to the tab, Students & Parents and click "Parent/Guardian Attestation Form"

National Honor Society News

Shortly after first semester ends, juniors whose cumulative gpa is 3.6 or higher, and seniors who meet that GPA requirement but are not already NHS members, will receive an invitation to apply for NHS membership. This invitation is not a guarantee of acceptance. Invited students will complete an application that demonstrates their traits of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Students will receive the invitation through their school email (READ YOUR EMAIL!) and will be expected to follow all application directions in a timely manner. Anyone with questions about the process may contact advisor Mrs. Stormont at

NHS Challenge!

A challenge from National Honor Society

Grab some friends and collect some socks!

The National Honor Society is holding a competition to benefit Help the Homeless RI. We’re asking students, teachers, and staff to form teams of up to 4 people. Student teams can be made up of anyone from Group A, B, and distance learning friends! The team that donates the most new, warm, adult sized socks will win Dunkin gift cards.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy some friendly competition while benefiting the community!

Donations can be brought to the high school main office or room 217. Make sure to include your team member names with your donation.

The competition will run Feb 22 - March 5.

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Free Tutoring!

Free Tutoring Opportunity Launching with is a new online platform from Sal Khan, the founder of Khan Academy, that matches students around the world with free tutors. The tutors provide small-group math and SAT prep tutoring for students in grades 6-12, building on the Khan Academy curriculum. Rhode Island is one of two state-level partnerships offering this opportunity to students across the state. Registration is now live on the All Course Network (ACN) and students can sign up here on EnrollRI. There is no deadline for students to sign up (though schools will still need to approve their enrollment via the ACN), no cost to LEAs or students, and no requirement to participate. Please help us spread the word to your students, teachers, parents, and communities! More information on the partnership can be found here.

Senior Class Video

Class historian, Lily Pelletier will be collecting baby, senior, and any other type of senior class pictures through March 1st using the email below. Even appropriate videos are welcome.

The email is

Class Absence Letters

Please be aware that if your student is absent during a class period when they were marked present for the day parents/guardians will now receive an email. This email will include an attachment to a letter simply letting you know that your child/student has missed a class. If this letter is sent and you believe it was in error, the letter will state who to call or respond to. Thank you in advance for your support and help in this matter of attendance, as we know it is an important step in helping our students succeed.

Quarter 2 and Semester 1 Ends Feb. 3rd

Quarter 2 and semester 1 will close on February 3rd. Report Cards will be emailed home on February 12th

2021-2022 Program of Studies

The student portal in Powerschool will be open in the coming weeks and students in grades 8-11 will begin to select their courses for the 2021-2022 school year!

Please view our approved 2021-2022 Program of Studies Website in the link below. Within that website, students and families may view our “how to” presentation.

Once students select courses, they will sit with Mrs. Testoni (grade 8) Mr. Hass (grades 9 & 10) or Mr. Casey (grade 11) to finalize the process so that we can begin to build our schedule for next year. Please reach out to our school counselors, department chairs, or high school teachers with any questions.

Email or call Mr. Hassell or Mrs. Johnson, or your friendly counselor with any questions!

Good luck!

Academy of Engineering

Students in Computer Integrated Manufacturing finished out the semester by showing their skills in manual techniques in the medium of wood in order to be set up for learning automated techniques in more complicated media in the future. This was expressed by making a box of the student's own design. Seen below is Louis Tourony showing off his trunk organizer and Mike Rambone showing off his bait box

Civil Engineering and Architecture has been designing a row house home for a multi-generational family in Brooklyn. This requires students to not just think of the standard challenges of designing a building (its structure, plumbing, electrical, etc) but also compliance with newer and stricter codes, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

With all of this, Ricky Audette found drawing by hand too difficult to visualize and architectural CAD too slow and rigid. So he found a creative solution: he'd design it in a video game in an hour then transfer it to CAD. We see below, Ricky transferring his design from The Sims 4 to Revit.

HOSA's First Podcast!

Our first podcast is out now! Thank you everyone for the support, we hope you enjoy it.

-Julia, Sophie, Maddie and Hannah


Community Awareness Podcast #1

Academy of Computer Science Free Opportunity

Apply to Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP) for an unforgettable summer experience! During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you'll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact, get an inside look into the tech field, and join a supportive lifelong sisterhood — all while being virtually hosted by influential companies, like Twitter, AT&T, Bank of America, Walmart, and more.

Current 9th -11th grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. SIP is 100% free and need-based stipends of up to $300 are available for those who qualify. Low tech? No tech? No problem! Girls Who Code is there to support you!

Apply today or learn more in a webinar!

HOSA Community Awareness Event

Our project includes a Scituate Community Fitness App, that is in the making! We are super excited to share it with everyone in the community. In addition to the app, we are selling t-shirts, to raise money for new equipment for the Scituate elementary school PE classes. Please see the link below to order a t-shirt and support a great cause! - Amanda Parker, HOSA Club

From the Math Department

Meet our Student Teacher!

My name is Cassidy Lange and I'm a student teacher from Rhode Island College. I am majoring in Secondary Education with a focus in mathematics. Over the next 3 months, I hope learn and grow as an educator under the supervision of Ms. Collins, while getting the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for mathematics to the students of Scituate High School. I am so excited to be a part of the Spartan community this year!

- Mx. Lange

From ELA

Dominic Wiharso's poem "Redwood" won an Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Regional Awards. The nationwide competition had about 320,000 entries this year. Congratulations, Dominic!

From School Counseling

Thank you to our amazing school counselors at Scituate Middle and High School! Last week marked National School Counselors week!!
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2020-2021 Scholarship List

Please view our scholarship link. The spreadsheet will be updated on a weekly basis

Prepare RI PAID Interships!

Prevention Coalition Event Feb. 24th

The Southern Providence County (SPC) Prevention Coalition is hosting "SUPPORTING LGBTQ+KIDS" a discussion on how to have meaningful conversations on February 24th at 6pm.

Mental Health Support

February Lunch Menu

Spartan Athletics

We are very excited to partner with SFBN to broadcast all of our winter games! Please click the link below to watch live Scituate home games!

From RIIL: Spectators will not be allowed at athletic events held at on campus gymnasiums with the exception of a one-time senior day event for home team parents only. Spectator policy for athletic events not held at on-campus gymnasiums (ice rinks, gymnastics facilities, pools, etc.) are at the discretion of the schools and facilities. If spectators are allowed at athletic events not held at on-campus gymnasiums, at a minimum, all State of Rhode Island and RIDOH guidance and restrictions must be strictly adhered to. For indoor track events, the City of Providence will not allow spectators at the Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA).

Scituate -Prout Hockey

Watch the Prout/Scituate DI Hockey Team Sunday night at 7:00 PM as they take on the Broncos!

Live streaming on SFBNRI

Girls Basketball

Congrats to our Girls Basketball Seniors: Molly Gelsomino, Olivia Provonsil, Talia St Angelo, Abi Pagnozzi and Rachel Oster! The team beat Coventry and Moses Brown this week and remain undefeated!! GO SPARTANS!

Boys Basketball

Congrats to the Boys Basketball Team for a big win over Ponaganset last week! The boys battled hard Saturday against West Warwick

Visit Scituate High School's Website!

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Visit our Athletic Website


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.