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June 20, 2018 - Volume 3 - ISSUE 38


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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Summer Mathematics Packets

All students in grades 8-11 (except those who are enrolled in the Foundations courses of Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 Parts 1 and 2 as well as the semester courses of Statistics, Trigonometry and Accounting) have been issued summer review mathematics packets that must be completed for the first of classes of the 2018-2019 school year. The material in the packet covers prerequisite concepts that the students have been taught in previous mathematics courses. All material will be reviewed upon return to school and will be followed up with an assessment that will become a part of the student’s first quarter average. The specifics for each summer assignment and required materials needed for the fall have also been addressed in a welcome page included in the envelope.


Copies of all summer packets can be found on the school website. Additional packets are also available at the high school throughout the summer until August 1st. If you have any questions please contact Linda Horton, Mathematics Department Head at 508-336-7272 ext 62317 or by email at Hortonl@seekonkschools.org.


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.

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!
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Dr. Jones

Goodbye...

I just wanted to take a moment to thank the students, teachers, parents, and community for all the support you have given not just me, but more importantly, Seekonk High School over the past eight years. I am moving on, but will not forget the numerous relationships and friendships I have made. It is clear that this whole community cares about the well being and future success of it children.


Remember to continue to demand better for the schools. Push past the obstacles that stand in the way, and work to continuously improve the students' chances of reaching the highest level of success possible; whatever form it takes. After all, the students deserve it. I wish you all the best and leave feeling confident that Seekonk High School with its teachers and leaders and the support of the community will continue to do great things.

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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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

Report cards will be mailed out and grades posted electronically to the portal as soon as they have been finalized. A reminder that next year there will not be hard copies mailed to parents. All families will be provided with a portal account to access student information.
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assistant principal - Mr. Aguiar

Positive Behavior Committee


Winners For Month of May

Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion


Felicia Prata

Jenil Patel

Mia Rego

Stephanie Allen


Ben Lunnie

Rebecca Santos

Austin Cabral

Isaac Santos

Hailey Bodick

Tatianna Ramos

Jake Gausland

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Civics - Mr. Censabella

Civics Final Project: Spring Semester

This past semester Mr. Censabella’s Civics class completed a final project in which they surveyed juniors at Seekonk High School to determine their civic opinions and level of civic engagement. The idea for this project emerged earlier this year from a collaboration between Mrs. Larson, the school librarian, and Mr. Censabella. We utilized the same survey that was developed by the class during the Fall semester. Many of the survey questions originated from the Harvard’s Institute of Politics’ Public Opinion Project (http://iop.harvard.edu/youth-poll), which has conducted a series of polls over the past several years to assess civic opinions from young Americans between the ages of 18-29 years old. All totaled, our survey included responses from 124 juniors.


Afterwards, students in the spring semester civics class self selected into small teams to analyze the data and develop a website, utilizing Google Sites, to present their findings. During this process students worked cooperatively under team leaders of their choosing. Students focused on comparing and contrasting the results between the freshman and junior classes (the fall and spring surveys). With some occasional feedback and editing suggestions from their teacher, students spearheaded this project by evaluating data, formulating hypotheses, and then reaching a consensus on how to best display their findings. Anyone interested in viewing their work can either directly access the website by going to the following link: https://sites.google.com/seekonkschools.org/civics-survey/home or via a link on the school’s webpage under the Recent News heading at: http://shs.seekonk.sharpschool.com/.

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Music - Mr. Smialek

Band Camp will be held from Monday, August 6, to Friday August 10 from 8:30am- 12:30pm. This year's field show will be a tribute to American composer Leonard Bernstein's centennial and the music of Stevie Wonder.

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Nurse - Mrs. Rok

Dr. Wendy Cohen, School Physician, will be conducting sports physicals on August 30, 2018 at 2 PM in my office. If your child is participating in a fall sport, a current physical (within the last 13 months) needs to be submitted before try-outs. Please schedule your child’s summer physical accordingly.


The MA Law 105 CMR 200.00 (Physical Examination of School Children) requires a physical examination by a student’s health care provider “at intervals of either three or four years thereafter”. Seekonk Physical Examination of School Children Policy stipulates that a current physical must be submitted and filed for grades 1, 4, 7 and 10. All grade 9 parents will need to submit a recent physical exam for grade 10 by December 20, 2018.


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.


Please contact me with any concerns. My hours are 7:15 AM to 2PM. My phone number is (508) 336-7272 ext. 62119.

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athletics - Mr. crippen

Anyone interested in participating in the Seekonk High School 2018 Fall Season (football, boys and girls soccer, golf, field hockey, cheerleading, and volleyball) must register on line by July 1st in order to be eligible to try out. In addition, all student-athletes and their parents are reminded that a current physical must be on file with the Athletic Department. If you are in need of such a physical, University Orthopedics will be conducting free physical examination on August 4, 2018 from 8 AM to 12 Noon at their brand new Kettle Point location in East Providence. In addition, Seekonk High School Nurse Pat Rok, in coordination with the school doctor, will be conducting “free” physicals on August 30th at 2 PM in the Nurse’s Office.


The 2018 historic dream Seekonk baseball season ended last Saturday afternoon in the Division 4 South Sectional Finals in extra innings at Braintree High School. The Warriors fell to Archbishop Williams 9-8 after leading much of the game. Terry Smith, Luke Robitaille, James Jackson and Logan Casala had outstanding games. The 2018 SCC Gold Division Champion Warrior nine set the school record for wins in a season ending with an 18-7 final record and went further in State Tournament play than any previous Seekonk baseball squad having downed Norfolk Aggie, Coyle-Cassidy, and Mashpee before bowing in the division finals.


Seekonk High School Junior track and field all stars Cammy Garabian and Ashleigh Wyrostek competed in last weekend’s New Balance National Championships in New York and both came away with impressive performances in the emerging elite division with Cammy taking fifth in the discus and Ashleigh finishing fourteenth in the javelin.


Last Wednesday, the Seekonk Boys and Girls Gold Division SCC champs held their end-of-the-season banquet in the SHS cafeteria. For the Lady Warriors, Ashleigh Wyrostek was named the team’s Most Valuable Player, Vanessa Jacome was awarded the team’s Most Improved Player award, and Cammy Garabian was given the Coach’s Award. For the boys, Matt Silveira was named the Most Valuable Player, Peter d’Ambra was awarded Most Improved Player honors, and Andrew Lancellotti won the Coach’s Award.


Congratulations to Seekonk baseball players Kevin Moszkowicz, Luke Robitaille, Adam Horowitz and Terry Smith who have been named to the Attleboro Sun Chronicle All Area All Star Baseball Team, and to Cammy Garabian, Ashleigh Wyrostek and Abigail Tenreiro who were named to the Attleboro Sun Chronicle All Area All Star Outdoor Track Team.


The Seekonk Athletic Department would like to thank Colleen O’Halloran, Michelle Silva and all the members of the Seekonk Boosters Club as well as Mr. Jim Roy and his entire maintenance staff for making this a very special year for Seekonk athletics.

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.

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