SHS Weekly News March 11, 2019

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Please Consider Completing this Important Survey!

48% of our students and 18% of our families have completed the SurveyWorks survey to date. Families and students have until March 31st to complete the survey. Thank you for your time on this!!

2019 SurveyWorks is Here! Scituate High Code: 30104family

Each year, the RI Department of Education asks families to complete an anonymous survey. The data from this survey will be reported on our yearly school accountability rating. This year, we hope to get as close to 100% as possible! Let's show the state that the Scituate Spartans are the best!

The SurveyWorks Stakeholder Survey Initiative is an effort to gather information that will help improve the quality of schools across Rhode Island. The surveys capture and assess information that helps educators understand and act upon what students, teachers, support professionals, administrators, and parents say about the climate, culture, and learning environments in their schools. The survey window will close on March 31, 2019.

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Congratulations to Senior Student Lauryn Hall

A new generation of future educators were recognized and celebrated by Rhode Island and local officials at the State House, where Scituate High School senior Lauryn Hall was chosen to receive a scholarship that will help her pursue a career in education.

Mary Ann Snider, the Rhode Island Department of Education - RIDE’s Deputy Commissioner, presented the scholarship to Hall during a ceremony at the State House on March 6, where Snider received the 12th-annual Paul W. Crowley Award. The Crowley Award includes a $1,000 scholarship in Crowley’s name for a student planning to work toward a career in the educational field, and is given each year by the Rhode Island School Superintendents Association.

Snider, set to retire after more than 30 years in the education field come June, said it was during a visit to a pre-engineering course at SHS she decided Hall would be the worthy scholarship recipient. There are many students, she told the crowd at the State House, that make “you understand immediately how bright they are, how passionate they are. The way she talked about the work she was doing and about her plans for the future were just resonating with me.”

Snider said she knows individuals like Hall will keep important educational work moving forward, and called educators some of the “most hopeful” people on the planet.

Hall, who plans to pursue a career in math or history education, said she was blessed to receive the scholarship. Hall grew up seeing first-hand how hard educators work, including her father who has worked as a teacher for about 30 years, collectively, in Chariho and Scituate.

The SHS senior said she’s had a lifelong love of learning, working with others and teaching people, including the younger children in her family - whether that mean teaching the youngsters how plants grow, or about the alphabet. Hall said she is “so grateful for the opportunities” Scituate and Rhode Island as a whole have provided her in education and support. “I’ve always known it’s something that I would find so much joy in,” Hall said of teaching. She said with an ear-to-ear smile, “I think that’s what I was born to do.”

2018 AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Congratulations! Scituate High School has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for attaining female student representation in AP Computer Science A for 2018. Among the more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Scituate is one of only 685 that have achieved this important result.

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HOSA State Competition

On Friday, March 8th, HOSA members participated in the Rhode Island Spring Leadership Conference at the Johnson and Wales Bowen Center. Students competed in events that they have been preparing for all year and in the afternoon were able to visit the JWU Cadaver Lab and participate in a workshop with an occupational therapist. During the last part of the conference, students attended the medal ceremony. The following Scituate students received medals and now have the opportunity to attend the International Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Gold Medal Winners:

Community Awareness: Maud Highfield, Alexis Surtel, Valerie Zammarelli

Silver Medal Winners:

Health Education: Siena Caledonia and Hope Demers

Health Career Display: Izzy Sousa and Sophia Ranone

Speaking Skills: Isabella Luchka

Behavioral Health: Sydney Austin

Bronze Medal Winners:

Health Education: Madison Geisser, Julia Olson, Sophie Pedro, and Hannah Ward

Health Career Display: Jenna Petrarca and Abigail Herbert

Human Growth and Development: Megan Botelho

Recognition Event:

HOSA Happenings, Scituate High School will be recognized in this event at the International Level

Save the Date

Former Scituate High School Principal David Light is known as a man who impacted the lives of students and created an environment within the school that made the SHS community a family of its own - so when it came time to dedicate Scituate High’s new library media center, school officials said it made sense to do so in Light’s name.

On Thursday, March 21 at 4:30 p.m., a dedication ceremony will be held at the new media center of SHS at 94 Trimtown Rd., where members of the community will pay homage to Light’s tenure at the school and celebrate the new space, where a nearly $99,260 grant from The Champlin Foundation helped redesign the center.

The media center has transformed from when Light served as assistant principal from 1978 to 1985, and then took over as principal from 1985 until retiring in 2008. The renovated space now includes mobile furnishings, new technology materials, a new computer lab and a teacher workroom with screencasting capabilities and an additional laptop cart available for use. The new conference room in the center includes screencasting capabilities as well, allowing students to collaborate when working with Google G Suite for Education, use cast video clips and allow teachers and parents to review student work during meetings. The remodeled center was opened and ready for the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.

Speaking of Light, who served SHS for 30 years, Principal Michael Hassell said Light’s impact on the SHS community is still evident today.

He said, “Mr. Light impacted so many students that passed through the halls of Scituate High School. He was a strong leader that made every decision with the best interest of kids in mind. He began to develop the family atmosphere among students and faculty that still makes Scituate High School special to this day. He advocated for student collaboration and student voice - this is why the new space will be a perfect fit to honor his time serving our community.”

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Unified Basketball Night Game

Support the Scituate High School and Smithfield High School unified basketball teams for a fun night of basketball, unity, and inclusion.

Wear your t-shirt to the SHS vs SHS game on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Scituate High School

From the Senior Class

The seniors will be selling pies on "Pi Day" March 14th (3.14) Pies will be on sale before and after school on Thursday

High School "Pops Concert" Tuesday

Come join the High School Band and Choirs as they present Legends in Concert, the annual POP's Concert. Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm

Special guests: 8th grade chorus on first half and 8th grade band on second half

Piano Lab

Writing music in Piano Lab. Future composers!

Scituate High School Drama Club Wins State Competition!

Scituate High School Drama won the Rhode Island Drama Festival and will represent Rhode Island at the New England regional Drama festival in April. Lauryn Hall won 2 different honors, she received the Terry Murray award for acting and she was the only one in the state to receive a scholarship with her award. She also received an ALL STATE ACTING award for her role. Juliana Desnoyers won an ALL STATE ACTING Award for her role. Nathaniel Smyth won an ALL STATE AWARD for Lighting Design! They did an awesome job on Saturday and got a standing ovation the only one of the festival.

Great work Drama Club and Mr. and Mrs. Barnes!

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School Counseling

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Attention Seniors

Attention Seniors! All mid-year transcripts have been uploaded to the Common App and Coalition App. If you have applied to any schools that are NOT on these platforms, please see Ms. Hitchings or Mrs. Erickson to have a copy of your mid-year grades sent to your school!

Attention 10th and 11th Grade

Attention all 10th and 11th grade families. A letter was mailed this week for any students who may qualify for accommodations for the SAT or PSAT assessment in April. Please review and return the documents ASAP in order to secure the best chance of having your child's accommodations approved by the College Board. Please contact your child's guidance counselor or case manager if you have any questions.

Event List Now Through End-of-Year!

Please click below to view our event list from now through June. The list will be updated weekly and will be subject to change

2019 Yearbook

Special Education Local Advisory Committee



Wednesday, March 13, 2018

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Northwest Special Education Region

23A Theodore Foster Drive

No. Scituate, RI 02857



From Unity Club: Consider Taking the Pledge

We invite you to join us in an on-going campaign to stop all types of discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. By joining the Spread the Word Inclusion movement, you will join over 1,000,000 people who have pledged their support to creating an inclusive society. We hope you join the movement by making your pledge to spread inclusion and unity.

Visit and take the pledge and together we can create communities of acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Share your pledge on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by using #Pledgetoinclude and invite others to join you. The inclusion revolution starts with you!

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From Scituate Prevention Partnership

There is a guide for parents to access at their local public libraries that provides information relating to their child's health curriculum at school.

What's Happening on Social Media?

Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! @SpartanPrideRI

And... follow our CTE Program on Facebook @SprtanCTE

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Spartan Athletics

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Winter Awards Night - Monday @ 6:30 PM

The winter sports season has consisted of a lot of hard work! Time to have some fun and celebrate! Winter Sports Awards Night is Monday, 3/11. This is a FREE event, sponsored by Boosters, and open to all athletes, coaches, families, friends and fans! Coaches will present the MVP and a Coach Award. All varsity players will receive their letter and all seniors will receive a special gift from Boosters. Grab a cookie on your way in, enjoy the opening video, and celebrate the season!

Scituate Athletic Boosters Mattress Fundraiser

All-Star Football

On March 10th three of our football players competed in a Rhode Island All-Star Game combine!

Sean Ward

Collin Couillard

Dylan Palmieri


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Spread The Word!

Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for students entering grades 9 and 10.


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.