Raider Family News

June, 2023

Happy Summer!

I hope this email finds you beginning a wonderful summer vacation. This serves as a reminder of a few changes to next year's schedule, summer reading and a wrap up of the end of our school year. It also contains a few links to junior Civics projects completed by our students during the spring. The final product for these students was to provide community information on various topics that were important to the students.

Again, please take time to rest, relax and rejuvenate with family and friends. See you on our first day of school.

Summer Reading--All Students Grades 9-12

Please note: If you are a junior or senior taking AP English Language & Composition OR AP English Literature and Composition, you have a different summer assignment. Please see below for a link to this assignment.

All other students see below:

-- Students may select any fiction or non-fiction book of interest to them that exceeds 100


--Students may also choose to select from the list of suggested books at the appropriate

grade level (Four titles at each grade level).

--Each list will include fiction and literary non-fiction choice appropriate for a range of

readability and interest levels

-- We have also provided a Summer Reading Graphic Organizer that you may use to

prepare for the fall pre-assessment. (See Summer Reading Graphic Organizer)

-- Each Grade 9-12 Summer Reading list, separate AP English lists, and the Summer

Reading 2023 Graphic Organizer will be posted on the Somerset Berkley Regional High

School Website.

Summer Reading Pre-assessment:

  • The book you read will be used for your Response to Literature pre-assessment prompt in September.

  • The pre-assessment is graded (students will be provided with extra time as needed and requested).

  • The pre-assessments measure students’ independent reading levels which are used by teachers to select appropriate instructional resources and materials.

Students will be responsible for obtaining their book choices:

● At (Paperback or Kindle)

● At local book stores

● At local libraries

Summer Reading Graphic Organizer for Students Grades 9-12 (not in AP ELA courses)

AP English Language & Composition and English Literature & Composition Summer Reading Assignment

Student Schedule for 2023-24 school year

Beginning next year, we have a few changes to the schedule with the biggest change being that Blue Raider Block, our extra help/enrichment period, will be held on Wednesdays instead of Fridays. Below is a copy of the schedule. It will also be available in Aspen at the start of the school year.
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First Day of School

The first day of school will be Wednesday, August 30 for all students. Students in grades 10-12 will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m., after lunch. Students in grade 9 will stay for a full day of school (2:05 p.m. dismissal). During the afternoon hours, grade 9 students will participate in an orientation program with our guidance staff, teachers and Big Buddies to assist them in transitioning to SBRHS and preparing for their high school experience. Busses will be available to transport all students to and from school on this day.

Art Students Honors for their Photos

Congratulations to Madison Brophy and Seth Lee who each had photos accepted into the School of Visual Arts Virtual Exhibition titled "We the Place". The exhibit "showcases a wide range of perspectives that explore issues around identity as they relate to location".

To view their work, please click the link.

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Ryan Rose & Joseph Ramos' Junior Civics Project

Juniors Ryan Rose and Joseph Ramos completed a Civics Project on The Need for Universal Healthcare. As part of their final project, they wanted to share this information with the public. Attached is their website and the information they researched during this course.

Great job Ryan & Joseph!

Attention Class of 2024--Parking Passes Available Soon!!

From Tuesday July 18th- Thursday August 10th, the Class of 2024 will have the opportunity to obtain their Student Parking Lot Sticker for the 2023-2024 school year. Summer hours will be Tuesday- Thursday 8am-2pm.

Parking spots will be numbered and you may pick your spot if you so choose. They will be given out on a first come, first served basis. There will be no cost for parking stickers. Once school begins, spots that remain open will be available to underclassmen.

Attached is the form that must be completed by you and your parent/guardian. This form was also emailed to you by Ms. Smith from the main office. This form must be submitted along with your license and a copy of your vehicle registration (we can make a copy for you if need be). Please be sure to read all of the rules carefully before submitting your form.

If you have any questions, please email Ms. Smith at

Also For the Class of 2024--Senior Picture Information

Any student interested in obtaining their senior portrait through Chestnut Hill, please see the information below. You may also use your own studio. Information about turning in senior portraits for the yearbook will be forthcoming in the Fall, 2023.
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"Superhero Alex" Movie Premiere

SBRHS Junior Alex Rogers, otherwise known as "Superhero Alex" was the star of the movie premiere of "Superhero Alex--The Boy With the Cape," which premiered on May 30 in the Performing Arts Center. treated like a Hollywood star Tuesday night for the premiere of movie, "Superhero Alex - The Boy With The Cape," starring Alex himself and directed by Ben Medeiros. The red carpet was rolled out for Alex to enter SBRHS and it was a great night for all who attended. Congratulations Alex!!

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Students Complete Their First Year at Bristol Community College

Congratulations to Loren Botelho who completed her second year of BCC coursework and Hannah Pratas and Kate Coughline who completed their first year of coursework. These students are also members of our Raider Cafe Crew. Way to go Raiders!
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Congratulations Class of 2023

We would, once again, like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to our graduates and provide you with links to the ceremony, as well as a link to the NHS Scholarship Night, and the senior slide show.

Graduation Ceremony

Scholarship Night Link

Senior Slideshow

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