Raider Family News
Meet the Art, Technology & Design Department
Number of Department Members: 11
Collective Years of Teaching: 208
Collective Years of Teaching at Somerset/SBRHS: 157.5
Number of Degrees Held: 23
Types of Degrees: BED Graphic Design, minor in Spanish, BFA/Design, BFA/Ceramics, BFA/Art Ed., BFA/Sculpture, B.S. Art Ed, BS - Computer and Information Science, B.S., COMM MEDIA, concentration-Film/Video Production, BA Writing/Communications, BA Social Work, BS Technology Education, BS Elementary Education and Psychology, MA Art Ed, MA Library and Information Studies, MA Technical Writing, MA Technology Education, MFA Art Ed, MS - Mathematics Education, MEd Curriculum and Instructional Technology, PhD - Mathematics
Department Vision: In the Department of Art, Technology, & Design, ALL students will explore and engage in a wide variety of art, technology, and written works. As active participants in their learning, students will utilize problem solving and critical thinking skills as they move through the processes of art making, engineering design, and academic research. Students will gain an understanding of and implement the responsible use of technology and materials. Students will use their knowledge and skills to express themselves and make meaningful contributions to society.
Upcoming Projects, Special Events, and Accomplishments
TechStyles: A Computer Science and Fashion Design Infusion
Last year, Ms. Ashley, Dr. Burke, and Ms. Kyla Schmigle teamed up for “TechStyles,” a computer science and fashion design infusion. The trio are excited to share this project at the upcoming MassCUE Conference to inspire wearable technology projects around the state. More good news- TechStyles is coming back in the 2022-2023 school year! Talk to Dr. Burke and Ms. Schmigle to learn more about TechStyles, year 2. Don’t forget to follow Dr. Burke on Twitter @burke_edu and Ms. Schmigle on Instagram @sbrhsfashion.
Exploring the Chase Preserves in Digital Photography
Students of digital photography classes took a walking field trip to Chase preserve this week. They looked for line, shape, pattern and texture. Students created photographs to practice their observation and composition skills. The students will select photos to print and hang in a gallery exhibit at Somerset Berkley Regional High School in October. Follow Ms. Troutman on Instagram for more happenings in digital photo @troutmandigphoto
Tello Drone Exploration in Robotic Engineering
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Tello drone! This school year, our robotics students will
integrate algebraic thinking and programmatic skills to navigate the recently acquired Tello EDU Drones. Funding for these drones was made possible by the Greater Fall River Development Corporation Education Grant. We’re stoked!
Developing a Promotional Video for the Somerset Police Department in Advanced TV Media Production
Community outreach projects hold a special place in our Blue Raider hearts. This year, under the direction of Ms. Peckham, our Advanced TV Media Production students will be developing a promotional video for the Somerset Police Department. So far, students have been doing research, filming b-roll, and even took a walking field trip to learn the ins and outs of the police station. We can’t wait to see the finished product! Also, don’t forget to check out Blue Raider Studios on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ6w9yV32JwjeALmcuGnspA
Back on the Wheel in Ceramics
This year, we are excited to have students back on pottery wheels in the ceramics studio! Under the direction of Ms. Bowers, pottery students will be introduced to the craft of hand building and wheel throwing. The hand building process will focus on tile making, slab boxes, pinched pots, and coiled vessels. Some projects will be supported by historical references. Students will explore the techniques of low relief carving, piercing, modeling, and stamping. Students will investigate the stages of clay bodies, glazing, and the firing process. In addition, students will be introduced to the potter’s wheel to explore the throwing process. Interested in learning more about our program? Check out @bowpotterysbrhs on Instagram to check out the action in the
ceramics studio this year.
Afterschool Cybersecurity Club- Coming soon!
The SBRHS CyberClub (formerly Coding Club) is an after school club where you can hang out on Tuesday afternoons and compare projects, discuss interests, or just chill with like-minded people who are interested in any of the interests in the world of Computer Science, especially Cybersecurity, Computer Programming, and Artificial Intelligence. The SBRHS CyberClub is a student-led club under the guidance of Dr. Burke. We will meet in 124A on Tuesday afternoons immediately after school. There are no pre-defined projects; students come to the club with their own ideas or to get ideas from our discussions. The club will choose a president (or co-presidents) and any further officers necessary. Reach out to Dr. Burke for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SB Community Service Team (CST)
Under the direction of Mr. Joseph Ramos, the CST’s mission is to provide outdoor community service to a local site in need. Students will utilize the engineering design process to solve a real-world problem in the community, such as the previously completed South Elementary Pond and Bridge Project: https://mr-ramos.weebly.com/pond-and-bridge-project.html. For more information, please email Mr. Ramos at email@example.com.
Congratulations to our new Senior & Junior Class Officers!
Class of 2023
Co-Vice Presidents: Mia Gosson & Abbie O'Brien (tie)
Secretary: Davis Sullivan
Treasurer: Ava Tavares
Class Representatives: Elizabeth Anderson, Joshua Brum, Madison Fisher, Sophia Schoonover, and Reese Swanson
Class of 2024
President: Jack Fredette
Vice President: Trevor Teixeira
Secretary: Mia Gentile
Treasurer: Alissa LaFrance
Class Representative: Elizabeth Costa
Stay Tuned for the Class of 2025 & 2026 election results soon!
Parent Teacher Conferences--October 20, 2022
Attention Class of 2023--Cap & Gown Orders
Although height and weight do need to be documented to ensure proper sizing, the information is kept strictly confidential. It is critical that students complete this form so there are no issues when we pass them out the week before graduation.
Class of 2023--Save the Dates
May 19, 2023: Senior Lunch/ Cap & Gown Distribution (during regularly scheduled lunch)
May 26, 2023: Last Day of School for Seniors (Grades Close on this Date)
May 30, 2023: Senior Breakfast 9:00 a.m. at White's of Westport
May 30, 2023: Somerset & Berkley Middle School Walk--12:15 p.m. Students are invited to wear their graduation caps (& gowns if you would like to). Middle school students will greet and honor the Class of 2023. You may also obtain yearbook signatures from Middle School Staff.
May 30, 2023: Chace, North, South & Berkley Elementary School Walk--1:30 p.m.. Students are invited to wear their graduation caps (& gowns if you would like to). Elementary students will greet and honor the Class of 2023. You may also obtain yearbook signatures from your Elementary School Staff.
May 31, 2023: National Honor Society and Scholarship Night 5:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Invitation only.
June 2, 2023: Graduation 5:00 p.m. on Hanson Memorial Field. Graduates should arrive at 4:00 p.m.
June 3, 2023: Rain date for Graduation. Hanson Memorial Field at 5:00 p.m. Graduates should arrive at 4:00 p.m.
Senior Pictures/ Class of 2023 Baby Pictures
The deadline to turn in Senior portraits is October 24, 2022. Portraits need to be high resolution jpg files (NO TIFF or PNG files can be accepted).
Please submit pictures to https://images.jostens.com/0UN0ATMe-brIUQvv0pn3RVQ Please name your file using the following format: LastnameFirstname.jpg (ex.BrelsfordSusan.jpg)
In addition the deadline to turn in baby pictures of your graduate is October 24, 2022. Please submit photos that are well-composed and where the picture takes up most of the frame. Crop out any distracting elements and/or backgrounds. These files can be in the following formats: jpg, TIFF, or png.
Please submit pictures to https://images.jostens.com/0UN0ATMe-brIUQvv0pn3RVQ Please name your file using the following format: LastnameFirstnameBaby.jpg (ex.BrelsfordSusanBaby.jpg)
Save these October Dates--All Grades
Kiddies Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022 @ 9:00 a.m. (SBRHS)
Concert Night: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. (SBRHS)
PSATs (Sophomores & Juniors): Wednesday, October 12, 2022 (SBRHS)
School Advisory Council Meeting: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88329924938?pwd=RjlveDVHb1ZZTzNGL1lvR3lqYjlVQT09)
PTO Meeting: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 (SBRHS Library)
Homecoming Football Game: Friday, October 14, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. (SBRHS)
Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 15, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m. (Student Dining Center)
Musictown Parade: Sunday, October 16, 2022 @ 11:30 a.m. (2:00 p.m. field show)
Parent Teacher Conferences: Thursday, October 20, 2022 11:45 a.m. -2:10 p.m. and 4-6:30 p.m. (Virtual or In person conferences available to parents, more information to follow)
Early Release Day for Students: Thursday, October 20, 2022 (11:30 a.m. dismissal)
Early Release Day for Staff & Students: Friday, October 21, 2022 (11:30 a.m. dismissal)
Early Release Day for Students: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (11:30 a.m. dismissal)
National Merit Scholarship Commended Students
Elizabeth K. Anderson
Alec D. Ferreira
Lilly A. Medeiros
Caden L. Vertentes
SBRHS Student Appointed to MIAA Student Advisory Committee
Who is a Resilient Raider???
Each month we will be recognizing students and staff who exemplify the skills and competencies that we value in our SBRHS vision. Recognized individuals receive an anonymous email letting them know that someone has recognized them.
October's skill is RESILIENCY. There are many factors that contribute to resilience including:
2. Attachment to family, school and learning
3. Problem Solving Skills
4. Effective coping strategies
5. Sense of humor
7. Positive self-image
Who is a staff member or student that demonstrates resilience in their daily lives? Perhaps they start your day by putting you in a good mood or maybe they are always showing positivity. Feel free to recognize as many people, and as many times, as you see fit. Each month we will have a different focus. Remember you can nominate a staff member OR a student (or both)--anyone who is part of our SBRHS family. Anyone recognized will receive an anonymous email detailing why you think they are resilient. One lucky person from each group will win a small prize and recognition on our guidance wall of fame as a representative of the month.
Below please find the two forms: