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Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!


June 2, 2017 - Volume 2 - ISSUE 34

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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monday, june 5, meeting...7PM in the SHS Auditorium!

Monday, June 12, 2017 - Thursday, June 15, 2017: Underclassmen Exams

Tuesday, June 13, 2017: The Class of 2018 requests your support at the Tropical Smoothie Cafe from 3:00-6:00pm! Please present Flyer when ordering!!

Friday, June 16, 2017: Last Day of School (Early Release)

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!

Summer Food Service program

Many of our households experience food insecurity. During the school year many families are eligible for free or reduced price school meals for their children. It may be difficult for families to absorb the extra cost of meals during the summer.

The Summer Food Service Program is a federally funded nutrition program that provides free meals to children 18 and younger when school is not in session. Summer meal sites are located in eligible areas throughout the state but are available to any state resident 18 or younger. While Seekonk does not meet eligibility guidelines neighboring cities and towns do provide summer meals to residents.

It is important to note that you do not need to be eligible for free or reduced price school meals to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. It is available to all children 18 and under. Many sites that provide meals combine the meal times with educational and recreational activities.

Most sites begin operating at the end of June or the beginning of July. To find a SFSP site near you call 1-800-645-8333 or visit Chartwells has also provided a link to the site on our Nutrislice menu.

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unified track team wins division 1 state championship!

Seekonk High School's Unified Track Team, in it's second year as a program, finished off an undefeated season by winning the MIAA/SOMA Division One State Championship Meet at Milford High School Wednesday. Coach Kristin Nelson explained it was very close and that every team member's performance played a part in the victory. Seekonk defeated Algonquin, who has over 70 athletes to take the title. This was clearly a full team effort, but here are some of the highlights!

1st place - Dan Jensen - Long Jump (State Champion -Section 1)

2nd place- Alysha Grossi - Long Jump (Runner up -Section 3)

1st place- Marc Reakes - Javelin (State Champion-Section 5)

2nd place -Miceala Demers - Javelin (Runner -up -Section2)

2nd place- Leo Pettey - Javelin (Runner-up -Section 8)

1st place- Meri Cronin - Shot put (State Champion -Section 3)

1st place- Cheyenne Frausto - Shot put (State Champion -Section 5)

1st place- Eliza Dantas - 800m (State Champion- Section 1)

2nd place- Felicia Prata - 800m (Runner-up-Section 1)

2nd place- Kate Lanzi - 800m (Runner up- Section 2)

1st place- Troy Pina - 800m (State Champion- Section 3)

1st place- Dan Jensen - 400m (State Champion -Section 1)

1st place- Christina Tetreault - 400m (State Champion- Section 2)

1st place -Tommy Corderio - 400m (State Champion- Section 4)

2nd place - Jaidon Lima - 400m ( State Champion- Section 5)

2nd place- 4x 100m Relay (Runners ups)

1st place- 4x400m Relay (State Champions)

Seekonk High School could not be more proud of these individuals for the effort they have put in to being the best in the state. Be sure to congratulate them whenever you see them!

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Dr. Jones


I just wanted to take the time and dedicate this space to the seniors who have just graduated. I could go on with many different ways of congratulating them and ideas about the next step in their life, but that would take awhile. Instead, I have posted the speech I gave Friday night at the ceremony in the hopes it is reread and the message sent is clear; decide on the direction,take action, and then commit to being successful.

I was asked before the ceremony if I get nervous when I give this speech. My answer was no. Why? Because if you believe in what you are saying there is no reason for you to worry. I truly believe there are no boundaries for these students if they follow through on their passions.

Check out the whole speech on my blog.

Around School...

You may have heard that "around school" this week consisted of preparing for graduation with award ceremonies. Here is a little of that...
Graduation Week 2017
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 new blog for updates and posts about character and educational (mostly) issues/topics/resources.
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Guidance - Mrs. Whatley

Congratulations to Emma Sabatini for being a recipient of the Presidential Academic Excellence Gold Award. In error, Emma's name was not announced at Senior Class Night to receive the recognition she deserves. She receives this award for earning high or highest honors for the first 3 quarters of the year. Consistently achieving this level of performance is a wonderful accomplishment. Well done Emma!

Parents of Juniors! The guidance department will be hosting Coffee with the Counselors on Wednesday, June 14th beginning at 7:45 AM-8:30 AM in the school cafeteria. Parents of juniors with questions about the college admission process, next steps for this summer, college visits etc. are invited to attend. Bring any questions you may have. We will review information that was shared with the juniors and share changes we are seeing in the college application process. Did you know that for the first time the SAT will now be offered in August? Come and feel free to leave when you need to. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Hope to see you on June 14th.

Underclassmen Awards Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th from 7:45-9:00 in the high school auditorium. Students will be receiving recognition for earning honor roll all 3 quarters, perfect attendance, art awards, top science awards, world language awards, Junior book awards, outstanding undergraduate etc.. Parents are welcome to attend. A parent section for seating will be available in the back of the auditorium.

Summer School will again be offered at SHS from June 26-August 1 from 8 AM-11:50 AM Monday through Friday. Courses offered include English 9-12 and online courses in math, science and history. The cost for each course is $160.00. Students eligible (must have at least a 55 average for the year to qualify) for summer school will be notified by their guidance counselor no later than Monday June 19th.

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Mr. Aguiar

Congratulations to the Class of 2017


Thank You To All Our Families

For Your Support of SHS

Attention Parents of Underclassmen

I would like to once again bring your attention to the obligation policy at SHS. Obligations are carried forward each year, so if your child has any outstanding obligations please try to get them taken care of before the end of the year so that all students can start off the next school year without owing obligations. If you have any questions on this issue please email or call to discuss.

Thank You !

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science - mrs. cunard

2017 Summer Science Academy!

2017 Summer Science Academy at Bridgewater State University is now looking for registrations. This academy is a wonderful opportunity for all high school students. Participants work in a state of the art laboratory, performing numerous laboratory experiments/procedures. Another added will make a college application standout among others when admissions offices are making their decisions! Check out this link for more information!

science opportunities for students:

Explore your career interests & make your college application stand out!

UCONN Explore Engineering:

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Nurse - Mrs. Rok

All medications, Epi-pens, inhalers and diabetes supplies, need to be picked up from the health room before June 16th. Any medications that are not picked up will be discarded. Students will be given the paperwork for the 2017-2018 school year at this time.

Benadryl will be back on the over-the-counter medication sheet and individuals who require it will not need to send in a separate bottle.

All students who are participating in a fall sport need to have an updated physical on file in the health room prior to try-outs. Physicals are good for 13 months (MIAA regulations) and athlete may not practice or play until another physical is on file. Please plan accordingly so your child me participate.

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Sports - Mr. Crippen

Congratulations to the State Championship Seekonk Unified Track team who capped off an undefeated season winning the MIAA/SOMA Division One State Championship Meet at Milford High School Wednesday. Great job by Coach Kristin Nelson, her staff and the team.

Seekonk High School Boys Tennis players Ethan Santos and Jun Hong were named Honorable Mention for the South Coast Conference All Star Team this year and Jun Hong also won the SCC Sportsmanship Award. Coach Dale Seward named Jason Ho and Richard Curzake the team’s Most Improved Players, and Jun Hong won the Coach’s Award.

Special shout out to the Seekonk Booster’s Club and Mrs. Linda Horton for putting on an outstanding Senior Sports Banquet this Tuesday at the Attleboro Elks Club. Chris Fernandes and Jennavie Semedo won the United States Marines Athletic Award, Tanner Emond and Amanda Read won the United States Army Scholar Athlete Award, Nate Pickett and AudreyRose Wooden won the Student Athlete Award, Matt Heaney and Madison Paine won the Athletic Warrior Award, Matt Gallup won the Richard Dias Award, Allyson Patterson won the Karen Stone Award, Allysa Pacheco, Andrew Silveira, Isaac Elkhoury, and Devynn Slaughter won the Athletic Director’s Awards, and Luke Klegraefe won the Principal’s Athletic Award.

The Seekonk High Girls Tennis team finished their season Thursday with a first round MIAA Tournament road loss to Ursuline Academy. The Lady Warriors played well with Freshman sensation Charlotte Drainville winning her match. The team finished the 2017 campaign with a 10-5 record.

The Warrior Baseball team won their MIAA first round home game with Norwell High School Thursday afternoon. Tanner Emond and Matt Gallup combined on the winning pitching effort with Terry Smith and J.J. Jackson coming up with clutch hits.

Be sure to check out the Athletic Website for more information about requirements, deadlines, scores, and schedules.

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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