SHS Spartan News
November 25, 2019 Happy Thanksgiving
We are Thankful for YOU!
On behalf of the Scituate High School community, we would like to wish everyone a restful Thanksgiving with family and friends. We are truly grateful to have such a supportive and caring community at Scituate High School! Thank you for all that you do!
No School Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
-Mr. Hassell and Ms. Hart
Career and Technical Education
Students in our CTE Academies are at the convention center for Junior Achievement's JA Inspire event. Over the next two days over 8100 student in grade 8 from around the state will visit the exhibited focused on career exploration.
Academy of Computer Science
Academy of Engineering
On Saturday, November 16th book restoration expert Ruth Strach, Scituate Preservation Society President Bill Frederickson, five SHS students (Luke Portrais, Charlotte McInnis, Cameron Barry, Haley Kaye and Steven Venditelli) and teacher Dennis Ballou cleaned, cataloged and noted for content seventeen of the Barden journals. Beyond meticulously cleaning page by page (each book averaged an hour and a half), students read and discovered important facts about Mr.Barden, part owner of the Ponagansett mill, that were previously unknown. A few of these facts include the likely existence of a salmon hatchery at the Ponagansett mill site, a terrible drought in Scituate in 1876 and Mr. Barden’s side business of renting out oxen.
The project was continued on Monday the 18th after school by Ms. Strach, Mr. Frederickson, Mr.Ballou and Steven Venditelli joined by students Sam Grigelevich and Yousef Al Jallad who aided in seeing the cleaning to completion a total of twenty four journals. The students commented after on the therapeutic and interesting nature of the project and expressed the desire to work on similar projects in the future.
Thank You to all involved, including Mary Morse for securing the grant money for this worthy project. Dennis Ballou
Thank you for your efforts! The number of students on track to be chronically absent dropped to 9% last year! There is still work to be done. Please make sure your Spartans are attending school!
The RI Dept. of Education has released a new data-board that is updated weekly. The data collected ranks each of the 261 schools in RI based on absenteeism rates.
Over the next several weeks please partner with Scituate High School to ensure that your teenager is attending school on a regular basis!
What is Chronic Absenteeism?
Chronic Absenteeism is a measure of how many students miss a defined number of school days for any reason. Rhode Island defines Chronic Absenteeism as the percentage of students who miss 10% or more school days during the year. This calculation only includes students who were enrolled at least 90 days in a given school or district.
Research shows that chronic absenteeism is associated with a number of negative consequences for students, including lower achievement, disengagement from school, course failure, and increased risk of dropping out.
From Mrs. McGovney:
I am honored and humbled to be able to work with such amazing students and faculty.
Over 100 people joined SADD in honoring the life of 19 year old Charles Erler, a Scituate Spartan, who was victim to a drunk driving accident in December 2003.
Scituate students and SADD club members, Jill, Leah, and Nicole offered a moment of silence and dedicated the night to Chuck’s mother who was kind enough to join us.
We had students come together from La Salle, Hendricken, Ponaganset, Cranston, and of course Scituate, to play the friendliest and most respectful game of dodgeball I have ever witnessed.
Thank you for an amazing night and supporting our mission to end driving under the influence.
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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: EEO@ScituateSchoolsRI.net. 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: OCR.Boston@ed.gov. 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.