SHS Warrior Call
Respect: Earn It, Give It, Live It!
ISSUE 21 - June 3, 2016
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!
SHS Core Values
Seekonk High School is committed to creating a safe, supportive environment where our students can develop the skills necessary to become independent thinkers and problem solvers capable of addressing the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The staff, students, family, and community members will collaborate to create an atmosphere of compassion, appreciation of diversity, and mutual respect. We will provide stimulating academic and extracurricular programs that are relevant and engaging so we can meet the needs of all learners.
Fall Cheerleading Tryouts!
Its that time! September will be here before you know it! You must see Mrs. Salisbury if you are interested in trying out for the team. Actual tryouts are scheduled for June 6 in the gym from 3:15 - 5:00pm!
School Year Memories - Photo Access!
Did you know that your sports and events images from this school year are available online? Just go to this website, enter your email address, and the password seekonk to see the amazing collection of images! You can even purchase some of your favorites!
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!
For Future Planning:
Wednesday, June 8 - Underclassmen Awards @ 7:30 AM
Wednesday, June 8 - STEM Fair @ 9:00AM
Thursday, June 9 - AP Night @ 6:30
Tuesday, June 14 - Underclassmen Exams begin
Monday, June 20 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Seekonk Educators Association holds food drive!
Class of 2018 holds fundraiser
Joins the Class of 2018 on Tuesday, June 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 @ Chelo's on NEWPORT AVE!!
Bring this coupon...print and share with family/friends!!
Valid for Dine In OR Take Out!
SHS Art Students win People’s Choice Award for their installation at the Attleboro Arts Museum!
“Reaching for Peace”
A few months back we were visited by Minoo Emami, an Iranian artist who has seen firsthand what war can do to people, communities, and her entire nation. Much of Minoo’s work revolves around the casualties of war -that is, the bystanders who are affected by violence although they themselves are not involved. In her artmaking process Minoo romanticizes the image of prosthetic limbs, recreating them through both two and three dimensional pieces in order to communicate the the message that although the destruction that war brings may seem permanent, it is possible to repair the damage through raising awareness about what is occurring on her side of the globe.
Our piece mirrors Minoo’s concentration on prosthetic limbs through our plaster castings of our own arms and hands and those of our loved ones. Although as individuals these castings seem abandoned and even forgotten like the victims of war who are caught in the crossfire, when they are assembled onto the larger paper mache/plaster hand, they signify a larger, more unified call for peace. Our installation is “Music to the Eyes” because it acts as a complement to our song, Taro by alt-J, which sheds light on the individual story of a man who was merely an innocent bystander in a war-torn area of the Middle East. Our simple color choices allow the piece to speak for itself so that its message is not masked: peace is bold, as are the people who speak for it and are caught within the fight for it.
It has been quite the journey! I wish you all the best. Good luck with everything you do!
Library news - Mrs. larson
music news - mr. smialek
Upcoming dates for Music Department activities:
Friday, June 17- Band Picnic @ Colt Park, Bristol, 12-4pm
Saturday, June 18- Brass Ensemble and Horn Quartet performance at Seekonk Meadows 2 pm
For your summer planning:
We anticipate that we will be offering some summer lessons here once again and may have openings for Senior or Junior students to work as instructors. We will also be offering community service opportunities in the Music Department as well. See Mr. Smialek if you would be interested in one of these possible positions.
Marching Band Camp will be Monday, August 8- Friday, August 12 from 8:30 am- 12:30 pm
Sports - Mr. Crippen
Congratulations to the players and coaching staff of the Lady Warriors Softball team who won their first round South Sectional MIAA tournament game Thursday afternoon over Wareham High School 4-0. The team advances to a second round game at Hanover High School Saturday afternoon at 4 PM. Sophomore Zoe Jennings was the winning pitcher hurling a 13-strikeout no-hitter in the process. Sophomore Nicole Silva went 3 for 4 scoring a run while Lindsay and Kaileigh Petit had rbi hits.
Senior Zach DeBlois (discus) and Freshman Cammie Garabian (shot put) have qualified and will represent Seekonk High School in the MIAA State Track tomorrow at Westfield State University.
The Unified Track and Field team held their banquet this week and are proud to announce the following award winners: David Abbott and Alizabeth Almeida (Most Valuable Players), Leo Pettey and Ashley Morgado (Most Improved Players) and Kaylee Crooks-Letourneau and Darius Saleeba (Coach’s Award Winners).
For a complete listing of upcoming contests be sure to check out the full Athletic Schedule