Summer Update 6/18/19

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Summer Communication

SHS will be posting updates on the website at various times during the summer break.  Be sure to download the Thrillshare app to receive live updates on your mobile device (Search Smithfield).  You may also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Final Grades

Final grades are posted in Infinite Campus.  Parents and students are encouraged to log in to IC to review final grades.

Bruce Lenore Videos

Class of 2019 Senior Video

2019 SHS Sports Video

Advance Placement (AP) Summer Reading

Click here for links to AP summer work.

Summer Reading

Check out the SHS summer reading requirements here.

Summer School Information

SHS students requiring summer school should contact their school counselor prior to registration.

Click here for Fairlawn Summer School Application.

Freshmen Information

Class of 2023 Freshmen Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 21st.  Time TBA but it will be in the evening.

Fall Sports Info

Fall sports begin on August 19, 2019.  Student-athletes must have a physical to participate.  All student-athletes must be registered.

Click here for the athletic registration page.


Have a GREAT Summer!


Weekly Update 6/9/19


Graduation Information

The Class of 2019 will graduate on Tuesday, June 11th at 7 pm at Bryant University.  You may watch the event live on the web.

Final Grades

As we wind down the school year, parents are reminded that final grades will be posted by the end of the day on June 12th.  If your child needs summer school, please speak to a school counselor prior to enrollment.  Summer school information is posted on the school news section of the website.

Financial Town Meeting

The Town of Smithfield will hold the annual Finacial Town Meeting on Thursday, June 13th at 7 pm in the high school auditorium.

SHS Wins $25,000 XQ+RI Planning Grant – Parents We Need Your Help!

We are happy to announce that Smithfield High School is one of 20 Rhode Island high school teams to receive a $25,000 XQ+RI Planning Grant! Over the past 2 months, teams of parents, teachers, and students have been meeting to brainstorm concepts that would help to push the design of the aging Smithfield High School into the 21st century.  All groups agreed on the need to create space for project-based, hands-on learning to occur.

In the next phase of the grant process, a formal Design Team consisting of parents, community members, teachers, students, and administrators will work with partners from XQ+RI to create a school redesign proposal.  This second proposal is due on December 15th and will put the high school in the running to receive a $500,000 Implementation Grant.

XQ+RI partnered with several organizations to assist schools with the planning process as they prepare a submission for the XQ+RI Implementation Grant in December 2019. XQ+RI is collaborating with the Education Trust to conduct student, teacher, and parent surveys as well as on-site student focus groups to support the completion of the Educational Opportunity Audit (EOA).

We are asking SHS parents to complete the parent survey of the XQ+RI Educational Survey

If you are interested in joining our XQ+RI Design Team to engage stakeholders, establish action plans, and contribute to our proposal for the XQ+RI Implementation grant please reach out to me directly.  

Exciting times ahead for SHS!

SHS Announces 2019 Building Level Teacher of the Year!

We are proud to announce the SHS math teacher Mike Deslauriers is the 2019 Smithfield High School Teacher of the Year!  Mr. D. has done an excellent job promoting computer science at SHS and is a leader across the state in developing future CS teachers.  Congratulations Mr. D.!


School Lunch Account Information

As the end of the school year approaches, please take a moment to review your student’s lunch account.  If your child’s account has a negative balance, this must be paid in full prior to the last day of school.  Cash or check (payable to Smithfield School Lunch Program) can be given to the lunch cashier or an online payment can be made by visiting and selecting the web page menu items in this order:

Explore  | Food Services & Nutrition | MySchoolBucks 

Please note that for every online payment made, MySchoolBucks will charge a fee of $2.49.

The Smithfield School Lunch Program is committed to providing meals to students who choose to participate in the program.  However, there is a responsibility on the part of the students and parents to satisfy all financial obligations to the lunch program in a timely manner.  Students wanting a lunch and not having money to purchase a lunch will be allowed to charge a lunch, with repayment expected within two (2) school days.

If your child’s account has an available balance, this will follow him/her as long as they are in the Smithfield Public Schools.  Should your child transfer out of the district, a refund can be requested by emailing   In lieu of a refund check, you also have the option of having an available balance donated to a needy student’s account.

Any questions on your child’s lunch account can be directed to Jessie MacDonald at 231-6606 x8121.

SHS Partners with Better Lesson

Smithfield High School and BetterLesson teamed up in SY18-19 to pilot a new way of engaging in professional learning! Founded in 2009, BetterLesson’s mission is to empower schools and districts to develop and retain innovative, student-centered teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders. Over the course of the past school year, Erica Ricci, Samantha Armstrong, and Liz Russilo met on a bi-weekly basis with their BetterLesson coach to engage in virtual coaching that’s personalized to their individual professional growth areas. Each teacher implemented many student-centered learning strategies to enhance student and teacher engagement, achievement, and joy. One teacher reflects on her BetterLesson experience: “This was probably the most valuable professional development I have ever been part of. It was extremely personalized to my needs and my experiences with education. My coach was extremely flexible and knowledgeable of not only my subject matter but the areas that I wanted to improve upon. She pushed me to try new strategies in the classroom and then build upon those strategies.”  We are so proud of these three teachers, who are models for students and teachers alike of what it means to be life-long learners!   


Have a GREAT Week!

Weekly Update 6/2/19

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End of Year Calendar

Time to start thinking about end of the year activities and exams.  Check out this document for the latest information.  

Community Forum – Academic Honors Proposal

Please join us for a community forum on the Academic Honors Proposal on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 6:30 -8:00 pm at the high school.

Community Forum

Students of the Month – May 2019

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David Nigri Emily Barbrie Sophia DeJesus Dylan Mantovani

Teacher of the Month – May 2019

Congratulations to Mr. Kevin Cullen for being nominated as May teacher of the month!

June Newsletter for RISAS

Check out the June newsletter from RISAS

Summer Reading

Check out the summer reading requirements here.  

SHS Film Club

The SHS Film Club recently released their first short film title The Director’s CutYou can check it out here.

Top Ten Breakfast

This past week SHS hosted the top ten breakfast for students and parents.  Always a great time to unwind before the craziness of finals and graduation.  We had a great conversation about the academic honors proposal.  Congratulations to the SHS top ten!


College Signing Day

Four SHS student-athletes participated in a signing ceremony last week.  Best of luck!


Senior Prom 2019

The senior class did an outstanding job with their prom.  A beautiful night at Quidnessett Country Club.  Check out the court!


Torch Run 2019

SHS was well represented at the annual Torch Run for Special Olympics last Friday.


This Week at #SHSLegacy

Check out the latest from our schoolwide hashtag #SHSLegacy.

Have a GREAT Week!

Weekly Update 5/26/19

RI State Teacher of the Year – Liz Russillo

This past Thursday Governor Gina Raimondo and Deputy Commission Mary Ann Snider announced the 2020 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year to a packed gym at Smithfield High School.  SHS science teacher Liz Russillo was chosen for this tremendous honor.  We are extremely proud of Liz and look forward to hearing about her adventures next school year.

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End of Year Calendar

Time to start thinking about end of the year activities and exams.  Check out this document for the latest information.  

Criminal Justice Students

Four Intro to Criminal Justice students presented their research paper and portfolio of work to a panel of professors at Roger Williams University last week.  These students will now be eligible for the EEP designation and credit for this year.  Congratulations to
David Botelho (11)
Sebastian DeJesus (12)
Cameron Pezzullo (11)
Serena Roy (11)

Playschool Graduation

Last week the SHS playschool students celebrated their graduation.  It is the culminating event to a great year of learning for the SHS students and for our little students.  Check out the graduation ceremony here.  

Smithfield Hall of Fame Golf Tournament

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This Week at #SHSLegacy

Check out the latest from our schoolwide hashtag!

Have a GREAT Week!



Weekly Update 5/19

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End of Year Calendar

Time to start thinking about end of the year activities and exams.  Check out this document for the latest information.  

Important Parking Information

SHS Administration was notified Friday that cars parked in residential neighborhoods surrounding SHS have been ticketed, and risk being towed. It is strongly suggested that you avoid parking in any RESIDENTIAL area.

SHS Participates in Guardian Games

This past week a number of SHS students participated in the RI Army National Guard Guardian Games.  Grace Horton finished in 2nd place overall in the female category. Anthony Lombardi was our top male finisher in 6th place.  Other students who placed; 7th-Ryan Pomposelli, 8th-Matt LaSalandra, 9th- Devin O’Brien, 10th- Dylan Falls.  It was a tough, physically taxing, obstacle course. We are proud of all of those who competed and got out of their comfort zone. Well done Sentinels! Shout out to SHS PE teacher Nicole Correnti for organizing.


Party in the Park

The community of Smithfield is hosting three food truck nights this summer.  Check out the flyer for details.

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Mystic Aquarium Field Trip

Ms. Witman’s class enjoyed a trip to Mystic Aquarium this past week.


Have a GREAT Week!

Weekly Update 5/12

My apologies for the delay on last weeks blog post.  We had a death in the family and I have been tied up for a few days.

Evening of the Arts

​Please join us at the annual Evening of the Arts at Smithfield High School on May 16th from 6-8pm.  This annual event features the breathtaking artwork of the Fine Art Department,  two comical performances by the World Language Department, the exciting Playschool Open House, as well as student work displays from the Family and Consumer Science Department and much much more!​

There will be a silent auction sponsored by the Class of 2021 during the event. Gift baskets and gift cards will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Come check out the offerings!

Tri-M Music Honor Society

On May 9th, 47 music students were inducted into the Tri-M National Music Honor Society at the annual music banquet. Congrats to these students and their work in leadership, service, and musicianship.


Sea Scouts Summer Program

Sea Scouts in a venturing program open to boys and girls between the ages of 14 and 21. Scouts will have a chance to use our sailboats, kayaks, and dinghy’s. We have weekly meetings as well as other opportunities for weekend and longer adventures. This year we will be going on a week-long sailing cruise from East Greenwich, RI to Mystic, CT. No experience necessary for these adventures!

Sea Scouts Ship 1909 will be holding their annual Open House on Tuesday, June 4th, 6 – 9pm at the East Greenwich Yacht Club. There will be a picnic and an evening sail as an introduction to Sea Scouting.

Attached is a flyer we would like you to consider distributing to your 8th graders and high school students. Sea Scouts is a division of Boy Scouts and is not for profit.  More information may be found here.

Smithfield Baseball Team Fundraiser

The Smithfield Baseball Team is hosting a dough raiser at UNO’s on Wednesday 5/15 from open to close. The team could get up to 20% back in sales.

SHS Booster Club Ticket

SHS Hockey Booster Club Golf Outing


Thank You From Football Booster Club

The SHS football team would once again like to thank our parents and teachers for dropping off their items this weekend in support of our Savers fundraiser.



Have a GREAT Week!

Weekly Update 5/5/19


Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday is the start of “Teacher Appreciation Week,” so here is this weeks challenge!  Take 5 minutes to:

  1. Think of teachers who changed your life.
  2. Find their email, phone number or Facebook page.
  3. Write them a letter, call them or send them a message. They deserve it!

Evening of the Arts

May 16, 2019, from 6-8 pm

The Class of 2021 will be holding its second annual Silent Auction during the Evening of the Arts showcase. Items include both local and statewide gift baskets and gift certificates. We appreciate your support.

End of Year Calendar

Please click here for the latest information for end of year events and final exams.  

Smithfield Town Budget Hearing

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Smithfield High School 7:00 pm

Fiscal Year 2020 Budge Book

Savers Fundraiser

SPRING CLEANING TIME!!! Clean out those closets and donate your gently used clothing, books, linens, shoes, belts, purses, and small household items to benefit our football players!  Click here for more information.   Questions: email

Science Olympiad Calendar Raffle

Our friends at Gallagher Middle School have qualified for the national science olympiad competition.  Please support their fundraising efforts by purchasing a calendar raffle ticket.  Tickets are available in the high school office.

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SHS Trivia Night

SHS is hosting a trivia night on May 11th.  This event supports our post-grad celebration.  More info may be found here. 

May RISAS Parent Newsletter

Click here for the May newsletter from our student assistance counselor. 

5 Simple Guidelines

This past Friday, SHS students heard from Rebecca White.  She shared her story about how drunk driving impacted her life.  You can learn more about her 5 Simple Guidelines here.  


Thank You for Your Support!!

Shout out to the students and parents who volunteered for the football and softball fundraisers this past weekend!  Thank you to our community for supporting our student-athletes!

This Week at #SHSLegacy

Check out the latest from our school-wide hashtag.

Have a GREAT week!