Weekly Update 2/6

SHS Virtual Instruction Day – Monday (2/6)

Please check your email and website for details regarding the virtual instruction day on Monday, February 6th.

2022-2023 Yearbook Sales

Just a friendly reminder that yearbooks are still being sold; the last day to purchase yearbooks is February 10.  

If you are interested in purchasing the yearbook, here is the link:

Yearbooks: http://jostensyearbooks.com?ref=A07500270

Survey Works Is Open!

Smithfield Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

The next meeting of the Smithfield Special Education Parent Advisory Committee will be held on February 9, 2023 at 6:30pm in the Media Center at Smithfield High School.

Tim Villegas and Carolyn Teigland from Think Inclusive-MCIE will be conducting a virtual presentation entitled : What Does Inclusive Education Really Mean?   

 You may attend in person or via the ZOOM link below.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88007142567?pwd=ejBzZXNyVWNrSHpRWm96blBkS21Zdz09 Meeting ID: 880 0714 2567 Passcode: SSELAC

Weekly Update 1/29

​Second Semester Begins

SHS students have started the second semester. Grades will be finalized over the next week. Class of 2023 – Graduation will be here before you know it. Stay focused and keep your eyes on the prize. The next few months will fly by.

Spring Sports Registration Is Open!

Please register by Monday, March 6th 

Click “Activity Registration” at https://smithfieldhs.rschoolte…

Baseball & Softball *Pitchers & Catchers ONLY – Begin Monday. March 13th 
All other sports begin – Monday, March 20th  

SHS Art Students Selected for Exhibition

Congratulations to the following students whose work has been selected and entered into the ’31st Biennial Young Adult Exhibition’ at Hera Gallery in Wakefield.  

Emma Senna

Greta Williams

Ayla Goffe

Marguerite Antonelli

Their work will be exhibited from 2/4-2/25 with a reception on 2/4 including poetry readings and awards.

PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS LOCAL 51 APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

Great opportunity for a student looking to join the workforce after school. https://www.ualocal51.com/apprenticeship.aspx

Winter Break Opportunity

Weekly Update 1/22

Mrs. Carty Wins Golden Apple

Congratulations to SHS English teacher Tamara Carty for winning a Golden Apple from Channel 10 and RIDE. The full story will air this Thursday (1/26).

Debate Team Update

Marc St. Martin, Braden Crough, Sophia Nardolillo, Ava Brule, & Henry Siravo all took home honors at the January 7th debate tournament against Barrington, Classical, Cumberland, Mt. Hope, Foxboro, and Lincoln School. Our next tournament is Saturday, February 4th at Classical High School.

Drivers Education Opportunity

Driver’s Ed class # 4304, Tues, Wed, Thurs, beginning on February 28th – March 22nd , from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with Mr. DiBiaso.  

The course fee is $120.00 and students are required to purchase a 15th edition Triple A, How to Drive textbook.  

Per § 31-10-19 Driver education – Traffic safety education, students must be at least 15 years, 10 months, by the first day of class.  **Its important students 

DO NOT use their school email address when creating their CCRI profile due to school email notification restrictions.

Don Miller pics

NAMI-RI: Registration Open for Family-to Family Course

The Rhode Island chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is now accepting registration for our next virtual Family-to-Family course which begins Thursday, February 2, 2023. This is a free, 8-session educational program for families, significant others and friends of people with mental health conditions. It is a designated evidenced-based program, which means that research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to a person with a mental health condition. NAMI-Rhode Island’s Family-to-Family course is taught by trained family members who have lived experience with a loved one, and includes presentations, discussions and interactive exercises. 

For more information on the Family-to-Family program, support groups and school presentations,visit namirhodeisland.org or call 401-331-3060 or email beth@namirhodeisland.org.

SHS Girls Basketball Supporting SHS Girls Hockey

Weekly Update 1/8

Winter Ball Reminders and Updates

1. Is Winter Ball a formal dance? 
Yes! Winter Ball is a formal dance and formal attire is encouraged. 
Need something to wear??? Go and check out the selection of clothing available outside of room 150 in the library.
2. Can I leave Winter Ball early?
NO STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO LEAVE WINTER BALL PRIOR TO 9:30 pm. 
3. Can I arrive late?
Students will NOT be permitted to enter Rhodes after 6:30 pm. ALL students need to be at the facility by 6:30.
4. What table am I sitting at?
Table selection will start on Monday January 9th at lunch. Please see your Student Council Officers to sign up for a table. Tables will consist of 10 students so please be prepared with 10 names when signing up. Table selection ends Wednesday January 11th. Don’t have 10 names for a full table?? Don’t worry about it the Student Council will assign you a table. Just arrive with as many names as you can.
5. When will I find out what table number I am sitting at?
You will find out the night of the dance, upon checking in,  what table number you have been assigned. 
6. Where can I obtain a picture form? 
They will be available prior to the dance. 
7. Can I leave early on Friday January 27th? 
Students who are attending the winter ball may be granted early dismissal at 12:30 on the day of the dance (Friday 1/27)
Early Dismissal Letters must be in by Friday Morning 1/27 at 7:30 am.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Date: Friday January 27th
Time: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Location: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
60 Rhodes Place Cranston, RI

No School – January 16

All schools will be closed on January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Semester Change

The first semester ends on January 25th.

Drivers Education Opportunity at SHS

Students can visit CCRI.edu to register for Driver’s Ed class # 4304, Tues, Wed, Thurs, beginning on February 28th – March 22nd , from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. with Mr. DiBiaso.  

The course fee is $120.00 and students are required to purchase a 15th edition Triple A, How to Drive textbook.  

Per § 31-10-19 Driver education – Traffic safety education, students must be at least 15 years, 10 months, by the first day of class.  

**Its important students DO NOT use their school email address when creating their CCRI profile due to school email notification restrictions.

CyberPatriot XV State Results

Congratulations to the SHS Cyberpatriot teams. 1st place Silver moves on to the national competition.

Weekly Update 12/23

Happy Holidays

On behalf of teachers and staff, we wish all SHS families a safe and relaxing holiday break! We look forward to seeing everyone back in the building on January 3rd.

Spirit Week Fun

eSports Sign-Ups

 Esports preseason will begin on Wednesday, Jan 4th.  The team will meet in room 102 immediately after school.  

Anyone interested in participating in the eSports program must register as you would for any other sport using the following link: https://shsri-ar.rschooltoday.com/

Be sure to return the RIIL Assumption of Risk form to the main office if you have not already done so for another team.  Esports will be listed as a winter sport.

Cyberpatriot Update

For the first time, SHS has had 3 out of 4 teams competing at the Gold Tier for the state competition round.  The results are in and in the Gold Tier for the state we have a second-place and third-place finisher with .5 points separating them.  Also, the team that competed at the Silver Tier finished in first place for the state.  Congratulations to all the students that competed.

Weekly Update 12/18

​Happy Hanukkah!

Wishing a happy Hanukkah to SHS families and staff celebrating the Festival of Lights. May you enjoy this time of peace and joy with your family and friends.

Holiday Break

Smithfield Schools will be closed 12/23 – 1/2. School will resume on 1/3.

Sentinel Sideline Article

Check out the latest article from Sydney Briggs and the Sentinel Sideline.

Winter Holiday Concert

​Check out our Winter Concert: Songs of Solstice on Wednesday, December 21st at 7 pm.  We are excited for this concert, which will feature Chorus, Band, Jazz Band, Sentinel Singers, and soloists. 

Holiday Spirit Week Activities

Monday 12/19

  • Polar Express Day
  • Dress in comfy, cozy Holiday attire

Polar Express Movie Night Canceled

Tuesday 12/20:

  • Christmas in July/Christmas Vacation
  • Combine the best of summer wear with holiday gear…Santa hat with Hawaiian Shirts, etc
  • NO BATHING SUITS!!!
  • Must still adhere to dress code

Wednesday 12/21:

  • Christmas Character Day (elf, a Who, Santa, Grinch, reindeer, snowman, etc)
  • Elf on a shelf:  find the elves during passing time!

Thursday 12/22:

  • Ugly Sweater Day!!!
  •            –  Student and Faculty Ugly Sweater Contest at Holiday assembly
  •            –   Take Selfies with Santa
  • All School Holiday assembly

SHS AM Drop-Off Update

SHS Morning Drop-Off Update – 12/18/22

Attention SHS parents dropping off students in the morning.  We are seeing an increase in the number of students being dropped off at Pleasant View Elementary and along the sidewalk near the tennis courts.  We need all parents to follow the drop-off procedures, travel behind the school, and drop off students along the gym doors.  

  • As you approach the island the road splits into two lanes.  The right lane is for parents to go behind the building.  The left lane is for students who park on campus.  Parents, please do not make a hard left and cut in front of the student drivers.  
  • We have added a sidewalk in the drop-off zone along the gym.  Students may get out of their cars beginning at Door #4 and walk to the front of the building.  

We all recognize that everyone is in a hurry in the morning.  It is imperative that families follow the drop-off procedures to ensure the safety of everyone.  We encourage families to leave earlier in the morning as traffic is lighter between 7:00 – 7:10, especially on days when the weather is poor.  

Thank you for your cooperation.  

Winter Athletics

Be sure to check out the RIIL website for game schedules during winter break.

Weekly Update 12/11

Sentinel Showcase – December 14, 6-8 pm

All families are invited to the Sentinel Showcase on Wednesday, December 14th from 6-8 pm.  Join us to learn more about our AP/EEP courses, CTE programs, athletic, and club opportunities!  

No School – Thursday, December 15th

No school on Thursday, December 15, 2022. Secondary staff will participate in a PD day.

Holiday Spirit Week Activities

Monday 12/19

  • Polar Express Day
  • Dress in comfy, cozy Holiday attire

Polar Express Movie Night $5

  • SHS Auditorium 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Popcorn provided
  • Tickets on sale at lunch and at the door

Tuesday 12/20:

  • Christmas in July/Christmas Vacation
  • Combine the best of summer wear with holiday gear…Santa hat with Hawaiian Shirts, etc
  • NO BATHING SUITS!!!
  • Must still adhere to dress code

Wednesday 12/21:

  • Christmas Character Day (elf, a Who, Santa, Grinch, reindeer, snowman, etc)
  • Elf on a shelf:  find the elves during passing time!

Thursday 12/22:

  • Ugly Sweater Day!!!
  •            –  Student and Faculty Ugly Sweater Contest at Holiday assembly
  •            –   Take Selfies with Santa
  • All School Holiday assembly

Student Council Looking For Donations

Spanish Students Learning the Cha-Cha

SSELAC Meeting – 12/14

Weekly Update 12/5

Virtual Instructional/Snow Day Schedule

Winter Is Coming!!!! If we need to close the building due to weather, SHS will follow the schedule below. (Note that we may have some true snow days as well.) 

The Virtual Instructional/Snow Day schedule may be found here.  Click the fourth tab.  

Sentinel Showcase

Calling all future Sentinels! We are excited to provide GMS families, out of district families interested in our CTE programs, and the Smithfield community an opportunity to learn more about Smithfield High School. Please join us on December 14th, from 6-8 pm.

No School – December 15

No school on December 15. Teachers have a PD Day.

The Perfect Season 2022

Check out the latest Bruce Lenore production.

Pop On The Block Fundraiser

Alumni Day – 2022

November 21, 2022

Dear SHS Graduates,

Smithfield High School is proud and excited to once again invite recent SHS graduates to the seventh annual Alumni Day, which is a great experience for the speakers, the students, and the staff at SHS.  

The Alumni Project provides an opportunity for recent SHS graduates to share their experiences in life after high school with our current seniors.  Participants share insightful information in a panel discussion with seniors who are all preparing to make major decisions about life after graduation.  We look forward to hearing about your experiences entering the workforce, joining the military, and attending various schools.  We hope our seniors can learn from the challenges you have faced, whether you have been hired, fired, promoted, survived basic training, transferred schools, changed majors, left school, or graduated.  What kind of obstacles have you encountered?  What have you learned through these experiences that you can share with our seniors?  

Alumni Day will be on Monday, December 19, 2022, 8-10 AM at the high school.  There will be an optional meet-and-greet session from 10:00-10:30.  SHS graduates who are interested should complete the attached Google Form.  We hope to see participants from past years, in addition to other recent graduates.  We look forward to seeing some familiar faces back in our school for this exciting and important day!

Sincerely,

Christina M. Paesano-Gliottone

CGliottone@smithfield-ps.org

Alumni Project Creator and Coordinator

Winter Ball – 2022

Smithfield High School Winter Formal Ball
When: Friday, January 27, 2023
Where: Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
Address: 60 Rhodes Place Cranston, RI
Time: 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Ticket Price: $50
Tickets will be Sold
12/12/22-12/16/22: Seniors and Juniors ONLY
12/19/22-1/6/23: ALL SHS STUDENTS

Frequently Asked Questions: 
Will tickets be sold at the Door? – NO, only at lunch prior to the dance with all required information
Can I bring a date from another school? – Yes, tickets will not be sold unless all required information is provided. A GUEST PERMISSION FORM is required prior to ticket purchase. Forms can be found outside of the Student Council office in the cafeteria outside rooms 221 (Young) and 223 (Hogan), the front office, OR print a copy from the attached copy. Students WILL NOT be able to purchase tickets for an outside guest until the form is completed and submitted the day of ticket purchase. 
Is this a formal dance? –Yes! Don’t want to spend top dollar on something to wear for only one night??? Swing by room 150, Ms. Barton’s room in the library and browse her selection of clothing. 
Can I leave prior to 10:00 pm?-  The earliest students can leave is 9:30 p.m. 

REQUIRED INFORMATION FOR TICKET PURCHASE (ALL of this information needs to be provided to purchase a ticket or multiple tickets.)

  • Student Name
  • Grade
  • Advisory Room # or School Name
  • Student Cell Phone Number
  • Parent/Guardian Name and Number (Emergency Contact)

If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Kelley Young, Mrs. Hogan or one of your Student Council officers.

Sensory Friendly Story Time

Weekly Update 11/27

Winter Sports Begin November 28

Winter sports begin on Monday, November 28th. Any student interested in trying out must complete all registration materials and have a current physical on file to try out. Check out the athletic page and click activity registration.

Senior Fashion Show

The senior fashion show is scheduled for Friday, December 2 at 7 pm. Tickets go on sale this week during lunch.

Smithfield Christmas Parade

No School – December 15

December 15th is a PD day for staff. Students do not have school.

Sensory Friendly Santa & Mrs. Clause