Weekly Update 9/30

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School Flu Clinic Information

Please click here for details.

School Improvement Team Looking for Volunteers

SHS is looking for parents, students, and teachers to serve on the School Improvement Team.  Please click here for more information and applications.

Committee to Review Class Rank and Course Weights

The Smithfield Public Schools Strategic Plan has a goal to review the current system for class rank and course weight.  By revising the current ranking system, we can recognize more students, emphasize growth, and decrease the level of unhealthy academic competition.  We are looking for representation from students, parents, teachers, and counselors to help guide this important conversation.  Please click here for more information and applications. 

SHS Girls Soccer Team Hosting Two Special Events 

Next weekend, two events are sponsored by the Smithfield High School Girls Soccer team to benefit the Smithfield Education Foundation and to honor Doreen Nicholson.

On Saturday, October 6th, at 6 pm, before the girl’s varsity soccer game, the girls will pay special recognition to Doreen Nicholson for all of her contributions to the team. A moment of silence will precede the mini-ceremony recognizing her contributions.

On Monday, October 8th, from 3 to 5 pm at the Smithfield ice rink, the girl’s team will be hosting an open skating party (all ages welcome) with the proceeds benefiting the Smithfield Education Foundation.

The entire community is invited and encouraged to join the team for these events.

No School Monday, October 8, 2018

School is closed for Columbus Day!

Homecoming Information

RIPIN Regional Workshop for Parents

RIPIN hosting a regional workshop entitled Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities.  The workshop will be October 17, 2018, from 6-8 in the high school library.  Flyer may be found here.

Revised Certification Regulations for Teachers

As you are likely aware, RIDE has proposed a number of revisions to the regulations governing the certification of educators in Rhode Island. Many of these changes are quite significant and require ongoing professional learning for all educators. RIDE has scheduled a number of hearings both to provide you with details on these proposed changes and to give you an opportunity to offer your input. We urge you to attend one of these four meetings. Your input is important and necessary. Please note that it is not necessary to register to attend any of these sessions.

Keep in mind that these proposed revisions are likely to impact you and your staff to a significant degree, so please place one of these dates on your calendar.       

  • October 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.: Portsmouth Middle School (Auditorium),     125 Jepson Lane, Portsmouth –
  • October 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.: Providence Career & Tech Academy (Auditorium), 91 Fricker Street, Providence
  • October 11, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.: North Kingstown High School (Media Center), 150 Fairway Drive, North Kingstown

Some Articles That Caught My Eye This Week…

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This Week at #SHSLegacy

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Have An Awesome Week!



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