Weekly Update 12/5

SHS Winter Music Concert

The SHS Music Department will hold their Winter Concert on Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m. There will be performances by the band, chorus, Sentinel Singers and Jazz Band. All are welcome!

Stop and Shop Community Bag Fundraiser – For the month of December, each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop in Smithfield, $1 will be donated to the SHS Music Boosters. Thank you for your support!

Winter Sports

Games kick off this week. Check out RIIL.org for the latest schedules.

Parent Council Mtg This Week

The SHS Parent Council will host theor monthly meeting at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 8th in the library.

No School – December 16th

Reminder – No school for students on December 16. Staff has a professional development day.

Holiday Story Fest

Special Parent Forum

On Wednesday, December 15th at 6:00 PM in the Smithfield High School Auditorium. the Town of Smithfield and the Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI will be sponsoring a Parents’ Forum. This important event will bring together many experts in the field of alcohol, opioids, addiction, treatment and recovery to provide the necessary tools for parents to keep our children safe.

David Neill, from the US Attorney’s Office, will begin the event by presenting the Circles and Silence film which has been nominated for five Emmy Awards. Circles and Silence is a remarkable sixteen minute film narrated by a diverse group of young adults whose personal true-life stories are mirror images of topics that impact every person who watches the film: Opioids, Addiction, Treatment, Recovery, and Life. Following the film, David and his co-presenters will have the opportunity to tell their story.

Deputy EMS Chief Jonathan Polak and Gateway Healthcare will share information about community resources and the Smithfield Safe Stations Program. The event will conclude with a Question and Answer Panel Discussion to include:

· Catherine DeOrsey, MPT, IIN Health Coach
Integrative Healthcare Solutions
Founder, Executive Director

· Robert Houghtaling
Director, Substance Abuse Prevention/Mental Health
Town of East Greenwich

· Linda E. Hurley, MA, CAGS
President and Chief Executive Officer ~ CODAC, Inc.

· Fred A. Trapassi
N.E. Region Chief Executive Officer
AdCare Rhode Island

· John J. Tassoni, Jr.
Vice President of Operations, Community and Government Relations
The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI

Seeking Golden Apple Nominations  

NBC 10 and RIDE have teamed up to recognize outstanding teachers across our state with the Golden Apple Award. This award honors those who believe in the true spirit of teaching by making classrooms a creative and safe place to learn. Winning educators also receive a $250 contribution from Ocean State Credit Union. Those who nominate teachers include their students, fellow educators, and students’ families. Share this opportunity with your school community! If you know an outstanding teacher who deserves recognition, you can nominate them by using this form. You can also see previous winners on the Channel 10 website.

Raising Healthy Kids Winter Newsletter

Click here for winter newsletter

Student Work

Senior Luca Maiello created a “waving” american flag out of 2″ x 6″ pine lumber, roughly 4′ by 2′ in total dimension. Weighing around 35lbs, every piece on this flag was custom made and had to be carefully carved to create a seamless waving illusion

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