Weekly Update 12/30

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On behalf of the students and staff at SHS,

we wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!

School Resumes January 2, 2019

Smithfield Schools will resume classes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Cut In State Aid

Did you know that the Town of Smithfield is set to lose 1.5 million dollars in state aid?  Check out Superintendent Paolucci’s latest blog post for additional information.

Winter Ball

Winter Ball will take place on Friday, January 18th.  Tickets will be on sale the week we return from winter break.  Tickets are $50 a piece.

Raising Healthy Teens

Check out the latest edition of Raising Healthy Teens

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This Week at #SHSLegacy

Check out the latest from our school hashtag.

Some Holiday Pics and Videos

Mr. Lenore’s Holiday Video

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Have a GREAT Week!

 

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Weekly Update 12/16

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Holiday Spirit Week Activities

  • Monday, December 17th – Red and Green Day
    • Be festive with your favorite holiday colors!
  • Tuesday, December 18th – Flannel Day
    • Wear your favorite flannel shirts!
  • Wednesday, December 19th –
    • Holiday Sock Day
  • Thursday, December 20th – Polar Express Day
    • Wear your flannel PJs
    • Find the “Elf on the Shelf” to win a Prize
  • Friday, December 21st – Ugly Sweater Day
    • Ugly Sweater Contest for Each Grade & Faculty
    • Schedule:
      • 7:30-8:14 Period B
      • 8:18-9:00 Period C
      • 9:00-10:02 Assembly
      • 10:06-10:52 Period D
      • 10:52-12:45 Period E (Regular Lunches)
      • 12:49-1:45 Period F

Student and Teacher of the Month

  • Class of 2019
    • October – Grace Beaudry & Abby Leveille
    • November – Ariana Ruhle
  • Class of 2020
    • October – Shaylee Costa
    • November – Serena Roy
  • Class of 2021
    • October – Hailey Metrano
    • November – Jania Fuller
  • Class of 2022
    • October – Madison Bettencourt
    • November – Audrey Turcotte
  • October Teacher of the Month
    • Mr. Frank Russell
  • November Teacher of the Month
    • Mrs. Jennifer True

Highlights From Smithfield Christmas Parade

Check out this great highlight video from SHS graduate Scott Bouchard.

SHS Legacy

Congratulations to 2010 graduate Ashley Kuhar.  She received URI’s 10 Under 10 Award!  Check out the link here.

Check out the latest from our schoolwide hashtag #SHSLegacy. 

Articles That Caught My Eye This Week

Study finds that mastering prerequisites—not taking calculus in high school—better predicts success in college

The rush to calculus is bad for students and their futures in STEM

Have a GREAT Week!

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Weekly Update 12/9

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New Website

Our new site is finally up and running.  Same address, different look – www.shsri.org.  Please download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2Pcn0JW or iPhone: https://apple.co/2FOrjvn.

Upcoming Events

  • Parent Council Monthly Mtg. – December Topic: Social Media Safety & Support
    • 12/12 6pm SHS Library
  • SHS Winter Band & Chorus Concert
    • 12/12 7 pm – SHS Auditorium
  • School Committee Mtg
    • 12/17 7 pm – SHS Library
  • Last day before winter break!
    • 12/21

Winter Athletics

Winter sports begin this week.  Check out the schedule for the week. 

Blood Drive

SHS recently held a blood drive. 52 pints of blood were donated which will help save up to 156 lives!  Nice Work!

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Rube Goldberg Night

Our freshmen shared their Rube Goldberg Machines at our annual School Showcase this week.  Here are a couple of pics and a video.

This Week at #SHSLegacy

Check out the latest from our school hashtag.

Have a GREAT Week!

Weekly Update 12/2/18

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No School Thursday, December 6th

December 6, 2018, is a Professional Development Day for the 6-12 staff and parent-teacher conferences for the elementary level.

SHS Showcase

SHS is hosting our annual SHS Showcase on December 5th from 6-8 pm. We strongly encourage current 8th graders and their families to attend this event. Students and families from all grades and from surrounding communities are also invited. Come check out our Career & Technology Programs, Early Enrollment Courses, and learn about the other great offerings at SHS!  Check out our welcome video!

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Senior Fashion Show

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SHS is proud to host the annual Senior Fashion Show on Friday, December 7.  The show starts at 7 pm.  Tickets may be purchased at school for $15 or the day of show for $20.  It will sell out.  Check out the preview video from Mr. Lenore! 

SHS Traffic Update

In an effort to maintain traffic safety on campus, we are asking that anyone driving on campus adhere to the following:

  • The speed limit on campus is 10 mph.
  • Anyone picking up a student after school should park in an empty spot in the front lot – please do not park behind cars blocking them in.
  • During the afternoon pickup, if you do not arrive at the campus prior to the busses, please do not cross the double yellow lines and enter the campus through the exit.  Please line up behind the busses and enter as they leave. They pull out five minutes after the dismissal bell.

Walk Zone Memo

Please click the link for a memo regarding student walk zones and winter weather.

PSAT Results Released This Week

The October PSAT scores will be released online on 12/10.  Students will receive information on how to access their scores on Monday during their alpha advisory period.  Please review the scores with your child and reach out to their counselors if you have any questions or concerns.  This video will explain how to understand your score report.

Parent Council Adopt a Family

The SHS Parent Council is supporting the Smithfield Welfare department by participating in the Adopt-A-Family for this holiday season. Winter has already struck with some very cold days and unfortunately, there are members of our community who are struggling to make ends meet. This is a great program that offers some much needed basic necessities as well as some much-appreciated gifts to help make the holidays a bit warmer (physically and emotionally).

The welfare department has furnished us with a specific needs list. If you are interested in supporting this drive please contact Becky Carmosino directly at rcarmosino@cox.net . She will be the contact person to meet the specific needs requested while working with what our members are able to provide. All donations will be collected at our next meeting on December 12th at 6:00. Though there is a list of specific items, gift cards and monetary donations (to be put towards items requested) will be accepted as well. Becky will work with any members donating to make sure that the maximum benefit is met!  Thank you!

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Message From School Nurse

Cold and Flu season is upon us. All illnesses need to be monitored and reported to the school nurse teacher and, if necessary, to the Rhode Island Department of Health.  In order to be proactive in reducing the number of students missing school time, if your child is feeling ill, please have your student check in at the health office.  This allows the school nurse teacher to keep track of health trends in the general school population.

Our Smithfield district protocol is that:  Students are NOT to use their cell phone to call/text a parent to go home ill unless they are in the Health Office and have checked in with the nurse.  Any student feeling ill or uncomfortable (needing early dismissal), should be seen by the School Nurse Teacher to be evaluated and treated according to the School Health Standing Orders. The School Nurse Teacher will then call a parent, if necessary, to send the student home or make a referral to the appropriate Health Care Provider. If your child does text or call you, please have them go to the school nurse teacher for evaluation and/ or dismissal.

We appreciate you working together with us to keep our schools a healthy environment for all of our children.

Congratulations

SHS was proud to host Arnaud Mentre, Consul General of France this week.  He was in Smithfield to award The Palmes Academiques to Margarita Dempsey for her service to French education and French culture.  Congratulations Madame Dempsey!

Shout out to Mr. Deslauriers and the Computer Science students for moving on to phase 2 of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.  They are one of five finalists for the state of Rhode Island!

Check Out Our Students In Action

The SHS chorus sang at the Jay Lawrence Memorial event last Sunday

Mr. Kelley spent some time cooking with Morgan and Sarah this week.  German Apple Pancakes.  Yummmmm

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Mrs. Dempsey’s Spanish III students researching and interpreting art

SHS had many student groups participate in the annual Smithfield Christmas Parade this past Saturday!  The SHS Baseball and Hockey teams assisted with parking and crowd control.  The band played holiday music from a float and the chorus sang holiday music at the Green during the event.  Our Unified Teams also participated in a float.  Our very own Elizabeth Russillo was the Grand Marshall.  SHS was well represented!!!!!!  A BIG thank you to all the parents who assisted with the floats!

 

This Week at #SHSLegacy

Check out the latest from our schoolwide hashtag – #SHSLegacy

 

Have a GREAT week!

 

Weekly Update 11/25

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Lot’s To Be Thankful For At SHS!

Our friends in Room 121 prepared a feast for staff this past week!

Spanish students showing off their turkey feathers…

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Math teacher, Carl Steckert being a good sport….

Winter Sports

Winter sports begin on Monday, November 26th.  Students may not try-out for teams until registration has been completed.  This includes physicals.  Please visit https://smithfieldhs.rschoolteams.com/ and click on activity registration.

Congratulations to SHS Music Students

The following students auditioned and qualified for the Rhode Island All-state Ensemble! They will perform at the Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in March.  It’s a huge honor and we are very proud of them.

  • David Alexander – Senior Mixed Chorus (tenor)
  • Jayna Barrette – Junior Mixed Chorus (soprano)
  • Maia Bowker – Senior Orchestra (bassoon)
  • Trinity Moison – Senior Treble Chorus (soprano)
  • Liliana Pack – Senior Treble Chorus (soprano)
  • Abby Sayles – Senior Mixed Chorus (soprano)
  • Max Votolato – Senior Band (tenor sax)
  • Ava Williams –  Senior Mixed Chorus (soprano)
  • Kendra Wilson –  Senior Treble Chorus (soprano)

Message From The School Nurse

To Parents/ Guardians of Smithfield Students:

Cold and Flu season is upon us. All illnesses need to be monitored and reported to the school nurse teacher and, if necessary, to the Rhode Island Department of Health.  In order to be proactive in reducing the number of students missing school time, if your child is feeling ill, please have your student check in at the health office.  This allows the school nurse teacher to keep track of health trends in the general school population.

Our Smithfield district protocol is that:  Students are NOT to use their cell phone to call/text a parent to go home ill unless they are in the Health Office and have checked in with the nurse.  Any student feeling ill or uncomfortable (needing early dismissal), should be seen by the School Nurse Teacher to be evaluated and treated according to the School Health Standing Orders. The School Nurse Teacher will then call a parent, if necessary, to send the student home or make a referral to the appropriate Health Care Provider. If your child does text or call you, please have them go to the school nurse teacher for evaluation and/ or dismissal.

We appreciate you working together with us to keep our schools a healthy environment for all of our children.

Smithfield’s All Lit Up Christmas Parade

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The annual parade will take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018.  Check out the parade route below.

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Interesting Blog Post

This blog post from George Couros caught my eye this weekend.  Interesting take.  Teaching Responsibility or Compliance?

This Week at #SHSLegacy

Check out the latest from our schoolwide hashtag.

Speaking of #SHSLegacy, congratulations to SHS Alum Anthony Marsella Jr. for moving to 11-0 and winning the IBA Title.

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Have a GREAT Week! 

December is almost here. 

One month until Christmas!!!

 

Weekly Update 11/18

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Important Dates

  • November 22 & 23 – No School – Thanksgiving
  • November 22 – Football @ North Providence 10:30 am

First Quarter Grades

First quarter grades have been finalized.  Please log-in to Infinite Campus to review grades with your child.  If you missed parent-teacher conferences and want to speak with a specific teacher, please email the teacher directly or contact your child’s school counselor.

Winter Sports

Winter sports begin on Monday, November 26th.  Students may not try-out for teams until registration has been completed.  This includes physicals.  Please visit https://smithfieldhs.rschoolteams.com/ and click on activity registration.

Stress Management

The SHS Parent Council hosted a stress management workshop for parents this past week.  Here is the link to the presentation in case you missed it.  Thank you to Lora DiMuccio, Ashlee Barton, Peter Gibalerio, and Jennifer Donnelly-Taylor for putting this together.

Communication Update

You may have noticed that over the past week or so that you have received updates from the school via phone call, text message and email. We are also making automated attendance calls.  We are working out the kinks with the new communication system.  It is imperative that parents have current contact information in Infinite Campus.  The new website is almost ready to go live.  The new site will provide additional ways to stay in contact with the great things happening at SHS!

SHS Alumni Day

Smithfield High School is proud and excited to once again invite recent SHS graduates to the fourth annual Alumni Day, which is a great experience for the speakers, the students, and the staff at SHS.  Check out the welcome letter here.    You may sign up here. 

Advanced Course Network Informations

The Advanced Course Network (ACN) offers advanced coursework options for Rhode Island students with the goal of expanding access to advanced coursework opportunities that promote college and career readiness.  The ACN enables students and their families to choose to enroll in an expanded number of academic – career -focused courses while they remain enrolled at Smithfield High School. The ACN course listings are available online at http://ride.GoSignMeUp.com

Note From Senator Reed

Next Monday, I am hosting my annual College Financial Aid Workshop for high school students and their families.  I invite you to join me!

The event will be from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at CCRI’s Knight Campus in Warwick in the Bobby Hackett Auditorium.  Speakers will focus on giving students and their parents a better sense of the financial aid options available at federal and state levels, the eligibility criteria for these different types of aid, and the application process.  Panelists will include representatives from the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, the College Planning Center of Rhode Island, and other financial aid and education experts.

On my website, you will find more detailed information about this event.  For any questions regarding the workshop, please contact Erin Arcand at (401) 528-5200 orErin_Arcand@reed.senate.gov.

I look forward to seeing you next Monday, November 19, at 6:00 PM!

Girl’s Soccer Team

Last Monday our girl’s soccer team competed in the Division 1 State Championship.  This is a tremendous accomplishment for a small public school.  I am extremely proud of our team, especially our seniors.  Congratulations Coach Squillante and the entire team for an outstanding season.

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This Week at #SHSLeagacy

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Happy Thanksgiving!