Friday, January 13, 2017

Weekly Update 1/13/17

This week's SHS Faculty PD.

No school Monday, January 16 in honor of Martin Luther King Day!

Mr. Lenore has released his latest video.  Check out the football highlight video.  Thank you Mr. Lenore!

Had the opportunity to visit a combined class this week.  Mrs. Hall ("A" in STEAM) and Mr. Starring (Mechanical Drawing) are collaborating on a unique project.  Mrs. Hall's students are designing jewelry (rings and bracelets) and Mr. Starring's students are taking the designs and putting them into SolidWorks so they can be generated on the 3D printer.  Cannot wait to see the final products.

School Committee meeting on Tuesday, January 17th

School Committee budget meetings will take place on the following dates:
2/7    6 pm
2/14  6 pm
2/28  6 pm if needed

Winter Ball is January 20th at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.

SHS Travel Club has four spots open for the Washington DC trip in April.  More info may be found here.

"Don't just strive for greatness, strive for significance"


Monday, January 9, 2017

Weekly Update 1/6/17

This week's SHS Faculty PD!

I hope everyone had a great winter break.  Time to get back to work. 😁

Second quarter ends January 25th.  Be sure to get any missing work turned in ASAP.  Grades should be finalized around February 3rd.

Final Exemption Rules

8th Grade Open House is scheduled for 3/2/17.

Parent Council has their next meeting this Wednesday, 1/11/17, at 7 pm in the library.  Assistant Superintendent Morisseau will be in attendance to provide an overview of curriculum, instruction and assessment and answer any questions parents may have.  

Lot's of RIIL games on tap for the next few weeks.  Check out for schedules.  

No school Monday, 1/16/17 for Martin Luther King Day.  

Winter Ball is Friday, January 20, 2017.  


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Weekly Update 12/22/16

Merry Christmas!  Happy Hanukah! Happy Holidays to the entire Smithfield Community!

BIG shout out to Mrs. Gliottone for organizing Alumni Day again this year.  Lot's of detail work but a great opportunity for our seniors to learn from our Alumni!

Our Academy of Finance hosted their alumni breakfast this week.  Thank you Mr. Spring, Ms. Andrews, and Ms. Valentine for organizing this awesome annual event!

SHS is losing a great colleague and friend this week.  School Resource Officer Robert "Squib" Squillante is leaving the Community Unit and moving back to Patrol at the start of the new year. Squib will continue to coach our girls soccer team but we will miss his daily practical jokes, quick whit, and most importantly the special relationships he has developed over the years.  SHS hosted a short ceremony to acknowledge Squib at the annual holiday assembly.  Mr. Lenore put together a short video for Squib to remember us.

Congratulations to our November Students of the Month:
2017  Chloe Olean
2018  Ryan Bradley
2019  Sydney Dorsey
2020  Hannah Buckner

It has been a busy week at SHS!  Lot's of holiday spirit.  Here are some of the highlights!

Over 500 cans for the Smithfield Food Bank

Our music department has been all over the state this holiday season.  Here are two more clips from recent performances.



Holiday Character Day!
Our Lovely ALP Teachers

Elf on the Shelf

Mrs. Smith missed the "Holiday" part of Holiday Character Day!


Uh Oh!  Stuck!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at SHS best wishes and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Weekly Update 12/16/16

This week's SHS Faculty PD courtesy of

Monday, December 19th marks the one year anniversary of Dan DiChiara's passing. Members of the Class of 2017 will be hosting a candlelight vigil this Monday (Dec 19th) at 5pm on the football field to honor his memory. All are welcome to attend

The SHS Winter Concert was a tremendous success.  Great work by the performers and Mrs. Young and Mrs. Chartier.  Keep up the great work!  I also need to give a shout out to the Music Booster Club for all of their support this fall. Check out this short clip.

SHS recently held the annual Santa Breakfast.  Here a few pics from the event!

SHS is hosting Alumni Day on Tuesday, December 20th.  Here is the latest info - Alumni Day

The Student Council students are planning some events for the week of 12/19-12/22 and here is the schedule:
  • Monday 12/19 Candy Cane Day (Wear your red and white)
  • Tuesday 12/20 Polar Express Day (Wear Flannel PJs) (Advisory Secret Santa)
  • Wednesday 12/21 Holiday Character Day
  • Thursday 12/22 Ugly Sweater Day (Advisory Door Decorating Judging) 
Starting Monday 12/19, buckets will be out at the school store with Mr. Kelley, Mrs. Murphy, Mr. Cabral and Mrs. Buckley's pictures. The teacher/admin that raises the most money will have a pie thrown in their face at the assembly. The winner of the ugly sweater day will throw the pie.

Winter Break is scheduled for 12/23-1/2.

A few students from Mr. Deslauriers Computer Science class presented at the CS4RI conference this week.  A few of our students made it into the opening video.

SHS Alum Toni Bongiorno leading the URI team!

The SHS band and choir recently performed at the RI State House. Here are a few pics!

The Autism and Law Enforcement Coalition is offering a training next month.  Please check out the link.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

Weekly Update 12/2/16

This week's SHS Faculty PD!

SHS has two groups participating in the Smithfield Christmas Parade today.  We leave from the Senior Center at 4:15.  We should arrive at Winfield Funeral Home for the tree lighting around 5 pm. Come out and join us!  I need to give  a BIG SHOUT OUT to the Lawton Family and the Iannuccillo Family for providing the transportation for the floats this evening!

Congratulations to the Senior Class and Class Advisors, Mrs. Buckley and Mr. Cabral for putting on an awesome Senior Fashion Show last night.  It was a great night of entertainment.  If you are interested in a copy of the show please click here.

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on Thursday, December 8th. Parents may meet with teachers between the times of 1-4:30 and 5:30-7:45. Meetings are on a first come, first serve basis.

More work completed on the gymnasium.  The new backboards are in!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Weekly Update 11/23

Thanksgiving Day Football is at North Providence this year!  Game time 10:30 am.  Dress warm!

Yesterday SHS celebrated our first pep rally in the refurbished gym.  BIG thank you to the Student Council for organizing the event.  

I saw this on twitter recently.  Awesome quote!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at SHS, I wish the entire Smithfield Community a safe and restful Thanksgiving Break.  See you on the 28th!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekly Update 11/18

This week's SHS Faculty PD.

Our Alumni Day Project originally scheduled for November 22nd has been postponed to December 20th.

First quarter grades were finalized this past Tuesday. Please visit the Parent Portal to review your child's grades. If you have any questions or concerns please contact your child's school counselor. If your child received three or more F's they are ineligible for the second quarter.
Good luck to the SHS football team.  They play in the Division III semi-final game at 10:30 on Saturday, November 19th at Burrillville.

Next week is a two day week. No school on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Thanksgiving football is at North Providence this year. Game starts at 10:30 am. 
Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for December 8th. More details to come.
I would like to give a BIG shout out to the SHS Counseling Department for organizing a career fair for our tenth graders last week.  Led by Mrs. McGinnis and the Career Fair Advisory Board, our tenth graders had the opportunity to learn about a number of exciting career opportunities.  Check out the article in this week's Valley Breeze.

SHS recently partnered with Smithfield Recycling Coordinator Melissa Chaput on a fun project. Students from a variety of clubs and athletic teams painted recycling bins which will be placed around the SHS campus.  Thank you Mrs. Chaput for reaching out to us on this project.

I recently came across this great video about the impact teachers have on students.  Very thankful for the hardworking teachers at SHS!

Congratulations to SHS Senior Ally Beaton.  She signed her national Letter of Intent to continue her softball career at Assumption College next year.

Have a great weekend!