Sunday, September 18, 2016

Weekly Update 9/16/16

This week's SHS Faculty PD!

Exciting and busy week ahead.  It is Spirit Week at SHS.  Check out the Spirit Week schedule of events.  We also have the 50th Anniversary Celebration.  You can check out the most current schedule of events here.

The Class of 2020 received their Chromebooks this past Friday.  Our Director of Technology, Paul Barrette, provided a brief training for the students as well.  I would like to thank Mr. Barrette, Mike Rush, JoAnn Robitaille, Allyson Angell, Lori Larrivee, and Luigia Solda for all of their assistance prepping and distributing Chromebooks to our students.

If your child did not pick up their Chromebook it was because they did not have the signature sign-off page.  You may find this document on our website.


Late bus will begin Monday 9/19 and will run Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday. Scheduled arrival @ SHS 3:12, leaving by 3:15, going to GMS, leaving GMS 3:30

Class of 2019 Car Wash - September 18th 10:30-2 @ Fast Freddies

Mr. Deslauriers took a group of SHS students to the EmpowerRI Technology Conference this past Saturday.  Our students made presentations on app design and creation.

Congratulations to XC and Track Coach John Marchand for being selected by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as the Girl's Coach of the Year for the state of Rhode Island for the 2016 Track & Field season.  Well done Coach Marchand!

As I mentioned earlier, this is a big week for Smithfield High School.  I hope you can join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary.  On behalf of the teachers, staff, and administration, I would like to thank the Smithfield community for supporting SHS and our students.

Have a great week!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Weekly Update 9/9/16

This week's SHS Faculty PD courtesy of

BIG shout out to the teachers, staff and students for handling the heat and humidity this week!  Tough to focus when your classroom feels like a swamp.  Weather looks better next week!

SHS Open House will take place on Wednesday, September 14th from 6-8.  Click link for more information.

Chromebook Update for Grades 10 & 11

Chromebook Update for Grade 9

NO SCHOOL TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th.  Primary Election day!

We need runners for the SHS 50th Anniversary 5k. Only 12 have signed up as of 9/5. Registration info may be found at 

Spirit Week Info

Check out the Class of 2017 showing some love for the 50th anniversary celebration.  Thank you SHS Alum Scott Bouchard for the excellent drone work.  You will see more of Scott's work during the celebration weekend!

Check out the list of events for the 50th anniversary weekend of 9/23-9/25. 

Congratulations to SHS Student-Athlete Brian Goodwin!  He was honored Friday night during halftime by the US Army for being identified as a young man who embodies true dedication and leadership values.  This award is part of the Friday Night Light’s Tour happening across the country this season.  The Friday Night Light’s Tour is sponsored by Scholastic Sports Marketing, Comcast Xfinity, Subway and the US Army.

The sophomore class will be holding a fundraising car wash on Sunday, September 18th from 10:30 - 2 at Fast Freddy's. If you are in the area, please stop by and support these great students!

The Smithfield Youth Basketball Association will open registration soon.  Check out the link for more information.

Beautiful night for football this past Friday.  Congratulations to the football team for winning their opener 49-12 over Division II Chariho.  All of our fall teams are in full swing.  Check out the schedules at


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Weekly Update 9/2/16

SHS Faculty PD

What a great opening week of school! We are blessed to have awesome students and fantastic teachers and staff.  Great work Sentinels!  #shsculturematters

I would like to thank the SHS staff for a great opening week and a great PD day.  We tried a new grouping strategy with the staff.  They were given a song.  They had to hum the song while looking for others humming the same song.  A fun way to start the day.  Check out the clip.

A BIG thank you to the RI National Guard for supporting Smithfield teachers.  The RI Guard provided coffee and water for the entire district prior to the opening of the PD day.  They also provided lunch for the high school staff.  We appreciate all you do for our communities!

The SHS Student Council decorated the front of the building and welcomed back our students with music and high fives.  This is a great group and I look forward to working with them this year.

One more thank you...Our maintenance and custodial staff did a great job getting the building ready for the first day of school.  Our maintenance staff installed new white boards for the world language, business and math departments this summer.  

Please take a moment to check out the District Annual Report.

If you need a good laugh check out Mr. Lenore's latest video, Lenore Scissorhands

Just a reminder, SHS is using Remind to assist with communication.  You will find more information and login info here.  

The SHS Football team will begin their title defense on Friday, September 9th at 7 pm at home.  Check out for all the fall sport schedules.



Saturday, August 27, 2016

Weekly Update 8/26/16

This weeks SHS Faculty PD.

First day of school is Tuesday, August 30th.

Freshmen Orientation is Monday, August 29th from 6-8:30.  This is a mandatory event for freshmen and at least one parent/guardian.  New students are also welcome to attend.

Student schedules will be available on portal late Monday afternoon.  Students will receive a hard copy on Tuesday morning in advisory.

Please check out the "Welcome Back" information on our website!

No School - Monday, September 5th - Labor Day!

No School - Tuesday, September 13th - Primary Election

SHS Open House - Wednesday, September 14th - 6-8 pm

Attention Students! Mr. Kelley is looking for students interested in serving on the Sentinel Advisory Council. Please check out the Google doc for more information. Applications must be completed by September 9th.

Check out this great pic from the SHS Travel Club.  They found Smithfield in Dublin.

Sometimes the things we are saying and what they are hearing are two different things.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Welcome Back - Weekly Update 8/19/16

On behalf of the SHS Admin Team, I hope everyone is having a great summer break.  The first day of school is right around the corner (August 30th).  

We will be updating our website with "Welcome Back" information, so check it regularly in the next few weeks.  In the mean time, here is some information that you may find useful.

Parking Registration Information

Opening Week Schedule

Stop & Shop A+ School Reward Program

At SHS we make a concerted effort to keep our families and community partners aware of all the great things happening in our school.  To this end, we utilize multiple communication methods.
  • The high school website is the primary tool for communication.  Our website contains upcoming events, documents, school news, links to teacher emails, daily schedule rotations and the school calendar.  There is also a guidance page that includes important information and a blog that you can follow.  
  • SHS teachers have created Google Classroom pages for their students.
  • Parents are able to access the Infinite Campus Parent Portal for updates on the child’s academic progress and attendance.  
  • SHS has a strong presence on Twitter.  It is recommended that you follow the following accounts: @SHSSentinels, @SportsSentinels.
  • SHS has a Facebook page. Search for @shs.sentinels.
  • Each week the Principal’s Weekly Update is posted via his blog. If you have anything that is worthy of recognition please email it to  If possible, please include a photograph.  
  • SHS utilizes automated phone and email messages.  Please make sure you have accurate phone numbers and email addresses in Infinite Campus in order to receive this information.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on August 30th!



Friday, June 17, 2016

Have a great summer vacation!

On behalf of the faculty and staff at SHS, I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing summer break.  See you August 30th!

Check out the summer reading information. 

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Weekly Update 6/10/16

All the best to the Class of 2016!  

The SHS choir did a Foo Fighters song at graduation this year. Check out "Walk" arranged by Alex Massey via @YouTube

SHS recently announced the SHS 2016 Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations to Derek Snow!  

This week is final exam week. Check out the schedule here. Last day of school is June 16th.

Check out Mr Lenore's recent video The Senior Video… via @YouTube

Congratulations to the SHS Girls Track Team for winning the second state championship.  Back to back state championships for a Class C school is truly amazing.