Monday, September 28, 2015

SHS Girls Soccer Ranked in NE Region!

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The SHS Lady Sentinels are having an outstanding start to the season.  Currently 8-0 heading into this weeks action.  Big games this week against LaSalle and Cumberland.  Both on the road.  Please try to get out and support them.

9/29/15 @ LaSalle  7 pm
10/1/15 @ Cumberland 6:30 pm

Check out some PROJO articles on the Lady Sentinels

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Weekly Update 9/25

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize  they were the big things."  - Robert Brault

This week's SHS Faculty PD.

Great article on the engineering and technology department at SHS.  Click here.

Big shout out to English teacher Ryan Burns and technology director Paul Barrette for running a successful Google Classroom PD for the staff this past week.  

Another big shout out to Paul Barrette, Ed Aptt, Mike Rush, JoAnn Robitaille, Allyson Angell, and Mike Hassell for prepping the 9th grade Chromebooks for distribution.

9th grade Chromebooks were distributed this past Friday.  If you child did not receive one it is because we did not receive the completed signature form.  Please click here for all forms and information.   Parents are encouraged to look at the insurance options for the Chromebooks.  All forms are located on the website.  Please do not submit any money to SHS.  All transactions go through the insurance company.  

Picture Retake Day has been changed from October 15th to Tuesday, October 20th.  

Home football Friday night.  7pm vs. Central Falls

Pink Out Soccer Saturday night.  5:30 boys game.  7:30 girls game.  Great cause!  Please come out and support our student athletes.  

"Most people never run far enough on the first wind to find out they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got, and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."
William James


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Weekly Update 9/18/15

Not everything that counts can be counted. And not everything that can be counted, counts.

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. Theodore Roosevelt

This week's SHS Faculty PD!

At the end of the school day on Friday, Mr. Hassell sent out a quick email to the staff.
"...I saw teachers doing what they love, 20 minutes before the end of the day, on a hot Friday afternoon! You were engaging students through personalized lessons and using technology. Students were collaborating in groups and when I spoke to kids, they knew exactly what they were doing and why they were doing it!

We are so lucky to do what we do and work where we work!  Great job everyone, keep up the energy, passion, positivity, and hard work that seems to be spreading like wild fire this school year!"
I share this with all of you because this has been a great start to the school year.  The positive mindset in the building is fantastic.  Students and teachers - THANK YOU!  Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to the SHS Girls Tennis Team.  Four big wins this week.  First place in Division I Met A.  Keep working hard!

School Committee Meeting Monday, September 21 at 7pm.  The SHS music program will be presenting.  Please come out and support their efforts to expand music offerings for our students.

Mr. Starring and Mr. Macari's tech classes were testing their trebuchet this week in the courtyard.

Congratulations to former SHS assistant principal Alan Tenreiro.  He is a finalist for National Principal of the Year.

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“In the old days, craftsman did not cut corners. They worked carefully, and they took care with every aspect of their work. Every part of the product was considered, and each was designed and made to be exactly as it should be. These craftsmen did not relax their thoughtful self-discipline even with respect to features of their work that would ordinarily not be visible. Although no one would notice if these features were not quiet right, the craftsman would be bothered by their consciences. So nothing
was swept under the rug.”
Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein 1889 - characterize “nonsense”


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Weekly Update 9/11

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This week's SHS Faculty PD!

SHS will host an Open House for all families on Tuesday, September 15th from 6-8 pm. Parents will have an opportunity to follow their child's schedule and meet the teachers. Parents should arrive at the high school for 6 pm and report to their child's advisory room. Please ask your child for the room number.  Click here for more information.

Congratulations to the SHS football team on their come from behind win Friday night.  Their next game is September 26th.  Check out all the SHS athletic teams schedules at

Class of 2018 is hosting a car wash at Fast Freddies on Saturday, September 19th.

Attention Parents!  You may find some useful information with this article:  55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents

Attention Parents of Seniors!  According to the Department of Health School Health Regulations, all students entering the 12th grade are required to have a booster dose of Meningococcal vaccine given after their 16th birthday and a 12th grade physical exam also after their 16th birthday. Please send this documentation to the school/ attention Mrs. Riley, School Nurse Teacher, by September 14. Failure to do so may result in exclusion from school.

Be sure to read and understand the following documents:

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Weekly Update 9/4/15

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What a fantastic first week!  Big thank you to the custodial staff for getting the building ready, the secretarial staff for assisting with a smooth opening, the school counselors for navigating the craziness of changing schedules, the teachers for providing a warm welcome to our students, and to the students for approaching the first week with a positive mindset!

This week's SHS Faculty PD.

Freshmen parents may find the slideshow from freshmen orientation here.

Parents and students must read the new and updated policies and procedures at SHS.  You may find them on our website or click the links below:
Student & Parent Handbook
Academic Integrity Policy
Grading for Learning - Highlights
Grading for Learning - Full document

SHS staff will be utilizing Google Classroom this year.  Please remind your children to check their school email daily.

Morning Drop Off:
Just a reminder that school starts at 7:30 am.  This means your child should be sitting in class for 7:30.  Give yourself a little extra time in the morning for traffic.

Graduation Information:
Please review the graduation handbooks located here.  Do not wait until the last minute to start this work!

Chromebook Rollout
Freshmen Chromebooks have been ordered.  We hope to have them delivered in the next few weeks. Sophomore Chromebooks are delayed due to a change with the district internet filter.  Once that is fixed the Chromebooks will be distributed in English classes.

Please return all forms by Friday, September 11th to your advisory teacher or the main office.

No school Monday, September 7th in honor of Labor Day!

Home football on Friday, September 11th.  7pm start!

Have a great long weekend! 

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