Saturday, February 20, 2016

SHS Cabaret 2/19

The SHS music department hosted a musical cabaret on Friday night to honor Dan DiChiara and raise money in his memory.  Here are some photos from the show.

Weekly Update 2/19/16

This week's SHS Facutly PD!

Busy three day week at SHS!

Boys and Girls basketball teams celebrated their seniors this week.

Senior Jaden McCarthy signed her commitment to Bryant University this week!  Congratulations Jaden!

All scheduling information may be found at  Students and parents should spend time review the Program of Studies and the course offerings this week.

On Thursday, we started the orientation process for the 8th graders at Gallagher.  SHS students spoke about each department.  Mrs. McGinnis, Mr. Hassell, and I spoke about the graduation requirements and scheduling procedures.

On Friday, SHS hosted a course selection fair in the gym.  Grade 9, 10, and 11 students had an opportunity to meet with students and staff to discuss course options for next year.


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Weekly Update 2/12/16

Great job by students and staff this week!  Lot's of hard work coming off of a four day snow weekend.  Enjoy your winter break!

No school Monday (2/15) and Tuesday (2/16).

This week's SHS Faculty PD.

Check out this story from ABC6 on Smithfields win over Mount St. Charles this past Wednesday.

Attention 8th graders at GMS.  We have 8th grade orientation on Thursday, February 18th.  We will start at 6pm in the auditorium.

SHS boys basketball team has a make-up game vs. LaSalle on Monday night at SHS.  Game time is 7:15.  Get there early.  We are expecting another large crowd.

Our Verizon App Challenge Team was recognized on the Senate floor this past Wednesday.  Big thank you to former School Committee Member Brendan Oates for assisting with a tour.

Check out Mr. Hassell cleaning up from the snow storm last weekend!  Thanks for looking out for our students.

SHS is hosting a Music Caberet on Friday, February 19th in the auditorium.  Show starts at 7 pm.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Weekly Update 2/5/16

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!  It's not as much fun when the Patriots are not playing in the big game.

This week's SHS Faculty PD.

Congratulations to our Athlete of the Week, Mike Russell and our January students of the month, Juliana Romeo, Jason Guerra, Ben Duhamel, and Bianca Lancellotti.

We had a couple of important visitors this week at SHS:

SHS junior Tim Segee received a surprise visit during PE class on Monday.  Tim's father returned from deployment overseas early Monday morning and he stopped by SHS to surprise his son.  Thank you Mr. Segee for your service to our country!

We also fortunate to have Governor Raimondo and RI Commissioner of Education Ken Wagner meet with Mr. Stone's pre-calculus class to discuss SAT's.  The Governor announced that she wants every student to take the SAT next year.  She included a significant sum of money in next years budget proposal to implement this initiative.  The Governor and Commissioner were able to take a quick tour of the CTE programs at SHS before she went back to the State House to prep for the State of the State Address.
Valley Breeze Story
WPRI Story

SHS has partnered with the Smithfield EMA to provide CERT training for SHS students.

What is CERT training? CERT trains and organizes teams of volunteers that provide assistance to their communities before, during, and after disasters. CERT volunteers help others following disasters when professional responders are not immediately available to help, and supplement and support the efforts of professional responders upon their arrival. Volunteers also support emergency response agencies by organizing and participating in local preparedness projects and initiatives. The CERT program educates participants about how to prepare for hazards that may impact their communities and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Thank you to Mr. Zibelli for bringing this opportunity to our students.

Lot's of big games this week.  Check out for all the updates.  Arrive early for the boys basketball game vs. Hendricken on Tuesday night.  We are anticipating a large crowd.

No school 2/15 and 2/16.

Keep a close eye on the weather this week.