Thursday, April 13, 2017

Weekly Update 4/13/17

The motorcycle fundraiser scheduled for this Saturday (4/12) has been POSTPONED.

No School - 4/14-4/21 - Spring Break 

Wednesday, April 26th is a half day for high school students only.  Students will be dismissed at 10:15 so seniors may present their graduation portfolios.

Check out the highlight video for the 2017 Senior Oratorical! 

Congratulations to Dan Ayriyan for being selected as the recipient of the 2017 RI Interscholastic League Spirit of Sport Award.  Dan was nominated by Derek Snow and Rob Jackson.  Dan's positive spirit and energy have left a lasting impact on the Smithfield community.  

This week was National Assistant Principals Week! Shout out to Ms. Murphy and Mr. Hopkins for all of their hard work!

Attention Class of 2017 - Our annual Post Grad Celebration is coming soon.  Click the link for more info.  

On Saturday, April 8th 2017, Smithfield Police Explorers competed against police explorers from other cities and towns in Rhode Island in various mock investigations. Four of our explorers attended the Police Explorers Stations Day and earned a total of 8 trophies. Congratulations to Smithfield Police Explorers! Members of the Smithfield Police Explorers are Kyle Sanderson, Matt Zienkewicz, Alyssa Ambrosino, and Cameron Pezzullo

The Smithfield Special Education Parent Organization is hosting a Touch-a-Truck Event!  More info may be found here.

Smithfield High Schools' SADD group placed FIRST in a state wide Mock Tail competition, sponsored by MADD. The students competed against over 20 high school's from around the state. Congratulations!

I know parents receive a ton fundraising initiatives; however, I am asking the high school community to support Gallagher Middle School.  Please see the letter from Dr. Beuavais.

We are thrilled to announce the Gallagher Middle School Science Olympiad Team won the state title on Saturday, April 1st and will represent Rhode Island at the National Science Olympiad Competition in Dayton, Ohio on May 20, 2017. Our team of seventeen students and three coaches have worked tirelessly for many months preparing for this competition. Winning the state championship is a tremendous accomplishment and recognizes our students’ hard work and commitment to this challenging science competition.

The total cost to send our team to Nationals is approximately $14000. We ask that you consider making a donation to assist us in covering the cost of this trip by purchasing a May Calendar Raffle Ticket for $10. Raffle tickets may be purchased at GMS.

On behalf of Alex, Caitlyn, Elena, Max, Dawen, Ben, Adam, Bailey, Caoilinn, Katie, Aedan, Alex, Ashleigh, Garrett, Tori, Cristina, Luc, Mr. Altomari, Mrs. McCurdy, and Mrs. Ramos, we thank you for considering this request.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Weekly Update 4/7/17

This week's SHS Faculty PD!

Short week next week.  No School Friday and Spring Break is 4/17-4/22.

SHS hosted the annual Senior Oratorical Contest this week.  14 phenomenal speeches.  Please check out the entire contest here.

The SHS Literary magazine is in need of submissions. Poems, stories, songs, articles, photography, drawings, etc. are welcome!

Congratulations to the SHS Science Olympiad Team.  Last weekend they took second place in Rhode Island.  More info may be found here.  Here are the medal winners!  Way to represent SHS!!!!

Anatomy & Physiology
Jimmy Packer, Isabelle Stevens
Simon Rees, Molly Richards
Dynamic Planet
Michael Iannuccillo, Jason Stoltz
Electric Vehicle
John Fontaine, Jason Stoltz
Experimental Design
Vedant Bhagat, Alex Iannuzzi, Isabelle Stevens
Emily Alber, Isabelle Stevens
Eily Jones, Owen Placido
Microbe Mission
Jimmy Packer, Isabelle Stevens
Remote Sensing
Michael Iannuccillo, Genglin Liu
Science Bowl
Isabelle Stevens
Jason Stoltz, Matt Zapata
Wind Power
Jason Stoltz, Alex Iannuzzi

Congratulations to the following members of the Junior Class for a number of awards:
Joseph DelGallo - University of Rhode Island Book Award
Hailey Beaulieu - Wellesley College Book Award
Lauren Fortier - St. Michael's College Book Award
Quinn Judge - St. Michael's College Book Award
Renee Roy - Rensselaer Medal
Adeline Schwartz - Society Of Women Engineers Certificate of Achievement
Alexander Collins - Society Of Women Engineers Certificate of Achievement
Ryan Lane - Rhode Island High School Civic Leadership Award
Hannah Dauray - Rhode Island High School Civic Leadership Award
Alexander Brown - General Treasurer's Young Leader Award
Alexander Tedeschi - Providence College Junior Leadership Conference
Rachel Maggiacomo - Providence College Junior Leadership Conference
Lily Caswell - Providence College Junior Leadership Conference

The SHS World Language Department recently hosted International Night.  It was a great celebration of culture, dancing, music and food.  Check out the pictures in the Valley Breeze this week.

Colleen Manuppelli and Horace Mann continue to be great supporters of Smithfield Schools! They held their annual NOOK Read to Succeed Program. Our winners from SHS were Joshua Young, Taylor Leveille, Molly Richard and Adryana Doran. Congratulations!

SHS freshmen had the opportunity to hear from Diane and Bob Caine this week.  The Caine's are part of the John Maxwell Leadership Team.  Students heard about the "Kind Connection" which is part of the YouthMax Program.  Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Caine for supporting our students!