The Sentinel Legacy 12/11/17

The Sentinel Legacy: 12/11/2017

“It Never Made Sense to Me”

A crucial component of being an educator is developing a strong sense of empathy and sympathy for students, while focusing on the key factors that will develop this student into a successful person. The recognition of students’ perspectives is an important piece in order to lead to this success. Whether it be academic, personal, or emotional, we are called to meet students where they are in order to lead them to where we want them to be. Every so often, I reflect back on the days when I walked the hallways of my high school. I find it amazing how seeing a situation or hearing a song can trigger vivid memories from yesteryears. I remember the anxiety of adolescent life, whereby your social persona was the ultimate factor in navigating the mire of high school. I remember the teenage angst which called for rebellion against whatever (current psychology research the healthy and necessary function of this in establishing one’s own identity: Rebellion Article). I remember the impassioned calls of emotion from life’s struggles and triumphs, and certain songs that encapsulated teenage musings (Smashing Pumpkins wrote most of my personal teenage anthems). I remember that simply being a teen was glorious and tragic and boring and exciting and lonely and connected and disillusioning…all at the same time.

Above all, I remember the feeling of wanting to crawl out of my skin at times from the pressure of academic expectations, and the boredom of sitting for upwards of six hours a day. I understand that this is not everyone’s recollection or experience, but if asked how many of us would do high school all over again, there would be a sizable proportion with hands by their sides. It never made sense to me that we would take these people with a massive range of excitable emotions, and have them sit and listen for upwards of six hours per day. What I’m thankful for is that educational practices (widespread throughout the country) are truly beginning to change where this is not the case. At Smithfield High School, we strive to focus on interactive and engaging programs to teach students through experiences. We work to harness the energy and enthusiasm of our students, and utilize their passion to create a meaningful impact on our community. My hope is that as, twenty years down the line, as our current students are reflecting on their high school experiences, they are able to reminisce fondly of a time that engagingly pushed them to become the successful leaders of tomorrow.

A few items to note:

Academic Updates:

-11th graders will have access to their PSAT score report on Wednesday, December 13th. Score reports are available by logging into his or her college board account. All students will participate in counselor-led informational sessions on how to interpret their score report, and ways to improve their academic skills for future testing. For a more detailed perspective on the score report, please go to http://www.collegeboard.org.

Additionally, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will be participating in PSAT and SAT testing in the spring (April 10). College Board, in conjunction with Khan Academy, offers instructional, educational videos that are tied to students’ score reports. Please refer to the college board website for additional details.

-In addition to the resources at Code.org, a MIT program named Scratch provides some phenomenal interactive programs to learn coding. If interested, please check out: https://scratch.mit.edu/.

-ASCD article about the need for Mental Health training for educators (correlates with our work with NAMI during Respect Week): “Who in Your Class Needs Help?”

Administrative Updates:

-The Smithfield High School Music Department proudly invites you to their winter concert on Tuesday, December 12, at 7 PM, in the Smithfield High School Auditorium. Donations are welcome, but not required. Delicious Holiday Cookie Trays will be for sale to benefit the Music Department. Hope to see you there!

-Please see this important message from Tri-Town Community Action regarding aid with heating costs this winter: Tri-Town Community Action

-Please consider awarding SHS A+ fundraising donations through the simple use of your Stop and Shop card! Information on how to link your card to SHS fundraising Stop and Shop Fundraising Program:

Stop and Shop A+ Fundraising Instructions (English)

Stop and Shop A+ Fundraising Instructions (Spanish)

Stop and Shop A+ Fundraising Instructions (Online)

-We have begun the winter athletic season! Please check out our Athletics Page for additional information, including schedules.

-Check out our SHS Interactive Map, provided at the SHS Showcase, that has interactive links to highlights from all SHS Departments: SHS Interactive Map

-A special thank you to the Senior class, and to the Senior class advisors: Mr. Snow, Mr. Thibodeau, and Mr. Russillo, for an outstanding SHS Fashion Show! Rave reviews from all! The amount of work and time put into this event is incredible, and it is truly appreciated! Fashion Show Valley Breeze Article

Other Important Dates:

-Tuesday, December 12: SHS Band and Choral Performance: 7-9 PM

-Wednesday, December 20: Alumni Day

-Winter Theme Days:

Monday, 12/18: Red and Green Day

Tuesday, 12/19: “Swinter” (Summer/Winter) Day

Wednesday, 12/20: Polar Express (Flannel) Day

Thursday, 12/21: Holiday Character Costume Day (and the return of Elf on the Shelf…looking for other elves for this year)

Friday, 12/22: Ugly Holiday Sweater Day; Assembly 9:25-10:52; We will have social advisory the entire last period of the day; Schedule forthcoming

Highlights:

-SHS students and staff participating in the Smithfield Holiday Parade:

-Spanish 3 students participating in a virtual museum project:

 

 

 

“Youth has no age.”

-Picasso

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The Sentinel Legacy 12/4/17

The Sentinel Legacy: 12/4/2017

“More than a Week”

-Today we wrapped up an outstanding RESPECT week with a presentation by Cindy Elder, Exec. Director for the RI chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Our speaker series, coupled with our RESPECT day, which focused on mechanisms to increase self-respect as well as outward respect, provided an incredible jumping off point to increase awareness and discussions on a variety of topics related to acceptance, inclusion, and well-being. Some personal reflections on the week:

-Being a person with an academic background in social studies, I was intrigued with Dr. Almandrez’s statements regarding the hidden narrative of society related to elements of diversity, especially the connection to the blanketing over Native American history and tradition within local areas.

-Empathy often begins with a call for help.

-Respect for oneself is fundamental to respecting others, and personal well-being is crucial to developing positive interpersonal interactions

-Tai-Chi, Yoga, and mindfulness exercises work, and work well, in managing stress

-Conflicts can and should be avoided, unless there is injury to a person or people mentally, emotionally, or physically.

-There is a difference between being civil and being polite. Civility can exist in conflict, whereas, in certain instances, emphasis on being polite can undermine the necessity for honest discussion

-Kindness can be the silver lining that shines in the midst of tragedy

-The most important step towards inclusion is to identify when someone is struggling, say hello, and include.

-We are a Sentinel community!

In the wake of a rejuvenating and thought-provoking week, we must recognize that this week only encapsulates a snapshot of the larger picture. For us, as a community, the concepts of acceptance, inclusion, and respect must live on for more than a week, and be the foundation upon which our community grows and endures throughout our lasting legacy.

-On Friday, the Smithfield school community lost an exceptional educator and person, as Kathy Walsh, long-time teacher and librarian, passed away.  Her obituary can be found here: Kathy Walsh.

I was honored to know Kathy as a truly caring and compassionate person, who was devoted to children and education.  She is a true Smithfield legacy, and she will be missed.

A few items to note:

Academic Update:

-This is a great article about the necessity for a shift in professional practice in education: “It’s Time to Throw Out the Playbook”

-On Friday, 12/8, SHS will be participating in the annual “Hour of Code”, which teaches basic programming to students throughout the country. More information can be found here: https://code.org/. Currently, according to NEIT (New England Institute of Technology), there are over 2000 IT jobs currently unoccupied in Rhode Island due to the lack of qualified applicants.

Administrative Updates:

-Please see this important message from Tri-Town Community Action regarding aid with heating costs this winter: Tri-Town Community Action

-Please consider awarding SHS A+ fundraising donations through the simple use of your Stop and Shop card! Information on how to link your card to SHS fundraising Stop and Shop Fundraising Program:

Stop and Shop A+ Fundraising Instructions (English)

Stop and Shop A+ Fundraising Instructions (Spanish)

Stop and Shop A+ Fundraising Instructions (Online)

-Representatives from NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness) will be conducting a presentation for parents, entitled Parents and Teachers as Allies, from 5:30-6:45 in SHS Media Center. This presentation is similar to student and teacher presentations being conducted by NAMI this week at SHS.

-We have begun the winter athletic season! Please check out our Athletics Page for additional information, including schedules.

Meet the Sentinels: Ep. 4: Coach Jackson and Nakayah Dagraca

-Congratulations to 7 of our SHS Music students for being accepted into an Rhode Island Music Educator’s All-state ensemble! The audition process is highly rigorous and selective. These students will participate in a festival concert with students from around the state in March. Congratulations!

  • Maia Bowker – Band
  • Max Votolato – Band
  • Zander Semerjian – Orchestra
  • Meghan Mitchell – Chorus
  • Abby Sayles – Chorus
  • Darianna Perez – Chorus
  • David Alexander – Chorus

-Check out our SHS Interactive Map, provided at the SHS Showcase, that has interactive links to highlights from all SHS Departments: SHS Interactive Map

 

-Congrats to Alex Collins, Ryan Lane, and Alec Devine on their Academic All-State Honors for Cross Country! Well-done!

 

-Our annual SHS Senior Fashion Show will be on Friday, December 8, from 7-10 PM! Tickets for the show are available at all lunches!

-Very thankful at our SHS Showcase to have guest chef Jonathan Poyourow, an Assistant Professor in the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales University, cook alongside our students as part of our Family Consumer Science program. He, along with JWU and SHS students, made pasta from scratch, with three different sauces alongside it. He was formerly a division dietician in the US Army,and can articulate how different sports require different nutritional needs, what — and when — athletes should eat for optimal performance, food’s healing factors and the proper balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Poyourow also hosts biweekly Cooking with Class segments on Providence NBC affiliate WJAR Channel 10. His areas of expertise include Athletic Performance Cuisine, Culinary Nutrition, and Military Fitness Nutrition.

 

Other Important Dates:

-Monday, December 4: NAMI Presentation Ending the Silence: See above; Parent Presentation Parents and Teachers as Allies from 5:30-6:45 in SHS Media Center

-Thursday, December 7: No School: Professional Development Day

-Friday, December 8: SHS Hour of Code

-Friday, December 8: SHS Fashion Show: 7-10 PM

-Tuesday, December 12: SHS Band and Choral Performance: 6-9 PM

-Wednesday, December 20: Alumni Day

Highlights:

 

-RESPECT Week:

 

-Dr. Almandrez, Dean of Students at Brown University, speaking to the SHS student body on the topics of diversity and inclusion

-Positive student affirmations from a session on Eating Disorders and Body Image

-Presentation on creating a safe, supportive, and respectful school for LGBTQ students

-Presentation from US AG Investigator and Retired State Trooper, David Neill, on the effects of substance abuse and substance abuse prevention

-Anti-Bullying presentations side-by-side with a “tinkering” as a positive stress management mechanism

-Self-Defense session with SRO John Ricciarelli, and his father, assistant director of the municipal police training academy, David Ricciarelli

-Using Art as a stress management mechanism

-Session on Diversity and Inclusion with Mrs. Santana and Mrs. Daniels

-Yoga Session with Mrs. Janani Sakthivel

-Respect Day Presentation by representatives from Mastery Martial Arts

-Pictures of multiple sessions from Respect Day, with our Respect Day coordinator, Mrs. Barry!

 

 

-Ernie Jean-Baptiste, Presenter from Sandy Hook Promise, teaching our students about kindness by Starting with Hello!

 

 

-Cindy Elder, Exec. Director of NAMI RI, speaking to our students about Mental Health Awareness:

 

 

-SHS Showcase Pics:

 

“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”

-Tolstoy

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The Sentinel Legacy 11/22/17

The Sentinel Legacy: 11/22/2017

“Give Thanks”

I’d like to acknowledge one of our Sentinels, Tori Richard. Tori is a 9th grade student who organized a Christmas card creation campaign for a boy named Jacob Thompson. Jacob had been fighting an aggressive form of cancer. One of his wishes was that, as he would not see Christmas this year, he would receive Christmas early in the form of handmade Christmas cards. Unfortunately, though he received many cards from across the country, including many created at SHS and sent by Tori, Jacob passed this week. The link to Jacob’s story is here: Jacob’s Legacy

During this time of Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for students like Tori who take it upon themselves to aid in the mission to help those in need. Honoring Jacob’s wish, and bringing awareness to Jacob’s story, is an inspiring moment in our legacy to which Tori and her fellow students contributed. These students showed the difference between being thankful and giving thanks, as their appreciation for others led them to service and charity. Thank you to Jacob, who inspired kindness, innocence, and compassion in a world that is desperately in need of all three.

Personally, I am thankful for my family, for my opportunity to be a part of the Sentinel family, and for the memories shared throughout this journey.

A happy Thanksgiving to all! Enjoy the time with family and friends!

A couple of pictures of the cards produced by our students:

A few items to note:

Academic Update:

-We have an outstanding series of events planned for the next week, beginning on Monday. Next week will be RESPECT week, kicking off on Monday with a speaker on the subject of diversity, Dr. Mary Grace Almandrez, who serves as a Dean of Students for Brown University.

On Tuesday, 11/28, we have an incredible program planned for our annual RESPECT Day, which will occur in a new format. Students, throughout the course of the day, will participate in six different seminar sessions covering a variety of topics related to RESPECT, and strategies for success. We have multiple staff members and numerous community volunteers leading sessions.

Check out the session list here: SHS Respect Day Schedule

On Monday, 12/4, representatives from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) will be conducting a schoolwide assembly entitled Ending the Silence, which brings awareness to Mental Health needs and supports.

At Smithfield High School, we work diligently to focus on the education of the whole person, and work to ensure that our educational program and supports aid in continued success. If you have any questions regarding our program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

-Side note: Really interesting op-ed in the New York Times: Kids, Would You Please Start Fighting?

 

Administrative Updates:

-On Thursday, November 30th, we will be hosting our first ever SHS Showcase from 6-8pm throughout the school. We invite members of the community and prospective students to attend this event, which will highlight the great clubs, activities, academic work, and school engagement that SHS has to offer. Mark your calendars, and spread the word!

SHS Showcase Video: https://youtu.be/Z1PDZKuLdPc

SHS Website: www.shsri.org

SHS Career-Tech Ed. Site: cte.smithfield-ps.org

SHS Showcase Flyer https://goo.gl/PpmRVV

-A NEASC Parent/Family Survey email was sent on Tuesday, November 21st. If you did not receive the email, please contact the high school administration.

The link can also be found here: NEASC Family Survey

Your input is greatly needed as we build our NEASC Self-Reflection/School Improvement Plan!

-Please see this important message from Tri-Town Community Action regarding aid with heating costs this winter: Tri-Town Community Action

-Please note that MySchoolBucks.com, our student cafeteria account provider, is increasing its convenience fee for deposits from $1.95 to $2.49 per payment. Additional information regarding this change will be sent from their organization on November 27th.

-Please join us for our Thanksgiving Football game at 10:30, as the Sentinels face the North Providence Cougars in our traditional rivalry.

-Great video from a Spanish 4 Class using in-house “Green Screen” technology: El Aeropuerto

-On Friday, 12/8, SHS will be participating in the annual “Hour of Code”, which teaches basic programming to students throughout the country. More information can be found here: https://code.org/

Other Important Dates:

-Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving Day: Football at home vs. North Providence (Senior Recognition Game)

-Monday, November 27: Dr. Mary Grace Almandrez, who serves as a Dean of Students for Brown University, presenting to SHS on the subject of diversity

-Tuesday, November 28: RESPECT Day: See above

-Monday, December 4: NAMI Presentation Ending the Silence: See above

-Thursday, December 7: No School: Professional Development Day

-Friday, December 8: SHS Hour of Code

Highlights:

-French students at Crepe cafe and concert:

-Thank you to Senior Evan Benoit who organized a makeover of our courtyard as part of his Eagle Scout Project! Looks great! Thank you, Evan!

-Students from our CTE Academies presenting our programs to 8th graders at Gallagher. Thank you to all the students who presented!

-Movie Night at SHS: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off #LifeMovesPrettyFast

-Sgt. Hodge from the U.S. Army presenting an award honoring all military service men and women who came from Smithfield High School. Thank you to all veterans for your service, and for your sacrifice!

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Have a great weekend!

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues, but the parent of all others.”

-Cicero

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The Sentinel Legacy 11/6/17

The Sentinel Legacy: 11/6/2017

“Reflections”

The end of the first quarter provides a great opportunity to reflect. Reflection is the opportunity to examine oneself, one’s experiences, and one’s actions. This process of “looking in the mirror to see the past” gives a slight pause to the present, acknowledging the steps along the way that bring us to where we are. Reflection is difficult and introspective. It requires a person to step outside himself or herself, and recognize the peaks and troughs that come together to form our journey through life.  For our students, reflection is a powerful mechanism, as we truly cannot grow as learners without accepting the feedback from those who mentor us. More importantly, we must make our successes and mistakes a part of us, incorporating life’s lessons in order to be ready for the opportunity to demonstrate what we have learned. We reflect in the present to positively affect the future. As educators, we hope to guide our students to look at their reflections so that they may truly see themselves.

A few items to note:

Academic Update:

-Learner Qualities: As report cards become available for electronic viewing on Wednesday morning, we would ask everyone to examine our SHS “Learner Qualities” that assess habits of work that we want students to display. We have asked teachers to simply assess these learner qualities as having “met” the standard or “needs improvement” in meeting the standard. The critical attributes for each learner quality can be found here:

SHS Learner Qualities

Though we are currently piloting these assessments, which are tied to key characteristics for success in college and career, we do plan on utilizing these ratings as a measure in making recommendations for future course selections. We hope that the added focus on these essential elements of learners will more accurately assess predictors of future success.

-NEASC update: SHS will be participating in the reaccreditation process through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. This process will analyze the constant work and progression of SHS to standards of excellence in education. Our accreditation visit will be occurring in the Spring of 2020. More information regarding the process can be found here: https://www.neasc.org/

Administrative Updates:

-Report Cards: 1st Quarter Report Cards will be available for electronic viewing via the Parent Portal on Wednesday, November 8, at 8:00 AM. Please let us know if you need any help in accessing the Parent Portal account.

-Please see this important message from Tri-Town Community Action regarding aid with heating costs this winter: Tri-Town Community Action

-On Thursday, November 30, we will be hosting our first ever SHS Showcase from 6-8 throughout the school. We invite members of the community and prospective students to attend this event, which will highlight all the great clubs, activities, academic work, and school engagement that SHS has to offer. Mark your calendars and spread the word!

-Art Department Blog: Please check out the updates from the art department via their new blog! Some amazing displays of art!

Art Department Blog

-On School Grounds: We are pleased to announce the successful opening of our on-site coffee shop, On School Grounds, run entirely by our Academy of Finance students. This opportunity to provide hands-on business experience is invaluable to our students and provides a great service to coffee lovers! Thank you to Mr. Spring, Ms. Valentine, and Ms. Campbell-Andrews on their facilitation of this great SHS initiative.

-Congrats to the Boys and Girls Soccer Teams on winning their quarterfinal playoff games, yielding semi-final games for both teams! The girls will play Thursday night, at 7:30 PM, at East Greenwich vs. South Kingstown, while the boys will play Wednesday night, also at 7:30, at Cumberland High School vs. Cranston West. Good luck to both squads!

Other Important Dates:

-Wednesday, November 8: SHS Parent Council Meeting at 7 PM

-Thursday, November 9: SHS Hockey Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

-Friday, November 10: No School: Veterans Day observed: To all veterans, thank you for your service and sacrifice!

-Tuesday, November 14: SHS Financial Aid Night: 6-8 PM in the Media Center

-Thursday, November 16: No School: SHS Parent-Teacher Conferences: 1-4:30, 5:30-7:45 PM

-*Please note that on Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19, Jennison Dance studio will be hosting a dance competition at SHS. On that Sunday, a regional cross country tournament will also be held at SHS. Parking will be extremely limited that weekend, especially on Sunday.

-Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving Day: Football at home vs. North Providence (Senior Recognition Game)

-Monday, December 4: SHS Hour of Code

-Thursday, December 7: No School: Professional Development Day

Highlights:

-Halloween SADD (Students against Destructive Decisions) Costume Relay Race!

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-Congratulations to Assistant Principal Linda Murphy on her induction into the Rotary Club!

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-Psychology EEP Classes presenting brain functioning and the neurochemical effects on diagnoses

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-Junior Class Ring Ceremony: Showing off the new Bling!

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-Abby Theroux, Class of 2019, shadowing a principal for a day:

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-Sentinel Band performing at the Stop and Shop reopening in Smithfield:

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-”Cars and Coffee” Social Advisory checking out some wheels. Thank you to the local enthusiasts and the Smithfield Police Department for your support!

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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

-Kierkegaard

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The Sentinel Legacy 10/24/17

The Sentinel Legacy: 10/24/2017

“Humility is to Listen”

Given the ongoing tenor of the political climate, an issue that we as educators face is how to apply the appropriate tact in handling sometimes sensitive and divisive issues, while advancing the lifelong learning of our students. Coming from a background in social studies, I have come to a singular truth regarding this: we will always have important conflicts with which we must struggle. Part of our nature is to inquisitively question ourselves, and the world around us. This reflection leads to dialogue with our peers, and is crucial to our understanding of world and our role within it. Lost in this shuffle, and imperative as we guide our students, is the value of humility. As educators, we must humble ourselves to the reality that what our students learn is more important than what we can teach. Fostering and cultivating an inquisitive nature is key to our students’ ongoing pursuit of knowledge. However, in order to successfully guide our students to their own understandings, we must strive to listen, humbling ourselves in the process. What are our students struggling to say? How are they forming their conclusions? In a world mired by opinions and instant feedback, of comment sections and generalizations, it is our crucial mission to model our own expectations, to listen to understand as opposed to listening to respond, and to approach each student as a unique example of the human experience. Civility and understanding preside over relationships built on empathy, respect, and dignity. It is my hope that I am able to quiet myself, and always listen to the actions of others. They may be saying more than their words permit.

A few items to note:

Academic Update:

-A great resource in educational circles is the organization ASCD (Assessment and Curriculum Development). Common to its articles are research-based conclusions, delving into the myriad of topics in education.

Here’s three great articles (two oldies but goodies):

Parental Expectations

Great 2007 Article Researching Homework Effectiveness

Chapter of a 2009 book on homework practices

-NEASC update: SHS will be participating in the reaccreditation process through the New Engalnd Association of Schools and Colleges. This process will analyze the constant work and progression of SHS to standards of excellence in education. Our accreditation visit will be occurring in the Spring of 2020. More information regarding the process can be found here: https://www.neasc.org/

Administrative Updates:

-”Meet the Sentinels” Episode 3: Check out the first in our series dedicated to celebrating members of our Sentinel family: Meet the Sentinels: Ep. 3

-We will be having a school presentation from RIDOT on Monday, 10/30, focusing on the dangers of texting and driving (and safe driving practices).

-On Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, SADD (Students against Destructive Decisions) will be hosting a Halloween Costume Relay Race during last period of the day. Students who sign up for the event will be able to dress in costume, and participate in a festive relay race. We’d ask that no costumes be worn to school on that day. Students participating in the event will have time to change.

-Please see this important message from Tri-Town Community Action regarding aid with heating costs this winter: Tri-Town Community Action

-Congratulations to Coach Tony Torregrossa on his induction to the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Hall of Fame! The induction will take place on Wednesday, October 25, at a RIIL event. Coach T bleeds green and gold, and embodies everything that is means to be a Sentinel Legacy. Congratulations to him on his accomplishment. Here is a great article about his ongoing legacy: https://www.yurview.com/regions/new-england/smithfield-legend-tony-torregrossa/

-On Thursday, November 30, we will be hosting our first ever SHS Showcase from 6-8 throughout the school. We invite members of the community and prospective students to attend this event, which will highlight all the great clubs, activities, academic work, and school engagement that SHS has to offer. Mark your calendars, and spread the word!

-We are pleased to announce that on Nov. 1, our in-school coffee shop, “On School Grounds, will be operational!  This venture will be completely operated by our Academy of Finance students, giving them hands-on experience with running a business.  Thank you to our Academy of Finance leadership for this exciting initiative!

-Congratulations to newly elected FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and current Academy of Finance officers:

FBLA 2017/2018:

President:          Thomas Frezza

Vice President:     Jay Spalding
Secretary:           Rachel Maggiacomo
Academy of Finance:
President: Brandon England
Vice President: Theresa DiNobile
Secretary: Thomas Frezza
Treasurer: Allison Oliveira
Advisory Board Student Rep: Megan Boory
Junior Rep: Samantha Baxter
Sophomore Rep: Timothy Ferron
Fundraising Coordinators: Abby Theroux and Karleigh Lamoureux

 

-Congrats to Senior Ben Cortes, who was named WPRI12 Hometown Hero: Hometown Hero

-Congratulations to our social studies department chair, Mr. Vin Zibelli, on his appointment as Lincoln High’s varsity baseball coach!

-Congratulations to Adam Spring, business department teacher and chairperson, as he coached the RIC Women’s tennis team to an undefeated season and Little East Conference championship! Shout out to Emily Orticerio, SHS class of 2017, who is on the squad!

-Please vote for Matt Laboissonniere’s game winning goal for ABC6’s Play of the Week: Play of the Week

Other Important Dates:

-Monday, October 30: RIDOT Assembly during school

-Tuesday, October 31 (Halloween): SADD Halloween Costume Relay Race during last period assembly

-Wednesday, November 8, from 7-8 PM: Parent Council/Booster Club meeting

-Thursday, November 9: SHS Hockey Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

-Tuesday, November 14, from 6-8 PM: SHS Financial Aid Night in the Media Center

-Thursday, November 16: No School: SHS Parent-Teacher Conferences: 1-4:30, 5:30-7:45 PM

-*Please note that on Friday, November 17 through Sunday, November 19, Jennison Dance studio will be hosting a dance competition at SHS. On that Sunday, a regional cross country tournament will also be held at SHS. Parking will be extremely limited that weekend, especially on Sunday.

Highlights:

-New England Weather at SHS:

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Mrs. Daniels’ class using a Kahoot poll to answer questions in class:

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Sgt. Gregg Catlow from the Smithfield Police Department speaking to our Introduction to Criminal Justice students:

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Festive folk for our Junior class trip to Salem:

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Learning the Cha Cha during Social Advisory:

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Congratulations to our SHS National Honor Society inductees, and thank you to Ms. DiSano and Ms. Witman for serving as advisors!

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“It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

-Aristotle

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The Sentinel Legacy 10/10/17

The Sentinel Legacy: 10/10/2017

“A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words”

No words can really encapsulate the tremendous energy and enthusiasm that filled the halls and events of Smithfield High School during last week’s Spirit Week. Please check out the photos at the end of this blog to see some great moments!

A few items to note:

Academic Update:

-On Wednesday, October 11, Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors will be taking part in our first SHS Google 1:1 Bootcamp, equipping students with important skills to facilitate the successful usage of our Chromebooks. Juniors, due to PSAT testing, will have this opportunity at a later date. Our 1:1 initiative has helped to make our educational program more efficient, without replacing the essential teaching and learning interactions that are an important component to classroom success. Technology augments instruction, but it should never replace instruction. We at Smithfield Public Schools abide by this statement.

-On Wednesday, October 11, students in all classes will take part in our bi-annual ALICE presentation, conducted in conjunction with the Smithfield Police Department. Due to the unfortunate events of our times, this presentation is necessary, and prepares our students for emergency situations involving violent scenarios. Further information will be distributed to parents. We are thankful for our continued partnerships with the Smithfield Police Department, the Smithfield Fire Department, and Smithfield EMA services. The safety and security of our students and staff is our foremost priority.

Administrative Updates:

-”Meet the Sentinels” Episode 1: Check out the first in our series dedicated to celebrating members of our Sentinel family: Meet the Sentinels: Ep. 1

SHS 50th Graduation Committee Sign-Up: Please consider signing up to be part of our SHS 50th Graduation Committee. We are looking for faculty, parent, and student input to mark the legacy of 50 years of excellence in education. Responsibilities include: occasional meetings now through June, email correspondence, outreach to alumni.

-The SHS Fashion Show has been scheduled for Friday, December 8! Please mark your calendars for this fun, student-led event. (Spoiler alert) The theme this year is outstanding…

-We will be having our first “Coffee with a Principal” event at Barnes and Noble, in Smithfield, on Saturday, October 14, from 8-10 AM. This event is designed so that members of the community can get together on a quarterly basis to talk about general education trends and topics. *Please note that we cannot discuss specific students or teachers during this forum, but can discuss overall education practices. Though the forum will be open, one theme to be discussed is standards-based instruction. Barnes and Noble will be providing FREE hot coffee for attendees. For planning purposes, please email me if you plan to attend so that we can determine numbers (khopkins@smithfield-ps.org).

-A SHS Student Flu Clinic will be held on Thursday, 10/12. Information related to the flu clinic can be found here: SHS Flu Clinic

-Principal Kelley: Please check out this update from Mr. Kelley from his travels as president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Other Important Dates:

– Wednesday, October 11 – Juniors: PSAT/NMSQT

-Saturday, October 14: Coffee with a Principal: Barnes and Noble, Smithfield, 8-10 AM

-Tuesday, October 17: Junior Class Field Trip to Salem, MA

– Thursday, October 19 (6-8:30) NHS Induction

-Friday, October 20: Picture Retakes

-Tuesday, October 24 (6-8 PM): SHS Financial Aid Night

-Thursday, November 16: No School: SHS Parent-Teacher Conferences: 1-4:30, 5:30-7:45 PM

Highlights:

Great picture from student Harper Nelson of the sun setting over SHS:

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-Senior Parking Spot Painting:

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-Twin Day: Mrs. Barry and Mrs. Tancrelle:

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-Senior Class Advisors: Mr. Russillo and Mr. Thibodeau (Pondering the week…)

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-Class Color Day (Thanks for the pic, Brandon!)

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-More class color day pics:

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-Green and Gold Day:

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-Green and Gold Day in Mrs. True’s class:

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-Frank Santos: Hypnotizing some “volunteers”

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-”Victory Man”: Mr. Kelley comes back to help build the bonfire:

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-Ken Hopkins throwing a palette on the fire:

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-Congrats to the Freshmen XCountry team on their great showing at the Wickham Park Invitational!:

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-Some shots from our bonfire, Senior Pic in the Courtyard, Homecoming Game, and Moonlit courtyard during the Homecoming Dance:

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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

#SHSLegacy

The Sentinel Legacy 9/28

The Sentinel Legacy: 9/28/2017

“#11”

Firstly, on behalf of the Sentinel family, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Maddie Potts, a Chariho High School senior and a captain of their soccer team, who passed unexpectedly Saturday night while playing the game she loved. The feelings associated with loss are debilitating, and we send our thoughts and support to those who are enduring grief. This is a life cut short, and there are no words that can truly encapsulate the tragedy and cruelty that this life sometimes brings.

In a show of unity, schools across the state are marking the legacy of Maddie by wearing blue apparel, associated with Maddie’s favorite color. We, as a Sentinel family, will be doing likewise today, Thursday, September 28th. It is a small gesture, but acknowledges the bonds we share in honoring the lasting legacy of a remarkable, young woman. Life is precarious, and though the moments we share together are sometimes tenuous, it is important to cherish the bonds we create while we have the opportunity to express them. Now is the time for the held hand, the kind gesture, the caring ear, so that this precious moment in time can echo on in the legacy we leave behind.

#Forever11

A few items to note:

Academic Update:

-Personal confession: When looking at educational systems, I often look to what Finland is doing. They have been previously #1 in education in the world according to international benchmarks, and are consistently advancing innovative educational practices. Though there are specific, contextual elements to the U.S., and, more specifically, the Rhode Island educational models that differ greatly from Finland, it is always important to consider research from a multitude of sources. I recommend examining articles related to Finland’s continued innovation and success. Here is a very brief overview:

Finland’s Education

-On Wednesday, October 11, Freshmen, Sophomores, and Seniors will be taking part in our first SHS Google 1:1 Bootcamp, equipping students with important skills to facilitate the successful usage of our Chromebooks. Juniors, due to PSAT testing, will have this opportunity at a later date. Our 1:1 initiative has helped to make our educational program more efficient, without replacing the essential teaching and learning interactions that are an important component to classroom success. Technology augments instruction, but it should never replace instruction. We at Smithfield Public Schools abide by this statement.

-On Wednesday, October 11, students in all classes will take part in our bi-annual ALICE presentation, conducted in conjunction with our Smithfield Police Department. Due to the unfortunate events of our times, this presentation is necessary, and prepares our students for emergency situations involving violent scenarios. Further information will be distributed to parents. We are thankful for our continued partnerships with the Smithfield Police Department, the Smithfield Fire Department, and Smithfield EMA services. The safety and security of our students and staff is our foremost priority.

Administrative Updates:

SPIRIT WEEK IS UPON US! The SHS Spirit Week schedule has been unveiled! Please check out our events here:

SHS Spirit Week 2017

Please join us for our SHS Pink Out, our annual soccer homecoming event that highlights Breast Cancer Awareness. On Friday, 9/29, students and staff throughout the school will be wearing pink in support of this cause. On Saturday, 9/30, our boys soccer team will be playing at 5 PM, followed by our girls team at 7 PM.

Our annual bonfire (Thursday, October 5 from 6-7:30 PM…before the Patriots game) is a great community event. We are adding some lawn game contests this year for students. Our Friday Night Lights homecoming football game versus Ponaganset will be Friday, 10/6 at 7 PM. Please consider joining us for our Homecoming Weekend!

SHS 50th Graduation Committee Sign-Up: Please consider signing up to be part of our SHS 50th Graduation Committee. We are looking for faculty, parent, and student input to mark the legacy of 50 years of excellence in education. Responsibilities include: occasional meetings now through June, email correspondence, outreach to alumni.

-The SHS Fashion Show has been scheduled for Friday, December 8! Please mark your calendars for this fun, student-led event. (Spoiler alert) The theme this year is outstanding…

-We will be having our first “Coffee with a Principal” event at Barnes and Noble, in Smithfield, on Saturday, October 14, from 8-10 AM. This event is designed so that members of the community can get together on a quarterly basis to talk about general education trends and topics. *Please note that we cannot discuss specific students or teachers during this forum, but can discuss overall education practices. Though the forum will be open, one theme to be discussed is standards-based instruction. Barnes and Noble will be providing FREE hot coffee for attendees. For planning purposes, please email me if you plan to attend so that we can determine numbers (khopkins@smithfield-ps.org).

-A Special CONGRATULATIONS to Riley Hart, winner of ABC6 “Play of the Week”, with her game winning goal vs. South Kingstown

Riley Hart Wins ABC6 Play of the Week

Other Important Dates:

-October 1-6: SHS Spirit Week: Schedule above

-Thursday, October 5: SHS Homecoming Bonfire

-Friday, October 6: SHS Football Homecoming and Homecoming Dance

– Monday, October 9: Columbus Day (No School)

– Wednesday, October 11 – Juniors: PSAT/NMSQT

-Saturday, October 14: Coffee with a Principal: Barnes and Noble, Smithfield, 8-10 AM

-Tuesday, October 17: Junior Class Field Trip to Salem, MA

– Thursday, October 19 (6-8:30) NHS Induction

-Friday, October 20: Picture Retakes

-Tuesday, October 24 (6-8 PM): SHS Financial Aid Night

-Thursday, November 16: No School: SHS Parent-Teacher Conferences: 1-4:30, 5:30-7:45 PM

Highlights:

-The adventures of our principal, and president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Dan Kelley:

Addressing National Principals of the Year:

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Meeting with Senator Al Franken:

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Meeting with Secretary of Education, Betsy Davos:

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Thank you, Mr. Kelley, for all you do representing Smithfield and principals throughout the country on the state and national level!

-Congratulations to our Freshmen Cross Country runner on taking 1st place in the Ocean State Invitational! Well done!

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-Mr. Trudeau’s class incorporating on the spot assessment using online “quiz” website. Great incorporation of instant class feedback to guide instruction!

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-Sentinel giving back: Mark Sutcliffe, who spoke to Ms. Andrews’ Business: Basics and Beyond class (formerly Introduction to Business) and Personal Finance classes last week. He discussed analytics being currently utilized in the airline industry.

Mark Sutcliffe is a 2002 graduate of SHS. He attended Florida Institute of Technology where he received a BS in Aviation Management. He is the Senior Manager of Crew Planning & Analytics for Southwest Airlines. He works and resides in Dallas Texas.

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And finally…

-Mr. Lenore and his art students working on our “V” for “Victory” for the upcoming Homecoming Bonfire!

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“We must accept finite disappointment…but never lose infinite hope.”

-Martin Luther Kings Jr.

#SHSLegacy

The Sentinel Legacy 9/18

The Sentinel Legacy: 9/18/2017

“Next Play”

When I was growing up, I learned the most about myself when I was on a basketball court. Missed shots were a call to improve, and I was told I could never leave the court until I “ended with a make.” Growing up with athletics being part of my personal fabric, I learned quickly that one can never change the past. There was only the knowledge of the past that could create a goal for the future, and only the present to see that goal to fruition. The one true thing that ever really existed was the “next play.” Athletics isn’t the only means to convey this value. A missed brush stroke, an incorrect calculation, a misplaced note, or waking up late for a flight all resemble the same principle. Very simply, for me, the basketball court was my personal classroom.

In vogue terms circulating in the educational world are “resiliency” and “perseverance”, with the common understanding of it being the ability to overcome the obstacles and struggles in life and academia. Education teaches resiliency, with numerous studies beginning in the 1990s to justify such claims. However, a person who is resilient or perseverant means that he or she has become capable of seeing opportunity in the missteps, failures, and missed shots, reconciling that the unchangeable past is no longer the important moment in time. There is only the next play, where success is a side effect of resiliency. We must honor the resilient by acknowledging the thousand mistakes and struggles along the way, and let their perseverance be our inspiration to live for the “next play.”

A few items to note:

Academic Update:

In our faculty discussion, we have examined what professional practice commitments should be taking place in every class, every day at SHS. With educational practices, we primarily base many decisions on research. Based upon faculty contribution, we have committed ourselves to the following three practices for this school year:

-That students will be welcomed and greeted as they enter the classroom, a hallmark of the positive culture at SHS. Article that references relevant research

-That essential questions (or the guiding questions of a lesson) be easily referenced in each class. One example of research on EQs/Learning Objectives

-That checks for understanding, ensuring that ALL students are grasping the essential concepts of a lesson, will occur multiple times in classes: Checks for Understanding Research Referenced (Marzano is the foremost authority on educational research)

I find that these practices, formulated by our faculty and leadership team, are indicative of the high-quality commitment to education that exemplify our educators. SHS truly has a devoted faculty, concerned with the well-being and academic success of their students.

Administrative Updates:

SHS 50th Graduation Committee Sign-Up: Please consider signing up to be part of our SHS 50th Graduation Committee. We are looking for faculty, parent, and student input to mark the legacy of 50 years of excellence in education. Responsibilities include: occasional meetings now through June, email correspondence, outreach to alumni.

-The SHS Fashion Show has been scheduled for Friday, December 8! Please mark your calendars for this fun, student-led event. (Spoiler alert) The theme this year is outstanding…

-We will be having our first “Coffee with a Principal” event at Barnes and Noble, in Smithfield, on Saturday, October 14, from 8-10 AM. This event is designed so that members of the community can get together on a quarterly basis to talk about general education trends and topics. *Please note that we cannot discuss specific students or teachers during this forum, but can discuss overall education practices. Though the forum will be open, one theme to be discussed is standards-based instruction. Barnes and Noble will be providing FREE hot coffee for attendees. For planning purposes, please email me if you plan to attend so that we can determine numbers (khopkins@smithfield-ps.org).

Bus Tracker: Did you know you can monitor your child’s route and time of arrival on his or her bus? Check out the Bus Tracker app: Bus Tracker App

SHS Apparel: Please check out SHS apparel for this year. Students may purchase these items from the Student Council at all lunches: SHS Apparel

The SHS Spirit Week schedule has been unveiled! Please check out our events here:

SHS Spirit Week 2017

-Please vote for one of our soccer player’s, Riley Hart, outstanding, game-winning goal for ABC6 Play of the Week: Riley Hart’s Game Winning Goal over SK (Thanks, Mr. Lenore!)

The link can be found here: http://www.abc6.com/category/178001/sports

Other Important Dates:

-October 1-6: SHS Spirit Week: Schedule above

-Thursday, October 5: SHS Homecoming Bonfire

-Friday, October 6: SHS Football Homecoming and Homecoming Dance

– Monday, October 9: Columbus Day (No School)

– Wednesday, October 11 – Juniors: PSAT/NMSQT

-Saturday, October 14: Coffee with a Principal: Barnes and Noble, Smithfield, 8-10 AM

– Thursday, October 19 (6-8:30) NHS Induction

-Friday, October 20: Picture Retakes

-Tuesday, October 24 (6-8 PM): SHS Financial Aid Night

-Thursday, November 16: No School: SHS Parent-Teacher Conferences: 1-4:30, 5:30-7:45 PM

Football Home Opener vs. Toll Gate

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Judge Judith Savage discussing summer reading book Just Mercy with Students:

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Mr. Lynch’s class analyzing the effects of Reconstruction Era decisions on race in America then and now:

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“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”

-Vince Lombardi

Enjoy the week everyone! #SHSLegacy

The Sentinel Legacy 9/11

The Sentinel Legacy: 9/11/2017

For those of us who vividly remember the events on September 11, this date brings an ominous tone. When one can recount where someone was when an event happens, we begin to recognize the significant impact to both our personal lives, and the history of this nation. In today’s remembrance, as mostly all of our SHS students were not of age to remember these events, with some not even born, we have asked students to ask staff where they were “the day the towers fell.” Such questions bring a poignant reflection for our students that this infamous day left a powerful mark upon the history, culture, and perspective of our nation. It is important for our students to recognize that legacy is dynamic, and not always yielding to the positive sentiments of what is left behind. However, in our announcements and discussions today, we examined the legacy of our first responders, of the brave passenger of United 93, of the American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice, or continue to endure hardship to this day due to their call to serve those in need. For those courageous individuals, their lasting legacy is one of inspiration and perseverance, echoing an American spirit of resilience that is forever woven in the fabric of time. To them, we are thankful, and honor their sacrifices by pledging that we will never forget.

A few items to note:

Academic Update:

-Our advisory structure has changed, and has developed into three specific advisory types:

  1. Alpha-Advisory (Mondays): Typical advisory structure (usually grouped by alphabetized names) by which students receive school and guidance department information, develop their Individual Learning Plans, complete components of graduation requirements (digital portfolio), and participate in grade-level or whole-school assemblies.
  2. Academic Advisory (Wednesdays): Students meet with individual teachers in order to receive academic support or enrichment based upon their needs. The structure of this allows students to take ownership of prioritizing academic responsibilities, and grants flexibility in scheduling to allow for self-advocacy.
  3. Social Advisory (Fridays): Students and teachers bond over a shared interest in order to ensure that all students have formed a strong connection with at least one peer, and one adult, in our building. These social interests have been created through both student and staff contributions.

We are excited that these changes will provide opportunities for positive growth in our students and school both academically and socially. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Administrative Updates:

-On Tuesday, September 12th, we invite all parents to attend our Smithfield High School Open House. This event will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the high school. We’d ask that all parents report to your student’s advisory for 6:00. Parents will then follow your child’s schedule, so that you have a chance to meet all of his or her teachers. If you are looking to have a follow-up conversation with a teacher, please do not hesitate to contact our staff, or schedule a separate appointment. We look forward to welcoming you to SHS for the ‘17-’18 school year.

-On Wednesday, September 13th, the first high school parent council meeting will be taking place, beginning at 7:00 PM in the school library. Please consider attending and supporting the council on a variety of great initiatives.

-The first regular season high school football game of the year will be taking place this Friday, September 15, at SHS, beginning at 7:00. Please come out and support the team’s first home game at our “Friday Night Lights”.

-We’d like to give a special thank you to Mr. Lenore, one of our art teachers, on his production of our Welcome Back video, which can be found on our official school Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please check out this video, as our community establishes our #SHSLegacy. The video can also be viewed here:

SHS Welcome Back Video

-The SHS Spirit Week schedule has been unveiled! Please check out our events here:

SHS Spirit Week 2017

Other Important Dates:

-Friday, 9/15: SHS Football Home Opener: “Friday Night Lights”

-October 1-6: SHS Spirit Week: Events and Times TBA

-Thursday, October 5: SHS Homecoming Bonfire

-Friday, October 6: SHS Football Homecoming and Homecoming Dance

– Monday, October 9: Columbus Day (No School)

– Wednesday, October 11 – Juniors: PSAT/NMSQT

– Thursday, October 19 (6-8:30) NHS Induction

-Friday, October 20: Picture Retakes

 

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One name spanning

a bridge, another

undergoing a tunnel.

A blue name needled

into the skin.

Names of citizens,

workers, mothers,

and fathers,

The bright-eyed

daughter, the quick son.

Alphabet of names in

a green field.

Names in the small tracks of birds.

Names lifted from a hat

Or balanced on

the tip of the tongue.

Names wheeled

into the dim warehouse

of memory.

So many names, there

is barely room on

the walls of the heart.”

—New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the World Trade Center site in 2003

Enjoy the week everyone! #SHSLegacy

The Sentinel Legacy

The Sentinel Legacy: 9/5/2017

What a great start to the school year! The hustle and bustle of young minds at work is inspirational. When we add the significance of this year’s senior class being the 50th graduating class from SHS, it adds to the gravity of this beginning. We honor the tradition of what it means to be a Sentinel, and reflect upon the method and means by which we impact our community. This ongoing concept of “legacy” is the foundation for our school year, with its thematic purpose permeating everything from our graduation requirements, in our new “Senior Demonstrations”, to our faculty discussions. All have a part to play in our ongoing mission, with no positive contribution being too small. Ultimately, each of us, faculty, staff, and student, are called to add our own thread to the fabric of this Sentinel Legacy, weaving a bright tapestry that will wave gallantly throughout our local history.

A few items to note:

Academic Update:

-In order to better assess our students as they pursue academic excellence, we have migrated our “Effort, Participation, and Responsibility” categories on our report card to SHS Learner Qualities: Self-Directed Learner, Quality Producer, Collaborative Worker, Respectful Citizen. We want our students, beyond their acquisition of essential content and skills, to demonstrate these key qualities that will contribute to ongoing success in college and/or career.

These qualities will be assessed as “met” or “needs improvement” in each course. Being the pilot year, we will be soliciting feedback from students and parents as the year progresses. Currently, these qualities will only appear on students’ report cards (does not appear on transcripts).

A link to the rubric indicators can be found here:

SHS Learner Qualities ’17-’18

Administrative Updates:

-Construction updates to the front of the school are largely complete. Normal traffic functions and routes have been resumed for drop-off and pick-up. Please note the following:

-Tree removal from the island in the front of the building (between the parking lot and access road) will be occurring on Wednesday, 9/6, beginning at 8. The access road in the front of the building will be closed during that time.

-SHS Open House will be on Tuesday, September 12, from 6-8 pm. We welcome our SHS parents and students to join us.

-The SHS Student Flu Clinic will be open to students, and held on Thursday, October 12, from 8-10:30 AM. Links to the documents may be found here:

SHS Flu Clinic Flyer:

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Flu Shot Consent Form:

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-The athletic season is underway! Best of luck to our Sentinels as they embark on their seasons. Please feel free to follow @SportsSentinels on Twitter for SHS Athletic updates

Other Important Dates:

-Friday, 9/15: SHS Football Home Opener: “Friday Night Lights”

-October 1-6: SHS Spirit Week: Events and Times TBA

-Thursday, October 5: SHS Homecoming Bonfire

-Friday, October 6: SHS Football Homecoming and Homecoming Dance

– Monday, October 9: Columbus Day (No School)

– Wednesday, October 11 – Juniors: PSAT/NMSQT

– Thursday, October 19 (6-8:30) NHS Induction

-Friday, October 20: Picture Retakes

 

First days of school images:

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Enjoy the week everyone! #SHSLegacy

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

-Mahatma Gandhi