The Sentinel Legacy 1/2/18

The Sentinel Legacy: 1/2/18


Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a restful and rejuvenating holiday break with family and friends!

Every year, in celebration of the new calendar year, we establish new resolutions designed to change some aspect of our lives. Some are new initiatives, while others rekindle a goal or mindset from a previous time. Here are a few professional resolutions of mine:

  • We have worked to continue the SHS legacy of being a fun and inclusive high school. I will remain resolute in focusing on a positive school culture that provides the groundwork for academic growth
  • I will work to ensure that all SHS students grow academically, socially, and personally
  • I will collaborate to provide opportunities for our students to continue to contribute to the ongoing Smithfield High School legacy

For my students searching for a resolution, I humbly offer one from my teaching days. A struggle during adolescent years is to honestly and truly grasp one’s own identity and become comfortable with oneself despite social and personal pressures. I always offered to my students the advice that you do not need to seek to change the world. Become yourself, and the world will change for you. I encourage everyone to become who you are meant to be and remain resolute in your commitment to yourself.

A few items to note:

Academic Update:

-Please note that the end of the 2nd quarter/1st semester is on Friday, January 19. Please encourage your students to take appropriate preparations in the final push of the semester.

-Very interesting article, from the Washington Post, examining human behavior in setting and keeping New Year’s resolutions:

The science of keeping your New Year’s resolution

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)

-We are well into 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

*The deadline to purchase a Senior recognition ad has been extended through February 15th. These recognition ads are a great way to congratulate your student in their yearbook. Yearbooks are also on sale through February 15th. Visit ​​ to order your senior ad and yearbook before the February 15th deadline.



-Faculty Holiday Performance: “Mrs. Young and the Sentinelves”: Faculty Performance

Meet the Sentinelves: Holiday Edition: Meet the Sentinelves!

-Congratulations to Boys Basketball player Justin Tedeschi for being named the Uno’s Pizzeria & Grill SHS Athlete of the Week for the week ended December 24th!

Justin came off of the bench to score 22 points and help lead the Sentinels to their first league win of the season 66-61 over St.Raphael’s. The sophomore made nine field goals, including three 3-pointers, on the night.

-Congratulations to Hailey Beaulieu and Hallie Stanton-Mancini who were named our November and December Students of the Month!

Other Important Dates:

-Monday, January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

-Friday, January 19: End of the 2nd Quarter/1st Semester

-Friday, January 19: SHS Winter Ball @ Rhodes on the Pawtuxet



-SHS Winter Concert: Excellent Performances by the Band and Chorus

-Member of our SHS First Responder Fitness Classes attending the RI Municipal Police Academy Graduation. Congratulations to our new Smithfield Police Dept. graduates!


-Physical Education Dept. hosting their annual Winter Wonderland in the gym!

-SHS Students participating in nationwide Hour of Code

-SHS Holiday Week pics:

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.”

– T.S. Eliot



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