The second academic quarter of the year begins after a busy weekend for SHS Athletics with first round advances for our Football and Boys and Girls Soccer teams. Congratulations and continued success in the next round. A big thank you to our Volleyball Team who concluded a successful season after a positive representation of SHS in a first round tournament loss.
The next month will bring us MIAA State Tournament athletic games, Spirit Week, Spartan Day, the start of Winter Sports and to start December, our Fall Production of James and The Giant Peach. Add into this Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving Break and you have a shortened month of school days with many activities that need to be balanced with student’s academic work and engagement in their learning. To best enjoy the many upcoming activities, as well as other planned SHS Club events and FLEX enrichments, students are strongly encouraged to thoughtfully and strategically schedule academic support with their teachers and to make effective use of the FLEX block to support their learning and a strong second quarter.
Have a great week. GO Spartans!!!
We kindly ask that you utilize the following links as first resources to find the information you are seeking prior to contacting the Main Office.
SHS Web Page:
Save the date
Monday, 11/8; Start of Quarter 2
Thursday, 11/11; No School / Veterans Day
Wednesday, 11/17; 8th Grade Parents Night, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, 11/18; Picture Day
Wednesday, 11/24; Half Day Dismissal / Thanksgiving Day Break
Thursday, 11/25 - Friday, 11/26; No School / Thanksgiving Day Break
Monday, 11/29; Start of Winter Athletic Season
Wednesday, 12/1; Parent / Teacher Conferences, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Driving / Drop Off & Pick Up
In support of maintaining an orderly and safe student drop off and pick up system we ask all parents and guardians to follow the established traffic routes and adhere to the following.
· Please do not stop and drop off along the route until you reach a space on the front sidewalk.
· Please do not cut across open parking spaces to jump ahead of any line.
These considerations reduce distractions and elements of surprise during a time of high traffic with both cars and student foot traffic.
Parent / Guardian / Teacher Conferences
Five minute Parent-Teacher Conferences will occur on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm with both in-person and remote options.
· Each conference will be for 5 minutes with a scheduled 2 minute transition between all meetings.
· The number of appointments you may make is not limited, but only 1 per teacher.
· Teachers will let you into the meeting upon the scheduled start time.
· Parents / guardians will schedule their conferences through SignUp Genius.
· We will release the SignUp Genius link and directions for registration within the next two weeks.
Health and Wellness Committee
Stoneham Schools Wellness Committee is looking for parent and community member representation.
· This committee will be meeting this year Nov 15, 2021, Dec 6 2021, Jan 10th, Feb 7th, March 7th, April 11th (if needed), and May 16th (if needed).
· All meetings run from 3:15PM-4:15PM.
· Meetings this year will take place with an in-person and virtual option.
Looking for "gently used" infant carriers/car seats for the Child Development Real Care Baby project. Seeking 4 - 10 carriers.
If you can help please contact Ms. Strout at email@example.com
Supports SHS Drama Club
Tacos and Drama Club!!!!
Eat a meal and support SHS Drama
November 17, 2021. 5:00pm - 7:00pm
· Taco Cartel
Winter Sports Registration and Winter Sport Meetings
· Opens Monday, November 1 st
o Online registration through FamilyID
o FamilyID, physical and payment must be completed and received by the Athletic Office no later than 11/29
§ No student will be permitted to participate in any Winter Sport tryout, practice or competition without a complete registration packet
Winter Sport Athlete and Coaches Meeting
· Tuesday, November 9th
o After school in the gymnasium
o Mandated for all Winter Sport Student Athletes
First day of winter sports
· Monday, November 29
· FamilyID, physical and payment must be completed and received by the Athletic Office no later than 11/29
o No student will be permitted to participate in any Winter Sport tryout, practice or competition without a complete registration packet
Drama Club Fall Production / James and The Giant Peach / Show Dates
James and The Giant Peach
Friday, 12/3; 7pm
Saturday, 12/4; 2pm and 7pm
Adults / $12
Students / $9
Children 5 and under / $5
Thanksgiving Food drive
Stoneham High is collecting Thanksgiving food items to be donated to the local food pantry.
If you are interested in donating, there is a box located in the front lobby of the high school.
Items must be donated by Nov. 10th.
Vanilla Condiments and Dressing
Baking Powder and soda Gravy
Vegetable oil Jellies/Jams
Stuffing mix Canned fruit for pies
Cranberry Sauce Jiffy pie crust
Cocoa Mix Packets/Boxes of mashed potatoes
Canned goods: green beans, corn
Advanced Placement (AP) Testing Information / Parents
Advanced Placement May Test deadline is November 15. A $40 late fee is applied after November 15.
Further information including for those students qualifying for financial assistance can be found: AP Testing FAQ HERE
· MEFA ( Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) is offering a variety of upcoming webinars related to college planning and financing. More information and registration here:
SAT / PSAT Information
· SAT test dates at SHS
o March 12, 2022
§ Registration deadline February 11, 2022
o June 4, 2022
§ Registration deadline: May 5, 2022
YearBook / Senior Picture UPDATES
The deadline for Prestige sittings is November 15th
· Prestige Portraits will come to SHS on Friday, November 12th from 9:00am - 2:40pm
o 40 Appointments available
o For appointments parents/students should email Mr. Von Sneidern; firstname.lastname@example.org
o $20 fee
§ Checks should be payable to Prestige (no cash).
§ Refundable once students return the proofs.
Parent / Guardian Support
Stoneham Coalition for A Safe and Healthy Coalition: Join us for this year's Parent University, a fun, half day event for parents with students of any age that provides knowledge and advice from community experts through a series of free workshops focusing on student's educational experience and well-being
More information on the Parent University can be found here:
Supporting our Veterans
StonehamChamber of Commerce Stoneham Veterans Day
Support, Honor, Run 11/11/2021 at Stoneham Town Hall 11:00am Flyer and more info HERE