Principal's Message 11/14/21


Good evening,

An exciting weekend for SHS Athletics with three teams competing in the Elite Eight of their division Tournament, Boys and Girls Cross Country qualifiers running in the Division 3 State Tournament and the Cheer Team performing in the Regionals.  It was a pleasure to see our Athletes compete this weekend and an honor to be out there as their Principal.  It was a great cap to an exciting and successful Fall Athletic Season.  A big thank you to our student athletes for their efforts and positive representation of Stoneham Athletics and sportsmanship.

The next two weeks will be busy with Spirit Week activities and Spartan Day preceding Thanksgiving break.  Students should thoughtfully utilize FLEX block to support their academics through this busy time.   

Stoneham High School will hold Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, December 1st

The link for registering meeting times is now open.  Further details and link access are provided below.

Have a great week.


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 Handbook


Daily Bulletin 

·  New

o 11/15/2021


·  Old

o 11/12/2021

o 11/10/2021

o 11/9/2021

o 11/8/2021


5 Day Schedule


SHS School Year Calendar 


SHS Web Page   



Save the date

Wednesday, 11/17; 8th Grade Parents Night, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Thursday, 11/18; Picture Day

Thursday, 11/18; SPS Vaccination Clinic; Early Release @ 2:30pm

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

Parent / Guardian / Teacher Conferences / Registration Link

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. 


Conference Registration:  Link and Directions for SignUpGenius HERE


Registration will be open Sunday, 11/14, and close on Tuesday, 11/23 at 5:00pm

Spirit Week

SHS will be holding Spirit Week from Thursday, 11/ 18 through Wednesday, 11/ 24.


Activities include:

·  Hallway Decorating; Wednesday, 11/17

·  Dress Themes:

o Thursday, 11/18; Anything but a Backpack Day

o Friday, 11/19; Freaky Friday (Students dress like teachers and teachers dress like students)

o Monday, 11/22; Western Day

o Tuesday, 11/23; Neon Day

o Wednesday, 11/24; Spartan Spirit Day

·  Spartan Day

o Wednesday, 11/24

§ School wide Music Video

·  School wide production of a SHS Music Video

§ Pep Rally

Seal of Biliteracy / Seniors

Seal of Biliteracy:  For all seniors who may qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy (guidelines here), please register using this link by Friday, December 3rd.  Even if you aren’t sure if you qualify you may still fill out the registration form and the coordinator will get in touch with you.  Also, please join the Seal of Biliteracy Google Classroom by using the join code jutiafm, announcements will be posted here.  For more information, you can email or see Mrs. Mills in room 234, or see any World Language classroom teacher for a QR code to more information.

COVID Vaccination Clinic @ SHS

As recently shared by the Superintendent, Stoneham Public Schools will be holding a COVID Vaccination Clinic at Stoneham High School on Thursday, November 18 and Thursday, December 9.  


To help facilitate these clinics Stoneham High School will have an early dismissal at 2:30pm on both of these dates.


If you have any questions regarding the clinic and vaccinations please connect with Sandra Malzone, Lead Nurse, Stoneham Public Schools at


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 Online registration through FamilyID


o No student will be permitted to participate in any Winter Sport tryout, practice or competition without a complete registration packet 

Supports SHS Drama Club

Tacos and Drama Club!!!!

Eat a meal and support SHS Drama 

November 17, 2021.  5:00pm - 7:00pm

·  Taco Cartel

·  Further details HERE

Drama Club Fall Production / James and The Giant Peach / Show Dates

James and The Giant Peach

Performance Dates:

Friday, 12/3; 7pm

Saturday, 12/4; 2pm and 7pm



Adults / $12

Students / $9

Children 5 and under / $5

Support the Class of 2023 Fundraiser

Eat a burrito and 33% goes back to SHS Class of 2023

·  Where:  Chipotles, Woburn

·  When:  Tuesday, 11/23; 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Link to Flyer HERE

SEO / Spartan Enrichment Organization

November NewsLetter HERE

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.  

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.  


If you are interested in participating, please reach out to Assistant Superintendent David Ljungberg ( or Health Teacher Patrick Healey (  

Classroom Needs

Infant Carriers

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 

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.


Needed items:

Flour                                                     Sugar

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

Counselor’s Corner


·  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;  

o $20 fee 

§ Checks should be payable to Prestige (no cash).

§ Refundable once students return the proofs.  


Information for Josten's picture upload link and other important Yearbook information and deadlines can be found HERE.

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: