Principal's Message 11/21/21

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION 

 

11/21/2021

 

Good evening,

 

Hope you had a good weekend.  We are looking forward to the positive energy of Spirit Week dress themes and Spartan Day activities scheduled for Wednesday.  

 

When we return from Thanksgiving Break Winter Sports will begin, followed by the Drama Club’s Fall Presentation of James and The Giant Peach on December 3rd and 4th, the Grade 9 and 10 Semi-formal on December 10th and an active December calendar of club activities.  Parent / Guardian Conferences are Wednesday, December 1. 

 

As usual, much going on and much to look forward to.

 

I wish all students and their families a thankful and restful Thanksgiving Break.

 

Best,

Mr. Lombardi

 

Communication

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 Here

 

Daily Bulletin 

·  New

o    11/22/2021

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·  Old

o    11/19/2021

o    11/18/2021

o    11/17/2021

o    11/16/2021

o    11/15/2021

 

5 Day Schedule HERE

 

SHS School Year Calendar HERE 

 

SHS Web Page

https://www.stonehamschools.org/schools/stoneham-high-school/index   

 

FaceBook: 

 https://www.facebook.com/Stoneham-High-School-113064453732609

 

Save the date

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

·  Half day student dismissal; 12;15pm

Friday, 12/3; James and The Giant Peach, 7:00pm

Saturday, 12/4; James and The Giant Peach, 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Friday, 12/10: Grade 9 and 10 Semi-Formal; SHS Cafeteria, 6:00 - 10:00pm

 

Student Recognitions 

Quarter One Honor Rolls

·  High Honors;  A minimum of five “As and no grade lower than a B in all subjects.

o    High Honors List HERE

 

·  Honors;  A minimum of all “B’s” in all subjects.

o    Honors List HERE

 

Massachusetts HOBY Leadership Seminar Selection

·  Congratulations to sophomore Nicole D’Souza, who has been selected to represent Stoneham High School at the Massachusetts HOBY Leadership Seminar, to be held on the campus of Bentley University in June, 2022. Participants will take part in hands-on activities and hear powerful presentations from innovative and passionate speakers while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community.

 

MassSTAR Citizenship Conference Selection

·  Congratulations to sophomore Ariana Montenegro, who has been selected to represent Stoneham High School at the MassSTAR Citizenship Conference, to be held in May, 2022.  The workshops, speakers, and activities planned for this conference aim to demonstrate to students 

 

 

Parent / Guardian Teacher Conferences / 12.1

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

 

·  School schedule

o    Half day schedule / Students dismissed at 12:15pm

 

·  Parent / Guardian Conferences

o    5:00pm - 8:00pm 

§  In-person and remote options.  

§  5 minutes conferences with 2 minute transitions between all meetings.  

§  The number of appointments you may make is not limited, but only 1 per teacher.

 

Registration Closes on Tuesday, 11/23 at 5:00pm

·  Conference Registration:  Link and Directions for SignUpGenius  HERE

 

Spirit Week Activities; 11/22 - 11/24

Activities:

·  Dress Themes:

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

 

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

 

Counselor’s Corner Scholarships Available

Seniors

All seniors who are seeking a college degree or job training are eligible to compete in the Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship Awards Program, with awards totaling over half a million dollars. To qualify, students must register for an examination consisting of multiple choice questions and an essay related to labor history.  A study guide is available online. There is a firm deadline of December 17, 2021 to register for the exam, which will be administered between Jan. 31 and Feb. 4, 2022.  Further details will be sent out following the registration deadline.  All registration is online at:  www.massaflcio.org/scholarships

 

All Parents

·  MEFA ( Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority) is offering a variety of upcoming webinars related to college planning and financing.  More information and registration here:

o    https://www.mefa.org/events

 

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

 

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.

 

Athletics

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

§  https://www.familyid.com/organizations/stoneham-high-athletics

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

Performance Dates:

Friday, 12/3; 7pm

Saturday, 12/4; 2pm and 7pm

 

Tickets:  

Adults / $12

Students / $9

Children 5 and under / $5

 

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 nstrout@stonehamschools.org 

 

SEO / Spartan Enrichment Organization

November NewsLetter HERE

 

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 (dljungberg@stonehamschools.org) or Health Teacher Patrick Healey (phealey@stonehamschools.org).  

 

COVID Vaccination Clinic @ SHS 12/9/2021

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

 

To help facilitate this clinic, Stoneham High School will have a 2:30 pm early dismissal.

 

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

 

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:  

·    https://www.stonehamcoalition.org/parent-university