Principal's Message 12/19/21

Winter Break 12/24/21 - 1/2/22

Winter Break 12/24/21 - 1/2/22

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Good evening,


I hope this last weekend before the Holiday Vacation finds you well and in good spirits.  We go into this shortened week with the excitement and anticipation of a much-needed break. 


As the week begins, we are also reminded of the increase in concerns with COVID.  We want all students, families, and faculty to be afforded a positive, safe and healthy Holiday Vacation and want to remind students of the continued importance to be diligent with wearing a mask and to, when feeling sick, stay home.


Happy holidays and a good week to all!




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










5 Day Schedule HERE


SHS School Year CalendarHERE


SHS Web Page:  




Save the date

Thursday, 12/23: Half Day Dismissal; 12:15PM

Friday, 12/24 - Friday, 1/31: School closed / Holiday Break

Friday, 1/14:  Half Day Dismissal; 12:15PM / District PD

Monday, 1/17; School Closed / MLK Day

Tuesday, 1/18 - Friday, 1/ 21; Half Day Dismissals for Mid Term / Final exams


Health Services

In the health office, we are seeing an uptick in all types of viral illness.  Please do not come to school sick! 


If you arrive at school sick, WE WILL NOT COVID TEST YOU.   This is not the purpose of our testing program and we have limited resources and test kits.  Our testing program is for individuals (unvaccinated) who are close contacts in school settings.  Additionally, for individuals who develop symptoms during the school day.


For the health and  safety of all , please respect this policy. Thank you!


Ugly Sweater Day

Holiday Ugly Sweater Day for faculty and students on Thursday, 12/23.


Drama Club

Good afternoon SHS,


Last December, while we were all quarantined in our homes, the drama club created and recorded their first ever radio program (all over a Google Meet!). If you're looking for a little extra something to do next week, we encourage you all to listen in.


The Stoneham High School Drama Club proudly presents...Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, A Radio Program.


Enjoy the show!


SHS 2021 Music Video

Great job to the students of the Video Editing Class on the making of the SHS 2021 Music Video:



National Honor Society / Application Process

Recently, some decisions have been made about the practices of the National Honor Society and what is in the best interest of our students. This includes how and when student GPAs are calculated in order to qualify for the 4.1 GPA requirement.


We have shifted the timeline of when this calculation occurs to after the first semester of Junior and Senior year. We believe this will provide a more accurate report of the current GPA, taking into consideration the rigorous schedule in which many students are currently enrolled.


The goal of this shift creates an equitable process for our students that allows us to best acknowledge their achievements.


After students are identified based upon the 4.1 GPA requirement they will receive an electronic letter inviting them to start the process of joining the National Honor Society. Students will then complete the application process which is based upon how they have met the criteria for the four pillars identified by the constitution of the National Honor Society.


These four pillars are scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The application will ask students to provide evidence of these pillars in their daily life as well as a written personal statement addressing how they embody these four pillars.


Counselor’s Corner:   Scholarships Available

All Students

Northeast Metro Tech is hosting a 12-week Saturday Exploratory Program for any student interested in exploring the world of vocational education, as well as pursuing opportunities in the Engineering fields, or any other technology driven career pathway through CAD and Robotics.


The program runs for 12 weeks with each career-technical exploratory lasting 4 sessions.

The sessions will run 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm on the following dates:

Session 1 : January 8, 15, 22, 29

Session 2: February 5, 12, 26, March 5

Session 3: March 12, 19, 26, April 2

This program is FREE to all students. Registration is due January 4, 2022.

For more information or to fill out an application, please contact your school counselor or stop

by the Guidance Office.



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:


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:


SAT / PSAT Information

        SAT test dates at SHS

        March 12, 2022

        Registration deadline February 11, 2022

        June 4, 2022

        Registration deadline: May 5, 2022



The Week in Sports 12/20 - 1/2 HERE


Spartan Enrichment Organization (SEO) / December Newsletter

December NewsletterHERE



Class of 2022 Fundraiser


Stay cozy and warm during these upcoming winter months with Spartan swag and help support the Class of 2022!

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     Embroidered Spartan Comfy: $50.00

     Spartan 50x60 fleece stadium/rink blanket: $30.00



How to pay: Be sure to include your name and phone number/email for pick up purposes - date/time TBD

       Venmo (QR Code above)

       Cash (SHS - Room 102)

       Check (Payable to: SHS Activity Fund)

*** Order by 01/07/22 ***

Email with questions



Students:  Winter Work Opportunities


        Stoneham DPW

        16 Pine Street

        $15 per hour

        Apply in person

        Must be 16 years of age or older



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: