Principal's Message 1/9/22

Exams are coming: 1/18/22 - 1/21/22

Exams are coming 1/18/22 - 1/21/22

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I hope you enjoyed this unexpected three-day weekend and that it has been a positive benefit as we enter the last full week of classes before midterms / finals and the end of Quarter 2 / Semester 1.  The focus for this coming week should be two-fold.  One, focus on completing any remaining assignments and utilize Flex block opportunities to meet with course teachers to best prepare for your midterms or finals.  

This is the last full week of classes and Flex block opportunities for the Semester.  Students are encouraged to make effective use of this time to assist them with their success.

The second focus is safety and to continue to do your part with COVID safety guidelines.  Please continue to make every effort to consistently and appropriately wear your mask.  If you are not feeling well, please stay home.  We will work and support you when you are absent, please communicate directly with your teacher about how to access school work.

The healthier our school setting the more we are able to provide an optimum school environment for academic learning and extracurricular activities.  Everyone doing their part matters!

Here’s to a good week of preparing for a successful completion of the First Semester and continuing to do our own individual part for a positive and safe setting.


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 1/10/2022


·  Old

o 1/7/2022

o 1/5/2022

o 1/4/2022

o 1/3/2022


5 Day Schedule HERE


SHS School Year Calendar HERE 


SHS Web Page   



Save the date

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

Monday, 1/24; First day Quarter 3 / Semester 2

S1 Midterm / Final Schedule 1/18 - 1/21

MidTerm / Finals testing schedule

·  For all testing each day

o Each testing day is a half day with dismissal @ 12:15

o Two testing periods each day

o Each testing period is one hour and fifty minutes

o There will be a 20 minute break between each testing period


·  Please note sequence change for G and F period  


·  Daily Testing Schedule:

o Tuesday, 1/18

A and B block exams

8:15 - 10:05:  A block exam

10:05 - 10:25:  Testing break  

10:25 - 12:15: B block exam


o    Wednesday, 1/19

C and D block exams

8:15 - 10:05:  C block exam

10:05 - 10:25:  Testing break  

10:25 - 12:15: D block exam

o    Thursday, 1/20

E and G exams

8:15 - 10:05:  E block exam

10:05 - 10:25:  Testing break  

10:25 - 12:15: G block exam


o    Friday, 1/21

F and make up exams

8:15 - 10:05:  F block exam

10:05 - 10:25:  Testing break  

10:25 - 12:15: Make up exams

Counselor’s Corner:   Scholarships Available

Attention Seniors:


Honey Dew Donuts will be offering one scholarship to a deserving college bound student of the Class of 2022.  

·  Preference for this scholarship will be for any student who is employed at Honey Dew Donuts.  

·  If you are a member of the Class of 2022 and currently working at Honey Dew Donuts, please see your school counselor ASAP



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

o    March 12, 2022

§  Registration deadline February 11, 2022

o    June 4, 2022

§  Registration deadline: May 5, 2022

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. 

Spartan Enrichment Organization (SEO) / December Newsletter

December Newsletter HERE

Students:  Winter Work Opportunities


·  Stoneham DPW

o 16 Pine Street

·  $15 per hour

o Apply in person

o 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: