Principal's Message 2/13/22

Winter School Vacation 2/21/22 - 2/25/22

Winter School Vacation 2/21/22 - 2/25/22






I hope you had a relaxing weekend.  We enter our last full week of February classes before Winter Vacation.  It’s a busy time of year with active athletics and student activities, excitement over Winter Vacation and the realization that Spring weather and events will soon be here.  Students should continue to utilize FLEX block to support their academic progress and to speak with their teachers for any academic concerns.


This week will also have teachers holding individual meetings with students for course recommendations for the 2022-2023 school year.  Students should review the 2022-2023 Program of Studies as they prepare for course selection which will occur the week we return from Winter Vacation.  Students are encouraged to utilize conversations with teachers, school counselors and their parents / guardians to assist in their selection process. Students should consider courses of rigor and interest which best support their post high school plans for college and / or career.


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 Here


Daily Bulletin










5 Day Schedule HERE


SHS School Year Calendar HERE


SHS Web Page:  





Save the Date

Monday, 2/7 - Wednesday, 2/15; Teacher Course Recommendation Period

Monday, 2/21 - Friday, 2/25; School Closed / Winter Vacation

Monday; 2/28 - Friday, 3/4; Course Selection



Morning drop off and afternoon pick up

All drivers are strongly reminded to follow the established traffic routes for student drop off and pick up. 


Drivers are not to cut through open parking spaces or drive over, through or around orange parking cones.  Not following the established routes causes confusion and complicates an already congested parking lot of drivers and students. 


Please do your part to help maintain a safe and efficient student drop off and pick up routine by thoughtful driving and compliance with our traffic routes.



Updated 2021-2022 School Calendar

 Updated 2021-2022 SHS School Year Calendar HERE



2022 - 2023 Course selection

Course Selection for the 2022-2023 academic school year will occur the week of February 28.  Here are specific dates for each class.  Students will be able to remotely select their courses on the date the portal opens for their class.  School Counselors will meet with those students who did not complete their selection the following day during FLEX block.


Grade 11

        Portal Open 2/28

        Meetings with School Counselors 3/1 (Day 2 Flex)


Grade 10

        Portal Open 3/2

        Meetings with School Counselors 3/3 (Day 4 Flex)


Grade 9

        Portal Open 3/3

        Meetings with School Counselors 3/4 (Day 5 Flex)


2022-2023 SHS Program of Studies:HERE




The Week in Sports 2/14 - 2/20HERE




Junior Prom

Junior Prom


When: Friday, April 8th

        Bus leaves SHS at 5:30pm and returns at 11:00pm


Where:  Spirit of Boston; 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA


Cost: $125 tickets

        Price includes

        Round trip transportation from SHS to Commonwealth Pier

        Boston Harbor Cruise


        DJ on the cruise


      All students attending prom MUST ride the coach buses - no meeting at the pier.


        How to purchase

        On sale 2/28/2  -  3/4/22



      Checks (payable to SHS Activity Fund)

        Venmo (@Kurt-vonSneidern) 



Student Fundraising

Dear Parents of Stoneham High School:


A few  students at SHS are fundraising to help homeless people here in Massachusetts.


They’re accepting empty soda cans and sparkling water cans, but they must contain the 5 cent label.

If you have any cans, please drop them off at the high school lobby, where there'll be a box to put them in.  Cans / bottles must be cleaned and delivered in plastic bags.


Anything helps, let's help them reach their goal of raising $250 by the end of March.


If you can’t make it to the highschool this week, a follow up will be sent to organize another available area where you can donate your cans.



Counselor’s Corner

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)

        SHS will be hosting the ASVAB on Friday, March 4th at 8:15 a.m. 

        Please sign up in the Guidance office by February 15th. 

        If you have any questions, please see your counselor.


Interested in the medical field?

        Lahey Hospital and Medical Center is offering a summer program in Medical Research.  

        Selected students will receive a Certificate in Medical Research as well as a monetary stipend.

        There is a 20-30 hour/week commitment from June 27 - August 19. 

        Interested high school students are encouraged to apply. 

        The application (along with the parent consent form for minors) is due by February 11, 2022. 

        Application HERE

        Parent / Guardian Consent HERE



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

        June 4, 2022

        Registration deadline: May 5, 2022



District Parent Educational Programs:  Cyber Security

Stoneham Public Schools is providing the following seminar for parents / guardians:


     Understanding Digital Abuse, Feb. 15, 2022 from 7:00 – 8:15 pm.

       Understanding Digital Abuse

        Incidents of Digital Abuse are on the rise. Digital Abuse, which includes the use of technology to harass, exploit, and intimidate others takes many forms. This conversation focuses on how young people today may be exploited and explores the definition and types of digital abuse. This workshop will also demonstrate how digital abuse is similar/different than other forms sexual violence, our state's laws, and best practices for prevention.

       Register in advance for this meeting:



Grade 10 Health Screenings

During the month of February, grade 10 students enrolled in S2 physical education classes will have their vision, hearing and BMI screenings. Please contact Sandra Malzone RN at with any questions.



Spartan Enrichment Organization (SEO) / January Newsletter

January  Newsletter HERE




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: