Principal's Message 3/8/22

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Good evening,

 

I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend.  The weather is beginning to warm and feel a bit Spring-like.  Spring sports are just around the corner and the melt is on.

 

But, first a few end of Winter Season activities as our Boys and Girls Varsity Hockey Teams continue this week with MIAA Tournament competition.  Game locations, times and ticket purchasing information can be found below.  Good Luck to our teams…Go Spartans!

 

A big shout out to our Theatre Program as our Drama Club just completed their production of “The internet is a distract..oh look a kitten!” It was a wonderful performance from the stage sets, lights, and sound to the acting, singing, and dancing.  Our students delivered a fun and contemporary production showcasing the amazing talent we have at SHS.  Bravo!!

 

Many fun and exciting things are happening at SHS and many more to follow before the end of the year.  Please see our School Calendar for upcoming events. 

 

It is a busy time and one that requires students to utilize their skills of focus, time management, prioritization of responsibilities and expectations and communication.  Parents and guardians should continue to regularly check their students PS account for academic progress and contact their students' teachers directly with any questions or concerns.  Students should make consistent and effective use of FLEX block opportunities to support their learning and academic progress as well as actively engage with their teachers for support.

 

Have a great week!

 

Best,

Bryan 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

        3/4/2022

        3/3/2022

        3/2/2022

        3/1/2022

        2/28/2022

 

 

5 Day Schedule HERE

 

Updated 2021-2022 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

Tuesday, 3/22 & Wednesday, 3/23: Grade 10 ELA MCAS Testing

        Grade 10 MCAS 8:15 - 10:30 / Classes 10:41AM - 2:50PM

        Grade 9 full day schedule 8:15AM - 2:50PM

        Late start grades 11 & 12; 10:41AM - 2:50PM

 

 

Morning Drop off / Afternoon Pick up

As we know, morning drop off and afternoon pick up for students is a congested time with limited options.  We have established a traffic route that we feel is most safe and efficient for students and drivers.  We ask that all drivers support these routes and follow the established flow of traffic.

 

Please do not seek to find short cuts or your own “alternative” to circumnavigate our established routes.  In doing so you only add to the congestion, create confusion and frustration with other drivers and risk the safety of others.

 

Please follow our established routes, let’s role model for our students.  Thank you for your support.

 

 

New Academic Schedule / 2022 - 2023

The School Committee recently accepted our proposal for a  new Academic Schedule for Stoneham High School.  This schedule will go into effect for the 2022-2023 school year. 

 

The new schedule will go from a rotating 5 day schedule to a rotating two day schedule.  The schedule will allow for a schedule build process that optimizes student course selections.  Other highlights include an easy to follow two day course rotation, daily flex, and adjusted class times.  We believe that this schedule will best support students' educational opportunities and academic learning and skill development.

 

Here is a copy of the new academic schedule:  New SHS Academic Schedule

 

 

Advanced Placement Test

This is a friendly reminder that AP test fees are due no later than March 15, 2022.

        Here is the  AP FAQ document that you received in the fall.

        Please refer to page 2 for payment instructions.

 

 

AThletics / Winter Sports MIAA Tournament Ticket

Tournament Tickets

        On sale now

        Online ticket sales only

        No cash options

        Purchase tickets on line at

        https://gofan.co/app/school/MA14737

        Tickets available for 

        GIRLS HOCKEY AT SHREWSBURY MONDAY MARCH 7TH AT 7:30PM

 

        BOYS HOCKEY GAME  VS COHASSET AT THE STONEHAM ARENA AT 6:00 PM  TUESDAY MARCH 8TH

 

 

THE LINK IS ALSO ON OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE UNDER THE ATHLETIC PAGE. 

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE ATHLETIC OFFICE

 

 

Athletics / Spring Sports

Spring Sports

        First day of practice

        Monday, March 21st

        FamilyID, physical and payment must be completed and received by the Athletic Office  prior to first day of practice; Monday, 3/21

        FamilyID will be open starting Wednesday, 3/2

 

 

Junior Prom / Tickets on sale NOW

Junior Prom

Junior Prom tickets are now on sale.  Payments can be made with a check (payable to SHS Activity Fund), cash or Venmo @Kurt-vonSneidern. 

 

We need to get a head count by Tuesday, March 8th.  If you need more time to pay, please let us know.

 

Thank you!!!

 

-Mr. v & Ms. Strout

 

 

Carnival Ball 2022

Carnival Ball performances will be on April 29th and 30th.  The theme of Carnival Ball 2022 is “On the Red Carpet.” Classes will perform skits related to Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, Academy Awards, or any other Hollywood related events.

 

The April 29th show will be held for students only during FLEX block.

 

The April 30th show will be for students, families, friends, and community members; the show will start promptly at 6:30PM.

 

Carnival Ball will be structured differently this year.  Classes will  compete against each other to see who is the champion of Carnival Ball.  Skits will be judged by a teacher panel based on: percentage of students involved, creativity, and execution.  

 

In addition to class acts, students can try out to perform (dance, singing, instrumental routines) [and/or] help to introduce acts/performances to the red carpet.

 

Tryouts will take place on March 18th during FLEX in the auditorium.

 

Historically, students involved have “dressed to impress,” students are encouraged to wear “red carpet” attire or whatever they are most comfortable in for it.

 

We want to ensure inclusivity and positivity; this is about the SHS community.

 

 

Counselor’s Corner

Pre-College Summer Programs

Many colleges and universities offer pre-college summer experiences for students who are interested in career exploration and academic enrichment.  Please see the Guidance page of the high school website for more information:

https://www.stonehamschools.org/schools/stoneham-high-school/guidance/summer-programs-for-high-school-students

 

 

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:

        https://www.mefa.org/events

 

SAT / PSAT Information

        SAT test dates at SHS

        June 4, 2022

        Registration deadline: May 5, 2022

 

 

SEO / Spartan Enrichment Organization

February Newsletter 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: 

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