Principal's Message 3/13/22

March 13, 2022


Today’s temperature may say winter, but daylight savings and longer days say Spring.  Bring it on!

The remaining three weeks of March include World Language Week, start of Spring Sports, Grade 10 ELA MCAS, Spring Musical rehearsals and a variety of other fun and exciting activities.  This week also includes the Boys Varsity Hockey advancement in the MIAA Division 4 Hockey Tournament to the round of Final Four; Go Spartans!


It is a busy and fun time and certainly many opportunities for all students.

Students should balance their time and make effective use of FLEX to best support their academics.  Students should actively engage with their teachers for any needed academic assistance or to complete any missing assignments or assessments during FLEX.  Parents and guardians should routinely view their students' Powerschool portal to gauge academic progress. 

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 


o    3/14/2022



o    3/11/2022

o    3/10/2022

o    3/9/2022

o    3/8/2022


5 Day Schedule HERE


Updated 2021-2022 SHS School Year Calendar HERE


SHS Web Page   



Save the Date

Monday, 3/21:  First day of Spring Athletics Season

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

School Start Time 8:15am

The past two and a half years has certainly turned schools and typical routines on its head.  The focus, rightfully so, was on safety guidelines and how to deliver an optimum learning process.  As school begins to return to a more normal functioning one area that requires immediate attention is school start time.  Students and households are reminded that the first period begins at 8:15am.  Students are expected to be in their classrooms for the start of their first class at 8:15am. Arriving at school / class anytime after 8:15am is considered late and marked as tardy.  Students arriving late to class disrupts the learning process for themselves and their classmates.  Excessive tardiness, as defined in our Student Handbook will result in disciplinary action.  


Please plan your morning routines so as to arrive at school that allows you to be in class for 8:15am

National World Language Week / March 14 - 18

Celebrate World Languages and Cultures!  During the week of March 14th-March 18th, the World Language Department and Club are hosting the 6th celebration of National Foreign Language Week.  During this week we highlight and celebrate the diversity within our community.  The week includes the following events:

Tuesday, March 15th:  Cultural Cooking lesson with Chef O’Connor

Thursday, March 17th:  Amazing Race contest 

Friday, March 18th: Cake decorating contest and cultural celebration


For more information or if you have any questions, please email Mrs. Mill (

Seniors / Mandatory Meeting  March 15 / Scholarship Application Process

On Tuesday March 15th all Seniors will participate in a  Stoneham scholarship orientation meeting at the beginning of FLEX. At this time, students will receive Scholarship information and application instructions. Please note the application turnaround is very fast. Completed applications are due March 22nd. Students will have time in FLEX on 3/15 to begin the Scholarship Application process and may continue it up until 3/22.  All materials will be available to students during FLEX on 3/15. 

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. 

o Please refer to page 2 for payment instructions. 

Athletics / Boys Varsity Hockey

Congratulations to SHS Boys Varsity Hockey on progressing to the Final Four of the MIAA Division 4 Hockey Tournament.


Game Information:

·  SHS vs Watertown

o Location / time

o Tsongas Arena,  Lowell, MA / 5:30pm


·  Tickets

o Purchased through Tsongas Arena Box Office ONLY



·  Free Student Fan Bus

o Sign up in Athletics Office

§ No bags / food / beverages permitted on bus

§ Students must return to SHS on bus

Grade 10 ELA MCAS / March 22 - 23

MCAS instructions for students


ELA MCAS tests will be given on March 22nd and 23rd 2022


In order to ensure the best possible testing experience: 




✅Arrive at school on time, check the room lists posted in the front lobby when you arrive, and head straight to your room. 




✅If you have a Learning Strategies class, your Learning Strategies teacher will reach out to you to let you know where you will be testing.




✅Get a good night’s sleep and eat breakfast! 


✅Please CHARGE YOUR CHROMEBOOK!!!! (bring your charger just in case…)


✅Bring a book to read when you finish.

Counselor’s Corner

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) Central Middlesex will be presenting its annual college panel discussion, "Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health

·  March 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

·  Free Webinar

o Students and parents are invited to attend.

·  March 21, 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

·  Pre-registration is required

o See flier for details


Topics include privacy laws, what colleges can communicate, differing supports at different colleges, and insights from a current college student.  


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:



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    June 4, 2022

§  Registration deadline: May 5, 2022

Athletics / Spring Sports

Spring Sports

·  First day of practice

o 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

o FamilyID will be open starting Wednesday, 3/2

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. 

SEO / Spartan Enrichment Organization

February Newsletter HERE

Parent / Guardian Support;  Stoneham Parent University / March 26

Stoneham Parent University

·  Saturday, March 26th

o 9 am-12 pm

o Stoneham Central Middle School


Join us for a free workshop featuring knowledge and advice from community experts focusing on student's educational experience and well-being.  Courtesy of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham.


·  Parents of children of all ages are encouraged to attend!

·  FREE CHILD CARE PROVIDED ON SITE (Ages 3 +/ Must be toilet trained)




·  Questions? Contact: