April 24, 2022
I hope this message finds you well rested from an enjoyable Spring Vacation. I think I can speak for all members of the SHS Community that is was a much needed break as we begin the final weeks of the school year.
With our return to school tomorrow we enter what is arguably our busiest time of the year with Math and Science MCAS, AP Testing, Carnival Ball, Spring Musical, Solidarity Week, Grade 9 Boston Trip, Spring Sports competitions, numerous end of year club activities and our Senior Class Graduation Activities. Also included in this time, and most importantly, are the learning and academic work to be completed for a positive and successful completion of the 4th quarter and school year.
This time of year, as you have read, is busy, fun and goes by fast. Added to this is the increasingly warmer weather and anticipation of Graduation for our Seniors and Summer Vacation for everyone else.
It is extremely important and encouraged for students to plan their time wisely. Students should routinely check Power School for current academic progress, frequently communicate with their teachers and consistently utilize FLEX Block to best support their academics and successful course completion.
Welcome back and 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 Web Page:
Save the Date
Thursday, 4/28; Stoneham Schools Spring Arts Festival, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, 4/30; Carnival Ball, SHS Auditorium, 6:30PM
Grade 9 SBIRT Screening; 4/25 - 5/2
We will be conducting the following screenings for all grade 9 students during your child’s Flex class the weeks of April 25th and May 2, 2022.
As your child’s caregiver, we know that you desire the best resources for your child and the young people in our community. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey data demonstrates that a small number of our students try alcohol, marijuana and other drugs and by the end of high school, many more students report substance use.
In order to help prevent students from starting to use substances, or intervene with early use, Stoneham Public School counseling and nursing staff will be providing an interview‐based screening for 9th grade students about the use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. This screening utilizes the most commonly used substance use screening tool for adolescents in Massachusetts, the CRAFFT +N. Student screening sessions will be brief (approximately 5 minutes) and conducted confidentially in private, one‐on‐one sessions by the School Guidance Counselor, School Adjustment Counselor, or School Nurse. Students who are not using substances will have their healthy choices reinforced by the screener. The screener will provide brief feedback to any student who reports using substances, or is at risk for future substance use. If needed, the student will be referred to our School Counselors for further evaluation. Results of the screening will not be included in your student’s school record, nor will results be shared with any staff other than the SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) Team. The SBIRT Team is composed of the nursing staff and the school counseling staff. All students will receive some educational material and a resource list at the time of the screening.
Please contact Nurse Malzone at SMalzone@stonehamschools.org by April 25 if you wish your child to opt out of this screening. Additionally, screening is voluntary and students may choose not to answer any or all of the screening questions.
The purpose of postural screening is to find early signs of possible spinal problems in children in grade 9. It is not a diagnostic service but a program to identify children who should have further evaluation.If your child has any unusual findings, you will be notified and asked to follow up with your child’s physician. The screening will take place in the Health Office by the School Nurse.
Female children are asked to bring a halter top to school the day of the screening. This type of clothing permits more accurate observation of the back.
Please contact Nurse Malzone at SMalzone@stonehamschools.org by April 25 if you wish your child to opt out of this screening.
FLEX Block / New enrichment option
Welcome back from break students! Want to spring into a relaxing new flex opportunity? Do you want to have a conversation about something you are passionate about? Be sure to check out “The Lounge”. This new FLEX opportunity will be available to everyone! It is the perfect way to destress at the end of the day. It is a place to talk about what you want, from music, to anxiety and everything in between. It will be student led, no judgment, in the library on Day 2. Hope to see you there
Hi Basketball Families!
Great first game!
We've added our final two games VS. Melrose to the Calendar. We will play Melrose on the road on 5/5 and at home on 5/9.
Our next game is Wednesday April 27th @ Watertown HS.
You will also notice that our last game against Wakefield has been canceled.
We will instead participate in a Hoop-a-Looza Tournament @ Wakefield on 5/25. Let me know if you have any questions.
Coach Kyle and Coach Daniel
SHS Spring Arts Festival / April 28; 5:00 - 7:00pm
A celebration of Arts in Stoneham Public Schools..
Dual Enrollment /Earn high school credit and diploma while earning college credit
Stoneham High School has partnered with the Gateway to College program at North Shore Community College to offer students an alternative option to earn their high school diploma and meaningful college credits.
· Gateway to College is a unique dual enrollment opportunity for students who either have not experienced success in the traditional high school setting or are looking for a new opportunity to excel while still in high school.
· Students attend all classes on the Northshore campus, where they are provided with intensive support while earning a Stoneham HS diploma and free college credits that can be applied towards an associate degree or credit certificate program at NSCC, or transferred to a four-year college or university.
· Gateway to College graduates develop the important skills and habits necessary for success in college and to compete in today's changing job market.
If you are between 16-21 years old and have a strong desire to earn your diploma in a nontraditional setting, please see your school counselor for more information.
SHS Interact Club/ Pop Tart Pledge; Boston Homeless Project
The SHS Interact Club is asking community members to take the Pop-Tart Pledge
· Donate boxes of Pop-Tarts that will benefit the Boston Homeless Project.
o Last year they collected over 600 boxes.
· Boxes can be sent to the high school through Amazon or dropped off in the PopTart box in the HS Main Lobby
SEO Senior Class Fundraiser
The Spartan Enrichment Organization (SEO) is running a fundraiser for the Senior Class. They have put together four amazing gift baskets of $350+ value. Great way to support our Seniors and their end of year activities while having a chance to win some really cool prizes…
Senior Graduation Celebration
The Stoneham All-Night Graduation Party is a tradition that happens on the night of graduation. This wonderful tradition started more than twenty years ago. This year graduation is on Friday June 3rd, 2022.
The party includes a DJ, Hypnotist, Artists, Activities, Photo Booth, Refreshments, and much more! Tickets are $35.00 and Scholarship tickets are available. Each student will get a gift bag including an All Night Party T-Shirt, monogram towel, and Stoneham mementos.
Doors open at 10:00 p.m., with no admittance after 11:00p.m. Students will be released on Saturday June 4th 2022 at 4:30 a.m. Students will only be allowed to leave before 5:00 a.m. if a chaperone speaks to a parent or guardian.
We are looking for parents to help with decorations, chaperones and selling signs.
Lawn signs are $10 each. Checks made out to Celebrating the Future
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:
· 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
SEO / Spartan Enrichment Organization