Principal's Message 5/16/22

MCAS Testing this week

MCAS Testing this week



I think we have turned the curve and are squarely in Spring as we enter our third week of May.  Seasonal temps and sun coming up and a week full of activities from Math MCAS, Credit for Life Fair for Seniors, the Spring Musical and Stress Less Day.  Add in a full schedule of Athletics and it is a fun and busy week with something for everyone!

Our Seniors enter their last full week of their high school career.  It is a time with much emotion.  Please remember that your job is not quite done and the ultimate goal is to reach the finishing line of graduation and receive a diploma on June 3.  Keep focused, be smart, be safe and make good decisions!

With all the activity students still need to keep focused and effectively manage their academics.  Consistent communication with teachers, routine checks of power school and strategic and meaningful use of the FLEX block are strongly encouraged to best support learning and academic success.

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    5/16/2022



o    5/13/2022

o    5/12/2022

o    5/11/2022

o    5/10/2022

o    5/9/2022


5 Day Schedule HERE


Updated 2021-2022 SHS School Year Calendar HERE


SHS Web Page   






Save the Date

May 17 - 18:  Grade 10 Math 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

May 19: Credit for Life Fair / Seniors E & G Period

May 20 - 21: Drama Club Spring Musical, 7:00pm

May 23:  Spring Band Concert, 7:00pm

May 24:  Senior Awards Ceremony, 6:00pm

May 26:  Senior Family Picnic, 6:00pm

May 30:  School Closed / Memorial Day

May 31: Senior Prom @ Danversport, 6:00pm - 10:00pm

June 1: Year End Athletics Banquet, 5:45pm

June 2: Senior Car Parade, 5:30pm line up at SCMS / 6:00pm parade start

June 3: Graduation, 6:30pm

Schedule Change for all  grades on 5/17 & 5/18; Math MCAS

Tuesday, 5/17 / Day 2

·  Grade 9 

o Report to school for regular school hours, day 1;  8:15am - 2:16pm


·  Grade 10

o Report to school for regular school hours and MCAS testing

§ Further information below


·  Grades 11 and 12

o Late start;  10:41 - 2:16 

§ Periods F, G, FLEX 


Wednesday, 5/18 / Day 3

·  Grade 9 

o Report to school for regular school hours, day 1;  8:15am - 2:16pm


·  Grade 10

o Report to school for regular school hours and MCAS testing

§ Students should report directly to their testing room as testing will begin promptly at 8:15 am.

§ Testing room assignments will be posted in the front lobby on Monday at lunchtime. 


·  Grades 11 and 12

o Late start;  10:41 - 2:16 

§ Periods C, E, F

Math MCAS Instructions / Grade 10

MCAS instructions for students


Math MCAS tests will be given on May 17 and 18,  2022

Please be in your testing room by the bell at 8:15am

Student testing locations will be posted in the Main Lobby


In order to ensure the best possible testing experience: 




✅Bring a calculator for the second day! We will have extras and there is one built into the program. 


✅Arrive at school on time, check the room lists posted in the front lobby when you arrive, and head straight to your room. TESTING BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 8:15.




✅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. You will not be able to use your phone or Chromebook until you have been dismissed from testing. 

Attention Seniors / Credit for Life Fair

On Thursday, May 19th, SHS is launching its first Credit for Life Fair.  

·  This Fair  for seniors is to support and improve financial literacy awareness.  

·  During E and G block on THURSDAY Day 4, Financial Algebra students and community leaders will lead the SHS Credit for Life all-day fair in the library. 

o Seniors who have Ms. Vaughn or Ms. Dillon for guidance will go to the library E block. 

o Seniors who have Ms. Ronayne and Ms. Denman will attend during G block. 

o Attendance will be taken in the library for both classes

·  Please bring either your phone or chromebook to download/use the Credit for Life App for the block.  

STRESS LESS DAY /  All students

Next Friday, May 20, we are continuing with a new  tradition of hosting Stress Less Day at Stoneham High School. Students will have the opportunity to enjoy a stress-free day of community building and fun activities. There will be arts, crafts, movies, video games, and, for the first time, a voluntary throwback to Field Day competitions. There will be prizes given out throughout the day including gift cards and free t-shirts.


Students should check their email for the activities and session details. Please do not select an activity for session 2 if you are signing up for a double session. Adaptive Scheduler has been open for registration since FLEX on Friday, 5/13, and will remain open until Monday, 5/16.

 Don’t be stressed though, there are no limits on how many people can participate in each activity, so just make sure you sign up by Monday.


Attached is the activity list with descriptions. On Adaptive Scheduler, Session 1 Activities will be denoted as F Block, Session 2 as G Block, and Session 3 as Flex.


As the day gets closer, we will let you know more about schedules, etc. 


Hope you had a great weekend!


Stress-Less Day Activity Schedule 2022

SHS Drama Club Spring Musical Production:  Suessical

The SHS Drama Club is excited to announce the dates for the upcoming Spring Musical.  This year SHS Drama will present Suessical.  Here are details, including a promotional video, about the upcoming performances.  Hope to see you there!


Promo Video HERE


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Class of 2022 / Senior Events

·  Senior Calendar and Activity Information HERE


·  Graduation Cap & Gown

o We will be accepting payment for your Graduation Cap & Gown and accessories.  

o Checks should be made payable to: SHS Activity Fund.

§ Basic cost per student: $30.00.  

·  Cost will increase if you requested additional tassels.  

o Basic package

§ Cost per student / $30.00

·         Include:

o    Royal Blue Cap/Gown and Tassel:  $17.00

o    White Stole w/blue Spartan-2022:  $13.00

·  All Night Graduation Party

o All seniors are invited to the ALL NIGHT GRADUATION party at the High School following graduation on Friday, June 3, 2022.  An over 20-year-old tradition, we are hoping to involve ALL OF OUR GRADUATES! 

o The cost to participate is $35 per student (checks “Celebrating the Future” or cash can be dropped off at the SHS front office).  We provide food, AMAZING entertainment, and a safe, chaperoned event that goes from 10 pm Friday to 4:30 am Saturday. 

o Included in this price is a t-shirt (AND AN SHS STRING BAG!), Please fill out the attached t-shirt form with your students size! (see link below)

o Your generous payment does not cover all of the ALL NIGHT GRADUATION PARTY costs.  

§ To raise funds, we are selling lawn signs that say CONGRATULATIONS STONEHAM HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2022, $10 each (checks payable to “Celebrating the Future” or cash are welcome). 

§ They can be purchased in the SHS front office (8 am - 4 pm Monday – Friday) or by contacting Lisa Gallagher ( or 781-632-2050) 

§ Signs are currently available in the SHS Main Office.


o    These awesome signs ARE NOT JUST FOR FAMILIES OF SENIORS! They are popping up all over Stoneham.  Encourage your friends, family members and business partners to show their SPARTAN PRIDE and purchase a sign.  

o    ANP Rules for Packet 

o    ALL NIGHT PARTY tshirt order form

SHS College Planning Resource

Hello SHS students! 

Two Peer Leaders have created a “SHS College Planning Resource” website! 

·  In the website, you will find tips, advice, and information regarding the college process.

·  You can access this site on the Stoneham Public Schools website and it will be posted on the Junior’s google classroom. 

·  You can also access it through this link:


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:



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

SEO / Spartan Enrichment Organization

April Newsletter HERE

Spartan Summer Camps / Sports Clinics

Spartan Summer Camps