May 21, 2023
I hope you had an enjoyable weekend and were able to enjoy today’s weather and make up for yesterday’s much needed rainy day.
Tomorrow will be our Senior’s final day of classes and will be sure to be a day of mixed emotions as the excitement and emotions of their senior experience and pending graduation sink in. As said to them at their Senior Class Meeting this past Thursday, their job is not quite done. It is only done when they receive their diploma Friday evening on June 2. Until then, we ask them to stay focused while successfully completing their coursework and the extracurricular activities of their high school career and to continue to make healthy, safe and sound decisions.
For students in our lower grades, tomorrow signifies the twelve-day countdown of remaining class days until Final Exams. This is the final five-day week of classes and FLEX block opportunities. Students should use the remaining FLEX blocks over the next two weeks to best support a successful completion of the quarter and school year.
Senior’s, enjoy your final day of high school classes. We thank you for your contributions to SHS and are proud of your accomplishments and success.
Here’s to a good week. Go Spartans!
Program of Studies
● 2023 -2024 Program of Studies
● Daily Schedule with Lunch Assignments HERE
● SHS School Year Calendar HERE
Parking and Traffic Route Map
● Updated Driving routes / parking Map HERE
Social Media Links
● Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shs.principal.184
● Instagram: bluespartanshs
2022 - 2023 SHS Club and Student Organizations
Save the Date
May 22: Seniors last day of classes
May 23 - 26: Senior Final Exams
May 24: Senior / Junior Powder Puff Game
May 30: Senior Prom
May 31: Senior Academic Awards & Scholarships
June 1: Pride Month Flag Raising Ceremony
June 1: Senior Picnic
June 2: Graduation
June 6: Grade 9 - 11 Academic Award Night / Auditorium @ 6:00pm
June 6 & 7; Grade 10 Biology MCAS
June 7: Sports Banquet, Athletic field, 6:00pm
June 8 - 13; Grade 9 - 11 Final Exams / Half Days with 12:15 dismissal
● June 8: A and B exams
● June 9: C and D exams
● June 12: E and F exams
● June 13: G and Make up exams
June 13: Last day of school / Half day / 12:15 dismissal
Stoneham and Wakefield Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year
Congratulations and a Spartan Shout Out to Class of 2023 Senior Alanis Flaherty for being named the Boys and Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield’s 2023 Youth of the Year. She was nominated for her dedication to the organization and her kind, caring and welcoming attitude toward fellow members, staff, friends and family. Certainly attributes we have seen over her four years at SHS. Great job Alanis!
Senior Exam Schedule / Please not period rotation change
All Seniors are required to take a final exam unless under the following exemptions:
● A- or higher for overall class average and no more than 3 absences in the 4th Quarter
● Students who took the AP Test for their AP Course
Senior exams occur at the regularly scheduled time of when the class period occurs.
Students taking Finals only need to attend for the exam
As D period is a daily 50 minute class, the teacher has discretion to hold the D period exam either over two consecutive D periods or for 1 day with the final being administered during D period and FLEX. Teachers will inform students of their determination prior to the date of assessment.
5/23: Day 1 / A & B
5/24: Day 2 / E & F
5/25: Day 1 / C & D
5/26: Day 2 / G and Makeup
Senior Chrome Book Return
Starting Monday, 5/ 22, Senior Chromebook / charger drop will begin.
● Open drop off to the Tech Office through Friday, 5/26.
Replacement costs per SPS Chromebook Policy:
● Chargers / $25.00
● Chromebook / $200.00
Link for online payments
Attention Seniors / Senior Obligations
Reminder to Seniors that all obligations (books, fees, chromebook and charger, etc.) must be finalized with all items returned / fees paid in order to participate in Senior Activities including Graduation Commencement.
Senior Events Info
Senior event details and updates HERE
Guest parking for the Graduation Commencement will be available in both of the SHS parking lots. Perimeter parking along the lower parking lot will be allowed along the cement jersey barriers along the right side of the lower parking lot as well as along the area typically marked for morning drop off. Overflow parking will be available on our current lacrosse field; this lot will be staffed to assist you.
Physical needs parking spaces will be available in marked spaces in the upper Faculty Parking lot. If you have a family member /s requiring closer access to the Athletic Field access please contact Principal Bryan Lombardi ( email@example.com )
Attention Seniors : Back up your Google Drive Documents
Attention Seniors, your gmail account and SPS access will be closed and deleted shortly after your graduation. If you want to store / backup any of your documents or work you have produced please follow this link HERE for instructions to download any of your GoogleDrive documents.
SHS Unified Basketball Hoopapalooza 3
Middlesex League Hoopapalooza 3
● Third Annual Outdoor Unified Basketball Jamboree
○ Wednesday, May 24th, 4 to 6pm
■ Galvin Middle School
■ 525 Main St., Wakefield MA
Unified Basketball combines students with and without intellectual disabilities for training and competition. Students with intellectual disabilities are classified as special olympic athletes, students without disabilities are classified as unified partners.
A dozen school communities will come together in this athletic extravaganza hoopapalooza event: Bedford, Burlington, Lexington, Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Watertown, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn will showcase their finest students in this one of a kind third annual outdoor unified basketball competition.
Grab your lawn chair & join us for an outstanding afternoon of athletic excellence
Promenade Help Needed
The Promenade is a parent run activity. Help is needed!
● Looking for help to set up & work Promenade on 5/30 starting at 2:30 / 3:00
● Please contact Christine Pizzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stoneham High School Sports Banquet
SHS Sports Banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00pm on the stadium field, weather permitting.
Chromebooks Grades 9 - 11 / Summer
This year the SPS Technology Department has determined that Chromebooks for students in grades 9, 10 and 11 will NOT be required to turn in their Chromebook on the last day of school and will be permitted to take the Chromebook home for the Summer.
Students are responsible for the safety, security and care of their Chromebook and charger.
Students should not wait until the start of the 2023-2024 school year to report any needed services.
If a student has a need for any repair work at any time between now and the start of the 2023-2024 school year they should email email@example.com.
Students will receive a response of when to bring in the Chromebook for the needed service.
Helping Teenage Girls Thrive in Schools and Communities
MPY Sponsoring Conference on Helping Teenage Girls Thrive in Schools and Communities
Wednesday, May 24; Registration from 8:15-8:45 a.m.; Conference from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Minuteman High School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington
Larry Berkowitz, Ed.D., Director and Co-Founder of Riverside Trauma Center
Bridget Brewer, Supervisor, Girls, Inc.
Gabrielle Doyle, Advocacy Campaign Manager, The Trevor Project
Tobey Eugenio, M.Ed., Creativity Director, Our Sisters’ School
Katie Greer, KL Greer Consulting, LLC
Kye Mosca, B.A., Health and STEM Educator, Our Sisters’ School
Morgan Westine, LCSW, School Social Worker, Our Sisters’ School
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that almost all indicators of health and well-being for high school students have worsened significantly during the past 10 years. Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth is presenting a hybrid conference focusing on helping teen girls thrive both in schools and the communities.
A significant increase in the percentage of youth who seriously considered suicide, made a suicide plan, and attempted suicide is especially worrisome. Female students are experiencing an alarming greater risk of self-harm, sexual violence and bullying than their male peers, according to the CDC report.
With a focus on school connectedness, this conference will also address current mental and behavioral health challenges as documented by the CDC, indicating “disparities among students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, questioning, or another non-heterosexual identity.” Additionally, this conference will discuss the impact of being bullied or threatened with violence at school or bullied electronically through social media and the cyber world.
About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc.
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high-quality training to constituents, and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth.
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission. To learn more, visit: https://massachusettspartnershipsforyouth.com/.
Attention Students / Summer Employment Opportunities
If you are 16 years old or older and interested in a Summer job please see below:
Title: STEM Summer Camp Counselor
Dates: Session 1: Tuesday, June 20 - Friday, June 23
Session 2: Monday, June 26 - Thursday, June 29
Hours: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Age Requirements: Minimum of 16 years old
Responsibilities: STEM Summer Camp Counselors will be assigned a group of campers to assist and support them throughout the day, including but not limited to:
● attending camp orientation
● working with entering 5-8th grade campers
● assisting campers with daily activities
● leading ice-breaker activities with campers
● monitoring lunch and recess
● assisting lead instructors with daily activities
● helping with set-up and clean-up
● assisting with arrival and dismissal
If you are interested, please send a brief letter of interest to STEM Camp Director Ashley Puopolo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Letter of interest must be received no later than June 19.
New SHS Building Progress Report in Pictures 5/15 - 5/20
New SHS Construction Project
● A week in pictures
Stoneham Police Department Supporting Class of 2023
The Stoneham Police Department is pleased to announce that during the month of May, special police patches are being sold to recognize the Stoneham High School Class of 2023 seniors.
The patches ar $10.00 each and will be sold starting May 1, 2023
Patches can be purchased at the police station dispatch window at 47 Central Street.
by mailing a check written to
47 Central Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
Att: Erin Sinclair
(please enclose a postage paid return address envelope).
A limited quantity of the patches are available.
All proceeds raised from the sale of the Class of 2023 patches will be donated back to the Senior Class.
Memorial Day Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to assist with Stoneham’s Memorial Day activities. From help with placing flags to assisting with the parade there are many opportunities to lend a hand here for Memorial Day!
To view and register for volunteer needs please go HERE
Relay for Life
Relay for Life is seeking more volunteers and teams to participate in this year's Relay for Life at Wakefield High School. More information HERE
Drivers / Parking Lot: Follow Traffic Patterns / 15 MPH or less driving speed
This is a reminder of the expectation for all drivers to follow the designated traffic routes and patterns, regardless of the time of day or how full or empty the parking lot.
Drivers are not to cut through the parking lot crossing over parking spaces. Drivers must follow the designated traffic routes.
Cutting through the parking lot only causes confusion to other drivers and pedestrians and creates an unsafe environment.
Drivers are also reminded that driving speeds on SHS grounds is 15 MPH or less.
Let’s all work together to create an efficient and safe driving and parking lot for our school community
Building Security / School Doors / Entrance and Exit
A reminder that all school external doors are locked and secure for the duration of the school day, 8:15am - 2:50pm. Exit and entrance during the school day is only through the Main Lobby Entrance.
All school visitors must enter and exit through the Main Entrance Doors.
Students found entering or exiting any exterior school door other than the Main Entrance during school day hours will receive disciplinary action.
A secure physical space is an essential component for school safety and security. We all play a role in school safety and compliance of this policy is essential. We thank you for your support.
Parent Resources /Community Behavioral Health Centers
Free COVID Test Kits
Through a joint DESE / DPH program Stoneham High School has been provided free COVID Test Kits for students, households and faculty. These free test kits are available in the Main Office.
Spartan Gear is available throughout the school year. Show your Spartan Spirit HERE
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