Southington High School

720 Pleasant Street, Southington, CT 06489
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Principal's Newsletter

November, 2018

I cannot believe how fast the month of October has gone. During the month, we had many things to celebrate. We held a variety of events that involved both parents and students and reached out to our community. We also have many wonderful student accomplishments to be proud of during this time.

This newsletter contains new articles and retains important SHS dates, information about policies and procedures and other useful data on a variety of subjects that will help both you and your child. Click here for the November newsletter.

VISION OF A GRADUATE

A graduate of the Southington Public Schools will be college or career ready and prepared for life beyond by mastering the knowledge and demonstrating the skills to communicate effectively, think creatively and critically, and contribute to the global community.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent conferences are scheduled at Southington High School for Thursday, November 15th.Conferences will be held from 1:00p – 2:30pm and 6:00p – 8:30p by appointment. Each conference is 5-minutes long. Sign-up sheets will be distributed to students in all English classes on Thursday, Nov 8th. Students can schedule appointments directly for parents or parents can email each teacher for an appointment time. Conferences are scheduled on a first-come basis.

Please click here for the sign up form.

Please click here for the Room assignments for the evening.

Project Lead The Way Information

Project Lead the Way is a pre-engineering program consisting of five sequenced courses designed to help students explore technology and engineering related careers. The PLTW Program prepares students who intend on entering a four year college after high school. Please click here for more information.

Advisory Information

Sign Up for our NEW “Advisory”

Take a break from the grind. Check out the new and improved “advisory” groups. You get to choose your group and vote on a name to replace “Advisory”! This information will be reviewed in homeroom on Wednesday 11/14 and you will sign up in class on 11/15. *If you don’t sign up by 11/16, the choice will be made for you.

There are amazing offerings – check them out here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_66yw1P8hVQK4YAGKrzIxprNws7qh3rwNaT2wwUxJgc/edit?usp=sharing

Students will be asked to prioritize their Top 5 choices and will make their selections in class on Thursday 11/15

    • Period 1 – teachers with grade 12 students share the survey link and students take 5 minutes in class to complete
    • Period 2 – teachers with grade 11 students share the survey link and students take 5 minutes in class to complete
    • Period 3 – teachers with grade 10 students share the survey link and students take 5 minutes in class to complete
    • Period 8 – teachers with grade 9 students share the survey link and students take 5 minutes in class to complete

NEASC Survey

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Every ten years schools are required to go through an accreditation process. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) is the governing body for this accreditation. Our Decennial visit by NEASC will be in November of 2021. In the years prior to the Decennial visit, schools are required to perform a number of steps. Presently we are in year one.
In year one of the Accreditation cycle, the school reflects on its alignment to the NEASC Standards. The purpose of the Self-Reflection is to gather and examine sufficient evidence to evaluate the school’s alignment to the Standards. The Self-Reflection phase and related data collection informs the school’s plan for growth. It is viewed as a research and reflection step to help the school sharpen its vision and action steps for continuous improvement.
One of the responsibilities we have is to conduct surveys from our Families, Students and Staff. The surveys provide external perspective to help assess the school’s alignment to the Standards for Accreditation.
We are asking our SHS families to kindly participate in the NEASC survey by clicking on the link provided below. This survey should take approximately 20 minutes.
Family Survey

Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation and support.
Brian Stranieri
Principal
Southington High School

SHS Celebrations

Positive happenings at SHS!

Yearbook Information

For 2019 Chronicle deadlines and FAQs, please click here.

Parents and/or Guardians: Do you want to send a special message to your graduating senior? Please click here for more information.


It is that time of year to order your yearbook! Please click here to take advantage of the early bird discount available until Dec. 31, 2018. After that date, the prices go up. Click here for the order form.


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NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Southington Public School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Click here for the Non-discrimination Statement.

SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY

The Town of Southington in conjunction with the Commission of DisAbilities has established a Special Needs Registry at the Southington Police Department dispatch center to assist residents with special needs in the event of emergency or evacuation. Special needs flyer