“With malice toward none, with charity for all, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”   –Lincoln

This week’s SHS Faculty PD

Congratulations to the SHS football team for their victory last night in the quarter final playoff game. We await the results from today’s games.  Semi-Finals could be Friday or Saturday next weekend.

Congratulations to our October Students of the Month.
Class of 2017 Patricia Bubis
Class of 2018 Kristopher Ramos
Class of 2019 Shane Briggs
Class of 2020 Jacob Lawton

Big thank you to Detective Greg Catlow from the Smithfield Police Department for presenting the components of A.L.I.C.E. to our students this week!  I am proud of the partnerships SHS has with SPD, SFD, and EMA.  We work together to ensure student safety!

Interesting article about class ranks.  Are they needed?  Do they still make sense?  If you are interested in talking more about this please reach out to Mr. Kelley.

In case you missed it this week, I was granted a leave of absence for the 17/18 school year so that I may serve as President of the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  You may find more information here.

SHS Student Council has your SHS gear. Check out the new selections. Makes great Christmas presents! http://ow.ly/OGWM3061HE4

It was an emotional week at SHS due to the election. Many strong opinions and view points were discussed. I addressed the students, teachers, and staff with a brief statement that I compiled from a few different sources.  I felt their words were relevant to SHS and the feelings many were working through this week.  Here is a portion of my statement to the students, teachers and staff.

As our nation moves forward, let us remember to be kind to one another. Listen to each other. Move toward understanding and respect the rights of every person.

At Smithfield High School, we will always continue the great American tradition of being an inclusive and accepting school– a school that embraces the freedom of speech, as well as protecting the civil liberties of all.

During the course of the week I came across many great quotes and statements. I collected a few for this week’s Weekly Update to share. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Because we’ve adopted a “fast-food” approach to forming opinions these days, most are uninformed and irrelevant.
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