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Welcome to Southbridge Middle/ High School
Home of the Pioneers 




Amy Allen - Principal

   Kathleen Potter- Acting  Principal  (Grades 6-8)
  Terry Walles- Acting  Principal  (Grades 9-12) / Athletic Director
Walter Solzak - Acting Assistant Principal (Grades 6-8)

  Anthony Cacace- Assistant Principal (Grades 9-12) 

**Weekly Announcements**




Pioneer Television presents....."WORD UP"


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SCHOLARSHIPS

Select the link below to view information regarding available scholarships for our SMHS Seniors.  If you have any questions please contact the Guidance Office @ (508) 764-5452

Scholarships Available to SHS Seniors

SMHS Events
On Sunday, April 13, the middle school's BEST Band traveled  to Providence, RI where they played in the stands for a P-Bruins hockey game.  They have been working very hard at rehearsals since January....we would like to recognize them for a job well done!!!


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ZENTANGLE
Thursday, May 8 2:15pm-3:45pm
SMHS Library
Learn the fine art of Zentangle - a fun way to create beautiful images by drawing patterns.
Please call or email Mel Blake to reserve your spot!
(508)764-5450 / blake@southbridge.k12.ma.us


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"Digital Technology" with Mr. Niebel



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" The Southbridge High School Band shows off their first place trophy from FiestaVal Music Competition at Virginia Beach, VA."  Congratulations!!!!!



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INDUCTION CEREMOMY



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Under the direction of Dr. David Manuel Garcia the SHS Concert Band and Jazz Rock Ensemble held their "Festival Concert" on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  The concert band performed selections that they will be presenting at the Fiesta Val Band Festival in Virginia Beach, VA.  We wish them the best of luck!!!!


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On Friday, March 21, 2014 Senator Richard T. Moore visited Southbridge Middle High School.  The Senator toured the school and meet and held a discussion  with Student Council members and Class Officers!
Pictured with Senator Moore below are: Elyse Pena, Taylor Loconto, Karina Torres and Erin Jovan


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MCAS RALLY

The Middle School held a rally on Friday, 03/14 as students prepared to begin MCAS testing.  Events at the rally included performances from the SMHS Improv Team and AP Lit Seniors.  The Middle School band also got the students excited with their rendition of "Sweet Caroline".  And of course our English teachers and Ms. Potter proved they will do anything for the students as they took several pies to the face for each correct MCAS answer!  It was a fun event that focused on student success!!!  MCAS....YES WE CAN!!!!

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All students at SMHS were able to celebrate Pi Day (3.14) on Friday, March 14! Each student received a Table Talk pie during lunch.  Also, during the MCAS rally Mr. Peeler led a Pi Day Competition which was won by Julianna Yaede as she was able to recall the most digits of Pi. Congratulations!!!

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In honor of "Music in Our Schools Month"  on March 6, 2014 the Middle School Band put on a concert under the direction of Band Director, Ms. Collins.  The program included the themes from "Superman", "The Hunger Games", and the Olympics titled "The Olympic Spirit".




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Superintendent Basan Nembirkow was at SMHS on Wednesday, 03/05 to teach Ms. Jalbert's and Mr. Mezzoni's Social Studies classes about the Mongol Empire!


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Senior Athlete Night


Congratulations to our Senior Athletes and their families for participating in our winter sports program!
Makayla Estrada, Cheyenne Grenier, Erin Jovan, Hannah Lazo, Taylor Loconto, Elyse Pena, Orlando Quesada, Alana Ramos, Caroline Rentas and Emilio Torres


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MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE - NEON LIGHTS



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Students in the Voices with Choices Peer Leadership Group took part in raising awareness for Dating Violence Prevention Month in February by collecting classmates signatures on dating pledges during the week of Valentine's Day.  Taking part in the photo from left to right are Julian Alvarado, Assistant Principal Mr. Cacace, Alexa Manso, Robert Botsch and Wellness teacher Ms. Caprera


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THE CLINIC-BASEBALL TRAINING


 

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PRIDE and TRADITION were in abundance Thanksgiving week at SMHS!  Events included Poster Paint Night, the Thanksgiving Rally, Senior Football Players and Cheerleaders Rotary Club Banquet, Lions Club Banquet for the Football Team and Cheerleading Squad (Congrats to Eli O'Leary on receiving the Capillo Award), the Bonfire, and of course OUR Pioneer Football Team's WIN over Bartlett 33-28!!!! (Congrats to Anthony Santos on receiving the Sabatinelli MVP Award)********************                                             


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High School students in the Intro Technology and Engineering class worked with the students in the Life Skills Class and Work Experience Program to create a variety of products to improve their experience at school.  Here are pictures of the Life Skills and WEP students receiving  their slant boards and other devices!
*Photos courtesy of Ms. Bridges and her photography class*


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The Pioneer Athletic Booster Club has announced their student representatives for 2014.  Congratulations to Neydi Ramirez-Grade 11, John Hogan-Grade 10 and Elizabeth Gibeault-Grade 7! We are proud to have these young leaders on board to provide a voice for their peers

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Congratulations to Kasey Mitchell!

Winner of the 2013-2014 W.C.S.A.’s Scholar Award

 

On January 9, 2014, Southbridge Middle High School senior, Kasey Mitchell, was honored at the Worcester County Superintendent’s Association Annual Scholar’s Luncheon at Assumption College for being the recipient of the 2013-2014 Superintendent’s Scholar Award. 

Kasey is currently ranked first in the senior class, has taken three AP courses and has a GPA of 4.51.  Kasey is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, Band Council, Varsity Tennis Team, National Honor Society , Spanish Honor Society, Concert and Marching Bands, Jazz Band, and Varsity Math Team.  Kasey is also a drum major at SMHS and is a Certified Open Water SCUBA Diver. 

In June 2013, Kasey was a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Recipient and participated in the CAL Summer Experience at UC Berkeley in California.  In April 2013, Kasey was a student “governor” at the Massachusetts Student Government Day.  In May 2012, she received a Rotary Youth Leadership Award and was also selected for the Massachusetts All-State Band. 

Kasey spends most of her summers working as a lab assistant with graduate-level students at CellThera, Inc., a biotechnology company in Slovenia.  Kasey hopes to attend college on the west coast and major in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology.


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LaGuagua Movie Night

Mr. Ramos spoke to SMHS students about how the film was made and produced at an assembly held at the school!



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                         PIONEER PRIDE             

SMHS students Rosa Brito, Tiffany Ortega and Alexa Manso volunteered to help interpret for Spanish speaking parents at the West Street School Parent/Teacher conferences.
Thank you girls for your time and effort!




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SMHS COAT DRIVE


Showing off what they've collected-about 80 winter coats- are members of the faculty and Student Council at SMHS.  From left are history teacher Spiro Thomo, Conrad Waack, Kenny Allard, Amaliah Torres, Student Council Advisor Ricardo Carrero, Miranda Watkins, Erin Jovan, Principal Amy Allen, Taylor Feraco, Callie Mathieu and Neydi Ramirez

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HOMECOMING HAPPENINGS



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JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS


The following students from the Class of 2014 were honored with a French Toast and sausage breakfast in the SMHS cafeteria.  Students received their letters from the Department of Education which entitle them to free tuition at any state school in Massachusetts.  In addition students received Certificates of Achievement for their outstanding performance on MCAS from building Principal, Ms. Allen.
David Andino, Tatiana Arroyo, Rosa Brito, Steven Celestino, Jennifer Frechette, Kathryn Frechette, Megan Garlie, Erin Jovan, Alexa Manso, Kasey Mitchell, Eli O'Leary, Tiffany Ortega, Jason Peck, Joseph Pontbriand, Orlando Quesada, Kayla Serrano, Lukas St. Germaine, Adriana Stratton, Emilio Torres, Karina Torres, Javier Torres, Miranda Watkins.
CONGRATULATIONS  TO ALL- WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU



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The SMHS library will be open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon until 3:30 for all Middle and High school students.  Students may utilize this time to work on homework, projects, material check-out, internet access, printing, etc.  The late bus will be available for transportation home.          Plan ahead and spend some time in your library!






LATE BUS SCHEDULE
3:30p.m.
5:45p.m. (UNTIL THE END OF FOOTBALL SEASON)





YOU Inc.'s Voices With Choices Program will be providing programming for Southbridge Middle School Wellness students throughout the year on the following topics:  bullying prevention, communication, healthy relationships and friendships, puberty, and other topics requested by the Southbridge Middle/High School Wellness staff.  All curriculum, lessons and activities will be age-appropriate and encourage parent communication.  Parents are welcome to contact the program for more information and/or parent resources on any of the above topics.  Parents are also encouraged to ask about parent workshops.  For more information please contact Jasmin Rivas, Program Coordinator, at (508)765-9101 ext. 63.






Mr. Odongo's PASS students working as a team to solve a math problem.  Great job!




























































































































 














































































      





  DATES TO REMEMBER


Middle School
05/05 MCAS Math (8)
05/06 MCAS Math (8)
05/07 MCAS Math (7)
05/08 MCAS Math (7)
05/09 MCAS Math (6)
05/12 MCAS Math (6)
05/15 MCAS Science (8)
05/16 MCAS Science (8)

High School
05/13 MCAS Math (10)
05/14 MCAS Math (10)
06/02 MCAS Science (10)
06/03 MCAS Science (10)

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AP Exams
05/07 AP Calculus AB
05/09 AP English Language and Composition
05/12 AP Biology
05/14 AP US History
05/15 AP World History
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Tuesday, April 15

Army in cafe during HS lunches

Wednesday, April 16
HS Social Studies Class (Mr. Thomo) State House Field Trip

Thursday, April 17
HS Health Fair
9am-1pm
SMHS Small Gym


Friday, April 18
NO SCHOOL
Good Friday


Monday, April 21-Friday April 25

NO SCHOOL
Spring Break

Wednesday, April 30
RYLA Luncheon

Thursday, May 1
La Guagua Movie Night
Old HS Auditorium
25 Cole Ave.
6pm-9pm

Friday, May 2
Great East Festival
10:00am-9:30pm
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Aspira Movie Night
2:30pm-6:00pm
Double Feature of Despicable Me I and II
$3 in advance / $5 at the door


Thursday, May 8
ZENTANGLE
2:15pm-3:45pm
Call or email Mel Blake
(508)764-5450 / blake@southbridge.k12.ma.us to reserve your spot

Tuesday, May 13
Army in Cafe during HS lunches

Wednesday, May 14
School Council Meeting
5:30pm SMHS Library

Thursday, May 15

SMHS Band Concert
(both MS and HS)
7:00pm
SMHS Auditorium

Friday, May 16
Senior Class Trip
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NHS Spaghetti Dinner @ Old High School / 25 Cole Ave


Monday, May 19
HS Band Banquet
6:00pm

Wednesday, May 21
SMHS Parents and PE
(Physical Education)
Night
5pm-8pm
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Rotary Luncheon 11:30am-1:15pm


Friday, May 23

Junior/Senior Prom
Union Station, Worcester

Monday, May 26

NO SCHOOL
Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 28

SMHS Chorus Concert
(both MS and HS)
7:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday, May 29
HS Musical

Back to the 80's
7:15pm
SMHS Auditorium

Friday, May 30
HS Chorus Banquet
6pm-8pm
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HS Musical
Back to the 80's
7:15pm
SMHS Auditorium

Friday, June 6

High School Graduation

Monday, June 9-Friday, June 13
MS Health Week

Thursday, June 12
8th Grade Dinner Dance
5pm-9pm
SMHS Cafeteria

Friday, June 13
8th Grade Camp Foskett Field Trip


   
      Athletics          

SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE





Please visit the SMHS Athletics Page for a full calendar of games.






ALL GAMES SCHEDULE FOR TODAY 04/16/14 BOTH HOME AND AWAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.











































 







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