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2018 NSHS Career Fair

 

Dear Community Member,


On behalf of the staff and students at North Smithfield High School, we cordially invite you to participate in our 2018 Career Fair on Wednesday, April 25th from 8:00-11:00 AM.  Our high school strives to provide our students with meaningful experiences that will enhance their college and career readiness by giving them tools to research ideas and pathways for their future.


The event begins with a short orientation in the school library followed by the career fair itself.  The career fair is broken into three 30 minute sessions with students rotating through presenters.  School staff will be in all rooms for the duration of the Career Fair.  We hope to cover all 16 Career Clusters and have 2-3 presenters per cluster when possible.  At the end of the fair, presenters will be escorted back to the library for a brief review and evaluation of the event.  

We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our young adults by participating in this year’s event.  Please kindly RSVP before Friday, March 9, 2018, by using the brief Google Registration Form located at: https://goo.gl/forms/rYS4liI3PQa86EJO2

Thank you for your commitment to our students and community and we look forward to your participation in this year’s fair.

 

2018-2019 NSHS Course Registration

Dear Parents and Students,


It’s hard to believe that shortly the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year will end and we will embark on student registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Course Registration in Infinite Campus will open after Grade level assemblies in early February.

As you may already know, North Smithfield High School has been preparing for the upcoming year with the introduction of 15 new college/ career pathways.  Information regarding these pathways may be found on the high school website, the curriculum website, and the NSHS Course Registration website.

The course registration process is designed to give each student the opportunity to contribute to the decision-making process with regard to his/her four-year academic program.  During the process, students are encouraged to engage in conversation with parents, school counselors, teachers, and department chairs with the goal of designing a robust course of study that fits the individual student’s needs and desires.  School counselors are a wonderful resource for parents to connect with during this process.  School counselors are able to answer questions about the course selection process, the NSHS Program of Studies, and NSHS Pathways. 

NSHS policies and procedures have their own space on the NSHS Course Registration website detailing graduation requirements, promotion requirements, course change policy, advanced studies policy, GPA/Rank, and Credit Recovery.  It is important to note that courses will be offered pending sufficient enrollment and availability of staff. Students should make alternate requests in the event the selected class is not offered or does not fit into the schedule. Students can also access information on NSHS Pathways, course catalog, course distribution chart, departmental flowcharts, Senior English electives, Prepare RI, VHS, Advanced Course Network, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. 

Prior to course registration, I would encourage all students to have a conversation with their families and make time to learn about job trends, the value of education and setting/attaining goals.  The links below are provided to help parents and students make educated decisions regarding scheduling and college & career planning.  It is strongly encouraged that students and families have conversations regarding future plans.

 

 

NSHS Pathways Link   
NSHS Course Registration Site
NSHS Course Credit Tracker
Careers Clusters
Jobs in demand within 10 years
NSHS Brochure
RI Labor Market Information

Are you on Track?   

 

 

Grade level assemblies will be held at the beginning of February and all students will meet individually with a school counselor to discuss teacher recommendations, electives, pathways, and future plans. All students must select their elective choices in Infinite Campus no later than Sunday, February 25, 2018. Registration directions can be found on the NSHS Course Registration Site.

Sincerely,


Timothy McGee
North Smithfield High School Principal

 


 

Semester One Exams

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s):
First semester exams are scheduled from Tuesday, January 23 to Friday, January 26, 2018.  The exams will be 104 minutes in length and will include material from both the first and second quarters.  High school students are required to report for their exams only and will be dismissed after their exams.  Students must report to advisory between exam periods if they have multiple exams that day.  Transportation will be provided to school in the morning and from school at 2:05 p.m.  Students who do not have transportation may stay in school after the exam period and study in the library.  High school students who arrive to school on the morning bus should report to their exam or to the library if they do not have a first block exam.  Lunch will be available at 11:25 a.m. for high school students.  These students should report to the library after lunch until dismissal at 2:05 p.m.  The Exam Attendance Policy can be found here:

Exam Policy (Page 29)

The exams will be scheduled* as follows:
Tuesday, January 23, 2018           
7:22 – 9:06:    Period 1 EXAM           
9:34 – 11:18:  Period 2 EXAM           

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
7:22 – 9:06:    Period 3 EXAM
9:34 – 11:18:  Period 4 EXAM

Thursday, January 25, 2018       
7:22 – 9:06:    Period 5 EXAM           
9:34 – 11:18:  Period 6 EXAM           

Friday, January 26, 2018   
7:22 – 9:06:    Period 7 EXAM
9:34 – 11:18:  Make-up EXAMS


Make-up exams will be scheduled beginning on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.  Teachers will administer make-up exams beginning at 11:30 each day.

*If school is canceled on an exam day, the exams scheduled for that day will be held on the next school day. If school is delayed, students will report to their advisory at 8:22 a.m. and the exams will begin at 8:36 a.m. and 10:28 a.m. Lunch would be at 12:22 in the event of a delay. 

Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund for college students

The Rhode Island Foundation is now accepting applications for the Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund.

Do you have previous high school students who are pursuing an experience to broaden 
their perspective and enhance personal growth?

The Michael P. Metcalf Memorial Fund and Christine T. Grinavic Adventurer’s Fund provides grants to college students to subsidize these experiences. This may include travel in this country and abroad and a variety of internship and public service programs.

Please forward this Request for Applications to current college students who you believe can benefit from this unique opportunity.

Applications will be accepted from students who have been legal residents of Rhode Island. Plans must include a well-defined program and demonstrate clear purpose.

Deadline for application submission is January 12, 2018. Please click here to apply.

College Financial Aid Workshop

U.S. Senator Jack Reed's

 

College Financial Aid Workshop

 

A free workshop for students and families interested in learning more about the college financial aid process

 

Monday, November 20  |  6:00 - 7:30 PM

Western Hills Middle School

400 Phenix Avenue

Cranston

 

 

Panelists Include:

College Planning Center of RI

Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner & the Division of Higher Education Assistance

RI Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

RI Society of Certified Public Accountants

RI Student Loan Authority

 

Sign language interpretation will be provided

 

Questions: Please contact Senator Reed's Office at 401-943-3100

 

RSVP HERE

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