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The Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge

The Lt. Governor's Entrepreneurship Challenge is Rhode Island's first statewide business pitch competition for Rhode Island high school students, grades 9-12, aimed at encouraging entrepreneurship and promoting business ownership right here in the Ocean State. Through this program, high school students compete for scholarships to post-secondary institutions.

Lt. Governor Dan McKee's office is partnering with Millennial RI -- the state’s fastest-growing millennial professional network inspiring more millennials to #ChooseRI to work, live and play -- to launch the first annual Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge.

 

https://www.rilgec.com/

Post Secondary Transition Night has been postponed

Post Secondary Transition Night has been postponed indefinitely.  We may try to reschedule the night for later in the spring.

SurveyWorks 2018-NSHS

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Rhode Island Department of Education is currently administering its yearly SurveyWorks Parent Survey, which is an opportunity for parents to provide feedback about our school and our children’s opportunities to learn.  The survey results are most useful when all parents participate, so I am writing to ask you to participate in this survey.  Your views on matters like the safety of your child at school, the way students are taught, the condition of the school, and how connected you feel to this school are important. By taking this short survey you can help our school leadership and our parent-teacher organization to make improvements to our school. Responses are anonymous and cannot be linked to any individual; no one can tie your responses back to you.

You can take the short survey online between now and March 30, 2018.

To take the survey, visit: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login and enter 25108family.  If you don’t have access to the Internet, please contact the NSHS main office to access a paper survey.

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 30, 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. Please share this out with other professionals also.

 

We appreciate it!

 

 

 

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

 


 

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