Shoreham-Wading River High School (Gr. 9-12)
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students and Community Members:
The months of January and February is the time when our school begins the second and final semester of the school year. While it is hard to believe that the 2016-17 school year is half way completed, it is important for our students reflect on their accomplishments and struggles during the first two quarters and continue to strive towards excellence.
Your child’s second quarter grades are scheduled to be available for review on the parent portal on Friday, February 3. Parents are encouraged to attend our Parent/Teacher Conference on Wednesday, February 8, to discuss specific concerns regarding your child’s progress. It is my continued vision for us to work together to provide the support our children need to be successful.
Social-Emotional learning and programming continues to remain a high-priority at the high school. Education that focuses on growing our students’ emotional intelligence and their well-being, is of paramount importance, and is directly correlated to academic success and personal happiness.
On February 8 and 9, the 11th grade students will participate in “Challenge Day’; a program that focuses on building connections and empathy, and creating an environment where they are loved and celebrated. This is fifth year of the program and it continually receives positive feedback from our students and faculty.
We are in the process of planning our 9th annual ‘Suicide Awareness and Prevention’ program for our freshmen students. This program is facilitated by our Theatre students, Natural Helpers senior trainers, mental health team, Mrs. Mitchell (health teacher) and me. The program encourages students to speak to adults if someone (including themselves) is having depressive and/or suicidal thoughts.
Please review the dates below for upcoming events and timelines:
February 20-24: Mid-Winter Break
March 6: Spring Sports Begin
March 15: Winter Concert, 7:00 p.m.
I look forward to seeing you at future events this semester and if we can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact the high school.