September 14, 2018 Announcements

Friday, September 14, 2018 Announcements

Day 1


■ Elections for all class officers will be held in CREW next Thursday, September 20th. If you would like to run for senior class office please see Ms. Stump in room 813 near the auditorium. If you would like to run for freshman class office please see Ms. Hazen in guidance. All other potential candidates should pick up and return forms to the main office. Please return forms by the end of the day on Tuesday, September 18th to be considered for a class officer position. 


■ National Honor Society, Class of 2019:  First mandatory meeting is today, September 14, from 2:00-2:30 pm in room 106.


■ Any Freshman who have not received their Chromebook, please stop by the main office.


■ The Rogers Theatre Company will be holding a brief informational meeting on Thursday, September 20th, immediately after school in room 100.  We encourage anyone (staff or students) who might be interested in being part of our productions this year to attend on Thursday afternoon to meet fellow cast members and to learn more about the possible plans for this year.  If you have any questions or can’t make it on Thursday please get in contact with Mr. Corr through email at


■ The 9th Annual College Fair will be taking place next week on September 20th.  See  flyer attached


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September 19 - Financial Aid Information Night 6pm 

September 27 - Open House 5-7 pm

October 3 - Midterm Progress Report - 1st Qtr. 

October 4 - 90m Early Release for Students

October 8 - Columbus Day - No School

November 6 - Election Day - No School

November 9 - First Quarter ends

November 12 - Veterans' Day (observed) - No School

November 21  -   Early Release Day - Thanksgiving Break

November 22-23 - Thanksgiving Break - No School


As a part of National Suicide Prevention Week we shared Strategy #1-Be the One to ASK, and #2-Be the One to Keep a Friend Safe.

Strategy #3 is Be There.  This could mean being physically present for your friend, or by text, or via social media.  Being there for someone with thoughts of suicide is life-saving.  Increasing someone's connectedness to others and limiting their isolation has shown to be a protective factor against suicide.  Just be there.

Strategy #4 is Help Them Connect.  Helping a friend with thoughts of suicide connect with ongoing supports like Lifeline or Text Line can help them establish a safety net for those moments they find themselves feeling hopeless.  Youth that have called the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline were significantly more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed, and more hopeful by the end of the calls.

Strategy #5 Be the One to Follow Up---with a text, a smile, a hug, a note, a phone call.  The follow up step is a great time to check in with them to see if there is more you are capable of helping with or if there is something you said you would do & haven't yet had the chance to get done for them.  This simple, kind contact can continue to increase their feelings of connectedness and share your ongoing support.  There is evidence that even a simple form of reaching out, like sending a caring postcard, can potentially reduce their risk for suicide.  

Thank you for your participation in National Suicide Prevention Week.  Together we can Be the One to help reduce youth suicide attempts in Rhode Island and beyond.  There is help.  There is hope. Have a great weekend!