And so it goes …

It has been almost two weeks since four of our students were involved in a terrible accident. The outpouring of support has not waned. Our students continue to work through their emotions via positive actions, selling B.E.A.M. buttons, T-Shirts, ribbons, cards, and collecting cash donations for gift cards and gas cards. I am so proud of our student body. The community at large continues to show its support as well. Donations are coming in daily. Most recently, the South of Boston Quilts for Kids, located in Kingston, delivered four hand-made quilts for our four students. We are so appreciative of the support the community has shown for our school and students. Many more activities are planned, so many in fact that we have the need to slow down a bit and space things out! I know that you all join me in keeping our students injured in the accident in our thoughts and prayers.

here is the link to this week’s newsletter:

The week after April Vacation will be one filled with numerous student activities.

Class elections will take place on April 26 and April 27. Students have been filling out nomination forms all this week and their nomination sheet is due tomorrow at the kiosk no later than 2:15 PM.  candidates will have the opportunity to deliver a brief “campaign speech” to members of their class during assemblies on April 25.

The Guidance department, led by Mr. John Garofalo,  will be presenting the annual Junior Parent College Planning Night on April 25 at 6:30 PM in the Large Group Room. This is always a well attended event so please get here on time to get a good seat! All counselors, Mr. Perrone, Mrs. Cranshaw, Mrs. Ryan, and Ms. Weeks will be in attendance to answer your questions.

As has been mentioned in previous blog posts, our Students Against Destructive Decisions club are sponsoring another presentation about making good choices, good decisions, and healthy decisions. This assembly will be for the sophomore class on April 24 at 8:30 AM.  Parents and guardians are always welcome to attend.

The National Honor Society sponsors, organizes, and runs our honor roll/perfect attendance social at the end of each term.  Students who made honor roll and/or had perfect attendance for Term III will be treated to an ice cream social on April 27 at 1:00 PM in the cafeteria. Students will also receive discount coupons for Silver Lake events as well as have their name entered in a raffle for swell prizes to be given out during the social.

The high school students and staff will practice a Code Yellow Drill (lock-down) at the end of April. It is important that everyone knows exactly what to do in case of an emergency situation. We all hope that we never have to use a Code Yellow at school, but we need to be prepared nonetheless. I will make an outreach phone call and send an outreach email with the exact date of this drill as the time draws nearer.

Have a happy, safe, and healthy  April Vacation …let’s all remember why next Monday is a holiday!


2 Responses to “And so it goes …”

  1. Michele Says:

    I was hoping someone could provide an answer, back in April we ordered T-shirts in support of BEAM. We never received any T-shirts though. My check was cashed back in April as well. Any update?

    • Principal Kelley Says:


      I have had several questions about the t-shirts. This was a student fundraiser and I don’t have any information. I will check with the students as soon as I can and get back to you.

      Sorry for the inconvenience.

      Rich Kelley

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