Thursday, January 3, 2013
The drug was identified as the controlled substance n-methyltryptamine.
Seekonk High School's main office was closed for about two hours and emergency personnel entered the campus after a packet containing a substance was found in a sealed envelope attached to a card. The substance was later determined to be the drug n-methyltryptamine, according to the Seekonk Police Department. The school operated normally after the substance was found at about 9:30 a.m., with exception to the main office, as local fire and police personnel investigated the area. School principal Marcia McGovern wrote in a message to parents and community members that nobody at the school was ever in danger. The main office reopened at 11:30 a.m. The substance was given to a Massachusetts District 1 Hazardous Materials Squad, which …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The committee is one member short following last month's resignation of David Quinn.
The Seekonk School Committee will meet tonight for the first time since member David Quinn resigned because of plans to move out of the town. A discussion about the vacancy is included on the agenda. The decision of who will replace Quinn will be made by a joint vote of the Board of Selectmen and the school committee. Mitch Vieira, school committee chair, said at last week's selectmen meeting that the decision should be made Dec. 12 or 19. He said he planned to post a notice on the school district's website requesting applications. Quinn's replacement would finish his term, which ends in April. That seat and the one occupied by Fran Creamer are up for renewal in next spring's town election. Tonight's meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Selectman Gary Sagar plans to make a presentation next week about the number of polling stations in Seekonk.
Did you have any problems voting in Seekonk on Election Day earlier this month? There were fears that the town's first election since reducing the number of polling stations to one could lead to long lines, parking problems and general chaos at Seekonk High School. Did one or more of those situations happen? Selectman Gary Sagar, who has said numerous times that the town should have at least two polling stations, told Seekonk Patch he plans to make a presentation on this issue at the Board of Selectmen meeting next week on Wednesday. Share your thoughts in the comments section below about how voting went on Election Day. Also, vote in our poll about how many polling stations is right for Seekonk.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
The ceremony takes place in the school gymnasium.
The venue had to be changed from the football field to the steaming gymnasium due to the threat of thunder storms, but the Seekonk High School graduation was still a happy and beautiful occasion Friday night. The ceremony included 167 graduates.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Representatives from 13 career fields meet with juniors at Seekonk High School.
Seekonk High School juniors last week on Tuesday got a chance to attend a career fair. Held in the high school cafeteria, students met with representatives from 13 career fields. Each student had an opportunity to meet with representatives from five of the 13 career tables and ask questions. Janet Fitzgerald, the school transition coordinator, organized the event. She said she thought the day was very successful and she was happy with the turnout. There were representatives in the cafeteria from a variety of careers, including communications and media, visual arts, law, hospitality, occupational therapy, health and medicine, science and many others. Ninety percent of the representatives were graduates of Seekonk High, which motivated the …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The high school artists emulate the work of marine life specialist Wyland.
Attendees at last week's 200th anniversary town celebration at Seekonk High School got to see eye-catching student artwork. The marine life art complemented the Wyland Teacher Discovery Traveling Exhibition. "Wyland is known as 'The Marine Michelangelo,' and his theme of conservation is prevalent in his work," Seekonk High art teacher Nancy Corrigan Wilbert wrote in an email to Attleboro-Seekonk Patch. Funding for the exhibition came from the Seekonk Arts Council and the Massachusetts Council for the Arts.
Monday, April 16, 2012
The Seekonk High School Symphonic Band performs a piece written for the town's bicentennial.
A three day-celebration of Seekonk's bicentennial at the public schools concluded on Wednesday with the Seekonk High School Symphonic Band's concert at the high school. The band performed various pieces, including "Coming Home," which was written by composer Andrew Boysen Jr. for the bicentennial.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Students will have the opportunity to see the paintings of a world-renowned marine life artists.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Seekonk High School students will get the unique opportunity to enjoy the paintings of Wyland, a world-renowned marine life artist, the week of April 9 to 13. The paintings will be on display as part of the Teacher’s Discovery Traveling Exhibit. Students and staff will enjoy four giant silk panels reproductions. The main panel entitled “The Reef” measures 12 x 5.5 feet. Also included in the exhibit are three free-standing panels measuring 4 x 6.5 feet, which give you the experience of being underwater to explore the earth’s oceans and reefs without even getting wet. The entire Seekonk community has the opportunity to view the moving exhibit, which brings to light the importance of conservation, concern for marine life and its impact on our…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The high school’s guidance department has a list of scholarships available for students, many of which have deadlines approaching.
High school seniors are in the thick of the financial aid process and looking for ways to help pay for college. The Seekonk High School guidance department has a list of national and regional scholarships available for Seekonk High students and many have applications this month or next, so students should be sending them in now.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
WGBH is inviting residents to show up and support its Seekonk High School quiz team.
WGBH is inviting Seekonk residents ages 7 and older to join the High School Quiz Show audience for the taping of Seekonk High School’s match against Brookline High School on Jan. 28 at 8:30 a.m. A registration form is available here. All audience members are expected to keep the results confidential until the shows airing on Feb. 12. Seekonk High School is represented by six senior students: Tom Andrikopoulos, Liana Ascolese, Mike Braunsdorf, Kyle Greene, Dan Mendes and David Orleck. Each game features four rounds: toss-up, where each correct answer earns 10 points, but teams aren't penalized for incorrect answers; head-to-head, pitting one player from each team against each other for 90 seconds, with each correct and incorrect answer …