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Class of 2013
Instructor: Mrs. Larson and Mrs. Smith   
Discussion Topics
Blog Entry Mrs. Beverly Nicholson Smith: SUMMER READING Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 11:11 AM Discuss
Slideshow Mrs. Beverly Nicholson Smith: 2013 Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 Discuss
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Videos and Podcasts
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ACCESS READ 180 COMPUTER SECTION ON YOUR IPAD, IPHONE, I-DEVICE

September 30, 2013

THE WAIT IS OVER......
download Read 180 Level C for FREE from this address:


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/read-180-ng-stage-c/id684921874?mt=8

from here you will be able to do additional Read 180 computer work from home, the beach, or wherever you want.  There should no longer be any low software useage reports in my "Saturday Wake Up Calls". 
If you are out sick, or miss a day of school, or have a fire drill, senior pictures, NWEAS - you name it...you can spend 15-20 minutes a night and do the computer section of your Daily Read 180 classroom rotation.

As you know, you are supposed to be reading at least 15 minutes a night in a book of your choice and your lexile level. Please be sure you do this.
Thanks and have a nice week. 
FACEBOOK PAGE
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT I MAINTAIN an up to date Class Of 2013 FB page.  Everyone in the class is invited to join.  Alll of your latest information regarding senior week etc. will be posted on this page. 
Page is open to comments and photos.
Thanks
Necap testing May 7 and May 8
SENIOR PROM
 http://providencebiltmore3-px.trvlclick.com/

This is where your Senior Prom will be held.
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END OF THE YEAR SENIOR EVENTS CLASS OF 2013
 Mark your calendars now....check with your bosses at work so you can be sure to have these nights off....if necessary..............

May 16, 2013 Senior Project Day

May 17, 2013 Optional Class trip to 6 Flags.  Park will close down for seniors in New England ONLY. ALL you can eat- all you can ride.  Coach busses leave WHS at 3:00 in the afternoon.  We will stay at the park until 1:00 AM and return back to Westerly about 3:00 am on Saturday morning. Per 6 Flags- no smoking on grounds, no drugs, no alcohol - as in any other establishment.  If you choose not to follow these rules, your parents will be called and asked to come remove you and bring you home. There will be NO REFUND. Total cost is $75.00 which includes coach busses and all you can eat as well as open rides all night long.  Only seniors in New England are invited.  Park will close down for SENIORS ONLY at 6 pm.

May 23, 2013 Honor Societies  Induction Ward Gym 6:30 PM

June 3, 2013 SENIOR PICNIC HOLIDAY HILLS Cheshire, CT.  Report to Ward Auditorium at 6:30 AM.  Bring bathing suit and towel. Coach busses leave WHS at 7:00 am and will return at 6:00 pm.  Please bring a light colored or white tshirt with you.  There is a "station" where you can learn to tye dye a t-shirt.  Fun, ALL YOU CAN EAT ALL DAY LONG, baseball games, giant swing, henna tattoos, dancing, hypnotist, pools, you name it!   COST- $40.00 pp.  Your class is paying for the coach busses for you for free.

June 8, 2013 SENIOR PROM  GRAND BALLROOM  PROVIDENCE BILTMORE HOTEL  6-11:00pm   FREE TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE CLASS OF 2013.  If you are bringing an underclassman, or someone from another school, you must pay $55.00 for their ticket.  Hopefully there will be a Waterfire that night.  Theme is Jay Gatsby's Gala, "Forever Young".  Doors open at 6:00 pm and close at 6:30. PROM WILL END AT 11:00 pm.  Photos available for sale from Lifetouch.  You will get the brochure from Lifetouch when you get your prom ticket.

June 11, 2013 BACCALAUREATE  WARD GYM MANDATORY REPORT @ 6:30 PM.  This is when all of the Westerly scholarships are given, please plan to attend and dress appropriately. EVENT BEGINS AT 7:00 pm.

June 13, 2013 SENIOR BANQUET - MYSTIC MARRIOTT HOTEL AND SPA, Groton, CT.  FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE CLASS OF 2013. 
Teachers etc. can purchase meal tickets for $32.00 pp.

June 14, 2013  GRADUATION DAY
       Senior Class Breakfast 7:00 in Cafeteria PROVIDED FOR YOU by Westerly High School.
        Graduation at night on the WHS FOOTBALL FIELD....Be at WHS fully dressed in your cap and gown for 5:00 PM. Ceremony begins at 6:00 PM.  Please look for the banners in the quad that the Class of 2013 has given to the school as their departing graduation gift. 
        
ALL NIGHT GRAD PARTY- FREE FOR ALL GRADUATES- secret location...sponsored by your parents  Please have signed form returned to the office asap.  These forms were given to you today, April 9, 2013 during our assembly! Please return signed forms to the Main Office.


Wrong Date
 The date of 3/2/13 is wrong. It should be 3/5/13. Tuesday 
ADDITIONAL INFO FOR MR WHS AND REHERSAL INFO
2/25  I just met with the class officers.  
Here are some dates you might want to know:
3/2/13 Meeting 2:00 for all contestants, escorts, dance girls- everyone involved in Mr. WHS

3/7 7:00 Hypnotist show - fund raiser for the class of 2013 Tickets are $10.00 at school, $12.00 at the door.  This is a brand new show 4.0.  Watch the jumbotron in the gym foyer from the show 2 years ago. 

Mr WHS Rehersals
3/11 and 3/12 (2-5) Rehersal for all contestants to learn opening number and basic format of the show.
3/14-3/19- (2-5)  2-3  guys will be assigned to one of these afternoons to go over his talent and make sure its not over 3 minutes.  
3/20 2-5 Light Dress Rehersal for all. Go over bathing suits, walk outs etc.  
3/21- FULL DRESS REHERSAL 2-5
 3/22 2-5 FULL DRESS REHERSAL 
              EAT DINNER AT SCHOOL- each brings own
              SHOW 7-10
The tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 18th. through at the door on the night of the event.  Tickets are $10.00 in school and $12.00 at the door.
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MR WHS
SAVE THE DATE- Mr. WHS returns to WHS on Friday nite, March 22, 2013.  We have 17 contestants this year...thanks to everyone who has offered to compete.  Talent time will be limited to 3 minutes.  Theme is WHO LET THE DAWGS OUT?
Contestants will be open the show with a dance rendition to Who Let the Dawgs Out....surely something you do not want to miss! Categories for competition include individual talent- and there are some pretty innovative ones you dont want to miss.  Bathing suits is another category that is always a favorite.  Usually the guys show up in some pretty awesome outfits!  Formal wear will be judged as well as a question and answer session. 
DEFINITELY SOMETHING YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!  You will hurt from laughing at these senior boys.  In the end, one will be crowned MR. WHS.  Tickets are $10. in school/ $12 at the door.  Dont be locked out!

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HYPNOTIST
Save the date!  Hypnotist Dan Candell will return to WHS on Thursday night, March 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the WARD Auditorium.   This will be one of the last fundraisers for the CLASS OF 2013.  Tickets will be for sale after the Winter break and are $10.each.  At the door, tickets are $12.00 each.  Dan has a brand new show this year, we think you will be impressed.
Anyone who wants to be hypnotized must have a parental permission form filled out.  Dan will choose contestants from these signed slips.
For additional information please go to www.dancandell.com.  There is a Youtube video on this page as well.

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STROLL
 
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Thanks!
 Special thanks to all the Class Officers who gave so unselfishly of themselves with the pashmina sale again this year. The class couldnt have done it without you. Austin, Ben, Amber, Tor, Kayla, Eddie, Mitchell, Ollie- we had parent pashmina representatives in every school in the district!!!  Thanks for all you do! Thanks too for your help at the bazaars and the stroll.  Its kinda sad to see this coming to an end.  We've had a great four years with this one product. Thanks!
Also, Mrs. Bowen, Morgans mom was able to sell a lot of pashminas at their store. 
Thanks to everyone who helped, once again, this year. The final count is not in yet, but things are looking really well.  We still have some items left over if anyone wants a pashmina, an infinity, an animal hat, texting gloves, or scarf for $5.00.  Where can you beat that deal?
School Committee Representative
 As many of you know, senior Oliver Thompson serves as the student liason to the Westerly School Committee. He accompanies Mr. Ruscito to all of the meetings and is frequently called upon by the school committee to give input from the student body here at WHS (grades 9-12).  Accepting this student  responsibility is quite an honor.  Congratulations to Ollie!
Pashmina Fundraiser
 Special Congratulations to senior Ryan Foley who, with the help of his mom, has sold thousands of dollars worth of pashminas this year. Great Job, Ryan!
We will be giving the pashmina fund raiser to the class of 2014 and each succeeding senior class for a senior fund raiser.  Good luck to all who follow- its been a great four years and you have made a lot of money without selling cookie dough and wrapping paper!  
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DAN CANDELL HYPNOTIST FEB 1, 2013
The senior class will host Dan Candell's return to WHS for his hypnotist show on February 1, 2013. This will be our next to the last fund raiser.  Please see his link below for info:

http://www.dancandell.com/

Additional information will be forthcoming.  

Our final fund raiser will be to host the MR. W.H.S. show.  More info soon.  
Senior Halloween Party
October 27 in WHS cafeteria. Come dressed in a costume. Games, fun, prizes! Bring a pre-carved pumpkin to enter into the Best Carved Pimpkin contest. No candles- we will use battery powered votives.
Prizes galore! Candy!
For SENIORS ONLY!!!
Senior Class Halloween Party
 
BBQ video needed
We are looking for the video that someone took on their phone of Andrew saving the life of the seagull at our BBQ. If you have it, or know who has it, please see Mrs Smith. I would like to post this on YouTube.
Thanks.
9/11 MEMORIAL COBBLESTONE from Class of 2013
The Class of 2013 has recently sponsored a memorial cobblestone on the 9/11 plaza at Ground Zero.  Forthcoming is a list of donors which will indicate where our cobblestone is.
 
The cobblestone is the size of a brick and is  in honor of the Class of 2013.  It says:
WESTERLY HIGH SCHOOL- CLASS OF 2013
"We will never forget."

Please look for your stone should you visit Ground Zero.

https://www.911memorial.org/
Class meeting this week. Wednesday Freshman 9:15 to 9:45 and Sophmores 9:45 -10:15, Thursday Juniors 9:45 and Seniors 10:15
 
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9/11 PLEASE REMEMBER
Please find some time to remember all those who lost their lives in the tragedy of 9/11. 
A former 6th grade student of mine when I taught in Warwick, Renee Tetreault Newell, was among those who gave their lives.
http://www.legacy.com/Sept11/Story.aspx?PersonID=91854
CLASS TEXTS TO REMIND YOU
 If you would like a text sent to your phone to remind you of a senior event, please do the following:

Your Class of 2013 class should follow these steps to receive your messages:


(484) 772-2746@76db

1. Send a text message to

2. With the message

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SENIOR BBQ w/ free SENIOR T SHIRTS
Your Senior year is off to a great start.  Soon after the Welcome Back Dance, we will host the traditional SENIOR BBQ on Sunday afternoon September 30th from 1-4 at the Town Beach.  Every senior will receive their traditional SENIOR t-shirt at the BBQ.  Special thanks to Clare Adams' dad for giving us a great price on these and therefore they will be FREE to each of you.  We have enough money in our account to do this.
THe BBQ is traditionally hamburgers, hotdogs, etc.  This year, your officers have decided to invite your parents as well. (Parents are also a major part of your graduation year and many havent seen each other since you were in elementary school.  This has never been done before and once again, YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE!)  Parents are asked to bring some type of dish- or chips, dessert etc.  The class will pay for hamburgers, hot dogs, water, paper goods, and condiments. 
There will be a parent/student TUG OF WAR as well as a life sized GENGA game as well as other games and music.  Its a special way to thank all of your parents who have been so willing to help throughout these past years and also as a pre-thank you to them as they organize your ALL NIGHT GRAD party.  No sibilings (sorry)- just you and a parent(s) etc. Next year, when you are in college, I know you will reflect upon this special end of the summer event and have some very fond memories.   
Please email me or Mrs. Larson with any questions.
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BACK TO SCHOOL DANCE
Well, can  you believe it?  This year marks your very final year of public schooling.  It seems as though only yesterday I was reading a book about a lighthouse and a little girl w/ a lantern with several of you as 6th graders.  YIKES does time fly!

Mr. Ruscito has approved the senior sponsored BACK TO SCHOOL DANCE for Saturday night, Septmeber 22,, 2012.  All of the class officers from every grade (except 9) have been meeting with Mr. Ruscito to develop a "Dance Policy".  There will be additional information to follow.
Tickets will be $10.
Please listen to the announcements for further directions. We need NO LESS than 15 WHS teacher chaperones.  Please encourage your teachers to help.  This dance will serve as a "trial dance" for others to follow.
Remember, you are the SENIOR CLASS...EVERYONE LOOKS UP TO YOU!   YOU SET THE TONE!

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HERE'S TO THE CLASS OF 2013!
Where has the time gone? It seems only yesterday we were all at the closing ceremonies at Westerly Middle School.  Mrs. Larson and I would be joining you as we left the middle school and ventured to uncharted territory at Westerly High School. This morning, as I write this, its hard to realize that you are all members of the Senior Class at WHS.  Yikes!

We are proud to announce the class officers you chose for your senior year:
President- Austin Menta
Vice President- Ben Nigrelli
Secretary- Amber Lacey
Treasurer- Torie Dean
Student Council Rep- Kayla Patten
Social Chair- Mitch Blier
Community Rep- Eddie Gencarelli

ADVISORY BOARD- still looking for members to help with all the fundraisers and decisions that must be made for the Class of 2013.  Class meetings are held on the first Monday of every month immediately after school.
This year, Amber Lacey will be sending everyone the minutes of every meeting.  Please look for these in your student emails.

Plans are now being made for all of your senior activities. 
So far, we have booked:
Holiday Hills for your Senior Picnic. This is in Cheshire, CT and from what Mrs. Larson and I experienced with the Class of 2012, you will love it here!  Its been a WHS tradition to venture to Holiday Hills for the senior picnic. I believe this date is Monday, June 11, 2013.

GRADUATION- FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 15, 2013

We are in the process of booking: 

The Mystic Mariott for your Senior Banquet.  This will be the night before graduation and is for members of the senior class and administration/faculty only.  Its our last chance to wish you well and send you on your way.  Traditionally, the Mystic Mariott has been the venue of choice for the WHS Senior Banquet as well. They have agreed to incorporate the CT tax into the final price and to compete with a RI facility. This date will be on the night before Graduation, Thursday, June 14, 2013.


The Senior Prom- currently looking at the Biltmore in Pvd as well as The Marble House and possibly other mansions in Newport. Trying to book Friday nite, June 8th.  More to follow.

Please be sure to check the school calendar for dates as places/events are secured and booked. 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me (bsmith@westerly.k12.ri.us) or Mrs.Larson (jlarson3@westerly.k12.ri.us) at any time this summer.  We DO CHECK our email on a regular basis.

Have a wonderful and safe summer and we will see you in late August!
"School's Out for Summer"!

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NECAP RESULTS FOR C/O 2013
 It was my pleasure to join Mr Lemontowicz, Mrs. Sammataro, and Mrs. Storey at the RI Department of Education as our State Comnmissioner praised Westerly High School's READING necap scores.  This year, 92.4% of you scored proficiency in Reading, as compared to 82.8% of you in grade 8.  Kudos for all your hard work, and for all the hard work and hours ALL of your teachers at WHS put in for you. 
JR PROM IS HERE!!!
http://newport.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?src=agn_smg_hr_ppc_google_ss_propertyspecific_rinew_hyattgoatisland&k_clickid=004e17f9-0839-94c9-0a28-00003a81ea9e

MAY 11, 2012  6:30 REGISTRATION
                       7:00 PROM BEGINS
FREE LIMO RIDE
 Buy a ticket (or more) in the school cafeteria by Wednesday, March 21st to win a free limo ride to and from the Jr. Prom.  Tickets are only $1.00 each.  Limo is from Rock Star Limo in Cranston.  You and 9 of your chosen friends could be the lucky winners! 

http://www.rockstarlimo.net/?Obj=Prom&Clear=Yes
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JUNIOR Fundraiser
Class of 2013 - Sophomore
Class Advisors
Beverly Smith & Jean Larson
President - Austin Menta
Vice President - Oliver Thompson
Secretary - Amber Lacey
Treasurer - Victoria Dean
Social Chairperson - Emily Dobson
Student Council Rep. - Kayla Patten
Community Rep. - Eddie Gencarelli
Junior  Fundraiser:  Pashmina scarves, infinity scarves, and knitted animal hats!
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!!! 
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