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Announcement Archive

 
District Announcements
Dates to Remember
May 20, 2010
Click here to download a “Dates to Remember” document which highlights upcoming events in the Spotswood School District.
Freshmen Open House
January 22, 2014
The Freshmen Open House for prospective students is Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.  Please see the attached document for more information.
Spotswood Public Schools 2014/15 School Year Calendar
January 8, 2014
At its meeting of January 7, 2014, the Spotswood Board of Education approved the 2014/2015 school year calendar.  Click here to view/download the calendar.
Spotswood Troupers Present a Night of "School Shorts"
September 10, 2013
The Spotswood Troupers are proud to debut our annual Fall Play!  "Lockers" and "How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying" are two satirical, comedic short plays that explore what life is like for a teenager today.

Performance dates: October 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Cafetorium.
Back to School Housekeeping 2013
September 4, 2013
Dear Parents/Guardians,

The start of the new school year is here and I would like to take a moment to bring to your attention the following:
  1. If you have not already done so, please verify your profile information in the Honeywell Instant Alert system for accuracy.  If your phone number or email account has changed, please take a moment to update this vital information. 

    If you are new to the district, please click on Honeywell Instant Alert, and follow the directions to set up your profile.

     
  2. All school handbooks are located on the district website for your reference as well as district policies.

Thank you.

Scott R. Rocco
Superintendent of Schools
Board Meeting Cancelled
May 14, 2013
Please be advised that the Board meeting scheduled for May 21, 2013 has been cancelled.
Board Meeting Rescheduled
April 24, 2013
Please be advised that the Board meeting on May 7 has been rescheduled to May 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the SHS Media Center.
2013-14 School Year Calendar
January 19, 2012
At its meeting of February 12, 2013, the Spotswood Board of Education approved the district calendar for the 2013/14 school year.
Eighth Grade Orientation
January 14, 2013
The faculty and staff of Spotswood High School cordially invite you to attend our annual Open House for the parents/guardians of prospective students. Our program will begin at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, and will last approximately one hour.

The students from Joyce Kilmer School, Memorial School and other schools will have their initial Freshmen Orientation session from 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm on Thursday, January 31, 2013. The Spotswood School Counseling Services will be visiting the schools to schedule the students for their upcoming school year of 2013-14. Individual appointments will be scheduled with students from parochial schools.

For more information, please click here.
Rainbow 5K
November 30, 2012
Spotswood DECA will sponsor Rainbow 5K on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the high school.  Registration fee is $10 and all proceeds will benefit Embrace Kids which is an organization that works with children with cancer and their families.  DECA will be sponsoring a family from this organization to help make their holidays just a little bit better.  Please come out and walk or run the cross country course with us!
Resources for Discussing the Tragedy in Connecticut With Your Children
December 17, 2012
Parents and caregivers,

In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, we are providing you with access to resources. The resources have tips to use when speaking to your child about the event as well as information about behaviors to be mindful of over the next few days, weeks, and even months.

Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Coping with Crisis, Helping Children with Special Needs

Responsible Media Coverage of Crisis Events Impacting Children and Youth

Helping Children Cope with Crisis: Care for Caregivers

Talking Points: Helping Children Following School Violence

Understanding Childhood Grief and How to Help: A Guide For Parents

If you need additional assistance or information, please contact your child’s building administrator.
School Supplies for Hurricane Sandy Victims
November 12, 2012
The Spotswood School District teachers have created an "Adopt-A-School" Program to help those schools greatly affected by the hurricane! We will be accepting donations for our adopted school, Union Beach Memorial K-8 School which has suffered major flooding.

Please see the attached flier for suggested donations and further information.
Blood Drive
October 29, 2012
Spotswood High School DECA's annual blood drive originally scheduled for Friday, November 16 has been postponed.  An updated announcement will be posted as soon as a new date is scheduled.
Zumba Night
October 4, 2012
There will be a Zumba Night at the Spotswood High School Cafetorium on Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  This night is sponsored by Spotswood DECA and all proceeds will benefit Community FoodBank of New Jersey.  Admission is $10.
Spotswood PTA to Hold Stomp-a-Thon
October 17, 2012
October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.  To help support the anti-bullying initiative being launched in Spotswood, the Spotswood PTA is holding a Stomp-a-Thon the week of October 22nd.  For more details, please view the attached document.
School Superintendent Releases Parent Message
August 17, 2013
Click here to read Mr. Rocco's message to parents/guardians regarding the start of the new school year.
Attention Residents: Notification of Use of Pesticides
May 24, 2012
As per School IPM, notification is being given regarding pesticide treatment at Spotswood High School on September 8, 2012.  Please see the attached document for additional information.

For more details, please contact Mike Palumbo at (732) 723-2237.
Special Board Meeting
June 26, 2012
The Spotswood Board of Education will hold a Special Board meeting on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the Memorial Middle School Media Center for the purpose of approving personnel.
Spotswood Public Schools Summer Reading List
June 10, 2013
Click here for the summer reading list for all Spotswood students entering grades 5 through 12.  Study guide/journaling questions for Grades 5 through 8 can be accessed by clicking here.  Please use these questions to guide your reading.

All students are expected to complete their summer reading and to be prepared for a focused writing assignment in September 2013.  Please contact Mrs. Maureen McVeigh-Berzok, District Supervisor of Language Arts, with any questions.
Highly Qualified Teacher Information
September 7, 2012
The No Child Left Behind Act requires that all schools receiving federal funds must inform parents of their right to ask schools about the qualifications of their child's teachers.  Our school receives federal funding and we are happy to share this information with you.
SHS to Host College/Career Fair
April 18, 2012
Spotswood High School will be hosting a College/Career Fair on April 24, 2012, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Admission is free and open to all high school students and their parents.

The College/Career Fair is an opportunity to speak with representatives from public and private colleges and universities, trade schools, as well as the military.

Please call (732) 723-2265 with any questions, or click here for more information.
SHS Presents “Art with Heart” Art Show to Benefit the Spotswood Food Pantry
May 2, 2012
The Spotswood High School Art Department will present the annual SHS Art Show, taking place at SHS on Thursday, May 10th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, and featuring student designs created from tin cans/containers.

The High School Art Department is proud to bring “Art with Heart” to SHS for the theme of this year’s SHS Art Show. Designs include sculptures, assemblages and paintings.  At the heart of this event is the Food Pantry of Spotswood.  Guests of the show will vote for their favorite design by filling the cans with cash.  The artist whose container has the most cash will win. All proceeds collected will benefit the CUP Food Pantry.

“I truly believe that given the chance, people want to help”, says Barbara Plachinski, of the high school Art Department.  Together with Art teacher Alyson Collins and Joe Schwartz of the Graphics Department they have designed a truly creative opportunity to do just that.

The art show is open to the public with no admission. But bring a pocket full of votes/bills if your HEART is so inclined.
Support Spotswood’s World Languages Program
April 30, 2012
Earlier this month, students from German levels 1 through 4 worked together to create a video that was entered in the Goethe Institute's annual Step into German Video Contest. This year's theme was "My German Program".  We are proud to announce that our students have been selected by the Goethe Institute Jury in Berlin, Germany as one of the top ten finalists in the competition.  Prizes for the winning videos include items ranging from DVDs to iPads, with the top prize being a 3-week all-expense-paid trip to Germany which includes tuition for German immersion classes at the Goethe Institute in Berlin.
 
Voting starts at 12:01 am on April 30 and ends at 11:59 pm on May 10th. The school with the greatest number of votes will be named the winner.
 
The contest will accept one vote per person, per day and any votes placed before April 30 will not be counted.
 
Please click on the following link to watch our video and vote for our students.
 
http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/sig/mgp/enindex.htm
SHS Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel
February 29, 2012
Spotswood High School Drama will present Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel on March 15, 16, and 17 at 7:00 p.m. and March 18 at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students.  For tickets and additional information, please contact Chris Slavicek or call (732) 723-2204.
Important Message from the Superintendent of Schools
March 21, 2012
At the March 20th Board of Education Meeting, the Spotswood Board of Education approved modifying the 2011/2012 school year calendar giving back unused snow days.  Schools will be closed on:

Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Click here for a revised version of the 2011/12 calendar.
Appleby Drama Club Flapjack Fundraiser
January 12, 2012
The Appleby School Drama Club will be holding a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  Click here for more details.
Give Blood, Give Life
November 15, 2011
DECA will sponsor its annual blood drive on Friday, November 18 from 7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the high school media center.  Must be at least 17 years old to donate (16 with parental consent).
Spotswood's Teacher of the Year Recipients Announced
January 20, 2011
This year's School Teacher of the Year Recipients for the Spotswood School District are as follows:

Spotswood High School
Barbara Furman

Memorial Middle School
Jacquelyn Martinez

Appleby School
Jennifer Nemer*

Schoenly School
Elizabeth Cantora

*District Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to these exemplary members of our teaching staff on a job very well done!
Project Graduation Tricky Tray
November 30, 2011
Limited tickets go on sale Friday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Cafeteria for Project Graduation's annual tricky tray which is being held on Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Spotswood High School Cafeteria.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and calling starts at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $8 per person.

For more information, click here to download the flyer.
New Superintendent Releases Introduction Letter
January 2, 2013
Please click here for an introduction to our new Superintendent of Schools, Scott Rocco.
Hurricane Sandy Make Up Days
November 14, 2012
Dear Parents and Guardians,

As a result of Hurricane Sandy, the Spotswood School District is required to reschedule four school days prior to the end of the school year.  The Spotswood Board of Education has designated the following as the make up dates for time lost due to the storm:

Monday, January 21
Friday, February 15 - This will be a half-day for students; teachers will use the rest of the day for in-service professional development.
Thursday, April 4
Friday, April 5

Click here for an updated 2012/13 district calendar.

The Board's decision is based on the need for instructional time prior to June to meet curriculum requirements and for state testing and Advanced Placement exam preparation.  Should we need additional days as a result of inclement weather, our plan going forward is to take additional days from spring break (starting with Wednesday, April 3 and moving backward) and then, if necessary, add on to the end of the year.  We will keep you updated should this occur.

We understand that families may have already made vacation plans for some of these days, so we are communicating this information as soon as possible.  Should you be unable to change your plans, please notify your child's teacher(s) as we get closer to these dates so you can arrange for them to make up the work on the days they will miss. 

Thank you for your anticipated understanding and cooperation.

Sincerely,
The Spotswood Board of Education
Spotswood School Budget FAQs
April 25, 2011
Click here for a list of frequently asked questions and answers regarding the Spotswood School District's proposed budget for the 2011/12 school year.
Dine to Donate - Support SHS Drama!
March 14, 2011
Dine at the Seville Diner on Rt. 18 in East Brunswick for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack on Thursday, March 17 thru Sunday, March 20 and present the attached coupon upon paying for your check.  10% of all checks will be donated to SHS Drama Club!
HSPA Announcement
February 23, 2011
Attention All Students:

On March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Juniors will take the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).  School will begin at the regular time for all students and testing will begin at 8:00 A.M.  Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will follow their regular schedules.

It is imperative that Juniors arrive on time.  Their testing room assignments will be posted on the windows in the main office. They should leave all books, backpacks, and electronics in their lockers.
Petosa Signs with Felician
Petosa Signs with Felician
March 14, 2011
Spotswood High School Senior Girls Soccer player Samantha Petosa has signed her letter of intent in order to attend Felician College.

On Thursday, March 10, Samantha Petosa officially committed to attend and play Womens Soccer for Felician College in northern New Jersey.  Those attending the official signing were her parents Michelle and Robert, brother Derek, Spotswood Superintendent of Schools Dr. Walter Uszenski, Spotswood High School Principal Tom Calder and Spotswood High School Girls Head Soccer Coach Mike Reid.
Revised 2011/2012 School Year Calendar
January 6, 2011
At the May 17th meeting, the Spotswood Board of Education approved the revised 2011/2012 school year calendar.  Changes to note:  this calendar includes 3 snow days built into the present calendar.

Please click here to download a copy of the revised calendar.
Snow Day Make-Ups
February 4, 2011
Dear Parents,

Due to the difficult winter we have been experiencing, as of this date, the Spotswood school district has three snow days to make up before the end of the year.  The Board of Education has decided to reschedule these days as follows:

1.  Friday, February 18 (a scheduled staff in-service day)
2.  Monday, February 21 (President's Day)
3.  Monday, April  25 (Easter Monday)

We have chosen these days due to a concern over lost instruction time for our students.  Part of our curriculum involves preparation for the HSPA (High School Proficiency Assessment) in February and NJASK (New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge) in May.  If we were to schedule the make up days in June, we would lose valuable preparation time for these tests and put our students at a disadvantage.  We are also concerned that with February and March still in front of us, we must prepare for the possibility of more make-up days ahead.  Should this occur, please be advised that we will consider using additional days during spring break and/or adding days in June.  

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Sincerely,
Donna Faulkenberry, President
on behalf of the Spotswood Board of Education
SHS Drama Presents Friday Night Delight
January 7, 2011
Click here for details on Spotswood High School Drama's latest fundraiser: Friday Night Delight.  On Friday, February 11, we'll keep your children busy while you celebrate an early Valentine's Day from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Monthly Security and Fire Drills
October 13, 2011
Parents/Guardians,

In order to establish a school environment that promotes a safe learning atmosphere all district schools will participate in monthly security and fire drills throughout the school year.

Yours in Education,

Michael A. Mastroserio
SHS Recognized As Top-Performing High School
August 26, 2011
Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Spotswood Public Schools are proud to celebrate the achievement of Spotswood High School for being named #3 statewide in our District Factor Group which represents 83 school districts. In an Inside Jersey article appearing in the Star-Ledger, Spotswood High School was recognized as one of “New Jersey’s Top-Performing High Schools” based on our students’ scores on the Grade 11 High School Proficiency Assessment.  SHS students performed at high levels in mathematics, reading, and writing after having completed effective programs of test preparation imbedded within strong curricula.  We are very proud of our faculty, support staff and students accomplishments!

Respectfully,

Dr. Walter A. Uszenski
Superintendent of Spotswood
Notice of Pesticide Application
March 24, 2010
On March 29, 2010 pesticide will be applied at the following schools:
Please click the school name above for more details and the notice of pesticide application.
Use of Pesticide Notification
March 17, 2010
Please click here for notification of the use of pesticides at the Spotswood High School baseball field.
Spotswood High School Freshman Has First Book Published
March 15, 2010
Danielle Ternyila, a 15 year-old freshman at Spotswood High School has become a published author.  Danielle's first book, Dependent on Rose has been published by KidPub Press under the pseudonym Danielle Paige.  Click here to read the full press release.
Six Seniors Named Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars
January 6, 2010
Thomas Calder, Principal of Spotswood High School, is proud to announce that six senior students have been named Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars for their high academic achievement.  Students throughout the state of New Jersey are selected on the following criteria:
  • Class rank of one, two, or three in the graduating class and rank within the top 10 percent of the graduating class at the end of the junior year; or
     
  • Class rank within the top 10 percent of the graduating class at the end of the junior year with combined critical reading and math SAT scores of 1260 or higher at the end of the junior year.  (New Jersey students attending out-of-state secondary schools must rank in the top 10% of their class and have combined critical reading and math SAT scores of at least 1260.)
The Distinguished Scholar award of up to $1,000 is available annually without regard to financial need.

The 2010 Bloustein Scholars are: Youstina Asaad, Benjamin Davis, Kenneth Goff, Wing Chun Ko, James Pareti, and Thomas Pareti.

Congratulations to these students for their achievement on behalf of the Spotswood Board of Education.  Keep up the great work!
H1N1 (Swine Flu) Update for Spotswood Public Schools
June 15, 2009
Please click here for the most recent update from Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Krewer, regarding H1N1 (Swine Flu) and Spotswood Public Schools.

Click here to view the 6/15/09 update.
Freshman Orientation Part Two - Exploring Extracurriculars
May 20, 2009
On June 15, 2009 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., all incoming Freshman are invited to join us for a night to explore your extracurricular options (both athletic and academic) at Spotswood High School.  Please click here for more details on this event.
Horowitz Appointed Spotswood High School Assistant Principal
May 20, 2009
The Spotswood Board of Education at its meeting of May 19, 2009 appointed Scott Horowitz as Assistant High School Principal effective July 1, 2009.  Mr. Horowitz replaces current Assistant Principal Dan Silvia who was recently named Director of Special Services for the Spotswood School District.

Please see the press release for additional details.
Change in 2008-2009 School Calendar
April 8, 2009
The Spotswood Board of Education, at its meeting on April 7, 2009, approved changing the last day of school from June 23 to June 24.  This was necessitated by having to take an additional snow day this past winter.  The high school graduation remains on June 23 with the middle school promotion ceremony on June 22 and the Appleby promotion ceremony on June 24.  Building principals in their end-of-year parent letter will detail dates and times of other events and programs within each school.
A Back to School Message from Dr. Uszenski
August 16, 2011
Dear Parents/Guardians,

I hope you have had an enjoyable summer and are ready to send your children back to us well rested and ready for a new school year.  September is a time for new beginnings.  Unlike people in business and industry, educators have the luxury of a new start each Fall and for me there is something special about the opening of a new school year.

To read the full text of the message, please click here.
SHS Announces Details of Late Entry/Early Release Program
March 16, 2009
Spotswood High School has released the details of its Late Entry/Early Release Program for the 2009/2010 school year. This program is available to members of the senior class that meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the program documentation.
SHS Recognized As One of Ten "Most Improved" High Schools
August 25, 2008
In the latest issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine, Spotswood High School has been recognized as one of the ten "most improved" high schools in New Jersey.  SHS improved from #183 in 2006 to #127 in 2008.  SHS was also in the top 10% (5th of 50 schools) in its District Factor Group (DFG).  To find out more, visit njmonthly.com.
School Announcements
Midterm Examinations
January 20, 2014
Due to the recent inclement weather, midterm examinations will now be administered January 28, 29, 30, and 31, 2014.  Dismissal on exam days is 12 noon.  Please refer to the attached parents/guardians letter for more detailed information.
Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 10, 2013
Please see the attached letter for details regarding the SHS Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 16 & 17, 2013 from 6-8 pm.
Senior Night
September 30, 2013
Senior Night will take place on October 16 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the SHS main hallway.  Seniors will have the opportunity to order their cap and gown, order memorabilia, and choose how their name appears on their diploma.
Project Graduation Class of 2014 Meeting
September 19, 2013
A committee is being formed for Project Graduation for the Class of 2014.  The first meeting will take place on Monday, September 23 at 5:45 p.m. in the Spotswood High School Media Center.
Important Announcement Regarding the Senior Class Trip
June 6, 2013
Due to impending inclement weather, the Senior Class Trip to Dorney Park has been POSTPONED from Friday, June 7 to Tuesday, June 11.  The Senior Cruise will go on as scheduled for tonight June 6, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.  All seniors are expected to attend school on Friday, June 7 and arrive on time.  If any senior cannot attend the Dorney Trip because of a conflict, they are to see Mrs. Pewitt or Mrs. Fredricks before or after school on Friday, June 7.
Yearbook Distribution
June 3, 2013
Yearbooks will be distributed during all lunches on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 15, 2012
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held Monday and Tuesday, November 19-20, 2012 from 6 - 8:00 p.m.  For more details, including a listing of teacher locations during the conferences, please click here.

Also, if you do not have an account with Genesis, our student information system, the attached document provides instructions for creating an account.
SHS Senior Night
September 30, 2012
SHS Senior Night will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  For more details, please click here.
Sophomore/Junior Ring Night
September 27, 2012
The following information regarding school ring purchases is now available for download:
SHS Varsity Cheer Ranked Number One
September 6, 2012
The Home News Tribune’s special Fall Sports Preview has ranked the Spotswood High School Varsity Cheer Team #1 above all GMC cheerleading programs.
 
In order to ensure they remain in the number one spot this season, the cheer team needs your online votes!  Please visit www.mycentraljersey.com/footballpolls to keep them above the rest! Voting will continue through September 30th.
Freshmen Orientation and Freshmen Welcome Back Letter
August 24, 2012
The Freshmen Orientation and Freshmen Welcome Back Letters supply information to parents and students for the 2012-2013 School Year.
Welcome Back Letter for Grades 10, 11 & 12
August 24, 2012
The Welcome Back Letter supplies important information to parents and students for the 2012-2013 School Year.
Changes to the School Lunch Program
August 24, 2012
The attached newsletter details the changes to our school lunch program as a result of the USDA's new regulations.
Fall JV Cheerleading Tryouts
July 27, 2012
Spotswood High School Fall Junior Varsity Cheerleading tryouts will take place on August 15, 16, and 17 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  Physicals must be on file by August 10, 2012.

For more information, please contact Barbara Furman.
Naviance Training for Junior Class Parents
May 30, 2012
The SHS School Counseling Services Department is pleased to announce the arrival of Naviance, a web-based resource that encourages and supports post high school career and college planning.

There will be a Naviance training session for all Junior Class parents on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the SHS Media Center.  All Junior Parents are encouraged to attend as it will be mandatory for students to use Naviance for all their college applications.
Project Graduation 2013 Parent Meeting
May 22, 2012
There will be a Project Graduation 2013 planning meeting on June 11, 2012 beginning at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the SHS health classroom which is beside the cafetorium.  At the meeting we will discuss senior year activities as well as plans for fundraisers to support these activities.  We will also coordinate our obligation to assist the 2012 Project Graduation parents on the night of graduation.  All parents of 2013 graduates are encouraged to attend and be a part of making your son or daughter's senior year spectacular!
SHS Presents Our 3rd Annual Multi-Cultural Evening
April 18, 2012
The 3rd annual Multi-Cultural Evening will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in the SHS Cafetorium.  Festivities will include food, song, and dance.  For more information, and to download the required form, please click here.
High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)
February 20, 2012
On March 6, 7, and 8, Juniors will take the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).  School will begin at the regular time for all students and testing will begin at 7:40 a.m.  Students in grades 9, 10, and 12 will follow their regular schedules.

It is imperative that Juniors arrive on time.  Their testing room assignments will be posted on the windows in the main office. They should leave all books, backpacks, and electronics in their lockers.
Attention Seniors!
January 26, 2012
GRADUATION NEWS -- check the Class of 2012 page for all the latest information!
Midterm Examination Information
January 14, 2013
Spotswood High School will be administering Midterm Examinations from Thursday, January 31, 2013 to Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  For more details, please click here.
Back to School Night
September 21, 2011
This year's Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafetorium.  Please click here for further details.
Updated Bus Pickup Times for Milltown Students
July 20, 2011
The pickup times for the bus routes from Milltown to Spotswood High School have been adjusted to accomodate the new bell schedule at the school.  Click here for the updated pickup times.
Important Information for All Graduating Seniors
June 13, 2011
All graduating seniors must arrive in the gymnasium on Thursday, June 16, 2011 no later than 7:55 a.m.  The class picture will be taken at that time followed by the senior breakfast.  The seniors will conclude by practicing for graduation and will be released at approximately 12 noon.  The seniors are to return to the gymnasium no later than 5:30 p.m. to prepare for graduation which begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. at the football field.
SHS to Conduct Mock DUI Accident
May 20, 2011
On May 25 and 26, the Spotswood Police, in conjunction with the Spotswood Board of Education, Spotswood Fire Department, the Spotswood First Aid Squad, S.A.D.D. / M.A.D.D. and the Spotswood Drug Alliance will be conducting a “Mock fatal D.U.I accident.” The accident will be presented in the parking lot of the high school during school as an assembly program for the juniors and seniors.

For more details, please see the attached letter from DSgt. Christopher Bierman.
Attention Milltown Students In Need of Working Papers
April 27, 2011
Students who reside in Milltown and desire to obtain working papers should report to the Business Office located in the rear of Joyce Kilmer School.  The new address for the Milltown Board of Education is:

Milltown Board of Education
21 West Church Street
Milltown, NJ  08850

Thank you.
ZUMBA Night Announced
March 17, 2011
There will be a ZUMBA Night fundraiser led by Ms. Jill Harkins at Appleby School on Thursday, March 24, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:45).  The cost of the event will be $10.  This event is being sponsored by DECA.
Order Yearbook Now For Lower Price!
January 21, 2011
High School yearbooks are now on sale for $95 until January 31.  On February 1, the price increases to $110.  Please order online at the Jostens Yearbook site.  Yearbook boosters are also on sale for $5.
Midterm Exams Pushed Back One Day
January 19, 2011
Due to our second snow day on January 18, 2011, the High School will be pushing back the midterm examination schedule for one day.  This will allow our teaching staff and our students to recapture an extra day of instruction in preparation for the exams.

For more details, and the full schedule of midterm examinations, please click here.
Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 19, 2010
Please click here for important information regarding Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 29 & 30 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Spotswood High School.
Back to School Night
September 26, 2010
This year's Back to School Night will take place on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cafetorium.  For more details, please click here.
Class Ring Information
March 20, 2011
Attention Spotswood High School students and parents!  Click here for details on ordering your class ring.
Senior College Planning Night - 9/22
September 8, 2010
On Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the SHS Media Center, School Counseling Services will host a Senior College Planning Night.
NHS Offers After-School Tutoring
September 17, 2010
Members of the HS National Honor Society will be available to tutor students each Tuesday and Thursday from 2:50 until 3:30 PM beginning Tuesday September 21. Any student staying for help from the tutors must have transportation home at 3:30.
SHS Booster Club Looking for Members
September 1, 2010
Click here for more information regarding the Spotswood High School Booster Club.
Graduation Rehearsal
June 7, 2010
Graduation rehearsal for all seniors will be held this Saturday, June 12, from 7:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Attendance is mandatory.  Seniors are to report directly to the Gymnasium at 7:45.
New Course Offerings
April 15, 2010
Spotswood High School will be offering 3 courses that were not included in the Program of Studies that was distributed during the month of January.  These courses are being offered to continue to challenge our students with rigorous academics in their areas of interest.  Click here for a description of each course, as well as prerequisites needed to schedule the course for the 2010-2011 academic school year.
Information on 2010 Midterm Exams
January 6, 2010
Please click here for information regarding this year's midterm examination schedule.
Shop DECA Depot For Your Holiday Needs
December 9, 2009
DECA Depot.  Holiday Deals.  Shopping Done.  The holiday store is now open at the high school.  Convenient shopping for students and staff.  Hurry!  Quantities are limited.
NEW - School Counseling Services Newsletter
November 24, 2009
Check out the new Counselor On-line Newsletter.  It is filled with great tips and resources for both parents and students.  New issues will be posted monthly.
Annual SHS Blood Drive is Back!
November 13, 2009
The annual Spotswood High School Blood Drive will be held on November 20, 2009 from 7:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Malec, Ms. Manfre, Mrs. Cohen, or call (732) 723-2278.  Appointments are preferred.
The Scribbler Goes Online!
November 10, 2009
The Scribbler, Spotswood High School's student-run newspaper, is now online.  Click here to access the latest in entertainment, sports, and high school news.
Parent-Teacher Conferences Information Released
November 6, 2009
Click here for details on this year's Parent-Teacher conferences, scheduled to take place on November 18 and 19 from 6-8:00 p.m.
2010/11 Program of Studies Released
February 20, 2009
The SHS Program of Studies for the 2010/11 school year has been released.  Please click here to access a copy of the program.
Online Student Information Now Available to SHS Parents
August 18, 2009
In our ongoing effort to strengthen home/school communication, we are happy to announce the Genesis Parent Module that first debuted last year as a pilot program at Spotswood High School, will now be made available to all families. The system will enable you to access your student(s) grades, attendance, and other important information online.

For more information, and to find out how to sign up for access, click here.

To access the Genesis Parent Module, click here.

To access the Genesis Parent Module User Guide, click here.
Cafeteria Pre-Payment Options
August 24, 2009
Click here for information regarding cafeteria pre-payment options for the 2009-2010 school year.
Class of 2010 Project Graduation Needs Your Help
August 18, 2009
A committee is being formed for Project Graduation for the Class of 2010.  As always, this event requires a year of planning and fundraising.  The initial meeting will be held in the Media Center of the High School on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 6:30 pm.
The Scribbler Releases Photo Retrospectives
June 25, 2009
The Scribbler has released photo retrospectives for the 2008/9 school year.  Both the Fall Senior Retrospective and the Prom/Mr. Spotswood Retrospective can now be accessed online.

Class of 2010 Senior Portraits
June 16, 2009
Senior portraits for the Class of 2010 will take place from June 18 to June 22 between the hours of 2pm and 8pm in the Spotswood High School Media Center.  Please make sure you have an appointment.
May and June Students of the Month
May 18, 2009
Congratulations to Debra Nicklas and Bryanna Astor - Spotswood High School's Students of the Month for May and June!
2009 Graduation Details Announced
May 13, 2009
The SHS graduation letter contains important dates, ticket, and rehearsal information regarding this year's graduation ceremony.  Also, the SHS graduation agreement must be signed by both the student and parent/guardian and returned to the Main Office no later than Thursday, May 21.
Final Exam Schedule Released
May 13, 2009
Please click here for the 2009 final exam schedule.  Also included are details on graduation and make-up exams.
April Student of the Month
March 12, 2009
Congratulations to Charleigh Best - Spotswood High School's Student of the Month for April!
SHS Drama Presents: Les Miserables, School Edition
March 12, 2009
Spotswood High School Drama will be performing Les Miserables, School Edition from Thursday, March 19 to Sunday, March 22.  All performances are at 7:30 p.m. except for Sunday's performance, which is a matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students/senior citizens.  Tickets are on sale now at SHS from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.  For details contact Colleen Meyers or call (732) 723-2204.
Scholarships
March 24, 2009
Attention Seniors: Be sure to check the Scholarship Newsletter for 3 new local scholarships: The Tony Vaz Commitment to Education Excellence Scholarship; the Central Office Community Service Scholarship; and the Spc. Michael L. Gonzalez Scholarship.

Pick up a copy of the Newsletter or visit the School Counseling Services website to determine if you meet the requirements to qualify.  If you do qualify, be sure to apply!  The deadline is April 7, 2009.
Pegasus 2010 Yearbook Information Available Online
September 10, 2009
Click here for all Pegasus 2010 yearbook related information and announcements.
Project Graduation Shows Their Support
February 20, 2009
Project Graduation 2009 greatly appreciates the support of Deals on Wheels Auto Sales of East Brunswick, Chimney Hill Farm Estates, First Rehab of Spotswood, Woodmere and Crescent Park Senior Housing of Spotswood, Apple Food Service, and Better Living Appliance Store on 77 E. Railroad Ave. in Jamesburg, NJ.
SHS Goes Green
February 20, 2009
Spotswood...Blue, Gold, and Green?  Help save our environment - collect your old ink cartridges, batteries, and cell phones for recycling purposes.  Send in with your children and drop off all donations in the main office of the high school.
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