NHS MAY NEWSLETTER
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May 2019

Greetings Parents and Guardians, Happy Spring and a happy march toward the end of our school year and all the activities coming our way. Graduation, proms and senior activities, as well as, end of year field trips, tests and exams. Your help in keeping our kids focused and working towards completion of their coursework is important. Finishing strong and setting a good tone for next year will help our kids with stress and anxiety.

Enclosed in this newsletter is a listing of senior activities and dates. It is our expectation that all kids involve themselves in all activities. Graduation activities, proms and senior banquets are all important milestones that ALL seniors need to attend. This is a special time for our seniors, a time where our community comes together to honor them and wish them well on their way into adulthood.

Thank you for all the support you have shown to Narragansett High School this past year. It has been very much appreciated.

Enjoy all that's to come.

Dan Warner


Important Reminders
May 6-17th - AP Exams
May 9 - Blood Drive 8 - 3 - Gym
May 16 - National and World Languages Honor Society Induction Ceremony - 6-8 pm
May 17 - Junior Prom - Viking Newport
May 27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
May 29 - NHS Concert 7 PM - Auditorium
May 30 - Junior Book Awards - 7:30-8:30 am
School Highlights
On April 5-7th, 53 students including NHS Senior Owen McCadden, competed in the 82nd annual American Legion Oratorical Contest in Indianapolis, Indiana. Each contestant had to prepare an 8-10 minute speech on some aspect of the Constitution, and also be prepared to deliver a 3-5 minute speech on any one of 4 randomly chosen Constitutional Amendments. Every state sent one contestant, with Puerto Rico, Washington D.C. and the American School in France also each sending one representative. All participants in the National Oratorical contest received a $2500 college scholarship, with quarter-finalists and semi-finalists receiving larger sums. While Owen did not advance past the first round, it was a great experience for him and he represented NHS proudly with his speech on the 14th Amendment.  Click on the link below for more information on this event.
Mariner Chapter of the National Honor Society

Blood Drive May 9th (recipient is the RI Blood Center)-
All members of the NHS promote the blood drive by volunteering to educate and sign up students during lunch and in advisory as well as distribute promotional and informational materials. 

Officer Election (to hold office during the 2019-2020 school year) -
The Mariner Chapter is still accepting applications for the following officer positions for next year. We encourage NHS members to take a chance, get involved by leading and inspiring their peers and improve their college resume by applying!
President
Vice-president
Treasurer
Secretary
Public relations

Induction Ceremony - THURSDAY 5/16/19 6PM
Families and friends of the National Honor Society members are invited to attend the ceremony where new members will be formally placed on the National Honor Society. A brief reception will follow with light refreshments provided by NHS members.

The Junior Prom will be held at the beautiful Hotel Viking in Newport on Friday, May 17th, from 6:30 -11 pm. All students are required to take the school sponsored coach busses, graciously paid for by the NHS PTO and the Narragansett Prevention Partnership. These busses will leave NHS by 5:30 on 5/17. Please note that no students are allowed to self-drive to the prom, there are no exceptions. Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday 4/29 at lunches, at a cost of $60 per person. Checks can be made out to NSS. We need to give a final count to the Viking by May 10th, so all sales must be completed by that time.

Busses will return to the high school by 11:30 - 11:45 pm. 
Students will have a choice of meal for dinner: Bistro Steak, Roasted Chicken Breast, or Cheese Tortellini. This year, 25 students from the Block Island school will be joining NHS, since they do not normally have a large enough group to host their own prom.
 As a reminder, any student owing detentions will not be able to purchase a ticket until the detentions are fulfilled.
Additionally, students are expected to be in school for the entire day on Friday May 17th, and we ask for parents to support this. 
We are looking forward to a wonderful night! Any questions, please email junior class advisors, Brian Hughes or Donna McCadden.

SCHEDULE FOR SENIORS — CLASS OF 2019

JUNE 3 - JUNE 7 Monday-Friday               SENIOR SIGN-OUT

Seniors will thoroughly clean their lockers (including writing, tape, etc.). Seniors should have Mr. Gibbons or Mr. Warner and all other necessary personnel sign off on a
Senior Sign-Out Sheet after successfully completing each task.
JUNE 3 –JUNE 7   Monday—Friday                   SENIOR EXAMINATIONS

Senior Examinations will be administered in regularly scheduled classes at the teacher’s discretion.
JUNE 3     Monday      DEADLINE TO PICK UP SENIOR BANQUET TICKETS

Tickets are available in the guidance office through June 3th. Tickets for seniors are complimentary; however, seniors must pick up a ticket to attend. All other tickets are $25 each. Seniors and Parents are encouraged to attend. Each senior will be given 4 graduation announcements to send to family when he/she RSVP’s for the banquet.

JUNE 9 Sunday   6:00 PM    SENIOR ATHLETIC BANQUET – DUNES CLUB

Senior athletes will be honored for athletic accomplishments and service to our school at the Dunes Club. All senior athletes should have received an invitation with details in the mail. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and the banquet begins at 6:30.

JUNE 10  Monday 6:00 PM-11 PM                    SENIOR PROM DUNES CLUB

The Senior Prom will be held at the Dunes Club. All students must arrive by 7:00. All students must make up administrative detentions before they will be allowed to attend the prom.
JUNE 12 Wednesday  6:30 PM  SENIOR BANQUET–Quidnessett Country Club

All members of the Class of 2019 will be honored at the Senior Banquet will be held at the Quidnessett Country Club. It is important that you arrive by 6:15 to get a seat as dinner will be served at 6:30. This is the last social event at which the entire class is in attendance. All seniors and parents are encouraged to attend. Seniors must pick up a ticket from the
Guidance Office no later than June 5th. The banquet should be one of the happiest occasions of Commencement Week. Your behavior not only reflects on your school, but also on your home and community. Seniors are asked to dress appropriately. The yearbook will also be dedicated on this evening.


JUNE 13    Thursday  9:00 AM-12:00    GRADUATION REHEARSAL — URI

ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY . We will begin immediately at 9:00 AM or after all seniors have arrived; hence, seniors are to report to the Ryan Center at the University of Rhode Island punctually at 9:00 AM. This is the final graduation rehearsal. Every senior must attend. All speakers (class officers, Valedictorian and Salutatorian) are asked to stay after the graduation rehearsal to practice speeches.
J UNE 13      Thursday   6:30 PM          GRADUATION — RYAN CENTER, U.R.I.

Graduation exercises will begin at 6:30 PM and will be held at the Ryan Center, University of Rhode Island. Seniors must report to the Ryan Center no later than 5:45 PM. Proper attire must be worn for graduation. All students who participate in the graduation ceremony will wear a cap and gown (the gown is to be worn closed) under which there will be appropriate attire such as: 
1. Dress or a blouse and skirt and dress sandals or shoes (white if possible for women     
2. A dress shirt and tie, slacks, shoes and socks for men.
3. Jeans, shorts, beach thongs, sneakers and bare feet are not considered appropriate.


Let’s make this year’s graduation one of the best at NHS. These memories will remain with you for a lifetime, so make them positive ones that you will want to remember. Graduation is a serious event at which you can truly show “your class. ” Please use good judgment during this week. You are the most important gift you can give to other people. We have enjoyed working with you during the last four years and eagerly look forward to making this final part of your high school career an enjoyable one.
PHOTOGRAPHS :   Lifetouch Special Events will be providing professional photography services at graduation. Register to be notified when event images and proofs are available for purchase at events.lifetouch.com/narragansetthsri. Complimentary proof sets will be mailed home within 14 business days. Please do not set up cameras during the ceremony, as they detract from others’ view.
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