South Hadley High School Student Artwork

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Congratulations to Bill Evans

As many of you know, Friday, July 6 was Mr. Evans last day at South Hadley High School. He was the Assistant Principal for five years and will be missed by students, teachers, parents and the community. We wish him the best of luck as he takes on his new role as Principal at North Brookfield High School. They are certainly lucky to get him.

We have begun our search for a new Assistant Principal. We hope to have the process completed and someone new starting in August.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

SHHS Baseball Team on ESPN Boston

In case people did not see this, here is the link of the ESPN Boston interviews at the state championship.

ESPN Boston

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Congratulations to the SHHS Baseball State Champs

The South Hadley High School baseball team won 5-0 and captured the state championship today in Worcester. Congratulations to the students and coaches who realized this dream.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Amazing Mural for Above the Influence

Karen Walsh-Pio and her student participants in the Above the Influence campaign began work on a mural at the beach grounds.

Ms. Graf's advocation for Foreign Language

Ms. Graf, department chair of Foreign Language at South Hadley high school, as well President of the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association, appeared in the Boston Globe writing a compelling article for the inclusion and expansion of Foreign Language in schools. Here is the link

Ms. Graf's Foreign Language Article

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Prom Reimbursement From

As indicated by my phone message this evening, if a student or parent who purchased a prom ticket would like to receive a reimbursement of $15.00, please call the principal directly, email the principal at , or complete the form below. Thank you.

Prom Reimbursement Form

Monday, May 21, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Video!

A wonderful acknowledgement by our students about the work our teachers do each day:

For a full screen version click here:

Teacher Appreciation Video

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Congratulations to Mackenzie Cooke

Mackenzie Cooke, a Grade 12 student at South Hadley High School who attends Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative for Cosmetology, was awarded the Gold Medal at the Massachusetts Competition for Cosmetology. It is the highest award in the state!  

She will be the sole representative from Massachusetts at the National competition in Kansas City, June 23-28.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Sustainable Design Assessment Team Committee Community Meetings

South Hadley created a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) Steering Committee to undertake a community planning effort in the Falls area. Ms. Helen Fantini is the chair of the Steering Committee.

On Monday, a team of volunteer consultants will be coming to South Hadley and will be conducting a community forum Monday night to solicit community input. This will be followed by an intense effort by the consultants and a public presentation of their findings on Wednesday night.

Here are the times and locations for these events: 
  • Falls Public Forum Town Hall Auditorium Monday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Falls Public Presentation Town Hall Auditorium Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

iParent Information

The high school will be testing the iParent portal during the 4th quarter of this year. A limited number of teachers have agreed to participate in the pilot program. 

Starting in the 2012-2013 school year, all teachers will have their grades available for parents to access online. 

If you have already registered through the middle school, then you do not have to register again. You will have access to the high school already. 

If you have not already registered, please click on the link below to begin the process. Due to expected volume of parents signing up, it may be a little time for us to process each request. Please call or email the Principal at with any questions or concerns. We have also included two documents that might be helpful to answer some of your questions. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Junior College Planning Night Powerpoint

Academic and Scheduling Night Powerpoint

Below you will find the powerpoint used during our Scheduling and Academic Evening at the high school. Please call the school with any questions or concerns. 
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Writing Center Update!!!!!

Hello from the Writing Center! 

We have two important updates this week:

First, our hours are changing, and new mentors are working!  We are so pleased that we will now have 8 high school students mentoring in the writing center during the following blocks! 

B Block - (4)
D Block - (1)
E Block -  (3) 
G Block - (1) 

Please encourage your students to take advantage of these expanded hours and fantastic new peer mentors! 

Secondly, we are also excited to tell you that we have prepared and are offering a workshop on Writing the SAT Essay.  If you think this is something that your students could benefit from, please email us with days and blocks that work well for you! 

Thank you again for all your support! 


Sarah and Ariel 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Pre-Cotillion Meeting

Please find a link below to the pre-cotillion meeting. I apologize that some of the video is dark, but wanted to give parents and students the opportunity to review this excellent presentation.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Students Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

A group of students from South Hadley High School volunteered their time at the Ronald McDonald house in Springfield on Saturday. The event was organized by National Honor Society member Danielle Venne. The Ronald McDonald house provides lodging for families who have children at Springfield area hospitals. To find out more about the house, click on the link: Ronald McDonald House

Wondful Article About The Writing Center

Please click the link below to read about the Writing Center at South Hadley High School:

Writing Center Article

Friday, February 3, 2012

SHHS Student Art Exhibit

Seven SHHS students had work exhibited at the Bienniel HCC High School Art Show. HCC invited students from area schools to show their work and held a reception Thursday night to honor them. 

The piece below, "The Behavior of Birds" is by sophomore Hope Werenski. Hope was given the challenge to use only the design elements - no literal imagery - to describe flying, flirting, fighting, and feeding. She earned an Honorable Mention. 

Other students featured in this exhibit were Max Dulude, Hannah Pancione, Michaela Raschilla, Sophie Weinstein, Abby Foster, and Gabby Bouyea. The exhibit runs through February 20 in the Taber Gallery of HCC's Library Building.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012: Charles Mann at South Hadley High School

SHHS was honored on Tuesday with a visit from world-renowned author, journalist and historian Charles Mann, who spoke to students about how agriculture and disease have shaped history in many astonishing and far-reaching ways. Mann explained how various natural and historical phenomena, including the "little ice age" that began in the 1500s, were probably the unintended consequences human activity, specifically the westward movement of Europeans. While modern globalization is a popular topic of debate, Mann said that in his opinion, "the world has been 'flat' for about 400 years." 

Monday, January 23, 2012

South Hadley Public Schools Safety Night

Here is the video presentation of our Safety Night for Parents. The Presenters discuss a range of issues, including internet safety and bullying, that effect our students.

If you would like to view the presentation in full screen, please click the link below:

Direct Link to Video on Youtube

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Great Coverage of our Food Drive!

Congratulations to all of our students and staff who helped out with this incrediable community event. Here is some super coverage of the happenings:

WGGB Coverage of the Event

WWLP Coverage of the Event

Friday, January 6, 2012

Chemical Naming and Formulas in Chemical Reactions

Mr. Benoit's chemistry class is working on naming and writing formulas for compounds.  Students were asked to conduct an experiment that involved dropping compounds into test tubes to observe their effects.