Commencement 2018 Live Stream
Click here to view the 2018 SHS Commencement live.
Click here to view the 2018 SHS Commencement live.
I have a few updates regarding the Class of 2018 Shelton High School Commencement. As a reminder there are two entrances to commencement. One is the newly created construction access road off of North Constitution Boulevard and the other is the Finn Stadium main gate entrance. Both gates will open at 5:00 p.m. All guests must have tickets, all bags are subject to search and no open containers will be allowed into the stadium. There is a paved walkway at the main gate to the bleacher area. All guests will follow the paved path to the bleachers. Guests with SHS handicapped seating passes will follow a paved path to the handicapped section, which will consist of chairs in gravel. There will be no tongue and groove plywood. Guests are strongly encouraged to carpool. All traffic should use the main entrance to the high school. Darryl Ellis Drive will be One Way (EXIT ONLY) onto North Constitution Boulevard from the high school. Guests are encouraged to park at Shelton Intermediate School (190 spaces available), the Senior Center Parking Lot (82 spaces available) and the field above the baseball field (330 vehicles). Police will be on hand to direct and assist with parking in the area above the baseball field. Consider dropping passengers off, without interfering with other traffic and then moving on to one of the alternate lots. Be mindful of the established No Parking zones and the Emergency Order No Parking zones on Meadow Street, North Constitution Boulevard and Independence Drive. Tow trucks will be used to remove violators. Any parking issues deemed to interfere with or deemed a hazard is subject to fine and tow. Signs will direct drivers to the Handicapped drop off and parking. Once you drop off your handicapped passenger you will be directed to the handicap parking area (State ID required) and advised to back into the spaces to ease the exit traffic. There are only 60 handicapped parking spaces available on a first come, first serve basis. Please be respectful of other drivers and foot traffic throughout the evening. Bottled water will be sold in the stadium area at four stations. After commencement the graduates will process out of Finn Stadium and greet their guests in the designated faculty section of the parking lot. I look forward to a wonderful evening.
Daily, ever-changing Finn Stadium renovation plans and progress have held up communication regarding graduation. I have been meeting weekly with police, fire, EMS and security. As a reminder, graduates and guests need to wear flat shoes or sneakers, as part of the walkway will be gravel and the other section may be paved and need to cure. A limited number of guest parking spaces will be available in the high school lot and ample parking will be in the field off North Constitution Boulevard just past the baseball field. Guests are strongly encouraged to carpool. There are only 60 handicapped parking spaces available on a first come, first serve basis. To be eligible to park in these spaces you must have a Department of Motor Vehicles issued handicapped sticker or Department of Motor Vehicles issued license plate. The handicapped drop off area will be around the rock at the base of the hill to Finn Stadium. No golf carts or assistance will be provided to transport guests up the hill or into the stadium. There will be two entrances to commencement. One is the newly created construction access road off of North Constitution Boulevard and the other is the Finn Stadium main gate entrance. Both gates will open at 5:00 p.m. All guests must have tickets, all bags are subject to search and no open containers will be allowed into the stadium. Guests entering either gate will proceed on a gravel path and then along a paved section to either the handicapped section or the bleachers. There is a limit of 150 seats in the handicapped section, which will be chairs on tongue and groove plywood, and a limit of 2 per family. Forms for handicapped tickets are available from Ms. Coffin in room 121 and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The stand will not be open this year so no concessions will be available. Bottled water will be sold by a SHS club. After commencement the graduates will process out of Finn Stadium and greet their guests in the designated faculty section of the parking lot. Additional information regarding graduation will continue to be communicated as plans are finalized.
The 2018 SHS commencement will take place on Thursday, June 21, at 6:00 p.m. at Finn Stadium. The rain date is Friday, June 22.
Click below to see the PowerPoint from the 2018 Eighth Grade Open House.
Students wishing to purchase a parking spot on high school grounds must present updated vehicle registration, car insurance, and a valid State of Connecticut driver's license when registering the vehicle with SHS security. A $100 bank check or money order made payable to "Shelton High School" must be presented at time of registration. No personal checks or cash will be accepted. The Parking Registration form can be found on the SHS website under "About," "Forms."
Bus routes for the 2017-2018 school year may be found on the District website; click on the "Departments" tab and then "Transportation."
Last Week of School Schedule for Students and Faculty
Shelton's Summer Learning Program is coming soon!
It’s time to start thinking about summer plans for your student! We have exciting courses offered this year at the Summer Learning Program. Our newly created, Summer Learning Program Website can be found online on the district homepage under the Teaching and Learning tab. Or by going to https://sites.google.com/a/sheltonpublicschools.org/summer-program-2018/ (control/click on this link) You may register and pay for your course(s) online. Paper copies of course offerings will soon be available in your individual school's main office.
Take advantage of this fun and educational learning opportunity! Maybe your child would like to try out computer coding or perhaps dive into a good summer novel. We also offer credit recovery and advancement courses for qualifying students. There is a course for everyone. Registration with transportation is currently being accepted. We look forward to working with your student this summer.
The SPS Wellness Committee is in the process of revising the current Wellness Policy and is looking for interested volunteers to join the committee. Parents, students, teachers and interested community members may apply to participate on the committee. To express your interest please email John Niski, Supervisor of Health & Physical Education at firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings are held periodically throughout the school year.
Shelton High School community believes that a safe, respectful atmosphere must be established and maintained for all students to achieve excellence and become responsible citizens. Within this environment, we expect all students to be engaged learners and critical thinkers who demonstrate technological literacy. The Shelton High School student is expected to meet academic, social and civic expectations. We believe students, staff, and parents, in cooperation with community members, must share responsibility in the teaching and learning process. Shelton High School offers a variety of academic, co-curricular and athletic opportunities for all students. We encourage students to challenge themselves academically and to rise to their full potential. Students are also encouraged to participate in clubs, on teams and in school productions. Shelton High School is a place where there is a culture of respect for self and others and we are committed to offer opportunities for life-long learning. Our Gael Guidelines define our school culture: respect, responsibility, safety.
I look forward to a productive year.
Dr. Beth A. Smith
Shelton High School