SHS students will be participating in a virtual Challenge day on Oct 6th from 8:30-10 am. This is an experiential program that guides students through a series of interactive activities that allow them to practice, first-hand, the tools that have proven to support individuals and school communities. It is designed to create connection, inclusivity, and break down barriers. A link and information on how to log-in will be send to your students school email. Block 1 will be shortened to accommodate the change (8:00-8:15am). Blocks 3 and 4 will be at their normal times.
For the week ahead - Distance Learning: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FrWQsc5K5CE3JrAQ_Ql-smd5EeobDvrl/view?usp=sharing
Reminder of the High School schedule for this week: https://www.sanford.org/article/303304?org=sanford-high-school
Here is a quick update on Athletics this fall from our Athletic Director, Mr. Salls. https://youtu.be/9SUMofg87tU
Parents: SHS Teacher Liz White will be presenting a quick how-to for parents Thursday from 5-6pm. She will go over google classroom and Zoom as well as a quick info on how parents can get logins for IC. This is just a quick how to access the digital platforms their children will be using this fall, not a Q&A on other topics regarding the beginning of school this year. It will be recorded and made available to parents after who couldn't make it. Liz White 5-6 pm Topic: Parent Info Night Time: Sep 10, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83149498229?pwd=OGlET0pLbnNDd0dUMzNZVDRJUXJHQT09 Meeting ID: 831 4949 8229 Passcode: E67ZRg
Please find the link for Technology Distribution at the High School for this week here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aCj73rtnoQDEALgjUgm1Cj0ufcgpJ6Dv5b4AUXKJIWc/edit?usp=sharing Thank you for your patience!
In case you missed it: Southwestern Maine Activities Association “For Immediate Release - Thursday, August 20, 2020”: Southwestern Maine Activities Association postpones in-person interscholastic athletics until Tuesday, September 8, 2020 On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the Cumberland and York County superintendents voted to delay in-person interscholastic athletics to a date no sooner than Tuesday, September 8. This date represents the official start date the MPA announced in July. We are awaiting word from the MPA on the status of the Fall Sports Season and what that may look like. SMAA schools cannot risk a further delay to the start of the school year by holding athletic programming on school grounds for two weeks prior to the start of school (MPA Phase 4 summer conditioning program). By delaying until September 8th, SMAA schools can focus on starting the school year and open schools without the fear of on campus transmission occurring through our own sports programs prior to that. With MPA guidance due to arrive next week, SMAA schools will be able to determine next steps regarding the fall sports season with a full understanding of what the season will look like. This will allow the association and its member schools an opportunity to develop a comprehensive plan for interscholastic athletics that may have reduced or canceled interscholastic seasons. SMAA Athletic Administrators
Congratulations to the class of 2020. Come out and celebrate our recent graduates. The motorcade leaves the Sanford High School entrance at 7:00 PM and makes its way down Main Street to Springvale. Be sure to practice social distancing.
Class of 2020 Senior Awards goes live at 6pm tonight. Tune in to WSSR-TV or this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZkTK00-5KQ&feature=youtu.be
A message from our SHS Civil Rights Team: As members of a racially diverse and welcoming campus, we, the Sanford Civil Rights Team, stand in solidarity with the black community as we mourn the senseless murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By ignoring this act of racism, we become complicit in perpetuating racism. In acknowledging this act for what it is, we can begin to have open conversations about race. We believe conversation, especially difficult conversation, builds empathy, creates allies, and communicates to all who feel persecuted that they are not alone.
Hope all is well. Happy Friday! Another successful week of distance learning. A letter to families regarding the end-of-the-school year can be found at this link: https://5il.co/g5ji Have a great weekend.
We are one hour away from the premiere of the Sanford Elk's 48th Annual Youth Banquet! SHS Class of 2020 Top 50 will be announced during the show. Watch at 6pm on Channel 25 (WSSRTV) or at https://youtu.be/k8zm00ttNf8
The SHS/SRTC convey is about to leave the school! Tune to the Legends!
2020 SHS Graduation Scholarship applications are due on Friday, April 17. Applications originally were available March 1st and were mailed out to all Senior addresses following our March 13th move to Distance Learning. Mail to SHS or email to JBOURASSA@SANFORD.ORG Thank you!
Excellent video shared by Josten's and our local rep Mike Hefty. Check it out! https://youtu.be/2OjjWh-8Iv0
James Blood becomes the first Freshmen in Sanford history to Qualify for the New England Wrestling Championships. He will wrestling in the All State finals at around 3 pm against Caden Frost of Bonny Eagle. #SpartanPride
1:56 remaining in the game and the Spartans are down 45-34.
3:46 remaining in the game, Spartans are down 38-28. Finish strong!
End of 3 quarters, Spartans are down 30-21 to the Red Riots. Let’s go Spartans! One quarter remaining.
At the half we are tied with the Red Riots at 17.
With 2:08 remaining in the half, it is tied at 15. Let’s go Spartans!
1:40 left in the 1st and the Spartans are up 7-4.
Tomorrow Night-Sanford Spartans Girl's Basketball takes on the Red Storm of Scarborough at 6pm in Cross Insurance Arena in Portland! Come cheer on the Spartans as they via for a spot in the Class AA South Region Final on Saturday. Get there early for parking! #SpartanPride
The girls basketball game scheduled at Massabesic tonight will be played at 6 PM! Let’s go Spartans!!
James Blood is the Southern Maine regional runner up at 106 pounds. He loses a tough match 12-3. He will wrestle at States next weekend at SHS! #SpartanPride
Ethan Penney qualifies for states with a 3rd place finish at 160 lbs over Kennebunk’s Spencer Hutchinson at Massabesic High School! Good work! #SpartanPride
James Blood advances to the Southern A Regional Finals. He will face Caden Frost of Bonny Eagle in the 106 pound weight class. He should wrestle around 4pm. Regionals are at Massabesic High School today. Let’s go James!!!
Due to weather and icy conditions, the Winter Ball has been postponed. Tentative reschedule date is Friday, February 28th.
Good Morning, Sanford Schools have a 2 hour delay today however Acton is closed. There is no school for Acton high school students today. Thank you.
The boys fall to the South Portland Red Riots 69-57 at home.
South Portland boys lead the Spartans 54-42 in the 4th quarter.
At halftime, the girls are down 29-25 at South Portland. Also at the half, the boys are down at home 29-27 to South Portland. Let’s go Spartans!!!
The Spartan girls basketball team gets a great win tonight versus Scarborough on the road. 55-46. #SpartanPride
Boys varsity basketball falls to the Gorham Rams in overtime, 61-55.
Boys varsity basketball wins at SHS versus the Noble Knights 59-47! #SpartanPride
Update from Noble High School, the Spartan girls basketball teams wins! #SpartanPride
Freshman boys won 57-51 over Kennebunk. They are now 4-1 on the year!
Boys varsity basketball wins versus Scarborough!
The freshman boys basketball team wins at Noble 47 to 28! #SpartanPride
Risky Business presentation Wednesday, Dec 11, 6:30-8:30pm on Agora at SHS (door 43) for parents/guardians of students grades 5-12. Learn warning signs of teen risky behaviors, receive training on current drug & alcohol trends and learn techniques for communicating with teens.
James Blood falls in the finals at Westbrook 5-2. Excellent start in a varsity debut! #SpartanPride
Freshman James Blood makes it to the finals at the Westbrook wrestling invitational. He will be wrestling the defending State Runner Up, Caden Frost, from Bonny Eagle. He will be wrestling in the final shortly!
Boys varsity basketball falls to Thornton Academy in their home opener tonight 65-44.
Girls JV basketball falls by 2 at Thornton Academy. Good game Spartans!
Boy’s freshman basketball falls to Thornton Academy 66-32 at SHS.
Bus 14 was in a minor traffic accident during the secondary run this afternoon. The bus will be running about 20 minutes late as a result.
1st quarter report cards were handed out to students during Spartan Time today. Grades can also be seen on Infinite Campus.
In the 4th quarter it is 42-0 Oxford Hills over the Spartans.
In the cold and with some snow squalls, Oxford Hills leads 28-0 at the half.
Oxford Hills throws a touchdown pass and the Spartans are now down 28-0.
After another Oxford Hills touchdown, Spartans are now down 21 - 0 with under six minutes to go in the second quarter.
With 8:29 to go in the 2nd quarter, Oxford Hills is up 14-0. Keep fighting Spartans!
After a 12 yard touchdown run, Oxford Hills is up 7-0 on the Spartans football team in quarterfinal action in Norway, Maine. It is the end of the 1st quarter.
Reminder to Senior Parents that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) lab is tonight in Room A-231 starting at 5:30pm for those needing assistance with the form. Use door #1.
Spartans fall to the Red Riots 27-21 in South Portland.
Spartans football is tied at 21 in South Portland after a Shain touchdown and Lavigne 2 point conversion with less than 10 minutes to go in the game. Go Spartans!
After a Shain touchdown in the 2nd quarter, the Spartans are down 13-14 to South Portland.
With under 2 minutes to go in the first quarter, Spartans football is tied at 7 at South Portland. Let’s go Spartans!
Sanford Spartans football falls to the Bangor Rams 24-12. Spartans are at South Portland next Friday.
After a touchdown pass to Bickford, the score is Bangor 17, Spartans 12 with 9:03 to go in the 4th quarter.
Boys varsity soccer beats Kennebunk tonight 2-0! #SpartanPride
At halftime, Spartans are down to the Bangor Rams 14-0.
Sanford football is down 7-0 at Bangor midway through the 2nd quarter. Let’s go Spartans!
Flu shots scheduled for today have been rescheduled to tomorrow Friday, October 18th.
Varsity field hockey wins over Falmouth 1-0. #SpartanPride
Girls volleyball falls to Brunswick losing 25-22 in the 2nd and 25-23 in the 3rd. Way to fight hard!
Very proud of our students today who welcomed and respectfully listened to Mr. Rotmil’s story today. The 87 year old shared his story of surviving the Holocaust and moving to America. Our SHS Civil Rights Team brought Mr. Rotmil to use and Mrs. Heidi Whitney introduced him to a full house in the SPAC. He even played us a couple tunes on his harmonica. Following his presentation, he received a standing ovation. What a amazing experience for our students and staff!
This is just a reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16th will be our Fall Career Expo day and PSAT testing day. Our grade 9 students will travel to a local college (St. Joe's and SMCC) to learn about what college may have to offer them if they choose to take that post-secondary pathway. Grade 12 students will have an opportunity to conduct a job shadow, visit a college, or work on their Community Service graduation requirement (20 hours). Grades 10 and 11 will be taking the PSAT. The cost of the PSAT's is covered by SHS and attendance for those taking the PSAT is required.
Boys soccer goes final at Massabesic and the Spartans win 3-2! #SpartanPride
Wednesday, October 16th will be our Fall Career Expo day and PSAT testing day. Please see the News section of the website or app for additional details. Any remaining Grade 9 permission slips remaining out there need to be returned to the Main Office by 7:50am on Tuesday.
Parent Teacher Conferences at Sanford High next week on October 10th from 2:45-6:45!
Tomorrow is Friday - Remember to try to wear something red and white to show our Sanford Pride and Spartan school spirit.
The Sanford School Department wants to remind parents to renew their Free and Reduced Meal Applications before October 15th to avoid any break in eligibility. Paper applications are available by calling your child’s school or parents can use the new, secure online application available at: https://www.myschoolapps.com/ . If you have any questions about the process, please contact our Foodservice Office at 608-8762.
Sanford Spartans versus Biddeford Tigers in football tonight at 7 PM at Alumni Stadium! Pictures from the day will follow later on.
Friday's Homecoming Festivities: a pep rally for grades 8-12 during school, a carnival for grades 8-12 from 3-5pm (parents my stop by to see what their students have been working on!), and Sanford versus Biddeford at 7pm at Alumni Stadium. Arrive early for pregame festivities!
Girl's Varsity Soccer against Scarborough is still on at 4:30pm today at Alumni Stadium. Immediately following that game (around 6:30pm), Field Hockey will take on Windham to continue our Spirit Week festivities.
Boys and girls soccer games go final. Boys lost 2-0 and girls lost 4-3 in the final minute at South Portland. Stay strong!
Freshman football wins their game today at home against the Red Eddies of Edward Little High School 22-18. #SpartanPride
Varsity girl’s soccer wins 6-0 at Westbrook today! #SpartanPride
Riley Boogie scores for the Spartans to put them up 14-0 in the 2nd quarter. #SpartanPride
2019 Sanford graduate Vinh Lam making news this summer! Link to article in Seacoast Online found here: https://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20190815/sanford-dpw-intern-supercharged-about-traffic-engineering
2019-2020 Sports Physicals will be offered tomorrow, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Sanford High School, Room D105. Please use the Community Retail Center entrance by the greenhouse. Forms will be available in the SJHS and SHS Nurse’s Offices as well as online at www.sanford.org on the Athletics Department page. Students must be accompanied by their parent or guardian or have the Limited Sports Exam form signed by their parent/guardian. The physical will cost $20 and is valid for two years of participation in Sanford School Department sports; checks should be made payable to York Hospital. Questions? Contact Lynne Signore, RN at Sanford High School - 207-206-1708 or email@example.com or Debbie Toothaker, RN at Sanford Junior High School - 207-206-1754 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2019 Sanford High School Marching Band is looking for more members. If interested use the QR code on the flyer or following this link to sign up. https://tinyurl.com/SHSMarchingBand
SHS GRADUATION PARKING PLAN (PLEASE SHARE) The weather is looking good for Wednesday evening's graduation ceremony and we expect to hold the ceremony outside at Sanford's new Alumni Stadium at 6:00pm. Parking will be tight, so please review the following plan ahead of time to avoid frustration. 1. Families are asked to carpool to the ceremony to maximize the limited number of parking spaces available. 2. Please refer to the attached parking map, and follow directions of parking attendants when you arrive. 3. The lot adjacent to Alumni Stadium will be reserved for handicap parking. 4. Overflow parking is available at Curtis Lake Church, a five-minute walk using the new walkway from SHS to Main Street. This may be the fastest "in and out" solution, given the expected traffic volume. 5. A courtesy shuttle bus will be available to bring guests from the Curtis Lake Church parking lot to Alumni Stadium from 4:30-6:00pm. It will continue to run for one hour following the ceremony for the return trip. (Please note that the bus is not handicap accessible)
Those attending tonight's Senior Awards Ceremony in the Performing Arts Center please use door 43 near the gymnasium. Doors will open at 5:15pm for the 6:00pm start time.
Very proud of Julia Allen competing in the New England Track and Field Championship today at Thornton Academy! Her best javelin throw today was 105 feet competing against the best in New England. Last week she won the State Class A javelin competition with a throw of 118’3”. We are verifying but we believe it’s a school record for girls track and field! #SpartanPride
What a great day Spartans! Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
SHS will be hosting the annual Financial Aid Night for Juniors tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (use Door 43). This is an important event for any junior who will be applying to college next year, and will prepare families for the financial aid process.
Varsity baseball falls to Biddeford 13-6.
Girls varsity softball wins again at Falmouth! 10-4 is the final. 3 wins in a row!!
Nice job girls varsity softball with a 12-6 win over Kennebunk tonight! 2-1 on the season. #SpartanPride
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Little Shop of Horrors. A full house got to see the first musical at Sanford High School in many years. In case you missed it, there is another performance tonight beginning at 7:00 pm in the performing arts center. Also, check out the art show at Sanford High School before the show. Doors open at 6:00 pm. So proud of our students and their wonderful talents!
Little Shop of Horrors opens tomorrow night! Get your tickets here: www.sanfordpac.org. Our students have worked very hard on this and they need our support. This corresponds with the opening of the Art show at SHS. Show time for Friday and Saturday is 7pm in the SPAC.
Jenna Daniels and Jed Russell are running a book group for Junior High and High School Math teachers. Visible Learning by John Hattie. The book used research that involved millions of students to identify the strategies that support student growth. The book study will continue throughout the spring.
This past Tuesday, some JMG students had the opportunity to visit the State House for a ceremony at the Hall of Flags where new data was announced supporting the success of JMG in schools across Maine. The Speaker of the House gave a presentation along with JMG President, Craig Larrabee, and other members of the House and Senate. Sanford students received extra attention that day but getting a personal tour of the House of Representatives and Senate with Representative Hymanson. She also tried to get us in to meet the Governor but she was in a meeting (we did get a wave from her). Later in the day, students got a chance to sit in on a committee meeting with Representatives Mastraccio, getting to hear a bill being proposed and voted on. The students said they felt "inspired" being there and really enjoyed. A very successful day overall!
Softball Signups!!! Informational meeting on Tuesday 2/26 at 2:30 in Room F121. Please bring a pen/pencil
Today at the New England qualifier, Sol Demers defeated his opponents and will be representing the state of Maine at 220 pounds next weekend at the New England Championships! Congrats Sol!!!
Sol Demers will be wrestling in the State finals match shortly. One more win!!! Go get it Sol!
Both Isaac Plante and Sol Demers made it through their first round matches at Cony High School in Augusta! Their State wrestling semifinals will start in about 30 minutes. Let’s go Spartans!
The Boy's Varsity Basketball game will be played tonight at 7:30 at South Portland High School! Go Spartans!!
The boys’ & girls’ playoff basketball games for today, Feb. 12th have been postponed. The boys’ game is rescheduled to Wed, Feb. 13th at S. Portland HS for 7:30 p.m. The girls’ game is rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 14th at Gorham HS. The Legends (102.3 FM) will be broadcasting the games.
Due to anticipated weather tomorrow evening the girls playoff basketball game at Gorham has been moved up to a 5:30 start time tomorrow. Boys game remains at 7pm.
Isaac Plante and Sol Demers both make it to the finals at regionals. Both pinned their opponents in the semifinals.
Girls varsity basketball falls to the Kennebunk Rams 43-40 at Kennebunk
Ms. West’s anatomy and physiology classes are learning about nutrition and metabolism as they finish up their digestive unit. Her students are eating blue dyed cupcakes in order to identify the difference diet, exercise and gender has on metabolism. Updates on data collected will be shared tomorrow.
Mr. Petermann is talking to our juniors about the importance of our state assessments. For 11th grade it is the SATs on April 9th. They will begin SAT prep in Spartan Time on Fridays this week. Some of our math and English teachers will be helping them understand how to take the test, work through the questions and practice working under time constraints.
Mike Deshais and Louis Trott were honored with Friends of the the Backpack award this year. Our custodians are the best!
The wrestling meet scheduled for tonight is still on. It is Senior Night and Seniors will be recognized with their parents before wrestling starts at 6. The order of matches for tonight will be: Sanford vs. Portland Portland vs. Kennebunk Sanford vs. Kennebunk Sanford wrestlers need to report to the high school at 3:30 to set up.
My mistake. It’s after 3 quarters!!
The basketball games for today have been changed to the following: The freshmen boys game has been postponed. The JV Boys game has been moved to 4 p.m. The Varsity Boys Game will be at 5:30. The Girls Games at Massabesic will be JV at 4 p.m. and the Varsity at 5:30 p.m.
Semester 2 begins tomorrow (1/28) at Sanford High School! Add/Drop will begin Monday (1/28) and end Wednesday (1/30).
Today’s 2pm swim meet has been postponed today due to an issue at the pool. We will update you when a makeup date is set.
We have a barn burner here! 48-48 with 3:45 to go in the 4th
Sanford girls varsity basketball wins 48-45 at Biddeford. #SpartanPride
Boys basketball up 17-9 at the end of one.
Girls Varsity basketball loses on the road at Bonny Eagle 52-39.
At the end of 3, 48-34 Scots have the lead.
Music Booster's January meeting is tomorrow night 1/17 at 6:30 on the High school Agora Stairs. We will be planning the district 1 jazz festival, that will be held at the high school February 26. Also winter guard events, future concerts and the musical.
Boys are down 12-24 after one quarter at SHS.
Boys are down by 1, 13-14 to Bonny Eagle after 1 quarter.
In Kelly Tibbetts’ class students are presenting their research your life capstone projects in which they share their high school experiences, examples of citizenship, post secondary plans, and future to a panel of outside visitors as a way to prepare for real life job interviews and panel presentations that they will be doing after high school.
Scott Sheppard visited the JMG classroom to talk about the importance of community service and his role as a Sanford School Committee member. Mr. Sheppard, a SHS alumni, shared his life experiences and career choices with students and encouraged them to do job shadows. In addition, Mr. Sheppard discussed the newly implemented cell phone policy and how it applies to the real world workforce.
Sanford Boys Varsity Basketball falls to the Biddeford Tigers 47-59 at Biddeford High School in action Saturday afternoon.
Boys freshman basketball wins at Biddeford High School 53-47. They are 7-2 on the season.
Boys fall to Windham 30-48.
Boys varsity basketball falls to Portland Bulldogs 49-47.
Sanford girl’s varsity basketball beats the Portland Bulldogs 45-40 at the Expo in Portland! #SpartanPride
Boys Basketball wins by 4 and Girls Basketball loses by 11 in a doubleheader at Marshwood High School
Wrestlers Sol Demers and Isaac Plante are Noble Invitational Champions! #SpartanPride
Coach Rivard reports Adam Genereux, Isaac Plante, and Sol Demers have all moved on to the semi-finals. We have 4 wrestlers in the consolation bracket as well. If you get a chance swing by Noble to support our student-athletes Saturday!
Sanford Girl's Varsity Basketball falls to Gorham Rams 57-26.
Varsity girl’s basketball down 47-46 at the start of the 3rd quarter
Girls JV basketball falls to Massabesic 43-21
Sanford varsity girl’s basketball wins at Thornton Academy 51-32. The girls are now 2-2 on the season!
T-minus 35 minutes until the first ever concert in the Sanford Performing Arts Center!
Sanford boys varsity basketball down by 9 going into quarter 4 at Cheverus High. First team won and JV lost earlier today.
Sanford girls basketball loses a heartbreaker at home to Cheverus 46-52
18-7 Spartans up after 1 quarter of play! Go Spartans!!
Marching Band Awards night is postponed due to the weather. Info will be posted as soon as a new date is lined up. Stay safe and enjoy the snow.
Learn more about the free and reduced lunch program - Click this link: http://sanfordme.apptegy.us/o/sanford-school-department/page/free-reduced-meal-program--2