Suffield Public Schools

Suffield High School

April 2014

1060 Sheldon Street | West Suffield, CT 06093 | 860-668-3810 |

Upcoming Events:

BOE Meeting

Tuesday, April 1st
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
SMS Media Center

Athletic Booster Club

Tuesday, April 1st
7:00 p.m.
SHS Commons

Autism Awareness - Wear Blue

Wednesday, April 2nd

SHS Quarter 3 End Date

Thursday, April 3rd

Legally Blonde the Musical

Thursday, April 4th
Friday, April 5th
Saturday, April 6th
7:00 p.m.

Spring Parent/Coach meeting

Tuesday, April 8th
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
SHS Auditorium

Partnering With Parents - 21st Century Skills

Wednesday, April 9th
6:30 p.m.
Suffield High School Media Center

Mr. Suffield

Thursday, April 10th
6:30 p.m.
Suffield High School Auditorium

No School

April 14th - April 18th
April Vacation

BOE Meeting

Tuesday, April 22nd
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
SHS Media Center

Ag. Cram Night for Spring CDE Competition

Thursday, April 24th
2:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
SHS Ag Wing

SHS Dodgeball Tournament 2014

Friday, April 25th
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
SHS Commons / Gym


Virtual Backpack:

2013-2014 School Calendar

2014-2015 District Calendar

School Lunch Menu

College Planning Calendars

2013-2014 Suffield High School Student Handbook

Summer Camps and Recreational Activities for Children with Special Needs

ACT Bootcamp - April 5th and 6th at Suffield High School

College for Kids at Westfield State University

March Curriculum Newsletter

North Central Community Collaborative Support Groups

Partnering With Parents - 21st Century Skills - Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Suffield High School Program of Studies




Congratulations to Ryan Englander, son of Mark and Elle Englander of Suffield, on being named Valedictorian for the class of 2014.  Ryan has excelled in his courses, both here at Suffield High School and at the Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Science.  Accepted into UCONN's prestigious Combined Program in Medicine, Ryan has yet to decide where he will matriculate in the fall.

Congratulations also to Yonina Bykov, daughter of Anthony and Ella Bykov of Suffield, on being named Salutatorian for the class of 2014.  An active member in both our National Honor Society and World Language Honor Society, Yonina plans to study Biological Sciences with a focus on research and has been accepted at many prominent colleges.  Yonina has not made a decision about what school she will attend yet, but is excited about the future.


Magnetic LevitationThe Suffield Science Fair Club performed superbly during the recent 66th Annual Connecticut Science & Engineering Fair at Quinnipiac University.

Suffield students earned a number of noteworthy honors. This is the second year that our advisor, Mr. Charkiewicz, has led a successful contingent to this prestigious event.

Students earned recognition as finalists in their categories, but they also earned notice when it came to special awards.

Sophomore Matt Rogers won three awards: the Energize/UI/Alternative Energy Award, Barnes Aerospace Applied Technology Award, and Education Connection-Applied Skills Award. Fellow sophomore Lukas Baker won the Connecticut Architecture Foundation Award. Finally, the freshmen team of Katie Baker and Caitie Kirschbaum was a Dominion Nuclear Physical Science finalist.

In the Physical Sciences Category, the team of Katie Baker and Caitie Kirschbaum won first honors. Matt won second honors as did the team of seniors Erin McGann and Martha Beringer. Ronnie Augeri and a pair of teams – the one of Paul Grimard and Anthony DeVita as well as the one of Brent Heineman and Chris Ellithorpe – won third honors. Junior Kyle Zielinski earned third honors in the Life Sciences Category.


Denisa Urbanski has earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award. The award honors Americans of all ages who have volunteered “significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their countries.”  The prestigious award is given to Prudential Spirit of Community winners who have met the requirements.

Denisa, who plans to pursue nursing, has spent extensive time over the past several years volunteering at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Stafford Springs. She helped patients in a variety of departments, including emergency. She also is member of Best Buddies here at school, and she participates in numerous other community service activities. Thanks to Denisa for helping others by volunteering and also by setting an example of service.

Divya Subramanian and Asa Carpenter were cited with Girls State and Boys State honors, respectively. The organizations run separate programs that allow students to spend an intensive week together as self-governing members of a community. The experience prompts students to formulate and maintain all types of government services needed by a society.

Mason Beiter
has been nominated for the “Heart of the Arts” Award. With this award, the National Federation of State High School Associations seeks to recognize individuals who exemplify the “heart of the arts” According to the organization, students, adults or groups associated with any of a high school’s performing arts programs can be selected. Honorees can be cited for, among other attributes, assisting others beyond all expectations.


Suffield's Math team, lead by Coach Mark Janick, is ranked 3rd in the Einstein Division. The team has done well this year and will be moving on to States. One of our team members Lukas Baker, a current Suffield High Sophomore, is ranked third in the state for underclassman and in the top 20 for all grade levels. This is an amazing accomplishment for Lukas and the rest of the math team.


The SHS Academic Quiz Team qualified for nationals at the State Regional History Bowl in Newtown on March 15th. The team, consisting of seniors Benjamin Gee, Ryan Englander, junior Erin McGann, and sophomores Joseph Howarth and Lukas Baker, will be heading to Washington, D.C. the last weekend of April to compete at the National History Bowl along with 200 other teams from across the country.






The Aces 176, our robotics co-op team featuring students from Suffield and Windsor Locks high schools, performed extremely well at a recent competition at the University of New Hampshire. The team proved impressive, rolling through the competition before falling narrowly in the finals.

Aces High is a FIRST Robotics team with adult mentors from Hamilton Sundstrand and other local companies. The club also boasts strong parental support that helps create a truly team-oriented atmosphere. The group draws students who are captivated by robotics, but also those with an interest in computer programming and numerous complementary activities. The club hosts its own annual scrimmage and works diligently to promote the positive ideals of FIRST. High school students also serve as mentors to those at the middle school, helping to sustain the success of the group.

Congrats to the students and to Mr. Lowell, club advisor, for the great work!






The Suffield-Granby-Windsor Locks ice hockey team finished a fantastic season at 14-6-1, reaching the state tournament. The boys and girls basketball teams both reached the Class M tournament after campaigns marked by strong play and tremendous effort. The boys, who finished the regular season 11-9, opened tournament play with a 46-37 win over Granby before falling to top-seeded Lewis Mills in the Round of 16. The girls finished 14-7 after they were tripped up by Rocky Hill in their tournament appearance.

Taylor Stephen won the NCCC indoor track title in the pole vault and high jump. Stephen and Katie Carson of the girls basketball team each earned Athlete of the Month honors for February thanks to the Booster Club. Khamri Thomas of our wrestling co-op team is a New England individual champion. The boys swim team finished the season by placing 14th in its state appearance. All those and many others were honored at our recent sports awards program.




Maple Tapping



These agriscience students are tapping maple trees for a class.

They collect sap daily and will be making maple syrup.




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Phone: 860-668-3800


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