Suffield Public Schools

Suffield High School

Dec. 2013 / Jan. 2014

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

Upcoming Events:

AP Exam Registration Deadline

Monday, Dec. 02, 2013

Ninth Graders: START Leadership Conference Deadline

Monday, Dec. 02, 2013

AgriScience Holiday Sale

Mon. Dec. 2nd - Fri. 6th
2:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat. Dec. 7th
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Suffield Idol Auditions

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd
2:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Championship Dinner

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Brent Williams, former NFL Player, College Recruiting Process

Wednesday, Dec. 4th
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

The Empty Bowl Project

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Safe Party Committee - Bottle/Can Drive

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

SPED PAC meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
McAlister Intermediate School Portable 4

SHS Winter Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
7:00 p.m.

FFA Holiday Sale

Thursday, December 12, 2013
2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Snow date for SHS Winter Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013
7:00 p.m.

SHS Toys for Tots & Teens Thank You Dance

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Academic Quiz Team on As Schools Match Wits

Saturday Dec. 14, 2013
7:00 p.m.
WGBY Public Television

No School

Monday. Dec 23rd - Wednesday, Jan. 1st, 2014
Winter Vacation and New Year's Day

Suffield Idol Rehearsal

Tuesday, Jan. 7th, 2014
2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Suffield Idol Variety Show

Friday, Jan. 10th, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

No School

Monday, Jan. 20th, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Early Release

Tue. Jan. 21st - Fri. Jan. 24th
12:00 p.m.
Mid-Term Exams

SAE/Capstone Night & Senior Recognition

Wed. Jan. 29th, 2014
6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Virtual Backpack:

2013-2014 School Calendar

School Lunch Menu

College Planning Calendars

2013-2014 Suffield High School Student Handbook

Technology Tools for Parents & Guardians

School Closing, Delayed Opening, and Early Release Protocol Letter - PDF


A Message From The Principal

As the autumn season transitions into winter, we celebrate the accomplishments of our students across a wide-range of endeavors while also marking the spirit of sharing and charity our students will be showing in the coming month.

SHS ATHLETICS – A November to Remember:

The boys and girls soccer teams treated their fans to an entire season of entertaining play at a high level. The two sides finished at a combined 39-1. The highlight came on a beautiful Saturday afternoon when both teams competed for state championships. The boys, coached by Mark Beigel, beat Ellington 2-0 to capture a third straight Class M title. The girls, coached by David Sullivan, competed this year in Class LL – the largest schools in the state – and reached the title game before falling to St. Joseph-Trumbull 2-1. Both teams won NCCC titles as well. Not surprisingly, the Booster Club Athletes of the Month came from these teams with seniors Sean Sullivan and Reilly Williams honored.

Patrick Begley won the NCCC individual title before placing second at the Class M meet, 16th at the state open meet and an impressive 16th at the New England Championships. He ran the fastest time ever by a Suffield student at the New Englands. The boys team finished second at the NCCC and third at the Class M. The girls team finished second at the NCCC and second again at the Class M state meet. Monique Labarre and Nina Begley finished eighth and 10th respectively at that state meet as part of a strong team effort.

The field hockey team finished 12-3-0-1 in the regular season to qualify for the playoffs. The girls swimming team finished eighth in a field of 32 point-scorers at the Class S state meet, the girls volleyball team reached the NCCC playoffs, and the football team is 6-4 and assured of a winning record this season.


The seniors prevailed on Spirit Night, which capped Spirit Week and once again proved one of the more enjoyable nights of the year. This annual event is organized and sponsored by Student Senate and we thank Ms. Whiteley and Ms. Kruk, Student Senate advisors, for their hard work toward making this event successful. The Names Assembly proved a powerful part of the week as students saw firsthand how much how we treat each other matters. Ronald Augeri performed the song “True Colors” to draw the event to a fitting and poignant conclusion. Thanks to Mr. Bosworth, Ms. Strange, and an army of student and faculty volunteers for making the event so meaningful. The play Alice in Wonderland was performed under the leadership of Ms. Holland. The show was marked by a fabulous stage, terrific acting and excellent execution.

During parent-teacher conferences last week, 33 members of the NHS – 11 on each of the three days -- visited Spaulding School to read to classes. The high school students also made posters or other aids that encouraged students to read.


Three of our agricultural student teams - Nursery Landscape, Poultry Judging, and Floriculture - competed at the fall Career Development Events held at the University of Connecticut in early November. Suffield’s Nursery Landscape team placed first in the state. Individually, Emily LaFlamme placed first, Natasia Baker second, Kelsie Merrill fifth and Conor Smith ninth. The Poultry Judging team finished third overall with Jonathan Waterman seventh individually. Floriculture team placed ninth. The Nursery Landscape team will compete at the 87th National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.


The FFA Holiday Sale, which benefits the program and its community service efforts, will be held Monday, December 2 through Saturday, December 7. Purchases can be made between 8-6 Monday through Friday and between 10-2 on Saturday. Poinsettias in three sizes, door swags, floral centerpieces, birch reindeer, wreaths and kissing balls are all for sale. Special orders are possible as well. Please visit. You may also contact Maryellen Mercik at or by calling 860-668-3817 to place orders.

The Empty Bowl Project will hold a fundraiser on Thursday, December 5, in our Commons from 6-8 p.m. with proceeds donated to the Suffield Emergency Aid Association and Action Against Hunger. Students in the district have created bowls, and students in the cooking classes will make soup. Attendees purchase a bowl and soup for $10. A total of 100 bowls are created. If the bowls run out, the cost is $5 for soup.

The National Honor Society will conduct its annual gift collection for needy families in the Hartford Area. The Toys for Tots and Teens effort will begin following Thanksgiving. Classes with 100 percent participation will be entered in a raffle to go shopping with any cash that is collected, and will also be recognized in announcements. NHS is also be promoting a winter dance on Friday, December 13, that will be free of charge for any student who donated a gift. The charge for those who did not donate is $10 with all proceeds given to charity.


The Ski Club has moved to the Internet, providing easy access to all information and updates. Those interested can reach the site by visiting the middle school or high school pages. Once there, visitors should click on Directory, then Group Pages and then Clubs. The club runs on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Brent Williams, former NFL Player, will speak about the college
recruiting process for athletes on Wednesday, December 4th, from 6:30-7:30 at the Suffield High School Auditorium. He will provide general recruiting information that applies all athletes. The Suffield High Booster Club and Tri-Town Football Booster Association are the hosts.


   On behalf of the faculty and staff of Suffield High School, I wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!  

Suffield Public Schools
350 Mountain Road, Suffield, CT 06078
Phone: 860-668-3800


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