Ron Lieber Round Up

Thanks to the 175+ parents who came to see Ron Lieber speak on November 13th. Ron regaled the audience with witty stories and wise words about the Need-Want continuum, college considerations, the importance of letting your kids know when their family has been helped by others in the past and so much more. Stay tuned. The videotape of Ron’s presentation will be available shortly.

Here are a few parent take aways and photos from the evening’s presentation:


I’ve been concerned about giving my 14 year old pocket money and after Ron’s presentation I will be trying the 3 jar system (not the actual jars of-course). I loved the need want line and will be implementing that as well.

~Violet Mtisi, freshman parent


“Why do you ask?” This was my takeaway from last nights meeting. This will help me engage in a conversation with my children with topics that I am not always comfortable with.

~Yeona Oh, junior parent


I loved how he talked about using money as a tool for teaching. He said we provide our kids textbooks, sports equipment, musical instruments, etc as tools to learn a skill. Providing an allowance is a way to allow kids to learn how to spend, save and donate with lots of opportunities to teach.

~Jennifer Erday, sophomore parent




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Deck the Halls!

Hallapalooza is coming on Tuesday, November 2, 3:00-9:00pm. This annual spirit raising event pits all four SHS classes against each other in a battle to decorate an assigned school hallway. Parent volunteers from each class are needed to chaperone, provide snacks and art supplies. So c’mon parents! Let’s see which class has the parents with the most school spirit!

Please consult your student’s class Sign Up Genius below to volunteer.
Freshman –
Sophomore –
Junior –
Senior – Coming shortly


It’s a Wonderful World

It’s a great big world out there and this year, SHS students will have the opportunity to go on school-organized trips to Spain & France, Eastern Europe and Nashville!  Your generous donations to the PTO have enabled us to provide travel scholarship assistance to students.  Click on the link to see eligibility rules and to get the ball rolling on the travel scholarship application.  Even though the trips will all take place in April 2018, the deadline for travel scholarship applications is November 20.  Click link to access application. SHS Student Travel Scholarship Application

BOE Meeting Dates 2017-2018

Stay in touch with what’s going on and what’s being planned for District schools by attending the monthly Board of Ed Meetings. Meetings are usually held in the SHS Library at 7pm. If you can’t make a meeting, catch the replay starting on the Tuesday following a meeting on Channel 28 for Verizon subscribers or Channel 964 for Comcast subscribers. The meeting playback will air at 10:00am and 7:00pm daily for a 7-day period. BOE meeting dates for the remainder of the school year are as follows:

December 14, 2017

January 18, 2018

February 15, 2018

March 8, 2018

March 15, 2018

April 19, 2018

May 10, 2018

June 14, 2018

July 12, 2018

This Week’s Email

Did you hear about Ron Lieber’s presentation? Holiday shopping is right around the corner, support the PTO on Amazon.  This week’s email was packed full of information  CLICK HERE  to read it again.  You can access past emails by selecting EMAILS under the INFORMATION tab above.