Shrewsbury High School (Massachusetts)

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Shrewsbury High School
Shrewsbury High School 01.jpg
Location
64 Holden Street
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545
Information
TypePublic
Open enrollment[1]
SuperintendentJoseph M. Sawyer
PrincipalTodd H. Bazydlo
GradesI 9-12
Enrollment1,792 (2016-17)[2]
LanguageEnglish
Schedule type7 Day Rotation with Daily Drop
Hours in school day6.5
Color(s)          Navy blue and vegas gold
MascotColonial
NewspaperThe Town Crier
Information(508)-841-8800
Website
Sign at the school entrance

Shrewsbury High School is a public high school located in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA. It is the only public high school in the Shrewsbury Public Schools district. It is a large school offering a wide variety of electives and extracurricular activities. Shrewsbury High School placed 27th in the list of 21,035 high schools that U.S News reviewed in 2013.

The current principal is Todd Bazydlo. Shrewsbury High School is part of Shrewsbury Public Schools, the current superintendent of which is Dr. Joseph Sawyer.

Sports[edit]

Shrewsbury High School offers the same number of sports as most high schools, if not more. In the fall the sports offered are: football, cross country, crew,[notes 1] golf, volleyball, field hockey, and soccer. In the Winter the sports offered are: basketball, track and field, swim, ice hockey, and gymnastics. In the spring the offered sports are: lacrosse, baseball, softball, track and field, crew, and tennis. For the boys' basketball games and football games the SHS Pep Band attends, headed by Mr. Brian Liporto, as well as the majority of the student body.

The school also received the PEP Grant and has fleshed out the classes the school offers in its physical education programs. The new programs include biking and a ropes course.

Shrewsbury is home to a Massachusetts Division III high school hockey powerhouse. The boys hockey team has won three state championships in the last five years (2014, 2017, and 2018). The boys beat Hanover in 2014 and 2018, and Old Rochester High School in 2017. Following their 2018 State Championship, they were promoted to Division I in Massachusetts High School Hockey, joining the division as an independent team not belonging to a conference.

Improvements to the athletic campus and to the playing and practice conditions of sports, is funded by the Athletic booster club. Shrewsbury High School's campus recently added a turf field. The new field accommodates lacrosse, soccer, football, field hockey, track and field, and cross country. Physical education class also utilizes the field. The addition of a turf field will hopefully reduce maintenance costs and also generate revenue, as youth sports programs, as well as games and jamborees can be hosted.

Clubs[edit]

Shrewsbury High School offers the unique opportunity where if a sport is not offered, it can be created as a club then, eventually, if popular, can become a sport with proper support.[4] The list of clubs includes: Anime Club, Asian Cultural Club, Astronomy Club, Behind the Sciences Club, Biology Club, Black History Committee, Book Club, Business Club, SHS Choirs/Orchestra/Band, Chemistry Club, SHS Chess Club, Club of Rock, Cooking with Chemistry, DECA, Destination Imagination, Dungeons & Dragons, Elementary Tutoring, ELNA, Engineering Club, Excelsior, F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team 467, German Club, Glee Club, GMAD, Green Club, GSA, Helping Hands, History, Improv Club, Marine Biology Club, Math Team, SHS MED Club, Model UN, Muslim Student Club, MVP, National Art Honors Society, National English Honors Society ,National Honor Society, National Latin Honors Society, National Mandarin Honors Society, National Math Honors Society, National Social Sciences Honors Society, National Spanish Honors Society, NEAT, Outdoors Club, Photography Club, Physics Club, Political Action Group, SHS Quiz Team, Science Team, Service Learning, Sign Language Club, Ski Club, Special Peer Connection, Speech and Debate Team, SAC, Students Community Forum, Student Council, Town Crier, Tri-M, Ultimate Frisbee, Yearbook, and Club Photo Galleries.

Music and theater[edit]

Shrewsbury High School has 3 sections of theater, the fall play, spring musical, and competition play:

Fall play- Almost, Maine (2010), The Outsiders (2011), Romeo and Juliet (2012), Charlotte's Web (2013), It's a Wonderful Life (2014).

Spring musical- Once On This Island (2008), Seussical (2009), Anything Goes (2010), The Sound of Music (2011), Curtains (2012), Legally Blonde (musical) (2013), Bye Bye Birdie (musical) (2014), Cinderella (2015), Urinetown (2016), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2017), All Shook Up (2018), Seussical (2019)

Competition Play- The Diary of Anne Frank (play) (2009), Rabbit Hole (2010), The Tempest (2011), Dancing at Lughnasa (2012), What I Did Last Summer (2013), Enchanted April (2014).

SHS offers a variety of music and theater classes and performing ensembles. The classes include: Music Theory I & II, Theater Arts, Movement for Theater, Theater Design, and Music Technology.[5]

Wind performing ensembles under the direction of Mr. Brian Liporto: Pep Band, Marching Band, Concert Band, Honors Wind Ensemble, Honors Jazz Band[6]

Vocal performing ensembles under the direction of Mr. Michael Lapomardo: Freshman Choir, Mixed Choir, Honors Treble Choir (previously named Honors Women's Choir), Honors A Capella[7]

String performing ensembles: Orchestra[8]

Advanced placement classes[edit]

Shrewsbury High School offers fewer advanced placement classes than some other schools. Those offered include: AP United States History, AP Studio Art Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP Calculus both AB and BC, AP Psychology, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish Language, AP French Language, and AP Latin (only offered if enough demand). Other advanced placement classes are offered in the Virtual High School program.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Caleb Crain, Contributor to The New Yorker, author of the 2013 novel Necessary Errors[9]
  • Shawn Loiseau, NFL linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, Graduate of Merrimack College[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The term crew is commonly used in the United States of America for rowing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education - Error Page" (PDF). www.doe.mass.edu.
  2. ^ "Shrewsbury Sr High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Massachusetts Department Of Elementary And Secondary Education - 2017-18 SAT Performance Report - All Students Statewide Report". profiles.doe.mass.edu.
  4. ^ "Welcome to Shrewsbury Public Schools in Shrewsbury, MA". schools.shrewsbury-ma.gov.
  5. ^ "Home". Shrewsbury Music.
  6. ^ http://schools.shrewsbury-ma.gov/department/teacher.php?fDD=2-794
  7. ^ "Welcome to Shrewsbury Public Schools in Shrewsbury, MA". schools.shrewsbury-ma.gov.
  8. ^ E.J. O'Rourke (23 October 2010). "Shrewsbury High School Orchestra- The Evil Eye and the Hideous Heart" – via YouTube.
  9. ^ Altman, Anna (6 August 2013). "Imaginary Extensions: A Conversation with Caleb Crain".
  10. ^ Garven, Rich (December 20, 2014). "Shawn Loiseau makes every minute count". Worcester Telegram. Retrieved 6 June 2015.

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Coordinates: 42°18′12″N 71°44′40″W / 42.30333°N 71.74444°W / 42.30333; -71.74444