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.
|Shrewsbury High School|
64 Holden Street
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545
|Superintendent||Joseph M. Sawyer|
|Principal||Todd H. Bazydlo|
|Schedule type||7 Day Rotation with Daily Drop|
|Hours in school day||6.5|
|Color(s)||Navy blue and vegas gold|
|Newspaper||The Town Crier|
|Website||Shrewsbury High School|
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.
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. 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.
Shrewsbury High School has 3 sections of theater, the fall play, spring musical, and competition play:
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 (musical) (2017), All Shook Up (musical) (2018), Seussical (2019)
Shrewsbury High School won Best Overall Production for Urinetown in 2016 and Best Overall Production in the Large School Division for All Shook Up in 2018 and Seussical in 2019 in the TAMY awards
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.
Wind performing ensembles under the direction of Mr. Brian Liporto: Pep Band, Marching Band, Concert Band, Honors Wind Ensemble, Honors Jazz Band
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
String performing ensembles: Orchestra
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.
Richard Leo Gedman (born September 26, 1959) is an American professional baseball coach and former catcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Boston Red Sox (1980–1990), Houston Astros (1990–1991), and St. Louis Cardinals (1991–1992). He currently serves as hitting coach with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League. Listed at 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) and 210 pounds (95 kg), he batted left-handed and threw right-handed.Shrewsbury High School
Shrewsbury High School may refer to the following schools:
Shrewsbury High School (Massachusetts), United States
Shrewsbury High School, Shropshire, England
Massachusetts public high schools
Italics indicates closed schools