Southwick Regional School

Southwick Regional School (SRS) is a public high school in Southwick, Massachusetts, United States serving grades 7-12 of the Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District, which is made up of the towns of Southwick, Tolland, and Granville.

Southwick Regional School
Address
93 Feeding Hills Road

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Coordinates42°03′38″N 72°44′50″W / 42.0605°N 72.7473°WCoordinates: 42°03′38″N 72°44′50″W / 42.0605°N 72.7473°W
Information
TypePublic
Open enrollment[1]
MottoEducation Inspiration Excellence
Established1971
School districtSouthwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District
PrincipalJoseph Turmel
Teaching staff45 (2015)
Grades7-12
Enrollment807 (2015)
Hours in school day6 hours, 35 minutes
CampusSuburban
Color(s)Green      and gold     
Athletics conferenceMIAA Division 3
MascotRam
RivalHamshire Regional
AccreditationNEASC
Website

Performance

Southwick Regional School was assessed by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in 2004.[3]

The school meets all requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.[4]

Extracurriculars

Clubs and organizations

Southwick Regional School is known for its strong emphasis on performing arts. Though they are small, the band and chorus have received national recognition over the years, earning superior ratings and trophies from festivals in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Orlando. Their drama program is also said to be "one of the best" in Western Massachusetts, and is now led by Peter Follet.[5] Southwick Regional School Performing Arts performed Beauty and the Beast in April 2007. In March 2008 the school performed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The school also has a number of successful clubs including: the Interact Club, As Schools Match Wits Team, the Diversity Club, the National Honor Society, the Drama Club, the Jazz Band, the Math Team, the Spanish Club, the French Club, the Chess Club, and the Debate Team.

Sports

STRHS is active in interscholastic sports.

Rebecca Lobo, a former WNBA player, was a graduate of Southwick Regional Schooland held a state scoring record of 2,710 points,while in high school.

In 2007 and 2008 Southwick won the Western Mass championship and the Division II title in Boys Varsity Track. The team is coached by Dick Atkinson, a local track coaching legend and former math teacher of the school. Also coached by Atkinson is the boys cross–country team with several division titles, the most recent in 2008, which was a perfect season with a 15–0 record and the Division II Western Mass title.

Southwick is probably best known for their wrestling program, which won the Western Mass Championship in 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. The team has produced three individual state champions and its peak performance as a team was second at the State Dual Meet Championship in 2007.

2011 was another banner year for Southwick. The Boys Varsity Soccer won the Western Massachusetts championship, while Varsity Golf, Varsity Baseball, and Boys Varsity Track won their league titles.

The Southwick Field Hockey program has produced many Western Mass titles.

While Southwick does not have a football team, the School added a Junior Varsity Hockey team prior to the 2016-2017 school year. [6]

Notable alumni

Controversy

Early into the 2018-2019 school year administration decided to end the long-standing 8th-grade field trip to Washington D.C, the school was criticised for unfounded claims surrounding the cancellation, suppression of opposition, and refusal to refund students who participated in fundraisers that promised to fund the D.C field trip.

References

  1. ^ http://www.doe.mass.edu/finance/schoolchoice/choice-status.pdf
  2. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/sat.aspx
  3. ^ NEASC Report May 2004
  4. ^ NCLB Report Card for 2006-2007
  5. ^ http://www.stgrsd.org/strhs/staff.htm
  6. ^ Southwick Adds Hockey Team

External links

Southwick, Massachusetts

Southwick is a town in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 9,502 at the 2010 census, up from 8,835 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Massachusetts public high schools
Barnstable County
Berkshire County
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Dukes County
Essex County
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Nantucket County
Norfolk County
Plymouth County
Suffolk County
Worcester County

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