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Friday, November 17, 2017

RHS Community Weekly Update #14

Here is the RHS Community Weekly Update #14.

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ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL
RHS COMMUNITY WEEKLY UPDATE #14
NOVEMBER 17, 2017
Due to the short week next week, there will be no Community Weekly Update. The next update will be provided on the week ending December 1, 2017...Have a great Thanksgiving :).
IN THIS EDITION:
In this week’s edition, you will find information on the following:
  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • Positivity Project
  • Top Dogs This Week
  • Rockland High School Band Students Complete Successful Fundraiser
  • Student Artwork of the Week
  • The Great Cookie Competition
  • District C Sportsmanship Award
  • Sports Recap
  • Next Week’s Lunch Menu
  • Announcements
  • Rockland Holiday Stroll
  • The Week Ahead

HAPPY THANKSGIVING:
There is a lot to be thankful for this time of year. I am thankful for the opportunity to work in a great community with outstanding students and staff as well as being surrounded by supportive parents. Thank you for all that you do to make our school community thrive. Have a great Thanksgiving with family and friends!



POSITIVITY PROJECT:
This year a group of students are coordinating the Positivity Project, a club led by senior Ryan Mott under the direction of Ms. Coulombe  to promote a new theme of positivity each month. This month we will be focusing on body positivity.




TOP DOGS THIS WEEK:
Congratulations to this week’s Top Dogs- Olivia Elie and Lily Matson!
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RHS BAND STUDENTS COMPLETE SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER:
Thank you to our students, staff, parents, and most importantly, the RHS Boosters for sponsoring an incredible fundraiser in October- The Mattress Sale Fundraiser! Almost $5,000 was raised to support our music program. Thank you to all of the students for playing in the Veterans’ Day Parade last Saturday. You did a great job!!


STUDENT ARTWORK OF THE WEEK:
Check out this awesome pen and ink drawing titled, "Portrait of My Sister" made by Art Thesis student Jailene Escalera!  Nice Job!  You can see this drawing and other RHS student artwork at this year's Rockland Holiday Stroll on Sat. Nov 25 from 3-7 p.m.



THE GREAT COOKIE COMPETITION:
Congratulations to this week’s Great Cookie Competition Winners!
Block A - K1 : Meg Dion, Michelle Downey, Maria Fiore
Block C - K5 : Joe Campanile, Louis Casey, Harry O'Brien
Block E - K4 : Taylor Anzivino, Dan Farrar, Rachel Spano
Block G -K1: Cookie Competition -- K1 - Jeffrey Edwards and Steven Hoye

DISTRICT C SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:
This morning, 8 students accompanied Mr. Graziano and Mr. Harrison to Gillette Stadium to receive the District C Sportsmanship Award. Rockland High School was one of 8 schools across Massachusetts to receive the 2017 Sportsmanship Award.
Sport captains Hannah Murphy, Matthew O’Brien, Jonathan Baar, Joseph Yeadon, Jaymie Atkins, Sydney McKenna, Macie Jones, and Eden Dalton represented Rockland High School. Mary Academy, Belmont High School, Avon Middle/High School, Fitchburg High School, Holyoke High School, Wahconah Regional High School, and Catholic Memorial High School were the other schools recognized.  This award is reflective of the outstanding job our students, our staff, parents and families, and all members of community do throughout the athletic seasons exhibiting sportsmanship.

SPORTS RECAP:
The girl’s varsity soccer team fell 2-1 in double overtime on Thursday, November 9th at Scituate High School against a tough Dover-Sherborn team. Our lady dogs played extremely well and gave it their best effort! Thank you girls soccer for a great season!

For photos, click below:

The boys varsity football team defeated Archbishop Williams 21-7 on Thursday, November 9th. The team concludes the season at East Bridgewater at 10AM on Thanksgiving Day.

Congratulations to our Cheerleaders who won first place at the South Regional Competition Sunday  at Franklin High School. The team will compete in the 2017 Fall State Championship at Worcester State University on Sunday, November 19th. Their warm-up time is listed for 11:30AM.

NEXT WEEK’S LUNCH MENU:
Click here to view next week’s lunch menu.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
ROCKLAND HOLIDAY STROLL:
Please be sure to check out the Rockland Holiday Stroll on November 25th from 4-7pm. It’s a great way to get in the holiday spirit!

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Saturday, November 25
Holiday Stroll
Monday, November 27
RHS Winter Sports Tryouts Begin
Saturday, December 2
9:00am RHS Saturday School

Please check out our school-wide calendar by clicking here.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

RHS COMMUNITY WEEKLY UPDATE #13

Here is a link to the pdf of the RHS Community Weekly Update #13.

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ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL
RHS COMMUNITY WEEKLY UPDATE #13
NOVEMBER 10, 2017

IN THIS EDITION:
In this week’s edition, you will find information on the following:
  • Veterans’ Day Reflection
  • Term 1 Report Cards Available
  • Parent Teacher Conference Reminder
  • Credit for Life Fair Recap
  • WGBH Competition
  • PCC Information
  • 8 Easy Steps to Fill out FAFSA
  • Artwork of the Week
  • Marching Band completes successful fall season!
  • Pizza Palooza
  • Sports Recap
  • The Golden Spatula Award
  • Announcements
  • Next Week’s Lunch Menu
  • The Week Ahead

VETERANS’ DAY REFLECTION:
On Friday, November 10th there is no school at Rockland High School as we take the time to honor our veterans who served in the military. Veterans’ Day is a great opportunity for all of us to appreciate the men and women who have sacrificed their lives so that we can enjoy the little things we may take for granted. On Friday, students are encouraged to connect with a neighbor, family friend, or relative who has served in the military and tell them that you appreciate their service to our country.

TERM 1 REPORT CARDS AVAILABLE:
On Thursday, November 9th, Term 1 Report Cards will be available on X2 Aspen at the end of the school day at approximately 3pm. Term 1 grades closed on November 2nd. Please click here to log-in. If you need your account information, please call the school on Monday. If you have specific questions on term 1 grades, please contact the teacher directly.

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE REMINDER:
On Wednesday, November 15th, Rockland High School staff will have Parent Teacher Conferences from 1-2:30pm and 6:30-8pm. Students will have an Early Release at 12:30pm. Please print off your child’s schedule and visit your child’s classrooms during these time windows.  There are no set appointments during these time windows so please drop by and see your child’s teachers as you would like.

CREDIT FOR LIFE FAIR RECAP:
On November 7th, Rockland High School Grade 10 students participated in the first ever Credit for Life Fair held in the Rockland High School Gym. Students were taken into the future as if they were a 25 year old adult. Students were given an occupation based on their personal career interests, monthly salary, and were expected to learn how to budget money across the following booths:

  • Career Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • Insurance
  • Safety and Security
  • Transportation
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Luxury
  • Savings and retirement
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Reality Check
  • Credit Counseling

Each student was given a spending plan with their name, occupation, annual salary, savings account balance, credit score, and a list of all of the booths they were expected to visit. On the back of the spending plan, students needed to complete a Spending Register where students kept track of their deposits and credits and their running balance. The purpose of the Credit for Life Fair was for students to complete their spending plan within their allotted budget.

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Avery Ewell and Ava Fiore (on left) Spin the Wheel with Guidance Counselor Mr. Devine watching on.
Hannah Wylie and Caroline Elie (on right) show off their Spending Registers.
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Adam Dalton (on left) checks out the Luxury Booth with Ms. Janet Cann assisting.

Amos A. Phelps Insurance ran the Insurance booth. Mr. Phelps is seen assisting Taylor Anzivino (on right).
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Bryce Taylor checks in at the Reality Check Booth to see if his spending was within the budget.
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Pietra DaSilva and Alyssa Patten check out the Transportation Booth run by ITT Technical Institute.
WGBH QUIZ COMPETITION RECAP:
Seniors Aiden Glennon, Sean Sugrue, Joseph Naughton, Zachary Peterson, and Chris Penney competed in the WGBH Quiz Show in Brighton, MA on Sunday, November 5th. The WGBH Quiz Show is an academic competition among high schools in Massachusetts broadcasted on television. We are awaiting the results to see if we qualified for the next round.
PCC INFORMATION:
PCC ASP, which stands for Project Contemporary Competitiveness Advanced Studies Program, is a summer residential program for students entering grades 8, 9, 10 and 11 from throughout southeastern Massachusetts. PCC takes takes place at Stonehill College and students can take classes in areas that interest them, such as Leadership, Improve Your Improv, Music and Movement and much more. There is also a Pre-College Experience available to current 10th grade students where students can earn college credit.

9th and 10th graders who are interested in applying to PCC, an overnight summer program at Stonehill College can pick up an application in Guidance now. Applications are due back in guidance by December 15th. See Mrs. Delaney with any questions.

8 STEPS TO FILLING OUT THE FAFSA:
Please click here to review 8 Steps to Filling out the FAFSA. This information is helpful for any students starting the college application process.

STUDENT ARTWORK OF THE WEEK:
Check out this awesome painted decoupage landscape made by 2-D Art student Melyssa Almeida.  Great job!!
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MARCHING BAND COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL FALL SEASON:
The Rockland Marching Band completed a successful fall season playing at many of the football home games this season. The students put together a terrific half-time performance as well as did stand tunes with the cheerleaders throughout the football games. Be sure to check out the Band performing in the Veterans’ Day Parade this Saturday. Here is a clip from their halftime performance at a recent home game v. Cardinal Spellman.

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PIZZA PALOOZA:
On Tuesday, November 7th, the Rockland Chamber of Commerce sponsored Pizzapalooza. The following pizza places donated pizza and participated in the competition which raised over $3,000 for One Rockland. Proceeds from One Rockland support high school clubs and activities.

Mike’s Pizza, Domino’s, Rockland House of Pizza, Manny’s II, Rockland Bar & Grill, Player’s Sports Bar & Grille, Pizzings (Abington), and the Corner Grill.

This year’s winners:
People’s Choice: Player’s Sports Bar & Grille
Kids’ Choice: Domino’s
Judge’s Choice: Corner Grill

SPORTS RECAP:
Football Loses to Old Rochester Regional High School
The varsity football team fell to Old Rochester Regional High School last Friday evening 12-8.  Anthony Vasquez scored the lone touchdown for the dogs. The boys compete at Archbishop Williams Thursday evening at 5pm.  The team is looking to finish the season strong.

Boys Varsity Soccer Loses to Norwell High School
The boys varsity team worked hard to qualify for the postseason. After a thrilling victory over Hanover to end the regular season and qualify for the tournament, the team fell Saturday evening 5-0 to a very difficult Norwell team. Congratulations to the boys soccer teams on a great season, and we will miss seeing our seniors play on the soccer field!

Girls Varsity Volleyball Defeats Upper Cape, Then Loses to Case High School
The girls varsity volleyball team defeated Upper Cape 3-0 before falling to a difficult Case High School team 3-0. Case High School is the defending state champions. The girls varsity volleyball team battled hard all season and in the tournament. Great season lady dogs!
Girls Varsity Soccer Defeats Hanover and Plymouth South
The girls played hard to defeat Hanover 2-1 on Saturday afternoon (Goals were scored by Madison Blonde and Grace Oliver). The girls varsity soccer team followed up their performance Saturday with another win Tuesday night over Plymouth South. In double overtime, Grace Oliver netted the game winning goal (Ava Fiore had the other goal)! The team looks forward to competing against Dover-Sherborn in the Division 3 South Semi-Finals at Scituate High School on Thursday evening at 6pm.

Winter Sports Sign-ups
Clearance for ALL winter sports will be on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from
12:30-3:00 PM in the nurse’s office.  We expect that all winter athletes and cheerleaders be cleared on that day.  This is the only day for clearance before the winter season starts.  You will not be able to try out for your sport unless you have been cleared and have a blue card to give your coach.

1.   Every athlete must pay a one-time user fee of $200.00.  It will cover you for all three sports.  Cheerleaders will pay a $50.00 user fee for the year.
2.   The family maximum is $375.00.  The user fee is non-refundable.  Any participant who leaves a team voluntarily or who is dropped from the team by the coach, athletic director, or principal for disciplinary or scholastic deficiencies is not eligible for a refund.
3.   Parents and students should understand that this fee simply entitles the participants to try out for a place on the team.  It does not guarantee participation time in games, nor does it insure specific positions on a team.  Those decisions will remain with the coaches.  Fees collected in this manner are designed to help defray the operation cost of offering the programs.
4.   All checks or money orders must be made out to the Town of Rockland.
5.   A physical exam by your family physician is required for all athletes participating in sports.  This exam must be within the current 2016-2017 school year.  The MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association) requires that all athletes have a current physical on file in the school health office.
6.   No athlete will be issued any equipment without a clearance card from the athletic department indicating you have met the following obligations and responsibilities:
        a.      Financial (User fee)
        b.      Academic (Eligibility)
        c.      Medical (Physical within the last year)
        d.      This card will be given to your coach in order that he/she may issue you equipment
7.   Winter athletes must come to the Athletic Director's office with a check (if you did not play a fall sport) and proof of a physical exam.

THE GOLDEN SPATULA AWARD:
Congratulations to the following students who received the Golden Spatula Award this week.

Mariyah Velez and Jonah Pishkin - Block E - Kitchen 3 = Cuban Red Beans and Rice with fresh parsley.

Erik Dutcher and Robert Rossman - Block D - Kitchen 5 - Moroccan Quinoa with fresh carrots, raisins and walnuts.



ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Do you like to read? If so, join the RHS Book Club. The first meeting will be Tuesday, November 14th at 2:45PM in Room 123. Our first book is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UNiverse. Books will be given out at this meeting. Please see Ms. Cahill or Ms. Donovan with questions.
NEXT WEEK’S LUNCH MENU:
Click here to view next week’s lunch menu.

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Saturday, November 11
RHS Band Veteran's Day Parade
Tuesday, November 14
RHS MCAS ELA Reading Session 3 Retest
Wednesday, November 15
RHS MCAS Math Session 1 Retest
RHS Winter Sports Clearance Day
12:30pm RHS Early Release
1:00pm RHS Parent Teacher Conferences
6:30pm Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, November 16
RHS MCAS Math Session 2 Retest
6:00pm Powder Puff Football Game (Veterans Memorial Stadium)
Saturday, November 18
Band Senior District Auditions
9:00am RHS Saturday School
Wednesday, November 22
No School Thanksgiving Break
Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving Day
10:00am @ East Bridgewater HS - B/V/Football
Friday, November 24
No School Thanksgiving Day Break
Saturday, November 25
RHS Holiday Stroll (Chorus)
Monday, November 27
RHS Winter Sports Tryouts Begin

Please check out our school-wide calendar by clicking here.