RHS Calendar

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

RHS Final Exam Reminders

Final exams for students in grades 9-11 begin on Thursday, June 15 and conclude on Wednesday, June 21.  This intensified period of preparation and testing is designed to prepare students for the reality of examinations in advanced education and provide the faculty and administration with valuable information regarding the effectiveness of our curriculum and instructional practices.

During our final examination period, regular class sessions will be suspended. Students taking two exams in one day must arrive before 8:00 a.m. and remain in school until the conclusion of the second exam period at 2:15 p.m. Students taking only one exam on any given day must arrive on time for that exam and may leave campus when the exam period is concluded. Throughout the exam period, the library, cafeteria and computer lab in room 211 will be open for quiet study. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria from 10:45-11:45.

The schedule of exams is as follows:

Exam blocks A & B June 15 Thursday
Exam blocks C & D June 16 Friday
Exam Periods E & F June 19 Monday
Exam Periods G & make-up June 20 Tuesday
Exam make-up (am only)* June 21* Wednesday

* The last day of school, Wednesday, June 21st, is a ½ day (make-up day) for students and a full day for faculty. If students do not have exams, they do not need to come into school on this last day. Lunch will not be served on this day. Buses will run on the regular schedule throughout final exams.  

THREE things of the best things you can do between now and June 14th to finish the year strong:
  • Seek extra help from your teachers before and after school. Teachers are available until 3:00 pm in their classrooms Monday through Friday.
  • The Homework Center is open Monday through Friday in room 207 immediately following dismissal and lasts until 5:00 p.m.

FINAL EXAM GUIDELINES

  1. Students who have two exams in one day must remain in school during the break between the AM and PM exams (10:45-11:45).
  2. Students may reschedule an exam due to school-sponsored activities or illness, but must obtain permission from a dean, vice principal or principal before scheduling a make-up exam.  
  3. Underclassmen Final Exam grades will be recorded in a separate column on the final report card and will constitute 10% of the final grade.
  4. Students are required to remain in the testing classroom until the end of the exam period.  Students are encouraged to bring reading or other school work in case they finish exams early.  Cell phones and electronics will not be allowed; even for students who have completed their exam.
  5. A student who reports to school after 8:00 AM must report to the main office and will not be allowed into classrooms for testing without permission of a dean, a vice-principal or the principal.

JUNE 15-21, 2017
FINAL EXAMS - DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30 Cafeteria open for breakfast
8:15-8:45 Review period (pre-exam in class with teacher)
8:45-10:45 A.M. TWO HOUR EXAM
10:45-11:45   Lunch
  • Cafeteria - modified menu *
  • Library open for quiet study
  • Computer Labs - Rooms 211 and 214 open for quiet study
  • Open Gym

* Food may be consumed only in cafeteria.  

11:45 -12:15 Review period (pre-exam in class with teacher)
12:15-2:15 P.M. TWO HOUR EXAM

2:15 Student dismissal

Friday, June 9, 2017

RHS Community Weekly Update #39


Here is the RHS Community Weekly Update #39.

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ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL
RHS COMMUNITY WEEKLY UPDATE #39
June 9, 2017
IN THIS EDITION:
In this week’s edition, you will find information on the following:
  • Have a Great Summer! Last Newsletter of the Year :)
  • Summer Reading Assignment Information
  • Final Exam Special Schedule
  • Graduation Recap
  • Underclassmen Awards Ceremony Recap
  • Election Results
  • Next Week’s Lunch Menu
  • The Week Ahead

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER! LAST NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR!
With the school year coming to a close with final exams beginning next week, I wanted to let students and families know this will be the last community weekly update of the 2016-2017 school year. Students- please finish the year strong on your final exams. I want to wish each of our students and families a wonderful summer vacation! It has been great working with everyone this past school year. What an amazing student body we have!

SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION:
English teachers are in the process of notifying students which summer reading book they have been assigned for this summer. Students who have decided to choose the collection of 20 articles from the New York Times instead will be notified of the section of the paper they will focus on. All students received their first or second choices.

The purpose of summer reading for us as a school is to give students the opportunity to experience the joy of reading, with an emphasis on reading for pleasure. We really tried to provide students a variety of choice this summer. When students  return to school in the fall, students will join others in a discussion group to talk about the book they have read.  Each group will be facilitated by the staff member who made the same selection.

If students would like to change their summer reading selection, please email Mr. Harrison at jharrison@rocklandschools.org by June 21, 2017.  For a list of the summer reading options, please click here.  Students should all be aware of the book they have been assigned based on their preferences by June 14th. If a parent or guardian is unsure of their child’s selection or would like their child to select a different selection, please contact Mr. Harrison who is happy to assist you.


Instructions to Sign-Up For Free New York Times Subscription:
Rockland High School has been chosen to receive a year's free digital access to the New York Times online news.
Directions for setting up your subscription are below. After creating the account, a confirmation email will be sent. Make sure to open that email and click on the link to confirm it. Additionally, this account can be used via the NYT mobile app as well. Simply log in with the account username and password OR use the Google log- in to connect it to that single sign-on option.
Students must use their @rocklandschools.org email address!
To activate your Academic Pass, please follow these steps:
  • Visit nytimes.com/passes.   Create a free NYTimes.com account using your school email address.  If you already have an NYTimes.com account associated with your school email address, log in with those credentials.  If you forgot your password, visit nytimes.com/forgot to reset it.
  • Check your email inbox for our confirmation message.  Click on the link in your confirmation message to validate your email address and claim your Pass.  If the confirmation email didn’t arrive, check your spam folder.  If it isn’t there, send an email to edu@nytimes.com from your school email address to request confirmation.
  • You have successfully claimed a Pass when you see the Start Your Access screen.  Now you can enjoy seamless access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps from any location, on or off your school’s campus, just by logging into your NYTimes.com account.  You may download NYTimes mobile apps at nytimes.com/mobile .

FINAL EXAM SPECIAL SCHEDULE:
Final exams for students in grades 9-11 begin on Thursday, June 15 and conclude on Wednesday, June 21.  This intensified period of preparation and testing is designed to prepare students for the reality of examinations in advanced education and provide the faculty and administration with valuable information regarding the effectiveness of our curriculum and instructional practices.

During our final examination period, regular class sessions will be suspended. Students taking two exams in one day must arrive before 8:00 a.m. and remain in school until the conclusion of the second exam period at 2:15 p.m. Students taking only one exam on any given day must arrive on time for that exam and may leave campus when the exam period is concluded. Throughout the exam period, the library, cafeteria and computer lab in room 211 will be open for quiet study. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria from 10:45-11:45.

The schedule of exams is as follows:

Exam blocks A & B June 15 Thursday
Exam blocks C & D June 16 Friday
Exam Periods E & F June 19 Monday
Exam Periods G & make-up June 20 Tuesday
Exam make-up (am only)* June 21* Wednesday

* The last day of school, Wednesday, June 21st, is a ½ day (make-up day) for students and a full day for faculty. If students do not have exams, they do not need to come into school on this last day. Lunch will not be served on this day. Buses will run on the regular schedule throughout final exams.  

THREE things of the best things you can do between now and June 14th to finish the year strong:
  • Seek extra help from your teachers before and after school. Teachers are available until 3:00 pm in their classrooms Monday through Friday.
  • The Homework Center is open Monday through Friday in room 207 immediately following dismissal and lasts until 5:00 p.m.

FINAL EXAM GUIDELINES

  1. Students who have two exams in one day must remain in school during the break between the AM and PM exams (10:45-11:45).
  2. Students may reschedule an exam due to school-sponsored activities or illness, but must obtain permission from a dean, vice principal or principal before scheduling a make-up exam.  
  3. Underclassmen Final Exam grades will be recorded in a separate column on the final report card and will constitute 10% of the final grade.
  4. Students are required to remain in the testing classroom until the end of the exam period.  Students are encouraged to bring reading or other school work in case they finish exams early.  Cell phones and electronics will not be allowed; even for students who have completed their exam.
  5. A student who reports to school after 8:00 AM must report to the main office and will not be allowed into classrooms for testing without permission of a dean, a vice-principal or the principal.

JUNE 15-21, 2017
FINAL EXAMS - DAILY SCHEDULE

7:30 Cafeteria open for breakfast
8:15-8:45 Review period (pre-exam in class with teacher)
8:45-10:45 A.M. TWO HOUR EXAM
10:45-11:45   Lunch
  • Cafeteria - modified menu *
  • Library open for quiet study
  • Computer Labs - Rooms 211 and 214 open for quiet study
  • Open Gym

* Food may be consumed only in cafeteria.  

11:45 -12:15 Review period (pre-exam in class with teacher)
12:15-2:15 P.M. TWO HOUR EXAM
2:15 Student dismissal

GRADUATION RECAP:
We had a wonderful graduation ceremony last Friday, June 2nd to honor the Class of 2017. The Veritas did an outstanding job covering both the Senior Banquet and Graduation. Here are some must read articles!

Senior Banquet
Picture courtesy of @RHSVeritas
Graduation




UNDERCLASSMEN AWARDS CEREMONY RECAP:
On Wednesday, June 7th, the Undergraduate Awards Ceremony was held to honor the achievements of students in grades 9-11.

Below is a list of the following recipients:

National Leadership Award- Jaymie Atkins
The Rensselaer Medal- Sabrina Sprague
The Math Team

In Grade 11 – Sarah Lovell, Haley Chase-Crocker, Alexander Domina, Ronan McNally, Joseph Naughton, Rebecca Elliott, Sean Sugrue, Nicholas Walker, Sabrina Sprague, and Zachary Peterson
In Grade 10 – Angelina Vong , John Ellard, Michelle Ramoska , and Tyler Beatrice
In Grade 9 – Kayleigh Harris
9th District Congressional Art Show Honorable Mention- Isabelle Uong

Veritas Journalism Award- Jasmin Morse

Special Achievement Award- Madeline Gear

Outstanding member of the Veritas Award- Erin Kearns

High Honors All Three Terms This Year
In Grade 11 – Sabrina Sprague
In Grade 10 – Adiza Alasa, Tyler Beatrice, John Ellard, Michelle Ramoska
In Grade 9 – Melyssa Almeida, Kathryn Buckley, Nicholas Cedrone, Kerin Dalton Tyler Gambon, Madeline Gear, Melanie Harris, Sabrina Morgan, Oliver Reera, Zachary Webb, and Julia Yeadon
St. Michael’s College Book Award-Lily Matson and  Christopher Penney
Academic Excellence Certificates and Academic Letters
For Juniors: Jaymie Atkins, Ronan McNally, Jillian Schofield, Sabrina Sprague, and James White

For Sophomores: Adiza Alasa, Alyssa Antoniewicz, Tyler Beatrice, Madison Blonde, Caitlin Cameron, Abigail Condon, Kaitlyn Diver, Leah Drago, John Ellard, Katie Houde (HOOD), Kevin Jean-Poix, Matthew Karoutas , Elizabeth Kelley, Nicholas LaBollita, Matthew Makarski, Meaghan McDonough, Matthew McPartlin, Sean Morrissey, Jasmine Morse, Rebecca Mullen, Shannon Murphy, Alexis Nastasia, Nevaeh Nilson, Francisco Oliveira, Sarah Pollard, Michelle Ramoska, Justin Sherlock, Marissa Smith, and Kara Sullivan   

The Boys State/Girls State- Sean Sugrue, Eden Dalton and Margaret Jones

Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Award- John Ellard

Mass STAR Youth Leadership Award-Francisco Oliveira
The Academic Achievement Awards

ART
Gr. 9         Bryce Taylor, Jacob Harris
Gr.   10         Sarah Pollard, Kaili Rose Dummott-Hill
Gr.   11         Isabelle Uong
    
Picture courtesy of @RHSVeritas

COMMUNICATION/DIGITAL MEDIA
Gr. 9    Lara Glennon
ENGLISH
Gr. 9         Jillian Dorney

FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE
Gr.  9         Hannah Wyllie
Gr.   10         Matthew McPartlin
Gr.   11         Christopher Penney, Brianna Peppino
Picture courtesy of @RHSVeritas
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Gr. 9         Orion Carroll
Gr.   10         Peter Kohler, Kaitlyn Diver
Gr.   11         Justin Bowman, Samuel Gray

TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Gr. 9         Noah Coughlin
Gr.   10         Michael Ebersole, Christopher Armstrong
Gr.   11         Ryan Kelley, Zachary Sharland

WORLD LANGUAGE/Spanish
Gr. 9         Jad Bendarkawi, Kathryn Buckley
Gr.   11         Caitlin McArthur
WORLD LANGUAGE/French
Gr. 9         Matthew Griffin, Jonathas Amaral-Numeriano
Gr.   10         Elizabeth Kelley, Sean Morrissey
HEALTH
Gr. 9         Destinie Irvin, Adrian Quezada
MATHEMATICS
Gr. 9         Oliver Reera, Sean Belmonte
MUSIC
Gr. 9         Jordan Cunningham, Kerin Dalton
Gr.   10         Mireese Wilson, Bonnie Gasdia
Gr.   11         Ryan Struzziery
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Gr. 9             Elizabeth McGaffigan    

PRE-ENGINEERING/ROBOTICS
Gr. 9         Maria Ciano, Caroline Elie
Gr.   11         Jonathan Baar, Aiden Glennon
SOCIAL SCIENCE/HISTORY
Gr. 9         Zachary Webb
Gr.   10         Kevin Jean-Poix
Gr.   11         Harrison O’Brien
MULTI-AWARD WINNERS
Gr. 9        
Madeline Gear          Communication/Digital Media, Physical Education
Tyler Johnson           Science, English, Family Consumer Science
Sabrina Morgan        Social Science/History, Science
                                   
Gr.   10        
Tyler Beatrice           Mathematics, Science, Pre-Engineering/Robotics
Michelle Ramoska    English, Mathematics,Spanish
George Selados III Pre-Engineering/Robotics, Science
Caitlin Cameron       Social Science/History, Family Consumer Science
Adiza Alasa             English,Spanish
                   
Gr.   11        
Eden Dalton         Art, English, Music, Social Science/History
Sabrina Sprague       Mathematics, Science
Sean Sugrue             English, Mathematics
Joseph Naughton     Science,Spanish
                   

OVERALL OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVER
Grade   9   Tyler Gambon
Grade    10   John Ellard
Grade 11   Ronan McNally
Picture courtesy of @RHSVeritas
And congratulations to the three newly inducted RHS grads into our RHS Academic Hall of Fame. Below (left to right) are Charles Tetzlaff (Class of 1991), Denise Wallace-Spriggs (Class of 1979), and Robin Paulding McGowan (Class of 1979).

Picture courtesy of @RHSVeritas
ELECTION RESULTS:
Congratulations to the following students for getting elected next year to student leadership positions for their class.
Class of 2020
Tyler Johnson-Secretary
Tyler Gambon-Treasurer
Sara McLellan- Vice President
Julia Yeadon-President

Class of 2019
Madison Blonde- Secretary
Justin Sherlock- Treasurer
Abby Condon-Vice President
John Ellard-President

Class of 2018
Macie Jones- Secretary
Isabelle Uong- Treasurer
Jillian Donahue-Vice President
Zachary Peterson- President

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

THE WEEK AHEAD:
Monday, June 12
3:00pm RHS Math Homework Club- Room 132
Tuesday, June 13
6:30pm RHS Athletic Boosters Meeting
Wednesday, June 14
3:00pm RHS Science Homework Club-Room 234
Final Exams Begin...
Thursday, June 15
RHS Term 4 Report Cards Distributed (tentative)
Tentative Last Day of School
Friday, June 16
3:00pm RHS Science Homework Club-Room 234
Saturday, June 17
9:00am  RHS Dog Dash
Please check out our school-wide calendar by clicking here.