ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY UPDATE
June 9, 2023
The Principal's Corner
Dates to Remember
First Day of School Wednesday, August 30th
Week Ahead: Final Exams!
Final exams for grades 9-11 students begin on Monday, June 12th.
During our final examination period, regular class sessions will be suspended. Students taking two exams in one day must arrive before 9:00 a.m. and remain in school until the conclusion of the second exam period at 1:30 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. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria from 11:00-11:30 AM.
The schedule of exams is as follows:
Monday, June 12th
9:00-11:00 AM- A Block Exam
11:30-1:30 PM- B Block Exam
Tuesday, June 13th
9:00-11:00 AM- C Block Exam
11:30-1:30 PM- D Block Exam
Wednesday, June 14th
9:00-11:00 AM- E Block Exam
11:30-1:30 PM- F Block Exam
Thursday, June 15th
9:00-11:00 AM- G Block Exam
11:30-1:30 PM- Make-Up Exam Block Exam
Friday, June 16th
9:00-11:00 AM- Make-Up Exam Block Exam
The last day of school, Friday, June 16th, is a ½ day (make-up day) for students. Lunch will not be served on this day. Buses will run on a regular schedule throughout final exams. If students do not need to make-up exams, students do not need to report to school on Friday, June 16th.
FINAL EXAMS - DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00-9:00 AM Extra Help for Students with individual teachers
9:00-11:00 AM A.M. TWO-HOUR EXAM
11:00-11:30 AM Lunch
11:30-1:30 PM P.M. TWO HOUR EXAM
1:30 PM Student Dismissal
1:30-2:25 PM Extra Help for Students with individual teachers
FINAL EXAM GUIDELINES
All students are required to take final exams during the exam period. If an alternative arrangement is needed for medical reasons, the student should contact the assistant principal or principal to pick up a final exam make-up pass.
Exams will be two hours in length.
Underclassmen's Final Exam grades will be recorded in a separate column on the final report card and will constitute 10% of the final grade.
Students must 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. Students cannot get dismissed from an exam once it has begun.
A student who reports to school after 9:05 AM must report to the main office and will not be allowed into classrooms for testing without the permission of a teacher or administrator.
On Friday, June 2, Rockland Senior High School held the Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Diplomas were awarded to 133 graduates at the ceremony by Class Advisor Ashley Leighton and School Committee Chair Jill Maroney.
"Whatever your future is, you will do great things and make an impact," said Senior Class President MaryKate Leoncavallo. "For those going to college, work hard your freshman year as we have all realized that the first year matters. For those joining the workforce, don’t grow up too fast and for the few enlisting in the military, thank you. Lastly, for those taking a different path, your future is bright."
The ceremony included a welcome address from Principal Harrison; a valedictorian address from Matthew Medford; an address from Leoncavallo; and an address from Honored Faculty Speaker Matthew Anzalone.
Honored Faculty Speaker Anzalone spoke about the importance of focusing on the process, not the end result, saying “To enjoy the little things in life, to smile through the process, is to truly live.”
"Throughout these last four years, I have watched our class of 2023 graduates grow as individuals and as a community," said Superintendent Cron. "Though they faced challenges, they persisted. As our students embark on their next journey, I am confident that they will bring this persistence and determination with them. Congratulations to all."
Hall of Fame and Underclassmen Award Ceremony
On Wednesday, June 7th, RHS hosted the annual Academic Hall of Fame and Underclassmen Award Ceremony in the auditorium.
The Rockland High School Academic Hall of Fame added three new members on June 7 in a ceremony preceding the Underclassmen Awards presentation.
The inductees were: Dr. Cara Strobel, Class of 2007, Lt. Col. Domingos Robinson, Class of 1991 and Regina Lewis Quirk, Class of 1985.
Dr. Cara Strobel, the first Hall of Famer to be inducted from a 21st Century graduating class was valedictorian of her class in 2007. She graduated from Providence College, and Bridgewater State University before entering Medical school at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015. She did her residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, NY. She now is a Family Medicine physician for the Harvard Faculty Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Plymouth, Mass.
Lt. Colonel Domingos Robinson, Class of 1991, pursued a career in music after he graduated from Rockland High School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Hartwick College and a Masters degree in Conducting from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
In 1998, he won a conducting position with the U.S. Army Bands Program. For the last 25-years, Domingos has led musicians in concerts and ceremonies throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He currently serves as the Deputy Commander and Assistant Conductor of The United States Army Field Band in Washington, DC.
Regina Lewis Quirk, Class of 1985, graduated from Bridgewater State University with a degree in elementary education. She taught special needs for a few years, then transitioned to the business world. In 2002 Regina joined Strategic Financial Services and later acquired
the practice in 2013. She is now President of Strategic Financial. As a goals based financial professional Regina and her team manage over $250 million dollars in assets, and serve households across the United States with offices in Norwell and Westerly Rhode Island.
Regina is also the President of the Rockland Education Foundationn which raises funds annually to award to teachers for classroom enrichment programs. To date the Foundation has awarded approximately one million dollars to the school system.
The following students were recognized as recipients for the underclassmen awards.
The Rensselaer Medal: McKenna Maher
High Honors in All Three Terms This Year.
In Grade 11 – Elias Carbone, Alice DeAndrade, and Vivian Nguyen
In Grade 10 – Mohammed Asad, Nicole Cedrone, Emilee Dunham, Corinne Medford, and Mia Radzik
In Grade 9 – Jackson Davis, Abigail Gustavsen, Amelia Harrington, Harrison Holbrook, Molly Lucas, Kiley Murdock, Joseph Quinn, Ashlyn Ready, Kyara Williams
The Saint Michael’s College Book Award: Hope Sylvester.
Academic Excellence Certificates and Academic Letters:
Hugo Da Silva
The Girls State Seminar: Vivian Nguyen.
Hugh O’Brian: Nicole Cedrone and MacKenzie O’Brien.
The Massachusetts Students Accepting Responsibility Citizenship Conference: Joshua Campoverde.
The Suffolk University Book Award: Hannah Ivil.
The Seal of Biliteracy:
Alice De Andrade
The Academic Achievement Awards
Gr. 9 Jaycee Comeau and Alyssa De Araujo
Gr. 10 Makenzie McManus and Megan Joyce
Gr. 11 Bailey Farquharson and Caitlyn Harrington
Gr. 9 Kiley Murdock and Kyara Williams
Gr. 10 Isaac Espinoza and Mackenzie McManus
Gr. 11 Caitlyn Harrington and Vivian Nguyen
Gr. 9 Angelina Fallavollita and Joao Victor Rodrigues
Gr. 10 Gustavo Fernandes Silva and Marlee Haltiwanger
Gr. 11 Hannah Ivil and Jacob Comman
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE
Gr. 9 Olivia Pumphrey and Anderson Dore
Gr. 10 Rylee Freeman
Gr. 11 Anya Dean and Joseph Gallagher
Gr. 9 Harrison Holbrook and Jacob Hodgdon
Gr. 10 Jacob Asplund and Alexander Pacheco
Gr. 11 Brandon Gilpin and Aiden Cordaro
Gr. 9 Daniel Cassamajor and Isabella Porto
Gr. 10 Kailani Farrell and Isabelly Dos Santos
Gr. 11 Emily Tsiantoulas and Andrew Callahan
Gr. 9 Kyara Williams and Clara De Oliveira
Gr. 10 Madison Lorgeree and Megan Joyce
Gr. 11 Samuel Allen and Grace Brundige
Gr. 9 Harrison Holbrook and Kyara Williams
Gr. 10 Mia Radzik and Logan Hatch
Gr. 11 Margaret Elie and Vivian Nguyen
Gr. 9 Zachary Ryan and Tri Nguyen
Gr. 10 Mariah Almeida and Allyson Leary
Gr. 11 Elias Carbone and Kelly Hamilton
Gr. 9 Harrison Holbrook and Kiley Murdock
Gr. 10 Ashlee Canfield and Mia Radzik
Gr. 11 Andrew Callahan and Ainsley Cavicchi
Gr. 9 Kiley Murdock and Joseph Quinn
Gr. 10 Kailani Farrell and Mia Radzik
Gr. 11 Samantha Murdock and Benjamin Carpine
OVERALL OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVER
Grade 9 Abigail Gustavsen
Grade 10 Emilee DunhamGrade 11 McKenna Maher
Rockland HS Athletic Department will be hosting our Spring Athletic Banquet on Tuesday June 13th. Student-athletes are invited to attend dinner, sponsored by the Rockland HS Athletic Boosters, from 5:30-6:30 PM. Parents and family members are encouraged to attend at 6:30 PM for the presentation of team awards and certificates in the locations designated below.
Boys and Girls Track - HS Cafeteria
Boys Lacrosse - Lecture Hall
Girls Lacrosse - Middle School Cafe
Baseball - Auditorium
Softball - Fishbowl Across from HS Cafe
Girls Tennis - Library
Boys Tennis - HS Gymnasium
Are you interested in being a leader in athletics?
We are now accepting applications for next year's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Please see the application below. All applications are due by June 16th and can be emailed to (Dkimball@rocklandschools.org).
The intent of the organization is to improve student-athlete leadership within our district while enhancing the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete image. Once the application process has concluded, we are looking to select 14-20 student-athletes, grades 10-12 (class of 2024, 2025, 2026).
The application is below: