RHS Newsletter

February 2023

Upcoming Dates/Reminders

  • Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th = February Vacation (school will reopen on Monday, February 27th @ 7:50am)
  • Tuesday, March 7th = Step-Up Concert @ 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 8th & Thursday, March 9th = ELA MCAS Retest Sessions
  • Tuesday, March 14th = Course Selection Night @ 6:00-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 14th & Wednesday, March 15th = Math MCAS Retest Sessions
  • Saturday, March 18th = Spring Formal @ 7:00-10:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 22nd = Early Release Day (dismissal @ 11:40am)
  • Tuesday, March 28th & Wednesday, March 29th = ELA MCAS Sessions

Honoring Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the students in Mr. Hoffman's math courses, while working in pairs, spent two days researching and creating a poster about an African American mathematician or scientist of their choice. The students also made oral presentations to the class. Great work!

On Saturday, February 4th, several members of the RHS Chamber Singers participated in Shaws' Black History Month Celebration. They sang Lift Every Voice and Sing, Be the Change, and more. They were then presented with a check for their time. Thank you Shaws for your generous donation!

Attention Seniors!

Senior prom tickets will be on sale throughout March & April; tickets cost $65 and can be paid for with cash or money order. Also, senior caps and gowns are on sale now for $20 via cash or money order. Please visit Ms. Saunders in Room 103 or Ms. Winans in Room 245, or reach out via email to saundersd@randolph.k12.ma.us or winanss@randolph.k12.ma.us for more information!

Student Artwork

Students in Mrs. Paredes' art class are doing some amazing work!

The first slide is some of the Reverse Shaded Ribbons created in Art 1! Students learned how to properly use white charcoal pencils on black construction paper, as well as observe paper ribbon still-life's that were placed on their tables. Students then chose which Ribbons they wanted to draw and then shade using the white charcoal pencil!

The Printmaking Monotype prints were created using shaving cream and liquid water colors. Students chose which colors they wanted and dropped the colors onto shaving cream that was spread out in a tray. After swirling the colors within the cream, students placed clean paper over the pattern and then lifted it and used a squeegee to wipe away the shaving cream, leaving the marbled print behind. To extend the lesson, students chose a subject to draw on top of the dried print and incorporated Zentangle patterns within it!

The Landscape Paintings were created in Painting workshop using acrylic paint. Students could choose what type of landscape they wanted to paint and explore the different objects they would include as well as the textures they could incorporate.

Mixed Media's Beyond the Border Project involved students choosing a subject of their choice and placing a border somewhere within the subject to separate it into several parts. Within the border, students chose one material in either color or black and white, and a technique to display that the particular material makes. Outside of the border, students varied their choices of materials to incorporate, techniques and either color or black and white! Materials could have been paint, fountain pen, colored pencil, chalk pastel, oil pastel, or pencil!

Congratulations to Ms. Hodges' Honorees!

Ms. Hodges Build and Accounting students who excelled in maintaining 90% average had a lunch & learn with guest speakers. Each was an alumni of Delaware State University in Dover, De. They attended college with Ms. Hodges and shared their testimony. They opened up for questions and shared resources on scholarships, athletics admissions, internships and entrepreneurship.

LaToya Nkongolo, LCSW-C, LCDAC-Owner of Work Life Behavioral Health.

LaToya Nkongolo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor who has worked in the fields of addiction and mental health for 24 years as a clinician, administrator and community advocate, working tirelessly to reduce the stigma around mental health in the Black community.

Alex Moore

The Leader of the Marketing and Technology practice at Stratagon, Alex has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and business management. With extensive experience resolving both corporate and local business challenges, Alex is well seasoned in helping clients across a diverse set of industries meet their sales and marketing goals and objectives.

Bryan C. Jenkins was the star running back for Delaware State University. He now works as a College Access Program Specialist helping students go to college. He shared a list of scholarships for students to apply. Many have due dates coming up soon, so if you are interested, please reach out to Ms. Hodges in room 208 for more information!

Congratulations Gardy Augustin!

We are happy to announce that Gardy Augustin was selected as the recipient for the Paul Costello Courageous Player Award. This is a statewide award that recognizes players who overcome adversity and achieve academic and athletic success.

We are so proud of Gardy and all of his accomplishments here. He has a bright future ahead of him due to his strong work ethic and resiliency.

BioBuilder Program Acceptees

We are excited to report that two of our students, Serenity Stephens and Maryam Barry, have been accepted into the BioBuilder Program! Our students will be taking hands-on lab training classes for 8 weeks. If students complete the training, they may be offered summer paid internships!

Congratulations SEMBSA Acceptees!

On Saturday, February 4th , eleven music students auditioned for the 2023 SEMSBA Music Festival from the Randolph Community Middle School chorus and the Randolph High School band and chorus. Students performed scales, solo literature and sight-reading passages for adjudicators. The RPS music department is proud to announce that seven students were selected to participate in the 2023 Festival from both the Randolph Community Middle School and the Randolph High School. Students have not been selected to perform in the Junior SEMSBA Festival from RCMS since 2018! All accepted students will work with talented conductors and perform with musicians from across southeastern Massachusetts at the upcoming SEMSBA festivals on March 17th and 18th for Senior SEMSBA and May 5th and 6th for Junior SEMSBA.

Accepted to the 2023 Sr. SEMSBA Band

Lillianna Doan, grade 11 flute

Wanjiru Mwangi, grade 12 tenor saxophone

Khanh Nguyen, grade 12 bass clarinet

Amani Rupia, grade 12 baritone horn

Accepted to the 2023 Sr. SEMSBA Chorus

Saschillov Garcon, grade 11 tenor

In Other Music News....

On Wednesday, February 15th, the RCMS 8th grade band and chorus joined the RHS band and chorus for a fun filled day of music making! A total of 72 students spent the day rehearsing their music and bonding in preparation of the Step Up Concert on March 7th at 6:30 pm. We hope to see everyone there!

DBR Build Up Internship in Construction Management - Summer 2023

The DPR Build Up Internship in Construction Management is being offered this summer for eligible students (info forwarded from STC) through the DPR Construction Company. The internship is 8 weeks, 40 hours per week, in person with flexible start and end dates. Accepted students will work in a job trailer side by side with a project team building a major commercial construction project. They will learn about managing a multi-million dollar project, the innovative technology used for planning, scheduling and design, and the wide range of professional roles needed to build great things! It is a paid opportunity! Please pass the information along to your students along with the information link and application below.

Informational link:


To be a Buildup Intern they do have to meet certain requirements:

  • Rising high school juniors, seniors or May 2023 grads.
  • Family income below HUD MFI for your county. Click HERE for English HEREfor Spanish for reference (If your county is not listed or if you have questions please contact BuildUpInternship@dpr.com)
  • Legally entitled to work in the U.S.
  • Demonstrated interest in the build environment.
  • Ability to commit to the duration of the internship (8 weeks, 40 hours/week). Dates are flexible to accommodate summer schedules.
  • Ability to commute to a jobsite daily (hours are flexible to accommodate transportation needs). Click HERE for project addresses in English HERE for project addresses in Spanish

Here is the link to the application:


For further information, please contact Susan Lane at lanes@randolph.k12.ma.us