October 7, 2022

The Principal's Corner

I wanted to give a special recognition to Senior Kayleigh Carey. A few weeks ago, Kayleigh approached me asking if she could make Tik Tok Videos at events, to try to create some excitement around the rich extracurricular life at RHS. Kayleigh had a vision, went to many sporting events, took pictures, and started creating hype Tik Toks. I saw Kayleigh at the events and was impressed by her commitment, talent for taking pictures and producing videos, professionalism, and desire to bring the community together. She has partnered with our WRPS staff to make these videos happen!

Below are a few of the videos she has produced. Enjoy!

Girls Soccer

St. Jude's Walk


Boys Soccer

The Week Ahead

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Dates to Remember

10/10 No School-Columbus Day

10/11 Spirit Week Begins

10/12 PSAT Testing for Gr. 10 & 11; late start for Gr. 9 & 12 students

10/12 Financial Aid Night 6:30 PM

10/14 Pep Rally

10/14 Homecoming Football Game

10/15 Saturday School 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

10/15 Homecoming Dance 7:00 PM

10/20 Early Release Staff Professional Development @11:20 AM

10/22 Project Pumpkin

10/26 College Essay Workshop 6:15-8:45 PM

10/29 Saturday School 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

11/2 FASFA Night 6:30-8:30 PM

11/3 Early Release Staff Professional Development @ 11:20 AM

11/4 Term 1 Grades Close

11/8 No School Election Day (Staff Professional Development)

11/9 School Picture Retake Day

11/11 No School Veterans Day

11/15 Term 1 Grades Available on Aspen

Next Saturday School October 15th

This is a reminder that there is Saturday School scheduled for October 15th from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Any student is encouraged to make-up missing work or receive extra help. Teachers from the English, Math, Science, History, and World Language Departments will be there to assist students.

Guidance Notes


Many of you are likely working on your college applications now. But remember that in addition to getting admitted to college, you also need to pay for college.

This is a reminder about our Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, October 12th. While Seniors and families are strongly encouraged to attend, the event is open to any interested student or family and will benefit all! Event details can be found here.

We want to highlight what you need to do to apply for financial aid:

  • Fill out and submit the 2023-2024 FAFSA form. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid). All students applying to four year colleges, two year colleges and some trade/technical schools need to file the FAFSA to be eligible to receive need-based grants or scholarships (from the government or your college). We recommend filing the FAFSA as soon as possible.

  • The first step in filing the FAFSA is getting an FSA ID - both the student and parent filing the FAFSA need their own FSA ID.

We will host a FAFSA Night to help families complete and file their FAFSA. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd. Registration is required - see details here.

  • Check with your colleges to see if they require any additional forms: Some colleges may also require a form called the “CSS Profile” or have their own financial aid forms - these would be in addition to the FAFSA. Check the Financial Aid and Scholarship pages on college websites and keep track of the deadlines for any additional forms.

  • Here is a quick financial aid checklist with the 3 important things you should be doing regarding financial aid.

  • These resources and more are in students' Guidance Google Classrooms. Students should check their classrooms frequently.

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This week counselors went into English classes and reviewed graduation requirements, discussed the upcoming PSAT's, National Honor Society, graduation requirements, extra help offerings and materials in their Guidance Google Classroom. Here is the presentation we reviewed with students (it is also available in their Guidance Google Classroom).


Guidance counselors were in English classes last Wednesday (9/28). We reviewed graduation requirements and discussed the upcoming PSATs, as well as upcoming leadership opportunities available to grade 10 students. Information on leadership conferences (HOBY & MassSTAR) have been shared with students and they can access the application in their guidance counselors' google classroom.

We also had students set up a College Board account - which they will need to access their PSAT scores and register for SAT exams in Grade 11.

Here is the presentation we reviewed with students (it is also available in their Guidance Google Classroom).

Below are helpful resources for students and families:

PSAT Information

After School Supports

We encourage you to keep current with Guidance happenings: follow us on Twitter: @RHSDogsGuide or on Instagram: @GuidanceRHS

Project Pumpkin

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PSAT Testing Next Week

This email serves as a reminder that on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7:55 a.m., all sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT exam. Freshmen and seniors will not be required to report to school until 11:15 a.m. School busing will run as normally scheduled, so any student who requires bus transportation may report to the cafeteria from 7:55-11:15 AM for a quiet study. There will be no cost to students for the PSAT/NMSQT exam.

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). This exam is a standardized assessment that will serve as great practice for the SAT Exam, which is taken during junior and/or senior year. Students will also have an opportunity, through their participation and performance, to enter scholarship programs and receive access to college and career planning tools.

Below is the bell schedule.

Day 7 Drop A

PSAT Testing: 8:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Block D: 11:25-12:55

1st lunch: 11:25 - 11:55 Class 11:55 - 12:55

2nd lunch: 11:55 - 12:25 Class 11:25 - 11:55; 12:25 - 12:55

3rd lunch: 12:25 - 12:55 Class 11:25-12:25

Block B: 12:59 - 1:40

Block C: 1:44 - 2:25

Bulldog Buddies Host First Event

Bulldog buddies enjoyed their first meet and greet this past Monday with pizza and games!
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Mr. Rockland

On Thursday, October 6th, the Student Government Council held Mr. Rockland in the auditorium. Congratulations to all of the contestants, especially Elias Carbone who was crowned "Mr. Rockland."
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Students Prepare for

Students in the Drama Club have been busy practicing for the play,
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Homecoming Dance Information

The cheerleaders have been busy planning the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 15th 7:00-9:30 PM. Tickets are on sale next week during lunch. Tickets cost $15 (fundraiser for Cheerleaders) and the event is held in the Gym.

Spirit Week

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Athletic Updates

There is so much excitement surrounding our fall athletic teams. The wins keep coming and the teams have really come together. This past week, the seniors gathered in the Gym on Tuesday night for the first "Media Day." Student-Athletes had their pictures taken and you will have a chance to see many of these photos celebrating our student-athletes in the coming weeks. Below is a sample of a media day post highlighting our girls soccer team.
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