FALCON NEWS

10/21/22

Dear DRRHS Community:

It has been a busy and productive week at the high school. We have many initiatives underway, all with a common purpose, to provide every student with a well-rounded, rigorous, and relevant educational experience in a nurturing and safe environment. Please read on to learn what has been happening this week and what's coming up.

As always, if there's anything our team can do to improve the students' experience at DR, we want to hear from you.


Sincerely,

Gail DeCecco, Principal

Donald Izzo, Assistant Principal for Grades 10 & 12

Ai-Ling Chang, Assistant Principal for Grades 9 & 11

John Herald, CTE Director

Doug Kelley, Dean of Activities and Athletics

from the DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION (DESE)

Districts not classified as economically disadvantaged are no longer required to serve lunch on early release days. This is welcome news to students not wanting to eat lunch at 9am!

MCAS Parent Reports Sent on Tuesday

If you are a parent or guardian of a student who took MCAS test(s) in the spring, please be aware that MCAS Parent Reports were sent out on Tuesday. If you do not receive your child's results, please email kshillan@drregional.org to ensure we have your correct mailing address. Here is a parent report guide for your reference.

CTE Advisory Board Dinner Held on Thursday

Many thanks to the CTE Advisory Board members, CTE teachers, Superintendent Runey, CTE Secretary Tracy Dishon, students, and families who attended the annual CTE Advisory Board Dinner on Thursday. The evening was a perfect balance of fellowship and learning. And thanks to our colleagues from Whitson's for preparing and serving a delicious meal.

Safety Protocols, Practice, and Drills Held on Wednesday and Friday

On Wednesday, we held grade-level assemblies to review safety protocols, and today we practiced "Hold and Secure As Is" and "Hold and Secure Silent and Invisible" procedures. Today's practice drills provided us with the feedback we need to continuously improve and make our campus as safe as possible. We are especially thankful to the Dighton Police Department for their continuous collaboration and support.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS, UPCOMING EVENTS, AND OPPORTUNITIES

Chromebook Insurance Option Ends on 31 October

To enroll your device(s), please visit https://schooldevicecoverage.com/signup. Fill out the form on that page, and then click Next to complete your registration.

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES ON 3 NOVEMBER

Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd. If you did not receive the information to sign-up, here is the link.

Falcon 5k: Saturday, November 19th at 10 am

Falcon 5k: The Annual Student Government Falcon 5k Remembrance Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, November 19th at 10 am at DRRHS. The Falcon 5K Remembrance Walk/Run is an event that was created to honor the lives of students who passed away while attending Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School. This event also sponsors a scholarship for graduating seniors that participate in the Citizen Scholarship Fund. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the event, please reach out to Ms. Katherine Beckett (kbeckett@drregional.org). Link to Sponsorship Brochure Race registration will be available soon and will count towards spirit week points for students.

After-school math tutoring and homework support is available for ALL students

Ms. Chang is offering after-school math tutoring and homework support on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons from 2-2:45 pm. Meet her in the media center for help; no appointment necessary!
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High Five Club

The High Five Club recognizes seniors for their contributions in the classroom, on the field, on stage, and in our community. Congratulations, seniors! We're proud of you! Please click on the link to read more about each inductee.

OCTOBER IS BULLYING AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH

DRRHS takes bullying very seriously. Today we used our Advisory period to introduce our upcoming weeklong education campaign about bullying. Ms. Chang, Ms. Beckett, Ms. Carroll, Ms. Nemet, and our amazing students have been collaborating to make this campaign educational and fun. Please plan to participate!