Rockport High School
Viking News - The Week of 9/12/2022
The Week of 9/12/2022
Here's a look at the week ahead...
9/12 - Brief Senior Meeting w/Ms. Rose @ 11:23 in the Auditorium
9/13 - Senior College Planning Night @ 6:30 pm in the CAF
9/22 - Sowah Mensah Concert w/RHS Student Musicians @ 7pm in the Auditorium
9/27 - 1/2 Day for Students
9/29 - RHS Open House @ 6 pm
Weekly Assembly - Theme of the Month:
Finding your Authentic Self & Developing the Grit to Sustain It
First Day Packets
A reminder to students and families to hand in your first day packets to the Main Office as soon as possible. If you have questions about the packet or need assistance with its content, please see Ms. Lucido in the front office.
RHS is partnering with Gloucester HS to offer a free dual enrollment course through Salem State University. The evening course will be hosted at GHS. If interested, reach out to Guidance. Scheduling details will be forthcoming. A passing grade is equal to 3 college credit hours and 5 high school credits.
BUS 170 Introduction to Business: This course provides the student with a basic understanding of the field of business. It introduces the student to the major functional areas of business: marketing, management, accounting/finance, and operations & decision sciences. The course also presents the topics of entrepreneurship, forms of business organizations, legal environment, and the free enterprise system.
Seniors, Class of 2023:
9/13 - Senior College Planning Night @ 6:30pm in the RM/HS Cafeteria
All Seniors and their Parents/Guardians are welcome for an informative, interactive session hosted by RHS Guidance.
College Rep Visits - Please use this link for information and directions for signing up to meet with college representatives in Naviance.
Any senior in need of an internship or independent study, the RHS Science Department is looking for you. Contact Ms. Swanson for more details.
Superintendent's Entry Plan Survey
Parents & Guardians - If you haven't done so already, please take a few minutes to fill out the Superintendent's Entry Plan Survey. The information gathered will be used by Dr. Branco as he works to complete his Entry Plan and looks towards the future of RPS. Please complete the survey by Friday, October 21, 2022.
RPS Superintendent's Entry Plan Survey
RHS Students - Dr. Branco will be providing a separate opportunity through focus groups for you to provide your feedback and experience as an RPS student. Stay tuned on more information on this come!
Anna Rittenburg graduated from Rockport High School in 2014 and went on to earn her undergraduate and masters degrees in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Johns Hopkins University in 2018.
Anna currently works for Ernst and Young (EY) where she is a Technology Consulting Manager. In addition to her client work, Anna leads the Wellbeing and Community (W&C) group for her broader practice at EY. The W&C Team works to promote a healthy sense of self, flexible work / life balance, mental health awareness and community connection that is built on communication and trust.
Over the years, Anna has been inspired by her own mental health journey and challenges to help those around her learn about themselves through a judgment free lens. Her story focuses on self-acceptance in fostering a solid relationship with oneself and prioritizing a healthy lifestyle. Anna hopes to utilize the resources and experiences she has had to increase awareness, drive action and build a movement to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and illness – collectively we have an immense power to make a difference in our community.
Anna will be sharing her story and promoting empathy, empowerment and understanding through the Freshmen Seminar curriculum that revolves around finding self, developing a strong sense of leadership and commitment to the greater community. She will also be meeting with our Seniors to share her story and talk about how her years at RPS provided her with a powerful support system and helped shape her journey through college and into the workforce. The foundation she was given, along with amazing family and professional support systems, have given her the courage to face her obstacles and come out stronger. Anna is committed to paying it forward and into the community, and driving forward the larger message around the importance of prioritizing mental and physical health and wellness. Please join me in welcoming Anna back to RHS to share her inspiring story and promote a positive sense of self to all students. If you have any questions about Anna or her mission, please feel free to contact me by stopping by the office or emailing me at email@example.com.
This past week, Kudos to RHS...
- Students for pulling together in big and small ways to support the entire community through the transition back to school! 📚
- Drama Llamas for kicking off their technical preparations for the Fall Production of Little Shop of Horrors. Musical Auditions for the show are being held this afternoon (Friday, September 9th). Good luck to the cast and crew! 🎭🌺🌷
From the Sports Desk - Athletic Highlights (Thank you, Sophia!😎):
Golf: The team has come out hot 🔥 with two wins this past week. Early in the week, Jackson Colbert's (20 pts) helped earn Rockport its first win of the year, 135-128 over Lynnfield. Ty Bouchie led all scorers with 28 points, Jameson Colbert added 25, while Trevor D'Annolfo and Brooks Slingluff chipped in with 24 and 23 points. The Vikings came out with another win this past Thursday against Ipswich. The next match is Monday, the 12th against Amesbury. 🏌️⛳
Captains: Jameson Colbert and Brooks Slingluff
Field Hockey: After their first game, field hockey worked hard through a tough loss against Hamilton-Wenham. Their next home game is today, Friday the 9th at 4:00pm. Go Vikings!🏑🙌
Captains: Sydney Bouchie, Amelia Lucas, and Julia Sekercan
Girls' Soccer: Girls soccer opened at home this past Thursday and came in with a huge win over Amesbury 3-2! 🎉Come out in support of the girls this coming Saturday at 2:00pm at the Ryan-Curley field. Good luck Gsoc! ⚽💪
Captains: Sophia Lucido and Franky Twombly
Boys' soccer: Boys soccer opened up on the road this past Thursday with a big win against Amesbury 2-0. 💪 Their next game is scheduled for this coming Monday (9/12). Good luck boys! ⚽👊
Captains: Derek Budrow, Michael Murphy, and Michael Nocella
RHS Co-Op Teams of Cross Country & Football are off and running representing Rockport and making our community proud. Go Vikings! 🏃♂️🏃♀️🏈🥳
From the Health Office...
From the IT Office...
Hello Everyone and welcome to the 2022 school year!
Throughout the year the I.S.& Technology Department will be communicating updates on various topics through the schools’ weekly newsletters. A major focus of ours this year will be updating and reorganizing the District website RPK12.ORG. This will include menu reorganizing and ensuring that all important information is posted. The first phase of this is ensuring that all school events are listed on their respective calendars and reminding everyone of the best way to access this information. To make things easy I have linked to a quick video HERE that will show you how to best access the calendars both on a mobile device and on a laptop. The best option for parents who want to stay informed of events is to subscribe to the calendars. This will put the events directly on your calendar so you can see them all without having to visit the school’s website every time. As a reminder, this video as well as other video tutorials are always available on our website that can be found at the link below or by navigating to the resources tab and choosing “iRockport - Parent,Student, & Staff Training.” We hope everyone has a great year and we look forward to improving and expanding RPS’s web presence.
-Rockport Public Schools I.S. & Technology Dept.