The Rockville Times

September 2021- WELCOME BACK!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

House Rules

  • Work Hard
  • Play Hard
  • Own It!


END GAME= Graduation

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Freshmen Orientation


On August 25, we welcomed our Freshmen, the Class of 2025, to RHS with orientation and a walk through their new halls. We can’t wait to see each of them grow during their four years here! They did team building activities, received their school Chromebooks, and got a tour of the building!

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Open House

Thank you to everyone that attended our open house on September 9th! It was wonderful to speak with students and their families. We look forward to continued communication with you and seeing you at future events!

New Beginnings at RHS

Walking the halls of RHS is one way to see how much this place is changing for the better! New paint, new spaces, and new smiles, visible even with a mask, mark the start of September and a new school year.


Updated Spaces

Fresh coats of paint were made throughout the building this summer, vividly displaying our school colors, brightening the hallways, and giving the students a sense of ownership and identity.


Please also be aware that our Guidance department is in a new location, now conveniently located next to our Administrative offices.

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A Warm Welcome to our New Teachers and Staff

RHS has a whole new team of fresh voices instructing our students!

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THE RAM CENTER

The RAM Center is now open! We have had a successful first couple of weeks, getting to know each other and setting personal goals. Core values is a huge focus for us as we work towards achieving our goals for academic success this year. Go RAMs!

Library Genres

Our Library Media Center completed a huge reorganization of all Fiction titles in order to better serve the interests of our readers. Genres are now displayed throughout the library to draw eager and hopeful readers into new adventures on the page. Now it's easy to find your next Mystery, Romance, Adventure...and more! Search by genre in Destiny Discover
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News and Reminders

Class T-Shirts

All orders and payments for the class t-shirts and RHS sweatshirts are due by September 22. Forms were included with the schedule mailing in mid-August. Additional forms are available in the School Counseling Office. All orders and payments should be turned in to Mr. Courtois (room 165, purple hall) or Mrs. Courtois (School Counseling, green hall).


Any forms that were included in the scheduling mailing should be returned to the Main Office as soon as possible.

Mock Interview Day is Coming Soon!

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France/Spain Trip


The World Language department is excited to announce that the 2022 trip to France/Spain, this coming April 7-14, is accepting more applicants. Only a few more spots are available.


The trip is open to JUNIORS and SENIORS only on a first come first serve basis.

Please be informed that the board of education is offering $1,000 of financial support per applicant to those eligible to a reduced/free lunch at school. Check with your parents to see if you fall into this category.


Visit explorica.com/Taweh‐5208

Use Taweh‐5208 to register

RHS Yearbook!

Welcome back to school! Now is the time to ensure that all the memories that you make this year don't get forgotten, so order your yearbook today! From now until October 1st, if you order a yearbook name personalization, you get 4 free icons on the cover of your yearbook! Yearbook prices are also only $55 right now. Don't miss out! Go to jostensyearbook.com ​​to order! If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Amanda Langan or Mrs. Jill Williams (amanda.langan@vernonct.org or jill.williams@vernonct.org).


Attention seniors! Now is the time to schedule your senior yearbook portrait. You should have received a postcard and emails about scheduling your appointment. You will need to go to https://schedule.prestigeportraits.com/schedule/home.html​ to enter your 8-digit confirmation code and schedule your portrait appointment. The next dates for senior portraits are Sept. 27-28 and the last dates are Oct. 27-29. If you have any questions or need help setting up your appointment or finding your confirmation code, please don't hesitate to see or contact Ms. Amanda Langan or Mrs. Jill Williams (amanda.langan@vernonct.org or jill.williams@vernonct.org)​.

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Aspirations in Computing High School Award

The Award for Aspirations in Computing honors high-school women for their computing-related achievements and interests and encourages them to pursue their passion. Any US high school young woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and interest in technology and computing, leadership ability, and plans for post-secondary education. Applications can be submitted anytime between now and November 5th. If you know a student who should apply for the Aspirations in Computing Award, please encourage them to apply


Here is a short video about the award


Apply here! Rockville High had 3 winners last year!

Tabletop RPG Club


Mrs. Schlett is excited to welcome new students to our Tabletop RPG club this year! Thanks to a generous donation, the Rockville High School Tabletop RPG club is able to feature a new board game each month for students to come and play! Tabletop Gaming Center of Newington, CT donated over 15 board games for Rockville High School students to learn and play. In addition to featured board games, the Rockville High School Tabletop RPG club also features games like Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, and YuGiOh. Dice, decks and games are provided, so students only need to show up ready to play and meet like minded people! Meetings are held every Monday starting September 20, 2021 from 2:15-3:15 pm. Our first featured board game is Dobber’s Quest for the Key.

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RHS Pre-School

The RHS pre-school program starts this November. There is still time to sign up your child. Please fill out the following Google Form if you are interested: https://forms.gle/MYxVdZLaSZfNFcrUA

SCHOOL STORE

Visit the school store today! It is located by the main office. Buy your RAMS gear and show your school spirit!
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News from the Library Media Center

The Library Media Center (LMC) is excited to welcome students for the 2021-2022 school year!


Students can visit the LMC starting at 7:15 before school, during their Rock Blocks, lunch, or after school. Students can also use the space during class with the permission of a teacher.


We have an amazing Makerspace full of creative activities for you to explore- Robotics, 3Dprinters, MakeyMakey sets, art supplies, sewing, and more!


We also have a recording studio, green screen conference rooms, and a full zSpace lab with augmented reality computers! zSpace lets students do things like dissect a human heart, build a structure, sculpt, and do hands on 3D activities.

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Fall Sports

Fall sports have been preparing and have a full season ahead. Contests began on September 9th.


For a full schedule you can go here!


Registration for winter and spring sports is now open. If you are interested you can register on Family ID


The deadline for winter registration is November 22nd.


Our new track and turf field project is complete. Students, parents and others were invited for the official opening ribbon cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on September 10th.The Rockville High girls soccer team were the first to play on the field against Windsor High.


Stop by and check it out sometime. Here are a few pictures from the completed project!

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The RHS Cross Country Team had a memorable first practice on the new track on a rainy afternoon!

A Look Back to Last Year

Hunter Ogren built a Jon Boat for his STEM Capstone project for the 2020-2021 school year. Hunter created the design, built a model using foam, and constructed the boat using wood and fiberglass. Congratulations on a job well done!
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Interested in Helping Create this Monthly Newsletter?

See Mrs. Gumke in the Library to join Library Media Club!