Raider Family News

December, 2020 Volume 6

Happy Holiday Raiders!

As we enter this December break, we would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone the happiest holidays. Whether you have already celebrated your holiday, or it is yet to come, we hope the December break is a time of celebration, rejuvenation and happiness with your family and friends.

The safety of our Raider Family has been a focus of our administration and School Resource Officer everyday, but particularly over the past month, where social media posts have created concern both in our school and nation-wide. Please know that we appreciate the care and concern of our families for your children and for each other. Our daily mission is to ensure that your child's education is facilitated in a safe environment and we appreciate your assistance and cooperation. Digital citizenship is critical in today's technological world.

As always, we encourage anyone who sees something of concern on social media to say something. We also encourage families to have conversations about appropriate posting.

Finally, we would also like to take a moment to thank all of you for sharing your students with us. They are remarkable young adults who demonstrate the characteristics of our Vision of the Graduate both in the classroom as well as on athletic fields, musical performances and in our communities. Are there slip-ups along the way? Of course, they are children--but we take each day as a learning opportunity and grow from our missteps. Happiest of Holidays & Happy 2022!! We look forward to celebrating the next year with all of you!


Dr. Brelsford, Mrs. DoCouto & Mrs. Pereira

7 Types of Rest We Wish For You As You Begin December Break

Physical Rest: More Sleep, Naps ,Deep Breaths, Relaxation, Stretching

Mental Rest: Music, Meditation, Silence

Emotional Rest: Offloading Emotional Baggage, Talking to a Good Listener, Therapies

Social Rest: Catching Up with an Old Friend OR, conversely, Taking a Break from Socializing

Creative Rest: Reading a Book, Taking a Walk in Nature

Intrapersonal Rest: Doing Things That Give You Sense of Purpose or Meaning

Sensory Rest: Turning Off Devices and Screens, Find the Quiet

Happy Holidays & Happy 2022!!

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Attention Class of 2022

Seniors are starting to receive acceptances to colleges, tech schools, the military, etc. We are hoping that you will allow us to celebrate your achievements and decisions with you and your family. If you hear from your dream schools, as you make your final decisions, or finalize plans for next year, please email us at We would love to tweet out this exciting news and recognize and celebrate your accomplishments. Congratulations Class of 2022--and fingers crossed for all of you still waiting to hear/decide.

SBRHS Art, Tech & Design Department Winners of $15,000 Grant

The Art, Technology & Design Department is the proud recipient of a $15,000 + grant for VEX EXP robots and Tello EDU drones. Many thanks to the Greater Fall River Development Corporation (GFRDC) for this amazing opportunity to transform our Robotic Engineering Program! Special thank you to Mrs. Jennifer Ashley, Art, Tech & Design Content Coordinator, for spearheading the grant writing process!

Case Rally Results

First Place: The Senior Class

Second Place: The Sophomore Class

Third Place: The Junior Class

Fourth Place: The Freshmen Class

Students from all four classes raised $1,219.68 that will be donated to the Anelle Delorme Hagerman Food Bank at the Church of our Saviour in Somerset and the Open Shelves Food Pantry in Berkley.

Raiders Win the 49er Thanksgiving Day Trophy

Somerset Berkley beat Case 34-0 in the home Thanksgiving Day game and kept the 49er Trophy in Raider Country. Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to our Raider Thespians!

Last weekend, SBRHS put on a fabulous production of "A Christmas Carol." Both the cast and crew did a phenomenal job and we congratulate them on this first, of many, fall productions.

Six Students Heading to MMEA Senior District Music Festival

The music department is thrilled to announce that six students have been accepted into the Southeastern Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) Senior District Music Festival. This is no small feat and it requires an incredible amount of hard work and dedication.

  • Bethany Curtis - Sr. District Orchestra
  • El Larabee - Sr. District Mixed Chorus
  • Roman Raposo - Sr. District Band
  • Erin Rausch - Sr. District Treble Chorus
  • Kiri Setzer - Sr. District Treble Chorus
  • Jaice Thurber - Sr. District Treble Chorus

These students will now go on to represent SBRHS at the 2022 Sr. District Festival in January.

Additionally, El Larabee scored high enough at these auditions to be invited to audition for the MMEA Allstate music festival and will go on to audition for the MMEA Allstate Mixed Chorus in late January.

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Attention Class of 2023, 2024 & 2025: COMING SOON--STUDENT COURSE SELECTIONS

The week of January 24-January 28, students will be selecting courses for next year. When we return from December break, teachers will be making recommendations for core classes only. Students will be able to choose the electives they wish to take. Please take some time between now and January 24 to review our Program of Studies and see what classes you need for graduation requirements as well as what classes you are interested in taking.

Holiday Cheer at SBRHS

SBHRS Door Decorating Contest

SBRHS staff have been challenged as to who has the best holiday cheer. Students and staff will vote on Tuesday, December 21st for their favorites. Here are only some examples: