The Rockville Times

April 2022

Save the Dates

  • April 6- Quarter 4 begins
  • April 11-15 is Spring Recess/No School
  • April 20- RHS Parent Advisory Meeting, 6pm RHS Media Center
  • April 22- Class of 2023 Jr. Prom
  • April 29- RHS Career Fair
  • April 6 and 20 are Advisory Days
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April Lunch Menu

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Upcoming Events!

Anime Day

On April 7th there will be an event known as Anime Day, held by the RHS Anime Club. Anime Day exists as a way to show that it is okay to like what you want and to give our students a chance to express themselves freely. Students will be able to wear anime merchandise and costumes (within school regulations).
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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Rockville High School's Student Council and Allied Health Program have partnered together to host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, May 20 in the RHS Auditorium Lobby. Please consider donating! To find the RHS Blood Drive please use the " Choose My Dates" option to click on May 20 and then click the Refine Results Button.


If you have any questions please contact Ashley Lanz, Student Council Advisor by email: ashley.lanz@vernonct.org


The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.


Drive Details:

Site: Rockville High School

Address: 70 Loveland Hill Road, Vernon Rockville, CT, 06066

Room Name: Auditorium

Date: Fri May 20, 2022

Time: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Blood Program Leader Name: Ashley Lanz


Click here to make an appointment

Past Events

RHS Murder Mystery

On March 31st and April 1st the15th Annual RHS Murder Mystery was performed in the RHS auditorium. This year the unfortunate victim was...Comedy! The show was completely student-written and student-performed. Proceeds from the production will fund author visits, writing conferences, and writing scholarships for many talented RHS students.

Poetry Rocks reading

RHS students were a part of a wonderful Poetry Rocks reading on 3/14 at Arts Center East that celebrated Irish heritage.


Below, Rockville High's Samara Mercado and Natalie Tolman read moving works then team up for a reading of a poem by Eavan Boland, an Irish poet who passed away two years ago.

Spring Concert

The band and chorus had an outstanding concert on March 15th! It was great to get out on the stage and showcase our talents. Thank you to everyone who attended, and we hope to see you at our next concert on May 17th!

RHS Students participate in "As Schools Match Wits"

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In the Classroom

Poisson d'Avril

Mrs. Taweh's French class learned about the history and the tradition of the Poisson d'Avril - April fool's day in France. In the tradition people prank one another by sticking a fish on their back.

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Student Celebrations

CT History Day

Congratulations to our students who have earned medals at the regional contest and will be competing at the state History Day contest!!


First Place Group Performance: The Congress For Cultural Freedom: The CIA's Cloak and Paintbrush Diplomacy, John Margelony and Clarissa Halpryn


Second Place Individual Exhibit: Provoking the Unprovoked: The Diplomatic Tragedy of Pearl Harbor, Nicolas Angeli

CT Poetry Ourselves Winners

Congratulations to Tovah Oslovich and Mikayla Leskey who placed in the top five in the CT Poetry Ourselves competition. Both students made it to the final round performing three outstanding original pieces!


Mikayla earned 3rd place in the state and received a trophy as well as an honorable mention in the Poetry Ourselves Anthology.


Incase you didn't know, Poetry Ourselves is a statewide original poetry competition for students in grades 9-12 sponsored by the CT Office of the Arts that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation contest. This program helps students master public speaking skills, builds self-confidence, and fosters a love of spoken word poetry.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Congratulations to Muriel Stankeviciute who received the American Voices Nominee designation from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This is one of the most prestigious regional writing awards! She was one of five featured readers at the State ceremony on March 15.


You can hear her read her work and read about the contest here. (Scroll down...she is the fifth video! You can also read her winning poetry submission. )

Connecticut Student Write Magazine Awards

Our student writers took part in the UConn Connecticut Student Writer Magazine competition and we have won a record 70 winners!


  • 10 platinum published
  • 10 gold
  • 24 silver
  • 26 honorable mentions



RHS had winners in every category (fiction, poetry, non-fiction). Congratulations to our young and talented writers! We are very proud of your accomplishments.


There will be a ceremony at the Jorgensen Auditorium to recognize these students on May 12th

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RHS Wins Four National Writing Medals!

Congratulations to seniors Dakota Ouellette and Kaylin Maher, who are 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing National Medal recipients!


Dakota received a gold medal and a $10,000 scholarship for their portfolio. There are only seven of these awarded in the nation. They were also honored with a Silver Medal for Poetry.


Kaylin received a Silver Medal with Distinction and $1000.00 for her portfolio. There are only fifteen of these awards in the nation. She was also honored with a Gold Medal for Flash Fiction.


Dakota and Kaylin will be honored along with Vicky Nordlund during an awards ceremony on June 9th at Carnegie Hall. This year, over 220,000 works of art and writing were submitted to Scholastic regional programs across the nation, making these awards truly amazing accomplishments.

RHS Athletics

Volleyball Lock-in

Students had a blast participating in this year's volleyball lock-in! Thank you to all the teams who competed, and we hope to see you again next year! Pictured to the left is the winning team!
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Library Media Center

Nutmeg Book Award Voting

Have you read any of the 2022 High School Nutmeg Nominees? VOTING to Crown the Winner is now open! Vote with other high school students across the state of CT. You can find the voting form below, or on the Library Media Center Google Classroom.


Voting will take place from April 1- Apr 30, 2022


Next Year’s Nominees will be announced in May!

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April is School Library Month

April is School Library Month. The Library Media Club would like you to celebrate with them by contributing to their "You Pick" book display. Find your favorite book in the LMC, and add it to the display with a note on why others should check out the book! All staff and students can contribute!

Maker Moment of the Month

The Makerspace moment of the month for April is the RUBIKS CUBE. Test your skills with the Rubik's Cube Challenge! Ask Mrs. Gumke or Mrs. Ball to time you in your quest to solve the Rubik’s Cube. The fastest time will win some fun prizes from the Library Media Center! Staff and Students are welcome to participate. The contest runs until April 22nd!

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April is Poetry Month

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RHS ATHLETICS

Unified Sports Tournament

Check out the pictures from our recent Unified Sports tournament!


Tyler Lapointe's performance at the NCCC conference singing the National Anthem was recognized by CIAC/Unified Sports. Personnel from CIAC/Unified Sports have invited Tyler to sing at the Michael's Cup in April. This is a great honor and we are extremely proud of him.

Spring Sports

Registration for spring sports is now closed. Thank you to all those who registered. Looking forward to a great season!


For all Spring Sport schedules go here!

Community News

Ramadan

Beginning Monday, RHS is offering the use of the Z-space Lab in the Library Media Center for students in need of a private place for their mid-day prayers. Students interested in using the Z-space can enter through the main space of the library. They do not need to be signed up in Library Trac, but if they're coming from a class, they still need to have a pass and check in with a librarian when they arrive.

Cornerstone Clothing Bank Prom Boutique

The Cornerstone Clothing Bank is hosting their annual free prom boutique. It will take place at 1C Prospect Street, Vernon, CT, on March 25th and 26th, and April 1st, 2nd, 29th, and 30th. Email christine.filanowicz@cornerstone-cares.org with questions.
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The Rockville Times & RHS contact information

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