The Rockville Times
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
April Lunch Menu
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
RHS Murder Mystery
Poetry Rocks reading
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.
RHS Students participate in "As Schools Match Wits"
In the Classroom
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.
CT History Day
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
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.
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!
April is School Library Month
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!
April is Poetry Month
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.