Rockport High School
Viking News - The Week of 10/24/2022
Happy Friday, RHS Students!
Things continue to be busy throughout the halls, stages, fields and classrooms of RHS. Watching you as you flourish in the varying arenas is amongst the many privileges I have within my role as your principal. A few highlights this week include obtaining a sample of my DNA with our visitors from Gloucester BioTech Academy (GMGI), watching Peer Leaders facilitate games at our Assembly & lunches, and seeing students in grades 4-12 up on stage for our Annual Choral Festival. The music summits are some of my favorite events of the year as we see first hand the progression and growth of our students from elementary, to middle and then high school. It is a proud moment for our district and something that is unique of the small town experience. Well done to all involved!
If you have not yet gone in and filled out the School Culture Survey sent to you at last week's Assembly block, please take a few minutes to fill it out. We will use the data to directly drive future conversations with students, staff and families as we continually seek to provide the highest quality experience for all students in our care.
Tomorrow, Saturday, October 22nd, we will honor the senior soccer players at the annual Senior Ceremony taking place on the Ryan-Curley field around 10:45 am. Please come out in support of our seniors!
Here's a look at the Week Ahead...
Weekly Assembly Block will be used for class meetings this week:
Locations will be as follows:
Class of 2023 (Seniors): GYM
Class of 2024 (Juniors): AUD
Class of 2025 (Sophs): Chem Room
Class of 2026 (FR): CAF
10/31 - Halloween Costume Contest (Student vs. Staff)
11/4 - End of Q1 (Grades Close)
11/7 - Career Day 8:00 am - 10:30 am
11/9 - Orchestra Summit Student Performance (F Block)
11/10 - Report Cards Available in Aspen
11/11 - No School (Veteran's Day)
11/23 - 1/2 Day before the Thanksgiving Holiday
Important Senior Dates for Your Long-Term Planning...
Thursday, May 25th: Senior Showcase at The Shalin Liu Performance Center
Friday, May 26th: Last day of school for seniors (Exams may be built into the final few days of school. Details will be forthcoming as we get closer to the date).
Tuesday, May 30th - Friday, June 2nd: Senior Week! All seniors are expected to attend graduation rehearsals from 8am - 10:30 am that week. Evening events are scheduled for the majority of nights that week. Stay tuned for details to come.
Friday, June 2nd: RHS Graduation @ 5 pm
Weekly Assembly - Theme of the Month:
Becoming a Courageous Leader
Looking for Constructive Ways to Influence School Culture?
Ms. Rose is seeking students interested in participating in Focus Groups around important topics such as: Building Sustainable Student Leadership Structures, Student Engagement (in curricular and extracurricular areas), Vaping & Substance Use Education/Prevention for Teens, Healthy Relationships, Mental Health and more. If you are interested in being a direct part in the future planning of interventions, strategies and education in these areas, please fill out the form below:
Class of 2023: School Counselors are offering another college application working session in Guidance during U Block, on Monday, October 24th. Priority will be given to seniors with a November 1st or 5th application deadline.
Class of 2023: More colleges are visiting RHS! The full list of College Rep Visits is in Naviance. Sign up in Naviance to meet with the college representatives.
Champlain College @10/24/22 9:00 AM
Curry College @10/24/22 9:30 AM
Hobart William Smith Colleges @10/24/22 10:00 AM
Merrimack College @10/24/22 10:30 AM
Saint Anselm College @10/24/22 11:00 AM
Southern New Hampshire Univ. @10/25/22 10:30 AM
Emmanuel College @10/26/22 9:00 AM
University of Miami @10/26/22 10:30 AM
Roger Williams University @10/27/22 9:00 AM
Russell Sage College @11/2/22 8:30 AM
WyoTech (Automotive) @11/9/22 9:00 AM
Fisher College @11/22/22 10:00 AM
Traffic Safety Request
In order to alleviate congestion and assure a safe environment for students and families, we are asking drivers to take caution and be aware of their speed, and attention to pedestrians; most especially during the busy times of drop-off and pick-up. We understand this can be a hectic time and we ask that drivers proceed with caution and care for the safety of all involved. The Rockport Police Department will be present to help monitor the flow of traffic. We appreciate your cooperation and patience in making this daily duty a little more pleasant for all involved.
Winter Sports Registration is Now Open!
Please click the link below to register for winter sports:
Looking for Community Service?
Rockport PTO is hosting "Trunk or Treat" for RES Students & Families on
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022
RES PARKING LOT
Any RHS Student interested in volunteering, please contact: Jessica Spinelli at firstname.lastname@example.orgOr Lindsay Halverson at email@example.com
Career Day is Back!
On Monday, November 7th, RHS DECA is hosting the Career Day event for all students from 8:00 -10:15 am. We have over 40 professionals signed up including alumni of RHS. At the end of next week, DECA will provide all students with a Google form sign up link so that you can pick 2 workshops to go to that day. Our hope is that everyone finds this a valuable experience and gets to hear some inside information about various careers and life experiences.
From the Sports Desk - Athletic Highlights (Thank you, Sophia!😎):
Golf ⛳🏌️♀️: This Week, The Golf Team traveled to Black Swan Country Club for the State tournament. They played well! Congrats to the golf team for making it to the first round of the tournament. Go Vikings!
Field Hockey 🏑👏: The field hockey team played Amesbury and North Reading. They faced Amesbury on Tuesday, and fought an awesome game, with a goal by Sydney Bouchie. They played North Reading on Thursday and played hard! Good job Field hockey!
Girls Soccer ⚽ 👍: Girls' soccer faced Amesbury and Ipswich this week. They played in Amesbury’s Landry Stadium on Monday night, and played an awesome game under the lights, with a beautiful goal from the 40 yard line by Franky Twombly! And another awesome goal by Bezzie Strong! They fought against Ipswich for their senior night on Wednesday, with another goal scored by Franky Twombly. Great defensive work for both games. They play tonight in North Reading at 6 pm.
Boys Soccer ⚽🙌: Boys' soccer faced Amesbury on Monday, and tied! Both goals scored by Edward Merz! ⚽😎
Boys' and Girls' Soccer will have their senior day on Saturday, October 22! The Girls game will begin at 9am, and the boys will play at 11am. Be there!!!
From the Health Office...
- Please complete your child's Health Care Plan if you received one via postal mail in August of 2022.
- There will be NO FLU Mandate per the MA DPH this school year.