The Rockville Times

DECEMBER 2019

A Note from Mrs. Czapla:

It’s a wonderful time of the year! There are many exciting events at RHS this month, such as our theater presentation of A Murder Mystery, and our Winter Concert! We hope you will join us!


We would also like to invite students, parents and the community members to our playoff football game on Monday evening (December 9th) at 6:30 pm at Simsbury High School. Any students interested in taking the fan bus should see Mr. Farrell in the athletic office during school on Monday.The bus will be leaving RHS at 5:30 pm. This is such an exciting time not only for Rockville High School, but for us as a community! We are proud of our young men, cheerleaders and band students as they have represented RHS well this year.


Our next Parent Advisory will be held on Wednesday, December 11th at 6:00 pm. We are partnering (PAC) with Winter Athletics to bring Micah Heumann, Assistant Director of the Academic Center for Exploratory Students and Director of The Major Experience at UCONN to present. Micah will be discussing, “How Major is Your Major?” This is a wonderful opportunity for our parents of juniors and seniors to explore college planning. Micah will be presenting to our students on a later date.

We at RHS are wishing you and your families a safe and happy holiday season!


Susan Czapla

ATTENDANCE OFFICE NEWS


Beginning immediately, all attendance matters should be reported to the following email address:

RHS.Attendance@vernonct.org


All dismissals MUST be in writing. A note, email, or fax should be received by the Attendance Office at the beginning of the day. Phone calls are accepted only in emergency cases. The note should specify the student name, date, time, and reason for dismissal. Dismissals are unexcused unless a medical note is received after the appointment.

You may also report an absence through this email. Be sure to include the student’s name, date, and reason for the absence.

Thank you,

Deborah Seigle

Attendance Secretary

Upcoming Events and Activities

- 12/11 (6:00 pm - 7:00 pm) - RHS Parent Advisory Meeting

- 12/12 (12:00 am - 11:50 pm - Deadline for Scholastic Arts and Writing

- 12/17 (7:00 pm - 9:30 pm) - RHS Winter Concert
- 12/19 (7:00 pm - 9:30 pm) - RHS Winter Concert (Snow Date)
- 12/20 (12:30 pm - 2:00 pm) - Pep Rally

Upcoming Field Trips

- 1/3 (All Day) - UConn Regional Festival Field Trip
- 1/4 (All Day) - UConn Regional Festival Field Trip

Upcoming Holidays

- 12/23 (All Day) - No School (Holiday Recess)

- 12/24 (All Day) - No School (Holiday Recess)

- 12/25 (All Day) - No School (Holiday Recess)
- 12/26 (All Day) - No School (Holiday Recess)
- 12/27 (All Day) - No School (Holiday Recess)
- 12/28 (All Day) - No School (Holiday Recess)
- 12/29 (All Day) - No School (Holiday Recess)
- 12/30 (All Day) - No School (Holiday Recess)
- 12/31 (All Day) - No School (Holiday Recess)
- 1/1 (All Day) - No School (Holiday Recess)

RHS Website

As a reminder, there are numerous resources on our RHS website, including Athletics news!
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Looking Forward to December

RHS Murder Mystery

The 14th Annual RHS Murder Mystery is December 5th and December 6th at 7 p.m. in the auditorium,

This year the unfortunate victim is... Murder Mystery!! Who could have killed this beloved RHS tradition? Completely student-written and student-performed, the murder mystery is sure to generate a laugh or two, and proceeds from the production will fund author visits, writing conferences, and writing scholarships for many talented RHS students.
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Auditions Wanted

Auditions for the Musical "The Addams Family" and the Winter Drama Production of "Exhibit This" will be taking place on December 9th and 10th in the choir room. Sign-ups will be posted until December 6th and materials for auditions are available in the choir room and room 230.

*The choir will be caroling at the Rockville Public Library on December 5th, and at the Fox Hill Medical Center on December 6th and 8th.

*The Choir and Band Concert is December 17th at 7pm. The choir will be hosting a ROCK-Pot fundraiser at 5:45 on the night of the concert. Dinner will be available for $5.

*Choir will be touring area schools to do Holiday Caroling on December 20th.
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CCMC PJ DAY For the Kids

On Friday, December 13th, students and staff can wear their pajamas! Just bring $1 to Mrs. K or Mrs. Haines, or donate online!
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SAT Boot Camp

SAT Boot Camp for Juniors (Mathematics and English)

Cost: FREE

What is it: This 6-week course covers the SAT tests by examining the most important concepts and introducing testing strategies. Students will work out problems on practice exams and apply strategies. Did we mention it's FREE!?

When: February and March on Saturdays - dates/times will be coming soon

Tabletop RPG Club

Tabletop RPG club in room 167 on Mondays from 2-3.

TABLETOP RPG CLUB

Advisor: Mrs. Amy Schlett
Room: 167

The Tabletop RPG club welcomes players of tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons, tabletop card games like Magic the Gathering, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh! and other tabletop strategy board games. Dice may be provided but students should bring any other supplies and/or sets needed.

Scholastic Arts and Writing

Scholastic Arts and Writing is a huge opportunity for student to showcase their poetry, short stories, flash fictions and more and get recognition for their success. Scholastic is open to all grades, 9-12, and students are encouraged to participate. There is a fee of $7 per entry, parents must sign and submission form, and students must complete all criteria and submit by 11:59 pm on December 12. Please note that fees can be waivered but a waiver form must be completed and submitted.

School Counseling

The School Counseling Department (Grades 6 – 12) has been working hard in creating a new strategic plan for Vernon Public School students. This included updating our department mission statement, vision, and belief statements.

We are inviting all parents to fill out a comprehensive needs assessment survey. This survey will assist us in identifying student needs, help us prioritize our time and resources to high need areas, and set priorities for our curriculum and small groups.

The link to the survey is below, please fill out one survey for each of your students in grades 6 – 12 by Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey to best prepare our department to serve you and your students.

Parent Link

https://forms.gle/JwmVAV9rabpqhKnNA

Looking Back to November

Veteran's Day Assembly

Mr. RHS

Senior boys competed at RHS on the evening of November 22nd for the title of Mr. RHS
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Field Trip to Uconn

The School Counseling department brought RHS students to the UCONN Storrs campus on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

November Artist Spotlight

Artist: Brook Lewis


Grade: 12


Enrolled Art Classes: AP Photography & Video Production III


Bio: Brooke Lewis is 17 years old and has loved all forms of art her entire life. After realizing she is not talented in drawing, she decided to start expressing herself through photography and video production, instantly falling in love with them. In the future she hopes to expand her talents with a camera and maybe start a side business for her photography.


Fun Fact: Brooke met Drake from "Drake and Josh" when she was younger.

The Battle of Midway

On November 26, juniors and seniors went to see the featured film "Midway."
Midway (2019 Movie) New Trailer – Ed Skrein, Mandy Moore, Nick Jonas, Woody Harrelson
By Lionsgate Studios, Published by YouTube

CT Sports Career Day

On November 20th, 30 students participated in the CT Wolfpack’s Sports Management Career Day. Students listened to presentations from the Wolfpack’s General Manager, Accounting Manager, Director of Marketing, and Director of Sales. Students learned about several careers within Sports Management and some local post-secondary programs.

Spanish National Honors Society

51 Spanish 3 and 4 students were newly inducted into the Spanish National Honor Society on Thursday November 22nd. They were eligible to join due to their hard work and dedication to the Spanish language. Congratulations students!
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Fire Technology

The Fire Technology students are getting a lesson on aerial operations.

Connecticut Youth Forum

Rockville High School students attending the Connecticut Youth Forum at Central Connecticut State University

Field Trip to Mystic Aquarium

Food For Today Classes

Z-space Learning

RHS Students are enjoying our brand new virtual reality Z-space lab! Many classes have booked the space to take their learning to the 3D level!
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Be Rams

Respectful

Accountable

Motivated

Successful

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Contact Us

Contact one of us here and share your events, pictures, and posters


Gabriel Miles: email - gabriel.miles@vernonschools.org

Kara Ingalls: email - kara.ingalls@vernonct.org

This Newsletter Was Created by the Students of the Library Media Center Club at RHS