October 21, 2022

The Principal's Corner

There has been a lot of excitement around RHS the past few weeks. Students finished off a fun, spirited week of homecoming with the annual pep rally, homecoming football game, and homecoming dance. This week, we held our annual Open House event to welcome the Grade 8 students in the class of 2027. The event was well-attended but what impresses me most about this showcase of RHS is the commitment of our faculty and the terrific volunteerism from our student body. We had over 55 student leaders help at the event!

The Week Ahead

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Dates to Remember

10/22 Project Pumpkin 2:00-5:00 PM

10/26 College Essay Workshop 6:15-8:45 PM

10/29 Saturday School 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

11/2 FASFA Night 6:30-8:30 PM

11/3 Early Release Staff Professional Development @ 11:20 AM

11/4 Term 1 Grades Close

11/8 No School Election Day (Staff Professional Development)

11/9 School Picture Retake Day

11/11 No School Veterans Day

11/15 Term 1 Grades Available on Aspen

11/16 Parent Teacher Conferences 6:30-8:00 PM

11/17 Parent Teacher Conferences 12:30-2:30 PM

11/19 Saturday School 9:00-12:00 PM

Picture Retake Day November 9th

Picture retakes are coming up soon on November 9th! If you could not get your picture taken in September, be sure to stop by the back gym during lunch or your directed study.
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Club and Activity Schedule

RHS is trying to encourage as many students as possible to join our rich extracurricular after-school life. It is not too late to join a club or activity. Below is a graphic that shows when certain clubs meet each week. Stop by and check out what the clubs are all about!
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Want to Join IMAGES, Literary Magazine?

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Next Saturday School 10/29

This is a reminder that there is Saturday School scheduled for October 29th from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Any student is encouraged to make-up missing work or receive extra help. Teachers from the English, Math, Science, History, and World Language Departments will be there to assist students.

Homecoming King & Queen Crowned

On Saturday, October 15th, over 330 students enjoyed a fun time at the Homecoming Dance. Thank you to all of our chaperones! The students were extremely well-behaved. Kayda Tiffany and Billy McGuire were the homecoming queen and king! Below is a picture of the entire homecoming court!
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RHS Celebrates Purple Day on 10/20

RHS students and staff participated in a national spirit day by wearing purple to show solidarity with LGBTQ youth to stand up against bullying.
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Miss Rockland Crowned

On Friday, October 14th, Miss Rockland 2022 was crowned at halftime of the Rockland v. Middleborough football game. Congratulations to Kiara Miguel who was crowned as Miss Rockland.

Below are the biographies from all of the finalists. What an impressive group :)!

Toni Hawe

Toni is a member of the student leadership council as well as a member of the yearbook committee and key Club. She is also the treasurer for the senior class.

An honor roll student, Toni is a member of the national honor society and serves as the treasurer for NHS.

Toni plans to attend a four-year college down south to pursue a STEM-related major.

Shaina Higgins

Shaina is a member of the 12 X state championship RHS Cheer Team in which she has held the role of captain for two seasons. During her years at RHS, she has been involved with the Girls' soccer team and has participated in Project Pumpkin as well as taking part in the student government-sponsored Walk for Breast Cancer and is also involved in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Shania plans to attend a four-year college with plans to major in student adolescent development.

Mary Kate Leoncavallo

MK is a member of the volleyball, basketball and lacrosse teams. In addition to being a member of student government, the yearbook and travel clubs and the National Honor Society, she also serves as the Senior Class President, is a member of the senate leadership council and serves as secretary for both the Student-Athlete Advisory committee and the Southeastern Mass Student Council Association.

MK plans to go to a 4 year college to study criminal justice and chemistry with hopes of pursuing a master’s degree in Forensic Science.

Shea MacDougall

Shea is a 2 year captain of the girl's Varsity Soccer team. Shea also plays club soccer for South Shore Selects and is a junior coach for the program. She has been named a south shore league all-star for soccer and was named as a 2nd team selection for both the Patriot Ledger and Eastern Massachusetts.

Shea is an honor roll student who has committed to Merrimack College where she will major in psychology and continue her soccer career.

Kiara Miguel

Kiara is a two-sport varsity athlete, competing as a four-year varsity volleyball player and she is also on the girls tennis team, where she holds the title of captain. She has been named a south shore league all-star for both sports.

Kiara is a member of the photography club, the yearbook committee, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and has also participated in the student government sponsored breast cancer walk and project pumpkin.

An honor roll student, Kiara plans to major in business or psychology in college and have a career in real estate.

Anna Ramponi

Anna is a member of the lacrosse and soccer teams, as well as a freshman mentor, member of the yearbook committee and the bulldog buddies program. Anna is a student council executive board member, a finance and fundraising committee member, 3 year HYPE member, a Head Representative for the Class of 2023 and has participated in the Student Athlete Leadership workshop.

Anna plans to attend a 4 year college to major in health sciences or business.

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Unified Soccer on Thursday 10/20

On Thursday, October 20th, Rockland Unified Soccer competed against Hanover Unified Soccer. The students had an awesome time, and a special thank you to head coaches Dan Gately and Richard Novio as well as General Manager Joanne White.
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Athletic Updates

Congratulations to our defending state champion cheerleaders for winning the Milford Invitational on Sunday, October 16th!
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Below is a reminder about the upcoming senior nights!
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The boys cross country team celebrated senior day, recognizing Ricky Struzziery and Michael Caron!
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Below are some pictures from the Homecoming football game v. Middleborough last weekend!
Girls varsity basketball Coach Diana Newcomb was recognized by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association as the Coach of the Year last year. She guided the bulldogs to a state finals appearance at the Tsongas Arena in March.
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Community Resource

October is National Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Take a look at this article published by Colby Myers, the Prevention Coordinator from the High Point Treatment Center & Brockton Area Prevention Collaborative.

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