The Rockville Times

June, 2020

Celebrating our Graduating Seniors

Click here to view messages to our Seniors

From family members, friends, teachers, VPS staff, coaches, and the Vernon Community

RHS Class of 2020 Graduation

Click here to watch the 2020 Graduation Video

Opening Remarks from Mr. Magao, Speeches from Co-presidents Jack Krupienski and Walker Harrigan, Salutatorian Kelly Ruesta, Valedictorian Ethan Perkins, and Presentation of the Candidates by Superintendent Mr. Macary.

A special thanks to Mrs. Helen Kennedy for creating the Graduation Program Cover!

At graduation students were able to drive around the building and stop at some surprises along the way. They were greeted back in the front of the building by administration, faculty, staff, coaches, Board of Education members, and more. Here they received their diploma on stage. It was a wonderful evening for all. We are so proud of our graduates!
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Senior Awards and Scholarship Announcements

Click Here to view the FlipGrid of Award Videos. This went live on Thursday, June 11th at 6:00pm. Viewers were able to add replies of congratulations to the awards videos.

Thank you to everyone that participated and made this night a success.

Seniors- keep this link to forever have a memento of you accomplishments!

RHS Stays Active

All throughout distance learning Dr. Andrews has been creating videos of staff participating in physical activity in the great outdoors.


View the final video here, featuring staff AND RHS students! Enjoy!

RHS Stays Active Spring 2020

Student Projects & Achievements

Connecticut Student Writer Magazine 2020

Featuring work by our talented RHS Creative Writers


Congratulations to Mrs. Nordlund on winning the Platinum Teaching Award from CSW!

RHS Creative Writers shared their original children's stories with Center Road School 3rd graders using Book Creator and Zoom.
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A picture of the outdoor furniture RHS student, Peter, and his dad made as part of his woods class project. Awesome job!
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Unified Sports Mike Savage Teammate Award

Congratulations to Peter and Ashley for winning the Mike Savage Teammate Award! The RHS Unified Sports team also received the Michael's Cup award which is a great acknowledgment and privilege.
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Post from Special Olympics Unified Sports / CIAC School-Based Programs Facebook Page


Special Olympics Unified Sports / CIAC School-Based Programs


Our Connecticut Unified Sports program annually recognizes one outstanding high school program for the Michaels' Cup Award. This year's honoree is Rockville High School, Vernon CT. This longstanding program, led by coach Joe Prignano, is active in so many ways. They participate in Soccer, Basketball, Bowling, Volleyball, and Tennis and host other schools for games and tournaments.


They also participate together in fundraising, family pasta dinner nights, the Yardgoat baseball program, and partner with the VOAG and 4H program. They host the teams in their league for an annual Snowflake Dance in December and host schools from across the state at their Bowling tournaments. Congratulations to everyone associated with this outstanding program! #playunified #playunifiedct Special Olympics Connecticut Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference

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Digital Yearbook Signing

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ASTE's Newest Member- Ram, Sampson the Second

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Optional Summer Reading from the RHS English Department

Greetings RHS Parents/Guardians,


We ask you to help us encourage the habit of reading by supporting the Rockville High School

English Department's summer reading enrichment opportunity. When students return to the high school in the fall, they will share their optional summer reading experiences and will receive extra credit. Our hope is that discussion of these texts will continue to promote lifelong reading habits and allow students to learn from each other. We invite you to read from the Nutmeg 2021 selections or any other book of interest along with your young adult as a way to make the reading even more meaningful. To earn extra credit, students should complete the Google form review for their 2020-2021 grade level. If you have any questions or concerns about the titles on the Nutmeg List, or your young adult wishes to choose a title not on the list, please email all inquiries to the RHS English Department Head at Victoria.Nordlund@vernonct.org . Thank you for your help in supporting our efforts to foster lifelong learners who value independent reading.



RHS English Department


Choose the form based on the grade you will be in in the fall:

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade


Explore this Padlet of the 2021 Nutmeg Nominees to choose your book.

Rockville Public Library Virtual Summer Reading Program

RPL offers Curbside Pickup of books this summer! Kids and Teens get a reward each time they pickup books. We also have a private FB group for families with 10 weeks/5 days a week of programming by Page Turner Adventures.


Summer Reading Information

Summer Reading Flyer