Rockport High School
Viking News - The Week of 12/12/2022
Happy Friday, RHS Students!
We are well into December and gearing up for a busy couple of weeks heading into the holiday vacation. Today, we continued with the Friday theme days by dressing in Tropical/Island attire and bringing some sunshine to halls of RHS. If you have ideas for next week's theme, please submit them to Ms. Rose by Tuesday. The next theme will be drawn at Weekly Assembly this week!
Winter sports are in full effect with scrimmages happening all week. Winter captains have been working with their coaches and teams to set the example and create strong cultures as they prepare for the upcoming season. We're heading into Winter concert this week as well. 🎻🎷🎤 Student musicians have been upping their fundraising efforts for the Spring 2023 trip to Italy. Come to support Streamless Consciousness at Whale's Jaw tonight (Friday 12/9) at 7pm to help support the music program and listen to some amazing live music. Seniors featured include: Benji Koeplin, Finn Mulkern and Victor Mazo with juniors Simon Dixon, Cole Edmonds, and Gavin Johnston-Ransom on vocals.. Tickets are $10 each. There are so many reasons to celebrate our students and the staff who work with them. Hang on tight!
Here's to a great week ahead 😎
Here's a look at the Week Ahead...
12/13 - Weekly Assembly will be held in the GYM this week 🤗
12/14 - HS Winter Concert @ 6 pm (John Lane Auditorium)
12/15 - Freshmen Class Pizza & Manhunt 4:30 - 5:30 in the CAF
12/16 - HS Chamber Group featuring Lilliana Cunha, Mariana DeBenedictis, Sally Elinskas, Clara Knowles, Mari Penaloza and Jaelyn Young perform at Whales Jaw Cafe 7pm-9pm - $10 at the door
12/23 - 1/2 Day before the Holiday Vacation - Student/Staff Karaoke 10:15-11:00 in the Auditorium
Weekly Assembly - Theme of the Month:
The Power of Giving: Leading with Kindness
Student Council sponsored Spirit Events in December:
Starting now is the annual door decorating contest! See the attached flyer or spot them around the school and start decorating your door with a winter/holiday theme. Try to include some Viking Pride! Door must be decorated by Wednesday, December 21st. (P.S. we will be in need of both student and staff judges so reach out if you interested)
On December 23rd during G block (the 1/2 day before vacation) we will be bringing back the smash hit of Karaoke! Please use the attached Google form to sign up for a song. Sing alone, sing in a group, put on a whole choreographed dance- just have fun! We are also encouraging holiday sweaters, ugly or not, to be worn on that day.
Rock Those Socks
This year, once again, the students at RHS (and several other area high schools) are doing a sock drive to serve the homeless population of the Greater Boston area. Socks are the most often requested item at homeless shelters because socks quickly become wet and dirty during winter days spent on Boston streets. Rock Those Socks has raised thousands of pairs over the past 5 years. Boston Rescue Mission distributes most of the socks, while some go to local organizations. There is a collection box for new socks and/or hand and foot warmers in the lobby at RHS. Alternatively, there is Venmo available Nathaniel Cook@rockthosesocks. Please also visit the Facebook page @ Rock Those Socks. This mission started with a desire to help and a realization that students can usually afford the cost of a pair of socks. Happy Holidays to all, and thank you for your generous support.
NSCC Psychology Registration/Orientation Session - in Guidance:
- Thursday, December 15th, 2022 - 12 pm - 1 pm
- Seniors and Juniors, first come, first serve
- Click here for presentation NSCC Early College Program
Seniors: Class of 2023:
Cap & Gown - Please check for the email from Ms. Rich, email@example.com for ordering your Cap & Gown. Thank you!
Diplomas - Please stop by Guidance to verify and initial the spelling of your name for your diploma.
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.
Tuesday, May 30th: Athletic Awards Night
Wednesday, May 31st: Senior Banquet 6pm-8pm @ The Elks
Friday, June 2nd: RHS Graduation @ 5 pm
From the Health Office...
The Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics want to remind parents and families about steps to take to prevent illness and stay healthy this season:
- Vaccinate your children ages 6 months and older against influenza as soon as possible.
- Vaccinate your children ages 6 months and older against COVID-19; children 5 and older who had their primary series more than 2 months ago should receive an updated COVID-19 booster as soon as possible.
- Remember, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine and flu shot at the same time.
- If your infant has been offered treatment with protective antibodies due to their prematurity or another condition, keep on schedule with their monthly treatments.
- Practice hand hygiene frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or if a tissue is not available, cover them with an elbow, not a hand.
- Clean high touch surfaces in your home frequently with household disinfectants.
- Keep children home from daycare or school who have fever, especially with a cough, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, congestion, runny nose, or sore throat, until they are fever-free for 24 hours without medications that reduce fever.
- Avoid social gatherings if you or your children are ill.
- Contact your pediatrician or healthcare provider if you believe your child needs medical care. Your provider can offer advice on whether your child needs to be evaluated in person, tested for COVID or flu, and the best location (doctor’s office, urgent care, emergency room) for care.