September 23, 2022

The Principal's Corner

I am pleased to announce that Matthew Medford, senior, has been named a Commended Student in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2023 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). There were about 1.6 million test takers! This is an amazing accomplishment and we are very proud of Matthew!
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The Week Ahead

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Dates to Remember


10/1 SAT Testing @ RHS

10/4 Term 1 Progress Reports Available

10/6 Mr. Rockland 7:00 PM

10/10 No School-Columbus Day

10/11 Spirit Week Begins

10/12 PSAT Testing for Gr. 10 & 11; late start for Gr. 9 & 12 students

10/12 Financial Aid Night 6:30 PM

10/14 Pep Rally

10/14 Homecoming Football Game

10/15 Saturday School 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

10/15 Homecoming Dance 7:00 PM

10/20 Early Release Staff Professional Development @11:20 AM

10/22 Project Pumpkin

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

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

Inside the Classroom

Transitions at Bridgewater (T@B) is a collaboration between public school districts and Bridgewater State University. Students from local transition programs participate in lessons focused on the development of independent living skills. Below our students are visiting Bridgewater State University for their first day of learning.
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Our Science Labratory helpers are ready to assist in Chemistry!
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Nothing like students cooking Ms. D's famous chocolate chip cookie recipe! Be sure to check out Ms. D's newsletter below!

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Senior College Planning Workshops

This morning we held an assembly with seniors regarding future planning.

Here is a copy of the presentation. There is information in the presentation about options for after high school, new Senior Sessions, financial aid and more.

Guidance counselors are scheduling individual meetings with seniors and we are here to help seniors with their post-high school plans.

We will host a Financial Aid Night on October 12th for students and families - details can be found here.

There is information about the FAFSA - free application for federal student aid. We will host a FAFSA help night for families in early November - details will be shared with families mid-October.

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PSAT Testing October 12th for Grades 10 & 11 Students

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On Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 7:55 a.m., all sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT exam. Freshmen and seniors will not be required to report to school until 11:15 a.m. School busing will run as normally scheduled, so any student who requires bus transportation may report to the cafeteria from 7:55-11:15 AM for a quiet study. There will be no cost to students for the PSAT/NMSQT exam.

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). This exam is a standardized assessment that will serve as great practice for the SAT Exam which is taken during junior and/or senior year. Students will also have an opportunity, through their participation and performance, to enter scholarship programs and receive access to college and career planning tools.

The PSAT/NMSQT assessment showcases the classroom skills and knowledge that are essential for college and career readiness and success. We encourage your child to take advantage of the many benefits the PSAT test offers:

  • Connects students to colleges and universities across the country and scholarship organizations by opting into Student Search Service®.

  • Prepares students for the SAT® and college, and it fuels practice recommendations on Khan Academy®.

  • Matches students with AP® courses that make the most of their academic strengths. AP classes can provide an edge in the admission process and an opportunity to earn college credit.

More information on the PSAT test, including practice materials, can be found here.

We are looking forward to providing this opportunity for all sophomores and juniors this year. We are confident this practice will serve as a valuable learning experience and assist in our student’s future preparations.

Get involved in WRPS!

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Athletic Updates

Fall sports continue to be off to a good start. Below are results from the week and some pictures!
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Sportsmanship Essay/Multimedia Contest

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“How do courageous leaders demonstrate sportsmanship?”


    Contest is open to students in grades 9-12 at MIAA Member Schools
    Must be typed, double spaced, and contain no more than 500 words
    Must be submitted as a public service announcement of 30 or 60 seconds in duration

Entries must answer the prompt “How do courageous leaders demonstrate sportsmanship?” Please provide specific examples of positive/courageous sportsmanship in the stands, on the field of play, during interactions with game officials, or other areas of interscholastic athletics.


· First Place ($400) and Runner-Up ($200) prizes will be presented in two categories (essay and multimedia).

· Contest winners will present their entries as honored guests during the 28th Annual MIAA Sportsmanship Summit.

  • First Place and Runner-Up entries in both categories will be available on the MIAA website.


· All entries must be received by 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Support Our Student Athletes!

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New Club- The Photography Club!

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Travel Club Fundraiser

Please consider supporting the RHS Travel Club with a purchase from our Charleston Wrap Fundraiser.

The link is:

They have everything including gift wrap, holiday gifts, kitchenware, home decor, and gourmet treats!

Anything purchased will be shipped directly to you, and I'll get the profits we raise to a student who needs it.

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