ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL WEEKLY UPDATE
September 23, 2022
The Principal's Corner
The Week Ahead
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
Nothing like students cooking Ms. D's famous chocolate chip cookie recipe! Be sure to check out Ms. D's newsletter below!
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.
PSAT Testing October 12th for Grades 10 & 11 Students
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!
Sportsmanship Essay/Multimedia Contest
“How do courageous leaders demonstrate sportsmanship?”
Contest is open to students in grades 9-12 at MIAA Member Schools
- ESSAY ENTRIES
Must be typed, double spaced, and contain no more than 500 words
- MULTIMEDIA ENTRIES
Must be submitted as a public service announcement of 30 or 60 seconds in duration
· CONTEST THEME
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.
CONTEST DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
· All entries must be received by 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 11, 2022
- All entries, essay and multimedia, must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Our Student Athletes!
New Club- The Photography Club!
Travel Club Fundraiser
Please consider supporting the RHS Travel Club with a purchase from our Charleston Wrap Fundraiser.
The link is: https://registercw.com/wR135Z5EEI
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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