Rockport High School
Viking News - The Week of 10/10/2022
Happy Friday, RHS Students!
This past week was short, but full with many events and opportunities that brought us out into the community. Seniors Helping Seniors was a huge success with many connections made and gratitude expressed to our students for their hard work and efforts. I've included some quotes from the senior citizens served by this experience:
"Polite, efficient, well-organized and kind. The best help we have ever had. Thank you! Made our day!"
"The students did a wonderful job. They're a credit to the school. Well done!"
"These kids are the best ever! Went way above and beyond what they were supposed to do. Your school should be very proud of them. Thank you!"
"We are so grateful for this program and for the students who came and helped out. They were amazing and a tribute to the school and community."
The RHS Guidance team organized the opportunity for all juniors to participate in the PSATs this past Wednesday. A thank you to the Guidance team and teachers who proctored and re-arranged their classes to support this experience.
Mr. Parisi and I met with student athletes to discuss the season thus far and reinforce the importance of leadership, teamwork and positive culture building. Next week, we will be expanding our conversations through Weekly Assembly and lunches to broaden our perspective of courageous leadership and inclusive culture.
I look forward to a great week ahead. Enjoy the weekend! 😎
Here's a look at the Week Ahead...
10/19 - Grades 4-12 Choral Festival Concert @ 7 pm in the John Lane Auditorium 🎤🎶🎹
10/31 - Halloween Costume Contest (Student vs. Staff)
11/4 - End of Q1 (Grades Close)
11/7 - Career Day 8:00 am - 10:30 am
11/10 - Report Cards Available in Aspen
11/11 - No School (Veteran's Day)
11/23 - 1/2 Day before the Thanksgiving Holiday
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.
Friday, June 2nd: RHS Graduation @ 5 pm
Weekly Assembly - Theme of the Month:
Becoming a Courageous Leader
- PSAT's are successfully over for the Class of 2024 on 10/12
- 10 Seniors attended and applied to Salem State University at Application Workshop on 10/13
- Several parents at Open House asked what they could donate to Counseling Suites...our collective wish list includes tissues, non-nut granola bars, candies, chocolates, water bottles, and market basket gift cards.
Traffic Safety Request
In order to alleviate congestion and assure a safe environment for students and families, we are asking drivers to take caution and be aware of their speed, and attention to pedestrians; most especially during the busy times of drop-off and pick-up. We understand this can be a hectic time and we ask that drivers proceed with caution and care for the safety of all involved. The Rockport Police Department will be present to help monitor the flow of traffic. We appreciate your cooperation and patience in making this daily duty a little more pleasant for all involved.
Winter Sports Registration is Now Open!
Please click the link below to register for winter sports:
Looking for Community Service?
Rockport PTO is hosting "Trunk or Treat" for RES Students & Families on
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022
RES PARKING LOT
Any RHS Student interested in volunteering, please contact: Jessica Spinelli at email@example.comOr Lindsay Halverson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Day is Back!
On Monday, November 7th, RHS DECA is hosting the Career Day event for all students from 8:00 -10:15 am. We have over 40 professionals signed up including alumni of RHS. At the end of next week, DECA will provide all students with a Google form sign up link so that you can pick 2 workshops to go to that day. Our hope is that everyone finds this a valuable experience and gets to hear some inside information about various careers and life experiences.
Superintendent's Entry Plan Survey
Parents & Guardians - If you haven't done so already, please take a few minutes to fill out the Superintendent's Entry Plan Survey. The information gathered will be used by Dr. Branco as he works to complete his Entry Plan and looks towards the future of RPS. Please complete the survey by Friday, October 21, 2022.
RPS Superintendent's Entry Plan Survey
RHS Students - Dr. Branco will be providing a separate opportunity through focus groups for you to provide your feedback and experience as an RPS student. Stay tuned on more information on this come!
From the Sports Desk - Athletic Highlights (Thank you, Sophia!😎):
Golf ⛳🏌️♀️: Golf faced Ipswich, and won 90-87!! They now qualify for the state tournament! Congrats golf team! 👏
Field Hockey 🏑👏: Field hockey put up a tough fight against Newburyport on Tuesday, they play again today! 🥳
Girls Soccer ⚽ 👍: Girls' soccer competed in the long awaited game against Georgetown under the lights. Defense was strong throughout the game, and the girls stayed collected, despite playing in the rain. Beautiful goal by Bezzie Strong! 💪
Boys Soccer ⚽🙌: The Clippers hosted the Vikings in Newburyport on Oct 11th.
The Vikings defense led by Quinten Savlen and Michael Murphy were able to lock down the 9th ranked team in the state and hold them to only two goals in the first half. Nick Nocella, Owen Aiello and Atticus Anderson played strong in the middle of the field for Rockport.
The Royals hosted the Vikings on Thursday afternoon, and the boys played a tough match. Despite losing, the Vikings worked hard and stayed strong throughout the game. Congrats to Atticus Anderson for scoring the lone goal of the game! ⚽😎
From the Health Office...
- Please complete your child's Health Care Plan if you received one via postal mail in August of 2022.
- There will be NO FLU Mandate per the MA DPH this school year.