The Rockville Times

February 2022

February at RHS

In January, students at RHS worked extremely hard to finish their midterm exams! We are now looking ahead and we are ready for a great new semester!

Upcoming Dates

February 18 - February 21: No School; Winter Recess and Presidents' Day

February 9th and 23rd: Advisory Days

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Student T-Shirts

Mr. Magao is giving out free RHS T-Shirts to students who meet the following criteria for Quarter 2:
  • Passing all classes
  • 3 or less tardies
  • No discipline referrals
  • Maintains good attendance
  • Must have multiple hours of community service turned into school counseling


If you qualify for these things, please see an administrator to receive it!

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RHS Swag Raffle

Teachers are looking for students to do the right thing! Working Hard, Playing Hard, and Owning it could earn you a swag raffle ticket. This ticket can be placed into a variety of raffles to win prizes such as RHS T-shirts, socks, and masks!
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Lunch Menu

Click the link or see below for the breakfast and lunch menus for the month of February!
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Uno Tournament

Join the RHS Uno Tournament. We will be playing the week of 2/14 during all lunch waves! Use the QR Code below to sign up.
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Order your Yearbook Recognition Ad Today!

If you are looking to purchase a personalized yearbook recognition ad, don't wait! The deadline is coming up this week on February 10th. You can locate the submission form at www.jostensadservice.com.
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Spring Connecticut College Fair & Local Summer Pre-College Opportunities

The RHS School Counseling Department wanted to pass along two opportunities:


UCONN, ECSU, CCSU, SCSU and WCSU will be hosting two virtual college fairs in the coming months.

  • Wednesday, February 16 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 3 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM


Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connect-virtual-college-fairs-hosted-by-ccsu-ecsu-scsu-wcsu-and-uconn-registration-250181588867


Many local colleges & universities that you may be interested in offer a summer pre-college program covering a variety of topics/areas of study/interests. Here is a list of a few of these programs that are offered in Connecticut:


-University of Saint Joseph

-UCONN

-Yale University

-Quinnipiac University

-Trinity College

-Albertus Magnus

-Sacred Heart University

-University of New Haven

-Fairfield University

-Central Connecticut State University: Summer Youth Programs

Heart Grams- Valentine's Day is near!

You can purchase a heart gram for $1 and send messages and treats to your friends for Valentine's Day. These will be sold during lunch from February7-11.
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Spring Musical

See Mrs. Talmadge or Mrs. Malinak if you're interested in showcasing your talent in the spring musical!

Class of 2025 Fundraiser

Support the RHS Class of 2025! Help offset the costs of our Senior Year activities: prom, class day and other expenses.


The sale started February 1 and ends on February 28, 2022. You can win great prizes!! Prizes are cumulative!

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Celebrations

STUDENT-TEACHER TEAM CHOSEN FOR NATIONAL HISTORY DAY SUMMER INSTITUTE IN HAWAIʻI

Mrs. Regina Lee and RHS student Nicolas Angeli are among 16 teams across the country that were chosen for National History day! Congratulations to Nick and Mrs. Lee!

Fast Fierce Women: 75 Essays of Flash Non-fiction

RHS teacher Mrs. Rizzo is published in a book and it comes out in March! Congrats to Mrs. Rizzo. You can find the book for pre-order on Amazon!

Scholastic Art and Writing Winners

Twenty-nine Rockville High School students are winners in the 2022 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.


RHS Creative Writers received 49 awards this year, including 10 Gold Keys, 16 Silver Keys, and 23 Honorable Mentions, the highest number of any participating high school in the state of Connecticut.


Muriel Stankeviciute received a 2022 American Voices Nomination for Best in Show.


Kaylin Maher and Dakota Ouellette earned Gold Keys for their writing portfolios. ​


Congratulations to all! This is a huge accomplishment!

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In the Classroom

Ms. Tawey's French 2 Honors class creating posters about Crepes Day in France on February 2.
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Student Peter K built this bird house in Mr. Sheldon's class. Great work, Peter!
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Clarisa Halpryn has the Guitar she made in Mr. Puniello's class on display in the square!
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Students use Wacom tablets in Mrs. Tooker's Digital Art Class to create their masterpieces.
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Students in Mrs. Lanz's Anatomy and Physiology class complete two labs on cellular respiration in the ZSpace lab.
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Club News

RHS Youth Equity Squad (Y.E.S)

Black Health and Wellness is the Theme for Black History Month 2022! RHS YES is drawing attention to the racial disparities in American Healthcare so we all can be part of the change.
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Come Join the Rockville Clay Club!!

If you have an interest in the Rockville Clay Club, please see Mrs. Stacer or Jayson Rhoades for more information. Numbers are limited so please sign up in room 116 as soon as possible!!
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RHS Esports

The RHS Esports Team is looking for new League of Legends players! If you are interested, please see Coach Schlett or Coach Berry for more details. Join to learn the game and no experience is necessary!!

Library Media Club

There is still time to join the Winter Read-A-Thon! If you love to read and would like to participate, you have to read at least 4 books to complete a "BINGO" on your bingo card! Please go to the Library Media Center to pick up a bingo card and book review sheets. Turn in your completed bingo card and your 4-5 review sheets to the Library Media Center on or before March 7th!


All entries will receive a small prize and be entered into a raffle to win a Barnes and Noble or Dunkin' Donuts gift card. Extra "BINGOS" on your sheet earn you extra entries into the raffle. See below for directions and rules to guide you!


ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!!

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RHS Jazz Band

Do you like jazz? You're in luck, because the RHS Jazz Band is starting up! The first meeting is on February 2nd from 6 to 8pm, but if you can't make it you can always come to a later practice. You do not need much experience to be involved in this jazzy ensemble, just an interest in music and a motive to learn! For questions and more information, contact Mrs. Ayer.

Rockville Athletics

Fans are back and Free!

Students are now allowed back into games and for any RHS students attending, it's free! We hope to see some Rockville spirit at our home games the rest of the season! GO RAMS!


Winter Sports Updates

  • Our basketball and hockey teams are working hard and looking to qualify for the state tournament.
  • Track, wrestling, swim, and gymnastics athletes are working towards qualifying for state meets.
  • Our cheerleading team is preparing for the conference and state competitions.
  • Best of luck to all of our teams!!


Spring Sports

Spring sports registration is open. Here is the link- https://www.familyid.com/organizations/rockville-high-school-vcms

Spring sports begin on or after March 19th. Specific dates and times will be posted on the school’s website. Registration deadline is March 16th. Students must be passing 5 classes from quarter 2 in order to be eligible to participate in a spring sport.

Community

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