Sunday, November 19, 2017

A Note from the Dean

A truly magical night was had by all, at the DR Homecoming Dance last evening. 

Everyone was dressed in thier very best outfits, couples holding hands, freshman a bit nervous for thier first Homecoming. Flashes of pictures being taken...

I made it my business to really take in this night from a distance. 
To take a second to just watch these beautiful kids having the time of their life. 

Two young freshmen came up to me a said "Mr. Kelley this is one of the best nights I can remember!"
I just smiled...and thought as they walked away just how fast time will pass for them  here at DR. 

Many of our Seniors, saddened that it would be their last. 
Some hugged me with thanks,  as their final Homecoming came to a close. 
And they knew it. 
You could just see the emotion in their faces. 
You see, as our children graduate and move on with life, no one knows who they are when they leave 2700 Regional Road.
BUT we as parents, teachers, administrators, school committee members and coaches never forget them. 
Their faces, their academic accomplishments, or their games whether won or lost. 

It is here in this building, that they were children for the last time. 
A mere snapshot of childhood. 
They will always remember the school colors, mascot, teachers and coachs' names, the way the halls, gym, and cafe  looked.
 Even how the roof leaked on rainy days. 

They look so grown up and ready for a very difficult journey into life and hopefully we were able to prepare them for what's to come. 

So it is with a tip of the hat and a quick hug to say thanks for letting us adults be a small part of your life. 

You make us very proud of the profession we've chosen, and hopefully someday you will smile, as I did last night, and remember us fondly! 

Thanks for a great night everybody! 
Let the DR Spirit Week begin! 
Happy Thanksgiving.
Mr. Kelley

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Ainley Family with Coach Kulpa

Dr Azar and Coach Cute with the DR Golfers

Senior Golfers 2017

Golf Banquet.

The Dighton Rehoboth Golf Team Banquet was held at the beautiful Hillside Country Club in Rehoboth on November 15, 2017.  Dr. Anthony Azar, Superintendent of Schools and Coach William Cute gave inspirational speeches to a group of young men and their families to finish off a great year of golf.  

It is bittersweet for our out going seniors SCC All Star and SCC Sportsmanship award winner, Ian Sullivan, SCC All Star and MVP award winner, Captain Sam Taraian, SCC All Star and Coaches award winner,  Captain Jack Chrystie and Jay Charbonneau.

Collin Gagnon and AJ Tatton (Peter J. Kelley MIP award winner) were chosen as next years Captains.  Thank you Coach Cute for being an incredible role model to these young men.

DR Spirit Day in full swing.

Spirit Week Schedule

Here our 2017 Spirit Day Schedule! Biggest and longest running Spirit Day yet!! 
*Can Drive ALL Week
* Tourist Day Dress up
*Freedom Friday Dress Up
*Saturday Homecoming Dance 7-10
*Movie Monday Dress Up Day
*Tuesday First Round of Class Competition
*Wednesday Final Round Class Competition Band Performance Fall Player Intro's. 
*Thursday Thanksgiving Day Game Away at Seekonk.  Kick off 10 AM!
Have fun and BE safe!   Go Falcons!