Thursday, October 31, 2013

This Week's High Fives

DR HIGH FIVE CLUB
Kira Hitz
Matthew Haynes


Kira Hitz
Class of 14’

Kira Hitz is a dedicated member of the volleyball and swim teams at the high school. She has played volleyball for four years and has been on varsity for two years. She is captain of the swim team, which she joined in her sophomore year. Kira received the Girl Scouts Community Service Bar for doing 20 hours of community service for non-profit organizations, and she also won Volunteer of the Year her sophomore year. She works at the YMCA as a lifeguard, a swim instructor, and a childcare provider, all the while excelling academically. Kira is a member of the National Honor Society, and she received the John and Abigail Adams Award for academic achievement on the MCAS. She aspires to attend a four year undergraduate degree, majoring in nursing. In her time at D-R, Kira is most proud of challenging herself to become a well-rounded person in all aspects of life.
Matthew Haynes
Class of 14’

Matthew Haynes is a valued member of the D-R marching band and chorus. He became involved in the band his sophomore year and has since been designing the theatrics of the shows, such as the props and the costumes. Matt currently plays the role of Mickey Mouse in the band. In his free time, he plays the role of Mickey Mouse at birthday parties and donates that money to the marching band’s trips. In the band, he is known as the character designer and coordinator, but he also plays alto sax and baritone sax. He has q member of Triboro Youth Theatre since he was in seventh grade; he has done 18 shows and is now a production assistant. Matt is in the top ten percent of his class, a member of the National Honor Society, and takes AP courses. After high school, he wants to go to college to be a music teacher.
By Hannah Gluchacki and Devin Johnson 

DR Core Value Banners



In continuing with our DR Pride and School Culture, Senior Elizabeth Beskid created the following 6 banners which are on display in the main office foyer. The banners represent our 5 core values of: Respect, Responsibility, Independence, Integrity, and Excellence.  The 6th banner is labeled DR Falcons to further encourage DR Pride.  We want to thank Elizabeth for her hand crafted one of a kind DR banners.

CSF Captain Applications

Want to be a student Captain for CSF this year? Click here to learn more about it and fill out an application.

Daily Announcements 10/31

Red Sox World Series Champs!! 

Congratulations to Victor DaCosta on being selected to 1st team all-South Coast Conference for boys soccer. 

There will be a Portugese Club meeting today after school in room 122. All are invited to attend. 

Applications for CSF team captains are now available in guidance. 

Attention all students: class dues collection will take place during all three lunches this week. Dues are $15 for freshman and sophomores, $25 for juniors and $40 for seniors. The preferred method of payment is check. Juniors who wish to pay in cash should see Mrs. O'Gara before or after school room 114. 

On Monday, November 4, 2013, there will be a meeting for gay-straight alliance in room 302. If you have any questions ask Mr.Antani or Matt Quaglia. 

SAT Word of the Day!
apathetic (adj)
Without feeling; lacking interest or emotion.

The school president complained that the student body was apathetic; no one came to sport events or danced, and few people voted in the school 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Daily Announcements 10/29

If  you have an old cell phone that you would like to donate to the soldiers overseas, please drop it in the box in the main office.

Attention students on the School Committee Advisory Committee.  The  next meeting is Wednesday,10/30 at 2 pm in the media center.

Attention Juniors and Seniors: Representatives  from Bay State College, Lasell College, Aveda Institute of Cosmetology, Regis College, UMass Boston, The Division of Professional Licensure for Trades and Professions, and Endicott College will be visiting next week. Interested students may sign up in advance in the Guidance Center. Sign-ups will not be allowed the day of the college visit.

Applications for CSF Team Captains are now available in guidance.

Attention all students: Class dues collection will take place during all three lunches this week. Dues are $15 for Freshmen and Sophomores,  $25 for Juniors and  $40 for Seniors. The preferred method of payment is check. Juniors who wish to pay in cash should see Mrs. O' Gara before or after school in room 114.

Attention students! Just a reminder that  this Thursday is Halloween. No costumes of any kind are allowed in school. The dress code rules are still in effect.

Attention all Student Government members, there is a meeting tomorrow after school in  the small cafe to set up activities fair. Please make every effort to  attend- we need your help!

The DR Leo Club is holding a Halloween Video Game Night this Wednesday in the cafeterias. It will be from 5 to 8, and admission is $4, or free with 2 cans. Halloween costumes are welcome, and wearing one will get you in half price. All profits go to the DR Marching Band's trip to Washington, D.C. to represent Massachusetts.

There will be a Portugese Club meeting Thursday after school in room 122. All are to attend.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Information on the Flu

What is influenza (also called flu)?

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Signs and symptoms of flu

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:
  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (very tired)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

How flu spreads

Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or possibly their nose.

Period of contagiousness

You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Some people, especially young children and people with weakened immune systems, might be able to infect others for an even longer time.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Daily Announcements 10/28

The DR Leo Club is holding a Halloween Video Game Night this Wednesday in the cafeteria.  It will  be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and admission is $4, or free with 2 cans.  Halloween costumes are welcome, and wearing one will get you in for half price.  All profits go to the DR Marching Band's trip to Washington D.C. to represent Massachusetts.

Paris, the city of light. Provence, some of the best Roman sites outside of Italy. The Riviera-crystal blue water. Monaco-the city of the rich and the Grand  Prix.  Not to mention Chinkcway Terra- the beautiful, quaint, coastal town in Italy.  If this trip sounds amazing then come to a meeting Tuesday after school in room 118.

If you have an old cell phone that you would like to donate to the soldiers over seas please drop it in the box in the main office.

Attention students on the School Committee Advisory Committee.  The next meeting is Wednesday, 10/30, at 2 p.m. in the Media Center.

Do you want to send a spooky treat to your friends this Halloween? Support Skills USA and buy a Ghost-A-Gram at lunch for a dollar!

Attention Juniors and Seniors:  Representatives from Bay State College, Lasell College, Aveda Institute of  Cosmetology, Regis College, UMass Boston, The Division of Professional Licensure for Trades and Professions, and Endicott College will be visiting next week.  Interested students may sign up in advance in the Guidance Center.  Sign-ups will not be allowed the day of the college visit.

Boys soccer practice will run from 2:30-4:30  today.  Next game  is at Bishop Feehan tomorrow.  All uniforms, both home and away, will be collected after the game.

Ms. King's period 1 and 2 American Government classes should report directly to the media center.

Students wanting to attend Skills Fall State Leadership Conference, please see Mrs.Hall with your permission slips and payment by Wednesday of this week.

A reminder to Leos, our meeting this week is on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in room 120. See you there!

Attention all students: Class dues collection will take place during all three lunches this week.  Dues are $15 for Freshmen and Sophomores, $25 for Juniors,  and $40 for Seniors.  The preferred method of payment is check.  Juniors who wish to pay in cash should see Mrs. O'Gara before or after school in room 114.

The SAT  Word of  the Day is: ambulatory- able to walk; mobile.  "After months in a wheelchair, the accident victim was overjoyed to find himself ambulatory again".

The Girl's Field Hockey team will travel to Medfield for a 6:00 p.m. game this Wednesday as they open their State Tournament play.

The football playoffs begin this Friday with the Falcons hosting Somerset High School at 7:00 p.m.  Adult  tickets are $5 and student tickets are $3.

Applications for CSF Team Captains are now available in Guidance.

The Football team defeated Fairhaven on Friday night by the score of 35-6. Jacab Junker and Norman Manchester rushed for two touchdowns each and Kyle Rose had one.  Junker booted three PATs and Nate Kowalski rushed for a two-point conversion.  The  team will host Somerset in the first round of the State Football Tournament on Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Parent Presentation Series Begins November 6th

Parents - What should parental involvement look like at DR? Each month, we are looking to invite you into our school for a special program or round table/informal discussion. But if you have another idea, please email any administrator, we would love to hear your thoughts.

When those of you who visited with the Administrative Team in the summer asked us about Teen Internet Use/cyber bullying/ sex-texting (as well as what is acceptable online use/presence) -- we told you that we would answer your need. We've kept our promise...on November 6th at 6pm, we have a fantastic speaker coming to DR. Dr. Larry Fillappelli is an assistant superintendent in Rhode Island and has served on the state Senate for Internet Issues. He is bringing a powerful presentation to DR on the 6th... Please come join us in the auditorium for an informative and educational evening!

School Council Looking for Student and Parent Volunteers

DR's School Council is looking for a parent representative from Rehoboth and a junior (student) to sit on our School Improvement Team/Advisory Board - please email Ms. Striano for more information or if you are interested in serving.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Senior Night for Football Players, Cheerleaders, and Marching Band Members

Congratulations to all the seniors who were honored tonight with their parents. Without the support of the parents, DR Athletics would not be so successful! 


Amazing Artwork from Students in Mixed Media with Ms. Tache

Take a look at the art work below from students in Mixed Media. The assignment was to complete a written word drawing project using discarded book pages as a surface featuring an animal design. 




Pumpkin Experiment

Here is a demonstration by Mrs. O'Gara and Mrs. Walsh in their Chemistry class.  

The following demonstration is useful for any level of chemistry to demonstrate chemical changes in which some new substance(s) is generated  (vs. physical changes), types of chemical reactions, balancing chemical reactions, thermochemistry  (exothermic reactions), and stoichiometry (molar ratios, basically calculating how much product can be formed from a given number of grams of calcium carbide reacted). 


How's it done, you may ask? 

A sample of calcium carbide (CaC2) is placed in a shallow vessel inside the pumpkin, which has been carved with the pieces left in place and a small hole drilled near the bottom of the back of the pumpkin.  Twenty-five milliliters of water are added to the calcium carbide and the lid is placed back on the pumpkin.  Calcium carbide reacts with water to form calcium hydroxide (a basic salt, Ca(OH)2) and acetylene (a flammable gas, C2H2).  The gas builds up inside the pumpkin.  After about 1 minute a burning splint is placed through the hole in the back of the pumpkin and the gas ignites explosively.  The acetylene gas reacts with oxygen (in the air) to form carbon dioxide and water and a lot of energy.

Click here to see our two Chemistry teachers at work.  Don't try this at home! 

DR News 10/25

Here is this week's DR news!

CTE puts on successful Advisory Board Dinner

The Advisory Board for the CTE (Career & Technical Education) department had their semi-annual meeting on Thursday evening. The Advisory Board is a very important asset to the CTE programs. Members include those that work in the industry, business owners, post secondary and students/parents.

The students representing their programs at this meeting are:

Kyle Blythe, Meghan Bury, Casey Clausen, Seth Copeland, Max Cowell,
Jonathan Fleet, Daniel Johnson, Alan McCombs, Kyle Medeiros, Adam Rose,

Taylor Sisson, Jared Whittaker

Daily Announcements 10/25

The freshmen football team defeated Case yesterday by a score of 44-0. A strong defense frustrated the Cardinals. Touchdowns were scored by Shawn Perreira, Shawn Walsh, Joe Powell, Shawn Silva, Dylan Souza scored two touchdowns. Ashton Marshall scored three conversions.

*Ring* *Ring* *Ring* hear that? That's your phone ringing, bet you hear that a lot,  take it for granted sometimes maybe, but you know who doesn't? The soldiers over seas who don't get to call their families back home often. Donate your old cell phones to soldiers. There will be a box in the main office.

Boy's soccer practice will run from 2:30-4:30 today.

Attention students on the School Committee Advisory Committee. The next meeting is Wednesday, 10/30 at 2pm in the Media Center.

Attention students: You cannot take the late bus unless authorized by a teacher. The main office will not issue a late bus pass unless from an administrator.

Attention Student Government. There will be a meeting for all members on Friday after school. Please make every effort to attend. If you cannot attend please see Mr. Cooke or Ms. Beckett. Thanks, see you Friday!

Attention Junior and Seniors: Representative from Curry College, University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook University, Castleton Sate College, Framingham State University, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science will be visiting next week. Interested students may sign up in advance in the Guidance Center. Sign-ups will not be allowed the day of the college visit.

Did you know that drugs negatively affect the body, mind, and daily life? Did you also know that alcohol is the most commonly abused? This week is Red Ribbon Week, and today is the last day to pledge to be drug free at lunch!

SAT Word of the Day!!

curator (noun)

Custodian, especially one in charge of a museum or zoo.

In her new position as curator of the exhibit, Naomi was responsible for selecting what piece would be displayed and determining where they would go in the museum. 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

This Week's High Fives

Congratulations to This Week's High Five Winners!

Aleigha Correia

Alden Foelsche


Aleigha Correia
Class of 14’
Aleigha is a captain of the Cross-Country team at D-R this year. She has been on the cross-country team for the past 3 years and has loved every minute of it. She runs the 5k for cross-country but is also a captain on the winter track team and a member of the spring track team. On the side, she works at Rehoboth House of Pizza and also teaches at her mom’s dance school. Aleigha has been a part of the National Honor Society for the past two years as well. Some other clubs she is a part of are DRImprov, Best Buddies, and the Spirit Week committee. One of her proudest moments at DR was when she ran 21:20 and finished 4th at a conference meet for running. On major holidays, Aleigha and her family volunteer at a local soup kitchen in Taunton and have made it a family tradition. After graduating from D-R, Aleigha is looking to get accepted into the United States Air Force Academy.    


Alden Foelsche
Class of 14’
Alden Foelsche is a three sport varsity captain of cross country, winter track, and spring track. His athletic success has placed him as number 2 on the team. This past Saturday, Alden earned his personal best time breaking 17 minutes in the 5K at the Twilight State Invitational in Cape Cod. In the other track seasons, Alden runs the 2 mile and 1 mile. After breaking his personal record in the 1 mile, which was under 5 minutes, he continues to make progress in the 2 mile because of his hard work and determination. When not competing athletically, Alden practices good time management skills by working 15 hours a week at Hannaford's as a cashier and bagger, takes four AP classes, and remains on the honor roll. He also started sailing eight years ago and was a volunteer sailing instructor for three years. Alden plans to pursue a college education in engineering after high school.
By Matt Hebert and Anna Beliveua

Daily Announcements 10/24

Do you want to send a spooky treat to your friends this halloween? Support skills USA and buy a Ghost-a-Gram at lunch for a dollar!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Daily Announcements 10/22

The captains workshop form heeds to be passed in no later than tomorrow morning if you are planning on going. 

The boys soccer team lost to Seekonk yesterday 3-1. Donomic Bethaiume scored the goal for the Falcons. Next game is home, tomorrow vs. Catholic Memorial. Game time is 4:00. Please come out and support the team. Practice today will run from 2:30-4:30.

All DECA members must meet with Mr. Lentz no later than the end of school today to verify their competition categories and terms. See Mr. Lentz any time before or during school. You must meet today even if you have already submitted your dues. 

Any students who are interested in a student run, anti-bullying program please sign up in the main office or see Ms. Striano. 

There will be a brief meeting today for all student government members helping with students activities fair including club organization and advertising committees. It will be in Ms. Beckett's room 108. If you cannot attend please see Ms. Beckett or Mr. Cooke. 

The girls soccer team lost to Seekonk yesterday by a score of 3-1. Zoe Karavolis scored the Falcon's only goal assisted by Hannah Saleeba. There is no girls soccer practice today. 

There will be a mandatory yearbook committee meeting after school today in the media center. All members are encouraged to attend.    


Golf: D-R 11th in qualifier - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

Golf: D-R 11th in qualifier - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Leo Club looks for Old Halloween Costumes

Hello parents, guardians and students,
As we all know Halloween is swiftly approaching, and costumes are now in high demand. Many families have old costumes, or may be interested in free, gently-used costumes. The Dighton-Rehoboth Leo Club will be working on a Costume Exchange this October for families in the communities of Dighton and Rehoboth. If you have any costumes from past years that are in good condition that you would like to donate to families in our towns, they may be dropped off of at any of the five schools in the district (Dighton Elementary School, Dighton Middle School, Palmer River Elementary School, Beckwith Middle School, or Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School).  Costumes may be sent to school with children to be dropped off in the main office. If you or anyone you know of is in need of a costume for Halloween, the donated costumes may be picked up at the Blanding Library in Rehoboth, or the Dighton Public Library.
Thank you for your participation,
                The Dighton-Rehoboth Leo Club

Daily Announcments 10/22

Attention Latin Club! Our induction ceremony will be held next Wednesday Oct. 30 at 6 pm. in the auditorium. Please bring your $5 dues!

The captain's workshop form needs to be passed in no later than tomorrow morning if you are planning on going.

The boys soccer team lost to Seekonk yesterday 3-1. Dominic Bethiaume scored the goal for the Falcons. Next game is home, tomorrow vs. Catholic Memorial. Game time is 4:00. Please come out and support the team. Practice today will run from 2:30-4:30.

Jazz band practice is today from 2-3.

Any student who is interested in a student run anti-bullying program please sign up in the main office or see Miss Striano.

There will be a brief meeting today for all student Government members helping with student activities fair including club organization and advertising committees. It will be in Ms. Beckett's room 108. If you cannot attend please see Ms. Beckett or Mr. Cook.

The girls soccer team lost to Seekonk yesterday by a score of 3-1. Zoe Karavolis scored the Falcons only goal assisted by Hannah Saleeba. There is no girls  practice today.

There will be a mandatory Yearbook committee meeting after school today in the media center. All members are encouraged to attend.

Nefarious (adj.)

Evil, Wicked.

The villagers thought that their misfortune was caused by the negarious schemes of a suspected witch living in the hills. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Daily Announcements 10/21

Attention CTE students:
If you are interested in leadership, teamwork, and community service, please come to a meeting in room 307, Monday, after school. Come learn more about Skills USA, and sign up to attend the Fall State Leadership Conference held in Marlborough, MA November 24-26th.

Attention seniors: spirit week is right about the corner! If you are interested in submitting a design for the 2013 spirit week t-shirt, please see Mrs. Bacon in room 121 for information. Design are due this Friday, October 25 and the student body will choose its favorite design.

Jazz Band practice is tomorrow (Tuesday) from 2:00-3:00.

Attention Juniors and Seniors: Representatives from Curry College, University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook University, Castleton State College, Framingham State University, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences will be visiting next week. Interested students may sign up in advance in the Guidance Center. Sign-ups will not be allowed the day of the college visit.

The boys cross country team finished 5-1 in the SCC this season and had an excellent performance at this weekend's McIntyre State Invitational Meet. Ty Enos broke the school record for 5k cross-country in running a 15:48 for 3.1 miles at McIntyre. Ty's clocking tied the state meet course record and finished 5th behind four other runners who broke the mark. Kyle Rendon also smashed the old state record in the freshman race by 25 seconds and finished 4th with a scorching time of 10:59 for 2.1 miles. Large personal best times were had by Alden Foelsche, Ben Palazzi, Nate Louro, Jon Fleet, Dean Bullock, Jon Eddy, Joey Rogers, Isaiah Ferreira, and many others. The girls cross-country team finished 4-2 in the SCC this season and improved tremendously from last year. Each DR runner set her season best time on Saturday at McIntyre by more than one minute. Aleigha Correia, Gracie Harrison, Kylie Furtado, Alyssa Masciarelli, Rachel Harris, and Kendra Palazzi ran the strongest girls team performance for DR in a decade. Girls interested in running for cross-country next fall can run indoor track after Thanksgiving. See Mr. Antani or Mr. Pease for more information.

Attention JV and varsity football players: Please report to the weight room no later than 1:15 today.

The boys soccer team lost to Bishop Feehan Friday 4-0. The team hosts Seekonk today at Bliss Field. Please come out and support the team and all the Seniors on Senior Day. All players should report back to Bliss Field for 2:00 today.

There is no drama rehearsal today. The next rehearsal is Wednesday, October 23, from 2:00-4:00.

Any student who is interested in a student run anti-bullying program please sign up in the main office or see Ms. Striano.

All DECA members must meet with Mr. Lentz no later than the end of school on Tuesday, October 22nd to verify their competition categories and teams. See Mr. Lentz any time before or during school on either Monday or Tuesday. Again, all the DECA members must meet with Mr. Lentz by the end of school Tuesday, even if they have already submitted their dues.

Congratulations to the following student on their acceptance to college:
Noah Kowal- University of Northwestern Ohio.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Guidance Update 10/18

Early Action, November 1st Deadlines:
Today, October 18th, is the deadline to make your transcript request on Naviance.


Send SAT/ACT Scores:
Remember it is the student’s responsibility to send their scores through the testing website. SAT/ACT scores need to be sent to the colleges 2-3 weeks prior to the deadline.  If you have a November 1st deadline, those scores need to be sent ASAP if not done so already.

Naviance Matching:

Counselors will not be able to send documents via Common Application without the accounts being matched. Your Common App email does not need to match your Naviance Family Connection email login. During the matching you are being asked to enter your Common App email, which is the email you selected to log into the application. If you are unable to link your Naviance account with your Common App, please contact your counselor for assistance. Your counselor may need to contact Naviance to resolve this for you. 

Recommendations:

Please be aware that some colleges only allow 1 teacher recommendation to be sent.  UMass Amherst is one of those colleges.  If you have more than one teacher writing your recommendation, you will need to let the teachers know which college you would like it sent to.  For those applying to UMass Amherst, please let your teacher, or your guidance counselor, which letter you would like sent.

Payment Confirmed but not able to proceed to Submit Application:

The dashboard will not display a green complete check for payment only. You are able to see if the payment has been posted by following the steps of submission again, if you see the "paid" application fee message after the PDF preview, please proceed to the signature screen. If you are being prompted to pay again, stop. Please do not pay again.

Most application fee payments are posted immediately, others take between 24 and 48 hours which means you must continue to check each day so that you can complete the submission process. If your payment has not been posted to the application after 48 hours, please provide us your payment tracking number and the name of the school to which you made the payment.

If you submitted a duplicate payment the additional funds will automatically be refunded after the original payment has been posted. The refund may take up to 5 business days after the posting of the original payment.

Applications will be received only after you complete the following:

The institution receives the online portion of your application once you electronically sign the application and click the "Submit" button. Your application is then instantly made available to the institution, but it may take several days or more until the institution actually views your application.

The institution will not see or know the specifics of your online application until you complete the steps involved in the submission process, which typically includes the payment of an application fee, submission of any required supplements, and acknowledgement of the accuracy of your application by use of the electronic signature.

Financial Assistance:
Any student who is on free and reduced lunch and who is in need of financial assistance with college applications and taking the SAT or ACT, please see your guidance counselor about application and registration fee waivers.

Daily Announcements 10/18

Attention National Honor Society candidates. Just a reminder that your NHS application including assays and recommendation letters are due this Monday, October 21st. Do not be late! If you have any questions, please see Mr. Delano or Mrs. Payne.

The boys soccer team hosts Bishop Feehan today at 3:30. Please come and support the team.

Attention PSAT test takers. Just a reminder that students must report for PSATs on Saturday no later than 7:30. You need to bring a photo ID, Pencils, and a calculator. Any questions see Ms. Martin in guidance.

The Golf Team concluded its regular season yesterday with a 254 to 260 victory over Somerset-Berkley in a non-league match. Senior co-captains, Noah Kowal and Nate LaChance, played in their final match as DR golfers, led the winning effort with rounds of 36 and 38 respectively. Nick Soares, with a 42, along with Eric Pappas with a 43, contributed in a big way. Jon Ursillo, with a 47 and Nick Grassie, with a 48, insured the win for the Falcons. The team ended its regular season with an overall record of 15 and 3, and will now prepare for the Division II State Qualifying Tournament next Tuesday.

The SAT word of the day: Desultory (adj)

Jumping, or passing, from one thing or subject to another, without order or rational connection; without logical sequence;disconnected.

The layer's closing argument should have been organized and structured, rather than the desultory and rambling remarks that failed to convince the jury of his client's innocence.

Notification from School Committee:
Please send in your letters of interest for the Superintendent's Search Committee by next Friday, October 25, 2013.

Thank you.

Red Ribbon Week Begins Next Week- please participate in the dress up days and pledge to be drug-free!


F.L. Department Gets Creative to Raise Funds

The Foreign Language Department at DRRHS is currently participating in Hannaford’s Help Schools Program in order to raise funds for field trips, assemblies, Foreign Language Week etc.
All you would need to do is purchase any of the items on the Flyer from the Hannaford’s in Taunton. There are more than 700 products you could purchase. Upon check out, you will be given a coupon that you would then put in the DRRHS collection tower.
Please see the attached flyer for more information on how you can contribute and help out!

For more Information, click here for the brochure.

Email mlomba@drregional.org or esilvestre@drregional.org with any questions.


We thank you for your support J

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Daily Announcements 10/17

Congratulations to the D-R math team for a fine showing yesterday at Bishop Feehan. Congratulations also to the high scorers: Senior- Lauren Farris, Case Framson, Alyssa Carlson. Juniors- Anthony St. John. Next practice will be Tuesday.

The girls volleyball team defeated Old Rochester last night in 5 sets. The team honored the seniors Rachel Ferrara, Jordan Lizotte, Kira Hitz, and Emma Perry. The team travels to Coyle Cassidy tomorrow.

Anyone interested in wrestling this winter, there will be an informational meeting in room 112 today after school. Anyone who cannot attend- see Mr. Lovejoy in the small cafe during any lunch.

The boys soccer team lost to Old Rochester last night 3-1. Chris Amaral scored the goal while Nate Swartz added the assist. Next game is home, tomorrow vs. Bishop Feehan. Practice will run from 2:30-4:30 today.

Attention seniors: the spirit week committee will be meeting today in room 217 after school. Please see Ms. D'Agostino with any questions.
 *Spirit week is right around the corner, if you are interested in submitting a design for the 2013 spirit week t-shirt, please see Mrs. Bacon in room 121 for information. Designs are due by next friday, October 25th and the student body will pick their favorite design.

The Girl's varsity soccer game vs. Bishop Feehan scheduled for tomorrow has been moved to next Friday, October 25th.

The Girl's J-V soccer team improved to 11-2-1 on the season with a 1-0 victory over Old Rochester. It was a great team effort and Sophia Szydlowski scored the game winner. Good job girls!

The Girls varsity soccer team defeated O-R yesterday by a score of 4-1. Zoe Karavlois scored three of the falcon's goals and Sam Rodrigues had one. Sam also finished finished the day with an assist. Emily Tibbels and Sarah Guimond each recorded assists. Sara Enos, Kate Day, Abby Bushell, Evie Rodrigues, Syvanna Caponigro all played well on defense. Mae Stebbings had another great game in goal making several key stops including a stop on a penalty shot. The Falcons play Seekonk on Monday. A win against Seekonk secures the SCC championship for the girls.


SAT Word of the Day!
accessible (adj)
Able to be reached, able to be understood.

Concerned that cultural events be accessible to all, the opera decided to drastically reduce ticket prices for some of its performances.

This Week's High Fives: Matt Morais and Kourtney Gendreau

Congratulations to this week's high fives (read their bios by clicking name below):

Kourtney Gendreau

Matthew Morais

Never too early to start thinking about college!

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VOLLEYBALL: D-R goes the distance, holds off Bulldogs - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

VOLLEYBALL: D-R goes the distance, holds off Bulldogs - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October/November (Print-Friendly Calendar)

Please enjoy this print-friendly calendar here for the rest of October and November. Please be sure to check our blog (www.drfalcons.blogspot.com) for the most up to date calendar as event times and dates are subject to change.


Daily Announcements 10/16

Attention Juniors and Seniors: Representatives from UMass Amherst, Quinnipiac University, Simmons College, and University of Southern Maine will be visiting next week. Interested students may sign up in advance in the Guidance Center. Sign-ups will not be allowed the day of the college visit. 


Attention seniors: the spirit week committee will be meeting in room 217 tomorrow after school. Please see Ms. D'Agostino with any questions. 

A reminder to Leo's, our meeting this week will be held on Thursday, at 4:30 in room 120. See you there!

Attention Best Buddies: the kick-off costume party will be held tonight from 6-8 in the small Caf. Please remember to bring a snack if you can.

There will be a meeting for the officers of the Portuguese Club on Thursday after school in room 122.  

The boys soccer team travels to old Rochester for a 7:00 game. The buss leaves at  4:00. All players should be in room 322 or room 122 after school. Players should report to the locker room at 3:15.

Attention all wanting to travel to France this April: Please pick up a price sheet for the trip either from Ms. Tache or Mrs. Loell ASAP in room 127, 118, or 511. 

Sat word of the day: Chromatic

Relating to colors

Chromatic aberration is the scientific term for the affliction commonly called color blindness. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Daily Announcements 10/15

Attention Juniors and Seniors: Representatives from UMass Amherst, Quinnipiac University, Simmons College, and University of Southern Maine will be visiting next week. Interested students may sign up in advance in the Guidance Center. Sign-ups will not be allowed the day of the college visit. 

A reminder to Leo's, our meeting this week will be held on Thursday, at 4:30 in room 120. See you there!

The Volleyball team would like to serve the community with a food drive! Please bring any nonperishable food items or toiletries to any October home volleyball game to be sent to the Rehoboth Food Pantry. The dates are October 14th, and 16th. Thank you for your support!

Attention Seniors: Spirit Week is right around the corner. If you are interested in submitting a design for the 2013 spirit week t-shirt, please see Mrs. Bacon in Room 121 for information. Designs are due next Friday, October 25th and the student body will choose its favorite design.

Anyone interested in Wrestling this Winter, there will be an informational meeting in Room 112 Thursday after school. Anyone who cannot attend - see Mr. Lovejoy in the small cafe during any lunch.

The Golf team defeated Seekonk yesterday by a score of 127 to 106. In improving its record to 14 and 3, the Falcons' were led by senior co-captain Noah Kowal, with a game-high 29 points. Nick Soars contributed 24 points, followed by Eric Pappas with 21, senior co-captain Nate La Chance with 20, Nick Grassie with 18 points and Jon Ursillo with 15. The team will travel to Wareham next Tuesday to compete in the South Coast Conference tournament.

The Freshman football team defeated Old Rochester by a score of 20-6. An impressive defensive performance was led by Sean Perreira. Sean Perreira also scored all three of D-R's touchdowns. The team's record is now 3-2-1.

The South Coast Conference will be hosting a Captains'/Leadership workshop on October 24th. This workshop is available on a first come, first serve basis. Sign ups can be done in the main office. All paperwork must be in before approval is given.

Congratulations to Austin Burrows who was voted by our school community as Dighton-Rehoboth's DAR Good Citizen. This honor was awarded to Austin because he demonstrates qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Good luck to Austin as he continues in the competition against other students in our state and our nation.

Friday, October 11, 2013

DR News

Please watch this week's edition of DR News.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz_UCf6ex4A

Daily Announcements 10/11

Attention Juniors and Seniors. Representatives from Christopher Newport University, Salve Regina Universtity, Worcester State University, Stonehill College, Nichols College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Suffolk University will be visiting next week. Interested students may sign up in advance in the Guidance center. Sign-ups will not be allowed the day of the college visit.

With Halloween approaching fast, it is a good time to think about others! The Leo Club is asking you to donate gently used costumes to be given to those who need them. Costumes can be dropped off in Mr. DeMello's room, room 120 upstairs. Thank you! 

The Volleyball team would like to serve the community with a food drive! Please bring any nonperishable food items or toiletries to any October home volleyball game to be sent to the Rehoboth Food Pantry. The dates are October 14th, and 16th. Thank you for your support!

Any student interested in swimming on the D-R swim team this winter season should stop by the office to sign up for more information. No prior swim team experience is necessary.

Attention Best Buddies: Our kick-off party will be held next Wednesday from 6-8 pm in the cafeteria. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. This event is for best buddies members only. There is a sign up sheet for food in the guidance office.

The freshman football team defeated Old Rochester yesterday by a score of 20-6. An impressive defensive performance was led by Sean Perreira.  Sean Perreira also scored all three of D-R's touchdowns. The team's record is now 3-2-1. 

The South Coast Conference will be hosting a captain's/ leadership workshop on October 24th. This workshop is available on a first come first serve basis. Sign ups can be done in the main office. All paper work must be in before approval is given. 

Congratulations to Austin Burrows who was voted by out school community as Dighton Rehoboth's DAR good citizen. This honor was awarded to Austin because he demonstrates qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Good luck to Austin as he continues in the competition against other students in our state and nation. 

Golf team members playing in today's match with Seekonk should be at Hillside no later than 2:00.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

This Week's High Fives

Congratulations to this week's high fives!

Rachel Aguiar

Nathan LaChance

Daily Announcements 10/10

Attention Juniors and Seniors. Representatives from Christopher Newport University, Salve regina Universtity, Worcester State University, Stonehill College, Nichols College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Suffolk University will be visiting next week. Interested students may sign up in advance in the Guidance center. Sign-ups will not be allowed the day of the college visit.

With Halloween approaching fast, it is a good time to think about others! The Leo Club is asking you to donate gently used costumes to be given to those who need them. Costumes can be dropped off in Mr. DeMello's room, room 120 upstairs. Thank you!

The Volleyball team would like to serve the community with a food drive! Please bring any nonperishable food items or toiletries to any October home volleyball game to be sent to the Rehoboth Food Pantry. The dates are October 14th, and 16th. Thank you for your support!

Any student interested in swimming on the D-R swim team this winter season should stop by the office to sign up for more information. No prior swim team experience is necessary.

Attention Best Buddies: Out kick-off party will be held next Wednesday from 6-8pm in the cafeteria. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. This event is for best buddies members only. There is a sign up sheet for food in the guidance office.

The Girls Varsity team defeated Wareham yesterday by a score of 7-0. Emily Tibbels scored twice and Zoe Karavlois, Sam Rodrigues, Sarah Guimond, Hannah Saleeba and yes, Mae Stebbing, each had a goal. Mae and Evie Rodrigues shared the shut out. The girls take on Fairhaven on Friday.

The girls volleyball defeated Wareham last night in 4 sets. Kira Hitz had 7 kills and 1 block while Rachel Ferrara had 18 assists and 2 blocks. The team travels to Fairhaven tomorrow.

The boys soccer team won yesterday 4-1. Goals were scored by Victor DaCosta, Lucas Szydowlski and Freshman Dominic Berthiaume scored his 1st varsity goal. Next game is home vs Fairhaven tomorrow. There will only be vasirt practice today from 2:30-4:30.

SAT Word of the Day!
inveterate (adj)
Deep-seated or firmly established.
He was an inverterate liar, always trying to con people.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

PSAT

  • PSAT test is on Saturday, October 19th here at DR. The cost is $25.00 (cash only).  Sign ups are on a first come first serve basis as we only have a limited number of test. This is the only test date for DR students. PSAT's are offered once a year! See Mrs. Shillan in guidance to sign up.

2014 John & Abigial Adams Scholarship Recipients



The following students have qualified to receive a John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, which entitles the student to four years of free tuition upon acceptance to a participating Massachusetts public institution of higher education, including a University of Massachusetts campus, a Massachusetts state university, or a community college.

Now in its tenth year, the Adams Scholarship rewards high academic achievement on MCAS tests, and provides financial assistance to college-bound students and their families. Please note that while the Adams Scholarship covers the cost of tuition only, a greater portion of the cost of Massachusetts public higher education consist of fees. 

YOG
LAST NAME
FIRST NAME

YOG
LAST NAME
FIRST NAME
2014
Aguiar
Rachel

2014
Juncker
Jacab
2014
Amaral
Christopher

2014
Justin
Brittany
2014
Arruda
Nicholas

2014
Karavolis
Zoe
2014
Baltazar
Keanu

2014
Kearns
Emma
2014
Barboza
Taylor

2014
LaChance
Nathan
2014
Beliveau
Anna

2014
Makuch
Paige
2014
Berry
Christopher

2014
Martinez
Tenay
2014
Beskid
Elizabeth

2014
McCombs
Alan
2014
Blanchette
Amber

2014
McCoy
Jacob
2014
Boudreau-Fine
Allan

2014
McLean
Lissa
2014
Brooks
Quentin

2014
Medeiros
Edward
2014
Burtan
Donovan

2014
Michener
Savanna
2014
Card
Cameron

2014
Murphy
Kaitlyn
2014
Carvalho
Kevin

2014
Newman
Timothy
2014
Cerce
Peter

2014
Nicholson
Maryanne
2014
Clement
Amanda

2014
Noons
Rachael
2014
Correia
Aleigha

2014
O'Brien
Grace
2014
Duncan
Jonathan

2014
Oakley
Elizabeth
2014
Dyl
Cody

2015
Oudin
Mathieu
2014
Enos
Ty

2014
Parker
Martin
2014
Farris
Lauren

2014
Parks
Derek
2014
Ferrara
Rachel

2014
Perry
Emma
2014
Foelsche
Alden

2014
Petrone
Michelle
2014
Fortier
Alex

2014
Rivera-Ortiz
Jean
2014
Framson
Case

2014
Steenhuysen
Hannah
2014
Guimond
Timothy

2014
Szydlowski
Lucas
2014
Haynes
Matthew

2014
Thiboutot
Mikaela
2014
Hitz
Kira

2014
Tibbels
Joshua
2014
Hyson
Rachelle

2014
Tomellini
Joseph
2014
Jann
Dylan

2014
Weimer
Austin
2014
Johnson
Hannah

2014
Wuebker
Andrew
2014
Jones
Gabrielle

2014
Ziegelmayer
Jenna