Friday, November 29, 2013

Seekonk vs DR - Thanskgiving Day Football

The Football team defeated Seekonk 47-19 on Thanksgiving. Kyle Rose
rushed for 302 yards, scored 4 touchdowns and had an interception.
Jacab Juncker scored 2 touchdowns and had 2 interceptions.  Norman
Manchester scored 1  touchdown and Ben Silvia had a QB sack.  The team
finished with a 7-4 record.

Congratulations to Jacab Juncker, Matt Morais, Kyle Rose and Norman
Manchester for being named to the All-SCC Football Team.
Congratulations also to Andrew Whitmore and Cam Card for being named
Honorable Mention.  Congratulations to Kyle Arieta for being named to
the All Sportsmanship Team.

Seekonk vs DR Thanksgiving Day Pictures- The Sun Chronicle 

December Lunch Menu

Here is the lunch menu for December! Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Next School Council Meeting set for 12/17 @5:30pm in Room 113

Our Next School Council will take place on December 17th from 5:30-6:30 PM in Room 113. All are welcome!
Our Agenda -
GPA - Follow Up and Proposal
Upcoming High School Events - Staff

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Seekonk Police Officer visits Criminal Justice Classes

Seekonk police officer Andrew Amaral  spoke to the criminal justice classes  on the topic of cyber crimes. He is an assistant football coach here at DR and will be attending the Massachusetts state police academy starting in December.

Daily Announcements 11/26

Reminder: There will be no Drivers Education class today.

Attention Seniors: There will be a representative from Bristol Community College will be at D-R on Thursday, December 12th for an on-site admissions day. If you are interested in attending BCC, please pick up an application in the Guidance office this week. Applications must be signed by a parent, and the application fee will be waived. Appointment times are limited, so please sign up as soon as possible.

Auditions for the spring musical are December 11th from 2-3. This years show is "The Drowsy Chaperone". Actors, dancers, and singers are needed. Sign up in Room 303. See Mrs. LaSalle with any questions.

All students interested in running Winter Track are reminded that they  must return  all paperwork  to Mr. Antani and have their user fees ready prior to the December 2nd start of the season.

Boy's Basketball starts on Monday, December 2nd. Schedules for practice and games are in the office.

Practice for Girl's Basketball begin Monday, December 2nd at  2 p.m. All forms must be turned in that day.

SAT Word of the Day:
deference(n) - an attitude of yielding one's opinion to another's wishes
Out  of deference to the queen, the visitor praised the fish soup, even though he did not actually like it.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Seniors Prepare for Pep Rally Sunday Night in HS Gym



Seniors prepare for tomorrow's pep rally as they prepare to decorate the gym. All seniors are welcome to come on by from 4-7pm! Pizza is served!

December Calendar

That's right! We are almost to December! Here's a look at a print-friendly version of the calendar of events for December!

Remember, check the link often since events will still be added and times and locations are subject to change! December is a busy month with Mr. DR, the Winter Concert, the National Honor Society Induction,  Financial Aid Night, and the SkillsUSA Craft Fair!

Friday, November 22, 2013

What's happening with the Leo Club?

I. Costume Drive
The costume drive reached its conclusion on Friday, November 8th.
The quantity of costumes received in the drive was small, but important steps did occur that will help build this into a successful annual event.  The Leos were quite confident that with more planning and preparation that this could be built into an annual tradition to help families in the community.

II. Video Game Night
On Wednesday, October 30th the Leo Club hosted a Video Game Night in the school cafeteria.  Students brought in baked goods and refreshments to sell, and collected cans or an entry fee to benefit both the local food pantries and the D-R Marching Band.

The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School Marching Band has been invited to Washington DC, as the sole high school invitee to represent the Commonwealth of Massachusetts early next year. Due to the cost of this trip, the band is welcoming any donations, and the Leos rose to the occasion. The event raised $70 for the marching band, and the club is currently discussing donating more funds to assist their fellow students in their endeavor.

III. Youth Halloween Night
 On Halloween night, Leo Club President Dan Medeiros and I assisted with the Youth Halloween Night at Fire Station 3 in Rehoboth. It was a very nice event, which the club also aided in last year. The club helped run several games and got to share in the excitement of the upcoming generation’s of Rehoboth on a night of costumes, candy, and community.

IV. Rehoboth Arts Festival
On Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd several Leos worked with the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society at their Art Festival at Francis Farm. The Leos were stationed at the doors and helped distribute informational flyers, get accurate head counts of the number of patrons entering each building, and collect donations for the Rehoboth Antiquarian Scholarship Fund.
The event was very successful, with several buildings full of vendors, browsers and buyers.  The Leos also collected nearly $300 for the scholarship fund.

V. Dighton Arts Festival
The day after the Rehoboth Arts Festival, the Leos were out in force to support the Dighton Lions at Araujo Farm and Greenhouses. The day began early at 7 am when Leos began arriving, and along with the Lions and a Dighton Boy Scout Troop, aided the vendors in unpacking their cars and carrying their materials to their designated locations.

Many Leos stayed throughout the day, whether playing in the marching band, helping with food service, taking food orders and delivering items to vendors, or helping to break down the event at its conclusion at 4pm. Several Leos stayed for the entire day.

The event was a breathtaking success, as cars stretched up Williams Street in Dighton all the way to Center Street as more visitors were shuttled in from the American Auto Auction at the end of Williams/Burt Street in Taunton.

VI. Skills USA Clambake
On Friday, November 8th the Leo Club worked with the SkillsUSA organization to provide support to their clambake fundraiser at the Seekonk R&G Club in Rehoboth.
Skills USA is a career and technical training organization serving over 300,000 high school students nationally.  The purpose of the fundraiser was to help support some D-R students who have earned the opportunity to compete at a national level. The event was well attended and ran very smoothly.

VII. Youth Speech Competition
 On Tuesday, November 12th the Lions Clubs of Dighton and Rehoboth hosted the annual Youth Speech Competition. Participation was unfortunately quite small, with only President Medeiros speaking on the topic of “how I want to be remembered.” Dan’s speech was well received, and the event was a valuable one, as he received constructive feedback on his phrasing and delivery. In discussing the event afterwards it was decided that the event is one that the club would like to, and needs to, improve upon for next fall.

This Week's High Fives

HIGH FIVE CLUB

Timothy Costa
Class of 14’

          Senior Tim Costa is a cinematic, musical and dramatically inclined senior, chosen for DR’s High Five Club Award. Tim is thoroughly known in the DR community for his participation in the Video Production program and Drama Club, and his community service for St. Nicholas of Myra Church in Dighton. Tim was involved with Video Production his first two years at DR and has taken it again this year. Tim is also one of the chair members of the newly formed Audio Video Club. Tim, this year, plays the role of Juror 11 in the 1957 play, Twelve Angry Jurors. Tim’s success at writing and history have led him to pursue possible future careers in film or teaching philosophy later in life.

                                                                                                            

    By. Andrew Wuebker

HIGH FIVE CLUB

Paige Makuch
Class of 14’

Paige Makuch is a dramatically inclined senior of DR chosen for the High Five Club. Paige was chosen especially for her outstanding performance and participation in the DR dramatics. She has excelled for three years in the play and musical. This year, Paige is cast as the timid and easily influenced Juror 2 in the 1957 play Twelve Angry Jurors. Outside of school, Paige takes part in Leo Club and is an acting coach at Little Folks Theater. Outside school, she volunteers at the Dighton Public Library, helping younger children by participating in reading circles and movie nights with them. After high school, she hopes to study in the medical field to become a physician’s assistant.
                                                                                              
  


                   By. Celie Little

Ms. McCabe's Forensics Class

Ms. McCabe's Honors biology students were experimenting with the enzyme catalsecto.  The objective was to learn which environmental conditions affect the effectiveness of the enzyme. They also are learning what the optimal conditions are for the enzyme.

Above you will see two students lifting latent prints they left behind on their beakers.


Above (left to right) are sophomores Arzef Sylaj,Nathan Oliver, Daria Foley, and Rachel Ripley who are testing the enzymes. 

Daily Announcements 11/22

Attention Student Government Members: There will be a meeting to sort and deliver the Thanksgiving baskets at 8 a.m. at the Rehoboth entrance. Unless you are going to the Shaw's in East Providence, see you tomorrow!

Attention Seniors: Senior Spirit Night is Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the gym! We will provide decorations for the gym. If you wish to decorate a shirt, please bring your own supplies. Pizza and drinks will be served. See you there!

Congratulations to the DR Math Team for another fine showing on Wednesday. Of  125 students, Sophomore, Tyler Jaco,b had the highest individual score. Lauren Farris and Greg Fine tied for 4th highest score. The next practice is Monday, December  2nd.

Attention National Honor Society Inductees: Please bring your completed form and money to Mr. Delano or Mrs. Payne by Tuesday, November 26th.

Tickets for the Captain's Dance will be on sale for $10, on Monday and Tuesday next week during lunch in the Media Center. Tickets will not be available at the door. The dance will be held on Tuesday, November 26th from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

First off, the DR Student Government would like to thank everyone who made this year's food drive such a great success. It has been so successful in fact that we are inviting all who could help to come to the school at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning to help box the items raised  and bring them to the food pantries in Dighton and Rehoboth. Any and all help would truly by appreciated.

But now what we've all been waiting to hear, here are the FINAL results of the 2013 Spirit Week Food Drive: Coming in 4th with a final tally of 153 cans... the Freshmen Class! Next, edging by the freshmen with a late rally and a total of 195 cans... the Sophomores!

And now to our upper classmen, whose week long battle culminated in a final showdown today that will surely become part of DR legend.

Bringing in a stunning 711 items today to bring their final total to 980 cans ... the Juniors!
And finally, putting the icing on their coming from behind victory with an absurd last day effort of 970 cans, the Seniors are winners of this year's food drive with a final tally of 1,263 items!
Everyone's amazing efforts this week resulted in our students bringing in, 2,591 items, 3 times more than any other group of DR Students, ever. Great job everybody!

Any student who brings silly string to the pep rallies will immediately lose social privileges. Future pep rallies and school-wide events will also be jeopardized.

SAT Word of the Day:
infallible (adj)- not liable to fail, deceive, or disappoint; indubitable; sure; certain; unerring

The discovery that the teacher had given them the wrong answer was a shock to her students,  many of whom considered her infallible.

Superintendent Mike Malone shares his experience about JFK"s assassination


 Our superintendent Mr. Malone visited Ms. King's and Mr. Moura's social studies classes to talk about his experiences living through the Kennedy assassination. Throughout class, Mr. Malone shared memories of growing up in Charlestown, the differing Boston neighborhoods in the 1960s compared to today and his own experiences as a teenager in school during the Cold War. Students saw photos of the Kennedy Era, and Mr. Malone made connections with current events today. He encouraged students to talk to their parents and grandparents about their own experiences living through historic events. Thank you, Mr. Malone for taking the time to visit our classes!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Spirit Week Can Drive Competition Final Day is Tomorrow

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Currently, the seniors are ahead of the junior class in the can drive 293 to 269. Sophomores and Freshmen trail with 69 and 102 cans respectively. Remember, if the seniors win, senior president Zoe Karavolis gets to pie Mr.Braga in the face at the pep rally. If the juniors win, junior president Brendan Henrique gets to pie Mr. Harrison in the face.

Tomorrow is the last day to donate to the can drive to support the Dighton and  Rehoboth food pantries. Thank you to all the students and staff who have already donated. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.


Foreign Language and Social Studies showing off their School Spirit


Above you will see our Foreign Language department partaking in Spirit Week activates today. They decided to go with the Wizard of Oz theme:  Featured in the photo from left to right:

Glinda the Good Witch (Mrs. Loell), One of the Munchkin (Ms. DeAguiar), Dorothy (Ms. Barbosa), The Tin Man (Mrs. Bacon), The Scarecrow (Mr. Sabella), Cowardly Lion (Mr. Augusto), Wicked Witch of the West ( Mrs. Lomba).   


The Social Studies Department also had fun participating in wearing their favorite "apps."
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Raking for a Reason

Students from the D-R Transition Program, SAILS Program and the South Coast Collaborative teamed up to rake leaves for local residents last week. We would like to thank our gracious hosts for providing us with delicious cookies and hot chocolate. 



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Spanish IV Students Attend Latin Music Performance


            On Monday, November 18, 2013 Mrs. Lomba and Mr. Sabella’s Spanish IV students attendied a Latin Music Performance at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston. Students were exposed to a variety of countries in Latin America through their exciting, popular, and diverse musical traditions. They listened to popular songs from México, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Chile, Brazil, Perú, and the Dominican Republic. The performance was not only informative but very interactive as the performers invited students up on stage to participate. Students played instruments and also learned how to dance the Lambada, Salsa, Merengue and other Latin dances.
            Seniors Aleigha Correia and Alden Foelsche were fortunate enough to participate and get up on stage to dance to the popular Mexican song “La Bamba.”  Other songs students listened to were “Cielito Lindo” (México), “Guantanamera” (Cuba), “Gracias a la vida” (Chile), “Oye Como Va” (Cuba), and “La Pollera Colora” (Colombia).

            Students thoroughly enjoyed the performance and it was rewarding to see them enjoying and learning about the Spanish language and culture outside of the classroom setting






Daily Announcements 11/19

Attention junior and senior boys who signed up for Mr. DR last week: The meeting after school today in the small cafeteria is mandatory. If you don't attend, you will be cut from the show. Thank you.

Attention seniors: Join your classmates for the first annual "Senior Spirit Night" this sunday from 4-7 pm. in the gym. We will decorate the senior section of the gym and decorate t-shirts for next week's rallies. Pizza and drinks will be served.

The cross country banquet is tonight at 6pm in the cafeteria. Check to see the food or drinks that need to be brought.

Jazz band rehearsal is today from 2-3. Pro musica rehearsals are Thursday and Monday from 2-3.

Peer leader meeting has been changed to Thursday in the small cafe.

Tickets for the captains dance go on sale friday. Tickets will be available in the media center during lunch. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The dress code for this dance is casual which means no jeans, no T-shirts. Go Falcons!


Dighton and Rehoboth Food Pantries Need Your Help!

Please donate non-perishable items. Representatives from each grade will be in the foyers before school to collect donations. Each item donated will earn Spirit Week points for your class. Items will be collected through Friday, November 22nd. Every donation makes a difference!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Daily Announcements 11/18

Congratulations to Ben Roache for his acceptance to the University of Maine.

Ty Enos placed 5th overall in the cross country state final this weekend, the highest finish ever for a D-R male.

Congratulations to the D-R Speech Team! We had 4 trophies: 5th place in Impromptu speaking for Brendan Henrique, 4th place for Children's Literature for Maddy McMahon, 5th Place in Duo Acting for Chris Berry and Emma Kearns!

Attention Seniors! Join your classmates for the first annual "Senior Spirit Night" this sunday from 4-7pm in the gym. We will decorate the senior section of the gym and decorate t-shirts in preparation for next week's rallies. Pizza and drinks will be served.

Tickets for the fall play are on sale now for $5 during lunch. The show is "Twelve Angry Jurors" and takes place at 6:30pm on Thursday, November 21st and Friday, November 22nd.

Friday, November 15, 2013

DECA Volleyball Tournament Highlight Reel Video

Great job to Mr. Lentz for organizing a successful volleyball tournament with his DECA students. This fundraiser will help the DECA team pay for many of the costs for this year's competition. Enjoy this video!!

Get interested in computer programming!

Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting computer science education, has unveiled a new campaign it calls “Hour of Code”. From December 9-15, 2013, Code.org is asking schools, teachers, and parents for their help in motivating students to look into the opportunities of computer programming. An “Hour of Code”  is  challenging educators to lead their students through one-hour lessons designed to “demystify ‘code’” and show that anyone can do it. The lessons are ready to go and accessible on-line. Families can also participate from home! 

This Week's DR News

Watch this week's edition of DR News here!


Students in Criminal Justice learn to Lift and Identify Finger Prints

Detectives Peterson and Hedrick of the Seekonk Police Department came to DR to instruct Criminal Justice students on the basics of lifting finger prints and identifying finger prints. The detectives also talked about different careers in law enforcement.
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Daily Announcements 11/15

Dance tickets go on sale next Friday. Tickets will be sold in the media center during lunch. Ticket price is $10. Tickets will not be accessible at the door. The dance goes from 7-10. Lite snacks will be available.

The freshman football team defeated Dartmouth yesterday by a score of 13-6. The defense was impressive as the Falcons recorded their sixth straight victory. Touchdowns were scored by Arthur Correira and Ashton Marshall. The freshman football team plays its final game at home against Seekonk this Thursday at 6:00 PM.

Congratulations  to the following students on their acceptance to college:
Samantha Rodrigues- University of Vermont
Zoe Karavolis- Western New England University.

A reminder to all students that the Portuguese Club is continuing to collect coats that are no longer used. All coats are to be brought to room 122 or given to Mr. Augusto or a Portuguese Club officer.

There will be a meeting for all girls soccer players on Monday after school in Room 304. All uniforms and sweats must be returned. Voting for captains will also take place.

The Junior Class will be sponsoring a DVD and Xbox-Kinect Video Game Drive for Shriner's Hospital for Children in Boston. Starting Wednesday November 13, please drop off all DVD's and Kinect Games in the donation box in the Main Office. If you have any questions, please see Brendan Henrique.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and make sure you do your part in the giving. Bring non-perishable dry foods to either foyer in the morning any day next week. In addition to helping needy families, your class gets spirit week points.


Dighton-Rehoboth’s Madigan signs letter to play softball for D2 East Stroudsburg

Dighton-Rehoboth’s Madigan signs letter to play softball for D2 East Stroudsburg
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Daily Announcements 11/14

Congratulations to Mikaela Thiboutot on her acceptance to the University of Vermont.

Bonjour! The French Club is having an outing next Monday, November, 18! We are going out to enjoy French cuisine at a restaurant in Providence. See Mrs. Loell, Kira Hitz, Morgan Tanner, Emma Smith, or  Elizabeth Oakley for more info!

France and Italy voyagers going this spring. You need to register and get in $95, by 11/22. That is next Friday! Don't delay  because the price of the trip goes up at the end of the month.

ATTENTION SENIORS: A representative from Bristol Community College will be at D-R on Thursday, December 12th for an  on-site admissions day. If you are interested in attending  BCC, please  pick up an application this week in the Guidance Office this week. Applications must be signed by a parent, and the application fee will be waived. Appointment times are limited, so please sign up as soon as possible.

Attention Juniors and Seniors: Representatives from Lesley University, Paul Smith College New York, University of New England, and Plymouth State 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.

Attention All Students, Spirit Week Rally Towels are available for pre-order at all lunches. The cost of the towels is $4 and they are available  in Green and Yellow. The class that buys  the most towels will receive spirit week points! 

SAT Word  of the Day:
dogma (noun)

Prevailing code, tenet, or doctrine.

Many scientists dismiss the six-day creation, the 6,000-year-old Earth, and other literal interpretations of the Bible's creation story such as dogma having no factual  foundation.

This Week's High Fives: Elizabeth Beskid and Ed Medeiros

HIGH FIVE CLUB

Elizabeth Beskid
Class of 14’

Elizabeth Beskid, a versatile senior at the high school, recently completed several banners displaying our core values for display outside of the main office.  Spending a significant amount of time this summer on this endeavor, Elizabeth voluntarily designed and handcrafted each banner.  During the school year, she is a member of the Drama Club, helping with the lighting and costumes for the show. She is assisting backstage for the upcoming production of the Twelve Angry Jurors. Outside the high school, Elizabeth works part-time serving ice cream at Uncle Ed’s Front Porch. Elizabeth is also a Girl Scout who will begin her Gold Award Project which will consist of publishing pictures of cemeteries on private property in Rehoboth and making them available for the public. As a two year member of National Honor Society, Elizabeth excels academically, ranking in the top 15% of her class.  Elizabeth intends to pursue a four year undergraduate degree upon graduating from DR this spring.
                                                                 
HIGH FIVE CLUB

Edward Medeiros
Class of 14’

Edward Medeiros, a hardworking and well-rounded senior at DR, is excited for his upcoming role as the Sixth Juror in the Drama Club’s production of the Twelve Angry Jurors. While an actor since his junior year, Ed also performs athletically as a two-sport athlete for the last three years on the winter and spring track teams where he serves as a sprinter and hurdler. His most exciting moment on the track occurred last year when he finished in first place with his teammates in the Division 3 State Relay Race.  Serving as class secretary during his first two years at the high school, he has enjoyed serving as a class representative the past two years, helping to coordinate spirit week and the prom.  Additionally, Ed is also actively involved in the Latin Club as its treasurer and serves as a student representative on the advisory committee to the School Committee. Ed excels academically and hopes to pursue a four-year degree in Conservation Biology and International Relations once in college.
                                                                                   
                           

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek on the progress of the DR Military Honors flag.  In the photo is Junior Rachel Sousa painting the stars on the flag.  Keep up the great work!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Next School Council Meeting on 11/19...Agenda Attached!


Our DR School Council will meet Tuesday 11/19 - all are welcome to attend - agendas and minutes will always be posted on our blog. The meeting will take place at 5:30pm in the Main Office Conference Room. Here is the agenda!

Daily Announcements 11/13

The captains dance will be held on Tuesday November 26, from 7-10 in the gym. Tickets  for this dance cost $10. Tickets will be sold Friday, November 20,  Monday November 25 and Tuesday, November 25. Tickets will be sold in the media center. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Tickets for the fall play are on sale now for $5 during lunch. The show "Twelve Angry Jurors" and takes place at 6:30 on Thursday November 21 and Friday the 22.

Attention National Honor Society applicants: Mr. DeLano and Mrs. Payne are holding a mandatory meeting for all applicants after school in the small cafeteria on Thursday, November 14.

A reminder to Leo Club. We are meeting this week on Thursday at 4:30 in room 120. See you there.

There is a student government meeting on Friday afternoon. Please make an effort to attend. See Ms. Beckett or Mr. Cooke if you have any questions.

Pro Musical practice is tomorrow (Thursday) from 2 to 3.

Entry forms and money for this Friday's Winter Showdown volleyball tournament will be accepted until noon on Thursday, November 15th. There are still a couple of open slots available to get your team together and enter now. Entry forms are available at the crossroad school store in room 219.

Winter Sports Begin After Thanksgiving

Winter sports begin the Monday, 12/2, after Thanksgiving Break.

Every athlete needs a current physical (current means that an athlete has a physical every year and that physical is current during the practice and play season).  A physical is good for a twelve-month period and must be on file with the school nurse and athletic trainer.  There are no exceptions to this rule. The form is available in the main office.  This form also includes a place for parents to sign allowing their child/children to participate in athletics. The form can be found here.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Captain's Dance Information

The Captains' Dance will be held on Tuesday, November 26 from 7-10pm in the gym. Tickets for this dance cost $10.00 and will be sold in the Media Center on Friday, November 22, Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Program for Fall Play Twelve Angry Jurors...sneak peak!

Click here for a sneak peak at the program for the Twelve Angry Jurors...fall play coming to DRRHS next week!


Daily Announcements11/12

Sign ups for the spirit week rally events took place this morning.
A committee consisting of your class officers and staff advisor will be forming teams for rally events later this week . Please see your class advisor with any questions.

There will be a yearbook committee meeting on Tuesday in the Media Center. All members are encouraged to attend.


Congratulations to the D-R  Speech Team who had their home competition this past Saturday. There were stellar performances by all, with many competitors earning bids for states. Lexi Frament made it to final rounds,placing 5th overall. A big thank you is owed  to the peer leaders, Mr. Loell, Mr. Antani, and the teachers and administration. Great job team!


The  JV Football Team defeated Apponequet yesterday 30-7. Leading the scoring was Alex Goss, Matt Goss, Christien Quevedo, and Shawn Pereira. The defense recorded five sacks and an interception to remain undefeated.


The boys cross country team finished the state competition well while  narrowly missing qualifying for all-states. Ty Enos qualified for all-states clocking a time of 15:59 for 3.1 miles while Alden Foelsche, Kyle Rendon, Ben Palazzi, and Joe Marcille broke 18 minutes for 5k, the first time a DR  starting five has ever done at a state competition. The team  average time of 17:15 was also a  record.


Girls cross country was led by Gracie Harrison's strong 5k time of 21 minutes, 46 seconds for 3.1 miles on the hilly course, for a  personal best. Also setting a big personal best was Kaylee Weddell as the girls team had  their best  team time at the Division 4 meet since 2008.

Several cross country runners will compete again at the Foot Locker Regional Meet in Van Cortland Park, New York, on November 30.

The football team lost a hard-fought game to Plymouth North on Friday night 19-14. Norman Manchester scored 2 TDs and Jacab Juncker kicked 2 PATs. Matt Morais, Andrew Whitmore and Chris Duffy played very well on defense.

The team was honored to have Veteran Sargent First Class John Savage participate in the coin toss and also work with the chain crew. He and all veterans in attendance, were recognized for their service to this country.


Congratulations to the following students for being nominates for a DRX award this term.

John Procopio
Cody Roy
Austin Davidson
Zoe Karavolis
Tatyana Alverez
Matt Herbert
Lauren Farris
Sierra Luz
Meagan Pinette
Dan Coutu
Thomas Kimball
Julie Araujo
Rachel Ferarra
Max Cowell
T.J. Sousa 
Cassidy McGurn
Travis Snow
Matt McGuirk
Gavin Turner
Sara Enos
Jill Rapoza
Dan Medeiros
Alex Fortier


SAT Word of the Day:

disdain (noun)- contempt or scorn, or the expression thereof.
Although she was disgusted  at the rude behavior of her dinner companions, Sophie did a good job of disguising her disdain.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Term 1 Ends... Grades should be updated on X2 by Thursday,11/14

Just a reminder that term 1 ended on Friday, 11/8 and grades should be posted to X2 by this Thursday, 11/14. We hope you have enjoyed the parent portal this year, which allows parents and students to check grades approximately every 10 school days. Please continue to check X2 frequently during term 2 and please contact your child's teacher directly with any questions.

Aspen X2 is the computer system we use at Dighton-Rehoboth High School. X2 contains all students courses they are currently enrolled in with grades, absences, tardies and transcripts. Please click on the link below for instructions on how to access X2.
Ways to access X2:
  • google X2 dighton
  • Access the X2 link from the drregional.org website
  • Click here: Aspen: Log On

    https://ma-dighton-rehoboth.myfollett.com/

Friday, November 8, 2013

Spirit Week Information

Spirit Week is just around the corner D-R. This year’s dress up day themes are:
            Thursday, November 21st: Pop Culture Day
            Friday, November, 22nd: These Colors Don’t Run – America Day

At Dighton-Rehoboth High School, students are expected to dress in good taste… even during Spirit Week. The following guidelines should be followed on the Nov. 21st and 22nd dress up days:

1.      Footwear must be worn at all times.
2.      Garments designed as underwear, sleepwear or are transparent must not be worn as outerwear and pants must not display underwear.
3.      Hats, bandanas, hoods, visors, and all other head coverings are prohibited in the school building.
4.      Heavy chains, spiked collars or bracelets and choke collars are not permitted.
5.      All clothing (tops and bottoms) must eliminate any exposure of skin at the waist.
6.      Skirts, dresses, and shorts should be without gaps or holes in the fabric. 
7.      Clothing that depicts graphics, text, or depictions of actions against school procedure or against the law are prohibited.
8.      Students may not wear sunglasses, face paint, or masks.
Students who participate in the dress up and theme days earn spirit week points for their class. Students may also earn spirit week points for their class by participating in the spirit week can drive and penny wars, D-R’s annual effort to support the Dighton and Rehoboth food pantries. Due to increased need in the community this year, your donations mean more than ever. Dry goods and nonperishable items are being collected by your student government in the foyers before school from Monday, Nov. 18th to Friday, Nov. 22nd. Each item collected will earn a spirit week point for your class. Additionally, all funds collected during the penny wars will be used to purchase turkeys, pies, and other perishable items which will be delivered to families in need this Thanksgiving. Pennies earn points while silver and bills take away points.
Your generosity is appreciated! May the most spirited class win!


In the Classroom

In Ms. Beckett's Honors World History they are discussing a unit about Islam and the Muslim Empires. In order to learn about Islamic artistic and cultural influences, students completed a research assignment on Iznik tiles which were the popular styles of pottery during the Ottoman Empire. Students learned about the symbolism that artists incorporated in each of the tiles including arabesque styles, geometric designs, floral patterns and color significance. Students also researched the art of calligraphy and the reverence that Muslims hold this particular genre of art as it expresses the holy words in the Qur'an. In culmination, students were tasked to design and paint their very own Iznik tile taking into account what they had learned. Students will be assessed on their incorporation of Islamic art details and symbolism as expressed in their artwork and in journal writing. So far, their tiles are coming out great and this activity has instilled a deeper understanding of Islamic culture. The finished products will be displayed as a mural next week!

Twelve Angry Jurors Summary

Here is a preview of the fall play, "Twelve Angry Jurors":

 A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case—until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy," says one juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place—and decide on the guilt or innocence of a person; of a man or woman we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it is, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry jurors.


Here's a picture of the cast and crew!




Artwork Of The Week


 
Mike Bent

 
Sam Strojny

Jill Rapoza

Clarice Lemay

Clarice Lemay


Rachelle Hyson


Amber Blanchette

Daily Announcements 11/8

The deadline for team entries to next Friday's Winter Showdown Volleyball Tournament has been extended to next Wednesday, November 13th. Only the first six teams to enter will be allowed so hurry to get an open slot. Come join the fun to play or watch.

Congratulations to the DR math team for another strong showing yesterday at King Phillip. Congratulations also go to high scorers Lauren Farris, Chris Berry, Case Framson, Anna Beliveau and Jordan Williams. Next practice is Tuesday. 

Students show your D-R spirit by wearing your colors during spirit week! Spirit week T-shirts are currently on sale during lunches. The cost is $10 and you may pay by cash or check. The last day to purchase shirts is Tuesday. 

Reminder there is a student government meeting this afternoon. See you there!

There will be a meeting Thursday November 14 after school for any girl interested in playing basketball this year. The meeting will be held in Room 109. Any questions or concerns see Coach Pacheco or Coach Rozzero. 

Attention Junior and Senior boys, Mr. DR will be on December 13th this year. If you are interested, sign ups will be next week at lunch. Please see Jenna Ziegelmayer with any questions.

This Week's Edition of DR News

Please check out this week's edition of DR News here.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Twelve Angry Jurors comes to DRRHS!!


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Daily Announcements 11/7/13

There is a student government meeting this Friday. Please see Ms. Beckett or Mr. Cooke if you cannot attend.

Drimprov show is tonight in the small cafeteria from 5-6ish. The show is free. Be there or be a parallelogram.

The sign-up sheet for Driver's  Education is in the main office. You must be 15 years and 9 months by the date of the first class on Tuesday, November 19th. You must provide your own transportation.

Congratulations to students and staff! For the second consecutive year, we made the AP Honor Roll. We are one of 33 schools in Massachusetts and one of 477 schools in the United States and Canada to be recognized for increased participation and strong academic performance.

Internet Safety Presentation Handouts

Dr. Larry Fillappelli, an assistant superintendent in Rhode Island, has served on the RI State Senate for Internet Issues. He came last night to speak to any parent who was interested in learning more about student safety on the internet. Here are the handouts he provided to the audience. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

DRRHS makes AP Honor Roll for 2nd Straight Year (one of 33 schools in Massachusetts)

Congratulations to the students and staff in the D-R school district...

DRRHS was named to the AP Honor Roll for the second consecutive year. This is especially impressive since we are one of 33 schools in Massachusetts and one of 477 schools in the United States and Canada to receive this honor. We maintained or increased our percentage of students receiving 3-5 (college credit for many schools) and increased our student participation in AP Exams.

Congratulations everyone :)!!


http://www.tauntongazette.com/newsnow/x915441074/Taunton-area-school-districts-named-to-2013-AP-Honor-Roll

Daily Announcements 11/6

The sign up sheet for Drivers Education is in the main office. You must be 15 years 9 months by the date of the first class on Tuesday November 19th. You must provide your own transportation home.

Any student looking for community service hours who would be interested in helping the elderly, by shoveling during the winter season, please see Mr.Harrison by November 12. 

Attention Leos-our meeting this week is Thursday at 4pm- Not 4:30-and will be held,as usual, in room 120. See you then!

There will be a meeting of DR's Student Newspaper, the Falcon Flyer, next Wednesday, November 13th, at 2:00 pm in room 313. New members welcome. 

There will be a Yearbook Committee meeting after school on Thursday in room 110.

There will be an informational swim team meeting next Wednesday, November 13, after school in the small cafeteria. Students interested in swimming should sign up this week in the office or in the cafeteria during lunch.