Monday, March 31, 2014

Daily Announcements 3/31

This Wednesday, April 2nd, is National Autism Awareness Day.  Please wear the color blue on that day to show your support for the cause.

Any student interested in going to Spain and Portugal in April of 2015 is asked to come to an informational meeting this Thursday after school in room 132. All information about the trip will be discussed. If you have any questions please ask for one of the Foreign Language teachers or see Mrs. DeAguiar or Mr. Augusto.

The next Unified Basketball practice will be held this Thursday from 5:30-6:30 in the gym. Please see a coach if you have any questions.

Attention Best Buddies- There will be a parent information meeting this Thursday night at 6pm in Mr. Ts room. We will be discussing plans for the upcoming powderpuff football game.

There will be a brief Portuguese Club meeting Tuesday after school  in Room 122. Please be prompt.

Congratulations to Tim Costa on his acceptance to Ithaca College.

Congratulations to Lauren Farris on her acceptance to Brown University. 

Congratulations to Lissa McLean on her acceptance to Salem State University and Westfield State University.

Any student age 15-17 who would like to participate in the Massachusetts State Police Academy Student Trooper Program for one week in July must pick up an application in Guidance.  Acceptance to the program is limited, so pick up your application today.

There will be an important Falcon Flyer meeting next Wednesday, April 9th, from 2-3 in Room 305. Please make every effort to attend. 

Jazz Band rehearsal is Tuesday April 1 from 2-3.Pro Musica rehearsal is Thursday April 3 from 2-3.

Students interested in taking a Dual Enrollment course at Bristol Community College this summer, or next fall are invited to see Mrs. Donahue and Mrs. Payne in the cafeteria during the first 10 minutes of lunch on Tuesday and Thursday this week.  We will have information about Dual Enrollment and applications available. 

Freshmen Baseball is canceled for today. Tomorrow is picture day, wear your grey pants and green shirt. Please purchase hats for tomorrow.

There is no girls softball game today. Freshmen practice is from 2-3:30 and upper classmen is at 3:30.
The next meeting for students on the Student Advisory Committee to the School Committee is Tuesday, April 8th at 2pm in the Media Center.

This afternoon's tennis practice for Girls' Tennis is cancelled due to weather and wet courts.

ATTENTION BOY'S TENNIS.The Boy's tennis team is to report to room 122 today after school. The meeting will last until 3:00 o'clock. Boys are reminded to have their uniforms for tomorrow for Picture Day.
Attention Juniors,

 This is a reminder to students who plan on taking the May SAT.  Please register before this Friday, otherwise you will be required to pay a late registration fee.  To register, go to: 
The next test date is June 7 (register by May 9) and is offered at DR.

*Dual Enrollment
Students interested in taking a Dual Enrollment course at BCC in the summer or fall can get more information from us during the first 10 minutes at lunch on Tuesday and Thursday this week.  We will have information about Dual Enrollment and applications available.

Thank you,
Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Donahue

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Attention Seniors! The Road to Graduation!!

Here is a schedule for senior events, including the last day and the final exam schedule!! Remember our senior meeting/breakfast is this Friday, April 4th at the beginning of period 1.

April Calendar (print-friendly)

Here is a print friendly calendar of events in April. Don't forget spring sports are starting so there are many sporting events to attend to!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Meet the Cast and Crew of the Drowsy Chaperone

D-R Leo Club Sponsors Food Drive

The D-R Leo Club is currently doing a food drive in conjunction with the Rehoboth Lions Club to give baskets of food to local families for the Easter holiday.  The drive is currently underway, and will be continuing until Wednesday, April 9th.  Any and all contributions would be more than welcome.
The specific items that the Leos/Lions are looking for are:
Green Beans
Apple Sauce (Jars)
Sweet Peas
Brownie Mix (Boxed)
Potatoes (5lb Bags)
Carrots (Packages)
Brown Sugar (Boxed)
Yams (Canned)
Cornbread (Boxed)
Ham (Canned 5lb servings)
Thank you for anything you can contribute!  The collection boxes are located in both the Dighton and Rehoboth foyers.

Daily Announcements 3/28

Congratulations to Elizabeth Oakley on her acceptance to Colby College, Skidmore College, and Williams College.

Congratulations to Anna Beliveau on her acceptance to Hamilton College.

The student government meeting has been canceled for Friday, March 28th (today!). There will be a mandatory meeting next Friday!

The Cast and Crew of "The Drowsy Chaperone" should report at 3:45.

All members of the girls tennis team please report to the girls locker room right after school today to pick up your uniform.  

Spain and Portugal Trip- April 2015

For the 11th year Aguiar and Mr Augusto are travelling to Spain and Portugal in April of 2015.  If you want to experience the global classroom first-hand and see school lessons come to life this trip is an unbelievable, once in a life time, opportunity for high school students.  In addition, being a world traveler in High School makes students more competitive as college applicants are more likely to participate in study abroad programs.  Furthermore, all students that have taken this trip have had a wonderful time. 

Any student that is interested, grades 9-12, in traveling with us and seeing the following cities:  Madrid, Granada, Toledo, Sevilla, Lisboa, Algarve, Cascais and Estoril. 

Please contact Mrs de Aguiar or Mr. Augusto  for more information.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Daily Announcements 3/27

Next Wednesday, April 2nd, is National Autism Awareness Day.  Please wear the color blue on that day to show your support for the cause.

Just a reminder that there will be an after school study session for Ms. Beckett's classes! See you there!

Today's softball scrimmage vs. Norton is VARSITY only. No JV or Freshman scrimmage or practice. Practice tomorrow for all teams.

Congratulations to Maryanne Nicholson on her acceptance to Bridgewater State University and UMass Lowell.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Oakley on her acceptance to Colby College, Skidmore College, and Williams College.

This Week's High Fives: Mikaela Thiboutot and Alex Fortier


Mikaela Thiboutot
Class of 14’

Mikaela Thiboutot is a senior at DRRHS who has excelled academically, ranking in the top 10% of her graduating class. Mikaela has been a member of the school’s National Honor Society. As a member of NHS,  she tutors her peers extensively in areas of need. A class officer for three years, Mikaela has been serving as class secretary for the past two years. Additionally, Mikaela represents DR on the Southeast Regional Student Advisory Council. Mikaela is also a highly regarded lead choreographer for the Drama Club and will be performing as Kitty in the upcoming musical The Drowsy Chaperone. An avid dancer since the age of 3, Mikaela still finds time to take dance lessons in Swansea, even as she manages two part-time jobs, one as an office secretary, and the other at Olympia Sports. Amazingly, Mikaela is able to balance her activities and work with an athletic commitment as part of our tennis team. After graduating from DRRHS, Mikaela hopes to pursue a career in nursing and intends to attend a four year college to help realize this ambition.  

Alex Fortier
Class of 14’
Alex Fortier has excelled academically during his time at DRRHS and as such is ranked in the top 10% of his graduating class. Alex has a passion for science, evident through his participation as a Research Assistant at the Cognitive Neurobiology Laboratory at Boston University this past summer. Alex has been recognized as an AP Scholar, recipient of the Abigail Adams Scholarship, and a successful member of the Chess Club. While known for his academic achievements, Alex has also completed a highly successful career as the varsity soccer goalie for DR over the past three seasons. In addition to soccer, Alex stays active by competing in the high jump and running a 400m on the winter and spring track teams. When not playing sports, he is often either reading or playing the piano. Alex is currently in a Country/ Funk/ Rock Band which has performed at notable local establishments such as Curly’s in Taunton. After graduating from college, he might ultimately pursue a career in science.

Sergeant McGuirk visits Criminal Justice class

Today Sergeant McGuirk of the Dighton Police Department visited our Criminal Justice CTE exploratory class.  The purpose of the visit was to demonstrated to the students how to "lift" prints and show examples of different fingerprint techniques. Sergeant McGuirk also explained how fingerprints are used in criminal trials and how important it is to lift solid prints from a crime scene. He mentioned to the students how evidence is properly handled and answered several questions about police procedures.

(Above: Freshman Tom Wood is being finger printed by Sgt. McGuirk).

(Above: Freshman Lance Theodoridies puts his hands down on the desk as Sgt. McGuirk demonstrates how to lift a finger print.  Freshman Rob Langlois looks on).  

(Above: Sgt. McGuirk is using the finger print powder to find Lance's finger print).

(Above: Sgt. McGuirk points to Lance's finger print that he left on the desk from the photo above.)

DRRHS receives letter from One Fund

After the 2013 Boston Marathon attack, the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School community rallied to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon attack.  Last year one of our senior students created a T-Shirt design that symbolized how the DRRHS community was Boston Strong.  Earlier this week, we received a letter from the One Fund, thanking us for our donation for over $1,000.00.  Thank you again to our community during another successful drive.

This Week's Edition of DR News!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Environmental Students Investigate Their Ecological Footprint

Daily Announcements 3/26

The Leo Club is collecting food donations to put together baskets for local families.  Desired food items include: green beans, corn, sweet peas, brown sugar, jars of applesauce, canned yams, boxes of brownie mix and cornbread, potatoes, carrots, and ham.  Please donate, and bring the food to the Dighton and Rehoboth foyers between now and April 9th!  Thank you D-R!

Freshman softball practice will run from 2:00-3:30 today. Upperclassmen practice will be from 3:30-5:00 in the gym. The scrimmage vs. Somerset has been cancelled.

All members of the Wrestling team are reminded that tonight’s banquet starts at 5:30 PM in the Cafeteria.
Next Wednesday, April 2nd, is National Autism Awareness Day.  Please wear the color blue on that day to show your support for the cause.

Attention to all members of the boys and girls spring track. We will be meeting in the cafeteria for team meetings and uniform distribution after school today

Boys tennis practice is cancelled for this afternoon(WEDNESDAY). Reminder that all forms(permission,hazing,concussion ) and user fees are due by tomorrow. Get all paperwork in.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Beskid on her acceptance to Bridgewater State University, Framingham State University, and Stonehill College.

Congratulations to Brittany Justin on her acceptance to Syracuse University.

Congratulations to Ben Roache on his acceptance to Bryant University, Framingham State University, and University of Rhode Island.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Daily Announcements 3/25

Just a reminder, the winter track banquet is tonight at 6pm in cafeteria. Athletes are reminded to be prompt and that those who do not have their uniforms turned in by the start of the banquet will be unceremoniously thrown out. 

A reminder to Leos that our meeting this week will be held immediately after school in room 120.  See you there!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Oakley on her acceptance to Kenyon College and Westfield State University.
Attention Girls Tennis: Late outdoor practice at 3:30 is canceled for today.  We will see you tomorrow weather permitting.

Congratulations to Case Framson on his acceptance to Boston College.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Beskid on her acceptance to Bridgewater State University, Framingham State University, and Stonehill College.

Congratulations to Brittany Justin on her acceptance to Syracuse University.

Congratulations to Ben Roache on his acceptance to Bryant University, Framingham State University, and University of Rhode Island.

Monday, March 24, 2014

DR Best Buddies attends Prom at Oliver Ames HS

The D-R Best Buddies group spent Saturday, March 22nd at The Best Buddies prom at Oliver Ames High School in Easton. Over 300 students from Best Buddies chapters throughout the state attended the event. With 37 students attending, the D-R chapter sent the largest contingent. 

Daily Announcements 3/24

Tickets are on sale now for ""The Drowsy Chaperone"". The cost is $5.00 for students. The show times are March 27th and 28th at 6:30 and March 29th at 1:00. Tickets will be sold during all lunches.

Congratulations to Andrew Wuebker on his acceptance to Suffolk University.

There will be a Fashion Club meeting this Wednesday, March 26th, from 2-3 in Room 305. All are welcome!

Attention Best Buddies- In preparation for the Autism Awareness day, we will have another poster party this Thursday from 2-3 in Mr. T's room. Please see Mr. T or Zoe Karavolis if you have any questions.

A reminder to girls and boys basketball players. Tonight's end of the year banquet begins at 6pm. Please be on time.

Congratulations to Olivia Ackerknecht on her acceptance to UMass Lowell, University of Rhode Island, UMass Dartmouth, and Clarkson University. 

Congratulations to Anna Beliveau on her acceptance to Sarah Lawrence College.

Softball practice for today- March 24th- All Freshman will practice from 2:00-3:30. All upperclassmen will practice from 3:30-5:00.

Congratulations to Elizabeth Beskid on her acceptance to Bridgewater State University, Framingham State University, and Stonehill College.

The Track Banquet is tomorrow night at 6pm in the cafeteria.  Freshmen and Sophomores need to bring a main dish, Juniors need to bring a side dish and Seniors need to bring beverages in small cans or bottles.

Congratulations to Brittany Justin on her acceptance to Syracuse University.

Congratulations to Ben Roache on his acceptance to Bryant University, Framingham State University, and University of Rhode Island.

Spring Musical This Week!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Swim Team Hosts Season Ending Awards Dinner

The DR swim team recently held its season-ending awards dinner.  The team grew in numbers and improved in wins, with the boys going 5 – 4 and the girls ending at 3 – 6.  A number of swimmers were recognized for their individual performances.  Receiving varsity letters were Senior and tri-captain Kira Hitz, Juniors Meaghan O’Connell, Samantha Brown, Emily Morin, Tayla Slater, Jonathan Eddy, Bryan Tran, and Dustin Kindberg.  Sophomore recipients of varsity letters included Caroline DeCoste, Ryan Johnson, Victoria Proulx, and Cory Ross. Varsity letters were also awarded to Freshmen Kaitlyn O’Connor and Cailin Hitz.  Finally, an honorary varsity letter was awarded to transfer student Emily Trompter, a junior who will be returning home to Germany this summer.  The most improved swimmers were Caroline DeCoste and Dustin Kindberg, whose hard work resulted in remarkable improvements in their times this year. The Coach’s Awards went to Samantha Brown and Cody Dyl, two swimmers whose enthusiasm and leadership were recognized by all.  Special awards were granted to Tayla Slater, both of whom qualified for the Sectional and State meets and were the obvious recipients of the Most Valuable Swimmers Awards.  Special recognition was given to departing seniors Kira Hitz, Cody Dyl and Hannah Steenhuysen.  Others who were members of the swim team were Nicholas Bellavance, Jarrett Cordeiro, Tara Dwyer,, Abraham Ferreira, Ashley Fredette, Molly Kimber, Eric Pennoyer, Kimberly Reilly, Katie Travis, Dylan Slater, Caleb Dyer, and Holly Wentworth.  
                Head coach Bob Hassan remarked that the season was marked by improvements in all swimmers’ times.  He encouraged all returning swimmers to be prepared for next season when the DR swim team will compete in the newly formed swimming division of the SCC.  Assistant Coach Dave Wyrostek was recognized for his work with the younger swimmers and thanked for his help.  Kylee Hitz, parent liaison was also recognized for her tireless efforts on behalf of the team. 
                The awards night was concluded with the announcement of next year’s swim team captains.  They are returning captains Tayla Slater and Jonathan Eddy, to whose ranks will be added Meaghan O’Connell, Samantha Brown and Bryan Tran.

Front Row:  Victoria Proulx, Holly Wentworth, Katie Travis, Caroline DeCoste, Kaitlyn O’Connor and Ashley Fredette.  Second Row:  Meaghan O’Connell, Hannah Steenhuysen, Kira Hitz, Tara Dwyer, Molly Kimber, Kim Reilly, Samantha Brown, Emily Trompter, Emily Morin and Tayla Slater.  Back Row:  Head Coach Bob Hassan, Bryan Tran, Caleb Dyer, Ryan Johnson, Cody Dyl, Cailen Hitz, Dustin Kindberg, Cory Ross, Jonathan Eddy, Dylan Slater, Jarrett Cordeiro, Eric Pennoyer, and Assistant Coach Dave Wyrostek.  Missing:  Nick Bellavance and Abraham Ferreira.

 Emily Trompter receiving Honorary Letter from Coach Bob Hassan.  Viel Glück, Emily. Haben eine wunderbare Abschlussjahr an der High School Angemeldet uns, denn wir werden sicherlich an dich erinnern. Bitte halten Sie Kontakt.
**TRANSLATION: Best of luck, Emily.  Have a wonderful senior year of high school.  Remember us, for we shall surely remember you.  Please keep in touch.

Picture 3:  Captains for the 2015 Season:  Returning Captains Jon Eddy and Tayla Slater, with newly announced captains Meaghan O’Connell and Bryan Tran.  Missing is Samantha Brown.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

School Council Minutes 3/11

DRRHS School Council Minutes

March 11, 2014


Main Office Conference Room
Committee members: Jacqueline Striano, John Greenlees, Lisa Salois, Rachel Philip, John Harrison, Pat Gouveia, and Brendan Henrique

I. Approval of Minutes – Committee approval of minutes from previous meeting (tabled).

II. Mr. Harrison - NEASC – “Where WE ARE” –  We presently are in assessment mode. Current work on report is a 122 page document related to the 7 standards of the NEASC review process. After this report is generated with input, it will be voted on and the process of the NEASC Committee visit will commence next fall.
1-Core Values, Beliefs, and learning Expectations
2- Curriculum
3- Instruction
4- Assessment
5- School Culture and Leadership
6- School Resources
7- Community Resources

Discussion on parent and student input was ongoing as he reviewed the current report. The input today from family and student suggestions related to the post-secondary (college) process and the idea of workshops related to expectations and the process of honors and AP courses at the high school.

Respectfully submitted,
John Greenlees

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sophomore Guidance Meetings

Guidance counselors have begun meeting with Sophomores individually and will continue through the month of April.  

Individual meeting topics:
A transcript audit and discussion about courses, grades, and graduation requirements
Naviance (career plans) review and future plan discussion
Academic Scheduling advice for 11th and 12th grade
Extracurricular Involvement
Standardized Testing

Sophomores will be given a template of suggested courses for both junior and senior year, based on the student's abilities, interests, and career assessments that were done last month. When the portal opens on X2, students can then select their courses based on these discussions with their guidance counselors. 

At this point, sophomores have completed a personality test, career interest inventory, career cluster finder, and started a career list in their Naviance account.  Parents can access their child's Naviance account by using their child's username and password, which the students created when they signed up for Naviance.  For more information you can ask your child to see the copy of the counselor's notes and your child's naviance results.

If you have any questions or cannot access Naviance, please feel free to email or call Mrs. Tremblett or Mrs. Maidment.

Daily Announcements 3/21

Attention Best Buddies- The bus for the prom will pick us up outside of Mr. T's room at 5:15pm on Saturday. We will return to D-R at 9:15.

The first Unified Sports basketball practice will be held next Thursday, March 27th from 5:30-6:30pm in the gym. Please see a coach or advisor if you have any questions.

There will be a student government meeting today after school in the small cafe.

Congratulations to Andrew Wuebker on his acceptance to Suffolk University.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Spring! Spring Sports are Here!

Despite the cold, the spring sports teams are working hard to get ready for the upcoming season!

Highlights From Physical Education Classes

Here are some pictures from Ms. LaMere's Physical Education classes.  The first picture is one from her core training and dance class. They started a yoga unit, so the students identified stressors and stress relievers. The second picture was a team challenge Mr. Ivatts and Ms. LaMere did on the day of the blood drive in which they had the students work together to spell out "Give life" on the floor.

Daily Announcements 3/20

Congratulations to  Andrew Wuebker on his acceptance to Roger Williams University.

Congratulations to Catie Noons on her acceptance to Bentley University, Ithaca College, and Southern Connecticut State University.

Tickets are on sale now for "The Drowsy Chaperone." The cost is $5.00 for students. The show times are:

March 27th and 28th at 6:30 and March 29th at 1:00. Tickets will be sold during all lunches.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DR SEPAC Set for Open House on 4/3

The Dighton Rehoboth Special Education Parents Advisory Council (DR SEPAC) represents about 400 children with special needs within the Dighton-Rehoboth School District. The DR-SEPAC provides education to administrators, teachers, parents and the broader community on special education issues and services. We are made up of parents, educators, administrators, and all interested parties (everyone) who care about special education issues in the DRRSD.  We work towards the understanding of respect, support, acceptance, and appropriate education for all children within our school district and broader community. 
The DR SEPAC will hold an open house on 4/3/14 - childcare can be provided if registered a week prior

Senior Athletes on display in Gymnasium Hallway

Pictured below is our newest forum where students are recognized for their talents.  Math teacher and Coach, Mr. Fyfe volunteered his time to go to each sports event to take photos of the athletes.  Next he went to a photo studio and enlarged the photos to create this poster like DR Athlete.  Thank you Mr. Fyfe for going above and beyond to recognize our student athletes.
(Pictured from left to right: Samantha Rodrigues-Track, Ty Enos-Track, Rachel Ferrara-Basketball,    Keanu Baltazar-Basketball, Joe Tomellini-Wrestling, and Curtis Letourneau-Hockey)

Information for Seniors

Information for Seniors
Here is a link to a scholarship page that has quite a few great scholarships.  Also, just a reminder that scholarship deadlines are approaching.

Also, do not forget to use as another source of scholarship applications.

Any female who plans to study engineering in college and has taken rigorous science and mathematics courses in high school please see Mrs. Tremblett or Mrs. Maidment as we have a scholarship opportunity.  

Please remember to bring your college acceptance letters to guidance so they can be announced to the school community.  

If your parents have not completed the FAFSA Financial Aid application, please try to have them complete it as soon as possible as March 1st was the priority deadline and May 1st is the deadline.

Lastly, if you are the recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and you have made a decision on the state school you are attending, please make sure to send a copy of your Adams Scholarship letter so the college will know to deduct the tuition off your bill.

Good luck at the CSF door to door campaign this weekend!

Mrs. Tremblett and Mrs. Maidment

Daily Announcements 3/19

Attention Best Buddies- The search for next year's president is on!  Please see Mr. Tichacek or Mr. Garcia if you are interested in applying to be the 2014-2015 Best Buddies chapter president.

Congratulations to Meagan Pinette on her acceptance to Westfield State University.

Congratulations to Tim Guimond on his acceptance to Northeastern University

Members of the Wrestling team interested in attending next Wednesday's Post-Season banquet must see Coach Lovejoy before 2PM Friday.

Congratulations to  Andrew Wuebker on his acceptance to Roger Williams University.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DR Alum, MacDonald's Torrid Florida Trip Recognized by GNAC

NEWTON, Mass. -- After a spellbinding start to open her collegiate campaign, Mount Ida freshman outfielder Michele MacDonald (North Dighton, Mass.) has been named the first Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) softball Rookie of the Week.
MacDonald had a torrid start to her freshman season during the Mustang's week in Florida. She went 15-29 over eight games at the plate, for a .517 batting average, and two triples and a double helped her slug a team-high .690. She showed off her speed on the basepaths as well, stealing six bases without being caught, and led the team with nine runs scored.
MacDonald's best day was the first of the trip, when over two games, she went 5-7 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. 
The Mustangs are slated to take their home field next Tuesday for a double-header against Regis, starting at 3:00 pm.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Daily Announcements 3/17

Fantastic day for the DR Speech and Debate team at Saturday's last meet before States. We had honorable mentions for Phil Proulx, Jill Henrique, 6th place for Emma Kearns and Chris Berry, and Maddie McMahon, 6th place for Emma Kearns and Jill Henriques in mixed duo, 6th place for Chris Berry and 3rd place for Carissa Steiner in freeze improv, 3rd place for Surrey Houlker in play reading, and the champion of novice reading was Jarret Cordeiro! Finally Mrs. Kristen Kearns won the parent excellence award.

Attention girls and boys basketball players- the end of the year banquet will be Monday March 24th at 6pm in the cafe.

Attention Best Buddies- Tomorrow is the deadline for permission slips and money for the Best Buddies prom. Please see Mr. T or Mr. Garcia if you have any questions.

Boys tennis players are reminded to report to the gym at 2:15 today for tryouts.

Congratulations to Victor DaCosta, Ty Enos, Jake Juncker, and Alex Goss who finished in the top 25 for the sprint medley in this weekend's New Balance Indoor Track and Field National Championship.

Congratulations to Tenay Martinez on her acceptance to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Merrimack College, Rhode Island College, and UMass Dartmouth.

The Dance Club will be holding a meeting in the small cafe after school this Thursday at 2pm. Please bring proper clothing. If you have any questions, please see Kim Ribeiro or Miss Harwood in 220.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Early Release Schedule for Monday, 3/17

Early Release Schedule for Monday, 3/17

Period 17:17am-8:07am 
Period 28:11am-9:01am 
Period 39:05am-9:55am
Period 49:59am-10:51am

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Basketball Teams unite for successful fundraiser

Last night, the DR basketball teams held a clam boil fundraiser.

Spring Sports Set to begin Monday 3/17

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.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day!

The Math Department would like to wish everyone a Happy Pi Day!

This week's edition of DR News!

Daily Announcements 3/14

Congratulations to Christina Langlois, Steele VanDenBerghe, Alyssa Carlson, Benjamin Strayer, and Alixandra Violette-Kingsley on their acceptance to Bristol Community College.

A quick reminder to all boys and girls spring track athletes... practice begins on March 17  on the track at 2:00pm. Be sure to be dressed in cold weather attire and have all paper work  to be passed in.

To all softball players. Tryouts will begin on Monday, March 17th in the gym. All 1st year players will practice from 2:00 until 3:30. Returning players will practice from 3:30 until 5:00. Any questions please see Coach Kulpa, Ms. Saxon or Ms. Lamere.

A reminder that Tennis Team Try-outs will be on Monday after school.  The girls will report to the gym at 11:15 and the boys will report at 2:15.

Congratulatons to Laurel Rego on her acceptance to Bryant University.

Congratulations to Brittany Justin on her acceptance to UMass Amherst.

Congratulations to Lissa McLean on her acceptance Worcester Academy.

Congratulations to Christina Langlois on her acceptance to Johnson & Wales University.

This Week's High Fives


Kyle Arieta
Class of 14’

Kyle Arieta is a senior at DRRHS who has excelled on the athletic field, worked part-time, given back to the community, and overcome a great deal of adversity. As a member of the varsity football and spring track and field teams for the past three years, Kyle has played tight end and participated in the 100m and 200m events respectively. He volunteers at St. Mary's Soup Kitchen in Fall River and always donates blood at DR's annual blood drive. Kyle also finds time to work part-time at Venus de Milo. On March 2nd, The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston presented Kyle with the Henry J. Smith Courage Award. The award is given annually to a football player who has overcome extreme adversity in order to play high school football. For Kyle, this adversity came in the spring of 2013, when Kyle had a life-threatening brain tumor removed at Boston Children's Hospital. After attending Bridgewater State University, Kyle hopes to pursue a career in physical education.

Bailey Avila
Class of 14’ 
Bailey Avila is a senior at DRRHS who has excelled academically, achieved great success in the vocational program, and has flourished athletically in her time at DR. As DECA Chapter President, she has helped to lead the organization this past year. Last year, Bailey received the DECA Achievement Award and the SkillsUSA Leadership Award and was even selected as a National Delegate to represent DRRHS in Kansas City. Bailey is able to deftly balance a commitment on tech crew for the DR Marching Band and competing in both winter and spring track. This year, she is a captain of the spring track and field team where she throws shot put and discus. In her free time, Bailey volunteers at the Taunton Animal Shelter three hours each week and has served as a music teacher in Central America during the summer of 2011 while working as a volunteer at a Bible School.  After graduating from college, Bailey hopes to pursue a career in mechanical engineering.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Daily Announcements 3/13

Congratulations to the DR Math Team for a fine 5th place performance at the State Playoffs yesterday.  Special congratulations go to Sophomore Tyler Jacob and Senior Lauren Farris who were named to the All-State team as two of the highest scorers in the league.  Great job.

Congratulations to Matthew Quaglia on his acceptance to UMass Lowell.

Congratulations to Christina Langlois, Steele VanDenBerghe, Alyssa Carlson, Benjamin Strayer, and Alixandra Violette-Kingsley on their acceptance to Bristol Community College.

Hypnotist Steve Marino visits DR on Friday, March 14th @ 6:00

Hypnotist Steve Marino (click here to visit his website) has entertained audiences from 30 to 1,000 people with his amazing and hilarious comedy hypnosis stage shows. Volunteers from the audience become the stars of the show and everyone will be rolling in the aisle with laughter!

Mr. Marino has worked across the country from Boston to Hawaii, including the Carribean and Las Vegas, and has appeared on the National TV Show "Across America".  Click Here to see Steve on National TV.

The show at DIghton Rehoboth Regional High school will start on Friday, March 14th @ 6:00 in the high school auditorium. Admission into the event is $5.00.   Students who would like to be hypnotized, can see Mr. Braga or Brendan Henrique at lunch.  Students will be picked out of a hat at 5:55 to be hypnotized on stage.    

Mr. Peebles visits Sports in Society students

Mr. Antron Peebles who played football at the University of Tennessee and won the national championship in 1997 with Peyton Manning visited Mr. Moura's Sports in Society students where he shared with students his definition of successful. He stated that he currently considers himself successful because he "loves doing what he is currently doing." That is his definition of success. He also talked about how he did not end up in the NFL because he did not change his dedication to academics. After leaving the University of Tennessee he did not get a degree and he did not know what to do besides play football.  After trying out for the New England Patriots and not making the team, he decided that he needed to go back to school to get his degree at Bridgewater State University so he could get a career.  He expressed that he knew he had to change his mentality in the classroom.  He knew that he could not be average in the classroom, but he now wanted to be great.  He started by making simple adjustments like sitting in the front of the class.  This led to him participant more in class, which led to him gaining more interest.   This was a change in his mindset that helped him become successful in the classroom and ultimately get his degree.  He went on the explain that "Failure was not an option for me. And it should not be an option for you."

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Advocacy in Action!

Students from the D-R Transition Program were invited to attend a hearing before the Joint Education Commission at the State House on Tuesday. The students attended the hearing in support of House Bill H.481. This bill supports inclusive access to college for individuals with disabilities. Please follow the link for more information. 

Letter Regarding PARCC

Please read this letter from Mr. Malone about PARCC testing.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

D-R Seniors Set to Participate in Door to Door Scholarship Collection

(March 4, 2014) The Dighton Rehoboth High School Class of 2014 will be participating in the Annual Citizens Scholarship Foundation (CSF) Door-to-Door Campaign on Friday, March 21 thru Sunday March 23 in Dighton and Rehoboth with the exception of residences on Route 44 and Route 6. 
    The money raised is used for general scholarship money to any graduating senior who plans to continue their education beyond high school. The more money the students raise with the door-to-door campaign, the more money they receive in scholarship funds. Last year, when residents were digging out from a snowstorm, the Class of 2013 raised over $19,000.  So far, the collection record for a single year was over $22,000.
    Contributions to CSF are tax deductible. If you are not home during when students call at your home, you can still donate. Mail your donation to CSF, P.O. Box 696, Rehoboth, MA 02769. A return receipt will be mailed to donors.  You can also donate this year by credit card online:

Seniors continue to make D-R Proud

The Senior Star Wall is filling up outside the Guidance office with where students have gotten into college so far. Some pretty great schools from a special senior class!

Daily Announcements 3/11

There will be a student government meeting on Friday in small cafe. If you cannot attend you must see Ms. Beckett or Mr. Cooke.

Attention Girls and Boys Basketball players. You are asked to be at the clam boil by 4:30pm Friday to help with set up.

All baseball players, including freshmen, should report for try outs on Monday 3/17 @ 12pm.

Congratulations to Curtis Letourneau on his acceptance to Rhode Island College.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Citizen Scholarship Foundation Information

Attention Seniors!
In case you missed the presentation from the Citizen Scholarship Foundation from this morning, please click here.

If you need another permission slip, please click here. Permission slips should be dropped into a box in guidance. 

For an application to CSF scholarships, please click here.

Thank you to Mr. Gouveia and Ms. Franczyk,  for taking time out of their day to speak to the kids.

Getting ready for the Spring Musical? Poster enclosed

Click here for information about the upcoming spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, set to open March 27th!

Daily Announcements 3/10

ATTENTION SENIORS:  A representative from Massasoit Community College will be at D-R on Wednesday, April 2nd for an on-site admissions day.  If you are interested in attending Massasoit Community College, 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.

Attention all students: Don't forget to pay your class dues during lunch this week.  Dues are $15 for freshmen and sophomores, $25 for juniors, and $40 for seniors.  You may pay by cash or check.  See your class officers or advisors with any questions.

Congratulations to Laurel Rego on her acceptance to Roger Williams University and Salem State University.
The Dance club will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, March 12th, after school in the small cafeteria at 2pm. Please see Kim Ribeiro or Miss Harwood for more information.

Just a reminder, there will be a meeting of the GSA today after school in room 302. All are welcome to attend!

Attention all sports captains and club leaders! We would like all leaders to be apart of creating a community building video for the school's accreditation. Please come to Room 220 after school on Thursday at 2pm for a 15 minute informational meeting to share with your sport team or club. For any questions, please see Mr. Harrison.

Dighton-Rehoboth Mock Trial Team makes top 16 in state tournament before falling to Wayland

Dighton-Rehoboth Mock Trial Team makes top 16 in state tournament before falling to Wayland

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Mrs. Rutkowski's art students working on the Military Honors project

In Mrs. Rutkowski's art class this week, students helped with the Military Honors project that is going to honor DR alumni who have served in the military.  The flag will be 10'X20' once completed.  The unveiling for the military honors project is scheduled for Friday, May 23rd on Memorial Day weekend.

Friday, March 7, 2014

First Annual Foreign Language Week Wraps Up

We had so many wonderful posters turned in this year as part of Foreign Language Week and it was so hard to vote for a winner. Here are the 3 finalists and their posters. We wanted to share them with you all!

WINNER:Kyle Furtado
2nd place: Mia Rogers
3rd place: Zoe Karavolis

Congratulations to all three phenomenal girls for a job well done!!

The Foreign Language Teachers enjoyed dressing up as well for Foreign Language Week. Starting on the top left we have Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo (Mr. Augusto), Spanish writer Ruben Dario(Mr. Sabella), French designer Mademoiselle Coco Chanel (Mrs. Loell), Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (Mrs. Bacon), Portuguese Singer Amalia Rodrigues (Mrs. deAguiar). On the bottom left singer, songwriter, and actress Jennifer López (Ms. Barbosa) and Colombian singer/judge on "The Voice" Shakira (Mrs. Lomba)

Thank you to all the Foreign Language teachers, especially Curriculum Coordinator Mrs. Lomba, for their hard work planning this event. 

This week's edition of DR News!

Dighton-Rehoboth students renew pledge to avoid the 'R word'

Here is an article from the Sun Chronicle on the school's Spread the Word to End the Word Day.

Daily Announcements 3/7

The Mock Trial Team had a tough loss to Wayland High School yesterday in the state finals, with a score of 89 to 98.  The team was led in points with exceptional performances by Toni Scott and Brittany Sousa.  The team is now out of the tournament but has claimed its first division championship in the history of DR and now knows what it takes to be a state champion.  The team should be very proud of themselves and we look forward to raising the bar even higher next year.  Best wishes to Alan Boudreau-Fine, senior captain, who will hopefully bring some wins to the Vanderbilt Mock Trial team next year. 

Congratulations to Jonathan Duncan on his acceptance to Champlain College.

All students taking the SATs tomorrow.  Please report no later than 7:45am.  Remember that you need to bring your admission ticket and a photo ID to take the test. Any questions- see guidance. 

Any girls basketball player that has clam boil money needs to turn it in to Mr. Pacheco by the end of the day or contact Mrs. Amaral with the number of tickets sold.

Attention Freshman Transition candidates:  You will be notified by Tuesday, March 11th.  Any questions, see Mr. Braga

There will be a Peer Leader meeting in the small cafe on Tuesday to discuss the Hypnotist on Friday.  Everyone is expected to attend.