Saturday, December 20, 2014

This Week & The Week Ahead

      This week we concluded our Holiday Giving Project, where we collect over 300 items (clothes, gifts for children, etc) for families in our local community.  This year's gifts beat our last year’s donations and we appreciate the support from our students, staff, and community members for their generosity. 
       The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education have re-vamped the nomination process for the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year.  This year, it is easier for parents, students, or staff members to nominate a teacher for this prestigious award.  If you know a teacher who truly exemplifies the “D-R Difference” and would like to nominate him/her, please click here to submit your nomination. 
       On Tuesday, December 23rd, Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School will say farewell to Mrs. Jane Hunt after 33 years of DR service.  Mrs. Hunt is a Special Education teacher who has worked in several different teaching models.  She is going to be missed by students, staff, and our community.  We wish her the best in retirement as she enters a new chapter in her life.  Some say that "Retirement only means that it is time for a new adventure."  Good luck and you will be truly missed.  
      On Saturday December 20th, the Massachusetts Youth Council was hosted at the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School Media Center.  State Representative Joseph Kennedy is producing a TV segment called "Conversation with the Congressman" where members of the Youth Council interview the Congressman about topics of their choice.


Senior Rebekah Phillip, State Representative Joseph Kenndy, and senior Brendan Henrique.  


In the Classroom:

 Mr. Schifone's sculpture classes had a contest to see who could make the best gingerbread house. As you can see both classes outdid themselves and unlike other materials used in sculpture, they got to eat the results.





This week was the start of our winter season.  Here is a recap of this week’s sports events:
·         Girls Basketball: won their season opener in Bourne 64-48. Coach Pacheco stated how impressed he was with the level of effort from his team. 
·         Boys Basketball: hosted their season opener against Bourne and lost.  Click here to see some great pictures from opening night. 
·         Hockey: D-R/Seekonk bolstered by strong second period carries into a 5-1 win over Norton.
·         Track: The boys and girls winter track teams both began their season with wins over Seekonk, Case, and, Bourne. This 3-0 start earned DR a tie for first place in the SCC. 
The defending champion boys were led by Alex Goss, Mat Goss, and Matt Kucia who dominated the sprinting events. Meanwhile, the girls were led by SCC all-star Mia Rogers who ran a blistering pace in the two mile to begin her season. The DR girls were also buoyed by strong performances from sophomores Kylie Fletcher in the dash and Sophia Burrows in the shot put. 
The SCC leading falcons will next compete this Saturday at New Bedford Voke for the SCC holiday relays.
·         WrestlingLast Saturday [12/13] the wrestling team had a quad meet at North Attleboro. Their first match was against North Attleboro-which they were defeated by a score of 69 to 3. The lone win was garnered by Tom Ranley at the 120 pound weight class.
Next they bounced back and defeated Pathfinder high school [Western mass] by a score of 42 to 34. Notable wins were picked up by freshman 220 pound wrestler Willie Perreira and sophomore 132 pounder Cody Sanford.
              - Youth Wrestling: On Sunday Dec 14- the DR youth wrestling team posted its first meet against Norton Middle School.  Young grapplers started off with a joint practice from 9:30- 11:00 am then a certified HS Referee took over to have the guys match up. Good times and good experience had by all. High school wrestlers Chris Tito, Tom Ranley, and Katie Travis helped out with the games. Any Dighton Rehoboth resident that might be interested in joining- there is still time -contact Coach Lovejoy at SLovejoy@drregional.org
·         SwimmingThis year, the DR Swim Team and swim teams from Seekonk, Apponequet, and Old Rochester have established a brand new SCC swim league. Under the coaching staff of Bob Hassan and Dave Wyrostek and along with the leadership of captains Jon Eddy, Bryan Tran, Sam Brown, and Meaghan O'Connell, this 100% parent-funded team has been working hard to prepare for the season. With 10 freshmen on the 26 member team, lots of talent is developing for this season and for the future!

In the first meet against Seekonk on December 18, our boys started off with a strong showing by beating Seekonk 92 to 83. New DR school records were set by set by Bryan Tran, Dustin Kindberg, Jeffrey Tran, and Jon Eddy in the 200 Medley Relay, Bryan Abbott, Owen Conti, Dustin Kindberg, and Xavier Byrnes in the 200 Freestyle Relay, and Jeffrey Tran in the 100 Butterfly. The DR girls were overpowered by a larger Seekonk team, but still managed to set a new school record in the 400 Freestyle Relay with Kaitlyn O'Connor, Sara Enos, Meaghan O'Connell, and Megan Alves. In addition, many personal records were either established or broken by both boys and girls. Congratulations to all swimmers!

         
Winter Concert:   On Wednesday our music department led by Mrs. Voccio, worked with 3 groups: Chorus, Pro Musica, and Symphonic Band students as they performed in the Winter Concert

Mrs. Voccio would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped with concessions, programs, and the raffle at our Winter Concert this past Wednesday, as well as all of the families who donated items for the concession stand, made a donation for our piano fund, or participated in our raffle.  Special thanks to "Grammy" Traficante (grandmother of band member Cody Roy), who donated her raffle winnings to our fund.  Mrs. Voccio, Mr. Botelho, and the students of the music department thank you, and wish you all a wonderful holiday!

Here is the Link to this week's DR News.

The Week Ahead

Saturday, Dec 20, 2014
Time
Event
Details
Comments
9:30am
Indoor Track:Boys Varsity Relays 
Apponequet, Bourne, Case, Fairhaven, Old Rochester Regional, Seekonk, Wareham vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
9:30am
Indoor Track:Girls Varsity Relays 
Apponequet, Bourne, Case, Fairhaven, Old Rochester Regional, Seekonk, Wareham vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS

Sunday, Dec 21, 2014
Time
Event
Details
3:00pm
Swimming:Boys Varsity Meet 
Norton @ Wheaton College
3:00pm
Swimming:Girls Varsity Meet 
Norton @ Wheaton College


Monday, Dec 22, 2014-GREEN


Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014-GOLD

- Wear your ugly sweater for DR Ugly Sweater Day
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Basketball:Boys Freshman Game 
5:00pm
Basketball:Boys JV Game 
5:00pm
Basketball:Girls JV Game 
6:30pm
Basketball:Boys Varsity Game 
6:30pm
Basketball:Girls Varsity Game 

Have a safe winter break!  Enjoy!


Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014-NO SCHOOL

Thursday, Dec 25, 2014-NO SCHOOL

Friday, Dec 26, 2014-NO SCHOOL


Saturday, Dec 27, 2014
Time
Event
Details
9:30am
Indoor Track:Girls Varsity Meet 
vs. Diman Regional Voc/Tech, Wareham @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
9:30am
Indoor Track:Boys Varsity Meet 
vs. Diman Regional Voc/Tech, Wareham @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
2:30pm
Ice Hockey: Varsity Game 
Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Hetland Arena - Hetlank Ice Rink
3:30pm
Basketball:Boys Freshman Game 
vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth
5:00pm
Basketball:Boys JV Game 
vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth
5:00pm
Basketball:Girls JV Game 
Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
6:30pm
Basketball:Boys Varsity Game 
vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth
6:30pm
Basketball:Girls Varsity Game 
Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS

Sunday, Dec 28, 2014
Time
Event
Details
1:00pm
Basketball:Girls JV Game 
vs. Falmouth @ Falmouth High School
2:30pm
Basketball:Girls Varsity Game 
vs. Falmouth @ Dighton-Rehoboth