Friday, January 31, 2014

Parking Barriers Put in Outside Gym

The Dighton- Rehoboth Regional High School Administration would like the community to take notice to the new parking barriers outside the gymnasium.  There will be some added parking spaces in the future and in the spring there will be more signage on display.  If you have any questions, please contact the high school. 

Spanish I students recognized for high semester averages!

Ms. Barbosa and Mrs. Lomba congratulate freshmen Rob Langlois, Ryan Ferrara, Brandon LaCasse, Drew Kelliher, Cristian Fernandes, and Junior Tyler Elmes for their success in Spanish first semester. These extraordinary gentlemen have worked extremely hard and were awarded achievement certificates this week for earning the highest semester averages in Spanish 1. They are excellent role models in class and truly have impressed their teachers. Felicitaciones chicos!

Winter Ball Picture Information

If you plan to attend Winter Ball and would like to have pictures taken, please print this form and bring it with you the night of the dance along with your payment.  You may pay by cash, check or credit card.  Hard copies of the form are also available in the main office.

DECA Students Impress in District Marketing Competition

Yesterday, 23 DECA students attended the Massachusetts District Two Marketing competition against over 500 hundred students from 8 other area schools. The team of Jackie Amaral and Sophia Gregorie placed second in the Travel and Tourism; Cory Texeira placed second in Business Services Marketing; Taylor Sisson placed second in Hotel and Lodging Management; Quentin Brooks took home second in Sports and Entertainment Marketing; Andrew Carden earned third in Marketing Management; and Brook Gardella, Vale Souza and Kelly Levesque all placed fifth in their respective categories. Please congratulate them when you see them today.

This Week's High Fives 1/31: McLean and Letourneau

DR HIGH FIVE CLUB

Lissa McLean
Class of 14’

Lissa McLean is a senior at DR who has succeeded in academics and thrived in our athletic program. Since her sophomore year, Lissa has played forward on the varsity hockey team as one of only two females currently on the team.  Lissa also plays on the under 19 Boston Bandits hockey team when not competing on our school’s team.  In addition to hockey, Lissa also plays varsity softball with the hope of starting at third base this season. She works part-time at Hannafords in Taunton, working 12-16 hours a week during the off-season.  At present, Lissa has already been accepted to both the University of New England and the University of Southern Maine and she plans to play hockey wherever she ultimately attends. After graduating college, she hopes to pursue a career as an occupational therapist.  

DR HIGH FIVE CLUB

Curtis Letourneau
Class of 14’

Curtis Letourneau is a modern “renaissance man.”  A four year varsity hockey player, Curtis has successfully made the challenging transition from a defenseman to a center. An assistant captain, Curtis demonstrates strong leadership on the ice by helping to mentor the younger players. In addition to his athletic achievements, Curtis is also a well-regarded musician, playing the trumpet, piano, and drums. He recently participated in All-State Auditions and was a mere eight points away from making the final group. As a member of the popular Drumline, he will be competing with his classmates this Saturday in America’s Got Talent. He has also made SEMBA Districts every year since 8th grade.  When not competing on the ice or with an instrument, he mentors freshmen as part of our school’s Freshmen Transition Program.  Curtis hopes to attend Rhode Island College to pursue a career in music education. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Daily Announcements 1/30

New Bedford Vocational defeated the boys' basketball team 65-57 Tuesday night.  Ben Roache had 16 points and 12 rebounds while Nick Koneski added 15, Jason Ramos 13, and Nate Swartz 11.  The Falcons play perennial-SCC-champions Wareham here @ DR on Friday night @ 6:30.

Drama rehearsal will end at 3:00 today.

REMINDER TO AP STUDENTS:  Final payment for your AP exams is due TOMORROW, Friday, 1/31.  Please bring your payment to Mrs. Shillan in Guidance.

Congratulations to Amanda Clement on her acceptance to UMass Lowell and Worcester State University.

Congratulations to Zoe Karavolis on her acceptance to University of Rhode Island.

The DR Hockey team won against Wareham 6-0.  Nick Soares scored 2 goals with 2 assists.  Curtis Letourneau scored 1 goal with 2 assists.  Brandon Botelho scored 2 goals with 1 assist.  Joey Givens scored 1 goal.  Matt McDonald got one assist.  Defense played a strong game.  Our record is 6-7.  The next game is tonight home at 7:30 against South Eastern.  Come support the team.

The wrestling team lost last night to the Cheiftains of Bristol Aggie by a score of 42-33. Wins by the Falcon Grapplers were gained by Brandon Tran, Dan Johnson, Joe Tomellini, Brandon Hyson, Chris Tito, and Ian Morrel. J-V wins were picked up by Andy Howland, Quentin Small, and Peter Marcille. The Team is back home next Wednesday against Silver Lake - where we will show our support for a cure for Breast Cancer.


The DR girls track team defeated Bourne and Case last night behind strong performances from just about everyone on the team. Meanwhile, the boys team edged Case and Bourne last night to remain undefeated and stay atop the SCC rankings.

Boy's Wrestling Loses to Bristol Aggie

Boy's Wrestling lost Wednesday night to Bristol Aggie.



Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Staying Healthy During the Winter

The school nurse was kind enough to share a few reminders with you on staying healthy during the winter. Enjoy reading here!

Daily Announcements 1/29

There will be a student government meeting on Friday Jan. 31st  after school in the small cafe. Please make every effort to attend! If you cannot attend, but wish to come to the PBruins Game, please see Ms. Beckett or Mr. Cooke before Friday.

Last week's Wrestling match against IN-TOWN-RIVAL Bristol-Aggie has been rescheduled to TODAY at 7PM in the gym. Come show your support & get your "Dighton-Bragging Rights" as the Falcon Grapplers take on the Cheiftans.

The girls basketball team lost to New Bedford Vocational last night 65-50. The team was lead by Kylie D'Ambrosio who had 16 points. The team plays Friday night at Wareham.

Congratulations to Lissa McLean on her acceptance to University of Southern Maine and University of New England.

Thank you to all of those who volunteered at Tuesday's soup kitchen. It was a huge success. Another gratitude of appreciation goes to the peer leaders organization that baked desserts for the cause. Additionally a special thank you goes out to members of the faculty and staff that volunteered their efforts making soup. We served over 160 people on a frigid night. A job well done.


All DECA students are reminded to be in the Rehoboth foyer tomorrow morning by 07:20 to be ready to leave for the district competition.  Please see Mr. Lentz today in room 219 with any questions.

Students in Applications of Physics and Calculus Class explore motion!

Students in Mrs. Deschenes and Mr. Grover's Physics and Calculus classes continue to impress with their quality of projects.

Here is the assignment/rubric.

Here is one group's project.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Students Volunteer at Fall River Soup Kitchen

We wanted to take the opportunity to thank those members of faculty and staff that donated clothes, made soup, brought bread and pastries, and donated other miscellaneous items earlier this week. Our students that volunteered served approximately 100 people that arrived at the soup kitchen that evening.  The volunteers represented their school very well. Thanks to Mr. Moura and Mr. Driscoll for coordinating such a worthwhile experience.

It is time to order your yearbook!!

Ordering info for YEARBOOKS
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Daily Announcements 1/28

The next drama rehearsal will be today from 2-4.

Join the D-R Fashion Club at its first meeting on tomorrow Wednesday, January 29th, from 2-3 in Room 305! All are welcome!

The CSF has selected the following two students to be the Town Captains for the CSF Door to Door Fundraiser this Spring:  Elizabeth Oakley and  Bailey Avila.

The boys' basketball team plays Greater New Bedford Vocational here @ DR tonight @ 6:30 p.m.

The Mock Trial Team defeated Durfee High School with a 30 point lead, with outstanding performances by Allan Fine, Brendan Henrique, and Cassidy Vincent.  The team faces Case High School next week for the 2nd match of the preliminary trials. 

Congratulations to Emily Colon on her acceptance to Westfield State University.

The DR Hockey team won to Apponoquet 5-1 yesterday.  Nick Soares scored 3 goals, 2 assists, Curtis Letourneau scored 1 goal 2 assists and Brandon Botelho scored 1 goal 2 assists.  Next game is Wednesday at home 6pm against Wareham.

Congratulations to Chrystal Sousa on her acceptance to University of Rhode Island.

Congratulations to Rachel Lobalbo on her acceptance to University of Rhode Island.

Attention SAT Test takers.  This is a reminder that the March 8th SAT is quickly approaching.  Please visit www.collegeboard.org.  The deadline for registration is February 8th and the cost is $51.00.  If you have any questions, please see your guidance counselor. 

The DR Science Club will be meeting this Wednesday, after school, in room 214.  Come to the science club and discuss the night sky.  We will discuss constellations, planets, and suns.  Learn how to use your Smart phone to view the night sky.  Any questions see Ms. DuBois or Ms. McCabe

ATTENTION SENIORS:  A representative from Johnson & Wales University will be at D-R on Monday, February 10th for an on-site admissions interview day.  If you are interested in attending Johnson & Wales University, please pick up an application in the Guidance office TODAY.  Applications must be signed by a parent, and the application fee is waived.  Appointment times are limited, so please sign up as soon as possible.


There will be a student government meeting on Friday Jan. 31st  after school in the small cafe. Please make every effort to attend! If you cannot attend, but wish to come to the PBruins Game, please see Ms. Beckett or Mr. Cooke before FRIDAY.

Automotive places 2nd out of 20 teams

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Michael DeSa and Dylan Pacheco, both seniors in the Automotive Technology program here at D-R, placed 2nd in a high school Top Tech Challenge held at Universal Technical Institute in Norwood.  Using their automotive training, they competed against twenty teams from other high school Automotive programs. Mike and Dylan missed 1st place by only one point. They each received a $500.00 scholarship to UTI where they both will be attending next year.  Congratulations guys!! 


Scholarship Information for Seniors

Students needing official transcripts and recommendations to go with Scholarship Applications must fill out the Scholarship Application Cover Sheet form for each application. You can pick up a hard copy of the PINK form in the guidance office. If your parent has already signed the release of transcript form (meaning you can make your transcript requests through Naviance) then they do not need to sign this form, but you do need to complete this form and process it.This form must be submitted to guidance 1 week prior to the due date of the scholarship application.

Steps:
1. complete all requirements of the application
2. fill out Scholarship Application Cover Sheet
3. bring all of the above to Mrs. Shillan and she will process it with your guidance counselor reviewing the contents and then she will mail it directly from our office to the scholarship address.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Daily Announcements 1/27

The next drama rehearsal will be Tuesday, January 28 from 2-4.

Join the D-R Fashion Club at its first meeting on Wednesday, January 29th, from 2-3 in Room 305! All are welcome!

Congratulations to the DR speech and debate team for their hard work at the Columbia University high school speech tournament! All competitors performed valiantly, especially Alan Fine who qualified for the congress super session and brought home DR's first ever medal from this very tough meet. Mrs. Loell and captains Emma and Phil are extremely proud of the team! Way to go DR speech and debate team!

Apponequet edged the boys' basketball team 47-44 in a hard-fought, exciting contest Friday night.  Nick Koneski had 15 points while Ben Roache added 13 points and 8 rebounds.  The Falcons play New Bedford Vocational here at DR on Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m.

After four months of preparation, the Mock Trial team kicks off its season today with its first competition against Durfee High School at the Fall River courthouse.  Best of luck to the plaintiffs today.

Congratulations to Stefanie Dias on her acceptance to Quinnipiac University.

The DR hockey team lost to New Bedford Voke 3-2.  Nick Soares and Jonathan Duncan both scored goals.  There is a game tonight at 7:30 home against Apponoquet. 

The next Math Team practice will be on Tuesday, January 28 at 2:00 pm.

On Friday the girls basketball team lost to Apponequent 54-39. The team was lead by Rachel Ferrara and Kylie D'Ambrosio who each had 11 points. On Sunday the girls basketball team dropped a hard fought game to Hockmock powerhouse Sharon 46-35. Erin Kelley and Kylie D'Ambrosio each had 9 points to lead the team. The team play tomorrow night at Greater New Bedford Voc.

Congratulations to the Wrestling team for their win this Saturday over Cohasset High School by a score of 40-36. Key wins were picked up by Brandon Tran, Joe Rapoza, Brodie Dacus and Ryan Ramos. The Falcon grapplers also lost hard fought matches to Bristol-Plymouth/Coyle-Cassidy and Norton High school. Undefeated on the day were Joe Tomellini, Brandon Tran, and Tom Ranley.


Reminder to all AP students that final payment for your AP exams is due by this Friday, January 31st.  Please bring your payment to Mrs. Shillan in Guidance by Friday.

Guidance update

  • Students who are taking Advance Placement (AP) classes received a notice back in December that your payment was due by Friday, January 31st. Please see Mrs. Shillan in Guidance to make your payment. All AP exams should be paid in full on January 31st. If there are any extenuating circumstances and you will not be able to pay in full by January 31st, please see your guidance counselor.
  • Students are reminded when they come to guidance to make an appointment with their guidance counselor, they must ask Mrs. Shillan for a pass. Some students have not been receiving passes for guidance appointments due to the protocol not being followed.
  • Biology MCAS retest will be held on Monday, February 3rd and Tuesday, February 4th. Students who are expected to take the Biology MCAS retest have been notified by their guidance counselor.
  • Due to the snow day on Wednesday, January 22nd term 2 grades will not be posted until Thursday at midnight. Please check your son/daughter's grades on Apsen X2 as of Friday, January 31st. 

DR Mock Trial Team Set for Action against Durfee HS

The DR Mock Trial team has been working tirelessly for the past four months in preparation for their first round of mock trial competitions, which begin, Monday, January 27th at the Fall River Courthouse.  The team, pictured here, hosted a scrimmage against Maimonides School, former Mock Trial state champion.  The scrimmage was judged by DR's attorney, Mr. Russell Weddell, who offered some sound advice to both teams as they litigate a civil case this year.  Team coach, Mrs. Trembett, hopes to bring the team to the playoffs for the second year in a row, with a long awaited defeat of arch rival Bishop Feehan.   



Sunday, January 26, 2014

Girl's Basketball Falls to Sharon

The girl's basketball team played hard, down by 2 at half-time, only to lose by double digits. Anyone who has been following this team knows the lady falcons are young and continuing to improve each game. They have great spirit and camaraderie...we are proud of them!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Swim Completes Successful Season with Victory over Randolph

The swim team completed a very successful season with dual victories for the boy’s and girls’ teams over Randolph High School.  First place finishers in individual girl’s events included Tayla Slater, Caitlyn O’Connor, Samantha Brown, Tara Dwyer, Meaghan O’Connell, and Caroline DeCoste.  Fist place finishes were also attained by relay teams consisting of O’Connor, DeCoste, O’Connell, and Slater.  Second place finishers in individual events went to Kira Hitz, Victoria Proulx, Molly Kimber, Kim Reilly, and Meaghan O’Connell.  The highlight of the meet was the establishment of a new school record in the girl’s 200 freestyle Relay Team, who smashed the previous record by 3 seconds.  Congratulations to the school record-holding relay team of Tara Dwyer, Caroline DeCoste, Samantha Brown, and Tayla Slater!   


School Record Holders in the 200 yard freestyle Relay are Caroline DeCoste, Tara Dwyer, Samantha Brown, and Tayla Slater.

The boy’s swim team also beat Randolph by a score of 52 – 41.  First place finishes in individual events were attained by Bryan Tran, Cailin Hitz, Jon Eddy, and Cory Ross.  Second place finishers included Abe Ferreira, Cory Ross, and Ryan Johnson.  Good Luck and Best Wishes are extended to Tayla Slater and Bryan Tran as they prepare to compete in both the Sectional and State Meets.

Special Congratulations to and Best Wishes to departing Seniors Captain Kira Hitz, Hannah Steenhuysen, and Cody Dyl.

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Next year the swim team looks forward to a season that has a great deal of promise that will be anchored by ten returning juniors and sixteen underclassmen. 


Bryan Tran, Tayla Slater, Meaghan O’Connell, and Jon Eddy

Greater New Bedford Voke defeats DR Hockey 3-2 in final minute

Greater New Bedford Voke defeats DR Hockey 3-2 in final minute on Saturday, 1/25.




Friday, January 24, 2014

Daily Announcements 1/24

The DR Hockey team lost to ORR 4-0.  Their record is 3- 6.  The next game is Saturday in New Bedford against New Bedord Voke at 2pm.  Come support the team.

Congratulations to Chris Amaral on his acceptance to Bryant University and Western New England University.


Congratulations to Heather Salois on her acceptance to Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, and Westfield State University.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Daily Announcements 1/23

Attn: Speech and Debate Team going to New York City! Please report to Mrs. Loell's room, 127, for a brief emergency meeting right after school. Mandatory meeting after school today if you still want to go to Columbia University. Go DR Speech and Debate!

The DR hockey team has a game at 8:15 tonight home against Old Rochester Regional High.  Please come support the team.

Do you have an amazing idea for the school but just don't know how to get your voice heard? Do you have an issue that needs to be raised? Do you even know who your student representatives are? Well you are in luck! Today is the official Student Government Awareness day. Your student government reps are all ""repping"" some pretty awesome t-shirts. It's a great day for you to have a chat with your class's representatives and let them know some of your ideas or what they can do to make your school better! You voted for them, they represent you - so make your voices heard!

AP Euro Review Session will be today after school until 4. See Ms. Beckett if you have questions.

Congratulations to Carlina Baptista on her acceptance to Pace University.

Congratulations to Tim Guimond on his acceptance to Drexel University, Hofstra University, and Quinnipiac University.

Congratulations to Keith DeBlois on his acceptance to Westfield State University.

Attention all students: Today was the deadline for Winter Ball ticket sales.  If you forgot your money or permission slip today, you must see Mrs. Bacon in room 121 before or after school tomorrow.  No tickets will be sold next week--NO EXCEPTIONS!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

No School Wednesday, January 22nd

There will be no school for the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District on Wednesday, January 22nd.

In the event of a snowstorm that may cause the cancellation of school, the exams scheduled for the day school is cancelled will be made up immediately the next school day in session. 

For example, if Wednesday 1/22 is scheduled to be a Gold Day with Exams for Periods 1 and 3, then Thursday 1/23 will now be a Gold Day with Exams for Periods 1 and 3.  

The schedule of exams will continue with Friday 1/24 being a Green Day (with Period 2 and 4 Exams) with the last day of exams being Monday 1/27 Gold Day with Exams for Periods 2 and 4. 

Furthermore, the beginning of semester 2 will be a Green Day.

Here is the updated mid-term exam schedule:

Thursday 1/23 (GOLD DAY)
7:17-8:47am Period 1 Exam
8:51-10:19am-Period 2 Class
10:23-12:18pm Period 3 Exam
12:22-1:51pm Period 4 Class

Friday 1/24 (GREEN DAY)
7:17-9:00am- Period 2 Exam
9-9:10am- Break
9:10-10:50am- Period 4 Exam
Early Dismissal for teacher grading

Monday 1/27 (GOLD DAY)
7:17-9:00am- Period 2 Exam
9-9:10am- Break
9:10-10:50am- Period 4 Exam
Early Dismissal for teacher professional development

Tuesday, 1/28...will be a Green Day...

Falcons 'Soares' past Lancers - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

Falcons 'Soares' past Lancers - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

Daily Announcements 1/21

The next Student Advisory Committee to the School Committee will meet Thursday, 1/23, in media center at 2pm.

It was an exciting weekend for the boys' basketball team!  Trailing by 15 points in the third quarter, the Falcons rallied to earn a hard-fought 57-56 overtime win over Bourne Friday night.  Ben Roache's 3 point shot with 34 seconds remaining provided the margin of victory.  Roache finished with 19 points, Nick Koneski added 20, and Jason Ramos had 13.  On Sunday, the Falcons defeated Fairhaven 63-33.  Ben Roache had 22 points, Keanu Baltazar had 12 points & 16 rebounds,  Nick Koneski added 10, and Nate Swartz had 9 points.

Attention Speech and Debate Team! We will have our normal Tuesday meeting today after school. All members who are planning to go to Columbia University's tournament must attend. Those who are not going to New York can come next Tuesday.

This week's Leo Club meeting will be held this afternoon at 2pm in room 120.  Hope to see you there!

The D-R girls swim team attended the Bay View Swimming Invitational at URI this past Sunday and placed 16th overall out of 30 teams participating. Tayla Slater placed 3rd in the 50 Freeestyle and 6th in the 100 Freestyle. Kaitlyn O'Connor, Meaghan O'Connell, Sam Brown, Caroline DeCoste, and Tayla Slater also helped the team score additional points during the 200 Medley and 400 Freestyle relay races. Congratulations girls!

Congratulations to Raven Blanchette on her acceptance to Bryant University and to Amber Blanchette on her acceptance to Salve Regina University.

Led by Kylie D'Amborsio's 35 points, the girls' basketball team picked up their first win of the season at Fairhaven Sunday beating the Blue Devils 54-43. The team plays tonight at home vs. Case.

Congratulations to Hannah Johnson on her acceptance to Rhode Island College.

Congratulations to the Wrestling team for their 4th place finish on Saturday in the Somerset Dual meet tournament. D-R defeated Pilgrim High School (of Warwick, RI) by a score of 43-42 and Middleboro HS 46-18. Joe Tomellini, Brandon Tran, and Tom Ranley were all UNDEFEATED on the day. Strong performances were also given by Chris Tito, Joe Rapoza, and Dan Johnson. The Falcon Grapplers host IN-TOWN rival Bristol-Aggie HS tomorrow at 7PM.

The DR Hockey team won against Norton 5-4.  Nick Soares scored 3 goals with 2 assists, Brandy Botelho scored 1 goal and 2 assists, Matt McDonald scored 1 goal, Kyle Blythe had 1 assist.  The next game is against ORR on Wednesday and it is a home game @ 7:00 PM.

Congratulations to Samantha Rodrigues on her acceptance to Siena College.

The DR boys indoor track team won 2 races at the MSTCA state relay meet in Boston on Saturday.

The Sprint Medley relay team of Ty Enos, Victor Da Costa, Alex Goss, and Jake Juncker won the race in a school record time of 3:38.01. The time was the second fastest in Massachusetts this season and qualified the Falcons for the Reebok National Meet. Ty Enos led off with an impressive time of 1:56.8 for 800 meters and Jake Juncker anchored with a 51.8 second performance in the 400. Meanwhile, the boys 4X400 meter relay squad of Ty Enos, Victor Da Costa, Isaiah Ferreira and Jake Juncker pulled off a surprise victory in an extremely competitive race against Watertown and the elite team from Pembroke. Their time of 3:34.21 is the second fastest indoor time ever recorded by a DR team and was 0.5 seconds off the school record.

After four months of preparation, The DR Mock Trial Team begins its season next Monday, January 27th against Durfee High School.   After scrimmages against Whitman-Hanson High School and former state champion Maimonides School, the team is ready for the challenge.  Good luck to the team as they begin their trials.

In the event of a snowstorm that may cause the cancellation of school, the exams scheduled for the day school is cancelled will be made up immediately the next school day in session. For example, if Wednesday 1/22 is scheduled to be a Gold Day with Exams for Periods 1 and 3, then Thursday 1/23 will now be a Gold Day with Exams for Periods 1 and 3.  The schedule of exams will continue with Friday 1/24 being a Green Day (with Period 2 and 4 Exams) with the last day of exams being Monday 1/27 Gold Day with Exams for Periods 2 and 4. Furthermore, the beginning of semester 2 will be a Green Day.

Reminder to Student Government members, please be sure to wear your t-shirts tomorrow to School!


All after school activities have been cancelled for today, which includes drivers education.  There should be no students staying today, everyone should be going home on their bus.

Swim Team Update 1/21

The girl’s swim team lost a close meet to Old Rochester by a score of 90 – 73.  Tayla Slater took first place and qualified for Sectionals in the 100 backstroke.  She was also first place in the 200 IM.  Kaitlin O’Connor took first in the 200 freestyle.  She, along with Slater, Meaghan O’Connell, and Caroline DeCoste also took first in the 4 by 100 relay.  Tara Dwyer also contributed to second place in the 200 medley relay.  DeCoste also took second in the 100 freestyle.  Finishing second in the 4 – by – 50 relay were Emily Morin, Kim Reilly, Samantha Brown, and Kira Hitz.  Special recognition goes to Holly Wentworth who established a personal record in the grueling 500 yard freestyle.


The boy’s swim team beat Old Rochester but lost to powerhouse Seekonk in a Tri-meet.  Bryan Tran finished first in the 100 freestyle and the 100 backstroke, for which he qualified for Sectionals.  Cailin Hitz finished second in the 100 breaststroke and first in the 200 freestyle.  Second place finishes were also captured by Jon Eddy in the 200 IM and the 100 butterfly and, with Tran, Hitz, and Cory Ross, took second in the 200 medley relay.  

Exam Schedule Update (IF school is cancelled)

In the event of a snowstorm that may cause the cancellation of school, the exams scheduled for the day school is cancelled will be made up immediately the next school day in session. 

For example, if Wednesday 1/22 is scheduled to be a Gold Day with Exams for Periods 1 and 3, then Thursday 1/23 will now be a Gold Day with Exams for Periods 1 and 3.  

The schedule of exams will continue with Friday 1/24 being a Green Day (with Period 2 and 4 Exams) with the last day of exams being Monday 1/27 Gold Day with Exams for Periods 2 and 4. 

Furthermore, the beginning of semester 2 will be a Green Day.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sports Recap 1/19: Indoor Track and Basketball

The DR boys indoor track team won 2 races at the MSTCA state relay meet in Boston on Saturday. 

The Sprint Medley relay team of Ty Enos, Victor Da Costa, Alex Goss, and Jake Juncker won the race in a school record time of 3:38.01. The time was the second fastest in Massachusetts this season and qualified the Falcons for the Reebok National Meet. Ty Enos led off with an impressive time of 1:56.8 for 800 meters and Jake Juncker anchored with a 51.8 second performance in the 400. The team will look to continue improving as the season continues.

The boys 4X400 meter relay squad of Ty Enos, Victor Da Costa, Isaiah Ferreira and Jake Juncker pulled off a surprise victory in an extremely competitive race against Watertown and the elite team from Pembroke. Their time of 3:34.21 is the second fastest indoor time ever recorded by a DR team and was 0.5 seconds off the school record. A special thanks to Frank Mooney, Jerry Espinosa, Bobby L'Homme, Scott Christensen, Boo Schendaxyer, and all the other coaches whose training advice has helped the team perform so well.


DR Girls basketball upsets Fairhaven, 54-43 today. Kylie D'Amborosio led the team with a career high 35 points. The girls picked up their first victory of the season!

It was an exciting weekend for the boys' basketball team! Trailing by 15 points in the third quarter, the Falcons rallied to earn a hard-fought 57-56 overtime win over Bourne Friday night. Ben Roache's 3 point shot with 34 seconds remaining provided the margin of victory. Roache finished with 19 points, Nick Koneski added 20, and Jason Ramos had 13. On Sunday, the Falcons defeated Fairhaven 63-33. Ben Roache had 22 points, Keanu Baltazar had 12 points & 16 rebounds, Nick Koneski added 10, and Nate Swartz had 9 points.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bristol County District Attorney and Criminal Defense Attorney visit DRRHS

On Friday, Bristol County District Attorney, Sam Sutter and Criminal Defense Attorney Ken Fredette, visited the high school and provided a lecture on the basics of the prosecution versus the defense to the You and the Law classes. Mrs. Madsen and her students were truly appreciative that Mr. Sutter and Mr. Fredette took the time out of their busy schedules to provide them with such an extraordinary opportunity.



Friday, January 17, 2014

DR Transition Program students continue work at Rehoboth House of Pizza

Students from the D-R Transition Program continued their job sample at the Rehoboth House of Pizza. This week, Jon Procopio and Chris Bergus learned how to make gluten-free pizza.


Retired State Trooper and Department of Defense member visits DRRHS

Carl Macknight- class of 1977 came to speak to the Mr. Moura's Criminal Justice class this past Friday. Mr. Macknight is a retired Massachusetts State Trooper and currently works for the Department of Defense. While with the State Police, Mr. Macknight worked with the DEA task force taking down Tier 1 drug traffickers in Massachusetts. With Department of Defense he travels to Afghanistan assisting the military in pursuing the Taliban. He has also worked as a consultant on the Movie set the "Departed" which was filmed in Boston.

Daily Announcements 1/17/14

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime?  You can help the D-R Wrestling team to help the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation by buying a ""Wrestling for a Cause"" T-Shirt; which will be on sale all of January for $15.  25% of the money raised will be donated to help find a cure - and a check will be presented to the Gloria Gemma Foundation during the home meet against Silver lake HS on February 5th.

Drama rehearsal on Tuesday, January 21 will end early at 3:30.

There will be an exciting boys' basketball game here at DR tonight @ 6:30 p.m. against Bourne!  The Falcons also play on Sunday  at 1 p.m. against Fairhaven.

There is no school Monday due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tuesday begins exam week. It will be a Green Day again!

There will be a Student Government meeting today (1/17) in the small cafe!

Congratulations to Ty Enos for being named to the 2013 MSTCA All State Cross Country All Academic team.

Congratulations to Ty Enos for being named to the 2013 MSTCA All State Cross Country All Academic team. Ty is ranked 4th in his class and will be attending Tufts University in the fall, where he will be running track and running cross-country for the Jumbos. Ty placed 4th at the All State Championship with a time of 14:35 for 2.9 miles on the most difficult, challenging course in Massachusetts. Ty was named a Boston Globe and Boston Herald All Scholastic and was the highest finishing all state runner to be nominated to the academic all state team. He will graduate from DR as the top boy distance runner in school history. 

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Forensics Class

Today in Ms. McCabe's Forensic class, the students performed blood typing to rule out suspects in a burglary.  Watch out DR, the DR CSI Unit is coming soon!  Keep up the great work!


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Guidance visits classrooms

Attention Parents/Guardians of Junior Students:

Wednesday and Thursday of this week Mrs. Donahue and Mrs. Payne visited English classrooms and distributed two publications to each student, one was a red School Guide which is a guide to 4 year and 2 year colleges and programs in the United States and the second was a pamphlet called "Are U Ready for College." There are helpful hints and tools in this to start conversations about college. If you child was absent or if you would like another copy there are a handful of extra copies in the Guidance Suite.

Attention SAT Test Takers

Mrs. Donahue and Mrs. Payne from the Guidance Department  would like to remind any students (especially Juniors) interested in taking the March 8th SAT at DRRHS to sign up online at   http://sat.collegeboard.org/home?navid=gh-sat before the deadline of February 7th

Science Apps for Education

We wanted to pass along this article from STEM Top News.

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Posted By Meris Stansbury On January 16, 2014 @ 5:00 am In Apps,Featured on eSchool News,How-to,STEM,Top News | No Comments
These science apps range from visually stunning multimedia to great resources for curious minds
science-apps-education[1]Just like technology, science is always changing to reflect progress and information learned. With these 10 next-generation science apps for education, you’ll find an array of apps that not only use HD-quality visual representations, but also integrate the newest requirements in science standards.
From an app designed specifically by a tech-savvy science teacher eager to share multimedia lessons on life sciences, to an app that provides Kindergarteners with an introduction to physical science, these apps are some of the most current (and most vetted) for students and teachers interested in exploring the world science opens up, all through mobile technology.
This is just a sampling of available science apps. Do you use an app that isn’t on the list? Make sure to mention it in the comments section below.
1. Chemist, iPad [2], Android tablet [3]$4.99
This science app is one of the only virtual chemistry labs for tablets to conduct chemistry experiments and explore chemistry reactions with different lab tools. Try mixing chemicals by pouring them into beakers or test tubes. You can also heat the chemicals with a bunsen burner, or put a piece of cesium into water. The 3D stage enables the parallax effect from different angles. Chemist has a built-in database with more than 200 chemical reagents, and additional chemical reagents will be added periodically through the online database CloudLab for more chemical reactions.
2. Exoplanet, iPhone/iPad/iPod [4], Free
This science app, developed and maintained by a professional astronomer, is a highly visual and interactive catalog of all known exoplanets: Planets orbiting stars beyond our own Solar System. It is frequently updated whenever new discoveries are confirmed. An amazing model of the Milky Way lets students explore the universe all the way from the Solar System to the cosmic microwave background.
3. Gene Screen, iPhone/iPad/iPod [5], Free
Gene Screen allows students to learn how recessive genetic traits and diseases are inherited and how certain diseases are more prevalent in different populations. Gene Screen also provides information on some recessive genetic diseases and genetic screening programs. Gene Screen was produced by the DNA Learning Center [6], Cold Spring Harbor laboratory, and was developed with support from the Marcus Foundation in partnership with the Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases [7], Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, USA.
4. MS Life Science Buddy, iPhone/iPad/iPod [9], Android [10], $1.99
MS Life Science Buddy is a tool for learning middle school Biology. This app was designed by a teacher who has used all possible multimedia resources in the classroom for teaching regents curriculum. MS Life Science Buddy is not only an app for learning Biology and living environment, but also an app for teachers. Features include: Lessons on multiple topics, interactive quizzes by topic (with real regents questions), daily Biology and science news updates, Regents exams with key, videos from YouTube, and flash cards by topic.
5. Ocean Science, iPad [15],$2.99
The Earth has one big water system with many features, and this science app provides a journey deep into the sea. Students can learn the seven essential principles of Ocean Science with movies, 360° pictures, animations and motion graphics.
6. Science Mobile, iPhone/iPad/iPod [16], Android [17], Free [Full articles require a subscription]
The Science Mobile app lets users read summaries, and abstracts (subscribers can access full-text articles from Science, Science Translational Medicine, and Science Signaling); share articles, links, and job postings through Facebook, Twitter, and eMail; get the latest news at ScienceNOW; search job openings and tap other resources at Science Careers; access the Science weekly podcast and other multimedia; store content for reading without an internet connection.
7. Shout Science! iPad [18], Free
This science app is a comic storybook app for young readers (ages 7-11) about scientists and scientific discovery by Scott Dubois. Shout Science! consists of three narrative biographies that take place during the Scientific Revolution in Europe. This app was designed exclusively for the iPad and combines vertical scrolling panels with ambient animation, interaction, and sound to enhance reading comprehension. Each story also includes a supplemental page of reference images and timelines.
8. VideoScience, iPhone/iPad [19], Free
This science app provides a growing library of over 80 hands-on science lessons for home and the classroom. These short videos demonstrate inexpensive and easy to recreate experiments that are designed to inspire and excite kids of all ages. VideoScience is hosted by Dan Menelly, a Science Teacher at the UN International School and a 2010 Einstein Fellow with the National Science Foundation in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure [20]. VideoScience is presented by Science House [21] and the Science House Foundation.


Sports Recap 1/16- swimming, wrestling, and hockey

The girl’s swim team competed against Foxboro last night and, by winning the last relay race, won the meet in the most exciting competition to date.  The 4 by 100 relay team, consisting of Kaitlyn O’Connor, Caroline DeCoste, Tayla Slater and Ashley Fredette took first place and Katie Travis, Kira Hitz, Emily Moran, and Kim Reilly took third place and secured the victory for the Falcons.  Samantha Brown and Tara Dwyer combined with O’Connor and Slater for first place in the 200 yard medley relay, and Carline DeCoste and Kaitlyn O’Connor took first in the 100 freestyle and backstroke, respectively.  Tayla Slater also took first place in the 50 and 500 yard freestyles.  The next meet for the girls is this Sunday at URI, beginning at 1:00 PM.

The boys swim team was also victorious against Foxboro, with DR winning virtually every event.  Ryan Johnson and Cory Ross took first in the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke, respectively.  The relay team of Jon Eddy, Bryan Tran, Cory Ross and Cailin Hitz took first place in both the 200 medley and 4 by 100 events, while Johnson, Abe Ferreira, Jarrett Cordeiro, Dustin Kindberg and Cody Dyl combined to take second in the 200 medley and freestyle relays. Congratulations to Tayla Slater, Bryan Tran, and Jon Eddy who again took first place in all of their events.    


The DR Hockey team won to New Bedford 7-3. Nick Soares had 3 goals and 3 assists, Curtis Letourneau had 1 goal, 2 assists. Nolan McGovern and Jon Duncan scored 1 goal. Brandyn Botelho had 3 assists. Joey Givens with 1 goal and 1 assist. With a record of 3-4. The next game is this Saturday @ 8:00 in Bourne.

Congratulations to the DR wrestling team for their 33 to 33 tie against Hanover high school last night. Key wins were earned by Dan Johnson, Chris Tito, and Joe Tomellini. The Falcons next home meet will be next Wednesday at 7 o'clock against Bristol Aggie high school-come show your support and get "in-town" bragging rights

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Daily Announcements 1/15/14

Attention all members of Peer Leaders, National Honor Society, and The Leo Club. There will be a meeting of all groups/clubs on Thursday, Jan. 16th at 2pm. The meeting will take place in Room 220. Please do not "dodge" this meeting.

Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime? You can help the D-R Wrestling team to help the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation by buying a "Wrestling for a Cause" T-Shirt; which will be on sale all of January for $15. 25% of the money raised will be donated to help find a cure - and a check will be presented to the Gloria Gemma Foundation during the home meet against Silver lake HS on February 5th."

Nick Koneski had 20 points to lead the falcons to a 47-26 win over Seekonk last night.  The falcons play Bourne here at DR @ 6:30 p.m. On Friday and Fairhaven here @ DR on Sunday @ 1p.m.

The girls' basketball team lost to Seekonk last night 55-45. The team was lead by Kylie D'Amborosio who had 21 points. The team plays Friday at Bourne.

The DR Hockey team will be playing tonight at 5:00PM @ Hetland rink in New Bedford.  Come out and support the team!

Reminder: Ms. Mathias and Ms. Beckett's Freshmen World History Midterm Review sessions will be today after school! See you there!

Congratulations to John Marshall on his acceptance to Johnson & Wales University.


Congratulations to Haleigh Savage on her acceptance to Salem State University and Springfield College.