Friday, February 28, 2014

Attention Sophomores! Guidance Information

Sophomore News
Guidance Counselors went into sophomore history classes this month to begin the career exploration process on Naviance.  Students completed a 180 question career interest profile, which produced a career interest type.  Students also completed a career cluster pathways inventory, which also resulted in three suggested career clusters.  Students were also given a list of potential occupations to explore, based on their results, and added one, if not more, occupations to their profile.  The Naviance software will be used each year with students and can be accessed from home as well.  Students have their own username and password, which parents can use to access the site as well.  Sophomores will begin the college preparation process on Naviance in their junior year, and will be requesting their college application materials on Naviance senior year.  A sample of a student's results are below:
  • Realistic: 0
  • Investigative: 5
  • Artistic: 3
  • Social: 0
  • Enterprising: 6
  • Conventional: 10
Definitions 

Realistic: Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Investigative: Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Artistic: Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Social: Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Enterprising: Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Conventional: Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. 

This Week's DR News!

Daily Announcements 2/28

The Best Buddies Leadership Team would like to thank all who participated in our movie night last night. The event was a great success.

There will be an informational meeting for all boys and girls interested in playing Tennis this spring. The meeting will be next Tuesday March 4th afterschool . The boys will meet in room 122 and the girls in room 123.

Attention girl’s basketball players. All clam boil money needs to  be turned in to Coach Pacheco my Friday, March 7th or you must contact Mrs. Amaral with the number of tickets you have sold by March 7th so we have a head count for the 14th.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jordan Perreault and Will Barresi for getting the 1st Place Gold Medal in Digital Cinema Production at the SkillsUSA District Competition.  And congratulations to Jessica Bullock for being accepted to the Student Advisory Committee for the State Leadership competition.  Everyone who competed should be very proud of themselves, great job.

There will be a mandatory meeting after school in the cafeteria this coming Monday, March 3rd for all winter track athletes. You must bring your uniforms.


Reminder that the student government meeting is in the Small Cafe directly after school. See you there!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

This Week's High Fives: Elizabeth Oakley and Chris Berry

DR HIGH FIVE CLUB

Christopher Berry
Class of 14’


Christopher Berry excels academically at DRRHS, ranking sixth in his graduating class. A recipient of the Abigail Adams Scholarship, Chris is also a member of National Honor Society. Chris has recently completed a community service initiative where he volunteered as an assistant coach for a pop warner football team. Additionally, Chris has tutored for chemistry and physics. As captain of DR’s math team, Chris is excited for the team’s upcoming playoff run. He is similarly proud of his participation in our Speech/Debate Team this year where he has learned a lot about public speaking.  Along with his academic and extracurricular success, Chris has found time to participate in Spring Track where he throws the javelin and runs the 100m. Upon graduating from DRRHS, he plans to major in aerospace engineering or physics at WPI.

DR HIGH FIVE CLUB

Elizabeth Oakley
Class of 14’

Elizabeth Oakley is a senior at DRRHS who excels academically, ranking eighth in her class. As part of the National Honor Society, Elizabeth has tutored peers in geometry and completed community service work at the Carpenter Museum in Rehoboth. A Girl Scout for thirteen years, Elizabeth is currently working to complete her Gold Award project for which she’s building a chimney swift tower on the grounds of the Carpenter Museum. Elizabeth has flourished at DR as a member of the symphonic band, playing the flute at the annual winter and spring concerts.  She is an active member of the Math Team, greatly contributing to the team’s playoff run this year. Elizabeth also enjoys her role as Vice President of the French Club. After graduating from DRRHS, Elizabeth plans to pursue a degree and then a career in biology.

Daily Announcements 2/27

There will be an informational softball meeting in room 115 next Thursday, March 6th immediately after school. Any questions please see Mr. Kulpa, Ms. Saxon or Ms. LaMere.

Congratulations to Haleigh Savage on her acceptance to Worcester State University, Assumption College, and Bridgewater State University.

Attention Best Buddies- This is a reminder that our movie night is tonight at Regal Cinemas in Swansea. Please meet at the theater by 6:30. Please see Mr. Tichacek or Mr. Garcia if you have any questions.
Congratulations to Tim Guimond on his acceptance to University of Delaware.

The next Fashion Club meeting will be on Monday, March 3rd, from 2-3 in Room 305. All are welcome!
Drama rehearsal will end at 3:00 on Feb. 28th.


Anyone interested in signing up for boys or girls spring track this spring there will be an informational meeting in the cafeteria Tuesday March 4th immediately after school. If you have any questions see Coach Moura in room 115 or Coach Fyfe in 513.

Guidance: Junior Class Presentations

Hello families of Junior students,
The Junior class counselors we will be holding a Junior Class Presentation on Post Secondary Plans in the High School auditorium on Thursday, March 13 from 6:00-7:00 pm.  We are conducting this Power Point presentation to the junior class all week during school and will present it again to you that evening.  
 
This one hour presentation will go over post secondary plans, Naviance (college search and application program), Common Application, summer to-do list, SAT/ACT timeline, and how to be prepared for September to submit college applications in a timely and organized fashion.
 
If after this presentation you have further questions, you can either email your child's counselor or stop in to see us during our weekly "Parent drop-in" on Fridays from 7:30-8:30am.  
 
Last names A-K = Mrs. Donahue    Ldonahue@drregional.org
Last names L-Z =  Mrs. Payne       Jpayne@drregional.org
 
In addition, we will post this Power Point Presentation to our Guidance website after this event.
 
You do not need to RSVP to this event.  We look forward to seeing you promptly at 6pm on Thursday, March 13th in the auditorium!
 
Thank you,
Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Donahue

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mock Trial wins playoff against ORR...Bishop Connolly is Next!

Congratulations to the Mock Trial Team on their tie-breaker win today against Old Rochester High School with a score of 101-82.  The team had a stellar performance, with perfect scores earned by Brandon Weddell, Patrick Newman, Olivia Gregoire, and Cassidy Vincent.  Attorneys Alan Fine, Brendan Henrique, Caleb Dyer, and Tori and Toni Scott also contributed impressive performances for the win.  The team remains undefeated with a 4-0 record and will face off against Bishop Connolly Friday for the final division title match and a run for the state championship.  

Daily Announcements 2/26

Congratulations to Kaitlyn Murphy on her acceptance to Bridgewater State University.

Congratulations to Max Cowell on his acceptance to Curry College, Franklin Pierce University, New England College, Lyndon State College, and Plymouth State University.

Congratulations to Chris Amaral on his acceptance to Quinnipiac University.

Congratulations to Will Silvia on his acceptance to UMass Dartmouth.

There will be a Peer Leader, Leo Club and NHS Meeting after school today in the cafeteria right after school to discuss the details of the Dodgeball Tournament tomorrow.  Everyone is expected to attend the meeting and the event.  If you have any questions, please see your advisor. 

Mrs. Dubois period 3 Physical Science class please report to 3rd period and do not go to first lunch. 

Congratulations to Austin Burrows on his acceptance to Johnson State College, Plymouth State University, Roger Williams University, and University of Maine.

Students attending SkillsUSA District Competition today:  Please report to Mr. Gouveia's room, Room 407 (Carpentry), after 1st Block.  Good Luck Today!!!!


Congratulations to Cassandra Wade on her acceptance to Bridgewater State University and Quinnipiac University.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Art Work of the Week

This is Brieanne Johnson's sculpture of a pineapple. It won a silver key in the Scholastic's Awards this year.





Daily Announcements 2/25

There will be a brief but important  Portuguese club meeting on Wednesday 2/26 after school in room 122. The next outing will be discussed and the activities for Foreign Language week. Please see Mr. Augusto if you can't attend.

Anyone interested in playing freshman, JV, or varsity baseball should report to an organizational meeting today in room 109 @ 2 p.m.

Congratulations to Olivia Colon on her acceptance to Westfield State University and Brittany Justin on her acceptance to University of Connecticut.

Congratulations to Zoe Karavolis on her acceptance to University of Connecticut.

Members of the girls basketball team are reminded that there is a mandatory meeting after school today in the gym to collect uniforms and vote for captains

Congratulations to Tim Guimond on his acceptance to University of Connecticut.


The Dance Club will be holding its first informational meeting this Friday, 2-28 in room 220 after school. If you have any questions, please see Kim Ribeiro or Miss Harwood.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Daily Announcements 4/24

The next drivers education class will be starting on Tuesday, March 4th.  The sign up sheet is in the main office.  To sign this sheet you must be 15 years 9 mos. of age by the date of the first class.  Sign up fast, the deadline is February 28th.  This will be the last class offered for the year.

Good Morning Best Buddies- This is a reminder that our spread the word poster party will take place tomorrow from 2-3. Please report to Mr. Ts room at 2pm. This event is optional.

Attention Best Buddies- This is a reminder that our movie night will be held this Thursday at Regal Cinemas in Swansea. Please stay tuned for more details.

This message is for all Leos:  our meeting this week will be held Tuesday after school in room 120.  See you there!

Members of the girls' basketball team are reminded that there is a mandatory meeting tomorrow after school in the gym. Uniforms will be collected at that time and captains will be voted for.

Anyone interested in playing freshman, JV, or varsity baseball should report to an organizational meeting on Tuesday @ 2 p.m. In room 109.

Congratulations to Emily Colon on her acceptance to Bridgewater State University and to Olivia Colon on her acceptance to Roger Williams University.

During vacation the boys' basketball team defeated Seekonk 54-43. Nick Koneski had 22 points to lead all scorers.  The team also lost to Weymouth 55-48 and Lawrence 61-42 in the Mansfield Roundball Tourney.  Nick Koneski was named to the all-tourney team.

All boys' basketball players are reminded to return all equipment today @ 2 p.m. in the coaches' office.
1.  All boys basketball players are reminded to turn in all equipment today immediately after school.
2. Anyone interested in playing freshman, JV, or varsity baseball should report to an organizational meeting on Tuesday @ 2 p.m. in room 109.

Congratulations to seniors Ben Roache and Keanu Baltazar on their selection to the South Coast All Star basketball team.  Nick Koneski received Honorable Mention.

Congratulations to Maryanne Nicholson on her acceptance to Rhode Island College.

On Sat. the 15th, the Wrestling team competed in the Div. II South State-qualifier tournament. Placers for the Falcon Grapplers were: At heavyweight-Ryan Ramos took 5th place, at 138 lbs - Joe Tomellini took 1st place, and at 113 lbs - Brandon Tran took 2nd place. This past Friday and Saturday, Brandon Tran competed in the Div. II STATE tournament, which had 54 schools contributing athletes. Brandon took 5th in his 113-lbs weight division. This qualified him for the ALL-STATE tournament, making him the FIRST EVER Falcon wrestler to qualify for this prestigious tournament. Brandon will be competing this next friday & saturday at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA. Good luck Brandon!

Congratulations to Kelsey Ciesielski on her acceptance to Curry College.

Congratulations to Chris Berry on his acceptance to University of New Hampshire and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

ALL wrestlers need to return their uniforms and jump-ropes to Coach Lovejoy as soon as possible.

The first informational meeting for dance club will be held this Friday February 28 in room 220. For more information see Kim ribeiro or miss Harwood.

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

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

ATTENTION SENIORS:  A representative from Bristol Community College will be at D-R on Thursday, March 13th for an on-site admissions day.  If you are interested in attending BCC, please pick up an application in the Guidance office this week.  Applications must be signed by a parent, and the application fee will be waived.  Appointment times are limited so please sign up as soon as possible.


Friday, February 21, 2014

Free FAFSA Workshop at the Attleboro Center on February 22nd! Learn about Financial Aid!


Ready for Dodgeball?

The school's dodgeball tournament is set for Friday, February 28th.  Here is the registration form. All registration forms (with all team members) and money is due on Monday, February 24th.  Please return the paperwork to the Main Office. Any questions please see Mr. Braga.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sports Recap 2/19

Swim Team:
Congratulations to Tayla Slater, who finished 4th and 16th in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle, respectively, at the Division 2 State Swim Meet! Congratulations to Bryan Tran, also a qualifier for the Division 2 State meet, for setting new school records in the 50 and 100 yard freestyles. Great Season, Tayla and Bryan, and thanks for representing the DR community so well. Next year the Swim Team anticipates an even more successful season, with additional qualifiers for the South Sectionals and Division 2 State Meets! 

Boy's Track Team:
Here is an article from the Sun Chronicle.

Hockey Team:
Here is an article from the Sun Chronicle.

Friday, February 14, 2014

This Week's Edition of DR News 2/14

Second Round of DRX Award Recipients

Here are the second round of DRX Award Recipients. Congratulations to all the students!

Anatomy Students Examine the Brain!

Students studying Anatomy and Physiology investigated the mammalian brain this week with the dissection of sheep brains. Please read a summary of the visit here.

Spanish IV class dancing the Salsa!

On Wednesday, Mrs. Lomba's Spanish IV class gave presentations on Spanish culture.  During one of the presentations, students asked their peers to participate on stage to dance the Salsa.  Click this picture below to see DR's version of Dancing with the Stars!
Mrs. Lomba dancing the Salsa with Gavin Turner (left), Seth Lundstrum and Keith DeBlois (center), and Christen Quevedo and Rachel Lobalbo (right) all joining in the festivities.

This Week's High Fives: Jordan Lizotte and Nathan Swartz

DR HIGH FIVE CLUB

Jordan Lizotte
Class of 14’

Jordan Lizotte is a three sport varsity athlete as a member of the volleyball, basketball, and softball teams. A captain for both the volleyball and basketball teams, Jordan has contributed significantly to the positive team chemistry in each of these squads. She is very proud of the girls basketball team’s first victory against Fairhaven this season, an upset that showcased the team’s hard work, determination, and growth. Jordan has also excelled academically, earning high honors thus far during her senior year. She cites math as consistently being one of her favorite subjects. Jordan is able to balance her athletic and academic commitments with a part-time job at Nautica in the Wrentham Outlets. Following graduation from DR, Jordan plans to play softball at the collegiate level and pursue a career as a nurse.  

DR HIGH FIVE CLUB



Nathan Swartz
Class of 14’

Nathan Swartz is a senior at DR who has performed well academically and excelled athletically as a member of three varsity sport teams. Recently, Nathan was recognized as one of only two SCC athletes to be named as an Eastern Massachusetts All-Star for soccer.  A tri-sport captain in soccer (where he plays midfield), basketball (where he plays small forward), and baseball (where he pitches), Nathan prides himself in being a role model to the younger athletes. In addition to working part-time at Hollister and umpiring baseball games in the summer, he finds time to volunteer during the holidays as a part of his Youth Group, where he helps to make baskets of food for families in need. Nathan plans to continue playing soccer in college and aspires to earn a degree in business management. 

Mock Trial Defeats Case, Improves to 3-0, Playoffs await!!

The Mock Trial Team defeated Case High School in a nail biting trial yesterday at the Fall River courthouse, with a score of 96-93.  The team has now won all three of their preliminary trials and now advances to the playoffs where they will face off for the regional title.  This is the team's second run for the regional title in two years and with the help of two civil attorney coaches, Mr. Weddell and Mrs. Lawlor, the team hopes to advance even further this year.  Captains Alan Fine and Brendan Henrique have led the team in points this year, along with exceptional performances from many first year members, including a perfect score for first year member Toni Scott.  The team is made up of dedicated students who have given 5 months of their time to study case law, prepare for a trial, and to bring their public speaking and performing abilities to a new level.  Congratulations to the team! 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Third Annual Spread the Word to End the Word

The DR Best Buddies group is proud to announce our third annual "Spread The Word To End The Word" campaign. This one day event will take place on March 5th. This is a nationwide event (sponsored by the Special Olympics) that is intended to start a conversation about the casual use of the word "retard" or "retarded." This year, we would like to use this day as an opportunity to encourage the use of positive labels. These are a few of the events we have planned. 

T-Shirts- This year's t-shirts are BRIGHT PINKThey look great and will certainly send a very positive message to the students.  The cost for this year's shirt will be $10.  Feel free to wear last year's t-shirt. Tickets can be purchased at lunch!

Shred the Word- We will be holding an event during lunch that will include students shredding a piece of paper with the"r-word" written on it and signing a pledge to end the casual use of the word. Please try to stop by the cafeteria on the 5th to sign the pledge and shred the word

The "I AM" Campaign-  For the second year in a row, students and staff will be invited to create their own "label." Name tags with respectful labels will be distributed during lunch and can be displayed proudly throughout the day. 

Social Media Blitz- The Best Buddies group will be working diligently to get our message out using as many different methods as possible. Please be on the lookout for some really interesting projects. 

Resources 
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/03/13/dighton-rehoboth-students-staff-hoping-to-ban-use-of-r-word/

Daily Announcements 2/13

The next drivers education class will be starting on Tuesday, March 4th.  The sign up sheet is in the main office.  To sign this sheet you must be 15 years 9 mos. of age by the date of the first class.  Sign up fast, the deadline is February 28th.  This will be the last class offered for the year.

Congratulations to Adam Rose on his acceptance to University of Hartford.

Congratulations to the Mock Trial Team on their nail biting defeat of Case High School yesterday, with a score of 96-93.  The team was led in points by Toni Scott, Brendan Henrique, Greg Fine, Brittany Sousa, Alan Fine, Patrick Newman, and Madison Burtan.  The team now advances to a regional title match the end of February.

Drama rehearsal on Friday is from 2-4. There is rehearsal on Sat. from 9-12.

Congratulations to the DR Math Team for an outstanding second place finish at yesterday's meet.  High scorers were Senior Lauren Farris, and Sophomores Tyler Jacob and Sarah Enos.  The team will be going to the playoffs in March.  GREAT JOB!


Congratulations to Briana Simmons on her acceptance to Bridgewater State University and Rhode Island College.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Transition Program Newsletter


Transition Program Newsletter
February 2014

Bridgewater State University: Mid-Year Report
Our students have been attending the Transitions at Bridgewater Program (T@B) throughout the year. While in the program, students have been in contact with over 100 students in programs just like ours.  Recent topics that have been covered are: Social media awareness, the job application process, developing a guide to landing a part-time job and relationship building.

*Our friend, Sam Wood, was chosen to be in a television program that promotes the ICE Program. If you haven’t seen it on tv, please click the link to check it out!

Within These Walls
I have dedicated this section to what happens while we are here at DRRHS. We have seen some amazing things here in DR-105! Students have been working diligently to become masters of the job application process. We are currently in the process of identifying jobs that are available the match our skills, interests and level of education. We will soon be moving on to a simulated run-through of the entire application process (from skill identification to interview). This process will involve several mock interviews with folks throughout the community.

Daily Job Application Question
Throughout this unit, students will be bringing home a daily job application binder. This will be used to practice answering questions and filling out information that appears on job applications. Daily grades will be given in the participation category of the grading scale. It is VERY important that students complete this assignment every day and do so as neatly as they can. We would like students to get used to the idea that things need to be 100% correct on job applications.

Attleboro Enterprises, Inc.
Both the Monday and Tuesday groups at AEI is firing through the Circles curriculum. The material that has been covered has been perfect for what we need. It is great that they get to work on it in a cool setting with a nice group of students and teacher from the surrounding area. Both groups are looking into the relationships between students and teachers or workers and bosses. Jon, Chris and Andy have certainly stood out in this group as true leaders.

Spread the Word to End the Word- March 6, 2014
Our Best Buddies group will be spearheading the annual Spread the Word to End the Word campaign this year. This event is dedicated to spreading awareness about the derogatory use of the word “retard.” This year, we are really concentrating on focusing on the positive labels that can be used to describe friends and co-workers.

Unified Sports Basketball Team
With the help of Ms. Striano, D-R will be creating our very first Unified Sports Basketball Team! Unified Sports is a program that combines approximately equal numbers of individuals with (athletes) and without (partners) intellectual disabilities on the same sports teams for training and competition. The team will hold 5 practices and play in 2 scrimmages during the months of March and April. Please let Mr. T know if you are interested.

Movie Night
Best Buddies will be hosting a movie night at the Regal Cinemas in Swansea on February 27th. More details to come…

Attleboro YMCA
So far, our students have done a wonderful job while volunteering at the YMCA. All three of our students have been dedicated to their positions and have worked diligently to create warm and friendly environment at the YMCA. Within the next month, the Y will be opening a café that will serve their members. This will increase the number of volunteer opportunities for our students and expose them to different types of work. We have also been working with the Y to create exercise plans for our students. Within a few weeks, our students should be working out at the Y at least once a week. Mr. T will keep you posted to let you know about clothing requirements for these activities.

The Road Ahead-
- We are currently in discussions with The Stoneforge in Raynham about a possible job sample. Students will be setting up both dining rooms for lunch and dinner. Our students will be working hand-in-hand with students from Bridgewater/Raynham during this project.

- After vacation, we will be visiting one-stop career centers in Taunton and Attleboro. During these visits, students will get an idea of how these resources can be utilized both before and after they turn 22.


- The rumors are true! There will be another commuter rail trip in the Spring. We are planning on making the trip with a few other programs in the area. A date has not been set. Mr. T will let you know as soon as we get a solid date. 

Daily Announcements 2/12

Bishop Connolly defeated the boys' basketball team 64-39 last night.  Jason Ramos led the scoring with 11 points.  Ben Roache added 10.  The Falcons conclude SCC play Friday night @ Seekonk @ 6:30 p.m., and play Weymouth @ Mansfield @ 3:45 p.m. on Monday.

The Wrestling team lost a hard fought match last night to Silver Lake High School by a score of 42-35. Individual wins were garnered by Brodie Dacus, Brandon Tran, Tom Ranley, Joe Tomellini, Brandon Hyson, and Chris Tito. The team travels to North Attleboro this Saturday for the State Qualifier tournament. Good luck Grapplers!

Attention girls basketball players practice will be from 4:30 to 6:30 tonight.

The DR Hockey team has there last home game at 7:00 tonight against Bourne.  Come watch them make history!

Congratulations to Adam Rose on his acceptance to University of Hartford.


Congratulations to Rachel Lobalbo on her acceptance to Curry College.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

DR Mock Trials Wins Again!

The Mock Trial Team defeated Bridgewater-Raynham in their 2nd competition of the season, with a score of 93-83.  The team was led with exceptional performances by Tori Scott, Patrick Newman, Brendan Henrique, Greg Fine, Toni Scott, and Allan Fine.  Team members Brittany Sousa, Naomi Wuebker, and Madison Burtan also contributed to the win over B-R.  The team record is now 2-0.  Best of luck to the team as the compete in their third trial on Wednesday against Case High School. 

Free App to Download That Let's You Upload Yearbook Pictures!

 This is a free app that we have from the yearbook company where students are able to download the app and then upload their pictures to the yearbook's website.  



Daily Announcements 2/11

Congratulations to Tayla Slater who finished 4th and 5th in the 50 and 100 yard freestyles, respectively, at the Sectionals Swim Meet.  Congratulations also to Bryan Tran who came in 13th place in the 100 backstroke and 23rd in the 100 freestyle. Good Luck to both Tayla and Bryan as they compete in the State Meets this weekend.

Attention Best Buddies- Our planning meeting will be held today from 2-2:30pm in Mr. Ts room. Please see Mr. T or Mr. Garcia if you have any questions.

The Mock Trial Team has two back to back competitions this week, facing Bridgewater-Raynham High School today and for the third match of the preliminary round, they face Case High School tomorrow. The team won their first competition and hope to win the next two to earn a spot in the playoffs.  Come support your team after school today beginning at 2 at the Taunton courthouse or Wednesday at the Fall River Courthouse. 

Attention Dodgeball teams.  Peer Leaders will be at lunch on Thursday and Friday to collect rosters along with the money.  Please hand in your paperwork then to ensure you have a spot in the tournament.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Braga

The girls basketball team lost to King Phillip last night 61-24. The team was lead by Kylie D'Ambrosio with 12 points. The team plays its final game of the season Friday at home vs. Seekonk.

The Portuguese Club meeting to be held today has been postponed to a later date.

Drama will end at 3:30 today.

Attn: Speech Team! Mandatory meeting today to register for the Mardi Gras Speech Festival. Please see Mrs. Loell, Emma or Phil if you have a conflict to make sure you stay in good standing!!

Congratulations to Alden Foelsche, Ty Enos, Jake Juncker, Sam Rodrigues, and Mia Rogers on being named SCC All-stars for winter track. Congratulations also go out to Alex Goss, Kyle Rendon, Hannah Saleeba, and Kylie Fletcher for being named honorable mention all-stars.


The next drivers education class will be starting on Tuesday, March 4th.  The sign up sheet is in the main office.  To sign this sheet you must be 15 years 9 mos. of age by the date of the first class.  Sign up fast, the deadline is February 28th.  This will be the last class for the year.

Monday, February 10, 2014

February Health Newsletter


Your Library...To Go!



Here is last week's edition of DR News (2/7)!

Daily Announcements 2/10

Attention Dodgeball participants.  The Dodgeball tournament rosters are now available in the main office.  They must be turned in by Monday, February 24th.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Braga, Mr. Delano, or Mr. DeMello.

Attention to anyone who would like to be a Freshman Mentor.  The application is now in the main office for pick up.  This program does require a serious time commitment.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Braga.

Attention Best Buddies- This is a reminder that our planning meeting will be held tomorrow from 2-2:30pm in Mr. Tichacek's room. Please see Mr. Tichacek or Mr. Garcia if you have any questions.

All student government members please check the schedules posted on Mr. Cooke's and Ms. Beckett's door for selling Matchomatics during lunches this week.  

The first Dance Club meeting will be held this Thursday, February 2/13 after school in room 220. For more information, contact Kim Ribeiro or Miss Harwood.

On Senior Night in one the most exciting games of the season, first-place Old Rochester rallied from a 14 point deficit to earn a hard-fought 60-53 win over the boys' basketball team.  Ben Roache led the Falcons with 20 points, 11 rebounds, & 7 assists.  Nick Koneski added 16 points.  The team plays @ Bishop Connolly on Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m.

There will be a Falcon Flyer meeting on Wednesday 2/12 from 2-3 pm in Room 305.

Math Team practice will be on Tuesday February 12 this week.  There will be no practice on Monday.
The girls basketball team lost 44-37 to Old Rochester Saturday. The team was led by Kylie D'Ambrosio with 21 points. The team plays tonight at home against King Phillip.

Attention girls interested in playing tennis:  There will be a brief meeting after school on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the cafeteria.  Please see Emily Fredette or Zoe Karavolis with any questions.

The girls winter track team finished second in the SCC championship meet this weekend, led by strong performances by Mia Rogers, Emily Cronan, and Sam Rodrigues. They ended the season with only one loss and hope to impress up at the Division 4 championship this weekend.

Meanwhile, the boys winter track team added to their regular season championship with a win at this weekend's SCC championship meet. Sterling performances from Ty Enos, Jake Juncker, Alden Foelsche, Cody Boehner, and Alex Goss helped earn the first SCC Championship trophy in recent memory. 

The DR Hockey team lost to Somerset 1-0.  Our Record is 9-9.  The last home game is Wednesday at 7:00 against Bourne.

Congratulations to Rachel LoBalbo on her acceptance to Quinnipiac University.

Jazz Band rehearsal will be this Tuesday (Feb. 11) from 2:00-3:00. Pro Musica rehearsal will be Thursday (2/13) from 2:00-2:45.

To all SkillsUSA members attending the District Conference, there will be a meeting immediately after school tomorrow, February 11th, in Room 307.

REMINDER to all SkillsUSA members attending the District Conference, there is a meeting TODAY immediately after school in Room 307.


There will be a Peer Leader meeting on Wednesday in the small cafe.  Please Mr. Braga with details.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

School Committee Meeting Tuesday Night Includes Discussion on District's Roofing Project

Just a reminder to our high school community that at Tuesday night's School Committee Meeting discussions at  will center around the district's roofing project. Administrative and teaching staff will be present to support and represent the high school,  and we invite and encourage members of our parental community (and of course our Falcons!) to attend.

Dighton-Rehoboth boys win SCC title in Track - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

TRACK: Dighton-Rehoboth boys win SCC title - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

Student Assembly Recap

Last week, the administration and curriculum coordinators spoke to students during class assemblies. Most of the assembly time was devoted to going over the Program of Studies for the 2014-2015 School Year.

A copy of the curriculum coordinator's presentation can be found here.

The administrators also reminded students of the following:

1) Safe driving practices on school grounds.

2) The importance of knowing the student handbook. Hats, hoods, and other items covering the head need to be "off and out of site," cell phone use is only permissible in the lunch room or with a teacher's permission for academic use only, and students are expected to treat each other and all adults in the building with respect.

3) Students with four unexcused absences or 5 unexcused tardies/dismissals in a term will attend Saturday School from 8am-12pm in the Library Media Center. If a student reaches 8 unexcused absences or 8 unexcused tardies/dismissals, the student will lose social and driving privileges for the semester.

4) A brief mention of the school's safety plan.

5) A reminder to students to have a positive end to the school year. Students need to stay focused on their academic success and start building that resume that will prepare them for the future.

6) Seniors were applauded for being a strong senior class serving as positive role models for underclassmen but warned that the positive behavior must continue. Any form of a senior prank will jeopardize that student's right to walk at their graduation. Students were also told that they are responsible for meeting their graduation requirements and paying off all debts before graduation.




Saturday, February 8, 2014

DR Hockey Senior Night Honors Seniors and Their Parents But Team Falls 1-0 to Somerset


The DR Hockey Team played hard against Somerset but lost 1-0 after a quick first period goal. The game begin with the the seniors and their parents being honored. Curtis Letourneau also played the national anthem on his trumpet...So Much DR Talent!!






Approximately 500 students enjoy Winter Ball at Venus de Milo Friday Night!

Approximately 500 students enjoyed the DRRHS Winter Ball Friday night at Venus de Milo. Many thanks to the hard work of senior class advisor, Mrs. Bacon, and all the teachers who volunteered their Friday night to chaperone. A good time was had by all!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Daily Announcements 2/7

There will be a brief meeting for members of the girls’ volleyball team in room 212 on Monday, February 10th.

Attention Dodgeball participants.  The Dodgeball tournament rosters are now available in the main office.  They must be turned in by Monday, February 24th.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Braga, Mr. Delano, or Mr. DeMello.

Attention to anyone who would like to be a Freshman Mentor.  The application is now in the main office for pick up.  This program does require a serious time commitment.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Braga.

The DR Hockey team has a senior game on Saturday in Fall River against Somerset at 5:00pm.  Come support the Seniors.

There will be a student government meeting today Friday Feb 7th. Please see Ms. Beckett or Mr. Cooke if you cannot attend.

Congratulations to Rachel Ferrara on her acceptance to Assumption College, College of the Holy Cross, Fairfield University, Quinnipiac University, Saint Anselm College, and Stonehill College.


The Wrestling team lost a hard-fought match last night to regional power-house Hopkinton High school by a score of 33-24. Wins were taken by Brodie Dacus, Brandon Tran, Tom Ranley, Joe Tomellini, and Brandon Hyson. The Falcon Grapplers host their LAST home match against Silver Lake HS next Tuesday at 7 PM.

This Week's High Fives: Jonathan and Samantha

DR HIGH FIVE CLUB

Jonathan Fleet
Class of 14’


As a member of the cross country, indoor track, and spring track teams Jonathan Fleet is a three sport varsity athlete. Jon’s discipline has helped him in his career as a long distance runner, as he competes in the 1 mile, 2 mile, and 1000m. He also swims in his spare time to prepare for a future military career. A member of the TV Productions program at DR, Jonathan is frequently seen on DR news. He has served as a peer mentor this past year, helping freshmen successfully transition to the high school through the Freshmen Transition Program. Jonathan balances his athletic and academic pursuits with a part-time job at Fantasy Land where he works 6-12 hours per week as a ride operator. He is currently a US Naval Sea Cadet in Newport, Rhode Island, and, upon graduating DR, he looks to continue to serve his country

DR HIGH FIVE CLUB

Samantha Rodrigues
Class of 14

Samantha Rodrigues is a three sport varsity captain for the soccer, winter track, and spring track teams. A four year varsity soccer player, Samantha contributed greatly to the team’s tie for the SCC title this past year. She has been recognized as an SCC All-Star and Eastern Massachusetts All-Star for her performance on the pitch. In track, Samantha competes in the 55m, 400m, and 4x400m relay where she consistently ranks in the top performers for the conference. Samantha has excelled academically, capped off by her membership in the National Honor Society. She has volunteered at an annual Soccer Can Drive to help the Rehoboth Food Drive for the past few years. Samantha is able to balance her athletic and academic commitments with a part-time job at Purple Cow Creamery. After graduating from DR, Samantha plans to major in Environmental Science at Franklin Pierce College, where she also (not surprisingly) plans to continue playing soccer. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Tran and Slater Qualify for Sections in Swimming

The DR community wishes “GOOD LUCK” to Swim Team Members Bryan Tran and Tayla Slater who have qualified for and will be swimming in the Sectional Swimming Meets this weekend.  Tayla will be at Wellesley College on Saturday, February 8th where she will compete in the 50 and 100 freestyle. 
Bryan will be swimming on Sunday, February 9th at WPI, and will compete in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke.  Good Luck Tayla and Bryan!


Daily Announcements 2/6

Congratulations to Jonathan Moniz on his acceptance to UMASS Dartmouth.

Due to the snow day on Wednesday, the Dance Club's First scheduled meeting will be postponed until next week. The new date will be announced next week. See Kim Ribeiro or Miss Harwood in room 220 for more information.

The boys' basketball team earned a hard-fought 49-44 win at Fairhaven Tuesday night. Nate Swartz scored with less than a minute to play to snap a 44-44 tie.   Nick Koneski led the scoring with 16 points while Ben Roache added 12 and Jason Ramos 10.  Cam Reed had 10 rebounds.  The Falcons play first-place Old Rochester here @ DR Saturday night @ 6:30 p.m.  on Senior Night.

Congratulations to Andrew Wuebker on his acceptance to Franklin Pierce University and UMass Dartmouth.

The DR Hockey team won against Apponequet 6-3.  Nick Soares scored 4 goals, Joey Givens and Jon Duncan scored 1 goal each.  Curtis Letourneau got 4 assists.  Next game is Senior night at Fall River against Somerset at 6:30.  Come support the team.


There will be a brief meeting for members of the girls volleyball team in room 212 on Monday, February 10th.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

No School Wednesday 2/5

There will be no school at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District on Wednesday, February 5th.

HOCKEY: Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk breaks away from Norton - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

HOCKEY: Dighton-Rehoboth/Seekonk breaks away from Norton - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

Grades Posted for Term 2

Grades are now available on X2. Remember, teachers post grades every 10 school days so feel free to check frequently. For any questions, please contact your child's teachers directly.

Daily Announcements 2/4

The Wrestling team went 0-3 this Saturday, falling to St. John's Prep, Durfee, and Braintree High Schools. 

The lone undefeated grappler on the day was Brandon Tran. The Falcon's host Silver Lake High School Wednesday in the large gym at 7pm - where we will be wearing our PINK "Wrestling for a cause" T-shirts in support of a cure for breast cancer.

Congratulations to Meghan Bury on her acceptance to Bridgewater State University.

Congratulations to Matt Haynes on his acceptance to Rhode Island College.

On March 2, The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, will present Kyle Arieta 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.  In the spring of 2013, Kyle had a life-threatening brain tumor removed at Boston Children's Hospital. With the help of world-class medical care, devoted family support and a strong desire to return to the football team, Kyle was able to play his senior season at D-R.  Congratulations to Kyle on this remarkable accomplishment.

The DR Hockey team won against Norton 2-1.  Goals scored by Nick Soares and Curtis Letourneau.  Assists were from Kyle Blythe, Jon Duncan and Justin Silva.  Next game is Wednesday at 8:00 home against Apponequet.

Congratulations to Nicole Casey on her acceptance to Dean College and Lasell College.

Congratulations to Briana Simmons on her acceptance to Wheelock College.

Attn: Speech Team no meeting today!! That's NO meeting today for Speech Team. You've done well.

Congratulations to Kourtney Gendreau on her acceptance to Paul Mitchell School.

Congratulations to Brittany Justin on her acceptance to University of Alabama.


Due to the inclement weather expected tomorrow, the National Honor Society Honor Bowl is postponed until Wednesday, March 5.  

Monday, February 3, 2014

Arieta received Henry J. Smith Courage Award

On March 2nd, The Gridiron Club of Greater Boston, will present Kyle Arieta 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.  In the spring of 2013, Kyle had a life-threatening brain tumor removed at Boston Children's Hospital. With the help of world-class medical care, devoted family support and a strong desire to return to the football team, Kyle was able to play his senior season at D-R.  Congratulations to Kyle on this remarkable accomplishment.

Art Scholastic Winners

Congratulations to the following students who are recognized as Boston Globe Art Scholastic Winners! Here is the list.

Alyssa Carlson received 4 Honorable mentions for her writing, and is still waiting to hear about her novel entry which will be announced in April.

Thank you to the hard work by the art department.

Daily Announcements 2/3

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

Wareham defeated the boy's basketball team 73-55 on Friday. Nick Koneski had 23 points to lead all scorers.  On Sunday, Case defeated the Falcons 62-40.  Cam Reed and Nick Koneski had 10 points each.  The Falcons play at Fairhaven on Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m.

There will be a brief Portuguese Club meeting Tuesday after school in room 122. All are to attend. Please be prompt. See you there.

There will be a Peer Leader meeting tomorrow in the small cafe.  All are expected to attend. 

Congratulations to Keith Deblois on his acceptance to Salem State University.

The first Dance Club meeting will be held this Thursday in Room 220 from 2-3pm. If you have  any questions or concerns, please see Kim Ribeiro or Miss Harwood in room 220.

The DR Hockey team won against Cape Cod 4-3.  Goals were scored by Curtis Letourneau, Matt McDonald, Joey Givens and Justin Silva.  Assists were performed by Nick Soares and Brandyn Botelho.  The next game is tonight at home @ 6:30 against Norton.  Please come out and support the team.

Lead by Kylie D'Ambrosio's 14 points. The girls basketball team lost to Case yesterday 45-34. The team plays tomorrow at home vs. Fairhaven.

Just a reminder, there is a meeting today, after school, for all senior NHS members who wish to participate in the Honor Bowl on Wednesday. The meeting will take place in the small cafe.

The Wrestling team went 0-3 this Saturday, falling to St. John's Prep, Durfee, and Braintree high schools. The lone undefeated grappler on the day was Brandon Tran. The Falcon's host Silver Lake High School Wednesday in the large gym at 7PM - where we will be wearing our PINK "Wrestling for a cause" T-shirts in support of a cure for breast cancer.

Congratulations to Meghan Bury on her acceptance to Bridgewater State University.


Congratulations to Matt Haynes on his acceptance to Rhode Island College.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February's Lunch Menu

Here is February's lunch menu.

February Calendar

Welcome to February! Here is a calendar of events!

Students seem to be most excited about the upcoming Winter Ball this Friday, 2/7 and the Dodgeball Tournament on Friday 2/28. Of course, there is also February vacation that students enjoy :).

Machinery Students Work on Veteran's Wall

Students in Machine Shop work on the engraved insignia's for the DR military wall outside the main entrance. Take a look at the talented work these students have already completed!





This week's edition of DR News 1/31

Here is this week's edition of DR News...enjoy!