Monday, June 30, 2014

High Five Club set to return next year...thanks to Bristol County Savings Bank!!

Thank you to Bristol County Savings Bank for their generosity supporting the DR High Five Club once again next year. They are awesome! 

Rehoboth Now got into the High Five Club so much that they created a page to honor the seniors:
http://rehobothnow.com/High_Five_Club.html

We are looking forward to honoring the Class of 2015 next year!!

Rehoboth student Chad Mello receives Unsung Hero award

Rehoboth student Chad Mello receives Unsung Hero award

Thursday, June 26, 2014

End of School Year Video

A look back at the 2013-2014 school year..Thank you to all the teachers, coaches, parents, and students who submitted pictures throughout the year. Also, thank you to the Taunton Gazette and Attleboro Sun Chronicle for pictures as well and coverage all year.

Grades

To check your son or daughter's final grades for the year, please log into the Aspen X2 website. Once you are on the Aspen X2 website click on My Info tab at the top then click on the side tab labeled transcript.  This will allow you to see all the courses and the grades.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

End of Year Letter to Parents/Guardians

Dear Parents/Guardians:


As the 2013-2014 school year comes to an end, we would like to thank all of the students and staff for a highly productive school year. Our students continued to impress us with their knowledge, curiousity, and excellence. In addition to students engaging in rigorous courses, our kids excelled in Mock Trials, the Math Team, and NHS Honor Bowls. Students impressed us with their musical and artistic talents and our athletes excelled on the athletic fields bringing us several SCC titles. Our school continued several community building initiatives with the start of the High Five Club, the life-size wooden falcon carving in the main foyer, and this year we honored our alumni in the creation of the military tribute.  Above all, our students have impressed us with their high level of character, concern for others, and ability to do the right thing and learn from their mistakes. While we will miss the Class of 2014 as they move on to their future plans, we are excited to welcome the Class of 2018.


This summer promises to be an exciting one at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. We will be working diligently to replace some of the vacancies both in teaching and administrative positions.  We will also be working to reassess safety procedures, prepare for our upcoming accreditation, and work with teachers to experiment with new best practices in teaching. We want to remind all students to visit our website (www.drregional.org) and review their Summer Homework and Reading on the left tab. We also encourage all students and parents to check our school blog (www.drfalcons.blogspot.com) for any news and updates throughout the summer. 

We wish all of the students and families in the Dighton-Rehoboth community a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable summer!


Sincerely,


Kevin Braga Gail Van Buren John Harrison

Assistant Principal Acting Principal Assistant Principal

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Daily Announcements 6/17

The softball banquet will be held on Wednesday, June 18th @ 6:00 in the cafeteria. Please bring in uniforms at this time to be collected.

Will all students taking AP Environmental Science please see Mrs. Rose in room 224 before Wednesday afternoon for your summer assignment. Thank you.

Any student who is signed up for AP Psychology next year should see Mr. Pacheco in Room 109 before the end of the school year to get their summer assignment if they have not done so already. The assignment is also posted of the school website.

Any student planning on taking AP English Language and Composition and who has not met with Mr. Loell about the summer reading assignments should do so as soon as possible.  Mr. Loell can usually be found in room 311.


Auditions for the fall play will be on September 11 from 2-3 in the auditorium. This year’s show is “All the King’s Women”.  For more information, see Mrs. LaSalle in room 303.

Monday, June 16, 2014

This Week's Edition of DR News!

Press Release: Van Buren named Acting Principal

Press Release
Date:  June 16, 2014
From: Mr. Michael Malone, Interim Superintendent, and Dr. Anthony C. Azar, Superintendent-Elect

Gail Van Buren Appointed as Acting Dighton~Rehoboth
Regional High School Principal

Dighton ~ Rehoboth (MA)-In a joint statement today, current Interim Superintendent Mike Malone, and incoming Superintendent-Elect Dr. Anthony C. Azar of the Dighton~Rehoboth Regional School District, announced the appointment of Mrs. Gail Van Buren as Acting High School Principal, starting Monday, June 16, 2014 (today).  Mr. Malone and Dr. Azar jointly stated that: “Mrs. Van Buren has been an administrator for fifteen years and will be commencing her ninth year in the Dighton~Rehoboth Regional School District.  More importantly, six of those administrative years in D~R have been as the District’s Regional High School principal”.

Mrs. Van Buren is currently the Assistant Superintendent having attained a Masters in Educational Leadership, and thus far has completed all other coursework leading to a Doctorate from Northeastern University.  She is also an adjunct instructor at Fitchburg State University.

Mrs. Van Buren said, “I am happy to assist the district during this transition in order to continue the positive academic and cultural momentum and growth at the high school”.
Mr. Malone and Dr. Azar jointly stated that current Assistant Principals, Mr. John Harrison and Mr. Kevin Braga, will continue to handle the day-to-day operations of the high school, while Mrs. Van Buren continues in her Assistant Superintendent role.  Both Mr. Malone and Dr. Azar further indicated that Mrs. Van Buren will oversee the close of the 2013-2014 school year, and will ensure that the opening of the school year 2014-2015 runs smoothly.

For further information please contact:


Mr. Michael Malone or Dr. Anthony Azar at 508-252-5000 ext. 5139.

Daily Announcements 6/16

Attention: Faculty and Students.  The last late bus for this school year will be on Wednesday, June 18th.  Please plan accordingly.

All students are required to complete summer reading. All students will read the school wide selection. In addition, students enrolled in honors or AP English classes are required to read three additional titles. All students enrolled in honors or AP English classes should consult the lists posted on the high school web site.

Students taking AP Spanish next school year are to see Mrs. Lomba in room 124 before the end of the school year for their summer assignment and to discuss course expectations. Gracias!

There will be a final student government meeting for all current and future student government members on Tuesday, June 17th in the small cafe.The meeting will start promptly after school. If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Beckett or Mr. Cooke.

There will be an after school review session for all of Ms. Beckett's World History classes today (6/16) in room 108. Please bring your history materials for the final review.

Those students taking A.P. U.S. History next year should see Ms. King in room 113 for their summer assignments before the end of the school year.

Attention all baseball players:  the Awards' Night is set for Tuesday @ 6 p.m. In the cafeteria.  Please bring a beverage or a dessert.

Attention all baseball players:  see Coach C. For your camo shirts.

All members of the girls' basketball team are to report to the cafeteria immediately following morning announcements for a brief meeting.

The entire D-R community would like to congratulate Chris Bergus for his completion of the D-R Transition Program. We wish you the best of luck as you move on to a bright future. Good luck!

Attention all Junior members of the National Honor Society. Your second semester community service hours are due on Monday, June 23rd. Please hand in your logs to Mr. DeLano or Mrs. Payne by that date. If you have any issues or concerns please contact your advisors.

Friday, June 13, 2014

American Studies Cooks with Transition Students

Mrs. Rodrigues and Mr. Cooke's American Studies class and the Transition Program teamed up for a cooking lesson on Friday. Students made dishes that represent the many cultures they have been studying. The group of 15 students then enjoyed a family style meal together. Bon Apetitie! 






Best and Brightest Brendan Henrique

Take a look at the Taunton Gazette's new Best and Brightest, Brendan Henrique!
http://specialsections.wickedlocal.com/SS/Page.aspx?sstarg&facing=false&secid=145044&pagenum=7

Daily Announcements 6/13

Students taking AP Spanish next school year are to see Mrs. Lomba in room 124 before the end of the school year for their summer assignment and to discuss course expectations.

There is no student government meeting today, but there will be a meeting in the small cafe on Tuesday, June 17th.

There will be a final student government meeting for all current and future student government members on Tuesday, June 17th in the small cafe.The meeting will start promptly after school. If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Beckett or Mr. Cooke.

There will be an after school review session for all of Ms. Beckett's World History classes today (6/16) in room 108. Please bring your history materials for the final review.

Those students taking A.P. U.S. History next year should see Ms. King in room 113 for their summer assignments before the end of the school year.


The D-R Leo Club would like to thank everyone who participated in the coin drive.  As a school, we raised $246.14 to help feed the hungry in our two towns!  The winning class was the junior class, who raised $102.84!  

Senior Portraits for Class of 2015

Here are the dates for Senior Portraits for the Class of 2015


ROUND 1
Date(s)
Cameras
Time
Location
July 14
1
9am-2pm
Room 103
July 15
1
8am-2pm
Room 103
July 16
1
8am-2pm
Room 103
July 17
1
8am-2pm
Room 103
 
ROUND 2
Date(s)
Cameras
Time
Location
August 11
1
9am-2pm
Room 103
August 12
1
8am-2pm
Room 103
August 13
1
8am-2pm
Room 103
 
ROUND 3
Date(s)
Cameras
Time
Location
October 27
1
2pm-8pm
Room 103
October 28
1
2pm-8pm
Room 103
 
ROUND 4 (SAVE THE DATE)
Date(s)
Cameras
Time
Location
December 2
1
2pm-8pm
Room 103

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Freshmen Transition Day 1

Hello 8th Grade (soon to be 9th Grade) Parents:
       We wanted to update you on today's visit to DRRHS.  First we would like to thank all the students who attended today's 1 of 2 transition days.  We had over 230 students in attendance, and we started to see some friendships from opposite towns.  
        From when the students got dropped off by the bus this morning, mentors and advisors were on hand to greet them and direct them to the auditorium.  Next, students assembled in their designated cohorts and followed their mentors to class.  All mentors and advisors reported that the students were engaged and today went well overall.  
        Next students had lunch (see picture below), where the mentors and advisors sat down with the students to build some rapport.  This was also a great opportunity for our students to talk about the freshman transition program this summer and how these two days in June are a building block for the summer transition program.  We wrapped up lunch with the DR Drumline (see photo below) playing a 10 minute set for the students.
       After the performance, we went outside for our team building exercises where once again the students were on their best behaviors.  One group played "Captain go Captain," where they have to react to verbal commands from the mentors and work as a team to complete the mission.  The other group played "Steal the Bacon" where it is a team concept to the traditional "Green light, Red light," where students have to work together to complete the objective of getting the ball from one side of the field to the other.  
      We concluded today's event by debriefing, and then dismissing the student to their bus before the regular school dismissal.  All students were aboard of their buses and on their way home on time.  
      Thank you for your support and we look forward to working with them on Day 2.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask us.  

Mr. Braga and Mr. Harrison



MIAA Student Sportsmanship Essay/Multimedia Contest

The MIAA Sportsmanship Committee invites students in grades 9-12 to submit entries for the 14th Annual MIAA Student Sportsmanship Essay/Multimedia Contest. The theme of this year’s contest is: 

“Social Media and Sportsmanship,
How do they work together? ”

First Place ($400) and Runner-Up ($200) prizes will be present in each category (Literary and Multimedia). Contest award recipients will be honored during the 21st Annual MIAA Sportsmanship Summit on Friday, November 21stat Gillette Stadium. In addition, a compilation of finalist and honorable mention entries will be published in Volume XIV of "Sportsmanship: A Game Plan for Life."

CONTEST GUIDELINES

LITERARY ENTRIES (essays, stories, poems, etc.)

MULTIMEDIA ENTRIES (audio, visual, etc.)
  • must be a video that can be no longer than 3 minutes in duration
  • should be mailed to MIAA Contest, 33 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 02038 or emailed toeducationalathletics@miaa.net

ALL ENTRIES for this contest MUST BE RECEIVED by noon on Friday, October 17, 2014.

Winning authors will be notified and information regarding finalist entries will be posted on the MIAA website by October 31.  If you have any questions about this contest, please do not hesitate to contact the MIAA Educational Athletics Staff at 508-541-7997.  Thank you for your assistance in promoting this important student initiative.  We look forward to receiving entries from your school.

Red Sox World Series Trophy to Visit DRRHS

Office of
SELECTMEN
148 Peck Street                                                                                               Tel.: (508) 252-3758
Rehoboth, MA 02769                                                                                      Fax: (508) 252-5342
PRESS RELEASE 14-31
CONTACT INFORMATION
Jeff Ritter
Town Administrator
Town of Rehoboth
Town Offices
148 Peck Avenue                                                                                                             (508) 252-3758
Rehoboth, MA 02769                                                                                                     jritter@town.rehoboth.ma.us

“RED SOX TROPHY TO BE ON DISPLAY AT THE DIGHTON REHOBOTH REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL”
Rehoboth, MA June 12, 2014:  According to Town Administrator, Jeff Ritter, “the Red Sox World Series Trophy will be at the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School on Friday, September 12th starting at 4:30p.m.  The Trophy will be on display from 4:30p.m. until approximately 6:30p.m. or just before the start of the Friday night football game when Dighton Rehoboth will take on Apponequest Regional High School.  The Trophy is a great community builder and represents an opportunity for Dighton and Rehoboth to come together as one community.”  Special thanks are extended to State Representative Steven Howitt for helping to get the World Series Trophy to the high School.

John Harrison, Assistant Principal at the Dighton Rehoboth High School, stated “we are delighted that the Red Sox organization have approve our request to display the Trophy and provide the opportunity for both young people and parents to get their pictures taken with the Trophy, an object of significant historical importance.” 

Shannen Fish Levin, the 2013 World Series Trophy Tour Coordinator with the Boston Red Sox, recently stated, “that we really enjoy taking the Trophy on Tour, especially to other sporting events where the Trophy represents athletic excellence and the value of team work in working for a common objective.  The Red Sox organization is pleased to provide this opportunity to the community.”
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Daily Announcements 6/12

All students are required to complete summer reading. All students will read the school wide selection. In addition, students enrolled in honors or AP English classes are required to read three additional titles. All students enrolled in honors or AP English classes should consult the lists posted on the high school web site.

Any student who is signed up for AP Psychology next year must see Mr. Pacheco in Room 109 to get the summer assignment before they leave school for the summer.

There is NO jazz band rehearsal today.  Jazz band members please check your email regarding concert plans.


Attention potential cheerleaders:  Despite the confusion, tryouts for the Fall Varsity Football and Competition team will be held on Monday, June 16th, Tuesday, June 17th and Wednesday, June 18th in the small gymnasium.  The release forms for the tryout can be picked up in the main office.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Boy's Baseball Season Recap



South Coast Conference Baseball Champions 2014
Overall record 17-5, 12-4 SCC
Colors:  Green & Gold
Mascot:  Falcons

Scores:
4/4  DR 11  Bourne 2
4/7  Case 9  DR 1
4/9 DR 1  Apponequet 0
4/11 DR 4  NBVT 3
4/14 DR 5  Wareham 0
4/17 Fairhaven 9  DR 0
4/18 Old Rochester 3  DR 1
4/21 DR 4 Somerset 0
4/25 DR 12  Seekonk 0
4/28 DR 5  Bourne 0
4/29 DR 11 Case 3
5/2 DR  7  Apponequet 5
5/5 DR 11  NBVT 2
5/7 DR 20  Wareham 2
5/8 DR 2  Fairhaven 1
5/12 Old Rochester 9  DR 2
5/18 DR 12  Bishop Feehan 1
5/19 DR 8   Seekonk 7
5/21 DR 11   Somerset 7
5/24 DR 2  Bishop Feehan 1
State Tournament:
5/31 DR 5 Pembroke 1
6/2   Dartmouth 6  DR 1
Standing L-R:  Coach Steele, Coach Driscoll, Bubba Correira, Captain Nate Swartz, Chris Trudeau, Cory Farrelly, Jay Bingham, Ryan Murphy, Captain Keith DeBlois, Coach Cuthbertson
Kneeling L-R:  Eric Pappas, Kyle Rose, Justin Walsh, Joey Rogers, Jake Salera, Brody Rubenstein, Keigan Cox, Ben Strayer

Daily Announcements 6/11

Sam Rodrigues, Evie Rodrigues, and Hannah Saleeba competed at the State Heptathlon in Hingham over the past 2 days. After 7 events, Evie placed 19th, Sam 30th and Hannah 48th out of 68 girls. Good job girls!

There will be a final student government meeting for all members, both current and future on Tuesday, June 17th after school in the small cafeteria. If you cannot make it to the meeting, you must see Ms. Beckett or Mr. Cooke.


All students are required to complete summer reading. All students will read the school wide selection. In addition, students enrolled in honors or AP English classes are required to read three additional titles. All students enrolled in honors or AP English classes should consult the lists posted on the high school web site.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

School Council Minutes

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
School Council Minutes
May 13, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Main Office Conference Room

Committee members present: Tiffany Bartholomew, Kevin Braga, Rob Eddy, John Greenlees, John Harrison, Brendan Henrique, Ken O’Leary, Rachel Philip, Ann Siachos

I. Approval of Minutes
Committee members approved minutes from April 15 meeting.

II. Proposed Handbook Changes
The School Committee will vote on the proposed handbook changes on June 24.

III. GPA Scale Proposal
Committee members will reconvene in three to four weeks to discuss proposed changes to the current grade point average scale.


Respectfully submitted by

Ann Siachos