Friday, January 30, 2015

This Week & The Week Ahead

This week we weathered the winter storm and as a result had a shortened week.  Today we once again celebrated New England Patriot’s Friday, where students and staff displayed their favorite Patriot’s attire for this weekend’s Super Bowl.  We wish everyone a safe a restful long weekend.    
Due to the inclement weather we postponed our Anti-Bullying Intervention WeekIt is our top priority to ensure that Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School is safe for all students.  Without a safe learning environment, learning cannot take place.  Starting on Monday, we will start with a 28 Question survey that will be taken in first period to gauge the environment in our school.  On Wednesday, students from the DR Theatre Company will perform bullying monologues that are relevant to high school students.  After the skits, Guidance will be on stage for a panel discussion to discuss the monologues, answer student questions in the audience, and address topics from the survey on Tuesday.  On Friday, we are encouraging all staff and students to wear “Black” to “Black out Bullying” which is a national event.  Students will have the opportunity to sign the “Black out Bullying” banner in the cafeteria as their pledge to end bullying in school.  Our goal is to create a sustainable Anti-Bullying Program that is led by students and the culture is one that supports student differences and creativity, which leads to student achievement. 
Below are the rescheduled events for next week:

Monday: February 2 Student Survey
During first period, students will complete a 28 question survey to give us some information on the culture in the high school.  With this data we will address student concerns during the bullying skits on Wednesday. 

Wednesday: February 4 Bullying Skits and Panel. 
9th+10th Grade Skits will be from 7:30-8:15
11th+12th Grade Skits will be from 9:00-9:45
Students from our Theatre company have been rehearsing monologues about Bullying in high schools.  The skits performed by our students are not their own personal stories, however, they are reenacting true accounts from high school students in the United States. 

Thursday: February 5 Information in the Cafe
To promote awareness and the severity of Bullying, students will have information and statistics available to them at lunch regarding bullying in schools.  

Friday: February 6 Black out Bullying
On Friday, students and staff are encouraged to wear Black to "Black Out Bullying." In addition, students will have an opportunity to sign the 2015 Black Out Bullying Banner (like the one in the Main Office Foyer).  

Soup Kitchen: Soup Kitchen: Fall River First Baptist Church 4:30-6:30 pm:
Mr. Moura has organized our 5th Annual DR Soup Kitchen where students will volunteer to serve residents of the Fall River community.  Anyone who cannot attend and would like to help, can do so by baking goods (cookies, brownies, etc) and dropping them off in the main office.  In addition, our Annual Coat Drive is also taking place.  If anyone has any coats that they would like to donate, please see Mr. Moura in RM 115. Any questions, contact Mr. Dave Moura at DMoura@drregional.org.

Math Contest:  90 students will be taking the American Mathematics Contest on Tuesday February 3rd during period 2 in the cafeteria.  The mission of the MAA Competitions (Mathematical Association of America) is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition.  Students gain the opportunity to learn and achieve through competition with students in their school and from around the country.  Teachers and schools benefit from the chance to challenge students with interesting mathematical questions that are aligned with curriculum standards at all levels of difficulty.  The students will be given 75 minutes to complete 25 questions. As soon as they finish I will send them back to class.

Scheduling Process 2015-2016 School Year

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:
We wanted to make you aware that the Program of Studies is now available online. Students and parents can access the Program of Studies by visiting the school website, selecting the Guidance tab, and then the sub- tab entitled "Program of Studies." There could be a few minor changes this week so please check the website to be sure you are referencing the most recent version. Here is the version posted online (please note file name is dated 1/26 in case an updated version is posted).
There are a few changes in the course scheduling process for next year:
·              There are prerequisites listed in the Program of Studies for many of the courses. Prerequisites are intended to give students the recommended placement for next year so that they can be most successful. Teachers will be recommending students for courses in X2 based on the student’s performance. Students and parents may override a teacher’s recommendation using the Override Form on p. 82 of the Program of Studies. All overrides should be submitted to Guidance no later than the last day of the 2014-2015 school year.
·              We added two new AP Courses (AP Statistics and AP Art History) this year to the Program of Studies. These Advanced Placement offerings would bring the school’s total number to 14, a program that continues to measure the success of our students compared to other students across the United States.
·              Several electives eliminated last year have been brought back into the Program of Studies, such as Young Adult Literature and Journalism.  
·              New electives have been added to the Program of Studies, including Advanced Theatre Arts, Literary Magazine, Intro to Computer Science, and Intro to Italian.
·              The Career and Technical Education Department is hoping to add electives in Culinary for next year. You will see a new look to the vocational component of the Program of Studies focused on career pathways.
The timetable for course scheduling is as follows:
·              1/26-2/12- Students should discuss course offerings for next year with their teachers and guidance counselors in school. Parents are encouraged to review the Program of Studies with their child and ask their child’s teachers or guidance counselors any questions. Teachers will begin entering recommendations for students into the X2 Gradebook in February. Our goal is to have all teacher recommendations in Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, English, and Foreign Language completed by Thursday, February 12th.
·              2/23-2/27-After February vacation, all students will sign up for any other classes, including electives and other requirements, online through the X2 Portal. Teacher recommendations will be automatically inputted into a student’s schedule requests for Social Studies, Science, ELA, Math, and Foreign Language courses. Other courses students will select on the X2 portal.
If you have any question about your child’s schedule for the 2015-2016 school year, please contact your child’s teacher and/or guidance counselor who can best assist you.

News from our Blog:
·         SAT Kaplan Rescheduled: Sunday February 8th 1:00-5:00 pm in the high school cafeteria.

·        DR Swim Team SCC

·         Student Artwork of the Week: Nicole Evans drew this Baseball Glove in Drawing I this past semester.

DR hockey wins!!

 
Today and the Week Ahead:
Friday, Jan 30, 2015
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
5:00pm
5:00pm
6:30pm
6:30pm

Saturday, Jan 31, 2015
Time
Event
Details
TBD
vs. Cape Cod Regional Tech @ Dighton-Rehoboth
09:00am
10:00am
Apponequet, Bourne, Case, Fairhaven, Old Rochester Regional, Seekonk, Wareham vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
Janiak Frosh/Soph Invitational
10:00am
Apponequet, Bourne, Case, Fairhaven, Old Rochester Regional, Seekonk, Wareham vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
1:00pm
Old Rochester Regional vs. Apponequet @ Apponequet Regional High School - Pool - GRAIS
SCC meet

Sunday, Feb 1, 2015
Time
Event
Details
12:00pm
Old Rochester Regional @ Old Rochester Regional High School
1:30pm
Old Rochester Regional @ Old Rochester Regional High School
3:00pm
Old Rochester Regional @ Old Rochester Regional High School

Monday, Feb 2, 2015-GOLD
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Swimming:Girls Varsity Meet  (Rescheduled from 01-27-15)
3:30pm

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015-GREEN
Soup Kitchen: Fall River First Baptist Church 4:30-6:30 pm: Mr. Moura has organized our 5th Annual DR Soup Kitchen where students have volunteered to serve residents of the Fall River community.  Anyone who cannot attend and would like to help out can do so by baking goods (cookies, brownies, etc) and dropping them off in the main office.  In addition, our Annual Coat Drive is also taking place.  If anyone has any coats that they would like to donate, please see Mr. Moura in RM 115. Any questions, contact Mr. Dave Moura at DMoura@drregional.org.
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
vs. Fairhaven @ Dighton-Rehoboth
5:00pm
vs. Fairhaven @ Dighton-Rehoboth
5:00pm
Fairhaven @ Fairhaven High School
6:30pm
vs. Fairhaven @ Dighton-Rehoboth
6:30pm
Fairhaven @ Fairhaven High School

Wednesday, Feb 4, 2015-GOLD
Time
Event
Details
6:30pm
Indoor Track:Boys Varsity Meet  (Rescheduled from 01-29-15)
vs. Fairhaven, Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
6:30pm
Indoor Track:Girls Varsity Meet  (Rescheduled from 01-29-15)
vs. Fairhaven, Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
8:00pm
Apponequet @ Apponequet

Thursday, Feb 5, 2015-GREEN
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Basketball:Boys Freshman Game  (Rescheduled from 01-27-15)
Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
5:00pm
vs. Old Rochester Regional @ Dighton-Rehoboth
5:00pm
Basketball:Boys JV Game  (Rescheduled from 01-27-15)
Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
6:30pm
Basketball:Boys Varsity Game  (Rescheduled from 01-27-15)
Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
6:30pm
vs. Old Rochester Regional @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School


Friday, Feb 06, 2015-GOLD