Thursday, April 30, 2015

This week's High Fives!

Congratulations to this week's High Fives!

Daily Announcements 4/30

The Unified Track team gave a dominating performance at their first meet of the season. Standout performances came from Jason Berube, Anthony St. John, Dylan Slater, Hannah Saleeba, and Cody Roy.

The Boys Tennis Team improved its record to 8-2 with a 5-0 win over Case yesterday. Ryan Gilmore,Tyler Doane, Bryan Tran won their singles matches while Ryan Andrade, Matt McEathron,Joel Papp and Sean Silva won their respective doubles matches. The boys will travel to Faihaven on Friday.

Justin Walsh pitched a complete game 5 hitter striking out 5 to lead the baseball team to a hard-fought 3-2 win @ Apponequet yesterday.  Cory Farrelly's RBI double with 2 out in the 7th inning drove in the winning run.

The varsity softball team lost to Apponequet yesterday 3-1. Maddie Nees drove in Lucy Maslen for the lone run. JV softball defeated Apponequet yesterday 14-0. Next game is at home tomorrow vs. Greater New Bedford Vocational. Please come out and support the team.

Attentin AP Spanish Students: Please join Mrs. Lomba for an AP Spanish Study session Wednesday, May 6th at 6pm in room 124. Come and ask questions, receive last minute tips, and study with your peers in a comfortable environment. Dinner to be provided!

Kim Reilly won her eighth singles match of the season 6-1, 6-0 as the girls' tennis team traveled to Case and defeated the Cardinals 5-0.  Emma Masse and Emily Fredette also picked up singles wins and Jaime Fastino and Liza Souza added a win a doubles.  The 2nd doubles team of Syvanna Caponigro and Kristina Perez rounded out the victory with a 6-0, 6-0 win. to bring the girls within one game of making the playoffs.

Seniors, in block one this morning you will receive a form to write 2 to 3 sentences about yourself that will be read by the Honored Faculty Speakers at Graduation. Please print neatly and return all forms to Mrs. Bergeron by Friday May 8, 2015.

Attention all Powder Puff football players. There will be a very brief meeting after school on Tuesday to discuss the schedule for next Friday's game. Please meet in the media center immediately after school. The meeting will last 10 minutes.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

National Honor Society Induction Tonight

Congratulations to all of the 2015 inductees into the National Honor Society tonight. Thank you to Mr. Perry, former DRRHS English teacher, for his inspiring speech tonight. Mr. Perry was selected by the students to be the honored speaker.

Oh Yeah!!! Get Healthy!

DR's New Gatorade Machine!! Please check carefully to hours of operation!!

DR Best Buddies Football Game is back!!

Memorial bricks for the victims of the triangle fire in 1911

United States History I students made memorial bricks for the victims of the triangle fire in 1911.

Daily Announcements 4/29

A reminder to all Seniors--the nomination forms for Honored Faculty Speakers at Graduation are due on Friday May 1, 2015. Please return all nomination forms to Mrs. Bergeron or Mrs. O'Gara.  Anyone who needs a form can pick one up in the Media Center.

National Honor society inductees are reminded to arrive tonight, Wednesday, April 29 at 5:45pm in the cafeteria to assemble before the ceremony.  You will receive your NHS pin at that time to wear during the ceremony.  Please dress appropriately. A reminder to National Honor Society seniors, please arrive at 6pm tonight to assemble in the cafeteria and receive your candle for the processional. 
If you cannot attend, please see Mrs. Payne or Mr. DeLano. 

On Friday May 1st, DR will be participating with high schools all across the nation in celebration of National College Decision day! We are asking that our seniors wear college apparel from the schools they are planning on attending. Students choosing to pursue alternative options are also encouraged to wear apparel that reflects their future plan.  On that day, we will have the Seniors fill out a green or gold paper graduation cap so that we can put up a display outside guidance.  At the end of the day on May 1st, we will take a group photo of the senior class with their caps. The hope is for everyone to participate, celebrate these great accomplishments, encourage conversations, and make connections; so make sure to get your college apparel to wear for this great celebration on Friday!

Congratulations to Nate Kowalski for being named  a top scholar-athlete in Massachusetts by the National Football Foundation. On Sunday night May 3, at the Newton Marriott, Nate will be one of 33 scholar athletes to receive this prestigious award. 

Attention Powder Puff cheerleaders for all grades. Our first practice will be tomorrow night. Please report to the gym at 6pm to begin working on your routines. Please see Mrs. Shillan if you have any questions.

There is a mandatory Student Government meeting on Thursday after school in the media center. 
Please see Mr. Cooke or Ms. Beckett if you cannot attend.

There will be a short Portuguese Club meeting tomorrow after school in room 122.

The Boys Tennis Team unproved its record to 7-2 with a 4-1 victory over Wareham yesterday. The Boys will host Case this afternoon.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

2/24 School Council Minutes

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
School Council Minutes
February 24, 2015
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Main Office Conference Room

Committee members present: Kevin Braga, John Greenlees, Paul Giannakoulis, Patrick Gouveia, Brendan Henrique, Rachel Philip, Rebekah Philip, Ann Siachos

I. Approval of Minutes from December 9, 2014 Meeting
Committee members approved minutes from meeting held on December 9, 2014.

II. Midterm Feedback Survey
The new format for the midterm examination schedule garnered positive feedback from students, parents, and teachers.
III. Schedule
The scheduling committee is exploring options and visiting other high schools before presenting possible scheduling alternatives. SY 2015-16 will operate under the current block schedule.

IV. Senior Supper vs. Senior Breakfast
Based on decreased attendance at the Senior Supper event in recent years and the high cost associated with Senior Class events, Mr. Braga proposed replacing the traditional Senior Supper, previously held at an off-campus venue, with a Senior Breakfast in the D-R auditorium. The entire senior class would have an opportunity to view the slideshow and superlatives.
V. ALICE Training for Staff
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)  is a security protocol that is different than what staff has been trained to do in the past. This option allows people to make informed decisions based on the circumstances of the situation. On March 16, the Dighton Police will conduct more training with staff at the high school. A presentation for students will be followed by an information night with both students and parents.

VI. Proposed Budget Outline
  • Proposed Part-Time School Resource Officer/Part-Time Criminal Justice Educator
  • Technology: proposal to replace teacher desktops
  • Proposal to replace a few existing positions to expand the CTE program to include culinary, health assisting, environmental technologies, and engineering

Artwork of the Week

Clarice Lemay's heels in both wire and clay. This won an honorable mention in this year in scholastics.

Daily Announcements 4/28

Attention Falcon Flyer staff: Please remember to attend the meeting today, Tuesday, April 28th.
The DR Girls' Tennis Team overpowered Wareham yesterday allowing only 3 games to their opponents in the entire match.  Emma Masse and Kim Reilly did not give up a game in their straight set wins, while Emily Fredette relinquished only one in her 6-1, 6-0 victory.  At number one doubles Jaime Fastino and Liza Sousa prevailed 6-1,6-1 and Syvanna Caponigro and Ashley Fredette also did not give up a game in their win at two doubles.  The girls face Case in Swansea on Wednesday as they hope to improve on their 6 and 3 record.

Congratulations to Alex Rebello on his acceptance to University of Connecticut, UMass Dartmouth, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  YAHOO!!

The varsity softball team went 4-0 over April vacation. The team lost to Case yesterday 5-1. Next home game is tomorrow vs. Apponequet at 3:45. Please come out and support the team.

The JV softball team defeated Case yesterday 7-4. The freshman softball team travels to Bridgewater-Raynham today for a 3:45 game.

If you have not dropped off your lyrics for the talent show, please bring them to the main office or to the meeting today.

The girls track team won a hard fought 71-65 win over arch rival Seekonk to improve to 2-0. Key wins were Evie Rodrigues in the 400 hurdles, Sarah Guimond in the 400 and Mia Rogers in the mile and 2 mile. The win was sealed by victories of the 4x100 team of Leah Rickey, Megan Moran, Cassidy Vincent, and Meagan Gustafson as well as teh 4x400 team of Sarah Guimond, Julia McCarthy, Kara Hermenegildo, and Evie Rodrigues. The girls take on ORR and Wareham Thursday.

Nervous about George Lucas selling Star Wars to Disney? So are we. Come celebrate the Star Wars we all know and love in the library from 5 to 8 on May 4th, the official star wars day. Test your knowledge with trivia. Watch baby vader pod race in The Phantom Menace or play star wars video games! Admission is 5 dollars. All are welcome.

Attention Girls that participated in this year’s American Math Contest in February:
You are eligible to compete in the “2015 MATH PRIZE for GIRLS” contest at MIT on September 20th.  The contest goal is to “underscore the importance of mathematics to our nation’s future and to inspire young women with exceptional potential to become the mathematical and scientific leaders of tomorrow.”  The Advantage Testing Foundation will be awarding $54,000 in cash prizes as well as every contestant receiving a few gifts.  If interested, please see Mrs. Deschenes in room 504 for details.

A reminder to all Seniors--the nomination forms for Honored Faculty Speakers at Graduation are due on Friday May 1, 2015. Please return all nomination forms to Mrs Bergeron or Mrs O'Gara.  Anyone who needs a form can pick one up in the Media Center.

Attention Girls that participated in this year’s American Math Contest in February:

You are eligible to compete in the “2015 MATH PRIZE for GIRLS” contest at MIT on September 20th.  The contest goal is to “underscore the importance of mathematics to our nation’s future and to inspire young women with exceptional potential to become the mathematical and scientific leaders of tomorrow.”  The Advantage Testing Foundation will be awarding $54,000 in cash prizes as well as every contestant receiving a few gifts.

If interested, please see Mrs. Deschenes in room 504 for details.

DR Students Recognized for Musical Talents

Toni Scott (clarinet) and Pat Newman (tuba) are participating in the Massachusetts Lions All-State Band from Wed.- Sat., representing the towns of Rehoboth and Dighton.  They are being sponsored by the Rehoboth and Dighton Lions Clubs for this event and will be performing at the Mass. Lions State Conference on Friday and at a concert on Saturday.  Special thanks to Russell Latham of the Rehoboth Lions for his work as liaison to give students this opportunity.

Eveline Rossi (baritone horn) was chosen by audition to perform in the band for the Junior SEMSBA Concert Festival on Friday and Saturday

Monday, April 27, 2015

DR Spring Track runnin hard!! Go Falcons!

DR Alumni Making Headlines

Worcester State Earns Top Seed in 2015 MASCAC Softball Tournament

"Hayley Terry led the Lancers in batting average at .361 while adding 21 RBI, six doubles and two triples."  Click here for the full story. 

Daily Announcements 4/27

ATTENTION AP STUDENTS:  There will be a mandatory pre-registration session in the cafeteria on Tuesday, 4/28 at 9:00 AM.  All AP students must attend.

The first practice for all Powder Puff cheerleaders will be Thursday, April 30th, from 5:30--7:30 PM in the cafeteria.

The Lady Falcons'  tennis team had three victories over the vacation week, stopping Old Rochester 3-2, a 5-0 win at Bourne, and finishing with a 4-1 win over Seekonk on Friday. Junior Kim Reilly had three singles victories over that span, and Emma Masse, Alyssa Carlson, and Emily Fredette also contributed singles wins.  Three doubles wins also were garnered by junior Jaime Fastino and senior Syvanna Caponigro during the week.  Seniors Kelly Brown, juniors Liza Sousa, Deanna Fleming, Sydney Conway, and sophomores Ashley Fredette and Kristina Perez also chipped in with
doubles wins for the Falcon squad.  Now 5-3, they will face Wareham this afternoon.

The baseball team plays Case here @ DR today @ 3:45 p.m.

Congratulations to Andrea Richards on her acceptance to Colby-Sawyer College and College of Saint Elizabeth.  YAHOO!!

Just a reminder that all Unified Track athletes must have their user fees in before this Wednesday's meet. Please see Mr. Antani with your loot.

School Council Agenda 4/28

DRRHS School Council Meeting
Tuesday 4/28 Agenda Items

  1. Members:
    1. Staff:
      1. Ann Siachos-Secretary
      2. Dave Moura
      3. John Greenlees
      4. Kevin Braga
    2. Parents:
      1. Rachel Phillip
      2. Patrick Gouveia
    3. Community Member
      1. Paul Giannakoulis
    4. Students:
      1. Brendan Henrique
      2. Rebekah Phillip
1) Student Achievement: increase & improve all aspects of student achievement.
2) Instruction and Learning: improve instruction and learning for all students.
3) Communication: expand communication between parents, school, and community through both traditional and non-traditional methods.
4) Technology: increase/maximize the use of technology for teaching and learning.
5) Facilities: improve facilities and ground for maximum students, faculty, and community utilization; instill pride in DRRHS.

Call to order the DR School Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 28th at 5:30 p.m.
First item on the agenda, I need a motion to approve the minutes from February 24ths minutes.

  1. Approve February 24ths minutes
  2. ALICE
    1. Staff are trained
    2. Student
      1. Phase 1: Complete
      2. Phase 2: Soft Rollout
  3. Senior College Acceptances
  4. Budget Outline: May 11th Meeting
    1. Resource Officer: Met with DPD
    2. Culinary Process
      1. Visits
  5. Upcoming Events
    1. Wednesday, April 29th: NHS
    2. Friday, May 1st: Talent Show
    3. Friday, May 8th: Buddy Bowl
    4. Friday, May 15th: Junior Prom
    5. Senior Calendar

Thursday, April 23, 2015

SOFTBALL: Dighton-Rehoboth gets better of rival Seekonk - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

SOFTBALL: Dighton-Rehoboth gets better of rival Seekonk - The Sun Chronicle : Local Sports

Reminder- Scholarship Applications for CSF

Attention Seniors!
If you participated in the Citizen Scholarship Foundation (CSF) Door to Door Fundraising Campaign, please be sure to fill out the application on their  their website here to receive the scholarships.  All applications were previously due April 15th but  CSF has extended the deadline to April 30th but no applications will be accepted after this date. All applications must be submitted online.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Term 3 Grades Now Available on X2

At this time you should now be able to access your child's report card on the X2 Student/Parent Portal. This year you should be able to see the report card as a pdf file when you log-in under published links at the center of the page.

If not- please follow these directions:

Directions to See Report Card in PDF/Print Friendly Format

1) Log-in to X2.
2) Enter username and password. If you need your user name and password, please call the Guidance Office at 508-252-5050.
3) Select MY INFO at Top of Page.
4) Select TRANSCRIPTS on Left of Page.
5) You will be able to see the term 3 grades for your child under the T3 Column in the grid. For a print-friendly report card, at the top- Select REPORTS....Select Report Card HS Portal.
6) Change School Name to Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School and Term to 3. This will print out a report card when you run the report.
For any questions on how to access your child's grades, please contact the Guidance Office at 508-252-5050. If you have concerns regarding your child's grades, please contact the teacher directly.

Questions about Learning Expectations?
Expectation 1: The student will work independently and collaboratively to solve problems, analyze information, and create original products.

Expectation 2: The student will articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively using multiple tools and media for a variety of purpose.

Expectation 3: The student will use digital and other research tools to access, evaluate and effectively apply information appropriate for a variety of tasks and learning opportunities.

Expectation 4: The student will value and demonstrate personal responsibility, reliability, cultural understanding, and ethical behavior.

Expectation 5: The student will effectively apply knowledge to construct original products and ideas and to generate solutions to problems.

Dept. 1
Dept. 2
Dept. 3
Unified Arts
Foreign Language
Social Studies
Foreign Language
Unified Arts
Social studies

Boy's baseball falls to ORR, Girl's softball wins!

Boy's baseball lost to ORR yesterday at DRRHS.

For highlights, click here.

Out of 11 DESE teachers of the year, 2 hail from Dighton-Rehoboth

Out of 11 DESE teachers of the year, 2 hail from Dighton-Rehoboth

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Scholarship Information

SCHOLARSHIPS (updated 04/17/15)


David G. Borden Scholarship
2 @ $1,000 each
Application available in Guidance

Planning to major in a business related field

Citizens for Citizens Edward J. Sullivan Scholarship
Application available in Guidance

Academics, financial need, extracurricular activities, community service

Dunkin’ Donuts 4-Safety Scholarship
Apply on-line

Create a video, poster, or audio message raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving

Honey Dew Donuts Scholarship
Application available in Guidance

Honey Dew Donuts employee with B average or better who participates in community and charitable activities

Prince Henry Society
Application available in Guidance

Resident of Dighton and of Portuguese descent

Warrior Thunder Foundation
2 @ $1,000 each
Apply on-line

Child of a veteran


Charles E. Volkmann Scholarship
Several @ $1,000 each
Application available in Guidance

Planning to major in a business related field

Rehoboth American Legion Post 302
3 @ $500 each
Application available in Guidance

Descendant or sibling of a United States military veteran

Remembrance Scholarship
Application available in Guidance

Participation in CSF Door-to-Door Campaign

I’m First Scholarship
10 @ $4,000
Apply on-line

First child in family to attend college

Little Theatre of Fall River
$1,500 Performing Arts Scholarship
$1,100 Jimmy Tavares Memorial Scholarship
$500 REX Performing Arts Scholarship
Application available in Guidance

Planning to major in theater arts, music, or dance

Rob Roy Academy
Application available in Guidance

Planning to attend Rob Roy Academy

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship
Apply on-line

Planning to major in a fashion related field

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship
Apply on-line

Planning to major in an animation related field

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
Apply on-line


Aspiring Nurse Scholarship
Apply on-line

Academic excellence in science and math and planning to major in a healthcare field

College Sports Recruiting Scholarship
Apply on-line