Saturday, January 31, 2015

DR Hockey Clinches State Tournament

 The DR Hockey Team clinched postseason play today after playing against Cape Cod Academy!

Scholarship Information 1/31

DUE DATE
SCHOLARSHIPS (updated 01/30/15)
CRITERIA






02/06/15


Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship
25 @ up to 50% of financial need renewable for four years
Application available in Guidance

SOPHOMORE or JUNIOR who demonstrates accomplishments while overcoming hardships

02/13/15

Red Pine Scholarship
$5,000 to $20,000 annually
Apply on-line www.tpi.org/scholarship/red-pine-scholarship


Financial need, strong academic record, involvement in community, school, and work activities


02/15/15

Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation
From $1,000 to $5,000
Application available in Guidance


Exceptional leaders in the community

02/17/15

Yawkey Scholars Program
Up to $25,000 annually
Apply on-line www.tpi.org/scholarship/yawkey-scholars-program


Strong academics, financial need, engaged in a meaningful mentoring relationship

02/24/15

Massachusetts Credit Union League
6 @ $1,500 each
Application available in Guidance


Student or parent is a member of a Massachusetts credit union

02/27/15

Taunton Federal Credit Union
6 @ $1,500 each
Application available in Guidance


Student or parent is a member of Taunton Federal Credit Union

03/06/15

Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship
18 @ $5,000 each
Apply on-line www.hood.com


Varsity athlete, 3.0 GPA, and community service

03/31/15

Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women
Application available in Guidance


Graduating senior

04/01/15

Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias
3 @ $1,000 each
Application available in Guidance


Student demonstrating unselfish concern for others through community service, NOT academics


04/01/15

Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias Poster Contest
1st prize $300; 2nd prize $200; 3rd prize $100
Application available in Guidance


Original poster depicting subject of “Stay Alive; Don’t Text and Drive”

04/15/15

Somerset Federal Credit Union
2 @ $1,000 each
Application available in Guidance


Civic activities and community service

04/10/15

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship
$3,000 to $15,000
Apply on-line www.phillips-scholarship.org


Minimum 3.0 GPA, community, school, and work activities

04/22/15

Student-View Scholarship Program
1 @ $4,000; 1 @ $1,000 each; 10 at $500 each
Apply on-line www.student-view.com


Complete survey about colleges in this area

06/01/15

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship
$1,000
Apply on-line http://www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-program


Planning to major in a fashion related field

06/01/15

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship
$1,000
Apply on-line http://www.animationcareerreview.com


Planning to major in an animation related field


Friday, January 30, 2015

Scheduling Process for 2015-2016 School Year

As mentioned earlier this week, 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."

On Monday, 2/2, students will receive a Course Selection Planning Checklist in their period 1 Gold Day Class. The purpose of these Course Planning Checklists is for students to plan out in advance which courses they should be taking. Here are electronic copies of each form:


In the month of February, students will be doing the following:
  • Students should discuss the Program of Studies, including course selections for next year with parents and teachers.
  • Teachers will enter a recommendation for course placement next year based on the student’s current academic performance in their class. These recommendations will be entered into X2 by February 12th.
  • Students and parents will have an opportunity to override any teacher recommendations by completing the form on p. 82 of the Program of Studies. Overrides must be completed by the last day of the 2014-2015 school year.
  • Students will select the remainder of their courses (including electives and other graduation requirements) starting on Monday, February 23rd using the X2 portal.
If you have any questions, please see your child’s teacher or guidance counselor.

Accessing Term 2 and Mid-Term Grades

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 2 grades for your child under the T2 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 2. 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.

Expectation
Dept. 1
Dept. 2
Dept. 3
1
Science
Mathematics
CTE
2
Unified Arts
Foreign Language
ELA
3
Social Studies
ELA
 
4
Foreign Language
Unified Arts
Mathematics
5
CTE
Social studies
Science

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