Friday, October 30, 2015

November's Lunch Menu

Here is November's Lunch Menu

This Week & The Week Ahead

This week we honored Caroline DeCoste, Sara Enos, Victoria Scott, and Jonathon Ursillo at School Committee on Tuesday night for Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.  The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships by taking the PSATs their sophomore year.  Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the PSAT in 2014.  These student do become candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses. We also hosted our 3rd Annual Best Buddies Halloween Party in the cafeteria on Thursday night (see photos below).  

DRRHS Welcomes Dighton Police Officer Patrick McCarthy:
Officer Patrick McCarthy will start on Monday, November 2nd as the School Resource Officer.  Officer McCarthy has nearly ten years experience in the Dighton Police Department and another 5 years working on college campuses.  He is excited to work with our students and looks forward to building long lasting relationships with Dighton and Rehoboth families.  If you would like to contact Officer McCarthy you can reach him by phone (508)252-5025 ext 5333 or email PMcCarthy@drregional.org.

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Dear Parent/Guardian:
Come experience the DR Difference at our Second Annual Open House on Wednesday, December 2nd starting at 5:30 pm. We cordially invite the Class of 2020 for this unique opportunity to witness the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School experience.  We are eager to meet with you regarding your child’s future and how the DRRHS education is one that we ensure will leave an impact on their future path.  During our Open House, academic faculty, athletic coaches, and extracurricular advisors will be available to demonstrate why we believe DRRHS will provide your child with the education and skills students need to be successful in a competitive 21st century world.  This year’s Open House is distinctive as we are requesting pre-registration to ensure that your experience is unique to your needs and interests. The registration deadline for Open House will be Friday, November 20th.  
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School is a high performing accredited school in the state of Massachusetts. Recently, we were recognized as one of the top 100 schools in Massachusetts for the percentage of students who scored proficient and advanced on all sections of the Grade Ten MCAS.  Our graduation rate of over 97% is one of the highest in Massachusetts.  This level of preparation is distinguishable as our students are accepted into prestigious colleges and universities.  For students who wanted to remain close to home, students have been accepted into Harvard University, Brown University, Boston College, Tufts University, and many other highly recognized public and private universities. Other students ventured outside the state were accepted into University of Miami, Vanderbilt University, and University of Northwestern Ohio to name a few.  A Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School diploma carries a reputation of high stature and respect. Students who graduate from our high school have the opportunity to engage in a rigorous academic program as well as receive exposure to a well-supported and recognized vocational program.
Our dedication to rigorous instruction and commitment to student success at Dighton-Rehoboth is our primary focus to ensure your child’s education provides them with the skills and knowledge to achieve their highest dreams.  When you attend our Open House, you will witness the DR Difference and see firsthand the passion our faculty possesses to obtain excellence.  
Please register by completing this registration form no later than Friday, November 20th. The registration is a necessary component since students and families will choose a cluster of seminars based on their preferences. Upon arrival at the Open House, each student and family will receive a personalized schedule based on their completed registration. Students and families will begin the night in the auditorium for an overview of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School experience beginning at 5:30pm. Check-in will begin at 5:00pm where students and families will pick up a folder, name badge, and a schedule for the evening. Here is a detailed description of the program for the evening.
If you have any questions regarding your student, please feel free to contact Class of 2020 Assistant Principal John Harrison at (508)252-5025 extension 5614, or email him at jharrison@drregional.org. Mr. Harrison will be working closely with the Class of 2020 over the next four years. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Kevin P. Braga
Principal
kbraga@drregional.org
508-252-5025 extension 5601


This Week’s High Fives! Congratulations to Holly Wentworth and Jordan Williams
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Best Buddies Halloween Party: #BBHalloween2015
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In Mrs. Tache's Sculpture class students created these elephants out of newspapers. Keep up the great work!


In the Classroom: SAILS
Earlier this week students from the SAILS classroom went to a local farm (Simcock Farms) to collect pumpkins as well as participate in some fun activities.  Following their visit to the farm they invited a couple students from the TSP program over to complete science experiments and carve pumpkins.  Students worked on using the scientific method, collecting data and analyzing data.  Click here for an experiment conducted by Mrs. O’Gara for the Pumpkin Explosion.  
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A Letter from PRIDE in Taunton:  The DR Boys Soccer Team went to PRIDE in Taunton on Friday, October 23 to perform some local community service.  Join us in celebrating the Dighton / Rehoboth Soccer Team for giving back not only to PRIDE but to the community-at-large. Every year this good-hearted crew serves up an amazing all-you-can-eat Clam Boil. Without these kids this fundraising event would never be able to take place. All our thanks to the team and Assistant Coach Augusto, Coach Kulpa.PRIDE is a non-profit organization providing quality vocational and social programs for individuals with disabilities.
Newspaper Headlines:

H.S. GIRLS' SOCCER: Guimond lifts D-R in thriller

H.S. BOYS' SOCCER: Berthiaume lifts D-R over Apponequet

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School may switch to a Friday night graduation


DR NEWS: Halloween Special
Spanish Club visit El Mariachi:
We now have a Spanish Club at DR, advised by Mr. Demers. The club celebrated its kickoff dinner recently at El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant. Students enjoyed practicing their Spanish with waiters and amigos, while enjoying delicious Mexican “comida.”
The Spanish Club plans to contribute to cultural events at the school and within the local community. They aim to explore Spanish culture through its food, music, movies, and más.
The club is continuing to recruit as the fall sports season comes to an end, and new members are welcome to join.  Anyone interested in joining Spanish Club should contact Mr. Demers at DDemers@drregional.org.

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The Week Ahead:
Saturday, Oct 31, 2015-Daylight Savings Time
Time
Event
Details
10:00am
Football: Freshman Game
vs. Dartmouth @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School

Sunday, Nov 01, 2015
Monday, Nov 2, 2015 -GOLD
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Football: JV Game
Fairhaven @ Fairhaven High School

Tuesday, Nov 03, 2015-NO SCHOOL- Staff Professional Development Day
ednesday, Nov 04, 2015 -GREEN
Thursday, Nov 5, 2015-GOLD
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Football: Freshman Game
vs. Bishop Connolly @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
Friday, Nov 06, 2015-GREEN


CTE Spotlight - Automotive Technology

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Automotive Technology Pathway

In our National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) certified program, automotive students will develop critical thinking skills that will allow them to address customer concerns in the automotive service field. Students also learn the skill necessary to seervice and maintain the vehicles of today and tomorrow. Automotice Technology students are eligible to receive certification in 8 NATEF speciality areas: Automatic Transmission & Transaxle, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Engine Performance, Engine Repair, Heating & Air Conditioning, Manual Drive Train & Axles, and Suspension & Steering.

         
  


Scholarships

DUE DATE
SCHOLARSHIPS (updated 10/30/15)
CRITERIA





12/04/15

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Apply on-line www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm

Graduating senior
12/31/15

American Legion Oratorical Scholarship
$1,000 plus $1,500 to compete nationally
$18,000 first; $16,000 second; $14,000 third
Application available in Guidance

8-10 minute speech
01/06/16

John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay  Contest
Apply on-line jfklibrary.org

Essay
01/15/16

Massachusetts JCI Senate Scholarship
2 @ $1,000 each; 1 @ $500
Apply on-line http:\\majcisenate.weebly.com

Graduating senior
02/01/16

Massachusetts Elks Scholarship
Must be original application available in Guidance or
Call Don Cleary at 508-822-3662

Academic standing, character, and financial need
02/01/16

Massachusetts Elks Vocational Scholarship
Apply on-line www.elks.org

Graduating senior currently in a high school vocational program


02/15/16

National Co-Op Scholarship
175 scholarships totaling $4,500,000
Apply on-line www.waceinc.org


Minimum 3.5 GPA and planning to attend Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson & Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Toledo, or Wentworth Institute of Technology


04/30/15

Marine Corps League
$500
Application available in Guidance

Child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or stepchild of a veteran or active duty



Daily Announcements 10/30

Attention all students: spirit week is just around the corner, and the official spirit week t-shirts will be on sale all week! Don't miss your opportunity to show your class and school pride. T-shirts will be $10 each and can be purchased before and after school in the Dighton and Rehoboth foyers.  Friday, November 6th will be the absolute last day to order so please plan accordingly!

The boy's soccer team lost Somerset/Berkely yesterday 3-2. Goals were scored by Joel Papp and Dominic Bethiaume. Jason Berube was solid in goal. Next game is at home today vs Greater New Bedford Vocational. Please come out and support the boys and especially the seniors on Senior Day.
This is a reminder that Monday is Picture Re-take day.  If you need a picture form please come to the office to get one.


D-R News will air at the start of 2nd block.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

D-R 8th Grade Open House Information

October 28, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Come experience the DR Difference at our Second Annual Open House on Wednesday, December 2nd starting at 5:30 pm. We cordially invite the Class of 2020 for this unique opportunity to witness the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School experience.  We are eager to meet with you regarding your child’s future and how the DRRHS education is one that we ensure will leave an impact on their future path.  During our Open House, academic faculty, athletic coaches, and extracurricular advisors will be available to demonstrate why we believe DRRHS will provide your child with the education and skills students need to be successful in a competitive 21st century world.  This year’s Open House is distinctive as we are requesting pre-registration to ensure that your experience is unique to your needs and interests. The registration deadline for Open House will be Friday, November 20th.  

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School is a high performing accredited school in the state of Massachusetts. Recently, we were recognized as one of the top 100 schools in Massachusetts for the percentage of students who scored proficient and advanced on all sections of the Grade Ten MCAS.  Our graduation rate of over 97% is one of the highest in Massachusetts.  This level of preparation is distinguishable as our students are accepted into prestigious colleges and universities.  For students who wanted to remain close to home, students have been accepted into Harvard University, Brown University, Boston College, Tufts University, and many other highly recognized public and private universities. Other students ventured outside the state were accepted into University of Miami, Vanderbilt University, and University of Northwestern Ohio to name a few.  A Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School diploma carries a reputation of high stature and respect. Students who graduate from our high school have the opportunity to engage in a rigorous academic program as well as receive exposure to a well-supported and recognized vocational program.

Our dedication to rigorous instruction and commitment to student success at Dighton-Rehoboth is our primary focus to ensure your child’s education provides them with the skills and knowledge to achieve their highest dreams.  When you attend our Open House, you will witness the DR Difference and see firsthand the passion our faculty possesses to obtain excellence.  

Please register by completing this registration form no later than Friday, November 20th. The registration is a necessary component since students and families will choose a cluster of seminars based on their preferences. Upon arrival at the Open House, each student and family will receive a personalized schedule based on their completed registration. Students and families will begin the night in the auditorium for an overview of the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School experience beginning at 5:30pm. Check-in will begin at 5:00pm where students and families will pick up a folder, name badge, and a schedule for the evening. Here is a detailed description of the program for the evening.

If you have any questions regarding your student, please feel free to contact Class of 2020 Assistant Principal John Harrison at (508)252-5025 extension 5614, or email him at jharrison@drregional.org. Mr. Harrison will be working closely with the Class of 2020 over the next four years. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,


Kevin P. Braga
Principal

508-252-5025 extension 5601

DR Boys Soccer Performing Community Service

A Letter from PRIDE in Taunton:  The DR Boys Soccer Team went to PRIDE in Taunton on Friday, October 23 to perform some local community service.  
Join us in celebrating the Dighton / Rehoboth Soccer Team for giving back not only to PRIDE but to the community-at-large. Every year this good-hearted crew serves up an amazing all-you-can-eat Clam Boil. Without these kids this fundraising event would never be able to take place. All our thanks to the team and Assistant Coach Augusto, Coach Kulpa.
PRIDE is a non-profit organization providing quality vocational and social programs for individuals with disabilities