Thursday, August 18, 2016

DRRHS Summer Update

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
We hope that you are having a great summer filled with a balance of joyful activities and rest that is much needed from a busy school.  Our students continue to demonstrate their excellence in our Advanced Placement courses.  More and more students decide to challenge themselves in Dighton-Rehoboth’s most challenging courses and we continue achieve success.  This year there were 45 additional AP tests and we still increased our % of students receiving a 3, 4, and 5.  Students who score in this range have the opportunity to receive college credit.  This is a great way to save money as a student a few years back graduated from the University of Connecticut a year early due to her AP classes.  We would like to congratulate our students and staff for their continued success!

AP Five Year School Score Summary 2016

Total AP Students
Number of Exams
% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+
% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+ in Massachusetts
% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+ Globally

Parking Sticker Registration Information
Here is the student parking registration form.
Students who desire a parking sticker must read, review, and complete the above form with the consent of their parent/guardian, and then present this form along with $60.00 cash and proof of a current driver’s license.
Seniors may purchase a sticker in person at the high school’s main office between 7:00am and 2:00pm August 29th.
All students may then purchase a sticker starting August 31st from 7am-2pm and the week school starts.  
Schedule/Guidance Update:
Student schedules will be mailed out on the week of Monday, August 22nd.  Any student who wishes to make any changes to their schedules, must contact Ms. Shillan (508-252-5050) in Guidance for an appointment.   Below is the schedule for the guidance counselors who will be available for schedule changes from 7:30-1:45 and each meeting will be approximately 15 minutes in duration.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office.
Class of 2018/Class of 2020
  • Mrs. Maidment (Last names A-K):
    • Monday, August 29-Wednesday, August 31
  • Mrs. Tremblett (Last names L-Z):
    • Monday, August 29-Wednesday, August 31
Class of 2017/Class of 2019
  • Mrs. Donahue (Last names A-K):
    • Monday, August 29-Wednesday, August 31
  • Mrs. Payne(Last names L-Z):  
    • Tuesday August 30th-Thursday, September 1st.
      • Tuesday, August 30th Mrs. Payne will be available from 9:00-4:00 pm.  

Welcome new staff to the DR Family:
Each year we are fortunate to be destination for many educators seeking employment.  As noted above, DR continues to be a prestigious education institution in the state of Massachusetts.  This year we would like to welcome the following new members to our team:
  • School Resource Officer: Officer Christopher Magan
  • Art: Ms. Carly Brasier
  • Media Center: Mrs. Susan McGuire
  • Math: Ms. Nichole Smith
  • Spanish: Ms. Caterina Francisco
  • Criminal Justice: Mrs. Beth Christensen
  • Early Education Childcare: Mrs. Holly Cartin
  • English: Mrs. Rachel Hayes
  • Music: Mr. Samuel Costa
  • Special Education: Mrs. Sharon Carney-Andrews
  • Paraprofessional: Mr. William Ferreira
  • Paraprofessional: Mrs. Karianne Polak
  • Special Education Coordinator- OPEN
Renovation Update:
Each summer we look at ways to expand opportunities for student achievement.  One of our art classrooms has been converted from the dark room to an art classroom.  The other side of this previous art classroom has been converted to a preschool classroom.  
Culinary Arts continues to be a highly sought pathway for our students so we expanded into one of the cafeteria service lines to gain an additional 100+ square feet for more prep area for our students.

MCAS Information:

MCAS scores for the Class of 2018 will be released in the fall after school starts on September 7th.   The release would most likely take place in late September or early October.  We will keep you posted with our results once we are able too.