Friday, September 23, 2016

This Week and The Week Ahead

This week was our students seem to be back into the swing of their academic workload.  With fall at our doorstep, we will be happy to welcome in the cool weather into our hot and muggy classrooms.  We are thankful to our staff and students to working through some abnormal heat conditions and focusing on student achievement.  

Parent-Teacher Conferences:
It’s that time of the year again for you to sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  The format will be the same as last year.  Due to feedback collected over the last two years, we will continue the format used last year:  See below:  
  • October 6th- Parent Teacher Conference 11:30-2:00 pm (All families: A-Z)
  • October 6th- Parent Teacher Conference 6:00-8:30 pm (Last name: A-K)
  • October 13th- Parent Teacher Conference 6:00-8:30 pm (Last name: L-Z)
The Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduler will go live tentatively Thursday, September 29th.  More information about scheduling Parent-Teacher Conferences will be coming soon.  Each time slot will be 10 minutes in duration.  

In the Classroom:

Spanish 3 Honors

Students in Mrs. deAguiar's class are helping each other to correctly use reflexive verbs in Spanish.  As you can see they are working very hard!

Spanish IV Projects

Upon returning to school after a well deserved summer vacation, Mrs. Vander Kaaden's Spanish IV students began to dive right back into the language. To help recall the concepts learned throughout Spanish I, II, and III, Mrs. Vander Kaaden assigned a project in which students had to create a collage with solely pictures, no words! Then, students had to prepare to speak entirely in Spanish for at least one minute about themselves, their hobbies, and their friends/family without the use of an index card or script. The students had to rely on their collage only to assist them in their oral presentation. The students in all four sections of Spanish IV did a fantastic job and turned in some impressive artistic as well as virtual collages. Mrs. Vander Kaaden was even more impressed with their superior knowledge of the language and looks forward to a terrific year with her enthusiastic students!
Above, Mrs. Vander Kaaden's Spanish IV students (Owen Conti, Ryan Ferrara, Sam Taraian, Will Taylor, Hannah Philip, Kendra Oliveira, & Heather Devolle) show off their artistic collages!
Students observe as classmate Jeff Tran presents his virtual collage entirely in Spanish!
Jack Chrystie proudly presents his virtual collage to his classmates!


SPOTLIGHT ON CTE: Drafting Design & Engineering Visit Brown

Brown University has been listed by Architectural Digest as a top ten college campus in the United States that possesses the most remarkable architectural traditions, which broadcast their innovative philosophy through design.

Ms. Harwood's Drafting Design & Engineering students embraced the rich opportunity to visit the campus today to draw and analyze the historical architectural building facades. Our CTE Drafting Design & Engineering students worked on creating proportional sketches from observation and will present their work in the next class.


 

Class of 2019 MCAS Results:
The Department plans to make 2016 MCAS accountability data public at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26.  One the information is public we will share with our community.  

Getting to know the DRRHS Student-Parent Handbook

As part of our series “Getting to know the DRRHS Student-Parent Handbook” we will continue to highlight some standards of behavior that have been adopted as a guideline for the discipline procedures at DRRHS:
Students committing infractions listed below will be referred to the office.  Any student who is referred to the office out of the classroom, will immediately surrender their electronic device to administration upon their arrival to the main office.  Failure to surrender the device will constitute insubordination.
  • Insolent, rude and discourteous behavior, including talking back to any employee in the building
  • Repeated offenses of a minor nature after being warned
  • Frequent misbehavior in class
  • Misbehavior at extracurricular events
  • Disturbance in halls or on school grounds
  • General vulgarity/abusive language
  • Abusive use of black-soled shoes
  • Opening a locked door for others to enter
  • Forging, falsifying, or otherwise altering any school record
  • Cutting class (staying in the building)
  • Leaving class without permission
  • Obstructing an investigation
  • Leaving lunch without permission

Handbook Part II:
Definitions:
Tardy: A student who is not in their classroom by 7:17 AM.
Absence: When a student is absent from first period, the teacher reports the student’s absence to the Main office.  A student must be present for a minimum of 3 classes in a day to be recorded present.  A student marked absent is not eligible to participate in after school or evening activities unless you have a legitimate excuse approved by administration.
Excused absence:  An absence that is documented by providing support in one of the following manners:
  •         Doctor’s note
  •         Bereavement
  •         Religious observance
  •         Professional appointments (i.e. court appointments)
  •         Field trips
  •        College visits- only with prior approval from Guidance counselor and administration

Unexcused absence:  Examples of unexcused absences: family vacation, suspension, lack of transportation, work, illness (unless proper and conclusive documentation is produced).
Dismissal:  Anytime a student leaves school before 1:51 PM.  A note from a parent is needed for dismissal.  Excused and Unexcused dismissals follow same guidelines as absences.

Saturday School: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Student is expected to come to school prepared to work.  Missing a Saturday school will result in a School Suspension and Community Service.

Students will receive a Saturday school for every 4 unexcused absences in a term.
Students will receive a Saturday school for every 5 unexcused tardies and/or dismissals (or combination of) in a term

NOTE:  Until Saturday School obligations are met, a student is not eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities, including athletics and driving to school.

Losing Privileges:
8 unexcused absences or tardies/dismissals in a semester will result in a student losing social and driving privileges for the remainder of the semester.  This includes membership on athletic teams and clubs, attendance at school sponsored events including the prom and other end of the year activities.  
14 unexcused  tardies/dismissals in a semester will result with losing social and driving privileges for the year.

We open our doors at 6:45 in the morning. Come early and be ready to learn!

Senior College Application Presentation Night

The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School would like to invite all Seniors and their Parents/Guardians to our Annual Senior College Application Presentation night.  Our senior guidance counselors, Linda Donahue and Jessica Payne will outline the college application process.  Please join us this Thursday, September 29 from 6-7pm in the auditorium.

Dean’s Desk:
Athletics:

Boys Cross Country:  Record 2-1
  • The Boys Cross Country team went to 2-1 on the season with a strong showing in Fairhaven with an overall score of 46-14.  Senior Kyle Reardon won the race with a season best of of 16.54 for the 3.1 mile.  Dean Bullock (2nd place), Billy Davis (3rd place), Chris Estes (4th place), Ben Loell (6th Place).

Girls Cross Country:  Record 1-2
  • The DR Girls Cross Country team ran many personal bests but lost to a tough Fairhaven squad 34-23.  Senior captain Emily Parker placed second overall for the Falcons with a personal best time of 20 minutes for the 5K.  Jessica Sylaj, Cassidy Vincent, Kristen Murphy, and Angelica Martins all had personal bests.  The girls look to add wing next meet against Seekonk and Voke Tech.

Varsity Football:  Record 1-1
  • A great bounce-back week for the Falcons football team.  A Friday night win of 24-0 came on the kicking foot of Ashton Marshall kicking a 30-yard field goal and 3 PAT’s.  Drew Leblanc, Shawn Perriera rushed for touchdowns.  Steve Silva tossed a TD to receiver Dylan Souza.  Dallas Noons, Mason Cadourette, and Shawn Perriera recovered fumbles.  Shawn Walsh and Noah Morris played well on both sides of the ball.  Next game is away Friday night at Old Rochester.
  • Freshman Football put up another victory yesterday afternoon beating the Bulldogs of Old Rochester 12-0. Lots of fumbles on both sides of the ball allowing the Falcons two great opportunities to capitalize on. Quarterback Wes Brown threw a 30 yard touchdown pass to Ben Hoskins. Miguel Garcia ran for 12 yard touchdown on the south end zone. Nice job Falcons!

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Volleyball:  Record
  • A massive win over Seekonk high school this past week!  Jenai Childs had 8 blocks in the victory.  The whole team played extremely well with a balanced attack offensively.
Girls Varsity Soccer:  Record 2-1-1
  • The girls varsity soccer team tied Seekonk on Friday 0-0.  Defense was the key on both sides of this battle, as we have come to know over the years.  Throw out the record when you play Seekonk.
  • Girls JV Soccer: The season opener was a loss to Bishop Feehan, but after that it was smooth sailing for the young Falcons!  Getting a big victory over arch rival Seekonk 7-0.  The Lady Falcons were led by Alicia Bleau’s 2 goals and 2 assists.  Melina Nuttall also scored twice for the Falcons while Hannah Goalie Megan Reed earned her second straight shutout with great help from the defense of Allyson Rego and Caroline Enos.  Great job ladies!
Boys Soccer:  Record 4-2
  • The boys soccer team lost to Seekonk last Friday 3-1.  The boys will play ORR this Wednesday due to a rainout on Monday. On Wednesday the boys varsity soccer team put their mark on the Bulldogs in SCC  play beating them 2-0. Joel Papp scoring both of the Falcons goals. Defense was stingy and affected the Bulldogs offensive push downfield.  
  • Golf Record 9-0 DR golf doesn't look like they will be slowing down anytime soon with a perfect record of 9-0 beating Case at Touissett CC.  This team is averaging 171 points a match.  Great job  DR golfers      As a side note watch for Coach Cute on Channel 12 sports spotlight in the the next couple of weeks.  Date TBD.
Field Hockey:  Record 4-2-1
  • The Field Hockey team is preparing a game against Wareham on Friday, September 23rd at 3:30, but is also staging a very special afternoon sponsoring a fundraiser for The Izzy Room at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  Please bring travel-sized toiletries, $5-$10 gift cards, and bake sale items.  The team will be wearing special t-shirts!  Please come and show the DR Difference!
Marching Band and Color Guard:
  • The DR Marching Band performed their first USO halftime show this past week at home in front of a packed crowd!  Dancers, singers, and color guard dazzled the big crowd as the half-time entertainment.
Cheerleaders:
  • The cheerleaders have really improved this year in volume, crowd appeal, coordination, execution, and overall dynamite!  Can’t wait to see them in Old Rochester tonight! Thank you for bringing the #DRPride.  Go Falcons.

Week Ahead:
Friday, Sep 23, 2016
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Field Hockey: Varsity Game
vs. Wareham @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
5:00pm
Field Hockey: JV Game
vs. Wareham @ Dighton-Rehoboth
7:00pm
Cheerleading: Varsity Game
Old Rochester Regional @ Old Rochester Regional High School
7:00pm
Football: Varsity Game
Old Rochester Regional @ Old Rochester Regional

Monday, Sep 26, 2016-GOLD
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Soccer:Girls Varsity Scrimmage
vs. Coyle & Cassidy @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
4:00pm
Volleyball: JV Game
Wareham @ Wareham High School
5:00pm
Volleyball: Varsity Game
Wareham @ Wareham High School
6:00pm
Football: JV Game
Old Rochester Regional @ Old Rochester Regional

Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016-GREEN
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Golf: Varsity Match
vs. Bourne @ Dighton-Rehoboth
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016-GOLD
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Field Hockey: Varsity Game
Apponequet @ Apponequet Regional High School
3:30pm
Golf: Varsity Match
Fairhaven @ Whaling City Country Club
3:30pm
Soccer:Boys JV Game
Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
field-varsity soccer
3:30pm
Soccer:Boys Varsity Game
Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
field-football
3:30pm
Volleyball: Freshman Game
vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
3:45pm
Soccer:Girls Varsity Game
vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
3:45pm
Soccer:Girls JV Game
vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
5:00pm
Field Hockey: JV Game
Apponequet @ Apponequet Regional High School
5:00pm
Volleyball: JV Game
vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
6:00pm
Volleyball: Varsity Game
vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School

Thursday, Sep 29, 2016-GREEN
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Football: Freshman Game   (Cancelled)
Apponequet @ Apponequet Regional High School
3:30pm
Golf: Varsity Match
vs. Seekonk @ Hillside Country Club

Friday, Sep 30, 2016-GOLD
Time
Event
Details
3:30pm
Field Hockey: Varsity Game
Case @ Case High School
Elizabeth S. Brown Elementary School
3:30pm
Soccer:Girls JV Game
Apponequet @ Apponequet
3:30pm
Soccer:Boys JV Game
vs. Apponequet @ Dighton-Rehoboth
3:30pm
Soccer:Girls Varsity Game
Apponequet @ Apponequet Regional High School
3:30pm
Soccer:Boys Varsity Game
vs. Apponequet @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
5:00pm
Volleyball: JV Game
Apponequet @ Apponequet Regional High School
Gymnasium
6:00pm
Volleyball: Varsity Game
Apponequet @ Apponequet Regional High School
Gymnasium
7:00pm
Cheerleading: Varsity Game
vs. Apponequet @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
7:00pm
Football: Varsity Game
vs. Apponequet @ Dighton-Rehoboth