Monday, February 29, 2016

March's Lunch Menu

Here is March's Lunch Menu.

Daily Announcements 2/29

Way to go DR Speech Team! Out of 7 students competing, 3 placed: Jarrett Cordeiro 5th in Play Reading, Jill Henrique in Programmed Oral Interpretation and Mahgdalen Proffitt both got 2nd! Awesome job DR Speech!

ATTENTION SENIORS:  A representative from Fisher College will be at D-R on Thursday, March 10th, for an on-site admissions day.  If you are interested in attending Fisher College, please pick up an application in the Guidance office this week.  Applications must be signed by a parent, and the application fee will be waived.  Appointment times are limited, so please sign up as soon as possible.

Congratulations to Kylie D'Ambrosio and Julia Campezato for being selected to the 2016 SCC Girls' Basketball Team. Erin Kelley and Gwyn Tatton received honorable mention recognition and Julia Gervais was selected to the SCC Sportsmanship Team.

Good morning Leos! For all of those partaking in the Read Across America event at Dighton Elementary on Monday and Tuesday, you should take bus D1 to the Middle School. Again, that's Leos reading to Dighton Elementary, please take D1 from the Dighton Foyer today.

Congratulations to Victoria Proulx on her acceptance to State University of New York.  YAHOO!!

Attention Boys and Girls Lacrosse players.  Our equipment is in.  We will be distributing it Wednesday night at 6pm in the cafeteria.  Boys, make sure to bring your helmets with you.

Congratulations to Evan Hubley on his acceptance to Unity College.  YAHOO!!

Only Freshman, Sophmores and Juniors are eligible to help at this years CSF Golf Tournament on June 20. Seniors need to participate in the Door to Door Campaign in March to be eligible to receive CSF Scholarships.

The last day for blood drive sign ups in on Wednesday, March 2nd. Please see a student government rep at lunches or sign up with Ms. Beckett before or after school! Each person that donates saves 3 lives so be sure to bring in your forms and sign up today! There will be a student government meeting on Thursday, March 3rd. Please see Ms. B or Mr. Cooke if you cannot attend. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

DR/Seekonk Hockey

DR/Seekonk Hockey team travels to Brockton High School to take on conference rival Bourne High School at 5pm!! Those traveling with the team please leave early and drive safely, traffic will be difficult at that time.  Best of luck. 
GO FALCONS !!!!

State Tourney begins!!

MIAA Basketball Tournament  kicks off tomorrow night right here at Dighton-Rehoboth High School.  
The DR boys basketball team takes on Dorcester Tech HS in the first round. 
DR Girls  basketball team draw Prmbroke HS on Thursday, again here at home.  
GO FALCONS!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Unified Basketball


DR Unified Basketball and Cheerleading debuts Saturday morning!
Hosting Dartmouth and Somerset Berkley HS!  
A big shout out to Ryan Lawn for performing our National Anthem!  
Great job everybody!


Friday, February 26, 2016

This Week and the Week Ahead

This week we returned from February break went back into our routines.  Sophomores continue to get prepared for the ELA MCAS test starting, Tuesday, March 22nd.  Our seniors received a presentation on scholarship opportunities through Citizens Scholarship Foundation by President Mr. Gouveia.  The Door to Door campaign will take place starting on Friday, March 18th.  Click here to see the presentations that seniors received today.  

Black History Month:
February is a time for us to reflect on our African-American history in the United States.  There are countless contributions that African-Americans have played throughout our history including fighting in all of the wars fought in the United States such as:
  • The Revolutionary War: (both freed black men and slaves):  9,000 black Patriot soldiers counting the Continental Army and Navy, and state militia units.
  • The War of 1812: African-Americans served in both the Army and the Navy during the war.  Over 15% of the United States Navy contained African-American sailors.   
  • The Civil War: (both Union and Confederate soldiers totaling over 179,000 men served in over 160 units
  • World War I: Over 350,000 soldiers played a role in America’s war effort.  At the conclusion of the war the black community tried to make America truly democratic by ensuring full citizenship for all its people. Black soldiers, who continued to serve in segregated units, were involved in protest against racial injustice on the home front and abroad.
  • World War II: Over 125,000 African-American soldiers were overseas, including the famous Tuskegee Airmen units (332nd Fighter Group).  This unit alone completed over 1500 combat missions, destroyed 112 enemy aircrafts in the air and another 150 on the ground.  The unit was awarded, 96 Distinguishing Flying Crosses, 14 Bronze Stars, 744 Air Medals, and 8 Purple Hearts.  
  • Vietnam War: Over 7,000 African-Americans served during Vietnam.  20 African Americans received the Medal of Honor
  • War on Terror: Thousands of veterans continue to fight for our freedom and protect us against enemies both foreign and domestic.  
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Survey for Summer Reading: Please fill out survey below
Before vacation we announced our 2016 Summer Reading title.  We selected Left for Dead: A Young Man's Search for Justice for the Uss Indianapolis, by Pete Nelson.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Ceremony: On Thursday, June 9th, Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School is considering (based on survey below) the Battleship Cove, in Fall River to commence our Summer Reading selection.  More details will follow, however, we would like to gauge how many guest would attend a function on the USS Massachusetts on Thursday, June 9th at 6:00 pm.  Admission would be free, however, you would have to provide your own transportation.  Please fill out this survey if you would attend a Summer Reading Kick-Off Ceremony on the USS Massachusetts in Fall River, MA.  

CTE SPOTLIGHT: MAVA Outstanding Vocational Student Award


Each year Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School joins over 50 other high schools in the State by nominating its best candidate for the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators (MAVA) Outstanding Vocational Student Award. This year's nomination goes to a senior in Drafting Design & Engineering: Mr. David Simpson. David is the son of Lloyd and Colleen Simpson of Rehoboth, is a senior Drafting Design & Engineering major at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School. David is in the top 10% of his graduating class.  
David has completed or is currently taking AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP Calculus, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Physics C Lab, AP Statistics and has been a member of the National Honor Society since his junior year.
David has been involved in the Boy Scouts of America since 1st grade, and in September of 2015, he received highest rank of Eagle Scout. Additionally, he and his family are active in their Parish and in 2013 spent 9 days on a service mission to Guaimaca, Hondoras.
David is also a 4-year letterman in soccer and in baseball. Upon graduation, his intention is to attend college at either Wentworth Institute or WPI and study Architectural Engineering. He aspires to pursue a career in Architectural Design and Sustainability.
According to his nominating teachers, Mr. Brandon Delano and Ms. Jessica Harwood, “David has an amazing aptitude in all aspects of CAD and Drafting Design. He is an outstanding student, both academically and personally. He strives for excellence in all his academics as well as extracurricular activities. David is one of the most focused students I have ever worked with. When posed with a problem, he always has a creative, unconventional, and extremely efficient solution."
David and his family will represent DRRHS at the Annual MAVA Dinner on April 14th, in Worcester! Congratulations David!

Project Dress Up:
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CTE SPOTLIGHT: 9th Grade Culinary in Action

Our Inaugural 9th grade Culinary Arts majors started class today in full "chef" uniform. Students practiced their knife cuts and measurements in preparing chicken and rice soup and rice pilaf, while the baking side of the the house paid close attention to making mini-cheesecakes.



Anti-Bullying Poster Contest Winner:
The results are in and the DRRHS School Community would like to congratulate Michelle Landry and Nicole Evans on winning the Anti-Bullying Poster contest!  Excellent work
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New Benches in Superintendents Foyer

The Class of 2011 donated these benches to DRRHS as a class gift. Thank you for embodying the DR Difference.
This Week’s High FIVES:
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From the DEAN’S DESK:
Activities:
  • Youth Assembly at the United Nations: Last week during our school vacation our very own Brittany Sousa traveled to New York City where she participated in the Youth Assembly at the United Nations.  She met with 500 other delegates from all over the world.  Brittany participated in discussions on how to accomplish the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development goals in the future. Brit also had the opportunity to visit the US Mission to the United Nations. Because of this experience Ms. Sousa has established contacts with peers from Canada, China, Norway, and South Korea.
Athletics:
February Break Update:
  • Boys Basketball: While everyone was on vacation our DR basketball teams continued to press on with an amazing Boys victory over Bishop Connolly with a last second,  Arthur “Bubba” Correa buzzer beater! On the last last trip to BC our team lost by one point with no time left on the clock. The finish the season with a 13-9 overall record and now await their position in the a state tournament.
    • Mansfield Roundball Tournament: DR had a split decision in a non conference matchup over vacation between Cohassett High School with a loss and a great victory over Weymouth high school to go 1-1.
  • Girls Basketball: Our girls team will have their first playoff game on Thursday, March 3rd at 6:30 pm.  
  • DR Unified Basketball: DR Unified Basketball Team made their debut Wednesday against Tiverton High School Tigers. Coaches said it was a very competitive and a well played game!
  • Hockey: The Falcons  hockey team punched its ticket to the State Tournament as well over the winter break, under the watchful eye of first year coach Tom Feateau. See you at the rink next week!  Congratulations!
  • Track: The DR boys and girls winter track teams each had sterling performances up at the state pentathlon this week.
    • Our girls team of Evie Rodrigues, Abby Teixeira, and Daria Foley had a strong showing, with Evie placing 31st in the state. Additionally, both Abby and Daria finished in the top 100 overall.
    • Meanwhile, the boys team -- comprised of Seth Amaral, Henry DuBois, and Dean Bullock -- turned in a historic effort. Each shone individually and collectively, earning them a finish as the 4th best boys team in the state. This represents the highest finish for a DR pentathlon team in over a decade.

The DR Difference ..Thought of the week:
 “Winners never quit,   Quitters never win” (Mros)

The Week Ahead:

Monday, Feb 29, 2016-GREEN
  • Playoff Basketball: Home Game: DR Boy’s Basketball vs. Tech Boston Academy @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016-GOLD
Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016-GREEN
  • Unified Basketball game vs Facutly @ 2:30 pm

Thursday, Mar 03, 2016-GOLD
  • Playoff Basketball: Home Game: Girl's Basketball vs. Pembroke HS @ 6:30 pm
Friday, Mar 04, 2016-GREEN
  • Student Government Blood Drive-Small Gym





Scholarship Information

DUE DATE
SCHOLARSHIPS (updated 02/26/16)
CRITERIA





03/06/16

American Foreign Service Association
77 @ $5,000 each
scholarship/8860/afsa_scholarship_program_scholarship.php

Applicant must be a child of a Foreign Service employee
03/09/16

Fall River Municipal Credit Union
6 scholarships
Application available in Guidance

Student must be a member of Fall River Municipal Credit Union for at least 6 months
03/11/16

Journalism Education Foundation of New England
Many @ $1,000 each
Apply on-line www.nenpa.com

Planning to major in journalism
03/11/16

Massachusetts Association of Women in Law Enforcement
Application available in Guidance

Planning to major in criminal justice
03/12/16

Rockland Trust
7 @ $2,500 each
Apply on-line www.RocklandTrust.com

Ranked in top 50% of class, community service, and extracurricular activities
03/15/16

Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship
100 @ $1,000 each


Graduating senior
03/15/16

Leo Club Scholarship
$500
Application available in Guidance

Community service, character, 300-word essay
03/15/16

Rebekah Assembly of Massachusetts
$500
Application available in Guidance

Financial need, academic record, and personal statement of goals
03/18/16

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
Tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR
03/24/16

Taunton Kiwanis Club
Up to $1,000
Application available in Guidance

Academic record, school and community service, and financial need
03/25/16

W. Duane Lockard Scholarship
$1,000
Application available in Guidance

Must be a minority and a resident of Rehoboth
03/30/16

Odenza Marketing Group
$500
scholarship/9919/odenza_marketing_goup_scholarship.php

Minimum 2.5 GPA
03/31/16

Harbor One Community Scholarship
10 @ $1,000 each
Apply on-line www.harborone.com

The student or parent/guardian must have an active Harbor One account
03/31/16

Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women
Various amounts
Application available in Guidance

Graduating senior
03/31/16

Peter B. Gay Lodge #540
5 scholarships totaling $6,000
Application available in Guidance

Italian ancestry (mother, father, or grandparent)
03/31/16

Taunton Area Vietnam Veterans Association
John McGowan Memorial Scholarship
2 @ $1,000 each
Application available in Guidance

Sponsored by or relative of an Honorably Discharged Vietnam Veteran
04/01/16

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

Community service
04/01/16

Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias Poster Contest
1st place $300; 2nd place $200; 3rd place $100
Supreme Lodge prize $1,000
Complete rules on-line www.pythias.org

14” x 22” poster:  “Stay alive; Don’t Text and Drive”
04/04/16

Yankee Heritage Tole Chapter of New England
Dolly Lancaster Art Award
$500
Application available in Guidance

Planning to major in visual arts
04/08/16

Massachusetts Broadcasters Association
$3,000
Application available in Guidance

Planning to major in an over-the-air broadcasting field
04/09/16

Alyssa E. Correira Memorial Fund
5 @ $2,500 each
Application available in Guidance

Financial need, work ethic, and academic achievement
04/10/16

Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship
4-year renewable ranging from $3,000 to $15,000 each year

Minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, community service, school activities, and work experience
04/14/16

Signet Classics Student Scholarships
$1,000
scholarship/8875/signet_classics_student_scholarship_essay_ contest_scholarship.php

Essay
04/15/16

Mechanics Cooperative Bank
4 @ $500--$1,500 each
Application available in Guidance

Scholastics, character, and extracurricular activities
04/15/16

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

Student or parent/guardian must be a member of Somerset Federal Credit Union
04/15/16

St. Andrew’s Knights of Columbus Council #11914
Application available in Guidance

Member of St. Andrew’s parish in Taunton
04/15/16

Taunton Art Association
$500
Application available in Guidance

Planning to major in a visual arts related field
04/18/16

Heidrea for Heroes Veteran Legacy Scholarship
$500
Application available in Guidance

Child of a veteran or planning to attend an ROTC program and minimum 2.5 GPA
04/18/16

Somerset Garden Club
$1,000
Application available in Guidance


Planning to major in biology, earth science, horticulture, environmental studies, flower design, landscape architecture, weather, or other related field

04/22/16

Student View Scholarship Program
1 @ $4,000; 2 @ $1,000 each; 10 @ $500 each
Apply on-line www.student-view.com

Must complete 15-20-minute
on-line survey about colleges in our area

04/30/16

Marine Corps League
$500
Application available in Guidance

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

05/01/16

Prince Henry Society
Several usually ranging from $750--$1,200 each
Application available in Guidance

Portuguese ancestry and resident of Dighton
05/01/16

Warrior Thunder Foundation
$1,000

Child of a veteran who received an honorable discharge from any branch of service
05/02/16

Honey Dew Donuts
$250
Application available in Guidance

Employee of Honey Dew Donuts
05/23/16

Little Theatre of Fall River
$500--$1,500
Application available in Guidance

Planning to major in theater arts, music, or dance
06/15/16

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
$500

Minimum 2.5 GPA
06/15/16

SP Scholarship
10 @ $10,000 each
scholarship/13400/sp_scholarship.php

Planning to enroll in a United States college or university