Friday, January 6, 2017

This Week and Thte Week Ahead

This week we welcomed in 2017 and we hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season.  We also had our students return after a week break as they prepare for midterms (1/24-1/27) and the end of the second quarter on January 27th.  We wanted to remind students to use caution when driving in slippery winter conditions.  If a delay is announced, please use that time to get to school on time.  A delay does not necessarily mean that you get to sleep in, but rather use that time to ensure safe driving to school in the winter conditions.

School Cancellations: The winter season is among us and we would like to remind students and parents that the best way to stay updated on school cancellations is through the following outlets:

Senior Acceptances: Each week we will post our senior’s acceptances into prospective colleges, universities, military plans or any career pathway.  We are proud of their accomplishments.  Keep up the great work and continue to represent the “DR Difference.”

  • Aliyah Ashton: Curry College
  • Brooke Barlow:  Suffolk University
  • Hannah Barlow: John Cabot University
  • Jenna Barlow: High Point University, Seton Hall University, Suffolk University, University of Massachusetts Boston, Westfield State University
  • Ben Biello: Johnson & Wales University, Lasell College
  • Alexis Braz: Boston College, Emmanuel College, High Point University, New England College, Northeastern University, Quinnipiac University, University of Alabama, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of South Carolina, Villanova University, Washington College
  • Mitchell Brown: Texas A & M University
  • Elisabeth Burns: University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Sophia Burrows: Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Madison Burtan: Emerson College
  • Colby Cardarelli: Nova Southeastern University, Stetson University
  • Jarrett Cordeiro: Hofstra University, Pace University, State University of New York Purchase
  • Julia Coute: Endicott College, Salve Regina University, Stonehill College, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of New England
  • Nate Cummings: Colby-Sawyer College, University of Vermont
  • Angela Dalpe: Assumption College, Stonehill College
  • Robyn D’Ambrosio: Stonehill College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of South Carolina
  • William Davis: Franklin Pierce University
  • Caitlin Downs: Liberty University
  • Caterina Duarte: Curry College, Endicott College
  • Madison Fagan: Roger Williams University, Suffolk University, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Cristian Fernandes: University of Maine Orono
  • Jacob Furtado: Norwich University
  • Korey Gendreau: Dean College
  • Sarah Guimond: Quinnipiac University, Salve Regina University
  • Meagan Gustafson: Quinnipiac University, Roger Williams University, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Alexis Harris: Emmanuel College, High Point University, University of Maine, University of New Hampshire
  • Grace Harrison: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Matthew Hebert: Michigan State University
  • Jillian Henrique: Hofstra University
  • Lauren Labouliere: Fairfield University, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Ben Loell: United States Navy
  • Jack McGuirk: Johnson & Wales University
  • Matt McGuirk: Salem State University, Suffolk University
  • Megan Moran: University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Kyle Moynihan: Saint Michael’s College, West Virginia University
  • Madeline Nees: University of Alabama
  • Joel Papp: Baylor University, University of Pittsburgh
  • Emily Parker: University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Katie Parker: Anna Maria College
  • Kristina Perez: Providence College
  • William Quirk: Seton Hall University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Kyle Rendon: University of Kansas
  • Evaline Rodrigues: Adelphi University, Franklin Pierce University, Saint Joseph’s College, Southern  Connecticut State University
  • Stephanie Ruta: Regis College
  • Sean Silva: University of New England, University of Vermont
  • Alexis Springer: Curry College
  • Abigail Teixeira: University of Vermont

Community Partnership:
Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School is always looking for ways to build community partnerships.  This week the new Buffalo Wild Wings location in Seekonk reached out to DRRHS to express in interest in working with the school to provide donations and meals to DRRHS activities after school and to provide support in any way possible.  The grand opening is on Monday, January 9th at 120 Highland Ave, Seekonk (Raymour and Flannagan Furniture parking lot).  If any other organization will like to build a community partnership, please contact Principal Kevin Braga @  

Welcome to the DR Community:
  • Mr. Timothy Warren grew up in Rehoboth and and graduated from Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School.  He earned B.A. in Political Science from St. Michael’s College.  He is looking forward to getting involved in the DR community as he is currently the Freshman Basketball Coach.  
  • Mrs. Kristen Howarth grew up in Foster, RI and graduated from Ponaganset High School.  She earned B.S. in Math from Stonehill College and a Master’s in Math from Boston College.  She has previously taught math in Marina, California and Ft. Lewis, Washington.  Sh is looking forward to working with her students to ensure they are successful in college.
Dean’s Desk:
We encourage any student or parent to submit any type of news to the “Week Ahead.”  If you are at any after school event, please take a picture and write up a small summary, and you can send it to Mr. Kelley ( to post for the Week Ahead.  We try to make it to every event, but it is not always possible.  Thank you for your support!
  • Activities:
  • Tri County Chorus Festival will be held here at DR Jan 13-14 tickets will be sold at the door the day of the concert. This concert features hundreds of talented high school chorus members from around the area. This is a show not to be missed!
  • Peer Leaders: Holiday Giving Project
  • Boys Basketball: Overall Record 2-4, SCC Record 2-3
    • On Wednesday, Greater New Bedford Vocational defeated the boys' basketball team 66-45 on Tuesday night. Arthur Correira had 9 points & 9 rebounds.
    • During vacation the boys' basketball team lost to first-place Bourne 64-38. Alec Hart had 8 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Falcons. Led by Arthur Correirawith 13 points and Joel Papp with 12, the team defeated Case 53-36. Elijah Brewster had 18 points and Chad Mello 11 in a hard-fought 77-63 loss at Apponequet.
Pictured Above: DR vs Case High School

Pictured Above: DR vs Bourne High School
  • Girls Basketball: Overall Record, SCC 3-2 Overall Record 4-4
    • The DR Girls Varsity basketball team is presently 4-4.  3-2 in the SCC.  The girls fought hard against league leader GNBVT and lost by 1.
      They will continue to work together to achieve their team goal of qualifying for the State Tournament.  They are playing outstanding defense led by
      Senior Captains Julia Campezato, Sarah Guimond and Grace Harrison.
  • Cheerleading:
    • Our Cheerleaders will be hosting their Winter Cheer Competition here at DR on Saturday Feb 11 Wareham, Fairhaven, Old Rochester High School will all be competing for the SCC crown!
    • As a side note on our DR Cheer Team. If you ever get a second, poke your head in the small gym (Tues and Thurs) and see this team when they are practicing! Their work ethic is very impressive!Go Falcons!!
  • Ice Hockey: Overall Record 1-4-1, SCC Record 0-1
    • Team Stats:
    • Matt MacDonald 6pts 4 goals 2 assists
    • Luke Robitallie 4pts 4 assists
    • Zack Morrow 3pts 2 goals,1 asst
    • Andrew Lancellotti 3pts, 3goals
    • Kyle Frias 2pts 1 goal 1 assist
    • Chris Fernandes 2pts, 2 asst
    • 2017 Goalies are Dan Loiselle and Ryan Feacteau
    • 2017 Captains are Chris Fernandes, Matt MacDonald, and Dan Loiselle.

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Pictured above: DR vs East Bridgewater on Monday, January 2nd where they tied 3-3.
Pictured above: DR vs East Bridgewater on Monday, January 2nd where they tied 3-3.

  • Winter Track:
    • Boys Overall Record (6-1), SCC Record (5-1)
    • Girls Overall Record (6-1), SCC Record (5-1)
    • Wednesday night (1/4/17) was a very positive one for the both the Boys and Girls Winter Track teams. The Falcons faced off against Diman Technical HS, Case High School, and Bourne for the first and only Quad-Meet of the season. While both teams faced some tough competition initially, DR was able to hold off all three teams to improve their record to 6-1 (Both boys and girls). The scores of each match-up were as follows: Girls: DR 81 - Case 5, DR 72 - Bourne 14, DR 76.5 - Diman 9.5    Boys: DR 76 - Bourne 10, DR 60 - Diman 26, DR 55- Case  31.
    • The night started out with some spectacular performances in shot put. Noah Morris  threw 42’ 5”,  This ranks him as second in the South Coast Conference. Kylie Fletcher threw 34’ 3”, Also ranking her currently has second in the SCC. Vanessa Ripley and Kaylee Goss also had strong performances in the shot put.  The boys 1000 proved  to be an exciting event with a DR sweep by Tyler Hall, Matt Grady, and Joey Reed  taking first, second, and third. Zach Lyne ran an 8.64 in hurdles, the second fastest sophomore time at DR since 2000, and also qualified to States. Evie Rodrigues finished first in the 300 with a time of 45.7, and Dean Bullock took the 600 with a time of 1’31.3. Overall it was a great night for the Falcons with countless contributions from the entire team. The next meet will be January 23rd against Greater New Bedford Vocational High School and Wareham.
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  • Swimming: Overall Record, SCC Record
    • The D-R Falcons Swimmers continue to have an exciting season!
    • Girls: The D-R girls had an exciting meet against Coyle Cassidy which came down to the last relay.  Trailing by 1 point going into the last relay, the team needed to take first place to secure the win.  The relay team of Madison Correira, Caroline Enos, Emma Wheeler and Kaitlyn O'Connor swam past the Coyle team and in to victory!
    • Boys: The D-R boys team is 4-1 with their only loss coming to swimming power house Bishop Feehan. In previous meets D-R swimmer Jeffery Tran qualified for state championships in the 100 Butterfly and the 100 Backstroke. Sophomore Henry Ciannavei has qualified for sectionals in the 500 Freestyle (20 lengths of the pool) and is closing in on qualifying for state championships.
    • The girls will be competing at the Bay View Invitational this Saturday at the Brown University Coleman Aquatics Center.
    • Both teams would like to invite everyone to their next home meet which is on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the East Providence Boys and Girls Club 115 Williams Ave, East Providence, RI.  Start time is 3:30pm.  GO FALCONS!
Emma Wheeler showing Falcon sportsmanship!

Falcons relays rock!

Xavier Byrnes cruises to the finish in the Butterfly event.

  • Wrestling: Overall Record, SCC Record
    • On Thursdayt night the wrestling team lost a hard fought battle to Southeastern regional high school by a score of 33 to 42.
    • Heavyweight Nathan Schreiner got one of the few pins on the evening to help the Falcons. Freshman Nick Dubois got his first varsity win to also help the Falcons along with senior Captain Raymond Malo.  Strong JV performances were given by Rookies: Trevor Hartwell, Andrew Gouveia, and Victor Diamond.

Week Ahead:
Monday, Jan 09, 2017-GOLD

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017-GREEN
  • School Committee Meeting- Media Center 6:30
Basketball:Boys JV Game
Bishop Connolly @ Bishop Connolly High School
Basketball:Boys Varsity Game
Bishop Connolly @ Bishop Connolly High School
Basketball:Boys Freshman Bye

Basketball:Girls JV Bye
Basketball:Girls Varsity Bye

Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017-GOLD
Ice Hockey: Varsity Game
vs. Wareham @ Driscoll/Fall River

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017-GREEN
Swimming:Boys Varsity Meet
Brockton @ Brockton High School
Swimming:Girls Varsity Meet
Brockton @ Brockton High School

Friday, Jan 13, 2017-GOLD
Basketball:Boys Freshman Game
Old Rochester Regional @ Old Rochester Regional High School
Basketball:Girls JV Game
vs. Old Rochester Regional @ Dighton-Rehoboth
Basketball:Boys JV Game
Old Rochester Regional @ Old Rochester Regional High School
Basketball:Girls Varsity Game
vs. Old Rochester Regional @ Dighton-Rehoboth
Basketball:Boys Varsity Game
Old Rochester Regional @ Old Rochester Regional High School

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017
Ice Hockey: Varsity Game
Bourne @ Gallo Ice Arena

Deans Quote of the Week:
“Well done,  is better than well said”
Ben Franklin