Friday, January 20, 2017

This Week and The Week Ahead

Good Afternoon Students, Parents, and Community Members:
This week we had a short week, but the students had an abundance of preparation for midterms next week (please see full schedule below).  Student Government will be hosting a study session for the upcoming midterm exams. So grab your friends and study guides and join them on Monday, January 23rd  from 4-6 in the media center. If you plan on attending, please answer this brief survey so we can allocate resources to ensure you are prepared.   Anyone is welcome to join.  If you have any questions, please see Ms. Beckett.
Today, our 45th President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated in our nation’s capital.  President Trump explained his plan for the future, which starts with a “transfer of power, from Washington DC, and giving it back to you, the American people.”  President Trump also stated, This American carnage stops right here and stops right now. We are one nation -- and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.  The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.”  To access President Trump’s Inauguration address, please click here.  

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: Bryant University, Johnson & Wales University, Lasell College, Suffolk University
  • Alexis Braz: Boston College, Bryant University,  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, Western New England University
  • Mitchell Brown: Texas A&M University, West Virginia 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, Roger Williams 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, Rhode Island College, 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: Fisher College, Johnson & Wales University
  • Matt McGuirk: Salem State University, Suffolk University
  • Kylah McKeon: Bryant University, Roger Williams University, Stonehill College, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Megan Moran: University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Kyle Moynihan: Colby-Sawyer College, Saint Anselm College, 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:  George Mason University, Quinnipiac University, University of Kansas, University of Tampa
  • Evaline Rodrigues: Adelphi University, Franklin Pierce University, Saint Joseph’s College, Southern  Connecticut State University
  • Stephanie Ruta: Regis College, Rhode Island College
  • Sean Silva: University of New England, University of Vermont
  • Alexis Springer: Curry College, Westfield State University
  • Abigail Teixeira: Saint Michael’s College, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Vermont, Utica College
  • Eve Wyman: Roger Williams University, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Wentworth Institute of Technology

Midterm Exam Week: Tuesday, 1/24- Friday, 1/27
MID TERM EXAM SCHEDULE 2016-2017 School Year

Tuesday, 1/24
Wednesday, 1/25
Thursday, 1/26
10:25 AM
Students report to Gold Period 1 Day Class for Attendance and Daily Announcements
Students report to Green Period 1 Day Class for Attendance and Daily Announcements
Students report to Gold Period 3 Day Class for Attendance and Daily Announcements
10:30 AM-12:26PM (85 Minutes)
Gold Period 1 Exam
Green Period 1 Exam
Gold Period 3 Exam
1st Lunch 10:30-11:00AM (dismissal at 10:56)
History and Special Education
Unified and Special Education
Unified Arts and Math
2nd Lunch 11:00-11:30AM (dismissal at 11:26)
Unified Arts and Foreign Language
English and Foreign Language
CTE and Foreign Language
3rd Lunch 11:30-12:00PM (dismissal at 11:56)
Science and Math
CTE and History
Science and Special Education
4th Lunch 12:00-12:30PM (dismissal at 12:26)
English and CTE
Science and Math
English and History
12:30-1:51PM (81 Minutes)
Gold Period 2 Exam
Green Period 2 Exam
Gold Period 4 Exam

Friday, 1/27
Monday 1/30

7:17 AM
Students report to Green Period 3 Day Class for Attendance and Daily Announcements
Full Day of School
7:17-9:00 AM (103 Minutes)
Green Period 3 Exam

9:00-9:10 AM

9:10-10:50 AM (100 Minutes)
Green Period 4 Exam


Guidance: REMINDER TO AP STUDENTS: Final payments for your AP exams is due to Ms. Shillan in Guidance by Wednesday, February 1st.

On the Spot Admissions Day for Seniors

Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School will be hosting its annual "On the Spot Admissions" Day for Seniors on Tuesday March 14th from 8-12 in the Media Center.
Senior students will have the opportunity to Pre-fill out and complete applications to the following post secondary institutions of higher learning:
  • Bristol Community College (BCC)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)
  • Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
  • Massasoit Community College
  • Fisher College
Students will have the applications fees waived by the schools and will meet with admissions representatives and receive their admission decision during their meeting. Students MUST complete and turn back in the applications to secure a spot. Students CANNOT sign up the day of the event.
Letters of recommendations, Standardized Test Scores and Essays are NOT required for these schools for admissions.
Applications from the colleges will be available soon in Guidance. Announcements will be made when they are.

Dighton-Rehoboth Little Falcons Preschool: ATTENTION PARENTS OF 3 & 4 YEAR OLDS
Call beginning 2/28/17 to schedule a Preschool Screening for the week of March 6-10th
The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District is scheduling preschool screenings for the 2017-2018 school year. This screening process is for new applicants who live in the towns of Dighton or Rehoboth and who will be at least 3 years of age by August 31, 2017. These screenings serve two purposes. First, students will be eligible to enter the lottery for available openings in the Integrated Preschool Program. This program integrates typically developing children and children in need of special education services through a play centered, interactive, curriculum rich preschool experience. Secondly, the screenings serve to identify students who may need a variety of special education services.
To schedule an appointment for a screening, please call: 508-252- 5069 after 2/28. Calls will be accepted from 12:30 pm – 2:45 pm every weekday. You can also leave a message with the number where you can be reached during that time period.
Screening appointments take place at the Dighton-Rehoboth Preschool Program located at the DRRHS facility, 2700 Regional Road, North Dighton during the week of March 6th to March 10th. A developmental and social skills screening will take approximately 45 minutes. Please provide the following items at the appointment:
● Proof of residency (i.e. recent utility or tax statement, lease or mortgage)
● Child’s original birth certificate or certified copy*
● Driver’s license* *copies will be made.
We look forward to meeting you and your child as part of this process. If you have any questions please reach out to us at the School Department

In the Classroom:
Last week at Bridgewater State University The Transition Program participated in learning American sign language through the T@B program. IMG_1817.JPG

The Citizens Scholarship Foundation of Dighton-Rehoboth's Door to Door Campaign:  CSF is still looking for a Town Captain from Dighton. If you are interested in participating in this scholarship program as a Team Captain for the town of Dighton, please complete the application on-line at  The last day to apply for this town captain position is Feb 4. If interested, please see Dr. Tench for more information.

Dean’s Desk:
  • Activities: Ski Trip. For anyone interested in skiing at Ragged Mountain please see Mr  Demers for more details. Trip is set for February.
  • Speech and Debate Team travels to New York City to compete this weekend.  Go Falcons!
  • Music:
    • Tri-County Music Festival:  Over this past weekend, DR hosted the Tri-County Music Festival.  
  • Boys Basketball: Overall Record, SCC Record
    • Alec Hart recorded a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds against Seekonk on Tuesday.  Arthur Correira had a career-high with 28 points against Wareham,  Elijah Brewster had 16 points to lead the Falcons to a win at Bishop Connolly.
    • Last Friday, Old Rochester defeated the boys' basketball team 57-32 on Friday night. Elijah Brewster had 11 points for the Falcons.
    • On Wednesday, Seekonk defeated the boys' basketball team 51-45 last night. Alec Hart had 14 points and Chad Mello added 10.
  • Girls Basketball: Overall Record, 6-4  SCC Record 5-3
    • January 19, 2017 As the first half of the basketball season comes to a close, the DR Lady Falcons hold a record of 6-5 and 5-3 in the South Coast Conference.
      Leading the way for the Lady Falcons are Senior Tri-Captains Julia Campezato, Sarah Guimond and Grace Harrison.  The leadership these 3 have provided both on and off the court, has been outstanding.  Julia leads the team in scoring, averaging 16 points per game.  Twice this season, Julia has scored 30 points.
      Sarah is averaging 8 points a game and has hit 12 three pointers so far this season.
      Grace is a 5’2” forward who is the unsung player on this team.  Grace constantly comes up with a big rebound or a great pass to a teammate when needed.
      Defensively, Grace plays like she is 6’ tall!!
      One of the main goals that the Lady Falcons set for themselves this season is to reach the MIAA State Tournament.
      As the second half of the season begins this Friday night at Fairhaven High School, so does their quest to reach that goal.  
    • On Wednesday, the girls basketball lost a close game to Seekonk 46-40. Julia Campezato had 22 points, Sarah Guimond had 12 points. Gwyneth Tatton had 18 rebounds and Grace Harrison, 8 rebounds.
  • Cheerleading: DR Cheer Competition will be held here at DR Febuary 11th. Come support our cheerleaders!
  • Ice Hockey: Overall Record Record 3-5-1, SCC Record
    • The DR/ Seekonk hockey team, finally beat the Bourne Canalmen 2-0 after 9 years of a winless record against them, with goals from Matt Mcdonald assisted by Kyle Frias, and a lone goal for Luke Robitialle. Dan Loiselle recorded his 2nd shutout of the season for the Falcons.
  • Boys Track: Overall Record, SCC Record
    • This past Sunday at the Reggie Lewis Center, the Winter Track team competed at the Division 4 relays. The day was a particularly good one for the Falcons as they placed in the upper half in almost every event. More impressive than that, the relay teams for the boys 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800 all qualified for states in February. Girls shot put finished second throwing a combined 92' - 8", and the boys shuttle dash team tied for 3rd overall with a time of 23.11 seconds. Great job Falcons!

The Week Ahead:
Monday, Jan 23, 2017-GREEN
Indoor Track:Girls Varsity Triangular
Wareham vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS
Indoor Track:Boys Varsity Triangular
Wareham vs. Greater New Bedford RVTHS @ Greater New Bedford RVTHS

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017-GOLD
  • 10:30-12:26 Gold 1 Exam/Lunch
  • 12:30-1:51 Gold 2 Exam
  • School Committee Meeting: 6:30 pm - Media Center
Basketball:Boys Freshman Game
Bourne @ Bourne High School
Basketball:Girls JV Game
vs. Bourne @ Dighton-Rehoboth
Basketball:Boys JV Game
Bourne @ Bourne High School
Basketball:Boys Varsity Game
Bourne @ Bourne High School
Basketball:Girls Varsity Game
vs. Bourne @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017-GREEN
  • 10:30-12:26 Green 1 Exam/Lunch
  • 12:30-1:51 Green 2 Exam
Ice Hockey: Varsity Game
Apponequet @ Apponequet

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017-GOLD
  • 10:30-12:26 Gold 3 Exam/Lunch
  • 12:30-1:51 Gold 4 Exam

Friday, Jan 27, 2017-GREEN
  • 7:17-9:00 Green 3 Exam
  • 9:00-9:10 Break (teachers are expected to be outside classroom/hallways for student arrival
  • 9:10-10:50 Green 4 Exam
  • 10:50 Early dismissal - NO LUNCH
Basketball:Girls JV Game
vs. Case @ Dighton-Rehoboth
Basketball:Boys JV Game
vs. Case @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
Basketball:Girls Varsity Game
vs. Case @ Dighton-Rehoboth
Basketball:Boys Varsity Game
Case @ Case High School

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017
Basketball:Boys Freshman Game
vs. Bishop Connolly @ Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School
Ice Hockey: Varsity Game
Dartmouth @ Hetland Arena

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017
Indoor Track:Boys Varsity Invitational
TBD @ Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
Indoor Track:Girls Varsity Invitational
TBA @ Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center