RHS Shakespeare Festival Taking Stage This Weekend

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

3-24-17

shakespeare festival logoThis Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, come join RHS students and staff and enjoy all their hard work and preparation for the Shakespeare Festival.

For both nights doors will open at 6:30 pm with the show starting at 7 pm.

On Friday, tickets are being sold for $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Light refreshments will be served along with the show.

On Saturday, tickets are being sold a little more pricey at $12 in advance and $15 at the door. This is because a dinner feast will be served during the show.

Come this weekend to enjoy a night of wonderful Shakespeare presented by the talented students and staff of the Rockland High School.

Tickets will be sold in advance at school lunches, and as well by emailing Kristen Walsh at kwalsh@rocklandschools.org.

The Shakespeare Festival is supported by the Rockland/Massachusetts Cultural Council!

New England Champs Will Be Honored at Red Sox Champions’ Night

3/20/2017

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Rockland High School Varsity Cheerleaders holding their victory trophy Saturday Night. Bottom Left: Jordan Rothwell, Taylor Pendleton, Talia Rindone, Haley Rice. Top Left: Jocelyn DeSousa, Bella Burns, Hallie Molineaux, Brittany Keefe, Becca Keefe, Mia Comeau, Alyssa Patten, Kelly Anderson, and Arianna Roosa.

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

On Saturday, March 18, 2017 Rockland High School’s cheer team beat out the top eighteen cheerleading teams from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts In Providence, RI. making RHS Cheer Division 4 New England Regional Champs!

Coach Jeanine Reale Reardon congratulated her team by stating after the victory Saturday night, “We had an unforgettable season and I am so proud of ROCKLAND High School cheer.”

Because of Saturday night’s victory, on April 11 at the Red Sox’s Champions Night game, the thirteen Rockland girls will have the opportunity to be honored on the field. Reardon said, “The opportunity to go on the field and be recognized before a major league game is a once in a life time chance! We can’t thank you enough Peter Tolan.” Mr. Tolan, who works at Fenway, was a key figure in having the team included at the Champions Night event.

Over the past 10 seasons under Coach Reardon the RHSVC athletes have earned 6 South Shore League titles, 7 Regional Titles, 7 State Titles, 2 New England Titles, & a National Title, not to mention the dozens of Invitational 1st placements, making cheer one of Rockland’s most successful athletic teams.

Seven Alarm Fire Engulfs Park St. Factory

Joe Taft, RHS Veritas Sports Editor

A massive fire began during the early hours of the morning at 65 Park street in Rockland. For those who aren’t familiar, that is the one-way street off of Union Street in the center of town. What is being reported as a 7 alarm fire (as of this publishing) has led to nearby home evacuation, as well as power outages scattered through the area. The fire was reported to be so big that the amounts of black smoke were being picked up on local news radars.

Rockland Public Schools were originally delayed two hours by Superintendent Dr. Alan Cron, but we are now awaiting a statement from the Department of Education in regards to MCAS testing, which was scheduled for this morning at 8:00. RHS principal John Harrison sent out a mass email regarding the situation. The testing was supposed to last until 10:38 this morning, but we are all on hold until after 8:00 when the Department of Education is expected to make a statement.

Thank you to the brave men and women battling the fire to keep our beloved town safe.

UPDATE (8:49)

School will begin at 10:00am for Rockland High School. MCAS testing has been delayed until tomorrow and pushed up to Friday for the final day. All students must report to A Block at 10:00am. The schedule is as follows:

A – (10-11)

E – (11:04-12:34) Lunch block

F – 12:37-1:34

G – 1:38-2:35

MCAS Man on the Street

The following video was produced by Veritas Web Editor Jasmin Morse, and Veritas staff members, Jake Lauria and Austin Woods.

Take a look and see what people think about the MCAS. Sophomores are in the middle of taking their Language Arts MCAS tests this week.

Shakespeare at Rockland High School

The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company on stage at Rockland High School on March 9. They presented Twelfth Night to students. Veritas photo

On Thursday, March 9, the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company performed Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for students at Rockland High School. The performance was sponsored by the RHS English department. The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company is based in Marshfield, MA. and is an award winning theater company that specializes in bringing professional Shakespearean performances to local schools through its Performance in Education Program (P.I.E.).

Members of the troupe took time out and spoke to Veritas editor, Sophie McLellan after the performance.  They gave a shout out to all the students who attended their performance!

For more information about the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company go to: http://www.baycolonyshakespeare.org

Rockland High School is gearing up for its own Shakespeare Festival this weekend, March 24 and 25. The Festival features two nights of Elizabethan drama, entertainment and frivolity. Students will recreate scenes from several of Shakespeare’s most popular plays including “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Macbeth,” “Hamlet” and “Romeo and Juliet.”


The doors will open on both nights at 6:30 p.m. On Friday night light refreshments will be served during the entertainment. On Saturday night a full feast will be served. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door on Friday night. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door for Saturday’s show and feast. Tickets will be sold at all the lunches this week. Tickets can also be purchased in advance by emailing kwalsh@rocklandschools.org.

RHS Music Department Hosts Broadway Night

Sean Vo, Veritas Co-Editor

3-17-17

Erin Field, Rebekah Panaro and Jurnee Dunn perform at Broadway Night. Veritas photo

Thursday night, March 16th, the RHS Music Department hosted its annual Broadway Night event. Each year, the department chooses two musicals, with students being able to choose selections from the two musicals. This year, Broadway Night was reinvented and became more of a cabaret style event, where students could choose a song from any Broadway musical.

At 7:00 pm, the band opened Act I of the show with “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music. After that, the first singer to perform was freshman Julia Yeadon with “Distant Melody” from Peter Pan.

After Act I closed with “Come Up to My Place” from On the Town, performed by juniors Erin Field and Devin Gallagher, Act II opened with the RHS Chorus where they performed “Seize The Day” from the musical Newsies.

This year, Broadway Night had a variety of musical numbers ranging from classic Broadway musicals such as previously mentioned On The Town to new musicals such as Hamilton. With the two-show cap lifted, students felt as if they really had the chance to showcase their true talent this year.

Act II closed with “Little Shop of Horrors” from the musical of the same name, which marked the end of an overall successful night.

RHS Positivity Week

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

3-15-17

The Rockland and Abington Unified Teams photo courtesy of William Marquardt  ( c6bill.smugmug.com )

Monday, March 13 marked the beginning of a week dedicated to helping promote a positive environment in Rockland High School.  A committee of members of the Student Goverrnment Council have been hard a work planning events and promotions for Special Education’s, “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign along with overall positivity.

To kick off the week, members of the RHS basketball teams teamed up with Special Education students to create a Rockland Unified Basketball team. On Monday night, they competed against Abington’s unified team and after a well played game Rockland took home the win.

For everyday of the week as well students are encouraged to wear colors coordinated to the weekday to loosely represent the rainbow.

Monday- Red

Tuesday- Orange

Positivity Notes photo by Maddie Gear

Wednesday- Yellow

Thursday- Green

Friday- Blue

Also, in the cafeteria there is an array of colorful Post-It notes with different positive messages available for students and staff to take or make and give to others, or to take for themselves to promote positivity.

On Friday, “Spread the Word to End the Word” Day is planned to raise awareness to end the misuse of the highly offense term, “retarded.”  In the cafeteria, the word will will be painted on a large sign, and during the lunches students and staff are encouraged to go up where paint will be available to put on their hands to make hand prints to cover up the word. There will also be another poster students and staff will have the opportunity to sign up and pledge to help raise awareness of the misuse of the term.

Rockland-Abington Unified Basketball Game

Nick Cara shoots while Anthony Ambrose from Abington and Mike Bodley look on.  Veritas Staff photo

The Rockland and Abington Unified basketball players treated a large crowd on Monday night in Rockland with a fun-filled game.  The large roster of Rockland girls and boys players battled against Abington’s roster to a 59-46 win for Rockland.  The score was not the story of the game, however. What was the story was the teamwork and togetherness that both groups demonstrated.  There was also a lot of good shooting and defense played.

The unified teams are made up of players from the varsity basketball teams from Rockland and Abington who mentor the players from their schools’ Special Education programs.

This is an event that everyone looks forward to. It is organized by Rockland Athletic Director, Gary Graziano and coached by physical education instructors, Brenda Folsom and Mike Doyle.  For Abington Athletic Director Peter Serino organized the event along with coaches John and Sarah McGinness.

Thanks to William Marquardt (c6bill.smugmug.com) for sharing some of his photos.

 

Rockland Dogs Go For South Sectional Championship

The Rockland boys’ hockey team will play at Gallo Arena on Sunday at 3:15.  They will be going for a Division 3 South Sectional Championship against Old Rochester/Fairhaven.  Good luck to the Rockland Bulldogs!  Be there to support the Dogs!

photos by Kelley Reale

 

Dogs Hockey to Compete For Spot in D3 South Final

Joe Taft, Veritas Sports Editor

The boys’ hockey team will travel to Bourne today at 1:30 to prepare for their D3 south semifinal match-up against Nantucket. The Dogs are fresh off their thrilling victory over Hanover in the quarterfinals, (2-1 in a shootout). The Indians, the reigning state champs, had only lost to Rockland once before the fateful Saturday afternoon.

It was a game of hard-nosed defensive effort and limited scoring opportunities. The score was locked at 0-0 through three regulation periods and two overtime periods. After Hanover took a 1-0 lead thanks to Zach Taylor, the Dogs rattled off two goals to comeback in the shootout and advance. Freshman Zach Callahan scored the equalizer, and senior captain Matt Dunn scored the game-winner. Junior Goaltender Harry O’Brien put in nothing short of a stellar performance, piling up 40 saves against a polished Hanover offense.

The Nantucket Whalers (19-0-3) are the #2 seed in Division 3 south, while the Dogs (20-1-3) sit at #3. Ultimately, this team is a mere 3 wins away from an appearance in the state championship at the TD Garden in Boston. Make sure to get on the highway and get over to Gallo at 4:30 to see some more magic happen.

photos by Kelley Reale and the Enterprise Sports

Rockland Senior Makes it to State Finals of Poetry Out Loud

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

3-7-17

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Genesis Rojas, senior at RHS, participated in Poetry Out Loud on Sunday, March 5, 2017. She was selected to go on to the State Finals in Boston on March 12.

Senior Genesis Rojas will be moving on from her win at RHS’s annual Poetry Out Loud competition, to the State Finals level.

On Sunday, March 5 in So. Yarmouth Rojas competed against 21 other high school students in the Southeastern Regional Semi-final round of the Massachusetts 12th annual Poetry Out Loud competition.

She performed the poems “Introduction to the Songs of Innocence” by William Blake and “Windigo” by Louise Erdrich. Out of 21 contestants Rojas was chosen along with seven others to move on to the state finals.

Poetry Out Loud is an annual competition at the national level that was established in 2005. Rockland has competed all 12 years in the Southeastern Regionals, the only school to do this, and has brought six students to State Finals. RHS even was home for the 2007 and 2008 State Champion, Gabrielle Guarracino (RHS Class of 2008).

The State Finals will take place next Sunday, March 12 at the Old South Meeting House in Boston.

Head of the RHS English Department as well as Rojas’s coach, Carol Cahill stated,  “I am very happy Genesis is moving on to the finals; I am not surprised. She has a natural gift for performing and should do very well next weekend in Boston.”

Guatemala Trip Clothing Drive on Friday

This Friday (3/10) there will be a Saver’s clothing drive to benefit the students from RHS who are going on the Guatemala Trip in April.

If the group can collect 400 bags of donations, Savers will donate $1,000 to the trip.

If you have any clothing or other soft household items (blankets, pillows etc) you would like to donate, just toss them in a 13-gallon bag and bring them in on Friday. The truck will be coming at 3PM on Friday to pick up the goods.  Any donation is greatly appreciated as it will bring the group closer to reaching their goal!

Working with Worthy Village RHS students will help people of Guatemala use water filters to provide clean drinking water for their families.

15 students and staff from Rockland High School are taking a trip to Panajachel, Guatemala during April vacation this year. April vacation starts on the 14th, and ends on the 23rd.Students will be treated to beautiful scenery there, but the trip to Guatemala is more of a service trip than a trip to go sightseeing. Mrs. Shaughnessy, one of the chaperones along with Ms. Lanigan and Mr. Connors,  says, “We will be teaching the kids how to install water filters, and teach impoverished families how to filter the water so they can have clean drinking water.”

The people going on the trip include 12 students, and three chaperones.

The total cost of the trip is $2,100 per person, which includes airfare, hotel, most meals and insurance. A lot of fundraising is going on to lower the price.

Ms. Lanigan said, “Please spread the word to friends and family as well

Bulldogs Postseason Tournaments

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

February 28, 2017

Fans rush to the floor after a Bulldog win!

Fans rush to the floor after a Bulldog win!

This has been quite an exciting year for the winter sports of the Rockland Bulldogs. Several of the Bulldog teams have made it to Postseason Tournament. The boys and girls basketball teams as well as the hockey team will be starting their first round in MIAA Division 3 South this week.

Tomorrow, March 1, the girls basketball team will be playing their first tournament game at home. The team will be facing Old Rochester at 6:30.

On Thursday, March 2, the boys basketball team will be going to Bourne. They will be facing Bourne at 6:30.

The hockey team will also be making the journey to Bourne to kick off their first postseason game at 8.They will be playing Cardinal Spellman at Gallo.

Theatre Guild Getting Ready For METG Festival on March 4

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From top left: Tatiana Hill, Shandi Austin, Ryan Mott, Angelica Pacombe, Taylor Vernava, Sean Vo, Michael Belmonte, Morgan Foster, Ryan Struzziery From bottom left: Kimberlie Jean-Poix, Sophie McLellan, Jurnee Dunn, Neleh Dunn. photo by Mrs. Dunn

Sophie McLellan, Veritas Editor-in-Chief

Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players,” and this has never been more true for Rockland High School’s drama troupe as it tirelessly prepares for what some may call the Super Bowl for theatre geeks.

On March 4, our thespians will be heading off to the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Festival (METG), a one-act play competition in which around 112 schools compete. Their play, a murder mystery, is called “Room 404.”

Not only do the participants get to perform and witness a day filled with the performing arts, but they also make friendships that last a lifetime, learn incredible new things about their craft, and create memories they’ll never forget.

“Festival is a great opportunity for our drama guild to go out and see other schools perform,” said senior Michael Belmonte, who is playing a leading role in the production. “We get to showcase what we can do as well. Festival is about celebrating theatre, competing, and having fun with people that share the same passion as you.”

For the past three years, the drama troupe has come heartbreakingly close to moving to the next leg of competition. Held back by a lack of budget to pay for sets, the group last year came closer than Rockland ever has. The talent has been undeniable.

This time, the cast and crew of “Room 404” are feeling confident as the big day draws closer.

“The show is coming along fantastic! We still have a lot of work to be done such as memorizing lines and working with sets,” said Belmonte last week.

He added, “The lead up to the very last week of rehearsals is always stressful. However, I’m extremely confident that by March the cast and crew will be more ready than we have been in past years.”

This year’s show is student written, student directed and put together completely by students. “Room 404” is a murder mystery that takes place in the 1950s. It is the story of a beautiful Hollywood star killed in her hotel room, and of the secrets that are revealed about her and everyone around her afterwards. It deals with a number of mature topics, and a large amount of red dyed corn syrup.

Morgan Foster, the soundboard technician, is particularly excited about the way the production is coming together and can’t wait until the big day. “Festival means the world to me. It’s a time when I can let my inner theatre nerd out.”

The cast and crew have put in a great deal of time and effort to make this happen.

“The cast are amazing, hard-working, and talented individuals,” said Belmonte. “Every single person on the cast is dedicated to moving on to the next round. More importantly though, each cast member’s first priority is to entertain.”

Be sure to mark Saturday, March 4 on your calendar and support the RHS Theatre Guild when they head off to Norwood High School for the preliminary round of the competition.  Follow this link for the METG schedule for host schools across the state.

Here is the schedule for Rockland and the schools competing at Norwood High School:

9:00 a.m. Brockton High School Love/Sick
10:00 a.m. Hanover High School Eurydice
11:15 a.m. Boston Latin Academy Law and Order: A Fairytale Unit
12:15 p.m. Scituate High School Purple Haze
2:00 p.m. Norwood High School Pretty Theft
3:00 p.m. Dedham High School Dog Sees God
4:30 p.m. Rockland High School Room 404
5:30 p.m. Foxboro High School The Chronicles of Jane: Book Seven
5:30 p.m. St. Sebastian’s Country Day School Slacktivist

Four teams win SSL titles this winter!

Four Rockland High School winter  teams have captured their sports’ South Shore League titles this season.

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The hockey team has had an outstanding winter season 2016-2017 and are South Shore League Champions.

The hockey team was the first to land on top with a win against Hull/Middleboro on Jan. 29.  The hockey team’s record is 17-1-2 in what many have called the best season ever for the squad.  It’s their first league title since 1991.  Check out Liam Lenihan’s story on the hockey team’s season here.

The Rockland-Abington Wrestling team.

The Rockland-Abington Wrestling team. They are  champs for two years in a row.

Next was the wrestling team with their win over Randolph on Feb. 1.  The combined Rockland-Abington squad has now completed  back-to-back title wins, having captured the crown last year as well. Read John MacDonald’s article about their season here.

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The girls basketball team has captured the SSL Sullivan Division title again this year.

With a record of 13-5 and 11-2 in the league the girls basketball team has captured the Sullivan Division Championship.  They had lost to Norwell on Feb. 3 which meant that the two teams could have tied for the title but Norwell lost to East Bridgewater last Friday night, giving Rockland the championship alone.  With two freshmen in the starting line-up the team was perhaps not  not expected to do as well as they have. Here is Jayden Libby’s story on the girls’ season.

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The 2016-2017 boys basketball team have won their second league title in a row.

The boys basketball team is the final team to win the SSL Sullivan Division championship.  They did that on Feb. 15 with a great win against Norwell, 62-57.  It went down to the wire but the Dogs prevailed. Here is Jake Lauria’s story on the boys’ season.

And although the swim team did not win a title, they worked hard this year.  Here is Josh Thompson’s story about the swim team.

Four teams, four titles! It’s been a great winter season 2016-2017, and as always, it’s a great day to be a Dog!

The schedule for upcoming games is on the right column of this website.

Bulldog Nation will hopefully support all the teams in their last regular season games so that they can get good seedings for the postseason play-offs.

RHS Annual Mini Golf Coming Monday!

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Successful Season for RHS Mock Trial Team

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

2/14/17

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Back, left to right: Doug Reardon, Emily Delaney, Jeffre Donahue, Jasmin Morse, Elizabeth Kelley, Leo Field. Front, left to right: Corey MacDonald, Harry Hunter, Abigail Condon, Caitlin Cameron, Jad Bendarkawi.

For months now the Rockland High School Mock Trial teams have been preparing their arguments, studying their affidavits, and running numerous rehearsals of the case in preparation for their meets in January and February.

The team is coached by history teachers Randall Grimmett and Gregory Rowe.

The prosecution team included attorneys seniors Emily Delaney, Leo Field,  Doug Reardon, junior Harry Hunter, and sophomores Elizabeth Kelley and Jasmin Morse. The prosecution witnesses included sophomores Abby Condon, Caitlin Cameron, and senior Jeffre Donahue.

The prosecution had two meets in the season. The first was against Whitman Hanson where Rockland was able to pull off their first win of the season on January 25. Their next meet was on January 31 against Thayer where they put in quite the fight, but in the end lost.

On the other side, the defense team went against Braintree on February 8. The defense included sophomore John Ellard as the defendant. Attorneys included seniors Emily Delaney, Doug Reardon, and Leo Field, junior Harry Hunter, and sophomore, Jasmin Morse. Witnesses were senior Corey MacDonald, and freshman Jad Bendarkawi. In the end, the defendant was found guilty, although Rockland won in  points scoring.

Overall, RHS Mock Trial had a successful season after putting in much hard work and effort. This year, Mock Trial will be losing seniors Emily Delaney, Leo Field, Corey MacDonald, Harry Hunter, Jeffre Donahue, and Doug Donahue who will all be leaving the team on a high note.

SEMSBA Music Festival Auditions and Results

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Five music students from Rockland High School and the Rogers Middle School recently auditioned for the SEMSBA Music Festival. From left: Olivia Janis, Sean Vo, Olivia Jones, Lauren Zaremba and Erin Field. photo courtesy of Lindsay Crook.

This past Saturday, February 4, auditions were held for the SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION’s (SEMSBA) Music Festival, an annual music festival that includes a concert band and a chorus. It’s divided into Junior SEMSBA and Senior SEMSBA . Senior SEMSBA is strictly limited to high school music students, whereas Junior SEMSBA is normally limited to middle school music students.  Freshmen in high school have the option of auditioning for either. Sign-ups are just permission slips that have to be brought home to be filled out by the student and parent and brought back with a fee to a music teacher.

On Saturday, seniors Sean Vo and Lauren Zaremba auditioned for Senior SEMSBA chorus as a tenor and Senior SEMSBA band on tenor saxophone respectively. Junior Erin Field and freshman Olivia Janis auditioned for Senior SEMSBA chorus as sopranos. Seventh grader Olivia Jones auditioned for Junior SEMSBA band on clarinet.

The results were released on Sunday, February 5.  Vo and Field made it for the choir and Zaremba made it for the concert band. Janis and Jones did well in the auditions and gained experience for next year. The three upperclassmen will head to Durfee High School on March 24 and March 25 to participate in the Senior SEMSBA festival.

Rockland SGC Hosts Special Olympics Bocce Tournament

photos by Maddie Gear

Maddie Gear, Veritas Staff

The unified bocce tournament took place on Sunday the 29th at Rockland High School. This tournament was played by kids from all across Massachusetts, as well as their special education programs,” said Noelle Atkins, president of Rockland’s Student Government Council.  Sixteen Massachusetts high schools took part in the tournament.

Not only was it a good chance for Rockland High students to get community service hours but it was a chance to participate in something truly amazing.

“The unified bocce tournament is a Special Olympics event where kids from all across Massachusetts come together to play bocce with their special education program.” says Atkins.

Many of Rockland’s Pathway students participated.

For more about the tournament see the next issue of the Veritas which will be published next week on Feb. 14

Hockey Team Takes SSL Title

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Celebrating after a goal against Abington last week. photo courtesy of Kelley Reale

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The hockey team SSL Champions for 2016-2017. photo courtesy of Kelley Reale

The RHS hockey team has done it!  With a 3-2 win over Middleboro/Hull on Sunday night the team captured the South Shore League title.  They are undefeated in the league and after another victory on Wednesday, Feb. 1 against Coyle-Cassidy, 2-1, they hold a 14-0-2 record.

The SSL title is the hockey team’s first  in 24 years and only the 2nd title that they have won as outright champs (86). It is the 3rd title in school history overall.

HNIB has the Dogs ranked fifth in D3 after  two victories and a tie last week.  Rockland beat Abington, 5-1, and Middleboro/Hull, 3-2, and tied Cohasset, 2-2.

 

Seniors and coaches

Seniors and coaches

For more about the hockey team’s great season, and an interview with Coach Mike Flaherty, check out the next edition of the Veritas newspaper due out on Valentine’s Day!

Students Receive Awards at School Committee Meeting

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Luana Lima and Dr. Cron.

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Noelle Atkins and Mr. Harrison

January 27, 2017

On Monday, January 23, at the Rockland School Committee meeting, two Rockland High School seniors received awards recognizing their academic and extracurricular achievements.

Superintendent of School, Dr. Alan Cron presented Rockland High School senior, Luana Lima with the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents’ Academic Excellence Award. Dr. Cron said that Luana is “exceptional academically.” She is a member of the National Honor Society, Images Magazine. the math team, and the concert band, and is a peer mentor. Luana has achieved honor roll each term and received the St. Michael’s Book Award last spring.

At the same meeting Rockland High School Principal John Harrison presented senior Noelle Atkins with the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association Student Achievement Principal’s Award. Principal Harrison said, “Noelle holds one of the highest leadership positions in the school as president of the student government council.” She is also a member of the National Honor Society, and received the foreign language academic achievement award last spring and has been recognized as an academic achiever in English and mathematics.  Principal Harrison cited her ability “to balance an excellent academic record with all the things she does outside of the school day.”

Harvard Model Congress Students Want You to Dine at the 99

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January 27, 2017

RHS students are raising money to attend the Harvard Model Congress Conference in Boston over February vacation.
They will be hosting a Dining for a Cause night this Monday, January 30, from 5-10 p.m. at the WEYMOUTH 99 Restaurant on Route 18.

Below is the form you can bring in or show on your phone.
They will also have raffles for gift baskets on sale.

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This group attended Harvard Model Congress last year.

Harvard Model Congress is the “largest government simulation conference in the world,”  according to its website. It gives students the opportunity to see firsthand how government works. The Boston conference is one of several held throughout the country. Students who attended the conference last year spent four days and three nights in Boston. Read about last year’s conference here.

So, come to the 99 in Weymouth on Monday night to support our Harvard Model Congress students.

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RHS Mock Trial team wins

mock-trial-teamJasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

January 26, 2017

Yesterday, on January 26, 2017 Rockland’s Mock Trial team won their first meet of the season at Brockton District Court House. They won their case and also won point-wise.

The team unfortunately had to miss their F Bock final in order to argue their case against Whitman-Hanson’s Mock Trial team. At yesterday’s trial, Rockland played the role of prosecution and W-H was defense.

Senior Emily Delaney was a stand-out for Rockland. She was one of the attorneys and provided the opening statement and cross-examined the defendant of the case.

Next Tuesday the team will be facing Braintree at Brockton District Court House at 1 pm.

Prosecution Roles 
Attorneys
Emily Delaney 
Leo Field
Elizabeth Kelley
Jasmin Morse
Harry Hunter
Doug Reardon

Witnesses

Caitlin Cameron, Abby Condon, Jeffre Donahue

John Ellard was RHS time keeper.

Rockland holds annual Poetry Out Loud Competition

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

On January 20 in the RMS/RHS Lecture Hall, Rockland High held its annual poetry recitation competition.

This event was hosted by Rockland Schools’ English Department Head, Carol Cahill. The event was made up of two rounds; in each round contestants from all grade levels recited one poem in front of three judges, who were Karen Bonn, Bill Boyer, and Jake Carey.

After many good performances, sophomore, John Ellard came in third place. Sophomore, Adiza Alasa came in second. First place winner was senior, Genesis Rojas.

Rojas will soon be participating in the regional competition that will take place in South Yarmouth. She will compete for a chance to go on to the State Finals.

Veritas News Broadcast January 18, 2017

The Rockland High School Journalism class presents its latest news broadcast, the first of 2017. Anchors are senior editors, Sophie McLellan and Sean Vo. Reporting for the Esten School report are Erin Kearns and Maddie Gear. The production crew includes: On camera: Maddie Gear, Jake Lauria and Julian Tarpey; Floor director: Brittany Keefe; Audio: Lucas Freitas; Teleprompter: Jayanna Parham; Director: Jayden Libby

Chris Herren speaks at RHS

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

This morning, RHS students and faculty congregated in the RMS/RHS auditorium to listen to the story and message of drug abuse and self-confidence from Chris Herren. This event was sponsored by Dan Biggins, Rockland school committee chairman.

The ex-Celtics star spoke of his high school drug abuse leading into his professional basketball career and overdoses. He explained the impact drugs have on families and provoked many high school students to contemplate their decisions and ask themselves “Why?”.

His story and message, although saddening, was quite inspirational. He went from overdosing four times on heroin to being someone his children can look up to and admired by many. Herren suggested others can bounce back just as he has if they make the effort. He urged students to be someone younger family members can look up to and to be someone their parents could be proud of while sharing the stories he has encountered on his journey.

All in all, Herren’s speech was inspirational and eye opening to many.

The RHS students and faculty would like to thank Mr. Herren for his wonderful presentation and to Mr. Biggins for this generous event.

 

Eventful Day and Night at Rockland High School Tomorrow

Students at Rockland High School will have an early release day tomorrow (12:30 pm), Friday, January 13, leading into the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday / long weekend. But before their weekend begins students will be attending an assembly in the morning.

Chris Herren captivated RHS students with his life story aimed at showing the horrific effects of addiction.

Four years ago Chris Herren captivated RHS students with his life story aimed at showing the horrific effects of addiction.

Former Boston Celtics basketball player, Chris Herren will visit RHS at 9 am to speak to students about the dangers of substance abuse leading to addiction.  He speaks from personal experience and his message is a powerful one.  Herren visited RHS  four and a half years ago in Sept. 2012 (story here and interview with Chris Herren here )

Students have been asked to wear purple to support the Purple Project Initiative that Herren has established.

Chris Herren's powerful book about his addiction to alcohol, pain killers and heroin is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and can also be downloaded on your Kindle or Nook devices.

Chris Herren’s powerful book about his addiction to alcohol, pain killers and heroin is available at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and can also be downloaded on your Kindle or Nook devices.

The next events of note will happen in the gym and the auditorium.

The girls basketball team will play Norwell at 6:30 pm to see if they climb into a tie for the SSL league lead with the undefeated Lady Clippers.  Should be a great game.  Over in Norwell the boys will also take on Norwell in another game of meaning.

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In the auditorium at 7:15 pm the first in the series of Jazz performances and jazz culture experiences will be taking place.  Talkin’ Bout Jazz will feature the RHS and RMS band members performing and learning about the jazz experience.  Students can attend for free and adults are welcome for a small donation of $5.

This project is made possible by the Rockland Education Foundation and the RHS Music Boosters.

John Piazza, Rockland Music Director said, “We’re trying to build a jazz culture in Rockland starting with this first concert/clinic exposing kids to an approach that gets to the root of how jazz is really learned. The concert/clinics that follow will expose students to seasoned jazz musicians who will speak about their process, tell stories and answer questions. Most importantly, students and the Rockland community will experience jazz music live in an intimate setting. It’s an up close and personal approach.”

Voice of Democracy Winners

Rockland High School Voice of Democracy Contest winners received awards at a ceremony at the VFW on January 5. From left: Old Colony Post 1788 Commander Joe Pollini; RHS freshman Jad Bendarkawi, 2nd place winner; Rockland High School Principal John Harrison; RHS senior Sophie McLellan, 3rd place winner; Scholarship Committee Chairman, Claire Payne; RHS sophomore Meaghan McDonough, 1st place winner; and Old Colony Post 1788 Voice of Democracy Chairman Jeffrey Najarian. Veritas photo

Rockland High School Voice of Democracy Contest winners received awards at a ceremony at the VFW on January 5. From left: Old Colony Post 1788 Commander Joe Pollini; RHS freshman Jad Bendarkawi, 2nd place winner; Rockland High School Principal John Harrison; RHS senior Sophie McLellan, 3rd place winner; Scholarship Committee Chairman, Claire Payne; RHS sophomore Meaghan McDonough, 1st place winner; and Old Colony Post 1788 Voice of Democracy Chairman Jeffrey Najarian. Veritas photo

Veritas Staff Report

Some students in David Murphy’s Digital Media and Journalism classes may not  have been excited about an essay assignment last November in which they had to write on the theme,  “My Responsibility to America.”

But, for three students it paid off… literally.

Three students were awarded first, second and third place prizes by the Rockland Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Old Colony Post 1788 in the local “Voice of Democracy” competition.

First prize ($150) went to sophomore Meaghan McDonough, second ($100) to freshman Jad Bendarkawi, and third ($50) to senior Sophie McLellan.

Voice of Democracy is an annual nationwide scholarship program sponsored by the VFW. It is an audio-essay contest for high school students in grades 9-12. This year’s theme was “My Responsibility to America.”  Students were required to write an essay and then do a voice recording of it. Tapes and essays were sent to the local VFW Post judges.

McDonough’s winning essay went on to the Eastern Mass. District 12 Regional round of judging where it was awarded second place.

VFW Post 1788 Commander Joe Pollini. and Voice of Democracy Chairman Jeffrey Najarian presented the certificates along with scholarship committee chairwoman, Claire Payne.

 

RHS to Host Special Olympics Bocce Tournament on January 29

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Last year’s team Bocce Bulldogs at Whitman-Hanson- Back Row: Julia DiCienzo & Keith Wiley Front Row: Michael Bodley & Caitlin Yannizzi.  Veritas file photo

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

The Bocce Tournament scheduled on Sunday, January 8 at Rockland High School has been postponed because of the snowstorm predicted for this weekend.

The tournament will now be held on Sunday, January 29.

On that date Special Olympians and members of the Student Government Council will be participating in the annual regional Bocce Tournament.

This year, the event will be held at our very own RHS!  It will be going on from 10 am til 3 pm.

Come support our Special Olympians in the RHS gym where the tournament will be held. There will also be food sold in the cafeteria.  In the RMS gym will be the Olympic Town you can walk around and enjoy a variety of games.

Alumni Visit RHS To Give Advice To Senior Class

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Alumni visited RHS on Thursday, Dec. 22

John MacDonald, Veritas Staff

The fall has come and gone, Christmas vacation is here, and soon it will be 2017.

This means the seniors are coming closer and closer to graduating. The nerves are high all around the school as seniors are deciding which college they might want to attend.

Thankfully, on Thursday, Dec. 22 close to 30 Rockland alumni were generous enough to come back and give advice to students about college. English teacher Kristen Walsh and guidance director Margie Black organized an assembly in the lecture hall where seniors got the chance to ask all the questions that are bothering and scaring them about college.

The 12 alumni on the panel were very patient and serious with the seniors, giving them great advice that they can take with them to benefit them in the future. This was truly a great experience and hopefully the seniors next year will get the same benefits that this assembly gave to this year’s seniors.

The alumni panel in the lecture hall answered questions about their college experiences.

The alumni panel in the lecture hall answered questions about their college experiences.

 

The 12 panelists included:

Class of 2015

Kallie Morss -UNH, Danielle Hill -Mass College of Art, Molly McDonough – Plymouth State, Richie Walls – US Marine Corps.

Class of 2016

Mark Ewell – Winthrop University, AJ Clark – Massasoit,  Caroline Kilduff – Curry College, Owen Mahoney – UMasss Boston, Joe Kimball – Bridgewater State, Matt Kirslis – Rhode Island College, Haley Macray – Bentley, Lexie Carchedi – Elon

 

Winter Spirit Week is Soon Approaching

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

With Winter Holiday Break soon approaching so isn’t the Spirit Week that comes the week before! Students and teachers have the fun opportunity to celebrate the break and holidays with fun and silly themed days leading up to the break.

Last year Mr. Johnson on Cozy Day.

Former RHS Math Teacher Mr. Johnson all dressed up in his holiday onesie

Next week’s themed days are:

Monday: Cozy Day- A day dedicated to getting comfy and going to school in your comfy clothes.

Tuesday: Favorite Sports Team Day- On Tuesday you can support you favorite sports and teams, whether its a national team or RHS sports team is up to you!

Wednesday: American/Camo Day- Support you country by wearing red, white, and blue and camo on Wednesday.

Thursday: Ugly Sweater Day- Friday is the perfect day to wear the pitiful sweater you might have received as a gift last Christmas. Or just dress up in holiday themed clothing.

SGC thought it would be fun to get the teachers involved too, sooooo they have an incentive for them.  For each spirit day, whichever teacher shows the most spirit both through dress and overall attitude, they will receive a $15.00 gift card from Target.  The students on Big 5 in SGC will make the final decision at the end of each day.  SGC can’t wait to see everyone’s spirit!!!!

RHS Theatre Guild performs musical Grease

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

On Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 at the RHS auditorium 7 pm Rockland High Schools Theatre Guild performed the musical Grease. 

The cast and crew have been preparing for the show since October along side directors, Joanne White and Kendra Donovan. Sophie McLellan played the leading role of Sandy Dumbrowski with Ryan Struzziery playing leading man, Danny Zuko.

By the roar of RHS the days following the production it is safe to say that the production was a success. The cast and crew  were pleased with the oucome as well as the directors. The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the high energy production including fun filled songs and choreography by the award winning musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Gearing Up For Grease

Sean Vo, Veritas Co-Editor -in-Chief

The Rockland High School Theatre Guild will perform the musical Grease on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday Dec. 10 at 7 pm in the Rockland High School Auditorium.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at ShowTix4U.com for $6.   Tickets will also be available at the door for $8.

The cast and crew have been rehearsing since the beginning of October and directors, Joanne White and Kendra Donovan say they are pleased with the progress they have made.

Sophie McLellan has the lead role as Sandy Olsson, and Ryan Struzziery will play her leading man, Danny Zuko.

McLellan says taking part in Grease “has been amazing so far. It’s been so much fun, and I’m feeling optimistic about it.”

Shandi Austin who plays Kenickie says Grease has been “going well.” She added, “Theatre is a family and we all work very well, so just seeing everyone progressing through the show has been pleasing.”

The Theatre Guild is excited for opening night on Friday, December 9. Don’t miss this high energy production with the songs and choreography you’ll remember from the award winning musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

Shakespeare Festival Auditions Dec. 13 and 14

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Do you recognize this witch from the 2013 Shakespeare Festival?

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

Every two years or so Rockland High School puts on a highly anticipated and well put together Shakespeare Festival to commemorate the classic works of art from the great poet and playwright William Shakespeare. This spring we will be putting it on yet again.

Auditions will take place on December 13-14 in the RMS/RHS Lecture Hall. For scripts and additional information see your English teachers. Students of all ages and experience are welcome to participate.

English teacher, Ms. Walsh is in charge of the production with the help of many faculty and staff members.

The following photos are from the Shakespeare Festival in 2013.

 

 

The cast of Henry V take their bows: Danielle Hill, Lisa Howes, Christianne Daley, Pearse McNally, Chris Landy, Ryan Sugrue and John Kamande.

The cast of Henry V take their bows: Danielle Hill, Lisa Howes, Christianne Daley, Pearse McNally, Chris Landy, Ryan Sugrue and John Kamande.

Bob Gasdia and PJ Butler

Bob Gasdia and PJ Butler

Sean Vo as Caesar; Chris Catania as Mark Antony

Sean Vo as Caesar; Chris Catania as Mark Antony

Holiday Stroll Video

Many students from Rockland High School as well many Rockland citizens took part in the Holiday Stroll on Nov. 26. Enjoy the festive atmosphere in this WRPS/Veritas video!

Winter Athletic Schedule Revised

Following is the Winter Athletic Schedule, revised on Nov. 29.  Check Graz’ Twitter for any additional changes.  Good luck to all the teams this winter!

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Holiday stroll taking place 11/26

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

After you’ve packed up your Thanksgiving leftovers, it’s time to jump into the Winter Holiday spirit. On 11/26 from 4-7 pm, the Saturday after Thanksgiving Rockland is closing off Union Street for their 22nd annual Holiday Stroll.

This annual town event hosted by the Rockland Friends Committee is a great time for the town to come together and kick off the holiday season. Citizens are able to walk around and socialize go to different shops, enjoy treats, and drink hot cocoa; there’s even events and activity for the kids to do.  Also, the big man himself, Santa Claus makes a star appearance for the children to tell him their wishes and take pictures with.

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Rockland competes in WGBH Quiz Show

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

On November 13, Rockland seniors and current members of National Honors Society, Mo Youssef, Lulu Lima, Julia DiCenzio, and Noelle Atkins represented RHS in the WGBH Quiz Show. Rockland was one out of 125 Massachusetts schools that competed for 16 spots on Season 8 of High School Quiz Show on Channel 2 WGBH.

The group was accompanied by Mrs. Donovan to Brighton on “Super Sunday.” Once there, the teams had to answer 100 questions in separate rooms in the studio. Although Rockland’s team was not one of the 16 teams that was selected, Mrs. Donovan said it was a lot of fun and they excelled in answering the science and math questions.

RHS principal John Harrison said, ” We were well represented by these outstanding seniors.” He hopes that Rockland will compete again next year.

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Left to right: Rockland High School seniors, Mo Youssef, Lulu Lima, Julia DiCienzo and Noelle Atkins. These seniors, all members of the National Honor Society represented Rockland High School in the WGBH Quiz Show competition held on Nov. 13, known as Super Sunday. The Rockland was one of 125 schools from throughout Massachusetts that competed for 16 spots on Season 8 of High School Quiz Show on Channel 2 WGBH. Photo from Facebook.com/HighSchoolQuizShow/

Veritas News Broadcast Goes Live

The Journalism class has produced its first news broadcast of the year.  Senior co-editors, Sophie McLellan and Sean Vo served as anchors.  Jake Lauria, Julian Tarpey and Madeline Gear were on camera while Brittany Keefe and Jayden Libby directed the show.  Brooke Kimball and Rylee Kimball ran the audio and the teleprompter in the control room.  More Veritas News broadcasts are planned for the upcoming weeks so keep your eye on our website!

2016 Powder Puff Game

The Class of 2017 kept up the seniors' winning streak

The Class of 2017 kept up the seniors’ winning streak

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

Last night on November 18, the 2016-2017 senior girls played the junior girls in the annual Powder Puff game. In the end, the seniors won with a final score of 12-6.

Seniors Maddie Olsen and Mariah Richards both scored a touchdown for their team. The team’s quarterbacks were  Maddie Olsen and Erin Buckley. The seniors were coached by John Goode, Matt Dunn, Leo Field, and Mike McPeck.

Junior Erika Ochenduszko scored their team’s touchdown. Their quarterback was  Sydney McKenna. The junior coaches included Jake Lauria, John Baar, Aiden Glennon, and Jimmy Fitzgerald.

All in all, it was a fun, well played game by the girls that viewers and participants alike thoroughly enjoyed.

Click on Veritas photographer Maddie Gear’s photos from the game.

 

Powder Puff Game Set For Tonight at 6

The annual Powder Puff game played between the girls of the junior class versus the senior class is set to start at 6 pm on Thursday at Rockland Memorial Stadium. There is a $5 admission fee.

The Class of 2017 came close to beating the seniors in last year’s game, so they will be looking to come out on top this year.  Don’t miss this annual Powder Puff battle!

Juniors came out for the game and gave the seniors a game.

Team photo of the Class of 2017 at last year’s Powder Puff Game.

Juniors win the coin toss.

Maddie Olsen, Bridget Reardon and Colleen McCarthy won the coin toss last year. The Class of 2017 will look to win the toss and the game this year! Veritas Photo

Girls Soccer in South Sectional Final Sunday

The girls soccer team got by Cohasset on Friday, Nov. 11 in the Div. 4 South Semi-finals by a score of 2-1.

Rockland (14-4-3) will play South Shore League rival and two-time defending Division 4 South Sectional champion East Bridgewater (19-1-1) in the Sectional Final at 2:30 p.m. at Brockton High School.

Sophomore Brooke Jones got the first goal in the first half; freshman Lauren Buker got the second goal in the second half. Junior goalie Jaymie Atkins had several key saves and Bridget Reardon and Emily Beatrice kept Cohasset from advancing on numerous plays.

Coach Lauren Rizzotti, who is happy for the girls and pleased to advance to the final on Sunday, said, “This is a big win for us.’’

Click here for more details.

Cheerleaders win South Shore League Championship; go on to Regionals

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The Rockland High School Cheerleaders came out on top on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Abington High School in the South Shore League Championships.

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The girls now go on to the Division 4 South Regionals starting on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Marshfield High School.

They are scheduled to compete at approximately 2:45 p.m.
Admission: $7/$5

2016 Pizza Palooza

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Yesterday, on November 9, the day after the Presidential Election, another important election took place in Rogers Middle School gym. Rockland citizens young and old gathered together to vote on the best pizza place in Rockland. The People’s Choice was Player’s Sports Bar and Grille of Rockland, Kids’ Choice went to Domino’s, and lastly the Judges’ Choice, done by a blind taste test, went to Yianni’s.

This event was sponsored by the Rockland Chamber of Commerce and families could get in for $20 and individuals for $10. All proceeds went to One Rockland, the fundraising group for all activities and sports in Rockland.  Mrs. Carla Dunn, head of OneRockland said, “We made over $2,400 and I would say over 200 people came.  I thought it went very well.  Lots of families and everyone that left said they were looking forward to it again next year.” 

The pizzas were  judged on the texture of the crusts, amount of sauce and cheese, the appearance of the pizza, and most importantly, the taste. Pizza shops that were involved include:

Dina’s Pizza

Dominio’s

Mike’s Pizza

Themis Pizza

Player’s Sports Bar and Grille

Yianni’s Pizza

Rockland Bar and Grille

CeCe’s Pizza and Catering

Click on the photos below to see all the mouth-watering food and fun in photos by Veritas photographer, Austin Woods.

Tournament Teams Advance

All three tournament teams advanced to the quarterfinal round of the MIAA tournament; these games will be played tomorrow and Wednesday.

The volleyball team will take on Ursuline Academy Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the MIAA So. Sectional quarterfinals at Xaverian High School.  Game time is at 6 pm.  The Lady Dogs advanced with a 3-1 win over Sturgis East on Friday.  Find MIAA tournament info here.

The boys soccer team also advanced to the quarterfinals and will play at home on Tuesday at 2 pm against Apponequet.  The boys defeated Scituate in Rockland on Saturday by a score of 3-2 in a nail-biter.  Click here for tournament information.

The girls soccer team also won their first round game. They defeated  Ursuline Academy  3-1  and will play Sturgis West on Wednesday, Nov. 9  at 2 p.m.  at Cape Cod Academy.  Click here for MIAA standings.

Images Magazine Publishes Dreams and Nightmares

Images Magazine’s latest webzine edition is now on-line.  It’s called “Dreams and Nightmares” and includes drawings, photos and writing submitted by students.

From Images: “Dreams and Nightmares” :  “It’s a well known fact that everyone dreams. Each individual experiences their own, personalized dreams and nightmares. Whether literal or theoretical, we (the Images staff) wanted to know what the students of Rockland High dream of. Fall down the rabbit hole with the first webzine of the 2016-2017 school year.”

Click Here to see the creativity of RHS students.

Samples from Images: “Dreams and Nightmares” are below:

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by Colleen Burke

Waiting

Nicole Reera

My eyes close slowly

I wait for it to come back

To creep through the web

Of my skittish thoughts

My heart pulses quietly

Pumping fear through me

The cloud of silence

And black encases me in

A tomb of terror

I feel the nightmare

On the edge of my sleep

I feel the nightmare

Waiting

 

Project Pumpkin Video

By Senior C0-Editor of the Veritas, Sean Vo!  Enjoy!

Senior Football Players and Cheerleaders Honored at Game

Rockland High School senior football players and cheerleaders had plenty to celebrate as they were introduced with their parents before the game with Pembroke on Friday night.  The Dogs went on to beat Pembroke 28-7 to complete the night, while  the cheerleading squad captured the South Shore League Championship on Thursday night.  Congratulations to both teams!!

It’s Tournament Time!

Three Rockland High School teams, girls’ volleyball, girls’ soccer and boys’ soccer, will be entering postseason MIAA tournament play starting on Friday, Nov. 4. Congratulations to all the players!

Also, three first year varsity coaches, Dan Kimball (soccer), Emily Murphy (volleyball), and Lauren Rizzotti (soccer) will be coaching in their first postseason tournament games.  Congrats to these coaches!

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On Friday at 5 pm the volleyball team will take on Sturgis East from Hyannis in a first round game.  The girls with a record of 14-4 were seeded 5th in the Division III South Sectionals, therefore getting a home game in round one.  With a win the girls would play on Tuesday, Nov. 8 against Ursuline Academy. Good luck girls and Coach Murphy! For MIAA bracket link click here.

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On Saturday at 2:30 pm the boys soccer team will take their 13-3-2 regular season record into the post season as the number 4 seed in the South.  They will go up against Scituate whose record was 9-7-2.  With a win, the boys would get another home field advantage and play the winner of the Blue Hills vs. Apponequet game on a day to be determined.  Good luck to Coach Kimball and the guys.  MIAA bracket link.

Also, Congratulations to SSL All Stars Jake Crawford, Darcy Guimaraes, Liam Lenihan and Lucas Gonsalves. Jake also received EMASS All Star honors.

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On Monday at 2:30 pm, the girls soccer team will also play at home against Ursuline Academy.  The girls finished up the regular season with an 11-4-3 record.  They hope to continue on and would play the winner of the Monomoy/Bourne vs. Sturgis West game.   While it is Coach Rizzotti’s first venture into tournament play, she will be surrounded by veterans like Grace Oliver and Bridget Reardon who will look to make a run this year: one game at a time though!  Good luck to the girls!  MIAA girls soccer brackets.

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