Monthly Archives: December 2015

From the Veritas December Print Issue

These articles were published in the December print Veritas.  Click on the READ MORE>>>> link at the end of each paragraph to access the entire story from the menu bars.

MR. AND MRS. CLAUS SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER

Teachers, Joanne White and Patrick Finn were selected as RHS' Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Teachers, Joanne White and Patrick Finn were selected as RHS’ Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Jaymie Atkins, Veritas Asst. Managing Editor

Every year, The Veritas staff names two teachers with high spirits and joyful cheer Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Hard thought and voting went into this decision, and the staff decided that French teacher, Mr. Finn and Special Education teacher, Ms. White are a great fit. These holiday spirited teachers answered a few questions for us about Christmas.  READ MORE >>>>

 

THEATRE GUILD PRESENTS THE FEMALE ODD COUPLE

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Seth Roscewski, Veritas Staff

RHS students performed their own female version of The Odd Couple based on the 1970’s television show The Odd Couple. With new directors, Joanne White and Kendra Donovan, RHS students put on an amusing show on Dec. 11 and 12 in the RHS auditorium.   READ MORE>>>>

 

A DAY WITH THE PRINCIPAL OF ROCKLAND HIGH SCHOOL

Kaylee Ellis and Dr. Cron

Kaylee Ellis and Dr. Cron

Kaylee Ellis, Veritas Staff

principal: noun: 

     the person with the highest authority or most important position in an organization, institution, 

or group.

Some students assume during the year a principal does nothing but sit, relax and tell people what to do.

This isn’t the case for Dr. Cron (or any principal for that matter).

Recently, I sat down with Dr. Cron and asked him what his daily life as the Principal of Rockland High is like.

First, he said that being the principal is “a privilege” because of the amazing faculty and students that he gets to know more each and every day.  READ MORE >>>>>

 

MATH TEAM COMPETES FOR RHS

The math team is ready for a meet. Back, left to right: Ronan McNally, Elias Csubak, Sean Sugrue, Alexander Domina, Erika Wiley, Fanting Zhou, Ryan Sugrue and Nicholas Walker. Front l to r: Haley Crocker, Vivian Nguyen, Valerie Mulready, Rebecca Elliott, Luana Lima and Caitlin McArthur. Missing from the photo are Sarah Margolis, Joseph Naughton, Michael Belmonte and Saoirse McNally Yearbook Photo

The math team is ready for a meet. Back, left to right: Ronan McNally, Elias Csubak, Sean Sugrue, Alexander Domina, Erika Wiley, Fanting Zhou, Ryan Sugrue and Nicholas Walker. Front l to r: Haley Crocker, Vivian Nguyen, Valerie Mulready, Rebecca Elliott, Luana Lima and Caitlin McArthur. Missing from the photo are Sarah Margolis, Joseph Naughton, Michael Belmonte and
Saoirse McNally Yearbook Photo

Megan Lund, Veritas Staff

If you enjoy math and are good at it, you should join the RHS math team that participates in meets against other schools.

Students range from freshmen to seniors. These students do well and like math.

They also like pizza because after every meet that’s what they’re eating for an afternoon snack.

Thinking about joining the math team but worried that it will get in the way of other academic studies? READ MORE >>>>

 

EVOLUTION  OF CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Ms. Cahill's Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls along with her Holly Hobby doll

Ms. Cahill’s Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls along with her Holly Hobby doll

Hannah Boben, Veritas Staff

Imagine waking up Christmas morning, and rushing to find many presents under your magical tree. The gifts include everything you could have ever imagined and more.

But see the bigger picture here: are we letting presents take over the true Christmas meaning? Absolutely.   READ MORE >>>>

 

CHEERLEADERS WIN DIVISION IV STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Cheerleaders with their State Championship trophy photo by Kelley Reale

Cheerleaders with their State Championship trophy
photo by Kelley Reale

Adiza Alasa, Veritas Staff

The RHS cheerleaders are MSSAA Division 4 State Champions for the fourth time in the past eight seasons. The cheerleaders competed for the state title on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Algonquin Regional High School against nine other teams.

Their success at states followed their first place win at regionals on Nov. 15 at Whitman-Hanson High School and their triumph in the South Shore League Championship on Nov. 6 at Abington High School.  READ MORE >>>

 

 

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Recent RHS Graduates Return for College Fair

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Members of the Class of 2015 and Ms. Lombardi (front left) pose for a picture at the annual RHS College Fair.

Haley Macray, Veritas Senior Managing Editor

On Tuesday, December 22, recent graduates from the classes of 2014 and 2015 returned to their alma mater to represent their respective colleges and universities at the annual Rockland High School College Fair.

The College Fair was held during all three lunches. RHS students from all grades were able to learn more about the colleges that the RHS alumni are now attending while simultaneously catching up with old friends. This is the third time the College Fair has been held. It was put on by Rockland High School’s Student Government Council and its Student Services Committee.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Wraps Up Spirit Week

It was Ugly Sweater Day on Tuesday, Dec. 22!  Happy Holidays to All!

photos by Adiza Alasa, Veritas Staff

RHS Gets Comfy with Cozy Day

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Mr. Johnson participates in Cozy Day

Veritas Staff

On Monday, December 21, RHS students prepared for a short week of school with Cozy Day. Students (and some teachers) were encouraged to dress in their comfiest of clothes for the second to last day of the Holiday Spirit Week.

Have any pictures from this year’s Holiday Spirit Week? Send them to hmacray2016@rocklandschools.org for a chance to be featured!

Flannel Friday at RHS

Flannel Day in the Band room!

Flannel Day in the music department.

Veritas Staff

On Friday, December 18, RHS students and teachers participated in Flannel Friday as part of the Holiday Spirit Week put on by Rockland High’s Student Government Council.

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Mrs. Shaughnessy, Mr. Finn, and Mrs. Palmer

Have any pictures from this year’s Holiday Spirit Week? Send them to hmacray2016@rocklandschools.org for a chance to be featured!

Cluster the Elf Visits RHS Teachers

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Cluster the Elf gets into a bit of trouble in Ms. Sullivan’s classroom.

Haley Macray, Veritas Senior Managing Editor

Throughout the last few weeks RHS teachers have been visited by a new friend straight from the North Pole, Cluster the Elf.

So far Cluster has made appearances in the Math Department, Ms. Sullivan’s classroom, Ms. DiCanzio’s classroom, Mrs. Phelp’s classroom, Mr. Neal’s classroom, and Mr. Ricci’s office.

Luck enough to have taken a picture with Cluster the Elf himself? Send your pictures to hmacray2016@rocklandschools.org to be featured.

RHS Veritas News Broadcast Dec. 17, 2015

Anchors and reporters: Adisa Alasa, Tahmaya Cappra and Joe Taft.

Camera and technical support: Hope Geary, Theodora Panagiotidis, Molly Grass, Megan Lund, Zach Pransky, Patrick Murphy

Writers: Veritas Staff

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