February Vacation Starts Today: Got Plans?
Students at Rockland High School will be enjoying a nice, long, well-deserved vacation starting today! After all, in an unusual winter, no snow days have been called and students have had no real rest since the holidays!
Most students will be far away from the high school, many getting much needed rest, many working extra hours to try to save money for their savings accounts, and many actually doing some school work without worrying about next-day deadlines! Some will be heading south on family vacations to Disney or other tropical locations; some will be going north to snowboard, ski or do some tubing, especially since our area has had no real snow this year (so far).
A large group of students will be playing in vacation tournaments, including the boys and girls basketball teams who will both be participating in a combined tournament hosted by Abington. For the boys they will still be in the hunt to wrap up a tournament spot, while the girls will be polishing their record to earn a home game and the highest seed possible in the postseason tournament that starts after vacation. Those games are on Monday and Wednesday. Check our website Events calendar for specific times.
The hockey team will also be involved in games over the holiday and they too will be looking to come out of the regular season ready to do well in the postseason tournament.
Two other groups will be participating in school-related activities.
The Service Learning trip to Guatemala starts on Saturday, Feb. 16. Fifteen students and three chaperones will be traveling to Guatemala and working for the week to help provide needed services and supplies to villagers near Panajachel where they will be staying. See our Veritas story on the trip here.
Another group will be heading to Boston to participate in the Harvard Model Congress program. This will be a four day conference held at the Boston Sheraton hotel conference rooms, involving multiple schools. The purpose is to foster familiarity with the government process. The Harvard Model Congress is the largest congressional simulation conference in the world, providing high school students from across the country and abroad, an opportunity to experience American government firsthand. This years’ HMC participants from RHS consists of Jordan Cunningham, Terika Crooks, Paige Donnelly, Michaela Sugrue, and Nicolle G. Winter. Ms. Adrienne Donovan is the Club Advisor. The Veritas will be reporting on the students’ experience when they get back in a week.
Whatever it is that you do, enjoy your vacation, Bulldogs, and be safe and rested, and ready for the final months of the school year!