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Images Literary and Art Magazine on sale at Arts Festival

Images 2014 cover by Sydney Bissonnette


Tonight, April 16, at the annual Rockland Public School’s Arts Festival held in the high school gym, Rockland High School’s art and literary magazine, Images, will be on sale. The magazine will be five dollars and showcases the writing and art of RHS students. If you miss it tonight you can pick one up from Chris Neal, Images adviser.

Broadway Night

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Broadway Night is coming back to RHS tomorrow night, March 14 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium. Admission is $5.00.

An annual performance, Broadway Night consists of the Music Department’s students coming together to perform musical selections from two musicals. Last year the musicals were Jekyll and Hyde and Chicago, and this year the two musicals are Miss Saigon and Wicked.

The work put into Broadway Night is strenuous and difficult. The chorus has to learn songs for it and the band learns pieces from the musicals to perform.   Chorus teacher Ms. Jennifer Hartnett explained that it takes hours. Band Director, Mr. Harden,  agreed that it takes “hours and hours and hours” to get ready. However, he says it will definitely be a good production.

Ms. Hartnett is definitely excited for the concert. She said, “The show should not be missed.”  She explained that the reason for choosing the musicals,  Miss Saigon and Wicked  is  they are “good shows for students to be exposed to.”

Senior Kayla Frazer, a chorus and band member, says Broadway Night is “a fun experience” and “a pleasure to do every year.”

Tickets are available at the door on Friday night, so don’t miss out!

RHS Band takes to Pembroke for the South Shore Band Exchange

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Kayla Frazer, Brandon Lane, Sydney Bissonette and Chris Catania

Tonight at 7 pm the Rockland High School band will be traveling to Pembroke High School to perform alongside five other bands in the South Shore Band Exchange. Rockland will be performing first, followed by Taunton. Rockland will be bringing On A Hymsong of Philip Bliss and Themes from ‘Green Bushes.’

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Lauren Scott, Jon Soo Hoo and Leah Benson

The South Shore Band Exchange is in its third year and it’s a great way for bands in the area to come together. Students can listen to other bands perform, and learn what they need to improve upon. It’s a great experience, and will certainly be exciting! Be sure to cheer on the Bulldog Band today!

RHS Holiday Concert Spreads Cheer

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The Jazz Band performs at the Holiday Concert. photo by Sarah Margolis

On Wednesday, December 18,  Rockland High School’s band and chorus came together to perform a concert to celebrate the coming holidays.

The jazz band performed three songs, and were followed by the chorus. The chorus performed seven songs, and the chamber choir came out to perform a few carols including “Let It Snow” and “Jingle Bells.”


The Chorus sings at the Holiday Concert. photo by Sarah Margolis

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After an intermission, the concert band performed five songs, including a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” narrated by English teacher, Mr. Chris Neal with musical accompaniment. They then performed their traditional “Sleigh Ride.”

It was a fun, cheerful concert that brought all sorts of people together to celebrate holiday joy and togetherness.

Kudos to Mr. Harden, Band Director, and Ms. Hartnett, Chorus Director, and to all the students in the RHS band and chorus groups.

The band plans on bringing two of the songs they performed, Themes from “Green Bushes” and “On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss” to the South Shore Band Exchange Concert in Pembroke. Be sure to wish the band luck!

Jonathan Soo Hoo earns Superintendent’s Award

Jon receives the award from Superintendent John Retchless

Jon receives the award from Superintendent John Retchless

By Jace Williams, Veritas Staff

On the evening of December 9, RHS senior, Jon Soo Hoo was welcomed to the Rockland School Committee meeting held in the WRPS studio to receive an award from Superintendent John Retchless.

He was honored for his achievements and activities by receiving the MA Association of School Superintendents’ Academic Excellence Award. Soo Hoo has been an overachiever for his four years at Rockland High School, staying first in the Class of 2014 every year. He holds a 4.7 GPA and participates in many extra activities including the math team and National Honor Society. He is also a recipient of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship and will certainly receive more awards as his senior year continues.

When Jon graduates, he said that he would like to pursue a degree in neuroscience.  He also would like to stay relatively close to home.  Jon’s proud parents, Jenny and Toby were also at the school committee meeting.

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Jon Soo Hoo with his parents, Jenny and Toby, at the school committee meeting.

Unknown – Images Contest

Click Sarah Laleme’s gorgeous photo to see the latest issue of Images, including the winners of our Chipotle gift card contest.



Welcome to the Jungle!

The RHS Theater Guild’s fall performance is here! On Friday November 15 and Saturday November 16 at 6:30, the doors will be opening and the actors will perform The Jungle Book, written by Monica Flory. Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, the play involves tigers and monkeys and bears, oh my! Be sure to stop by, and see a surprise actor stake his claim to RHS fame!

Mother and Father Wolf welcome baby Mowgli to the pack.  Actors include Kayla Frazer, Brian Leonard and Corbin Armstrong.  photo by Georgia Panagiotidis

Mother and Father Wolf welcome baby Mowgli to the pack. Actors include Kayla Frazer, Brian Leonard and Corbin Armstrong. photo by Georgia Panagiotidis

Shere Khan played by Chis Catania

Shere Khan played by Chis Catania.  Photo by Jace Williams

Click on the following link to go to our photo gallery composed of Georgia Panagiotidis’  and Jace Williams’ photos from dress rehearsal on November 14th.

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