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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.

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 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.”

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.

RHS Annual Mini Golf Coming Monday!

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