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Homecoming weekend a total success

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor and Co Editor-in-Chief

10-23-17

the crowning

Mr. Harrison crowns Lou Casey at the Mr. Rockland competition. photo by Jasmin Morse.  Click on the photo to go to our photo gallery from the Mr. Rockland competition.

The craziness of Homecoming Weekend has finally come to a close, the excitement and buzz is still filling the halls of Rockland High.

Some of the most memorable moments from the past week was the crowning of Mr and Miss Rockland.

On Wednesday evening, Oct. 18 in the RMS/RHS auditorium, after some stiff competition winner of the Mr Rockland pageant for 2017-2018 was Louis Casey. Participants included Aiden Glennon, Louis Casey, Jake Lauria, Joe Lauria, Chris Penney, Ronan McNally, Elie Chubik, and Joey Yeadon. After recieving the corwn, Casey was rewarded with a prime spot parking space, Chipotle gift card and a scholarship.

On Friday, after the shortened class periods, students filed into designated areas per grade for class meetings. In these, each class discussed fundraising, class accounts, and what plans they have for the 2017-2018 school year. After that, students piled into the gym for Pep Rally. There, the band played, Julia Yeadon sang the National Anthem, and the cheerleaders performed their routine. On top of that, athletic awards were handed out, competitions between clubs and sports teams took place, as well as the highly anticipated Roller Coaster competition between classes.

Principal Harrison awards the Miss Rockland crown  to Macie Jones. Click on the photo to go to our photo gallery of all the Miss Rockland nominees.

Miss Rockland was announced at half-time of the Homecoming Game on Friday night, Oct. 20.   Chosen by the faculty and members of the senior class, Miss Rockland represents a positive role model and is involved in activities in the school and community.   Nominated for the honor were seniors, Hannah Murphy, Jaymie Atkins, Lily Matson, Sydney McKenna and Macie Jones. Jones was selected as Miss Rockland for the Class of 2018 and will also represent Rockland High School in the Veteran’s Day parade.

The Homecoming Game itself on Friday night was also a major success for the football team as well. The Dogs beat Middleboro in the 7 pm game in the Veterans’ Memorial Stadium 20-8. They will be kicking off playoffs next week at home against Cardinal Spellman.

Natalie Draicchio and Chris Penney, queen and king of Homecoming 2017.
photo courtesy of Ms. Walsh

Finally, to close out the weekend, the Homecoming Dance was held from 7-10 pm on Saturday, Oct 21 in the RHS Gym. The dance had one of the largest attendance in recent years with over 200 students buying tickets. Because of this, the cheerleaders, the coordinators of the event, were able to open up the whole gym up for the dance.

After such a momentous weekend, students are finally back in focus with their schoolwork.

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Get pumped for Pep Rally!

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor and Co Editor-in-Chief

10-19-17

juniors-rollercoaster

This year’s seniors at last year’s Pep Rally performing the roller coaster. Veritas photo

Don’t forget! Tomorrow, October 20 is the annual, highly anticipated fall Pep Rally. The event is stacked with special performances by the band and the cheerleaders, class competition, and all out fun.

Also don’t forget to go all out in your class colors. This year, the freshmen class’s colors are Carolina blue. The sophomores are decking out their class in white. The juniors will be a sea of red. Lastly, the seniors will be covered head to toe in black and gold. So don’t forget to represent your class by wearing your class shirts and class colors.

As for the schedule, the Day 1 rotation will remain the same yet all classes will be cut down to 45 minutes.

Mr Rockland pageant tonight!

Jasmin Morse, Web Editor and Co Editor-in-Chief

10-18-17

principal-harrison-and-mr-rockland

Mr. Harrison crowns Mr. Rockland Ryan Leavitt at Mr Rockland last year.

As many Rockland citizens know, Mr Rockland is an annual event held at the RHS with senior boys who compete in a male pageant. The event is being held tonight at 7pm in the RMS/RHS auditorium. The admission is $5, although if you bring a can good you will receive a $1 off.

Judging this year’s pageant will be math teacher, Mr Nicholas Liquori, history teacher, Ms Amanda Lanigan, guidance counselor, Mr Christopher Devine, and principal, Mr John Harrison.

Competing in the pageant are Aiden Glennon, Louis Casey, Jake Lauria, Joe Lauria, Chris Penney, Ronan McNally, Elie Chubik, and Joey Yeadon. At stake is a prime spot parking space, Chipotle gift card and a scholarship.

Come support the senior boys tonight!

Don’t forget! Next week is Spirit Week

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor and Co Editor-in-Chief

10-13-17

Beach Day last year

Sophomores, Alyssa Patten and Tyler Johnson dressing up for Beach Day last year during Spirit Week

The upcoming week is an important one here at RHS. From Homecoming to Mr. Rockland, students and staff will be busy going to and from these events so don’t forget starting next Monday, Spirit Week begins!

The following is the list for the Spirit Week themes of each day:

Monday: Lazy Day

Tuesday: Nerd Day

Wednesday: Dad Day

Thursday: Beach Day

Friday: Class Shirt/Color Day

October Schedule at Maximum Capacity

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor and Co Editor-in-Chief

10-11-17

juniors-rollercoaster

This year’s graduating class doing the roller coaster at the October pep rally last year. Veritas Photo

With the coming of fall comes school work and all the exciting after school sports. On top of that some students also have jobs with shifts they manage to squeeze into their already busy schedules. Well, this fall season is about to get a bit busier with the approaching of October.

To many, the arrival of October marks the true start of the school year. This is the time of year where classes start to really dive into the curriculum, fall sports are in their prime, and extra curriculars start to take shape. Second year principal Mr. John Harrison reminds us that this is one of the best times in the school year stating, “I definitely look forward to it, it’s busy but it brings the school together.”

What excites people the most might be the annual pre-Homecoming Game Pep Rally. Mr. Harrison’s favorite October event because it’s really the only time in the school year that the whole school can come together as one and share their bulldog pride. Junior Caitlin Cameron agrees that this is one of the only events of the whole school year reminding us that it’s the freshman class’s first experience being with everyone and definitely a solidifying moving up moment and aside from the boo-ing they may or may not receive it is by far the most exciting event for the incoming class.

Although this is going to be a hectic month for RHS it’ll definitely be one to put down in the books in regards to all the memories made for all the students and faculty. Make sure to clear your schedules and get involved!

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Spirit Week: October 16-20 (see below for more info)

Mr. Rockland: Wednesday, October 18 at 7 pm

Pep Rally: Friday, October 20

Homecoming Game: Friday, October 20 at home against Middleborough 7 pm (Miss Rockland announced at half-time)

Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 21 7  pm

Project Pumpkin: Sunday, October 29 1 pm to 4 pm

Spirit Week Days:

Monday, October 16: Lazy Day

Tuesday, October 17: Nerd Day

Wednesday, October 18: Dad Day

Thursday, October 19: Beach Day

Friday, October 20: Class Shirt/Color Day

RHS Shows Support for Breast Cancer

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief

10-2-17

photos above by Jasmin Morse

It is common in the month of October to show support for finding a cure and raising awareness for the devastating illness, Breast Cancer. At RHS, students annually show their support in many forms.

Throughout the month of September in preparation for Breast Cancer Month students and teachers have a “change war” in their A-Block classes to see which class can raise the most money. This year, Mr. Rowe’s A-Block class raised the most money with Mr. Bigsby and Mrs. Shaughnessy coming in second and third.

On September 29, the Friday before the Breast Cancer walk RHS students and staff participated in the annual Pink Out Day. On Pink Out Day RHS decks out in pink to show their support for those affected by the illness. Students usually wear the Breast Cancer walk shirt they had pre-ordered in the weeks coming up the the walk. Teachers also donate $1 to participate in a jean day where all the money goes to the cause.

After all the lead up had passed, RHS achieved its final goal for the year in raising money and awareness of breast cancer. On Sunday, October 1, RHS students walked in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Boston. Here students donated the $2000 raised throughout the previous month and walked to help support and raise awareness of breast cancer.

Since RHS raised over $1000 for breast cancer awareness, some teachers have committed to dyeing their hair pink. Language teacher, Melissa Shaughnessy, art teacher, Kata Medeiros, science teacher, Angelina Armstrong, and vice principal, Kathy Paulding are all due to dye their hair.

Dog Depot: A New Lunch Hit

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor and Co-Editor-in-Chief

10-4-17

With the new school year came the addition of the very fun and exciting, Dog Depot. This is the new school store that is around every Friday at all three lunches where students can go to buy snacks and school spirit gear. The program was created and is managed and run by the RHS Pathways program.

Veritas reporter, Erin Connors interviewed Pathways teacher, Joanne White and students Alex Anzivino and Anthony DiNino about the store in this video produced by Journalism and Digital Media students. Click on the link below.

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