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RHS Shakespeare Festival Taking Stage This Weekend

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Web Editor

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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!

MCAS Man on the Street

The following video was produced by Veritas Web Editor Jasmin Morse, and Veritas staff members, Jake Lauria and Austin Woods.

Take a look and see what people think about the MCAS. Sophomores are in the middle of taking their Language Arts MCAS tests this week.

Shakespeare at Rockland High School

The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company on stage at Rockland High School on March 9. They presented Twelfth Night to students. Veritas photo

On Thursday, March 9, the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company performed Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night for students at Rockland High School. The performance was sponsored by the RHS English department. The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company is based in Marshfield, MA. and is an award winning theater company that specializes in bringing professional Shakespearean performances to local schools through its Performance in Education Program (P.I.E.).

Members of the troupe took time out and spoke to Veritas editor, Sophie McLellan after the performance.  They gave a shout out to all the students who attended their performance!

For more information about the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company go to: http://www.baycolonyshakespeare.org

Rockland High School is gearing up for its own Shakespeare Festival this weekend, March 24 and 25. The Festival features two nights of Elizabethan drama, entertainment and frivolity. Students will recreate scenes from several of Shakespeare’s most popular plays including “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Macbeth,” “Hamlet” and “Romeo and Juliet.”


The doors will open on both nights at 6:30 p.m. On Friday night light refreshments will be served during the entertainment. On Saturday night a full feast will be served. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door on Friday night. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door for Saturday’s show and feast. Tickets will be sold at all the lunches this week. Tickets can also be purchased in advance by emailing kwalsh@rocklandschools.org.

RHS Music Department Hosts Broadway Night

Sean Vo, Veritas Co-Editor

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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

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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-Abington Unified Basketball Game

Nick Cara shoots while Anthony Ambrose from Abington and Mike Bodley look on.  Veritas Staff photo

The Rockland and Abington Unified basketball players treated a large crowd on Monday night in Rockland with a fun-filled game.  The large roster of Rockland girls and boys players battled against Abington’s roster to a 59-46 win for Rockland.  The score was not the story of the game, however. What was the story was the teamwork and togetherness that both groups demonstrated.  There was also a lot of good shooting and defense played.

The unified teams are made up of players from the varsity basketball teams from Rockland and Abington who mentor the players from their schools’ Special Education programs.

This is an event that everyone looks forward to. It is organized by Rockland Athletic Director, Gary Graziano and coached by physical education instructors, Brenda Folsom and Mike Doyle.  For Abington Athletic Director Peter Serino organized the event along with coaches John and Sarah McGinness.

Thanks to William Marquardt (c6bill.smugmug.com) for sharing some of his photos.

 

Rockland Dogs Go For South Sectional Championship

The Rockland boys’ hockey team will play at Gallo Arena on Sunday at 3:15.  They will be going for a Division 3 South Sectional Championship against Old Rochester/Fairhaven.  Good luck to the Rockland Bulldogs!  Be there to support the Dogs!

photos by Kelley Reale

 

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