Category Archives: News
Jasmin Morse, Veritas Co Editor-in-Chief and Web Editor
This past weekend, from Dec. 7-9, the RHS Theatre Guild performed their annual fall play, the Broadway comedy, Moon Over Buffalo.
The play starred senior, Ronan McNally (George Hay) and junior, Megan Diver (Charlotte Hay). Other cast members included, freshman, Emily Gaboriault (Rosalind Hay), junior, John Ellard (Paul Singer), and seniors, Kellie Berry(Ethel), Ryan Struzziery (Howard), Erin Field (Eileen) and Ryan Mott (Richard Maynard).
The comedy was directed by Pathways teacher, Joanne White and biology teacher, Julia DiCanzio. Senior, Maddison Parlee worked on the play as Stage Manager and working by the side of Parlee was junior, Ali Landi who helped as Assistant Stage Manager.
After all the crew members hard work and effort, they were finally able to reap the benefits after finally performing their work this past weekend. Along with the crew, the audience enjoyed themselves as well. Laughter filled the auditorium and smiles filed out of the building each night the play came to a close.
Ms. Paulding, RHS Asst. Principal said (via Twitter), “Amazing performance of Moon Over Buffalo by the RHS Theater Guild cast and crew. Always impressed by our students abilities.”
Jasmin Morse, Veritas Co Editor-in-Chief and Veritas Web Editor
RHS Theatre Guild’s winter play of the year, Moon Over Buffalo, is premiering this Thursday, Dec. 7 in the RMS/RHS auditorium. The comedy is being put on this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7pm each night. Tickets are on sale now at showtix4u.com for $5 each or can be bought at the door for $8.
The comedy features senior, Ronan McNally and junior, Megan Diver as the main characters of George and Charlotte Hay. The Theatre Guild has been hard at work perfecting the play with help from their directors, Joanne White and Julia DiCanzio.
At the play, be sure to stop by the Engineering Club table! Before and after the play they will be selling 3-D holiday ornaments. 3-D ornaments are being sold for $5. Bulldog plaques are also being sold for $7. They can also be customized for a total of $10.
December 3, 2017
Students in Mr. Parker’s class at RHS visited the McKinley School gift center of Holiday Magic last week to deliver 12 bicycles that they had put together. The bicycles had been donated to Holiday Magic for children at Christmas.
Holiday Magic is a group in the town of Rockland whose members come from civic organizations, local businesses, Parent/Teacher Organizations from the public schools, interested individuals who are sponsors, and school children who also volunteer.
In 2000 they established a single unified holiday charitable program that coordinates their funds and energy, with the mission of helping some of the less fortunate families in the town of Rockland during the Christmas/Hanukkah holidays.
The Giving Tree on the wall of the Nurse’s Office at RHS is also part of Holiday Magic. Students can take an ornament and bring in an unwrapped gift for a child whose age is indicated on the ornament.
The organization is also having its annual fundraiser at the 99 Tuesday night, Dec. 5 from 4-10 pm. Use the voucher below so that 15% of your bill will be donated to Holiday Magic. Raffles will also be available for Bruins tickets and more!
Jasmin Morse, Veritas co Editor-in-Chief and Veritas Web Editor
RHS is bringing back an annual holiday cause this upcoming Monday, Dec. 4, the Friends of the Homeless drive. The drive is geared to help end homelessness in the area by providing basic necessities for those in a time of need.
The SGC run event is going on December 5-15, just in time for the holidays. Donations will graciously be taken in A Block classes where there’ll be wrapped boxes provided. The A Block class that brings in the most donations will receive a complimentary breakfast.
Mittens/ Hats/ Gloves/ Scarves
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
Pens and Pencils
Soap/ Body Wash
First Aid Items
Crayons and Coloring Books
Stuffed Animals and Toys
Jasmin Morse, Veritas co Editor-in-Chief and Veritas Web Editor
At the close of Term 1 and at the beginning of Term 2, students achieving all grades at or above an -A, are awarded the title of High Honors.
Yesterday, on Wednesday Nov. 29 recipients of High Honors recognition received an award ceremony and banquet in praise of their hard work and achievements. At the banquet in the library media center 40 students were rewarded with a lunch-in catered by Chipotle.
Term 1 Freshmen Recipients:
Term 1 Sophomore Recipients:
Term 1 Junior Recipients:
Ingrid DeCarvalho Oliveira
Term 1 Senior Recipients:
Matt Dalton, Veritas Sports
The fall sports season was a resounding success and all teams had fantastic seasons. Almost all of the Rockland teams qualified for the 2017 MIAA tournaments in their respective sports. Girls soccer made it the furthest into their tournament by winning the first two games in dramatic fashion, one of those games ending in overtime by an absolute firecracker from the 30 yards out by senior captain Graces Oliver. Here is Danielle O’Brien’s story on the girls soccer team’s season.
Also making a splash in the tournament was the Rockland High football team. The team earned their first playoff win in 17 years, but unfortunately lost in the second round to the two seed Old Rochester. The team also won the title of league champs finishing with a 5-2 record in the regular season. This was the first year under new head coach Nicholas Liquori. (Go here for Matt Dalton’s story._
The football team wrapped up their season on Thanksgiving with a big comeback win at East Bridgewater 15-14, giving their eighteen seniors a fitting send-off. Zach Sharland had two TD’s on passes from Sam Gray.
Girls volleyball made a statement this year by being undefeated league champions. They had one of the best regular seasons that this town has ever seen. The volleyball team fell short in their second game of the tournament losing to last year’s state champion, Case High School in the quarterfinals. Here is Harry O’Brien’s story about the team.
The boys’ soccer team had to win their last regular season game against Hanover to qualify and thanks to a second half comeback and a score on a penalty kick, they made it, beating Hanover 2-1. Follow this link for Matt O’Brien’s season summary.
Golf also snuck into the playoffs and made the tournament for the first time in over 20 years. This was a huge accomplishment for the program. Here is Mark Shield’s summary of the golf team’s season.
The cheerleaders went for another state championship last weekend but came up with second place instead, a great accomplishment. They wrapped up the SSL title and South Regional title for fall cheer.
Last, but certainly not least, was boys and girls cross country. Both girls and boys teams made long strides this season to improve their game but did not qualify for tournament. Next year they look to take the next step and get to their tournament dreams going.
This season was an exciting one for the whole town to experience and we saw so many great moments throughout it.
Click on the links throughout to access our sports page stories on each of these fall sports, and check out the Fall Sports Unsung Heroes.
All-Stars in each of the sports are listed below:
Boys Soccer: Jon Alvarenga, Matty O’Brien, and Vitor Santos! Alvarenga also awarded Eastern Mass All Star!
Girls Soccer: Grace Oliver, Maddie Blonde, Nicole Blonde and Hannah Rich
Cheerleading: Mia Comeau, Katie Fitzgerald, Hallie Molineaux, Bella Burns
Football: Jon Baar, Will Breadmore, Lou Casey, Connor Shea, Zach Sharland, Anthony DeCecco and Coach of the year Nick Liquori.
Volleyball: -Jess DeMarco, Lily Matson, Caroline Elie, and Player of the Year: Olivia Elie. Coach of the Year: Emily Murphy