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Guatemala Trip Clothing Drive on Friday

This Friday (3/10) there will be a Saver’s clothing drive to benefit the students from RHS who are going on the Guatemala Trip in April.

If the group can collect 400 bags of donations, Savers will donate $1,000 to the trip.

If you have any clothing or other soft household items (blankets, pillows etc) you would like to donate, just toss them in a 13-gallon bag and bring them in on Friday. The truck will be coming at 3PM on Friday to pick up the goods.  Any donation is greatly appreciated as it will bring the group closer to reaching their goal!

Working with Worthy Village RHS students will help people of Guatemala use water filters to provide clean drinking water for their families.

15 students and staff from Rockland High School are taking a trip to Panajachel, Guatemala during April vacation this year. April vacation starts on the 14th, and ends on the 23rd.Students will be treated to beautiful scenery there, but the trip to Guatemala is more of a service trip than a trip to go sightseeing. Mrs. Shaughnessy, one of the chaperones along with Ms. Lanigan and Mr. Connors,  says, “We will be teaching the kids how to install water filters, and teach impoverished families how to filter the water so they can have clean drinking water.”

The people going on the trip include 12 students, and three chaperones.

The total cost of the trip is $2,100 per person, which includes airfare, hotel, most meals and insurance. A lot of fundraising is going on to lower the price.

Ms. Lanigan said, “Please spread the word to friends and family as well

RHS Annual Mini Golf Coming Monday!

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Project Pumpkin Video

By Senior C0-Editor of the Veritas, Sean Vo!  Enjoy!

Art teacher retires after 19 years at RHS

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Superintendent of Schools, Alan Cron presented retiring art teacher, Sandy Gibson with a congratulatory plaque. Outgoing superintendent, John Retchless was on hand as well to congratulate Gibson on 19 years at RHS. Veritas Photo

Sophie McLellan, Veritas Co-Editor-in-Chief

When looking around at the halls of Rockland High School, it would be hard to miss the numerous pieces of students’ art that decorate the walls. There has been some unbelievable artistic talent at RHS but the true origin of it comes from Ms. Sandra Gibson. Ms. Gibson has been an art and photography teacher here at Rockland High since September of 1997.

After going to Rhode Island College and earning bachelor of science a degree in art education, Gibson began teaching at the age of 21 in Rhode Island. After years of teaching there and in an elementary school in Vermont, Ms. Gibson eventually found her way to Rockland.

From singing ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’ at Faculty Follies to taking her photography students into Boston every year, Gibson has many fond memories of her time at the High School. She says that teaching was never a struggle for her and that she has loved her time here. “Teaching art was always great. You have to work for a living and it’s really nice if you like what you do, and I like what I do. I’ve been really lucky. Making money wasn’t a hassle, I like what I do. I like coming here. It’s been my home.”

And every home has a family. Ms. Gibson was well liked among her colleagues and adored by many students. As the news spread of her retirement, many people came to say goodbye and wish her happiness. Senior Nicole Reera was one of the many who will miss Ms. Gibson. “I think she is an awesome person who is dedicated to what she does,” Reera says. “and [she] is a great teacher that has a passion for art.”

After nearly twenty years of inspiring young artists at RHS, Gibson had only one piece of advice left to give. “You’ve got to find your passion and go for it,” Gibson says “Because if you’re not happy with what you’re doing then you won’t be happy anywhere else.”

September 30th is her last day. Goodbye Ms. Gibson and thank you for everything!

Kata Medeiros and Cheryl Thompson congratulate Sandy Gibson at a reception held on Thursday, Sept. 29.  Gibson will retire on Sept. 30 after 19 years as an art teacher and department head at Rockland High School.  Veritas photo

Kata Medeiros and Cheryl Thompson congratulate Sandy Gibson at a reception held on Thursday, Sept. 29. Gibson will retire on Sept. 30 after 19 years as an art teacher and department head at Rockland High School. Veritas photo

 

Rockland Senior Gets Award in Congressional Art Show

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Rockland High School senior, Syann Teixeira with her family and Congressman William R. Keating at the 9th Congressional District Art Show where Syann won 2nd place in computer art for her digital-collage, “Diamond Lion.” Syann’s computer drawing is on display at Bella’s Restaurant, Hingham St., Rockland until June 30. Courtesy photo.

Veritas Staff

At an awards ceremony held at the Plymouth Center for the Arts on April 29, Rockland High School senior Syann Teixeira won 2nd place in Computer Art for her digital collage, “Diamond Lion.” Congressman Bill Keating sponsored the 9th Congressional District’s Art Show held in Plymouth.

Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by members of the House of Representatives.

Students interested in participating in the Congressional Art Competition submitted original artwork in one of seven different categories: Collage,
 Computer-generated art, 
Drawings,
 Mixed Media,
 Paintings,
 Photography, and
 Prints.

College Bound Student-Athlete Night

The Athletic Department and the Guidance Department are teaming up to present a look at the myths and realities behind college athletics, scholarships and recruitments.  All student-athletes and their parents are invited to this information session in the lecture hall at 6:00 pm.  See or call Mr. Graziano for details.

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Wraps Up Spirit Week

It was Ugly Sweater Day on Tuesday, Dec. 22!  Happy Holidays to All!

photos by Adiza Alasa, Veritas Staff

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