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4th Annual RMS History Fair

The Social Studies Department at Rogers Middle School hosted its fourth annual Upper Middle School History Fair. Held in the middle and high school’s shared library over the course of three days, this fair was a celebration of academic and creative excellence.  The essential purpose of the event is to showcase our students’ research, writing…

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Zoey Brings Joy to Children

Last fall, when Rockland’s Memorial Park Elementary School principal, Janice Sheehan asked her staff what special interests or abilities they could share with their students, speech and language pathologist, Ruth Ann LoSciuto’s first thought was of her dog, Zoey. She and her three year old Goldador (Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever mix), Zoey, work as…

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Memorial Park Third Graders Make Way for Ducklings

Memorial Park teacher, Michele Bissonnette, gave her third graders a first hand opportunity this spring to learn about egg-laying animals by hatching four ducklings. She explained, “We were reading and exploring informational texts on animals and life cycles when we hatched our ducklings. My third graders gathered information on how long different eggs took to…

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Ben Franklin Visits Grade 5

Ben Franklin came to visit the 5th graders at the John W. Rogers Middle School on Thursday, May 31st. Ben shared his stories of growing up in Boston, moving to Philadelphia, as well as his experiments and his inventions with the students.  A grant from the Rockland Education Foundation paid for this exciting performance which…

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Rockland High School Environmental Team Wins Awards at Envirothon

The Rockland High School Environmental Club recently took part in their third Massachusetts Envirothon. This year the event took place on May 18 at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge, Mass. Rockland was one of 27 schools to compete. The Rockland Team, coached by RHS science teacher Angela Armstrong, included: Jad Bendarkawi, Sean…

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Sean Sugrue Named Valedictorian of Class of 2018

Jasmin Morse, Veritas Editor-in-Chief Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Alan Cron, and Rockland High School Principal Dr. John Harrison have announced that Sean Sugrue has earned the Valedictorian Award as the Class of 2018’s top academic student. Sugrue gave his Valedictory Speech on Friday, June 1 at the Graduation Ceremonies. This honor is a culmination of Sugrue’s…

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This lesson was for the birds!

The R. Stewart Esten Elementary School kindergarten class recently completed a unit on the environment with a specific emphasis on learning about birds. The unit aligns with the project based learning initiative that is part of the developmental kindergarten curriculum, The project began with a trip to the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell, MA…

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Graduating Seniors Visit Their Former Schools

On Wednesday morning, May 30, approximately 100 soon-to-be graduates of Rockland High School’s Class of 2018 took the time to visit their three former Rockland elementary schools. They also visited the Rogers Middle School. This is the third consecutive year that Rockland High School graduating seniors have donned their caps and gowns and walked through…

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R. Stewart Esten Elementary School’s Annual Memorial Day Observance

R. Stewart Esten Elementary School held a  Memorial Day Observance on Wednesday, May 23.  Esten’s Memorial Day Celebration is an annual tradition in which the students are taught songs and poems to honor the men and women who defend our freedoms. This tradition was started by the former principal Carol McGrath and she and her husband…

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National Honor Society Induction

James Patton, left, was presented with a plaque designating his honorary induction to the National Honor Society last night, May 16. With him are NHS members who are also on his tennis team, from left, Sean Sugrue, John Ellard, Tyler Beatrice, Joseph Naughton and Ronan McNally. photo courtesy of John Ellard On Wednesday evening, May…

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