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May 24, 2019


Here are a few highlights from this past week:

  • Congratulations to our Grade 10 students who completed MCAS testing this week. Our sophomores worked hard and they are the first graduating class to have to pass the computer- based Next Generation MCAS as a graduation requirement.


  • On Monday, May 20th, Grade 9 students heard a presentation from the 9/11 Fund. The 9/11 fund is an organization that recounts the events of the day and how it impacted the immediate families.  Thank you to Hannah Wyllie and Kara Sullivan for sharing their experiences.


  • On Tuesday, May 21st, our seniors had their final day of regular classes. Thank you to our senior class for finishing the school year on such a high note. We will miss you and we are looking forward to celebrating with you next week :).


  • On Wednesday, May 22nd, Maddie Gear was invited to be the student speaker at an EF Tours Staff Town Hall at their headquarters in Cambridge. She spoke to more than 300 employees about her experiences traveling to Japan and Europe, and what she thinks is important for students to learn before, during and after traveling. Maddie met with people in various departments to discuss marketing, teacher appreciation, and tour itineraries. The staff was so impressed with her that they offered her a job when she graduates! Maddie represented Travel Club and Rockland High extremely well and made us proud. Here is a picture.


  • Students from Rockland attended the 2nd annual Be In The Know Youth Conference on May 23rd at Stonehill College. The conference focuses on students learning from another about what is being done to promote positive change in regards to substance use prevention. Rockland hosted a Kindness Rocks Project table at the event adding to the day of empowerment and positivity.


  • On Thursday, May 23rd, Mr. Graziano and Mr. Harrison had the opportunity to accompany Hannah Wyllie who was recognized as the MIAA Student-Athlete of the Month for March. Hannah received the recognition because of the positive example of leadership that she has displayed as a scholar-athlete. Hannah was one of the 16 students (out of the 220,000 athletes in the state of Massachusetts) who were recognized. Here is a press release submitted by the MIAA. Here is a picture of Hannah receiving her award.


  • On Wednesday, May 21st, Mr. Devine and Ms. Morrison went with juniors to attend the NECAC College Fair at Bridgewater State University. It was a great opportunity for our students to visit a college campus. Here is a picture of our students on a campus tour.


  • On Friday, May 17th, RHS students competed in their fourth Envirothon. Here is an article published in our local newspaper which highlight’s team success. RHS earned first place in the Current Issues category. RHS students delivered a presentation on Abundant, Affordable Healthy Food.


  • Thank you to our senior parents in the Class of 2019 who planned an awesome cookout for our seniors on Thursday, May 23rd. Our seniors had a terrific end to their high school careers thanks to the generosity of our parents. Students enjoyed the delicious food, lawn games, and were able to celebrate with their peers.


  • On Thursday, May 23rd and Friday, May 24th, students in the Class of 2019 got CPR certified as well as learned about banking and finance, yoga, sun care, and substance abuse. Thank you to all of our volunteers under the coordination of School Nurse Kathi Ryan for sponsoring this  educational programming.


  • The spring sports teams are getting ready for the playoffs. Girls lacrosse,  boys lacrosse, softball, girls tennis, and boys tennis all qualified for tournament play. Be sure to check out a playoff game in the coming weeks.
    • This week the girls lacrosse team defeated Old Colony 19-8,  Mashpee 16-6, and Quincy 17-11. The lady dogs are now 12-3 overall.
    • The boys lacrosse team defeated Archbishop Williams 11-0 and East Bridgewater 9-7 this week.
    • The girls softball team defeated Notre Dame Academy 9-1 and Norwell 2-1. The lady dogs are now 13-3 overall.
    • The girls tennis team improved to 12-3 after defeating Carver and losing to Norwell this week.
    • The boys tennis team qualified for the tournament this week. Here is a team photo.
    • The baseball team fell to Pembroke 7-0 this week.


Here are a few reminders as we look ahead to next week:

  • Seniors are reminded of the Road to Graduation schedule by clicking here.


  • Here is a look at the week ahead.

Monday, May 27

10AM  RHS Band plays @ Mem. Day Parade


Tuesday, May 28

8:10AM Gr. 9 Class Assembly for June MCAS Testing

9:00AMGraduation Rehearsal (Caps and gowns distributed to seniors who have paid obligations)


Wednesday, May 29

MCAS Biology Field Test


8AM Gr. 12 Yearbook & Senior Breakfast


9AM Seniors visit Elementary Schools & RMS


Thursday, May 30

7:00PM Sr. Academic & Athletic Banquet (seniors arrive at 6PM for dinner in the cafeteria)


Friday, May 31

9:00AM Graduation Rehearsal


7:00PM Graduation Ceremony Class of 2019


Saturday, June 1

9:00AM Saturday School


Have a nice weekend!


John Harrison, Ed.D.

Rockland High School Principal


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