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Thursday evening (12/12) at 6:00, the High School will be hosting an informational night for 8th grade parents and students. The evening starts with a free spaghetti supper and will be followed by presentation from RHS staff and students
|RHS Info night for 8th grade students and parents.
On Thursday (12/12) evening at 6:00, the High School will be hosting an informational night for 8th grade parents and students. The evening starts with a free spaghetti supper and will be followed by presentation from RHS staff and students. The night should be very informative we hope you can join us. We anticipate the event ending by 7:30.
Message from the Music Department
We are proud to announce that three RCMS Music students have been accepted into the SEMMEA 2014 Junior Districts Festival Chorus. Please see attached press release.
Tracy Nadolny Duguay
Randolph Music Department Chair
Winterfest is almost here! Saturday Dec 7
Saturday December 7 at 1:15 Winterfest Stage --- announcement of the middle school winner of the BUTTON contest and the high school winner of the POSTER contest. Please buy a parade button! 100% of the proceeds support our great July parade!
Message from Drama Club
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Randolph High School Drama Club is cancelling this weekend’s performances of Salem’s Daughter. We apologize for this last minute change. We will update everyone as soon as possible with new dates and times of our replacement production.
Fundraiser-Bookfair for RHS Library at Barnes & Noble
Just in time for holiday shopping …
Fundraiser-Bookfair for RHS Library at Barnes & Noble
• Wednesday, December 4 - Shop at Barnes & Noble … please use attached voucher … RHS benefits
• December 4 to December 9 - Online @www.bn.com … please enter ID code 11196698 at checkout
Yes, you can use your educator discount for classroom purchase during bookfair.
Winter Sports info
As we transition to the winter sports season , you can find the latest news and scores of the Blue Devils athletic teams including the Thanksgiving football game, at www.bluedevilsathletics.com there are some great stories on the accomplishments of our student-athletes. Lastly, don’t forget to order your Blue Devils merchandise in time for the holiday season!
This is a message from the office of the Superintendent reminding you that tomorrow, November 27, is an Early Release Day. The High School will dismiss at 11:00 am. The Middle School at 11:02The Elementary Schools at 11:55. There will be no afternoon kindergarten. Schools are closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 28 and 29. Please make the necessary arrangements for your children. Thank you and have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving.
JOIN US FOR A NIGHT OF MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE!
The Randolph High School Drama Club
Presents: Salem’s Daughter By Craig Sodaro Performances
Friday, December 6th at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Saturday, December 7th at 7:00pm
In the Randolph High School Auditorium
Adults ~ $7
Students and Seniors ~ $5
Contact Ms. Steinberg or Ms. Holmes for futher information at (781)961-6220
Fundraiser for RHS Library on December 4
It’s that time again … time for holiday shopping and time to support Randolph High School Library. On Wednesday, December 4 there will be a bookfair to benefit RHS Library at Barnes & Noble (150 Granite Street, Braintree from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.). Any purchases made that day such as books, games, toys, CDs, DVDs, and café items will qualify toward the bookfair. Teachers can use the educators discount for classroom purchases.
Please use a coupon or tell the cashier that you are supporting the RHS bookfair. There are five days of online shopping from December 4 to December 4 @barnesandnoble.com. Online shoppers should check the bookfair box and enter bookfair ID 11196698 at checkout.
Thank you for helping to support Randolph High School. For more information call Joanne Freeley, RHS Librarian, 781-961-6220 ext. 554.
Homecoming: October 25th – 26th
Homecoming: October 25th – 26th
** The Pep Rally is held during the school day for the students in the East Gym Friday Oct. 25th. (12:30-2:13) .
They will be called down from class at about 12:30p.m. and the Rally itself will begin at 12:45p.m.
** The Parade will be organized at the rear of the Dunkin Donuts parking lot on Friday October 25 at 4:15p.m. The route will be a right onto Warren St. then a left onto Highland Ave to the football field. The theme this year is Space.
** The Football game starts at Friday October 25 at 7:00p.m. vs Norwell High School.
** Homecoming Dance:
The dance will be on Saturday October 26th from 7:00pm-11:00pm at Generations in Avon.
Students cannot buy tickets at the door; they must have purchased them during the week.
Annual flu-mist vaccine
(Please click link above and scroll to bottom for form and details). The Randolph Board of Health is working with your child’s school nurse to administer the annual flu-mist vaccine at school. There will be no cost to you for the vaccine. You will need to provide your child’s insurance information. If you would like your child to receive the flu-mist vaccine please fill out the consent and insurance forms. Any forms not fully completed or done in pencil will result in your child not receiving the vaccine in school. The forms will be sent back to you to fill out and you will need to make an appointment with the BOH for the vaccine.
The dates are: ** Monday October, 28th RCMS, ** Tuesday October 29th Lyons and RHS, ** Wednesday October 30th JFK and Young Schools, ** Thursday October 31th Donovan school.
If you have any questions please feel free to Dawn Folan at 781-961-7485 ext. 511.
Randolph families with three or more members can sign up for a free Thanksgiving dinner grocery package, including a turkey or gift card to purchase a turkey. Fill out an application before November 5, 2013 at the Randolph Public Schools Administrative Building, 40 Highland Ave, Randolph, Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4 p. Click above link for full details.
A Special THANK YOU
Special thanks and appreciation to the following for their contributions to Randolph Public Schools Literacy Jamboree Raffle:
Costco Girl Scouts of Eastern MA Grace Church Greater Vision Tabernacle Church Lyons School PTO Office Depot Old Colony YMCA Randolph Café Randolph Rotary Club Randolph Theatre Company Republic Services STARS Early Head Start Helene Sansoucy Sudbury Farms Touch of Italy Verizon Fios
Unclaimed raffle items from Jamboree
Three raffle items were unclaimed at Saturday’s Jamboree. If you have one of the following ticket numbers (269706, 269767, 269823), please call 781-961-6205 by Friday, September 27, 2013 to claim your prize
Randolph Public School Open House dates
Randolph Public School Open House dates:
Donovan Open House: Sept 16 from 6 – 8pm
Lyons School Open House September 17 from 6pm-8pm
RCMS Open House September 19 from 6:30pm-8pm
JFK Open House September 24 from 6pm-8pm
RHS/AIM Academy Open House September 25 from 6pm-8pm
Young School Open House September 26 from 6pm -8pm
RHS EXTRACURRICULAR EXPO Sept 16
RHS is happy to announce that we are presenting the 5th Annual Extracurricular Expo in the cafeteria on Monday, September 16, 2013. The purpose of this event is to showcase all of the extracurricular opportunities that are provided to our students. This venue will give all students a chance to see a showcase of the large number of clubs and athletic teams that we offer and to boost enrollment and student involvement. With regard to the logistics of this event, period 6 (block 6) will be extended through period 7 (12:31 to 2:13 P.M).
Local Cultural Council grant applications available
The LCC is accepting applications for grants to support programs in the "arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences". This definition includes the study, pursuit, performance, exhibition, and appreciation of cultural activities in the broadest sense.
Local guidelines can be found on LCC public webpages at www.mass-culture.org/lcc. Click on Q-R under the "View Towns by Category" and then click on "Randolph". Applications, information about applying, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at www.massculturalcouncil.org. Before submitting an application, applicants are encouraged to read the LCC’s local guidelines for additional application instructions.
Completed applications must be postmarked and/or received by the October 15 deadline to the Local Cultural Council, c/o Town Manager's office, Town Hall, 41 South Main Street, Randolph, MA 02368.
RPS Literacy Jamboree
Saturday September 21st 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Imagination Station Playground (Corner of North & Pleasant Street next to Zapustas Ice Arena) Join us
• live performances
• free raffle
• free barbecue (11:30 am – 2 pm)
• community resources
Athletics : Guest speaker September 16
“Utilizing Diversity as a competitive advantage on and off the field”
With Jarod Chin, the Director of Sports In Society at Northeastern University
Monday, September 16th 6-7:30PM (food will be provided). RHS Lecture Hall 1
2013-2014 Guide to the Randolph Public Schools for Families and Students
2013-2014 Guide to the Randolph Public Schools for Families and Students contains important contact info for all schools, calendars and important dates, policies and procedures, Code of Discipline, programs & services, and much more. Do a quick scan of the first few pages and you will quickly see how it is worth downloading and/or printing this out. Click the link above.
SAT upcoming test dates:
***Test date: Oct 5
Register by Sept 6
See some examples at http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice
*** Test date: Nov 2
Register by Oct 3
The 2013 PSAT/NMSQT test dates are Wednesday, October 16 and Saturday, October 19. You must sign up for the PSAT/NMSQT with your guidance counselor. **** Note that RHS is not a test center for the October SAT. When you register your Junior will see the available locations.
Come and support the team, cheerleaders and band!
This Saturday, September 7 is our RHS 2013 Football Season opener!!! (1:00 PM - 3:00 PM). ****This is an exciting year as our football team will compete as a member of the South Shore League! For the past several seasons the team has competed as an independent school. Members of the South Shore League include Rockland, Abington, Norwell, E. Bridgewater, Carver, Cohasset, Harwich, Mashpee and Hull. ****Also THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL RETURNS! After a one year hiatus the tradition of Thanksgiving football will return to Randolph High, the Blue Devils will host the Raiders of West Roxbury High on November 28th 2013 at 10:30AM.
School Committee reorganization
The Randolph School Committee has announced the following changes. The new Chair is Emmanuel Mecha. The new Vice Chair is Keith Wortzman. Paul Meoni is the Town Council representative. Good luck to all.
Senator Joyce in Randolph Sept 9 @ Senior Center
Senator Brian A. Joyce is pleased to announce that he will hold office hours in Randolph on Monday, September 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Hurley Senior Center.
“I encourage all interested constituents to attend my district office hours,” said Senator Joyce. “This is an opportunity for my staff and me to listen to the concerns of the people of Randolph, and hopefully provide some guidance and solutions.”
The Hurley Senior Center is located at 16 Fencourt Avenue. As always, individuals with questions or concerns are encouraged to call Senator Joyce at his State House office at (617) 722-1643. The Senator can also be reached by email at Brian.Joyce@masenate.gov
Randolph Community Health Fair- Sept. 7th
The Town of Randolph is holding a Community Health Fair for Randolph residents of all ages on Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the James M. Hurley Senior and Veterans Center at 16 Fencourt Avenue. We will offer Randolph residents free health screenings, such as glucose and hearing, as well as free services, such as acupuncture and other treatments, at the Health Fair. It will also be a good opportunity for Randolph residents to meet local healthcare providers and learn about a variety of health issues. We also will raffle gift baskets and items provided by some of the participating vendors. Participating vendors also will be distributing free promotional items to everyone that stops by their tables at the Fair. There is no charge to attend the Health Fair.
Office 365 accounts for high school students
What can Office 365 do?
• First off it is free!
• It will get our students accustomed to the Office 365 service offered at many colleges such as Harvard, Yale, Wentworth, Bridgewater, all the U Mass colleges, Lesley U , all colleges of the Fenway, …
• Students can connect to their Office 365 accounts from anywhere and from many different devices.
• Each student has their own email address (firstname.lastname@example.org)
• Each student has 7GB of online storage space that will soon be increased to 25 GB. (homework, classwork, projects, …)
• Students can create Office documents (Word 2013, Excel 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Access 2013) directly online with just a click of a mouse!
• If a student has an account and has an internet connection at home, friend’s house, public library, school, … they all have the Office suite available for free!
• Teachers can add active student accounts to a teacher/class site
Fall Sports starting soon!
Fall Sports 2013
Football starts August 19, 2013 5-7PM
Boys Soccer August 22, 2013 9-11AM (Belcher Field) 60 Pleasant Street
Girls Soccer August 22, 2013 9-11 AM (Belcher Field) 60 Pleasant Street
Boys & Girls Cross Country August 22, 2013 10-12PM
Girls Volleyball August 22, 2013 10-12PM
If you have any questions, please contact the coaches
Randolph Public Schools Fills Three Key Positions
Randolph Public Schools Fills Three Key Positions: Assistant Superintendent, High School Principal and Executive
Director of Finance Selected
RANDOLPH – The Randolph School Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of
three new staff members - Ms. Darcy Fernandes as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching
and Learning, Mr. Michael Allen as the Principal of Randolph High School, and Ms. Joanne
McDonough as the Interim Executive Director of Finance. Click link for full press release.
Welcome to our new Assistant Superintendent and RHS Principal
Ms. Darcy Fernandes has accepted the position of Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Ms. Fernandes come to us from the New Bedford Public Schools.
Mr. Michael Allen has accepted the position of Randolph High School Principal. Mr. Allen comes to us from the Boston Public Schools.
We will have an official press release coming soon.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
ATTENTION RANDOLPH RESIDENTS
With the present rainy season we have been experiencing, we are alerting all Randolph residents to take notice to standing water in and around their properties. Standing water becomes a direct breeding ground for mosquitoes which are known to spread the deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Viruses. We are asking you to be very cautious and dispose of any free standing water around your house and yard. Water can catch inside of discarded tires, swimming pool covers, swimming pools not in use but collecting rain water, water cans and wheel barrows to name a few. This is considered a nuisance violation with regard to pools and can result in enforcement. Let’s try and keep Randolph free of any potential problems with mosquitoes. You can call Norfolk County Mosquito Control Mon. – Wed. to request a special spraying in your area. 781-762-3681.
The Randolph Public Schools Pre School
The Randolph Public Schools Pre School will be holding screenings for peer models age 3 & 4 for the integrated pre school program for the 2013-2014 school year. Classes are 1/2 days and are located in the JFK School. There is a tuition charge. Please contact the Pre School at 781-961-6211 x 517.
Randolph Public Schools Recognized Nationally for Schools’ Music Education Efforts
Named as one of the Best Communities for Music Education, District Heralded for Support of Music Education! The NAMM Foundation recently recognized the Randolph Public Schools for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education designation. Randolph was one 307 districts across the country to receive the prestigious distinction.
In its 14th year, Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) affirms school districts that have demonstrated exceptional efforts toward maintaining music education as part of the schools’ core curriculum.
The BCME survey requires districts to answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by the University of Kansas. Click the above link for the full press release.
Randolph School Finance Director Steve Moore will take over as the district’s interim superintendent, effective July 1, 2013
"Printed with permission of the Randolph Herald and Gatehouse Media"
Randolph Herald's Teresa A. Franco
Randolph School Finance Director Steve Moore will take over as the district’s interim superintendent, effective July 1, 2013
The Randolph School Committee approved his appointment after interviewing him with a 6-1 vote at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 7. New member Bruce Pontbriand voted in the negative. Moore was the only applicant for district’s internal search to replace Superintendent Oscar Santos, who is not seeking to renew his contract when it runs out in June. Moore said he started working in the Randolph schools seven years ago because he thought he could make a difference.
Click link above link to read full story on Randolph Herald:
JFK Integrated Pre School Program
The JFK Integrated Pre School Program has a limited number of spaces available for 4 year old typical peers for the upcoming school year 2013-2014. Students must be 4 years old by October 15, 2013.
If you are interested in more information regarding the program including tuition rates please contact the JFK Pre School @ 781-961-6211 X517.
Beginning in the fall of 2013 the RHS football team will compete as a member of the South Shore League! For the past several seasons the team has competed as an independent school. Members of the South Shore League include Rockland, Abington, Norwell, E. Bridgewater, Carver, Cohasset, Harwich, Mashpee and Hull. Also THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL RETURNS! After a one year hiatus the tradition of Thanksgiving football will return to Randolph High, the Blue Devils will host the Raiders of West Roxbury High on November 28th 2013 at 10:30AM.
RHS Freshman Academy
The Freshman Academy is being launched this year with the support of a grant from the Nellie Mae Foundation, to ensure that all of our students succeed. One of the most important elements of this work is to increase family and community involvement in our schools. The Freshman Academy program strives to establish a strong home-school connection. Please feel free to invite other community members to join the group.
Anonymous Bullying Reporting Forms
Students, parents and members of the Randolph community can anonymously report bullying by completing a complaint form at the link, above. There are permanent links to these form on our "For Students," "For Parents," and "For Staff" website tabs, and on each school site. Reports will be forwarded to the Randolph Public Schools District Equity Officer and to the appropriate principal for investigation. Though reports may be made anonymously, the more information the administration receives in a report, the more helpful that report is. There is room on this reporting form for a reporter to include his or her name and contact information, and it is helpful to receive reports that include this information. RPS will fully investigate all reports, anonymous or otherwise, and will notify parents of both the target and the aggressor, as required by law. However, no disciplinary action will be taken against an alleged aggressor solely on the basis of an anonymous report.
Important information for families on Before and After School Program Changes
Dear families, as you may know the Randolph School Committee approved a recommendation to select Springboard Education In America as the extended care provider for Randolph Public Schools. The School Committee and Superintendent Santos are committed to ensuring that all existing families are served by this program if they choose, and that it is a smooth transition. We recognize the importantance of providing information early and hope that you will find the information we are providing helpful. Click the above link for more info. You may contact Monica Roberts for more information, email@example.com or 781-961-6200 ext. 240.
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