RisingTide to Add Girls’ Volleyball to Its Varsity Athletic Line-Up

PLYMOUTH, MA (February 11, 2019)— Rising Tide Charter Public School (Rising Tide), a college preparatory public school serving grades 5-12, is pleased to announce the addition of girls’ volleyball to its varsity athletic program. Athletics and physical education programs are an essential part of the school’s curriculum. Volleyball will be the seventh varsity offering for female players at Rising Tide. Currently, the school’s Athletic Department offers baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, hockey, softball, and tennis.

“We are excited to begin a competitive volleyball team at Rising Tide,” said Kelsey Kincade, Athletic Director at the school. “Many female students have expressed an interest in volleyball, so we are pleased to expand the athletic program and provide additional opportunities for our athletes to showcase their talents.”  

The girls’ varsity volleyball team will officially form this fall with tryouts and practices beginning in August 2019 for girls in grades 7 to 12. They will practice at the Plymouth Sports Complex. The new volleyball team will compete in the Cape & Islands League.

Students at Rising Tide Charter Public School Win Congressional App Challenge for Their District

PLYMOUTH, MA (November 28, 2018)—Rising Tide Charter Public School (Rising Tide) is pleased to announce that its Software Development Independent Study students won the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for the Ninth District of Massachusetts. The winning app was submitted by the team made up of Rising Tide seniors, Nora Rooney, Emma Riley, Joseph Turner, and Robert Brodin.

“My goal in hosting this competition for students in the Ninth District has always been to encourage them to explore how they can use technology to address problems they see in their everyday lives," said Congressman Bill Keating. "Many of this year’s submissions provided solutions to societal challenges such as opioid abuse, texting while driving, and pollution of our waterways. The winning submission from the students at Rising Tide Charter School impressed our judges for the level of technical expertise and the clear explanation of the concept. I look forward to congratulating the winning students in person.”

Run by the US House of Representatives, the CAC is designed to engage student creativity and encourage their participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education fields. Each year, according to the CAC website, they “challenge students to create and submit their original apps for a chance to win the CAC. This nationwide event allows high school students from across the country to compete against their peers by creating and exhibiting their software application, or ‘app’, for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.”

The Rising Tide students won for their Voter Registration App, which gives voters all the information they need on voting day. Not only does the app provide a list of candidates running and the ballet questions being presented, but the app offers resources, such as register instructions and voting locations. Their target audience is first-time voters, the same age as the students who created the app.

“I have proudly witnessed Emma, Joe, Nora, and Rob grow as thinkers while at Rising Tide,” said Theresa Szczepanski, Upper School Mathematics Teacher and the Mathematics Curriculum Coordinator. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the intersection of problem-solving and software design with them, and I am proud to see them recognized for their hard work.”

The students' app will now be judged against the winners of the other participating districts in the country. They will be recognized at Rising Tide in March or April when Congressman Keating visits the school. Each team member will be congratulated and presented a Congressional Citation.


"A Doll's House" Performed by Rising Tide Charter School

PLYMOUTH, MA (December 17, 2018)—Rising Tide Charter Public School (Rising Tide) students presented their fall drama, A Doll’s House, on an intimate stage set up last Thursday, December 13th and Friday, December 14th. The cast was made up of Rising Tide students in grades 9 to 12. The students performed their version of this three-act play in a 1950s setting. This drama centers on Nora Helmer, housewife and mother, who appears to enjoy a pampered life yet suffers from a crippling economic dependency on her husband. Because of the conservative society in which they live, her husband continues to exert strict control, and Nora realizes her only course of action is to leave the family home.


PLYMOUTH, MA (November 19, 2018)—Rising Tide Charter Public School (Rising Tide) is pleased to announce its fall athletic award winners. These students were recently recognized for their athletic accomplishments at award banquets held for their respective sports teams at Rising Tide. Each sports team of the fall season selects a Most-Valuable Player (MVP) and a Heron Award winner. The MVP Award is given to an exemplary athlete who demonstrates good sportsmanship, delivers an outstanding performance, and is a great team contributor. The Heron Award is a leadership award given to a player who provides leadership and support and is a great role model for the entire team.

Congratulations to the following winners:

MVP: Mitchell Norkevicius
Heron Award: Roarke Brunstrom

Boys Varsity Soccer
MVP: Justin Trimberger
Heron Award: Owen Williams

Girls Varsity Soccer
MVP: Priscilla Martinelli
Heron Award: Alex Phaneuf

Girls Cross Country
MVP: Claire Zisserson
Heron Award: Nora Quill

Boys Cross Country
MVP: Teddy Zisserson
Heron Award: Alex Garron

Middle School Girls Soccer
MVP: Bella Rochelle and Ellie Smith
Heron Award: Olivia Kiefer

Middle School Boys Soccer
MVP: Lucas Brooks
Heron Award: Shane Mazzoli

Additionally, Cape & Island League All-Stars were recently announced. Rising Tide’s all-stars are:
Golf: Mitchell Norkevicius
Girls Soccer: Alex Phaneuf and Priscilla Martinelli
Boys Soccer: Owen Williams and Justin Trimberger
Boys Cross Country: Teddy Zisserson and Zack Adams
Girls Cross Country: Clare Zisserson, Sam Adams, and Nora Quill