News for the week of March 16, 2014

Lab & Classroom Schedule

Click here to see this week's schedule. Visitors this week include
  • GACME Club, Pins & Needles Club, and Credit Recovery
  • Mr. Welle and Expository Writing
  • Mrs. Flanagan with English I
  • Mrs. Dufoe with Aerobics
  • Miss Arias with Consumer Education
  • Mr. Reineck with Government
  • Mrs. Page with Ag IV
  • Mrs. Springmire's Kishwaukee College Quilting Class
  • Tech Task Force, Natural Helpers, and Fiction Addiction

Please send a note ASAP if your plans have changed . Thank you!

Read along with an RTHS club!

We need your help to spend $5,000!

Our "Browsing for Biographies" proposal has been selected for a 2014 Illinois State Library LSTA grant to purchase 225+ new biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. The new books will have immediate use with the English I classes during first quarter next fall, and then will be available for other projects the rest of the year. The money will arrive April 1 and I will place orders through April 18. Our goal is to have most of the books on the shelves by May 30.

Please send us the names of people whose stories you think our students should read or would enjoy reading. These could be books related to your content area or ones you've read for pleasure reading. Thank you to the five staff members who sent suggestions already, such as Louis Zamperini's story in Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

Special thanks to junior Kevin Christensen, who has given us 50+ names that interest him!
All book images and summaries are from our Follett catalog.

Great ideas for science across the curriculum

"Science NetLinks is a dynamic Website connecting K-12 teachers, students, and families to STEM resources produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science including lesson plans, interactives, and reviewed Internet resources. The lesson plan and tool databases are searchable by grade level, themes, and content area. Collections spotlight various themes such as Earth Day, Summer Science fun, and Science Apps. There is an Afterschool collection that offers hands-on science experiments which offers student activity sheets, online resources, as well as teacher resources. Grades K-12."--AASL Best Websites 2013

Spring cleaning underway? We'd be happy to take unwanted books off your hands for our collection or the Annual Used Book Sale April 7-11.