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News for the week of March 31, 2014

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month!

Lab & Classroom Schedule

Click here to see this week's schedule. Visitors this week include
  • Student Council Executive Board Interviews
  • Mrs. Schweitzer with the Health classes
  • Mr. Worthington with American Lit. after 1900
  • Mrs. Flanagan with English II
  • Mr. Zepeda and Spanish IV
  • Mrs. Page with Ag IV
  • Mrs. Schneider with Psychology
  • Mr. Olson with Driver Ed.
  • Mrs. Hill with Speech
  • GACME Club, Pins & Needles Club, and Credit Recovery
  • Mrs. Springmire's Kishwaukee College Quilting Class

IF YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGES ON MON. MARCH 31, PLEASE CONTACT TERESA HAGGESTAD. THANK YOU!

Abe winner: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Although RTHS voters had a seven-way tie across a variety of books, The Fault in Our Stars is the state-wide winner of the 2014 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Readers' Choice Book Award. Runners up were Divergent and Ready Player One.

With the movie opening in June, The Fault in Our Stars is a hot title right now. The novel is told from the point of view of Hazel Grace, who meets Gus Waters at Cancer Kids Support Group. A wonderful friendship unfolds as Gus and Hazel pursue her obsession to find out what happens to the characters in her favorite novel after the novel ends.

Some adults avoid YA literature, but The Fault in Our Stars is a great way to discover a beautiful story that speaks to our young men and young women. Other novels by John Green include An Abundance of Katherines, Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, Will Grayson, Will Grayson. By the way, John Green's following is huge! Check out this piece about the Nerdfighters in The New Yorker.

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.

AMJ's March Reads

*In RTHS Library, ^Possible purchase

In order of recommendation:


Currently reading:


In the queue:
All book images are from our Follett catalog.