The Rockville Times
Note From Mrs. Czapla
Welcome to the February edition of The Rockville Times! It's hard to believe we are halfway through the school year. As February begins, students at RHS have quickly transitioned into the second half of the year. This is an exciting opportunity for them to explore new content, courses, meet new classmates and staff or recommit to the work they started in the fall. For our seniors, these will be the last courses they take as they prepare for opportunities beyond high school. It is a time of excitement and trepidation.
Our winter sports season is in full swing. Our athletes should be commended for their efforts and sportsmanship. They have committed to hard work and creating communities within their teams. Please remember our clubs and activities are a great way for students to be involved. These clubs are student driven. If students have a club they are interested in they should see our activities coordinator Mr. Paul Courtois. Two of our newest clubs are the Tabletop Role Playing Card Games run by Ms. Schlett and Music Jammers run by Mr. Forte. Students who are interested should see either teacher. We are also exploring a ski club for next year and a fishing club in the Spring.
As always, please be sure to look at our daily announcements posted on our website and ASPEN. There is an abundant amount of important information in both locations.
Take a moment to join me in congratulating our creative writing students. See the article below that highlights their awards and recognition from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. We took home more than fifty-seven awards. What an accomplishment!
Looking forward to seeing all our families at our first RHS Extravaganza Thursday evening from 4:45 to 7:10 pm.
- Academic Extravaganza Evening Open House (4:45-6:00 pm)
- Guest Speaker: "How Major is your Major?" - Micah Heuman from University of Connecticut, Assistant Director for the Academic Center for Exploratory Students (6:10-7:10 pm)
Upcoming Events and Activities
Feb 4 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm) - Elective Course Fair
Feb 6 (10:30 am - 12:30 pm) - Elective Course Fair
Feb 6 (4:45 pm - 7:15 pm) - RHS Academic Extravaganza Evening
Feb 6 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) - Snow Date for ASTE Consulting Committee Meeting
Feb 11 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) - FFA Alumni Meeting
Feb 12 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm) - RHS Symphony Band and Chorus Solo Ensemble Night
Feb 13 (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm) - RHS Snow Date Academic Information Night for Scheduling
Feb 13 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) - RHS ASTE Freshmen SAE Orientation and Greenhand Ceremony
Feb 21 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) - RHS Spring Drama Production
Feb 22 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) - Snow Date for Spring Drama Production
Feb 25 (7:00 am - 7:30 am) - Coffee and Conversations
Upcoming Field Trips
- Classes attending: American Studies and Modern European History
- Advisors Attending: Matyseck, Stevenson, Forte, Mendelsohn
Upcoming Holidays and Breaks
Feb 17 (All Day) - No School, February Vacation
ATTENDANCE OFFICE NEWS
Beginning immediately, all attendance matters should be reported to the following email
All dismissals MUST be in writing. A note, email, or fax should be received by the Attendance Office at the beginning of the day. Phone calls
are accepted only in emergency cases. The note should specify the student name and grade, date, time, and reason for dismissal.
Dismissals are unexcused unless a medical note is received after the appointment.
You may also report an absence through this email. Be sure to include the student’s name, grade, date, and reason for the absence.
Year to Date: School Closings
The original last day of school was scheduled for June 11, 2020, but school closings push this date back to Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The last day of school is still an early release date.
Please Note: If school is cancelled 9 or more days, any make-ups beyond 9 will be taken from the April vacation beginning on April 13th working forward.
Looking Forward to February
Academic Extravaganza Evening Open House 4:45-6:00 pm
Guest Speaker: 6:10-7:10 pm
We are having an Extravaganza here at RHS that will celebrate and showcase student work. As you support your child through the course selection process we want to increase parent awareness of what we at RHS offer. Staff from every department will be present to discuss their course offerings and unique learning opportunities for your child. We are excited about this event and are looking forward to you attending. This is a wonderful opportunity to see what "learning looks like at RHS" We will have numerous student presentation and student work available.
As indicated in a communication from Mrs. Czapla at the beginning of January we will also have a guest speaker that evening. Micah Heuman from University of Connecticut who works as an Assistant Director for the Academic Center for Exploratory Students He will be discussing “How Major is Your Major” this is a conversation for all grade levels as you explore life beyond High School.
Library Media Center
-Buddha Boards (drawing with water)
-Cricut Machine with heat press
-Kapla and Keva Engineering Blocks
LMC February Maker Challenge
Using Makerspace Materials create a MAZE and code the Ozobot to go through it
Maze Criteria: OBSTACLE COURSE CHALLENGES
The Ozobot must travel through a TUNNEL that it at least three inches long.
The Ozobot must push open a GATE and go through.
The Ozobot must push a PINGPONG BALL around a corner.
The Ozobot must knock down a PAPER TUBE.
The Ozobot must ring a BELL.
The Ozobot must travel through an S-shaped CHUTE
*Prize: Your choice donut or drink from Dunkin’*