RRHS Update - Week of January 4th

This Week in Athletics!

Monday 1/4/21

JV/Varsity Girls Basketball @ Potomac Falls, 6:15/7:30p.m. JV bus at 4:30 p.m. Varsity bus at 6:00 p.m.

9th/JV/Varsity Boys Basketball vs Potomac Falls, 5:00/6:15/7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 1/5/21

Gymnastics @ Briar woods, 6:00p.m. Bus at 4:30 p.m.

Wrestling vs. Stone Bridge/Briar Woods, 6:00p.m.

Thursday 1/7/21

Gymnastics @ Potomac Falls, 6:00p.m. Bus at 4:00 p.m.

Wrestling @ Riverside, 6:00 p.m. Bus at 4:30 p.m.

Friday 1/8/21

JV/Varsity Girls Basketball @ Freedom, 6:15/7:30p.m. JV bus at 4:30 p.m. Varsity bus at 6:00 p.m.

9th/JV/Varsity Boys Basketball vs Freedom, 5:00/6:15/7:30 p.m.

Saturday 1/9/21

Swim @ South Riding vs. Briar Woods, 1:00 p.m. No Transportation.

Indoor Track @ Freedom, Girls 11 a.m., Boys 1:30 p.m. No Transportation.

Our PTSO!

Please support the PTSO Spirit Night on January 4th at Chin-Chin Cafe (11 AM - 10 PM). See attached flyer for more details.



Join us at our Next Meeting: Thursday January 7th, 2021 at 7PM.

Invite: https://meet.google.com/wte-opjc-mwj?authuser=0

Please sign up for a NO COST Online Membership HERE

NO FUSS DONATION Here



Senior Yard Signs for the Class of 2021 are available to ORDER NOW



Two Options:



· Option 1 - 18" X 24" Standard Yard Sign - Only $25 - See attached sample

· Option 2 - Personalized 18" X 24" Sign with Student Name - Only $30 - See attached sample

Deadline to order January 30, 2021 and signs will arrive mid-late February.

Place your order HERE. All proceeds from yard signs will benefit the 2021 PTSO scholarship winners!

Harris Teeter Together in Education: Click here to link your Harris Teeter VIC card.

Reminder - Revolution Prep is offering a gift card worth up to $200 toward their academic tutoring and test prep programs.

The expiration date to claim and redeem the gift is December 31st, so make sure you do so before then. Taking advantage of the offer is easy. Just go to http://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/100426. Our dedicated Revolution Prep academic advisor can help you figure out what the best way to use the gift card is, depending on your child’s needs. Whether they want to boost their scores, become more confident learners, or simply take a deep dive into a subject they are interested in, there is a program for them. We offer support to students of all grades, K-12 and college!

To contact your advisor, Matt Hale, and develop a personalized study plan for your child, call them at 301.798.7227. You can also email them at matt.hale@revolutionprep.com.

School Counseling!

Mindfulness Monday!

Mindfulness Monday is a great way to start your week off on a positive note. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, increase mental well-being and increase focus. Join our Schoology Group! Schoology Access Code: JBVT-SSV5-9TPTZ Google Meets nickname is located in Schoology.

Junior Parent Night was December 1st Here is a link to the re-broadcast Here is a link to the Q and A session during the presentation. Click Here

Seniors: We are almost there. Many of the early decisions came out in the last two weeks. Please let colleges know ASAP your decision. This helps other students who still are in the admission process. So seniors, keep up the good work by getting your transcript request in on time. Below is a chart on when request so be turned in to be processed in time for the application deadline. If you have not set up your senior appointment here is the link.

https://www.lcps.org/Page/234182

Seniors: Mid-Year Report/Mid-Year Transcript

Colleges request a mid-year report/transcript as part of their admissions process which is a report that reflects your semester 1 grade for each course. The report also includes an updated GPA and ranking.

Students do NOT request counselors to send. The Counselors will automatically send this report to each college the student has applied to and initial transcripts have already been sent. Mid-year reports are not sent to colleges that use the SRAR system. Once the mid-year grades are updated in our system, the report is sent electronically through Naviance and will be sent approximately the first week in February.

Just be aware that the course selection process for next year will begin soon

Current 9th-11th Grade Curriculum night in on 1/7 at 7pm. No registration required. A link to access this event will be sent on January 6th in a Connect Ed and posted on Twitter.

  • All content areas teachers will make recommendations by the end of the semester.
  • Parents will be able to review recommendations and make changes(more coming soon on that process)
  • Students will be able to start selecting electives on 1/26 through Student Vue. This process closes on 2/19 in Student Vue.
  • Student will meet with counselors from February through April to finalize schedules.
  • Students can make change up to April 30th (date subject to change)
  • Click here to review the current Programs of Studies – later in January an updated version with any changes for next year will be posted at the same link.
  • Please review course using the Program of Studies as you begin to plan for next year.
  • Current Freshman PLEASE NOTE: AP Human Geography will be available for students to take. This course can be taken in place of AP World History. This is a change for next year. Please read about this course in the Program of Studies or speak to your current World History teacher.

Colleges to Know

Baldwin Wallace University

https://www.bw.edu/about/

Baldwin Wallace University is an independent, liberal arts & sciences university located in Berea, Ohio. It is known for many programs but most notably it’s Music Theatre and Entertainment Industry programs are tops in the nation. As a BW student, you’ll be empowered to take initiative and take advantage of many opportunities to succeed. You’ll find small class sizes with supportive teaching-faculty who act as mentors, and you’ll enjoy access to regional business and thought leaders. In addition, you can choose from a vast array of hands-on experiential learning options from undergraduate research and creative projects, to exciting service-learning and study abroad options, to field experiences, internships and leadership training

Senior News!

Seniors 2021

Happy New Year to all parents and students. Let us hope that we have a healthy and productive year celebrating graduation from High School.

Senior Dues pay for caps, gowns, diploma covers senior tee-shirt and contribute to all other graduation expenses. The $100 fee needs to be paid as soon as possible. This is a link to the Payment Portal

If you have difficulty paying the full amount in one payment please contact Nevein.zalenski@lcps.org or liz.grainger@lcps.org to arrange a payment plan. In addition there are still some students who have not submitted sizes for their Cap and Gown. We plan to order the caps and gowns to arrive early this year to give lots of time for photos and preparing for graduation, please ensure that your student has checked their email telling them to:

  1. Open a text message to 70934
  2. Type in CONTACT and wait
  3. A link will open for you to complete your information
  4. Complete the information

NOTE – you will NOT get a confirmation of this action. If you wish to check if you have done it contact Ms Sanabria in the Counseling office.

You need to do this whether or not you have paid your Senior Dues.

You DO NOT need to do anything else regarding ordering a cap and gown for graduation. We take care of that.

Tee-Shirts

If you have not yet collected your Senior Class Tee Shirt please collect it from the school. All you need to do is come to the main office any day between 9am and 4pm and we can locate your shirt.

Career Center Upcoming Events!

UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS:

1/7: Current 9th-11th Grade Curriculum night. No registration required. A link to access this event will be sent out in early January.

1/13: The Computer Science - Experiential Learning Program is excited to announce the VIRTUALLY TECH INTERNSHIP FAIR from 4:00pm -5:30pm. This event will be virtual and will provide students with the opportunity to learn resume building skills for Computer Science in a session hosted with Google, as well as explore current internship opportunities with companies offering virtual internships this school year and summer. Registration for this event can be found here.

1/23 & 2/6: Due to popular demand, the RR PTSO is offering the FREE and VIRTUAL practice SAT and ACT in early 2021. You can register for one or both practice exams. This is a great opportunity for students to get an idea of a baseline SAT & ACT score. Taking practice tests under timed conditions can help students improve their scores! Plus, every exam comes with a free 30-minute score report review for parents and students, This review session allows families to assess specific strengths and areas of improvement and develop a plan moving forward if they choose to do so. You are under no obligation to work with this test prep group but if you choose to do so, the RR PTSO would benefit.

To register: www.revolutionprep.com/partners/100426