News for the week of Monday, December 17

Lab & Classroom Schedule

Click here to see this week's schedule. Visitors this week include The RTHS Board of Education, the PLUS classes, Ms. Mercer-Curtis, Mr. Kahn, Dr. Perrin, and Mrs Miller. The lab is open Monday and Tuesday.

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

Check out our coffee table books for your family for winter break!

"A photographic showcase of 150 birds at the extremes of nature, Extreme Birds reveals nature's ingenuity and sometimes its sense of humor. The species showcased in this book are chosen for their extraordinary characteristics and for behaviors far beyond the typical. They are the biggest, the fastest, the meanest, the smartest."

"The editors of National Geographic have culled from their archives a treasure trove of photographs, many never previously published, that evoke a certain moment in a certain small corner of the globe. The entire globe is the book's purview--all continents and every imaginable setting, from city to desert, and from a snowy national park to a birthday celebration in Mexico. [Wide Angle] is a lovely book to savor forever."--Booklist

"[Bridges is] a history of more than 100 of the world's greatest bridges, organized chronologically...beginning with the ancient world (Rome and China) and the medieval period (France, Italy, and the Czech Republic). Chapters deal with bridges of iron and stone, steel, concrete, and those with stay cables. There are more than 300 color and black-and-white illustrations in this very informative account."--Booklist
All book images and summaries are from our Follett catalog.

Website of the Week

"How to Smile is an online community of educators that have vetted over 3,000 engaging hands-on, interactive STEM activities. With both desktop and mobile capabilities, How to Smile is full of activities that are both physical and virtual that are sure to get K-12 students involved."--AASL Top 25 Websites for Teaching 2012

Tip: Download the How to Smile app from iTunes.