News for the week of Monday, February 11

Lab & Classroom Schedule

Click here to see this week's schedule. Visitors this week include Mr. Reineck, Miss Fracasso, Miss Mercer-Curtis, Mrs. Hill, Mr. Zepeda, Mrs. Schneider, the PLUS classes, the KEC Business class, the Danielson Evaluation Committee, the Technology Task Force, Credit Recovery, the SIP Team, and Pins & Needles Club.

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

2013 Rotary Reading Challenge by the numbers

  • 148 books read so far
  • 24 study halls and classes visited Feb. 1-8 to select items to read
  • Juniors are leading the reading pack

New Historical and Realistic Fiction

Crow, by Barbara Wright
Moses Thomas's summer vacation in 1898 does not go as planned, and while he deals with family problems and fickle friends, Moses comes to be more aware of the escalating tension between the African American and white communities of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Skinny, by Donna Cooner
After undergoing gastric-bypass surgery, a self-loathing, obese teenaged girl loses weight and makes the brave decision to start participating in high school life, including pursuing her dream of becoming a singer and finding love.
Yellow Birds, by Kevin Powers
In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy's platoon battles for the city; they do everything to protect each other from insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger.
All book images and summaries are from our Follett catalog.

Website of the Week

LibGuides are a great starting point for any unit where a variety of media will enhance students' research and/or understanding of the traditional textbook. Discuss your idea with Ann Marie, and she'll create a LibGuide for your lesson that includes links to books in our library, online databases, audio, video, and more. Students access your LibGuide from your Edline page and the LMC page.

Take a look at the LibGuides RTHS teachers are already using and those under construction. Do you have an upcoming lesson or unit that could start with a LibGuide?