The Renton High School Library

Check here often for news, events, and highlights

Big image

Our library is set up for students to read to learn, but now I want it so that students can DO to LEARN.

11/22/16 UPDATE: Our project has been fully funded. Thanks to teachers and community members for supporting our students. We should expect to receive our items in the next couple of weeks. I am hoping to have our first workshop next month. Watch for details!


Please check out my project on DonorsChoose (https://www.donorschoose.org/we-teach/1126884/?active=true). DonorsChoose is an online resource that let's the public directly fund projects in classrooms around the U.S. While our school does the best that it can to provide basic necessities for student learning, additional tools could benefit that learning process. One way is to help build the resources in our library. The items featured on my project all support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) skills and would be used by students in an exploratory environment. I want students to be able to use the tools in the library in a creative way to capture their unique talents and create a connection beyond the classroom. Activities during lunch and/or after school is one way to tap into the interests of students while giving them practical hands on experiences.


Please share with others that may be able to help us build our library makerspace.

Big image
Watch Ozobot in action

11/21/16 Health classes are in the library this week learning basics of hands only CPR.

Students enrolled in Health this semester are in the library this week to learn the basics of hands only CPR and AED machines. These lifesaving techniques are life skills that will help serve our whole community. King County has one of the best records of cardiac arrest survival rates due to widespread training-- just like this. Students had hands on practice working with lovely volunteers (pictured below). Way to go Ms. Arndt, Mr. Bento, Ms. Rich, and the RHS students!