We are off to an amazing start here at RHS. The energy and excitement in the building has been great! During walkthroughs, formal observations, and general circulation of the building, I have seen an increase in student-driven activities, group assignments, peer-to-peer instruction and problem based-learning due to our 1:1 Chromebook initiative. Our fall sports teams are in full swing and having extremely successful results.
We have a very busy October planned. We have partnered with Hackensack Hospital to conduct a seat belt challenge on October 5. The program will consist of data on the number of seat belts worn by our students followed by a special assembly and small group instruction during our drivers’ education program. On October 11 the junior class will be taking the PSATs and the sophomore class will be taking the PreACT. The Guidance Department will be hosting Financial Aid Night in the auditorium on October 12. October 18 will be a special day as we host a program honoring the 2017 Distinguished Graduate, Mr. Patrick Fletcher. On the following evening, October 19, there will be an excellent guidance program dedicated to seniors and their parents. Students and staff are excited about the October 20-21 Homecoming Weekend. The dance, parade and football game always draws a great crowd. We will be honoring outstanding academic achievements by our students at the Board of Education Awards ceremony on October 23. I invite all 7th and 8th grade parents to our Open House on October 26.
Quarter one benchmarks will begin on October 30 through November 2.