Attention parents of Sophomores and younger students: Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, the State of Illinois will be requiring all students entering 6th & 12th grades to show proof of having received the meningitis (meningococcal) vaccination. 6th graders will need one, while 12th graders will need two: one after age 11 and one after age 16. A 12th grader may come to school with only one shot if it was after age 16.
This is a new requirement for parents to be aware of. Previously, no new immunizations were required for Seniors.
A generation ago, students would complete their assignments, turn them in to their teachers, and that would be the end of it. Today, with the digital technology available to us, and RB60′s BYOT initiative, RBHS students are globally-connected learners.
Here are three recent examples of innovative changes in pedagogy that are resulting in RBHS students becoming globally-connected learners!
Learning Doesn’t Stop on a Snow Day.
After students got the news that RB60 was closed on January 21, Mr. Wernz’s AP US History students received the emails from Mr. Wernz explaining how the snow day would affect their class schedule. (Note: “APUSH” = “Advanced Placement U.S. History.” ”Peer review” – Students use Google docs to electronically comment on other students’ written reports.)
Since today is slotted as a peer review day for the Carnegie DBQ, please try to provide any feedback that you can to others (and I will be doing the same). If you desire to have comments from me concerning your DBQ, ensure you have content composed by noon today.
There will be no time on Wednesday for peer review (I will be printing your DBQs’ after school on Wednesday if you need a little more time). Wednesday I/we will discuss some of the major objectives of Chapter 25 (ensure you are reading). Thursday will be a document discussion day of Booker T. Washington’s Exposition Address in Atlanta and an objective wrap up of chapter 25. Friday will be a quiz over chapter 25 (quiz will be independent) and an introduction to chapter 26 (objectives) will occur.
Let me know if you have any questions and please try to enjoy your time away from school.
P.S. Some time this week make sure I get to see your notes from Chapter 23 and 24.”
Parents, who studied a foreign language in high school, no doubt remember speaking that language within classroom. In Mrs. McClure’s Spanish classes, students are creating videos and posting them to YouTube. (I think Michelle Ulrich should get an acting award!)
Mr. Barth’s sciences students are not just writing papers and turning them in. No, Mr. Barth’s science students are sharing with the world what they are learning about fruit flies.
Mr. Barth students have created classroom Twitter accounts, and are ‘tweeting’ their scientific hypothesis and discoveries about fruit flies.
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