Congratulations to the 2014 National Honor Society Inductees

NHSRoanoke-Benson High School’s annual dinner and induction ceremony for the Roanoke-Benson Chapter of the National Honor Society will be held Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., in the high school study hall. Membership in the National Honor Society is the highest recognition a public school can bestow upon its students.

To be eligible for membership consideration, students must have at least a cumulative grade point average of 10 (B+) on a twelve-point scale. Additionally, potential members must meet high standards of leadership, service, and character. A five-member faculty council determines membership. Leadership is based on the student’s participation in community or school activities or election to an office. To meet the service requirement, the student should be active in school and community service projects. Character is measured in terms of integrity, behavior, ethics, and cooperation with both students and faculty.

This year ten students will be inducted into the Society:

    • Clayton Barth
    • Madeline Blunier
    • Nichole Daugherty
    • Nicholas Hoffman
    • Abigail Hubner
    • Derek Kennell
    • Madison Leman
    • Curt Moser
    • Tiffany Mullins
    • Sadie Schneider

Roanoke-Benson High School’s faculty and staff congratulate our new inductees.

Logan Woodward Named SAR Recipient

_DSC0948 (1)Logan Woodward was named the recipient the 2014 SAR Award on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The award recognizes and rewards an individual who possess the qualities of dependability, service, and leadership. Logan will attend the University of Illinois to major in chemistry. He is the son of Brian and Beverly Woodward.

Kathi Paxton, RBHS Guidance Counselor, with Logan at the SAR Ceremony.
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Heckman Memorial Benefit

RB60 Friends & Family:

Various organizations from within our community will be participating in the “Heckman Memorial Benefit” this weekend. On Saturday, April 5th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM a bake sale will be held at RBHS. On Sunday, April 6th there will be a silent auction, raffle, a variety of food, and entertainment (RBHS Band, RBHS Chorus, United Methodist Church Choir & Bell Flower Country Opry). Doors open at 3:00 pm. See the attached picture for details.

This is another example of what makes our community so special! People coming together to help each other. Please plan on attending this benefit. Thank you.

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2014 RBHS Prom “Pathway to Paradise”

The 2014 RBHS Prom ticket sales begin on Wednesday, April 2 and end on Friday, April 4. You must turn in your registration form which includes a parent signature in order to purchase tickets. If you are inviting an underclassman or out of town guest additional packets are in the office. If you do not receive a set of forms, pick one up in the office. Tickets are $40.00 per person which includes Prom & Post Prom.  A very big thank you to the junior class parents for all their hard work in organizing this event!

Calendar Changes

From Dr. Rohn Peterson:

Parents of Roanoke-Benson CUSD #60,

Please note the following calendar change for this school year. Due to the large number of emergency days used this year, the school board moved the April 21 teacher institute to June 3. Therefore, Monday, April 21, 2014 will now become a student attendance day. The last day for students will be Monday, June 2 with a 2:10 dismissal. High School finals will be Thursday and Friday, May 29 and 30 with 2:10 dismissal on these two days as well.

For your planning purposes for next year, the 2014/2015 school year will begin with student attendance on Monday, August 25. Christmas vacation will be December 22 – January 2. Spring Break will be March 30 – April 3. The full calendar for next year will soon be finalized and will be posted on our district website when it is available.

The construction process is moving along nicely at the High School. We are tentatively planning an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Saturday, August 23. This date is based on continued progress and we will keep you posted as the time draws near.

Sincerely,
Rohn Peterson
Superintendent
Roanoke-Benson CUSD #60

Physiology II Cadaver Lab Tours

Reposted from http://www.rb60.com/mrbarth/

Physiology II attended cadaver lab tours recently and was able to get a first hand view of real world anatomy and physiology of the human body.  The tour consisted of three sessions: Forensic Science, Cadaver Lab dissections, and the “Anatomage”.  CadaverLabVisit

The Forensic Science lesson was guided by Professor John Moore who guided the students through the accurate and the not-so-accurate science portrayed on shows such as CSI and Bones.  Students learned how traits in the body can help determine age and post- or ante-mortem conditions.  Students were able to examine bones and skulls from crime scenes.  The class attempted to determine the case of death for patients based on bullet wounds, blood spatter, and wounds.

CadaverAnatomageA cadaver is defined as a human body that is used for medical research.  For this portion of our tour, students were able to help in dissections of multiple cadavers and examine the bodies of patients with medical or genetic conditions.  Students had the opportunity to examine a dissected human heart, identify organs in the abdomen, see the nervous system in it’s entirety, and review cat dissections from our lab work.

CadaverLabTour2Beyond just the physical, the students were also able to enjoy working with the “Anatomage”.  The “Anatomage” is a digital system build by technicians from Stanford University.  Doctors and scientists compiled hundreds of images from CT scans and layered them together to create a digital human.  With the tap of the finger, different systems appear and can be “dissected” without chemicals or additional costs for multiple specimens.  Seen in the images below, students were “dissecting” the cardiovascular system as discussed in class.

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