12/14 Saturday Saturday School 8:30-12:30
12/20 Friday One hour early release
12/23-1/3 Winter break
1/15 Wednesday Early Release - 12:30pm
1/16 Thursday Early Release - 12:30pm
1/20 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
1/29 Wednesday Semester Finals
1/30 Thursday Semester Finals
1/30 Thursday End of Semester
1/31 Friday No School - Day between semesters
The RBHS Afterschool Cooking Club is in the news with an article from Crosscut.com, "Can Rainier Beach cook its way to community?" The Cooking Club meets on Wednesdays from 2:45 to 4:45 in Room 160. All Rainier Beach students are welcome to participate.
Rainier Beach High School is proud to announce that Mr. Braun has been selected to take part in Microsoft’s Expert Educator program, created to recognize educators and schools who are using technology to transform education.Mr. Braun was selected by Microsoft for his project, Puget Sound App Day - using technology to drive student attainment.
This year, the Expert Educator program selected 250 educators to be part of an exclusive global community of education leaders who use technology to positively impact learning and student outcomes. Educators are selected based on their innovation, leadership skills and effective use of technology for better learning and student outcomes. Expert Educators receive a range of benefits including:
An invitation to attend the Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain taking place in March 2014
Free Surface devices for their schools
Insider access to Microsoft strategy and technologies
Congratulations Mr. Braun!
The CWEST program is intended for students who want to find out about careers in the skilled trades like carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, concrete, etc. As a course outcome, the student will know what is expected of them on a jobsite so they can be successful if they choose later to become an apprentice in one of the trades. All students earn a Federal OSHA 10 safety certificate. All students earn an AHA First Aid/CPR/AED certificate. The course includes Construction Math and job planning and drawing and job interviewing skills and resume writing. Students will build a large ticket booth for Seattle University and deliver it to the campus on a truck.
Students who successfully complete the Spring semester will go on to paid internships for 11 days starting June 23. You will be working on real construction jobsites one-on-one with a professional mentor. The internship will pay you over $800.
Who should take CWEST: We want students who have the maturity to work independently outside of school supervision. Who have the ability to show up on time and show up every day. Who have a good attendance record in their other classes. No other skills are necessary except the desire to learn about construction in the real world. The course is open to all Seattle schools juniors and seniors. Girls are encouraged to apply.
Contact Jurdy or Mr. Ely for more information and to apply.
The 13th Year Promise Scholarship program provides all graduating seniors from Cleveland, Chief Sealth, International, and Rainier Beach High Schools with one year of FREE tuition at South Seattle Community College as well as support services to assist students during their transition from high school to college.
The free tuition is achieved through scholarships and financial aid. Students who are eligible to apply for financial aid are supported in completing the financial aid process as costs associated to college include more than just tuition but also textbooks, supplies, course fees, transportation, and living expenses.
In order to help students make the transition from high school to college, 13th Year offers free support services through their Readiness Academy workshops and 13th Year Bridge Program. These services help students enroll in college and prepare them for college life, including learning about college resources and meeting key staff and faculty at the college.
Students are eligible upon completion of program requirements and high school graduation. Please visit www.southseattle.edu/13th-year for specific program requirements.
Hello Rainier Beach Friends and Family!
Saturday School is an opportunity for all students to come and work on any late or missing work. If your student’s grades aren’t where you want them to be please encourage him or her to stop by and get caught up. We provide a quiet space to work and have tutors as well as RBHS staff available to help your child with any questions they may have. If your child is planning to come and needs specific help on a specific assignment. Have them check with their teacher to see if he or she is attending. Next Saturday School date December 14. Thanks!
Parents have many questions about the state testing and graduation requirements. Here is a link to the OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) website. It discusses and gives time frames for End of Course Exams (EOC), High school Proficiency Exams (HSPE), Washington Alternate Assessment System-Developmentally Appropriate Proficiency Exam (WAAS-DAPE), Washington Alternate Assessment System (WAAS) Portfolio, and the Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA). OSPI Testing link.
You can also volunteer with Dearborn Park Elementary school and their Afterschool Reading Program. Please contact Ms. Jillian Whitney.
- King 5 TV covered our school’s changing image, as well as interviewed our IB coordinator, Mr. Colin Pierce and several of our students. You can find video and the article here.
- The Seattle Times covered our increasing test scores, rigor, and changing reputation. Our teachers are dedicated to our students academic and social growth. Lynne Varner interviewed our Principal, Mr. Dwane Chappelle, and our students. Our goal is to create a student body of global professional students. We are challenging our students to be conscientious citizens who think about the big picture and are ready for the constantly changing global economy. To read more visit the Seattle Times.
- Seattle Times wrote an additional article with more information about how our International Baccalaureate program is making waves. Our Viking students have high standards and we are pushing them ever higher. See the additional coverage here.