Archive for the ‘School Events’ Category


An email was sent out yesterday by leadership letting staff know that they are putting next years calendar together and to notify them if a class or club wants to establish a fundraiser day. For example, MECHA always has a fundraiser on Cinco de Mayo (today!) where they sell burritos in the quad. They also do a car wash. We always need funds for our paper, so my question for you is: What fundraising event do you think the journalism class should put on for next year? What should we sell? What will make us the most profits? What day of the year should it be connected to?

I know many of you will not be participating in this class next year but I would still appreciate your ideas. You know best what sudents are willing to buy. Please post an original fundraising idea. The more ideas we can generate, the better.

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Test Taking

At this point in your academic career you have taken so many tests that , know it or not, you are a professional test taker. The administration is treating the CST’s that begin next week as a big event. My question for you is: What are some tips that you may have for other students about test taking strategies or preparing for an important event? Please be specific. I really do appreciate your posts so far and enjoy reading them.

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This week will mark the beginning of discussions in RCHS 1st period classes about the impact that the State Standardized Tests have on the school community. The impacts are important, but one of the biggest problems in the past is the fact that many students don’t take the tests seriously because the results do not directly effect individual students. While this isn’t entirely true, it is certainly a broad perception. RCHS is trying to come up with ways to make it worth while for students to put forth their best effort including discounts on Yearbooks, free admission to sporting events, etc. for students who improve upon their previous test perfomances. My question to you is: Realistically, what would be an effective incentive that would push you to do your absolute best on the CST’s?

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My wife and I took our two sons (ages 3 and 9 months) to their first basketball game. It was a first round playoff game against Granite Bay in their gym. It was a great game. Although our Lady Raiders lost, they hustled all over the court and overcame a 10 point deficit in the 4th quarter to come to within a possession of winning. I was proud of the team’s effort and the support from our fans. We tried to explain to our older son that not every basketball game is that exciting. We also pointed out to our younger son that drooling is indeed a great way to show support for your team!

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