February 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have reached the mid-point in the school year. The year is quickly progressing and it is very important to take time to talk with your child about grades and student progress. Our school counselors and teachers are available to address any concerns. The Parent Portal provides quick access to your child’s academic performance.


This time of the year we participate in the New Jersey Educator of the Year and Educational Services Professional selection process. I want to share with you some of the kind words offered by parents, students and staff about our teachers. Each and every day at Red Bank Regional our classrooms are centers for lively academic inquiry and student driven learning, as our staff dedicates themselves to ensuring each student has the opportunity for success, both in the classroom and in the larger global society. This school year, Red Bank Regional has the distinct honor of recognizing two dedicated professionals for these prestigious awards. Mrs. Lenhard is one of our Lead Teachers in the Freshman Academy. She initiated our successful community tutoring program and designed a specialized math program for Algebra students. Mr. DeCotis, is currently our freshman counselor and, over the course of his career at RBR, has helped a countless number of students on their academic journey. He has also been a successful coach and mentor at RBR as well. Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Lenhard, our Educator of the Year and Mr. DeCotis, our Educational Services Professional of the Year.


This month at a Board of Education meeting we will recognize our National Merit Scholars, as well as our students who have earned an Academic Varsity Letter. National Merit Scholars are those students who are the highest performers on the PSAT. Our Academic Varsity Letter winners achieved high honor roll all four marking periods of the previous school year. Special recognition will also be awarded to our current seniors recognized as AP Scholars, achieving high scores on multiple AP exams.


One of our new district initiatives has been training for all staff in Google classroom. Faculty has been engaged in several professional development days to increase their knowledge. We have an additional faculty in-service day planned for the afternoon on January 24; students will be dismissed at 11:35am.


As always, feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions or thoughts you may have regarding our school community. I may be reached by phone or email and welcome your comments and suggestions. Follow my Twitter account @PrincipalClay for daily tweets about our school community.


Sincerely,

Risa Clay

Risa Clay
Principal 732-842-8000 x 1-210
rclay@rbrhs.org

RBRHS will be closed February 17 and 20 in observance of President’s Day Weekend
GO BUCS!

 

 

 

PARCC Administration

The PARCC assessment will be administered during a testing window from March 29 - April 5. All students in grades 9, 10 and 11 will be tested in their respective English and Algebra 1, Geometry or Algebra 2 classes. RBR plans to administer the test over six half days. The general schedule will be as follows:


March 29: 7:35-11:35 All juniors, sophomores with last names A-L report for testing
7:35-11:35 All seniors, freshmen and sophomores M-Z report to classes on a half-day schedule

March 30: 7:35-11:35 All juniors, sophomores with last names A-L report for testing
7:35-11:35 All seniors, freshmen and sophomores M-Z report to classes on a half-day schedule

March 31: 7:35-11:35 All juniors, sophomores with last names A-L report for testing
7:35-11:35 All seniors, freshmen and sophomores M-Z report to classes on a half-day schedule

April 3: 7:35-11:35 All freshmen, sophomores with last names M-Z report for testing
7:35-11:35 All seniors, juniors and sophomores A-L report to classes on a half-day schedule

April 4: 7:35-11:35 All freshmen, sophomores with last names M-Z report for testing
7:35-11:35 All seniors, juniors and sophomores A-L report to classes on a half-day schedule

April 5: 7:35-11:35 All freshmen, sophomores with last names M-Z report for testing
7:35-11:35 All seniors, juniors and sophomores A-L report to classes on a half-day schedule

 

*The length of the testing day for students with extended time may exceed published times

Make-up testing: April 6, 7, and 18th during the regularly scheduled school day


RBR School Counseling Update
Post-secondary planning and scheduling conferences for grades nine through eleven began on January 9th. These meetings are a wonderful opportunity to review and adjust your plan for the coming year and beyond. If you have not yet signed up for an appointment, please do so via the parent portal or call 732-842-8000 ext.1-251 or 1-214 to arrange a meeting time. The portal access to requesting appointments will be closed after February 10.

 

Educator of The Year and Educational Services Professional
Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Sunny Lenhard, Math Teacher, Red Bank Regional’s Educator of the Year, and Mr. Michael DeCotis, Guidance Counselor, Red Bank Regional’s Educational Services Professional. Each year it is our honor to choose, by committee, one teacher and one educational professional who exemplifies excellence in their field. Mrs. Lenhard and Mr. DeCotis follow in the tradition of RBR educators who have demonstrated their expertise and caring both in and out of the classroom, as evidenced by student success and outstanding contributions to the RBR community.


Black History Month Celebration
On the morning of February 2, we will celebrate Black History Month with two assembly programs. This year’s featured speaker will be Lynese Rawlins, RBR graduate, entering law school this year. She was an incredibly accomplished student while at RBR and continued her path to success while at Montclair State University. Lynese will be joined by RBR’s Performing Arts students in an inspiring assembly program. Our Multicultural Club has worked diligently to plan this month’s program.


The Source Foundation
Fashion Show
The Source Foundation will be hosting a Fashion Show to benefit the Andrew Kroon Memorial Scholarship Fund for Latino students.  This event will be held at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank, Sunday, February 26, 12pm-3pm.  Tickets are $55 per person and are available online through PayPal at www.rbrhs.org click on Fashion Show Event. For more details, please contact Suzanne Keller at skeller@rbrhs.org



Casino Night Event
The Source Foundation is hosting its 7th Annual Casino Night Event, Saturday, April 1, at the Oyster Point Hotel in Red Bank.  Your $125 per person admission includes: two hour open bar-beer and wine only, dinner buffet, $50 casino chips, entertainment and raffle basket auction.  Tickets are available online through Eventbrite at TheSourceCasinoNight2017.eventbrite.com. For more details, please contact Suzanne Keller at skeller@rbrhs.org


Freshman Academy Update
Bringing Life to History-Living Voices combines solo performances with archival film to transform history into a moving personal journey.  On March 8 freshman students will experience the production of Within the Silence a story about Roosevelt’s 1942 Executive Order 9066 which imprisoned thousands of loyal Americans. This presentation aligns with the World War II curriculum taught in our Global Studies classes.


We Welcome the Year of the Rooster
Chinese New Year's Day is the first day of the Chinese Lunar calendar. This date varies as it is based on the Gregorian (internationally-used) calendar. In 2017 it occurs on Saturday, January 28.

Chinese New Year 2017 is “The Year of the Rooster.” People born in the following years are considered to be born in the year of the rooster: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017. The Rooster is the tenth animal in the Chinese zodiac. The Rooster is the sign of dawn and awakening, triumph and success but can only be achieved at the price of hard work and patience in 2017.

On January 27, The Jersey Shore Chinese School students will be celebrating the Chinese New Year at RBR. They are going to perform The Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Chinese Yoyo, and Chinese Folk Dance during the study hall blocks.

 

Winter Sports News

Wrestling

        • BUCS current record is 2-2 with wins over Keansburg and Rutgers Prep
  • Edison Classic Results - RBR finished third

Boys Swimming

  • Record 5-0-1
  • Monmouth County Meet, Medley Relay, Christian Galindo, Cole Bardinas,

Andrew Hall, Matthew White, placed 4th

  • Monmouth County Champion, Andrew Hall (Junior) in the 100 Breaststroke
  • Eight (8) swimmers have qualified for the Shore Conference Meet

Girls Swimming

  • Record 6-0
  • RBR Girls Swim Team finished Monmouth County Meet 4th place over all
  • Eleven girls have qualified for the Shore Conference Meet

Boys’ Bowling Team

  • RBR Bowlers, Brandon Vuong and Colin Baker have scored over 200 throughout the season

Boys’ Indoor Track

  • At the Monmouth County Championships, the Distance Medley Relay (Tyler Schwinn, Jaden Mack and Danny Vega), finished 4th place.
  • Brendan Loftus and Richard Kane, Shot Put Relay, placed 4th at the Monmouth County Championships

Boys’ Basketball

  • Junior Devin Cooper was named to the All-Tournament Team of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic

Girls’ Basketball

  • Finished 4th in the WOBM Christmas Classic
  • Grace Dengler named to the All-Tournament Team
  • Currently ranked in the “Top Ten” in the Shore for the first time since 1998
  • Defeated Neptune on December 26 for the first time in over a decade

VPA Events
Please join us for our outstanding Visual and Performing Arts Productions:

February 4 All Shore Chorus Concert-7:30pm, Auditorium
February 24  National Art Honor Society Art Auction-6:30-8:15pm, Media Center
February 25 All State Band and Treble Chorus Concert-3pm, NJPAC, Newark, NJ  
April 1      Chamber Choir w/Monmouth Conservatory-4pm, Monmouth Conservatory, Red Bank
April 6       “Voices” Performance-7pm, Auditorium
April 19     “Reverberations” Senior Music Recitals-7pm, Auditorium
April 20   Drama Showcase-7pm, Auditorium
April 20-May 3 Studio Art Senior Art Show-On display, The Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury
April 21 Senior Art Show Reception-6pm, The Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury
April 25    Spring Band / Instrumental Major Concert-7pm, Auditorium
April 28  Orchestra Concert-7pm, Auditorium

 

 

The Red Bank Regional Theatre Company Presents
KISMET
March 23, 24, 25, 7:00pm
March 26, 3:00pm
(For ticket information please call 732-842-8000, ext. 1227 or visit our website for ticket purchase through My School Bucks)

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