Week of December 10, 2018
Vision: Academic Excellence and Success
From Mr. Rs Desk
The following are some expectations that every teacher should be doing. Again, these expectations are NOT “above and beyond” but rather common practice [or PROFICIENT in T-TESS terms].
- Every teacher should be submitting lesson plans on a weekly basis.
- Every teacher should be submitting grades in accordance to policy.
- Every teacher should be submitting student attendance; every period.
- Every teacher should be attending regularly scheduled meetings.
- Every teacher should be handling classroom discipline issues.
- Every teacher should be monitoring academics for their own students; including special pops.
- Every teacher should be creating safe, learning environments.
- Every teacher should be contacting parents regarding: academics, attendance, and/or discipline issues.
- Every teacher should be seeking ways to improve their craft.
- Every teacher should be connecting lessons with real life scenarios.
- Every teacher should be creating opportunities for student collaboration.
- Every teacher should be creating 21st century opportunities...Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, and Communication.
- Every teacher should be implementing [age appropriate] college skills.
- Every teacher should be pursuing and meeting the 90-60-30 state standard.
- Every teacher should be tailoring their lessons to students’ needs and learning abilities.
- Every teacher should be contributing positively to the campus culture.
Trust that we appreciate all your efforts and we know that our success depends on you, the teacher. Bottom-line, you are the lifeline of RHHS and for that very same reason, there is a real urgency that exists. That being said...
- We need to be present every day.
- We need to be consistent with our actions [in-and-out of the classroom].
- We cannot afford sub-par performances.
- We cannot use this profession as a “pay-check” or a stepping-stone for something else.
Folks, the future of our community and the world is in your hands. #IfThatDoesntDriveYou
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~Waiting For The Light to Come On by Dr. Lisa Pena
Q. What is your favorite movie?
~A League of Their Own
Q. What is your favorite app?
Q. What is the best advice you can give our students?
~Never doubt your ability to learn something new.
Bobcat of the Week: Briana Sanchez, 12th Grade
~My mom, Blanca Sanchez and my dad, Gabriel Sanchez
Q. What is your favorite subject?
Q. What is the best advice you can give our teachers?
Q. What college/university do you plan to go to?
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Rio Hondo celebrates holiday season with annual Christmas Parade. Roberto Garza serves as Grand Marshal.
2018 16-4A Football All District Honors! Again, congrats to Coach James, the entire coaching staff, the players, and the parents. Special thanks to the entire community of Rio Hondo for the continued support.
Monday, December 10
Positive Phone Calls
Tuesday, December 11
GBB vs. Progreso [AWAY]
BBB vs. MCA [HOME]
Wednesday, December 12
3 Weeks Progress Reports
Thursday, December 13
FFA Christmas Party
Friday, December 14
GBB vs. La Feria [HOME]
Saturday, December 15
BBB vs. Lopez HS [AWAY]
Rio Hondo High School
Our MISSION is to create experiences and opportunities for our students. We have established a culture of high academics and a future-ready curriculum. At Rio Hondo High School, we focus on the arts, athletics, and on educating the whole child.