Vision: Academic Excellence and Success
From Mr. R's Desk
Thank you for a great commencement ceremony. Even though Saturday was a long day, I was very pleased with the ceremony and grateful for everyone's assistance. Huge thanks to the senior class sponsors, counselors, teachers, administration, custodians, office staff, technology crew, and maintenance. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
So You Want To Be A Teacher? by Mark Johnson
If you want a job where you work 8:00-5:00, then don’t do it. There are plenty of other opportunities out there where you can keep your work day nice and tidy. If you are becoming a teacher because you like the content you will be teaching and you get excited about hearing the sound of your voice sharing your knowledge with the masses, then don’t do it. There are other places you can go and talk about things you know, and plenty of other people who might want to hear it. But a classroom of students year after year will not be one of those places. If you are becoming a teacher because you don’t know what else to do, don’t do it. The future of our children can’t afford the time it might take you to figure out what to do with your life. If you are getting into teaching because you “just love kids,” then that’s a good beginning. If you like your students you are well on your way to building positive relationships. And it might buy you a few years, but that alone is not going to carry you through an entire career. If you were inspired by a teacher when you were younger, a teacher that made you question the world, made you think, made you laugh, made you cry, made you want to become a better version of yourself, then hold onto that. Inspiration is a great way to start any adventure. You will know you really want to be a teacher because you will feel a passion burning inside of you that you have never felt before. When every decision you make is filtered through the question—Is this the best thing for my students? When you can’t imagine yourself doing anything else in the whole word. You will know when you can’t wait to wake up in the morning, when you can’t sleep at night, when your every minute is consumed by how you can help your students learn more, be more, achieve more. That’s when you will know. And when you know, don’t ever stop knowing.
A Year in Review - Class of 2019 [video]
Class of 2019 - College Bound [video]
Commencement Ceremony 2019 [pics]
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.
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