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#BecauseOfBooks March is Reading Month Celebration

We are going to spend March is Reading Month celebrating the ways books have impacted our lives. You will hear from teachers, students, and community members sharing their stories of how reading has made a difference in their lives. We encourage you to share your #BecauseOfBooks stories with us. We would love to hear about your favorite authors and books or stories of why you love reading!

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Rachel Mainero selected as Grosvenor Teacher Fellow
educators on expedition ship looking at icebergs

photo by Ralph Lee Hopkins

 

"I'm excited to take you on this journey with me," said Information Literacy Specialist Rachel Mainero who is one of 50 distinguished educators across North America selected as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow. This highly-competitive professional development fellowship is made possible by a partnership between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. When it is deemed safe to travel, Mainero will embark on a one-to three- week expedition with scientists, naturalists, educators, and researchers to better understand the world and bring this new geographic awareness into her school programs and lessons. She is excited to share this experience with her students and empower a new generation of global citizens. 

Mrs. Mainero can't contain her excitement as seen here: http://ow.ly/hZem50DvC0a

 
To learn more about the Fellowship, visit National Geographic here: http://ow.ly/M6bh50DvC07

The Book Fair is here

The book fair is now open  through March 14. Experience the Scholastic Book Fair like never before in the 360 virtual fair. Shop from the comfort of your home and help us raise money for books in our library. Click here to shop the fair

scholastic book fair flyer announcement
PSTA Green School Initiative- Meet Zeus
picture of a bobcat and certificate of adoption

The Reuther PTSA has adopted Zeus the Bobcat! Zeus is a rescued bobcat living at the Howell Nature Center. The donation made by the PTSA will provide support for his care for the next year.

Stay tuned for more Green Schools opportunities!

The "Spread the Joy" Project
choir students singing on zoom

The RMS/RHS/VC choir students have missed performing this semester. During the first quarter, they were learning music as they would in a normal-school-year- setting with multiple voice parts. When it came to the second quarter- Mrs. Lykins asked the students what type of music would bring them joy to sing during the holidays. From that sentence, the RHS students came up with this idea: the Spread the Joy Project! An offering of holiday carols to share with the community and spread joy this holiday season!
So many of the ideas in this six-song concert came directly from students- including posters that say the word “sing” in multiple languages and the entire “Home for the Holidays Parody”. Also- while not every choir student participated, almost all of them did.  Keep in mind that each one of these students took time on their own to record their voice individually and sent it in to be a part of the whole project. It’s truly special.
THANK YOU to the choir student-teacher, Stephanie Dean, for her creativity, flexibility, and great teaching this semester- as well as Mrs. Lykin's accompanist, Brian Leduc, for making the tracks for these students to sing with and for assisting with the creation of this video.
Enjoy- and Happy Holidays! Spread the Joy Project