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Increase: Achievement for all students

# of students earning core credits
% of students completing AP courses

Chasing the Extraordinary

12/1 to 12/11 Angel Gift Tree

12/3 and 12/4 6-8pm Black Ivory EventTheater
12/5 Military Ball Convention Center
12/10 Winter Choir Performance 7-8pm
in Theater

Reno Huskie Families,

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends.
Semester 1 is nearing a close. Please remember to monitor attendance and
grades closely over the next 2-3 weeks. If a student fails one or more classes first
semester, they must meet with their counselor ASAP to determine a credit
recovery plan which may require coming to school over the Winter Intercession.

12/11 One Act Plays

12/11 Ugly Sweater Day
12/14 AAA Parent Night Meeting in
Library 7pm (Grad Night meeting
before at 6pm)
12/14 FASFA Workshop in the Cube 67pm

Studying for finals requires a plan. Students need to make sure they are
organized with their study guides and have a full understanding of what they will
be tested on. Studying with a group of friends from class is always a great way to
prepare also.

12/14 to 12/17 First Semester Finals

Huskies Giving Back!

Wednesday 7:40-11:30am Finals 1st/2nd

The month of November was very busy despite less school days. Our Leadership
class delivered food from our school-wide Canned Food Drive to the Evelyn Mount
Food Cabinet. Below is a picture (left) of students with Mrs. Mount.

Thursday 7:40-11:30am Finals 3rd/4th

Monday 12/14-Regular school day 7th

period final given
Tuesday 7:40-11:30am Finals 5th/6th

Friday 12/18 No school-Teacher Work

12/21 to 1/8 Winter Break IntercessionA+ Credit Recovery Lab schedule TBD
A+ Lab Time/Science HSPE Support
Offered over Intercession. See

2nd Semester Begins

1/11/2016 AAA Parent Meeting in
Library at 7pm
2/1 TO 2/5 Winterfest Week

Our JROTC also delivered Thanksgiving dinners to our Mt. Rose K-8 Academy
adopted families! Leadership students helped out with the Hunter Lake ES Food
Drive Baskets. (above to the right). RHS also donated over 25 Thanksgiving meals
to our families in need this holiday. It is very important to the RHS Family that we
give back to our community. I am proud of our teachers and students for making
these events happen!

2/6 Winterfest Semi-Formal Ball at RHS

2/8 AAA Parent Group Meeting 7pm in
the Library
2/15 NO SCHOOL-Presidents Day
2/25 Assembly Schedule for Student
Body Officer Elections
2/25 Empty Bowls Event at RHS

News Around Campus

Join us in congratulating the following Huskies for doing something extraordinary!

o Ms. Janet Brown was recently awarded her National Board Teaching Certification.
o Cross Country Girls won Northern Regionals and earned a 2nd place finish in State
o Cross Country Coach Jim Parker named Coach of the Year in the North and has also been
recently named the Girls Track Coach. (We are interviewing for the Track Boys job the first
week of December)
o Volleyball and Football ended their seasons by making the playoffs. Volleyball was very young
but battled their way to the playoffs. Football defeated Damonte in the regional playoffs then
lost a very tough game at Carson HS the following week.
o Girls Soccer lost in the first round of a snowy regional playoff vs. Manogue in double OT. The
girls battled all year and were very fun to watch.
o Boys Tennis won the Regional Doubles Championship and competed at State. McKenna LeVitt
represented the girls in the individuals by winning a regional title then placing 3rd in state.
o Mallory McGwire signed her Letter of Intent to attend the University of Oregon where she will
study and play basketball on a full ride scholarship.

We also want to congratulate Ms. Neace and her cast

and crew for Our Town. Great job and magnificent
production. We also want to congratulate our Band/
Orchestra and Choir programs for their performances
this fall. It is amazing how many talented students we
have at Reno HS! Finally, congratulation to our Fine
Arts Department on their Empty Bowls Event recently!

News from the CUBE-College and Career Center


ASVAB test will be administered on December 8th (Tuesday) at 7:40 am in the RHS Library Computer Lab.
Sign up in The Cube.
FAFSA workshop on December 14th (Monday) from 6-7 pm in The Cube. Parents/guardians of college
bound seniorsget your questions answered so you can submit the FAFSA in January!
RHS General Scholarship application due December 15th. Application is online at under
the Financial Aid/Scholarship tab. All college bound seniors should apply. One application puts you in the
running for multiple scholarships.
See the website (Scholarships/Financial Aid) for an overview of what is availableNOW is
the time to research and update yourself on what is out there.

Staff Notes for December

504 ConferenceWe sent Assistant Principal Mitch Chubb and two of our counselors, Theresa Shoolroy and Craig Lemons to the
National Section 504 Conference in Austin Texas in November. They attended sessions on the various new policies
and procedures surrounding students with 504 plans. They will share with staff what they learned from the
conference in future meetings.
Student Learning Objective Whole Staff Training concludesTeachers concluded their whole group training sessions on writing Student Learning Objectives last month. Student
Learning Objectives are intended to support teachers in measuring the growth of their students. The student
growth measures are also a portion of the teacher evaluations beginning next year. Follow-up supports will go on
throughout the second semester as our teachers become more familiar with the process and how to adapt them to
a spring unit of study.
Department Leaders continue Book StudyIn December, our Department Leaders and Admin. team will continue their discussion of the book On Common
Ground with Chapter 3 in December. The study and discussion of this book is intended to support our building
leaders with developing strong Professional Learning Communities built on collaboration and monitoring student
Science High School Proficiency Support for 12th graders over Winter Intercession
Mr. Ronan and Ms. Mangan will co-teach a session of HSPE Science Prep the last week of the Winter
Intercession. This session will be intended to support our seniors still needing to pass the science portion
of the high school proficiency exam to graduate. Counselors and support staff will contact students and
families with dates and times. We will also have Open Lab times for A+ credit recovery over the winter
break. Dates and times will be shared with students and their families over the next couple of weeks once
staff availability is determined.

Mr. Hackbusch
775-333-5050 ex. 8
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