• Mrs. Phelan’s and Mrs. Carpenter’s classes have just finished learning about the Olympics. They researched countries and kept track of the medals each country received. They also kept a daily overall medal count.


• Mr. Schwartz’s high school geometry classes recently completed their tessellation art project. Students studied and created tessellations using translations, rotations and glide reflections. Students were then able to vote for their favorite artwork. The winners of the three categories were Kaitlyn Kilstofte, Jenna Hoskins and Seth Halleland. Pictures of the tessellations can be found at rsmath.funurl.com.


• R-S elementary guidance has been offering several lunch groups for students wanting to discuss common concerns. Under Mrs. Gabrielson’s guidance, they have completed units on anxiety and stress, new student experiences, changing families, common issues for fourth-grade girls and boys, school behaviors and friendship issues, and also play groups for social skills during recess. We hope the students learn new skills or are supported in handling some of these issues in their lives.


• Mr. Dedic’s chemistry students recently learned how covalent and ionic compounds are named as well as how the bonding (especially covalent compounds) affects the geometry of molecules. They have been making molecular models and sketching out different compounds. We will also be doing a lab on how to determine the empirical formula of an ionic compound in the lab.


• Juniors in Mr. Klett’s Language Arts III have just finished reading Mohsin Hamid’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” They’ll start reading and discussing “Lord of the Flies” after spring break.