• General Updates

    (1) We are still in need of a couple of people for our governing board. Please email dbeck@rockwellhigh.net for more info or to send your resume and a brief letter of introduction and how you see yourself helping the school. Please be available for the board meeting on June 9th. Thanks a bunch for considering it.

    (2) With SAGE testing completed, we saw some individual gains and some positive trends for the school. A big plus was the fact that our drop out rate dropped by about to 15%. The test results will help us assess how we can teach better what the state of Utah expects students to be taught. Grateful to our assessment team, Candice Spivey, Misty Madsen, and Andy Young as well as all the teachers, support staff, and especially the students for a successful round of testing.

    (3) Need to recover credits? Want to earn some extra high school credits? Then Summer School is for you. More specifics will be sent out soon, but it all starts on Monday, June 6th through Thursday, June 30th. Earn credit in Art, English, CTE, and Science with Mrs. Starrs, Mr. Pryor, and Mrs. Berard. If you are interested in your student participating in Summer School, please email Mr. Beck, dbeck@rockwellhigh.net. While free, donations are needed and gratefully accepted. Thanks.

    (4) Even as we all work hard to end this year on a good note, please note that the 2016-17 school year starts on Monday, August 15th. Please get the intent to reenroll papers in to the office and please tell family, friends, and neighbors with 7th-12th graders that we have space available for next year. More info to be sent out soon. Thanks.

    (5) Finally, students planning to attend the fun activities scheduled for the last week of school - Classic Skate for Middle School and Lagoon for High School - should have all work submitted for current classes, be sitting at a 2.5 GPA, and not have any unexcused absences. If not at least at these standards, plan to stay behind and work on things. Paid for or not, students who do not uphold the standard will not be allowed to attend these sorts of events and activities.

  • Prevention is the Best Cure

    Almost everyone appreciates that you can't get something for nothing in this life. There really are no free rides. Even so, credit recovery is a reality is most schools in America, regardless of the level or how well they function.

    At Rockwell, this effort is driven by teachers primarily, with support from the everyone else associated with the school. Prevention is always the best cure - getting to each class daily, on-time, and submitting work in a timely fashion. If you attend class and do so on time and get work turned in, it is highly unlikely a student will fail. They may struggle to get A or B grades, but they will not fail.

    As Rockwell ends the 8th year of operation, everyone working at the school challenges students and parents alike to practice prevention over the summer. Make a commitment to be to school daily and on time. Decide today to stay in the classroom for the whole period. Determine to do your best to turn work in on time, be ready for quizzes and tests, and actively engage in each class, regardless of the subject.

    F grades are prevented and ownership for your learning thrives when students are at school, on time, and putting in the effort. Never doubt: time + effort = success.


From the Director

5/20/16

Dear Students, Teachers, and Parents,

With the end of the school year here, I want to wish the graduates of the class of 2016 all the best in their future efforts. They may not know it all, but they understand that they do not need to know it all, but to know what they know, to understand they don’t know it all, and where to find answers when questions arise. That breeds a confidence that allows a young person to be able to take on whatever is next in his or her life. Even at the risk of repeating myself, I also wish our classes of 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 all the best as they advance and look forward to new opportunities, here or elsewhere.

While we will lose students to family moves from the area, to larger schools, to other opportunities elsewhere, these students and families will always have a place in our hearts and minds. And we will lose teachers to new adventures in their lives, but we are grateful for their time and effort while at Rockwell. Although sad to lose students and teachers, exercising our right to school choice is a powerful right to exercise.

I wish one and all a great summer and express my gratitude as well as the appreciation of our administrative team, our teachers, and our support staff that you chose Rockwell. As we head into 2016-17, let’s choose to become truly great.

Best always,

Darren Beck,
Executive Director
Rockwell Charter High School

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