• Governing Board Members Needed

    At present, we are grateful to have serving on the board, Bob Hill as Chair, Tiffany Southern as Vice Chair, Brian Hayes as Treasurer and David Pyne as member. The school's board should have seven members who are committed to continuing the schools growth and development. The primary duties of the board are to review academic achievement, monitor compliance with the charter and the state, and certify fiscal fitness, including budget development and approval. Also, annually, the board reviews and supports the school's leader (as well as hiring the chief administrator when that is necessary). The board should be the most committed cheerleaders for the school.

    In the hope of making things more manageable, the board recently passed a policy about meeting rotations that have meetings happening every other month, while still allowing for additional meetings as needed. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 17th at 7 pm (to avoid Thanksgiving week). The remaining meetings will be the fourth Tuesday in January and March as well as the third Tuesday in May (due to the hectic schedule the last 2 weeks of school), and then a final meeting for the year in June that also allows them to plan for the new school year.

    Please email Mr. Beck and/or the Board at the following emails if interested or if you have questions, dbeck@rockwellhigh.net and board@rockwellhigh.net. Please consider joining the board.

  • Term 2 Changes for Attendance Issues and Student Support

    For the past term, Saturday School ran from 10 am to 2 pm and was an inclusive effort for students to make up absences and work on low grades. Also at that time, Limitless Transition Services has provided numerous students with support on Compass, an online curriculum program.

    Beginning Friday, October 23rd, students requiring attendance make up or academic support will report to the front office for assignment to a computer lab or classroom between 1:30 and 4:00 pm, except for holidays. There will no longer be support for such efforts on Saturday, though Saturday School will continue between 10 am and 2 pm for transition services only.

    An additional change will be that students are assigned to attendance make up. Students with low grades or that are behind will be invited to check in with their teacher or teachers for this extra work. In very rare cases, students may be invited or assigned to attend on Saturday or possibly on holiday breaks if it is deemed necessary due to the extent to which they may be behind or lacking credit.

    This new format and the formality of it allows students to be responsible for their work and teachers to provide the extra support in their subject matter. As students require credit remediation, the counseling and administration team will assess needs and provide support.

    Please address any questions or concerns about this to administration or counseling.

From the Director


Dear Students, Teachers, and Parents,

Thanksgiving is close. With that always comes the traditional Change Wars effort. Each class and the teachers and support staff compete with one another to fill jars with change (counts as a positive) or paper dollars (counts against the jar) to provide Christmas for those in need. Historically, we have helped 3 - 5 families with this effort and we hope this year is no different. Change War runs through December 17th. (By the way, Tuesday, November 24th will be an early early out with students released at 12 noon; brunch will be served and buses will run.)

For those of you wanting to be inspired and have your thoughts provoked, Rockwell is hosting a screening of the documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, on Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 pm in the gym. There is no cost to attend, though we will sell concessions. I took a group of 90 students to see this this past January at the Sundance Film Festival and several teachers saw a screening of it in October when it was screened at the Water Gardens Cinema in Pleasant Grove, everyone liked it even as some saw the difficulties of changing how school is done. Please spread the word and invite friends. You can check out the trailer and more at mltsfilm.org.

Finally, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am very grateful for the opportunity to be associated with the students, parents, teachers, and support staff of this school. I am glad you all have chosen your association with this school and feel fortunate my own children have been and are involved here. We are Marshals.

Best to everyone,

Darren Beck,
Executive Director
Rockwell Charter High School

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