• Additional Help

    For the past 2 1/2 years, Rockwell has offered Saturday School to address attendance make up issues as well as provide a place for students to work on Incomplete grades, credit recovery efforts, and Special Ed transition. This happens 8 am - 11 am most every Saturday with the transition effort from 10 am - 2 pm. Along with this effort, we want to begin offering similar support on Friday afternoons from 1:30 - 4:30 pm beginning Friday, February 6th in computer lab B. There will not be bussing available, but as a school it is felt that students needing any of this support should arrange ahead of time for transportation as we do not charge to provide this extra help.

    Additionally, we strongly encourage students to work with teachers about handling the making up of work with that teacher directly. All of this is directly related to keeping our graduation rate at 95% or better. Please be willing to take advantage of this help to help yourself.

  • Looking for Board members

    With various family and health related resignations, we need to staff our board with people who are willing to help the school continue to improve. Specific needs to fill would be in finance, business, and/or in non-profits, but a desire to help the school develop and improve are even more critically important. Please email the board your letter of intent including past experience that could be applicable to serving on a volunteer governing board. These should be sent directly to board@rockwellhigh.net or through Mr. Beck, dbeck@rockwellhigh.net. Your consideration of this effort is appreciated. Happy Holidays!


From the Director

1/20/15

Dear Rockwell,

Hoping one and all had an enjoyable holiday season with family and friends. We are already two weeks into our 3rd term for the year. Things really start rolling at this point in the year as we gear up for state testing and the ACT, Regional basketball play is in high gear, and our Seniors and graduating Juniors are applying to and hearing back from colleges, to name a few things. This year, along with softball for the girls, we are starting baseball. We have been fortunate to be sponsored by a local business, CrossFit 1976, down by Great Clips and across from Holiday, to do conditioning for our student athletes for these two sports for free. With memberships running about $100 per month, this is a great benefit to our teams. Students seriously interested in playing either sport are welcome to work out with Jeremy and/or Emma Evans, the owners, every Monday and Wednesday at 3:30. Reports from the students that are attending is that they love it. Also, parents and students interested in baseball should plan on attending a meeting on Wednesday the 28th at 6 pm in the library.

Coming soon is our Parent Teacher Conferences, Thursday, February 12th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Teachers will be available in their rooms to discuss your student. Please allow your students to participate in these as they are increasingly more responsible for their education as they get closer to graduation. Please also know that taking more than 10-15 minutes is unfair to other parents. If there are significant issues, please schedule a different time with the parent before or after these conferences. Also, please note that these end at 7:30. The teachers will already have put in a full day and need to be allowed to get home to their families and other things they need to attend to in their lives. Again, if the times listed do not work, please contact the teachers directly and set up an appointment.

Finally, though no less important, we are looking for a PT Spanish teacher. I have subbed up to this point, but am not able to keep that up this entire semester. Candidates should be available Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm (about 18 hours per week). Pay is $21 per hour. A love of the language and various cultures that speak Spanish as well as a love for helping students learn are the main requirements. Please have anyone interested in this position email me their current resume, 3 professional references, and a teaching philosophy to dbeck@rockwellhigh.net as soon as possible.

Darren Beck,
Executive Director
Rockwell Charter High School

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