Several of Mrs. Penn's CTE students have been working on various certifications this semester. Harold Green has earned certification in Microsoft Word 2016, Microsoft Excel 2016, Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, and Microsoft Word Expert 2016. Jamyka Franks, Derrick Jones, and Precious Rios have all earned certification in Microsoft Word 2016. Congratulations!
Several of our students have also earned Career Readiness Certificates at various levels this year. Jacob Lackey earned a Platinum certificate. Randy Franklin, Tamera Hughes, Nyler Jacobs, and Kinsey Norvell all earned Silver certificates. Jasmine Childress, Amber Leija, Bobbie Pierce, and Lindsey Walker earned Bronze certificates. I really appreciate their hard work, and the efforts of ANC Career Coach Dave Diagostino to emphasize the importance of earning industry-recognized work-based credentials. Great job!
For the second consecutive year, junior Sydney Lane won the high jump at the Arkansas Track & Field Meet of Champions! She won with a jump of 5-08, and narrowly missed setting a new state record of 5-10.25. Congratulations! Freshman Caitlyn Fincher, who was competing in her first Meet of Champions against girls from all classifications, cleared 9-06.00 in the pole vault.
We are very proud of the job done this season by our Lady Colt softball team and coaches Lowell Coffman and Murphy Smith. They advanced to the Class AAA State Tournament before being eliminated by Camden Harmony Grove in a 3-2 game. We were victorious in 10 of our last 13 games. Erin Hardin and Lauren Shempert were named All-State, and Bailee Henard was chosen to the All-State Tournament team. All three young ladies made all-conference as well.
We are nearing the end of our first year of implementation of Flex Mod Scheduling at Rivercrest. Our 7-12 faculty and staff completed a survey last week on their perceptions of our ColtFlex experience this year.
90% of our faculty and staff believe that ColtFlex is teaching our students the "soft" skills they will need after leaving Rivercrest;
97% believe that ColtFlex gives our students greater access to teachers during the day;
80% believe that the safety net that ColtFlex provides to help students with low grades is working;
73% said that there were fewer instances of misbehavior in their classes since we implemented ColtFlex;
85% said that they had developed stronger relationships with the students in their advisory group;
90% said that the advantages of ColtFlex outweigh the disadvantages of it; and,
92% believe that we should continue with ColtFlex in 2017-18.
We do have some aspects of ColtFlex to work on for next year, most notably Independent Learning Time (ILT) and Structured Learning Time (SLT). We are having ongoing conversations in our weekly Think Tank meetings and in our bi-monthly leadership team meetings about how to better serve our students in ILT and SLT,
On the Horizon at RHS....
Monday, May 15th - The Senior Banquet will be at 6:00 p.m. in the RHS Cafeteria.
Tuesday, May 16th - A team from Cedar Ridge High School will visit RHS. A representative from Alford will meet with our juniors at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 17th - The Sr. Video will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by the Sr. Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and graduation practice at 9:00 a.m. Baccalaureate will be at 6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wilson.
Thursday, May 18th - Our Eight Sector Breakfast will be at 8:00 a.m. in the RHS 9-12 library.
Friday, May 19th - Graduation will be at 6:00 p.m. in the RHS auditorium.