Graduation will be here before we know it. Plans are progressing smoothly. Here are several reminders.
All financial obligationsIf your senior is in doubt, he/she should check with the library and Ms. Sullivan in the main office as soon as possible. These obligations must be paid by noon on Friday, June 7 to Ms. Sullivan in the main office.These obligations include, but are not limited to, the return of all books and uniforms, money owed, borrowed elevator keys, library fines and/or borrowed supplies.
Graduation practiceswill be held on Tuesday, June 11 from 12 to 2 p.m. and on Wed., June 12, from 9 a.m. to 12p.m.In order to participate in graduation, every senior must wear a cap and gown, and must participate in both of the graduation practices, as well as have paid all financial obligations.
Tickets for handicappedparking may be picked up from the security desk in the main office.
Questions about graduation should be directed to Mrs. Kevgas at the high school, email@example.com. Please see Senioritis for additional graduation information.
SENIOR FINAL EXAMS
June 4, 5, 6
Seniors do not attend classes.
Tuesday, June 4
English: 7:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Mathematics: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6
Social Studies: 7:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Science: 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 6
World Language: 7:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Art & Business: 1 – 2:30 p.m. Make Ups
June 11, 12, and 13
Tuesday, June 11
English: 7:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Mathematics: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 12
Social Studies: 7:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Science: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 13
World Language: 7:45 – 9:15 a.m.
Art & Business: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.
ATTENDANCE DURING EXAMS IS CRITICAL
Please make every effort to avoid scheduling doctors’ appointments, vacations, etc., on exam days.
End-of-Year Survey for Parents: The district is putting the finishing touches on an end-of-year survey to assess the 2012-13 school year. The survey is scheduled for release next week & will be available for completion through June 10. Please stay tuned to RTSD.org and your email for a link to the survey. Your participation and perspective is appreciated. Thank you.
Attention Juniors, Class of 2014: Senior Portraits A schedule of portrait session times will be provided in home room.Questions call: 800-220-7667. Please do not call the school.Formal Senior Portraits will be taken at Radnor High School on May 28 and 29. All juniors will be photographed. Girls will be photographed in a formal drape and the boys will be photographed in a tux, provided by the photographer (cap and gown optional). No money is required and proof prints will be provided by Barksdale School Portraits.
Sports: Baseball lost at Strath Haven 13-3 in 2nd-rd on 5/22. Congrats on great season, inc. 1st-ever Class AAAA playoff win in program history!; Boys' lax 3rd-place game v. Stoga at Henderson at 4:30; Girls' lax 5th-place v. Boyertown at WC East at 4, both 5/23; Softball starts playoffs 5/24.
Course requestsfor the 2013-14 year are available for review in your HAC account. Please see your Guidance Counselor if you need to make a change. Deadline for course changes isJune 28 by 2:30 pm.
Important information from the RHS Library- Believe it or not, it is time to let you know some important dates for end-of-the-year library business. The last due dates for library materials for this school year are as follows: Seniors- Friday, May 31; Underclass students - Wednesday, June 5. Any student with a project due after the “last due date” may request an extension.The latest extension possible will be the last day of that student’s classes. Thank you for your cooperation and support.
Radnor High School Football – all interested players (incoming grades 9-12) for RHS Football should contact Coach Tom Ryan at 610-745-8000.Please sign up for RGBC (Radnor Gridiron Booster Club) updates by emailing Gretchen Andersen at firstname.lastname@example.org.Please visit our web site at www.radnorfootball.com for forms and detailed information.
Attention all boys interested in crew. (incoming and current RHS students) - Come check out the exciting, competitive sport of crew. Radnor Boys Crew Club will be conducting a Learn to Row program for RHS boys from Monday, August 19th through Saturday, August 24th. Sessions will take place from 4 to 6 pm during the week and Saturday morning (8-10 AM). Learn to the basics of rowing from some of the best in the Philadelphia area! Registration materials will be available at www.rowradnor.org after July 1st. Deadline for registration is August 12th. Questions - contact RBCCLTR@radnorcrew.org.
Basketball Camp– Coach Monahan and his staff and players will again be hosting their beginning of summer developmental camp to help players improve their skills and overall games. Camp will run from June 17-20 in the RHS gyms from 6-8pm and is open to boys and girls going into the 4th through 9th grades. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Teams will be made and instruction will be delivered accordingly. Space is limited however, so sign up early. To secure a spot in camp, please mail the $100 registration fee (payable to RHS Boys Basketball Booster Club) to Coach Monahan at RHS – 130 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA, 19087. Also include the camper’s name, your name, phone number, and email address. This camp provides a great opportunity to get your summer off to a great start. For more information please contact Coach Monahan at 610-293-0855 or email@example.com.
The Radnor High School Project Lead The Way (PLTW)Engineering program is looking to develop a partnership with members of the Radnor Community. We are in need of local engineers, local business members in technological fields, RHS PLTW Alumni, and local university staff to join the RHSPLTW Partnership Team. Our goal is to establish the team by the end of April and to meet in early May. Please contact Chris Kelly at Radnor High School (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested. For more information about PLTW, check out www.pltw.org. For more information about the RHS PLTW Program, please visit http://www.rtsd.org//Domain/166.
PURCHASE FLOWERS FOR GRADS, and DONATE TO THE ABC HOUSE AT THE SAME TIME!The PTSA has partnered up with Commencement Flowers on the day of the Class of 2013's graduation to be held on June 12 at the Pavilion at Villanova University. A kiosk filled with flowers and bouquets will be located near the Pavilion to make it even more convenient to purchase flowers to give to that special graduate. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Radnor ABC House. More details to follow.
Attention RHS parents/guardians! The RTSD PTOs have joined with the RHS PTSA to create a new district wide Student Directory registration website, www.RTSDStudentDirectory.com. If you have registered previously with the former RHS/PTSA directory registration website, please note that this is now a new website that will accept directory registration information for all children enrolled in the district, not just RHS students. The information from the RHS/PTSA directory database has been rolled over so your previously entered information is saved and does appear in this new website. Your username and password also remain the same. You can now add to your existing information any additional children you have enrolled in the district.Please do not start a new account for your family as we cannot tie old and new family accounts together - just login with your existing user name and password and add other members of your family if you need to do so. If you have any questions, please ask your RHS PTSA co-presidents or hit "contact administrator" on the home page ofwww.RTSDStudentDirectory.com.
The Radnor ABC Houseis looking for donations to maintain the house that is located in Wayne. Monetary donations are welcome, but so are any skills you may have. If you are handy, or not, but have time to spare for the upkeep of the house, the ABC House Board would be most appreciative. Monetary donations may be sent to Radnor ABC, PO Box 8091, and Wayne PA 19087. If you would like to donate your time and skills, please contact Sharon Martin at 610-405-2974.
Advertise now in 2013/14 PTO/PTSA Student Directories - Do you have a business that could benefit from exposure to the nearly 2,500 families in the Radnor School District? Then the Student Directories are a great advertising tool for you!The PTOs are currently soliciting ads for all five student directories – and now you can submit one ad, one time, to one person, with one payment all to one place, and have it appear in your choice of RTSD school(s) or in all five as a package at a reduced rate. For more information, please send an email to: RTSDStudentDirectory@gmail.com.Don't delay, deadline for ad submission is June 28th.
If you are interested in volunteering for the PTSA, see attached 2013-14 Volunteer Interest and Email request form.
Radnor Educational Foundation (REF) announces spring grant awards!REF is delighted and proud to award the RHS Theater and Music Program $27,000 for sound and lighting upgrades to the RHS auditorium and black box theater. Radnor Elementary School PTO is awarded $3000 to host a traditional dance and music residency with Peter and Mary Alice Armidon. Thank you to our Grants Committee members and to the Radnor community for your generous support of REF. More than $90,000 has been awarded to teachers and the community this school year! To learn more visit, www.radnoreducationalfoundation.org.
Radnor Educational Foundation (REF)invites the Radnor community to our Annual Meeting of the Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the RMS Information Center. Please come and meet and mingle with our board members and student representatives. Discover and learn what REF has funded in program grants at all schools! More than $93,000 awarded to teachers and the community this school year. www.radnoreducationalfoundation.org.
Updated Mathematics information now on RTSD website: A new version of the Mathematics section of the district website is now live! The detailed information includes K-12 Scope and Sequence, Placement Criteria, descriptions of curricula, as well as other resources. Visit it now: http://www.rtsd.org/Page/13267
The PA Tax Credit (EITC) program…does it work for your company?A gift to the Radnor Educational Foundation(REF) can provide your company with a substantial tax credit. Your contribution can impact the quality of our schools. It’s easy to apply! Pass-through entities, such as S-Corporations, Partnerships, LLs, etc., can now apply the same day as C-Corporations. Applications MUST BE FILED ONLINE BY JULY 1 and are available at www.radnoreducationalfoundation.org/give/taxcredit/ or www.newpa.com/EITC. Programs supported with EITC funding include new theater equipment upgrades to the RHS auditorium/black box theater, STEM, robotics, and Radnor TV. Contact Joy Antonoplos at 610-688-8100 x6036.
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Upcoming Board Meeting: Tues., May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Radnor Township Municipal Building
Board Meeting TV schedule:
Comcast Channel 11, Verizon Channel 31
RTSD Board Meeting: Mondays at 10 a.m.; Wednesdays at 2 p.m.; Fridays at 6 p.m.
RTSD Board Committee Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 1 p.m.
Attention 10th-Grade Parents:Visit the 10th-Grade Social Studies iPad Pilot Theft and Losswebpageto read the procedure to follow if an iPad is damaged or lost. For families who have purchased insurance from Worth Avenue Group, links to their website, along with the insurance policy document are now posted.
Radnor High School's Safe Arrival Line has moved. To access it, please dial the RHS number (610-293-0855) and select option 3.
Mrs. Wetzel and Dr. Swinehart are teaming up with the Radnor Memorial Library to offer a reading program that pairs teen volunteers with K-3rd grade readers. Each pair will meet once a week to read together at the Radnor Memorial Library beginning in February. Please see us or the library website for more information.See attachedfor Big Buddies Letter and Application.
Click here for the Radnor High School Media Release Form.
The Principal's Corner-The RHS administrative team is communicating via a blog. Click here to check out the latest information.
A message from the Principal:Texting and driving is an issue we all face as we engage in our most dangerous endeavor every day: driving! Please make a pledge to yourself, to not text and drive. Please see the attached link with regard to texting while driving. We all can make a difference and save lives! -- Mr. Schellenger.
ACT Test Dates – Actstudent.org will list the registration deadline for these dates:September 8, October 27, December 8, February 9, April 13, and June 8.
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