RAHS will see new classes introduced in the Fall of 2018. These new classes are being added due to student interest data gathered by the district. Classes such as Photojournalism and UAS will be added which allows students to explore new pathways. During the spring of 2018, students filled out a survey regarding classes that may intrigue them. With all the responses, Principal Therese Tipton and her team came together to discuss the results. “Earlier this year there was a district wide survey about courses kids are interested in and then we always have teachers that are interested in pursuing passions that they have,” said Tipton. “So everything kind of all comes together and we have a strategic planning team[…]

The thought of cutting open a dead animal is disgusting, but the learning behind this unit is critical for students. Though many students find the dissection unit helpful, some say otherwise. Sophomore Joseph Pacini thought that the dissections unit was a beneficial experience. “I think the dissection[s were] worth all the time we spend working up to it and during it,” said Pacini. “It comes to show how we can apply our knowledge to a real world situation and do it well.” Although the dissections were time consuming, he believes that it has helped everyone. “Knowing what goes into a dissection takes a lot of time and work,” said Pacini, “and I think that although it was challenging, we needed[…]