Jonathan Hudson reporting for the Researcher
As a new school year starts at RTHS, many questions will arise from students as past experiences are reflected upon and future ones are made. I decided to delve into this topic more and ask two RTHS students these six questions that encompass reflection on both past and future experiences here at RTHS.
Here are the questions I asked:
Here’s how senior Megan Haliloglu responded to these questions:
I also asked junior Dylan Burns these questions. Here’s what he had to say.
1. My best experience so far at RTHS has to be when the boy's soccer team beat Woods Charter in overtime last season. It truly symbolized how far the team had come since we began, and it showed that we could potentially compete for the title this season now that our school has all four classes. At school, I've enjoyed all of my classes in the past two years. Freshman year Biology and sophomore year chemistry were probably my favorites, though, thanks to the fun and entertaining labs we conducted.
2. This year, I would just like to enjoy myself while making good grades. Although junior year is one of the hardest years for a high school student, I would like to still have fun. Next year, I would also have to worry about college applications in addition to school work. I'm looking forward to different clubs this year, and I would like to improve my skills in track and soccer.
3. I support the flipped learning model that we use at RTHS. It gives students a chance to ask questions while they work on problems, so it gets them the help they need. It also eliminates most lectures during class time, and allows us to understand the material before we get to class. I believe that it has helped me to understand concepts better because of this, since I can ask the teachers questions on the work instead of struggling by myself at home.
4. My favorite extracurricular activity in school is soccer. I really enjoy playing for the school team, mostly because I love the sport. It has also given me the chance to get to know the other players on the team. Still, I'm looking forward to other activities in school. I'm excited for track in the spring, and I would also like to try out other activities and new clubs this year.
5. The new building looks amazing. Although we have only been able to look around the first floor, everything looks so beautiful and much more spacious. I'm looking forward to the move over winter break. Still, I would hope that there is a field on campus or nearby the school for the sports teams and other outdoor activities that need the space.
6. It actually feels pretty strange to be a junior. Personally, I still feel like a sophomore since it seems like I haven't been at RTHS for all that long. Still, I'm glad to have known many of the students here and to have had the opportunity to build good relationships with them. Lastly, I'm really looking forward to seeing the new building later this year. Based off of how it looks, it should be a giant step up from the building we have now (which isn't that bad) and it will put forward a nice image of the school to attract future students.