Because evidence suggests that testing benefits students, RCLS administers standardized testing twice a year. It is important to note that this is time not lost for instruction, but, instead, time spent shaping instruction. Here’s why.
RCLS’s K-5 teachers offer the following Keys to School Success––keys that contribute to a foundation that fosters present and future academic and personal success.
The start of the 2018-19 marks the start of another promising new school year at RCLS, but it also marks the end of an era at our beloved school––one that has been shaped rather significantly by the 40-year ministry of Mrs. Ramona Finley, RCLS’s faithful Administrative Assistant. For four decades––4 decades!––Mrs. Finley has been the hub of records, communications, finances, and administrative support for the school. Even more, she has been at the front line of care and nurturing for generations of students. On this, her last day of 40 years of service to the school, Mrs. Finley reflected on her remarkable career.
Here at RCLS, we enjoy a change of pace in the summer and the opportunity to refresh our procedures and renew our campus for the highly anticipated return of our beloved students, the very reason for our efforts. This year, that change of pace has presented a remarkable opportunity for training and networking for our school principal, Mrs. Lagerwaard.
Just over a month ago, RCLS graduated another class of 8th-grade students, some of whom have attended RCLS since preschool and others who have attended this school only in the last year or two. Recently, we asked one graduating student to reflect on her RCLS experience. That reflection––and more––is a precious insight into the RCLS experience.
Music often defines a moment and frames a memory. For some, like RCLS alumna Steffi Tetzloff (RCLS 2001-2012), who is currently studying both Trumpet Performance and Economics at Oklahoma State University, it even shapes a life. Music instruction offers numerous intellectual and character benefits for young children. Find out how to get your child interested in music and how RCLS fosters musical literacy.