"Learning in Our Neighborhood Community"
Summer Reading Challenge
Make Noise Against Bullying!!
This week at RKA we worked on raising awareness around Anti Bullying and Bullying Prevention. Our theme this year was Make Noise Against Bullying. We are aiming to have students recognize the various ways that bullying takes place in order that they become more aware of their own actions and that they might be able to help a potential victim out by befriending them, avoid being a passive bystander or telling an adult.
An Important Message from Ms. O'Mara
And, when I write “us”, I mean ALL of us: teachers, staff, parents and students. Together our hard work is paying off. As you may have read this weekend, the NY Post has once again listed RKA as one of the top high schools in NYC. I am proud of our ranking as #29 and only one of two schools in the Bronx (Specialized HS were not included).
The New York Post’s high-school rankings are based on the latest available state and city data, using these factors:
• Four-year-graduation rate (weight: 10%)
• Percent of students scoring over 85 on Regents Integrated Algebra and Regents English Language Arts exams, including Common Core (20%)
• Number of students taking Advanced Placement exams (7.5%)
• Percent scoring a passing 3, 4, or 5 on AP exams (22.5%)
• Number taking SAT exams (10%)
• Average total SAT scores (30%)
So, thank you all for your hard work day in and day out. I continue to love working at RKA as we push toward an even brighter future!
Congratulations to the RKA Girls Volleyball team who captured the City Championship!!
Congratulations to the RKA Girls Volleyball team who captured the City Championship title last night. It was an excellent action –packed match with the girls battling back from a loss in the first set. We were standing the whole time as we watched the girls scrap it out and work as a team. Very exciting! Congratulations to Coach Reingold and the entire team. We are so proud of you!
Things you should know!
Summer School begins on July 5, 2017 at 8:15 in the Student Cafeteria. Programs will be distributed then.
Regents Exams are August 16 and 17
HS Interviewing hours for students with referrals only are Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 to 10:30 AM. No appointment necessary. Come to the main office.
Walk in registration for zoned middle school students begins July 17, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 to 11:00 AM.
6th Grade Orientation is Wednesday August 30, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 in the Auditorium.
First Day of school is September 7 at 8:20 AM.
Supply list posted below.
Please enjoy our student literary magazine!
Family Newsletter May/ June 2017
Congratulations to the Class of 2017
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