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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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Class participation varies on students

Emily Oba March 21, 2018

[dropcap style="simple" size="4"]A[/dropcap] teacher’s eyes scan the room and fall on a student trying her best to avoid any eye contact. “Hey, Nichole, can you answer my question?” For junior Nichole...

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Learning along the way: 74-year-old imparts wisdom

Maddie Murphy February 27, 2018

When we stopped at the first gas station, about two hours into our 20-hour road trip, and she told me she wasn’t wearing any underwear, I knew we would become very close over the 18 hours to come. I...

Types of assessments test student skills

Types of assessments test student skills

Katie Whaley April 7, 2017

Civic studies teachers Michael McGinty and Debra Perry’s classroom buzzed with chattering freshmen. The teachers were outside the room in the hall, and the students took their absence as an opportunity...

Jack-o-lantern, costume party, scary decor?

Jack-o-lantern, costume party, scary decor?

Eléa-Marie Gilles October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween everyone! I would like to share what I discovered and what was different for me for this particular event. I think Halloween is a very special day for everybody, but particularly for the...

New law adjusts learning curriculum

New law adjusts learning curriculum

Jenna Liu January 29, 2016

inographic by Joy Park After President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December, state governments are now preparing for the long process of implementing the law, expected to take...

A+ program adjustments impact international students

A+ program adjustments impact international students

Caylea Ray January 28, 2016

Junior Ethan Howards assists preschoolers for the A+ program. One requisite for the program is a certain number of hours for tutoring. International students may soon find themselves paying $217 per...

Alternative education program to assist failing students

Alternative education program to assist failing students

Skyler Froese January 2, 2016

art by Jaehyung Rhee As Douglass High School nears its 100-year anniversary, CPS is considering a new way to offer an alternative academic experience to its students. While the new plans are not related...

New Common Core curriculum introduced

New Common Core curriculum introduced

Nikol Slatinska December 12, 2015

In March of 2016, the Missouri State Board of Education will decide whether or not to implement the new learning standards introduced by House Bill 1490. The bill was originally rejected because it prohibited...

Mission statement on brink of reconstruction

Elad Gov-Ari October 29, 2015

For the past 10 years, administrators and staff have attempted to fulfill the RBHS mission statement of “Where Learning is for Life.” With the intent to motivate and guide students’ mindsets, the...

AP European History not offered due to insufficient staff

Ji-Ho Lee September 29, 2015

High school is often considered a vehicle, transporting students to college and preparing them to thrive in more rigorous academic environments.  RBHS develops its students, in large part through the...

Homework inflation leads to negative impact on students

Homework inflation leads to negative impact on students

Abby Kempf December 21, 2014

Inflation is an inevitable part of all economic systems. While on the surface, inflation seems purely negative, decreasing the buying power of a single dollar, there are some benefits that come from inflation....

art by Yasmeen El-Jayyousi

Working with children fosters appreciation for learning

Emily Franke April 12, 2014

After a month of snow days and extended weekends, it is easy to fall into a slump, to lose motivation and slack off in my classes. I am burnt out. Lacrosse season and the promise of summer steal my focus,...

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