The Rich Hill High School Student Council hosted a DWT Simulation Education Program on Tuesday, March 21st. Students were put behind the wheel of a car and then while driving “virtually” were asked to perform a variety of tasks while driving. Some of the tasks included were posting to social media, taking a photo, reaching in the back seat for an item, and of course sending a text message. Many students told stories of the “virtual” accidents that took place while they were performing these tasks in the simulation. RHHS Student Council has hosted events for several years in the hopes of reducing accidents and distracted driving.
The organization that put on the simulation is called Peers Awareness “Their web page reported that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for American between the ages of 16 and 20, killing more than 5,000 people in this age group each year.” and that driver distraction is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents.
The Rich Hill Boy’s baseball team started their season this past weekend with the WEMO Conference Tournament. The boys plays Lakeland with a 2-19 loss and then Adrian with a 5-12 loss.
On Monday the team traveled to Archie to open the regular season. The final score at Archie was 0-14. The boys will get the chance to put a mark in the win column again on Thursday afternoon when they travel to Adrian.
Mrs. Margie Campbell had engineers from 3M visiting in her classroom last week. The importance of taking the appropriate coursework in high school to prepare for the engineering field was one of the topics of conversation. These professionals also shared information about educational requirements in the university setting and of course job opportunities.
One other topic discussed was the disparity in gender in the field of engineering at this time. Females are very much outnumbered by males in the field.
Students also had the opportunity to participate in a building challenge. Groups created a parachute that would carry 20 ml of water. One group’s creation made the drop without losing any water!
Charles Foster, Myles Becker, Daylen Lewis
The local CTA (Certified Teachers Association) is hosting a forum tomorrow evening (March 22nd) for candidates running for a seat on the Rich Hill R-IV School Board. This event will begin at 6 pm.
There will be a brief informational session presented by superintendent Jeff Blackford on the bond that will also be on the ballot.
Rich Hill R-IV is hosting parent-teacher conferences today, Wednesday, March 15th and tomorrow, March 16th from 3:00 – 6:30 pm. School will not be in session on Friday, March 17th or Monday, May 20th. Monday will be a professional development day for teachers.
The Rich Hill School District will be hosting an informational meeting tonight concerning Proposition 2 that is on the upcoming April election. The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in the High School auditorium. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
French I recently learned some of the vocabulary associated with family and used their new found knowledge to create some short videos about their families. Students were to do the speaking in French but add subtitles in English so that their families could enjoy their work as well.
Dezi – https://spark.adobe.com/video/BOlxPbgt6id7U/embed
Nuriah – https://spark.adobe.com/video/4pEUF5WTd8FDm/embed
Taylor W – https://spark.adobe.com/video/MBo2J1ByAhJuv/embed
Ciarra – https://spark.adobe.com/video/jMNl4DTL5ArQo/embed