RIBLI Newsletter
February 7, 2019
In This Issue
Dates to Note 
  • Fri., Feb. 08      No School, Florida State Fair Day
  • Fri., Feb. 15      Snow Ball Dance, 7-10:00p, RHS Gymnasium
  • Sat., Feb. 16     Saturday School Sessions Start, details to come
  • Mon., Feb. 18    No School, President's Day
  • Wed., Feb. 20    PTSA General Assembly Meeting, 6:30p, Media Center
  • Wed., Feb. 27    Teacher Conference Night, 4:30-7:30p
Please check the  RHS Calendar for updates, A/B schedule and  other dates to note.
IB Class of  2023
 
The Robinson IB Class of 2023 offers have been released. Families can check their student's status through the district's website at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us until Feb. 14th. Please get the word out to anyone you know who has applied!  Unfortunately, a congratulatory message was sent out to all students that had applied, not just those that were accepted into the program.  This will obviously cause frustration among families whose student was not officially offered a seat in the RHS IB program, but received an acceptance message. Please encourage any families this may have impacted to call Mr. Johnson as he would like to personally apologize to all he can.  

We look forward to welcoming our new Knights to the Robinson Family.  
IB Knights Recognition

Congratulations on all of the great accomplishments our Knights have been stacking up! With a team including IB students Levy Troung, Kristina Alexander and Macy McClintock, Robinson's Latin Team dominated the Junior Classical League Regional competition for the 7th year in a row. They won 1st Place overall and will be competing at Florida's State competition. 

Congratulations to IB Seniors, recognized in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Competition for the Hillsborough Region. Alanna Felton won Gold Key, Silver Keys and Honor Mention Awards for her non-fiction, journalism and creative writing. Sophie Abel won a Silver Key for film and Gabrielle Hinz won an Honorable Mention in fashion. 

We are also proud to announce that 97% of our IB students who applied to FSU were accepted last week!

We are so proud of all of these students! Way to go Knights!
IB Students of the Month
 
Congratulations to our February Students of the Month!  Students of the month are nominated by our teachers.  We love to read the messages our teachers send these students every month!
      • Tyler Senkowicz
      • Macklin Deangelo
      • Cameron Williams
      • Nikita Seet
      • Vasishta Akinapalli
      • Sophie Abel
      • Sophia Krinos
      • Rosalie Gossett
IB Teacher of the Month 
 
We'd like to recognize our first IB Teacher of the Month, Craig Everhart! Our students were given the option to nominate their favorite teacher for the month of February, by writing quick notes to their teachers letting them know why THEY ARE APPRECIATED! We had dozens of nominations and then drew the lucky winner for a prize. Congrats Coach Everhart, you deserve it!

  Robinson High School's award-winning College and Career Center (nicknamed "the Cube")  is seeking volunteers to assist RHS students with the exploration of their college, career,  or military options and helping them to clarify their plans for after they graduate. Orientation and training is provided for new volunteers. Flexible hours are also available for help with special projects and clerical tasks.
 
Come to an Open House in the Cube office
  Friday February 22nd at 12:00 noon
 to learn more about how you can become involved. 

Incoming parents of students from 2023 class are welcome too! 
 
 If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please email
 Sherri Greenberg at  slgreenberg62@gmail.com.
 
The Cube is located in the Media Center.
CAS Opportunities

The Chiselers , an organization devoted to the preservation of the historic Tampa Bay Hotel at the University of Tampa, is in need of volunteers for their Chiselers Patrons Preview Party on March 15, 2019 from 5:00-9:30 p.m. Volunteer participation  has been pre-approved by Mrs. George. For more information or to volunteer, please contact: Laura Lee Glass at mattlaurag@aol.com .  

The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts has many volunteer opportunities available during   March 2-3, 2019.   They are using SignUp.com.
 
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
 
1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/zmHnouB
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.
IB Class of 2019 Senior Banquet

The IB Class of 2019 Senior Banquet will be held on April 28! Banquet tickets and sponsorships are now available.  To purchase tickets or sponsorships online and learn more about the Senior Banquet, important deadlines, attire, photo submission dates and more, please visit the RIBLI website IB Senior Banquet 2019 page at http://robinsonhighib.com/ib-senior-banquet-2019/.  Or download the the following: 

  
Attention IB Senior Parents!
Banquet  Slide Show Pictures needed

One of the highlights of the IB Senior Banquet is a slide show of the graduating class. It is streamed throughout the evening and very important that all our seniors are included! Please send 3 pictures of your Senior: 1 Baby Picture, 1 Picture of your choice (not their yearbook photo),  and 1 Group Picture.  We will already include the Senior Picture that was submitted for the Yearbook. 

The dealine for picture submissions is March 8, 2019.  Photos should be clearly marked with your student's name either in the email or file name by Last Name, First Name. Please submit your photos by email to Jennifer Takagishi at RHSIBSeniorBanquet@gmail or via Flash Drive/CD delivered to Ms. Seal's classroom.  Again, all Emails, Flash Drives or CDs should be clearly marked with the 
student's name. If you have any questions, please  contact Jennifer Takagishi at
takacoh@msn.com.  Thank you to the parents that have already submitted photos!
Feed Your Crowd, Help Our Seniors!

Please help our IB Seniors raise money for this year's IB Class of 2019 Senior Banquet.  The Banquet Committee is selling $10 PDQ Gift Cards for only $7 each.  It's a great deal for dinner on the run or after school snacks. PDQ has a range of convenient platters that would be an easy and delicious addition to any party! Save money by ordering PDQ gift cards to use toward your party platters.  Click here to browse PDQ's menu.

Please contact rhsibseniorbanquet@gmail.com to place your gift card order.  Ordering is easy and your PDQ gift cards will be delivered quickly. 
Tutoring and Review Assistance

Robinson students looking for additional academic help have a number of options!

ZAP Free Lunchtime Tutoring
In addition to the many after school tutoring options, Robinson is now holding FREE lunchtime tutoring sessions for students during all 3 lunches.  Students  should ask their teacher for a ZAP Pass (Zeros Aren't Permissible), where they can go to the cafeteria, get their lunch fast, and then zoom over to their tutor's room where they can have individual or small group attention in needed areas.  Click here to download the  ZAP Lunch Time Tutoring Schedule .

ELP Free After School Tutoring 
FREE after school Extended Learning (ELP) tutoring is still available in a most subjects. Click this link f or a list of ELP tutoring subjects, teachers, dates and times:  ELP After School Tutoring Schedule .

Peer Konnect
Peer Konnect is a software program that allows students to tutor and learn from their peers. RHS  students are paired up with other students to get extra help on their coursework, or even earn community service by becoming a tutor themselves! Click here to sign up:  Peer Konnect.

Saturday School 
With IB Exams and EOCs right around the corner, many IB Teachers will be available for reviews during one of our many Saturday School d ates, which will  begin February 16.  More details on dates, instructors and subjects offered will be available soon.
RIBLI Support for Students
RIBLI provides financial support for students in need of assistance to purchase school books or supplies, to pay fees, or obtain necessary equipment to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities, or to complete summer assignments. 
  To submit a confidential request for financial support from RIBLI, email robinsonhighib@gmail.com .
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