RIBLI Newsletter
October 11, 2018
In This Issue
Dates to Note
  • Fri., 10/12     End of 1st Grading Period
  • Thu., 10/25   Junior's IB Pinning Ceremony, 6:10p (group photo)                                      6:30p Ceremony Begins; Auditorium
  • Wed., 10/31  Q1 Report Cards available online
  • Tues., 110/6  Election Day
  • Thu., 11/08   Prospective Student Open House, 6:00p
Please check the  RHS Calendar for updates, A/B schedule and  other dates to note.
End of First Quarter Report Cards

Friday, October 12 is the end of the 1st grading period. High school Q1 report cards will be available online October 31. Families will access the report card using the same PIN used to view report cards last school year.   If a parent or guardian does not have a PIN, it can be requested electronically by selecting "Request a PIN" on the report card website at https://reportcards.sdhc.k12.fl.us . Additional information is provided for families on the school district website by searching on "go reportcards".  
College Shirt Mondays

Robinson High School works hard every day to promote a college ready culture across our campus.  Every Monday, students are encouraged to promote the college & universities of their choice by wearing their logos and colors.  Students that participate will be entered to win prizes during their lunch.  
Upcoming Parent University
 
Parent University is a free conference supporting the academic life of children in Pre-K through post secondary. Sessions will be focused on academic and support programs in Hillsborough County Public Schools, effective strategies families can use to help every child succeed, and ways to advocate for the resources necessary for our public schools.

The next Parent University will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at Armwood High School. For more information on class topics visit the school district website: Parent University or download this Parent University flyer.
IB Junior Pinning Ceremony
October 25
 
The  IB Junior Pinning Ceremony will take place on  Thursday, October 25th,  at 6:30 p.m. in the RHS auditorium.  At 6:10 p.m., a group photo  of our IB Juniors will be taken, Juniors please arrive ahead of time Parents and other family members are encouraged to attend this event. This special rite of passage for our juniors marks their official transition into the diploma-seeking program. 

Juniors are asked to dress professionally. Students with questions about appropriate attire may consult Mr. Johnson or Mrs. George in the IB office. 
Prospective Student Open House
& Student Shadowing Opportunities

Robinson High School IB's Prospective Student Open House will be held on Thursday, November 8th beginning at 6:00 p.m. All students interested in learning more about the IB program at Robinson High School and their families are invited to attend. 

We would also like to invite any interested 8th grade students to come visit our campus and feel like a Knight for a day! Shadowing opportunities are available on six specific dates beginning October 22nd through February 4th. Students many reserve a spot for a day that works best for their schedule by registering here: Shadow at Robinson IB.

Students registered to shadow are to report on their date to RHS by 9am. They will take part in a short presentation by some of the IB Faculty and students in the auditorium and will then pair up with a current IB student to experience a day in the IB World! Students will need to be picked up at 1:15pm on Mondays, or 2pm on Tuesdays-Fridays, where they will receive a letter to take back to their school proving their attendance for the day. Lunch can be brought from home or purchased from our school's nutrition service for $2.75.  Students may want to bring a notepad and paper so they can write down important info or questions they have along the way.  We're looking forward to meeting you!

Please spread the word to families that are interested in exploring RHS IB about our Open House date and Student Shadowing opportunities.  Our  RobinsonHighIB.com   website has all the information listed above and much more under Applying To RHS IB/Application Process.
Tampa Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest

Students, you could win a cash prize for your essay! The main purpose of this contest is to heighten the awareness of the Hispanic culture and it's many contributions to our community, state and country.  The winners will be recognized at the Essay Contest Awards Brunch at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City. 

TOPIC: HISPANIC CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  
All entries must be typed, should be 800 words or less, and must be accompanied by the 2018 Essay Application online form available. All information on the application must be completed.  Entry will be automatically disqualified if any information is missing.

For additional information including how to submit the essay, please visit the event website at https://www.tampahispanic.org/essay-contest.

For more information, contact Maribel Garrett, Essay Contest chair at lcgmgarrett@gmail.com
 

Hillsborough County Public School District's referendum on the November 6th voting ballot  will help to provide our schools with funding for various building improvements and  upgrades on campuses, and provide funds for new construction to address  overcrowding issues in many schools. 

Robinson High School's noted projects on the school district's list are -

Years 1 to 5: Air Conditioning Replacement or Overhaul, Fire Evacuation Improvements, Outdoor Court Replacement, Replace Public Address System, School Exterior Painting and Waterproofing Project,  School Interior Repainting Project
Years 6 to 10: Replace Fire Alarm System 
RHS IB on Twitter
 
Check in with Robinson IB's Twitter account @ib_rhs for posts covering news, celebrations, and other activities taking place on and off Robinson's campus. 
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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