Knight News: April 16, 2018
High-five for RHS student Juan Mato, who was among 20 students selected to participate in the high jump event at the Penn Relays later this month. He was also named to the Reading Eagle's Scholastic Honor Roll this week, and he jumped a personal-best 6-7 to win the high jump at the Pan-Ram Invitational at Central Dauphin on Saturday. Photo credit: Natalie Kolb/Reading Eagle
Special Note: RHS Mini-Thon
Kudos to 13th and Green Principal Kevin Collins - also known as MC K Smooth - for making a fun video to give students important PSSA reminders. The video is set to Drake's popular song, Hotline Bling. Visit our RSD Facebook page to watch it.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of this year's RHS School Show -- A Knight on Broadway, which will hit the stage on Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The show will include songs from Motown, Hairspray and Sister Act, plus many more Broadway shows. Flip through the Playbill to see the full list of performances.
Music to our ears
Congratulations to our Castleairs Jazz Band, which participated in the inaugural Get JazzED High School Jazz Band Festival, part of the annual Boscov's Berks Jazz Fest. Reading won the Best Outstanding Trumpet section and Best Outstanding Rhythm section. In addition, student William Gonzalez won a solo award for drums and student Mike Smith won a solo award for bass.
RHS Students attended the Employability Expo at the Crowne Plaza Hotel last week. They participated in mock interviews and presentations about appropriate social media, OVR, and Disability services.
RIHS Art teacher Zoe DeHart purchased Virtual Reality glasses for her students, who are using the tech tools to explore the world, various artworks and renowned museum collections.
RHS-Earth Day Clean Up
hosted by RHS Ecology Club
Wednesday, April 18
and Wellness Fair
Hosted by 10th and Green Elementary and 13th and Green Elementary
To be held at 13th and Green Elementary
Resources include Berks Community Health, Food Trust, Migrant Education, Olivet Boys and Girls Club, and more
Snacks while supplies last
Wednesday, April 18
RHS Spring School Show
A Knight on Broadway - a showcase of musical theatre performances
Featuring selections from Broadway musicals
Friday, April 20
Saturday, April 21
General Admission Seating
$10 Adults and $5 Students
Regular School Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 25
RSD Administration Building
Indoor Chapter Championships
Including the RHS Indoor Percussion Team and RHS Indoor Color Guard
Saturday, April 28
RHS Geigle Complex
Districtwide Art Show
- Sunday, April 29
1 p.m.-3 p.m.
- Monday, April 30
4 p.m-7 p.m.
Once on the Island Jr.
– The Musical
Friday, May 4
Saturday, May 5
$5 for adults, $3 for students
- Sunday, April 29
News and Notes
PreK and Kindergarten
RHS-Gage Personnel Career Program
Dishwashers, Servers and Concession Stand Workers. To apply, RHS students must have reliable transportation. Visit Mrs. Horn in Room 354 at RHS for details. See Mrs. Horn in Room 354 by Wednesday, April 18 for more information.
Reading Youth Athletics
Registration is now open for Reading Youth Athletics. Sign up for track and field, flag football, tackle football and/or cheerleading.
Title Wish Project
As a part of its annual Title Wish project, the Berks County School Library Association is campaigning to help 10th and Penn Elementary and 10th and Green Elementary receive new books for their libraries. Donations will be accepted through April 20, 2018. If you would like to donate visit:
10th & Penn Elementary
10th & Green Elementary
Contact the RSD Communications Department
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