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ART EDUCATION IS THRIVING AT RHS

The art program at Romulus High School has expanded and moved into a new bigger space. The visual fine arts program led by painter and veteran teacher Shanda Easterling is one of the most popular extracurricular classes in the school. The art program consists of several classes including Art Foundations, Art and Logic, Drawing 1 and 2, Design, and Painting and Fine Arts Independent Studies. “We are anxiously awaiting the approval for an Advanced Placement (AP) studio drawing class for the 2018-19 school year”, said Easterling.

Students Learn About Inclusion Through The Film Wonder

Students today live in a society where they are constantly competing and comparing themselves to one another. In order to promote inclusion and compassion 5th grade students from Barth, Halecreek, Romulus Elementary, and Wick schools viewed a screening of the film Wonder. The movie is based on the bestselling children’s novel and promotes a key message of kindness toward others. The story surrounds the life of a 10-year old boy named Auggie who has facial deformities from a birth condition called Craniofacial Difference, which affects 1 in 700 births.

RHS Students Spread Holiday Cheer

Christmas magic is in full effect in and around Romulus. Three groups from Romulus High School have demonstrated the reason for the season, giving to others. Romulus High School’s Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter led by teacher Lisa Willerick has won gold medals over the years at the state and national level for their dedication to the community. However, their work always begins at the local level. Recently members of the chapter spent the day at the Romulus Senior Center for their annual Christmas dinner.

RMS Hour of Code

Romulus Middle School’s students, teachers, and parents participated in The Hour of Code global event on December 7. Participants were challenged with a fun introduction to computer science through Star Wars. Students started with writing codes for a Star Wars game and then went on to Minecraft, Disney’s Frozen, Angry Birds, and Plants vs. Zombies. The fun doesn’t have to stop, HourOfCode.com offers hundreds of one-hour activities that are completely free and are offered all year long.

RHS Students Visit U of M Campus

Applying for college can be the most memorable time in a students’ life, with that said leaving high school behind can also be stressful. To assist with the transition, the University of Michigan hosted Romulus High School students to their main campus in Ann Arbor. The visit focused on helping students to better understand the college application process. Students were informed that completing a college application has many steps, which include meeting deadlines, writing essays, submitting letters of recommendation, in addition to academic transcripts and standardized test scores.

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