Weekly Update 10/19/2018

AOE Mock Interviews:

On October 15th, seniors in the Academy of Engineering completed their Mock Interviews. The academy partnered with AERA Energy, the largest producer of petroleum in California, to interview students. Over 50 interviews were conducted and students received feedback on their resumes.



RCHS Science Department share learning experiences:

P1-P2 Biology students looked at live plant cells (elodea) and animal cells (their own stained cheek cells) using the light microscope for the second time this trimester.



English class studies Tennyson’s poem:

Students in Mrs. Dahl’s AP English Literature class studied Tennyson’s poem, “The Lady of Shalott.” Using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), groups generated their own ideas for deeper inquiry into the text. Then, students determined the most effective format for presenting their findings. Some students used physical movement and dance, while others used metaphoric connections and symbolism to convey their learning. It was a fun and memorable way for students to interact with Victorian literature which might otherwise seem daunting.



Another Successful Freshmen Career Day:

On October 17th, all Freshmen students attended Career Day.

The students heard from Naga Idehen, a petroleum engineer from AERA Energy.  Naga explained how oil and gas are extracted from the earth.

Mirage Thrams spoke about the entertainment industry. She talked about the multiple pathways to enter into the industry. She highlighted that being unique is important and will make you special in the entertainment industry.

Dr. Vineet Sarin from Kinamed discussed biomedical engineering and medical devices. He showed videos of knee replacements and hip surgeries. He explained the medical devices that his company creates for these surgeries. Students ended the day completing career surveys and taking academy pictures.