The Academic CORE at RBR

  • Red Bank Regional Celebrates Engineers Week

    Red Bank Regional recently celebrated Engineers Week with an event designed to encourage everyone to think like an engineer. According to Ms. Ashley Studd explained that Seniors from the Academy of Engineering and Academy of Information Technology ran a variety of simulations and demonstrations aimed at engaging and applying students' critical thinking skills. Teachers from all departments were invited to bring their classes down to explore the various activities that encouraged students to apply math and science to the tasks before them. "Bridge Time!", for example, challenged participants to construct a bridge from popsicle sticks and tape capable of supporting 500 grams. Miles Cunningham, AoE senior, added, "Most people go straight across, but you have to think outside the box. It's more about supporting the weight than it is the aesthetic."

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  • Poetry Out Loud Winners

    On, January 17th, 25 students participated in this year’s Poetry Out Loud competition. Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The competition starts at the school and regional level, eventually moving to a state and then National Competition in Washington, D.C. Students who win the National Competition have a chance to win $20,000. Students choose from a wide range of poems on the Poetry Out Loud website and then perform their poems on stage. Students are judged for their voice and articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, and overall performance. This year, our 3rd place winner was Iona Leslie, Shrewsbury, who performed Barber by Larry Bradley. Our 2nd place winner was

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  • Rutgers Writing Program is Coming to RBR!

    We are excited to announce that Red Bank Regional High School is partnering with the Rutgers University Writing Program to ensure all students are ready to meet college-level writing expectations. The cornerstone course, Expository Writing 101, will be offered to seniors starting in the 2020-2021 school year. Students will explore a series of current non-fiction texts that are chosen to spark discussion, debate, and critical thinking. A series of writing experiences will inspire students to engage with these texts to develop original arguments and interpretations that are supported by textual evidence. Students will receive feedback from their RBR instructor as well as Rutgers writing professors and, at the completion of the course, will be eligible to submit a portfolio of five papers to the RU Writing Program to earn Rutgers credits.

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  • IB Diploma Cohort

    Big changes are coming to RBR’s International Baccalaureate program with steps being taken to bolster enrollment in the Diploma Program. A new ninth grade IB cohort will be formed to participate in a variety of experiences aligned with the IB learner profile. “We are excited about building new pathways to engage our students in deep learning experiences,” says VPA Supervisor Lisa Boyle, who coordinates the IB program with Rose Powers. Diploma graduates have praised the program for preparing them to excel in challenging academic work after high school. Recently, RBR diploma students have been admitted to many prestigious universities and colleges, including Cornell, Tulane, and the University of Michigan.

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