2014 - 2015 School Year
Highlights from 2014-2015
And more below!
8th Grade team places 1st in ROV competition!
First-place winners Members of the Rye Junior High team show their first-place certificates from the MATE New England Regional ROV Competition, held at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth on May 9. From left are Courtney Kennedy, from event sponsor Aquabotix, team members Johnathan Swenson, Jacob Allen and Audrey MacMillan, and Regional MATE Coordinator Meghan Abella-Bowen. The competition designed by the Marine Advanced Technology Education Center tests student-built underwater remote access vehicles in simulated missions of real-world tasks. The Rye team bested five Scout level teams from the New England Region and New York in missions concerning polar science and the offshore energy industry. Courtesy photo/Matthew Allen [Seacoast Online]
Tim Green Speaks at RJH
Students Present at Ed-Tech Conference
Two 8th grade groups were invited to share their work at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference. This was the first time students were asked to participate in this type of forum at the conference. The students were from Ms. Ellwood's classes. One group shared their ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) project, which is in progress. The other group shared their life science project, a dichotomous of local bees and wasps.
Hour of Code
7th grade and half of the 6th grade participated in the Hour of Code Program. Learn more.
7th grade projects are located at:
Former RJH student designs town flag!
One of our former RJH student designed Rye's Town Flag! Learn more!
Each student contributed food items for the End 68 Hours of Hunger campaign to have the privilege of our own feast. Each student worked with Mrs. Rafferty during the day to prepare the meal. Members of the Rye Fire and Police were invited to attend as our guests. This was in interdisciplinary project for the 7th graders.
On October 21, the school held a soup and dance party. A professional fiddler came and played for us.
The 7th Grade was able to study some moon rocks from NASA. Click here to go to a slideshow.
Our school has a new outdoor classroom near the garden. The benches are designed for sitting or flipped to create a space as a table. Two can be combined to create a picnic table appearance. A photo of the classroom is published on the back cover of all of our agendas.
The 'classroom' is named after Dr. George Cushing, our former superintendent of SAU #50 and RJH principal.