The RFH Education Foundation is thrilled to announce the opening of the newly constructed STEAM LAB. The renovations were generously funded by many parent benefactors including a $100,000 donation by a private family foundation dedicated to fostering the expansion of the Computer Science and Engineering curriculums. The number of Computer Science students has increased from 24 to 100 in only one year! Ms. Gulick says the increased interest is "space inspired!"
Display Technolgy: Announcements
The new technology provides a more up to date and digital way of correlating and displaying pertinent information to our students, staff, administration and guests. New monitors were strategically placed throughout the building. The monitors are hooked up to Raspberry Pi computers which run the RiseVision program to display announcements, information and events throughout RFH. Students gain hands on experience by helping to format the Raspberry Pi computers / monitors as well as prepare the software.
AP with WE Service: InsideOut
RFH High School windows as well as popular businesses around town, hosted these dynamic photos. The RFH Foundation funded an AP Art History and AP French dual project entitled CHANGEMAKING: FROM CLASSROOM TO COMMUNITY. Students and teachers demonstrate the correlation between what we feel inside and what we show on the outside.
Genetics & Genomics Biolab
The world of genetics and genomics is evolving at the fastest pace we have seen in any period of scientific discovery. With this in mind, RFH's genetics and genomics education capabilities were updated with a new laboratory. In addition to the mobile genLab, the grant created additional opportunities for students to access and gain hands-on experience with this state-of-the-art technology. By supplementing the school's current electrophoresis equipment with PCR technology for DNA amplification and more current digital genome sequencing equipment students are now able to experience and participate in a real world scientific endeavor. The goal is to give RFH students an edge with college readiness in the STEM subject areas.
El Barrio Art & Mercado Little Spain Tours, NYC
AP Spanish students examined how El Barrio’s identity is defined and reflected through its public art, murals, and gardens. Film Club students documented the events of the day, taking video of student presentations at each of the street art stops. They then compiled and edited the videos to share with RFH Spanish classes, the RFH Education Foundation, and parents. AP students were then able use the final video as a review for the cultural comparison component on the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.