• Reminder: No school for students, Monday, Jan. 16, in honor of the national holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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RHS News

  • Due to the late start on Tuesday morning, testing makeup dates have been adjusted. Please refer to the calendar below. If you are unsure if you are supposed to be taking one of these tests, please see the list on the board across from Mr. Powell's office. 

    WEDNESDAY January 11 - Biology EOC makeup test
    THURSDAY January 12 - Algebra EOC makeup test
    FRIDAY January 13 - Geometry EOC makeup test (starts at 8:50)

    Welcome back! As the semester comes to an end, please keep in mind that many classes will require all late and missing work to be turned in before the end of the semester (January 26). Please be sure to check your (or your student's) grades and communicate with your (or your student's) teachers ahead of time.

    First Semester Finals will be January 24-26. The daily schedule for finals week is below.

    Monday January 23 - regular school day
    Tuesday January 24 - classes begin at 9:30. 1st and 2nd pd finals, with one lunch between 1st and 2nd pd
    Wednesday January 25 - classes begin at 9:30. 3rd and 4th pd finals, with one lunch
    Thursday January 26 - classes begin at 9:30. 5th and 6th pd finals, with one lunch
    Friday January 27 - no school, teacher work day.

    Buses will run on a late start schedule on the 24th, 25th and 26th. 

     Please consider helping our Music Program get some much-needed sound equipment by donating through DonorsChoose. The link is here, and thank you for your support of our students! 

    Congratulations to our School Resource officer, Renton Police Officer Thaddeus Kerkhoff, who won the Macy's Star in Your Community Award! We are proud of Officer Kerkhoff and the strong relationships he is building with our students, staff, and community.  

    Homework Help Center (HHC) is open from 2:15-3:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday unless otherwise specified. Students use HHC for studying, completing assignments, and for tutoring/assistance from content teachers who staff it. We also have a volunteer who helps out with all levels of math.


Daily Announcements

  • Friday, January 13, 2017

    Lunch Choices:
    Line 1: Served with milk and a trip through the salad bar, assortment of pizzas
    Line 2: Served with milk and a trip through the salad bar, hot sandwiches, cold sandwiches or Fish Sandwiches
    Line 3: Served with milk and a trip through the salad bar, Chicken Fettucine or Chef Salad

    Are you interested in Evergreen State College? They are hosting a Preview Day on Saturday, January 14th 2017, from 9am to 4pm, to give students the opportunity to learn about their unique academic programs, investigate college costs, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, tour the campus and resident halls, and hear about student life on campus from current students. Additional information available in the career center. (N Fulmer, 1/13)

    Today is RHS’s Key Club Chipotle fundraiser! Show a picture of or a paper flyer at the Chipotle on Rainier. 50% of the proceeds will go to our Key Club. Please come in and support us! Thank you! (J Hespelt, 1/13)

    Keeping everyone warm this winter. Some leadership students are holding a socks, mittens, and hats drive. If you have NEW socks, mittens, and hats that are unopened, please bring them to Ms. DiAsio’s room 164. These materials are being donated to the local Salvation Army. (J DiAsio, 1/13)

    Each year the UW Seattle Black Student Union acknowledges 10 high-achieving Black high school seniors for community and/or school involvement, academic excellence and exhibiting overall Black excellence. The selected 10 seniors will be honored at a formal celebration, get an opportunity to meet with students, learn more about being black at UW, and more! You can nominate yourself! Applications are due by January 21. Details available in the Career Center. (N Fulmer, 1/20)

    The first annual Interhigh School District Social will be held on Thursday, January 26th, the last day of finals, at Hazen High School, from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm. This event is open to all Renton School District high school students. There will be a dance, movies, video games, and an open gym. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 11th, and will be $5 with ASB and $7 without, until January 18th, when the price will go up. Get your tickets during lunch or after school! (1/20)

    Earn two hours volunteering on Saturday January 21st from 10am to Noon at Skyway Park, hauling and spreading mulch to protect new plants at an event sponsored by the West Hill and King County Parks. All ages and skill levels welcome. All tools, gloves & instruction will be provided. You must RSVP. For details on how to RSVP visit the Career Center. (N Fulmer, 1/20)

    Hey students and staff! Want to be a part of a great cause? Students Daley Krantz, Ronzell Danao, and Kayla Apostol are hosting a Stuffed Animal Drive right here at Renton High. These stuffed animals will be donated to local police departments for children in emergencies. Any new or gently used stuffed animals will be accepted and should be donated to Ms. DiAsio’s room 164 until January 20th. Thank you! (J DiAsio, 1/20)

    The Skyway and Downtown Renton libraries have a volunteer teen bank that you can sign up for online. The library will follow-up with you regarding volunteer opportunities that may interest you. For details on how to sign-up visit the Career Center. (N Fulmer, 1/26)

    Seniors – your senior photos and quotes are due no later than January 26th. NO EXCEPTIONS. Please email your photo and quote to rentonhighyearbook@gmail.com. You will receive a confirmation email when your photo has been received by our staff. Please don’t hesitate! Turn your senior photos in now! (L Emrick, 1/26)

Mission Statement

  • Renton High School Mission Statement:  Renton High School aims to provide effective instruction and support services to enable students to acquire 21st century skills, develop an international mindset, enhance knowledge, and nurture the ability to make thoughtful decisions.  Our students will graduate:

    • on-time,
    • empowered to be successful in a college, technical or professional program,
    • prepared to compete in the global workforce, and
    • ready to serve our pluralistic community.


    International Baccalaureate Mission Statement:  The International Baccalaureate® aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

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