High school substance abuse can have crushing effects not only for those who are suffering from addiction, but also for the school and community as a whole. RB has taken many steps to combat drug use through helping those affected and raising awareness to prevent drug use in the first place. Feburary... Read more »
Though it’s February, English teacher Kathleen Harsy and the garden committee are busy reflecting on the past season and making improvements for the upcoming one. What is your reaction to the first official season of the garden? I am excited and further motivated to continue to work at growing the... Read more »
Orchesis dancers began practicing under the instruction of guest choreographer Corey Nagel after school on Wednesday, January 9, 16, 23 and 30. Nagel, who has taught on the faculties for ISU, Loyola University of Chicago, and Harper College, currently works on the faculty for Jo’s Footwork Studio... Read more »
The RBHS Repertory Dance Ensemble presented their Winter Dance Concert ”Illuminate” on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00P.M. in RB’s Main Auditorium. The show takes a lot of work and time to put together because we do not just open the curtain, turn on the lights, and start dancing. You... Read more »
Can you feel all that holiday cheer in the air? Well, it is that time again to prepare for that Thanksgiving dinner with family, see holiday commercials on television, hear familiar jingles on the radio, and start making that perfect wish list. But, one thing you should not forget to put on your... Read more »
This year has brought many additions to the RBHS family, one of whom is Kristin Smetana. Smetana replaced Tim Scanlon, former Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction, upon his retirement. After serving as the Math Department Chair at Hinsdale Central, Smetana is eager to take her place as... Read more »
Former Hinsdale Math Department Chair Kristin Smetana will be taking over as the new Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instructions, replacing current AP Tim Scanlon, who is retiring at the end of this school year. In a press release, Principal Pam Bylsma said, “Kristen is well prepared for... Read more »
In a continuing effort to balance the budget, District 208 will be paying $25,000 early retirement bonuses to veteran teachers Jan Goldberg, Bruce Specht, and Kevin McOlgan at the end of this school year. The move should save the district approximately $300,000 next year. Clarion took the time to... Read more »
Michael Harvey is a Chicago-area journalist and mystery writer. He was brought to RB by English teacher Larry Forberg to speak about his writing with students.
English teacher Larry Forberg had a chance to bring in Chicago-area mystery writer and journalist Michael Harvey to speak with his students. Harvey’s debut novel was The Chicago Way. His most recent published novel is We All Fall Down. Clarion was there to videotape his talk with students.
Instead of taking the day off, RB has made a tradition of hosting Veteran’s Day assembly each year. Many veterans come and are celebrated and thanked by students, teachers, and each other. Clarion interviewed Kevin Turk, a Western Civilization and Global Studies teacher here at RB, and William Sisson,... Read more »