RBE News 1/8

RBE News 1/8
Posted on 01/08/2019
HCDE Book of the Week

Red Bank Elementary

Hello, RBE Families

Welcome Back!

We hope everyone has had a restful holiday break and welcome to the first newsletter we are sending using the Emma platform! Please feel free to send this email on to other family members who you believe should be informed on important school information. A link titled "Sign Up" may be found at the bottom of this email in the grey box so that those family members may also subscribe.

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As your student returns to school, please ensure jackets, coats and sweaters that he/she is likely to remove during the day are labeled with, at a minimum, the student's last name.

Spirit T-shirts

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Upcoming Dates

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Tuesday, Jan 15th, 3-4PM ~ Good News Club Resumes

Monday, Jan 21th ~ No School – Martin Luther King Day

From HCDE and the Community

Hamilton County Schools Announces New School Options and Timeline

Every student has different interests, hopes, and dreams and must have access to opportunities that best open doors to exciting pathways to possibilities for their future. Hamilton County Schools provides educational opportunities in local communities and beyond neighborhood zoned schools to ignite the passion for learning in each child.

For the 2019-2020 school year, Hamilton County Schools is opening enrollment to a select group of schools, “My Future Schools,” to which students across the district will be eligible to apply. Opening enrollment to these schools will provide students with a diverse range of options outside of their neighborhood zoned school. These schools will be in addition to the 15 magnet schools that were previously open to all students.

“Choosing a child’s school is one of the most important life decisions for a parent,” said Dr. Bryan Johnson, Superintendent of Hamilton County Schools. “Whether a student has dreams of being a dancer on Broadway, an engineer designing alternative energy transportation of the future, or learning the skills needed for an exciting career in medicine, Hamilton County Schools provides opportunities and options to open doors to the vast possibilities available for your child to find success.”

Future Ready Institutes




Over the next several months, Hamilton County Schools will provide several opportunities for families to visit and learn more about these school options. See the timeline below for more information.

January 2019

  • Jan. 14 - Magnet Schools Fair
  • Jan. 15, 16, 22, 23- Magnet Schools Open House Events at the schools
  • Jan. 31 - Magnet Schools applications close

February 2019

  • Feb. 1 - Applications for Future Ready Institutes, Early College and Open Enrollment Schools open
  • Feb. 23 - Magnet Schools placements announced
  • Feb. 19 - My Future Schools Fair for Future Ready Institutes, Early College and Open Enrollment Schools
  • Dates TBD - Open House for Future Ready Institutes, Early College and Open Enrollment Schools

March 2019

  • March 15 - Applications for Special Programs and Open Enrollment Schools close

April 2019

  • April 1 - Special Programs and Open Enrollment Schools placements announced
  • April 1 - Hardship Applications open

  • Magnet School applications are currently open and will close on Jan. 31, 2019. Families can apply for magnet schools. Applications for Future Ready Institutes, Early College and Open Enrollment Schools will open on Feb. 1, 2019.

More details about the timeline and events will be shared as it is available.


Hamilton Book of the Week

Splintered Series by A.G. Howard

Splintered takes you on a journey like never before, intertwining the real and the unreal in such a way that you feel like you are in the story."

~Mari Salter, the librarian at Lookout Valley Middle High


The Splintered series by A.G. Howard is the Hamilton book of the week nominated by Mari Salter, the librarian at Lookout Valley Middle High. The series is inspired by Alice in Wonderland with a unique and creative connection to our world through the eyes of a teenage girl. “Make no mistake it is definitely not a remake of the classic,” wrote Salter in her nomination. The book draws you in with rich, colorful characters and lets you get to know them in a very personal way.Splintered is full of action, suspense, romance, and intrigue that keep you wanting more.


“At Lookout Valley Middle/High School we love the enjoyment of experiencing new worlds and different lives through stories,” Salter added. “Many of our readers wish the series were more than a trilogy!”


Editorial Reviews


from Amazon Readers

From School Library Journal

This darker, modern update of Alice in Wonderland is more likely to please fans of Tim Burton's film adaptation than those of Lewis Carroll's novel. Alyssa, 16, is a descendant of Alice Liddell, the girl who was Carroll's inspiration for Alice. Her mother lives in a mental institution, and she herself struggles with hearing voices from insects and flowers. Do the women in her family suffer from a curse that can somehow be traced back to the original Alice?

Hamilton Book of the Weekseeks to move Hamilton County Schools closer to district goals found in the Future Ready 2023 action plan. We hope to encourage kids to read more books for fun by sharing books popular at area schools.

Goals more students reading will address include:

Reading improvement will increase the number of students on-track or mastering English language arts

Improve the district ACT score to a district average of 21Reach the target goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2023

Have a fabulous week,

Haley Brown



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