Middle School Reach High Scholars Club
The Middle School Reach High Scholars Club is for 8th grade students who are members of the Reach High Scholars program (“RHSP”). It meets once or twice each month.
The Club is an enrichment club for students who want to be challenged, love to learn and like to work collaboratively with others. They are encouraged to “learn that learning is fun,” with no emphasis on careers, colleges or what they want to be when they grow up.
The Club emphasizes student-centered learning with the teachers guiding and fostering discussion. The students learn to take responsibility for their education, to listen to each other and to explore the potential of their academic and intellectual abilities. The meetings are based on math problems, poems and short stories. They give the students a good foundation for participating in Raymond Roundtables during the summer.
The Club also does field trips, primarily on non-school days, to visit nearby educational and cultural institutions and activities.
The Club is the first of a continuum of RHSP initiatives that extends through the students’ high school years. It is directed by Mrs. Rebecca Sharrow, of the Middle School Faculty, and Mrs. Elizabeth Holcomb, the Program Director of RHSP.
High School Reach High Scholars Club
The High School Reach High Scholars Club is for high school students who are members of RHSP. It meets weekly.
The students are committed to controlling their education destiny with the goal of attending top colleges. In the meetings, they plan forthcoming college visits, report on schools recently visited or researched, discuss their experiences in summer programs and compare the curricula at various colleges and financial aid policies.
The older students play an important role in spreading ideas to the sophomores and freshmen, not only in the Club’s meetings, but also in the hallways, lunch room and wherever they encounter each other. This supportive activity continues after they go on to college.
The Club is directed by Ms. Shawna Stilian, the RHS College & Career Counselor and Mrs. Elizabeth Holcomb, the Program Director of RHSP.