The Official Newsletter of Rok university High school
Firebirds The mission at Rock University High School is to inspire and empower all students to reach their full potential by providing them with a college preparatory learning experience. The students' learning experience includes an emphasis on STEM and the humanities so that students acquire the knowledge, skills,and practices to become critical and creative thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, leaders, and collaborators. RUHS ensures that graduates can apply what they have learned in order to compete and succeed in a global economy emerging with innovation.
RUHS provides a small, student centered school to move from consumers of information to creators of their own learning. RUHS is a place where creativity, innovation, and flexibility are rewarded. Mistakes are viewed as opportunities and learning is ongoing. RUHS prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions needed to be successful in college, meaningful careers, and life.
Registration is required to be completed by parents/guardians in Infinite Campus each year (for all new and returning students). Please note that "registration" and "enrollment" are two different processes. If you are new to the School District of Janesville and have completed the enrollment process at the Educational Services Center (ESC), your next step is to register your student in Infinite Campus with the username and password that was provided to you.
We welcome you to another successful school year. Our school is a place alive with much energy, enthusiasm, and a high standard of excellence. Here's to an AWESOME new school year as we work togetherto continue to make our school a great place to work and learn every day.
Tools for Success
Student Technology - Chromebooks
Students new to the School District of Janesville will receive their school issued Chromebook on the first day (Thursday, September 1) provided that the student is registered (see school registration info above) and the technology agreement has been signed in Infinite Campus. All other students should bring their school issued Chromebook from last year to school on their first day.
Let'sWelcome Our New Staff
Mrs. Teri Alder
RUHS STEM Teacher
Mrs. Alder has been teaching Mathematics at UW Whitewater since 2009. Before that, she taught in an alternative education setting in Walworth County. She has three grown children, two grandchildren, and is expecting a third grandchild which is due to be born on one of her favorite holidays, Pi Day! She enjoys spending time with her family, particularly her grandkids. Mrs. Alder loves her busy household that includes two cats and three dogs! She spends all of her free time with her grandchildren, pets, and grand pets, which make her very happy. She is very excited to join Rock University High School. The mission and vision of RUHS drew her attention to our amazing school and she cannot wait to work with our scholars!!
RUHS STEM Teacher
Mr. Martin graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in education. He has more than 10 years of experience in education, including middle school, high school, and college. Mr. Martin comes to RUHS from Wisconsin Virtual Academy where he taught math. He also has several years of experience as a high school basketball and track and field coach. Mr. Martin is excited to be a part of the RUHS team with the goal of helping students grow and develop into successful, independent learners.
We are so excited that you are here!
News and Events
For the 22-23 school year meals charges will go back to a paid, free, or reduced. The school district of Janesville does waive the reduced fee for lunch. Breakfast will remain free for all students. If you are interested in free or reduced lunch, you can access the application in your parent portal!
Reporting an Absence Parents or guardians should notify the RUHS secretary of an absence by telephone, email, or written note, prior to 8:30 am on the day of the absence, or in advance of the day of absence if the absence is planned. If you are calling your student in absent, please leave the following information on this confidential voicemail. Student's name and the reason the student will be absent. If your student is absent due to illness, please state the type of illness the student is experiencing or any symptoms keeping the student out of school.
All students must have consent from a parent or guardian to leave school during their scheduled class time prior to leaving. If a student needs to go home during their class time, they must come to the main office and have staff call home to obtain permission.