Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Just yesterday, on April 22, 2013, Florida's state attorney, Angela Corey had visited RCSA. Ms. Corey, in fact, is the first woman to hold her position in Florida's Fourth Judicial Circuit Court as of 2008. Throughout her years of success, Ms. Corey has tried several cases and has taken a higher position of responsibility. It was great hearing these things from her and her co-worker during Rocketfuel's interview where she was open to questions as well as complementing our school. We had asked herseveral questions including those about what she does on a day to day basis with work, what one can do to at a young age to prepare for a future position as an attorney, and enclosing, a motivational word for viewers. (She recommended for students to read, read, READ) Following her tour of the elementary building she had found herself fascinated by the innovation RCSA has created and the positive attitudes the students have here. River City Science Academy welcomed yet again a wonderful opportunity so thank you to Angela Corey and all of those who helped!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
March 18, 2013 River City Science Academy welcomed another wonderful guest, member of the school board, the Honorable Paula Wright. She toured our school and talked with us about what is going on within the school board now. Before she got a glimpse of our high school, we caught an interview with her where we got the chance to find out more about her. She answered questions like what she feels is the most impactful part of her job, what her thoughts are on education overall, and several more. She spoke about how dealing with education was just always something she did and she feels that now, with her position on the school board; she can ensure that children are getting their education. Mrs. Wright says that reading is a fundamental tool in education and that reading is your gateway to fulfilling your dreams which is why it is so important. RCSA couldn’t agree more! It was great having her visit and we hope she enjoyed her time here, at the home of the Rockets. Thank you Paula Wright!
Monday, March 11, 2013
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River City Science Academy welcomed another guest today; School board member, Dr. Constance S. Hall. She has always been involved in the education system from her position as a teacher, to a principal and even district administrator. Receiving a Bachelor’s, Master’s and PHD, Dr. Hall values education and enjoyed getting a look at how we use those skills here at RCSA. After touring the school, she joined Rocketfuel for a quick interview where we found out more! We asked her if her past experience dealing with education has helped her with what she does today and she responded quickly by proclaiming the significance in knowing what goes on in school and what is needed in order to provide children with appropriate skills. This led us to our next question on what she feels is the most important part about education; simple: reading and comprehension. She discussed the importance of reading in our lives and how the more you read the more you know, the more places you can go, and the more your mind can explore. Before our enclosing, she gave a few words of inspiration for our watchers encouraging everyone to READ, READ, READ! On behalf of RCSA, we would like to thank Dr. Connie Hall for joining us and spending some time to talk to us.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013 was an exciting day for RCSA as we were visited by a member of the Florida Senate, Senator Aaron Bean. He was greeted with warm welcomes on a chilly day before he spoke at an assembly for select 6th and 7th graders. The students were intrigued and asked several questions as he tried to answer every one. He spoke of a few of his current positions and achievements such as being a Commissioner and Mayor of Fernandina Beach as well as a member of the Florida House of Representatives for 8 years all before being elected Senator. Afterwards, he of course got a tour of our school and joined Rocketfuel for an interview. We asked him about what it is like being a Senator and he replied with positive remarks because as he had said, he loves his job. We asked about his experience meeting Bill Clinton and then of course what he thought of our school. River City Science Academy once again got great reviews from another visitor. Thank you Senator Aaron Bean!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Yesterday, February 25, 2013, Stacy Spanos, morning anchor for Channel 4, our local news station, visited River City Science Academy with a smile on her face, despite the rainy weather. It was great having her come and talk to some of our 6th graders as she related to them and made them laugh. She spoke to them about the importance of being the best you that you can be as well as a few of her stories from working with the news business. She too, toured the school and visited a few of our classrooms including the science labs where she even had to sign a couple autographs. Before she left, Rocketfuel got an interview with her where she was asked about the most challenging part of her job, which she thought might have to be waking up at 3a.m. for work; then, of course what she thought of our school along with a few words of motivation for our viewers. RCSA has once again been complemented as being a great school, so way to go! On behalf of River City Science Academy, we thank Stacy Spanos for visiting our school and helping us add another piece to our growing timeline; we were so very pleased to welcome her to our school.