Giving Tuesday

Choose US! Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to help our kids through the RBHS Library! Support literacy and education of our future leaders, professionals, and community by donating to the RBHS FOL on November 27, 2018. Stay tuned for more details…

Launch of the New Makerspace!

Thanks to a $24K Community Improvement grant issued by the San Diego County Supervisor’s Office, Kristin Gaspar, RBHS has opened its new MakerSpace which includes many hands-on activities including 3D design and printing on 2 MakerBot Replicator+ 3D printers. Our own Liz Schwartz wrote the winning request for the Library and continues to bless the FOL with her amazing service.

Honoring Keith Greer

On behalf of the RBHS Friends of the Library Board of Directors, a heartfelt “Thank You” to Attorney, Keith Greer, for his many years of support for our RBHS students who participate in the RBHS FOL Annual Poetry Contest. Pictured left to right- Frances French, RBHS FOL Secretary, Attorney Keith Greer and June Zhou, RBHS FOL President.

2018 Volunteer of the Year!

Our very own FOL President, Lorrie Russo, was voted by staff as Rancho Bernardo High School’s Volunteer of the Year for 2018. An amazing leader, she is so well-deserving of this honor, and we have been lucky to be on the receiving end of her generosity. Congratulations, Lorrie!

2018 Poetry Contest Winners

The 2018 Poetry Contest & Reading took place on Tuesday, April 17th, where all student poets were able to read their works and prizes awarded to the first three placings in each language–English, French, German, and Spanish . The theme this year, “Lost and Found” brought out some unique creativity in our students, of whom we are immensely proud.

The final winners in each language are:

English

  1. Genevieve Burye “No Signal”
  2. Claire Ahn “My Grandmother’s Mural”
  3. Austin Khoja “Salamano”

French

  1. Lamya Lohandwala “Tout n’est pas perdu”
  2. Bryn Spencer “Trouveen toi”
  3. Jack Snowden “Le Poete”

German

  1. Mayzee Supak “Der Verlorene Kuli”
  2. Ava Focht/Isabella Heyl “Las Labyrinth des Lebens”
  3. Danny Ko “Von Dunkel bis Hell”

Spanish

  1. Fatimah Nourollahi “Metamorfosis”
  2. Allison Boaz “Nuestra Simfonia”
  3. Bailey Donnelly “Una Voluta de Humo”

Money RBHS FOL has raised over 10 year span

Number of Books FOL Purchased since 2007

Students We Serve Per Year

Our Focus…

The RBHS Friends of the Library was formed to fill the gap of funding which occurred during financial instability in the early 2000s. Our goal is to support the mission of the Rancho Bernardo High School Library in empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information in the digital age via fundraising and advocacy.
As funding for schools increases, our students are reading more than ever, with over 20,000 book checkouts last year alone. And our kids aren’t just reading fiction. Over 60% of materials checked out last year were non-fiction texts. They are both reading for pleasure and reading for learning. The Friends of the Library has raised over $225,000 over the last ten years to help support a strong library collection and additional library staffing in our collective efforts increase student literacy and develop a passion for learning.
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Help RBHS Students and RBHS Friends Of the Library and Get Involved!

 

“Bronco Families, The RBHS Library is fundamental to student success at RBHS. The money raised by the Friends of the Library (FOL) supports both additional staffing as well as the purchase of high quality materials to ensure students have access to resources that will help them to be college and career ready. The RBHS library is a thriving hub on campus. It’s thanks to the hard work and dedication of our library staff, volunteers, FOL, and the donations received from parents and families that the RBHS library is able to sustain such high quality resources and support for student learning. We encourage you to get connected to the RBHS Library and FOL.”

David LeMaster

RBHS Principal

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How Your Support Is Helping

Our multiple events held throughout the year are designed to help the RBHS FOL impact the Rancho Bernardo High School’s Library continued growth and improvement for our students. All the details straight to your inbox.

Transforming The Educational Experience

Student breakthroughs happen every day here in the library, and we love sharing them from every month. Don’t miss the next one!

RBHS Library Resources

RBHS students and teachers are encouraged to use the library’s extensive curriculum-tailored book collection and our online databases.  Use of our online databases, such as Gale Student Resource Center, gives students access to thousands of quality articles in E-reference collections, online journals and popular and academic magazines.  Use Discovery Education to view or download educational video clips and images.  These resources have been selected to help our students do even better.  RBHS Students receive instruction on: The Research Cycle * Developing questions * Using graphic organizers * Using the library catalog * Using books for research * Reading for information * Thesis statements * Creating an outline Evaluating websites and sources * Using on-line databases * Organizing research * Citing sources in MLA * Avoiding Plagiarism * Making storyboards * Shooting & Editing videos * Redundancy * Manipulating video * Prezis and PowerPoints * Using Excel & MS Word * Media Literacy * …..and much more.

Hours of Operation:

Mondays – Thursdays

7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fridays

7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Overdrive Digital Collection
Enjoy your favorite ebooks and audiobooks in the mobile app, or on your computer. Overdrive desktop app supports transfer to a variety of devices and in many cases, burning to CD for listening on the road. With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from our school’s digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a student ID. Click here to get started.
Gale
Gale supports today’s students by delivering authoritative, curriculum-aligned content through innovative digital technology designed to improve engagement, encourage collaboration and foster critical thinking. Click here to connect to RBHS Gale databases.
Noodlebib
RBHS students used our library to become information producers not just information consumers or information movers.  Numerous classes were involved in producing research thesis papers and public service announcement video projects.  While much of the production is done electronically, the focus is always on the critical thinking: students reading, gathering evidence to support a position. Outlines are created and notes are taken using electronic note cards-part of the NoodleBib program.  NoodleBib electronic note cards enable students to copy quotes, paraphrase the quotes and record their own ideas.  Note cards are tagged and can be put into piles and sorted electronically.  Students record their source s in the same program and tie the source to the note card to keep attribution correct.  Students can then drop their note cards into their outline prior to writing their first draft.  To extend their research beyond the thesis paper, Mr.Trecker had his students produce storyboards and shoot PSA videos.  Videos were edited on our iMac computers and finished products were uploaded to Youtube and shared in the reference room.
Ebsco
EBSCOhost databases are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens
of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end users. Click here to connect to RBHS EBSCO databases.
Printing and Scanning
Students can scan documents to a flash-drive and print in either color or black & white to our high quality laser printers through an in-house VendPrint system.

“What I love about the RBHS Library is the helpful and friendly attitude the librarians have, and the student-friendly atmosphere the library gives off. If it also wasn’t obvious enough, since it is a library, I love the books! The variety of books the library has makes me want to stay in there for hours just reading all the books I can.”

Karen

RBHS Student

“The librarians are super helpful and there are always new books to read.”

Marina

RBHS Student

“This library has a variety of resources for people to really explore and enjoy the topics that define us as human beings.”

Suhas

RBHS Student

“The Rancho Bernardo High School library stands out from all of the district’s noteworthy libraries in that it is the only one with a long history of community, teacher and staff support. Specifically, the RBHS Friends of the Library hosts fundraisers to to support not only new book purchases, but additional support staff as well. And, it is each of these unique attributes which lend to the universal appreciation of the library which is shared by teachers, staff and students alike.”

Andrene Dziubinski

RBHS English Teacher

“Did you know RBHS’ Friends of the Library supports our student poets?  Last year 70 students participated in a poetry contest which showcased our talented writers.

Jeannine Ugalde

RBHS English Teacher

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A Special Thank You To Supervisor Kristin Gaspar For Your Support!