Day of Service! Are YOU in?

This year’s RBHS PTO Day of Service is fast approaching! Are you in?

We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 28th from 8:30am to 1:00pm as the Day of Service.  This is a signature event for our high school and the most publicly visible demonstration of our students giving back to the community which supports them.

Parents, Teachers, and Community Members:

We need help from parents, teachers, and community members to make this event a successful one. To be a part of it, please use the Sign Up Genius link below to sign up to be a team leader at one of the twenty-two work sites throughout the RB community.

Day of Service Parent/Teacher/Community Member Sign up Link:



Electronic sign up is happening now! Click on the link below to sign up.  You can also sign up in the cafeteria during lunch March 19-21st.

Day of Service Student Sign-Up Link:


Take a look!

The Student Leadership Team has been hard at work this year!  They have created a DOS Website along with a promotional video.   Visit the website and view the video below.

Day of Service website:

Day of Service promotional video:

RBHS PTO Proposed Slate for 2018-2019 School Year

We are pleased to announce the proposed slate for the RB PTO for the 2018-2019 school year.  Elections will be held at the next PTO meeting to be held on Monday, April 9th.

President – Julie Laube

VP of Communications – Heather DiForti

VP of Membership – Sandy Briolat

VP of Philanthropy – Sondie Krumm-Carlson

VP of Special Events – Cindy Vitek

Treasurer – Paula Fritsch

Secretary – Michelle VanNice

Parliamentarian – Michelle Marconi

Join us for the next PTO Meeting, Monday, March 5th at 7 pm

Join us  Monday, March 5th, at 7 pm in room 201 at RBHS for our monthly PTO meeting.  This month’s agenda includes planning and discussions regarding the and our annual Day of Service held in April, Staff Grant requests, and the PTO Student Leadership Scholarship and the 2018-2019 PTO Nominating Committee and Board.  As always, our principal Kristen Smetana will be there to update us on goings on at the school and answer questions.

PTO Agenda March 5, 2018

RBHS PTO Leadership Grant Application Now Available

The RBHS PTO is pleased to announce that the Summer Academic/Leadership Enrichment Grant application is now available on the PTO website. This grant is to assist students with the costs of attending camps/workshops during the summer of 2018 that provide academic enrichment and/or enhance their leadership skills.
This grant is not for athletic or music programs.  It is for individual, not group use.  This grant is open to current RB freshmen, sophomores and juniors who will be enrolled at RB in the fall of 2018.
Please place completed applications in an envelope labeled ‘PTO Grant’ and drop off in the main office for placement in the PTO mailbox no later than Monday, April 16th.
Grant applicants will be notified by  Monday, May 14th.
Click on the links below to download the grand application.

Summer Academic Leadership Enrichment Grant Application 2018


Summer Programs, Camp, & Opportunities for Students

Looking for an academic, extracurricular, music, art, or leadership camp for your students to attend this summer?  Our principal, Kristen Smetana, compiles an annual list of summer opportunities in Illinois for students.  It’s a great resource.  Please click on the link below to view it.

Summer Opportunitities 2018

Also, as a reminder, the PTO offers scholarships/grants for academic and leadership camps, so if you are planning to attend a an academic or leadership camp, be on the lookout for the 2018 application which will be released soon!

In search of new PTO board member – Are you interested?

The RBHS PTO is looking for a VP of Special Events to join the board for the 18/19 school year. Responsibilities include attending one hour long PTO meeting per month along with organizing the RBHS open house reception in September, decorating the table for January’s Future Bulldog Night, and coordinating food donations for Day of Service in April.  If you are interested, please contact a member of the nominating board:

Michelle Marconi

Sandy Briolat

Amy Raymond

Michele Mendoza

Thank you!