LearnBoost welcomes Redlands East Valley High
Redlands East Valley High School (REVHS, Redlands East Valley, or REV) is a public high school in Redlands, California, United States, near the San Bernardino Mountains. The school opened in the 1997-1998 school year as part of the Redlands Unified School District.
The official school colors of REV are red, white and black. Red and white were chosen to directly contrast the blue and white of cross-town rivals Redlands High School (RHS). The same rationale chose the Wildcat as REV mascot, which contrasts with the RHS Terrier.
Redlands East Valley High School is a 264,000-square-foot (24,500 m2) comprehensive high school located on a 57 acre sloping site. Designed to house 2,500 students but currently housing almost 3,500 students, the school includes administration facilities, media center, theater and performing arts facility, multipurpose facility, gymnasium, fine arts building and various specialized educational classrooms. Site improvements include a pool facility, track and football field, tennis courts, basketball courts, and baseball and softball fields.
Designing a new high school for a city whose community shares a magnificent history of pride and tradition was an incredible challenge for the developer. The participatory design process included school-board members, administrative staff, teachers, students, parents, maintenance staff and community members.
Another key element in the design was the focus on the media center and its application of technology. As the use of technology has become more integrated into the educational delivery process, it was natural to view the media center as the hub of the campus in concept and in practical use. When entering the campus, one immediately understands the importance of the media center and its relationship to the campus. A primary circulation path that circles the media center leads visitors to all the major facilities.
The campus imagery reflects a serious academic setting constructed of timeless and durable materials. Concrete masonry, exposed structural steel, glass and metal roofs make up the majority of the building exteriors. Many practical considerations, such as security, use of buildings after hours, circulation of students and daily operational issues led to the physical layout of the building spaces. However, the entire campus is held together by the exterior use of space and clear organization.
The school cost US$35,000,000.00 (41 million 1995) to build (or $132.58 per square foot), and was completed in September, 1997. The roof of the Media Center Library was designed to look like an opened book. The performing arts building was designed to look like a piano, complete with black and white tiles on the floor in the piano lab. The Performing Arts Theater is named in honor of Harry Blackstone Jr., a famous stage magician who lived in Redlands
The Associated Student Body (ASB) in Room D-148 of REV coordinates all student activities, as well as oversees and approves the financial transactions for the school in accordance with California state laws. This class, known as student government, is under the direction of the Student Activities Director Lisa Bruich, and its members are elected and selected for one year terms. Each grade level picks a class president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and two representatives to represent their grade level's interest in school decisions. The most senior elected positions at the school are the ASB President, ASB Vice-President, ASB Secretary, and the ASB Treasurer, which make up the ASB Cabinet. Candidates for a position in the ASB Cabinet must be seniors, must have served at least one prior year in student government, and they must be elected by the entire student body.
The Audêeis newspaper is published monthly by the students news production course. It has garnered awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and The Sun's High School journalism contest. Structured as a normal classroom, it enables its students to actively furnish each article on a consistent basis. The editors and staff writers work cooperatively to achieve a meticulously high standard. It is currently run by Mrs. Caroline McAllister. Each issue of the newspaper contains twenty pages with extensive news articles, profiles, features, sports articles, comics, entertainment articles, and editorials.
The Odyssey yearbook is a full-color, award-winning annual, with pictures and faces of all things related to the ending school year. It is put together by the REV Yearbook Committee and by advisor Ed Berman.
Another book, the Illiad, is also produced under the guidance of English teacher Laurie Messner; this book showcases students' art and literature.
Accelerated classes include:
225 total credits including:
The REVHS instrumental music programs include many different ensembles and performing groups, such as:
concert band All groups perform and compete at various places and events which have included San Diego, Las Vegas, Sydney, London, San Francisco, Dublin, and Long Beach.
The REVHS Marching Wildcats won the bronze medal at the 2009 SCSBOA Class 4A Championship.
3 major productions are performed yearly in the Blackstone Theatre.
The Theatre Arts Department is currently headed by Kathleen Johnson. Her husband, Glen Johnson, helps Mrs. Johnson in producing and directing the school's productions, while also teaching Video Production and coordinating REV's weekly Friday show, REVweek.
The Redlands East Valley Wildcats play on the Citrus Belt League. The Head Coach is currently Kurt Bruich who has been at REV for 8 years.
- Arroyo Verde Elementary
- Beattie Middle School
- Bryn Mawr Elementary
- Moore Middle
- McKinley Elementary
- Mariposa Elementary
- Kingsbury Elementary
- Kimberly Elementary
- Judson & Brown Elementary
- Highland Grove Elementary
- Franklin Elementary
- Cram Elementary
- Cope Middle
- Clement Middle
- Victoria Elementary
- Redlands Senior High
- Orangewood High (Continuation)
- Lugonia Elementary
- Smiley Elementary
- Mentone Elementary
- Crafton Elementary