“Frankenstein” newly revived at HR
When people hear the word Frankenstein, they get a clear picture in their heads: a green skinned, box-headed giant of a monster wreaking havoc on villages. Will Klundt, theater teacher, has different plans for his recent production of Frankenstein, though. “Viewers can expect to see something that they wouldn’t expect. This production of Frankenstein has a new perspective. This interpretation is not what is initially expected when people hear the word Frankenstein. Expect to see something new,” said Klundt. This production of Frankenstein is an adaption of Mary Shelley’s novel, but it has quite a few differences from the original text. “This play is like no other Frankenstein,” said sophomore Brooke Guard, assistant stage manager. There are several reasons why the theatre chose to perform this play. One of those is the uniqueness of the script. “There’s hundreds of reasons why we chose to make this production. I try to balance all the shows. Frankenstein is a guy heavy, contemporary, dramatic play with a lot of characters, which is good for any high school play. I’m passionate about this script. The language is beautiful; the themes are interesting and relevant,” said Klundt. The school’s theater has put a lot of effort into this production. “Most plays take about six weeks of rehearsal,” said Klundt. “We do a lot of work in discussions of character backgrounds and depth of expression.” Theater is pushing for a higher attendance to this production. “We are all working really hard on this, and we’d like it if as many people as possible could come,” said Guard. “It’s going to be something we’ve never done, in a way Frankenstein is usually never done. Theater is reaching out to the community,” said Klundt. Frankenstein is free to the public and is playing on November 21, 22, and 23.
HRHS receives two awards!
Highlands Ranch High School has been recognized for the Colorado Department of Education's John Irwin's Award for excellent performance and the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award for outstanding growth scores. It is very rare for a high school to receive both awards. Congratulations Falcon staff and students!
Hey Falcons! Never miss anything going on at the Ranch! Text (720) 408-2813 @falconn to stay updated on everything going on at HRHS.
Student run non-profit Coffee Shop at HRHS!
Did you know that HRHS has its own coffee shop? It is run by student volunteers and all the proceeds stay at HRHS to assist the families in need. The shop serves 16 oz.(grande size) Hot Chocolate, Chai, freshly ground Costa Rican fair trade coffee and many specialty coffee drinks that you will find at the local $bucks. Drinks are cheaper than $bucks and all the money stays right here to help fellow students and their families!!! Hot Chocolate $2.50 Coffee $1.00 Chai $3.00 Specialty drinks: White Chocolate Mocha $3.00 Caramel Macchiato $3.00 Salted Caramel Latte $3.00 Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate $3.00 You can buy gift cards at the Bookkeeper! Open before school 7:00am-7:40am
HRHS HVAC Energy Survey
Some students in the AP Environmental Science would like to decrease the energy consumption of Highlands Ranch High School. Our HVAC system is one of the principle energy uses in the building. Setpoint is the constant temperature at which the building is kept. Lowering the setpoint during the heating season, or raising it during the cooling season, could save huge amounts of energy. Please complete this survey regarding plans to change the school\'s temperature.