by EMMA ROOHOLFADA | special to 92182 Magazine

The RB Experience

This year, the RB High community has been imposed with a massive question – what does it mean to be a Bronco? To answer this question, the administration has joined forces with students, staff, and parents to develop a clear idea of what it means to be a part of the RB High community, a phenomenon known as the RB Experience. Throughout the year, they have reached out to individuals to collect feedback on what they think the current RB Experience entails, and what they feel it should include, which they will use to form one cohesive definition.

“It’s interesting when you go to work for certain corporations, they tend to have a clearly defined vision, and then they measure their practices against that vision,” Principal David LeMaster said. “We want to create that clear vision so that we know why we’re doing this. Then everything else becomes the ‘how’ and the ‘what.’”

The discussion of the RB Experience is already prevalent from the increase in parent volunteers on campus and teacher attendance at school events. Additionally, many different student groups have helped produce spirit-building events, such as kick-off parties before football games and pep-rallies, in hopes that all students would feel connected to the RB High community.

“It’s an exciting time because we get to talk about the big picture – who we are as a school, what we believe, what our core values are, and what we think our students, staff, and parents should expect when they come here,” LeMaster said.

As members of RB High continue to collaborate to establish a single, cohesive definition of the RB Experience, the sense of belonging will continue to grow, and hopefully, attract people from other areas who will expand the tight-knit community.

Emma Rooholfada is a junior at Rancho Bernardo High School. She is participating in an internship program with 92128 Magazine.