At Reservoir High School, we embrace the diversity within our community with the belief that valuing our differences makes us a stronger and more supportive community. We support our LGBTQIA+ students and staff and strive to provide an affirming environment, committed to providing an educational and social environment that affirms and promotes an inclusive, equitable space which values diversity.
HCPSS has in place comprehensive supports across all of our schools:
Rainbow Representatives ensure that schools are allies and advocates for LGBTQIA+ students, staff, and families. The school Rainbow Representative attends quarterly meetings; receives and disseminates information regarding LGBTQIA+ topics of interest to the school and school community as appropriate; and provides instructional support for educators. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Reservoir High School Rainbow Representative, Suzanne Hughes at email@example.com .
The RHS Gender and Sexuality Alliance is a student-run group where LGBTQIA+ youth and their allies have a place to socialize without fear of judgment. Join us to talk about what is happening in the news in regards to the LGBTQ community, play games, watch movies, read articles, talk about recent happenings, and socialize. Just show up to meetings, no requirements. Come when you can! We meet on Thursdays from 2:15-3:15pm in Room 208 Contact GSA sponsor Suzanne Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unmatched Athlete is now an official partner with HCPSS. Just a reminder that they will be having a program at EarthTreks in Columbia on March 5th and March 19th. We will have a table at the event and will be looking for volunteers at the table as well as an folx who are interested in encouraging climbers. Please add your name to the spreadsheet (please note the two tabs at the bottom - one for each date) if you are interested and available to volunteer and to indicate your interest in what you’d be willing to work. See below for more details.
An elective LGBT studies course has come through and will be piloted at two HCPSS high schools for the 2022-23 school year (Hammond & Wilde Lake) and will be available at all high schools for the 2023-24 school year.
The HoCo FilmFest is gaining a new category this year thanks to CARY! This will be open to Middle and High School students THIS year, and the hope is that NEXT year it will be expanded to Elementary students. The CARY sponsored portion of the FilmFest is centered around the theme of “Freedom to Read” in order to highlight the impact of LGBTQIA+ literature (or lack of access to this literature) on the lives of students. Visual storytelling is a powerful tool to shine a light on our shared humanity as well as the rainbow spectrum of human experience. You are the FIRST to hear this information and more will be published here to the HoCoFilmFest website later this week or next. Once it is published, feel free to share with middle and high school students (a flier will be forthcoming). https://hocofilmfest.weebly.com/