Redlands East Valley High School
|Redlands East Valley High School|
|31000 East Colton Avenue
Redlands, California, 92374, United States
|School type||Public, Secondary|
|School district||Redlands Unified School District|
|Grades||9 through 12|
|Enrollment||Over 2,300 students|
|Color(s)||Red , white and black
|Rival||Redlands High School|
|Website||Redlands East Valley High School|
Redlands East Valley High School (REVHS, Redlands East Valley, or REV) is a public high school in Redlands, California, USA, near the San Bernardino Mountains. The school opened in the 1997-1998 school year as part of the Redlands Unified School District.
Colors and mascot
The school colors of REV are red, white and black. Red and white were chosen to contrast with 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.
The school is a 264,000-square-foot (24,500 m2) comprehensive high school located on a 57-acre (230,000 m2) sloping site. Designed to house 2,500 students but currently housing about 2,400 students, the school includes administration facilities, media center, theater and performing arts facility, multi-purpose facility, gymnasium, fine arts building and specialized educational classrooms. Site improvements include a pool facility, track and football field, tennis courts, basketball courts, and baseball and softball fields.
An element in the design was a focus on the media center and its application of technology. A path that circles the media center leads visitors to all the major facilities. Concrete masonry, exposed structural steel, glass and metal roofs make up the majority of the building exteriors.
The school cost US$35,000,000 (41 million 1995) to build 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 stage magician who lived in Redlands.
The Associated Student Body (ASB) in Room D-148 of REV coordinates all student activities, and 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 Jeff Wray, 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 are seniors, will have served at least one prior year in student government, and are elected by the entire student body.
Yearbook and Illiad
The Odyssey yearbook is a full-color 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 produced under the guidance of English teacher Laurie Messner; it showcases students' art and literature.
Accelerated classes include:
- AP English Language
- AP English Literature
- AP Spanish
- AP US History
- AP European History
- AP Government
- AP Economics
- AP Calculus (AB and BC)
- AP Statistics
- AP Psychology
- AP Art History
- AP Studio Art
- AP Biology
- AP Chemistry
- AP Physics
- English 9H
- Plane geometry 9H
- AP English 10
- Algebra II E
- Math analysis E
(Students in the 9th grade take honors courses, while students that are in 10th-12th take AP)
225 total credits including:
- 8 semesters of English 9-12
- 6 semesters of social studies
- 4 semesters of science (life & physical)
- 4 semesters of mathematics (including 2 semesters of Algebra I for the Class of 2004 and on)
- 4 semesters of physical education
- 2 semesters of fine arts or foreign language
- 1 semester of health/geography.
- String orchestra
- Pit orchestra
- Percussion orchestra
The REVHS music bands include:
- Symphonic Band
- Wind Ensemble
- Jazz Band
- Chamber Ensembles
- Full Orchestra
- String Orchestra
- Marching Band
- Piano Ensembles
- Percussion Ensemble
- Concert band
Groups have performed and competed at places including 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.
- East Valley Singers (EVS)- auditioned chamber choir
- Advanced Women's Ensemble (AWE)- auditioned classical choir
- Sweet Sensations- AWE's division 1 Show Choir
- Bella Voce- auditioned classical and division 2 Show Choir
- Treble Choir- non-audition choir for girls
- Concert Choir- non-audition men's choir
- Men's Barber Shop- audition octet men's group (two per part/section)
Two major productions are performed yearly in the Blackstone Theatre.
The Theatre Arts Department is 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 in the Citrus Belt League. The Head Coach is Kurt Bruich who has been at REV for 8 years. Head Coach, Kurt Bruich has transformed REV Football and has lead his team at one point to Number #2 in the state and #17 in the nation.
- Tyler Chatwood, (Class of 2008) Colorado Rockies, pitcher
- Landon Donovan, United States men's national soccer team player and leading scorer. Plays professionally for the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS.
- Tommy Hanson, (Class of 2004) Atlanta Braves, Pitcher
- Chris Polk, (Class of 2007) University of Washington Huskies, tailback
- Redlands East Valley High School School website