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RHS Newsletter 10/20

RHS Newsletter

October 20, 2017

I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous October day. I got a chance to stop by the fair and was impressed with our student’s hard work. Many of them showed off their projects, baked goods, and animals I am constantly amazed at how talented and well-rounded out students are and I was in awe of the pride and dedication that our students put into preparing for the event.

The second six weeks is full of activities; as always we are encouraging students to stay on top of their grades. Students will receive a copy of their Progress Report this week but keep in mind the last day of this grading cycle is Friday, November 3rd please remind your child to be proactive and attend tutorials when needed.

Late registration for the November SAT Exam held in Rockdale is October 25th – you still have time to sign-up. The campus code is 445-925.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

ASVAB Exam: RHS will offer the ASVAB exam October 26th for interested Juniors and Seniors. This test is not only for military entrance but a great career inventory that will let you know your career strengths. See a counselor or your English teacher before October 24th to sign-up.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications: Many families qualify for free or reduced lunch for their children.  While some don't fill the application out because they don't eat school lunch, many don't realize that qualifying also helps with ACT/SAT exam fees, reduced rates for college applications, reduced cost for AP exams, eligible for more scholarships, and much more. It’s not too late to apply; please contact the office or reply to this email for more information.

PreACT: All sophomores will take the PreACT exam October 26th in morning.

PTO Scholarship: Reminder for seniors that are interested in the PTO scholarship in the spring - student or parent must be a member of PTO and you must do service with PTO. There are currently two opportunities for service volleyball concession stand 10/24 and Fall Festival 10/28.

UIL Academic: Sign-up for UIL Events is in the downstairs C hallway. NHS students must participate in an academic UIL event or FFA Contest. Deadline for signup is Friday, October 31st. Contact Donna Scruggs for more information DScruggs@rockdaleisd.net

Volunteer Opportunities: For students interested in Senior Silver Cord of Service or need hours for NHS/STUCO/PALs opportunities are posted outside the office or check the RHS webpage:

Donate baked goods to PTO 10/27                 Work PTO Halloween Carnival 10/28

Complete a bulletin board                             Help with office filing

Work Thursday or Friday concession stand   Donate candy (3 bags) to Trunk or Treat      

UPCOMING DATES:

10/21 Marching Contest @ Giddings HS 3:45pm

10/23   Red Ribbon Week – Boot Out Drugs

10/24   FLEX SCHEDULE

             Red Ribbon Week – Put a Cap on Drugs

             RISD Band Fall Concert 7:00pm

             VBall v. Rogers (Senior Night) 5:00pm

10/25   FLEX SCHEDULE

             Art NHS Meeting (D104 7:30am OR 3:30pm

             Red Ribbon Week – Tye-Dye out Drugs

10/26   Little River Clinic @ RHS

             PreACT Testing (10th grade)

             ASVAB Testing (11th & 12th graders that signed up)

             Health Science SIM Lab Ribbon Cutting 2:00pm

            Red Ribbon Week – Team up (jerseys) against Drugs

             9th & JV FBall @ MCGregor

10/27   FBall v. McGregor (Honor Society Night) 7:30pm

             Red Ribbon Week – Show your spirit (blue & gold) don’t do drugs

10/28   ACT Exam @ Rockdale 8:00am

             PTO Halloween Carnival

Flu Vaccine offered at RHS - paperwork due 10/20

Rockdale ISD will be offering the flu vaccine on campus

Forms for the student flu vaccines are linked here OR available in the office. Vaccines will be administered at Elementary and Intermediate on Thursday, October 26th, and the Junior High and High School on Monday, October 30th.

Forms are due to the nurse or office Friday, October 20th!

For more information please contact our nurse Leah Spiers (512) 430-6148 or LSpiers@rockdaleisd.net

RHS Newsletter 10/13

RHS Newsletter

October 13, 2017

We are looking forward to a great Battle of the Bell week at RHS.  This is an important week for student success as well as we wrap up the second six week’s progress reports. Students that keep up with work and re-test on assessments at this point in the year are more likely to be successful at the end of the year.  A strong foundation set in the first semester is key.  Contact your teacher or reply to this email if there is anything we can do to support your student’s success.

Late registration for the November SAT Exam held in Rockdale is October 25th – you still have time to sign-up. The campus code is 445-925.

Many families qualify for free or reduced lunch for their children.  While some don't fill the application out because they don't eat school lunch, many don't realize that qualifying also helps with ACT/SAT exam fees, reduced rates for college applications, reduced cost for AP exams, eligible for more scholarships, and much more. It’s not too late to apply; please contact the office or reply to this email for more information.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*ASVAB Exam: RHS will offer the ASVAB exam October 26th for interested Juniors and Seniors. This test is not only for military entrance but a great career inventory that will let you know your career strengths. See a counselor or your English teacher before 24th to sign-up.

Homecoming Dance: The dance will be Saturday, October 14th 8:30-Midnight in the RHS cafeteria. STUCO is selling tickets $7.00 at the door. Attire for the dance is Sunday/Church dress.

*PreACT: All sophomores will take the PreACT exam October 26th in morning.

PTO Scholarship: Reminder for seniors that are interested in the PTO scholarship in the spring - student or parent must be a member of PTO and you must do service with PTO. There are currently two opportunities for service volleyball concession stand 10/17 & 10/24 and Fall Festival 10/28.

UIL Academic: Sign-up for UIL Events is in the downstairs C hallway. NHS students must participate in an academic UIL event or FFA Contest. Deadline for signup is Friday, October 31st. Contact Donna Scruggs for more information DScruggs@rockdaleisd.net

Voice of Democracy: Voice of Democracy contest essays are due to Mrs. Walker October 18th. Contest winners will read their essay at the RISD Veteran’s Assembly and are eligible to win cash & scholarship prizes.

*Volunteer Opportunities: For students interested in Senior Silver Cord of Service or need hours for NHS/STUCO/PALs opportunities are posted outside the office or check the RHS webpage:

Donate baked goods to PTO 10/27                 Work PTO Halloween Carnival 10/28

Complete a bulletin board                             Help with office filing

Work Thursday or Friday concession stand              

Yearbooks 206-17 yearbooks are for sale in the office $55.00. Pre-Orders for 2017-18 yearbooks for $45.00 contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

10/14   Band Marching at Bastrop ISD

Homecoming Dance – RHS Cafeteria 8:30pm-Midnight

10/16   Battle of the Bell Spirit Dress: Pajama Day

           Spanish Club Meeting (e203) 3:30pm

10/17 NO FLEX THIS WEEK

           Battle of the Bell Spirit Dress: Twin Day

           VBall v. Franklin 5:00pm

             Spanish NHS Meeting (e205) 3:45pm

10/18   Battle of the Bell Spirit Dress: Character Day

           Voice of Democracy Essays Due

           AVID III students @ RJHS Lunch & Learn

10/19 NO FLEX THIS WEEK

             Battle of the Bell Spirit Dress: Decades Day

             Little River Clinic @ RHS

             9th/JV FBall v. Cameron

10/20   Battle of the Bell Spirit Dress: Blackout Day

             Blackout Pep Rally 3:00pm RHS Old Gym (pep rally bell schedule)

             VBall @ Cameron

             FBall @ Cameron

10/21   Band Marching Contest @ Giddings 4:30pm

          

RHS Newsletter 10/6

RHS Newsletter

October 6, 2017

This week was a great start to the second six weeks .  Our #1 focus is always student academic success.  The past two weeks in particular, after-school tutorials were a packed house as students were studying and re-doing exam grades trying to squeak by for the six weeks.  Please remind your student that high performers attend teacher tutorials even if they are not in danger of failing.  The second six weeks is a fast six weeks it is actually only five weeks long.

Students received report cards in their 3rd period class today. Monday is a student holiday/staff professional development day; Temple College students will have class in the morning.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*iTigers Homecoming Mums: Students interested in making their own mum or arm band for homecoming for free can attend a work session after school with Miss Hayes (ag 100) this Tuesday and Thursday 4:15-5:00pm.

*Homecoming Community Pep Rally: Everyone is invited to the Community Pep Rally at Fair Park Wednesday, October 11th. Hot Dogs & Chips 6:30pm / Pep Rally 7:00pm

*Homecoming Dance: The dance will be Saturday, October 14th 8:30-Midnight in the RHS cafeteria. STUCO is selling tickets in the rotunda during lunches $5:00 pre-sale /$7.00 at the door. Guest forms are available in the office and are due Thursday, October 12th by 3pm. Attire for the dance is Sunday/Church dress.

*PSAT Exam (Juniors): Students will be testing Wednesday, October 11th until 4th period.

*UIL Academic: Sign-up for UIL Events is in the downstairs C hallway. NHS students must participate in an academic UIL event or FFA Contest. Deadline for signup is Friday, October 31st. Contact Donna Scruggs for more information DScruggs@rockdaleisd.net

*Voice of Democracy: Voice of Democracy contest essays are due to MRs. Walker October 18th. Contest winners will read their essay at the RISD Veteran’s Assembly and are eligible to win cash & scholarship prizes.

Yearbooks 206-17 yearbooks are for sale in the office $55.00. Pre-Orders for 2017-18 yearbooks for $45.00 contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

10/9  Student Holiday / Staff Development

           Cross Country District Meet @ Cameron

           Temple College Classes in Session (bus leaves at 7:20am)

10/10 NO FLEX THIS WEEK

           VBall @ Lexington

            PTO Meeting @ RJHS 6:00pm

           AVID II&III College Visit @ Baylor    

10/11 Art NHS Meeting (D104) 7:30am

           Homecoming Community Pep Rally @ Fair Park 6:30pm

           PSAT (11th grade)      

10/12 NO FLEX THIS WEEK

           Little River Clinic @ RHS

           9th FBall @ Texas School for the Deaf 5:00pm

          JV FBall @ Troy 6:30pm

10/13 NHS Meeting e100 7:30am

          Off Campus Reward Lunch

           Pep Rally 3:00pm – alternate bell schedule

           FBall v. Troy (Homecoming)

          VBall v. Hearne

10/14 Homecoming Dance – RHS Cafeteria 8:30pm-Midnight
          Lost Pines Marching Festival (Bastrop ISD) 12:45pm

RHS Newsletter 9/22

RHS Newsletter

September 22, 2017

We are in the final week of the first grading cycle; please remind students to finish strong and attend tutorials as needed.

The last two week have been full of activities; when you get a chance take a look at the pictures on the RHS Facebook and Twitter accounts to see all of the RHS fun.

We are excited to have Colleen Moore join our staff as our new Biology teacher. Thank you for your patience as we looked for the perfect fit for this position the last two weeks. Mrs. Moore is coming to us with experience from Pflugerville ISD, Bryan ISD, and Conroe ISD.

Registration deadline for the November SAT Exam held in Rockdale is Thursday, October 5th. The campus code is 445-925. If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch please see your counselor for information in how to register at a reduced cost.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

* Battle of the Bell Shirts: Shirts are now on sale. Please contact any senior or the RHS office. Order forms for seniors are available at the RHS Office. Shirts are $15.00. Orders are due by Friday, October 6th.

*Class of 2018: students will work with Temple College representatives in English classes October 2nd to begin Apply Texas (college applications). We will have a financial aid work session for parents/students Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30pm in the library.

*Class of 2019 is hosting the concession stand Thursday, September 28th to begin prom fundraising. Parents and students if you are interested in helping organize or work the concession stand please respond to this email or sign-up on this google goo.gl/jq28J7

*Golden Girls Events: Booster club meeting on September 25th, 6:30 in the RHS library.  Braided bread orders will start on September 25th - October 9th see a Golden Girl to order bread.

Mid-Tex College Fair: AVID students, Juniors and Seniors interested in attending the College Fair in Belton Thursday, September 28th need to sign-up with their counselor by Wednesday. There will be over 100 colleges available to share information. The bus will leave the high school at 5:00pm!

Senior Brag Ads: The Yearbook Staff is currently selling Senior “Brag” Ad space in our 2017-2018 Yearbook. Buying an ad for your senior is a wonderful opportunity to forever document the pride you have for your child, as well as the hopes and dreams you have for their future. Senior Brag Ad contract. Contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

Yearbooks 206-17 yearbooks are for sale in the office $55.00. Pre-Orders for 2017-18 yearbooks for $45.00 contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

9/25 Little River Clinic @ RHS – PM

         Golden Girl Booster Club Meeting 6:30pm – RHS Library

         Spanish Club Meeting (e203) – 3:30pm

         Students will vote for Homecoming Court 3rd period

         Project Graduation Meeting 6:00pm – RHS Cafeteria

9/26 VBall v. Cameron (Parent Night)

         Balfour Junior Class Ring Orders – Rotunda 11:30-1:00pm (lunches)

9/27 Little River Clinic @ RHS – PM

9/28 JV FBall v. Rogers / 9th FBall @ Cameron

         Mid-Tex College Fair @ Belton 6:30pm

         AVID Tutor Training 8:00-3:30pm @ RHS

9/29 Last Day of the 1st six week grading cycle

         FBall @ Rogers

         VBall @ Rogers

RHS Newsletter 9/15

RHS Newsletter

September 15, 2017

Thank you to all of the families that joined us at Open House Tuesday night. We have a tremendous staff at RHS and our relationships with our parents, students and community are very important to us. We know that this is one aspect of what ensures success for each and every student. Please continue to let us know if there is if there is anything we can do to support your student.

Thank you to all of the students, community members, and staff that helped out with the blood drive today. Thank you to HOSA and Rick Eubank for organizing the event.

The six weeks ends Friday, September 29th! Please continue to encourage students to check grades and attend tutorials as we finish up the first grading cycle. Remind students to study and review notes for six week exams.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*Class of 2019 is hosting the concession stand Thursday, September 28th to begin prom fundraising. Parents if you are interested in helping organize or work the concession stand please respond to this email.

*College Fair: There will be a College Fair at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton on September 28th. Interested juniors, seniors and AVID students must sign up in the counselor’s office by September 27th to reserve their seat on the bus.

* iTigers Donations we are collecting new and gently worn clothing, clothes hangers and personal hygiene items. Please take items to the iTigers Recreation room (E121) or the office. School supplies are still available in the iTigers room for RHS students in need.

PTO Membership: The next meeting will be September 19th at 6 p.m. at the Junior High. PTO will have a drawing at the meeting for a gift certificate and a t-shirt for all those who have completed membership forms. Our t-shirt and membership special will run until that meeting. So they can get a t-shirt and a membership for only $15. Membership forms are available in the office.

Senior Brag Ads: The Yearbook Staff is currently selling Senior “Brag” Ad space in our 2017-2018 Yearbook. Buying an ad for your senior is a wonderful opportunity to forever document the pride you have for your child, as well as the hopes and dreams you have for their future. Senior Brag Ad contract. Contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

Yearbooks 206-17 yearbooks are for sale in the office $55.00. Pre-Orders for 2017-18 yearbooks for $45.00.

*New Information

 UPCOMING DATES:

9/19  FLEX BELL SCHEDULE

         Junior Class Ring Talks – RHS Auditorium 3rd period

           Refugio Book Fair – RHS Library

         FFA Regional Meeting – RHS Auditorium

         PTO Meeting @ RJHS 6:30pm

           (JV/V) VBall @ Hearne

9/20   Student Holiday /Professional Development (Temple College has class/ bus @ 7:20am)

           Refugio Book Fair – RHS Library

9/21   FLEX BELL SCHEDULE

           Mini Rah-Rah Camp – RHS Gyms 5:30-8:00pm

           Spanish Honor Society Induction – RHS Auditorium

           9th FBall @ Hyde Park 6:00pm

           Refugio Book Fair – RHS Library

9/22   VBall @ Franklin

           Registration deadline for the October 6th ACT Exam in Rockdale

 

 

  

RHS Newsletter 9/8

RHS Newsletter

September 8, 2017

Three four day weeks really makes time fly! Next week should be fun we are going to try 5 days in a row and 3 different bell schedules (see below).

Tuesday, September 12th is the RHS Open House. This is an opportunity for you to meet teachers and pick-up progress reports/school picture forms (3rd period teacher).   Open House is from 6:00-7:30pm. This is a come and go event for parents and students; we will not follow a bell schedule. We will also offer College Readiness Support in the library from 6:00-7:00pm during Open House. Counselors will be available to help you register for the ACT or SAT exams and help apply for college.

Parents if you are escorting a senior tonight at the football game please begin lining up between 6:45-7:00pm.

 **Class of 2019 is hosting the concession stand Thursday, September 28th to begin prom fundraising. Parents if you are interested in helping organize or work the concession stand please respond to this email.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

Gold Out Shirts: Forms are available in the office to purchase the 2017 Gold Out Shirts. Friday, September 15th will be our Gold-Out Pep Rally and Football Game. We encourage the students and community to wear Gold in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness. The shirts are $10.

PTO Membership: The next meeting will be September 19th at 6 p.m. at the Junior High. PTO will have a drawing at the meeting for a gift certificate and a t-shirt for all those who have completed membership forms. Our t-shirt and membership special will run until that meeting. So they can get a t-shirt and a membership for only $15. Membership forms are available in the office.

Senior Brag Ads: The Yearbook Staff is currently selling Senior “Brag” Ad space in our 2017-2018 Yearbook. Buying an ad for your senior is a wonderful opportunity to forever document the pride you have for your child, as well as the hopes and dreams you have for their future. Senior Brag Ad contract. Contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

Yearbooks 206-17 yearbooks are for sale in the office $55.00. Pre-Orders for 2017-18 yearbooks for $45.00.

*New Information

 UPCOMING DATES:

9/8     Pep Rally Bell Schedule

           Registration Deadline for the October SAT Exam

           VBall v. Jarrell

           FBall V. Taylor

9/9     Cross Country @ Lexington

9/11   HOSA sponsored Blood Drive – RHS Old Gym

           Spanish Club Meeting e203 3:40pm

           RTBC Booster Club Meeting 6:00pm – Field House

9/12   FLEX BELL SCHEDULE

           RHS Open House 6:00-7:30pm

           College Readiness – RHS Library 6:00-7:00pm

           VBall v. Academy

9/13   Faculty Meeting 7:30am

           Art Honor Society Meeting d104 7:30am

           AVID Site Team Meeting Conference room 3:40pm

9/14   FLEX BELL SCHEDULE

           School Pictures

           Spanish NHS Meeting 3:40pm

           9th/JV Football @ Lexington

9/15   GOLD OUT PEP RALLY SCHEDULE 9:35

         FBall v. Lexington

           VBall v. Lexington

           RISD Tailgate 6:00-8:00pm – RHS Football Field

 

  

9/16   SAT Exam @ RHS 8:00am

 

 

 

RHS Newsletter 9/1

 

RHS Newsletter

September 1, 2017

Our students are doing well adjusting to the routines and procedures of a new school year.  Now, the challenge is to excel at our school work.   We have outstanding teachers and students at Rockdale High School with high expectations for our school and ourselves.  Your support of academics and effort at home reinforce this work.  Please check skyward regularly to see updates of grades to support your student and email your child's teacher if you have questions. I have attached the tutorial schedule   so you are aware of tutorials dates when planning at home.

Mark your calendars:  Tuesday, September 12th is the RHS Open House. This is an opportunity for you to meet teachers and pick-up progress reports (3rd period teacher).   Open House is from 6:00-7:30pm.  This is a come and go event for parents and students; we will not follow a bell schedule.   We will also offer College Readiness Night in the library from 5:00-6:00pm before Open House. Counselors will be available to help you register for the ACT or SAT exams and help apply for college.

A new feature on our webpage is the Anonymous Reporting Program “Quick Tip” available on the RISD webpage allows students and parents to report incidents of bullying, alcohol and drug use, and abuse. 

Monday is a school holiday so enjoy the long weekend.

Tiffany Commerford

Principal

*Gold Out Shirts: Forms are available in the office to purchase the 2017 Gold Out Shirts. Friday, September 15th will be our Gold-Out Pep Rally and Football Game.  We encourage

the students and community to wear Gold in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness.  The shirts are $10.

iTigers Survey: iTigers enrollment forms and parent interest survey will be handed out during lunches beginning Monday, August 28th. Forms must be returned by Friday, September 8th. Students/Parents returning the form, to me or the front office, by the deadline, will be entered into a drawing for a prize. Announcement of the prize winner will be held on September 11thITigers Fall Schedule  

PTO Membership: The next meeting will be September 19th at 6 p.m. at the Junior High.  PTO will have a drawing at the meeting for a gift certificate and a t-shirt for all those who have completed membership forms. Our t-shirt and membership special will run until that meeting. So they can get a t-shirt and a membership for only $15.  Membership forms  are available in the office.

Senior Brag Ads: The Yearbook Staff is currently selling Senior “Brag” Ad space in our 2017-2018 Yearbook. Buying an ad for your senior is a wonderful opportunity to forever document the pride you have for your child, as well as the hopes and dreams you have for their future.  Senior Brag Ad contract.  Contact GLWalker@rockdaleisd.net

Yearbooks 206-17 yearbooks are for sale in the office $55.00.  Pre-Orders for 2017-18 yearbooks for $45.00. 

*New Information

UPCOMING DATES:

(/4      School Holiday

9/5      HOSA Blood Drive Sign-Up Begins – D104

           iTigers fall semester begins

           Spanish NHS Meeting e205 – 3:45pm

           VBall @ Taylor

9/6      Faculty Meeting 7:30am

           Life Skills Pancake Breakfast for Teachers

           Department Chair Meeting 3:45pm

9/7      9th/JV FBall @ Taylor

9/8      Pep Rally Bell Schedule

           NHS Meeting E100 -7:30am

           Registration Deadline for SAT Exam

           VBall v. Jarrell

           FBall V. Taylor