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