February 14, 2017
For All Students:
Looking for a new and exciting chapter in your life? Warm up the chilly winter days by going on a Blind Date with a Book. Stop by the library Feb 13-28 to learn more and check out your next date.
On Monday February, 20th at 11AM there is the Frosty Feet 5K fun run/walk at the Country Club. This is one of the Winter Carnival events planned next week. All ages are welcome. $5 if you pre-register, $10 for day of registration. The race is also supporting autism awareness and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Silver Towers Charities Inc. Day of registration opens at 10:15AM. For more information visit the Rutland Parks and Rec. page http://www.rutlandrec.com/events/2017/2/20/frosty-feet-5k-runwalk
Do you have an old cellphone that you no longer use? Don’t contribute to the widespread issue of electronic waste, which causes cancer and pollution in many developing countries. Do the right thing and donate your old phone to Phones for Soldiers during this STEM phone drive in the RHS main office before March 8th! Your donation of an old phone will help connect soldiers with their families, as well as cut down on electronic waste. Bring your old phone to the RHS main office before March 8th!
Students – if you are interested in participating School To Work for YES PLAN, you can pick up the proposal form in Red 12 (Mrs. Ravenna) or White 16 (Mrs. Renfrow) and start the process early.
On February 27, 2017, Rutland High School’s New Neighbors club will be hosting a dinner of traditional Syrian food prepared by a professional chef and RHS students. The New Neighbors club, started by two RHS seniors, has over 35 members who want to help ease the transition for refugee students who will be attending Rutland City Public Schools.
Money raised from the dinner will be used to provide school supplies and other school-related needs, such as extracurricular scholarships, for the incoming students. Dinner will be offered at two seatings in the RHS theatre: one beginning 5:00 pm and another beginning at 7:00pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for high school students, $10 for age 6-12 year and free for Children 5 and under
Please call 770-1016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation.
–The Feminism Culture Club is having a Red Talk presentation in White 27 on Friday, Feb. 17 during flex. Please talk to your flex advisors to sign up for the Red Talk in Mrs. Davine’s room.
There are many exciting activities planned for the month of February at EPIC including a Murder Mystery, Ice Skating, cooking and crafts. Check out the EPIC board across from the attendance office and grab a calendar. All Activities are free and lots of fun! And don’t forget, tutoring is available everyday after school in the library.
CPR Course- During the month of March, the EPIC Program will offer a FREE CPR/AED/First Aid Certification course open to all students. Classes will be held each Monday in March from 3:30-4:30pm in the RHS Learning Studio. Space is limited so don’t wait!! Sign up sheet is located in the Guidance Office
1:00 PM Boys and Girls VARSITY SNOWBOARDING @ Sugarbush dismissed 8:15a.m., bus leaves 8:30 a.m.
5:30 PM BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL vs. Mt. Anthony
7:00 PM BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL vs. Mt. Anthony
Field Hockey meeting is rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 16th right after school in the team room, for all returning field hockey players
Attention Football Team Members: Testing will be this week through Thursday, Please contact Coach Norman with questions
Raider Gear is available to order through the Booster Club: http://eFlyerOrder.com/RHSBOOSTER17
The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont provides prestigious, fun, accelerated learning residencies on college campuses for highly-motivated Vermont teenagers.
While each Institute is unique, they share some similarities: they’re all residential, so you live on a college campus and have access to all the resources the college provides – from state-of-the-art labs to studios; they’re all hands-on intense bursts of learning and fun, where you and your new friends who share your interests explore topics in-depth with leading professionals in the field; they’re a chance to try something new, make lasting memories with new friends, and learn more than you can imagine!
Applications are now open on www.giv.org . Please see Ms. Conn for more information Application deadline is March 15th.
The American Legion Auxiliary Green Mountain State Girls’ State applications are available in the Guidance Office. If you are interested in government, this is an excellent chance to learn about state and local government along with other young ladies from across the State of Vermont. The Auxiliary sponsors this at Vermont Technical College in Randolph from June 17 through June 22. Stop by the Guidance Office for an application.
-The VSAC Scholarship Booklet has arrived in the Guidance Office. Stop by and pick up your copy. “EarlyBird” Deadline of February 3 qualifies you for an entry for a $1,000 scholarship. Final Deadline of March 3 for all scholarships.
Scholarships that are currently available from the Guidance Office:
–DUE Feb 15 and May 3. St. Andrew’s Society of Vermont Scholarship Foundation 0 Academic Scholarships and Cultural Grants
-Due Friday, Feb. 17 (The Friday before winter break)
Vermont Red Sox Service Scholarship $1,000
Instructions and applications are available in the Guidance Office.
-DUE March 1 Chris Antonelli New England Scholarship
-Due March 3 – Rutland Raider Booster Club 12 $500 scholarships
-Due March 6, 2017 HOOD Scholarship
-Due March 8 – Rutland Area Guidance Counselors Scholarship
(in Memory of Joseph Flory & Sheila Poole)
-DUE March 10 Vermont State Council Knights of Columbus Scholastic Achievement Awards
-Due March 15 Center Lodge #34 – Applications available in the Guidance Office
-Due March 15 – Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarships $1,000
-Due Date: March 17 –
The Alice Angney Scholarship for Leadership & Service sponsored by the Vermont Superintendents’ Association. A $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to one high school senior. Stop by the guidance office for more information or go to www.vtvsa.org
-March 22, 2017 Berkshire Bank
-March 31, 2017 Amy Bindelglass Memorial Scholarship
-Due March 27 – Rutland South Rotary Club up to $1,500 (5 area high school participate
-Due April 1 The American Legion Dept of Vermont www.vtlegion.org
-Due April 7, 2017 Rutland Education Association-Due
-Due April 14, 2017 Barbara “Missy” Jasmin Scholarship
-Due April 14, 2017 RHS Math/Science Award
-Due April 14, 2017 Pauline Crowley Memorial Scholarship
-Due April 14, 2017 The Garofano Family Memorial Scholarship
-Due *April 14, 2017 Lodge #79 Free & Accepted Masons – Kenneth LaPlant Scholarship
-Due April 14, 2017 Peter A. Carini Memorial Scholarship
-Due April 14, 2017 Dr. Alberic & Gertrude Seeley Bellerose Scholarship
-Due May 1 Stephen Phillips Memorial – Several scholarships
-Due May 1 The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship
–Due: May 1 – Rutland PEGTV Courcelle Scholarship
Two Rutland County high school seniors – $2,000 scholarship with a major of post secondary education in all areas of tv, film, radio, internet, computer animation, graphic arts, sound engineering photo and print journalism.
Stop by the Guidance Office for the application for this scholarship
Stop by the Guidance Office for additional information. Seniors are reminded to continue to check your school email for messages from the Guidance Department.
For JUNIORS & SENIORS
-DUE April 24 Burlington Cars Drive for Excellence Contest.
This opportunity is for Juniors and Seniors to have a chance to win a new car from Burlington Cars. Information is available online at www.burlingtoncars.com as well as in the Guidance Dept.
RHS has had a student within the past two years become a finalist and received $1,000. So, take the time to register!
Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors:
If you are interested in a Healthcare Career, MEDQUEST 2017 may be what you are looking for this summer. Sponsored by Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and Rutland Regional Medical Center, there are two weeks during the summer that you may participate. June 25-30 will focus on Primary Care and the week of August 6-11 will focus on Emergency Medicine. For more information with detailed descriptions and scholarship opportunities stop by the Guidance Office or go online to www.svahec.org
Yearbook coupons for 5% and 10% off are available in White 16. If you order a yearbook from Mrs. Renfrow in White 16 before Winter vacation, you will be put into a pool and be eligible to win a $50 gift certificate to The Palms! Now go get that form!!!
Any senior who wants to purchase a yearbook, will get 10% off until winter break.
Any parent who still wants to purchase a parent yearbook ad for their senior student, needs to contact Mrs. Renfrow at 770-1116 or email her at email@example.com.