Daily Announcements 11/17/2017
November 17, 2017
Enrichment Flex Opportunity on Monday November 20th:
Mr. Jef Groby from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees will be visiting to share and discuss his experiences working internationally with the United Nations. Please come prepared with questions. Ask your Flex teacher to schedule you for this enrichment speaker! See Ms. Groby or Madame Cassel for more information.
RISE (Rutland Ishydoria Student Exchange) will have an informational meeting on Monday the 27th in RED 29! Come learn about this amazing opportunity to travel to Japan!
Are you interested in having the best experience in your life this summer? Do you have a sense of adventure and desire for international travel?
On Tuesday, 11/21, a representative from the Experiment in International Living will be here to provide information workshops on their exciting travel programs for students. At the session, you will learn about their philosophy of travel, as well as the nuts and bolts of their programs. You will hear firsthand accounts of RHS students who have participated in the past. Finally, you will learn how to apply to the program as well as access scholarship and financial aid resources.
If you are interested, please come to Mr. Eisenman’s flex on Tuesday, 11/21 in Red 22. If you have any questions, please see him.
On Friday December 1st the Student Senate will be hosting a Blood Drive from 9 AM – 2 PM. If you are 16 or older and in good health, please consider becoming a donor. Appointments can be scheduled during lunch or see Mr. Aday or Mrs. Haskell. Give the Gift of Life!
Attention! The Class of 2020 is holding a Little Caesar’s fundraiser, please see a class officer for details and an order pamphlet!
ATTENTION GRADES 9-12!
The Class of 2019 is holding another fundraiser! RAIDER BASEBALL HATS AND BUCKET HATS ARE NOW BEING SOLD ONLINE AT THIS LINK:
Raider Hats are being sold from NOW TO NOVEMBER 28th SO ACT FAST, AND ORDER NOW to support the Class of 2019, and show off your raider spirit! Baseball Hats come in 2 different color options, and are being sold for $15.00
Bucket Hats are being sold for $17.00
Killington Mountain will be set up outside of the cafeteria to share job opportunities with Stafford and RHS students during all lunches on Friday, November 17. Killington is hiring now for part time, full time, and during school breaks.
They have a variety of job openings which are listed on their website at https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1203501&d=Killington.
The U Matter Club is accepting winter clothing and jackets for your fellow students in need. Donations can be dropped off in Ms. Ivey’s office upstairs in the Support Services suite.
The Howe Center Campus is currently accepting applications for the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. Please see your guidance counselor to discuss applying. Application deadline is: December 1st. For more information about the Howe Center, please visit the following website:
Romance, mystical creatures, nobles, and… a donkey head? Enjoy an evening out and support Encore Theater in their latest production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare, in the RHS theatre, on November, 17th, and 18th @ 7:00 pm. Ticket prices are $5 for Seniors and those 18 and under and $8 for Adults. Anyone bringing a fairy costume design will get in for half price. Thank you
-There will be a meeting of New Neighbors this Friday, November 17. We will meet in Red 25
-Knitting for a Cause every Tuesday in White 24 during Flex
Raider Spirit On-Line Store is open: https://rhsholiday17.itemorder.com/ the last day to order is 11/19/2017
Registration for Winter Sports is open:
*the make up meeting for High School Winter Sports will be November 27, 2017 at 3:15PM, meet in the athletic office*
Seniors and Parents of Seniors – All the information and deadlines on senior pictures, blurbs and parent recognition ads can be found at this link: http://tinyurl.com/senior18info Yearbooks can be ordered online at http://tinyurl.com/rhsbook18. They are on sale now until 12/1 for $50 so order now before the price goes up again.
If you take pictures at schools events, please think about sharing them with the yearbook team! You can email pictures to me at email@example.com or upload them with the ImageShare app. Project code is 822280 and the password is rhs
For those who like to plan ahead. Governor’s Institute has released their summer sessions and topics. Be on the lookout for application on February 1st: https://www.giv.org/institutes/
Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors Only:
Check out this website: Coolidgescholars.org From the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. “The Coolidge” is among America’s most generous; a full-ride scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. Unlike other top scholarships, the Coolidge can be used by recipients at any accredited U. S. college or university. The main criterion for the Coolidge is academic merit. For more information and the application go to to Coolidgescholars.org .
Due date is 5:00 pm January 24, 2018.
SENIORS AND JUNIORS: Do You Want to Win a Car?
The Drive 4 Excellence contest sponsored by Burlington Hyundai & Subaru is currently OPEN!
Online registration can be located at www.burlingtoncars.com. Deadline to register and to submit your report card is April 30, 2018. After this date, 75 finalists will be selected and notified by May 5, 2018. If you are one of the finalists you must be present to win either a pre-selected 2018 Subaru Impreza or 2018 Hyundai Elantra. Further details can be found on the website as well as in the Guidance Office.
RE: Castleton Decision Day – Thursday, Dec. 7.
For seniors who applied and are on the Guidance Department’s list of students for the Decision Day, Mrs. Carpenter will be preparing your appointments to meet with one of the CSU’s Admissions Team for December 7. Appointment times will be sent to you via your school email as well as paging you to the Guidance Office. These appointment notices will be distributed after the Thanksgiving Break.
Stop by the Guidance Office and pick up a few pamphlets that the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation has provided. The 2018-2019 Grant Application pamphlet, Financial Aid as well as My Educational Loans pamphlets. These can also be viewed online at www.vsac.org
VSAC’s 2018-2019 SCHOLARSHIP BOOKLET has arrived in the Guidance Office. Seniors, stop by and pick one up. Deadline for ALL VSAC-assisted scholarships is February 16, 2018
Seniors: The Elks National Foundation sponsors several scholarships nationally and locally. Check out this website: enf.elks.org/mvs for complete details. This is an online application process which is open now and ends on November 27, 2017. This information was also sent to all seniors via your school email account. Copies of this information is also available in the Guidance Office.
Attention Student Athletes:
Semper Fidelis All-American Program:
Semper Fidelis All-Americans will be invited to attend Battles Won Academy in Washington, D.C. July 2018 where they’ll get a chance to win a scholarship for college, network with other elite student-athletes, go on a behind-the-scenes tour of our nation’s capital and hear from several inspirational speakers and industry professionals. We are looking for both male and female candidates who are juniors, have a 3.5 GPA or higher, are active in the community, play a competitive sport and hold either a student or community leadership position. Applications are due January 31, 2018
Student athletes who fit the description of a Semper Fidelis All-American can complete their application at https://sfaap.marines.com/. Please note the application is only a single page and should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. There is no limit on the number of students who can apply or be nominated.
During the Inaugural Battles Won Academy, students participated in the Fit Olympics at Under Armour’s World Headquarters, received a private tour at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA, had a scavenger hunt throughout the National Mall and attended a Baltimore Oriole’s game where they had a meet-and-greet with Cal Ripken Jr. They also heard from guest speakers such as Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers, Carli Lloyd of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, World Champion Wrestler Adeline Gray, in addition to our banquet host, Sage Steele of ESPN.
To learn more about the Semper Fidelis All-American Program, please check out our social media platforms where you’ll find videos and photos from the Inaugural Battles Won Academy.
Feature Story: https://www.facebook.com/SemperFidelisAllAmericans/videos/1050723375057992/