Daily Announcements 9/21/2017



September 21, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Letter to High Schools- College Fairs Final (1)FOR ALL STUDENTS:


Stafford Bakeshop is open today, Thursday 9/21/2017 , the bakeshop is usually open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and accept cash or checks made out to “Rutland City Public Schools”


On September 26 at 7pm at the Rutland Free Library, there will be an event in honor of Banned Books Week, with a reading of the children’s book The Rabbit’s Wedding and a staged reading of the play “Alabama Story.” The play tells the story of the librarian who defended the anti-segregationist book against an uproar in Alabama in 1959.


High School students are not to visit RMS EPIC programs or staff instructors after school.  Visitors cause distractions for EPIC staff and interrupt program offerings. The RMS EPIC staff appreciates your honoring this request.

Attention all Freshmen!!!!  Petitions are available in the Main Office for Class officers for the Class of 2021.  If you are interested in running for any class office petitions and speeches are due by the end of the day on Friday September 29th.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Haskell in White 15 or Mr. Aday in Red 15.

The Homecoming Dance  is September 23 8 – 10pm in the RHS Gym.  Tickets will be on sale at both lunches. $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Guest Applications for the homecoming dance are being accepted until Thursday. September 21st, applications can be picked up in the Main Office or Attendance Office


HOMECOMING CABARET! on Thursday, September 21, in the RHS Theater, starting at 7:00 p.m.  There will performances, singers and more, and refreshments at this FREE EVENT.  All past and present RHS students are invited to enjoy music and dessert at this FREE EVENT.  HOMECOMING CABARET! is the kick-off event for Homecoming Weekend.  FREE.  And there’s dessert.


Fall Spirit Week is 9/18-9/22

Monday – Pajama Day

Tuesday – Tie Dye Day

Wednesday – America Day

Thursday – Mismatch Day

Friday – Class Colors:  


The class with the most school spirit will be rewarded!


Post a picture on instagram or twitter in front of one of the backgrounds in the lobby with #rhsfallspiritweek2017 to get extra spirit points for your class!  The class with the most spirit wins a prize!


Don’t forget to dress up for spirit week!  The class with the highest participation wins a prize.  Also, vote during either lunch for a teacher to “Pie in the Face”  Tickets are $.50 each, this money funds RHS Pep Rallies


Message from the Cafeteria:  Please remember to turn in your free and reduced meal application. Any student who has carryover eligibility from the 2016-2017 school year will have their free or reduced eligibility expire at the end of this month. Applications are available in the Main, Guidance and Support Services offices. Completed applications can be handed in at any of those offices. Please see Mrs. Moore in the Support Services office if you have any questions.


Students – Please remember to check your email daily.  Teachers and counselors will be using email accounts even more than last year to communicate with you.  It is vitally important that you check email daily!


Senior Female Students:  If you would like to be nominated to be a candidate for RHS’ representative  “Pumpkin Princess”  in the Halloween Parade please sign up in the main  office by end of day Tuesday  September 26, students will be voting on Wednesday  September 27 in flex



The BALFOUR Representative will be at RHS the evening of our OPEN HOUSE – Wed., Sept. 27 in the main lobby area.  Seniors and your parents may stop by and receive information about the yearbook, graduation announcements, class rings, etc.



Balfour Class Ring Packets are in the main office.  Balfour will be at RHS on Wednesday 9/27/17 to take ring orders.  If you place an order on that date you will get a free Class of 2020 Hoodie

Please check your school email account for the
SENIOR DIPLOMA ORDER FORM.  This needs to be completed and returned to Mrs. Carpenter in the Guidance Office by Friday, September 29.

The RPS Tapestry Program has anticipated openings for the school year.
Junior Assistants: to assist with group activities and help maintain a healthy, enriching environment. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and entering 11th or 12th grade.  All applicants must meet CDD, VAE and local qualifications and pass fingerprint and background checks.
If you have questions regarding these positions, please contact Kate Bosnich.
Apply by sending a cover letter, resume and three current letters of reference to:
                             Kate H. Bosnich, Executive Director
                             Tapestry & EPIC Programs
                             6 Church Street
                             Rutland, VT   05701


All students driving themselves to school are required to have a parking permit. Seniors and Juniors are welcome to come to the Attendance Office to pick up a parking permit application. Sophomores will be notified later in the term when they may apply for a permit. Students are only allowed to park in either the student parking lot, or Gleason Road.  Please note that vehicles without a current parking sticker permanently attached to their front windshield can be ticketed at any time.



Attention Musicians:  The Tri-M Music Honor Society is currently accepting applications for membership. It is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in one, or more, of our school’s orchestra, band, or choral groups, and have a grade point average of at least 85.  Applications may be found in the Fine Arts hallway, and must be turned in by October 3. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hart at: Jennifer.Hart@rcpsvt.org

The RHS Malestroms will meet in the Choral Room on Thursdays at 3:15.  All boys who want to sing are welcome to join the Malestroms.



-3D Vermont club is meeting starting Friday September 29 in White 17 during FLEX.  Join us to find out more and get involved.  New members welcome!

-GMTI meetings will be Tuesdays during Flex

-Art Club is offered every Wednesday from 3:15 to 4:30 in Creative Structure.

-Environmental Club meeting Tuesdays at  7:15 a.m. in Lab 1 new members welcome

The first meeting of New Neighbors has been RESCHEDULED for FRIDAY, September 29 during FLEX. The meeting will be in White 25. New members are welcome

-RHS Amnesty International will have its first meeting on September 26 in Red 25 from 3:15 to 4.  Everyone is welcome!

-The Speech and Debate Club will have its first meeting after school on Wednesday, September 27th in Mr. Eisenman’s room.  People interested in joining the club for the first time are especially encouraged to attend and learn more about what we do.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Eisenman, Madam Cassel, or our co-captains Victoria Quint and Sophia Moore.

-Cyber You will have its first meeting on Wednesday September 27 in the library’s computer lab from 8:15 to 8:40.  New members welcome!



Today’s events:

4:30 PM BOYS JV-B SOCCER vs. South Burlington

EPIC is now offering tutoring after school and the following enrichments:
Monday-LIfetime sports with Mr. Crewdson

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – chess club
Wednesday-Food Fusion with Mr. Aday, sewing club

Thursday and Friday-Fitness Fun with Ms. Filskov – Dress for movement!
*EPIC Fitness is cancelled for Thursday 9/21/17 but will resume Friday 9/22/17*

Please pick up registration forms in room 111, the main office or guidance if you are not registered yet.   All Enrichments will meet in the cafeteria after school.


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 10/9 for $45 so order now before the price goes up.

Win a $50 VISA Gift card!  If you buy a yearbook during the week of Sept. 25 to 29, you will be entered into a raffle for a $50 VISA card!!  Bring $45 and forms will be available in front of the cafeteria during lunch.

If you take pictures at schools events, please think about sharing them with the yearbook team!  You can email pictures to me at clarena.renfrow@rcpsvt.org or upload them with the ImageShare app.


Juniors – If you would like to take the PSAT (Pre-SAT) you can take it on October 11th at RHS from 7:45-11:30am.  The cost is $25.00.  We have a limited number of tests available.  They will be available on a first come, first serve basis.   Please bring cash or check to Mrs. Carpenter.   She will give you a practice book and reserve a test for you.  
Due to the fact that we need to hold a pre-registration session on October 6th during FLEX,  we will stop selling books on October 5th.  No exceptions.  All students must be pre registered prior to taking the test.  
Important Points –
PSAT – October 11,  7:45-11:30
Pre-Registration is October 6th during FLEX
Last day to purchase is October 5th – No exceptions

Senior info night will now be Wednesday, September 27th from 5-6pm. This is right before our Open House… Parents, guardians, and senior students are invited to come and learn more about the college application process from our guidance counselors. A representative from Castleton will also be available to answer questions!  Seniors and your parents are highly encouraged to attend this very informative evening.


Bernie Sanders is sponsoring a college fair at Castleton University in partnership with the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation on October 14th. This is an opportunity for students and their families to learn about college opportunities right here in Vermont, as well as the financial aid options that may be available. There will even be access to computer labs to learn more about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and assistance with completion.  Please see the attached letter for more information.

Students who are preparing for the next round of SAT and ACT Tests, the Guidance Department has received the 2017-2018 practice booklets.  Stop by the Guidance Office and pick up a copy.

Students are asked to get in the habit of checking your school email for messages from the Guidance Department.  

College Representative Visits:
Thurs., Sept. 21 @ 8:30 Suffolk University
”                ”       @ 10:15 Providence College
”                ”       @ 1:15 Western New England Univ.

 “      @ 9:00 University of Albany

Fri., Sept. 22 @ 8:00  Emmanuel College
”             ”      @ 8:00  Wentworth Tech Institute
”             ”       @ 9:30 Lasell College
”             ”       @ 11:45 Hartwick College

The Class of 2019 is selling Fleece Raider Blankets.  There are two designs to choose from, Black Fleece with the embroidered Rutland Raiders logo in the corner or Red Fleece with the logo laser etched on the entire blanket.  Each style sells for only $25.  Order yours today by seeing any member of the Junior class or a class advisor, Mrs. McKeen or Mrs. Tordonato.

The Class of 2018 will be selling Yankee Candles this year! Our sale dates are from October 16 October 30 in the catalog and online.
Shop our online store and support our fundraiser! This year our store features two great shopping options! Both Home & Family and Yankee Candle products are now available in our store. Products from Yankee Candle, Crock Pot, Mr. Coffee, Coleman, Oster, Sunbeam and many more! All at regular retail prices, but we earn 40% of each sale! Our store is open 24/7 right up until January 10, 2018 with no lines and plenty of parking!
Go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com
Scroll down to “Start Shopping” and enter our group number: 990090980

Thank you for your support!



Daily Announcements 9/20/2017

RHS ANNOUNCEMENTS September 20, 2017                                                                       … Continued

Daily Announcements 9/19/2017

  RHS ANNOUNCEMENTS September 19, 2017 FOR ALL STUDENTS: Attention all Freshmen!!!! Petitions are available in the Main Office for Class officers for the Class of 2021. If you are interested in running for any class office petitions and speeches … Continued

Daily Announcements 9/15/2017

  RHS ANNOUNCEMENTS September 15, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Letter to High Schools- College Fairs Final (1) FOR ALL STUDENTS:   The Homecoming Dance  is September 23 8 – 10pm in the RHS Gym.  Tickets will be on sale at both lunches. $8 … Continued

Daily Announcements 9/14/2017

  RHS ANNOUNCEMENTS September 14, 2017 Letter to High Schools- College Fairs Final (1) FOR ALL STUDENTS:   Students – Please remember to check your email daily.  Teachers and counselors will be using email accounts even more than last year to … Continued