Daily Announcements 1/22/2018


January 22, 2018


Seniors: Permission forms for Senior Privileges and Flex Block Opt-Out are now available in the Attendance Office.  Senior Privileges will begin Monday, January 29th.


Cold and flu season have arrived.  The best way to stay healthy is to wash your hands often and well with plenty of soap and water.  If soap and water isn’t available, use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing, before preparing or eating food, and after using the restroom.   Illnesses spread when germs from your hands enter your body through your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Germs can be found on objects that are touched frequently, and germs can be inhaled when someone who is ill talks, coughs, or sneezes.  To keep illness from spreading in school, stay home when you have a fever or gastrointestinal illness, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve, and wash your hands often and well.   Here’s to a healthy year in 2018 -From the RHS Health Office


Attention Juniors! Registration for next year’s classes will run from Tuesday, January 16-Friday, January 26. You will receive an email from your counselor with your appointment date and time. Please see your counselor if the time does not work for you.


The Freshman class of 2021 is selling Rutland Raider T-shirts. You can purchase short sleeve ($10) or long sleeve ($13)  with your class year printed on the back. There is also an option of just getting a plain back if you are not part of a particular class ($8.50/$11.50). Orders can be placed on the online webstore at the following link:
The link is open until January 31st. Students will also be selling shirts with order forms at lunch.

Executive Board and Environmental Club are partnering and SELLING REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES with RHS logos on them for $12. The purpose of these water bottles is to eliminate waste from plastic water bottles that get thrown away! They will available starting on Friday 1/19/18 in front of the cafeteria during lunches, where you can purchase and pick them up.


Attention Sophomores and Juniors: Mr. McDonough is offering a special English course next year on Shakespeare and Politics.  We’ll look at how Shakespeare’s plays deal with the same issues of race, gender, religion, and justice that we deal with today.  Plenty of classroom reading and discussion, and no major essays!  See guidance to sign up!



The Music Department will present the 10th annual “Jazz Night” on Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the RHS Theater.  Come hear some great music performed by jazz students from Rutland Town School as well as our own RHS Jazz Ensemble!

The Jazz Ensemble’s cookie dough sale is going on now!  See any member to order your 3 lb. tub of frozen chocolate chip, peanut butter, or chocolate sea salt caramel cookie dough.  Hurry – the sale ends on Monday!


School Choice

If you are interested in learning more about the State-Wide  Public School Choice Program, please contact the Guidance Office at your school of residence for more information.  The deadline for registration for School Choice at that particular guidance office is Thursday, March 1, 2018 by 4:00 pm.



-CREATIVE WRITING CLUB will now meet Thursdays after school in Red 16 with Mr. Tuerk.  We welcome all writers.

 -GSA will hold a meeting on 1/25 at 3:15 in room 111.



Today’s Event:

3:00 PM GIRLS VARSITY ICE HOCKEY  @ Brattleboro dismissed at 12:00PM, bus leaves 12:15PM

4:00 PM BOYS VARSITY ICE HOCKEY @ Stowe dismissed at 12:45PM, bus leaves 1:00PM


There will an Open Gym for any interested softball players this Tuesday the 23rd at 8 P.M. in the RHS gym. Anyone participating in a Winter sport must consult with their coach before being allowed to participate.

Winter Sports Guides are available outside the Athletic office


Raider Saver Cards are available for purchase for $10.00 from members of Winter Sports Teams and in the Athletic office


Students!  Log In to FuelUpToPlay60.com to earn points and Apply to Become a Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassador by March 9, 2018.  Stop by the Athletic office for more information.



A representative from the College of St. Joseph- Rutland will be in the Guidance Office on Tuesday, January 23 at 11:30 for students who wish to know more about course offerings at CSJ. Stop by the Guidance Office and sign up to attend.


Senior Scholarships:

Seniors please check your school email account as the Guidance Department is beginning to notify you of scholarship opportunities.  A spreadsheet listing will be shared to you by

Mrs. Carpenter briefly outlining available scholarships.  Check in the Guidance Dept for copies of scholarships that are listed on the spreadsheet.


Current Scholarships to Apply For:

February 16, 2018 Red Sox Foundation – Vermont Service Scholarship
March 8, 2018 Rutland Area Guidance Counselors
March 10, 2018 Knights of Columbus – Vermont State Council
March 21, 2018 Berkshire Bank Foundation, Inc.
March 15, 2018 Center Lodge #34 Freemasonry (Rutland City)
March 30, 2018 Evelyn K Bartenstein Scholarship –

The Garofano Family Memorial Scholarship

Nora Coffin Barnes Memorial Scholarship

Rutland Raider Booster Club Scholarships

Casella, Inc. Scholarships

RHS Math/Science Award

Peter Carini Science Award

Pauline Crowley Memorial Science Award

Barbara “Missy” Jasmin Scholarship

Bellerose Scholarship

March 31, 2018 Northshire Bookstore:  Open Mind Scholarship
April 1, 2018 Vermont State American Legion (Scholarships)
Early of April 3, 2018 or Reg. May 1, 2018 @ Noon The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
April 13, 2018 Rutland Education Association


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.  


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


EVERY senior must come and see Mrs. Renfrow to proof your part of the senior section without exception.  Come to White 16 and take care of this asap.  We have to submit the section very soon.

Yearbooks are on sale for our January madness sale!!  Save $ and buy your book in January for $50!!  Last chance as we do NOT guarantee there will be any books leftover for sale when they arrive in May and if there are, they will be $60.

Parent Ads!  Show your senior how proud you are of their accomplishments (limited number available so hurry!)  by purchasing a parent ad online here at:  



The following seniors must come and see Mrs. Renfrow immediately:

Alea Valente

Amber Munger

Andrew Siliski

Brendan Crossman

Callon Fish

Carter Colwell

Charles Brookins

Emily Lanzillo

Emmit Hewitt

Garrett Hathaway

Halee Johnson

Jasper Lynch

Jaycee Barlow

Jimmy Ryan

Johnathan Urbani

Jon Sobel

Kane Cabezola

Keegan Stelatto

Keeley Peer

Kelsey Lockerby

Lily Williams

Logan Euber

Madison Parker

Natalie Mitiguy

Nathan Hoyle

Paige Vincelette

Ryan Locasio-Mayfield

Shania Galiano

Sophia Moore-Smith

Zach Green

Zach Saienni



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