Daily Announcements 1/10/2018

January 10, 2018
The Bakeshop is open Tuesday through Thursday this week!
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.
Winter Dance January 19th, 2018!! Ticket- $8 at lunch, or $10 at the door!
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!
For the Class of 2022, save the date of Thursday, January 11, 2018 for our Incoming Freshman Information Night beginning at 6pm at RHS. Small group presentations on academic programs, the ninth grade registration process, extra-curricular opportunities and tours of the building will be all part of this very informative evening.

-Art Club is cancelled for this week
Today’s Events:
10:00 AM Boys and Girls VARSITY SNOWBOARDING bus leaves 7:45AM
Baseball open gym will start Sunday 1/28 from. 10-12 (there will not be open gym 1/14 and 1/21)
Raider Saver Cards are available for purchase for $10.00 from members of Winter Sports Teams and in the Athletic office
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:

Jan. 20
Vermont JCI Senate
February 16, 2018
Red Sox Foundation – Vermont Service Scholarship
March 10, 2018
Knights of Columbus – Vermont State Council
March 15, 2018
Center Lodge #34 Freemasonry (Rutland City)
March 30, 2018
Evelyn K Bartenstein Scholarship
March 30, 2018
The Garofano Family Memorial Scholarship
Early of April 3, 2018 or Reg. May 1, 2018 @ Noon
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
March 21, 2018 by 4:00
Berkshire Bank Scholarship
March 30, 2018
Nora Coffin Barnes Memorial Scholarship, Casella Inc.,Rutland Raider Booster Club, RHS Math/Science Award, Pauline Crowley Science Award, Peter Carini Science Award
April 1, 2018
Vermont State American Legion

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:


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