Daily Announcements 10/6/2017



October 6, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      United States Senate Youth ProgramLetter to High Schools- College Fairs Final (1) FOR ALL STUDENTS:


Attention Parents:  Parent Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, October 19th (afternoon & evening) and Friday, October 20th (morning). Conferences last 10 minutes with each teacher. The scheduling window for conferences will be open from Saturday, October 7th until Tuesday, October 17th at midnight.  Instructions have been emailed separately.


All juniors who signed up for the PSAT must report to the lecture hall today (Friday) for FLEX to pre-register.  We will let you go to your FLEX block after the pre registration is complete.


HOLA RHS!!!   Each day for a month- Rutland High School will be celebrating  Hispanic Heritage Month by giving you many interesting FACTS about Hispanic Culture
1) In 2014, Colombia was ranked the happiest country in the world according to the Barometer of Happiness and Hope.
2) The people of Venezuela have won the most beauty titles compared to any other
country in the world, over the past 30 years.
3) There are 135 phones for 100 persons in El Salvador. This means this country has the largest cellphone quantity in the world.


The 5:00 bus running from the high school is for students participating in EPIC programs ONLY.  You may not ride the bus if you are after school for other activities. You will be asked to exit the bus if you are not participating in EPIC.  

Message from the Cafeteria:  All carryover eligibility from the 2016-2017 school year has now expired. Anyone who has not received an eligibility letter for the 2017-2018 school year will need to bring money to pay for school meals. If you have questions about your eligibility, please see Mrs. Flanders in the cafeteria or Mrs. Moore in the Support Services office. Free and Reduced applications can be turned in anytime during the school year. They are available in Guidance, Support Services or the Main Office. *If a sibling has eligibility in a different school district, please submit a copy of that acceptance or a new application to RHS.


NHS will tutoring students during Flex in English, Math, Science, History, and World Language. Tutoring will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Teachers, please sign students up for Red 17



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 has been rescheduled to Friday October 6th during FLEX in White 17.

-Book club meets Thursdays after school in the library. Stop by the library for a copy of the current book.

-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



Today’s Events:

4:00 PM GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY SOCCER  @ Burr & Burton dismissed at 1:45PM, bus leaves 2PM

4:00 PM GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER  @ Burr & Burton dismissed at 1:45PM, bus leaves 2PM

Saturday’s Events:

10:00 AM Boys and Girls VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY @ Thetford Woods Trail Run bus leaves 7:45AM

11:00 AM BOYS VARSITY SOCCER vs. Brattleboro
2:30 PM BOYS VARSITY FOOTBALL  @ Rice bus leaves at 10:00AM

Fall Sports Guides are available outside in the athletic office



It is time for some EPIC Fall Fun!
Stay tuned, on October 11 we will go apple picking.  
Meet in the cafeteria at 3:20.



Watch our creative commercial about yearbooks starring RHS students:


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.

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 and Seniors:
Please see the detailed attachment regarding The United States Senate Youth Program with a scholarship due date of Friday, October 13 at 4:00pm –Mrs. C.​


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

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:
Fri., Oct. 6 @ 11:30 – Keene State

Mon, Oct. 9  @ 10:00  Boston College – With Student Rep. & 2017 RHS                                                                   Graduate Nova Wang
”           ”     @ 12:45  Carleton University – Minnesota
”           ”     @ 2:00  University of Pennsylvania
Thurs., Oct. 12 @ 12:15 Catholic University – Washington, DC
Fri., Oct. 13     @ 9:00 Culinary Institute of America – Hyde Park, NY
”            ”       @ 9:30 – University of Maine @ Farmington


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!



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