Daily Announcements 11/27/2018


November 27, 2018


The senior ice cream party has been rescheduled for Thursday the 29th during FLEX.


Club giving is adopting a family and would love help with donations! It is a single mother with 3 boys. If you would like to donate either toys, clothing, or money, then the boxes will be located in white 12. The sooner the better to bring in items! For any questions contact Lauren Calvin, Mrs. Farkas, or Mrs. McNeil.

Introduction to College & Careers will be offered through CCV at Rutland High School beginning at the end of January on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 5:00.  This course provides high school students with the opportunity to explore the college experience within the context of their future goals. Students will focus on career & work interests, communication, financial literacy, academic & professional success skills, college & employment. Students who successfully complete  the course will be eligible for a .5 elective credit on their RHS transcript.
If interested or you would like more information please contact Lorin Gides at 770-1046 or lorin.gides@rcpsvt.org


VSAC is offering FAFSA Fridays when families can make appointments to go to their Resource Center or to call their dedicated toll-free number 833-802-VSAC (9722) to have personal assistance in filing FAFSAs!

Attention for All High School Students:  Senator Bernie Sanders invites all Vermont high school students to write a 250-500 word essay on a major challenge facing our country and how they would solve that problem.  Submit your essay no later than January 9, 2019.  For more information and to submit an essay visit:  www.sanders.senate.gov/stateof the union.  You can also call Sen Sanders’ Burlington office at (800) 339-9834


Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. What do those ideas mean to you? Scan the QR code on the New Neighbors with SnapChat  posters around the school and tell us what you think.



-Encore Theatre Meeting on Nov. 26th at 3:20 – Mandatory for anyone attending Northeasterns, Matilda and/or planning to participate in Encore’s Secret Santas at our Holiday Party. New members are always welcome.


The class of 2022 is selling coupon booklets for Flagship Cinemas.  The cost of each book is $25.00 and includes as much as $200 worth of savings.  The coupons do not expire until April 30, 2020. If you would like to purchase any books please see any Freshman student, Mrs. Bullock, or Mr. Crewdson.


The class of 2020 is selling Raider T-Shirts for $15 and to talk to a class officer to purchase one

Order online at the link below to support the class of 2020!!”


“The class of 2020 is also doing a holiday truffle fundraiser through the Vermont Truffle Company!! Orders will be in before the holiday break. Pick up an order form from a class officer!!” in the announcements.


The Sophomore class of 2021 is selling Raider sweatshirts and sweatpants just in time for the holidays! There is only one style for sweatshirts but the sweatpants can be ordered with an open bottom or with an elastic cuff bottom. All of the products can be ordered in your choice of gray or black.You can place your orders online at https://www.agpestores.com//mitchelltees/groupproducts.php?prodgroup_id=20482&prodgroupbypass=true, or place an order during lunch. Orders will be taken through December 2nd and they will be available for pickup at RHS on December 18th.



Bonjour! If you are interested in French language, culture or just the food, la Societe Francaise  (French Society) is the club for you! Our first meeting is on Wednesday December 5th in Red 25, right after school. We will be discussing everything French all over some spécialités françaises – French snacks! Feel free to bring a friend!!! Contact Senan Pol, Emma Pilz, Haley Lassen or Ms. Groby for more information.

Creative Writing Club will continue to meet after school on Thursdays in White 25. Please stop by and check us out if you enjoy creative writing! New members are always welcome.



The next Booster meeting will be Monday 12/3 at 6:30 in Red 11

To register online for Winter Sports, please follow the link below:


Yearbook 2019
Yearbooks are on sale for only $50 until December 1!  Hurry and buy yours at: http://tinyurl.com/talisman2019  
Please email me pictures of fall sports, spring sports, Prom 2018, graduation and YES Plan activities 2018 for your yearbook!!  Download the ImageShare app, sign up and use project code 922280 and upload your pictures!
**Seniors – Your yearbook senior pictures are overdue if you haven’t handed them in already.  If you do not hand in a senior picture, we will use your school picture last taken. We can also take your picture for you; just see Mrs. Renfrow in White 16.  We want you to be in the yearbook so come and see me with any issues or questions you may have!

**Parent Ads for seniors are available here.  


Guidance Dept:  

RHS STUDENTS:  SUMMER Opportunity :  June 16 – June 21, 2019
The American Legion Law Cadet Training Program at the Vermont Police Academy,
Pittsford, VT.  The purpose of the Cadet Training Program is to expose young people to all facets of the criminal justice system and the knowledge regarding training and responsibilities of Law Enforcement Officers.    The instructors are from Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies. The program is limited to 26 ages 14 and up. Sponsorship is needed via an American Legion Post. The Guidance Dept. has applications with additional information.  Also info can be obtained via this website: www.vtlegion.org

Incoming Freshman Information Night – Class of 2023-  Save the Date of Thursday, January 10 from 6 to 8pm.  Small group presentations on academic programs, ninth grade registration planning, extra-curricular opportunities and tours of the building.  This information night is a perfect opportunity to see what Rutland High School has to offer. Actual student registration for the Class of 2023 will take place during the spring at individual Rutland County school locations.


Dartmouth College Student & RHS Grad ‘18, Victoria Quint will be in the RHS guidance office

On Tues., Dec. 4 during FLEX Block if students who may be interested in speaking with her about her current year at Dartmouth College.  Stop by the Guidance Office and sign up.


Student Rep  & RHS Graduate Visit:


Dartmouth College

(Current Student /

RHS ‘18 Grad Victoria Quint

Tues. Dec 4 1:15




Juniors ONLY:  Scholarship Opportunity;  The President Calvin Coolidge Scholarship is now available to apply for.  Go to: www.coolidgescholars.org for the application and details pertaining to it.  Scholars are selected based on academic excellence, an interest in public policy and an appreciation for and understanding of the values Pres. Coolidge championed, as well as humility and service.  The top 100 applicants are invited to a weekend in Washington, D. C. (all expenses paid and a one time $1,000 scholarship). Applicants who make it to the finalist level, but do not ultimately win the full scholarship, receive a one-time finalist scholarship of $5,000.  Applications due January 23, 2019.


Seniors:  The Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Scholarship Booklet has arrived in the RHS Guidance Office.  Stop by and pick up your copy! The Unified Scholarship Application needs to be postmarked by February 15, 2019.


Additional Information may be found on the various organizations’ websites and/or in the

RHS Guidance Office:

Name of Scholarship Website Date Due
Free Masons Center Lodge #34 None March 15
The American Legion Dept of Vermont www.vtlegion.org April 1
Drive for Excellence Burlington Cars  For Juniors & Seniors www.burlingtoncars.com April 30
Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund www.phillips-scholarship.org *early Response Deadline of April 3 @ noon
Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarships Reg Response Deadline of May 1 @ 2019


Free afterschool meal option for ALL students in the RHS Cafeteria.  

Homework Center and Afterschool Tutoring

Available Monday through Friday 3:15pm-5:30pm in the RHS Library at no cost

Monday – Mr. Aday(English), Mrs. Trevino(English, Social Studies), Mr. Ellis(Science), Mr. Lertola(Math)

Tuesday – Mr. Aday(English) 4:15-5:15

Wednesday – Mr. Lertola(Math), Mrs. Siliski(Social Studies)4:15-5:15

Thursday – Mr. Aday(English), Mr. Crewdson(Math), Mr. Ellis(Science), Mrs. Siliski(Social Studies) 4:15-5:15

Friday – Mr. Crewdson(math), Mrs. Trevino(English, Social Studies)

**A late bus will run at 5:00 for students living within Rutland City.  Students must be enrolled in the EPIC program to ride the bus.**

Chess club  meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Mrs. Siliski’s room from 3:15-4:15

Cooking Events!  

Tuesday, Nov 27 – Everyday Chef with Grace Davy –  Comfort Food – BBQ Chicken & Roasted Veggies

Wednesday, Nov 28- Food Fusion with Yoshi Aday – Lemon Chicken

Thursday, Nov 29 – Homemade Crafts with Sandy Leonard – M&M Cookies

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