Daily Announcements 11/30/2017


November 30, 2017      
Visit the Library 12/1 through 12/18 and find our Elf on the Shelf for a chance to win our Holiday Contest! Stop by the Library for more details!

Do you want to build a snowflake?
Join Cyber You’s mission of kindness and create a paper snowflake with a positive message written, and place them in the “drop off box” in the library. See Ms. Adams for details!
CYBER YOU is a cyberbullying prevention club, where we discuss the negatives and positives of cyber usage, and continue to spread positivity and awareness throughout the community. Meetings are Wednesday mornings at 8:15 in the “quiet room”, located in the library! New members always welcome!!!


RED TALK TODAY!  Castleton University Professor, Dr. Harry Chaucer will share his slideshow of his trip to Syria before the civil war.  See the beautiful geography, culture and architecture of the country! Sign up with you Flex Teacher-under social studies-Thursday November 30th!


Juniors and Seniors: If you have not applied for a parking permit for the student parking lot, applications are only going to be accepted through today Wednesday, November 29th, 2017


Rutland High School Howe Center Campus is collecting donations for the Rutland County Humane Society starting now until December 15th. There are boxes in both Guidance and the Main office for your donations.  Lists of items are posted around school or stop into one of the offices for the list. Thank you in advance for supporting this project.


On Friday December 1st the Student Senate will be hosting a Blood Drive from 9 AM – 2 PM.  If you are 16 or older and in good health, please consider becoming a donor.  Appointments can be scheduled during lunch or see Mr. Aday or Mrs. Haskell.  Give the Gift of Life!


Attention!  The Class of 2020 is holding a Little Caesar’s fundraiser.  The deadline has been extended, all orders are due Tuesday December 5.  Sell 10 items and get a free $5.00 gift card.  Please support the class, see an officer for details and an order pamphlet or order online at htttp://www.pizzakit.com/fundraising-products?shop=1&f=342384&5=281705
Fundraiser ID  342384


The U Matter Club is accepting winter clothing and jackets for your fellow students in need.  Donations can be dropped off in Ms. Ivey’s office upstairs in the Support Services suite.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Howe Center Campus is currently accepting applications for the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year. Please see your guidance counselor to discuss applying.  Application deadline is: December 1st. For more information about the Howe Center, please visit the following website:




-There will be a meeting of New Neighbors this Friday, December 1, in Red 25 during FLEX. The bracelets for Puerto Rico relief have arrived and are ready to be sold!

-Knitting for a Cause every Tuesday in White 24 during Flex

-There will be a Gay Straight Alliance meeting on Nov. 30 at 3:15 in Room 111


Registration for Winter Sports:  



ATTENTION ALL SENIORS!  The yearbook staff will be taking the senior group picture for the yearbook during FLEX on December 6.  All seniors need to report to the cafeteria at the beginning of the FLEX block first and then all will go out to the football field for taking a creative picture.  Dress warm!  Please don’t be late and all seniors need to come so that we can have a picture of all!


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 12/1 for $50 so order now before the price goes up again.

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.  Project code is 822280 and the password is rhs


For those who like to plan ahead.  Governor’s Institute has released their summer sessions and topics.  Be on the lookout for application on February 1st:  https://www.giv.org/institutes/


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.  


RE: Castleton Decision Day – Thursday, Dec. 7.

Seniors who are participating:  Your appointment times have been scheduled and please check your emails as a message from Mrs. Carpenter was sent on Tuesday.  Please stop by the Guidance Office and pick up your appointment slip.


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



Attention Student Athletes:
Semper Fidelis All-American Program:
Semper Fidelis All-Americans will be invited to attend Battles Won Academy in Washington, D.C.  July 2018 where they’ll get a chance to win a scholarship for college, network with other elite student-athletes, go on a behind-the-scenes tour of our nation’s capital and hear from several inspirational speakers and industry professionals. We are looking for both male and female candidates who are juniors, have a 3.5 GPA or higher, are active in the community, play a competitive sport and hold either a student or community leadership position.  Applications are due January 31, 2018

Student athletes who fit the description of a Semper Fidelis All-American can complete their application at https://sfaap.marines.com/. Please note the application is only a single page and should take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. There is no limit on the number of students who can apply or be nominated.

During the Inaugural Battles Won Academy, students participated in the Fit Olympics at Under Armour’s World Headquarters, received a private tour at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, VA, had a scavenger hunt throughout the National Mall and attended a Baltimore Oriole’s game where they had a meet-and-greet with Cal Ripken Jr. They also heard from guest speakers such as Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers, Carli Lloyd of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, World Champion Wrestler Adeline Gray, in addition to our banquet host, Sage Steele of ESPN.

To learn more about the Semper Fidelis All-American Program, please check out our social media platforms where you’ll find videos and photos from the Inaugural Battles Won Academy.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemperFidelisAllAmericans/?ref=br_rs

Feature Story: https://www.facebook.com/SemperFidelisAllAmericans/videos/1050723375057992/

Instagram: @Fightingspirit

Twitter: @FightingSpirit


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