Daily Announcements 12/6/2017


December 6, 2017  


For the Class of 2022, save the date of Thursday, January 11, 2018 for our Incoming Freshmen 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.


Rutland High School Key Club needs your help! RHS Key Club has applied for the Nickelodeon HALO (Helping And Leading Others)movement grant that will provide money for our future projects that benefit the Meadows and the Bardwell house. This is a huge opportunity for RHS Key Club and we need your vote to help us win!
All you need to do is go to https://wyng.io/R2jzrm and click vote!
Thank you on behalf of the RHS Key Club!

Voting is not limited to RHS Key Club members or people in Rutland High School, everyone is welcome to vote. However ONE VOTE CAN BE CAST PER DAY until December 11th, 2017 at midnight


The senior class Yankee Candle order is in and you may  pick up your order in Mrs. Beals room- Stafford 102-  during Flex Block today. Be sure to  see  her when you do


All next week, New Neighbors will be selling bracelets to benefit the non-profit, non-partisan organization, Friends of Puerto Rico. Friends of Puerto Rico invests in Puerto Rican communities by supporting the arts, education and entrepreneurship.  As part of the organization’s commitment to rebuilding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, 100% of the donations received for the  Recovery Fund will be invested in thirteen centers managed by the Boys & Girls Clubs in Puerto Rico. Bracelets will be sold in front of the cafeteria during lunch and are only $1.


The Feminism Club is collecting non perishable items (canned goods, feminine products, and other basic necessities)  for the New Story Center from December 4 to December 20. The New Story Center is a wonderful organization that works to end the cycle of violence through support, education, prevention, and collaboration in our community. Boxes will be located in the theater, library, main office, athletic office, guidance office, attendance office, and White 27. Please join us in turning the page on violence.


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!!!


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.



To RHS Musicians who were accepted into the Green Mountain Music District Festival, turn in your District commitment and medical forms to Ms. Koon, Mr. Barnett, or Mr. Graves AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!


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



Winter Sports Schedule is available on viewmyschedule.com





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.  
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/


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. 4 2018 GE-REAGAN Foundation Scholarship
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


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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