Daily Announcements 2/9/2018


February 9, 2018


The RHS Malestroms are offering Singing Valentines to be delivered on Tuesday, February 13 during D Block.  See Mr. Graves or one of the Malestroms for details.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Once again, The Unpredictables will be selling Singing Valentines, during lunch.  They will be delivered Tuesday, February 13, during D-Block and E-Block.  The cost is still only $5.00 per song.  Purchase them early ~ they sell out quickly!


Students, please remember, and remind your parents as well, that all pick up and drop off is to be done in the back circle at both the beginning and the end of the day.


Governor’s Institutes of Vermont online applications will open on February 1st.  Are you interested fun and accelerated learning residencies on college campuses?  Then GIV is perfect for you.  This summer’s institutes are the following: architecture, design and build, arts, Asian cultures, astronomy, current issues and youth activism, engineering, entrepreneurship, environmental science and technology, health and medicine (new), informational technology and digital media, mathematical sciences and young writers.  Apply online at giv.org.  Deadline is March 14th.  See Ms. Conn in guidance for more information.


GMTI will be selling carnations and candy during both lunches from now until Valentine’s Day Carnations or Candy are $2, for both the cost is $3.  They will be delivered to your friends during B and C block on Valentine’s Day


YES Plan School-to-Work Proposals:  Any student who wishes to participate in the School-to-Work YES Plan this year, needs to see Mrs. Renfrow in White 16 to pick up their STW Proposal form as soon as possible


Attention Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors- Mrs. Archer is offering a quarter course – Theatre for Social Action- this class will choose an issue, develop a play around this issue, build sets, costumes, rehearse the play and take it on the road!  This is a global studies elective.


The flu and strep throat season is upon us.  To prevent widespread flu, strep throat, and illness in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or strep throat symptoms.  To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:
Keep your child at home if he or she has any of these symptoms:
Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees without fever reducing medications, for a minimum of 24 hours)
Vomiting (even once)
General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
Severe sore throat
*If your child is experiencing a combination of the above symptoms we recommend you contact their physician.    
A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours.  A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 24 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school.  Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school.  Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school.  Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.
If your child will be out of school due to illness please call the attendance office at RHS before the start of school.  When calling please let the school know if your child has been diagnosed with the flu or strep throat.  RHS Attendance office 770-1072 or 770-1096
If you should have any questions please call the RHS Health Office at 770-1086 or 770-1087

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 are available in front of the cafeteria during lunches, where you can purchase and pick them up.


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!


School Choice

If you are interested in learning more about the State-Wide  Public School Choice Program, please contact the Guidance Office at your school of residence for more information.  The deadline for registration for School Choice at that particular guidance office is Thursday, March 1, 2018 by 4:00 pm.



Workday for decorating committee for Encore’s festival in March today from 6-9. Come and help us create decorations for the Harry Potter rooms for the festival. Anyone is welcome!

There is an information sheet on upcoming theatre festivals in the pocket on  Mrs. Archer’s door.  If you are interested in attending another festival, please grab one



Valentine’s Day is almost here!  Come to sewing club in the theater to make a heart pillow or a stuffed animal for your Valentine! Tuesday from 3:30 to 5:00.


Today’s Events:

4:30 PM BOYS JV-B BASKETBALL  @ Burr & Burton dismissed at 3:00PM bus leaves 3:15PM

Saturday’s Events:
9:00 AM Boys and Girls VARSITY INDOOR TRACK @UVM bus leaves 6:00AM



Registration for Spring Sports is open:  https://formreleaf.com/organizations/rutland-high-school


-Any high school student interested in playing a Spring sport must attend the sports information meeting on Wednesday February 28 at 6:30pm in the RHS gym with a parent or guardian.   
-Any middle school student interested in playing a Spring sport must attend the sports information meeting on Thursday March 1 at 6:30pm in the RHS gym. A parent/guardian must attend this meeting with their child.

Attention Football Team Members:  Weight Room Testing next week Monday-Thursday, all should attend or see Coach Norman with problems.


Students!  Log In to FuelUpToPlay60.com to earn points and Apply to Become a Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassador by March 9, 2018.  Stop by the Athletic office for more information.




Students who are Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:  MEDQUEST 2018 – A Healthcare Careers Exploration summer camp experience. June 17-22 or August 5-10 is currently available to apply for.  Fee is $500 (scholarships are available).  Apply online at www.svtahec.org to download the

Brochure and application.  Admissions is competitive with enrollment limited to 20 students per program.  Students from southern Vermont are encouraged to apply.  Brochures are available in the RHS Guidance 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:

February 16, 2018 Red Sox Foundation – Vermont Service Scholarship &

All VSAC Scholarships listed in their Scholarship Booklet

March 8, 2018 Rutland Area Guidance Counselors
March 10, 2018 Knights of Columbus – Vermont State Council
March 16, 2018 VT Superintendents’ Association –

Dr. Alice Angney Scholarship for Leadership and Service

March 21, 2018 Berkshire Bank Foundation, Inc.
March 15, 2018 Center Lodge #34 Freemasonry (Rutland City)

Rutland Area Medical Community Scholarship

March 30, 2018 Evelyn K Bartenstein Scholarship –

The Garofano Family Memorial Scholarship

Nora Coffin Barnes Memorial Scholarship

Rutland Raider Booster Club Scholarships

Casella, Inc. Scholarships

RHS Math/Science Award

Peter Carini Science Award

Pauline Crowley Memorial Science Award

Barbara “Missy” Jasmin Scholarship

Bellerose Scholarship

The RHS 1855 Scholarship

Heritage Family Credit Union

March 31, 2018 Northshire Bookstore:  Open Mind Scholarship
April 1, 2018 Vermont State American Legion (Scholarships)
Early of April 3, 2018 or Reg. May 1, 2018 @ Noon The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund
April 13, 2018 Rutland Education Association
April 16, 2018 Fletcher “Buster” Brush Memorial Scholarship


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



Parent Ads are on sale until February 23rd for $75.00!!  Hurry and get yours now before they run out!  To get the sale price, you need to email what you want in your parent ad to clarena.renfrow@rcpsvt.org.  Send a picture and text so we can put your parent ad together.
If you want a yearbook, you better reserve one now.  We will have VERY few if any extra books to sell.  There are 10 left that you can buy online at http://tinyurl.com/rhsbook18  so hurry!

Any senior who has not given us their signature for the yearbook signature page, needs to do so by Thursday, Feb. 15.  Please see Mrs. Renfrow in White 16 to sign the clipboard.


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