September 9, 2016




For All Students:

Art Club starts on Wednesday, September 14 and runs every Wednesday from after school until 4:30 in the Creative Structure room. All new and old members are welcome! ~Mr. Spafford

Are you interested in getting involved in what happens at your school?  About once every month teachers meet to discuss a variety of topics that affect our school.  We would love to have student input on these committees.  The groups discuss topics such as communication at RHS, PLP’s, preparation to help welcome our New Americans this fall, stories of these individual and more.  We meet for one hour after school 7 times during the school year.  Please see Mrs. Wigmore if you are interested, it’s a great way to get involved and have your voice heard.

School Pictures Schedule:     Friday-  Freshman


The 21st Annual Really Big Show will be presented at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, November 5th at 7pm.  Show auditions are scheduled for 5:30-8:30 PM on Friday, September 30th and Tuesday, October 4that the Rutland High School Theatre.

Audition applications can be downloaded at www.uwrutlandcounty.org, or they are available at the United Way of Rutland County office at the Vermont Achievement Center building, 88 Park Street, or at People’s United Bank, 87 West Street.

Anyone interested in having an application mailed, or for more information, please contact the United Way office at 802-773-7477 orinfo@uwrutlandcounty.org

The application deadline is September 23, 2016.  Participants must be at least 8 years old and not professional entertainers.





Yearbooks are now on sale and can be purchased by:  1.  Going to the RHS website and clicking on Resources menu (at top of the screen) then choosing “Purchase a Yearbook”  2. coming to White 16 and picking up an order form or 3.  scanning the QR codes around the building or 4.  by going online to:  http://tinyurl.com/buyrhsbook .


Save money and buy now for $45.00.  After October 10, prices go up to $50 and after December 31,  books will cost $55.


Parent Ads for graduating seniors are limited, so do not wait to purchase them.  The cost is $100 and you can purchase them by going online to: http://tinyurl.com/rhsparentad2017


Yearbook students who are going on the field trip September 19 need to have their permission slip, and medical form into Mrs. Renfrow by Friday, September 9.


ALL SENIORS must bring in their 2017 Yearbook Senior Pages forms completed to White 16.  If you need one, pick it up in White 16.








Senior Information Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 22 @ 6 pm in the Theater.  A very informative evening for parents and students about the Senior year.  More information to follow.


Junior Information Night is scheduled for November 9 (please note date change) @ 6 pm in the Theater.

Also, a very informative evening for parents and students about the Junior year.  More information to follow.


Juniors and Seniors..

The Guidance Department has a list of scheduled visits from many college representatives.  Most will begin their visits to RHS next week.  If you are interested in attending one of these visits, students need to stop by the Guidance Office and sign up and receive a pass to attend.


For the week of September 12:


Tues., Sept. 13 @ 1pm  Colby College


Thurs., Sept. 15 @ 1:00 SUNY-Potsdam


For the week of September 19:


Tues., Sept. 20 @ 8:30  University of Vermont

”               ”         @ 9:00 Emmanuel College


Wed., Sept. 21   @ 9:15 Springfield College


Thurs., Sept. 22 @ 12:30 University of New Haven


Fri., Sept. 23 @ 8:00 Colgate College

”          ”          @ 9:00 Johnson State College

”          ”          @ 10:00 Plymouth State University

”          ”          @ 10:30 Bennington College

”           ”         @ 11:00 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

”           ”         @ 1:15 Gettysburg College



Fine Arts:


All Encore members who are planning to participate in backstage elements – there will be a workshop on Sept. 12. This workshop will give an overview of each of the backstage areas. Specific workshops will be offered during the rest of the week. The workshop will run from 3:30-5:30.  Actors are encouraged to attend as well.





Today’s events:

9/9/2016   4:30 PM BOYS JV-White SOCCER vs. Mt. Anthony

9/9/2016   6:00 PM BOYS VARSITY FOOTBALL @ Concord Carlisle School, dismissed at 11:30, bus leaves 12:00 p.m.


Saturday’s events:

9/10/2016 11:00 AM GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY SOCCER vs.Colchester

9/10/2016 11:00 AM GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER        vs.Colchester

9/10/2016 5:00 PM BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY SOCCER  @ Essex vs. CVU bus leaves at 2:00

9/10/2016 5:00 PM BOYS VARSITY SOCCER  @ Essex vs. CVU / Jay Brady Tournament bus leaves at 2:00



Pictures ordered for Spring Sports are in the athletic office, please pick them up!




Homecoming Events:


9/15 Boys Soccer

9/16 Pep Rally and Football game

9/17 girls soccer and Field Hockey, fine Arts Performance and RHS Tours


The homecoming dance, sponsored by the junior and senior classes, is Saturday, September 17th, from 8-10pm in the RHS gymnasium, and features DJ Vince1!

Tickets are on sale during 1st and 2nd lunches: $8 advanced purchase, $10 at the door