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RCS Volunteer Training

Robertson County School Volunteer Training

October 12th, 2017

RCS Cafeteria

6:00 pm

*Supper will be provided at 6:00 pm.  Training will begin at 6:15 pm.

**Please RSVP to Diana Wells: 606-724-5431 or diana.wells@robertson.kyschools.us

Early Release

School will dismiss at 2:15 pm on Friday, September 22.  If you need to make changes to your child's regular plans, please call the school office at (606) 724-5421.

Commitment to RCS Students and Excellence in Teaching Continues at RCS

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Mrs. Shanda Gay (Middle School English Language Arts teacher), Mrs. Kristina Wooldridge (High School English Language Arts teacher), Mrs. Tiffany Turner (5th Grade Teacher), and Mr. Jamey Johnson (RCS Principal) attended the recent two day 2017 Kentucky Continuous Improvement Summit in Lexington, Kentucky. The conference was attended this year by 750 participants of teachers and administrators throughout the state.  The Kentucky Department of Education and AdvancED Kentucky sponsor this annual fall conference.  Participants attend a wide variety of workshops to learn strategies that promote student proficiency, engage all students in their learning, as well as how to better build solid reading/writing foundations for all students (just to name a few workshops).  This year, the keynote speaker for the conference was Mike Rutherford, from the Rutherford Learning Group.  Mr. Rutherford also presented at several of the workshops.  His mission is to enhance the quality of students’ education through the development and support of teachers and administrators.  The Robertson County team walked away with a deeper understanding of what can be done to strengthen instruction for our RCS students, as well as being the conduit to share all the information with all RCS teachers.  RCS continues their tradition of excellence!

Board of Education Meeting

Brice Sparrow

Brice Sparrow with Kevin Dotson

The Robertson County Board of Education met on Monday, September 18 at 6:30 pm.  During the meeting the September Students of the Month were recognized by Mr. Johnson and presented with a certificate by board of education members.  To see more photos and read the media release, click on "Read More."

Great Things Continue to Happen at RCS

Shanda Gay

RCS Middle School teacher, Shanda Gay, has been selected to serve on the state of Kentucky Middle School (6-8) English Language Arts Standards Advisory Panel.  State Senate Bill I calls for the review and revision of Kentucky’s Academic Standards every six years.  This year, standards for Reading/Writing and Math will be reviewed and revised.  Mrs. Gay, along with other highly skilled educators selected from the state, will meet in Frankfort for 3-5 days during this school year.  Additionally, Mrs. Gay was selected to serve on the prestigious ECET2KY (Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers) regional planning team at the end of September.  The ECET2 is a national initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that focuses on collaboration between highly effective teachers and professionalizing teaching.  Over the past four years, close to 3,000 Kentucky teachers have attended ECET2 planning meetings in Kentucky.  Mr. Aaron Massey, RCS Middle School Social Studies teacher was also selected to attend this years’ ECET2, but was unable to attend.  Being selected and serving on these teams, is quite an honor for these teachers and for Robertson County Middle School.  Success continues at RCS!

 

Grandparent's Day

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Grandparent’s Day was held at Robertson County School on Wednesday, September 6.  Students in grade P-5 invited their grandparents to school for lunch, a tour of their classroom, and also gave their grandparents cards and poems they had made for them.  Click on “Read More” to see more pictures.

Board of Education Meeting

The Robertson County Board of Education met on Wednesday, August 23 in a special called meeting.  Click on "Read More" for the media release.

Open House and Back to School Tailgate Party

The annual RCS Open House and Back-to-School Tailgate Party will be held on Monday, August 7.  Open House will be from 4-6 pm.  Come out and meet your teachers, explore your classrooms, and get a head start on student forms.  


The Tailgate Party will be held in the parking lot on the entrance from Mt. Pleasant Road, Highway 616.  No parking on that side except for those handing out supplies.  Everyone else can park in the lot at the main entrance from Sardis Road, US 62.  If it rains that evening, the tailgate party will be moved into the gym and cafeteria.  Visit the Tailgate Party for free school supplies, food, and games.  See you there!!!


First day of school will be Wednesday, August 9.  

 

Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

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High School Scheduling

It's time to schedule high school classes!!!  Come to Robertson County School July 24-27 at the times listed below.  If you cannot make any of those dates, you can still schedule classes the first day of school.  All juniors and seniors taking college courses need to meet with Ms. Amy Marvin from KHEAA on Thursday, July 27 from 10 am-12pm.

Monday- July 24, 8 am-11 am.

Tuesday- July 25, 8 am-4 pm.

Wednesday- July 26, 4 pm-7 pm

Thursday- July 27, 8 am-4pm (Juniors and Seniors taking college classes 10 am-12 pm)

New Board Member Sworn In

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Kevin Dotson was sworn in as the newest member of the Robertson County Board of Education on July 17.  Mr. Dotson serves in Precinct 4.

Health Fair

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Back-to-School Party Donations Needed

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4th 9 Weeks Honor Roll

3rd: Carson Asbury, Finnegan Cochlin**, Alehria Commodore*, Macy Cooper, William Courtney**, Elijah Cowan, Alana Cracraft, Wyatt Curtis**, Irene Dischar**, Brookelyn Earlywine, Zoey Earlywine, Alexis England**, Jayla Fryman*, Tanner Gifford, Emily Giles, Andrew Gooden, Walker Grigson, Henry Haag, Jacob Hawkins*, Brena Humphreys, Keyanna Ison, Landon Logan, Sidney Malone**, Savanna Marsh, MacKenzie Massey, Ashton Myers**, Alyssa Oldham, Hunter Poe, Austin Richards, Devan Rose, Reece Sorrell, Braxton Sumpter, Caleb Sutton
4th: Emma Adamson, Athelia Buckler, Henry Chain, Jessica Denkins, Whitney Dennie, Mallory Fryman, Sindole Gifford, Nathanial Gray, Aliahnna LeFrancois, Hadleigh Linville, Joshua McConnell, Carree Morgan, Chloe Northcutt, Dylan Rose*, Wes Sapp, Gracie Silvey, Skylar Turner**, Rachel Unthank**
5th: Devin Craig*, Grant Dischar, Ruby Gay, Margret Highlander, Emma Hughes, Ephraim Hughes, Brodie Knarr**, Whitley Sorrell*
6th: Tristin Allen, Lila Haag**, Allison Hendricks**, Alexis Holbrook**, Camryn Hughes**, Julia Jones
7th: Justin Becker, Brooklynn Cooper, Vivian Cummins**, Abby Earlywine**, Carson Gay*, Lily Johnson, Natalie Massey**, Reece Roberts
8th: John Allen*, Charlie Cochlin, Sydney Cochlin, Eli Dotson*, Torrie Fryman, Tyler Fryman, Emily Kelly, Joshua Pilosky, Madison Tucker**
9th: Joseph Baker**, Ross Becker, Sam Buckler, Joseph Burns**, Wyatt Cooper**, Miguel Delgado, Kelli Hendricks, Abri Roberts, Alex Schalch, Andrew Unthank*
10th: Destin Fryman, Nathaniel Goodman, Cody Hughes, Trey Schulz, Mahlon Sims, Carley Turner
11th: Broedy Harris*, Blake Lovins*, Keeley Massey**, Madison Myers**, Brandon Quesenberry
12th: Haley Burns**, Colleen Fryman**, Madison Fryman**, Breanna Hesler**, Breanna Hubbard, Sooah Jeon, David Kennedy, Aletha Thomas** Shannon Tucker

 

Robertson County Removed From State Assistance

 

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In a unanimous vote by the Kentucky State Board of Education, Robertson County was removed from State Assistance on June 7 during their regular meeting.

RCS Eclipse Day

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Robertson County School students were afforded a rare opportunity on Monday afternoon as they were treated to the first total eclipse since 1979.  RCS administration made sure that students were able to view the eclipse safely.  Great effort was taken to make sure official glasses were purchased for every student.  In addition, each student received safety training on proper use of the glasses.  Students were taken out in groups of 25, with each student being escorted by a trained adult.  School was extended an hour so that students were not on the bus during the eclipse, and the afternoon was capped off with a celebration of Moon Pies, Milkyways, Sun Chips, Sunny D, and Capri-Sun.  Thank you RCS administrators for making this a monumental day in the lives of RCS students!

RCS Summer Breakfast and Lunch

Robertson County School will be serving free breakfast and lunch this summer for all youth.  Join us on Monday through Thursday starting May 22nd.  Breakfast will be served from 9:30 am - 11:29 pm.  Lunch will be served from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm..

RCS Varsity Volleyball Schedule

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RCS Summer Learning Program

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RCS Middle School Girls Basketball Schedule

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Board of Education Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANT ROBERTSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION SEAT

The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the Robertson County Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Robertson County Board of Education representing Educational Division # 4 for the Robertson County School System.  This vacancy was created by resignation of previous Board member. 

Under the provisions of KRS 160.190(2), this appointment is effective until January 2019.  This is a public service position and the person appointed will not be employed by the Robertson County Public Schools.

Click on "Read More" to find out how to apply.

RCS Back-to-School Tailgate Party & Open House

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The annual Robertson County Back-to-School Tailgate party and Open House was held on Monday, August 7.  Students and parents were offered a time to visit classrooms and meet their teachers.  Meanwhile the tailgate party was just starting in the back parking lot.  The FRYSC and Community Education programs coordinated and hosted the party handing out free school supplies, food, and fun.  Many people, businesses, churches, and organizations had donated money or supplies in advance.  These were ready to be picked up in new red RCS drawstring bags.  There were also many more with tailgates dropped to hand out food or supplies, or to play games.  There were 296 RCS students in Preschool & Head Start through twelfth grade who came to the party.  Click on "Read More" to see a list of sponsors and volunteers, and to see more pictures from that night.  

 

RCS Graduation 2017

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Robertson County School held its graduation ceremony on Friday, May 12.  In full cap and gown the seniors walked out to "Pomp and Circumstance." played by the RCS Band.  Salutatorian, Aletha Thomas, and valedictorian, Haley Burns, gave their addresses recognizing both the struggles and triumphs of the Class of 2017.  This was followed by the "Rose Ceremony" as the seniors presented roses to those people in the crowd who were special to their lives.  RCS staff members Linda Ishmael and Brandi Thayer delivered the commencement addresses, offering advice for the future and praising their current accomplishments.  Then there was a video tribute in the seniors honor by Mrs. Cayeann Cowan.  The final event was the diplomas.  Principal, Mr. Johnson read the names as Robertson County Superintendent Mr. Holbrook handed out the diplomas.  The graduates received congratulations from the Robertson County Board of Education as they posed for pictures.  Graduate Haley Burns was also presented with her Associates Degree from MCTC, as she became the second in the immediate area to graduate high school with a two-year degree as well.  Congratulations to all graduates!!!  Click on "Read More" to see the program and more pictures.

The Passing of RCS Friend Sam Dryden
Vocabulary Parade

Parents and Guardians – We NEED You!  

You know how much parental involvement can positively influence student achievement!  The Pre-K – Second Grade Vocabulary Parade on March 2nd is fast approaching.  The Parade is held during Read Across America Week and is designed to encourage our young readers.  We would love to see everyone come out and support our readers.  If you need help with coming up with ideas for costumes for your student’s vocabulary word, please see the link below.  Readers are Leaders!

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/alycia-zimmerman/vocabulary-parade-better-reason-dress/

Kindergarten Spelling Bee Winners

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Class A: Gracie Houchens, Carley Courts, Karen Blackburn   Class B: Adielynn Turner, Evan Ellis, Gracie Bess

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Overall Winner Gracie Houchens

Mr. Holbrook's Welcome Back Letter

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Class Night

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Robertson County School held its traditional "Class Night" to present the senior class with their awards and scholarships on Thursday, May 11.  The evening began with the junior class singing "Time of Your Life" to the soon-to-be graduates.  This was followed by the "History of the Class" presented by seniors Breanna Hesler and Myles Murphy.  Then the seniors sang, "I'll Always Remember You."


RCS Principal Jamey Johnson began the awards by naming Aletha Thomas as the 2017 class salutatorian, and Haley Burns as the valedictorian.  Myles Murphy was presented with the "Role Model" award.  The seniors were given cords and stoles based on honors earned towards "College and Career Ready" status.  RCS and MTC staff presented awards for individual class performance and certificates earned.  Over $90,000 in scholarships were then presented to the RCS Class of 2017.  Mr. Johnson reminded the juniors in the crowd to make sure they applied next year, because everyone who applied received at least one scholarship of some amount.

Click on "Read More" for a list of scholarships and more pictures from Class Night.

Attendance Rewards

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Friday may have been the last day of school for Robertson County School students, but it was the also the beginning of an exciting summer.  It was the day that RCS students were rewarded for their high attendance percentage all year round.  Each student's name was placed into a drawing based on his or her attendance percentage for the year.  After their name was drawn the students could pick from 10 plus tables of prizes or 84 bicycles, all donated by the Robertson County Community and outlying supporters.  The first five tickets were drawn from 4-time attendance belt champions, Mrs. Treva's 3rd grade.  Then it was all K-12.  Click on "Read More" to see more pictures.

RCS Walk of Honor

The RCS Senior Class of 2017 escorted the RCS Kindergarten Class of 2017 through the hallways in cap and gowns.  They were cheered on by the rest of the Robertson County School student body in recognition of both their accomplishments. Congratulations Graduates!!!  

Broedy Harris Chosen as Governor's Scholar

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Congratulations to RCS junior Broedy Harris, for being chosen as a 2017 Governor's Scholar recipient.  

The Governor's Scholar Program is a stimulating, five-week, residential summer program for outstanding Kentucky students completing their junior year in high school. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth in a challenging, non-traditional environment that balances a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience.  

RCS is super excited for Broedy to represent Robertson County School this summer!  

RCS Middle School Wins State High Attendance Day

Each year, the Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel sponsor a day focused on school attendance.  This year, September 20 was High Attendance Day, a day when A1 schools across the state competed for the highest percentage of attendance among their student populations.  

Winners are named in small division (elementary with 249 students or less, middle with 299 students or less, high school with 749 students or less) and large division (school with student population in excess of the small divison) at the various grade levels.  Middle School winner this year was Robertson County with 100% attendance for the day.  Stay Hot RCS!!!

 

Commissioner Dr. Stephen Pruitt Visits RCS

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Commissioner Dr. Pruitt with Head Starter Mathew McKee

Robertson County School continues to celebrate academic success!  On March 2, we were privileged to host Commissioner Dr. Stephen Pruitt at Robertson County School. Commissioner Dr. Pruitt awarded the senior class of 2017 with their 100% Career and College Ready Banner.  Students and staff in pre-school through second grade and the ninth grade class participated in a Vocabulary Parade celebrating their love of words and reading while the entire student body enjoyed the parade.  The Commissioner, Mr. Richard Gimmel (State Board of Education Member) and Ms. Leslie Slaughter (from the Commissioner’s Office), toured classrooms after the parade.  Mr. Gimmel and the Commissioner were just in time to feed the lambs in our Robertson County School state of the art Agriculture facilities.  A special thanks to Erica Carpenter, RCS Librarian and Music Teacher, for coordinating and organizing the reading events for the week.  Ms. Carpenter wrote and received a grant for Robertson County School to be able to enjoy their week long special reading activities and events.  Click on "Read More" for more pictures.

Operation Preparation

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Patti Insko, of Harrison Memorial Hospital, talking to sophomore Eden Thayer about her future career plans.

Operation Preparation took place at Robertson County School on Thursday, March 30th.  Operation Preparation is an event in which professionals from various career fields come to school to talk, in small groups or one-on-one settings, with students from the 8th and 10th grades.  These professionals are matched to the student’s suggestions and interests based on their Individual Learning Plan.  They had the opportunity to find out real information about a career they may be interested in.  Each student has the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered by someone working in the field every day! Click on "Read More" for the rest of the article and more pictures.

SSAC

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Superintendent Student Advisory Council

AHEC Provides Dissection Experience for RCS Students

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Senior Breanna Hesler

The Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) visited students interested in the health care field on Monday, January 23.  Students participated in dissecting a pig because pigs' organs most closely resemble those of the human body.  AHEC holds a Health opportunities workshop in March and students interested in health care, from RCS are planning to attend.  Click on "Read More" to see more pictures.

Mr. Holbrook Part of Discussion on New Proposed K-12 Accountability System

 

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Mr. Holbrook discussing new proposed accountability system for K-12 education with the Kentucky State Board of Education.  Click on link below to read the article in "Kentucky Teacher."

https://www.kentuckyteacher.org/news/2017/02/kentucky-board-of-education-discusses-new-accountability-system/

RCS Drama Classes Perform

RCS Featured in "Kentucky Teacher"

Robertson County School was featured in the January issue of "Kentucky Teacher" magazine.  The magazine is a production of the Kentucky Department of Education.  The article, "Back from the Brink," documents the positive progress the school has made in the last two years by improving test scores, enrollment, and school culture and environment.  To read the full article written by Brenna Kelly, click on the link below.

http://www.kentuckyteacher.org/features/2017/01/back-from-the-brink/  

RCS Recognized in "KSBA Advocate"

KSBA

Robertson County School was recognized in the the December issue of the Kentucky School Board Association magazine, "The Advocate."  RCS 4th grader, Rachel Unthank, is pictured on the cover.  The article details the turn around the school has made in test scores and is written by Madelynn Coldiron.  Click on the link below to read the article.

http://www.ksba.org/Closingthegap1.aspx