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All "A" Boys Basketball Championship Game Updated RCS Devil

The All "A" Championship Boys Basketball Game has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 pm at Nicholas County.  RCS Devils will play Paris Greyhounds.  Please come out and cheer our team to victory!!!  (The game against Nicholas County on Tuesday, January 16 has been rescheduled.)

Early Release

Due to incoming inclement weather Robertson County School will dismiss at 11:30 am on Friday, January 12, 2018.  If you have questions or need to make changes to your child's normal way of getting home, please call the school office at 606-724-5421.

RCS Turkey Dodgeball Tournament Winners


Division winners from the first ever RCS Turkey Dodgeball Tournament

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

RCS Competes in First Archery Meet


The Robertson County School Archery Team competed in their very first meet Saturday, November 18 at Mason County.  There were 5 competitors that placed:

Brandon Earlywine- 4th place elementary division boys

Zoey Earlywine- 2nd place elementary division girls

Whitney Dennie- 3rd place elementary division girls

Alexis England- 4th place elementary division girls

Brookelyn Earlywine- 5th place elementary division girls

Click on "Read More" for more pictures from the event.

SSAC Honors WWII Veterans


The RCS Superintendent Student Advisory Council honored Robertson County World War II veterans.  Front Row: Keeley Massey, Kaylee Evans, Haley Stewart, Allison Hendricks, and Kole Whalen.

Back Row: Ivan McConnell, Dee Whitaker, Dewey Miller, Harley Estep, John Clark, Margret Highlander, and Mason Burden.

RCS Celebrates Our Veterans

Zollar Stewart

Zollar Stewart

Robertson County School students, staff, and community members honored their veterans on November 10.  The veterans were treated to a free lunch courtesy of the RCS cafeteria.  Then they were honored with a program filled with patriotic songs, poems, and demonstrations.  Vietnam veteran and retired Robertson County bus driver Zollar Stewart was honored with this year's wreath, donated by Pam King.  Special guest speaker was former Kentucky State Representative and veteran, Mike Denham.  Thank you to all veterans.  Click on "Read More" for more pictures and the program.

It's Your Reality


It's Your Reality (an Extension Cooperative program) took place November 8 at Blue Licks State Park for Robertson County School freshman students.  Students were engaged in the financial literacy activity.  The learning objective of the program/activity is to prepare young people for the workplace and help them make informed choices about purchasing insurance, clothing, housing, etc. based on their monthly income – in general helping them learn and be informed about the “real” world.  The event was organized by the FRYSC and Community Education Programs by Diana Wells and Thomas Mitchell, Jr.  They would like to thank community volunteers: Dina Stitt, Warren Massey, Lloyd Wells, Carol Moran, Terry Burns, Sue Conley, Carol Mitchell, Jenny Fooks, Patti Insko,  Bill Henry, Joanie Jolly, Steve Rose, Mark Edgley, and Roland Howard,  Click on "Read More" to see more pictures.

Veterans Day Program

All veterans and their families are invited to Robertson County School on November 10 for a free lunch and program honoring their sacrifice and service.  Lunch will be served (free of charge) for our veterans and their families from 12-1 pm in the RCS cafeteria.  The program will begin at 1 pm in the gymnasium.  Thank you to all veterans for your service to the United States of America!!!


1st 9 Weeks Perfect Attendance


Caught Being Good


Nathan Turner: Helped staff clean something that was spilt in the cafeteria without being asked.


Olivia Penrod: Helping other students complete work that needed a little extra help.


Addiston Flack: Reading quietly without being asked during transition time.


Commitment to RCS Students and Excellence in Teaching Continues at RCS


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!

Grandparent's Day


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.

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


New Board Member Sworn In


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


Robertson County Removed From State Assistance



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.


Homecoming activities at Robertson County School will be held on February 9th, 2018.  The RCS Black Devils will take on Richmond Model.  The JV game will be at 6 pm and varsity at 7:30 pm.  The Homecoming Court will be between games, with three couples from each of the freshmen, sophomore, and junior classes vying for Homecoming Prince and Princess.  Then the 2018 RCS Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned from the six-member senior court.  Click on "Read More" for court members and dance details.

Congratulations Kira Kendall and Allison Hendrix

Congratulations to RCS students Kira Kendall (Vote today!  It's a beautiful country.  Live, love, vote!) and Allison Hendrix (Have a vision, make a decision, vote today!) for being two of twenty finalists across the state in the Kentucky Civics Slogan Contest for 6-8 grades.  The contest in conducted through the Kentucky Secretary of State's office.  Sponsors are University of Kentucky Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, the Kentucky Department of Education, and Kentucky Education Association and KEA Retired.  To vote for your favorite slogan use the link below.  You can vote up to 15 times from the same IP address.  Voting ends at 11:59 pm on Friday, March 2, 2018.  




Board of Education Meeting Hunter Poe

The Robertson County Board of Education met on Wednesday,February 20 in a special called meeting.  Click on "Read More" for the media release and pictures of Students of the Month.

1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll

*denotes all A`s

Honor Roll based on school classes not college classes

Third Grade-Brandon Bowman*, Dalton Brumagen*, Holly Burns*, Kyle Burns*, Addisston Flack, Tanner Flack*, Nicole Godsey, Abisai Gomez, Nolan Harding, Carter Haywood*, Hayden Humphries, Peyton Jolly, Kayla Knarr*, Adyson Linville*, Jazie Linville, Saphira McFarland, Herbert Mclaughlin*, Olivia Penrod*, Joseph Ridenour, Harley Spencer, Evelyn Stamper, Nathaniel Thayer, Tyler Tilton

Fourth Grade-Carson Asbury, Finnegan Cochlin*, Alehria Commodore, Macy Cooper, Elijah Cowan, Alana Cracraft, Wyatt Curtis*, Irene Dischar*, Alexis England*, Jayla Fryman*, Tanner Gifford, Walker Grigson, Keyanna Ison, Lily Jones, Landon Logan, Savanna Marsh, Ashton Myers, Alyssa Oldham, Hunter Poe, Devan Rose, Caleb Sutton*, Nathan Turner

Fifth Grade-Emma Adamson*, Makayla Brumagen*, Athelia Buckler*, Tracie Butler, Henry Chain, Lilan Chmura*, Jessica Denkins, Whitney Dennie, Brandon Earlywine, Mallory Fryman, Sindole Gifford*, Nathanial Gray, Edward Holmberg, Gracie Isaac, Hadleigh Linville*, Joshua McConnell*, Miricle McCord*, Ethan McFarland, Anna Miler, Carree` Morgan, Chloe Northcutt*, Jordan Reed*, Kaine Roberts, Dylan Rose*, Wes Sapp, Gracie Silvey, Rachel Unthank*

Sixth Grade-Devin Craig, Carlie Gay*, Margret Highlander, Ephraim Hughes, Brodie Knarr, Kaitlynn Linville, Haley Stewart, Kimberly Wood

Click on "Read More" to see grades 7-12.

Devin Craig to Represent RCS as Legislative Page Devin Craig

Devin Craig

Please congratulate our 2018 Legislative Page representative, Devin Craig!!!   Devin will participate as a page as assigned in the Kentucky State Legislature during the 2018 Session.  He is in the 6th grade and the son of Shandra and Adam Logan.  Congratulations Devin and thank you for your interest in our state government. 

Sources of Strength Team Sources of Strength Team

Sources of Strength Team

The Robertson County School Sources of Strength Team attended training on October 17 at the Robertson County Public Library. 

Front Row: Keeley Massey, Grace Courtney, Alicia Barker, Gabby Smith.

Second Row: Trey Schulz, Sam Buckler, Nathan Goodman, Carson Gay, Braydon Dugan, Natalie Massey, Emily Kelly

Back Row: Andrew Unthank, Mr. Jamey Johnson, Mr. John Brown, Mrs. Valerie Creasman, Mr. Clay Boone, Mason Burden, Justin Becker, Alex Schalch, Mr. Thomas Mitchell, Mrs. Kristy Wooldridge, Allison Hendricks

Kindergarten Celebrates 100 Days of School Kindergarten


Kindergarten celebrated 100 Days of School by dressing like Mrs. Rhonda (old).  

RCS Graduation 2017


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
RCS Academic Team Competes Academic Team

Academic Team

Front Row: Madison Tucker, Charlie Cochlin, Sydney Cochlin

Back Row: Joseph Burns, Sam Hughes, Mrs. Cowan, Sam Buckler, Andrew Unthank

Academic Team

Middle School Academic Team

Front Row: Finn Cochlin, Ephraim Hughes, Lila Grace Haag

Back Row: Hunter Earlywine, Allison Hendricks, Brodie Knarr, Christopher Emmons

Click on "Read More" to get details from their recent competition at Mason County.


Window Mural

4th grade5th grade

Mrs. Linda's 4th and 5th grade classes have been busy painting a winter mural on the windows on the second floor.  Very beautiful work 4th and 5th grade!!!


Class Night


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.

Freshman Champs Freshman Champs

Freshman Champs

39th District Freshman Champions

Front Row: Carson Gay, Landon Gooden, Jayden Edmond, Carter Jefferson

Back Row: Coach Patrick Kelsch, Tre Allen, Joshua Pilosky, Eli Dotson, Justin Becker, Sebastian Dixon, Brandon Dice, Coach Aaron Massey

Attendance Rewards


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.

All "A" Celebration Video

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!!!  

Black Devils Win 10th Region All "A" Championship


The RCS Black Devils won their first ever 10th Region All "A" Classic Championship Thursday, January 18.  They defeated the Paris Greyhound 59-57.  The win sends the Black Devils to the All "A" State Tournament at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond next week.  They will play at 9:30 pm on Thursday, January 25th against the winners of Region 4.  Advance tickets can be purchased in the Robertson County School main office on Tuesday, Janaury 23rd from 8 am - 3 pm.  Price is $8.  Tickets can be bought at the door in Richmond for $10.  Championship Tee-Shirts will also be sold on Tuesday for $10.  XL and larger is $12.  Let's support our Black Devils at State!  STAY HOT RCS!!!

Click on "Read More" for pictures from the tournament.

Broedy Harris Chosen as Governor's Scholar


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!  

2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Commissioner Dr. Stephen Pruitt Visits RCS


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


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.

Sources Of Strength Begins Sources of Strength Wheel


The Robertson County School created the acronym of Sources of Strength (SOS) using all middle and high school students, to help promote and raise awareness of a new program that emphasizes the strengths we have in our life and how to utilize those strengths to make positive decisions that affect us for years to come.  (Thanks to Wyatt Cooper for the image) 

In order to introduce this program the RCS Sources of Strength team kicked off a 21 day “Thankfulness Challenge” to affirm, identify, and recognize the people, possessions, and ideals they are thankful for in order to promote the positive impact these things have in their life.

The Sources of Strength Team also has created a YouTube channel with the first video being the Sources of Strength mission statement.  You can click on “Read More” to see the video, or click on the link to the YouTube channel below.


Student Superheroes of RCS RCS Superhero



Walking the Blue Carpet

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!