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Mock Crash, There is No Emergency

Each year thousands of people, including teenagers, are injured and die in distracted driver car crashes.  At RCS we care about our students and their families.  Today we will be conducting an anti-distracted driver campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, and the real-life consequences that can happen.  In the gravel parking lot there will be a mock crash scene featuring RCS student actors, and real emergency personnel demonstrating the steps taken to save lives.  This will also include sirens and a helicopter.  It is important that everyone know THERE IS NO EMERGENCY.  THIS IS A DEMONSTRATION FOR STUDENTS!  We thank you for your cooperation and encourage everyone to talk to his or her student drivers about making good choices.

Kindergarten Sight Words Tatum Roberts and Isabella Elkins

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Tatum Roberts and Isabella Elkins finished all 22 sight word lists in Kindergarten and are now reading books.  They have done an excellent job of working hard. Very proud of these two young ladies.

Head Start & Preschool Registration

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Thoroughbred Championship Wrestling & Fish Fry

Wrestling Poster

Fish Fry at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Sponsored by Class of 2022.

NCAA Tournament Takes New Meaning For RCS College Knowledge

Tournament Bracket

The NCAA Basketball Tournament always brings excitement in Kentucky as everyone rushes to fill out a bracket to try to pick the next National Champion.  At RCS this year the NCAA Tournament Bracket turned into a bracket of "College Knowledge" thanks to the efforts of RCS Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Valerie Creasman.  This year's bracket included information about each school in the tournament.  If a team won and advanced then they would also earn the right to have more information about their institution posted in the bracket.  Special thanks to Mrs. Creasman for her hard work and making the tournament even more exciting for RCS students as they consider life beyond high school.

Band Dinner Concert

On April 13 at 6:00 pm the RCS Band will present a Dinner Concert. The doors will open at 5:30 pm. The price is $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children, and children 4 and under are free. The meal is being made by the RCS cafeteria. The main course is chicken casserole. There will be salad, sides, dessert, and drinks. The band concert will start at 6:30 pm. If you are busy that night, but would still like a hot meal you can take your meal home in a to-go container. It will be a great meal and great music. Come out and support the RCS Band!

RCS FBLA Members Advance to State Competition

Destin Fryman and Sam Hughes

RCS high school students competed in Regional FBLA competition last week in Morehead.

Destin Fryman won 2nd place in Cyber Security.  (left)

Sam Hughes won 2nd place overall in Economics. (right)

Both will advance to the State FBLA conference at the Galt House in Louisville, April 16-18. 

Agriculture Education Department Awarded $27,500 Grant

Mr. Frank Gifford, RCS Agriculture Instructor, found out the R.C. Durr Foundation has awarded his department $27,500 to install a solar panel system and purchase an agricultural drone.  The award letter from the R.C. Durr Foundation said, 

"The R.C. Durr Foundation, Inc. would like to congratulate you on authoring winning proposals in the 2018 Rural High School Technology Grant Competition to find ways to prepare students for 21st Century Careers.  Your proposals merited awards at both the School and Faculty Level."

 

 

Character Parade

Character Parade

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

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Division winners from the first ever RCS Turkey Dodgeball Tournament

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

RCS Competes in First Archery Meet

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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

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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

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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

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Caught Being Good

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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

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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!

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.

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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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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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.

Homecoming

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.  

http://apps.sos.ky.gov/secdesk/essaycontest/sloganpublicpoll.aspx

 

 

10th Region Hall of Fame Inductees

10th Region Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Girls 10th Region Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 (Keshia Woods second from left)

The 10th Region Hall of Fame honored two Deming Alumni with induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year.  Keshia Woods (Deming Class of 2007) and Kyle King (Deming Class of 2011) were both inducted during their respective ceremonies this year.  In addition, current RCS Boys Basketball coach, Patrick Kelsch, was honored with induction as a player from Augusta.  Coach Kelsch was also named 10th Region Coach of the Year.  Congratulations to all inductees!!!  Click on "Read More" to read their statistics.   

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.

RCS Regional FCCLA Officers for 2018-2019 Reece Roberts and Jacklyn Duzan

Reece Robertson and Jacklyn Duzan

Congratulations to Reece Roberts 2018-2019 Region 9 FCCLA VP of Parliamentary Law and Jacklyn Duzan 2018-2019 Region 9 FCCLA VP of Community Service!

 

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.

UK Day

UK

Maggie Flack and Kinley Sutton  will one day graduate from RCS and become UK Cheerleaders.  These two little ladies were dressed for UK day at RCS on Thursday March 22, 2018.  They will one day be cheering for the Cats at Rupp Arena.  RCS Proud!!! 

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

Robertson County BOE Meeting

The Robertson County Board of Education met on Monday, March 19.  During the meeting the board approved changes to the 2017-2018 school calendar to make-up snow days.  In addition they set graduation for May 24th.  Click on "Read More" to see the full media release.

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
Kindergarten Sight Words Maggie Flack and Korbyn LaMonda

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Maggie Flack and Korbyn LaMonda

Kindergarten started a sight word list program in January.  This program consists of 22 lists of sight words and 132 sentences. Each list had 10 words and 6 sentences. The children took their first list home and when they could read the words and sentences fluently then they could bring it back, read it to Mrs. Rhonda, and then get another list.  Korbyn LaMonda and Maggie Flack completed this program in 22 days.  They read a list every day, did not miss a word, and read with fluency.  They did an excellent job and couldn’t wait to get the next list.  They are now reading leveled books with a worksheet.  Kindergarten is very proud of their accomplishment.  We would also like to thank their parents for working with them and encouraging them to succeed.  RCS Proud!

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. 

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.

Kindergarten Celebrates 100 Days of School Kindergarten

Kindergarten

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

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 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.

 

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!!!  

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!!!

 

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

All "A" Celebration Video

Black Devils Win 10th Region All "A" Championship

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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.

2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Sources Of Strength Begins Sources of Strength Wheel

SOS

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZYcSi_sc4c&feature=youtu.be

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!