District News

RCS Junior Featured in KidSpirit


RCS Junior, Wyatt Cooper, has another article published in the KidSpirit magazine. To view the whole piece, click the link below. Congratulations! 


Valentine Candy-Grams CandyGram

Candy Gram Info







2nd 9 Weeks Honor Roll 2nd 9 Weeks Honor Roll
Class A Tournament *NEW* Schedule Class A
January is School Board Recognition Month School Board


L to R: Marsha Jones- Vice Chair, Kevin Dotson, Dr. John Burns- Chairperson, Wendell Haag, and Darlene Gifford

RCS Superintendent Renews Contract for 4 More Years Holbrook Reading

RCS Superintendent, Mr. Sanford Holbrook, has signed a four year contract to remain superintendent until 2023. To read the full article from "The Ledger Independent", click here:


Report Card Pick Up Report Card

Report Card Pick Up is January 9, 2019 from 5:00-6:30pm. 

No School- December 19- January 2nd! Christmas Break

School will be closed for Christmas break from December 19- January 2nd. Classes resume January 3rd, 2019. Have a wonderful break! 

Scholastic and KASA donate books to RCS! Clifford

Scholastic and Kentucky Association of School Administrators teamed up to give students and teachers at RCS FREE books! Each teacher received 75 MORE books for their classroom libraries. Every student chose two free books to take home. They were read to by Mr. Porter from Scholastic, ate Clifford cupcakes and visited with Clifford, The Big Red Dog. Thank you to all who made this possible! 

Mr. Porter Reading to Class

RCS Christmas Fun! Christmas Doors







Christmas FUN at RCS! PJ Day and Ugly Sweater

Monday- PJ Day AND Fazoli's for Lunch

Tuesday- Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest AND Christmas parties

RCS Student Artwork Featured as Cover of KidSpirit Magazine Phoenix
Daniel Boone Visits RCS dboone

Daniel Boone, Chautauqua performer from the Kentucky Humanities Council, spoke to Robertson County School students. 

Thanksgiving Break- School Resumes November 26, 2018 No School Thanksgiving
RCS Thanksgiving Fun! Tug of War
Colonel Sanders Visits RCS Colonel Sanders

Mrs. Gifford received a grant from the Kentucky Humanities Council for 6 Chautauqua Performers to visit RCS. The first was Colonel Sanders. Middle School students enjoyed a "trip back in time" as the performer told tales of long ago. 

RCS Student Published in KidSpirit A Unthank's KidSpirit Publication

Junior, A. Unthank, was recently published in KidSpirit. For the whole article, click the link below:

Andrew is a junior at Robertson County School in Kentucky. He is an active member of his local church, Piqua United Methodist Church. He is an outstanding student and role model at Robertson County School where he is taking college courses through Maysville Community College in addition to his required junior course load. At RCS, he is an Sentinal officer in FFA and also a very active member of FFA. He recently won the Kentucky State FFA competition in Impromptu Speaking in his category, Agicultural Mechanics. Upon graduation from RCS in 2020, Andrew wants to attend college and possibly pursue a degree in either history/psychology or agriculture.


RCS Students Win Concert Tickets! David Tucker



Veterans Day Program Veterans Day

Join us for our annual Veterans Day Program Friday, November 9th at 9:30am. Lunch will be served afterwards for all Veterans and their families. Thank you for your service. 

Christmas Drama Production at RCS Christmas in Oz

Join us for an entertaining musical production of "Christmas in Oz." You can purchase advance tickets from any drama student or from the school office. 

Bounce Houses at RCS! Bounce Houses

Students at RCS are rewarded for their attendance efforts. Each class gets to have fun in the gym with several bounce houses. The classes who had top attendance on "High Attendance Day" get TWO time slots. Congratulations to Robertson County High School for having the best attendance in our region. Way to go! 

School WILL BE in Session Monday! backpack

School will be IN SESSION Monday, November 5th! This is a make up day. 

Friday, November 2, 2018 Fall Festival

Halloween Carnival Info

The RCS Fall Festival will be THIS Friday, November 2, 2018 starting at 5:30. Join us for games, a costume contest, parcel post, food, a cake raffle and more. 

Red Ribbon Week at RCS Red Ribbon Week
Parent Teacher Conferences and i-Ready Night a Success! PT Confs October

Students, parents and staff members enjoyed a nice meal and presentation Thursday evening. Ms. HollyLinville presented on i-Ready data and how RCS plans to use the data to help students grow academically.  For more information on i-ready, contact Ms. Holly Linville at holly.linville@robertson.kyschools.us. 

i-Ready Parent Night Click for more info!- Oct. 18, 2018 iready

iReady Parent Night

NEW Infinite Campus Information!! IC App

If you use the infinite campus app for Robertson County School - please read below.  

You WILL have to download the new app!  If you need access to your child's account, or if you are a student and need access to your personal account, please email Mrs. Holly.  


 New, Updated Tools to Keep Students and Parents Engaged

The “Campus Student” and “Campus Parent” apps provide secure access to individual student information housed in Infinite Campus, Kentucky’s student information system. Both apps are available for download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and replace the existing Campus Portal with a more intuitive and user-friendly experience.

The apps provide real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more. The easy-to-use design displays what is currently happening in the classroom so students and parents can understand, monitor, and participate in the educational process. 


Those using the old Infinite Campus app will need to download the new app, as the old one will no longer be supported.

RCS Fall Break- October 4th- 8th, 2018 Fall Break
Mr. and Mrs. Hester Visit RCS Hesters

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hester visited Robertson County School, Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Mr. Hester started the Hester Endowment Scholarship Program.  Nelson Hester is a Deming graduate of the class 1950.  Mr. and Mrs. Hester also made a generous donation to start the construction of the new baseball and softball field at RCS. They have been married for 54 years and live in California.  RCS is very fortunate to have such wonderful support- both near and from afar. We appreciate the Hester's paying a visit and for all they do for students of Robertson County. 

Robertson County Ag Fair Livestock Show Rob_Co_Fair_Livestock_Show

RCS students showed at the Robertson County Ag Fair on September 20, 2018. Students from 3 years old and up showed animals from many different species including sheep, goats, hogs, and cattle. Many students chose to sell their animals at the livestock sale afterwards. 

Fair Day Fun! Fair Day

RCS Students enjoyed the 73rd Robertson County Ag Fair on September 21, 2018. Students ran races, entered items in the floral hall, competed in art and handwriting competitions, and enjoyed KONA Ice and concessions.

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming to RCS! Book Fair

Click below to access the RCS Book Fair Page:


The Book Fair will be open during Fair Day, Friday September 21st. It will also run through Thursday, September 27th from 8-3:30. For more information or to volunteer, contact Billie Jo Gifford. 

High Attendance Day High Attendance Day
High Attendance Week- September 18-20th High Attendance Day

High attendance week will be September 18th to September 20th. Students will get a ticket for each day they are present; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets will be used for attendance celebrations on Monday, November 5th. Each ticket you earn will get you 10 minutes in the inflatable station. The entire gym will be FULL of bouncy houses. 


Grandparent's Day Lunch Schedule Grandparents Day Schedule

Grandparent's Day Lunch Schedule

RCS Student Wins Reserve Grand Champion at the KY STATE FAIR

RCS Sophomore, Jacklyn Duzan, won Reserve Grand Champion with her market steer at the Kentucky State Fair. She also placed in the Top 10 in the FFA Dairy Showmanship Contest. Congratulations! 

JDuzan with KY State Fair Plaque

RCS Academic Team- Middle School Wins MS Academic Team beats Fleming Co.

The RCS Middle School Academic Team took the win on September 6th against Fleming County. Congrats, Team!

 RCS Academic Team beats Fleming Co.

Cross Country Team Competes for the FIRST TIME IN SCHOOL HISTORY Cross Country First Meet

The RCS Cross Country Team competed at Mason County for the first time in school history. Temperatures near 100 degrees did not keep these student athletes from running on September 4, 2018. 


Construction Updates- Softball Field and Bus Garage

To read about the progress of the softball field, click below:



To read about the progress of the bus garage, click below: 


RCS Student Restores Tractor CHughes_BoE_Presentation

RCS Student, Cody Hughes, recently restored his grandfather's tractor. He presented to the RCS Board of Education. For more information, see this article from the Ledger Independent:



RCS Student, D. Fryman, Featured in KidSpirit RCS Student Featured in Kidspirit


Fall Picture Day Fall Picture Day

RCS Picture Day will be August 21st, 2018. For more information, contact Cayeann Cowan at caeyann.cowan@robertson.kyschools.us 

RCS is Back to School Mr. Holbrook Reading to Kingergarten

Robertson County School started school Wednesday, August 8th, 2018. Students and staff were excited to start a new school year. Mr. Holbrook, Superintendent/ Intererim Principal, is reading to the kindergarten class. 

RCS Teacher, Mrs. Cayeann Cowan, Receives Award Mrs. Cowan

Mrs. Cowan's Award


Congratulations to RCS Science teacher, Mrs. Cayeann Cowan on receiving the "Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award" from the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. This is such an honor for her and Robertson County School.  See the below link for more information:  https://nagt.org/nagt/awards/2018_section_state_winners.html

Superintendent, Sanford Holbrook, Appointed to MSU Board of Regents Holbrook MSU Board of Regents
Tailgate Party & Open House


RCS FFA Honey FFA Honey

FFA Honey


FFA members recently performed their first honey extraction of the season.  The total yield on this harvest was 117 lbs. 

Nava and Boarman Win Blue at Art Show Erick and Marissa


Congratulations  to Marissa  Boarman, 8th Grader and Erik Nava, 11th Grader, who recently won 1st Place in the Gateway Regional Art Show in Mt. Sterling in their respective categories.   The art show was sponsored by the Gateway Regional Art Center in Mt. Sterling.

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.)

Robertson County FFA Goes to Camp RCS FFA Camp



RCS FFA Officers recently attended FFA Camp at the KY FFA Leadership Training Center in Hardinsburg, KY.  Officers used this experience to work on their leadership skills and to plan FFA events for the upcoming school year.

Mrs. Cowan Wins 2018 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher in Kentucky Cayeann Cowan

Cayeann Cowan

MOUNT OLIVET, Kentucky, May 17, 2018. - The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is pleased to announce that the 2018 ‚ÄčOutstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) Kentucky State Winner is Cayeann Cowan, 6-12 grade science teacher at Robertson County School.


The annual award is for "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level." 

The Central Section Committee of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers was particularly impressed with Ms. Cowan's ability to create and implement inquiry-based lessons that engage all learning styles, and her compassionate, enthusiastic way of teaching earth science to many grade levels and student abilities.

NAGT was established in 1938 with the goal to improve geoscience education, emphasize the relevance and cultural significance of the earth sciences, and to disseminate knowledge to educators and the general public. The competitive Outstanding Earth Science Teaching Award program was established in 1971 to identify, recognize and reward excellence in teaching. The NAGT commends Cayeann Cowan on her dedication to her students and instilling in them a passion for lifelong learning. 

Back-to-School Tailgate Party Donations Needed


Whitten Wins DCBS Child Abuse Awareness Poster Contest Annalee Whitten


Annalee Whitten won First Place in the Middle School division of the Fleming County DCBS Child Abuse Awareness Poster Contest.  The contest was open to all Fleming and Robertson County Elementary and Middle School students.  Congratulations Annalee!!

Athletic Physical Opportunity


RCS Middle School Awarded Plaque by Secretary of State Holbrook, Grimes, Massey


Secretary of State Grimes (center wearing black) with RCS Students

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes presented Robertson County Middle School with a 100% participation plaque in the “Get Out the Vote” slogan contest part.  The contest is part of the Secretary of State’s civic education in the commonwealth.  Mr. Aaron Massey used the materials for middle school social studies and encouraged all student to enter the contest this year.

The sponsors for the 2017-2018, 29th Annual Essay and Slogan Contest include the University of Kentucky Scripps Howard First Amendment Center, the Kentucky Department of Education, Kentucky Education Association and KEA Retired. The UK Scripps Howard First Amendment Center also judges the essay portion of the contest.

RCS Student Published in "KidSpirit" Magazine

Robertson County School is proud to announce the publication of sophomore, Charlie Cochlin, in the magazine KidSpirit.  Charlie's story is called "The Day the Princess Didn't Want Her Crown."  The story is part of the magazine's summer issue.  There is also a video of her reading of the story on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter pages, in addition to the "KidSpirit Shorts" section of their website.  Here is the link to her story:




RCS Anti-Distracted Driving PSA



Robertson County Commencement Ceremony Broedy Harris and Keeley Massey
RCS High School Band Competes RCS High School Band


The RCS High School band competed with different high school bands on Saturday, April 21 at Music in the Parks. They competed against bands from Michigan, Indian, Ohio, and Kentucky. There were many groups there and the RCS High School Band was third overall. It was the High School Band's first time competing in many years. The band received overall assessments of Good and Excellent. They represented RCS through great performance and also showmanship. 

Andrew Unthank Wins State FFA Impromptu Speaking Andrew Unthank


Congratulations to RCS sophomore Andrew Unthank.  Andrew took top honors in the Kentucky State FFA Impromptu Speaking competition.  Andrew is the son of Eric and Lora Unthank.  RCS FFA advisor is Mr. Frank Gifford.  Way to go Andrew!!!

Mission, Vision, & Core Beliefs

The Robertson County Board of Education approved a new mssion, vision, and core beliefs for the Robertson County School district at its February 23, 2015 board meeting. 

Please see full news article to view the new mission, vision, and core beliefs.

Middle School Tours MSU Campus 7th & 8th Grade at MSU
New School Messenger Sign-up

Our school messenger system, that sends out text messages and call reminders, went through an update this weekend and we realized a lot of numbers were lost. If you did not get a text message that said "test" today, we need you to do a couple of things. 

1. Text the word "yes" to the number 68453. If that works, you will get an instant reply that says you are now enrolled with school messenger. 

2. If you try that and it doesn't work, call 606-724-5421 and ask them to verify that you are in the system and that we have your correct number. 

3. If you have never received messages and would like to, call 606-724-5421 and ask that you be entered into the system. 

We want to get everyone updates as soon as possible., especially before we start making announcements for weather delays and closings. 

Thank you!  Please share with anyone who may not be on Facebook or keep up with our school webpage.

Board of Education Meeting Lilian Chmura



RCS- The Celebration Continues


Student Arrival

Check back all day Monday-Wednesday, October 3-5, for more videos of the RCS Celebration.

Click on "Read More" for more videos.



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."



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


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.

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!