FFA members recently performed their first honey extraction of the season. The total yield on this harvest was 117 lbs.
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.
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.)
MOUNT OLIVET, Kentucky, May 17, 2018. - The National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) is pleased to announce that the 2018 Outstanding 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.
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.
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!!
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.
These are the winners from the catapult design class project with Mrs. Cowan's freshmen. The winners are:
Small Category: Alex Williams
Medium Category: Dalton Maddox and Dillon Mains
Large Category: Jacklyn Duzan
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:
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.
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!!!
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.
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."
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
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!!!
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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!