High School Highlights March 9-15

A weekly update of Rowan County Senior High School News.

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-----------------It's a Great Day to be a Viking!-----------------

Boys 16th Region Basketball Tournament Bracket

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Science Club

Science Club members, please vote for your spring trip destination on the google form on the Science Club Google Classroom.

RCSHS Trap Team

Any student interested in joining the RCSHS Trap Team should plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, March 12th at 6:00pm at the RC Sportsman Club.

Student-Staff Volleyball Game

SGA will be hosting a student vs. staff volleyball game during 6th period on Tuesday, March 10th. SGA will be selling tickets for $2 during lunches. For $5 students may enter a chance to play in the game. Players will be announced Monday afternoon. Support your SGA by purchasing tickets during lunches on Monday and Tuesday!

Viking Voucher Store

The Viking Voucher Store will be open on Friday, March 13th and Friday, April 24th.

Prom Eligibility

Reminder that Prom eligibility period began at the start of Trimester 3 on Monday, February 24th. In order to be eligible to attend Prom, you must meet the following requirements:

- Students must be passing 5 of 6 classes in the current trimester.

- Students may not have more than 2 unexcused absences, tardies to school or tardies to class.

- Students may not have committed 1 or more "Legal" discipline event or 2 or more "Major" discipline events according to the Student Code of Behavior & Discipline.

- All fees must be paid in full.

Attention Student Drivers!

Please be aware that if you have 6 or more unexcused absences during Trimester 2, you are in danger of losing your driving permit or driver's license. Also, if your final Trimester 2 report card, that you took home on Friday, 2/29, shows 3 F's, you will lose your permit or license.

This is a Kentucky state law that applies to all student drivers under the age of 18.

T2 ended Friday, 2/21. Please check in the attendance office to be sure you are not in danger of losing your driving privileges and make sure you are passing at least 4 of your 6 classes.

Dates to Remember

  • March 10th - 11th Grade ACT, 9th & 10th Grade Mock ACT
  • March 26th - Drive 4UR School
  • April 6th- 10th - Spring Break
  • April 23rd-26th - Spring Musical
  • May 2nd - Prom
  • May 3rd - Project Prom
  • April 27th - May 15th - KPREP Testing Window
  • May 4th-15th - AP Testing Window

Alive at 25

Alive at 25 will be held at RCSHS on Wednesday, March 25th from 5:00-900pm. Sign up using this link. There are limited number of seats so sign up early!

Viking Voice

Check out February's Viking Voice!

Senior Cap and Gown

Seniors if you did not order your cap and gown when you took your senior pictures, please scan the QR code in the hallway or outside the front office to do so. Or click on this link. It's easy! Just answer 7 simple questions. Camp and gown payment is $45. Please pay Mrs. Utterback in the front office. Cap and Gown must be paid by April 1st.


Order your 2019-2020 Yearbook today with this link!

Scholarship Opportunities with March & April Deadlines!


-Rowan County Farm Bureau Scholarships, 2 available--Pruda Garey/Beatrice Lewis & Norwood Caudill, see student email for application, deadline is 3/1/20.

-Achieve Your Dreams Scholarship, visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddiPAEhdRHFp0UzXvx5pqXOwq0L3R7fukb0dWsv4QFUItzKQ/viewform to apply or see student email, deadline is 3/1/20.

-I Am Unite Scholarship, $1,500, you DO NOT have to be affiliated with the Unite program, see student email or visit https://operationunite.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/I_Am_UNITE_Scholarship_Packet_2020.pdf, deadline is 3/13/2020.

-Competitive Oratorical Scholarship sponsored by Optimist International, $500, deadline is 3/16/20, see student email for application and information or pick up outside the guidance suite.

-Clark Energy Scholarship, see student email for application or visit http://www.clarkenergy.com/file/2020scholarshipapplwebpdf, deadline is 3/27/20.

-Fleming Mason Scholarship, see student email for application or visit http://www.fme.coop/content/scholarships, deadline is 3/31/20.


-Jerry R. Justice Memorial Scholarship, see student email for application, deadline is 4/1/20.

-KEDC scholarship available in student email or visit http://www.kedc.org, instruction tab, instruction & leadership, KEDC annual scholarship; deadline is 4/1/20.

-Rowan County Education Association Scholarships, 2 available, deadline is 4/1/20; see student email for more information and application.-Rowan County Homemakers Scholarship, $750, males and females eligible, deadline is 4/1/20, see student email for application and more information.

-KY Federation of Republican Women Scholarship; deadline is 4/1/20. See student email for application and more information.

-Matthew K. Ballard Memorial Scholarship, plan to attend MSU, see student email for application, deadline is 4/3/20.

-SGA Scholarship applications available in student email, deadline is 4/3/20.

-Morehead Woman's Club Scholarship, 3 available, deadline is 4/3/20; see student email for more information and application.

-Loren E. Smith Memorial Scholarship, see student email for application, deadline is 4/3/20.

-Katie Fryman Scholarship for students attending MSU, deadline is 4/15/20, see student email for more information or visit https://www.moreheadstate.edu/Affording-College/Scholarships/Additional-Scholarships/Katie-Fryman-Memorial-Scholarship

-Morehead Optimist Club Scholarship, must attend MSU, deadline is 4/20/20; see student email for application.



-visit https://studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php, deadlines vary

-visit https://www.moreheadstate.edu/Affording-College/Scholarships for Morehead State scholarships

-visit https://scholarships.eku.edu for Eastern KY University scholarships

-visit https://www.wku.edu/financialaid/scholarships/ for Western KY University scholarships

-visit https://louisville.edu/admissions/cost-aid/scholarships/scholarships/ for University of Louisville scholarships

-visit https://www.bellarmine.edu/financialaid/institutional/ for Bellarmine scholarships

-visit https://www.kcu.edu/campus-offices/financial-aid/kcu-scholarships/ for KY Christian University scholarships

-visit https://www.berea.edu/cie/scholarships-grants/ for Berea College scholarships

-visit http://www.kydataseam.com/scholarship; deadlines vary

-Johns Hopkins University -- see student email for information on attending and graduating debt-free. You can also visit https://www.jhu.edu

-See student email for information to attend UPIKE TUITION FREE.

-visit https://studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php, January - April, 2020 newsletter, deadlines vary, see student email for more information.

-Students, please visit https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/ to view scholarships available. Also before applying, please click this link https://ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/home to make sure your college/technical school preference is included for this scholarship.

-Students planning to attend UK, please see student email for applying to the UK Student Athletic Trainer Program and earn scholarship money.

-KY Dept. of Transportation Scholarships, must attend UK, U of L, WKU, KSU, or KCTCS campus in Lexington or Prestonsburg; see student email or visit https://transportation.ky.gov/Education/

Pick Up

To ensure the safety of our campus, only students who are staying after school with a teacher or coach are permitted in the school after 3:05. All students must be off school grounds by 4:00pm unless being supervised by an adult (coach or teacher).

Stay Informed!

Follow us on Twitter - @RCSHSOffices

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Like us on Facebook - @RCSHSOffices

Sign up for Remind - Text 81010 and place the appropriate message in the text message:

9th Grade Last Name A-M: @rc2023a-m

9th Grade Last Name N-Z: @rc2023n-z

10th Grade Last Name A-M: @rc2022a-m

10th Grade Last Name N-Z: @rc2022n-z

11th Grade Last Name A-M: @rc2021a-m

11th Grade Last Name N-Z: @rc2021n-z

12th Grade Last Name A-M: @rc2020a-m

12th Grade Last Name N-Z: @rc2020n-z

Are You Employable Right Now?

Last week, our staff rolled out a new Employability Rubric to all students. Beginning with our 4 week progress report, each student will receive an Employability Score for each class. The score will reflect the percentage of time that astudent was respectful, responsible and ready to learn during the 4 week progress window. The rubric is listed below.
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Free Dinner!

Back again this year, RCSHS will offer FREE dinner to any Rowan County Schools student from 3:15-4:00pm Monday through Thursday. See our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus here!

Parent Involvement Group

We need your help! We are looking for interested parents to volunteer for school activities. Anything from baking a cake to working project prom. If you are interested, please sign up for the Parent Involvement Group Remind by sending the text message @rcshspig to 81010. Thank you in advance for your help!

Student Drivers

Parking passes are available for 10th-12th grade students in the office. Please fill out your application and bring your license, proof of insurance and $30 to Mr. Wallace. Freshmen students are not eligible to drive at this time.

Kroger Community Rewards

Help us fund raise for Project Prom...all throughout the year. Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards and designate Rowan County Senior High School as your organization. Code RX947. RCSHS will earn a percentage of funds at NO COST to you and all you have to do is use your Kroger Plus Card! Thank you for your support!


The next National administration of the ACT is on April 4th.

The registration deadline is February 28th.

Late registration ends March 13th.

Register for the ACT here.

If you are an ELL student or have a 504 or IEP and are requesting accommodations for the ACT, please read this information before registering.

If you have questions, please see a guidance counselor for more information.

Common Links

Parent Portal

The link for Parent Portal on Infinite Campus has changed. Please use the following link. To set up an account, please call the high school at 606-784-8956.

If you receive an error message, please choose District "Rowan" and log in again. Infinite Campus went through an update over the summer which is causing the error message. If you need further assistance, please contact the high school at 606-784-8956.

2019-2020 School Calendar

Click on this link to see the 2019-2020 School Calendar.

Bus Routes

Click this link to find bus routes for 2019-2020.

Upcoming Activities & Events

Boys Basketball vs Ashland

Monday, March 9th, 8pm

Morehead State University AAC

16th Region Tournament

Boys & Girls Tennis vs Mason

Thursday, March 12th, 5:30pm

MSU Tennis Courts

Speech KHSSL Tournament

Saturday, March 14th, 8am


State Academic Tournament

Sunday, March 15th, 8am to Monday, March 16th, 4pm