High School Highlights-March 19

A weekly update of Rowan County Senior High School News.

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Town & Country Event - FREE!

There will be a FREE Town & Country Event on Tuesday, March 27th from 5:00-8:45pm at RCSHS. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. The keynote speaker is Dr. Jay Morgan, MSU President. Program includes 18 educational sessions, pulled pork dinner, sessions for youth, exhibitors and a grand prize drawing (Green Egg Grill!) at the end of the night. For more information, contact Dennis Perry at 606-776-0800.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 27th from 3:30-5:30 at RCSHS. No appointments are necessary.

Parent HELP Needed!

Through the help of the Optimist Club, we are working to generate funds for several opportunities for RCSHS students (Prom, Project Prom, Senior Trip, Attendance/Behavior Incentives, etc). If you are able to volunteer your time to work BINGO at Cave Run Bingo from 4:30-9:30 on any of the dates below, please contact Brandy Carver at 784-8956 or brandy.carver@rowan.kyschools.us

*Friday, April 20th

Work Experience Applications

Class of 2019: Work Experience Applications are now available for pick up in the Guidance Office. If you wish to shadow a profession your senior year, please stop by the Guidance Office for an application.

Science Club Field Trip

The Science Club is sponsoring a field trip to Carter Caves on Friday, April 13th. If you are a member of the Science Club or interested in joining next year, please sign up in Mrs. Melissa Jenkins room #56. Deadline for sign up and permission forms is March 27th.

Spring Teen Writer's Day Out

The Spring Teen Writer's Day Out will be on Thursday, April 12th. See Mrs. Bowling in room 91 or Mrs. Johnson in room 95 for permission slips. The cost to go is $25 and permission slips and Monday must be returned to Mrs. Bowling no later than Wednesday, March 28th.

Alive at 25

Attention Student Drivers: Registration for Alive at 25 Sessions for April 5th and April 26th are now open. If interested, come to the Guidance Office to get registration instructions.

AP Computer Science

Students - Are you interested in taking a new Advanced Placement course in Computer Science? If interested, stop by the Guidance Office to sign up! Don't miss out! There are only 60 seats available. Open to students in grades 9-12.
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Prom Committee Meeting

Prom Committee will meet every Friday in Mrs. Johnson's room from 3:05-3:30.

Prom & Project Prom

Prom will be held on Saturday, May 5th from 8:00-11:00pm at the Morehead Conference Center.

Project Prom will be held on Saturday May 5th to Sunday May 6th from 11:45pm-5:00am at RCSHS. Students are not permitted to leave Project Prom unless a parent/guardian are contacted.

Tickets for Prom will go on sale the week of April 30th. Only Juniors and Seniors may purchase tickets. Freshmen, sophomores and out of school guests must be escorted by a junior or senior at RCSHS. Project Prom tickets are free.

Out of school guests must be approve by administration prior to April 20th.

All students attending prom must meet eligibility requirements.

Out of School Prom Guest

RCSHS students wishing to bring a guest must complete the guest permission form and return it by the required date. To be considered for approval, a guest must be currently enrolled in high school, or have successfully completed high school or its equivalent, and be 20 years old or under. Guests currently enrolled in another high school must also meet attendance and discipline requirements prior to approval. School administrators will notify those students regarding guest approval. If a student drops out during the current school year, the student will be ineligible to attend dances as a guest for the remainder of the academic year. If a student dropped out during prior years, that student must have attained or must be making adequate progress toward their GED and meet all other criteria for eligibility.

Prom Eligibility

Prom Eligibility will begin on the first day of Trimester 2, February 26th. To attend Prom, students must meet the following criteria:


  • Students must be passing 5 of 6 classes in the current trimester (academic failures will be reported two weeks prior to dance).


  • Students may not have more than 2 (two) unexcused absences.
  • Students may not have more than 2 (two) unexcused tardies to school or may not have more than 2 (two) unexcused tardies to class.
  • Students must be in attendance the entire day of the dance (or the day before for Saturday dances) or they must have a doctor’s excuse or use a remaining parent note.


  • Students may not have committed 1 (one) or more Legal (Level III) violation of the student discipline code, or
  • Students may not have committed 2 (two) or more Major (Level II) violations of the student discipline code


Any student who has an outstanding balance of $15.00 or more on their cafeteria account shall remain ineligible to attend or participate in dances until the account(s) is paid in full.


Seniors, check your school email for scholarship information! Scholarships are emailed almost daily! Don't miss out! You may be the only one that applies! See a guidance counselor if you have questions.

Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines

*Glaspie Jennings Memorial Scholarship - $500 - March 31st

*RC Homemakers Scholarship - April 1st

*KY Federation of Republican Women Scholarship - $1,500 - April 2nd

*Jerry R. Justice Memorial Scholarship - April 3rd

*Morehead Women's Scholarship - April 12th

*Loren E. Smith Memorial Scholarship - $500 - April 13th

*Katie Fryman Memorial Scholarship - April 15th

*Matthew Ballard Memorial Scholarship - April 20th

*SGA Scholarship - April 20th

*RCEA Scholarship - April 20th

*Morehead Optimist Club Scholarship - April 20th

*Fleming Mason Energy Scholarship - $1,000 - May 1st

*Divorce Matters Scholarship - $2,500 - May 31st


The next National administration of the ACT is on April 14th.

The registration deadline is March 9th.

Late registration ends March 23rd.

Photo upload deadline is April 6th.

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.

Teacher/Staff of the Month!

Students, do you have a teacher or staff member at RCSHS who has gone out of their way to help you in some way? Nominate them for Employee of the Month! See an SGA member for a paper nomination form or click on the links below to submit digitally.

Teacher of the Month

Staff Member of the Month

College Acceptance Letters

Seniors - Bring your college acceptance letters to the guidance office. We want to recognize your accomplishment!


The library is selling earbuds, andriod/iphone cables and power banks. If you need these items throughout the day, please see our library media specialist, Mr. Conyers.

Positive Behavior Incentives

Viking Vouchers

Earn "Viking Vouchers" to use monthly at the Viking Voucher Store. Viking Vouchers are given to students by faculty and staff for upholding our school values of being Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn! The Viking Voucher Store will reopen in January!

Honor Roll Movie

Students who receive a 3.0 or better on their Trimester 2 report card are eligible to watch a movie in the PAC on the afternoon of Monday, March 5th.

Perfect Attendance Incentive

Students who have perfect attendance from February 6th - March 28th will be celebrated with a Pizza Party on March 28th. Be here all day, everyday!

College & Career Readiness

College & Career Readiness!

In order to meet college readiness standards set forth by the state of Kentucky, students must meet qualifying benchmark scores.

English - 18

Math - 19

Reading - 20

Students who do not reach benchmark by their senior year must take a Transition Math or Transition English class. These classes are intended to offer remediation so that students may meet benchmark through they KYOTE test. Meeting benchmark scores ensures that students will not need to take costly remedial classes during their freshman year in college.

All juniors have taken a full length practice ACT and all freshman and sophomores have taken ACT benchmark tests. Ask your child how they performed and what goals they have set for themselves!

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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.

Online Registration

Please complete online registration for your child in order to update important information regarding phone, address and pick up lists. It is important that all students have up to date information posted on Infinite Campus. You can complete online registration here.

RCSHS Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Reminder that all students receive free breakfast and lunch. If you don't make it to school in time for breakfast, the high school has "Grab-n-Go" breakfast from 9:05-9:20am available in the cafeteria and concessions stand.

Breakfast & Lunch Menu

RCSHS School District Calendar 2017-2018

Bus Routes

Bus routes have changed! Click for current bus routes.

Upcoming Activities & Events

Baseball vs. Estill

Monday, March 19th, 6pm

Irvine, KY, USA

Baseball vs. West Carter

Tuesday, March 20th, 5:30pm

Olive Hill, KY, USA

Softball vs. Powell

Tuesday, March 20th, 6pm

Morehead, KY, USA

Tennis Math

Wednesday, March 21st, 5:30pm

Grayson, KY, USA

Softball vs. Russell

Wednesday, March 21st, 6pm

Russell, KY, USA

Tennis Match vs. Ashland

Thursday, March 22nd, 5pm

150 University Boulevard

Morehead, KY

Baseball vs. Montgomery County

Thursday, March 22nd, 5:30pm

Morehead, KY, USA

Softball vs. Menifee

Thursday, March 22nd, 6pm

Morehead, KY, USA

Tennis Match vs . Greenup

Friday, March 23rd, 5pm

150 University Boulevard

Morehead, KY

Softball vs. Jackson City

Friday, March 23rd, 6pm

Morehead, KY, USA

Morehead, KY

Softball vs. East Clinton (Doubleheader)

Saturday, March 24th, 12pm

Morehead, KY, USA

Morehead, KY

Baseball vs. Russell

Saturday, March 24th, 11am

Morehead, KY, USA

Morehead, KY

Baseball vs. East Clinton

Saturday, March 24th, 4pm

Morehead, KY, USA

Morehead, KY