RRHS Update - Week of 11/30

Winter Tryouts!

Winter tryouts will start on 12/7 for basketball and sideline cheer. All other sports will start the week of 12/14. See below for exact dates and times for each sport.

All athletes must have the following complete to participate in tryouts:

  1. VHSL physical dated after 5/1/20
  2. Registration completed online atwww.rockridgesports.us

Sideline Cheer – Tryouts will be 12/7, 12/8, and 12/9 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Boys Basketball

Monday & Tuesday 12/7 and 12/8

11th & 12th Graders: 4:30-6:15 p.m. in the Main Gym.

10th Graders: 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Aux Gym.

9th Graders: 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Aux Gym.

Wednesday 12/9

11th & 12th Graders: 4:30-6:45 p.m. in the Main Gym.

10th Graders: 4:30-6:15 p.m. in the Aux Gym.

9th Graders: 5:45-7:45 p.m. in the Aux Gym.

Girls Basketball – 12/7 – 12/11. 9th and 10th graders will try out in the main gym from 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. 11thand 12th graders will try out in the main gym from 6:15 – 8:00 p.m.

Wrestling – 12/14 – 12/18. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the wrestling room.

Indoor Track – 12/14 – 12/16. 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. on the track.

Swim - December 16 & 17th. We will be at Dulles South Rec. Center.

Wednesday Dec 16th: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday Dec 17th : 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Gymnastics – 12/14 – 12/16. 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Aux gym.

Our Awesome PTSO!

Please join us at our Next Meeting: Thursday December 3rd at 7PM.

Special Guest Speakers: Dallas Hensley (School Psychologist) and Fiona Brown (Student Assistance Specialist - Rock Ridge Unified Mental Health Team)

Invite: Meet

The PTSO has teamed up with AR Workshop Loudoun to bring the festivities home with a Holi-DIY To Go Kit! Kit includes all materials; stencils, paint, brushes, and instructions. Orders due by Dec 2nd and pick will be at Rock Ridge on Dec 9th. Visit our website to order.

ORDER NOW Senior Yard Signs for the Class of 2021!!: Parents, family, and friends are able to show their support for their Senior. Each sign is 18" x 24" and comes with a wire H stand for display.

Two Options:

· Option 1 - 18" X 24" Standard Yard Sign - Only $25 - See attached sample

· Option 2 - Personalized 18" X 24" Sign with Student Name - Only $30 - See attached sample

Deadline to order January 30, 2021 and signs will arrive mid-late February.

Place your order HERE. All proceeds from yard signs will benefit the 2021 PTSO scholarship winners!

Help us to reach our goal of 100% membership this year! Sign up for a NO COST Online Membership HERE


Harris Teeter Together in Education: Click here to link your Harris Teeter VIC card.

School Portraits

Submit Your Portrait Now to the Yearbook!- The Yearbook is Now Accepting Portraits From ALL Grade Levels Until Dec. 6!

Did you miss the portrait days earlier this year? Now is your chance to get your picture in the yearbook. Students from ANY grade (seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen) can now submit a portrait to be included in the yearbook if they missed the portrait dates this fall. In order to meet our deadline, the pictures must be submitted by December 6th. There is no cost to uploading your picture.

To upload your picture follow these steps:

  1. Go to this link http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=17309
  2. Fill in your information and click the button that says “Upload A Student Portrait”
  3. Follow the guidelines for taking your picture (see attached)- Seniors should be dressed in dressy casual/formal attire
  4. Select portrait photo, crop leaving space above the head and including the shoulders
  5. Fill in student’s name and grade
  6. Confirm and upload

For more information about taking and uploading your portrait, watch this short video: https://herffjones.wistia.com/medias/qaz0mrbp43 and see the attached flyer.

Questions? Email michelle.menna@lcps.org

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School Counseling!

Junior Parent Night will be December 1st at 7pm. This will be a virtual presentation. We will cover planning for the senior year and beyond. Please use this link to join the presentation This link will allow you to watch the presentation via a web browser. Just click on that option after using the link. You do not need to download the Microsoft Teams App( it is free. Some Mac users prefer to view via the app).

Mindfulness Monday!

Mindfulness Monday is a great way to start your week off on a positive note. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and increase mental well-being. Join our Schoology Group! Schoology Access Code: JBVT-SSV5-9TPTZ Google Meets nickname is located in Schoology. Here is lesson a from the Intro to Gratitude Practice from the Mindfulness Monday Team. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L5MACs3hTRHeCLTXqLG9RHrnQfrqJpHv/view?usp=sharing

Are you worried your student may not be ready for college after high school. Here is a great Podcast from NACAC on: Why College Late Bloomers Are Special.

Though many of us find a linear path from high school to college, that is not the case for a set of students whose life circumstance, economic realities, and ambitions lead them on slightly different paths to higher education. This episode is all about the late bloomers among us who come at college from a wide range of experiences and with their own unique advantages. Use the link below.


Seniors: We are in the home stretch for applications. Keep up the good work by getting your transcript request in on time. Below is a chart on when request so be turned in to be processed in time for the application deadline. If you have not set up your senior appointment here is the link.


Sophomores & Juniors - Summer Residential Governors School: Applications are now open. Applications are due to Mrs. Barnes by 4:00 PM on 12/4 via email. She must have the application and supporting materials at that time. Here are a few notes:

  • Do not worry about the principal’s signature. Your counselors will take care of that information.
  • Do not worry about testing information. We know students have not been able to take the PSAT this year. We are working through this.
  • If you did an audition and have advanced, you need to complete the application and supporting materials by this same deadline.
  • Your recommenders must send their evaluation form and LOR directly to Mrs. Barnes. (You should not have access to this information.)
  • Her email is mary.barnes@lcps.org.

You can learn more here and applications can be downloaded here.

All Grades: Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition is now accepting applications. You can register your project here. Many of our students contribute and volunteer in our community. Here is a chance to show how you make a difference. It is a great competition to have on your college resume. Step Up Loudoun Youth Competition encourages middle and high school youth across the county to identify an issue in their school, neighborhood or community, create a plan to address that issue, and implement the plan. The goal is to encourage, support and reward the youth of Loudoun County for making positive changes in their own lives and the lives of others.