RCPS Division Newsletter
PRIDE Club Kick-off
On Friday, September 2nd, RCHS students participated in the highly anticipated PRIDE (Positive Relationships Inspire a Drive for Excellence) Club Kick-off. Students gathered in the gymnasium and browsed various options before signing up for the club of their choice. This year’s clubs included a wide range of topics to appeal to a variety of interests. The club options included several game-based topics such as Strategic Gaming, Curious Minds (puzzles, Sudoku, crosswords, etc.), Minecraft, House of Cards, Taskmaster, and Video Game Club. The sports and physical activity options were Tennis Club, Walk with Courage Self-Defense, Skate Club, Self-care/ Yoga Club, Kickball Club, Basketball Pride Club, Ultimate Frisbee, and Kubb (Nordic lawn game). Finally, other club options included Coloring Club, Drama Club, Field Trip Club, French Club, Anime Club, Panther News Club, All About Whitetail Deer Club, Movie Club, Hispanic Culture Club, Map & Compass Club, Book Club, Go M.A.D.- Make a Difference and Eat Some Chocolate Club, and Leo Club. After each student had a chance to select their top pick, the clubs competed in various fun team-building activities on the football field. There were lots of laughs shared, and memories made.
Hispanic Heritage Month
RCPS is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month throughout the month of September. Students have been learning about famous Hispanic Americans who have made history. Additionally, students will soon have an opportunity to sample an authentic Hispanic treat. CLICK HERE for more information and fun activities.
Pictured below: The front cabinet of the RCES main entryway is filled with items celebrating Hispanic heritage.
Name Our Panther
Our students have submitted a variety of name suggestions for our RCPS Panther mascot. Soon, we will have a survey for our community to select their favorite. Stay tuned for details and to cast your vote. The winning name will be announced at the Homecoming Game.
Pictured Below: The Panther high-fives students as they depart for the day.
Be sure to visit the Parent Portal section of our website to see helpful video tutorials. Current videos include tips for filling out student forms, Fit Kids Wellness Clinic, and a COVID update from Robyn Murray, RN.
Free Wellness Classes
Parents/Guardians-- Commit to Be Fit's wellness classes are back! Weekly offerings include Yoga, Fitness Circuit, Meditation & Relaxation, Low Impact Aerobics with a Zumba Flair, Monday Fun Day, and Wellness Workshops. All classes, workshops, and events are offered FREE of charge for RCPS staff and the Rapp community. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Free and Reduced Price Meals for Students
Your child(ren) may be eligible for free meals or reduced-price meals if your household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. To learn view eligibility chart, CLICK HERE. The online application and printable pdf application can be accessed on our School Nutrition webpage.
Mental Health & Wellness Resources
To view a thorough list of mental health and wellness resources that are available to students and families, CLICK HERE. This link will take you to the Parent's Page. The document appears as Updated Mental Health Resources for Students and Families.