RCHS Newsletter

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Upcoming Dates


10/24 - 10/31 Library Fall Festival

10/26 No School - Parent/ Teacher Conferences 1-6pm


11/1 FAFSA Frenzy for Seniors 3-6pm

11/17 - 11/19 Fall Play

11/23 - 11/25 Thanksgiving

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Rhea County High School invites you to attend our first semester Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Faculty members will be available to speak with you regarding your student's progress. These meetings provide an opportunity for parents and the school to strengthen your student's education and address any concerns you may have moving forward. Please stop by at your convenience or email your student's teacher directly under the Email Our Staff tab on the Rhea County High School webpage if you would like to set up an appointment.

Students with Character - Respect

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Students can watch teams compete to be Intramural Kickball Champions in the gym during lunch on Monday through Thursday. The next competition will be Intramural Frisbee. If you would like to register for intramurals, please scan the QR code on the white board in the gym.

There will also be one-day only Pop-up Intramurals throughout the year. There is no registration required for these events and everyone is welcome!

homecoming contest

Congratulations to Randy Mathis and Christy Powell for winning the Homecoming Door Decorating Contest!
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Clubs and Organizations

If you are interested in joining a club or organization, please stop by during lunch in the classrooms listed below to get more information.

4-H Club

4-H is the leading youth development organization in the world. In our club we focus on leadership development and community service, but there are numerous opportunities available to students outside these areas as well. Additional opportunities might include: agriculture, animals, sewing, forestry, etc. Anyone is invited!

The 4-H club will meet on Wednesdays in room 2311.

All Booked

Rhea County High School's book club, "All Booked," is a place for readers to surround themselves with people who share interests. We have a book of the month, biweekly meetings, and good times.

The club will meet every other Thursday in room 1110.

Board Game Cafe

Pick up lunch and then come pick up some friends and pick up a game to learn or play or both. See what we've got at http://ferrellweb.com/bgc

The Board Game Cafe is open during lunch on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in room 2506.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

We are the Fellowship of Christian Athletes! We meet weekly to study the Bible, worship, and fellowship!

We will meet on Fridays in the auditorium some weeks and in Coach Smith's classroom other weeks.

Future Farmers of America

FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experiences, which give members the tools to achieve real-world success.

FFA will meet on Tuesdays in room 2311.

History Club

History Club is a social club for students that have an interest in history and social studies in general. Every Tuesday during the second half of lunch we meet in Mr. Tallent’s room to look at topics that interest our members and share what we’ve learned.

Students will meet in room 1304.


Interact is a community service organization sponsored by the Rotary Club.

Interact will meet during the first half of lunch on Tuesdays in room C104.

Student Activity Council

The Student Activities Council is a student-leadership organization whose mission is to build community among the student body, to bring fun into the school day, and to provide student ownership of school events and activities.

Students at RCHS may propose events and activities to SAC and the council members will vote on which events will best fit the groups’ mission considering time, funds, and participants required, as well as how many students will be served by the activity or event. SAC members will plan and carry out the events for the RCHS student body.

Meetings will be held on Thursdays in room 1114.

Whole-Hearted Club

To build self-esteem, talk about mental health issues, and learn to be kind/inclusive to others.

The Whole-Hearted Club will meet during the first half of lunch on Wednesdays in room 1106.

October Superlatives

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Class Projects and Activities


This project tasked Mr. Beaty's students with designing a device that could hold an egg and keep it from cracking upon impact after being dropped from 22 feet. The student whose device was the lightest, fewest number of material, and most accurate on the drop target earned the best score. The winner of the local competition earned the opportunity to go to UTK Engineers day and compete in the egg drop competition.


Mrs. Latshaw's Honors Biology I classes have worked on a project for the last couple of weeks. They have been studying macromolecules and how they are used in the body. The Research Question presented to students was

"How can we as scientists research, design, and create a nutritious bar to assist in addressing world hunger?"

Students were required to research a specific area of the globe and find:

  1. statistics for that specific area on poverty and food distribution
  2. local native foods grown or imported for that area
  3. health statistics related to disease, mortality, specific affected populations

In a bar form, students were required to

  1. create a recipe that contained the necessary FDA requirements for a single meal
  2. provide a realistic, approximate cost per bar
  3. create packaging for their bar
  4. provide a nutrition label
  5. present the final product


Chemistry students conducted the Flame Test Lab to determine the identity of unknown metals in chemical compounds based on the characteristic color that appears when heated. This lab supported student learning in the areas of atomic structure, electron configurations, energy levels, ground state, and excited state.