News from the Nest
Issue #169, November 10th, 2023
RULH FFA Chapters Attend the 96th annual National Convention!
The RULH FFA Chapter attended the 95th National Convention and Expo from November 1st-3rd in Indianapolis, Indiana. Under the leadership of Mr. Daniel Foster (RULH High School FFA Advisor and Agriculture teacher) and Mr. Justin Cluxton (RULH Middle School FFA Advisor) the group stayed very busy with an agenda packed full of fantastic experiences for the students!
The first day of the National FFA convention was a great start to the trip. Students toured the National Museum of the US Air Force, and traveled to Indianapolis and saw the World's Toughest Rodeo.
Days two and three were just as spectacular as day one. The students heard Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsak speak along with the keynote speaker Juan Bendaña. Then they visited the tradeshow and headed to the Indianapolis 500, enjoyed a wonderful meal at Ford's Garage, and ended the day tired from two fun filled hours at Adrenaline Adventure Park.
On the final day the students headed back to the tradeshow, then to the Reproduction Specialist Group, and finally back home. Ripley FFA has some of the best students around! A great time was had by all and special thanks to chaperones Janet Dugan and Elaine Manning; and the fearless bus driver, Leslie Jones, who drove the bus through some crazy traffic! Blue Jay Pride!
Brooke Sims Signs Letter of Intent to Play Volleyball at West Virginia Wesleyan
Miss Lisa Fryman Named RULH Teacher of the Year for 2022-23
Lisa is an experienced educator who is passionate about providing a safe and positive learning environment for all students. Lisa completed her Bachelor's of Science degree at Wilmington College in May 2008 and has accumulated over 10 years of teaching experience across different grade levels and educational settings.
Throughout her career, Lisa has taught in the Autism Unit at Brown County ESC for two years, taught 3rd grade English Language Arts at Alliance Academy of Cincinnati for six years, and served as an 8th Grade Intervention Specialist at RULH Middle School for two years. She has also been an active member of various teams, including BLT, DLT, OTES, PBIS, and the School Counselor's Team.
Lisa is a proud member of the Council for Exceptional Children, a professional organization dedicated to improving the success of children and youth with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. Her educational philosophy is centered around building positive relationships with students and creating a calm, positive, and safe learning environment. She believes that every student has the potential to succeed and is committed to helping them achieve their goals.
Lisa's passion for teaching stems from her desire to help students become better learners and succeed in any way they can. Inspired by her kindergarten teacher who created a fun and rich learning environment, Lisa strives to recreate the same experience in her classroom. Her favorite story is about a student she taught during her first year at Alliance Academy. Despite having an IEP, the student would come into the classroom and immediately hide under the table and cry. Through patience, kindness, and dedication, Lisa was able to build a positive relationship with the student and help him learn to love school.
Outside of teaching, Lisa volunteers for Brown County's Night to Shine and will be volunteering at Kamp Dovetail this summer. She is dedicated to making a positive impact not only in her classroom but also in her community.
Ms. Betsy Drake Honored for School Psychologist Week!
RULH is incredibly lucky to have School Psychologist, Mrs. Betsy Drake (from the Brown County ESC)! She is an asset to the success of the Multi Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) for students academically and behaviorally! Thanks, Ms. Betsy!
Mrs. Julie Carpenter Reads to RULH First Graders!
RULH Elementary Students Rewarded for Perfect Attendance and A/B Honor Roll!
RULH Elementary students in kindergarten through sixth grades enjoyed an ice cream sundae as a reward for making the A/B Honor Roll and/or perfect attendance! Blue Jay Pride!
RULH Food Pantry to Host Produce Pop-Up!
The RULH Local School District Food Pantry will host a produce "pop-up" on Monday, November 13th. Please read below for details!
FCCLA to Sponsor Annual Canned Food Drive
It's that time again! Time for the annual FCCLA canned food drive. The canned food drive runs through November 20th. The top classroom in elementary, junior high, and high school homerooms will receive a pizza party and second place homerooms will receive popcorn and drinks. Read below for details!
Don't Miss the "Night at the Nest" on Sunday, November 26th!
RULH MCJROTC to Hold Marine Corps Birthday Ball!
On Saturday, November 11th, the RULH High School Marine Corps JROTC will hold the 248th annual Marine Corps Ball. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Please read the flyer below for details.
RULH Elementary Students with Positive Office Referrals
Pictured from left to right: LeeAunna Dodson, Ava Williams, Bentley Lee, and Rachel Bailer
RULH Elementary "Go Green" Students for the Week for October 30th
Top to bottom: Jericho Frost, Londyn McFadden, Christian Douglas, Leland Benjamin, Cayonna Hampton, Bella Cunningham, Kyndall Davis, Judson Michael, Penelope Paul, Grace Loveall, Addi Turner and Parker Fulton
RULH Elementary has New ABC Club Members!
New ABC Club Members!
Pictured from left to right: Lucas Conner, George Hertline, and Wrenley Northam
- Kim Stauffer – Board of Education Member (November 15th)
- Gabe Scott – Elementary Physical Education Teacher (November 18th)
- Tammy Stricklett – High School Intervention Specialist (November 22nd)
- Molly Ross - Jr./Sr. High Music Teacher (November 24th)
RULH Events - November 10th thru November 17th
Friday, November 10
Veterans Day (substitute)
Interim Reports Issued
8:45 am RULH Elementary Veteran's Day Program
2:00 pm RULH Jr./Sr. High a Veterans Day Program
Saturday, November 11
6:00 pm MJROTC Marine Corps Birthday Ball - Gymnasium
Monday, November 13
5:30pm OHSAA Winter Sports Parent/Athlete Meeting
Wednesday, November 15
12:00 pm - CTC Visit with Sophomores
4:00 pm - Jr./Sr. HS Parent Teacher Conferences
4:30 pm - 7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Bethel Tate (Scrimmage)
5:30 pm - Athletic Booster Meeting
Thursday, November 16
ES Lifetouch Picture Re-take Day
Wasserman Picture Day
8:00 am - ASVAB for Juniors (& Seniors who wish to retest)
4:00 pm - ES Parent/Teacher Conferences (K-6)
5:30 pm - 7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball @ Hamersville (Scrimmage)
7:00 pm - RULH Board Meeting
Friday, November 17
5:00 pm - Girl's Basketball SHAC Preview/TBA
Saturday, November 18
10:00 am - 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs Felicity (Perry Ogden Preview)
11:30 am - 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Williamsburg (Perry Ogden Preview)
4:30 pm - 8th Grade Girl Basketball vs Hillsboro (Preview at Western Brown)
5:30 pm - 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs Lebanon (Perry Ogden Classic Preview)