Ruskin High School Senior Bulletin

September/October 2015

Mark Your Calendars!

October 9th - Homecoming Game & Dance

October 14th - COMPASS testing

October 21st - ACT Bootcamp

October 21st & 22nd - Parent/Teacher conferences

October 23rd - No School

October 24th - ACT Test

October 29th - Senior College Application Fair

November 2nd - Senior Class Meeting (Cap & Gown, Announcement Orders)

November 6th - Deadline to register for the December ACT Test


All RHS seniors will take the COMPASS test on Wednesday, October 14th. This important test is used by community colleges to identify your course placement for next year. The test will take approximately 1.5 hours and seniors will be assigned to a testing location and time. Try your BEST! The higher you score, the higher you're placed, and the LESS money you pay for college!

Taking the ACT on October 24th?

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the ACT Workshop being held at Ruskin on Wednesday, October 21st. The first 40 seniors to sign up will spend the day getting extra help, practice materials, and test taking tips for each of the subjects. Bonus: Pizza will be served!

ACT Deadlines

All seniors are expected to take the ACT at least once during his/her senior year. Please see below for important registration deadlines and testing dates. Students who receive free or reduced lunch receive two free test vouchers per year. See the Counseling Office for more details.

Test Date: December 12th, Registration Deadline: November 6th

Test Date: February 6th, Registration Deadline: January 8th

Test Date: April 9th, Registration Deadline: March 6th

College Application Fair

This year we are excited to host our own in school College Application Fair. Admission representatives from schools such as the University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Central Missouri, Kansas University, Baker, Metropolitan Community Colleges, Johnson County Community College, and many more will be available to meet with your student about his/her post secondary interests.

After visiting with each of the schools, students will have time to complete applications on site. Schools in attendance will WAIVE their application fees for our students!

When: October 29th, beginning at 9:00am

Where: Ruskin High School

Who: Seniors (in groups of 30)

Looking for FREE money for college?

If you aren't signed up for the A+ program - you should be! See Mr. Dwyer in Student Services for more information!

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize...

May 12th will be here before you know it! It is important that you are staying on top of your grades and credits. 18 credits is the magic number to currently be on track! If you are enrolled in PLATO courses, remember, you can stay for tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays to receive extra help. We are here to support you; however, it is YOUR responsibility to track your progress in classes. See your administrator, counselor, or house leader if you have questions.