Rock Hill Review

January 16, 2021

Principal's Message

Rock Nation!


It has been a BUSY for the Blue Hawks with a tremendous amount of celebrations happening throughout our campus. All of our fine arts and athletic teams continue to blaze a trail and set a high standard for success. Our girls basketball team has adopted the #uncommon motto for their year and that would be fitting for all our teams this year. It's not common for a brand new school to be as competitive as we have been this year and that is a testament to the quality of our coaches/directors and the amazing FIGHT and GRIT that all our kids have shown on their respective programs/teams. One of my greatest joys is watching our kids perform/compete and it makes me so proud to see how important it is for them to set a high standard of success at RHHS!


Speaking of that success, congratulations to our RHHS Cheerleaders who competed for the FIRST time in the UIL State competition and finished 19th in the STATE. What an amazing achievement for them to make the finals and finished in that coveted top 20! The sky's the limit for that program and a big thank you, once again, to our SENIORS who stepped up and set the tone!


This week we had some visitors from Melissa ISD who are in the process of adding onto their current high school. We had a group of about 15 individuals from their district as well as Huckabee Architects. Among our guests was a former superintendent from a neighboring district. At the end of our tour he came up to me and complimented us on our beautiful building, but then said "however, you have some amazing kids!" He continued to talk about how respectful our kids were and how impressed he was with our staff. Obviously, that was music to a principal's ears but it's definitely not surprising that we would leave that type of impression on a visitor to THE ROCK. We do have some simply amazing kids and our staff is without a doubt the BEST in the business. As I say time and time again, I'm just blessed to be a part of it and CAN NOT wait to see where this campus goes in the coming years.


Thank you all for your continued support, have a great weekend and GO ROCK!!



Dustin Toth

Principal RHHS

Martin Luther King Jr Holiday Monday, Jan. 18 - No School

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Help us Select Our Campus Mission Statement

Last week, we published our Vision Statement for RHHS. Through the work of our Campus Leadership Team we have narrowed our Mission Statement down to two selections. The importance of this is because it showcases what EVERYONE in our building strive to do day in and day out on THE HILL. We are wanting this to be a Rock Hill Family consensus and would like your input on which one we should choose. Please click on the link below to make your selection. We will announce the selection in next week's Rock Hill Review.
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2020 Presidential Inauguration

The inauguration of a United States President is a historically significant time for our country. This year the inauguration will take place on January 20, 2021. We wanted to make you aware that we will be viewing the inauguration in courses where the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (curriculum) requires instruction specific to current events on this topic, just as we did during the last presidential inauguration in 2017. Please be aware that due to the length of the inauguration students may not be able to view the inauguration in its entirety.
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Message from Nurse Warren

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Tips for Staying Healthy at School

10/22***Please see the new announcement from Dr. Bradley on the adjustment on the PISD definition of a close contact at school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLAKN4Yg4iw


Avoid close contact with anyone- close contact = closer than 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) for more than 15 minutes. We make allowances at school for people wearing masks- but still please keep your distance- 3 feet minimum to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.


*Tip-- If you can reach you arm out fully extended and touch the other person- you are too close.


Wear your mask at all times in public- covering your nose and mouth fully


Avoid touching your mask, face, mouth, nose and eyes


Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands


Please stay home when you are sick!


Please check the Daily online self-screener before coming to school or any PISD activities- if you answer yes to any of the questions, please stay home and respond to the screener. Click Rock Hill, answer the questions and submit. I will call you and discuss before you can come to campus.

After Hours Reporting for Potential Threat to Self

What happens if a staff member or student learns that a student might be suicidal after school hours, on the weekend, or during a holiday?

If immediate help is needed, call 911.


Students should make a report to tip411. After the report has been made, they should follow up with the Hope Squad Advisor (if the student is in Hope Squad).


Staff should also make a report to tip411. Once a report has been made, staff should notify campus principal (or AP) letting them know that a report has been made.


Option 1

Download the Prosper ISD App. Click on Tip411. Enter tip. You will receive a message back through the app once the message is received.


Option 2

https://www.prosper-isd.net/tip411


Option 3

See the picture below

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Virtual Open House

We are very excited to announce our Virtual Open House! The goal of our Virtual Open House is to allow families the opportunity to hear from teachers about the classroom set up, present basic information regarding grading policies and get to know your child's teacher a little more.


You may access the site here. It is organized by subject area and each teacher's name is listed with a link to their presentation. The subjects are listed at the very top of the site. We hope you enjoy the presentations our teacher have put together!

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The Blue Hawk yearbook is the must-have piece of Rock Hill High School inaugural history. Visit jostensyearbooks.com and search Rock Hill High School, Frisco, TX to order.

Upcoming Events

January 18 School Holiday - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day

January 19 Girls & Boys Basketball @ RHHS Arena & Gym #2 - 4:30 PM

January 19 Boys Soccer @ Hebron HS - 5:00 PM

January 20 Girls & Boys Swim & Dive @ PISD Natatorium - 10:00 AM

January 21 Tennis - JV @ Frisco Independence HS - 8:00 AM

January 21 Girls Varsity Swim & Dive @ PISD Natatorium - 10:00 AM

January 21 Girls & Boys Powerlifting @ RHHS Arena & Gym #2 - 4:30 PM

January 22 Girls & Boys Varsity Tennis @ Frisco Independence HS - 8:00 AM

January 22 Boys Varsity Swim & Dive @ PISD Natatorium - 10:00 AM

January 22 Girls & Boys Basketball @ Wylie East HS - 5:00 PM

January 22 Girls & Boys JV & Varsity Soccer :: Boys @ Sherman & Girls @ RHHS - 5:30 PM

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Armed Services Education Training & Leadership (ASET-L) Club

The Armed Services Education Training & Leadership (ASET-L) Club had a great turn out for the first meeting. We will continue to meet on Thursdays during soar and are working to add more opportunities after we return to school next year. We welcome all students and look forward to developing a strong honorable club that exemplifies the excellence of Rock Hill BLUE HAWKS.

RHHS Athletics

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Blue Hawk Tennis Team

The Blue Hawk Tennis Team is back and ready for Spring tennis! Our first tournament starts this week for both the JV and Varsity teams. We will also be hosting our inaugural 'The Rock Invitational' early next month!
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Counselor's College Corner

Link to our Counselor's College Corner, all the information we have about college visits (virtual), local scholarships, college fairs, and more! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fh_33TKPLIkMjPR2hyPSPakLHJXW7LiRj9OKa5cLXhU/edit?usp=sharing

College and Career Center

Monthly Career Industry Spotlight - Every month, your College and Career Counselor from Collin College will highlight a particular career industry, with a new job profiled every week. Hopefully, you will learn about a prospective career that you’ve never even heard of before!


January – Art and Design The dynamic world of art and design provides an array of career opportunities from designing museum exhibits to creating movie animation. The range of art and design careers provides opportunities for just about every creative person. Art and design careers such as graphic designer and interior designer combine creativity with practical skills, whereas a textile designer career relies more on creativity.


Just about every sector needs people with art and design degrees for rewarding niche roles. People with art and design careers use their creative skills to communicate their client's message. The art and design sector can be quite competitive, with technical skills increasingly important for many art and design jobs. Freelance artists who sell their own artwork benefit from more artistic freedom, flexible scheduling and the ability to select their projects. They have to manage their finances, marketing and public relations.

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January Career Spotlight Week 3 Film and Video Editors

For the 3rd installment of our weekly career series, we will take a look at Film and Video Editors. The behind-the-scenes movie magicians who create a seamless story and help to set the pace of the film are the editors. https://www.careeronestop.org/videos/careeronestop-videos.aspx?videocode=27403200


A film and video editor is a highly skilled film industry employee who edits movies or videos. The success or ultimate failure of the production lies in their hands. The final production must be a coherent project that incorporates the storyline and personality of the starring actors. Many in the industry consider film editing to be an art that often goes unnoticed and unappreciated, with some dubbing film editing as 'the silent art'. The history of film editing is a long trek, going back to the early heydays of Hollywood. As technology grew, the job descriptions of film editors expanded, to include the field of video editors. https://www.careerexplorer.com/careers/film-and-video-editor/


For more information about this career field, including majors and colleges to consider, please stop by to see me in the College and Career Center. I'm at Rock Hill on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or feel free to send me an email. I'm happy to help in any way I can!

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Hawks Helping Hawks

It has been the goal of the counseling office to have a food pantry for students in need to have a place to come where they can get food for the evening, weekend, etc. Thanks to the donations coming in from the athletic department, we are ready to start advertising this to our kids.


Students can request assistance by completing the QR code form or by coming to see the counselor directly. Also, we know that teachers see a lot more than we do, so if you see a need please let us know and we can talk to the student.


We also have a few winter coats and school supplies that we can assist with in addition to the nonperishable food items students can take home.


The intent behind the pantry is that we help for a need when they are not in school. If a student is needing lunch or breakfast assistance, we can still get them help with that, but it would not come from the food pantry.

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Have Questions About College? Ask ADVi!

ADVi is a chatbot who can answer your questions about attending public
colleges and universities in Texas. ADVi, short for “adviser”, is free for
Rock Hill HS students and can answer your questions 24/7/365. To
start a chat with ADVi, just text "college" to 512-829-3687.

You can ask ADVi anything – no question is too silly or too hard! You can
ask questions like: What is ApplyTexas? How long does the FAFSA take?
What is the TASFA? Where can I look for scholarships?

ADVi was created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and
is made possible through a partnership with AdmitHub. Learn more at
www.askADVi.org.
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Coming Soon: Prosper Education Foundation (PEF) Scholarship Application

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Class of 2021 Graduation Information

It's time to place your Graduation order! This year, Jostens has gone totally virtual: all orders will be placed online.


Visit Jostens.com to shop "Rock Hill High School" in Frisco, TX.


If you have any questions, please contact Jostens directly at 1-800-567-8367 or if you would like to make an appointment at the Jostens store in Allen, please call 214-383-9502 to schedule.

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Place Your Graduation Order Using the Following Link:

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What is PISD Graduation Celebration?

Over 14 years ago, a group of Prosper High School parent volunteers created a non-profit, PHS – Project Graduation. The goal was to follow the national charter, which promotes drug and alcohol alternatives for students on the night of their high school graduation. The event was typically at a venue in Frisco, started at 11pm on the night of graduation, and concluded at 5am the following morning. Tickets were sold for the event to cover both the cost of the venue and to purchase prizes for the seniors. Ticket prices have varied over the years from $50 to $150, depending on the class size and the price of the venue.


With the addition of a second high school and the growth of Prosper ISD, the name and vision of Project Graduation had to evolve. Moving forward, Project Graduation will be called Prosper ISD Graduation Celebration. The focus will be to educate students on the dangers of drug and alcohol use while creating an event for all PISD seniors.


Graduation Celebration will be held on May 19 at the Children’s Health Stadium, 6 – 10pm. The event will be FREE to all PISD seniors. In order for this to be a memorable celebration for the 1,011 seniors in PISD, we need to raise $100,000. We will also be accepting in kind donations as we get closer to the event. There are many opportunities to volunteer, as a senior parent, business owner, or community member.


Information regarding the Celebration will be updated for both PHS and RHHS via the 2021 Senior pages on the ISD website, the Parent Facebook pages, Principal Newsletters and the PISD Express. Feel free to reach out to any board member of the Prosper ISD Graduation Celebration. Together we can make a special memory for the PISD seniors!

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Parent and Guardians,

We are so excited to be a part of the opening of Rock Hill High School and laying the foundation for the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). July started with a great boost with an amazing membership drive. As parents and guardians, we believe that we all have similar goals. We want our children and the students attending Rock Hill to laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and to feel the support of those around them. PTO is here with the students and teachers in mind. Every decision PTO makes is with the focus of each and every student and teacher. We encourage you to join the PTO and stay connected with all upcoming PTO sponsored events.



Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to use via email at rockhillhighpto@gmail.com.


More information on how the PTO benefits the students and staff.


Like us on Facebook at Rock Hill High School PTO

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NEED SPIRITWEAR?!?!? HERE YOU GO!!

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