RJH Parent Newsletter

April 2016

A message from Principal

Hello everyone! It is hard to believe that May is around the corner. The month of April flew by! Many RJH students participated in several academic and sporting events. Below is a recap of the fantastic job our students did this month.

RJH would like to start a makerspace (see last month's newsletter for more information). We would like to start small by have a Lego makerspace in the cafeteria. If you have any Legos you could donate to us, please bring them to RJH or call Mrs. Parsons at 458-0130 if you have any questions.

May will be a very busy month for RJH. School is out at 1:00 PM on May 18th. Your child will be having one-hour finals in all classes. The schedule changes for the last three days of school and will be listed below. Please note that during finals, all interruptions are kept to a minimum so messages will only be delivered during lunches or between classes.

Please note that the last day to take an AR test is May 13th. This means that all AR tests that need to be taken prior to 3:10 PM on May 13th. Any student that meets their AR goal for 4th Quarter will be eligible to participate in the AR Reward Party on May 16th during 4th Hour. The teachers are planning a lunch along with fun and games for this time period. If you have any questions about this, please call Miss Ingram at 458-0130.

Rolla Public Schools has an official Twitter Account, you can follow the district on Twitter @Rolla31Official

Please be sure to look below to catch many highlights of the month as well as the upcoming important dates that will occur in May.

Thank you for sharing your children with us. I look forward to a busy May with your student.


Mrs. Fulton

RJH Principal

Important Upcoming Dates

With the end of the school year also comes finals and other important dates. Please mark these days in your calendar, as it is important to get your student to school on time, get a good night's sleep, and a healthy breakfast.

  • May 6th-Awards Assembly 8:30 AM, Main Gym
  • May 13th-AR test cutoff 3:10 PM
  • May 16th-FINALS-3RD HOUR & 6TH HOUR
  • May 17th-FINALS-2ND HOUR, 5TH HOUR, & 7TH HOUR; Locker cleanout-Students will be bringing home all contents from their lockers.

Awards Assembly

Friday, May 6th, 8:30am

Rolla Junior High-Main Gym

Join us at the end of the year awards assembly! We will be recognizing your students achievements that they have accomplished throughout the year.

Please be sure to RSVP, so that we can have ample seating!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Breakfast & Lunch Accounts

Beginning May 4th through May 18th, students will no longer be allowed to charge to their lunch accounts. They must have money on their account or with them to purchase meals and extras. Please pay all charges as soon as possible. Thank you!!

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers work long, hard hours to provide your students the best education possible. If you get a chance, send them a note, or drop them a quick email to thank them for all of their hard work.

RPS Students Compete at Pummill Math Relays in Springfield, MO

On April 6th, Steve Blakely and I had the privilege to enter several of our students in 14 different math competitions, each of which was very challenging in nature. Of those 14 events, we placed in 8 of them.

Aaron Burke: 1st place Algebra

Mattew Fan: 2nd place Math Reasoning

Mingway Wang: 2nd place Algebra II

Renee Wang: 4th place Geometry

Jenny Bai: 5th place Fourth Year Math

Team Events

2nd place for Algebra I: Gloria Choi, Elana Bai, Jeriah Jordan

3rd place for Geometry: Autymn Decker, Carmen Phenix, Kassi Hayes

All schools participated in the “Challenging Problems” event in which all students worked together to find solutions to a variety of non-typical math related problems. Rolla took 2nd in this event. Students from Rolla were: Sayok Das, Visakha Ho, Sama Dera, Nick Janke, Nate Potrafka, Jenny Bai, Autymn Decker, Carmen Phenix, Kassi Hayes, Gloria Choi, Elana Bai, Jeriah Jordan, Ben Burris, Aideen McEnaney, Christina McEachern, Diya Allada, Renee Wang, Carson Arnold, Logan Choi, Jeorge Atherton, Matthew Fan, Aaron Burke, Garrett Helm, Kate Mallory, Stephanie Kim, Pranal Madria, Mingway Wang, Kristen Copeland, and Patrick Fulps.

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Freshman to Compete on National Level

We are VERY excited and proud for freshman Shelby Ply! Shelby won the state Creed Speaking contest and will represent the MO State FFA Association and the Rolla FFA Chapter at the national contest in October at National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Congratulations Shelby!!
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Special Olympics Meet

On Thursday, April 21st the RJH Special Olympics team participated in the annual track meet held in Waynesville. The RHS student council members volunteered to help Rolla students during the meet. The athletes all participated in one running or walking event, one throwing event, and one jumping event. Athletes received medals and/or ribbons. Everyone had a wonderful day!!

Vicksburg Trip

The weekend of April 15th, the History Department took its annual trip to Vicksburg, Mississippi, to visit the Civil War battlefield there. The group of 52 students hiked the battlefield over two days, visited museums, and even stopped in Memphis, Tennessee, on the return home for some famous Memphis BBQ on Beale Street. This trip is always a great time, and this year was no exception! We can't wait to do it again next year!!

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Rolla TSA members competed in the state competition. There were over 500 competitors. The following students placed as a state qualifier:

CAD Foundations: Omar Faruque, 2nd; Kiersten Halbert, 3rd; Tyler Fry, 4th; Clayton Steen, 6th; Noah Crouch, 7th

Catapult Design: Joey Gregory, Kiersten Halbert, Brennan Kaufman, 3rd

Dragster: Kelly Brown, 3rd; Blaize Klossner, 5th

Flight: Treyton Ruth, 5th

Prepared Speech: Kayla Copeland 5th; Kiersten Halbert 6th;

Problem Solving: Joey Gregory & Kayla Copeland, 2nd; Clayton Steen & Tyler Fry, 5th; Kate Mallery & Noah Crutcher

Technical Design: Brennan Kaufman & Joey Gregory, 1st; Kate Mallery & Omar Faruque, 2nd