Winter News Bulletin

Ruskin High School

Welcome Back!

We hope your first semester went well and that Winter Break was an opportunity for you to relax and spend time with your family and friends. We have many important events coming up that we want to be sure you are aware of. As always, please contact our office if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Upcoming Events

January 18th - No School

January 20th - Herndon Career Center Open House Night

January 28th - 10th Grade Career Jumping (9:00am)

February 5th - Progress Reports Issued

February 10th & 11th - Enrollment Conferences

February 12th - NO School

February 15th - SCHOOL WILL BE IN SESSION (This is a make-up day for November 3rd)

February 18th - 12th Grade FAFSA Event (9:00am)

March 10th - 3rd Quarter Ends

March 21st - 25th - Spring Break

March 29th - 11th Grade College Fair (9:00am)


ACT - IMPORTANT for Juniors & Seniors

Seniors - If you have not yet taken the ACT OR you have not yet received a 22 or higher, you should plan to register for the February 6th test date. The registration deadline is Friday, January 8th.


Juniors - The state of Missouri requires all 11th graders to take the ACT on Tuesday, April 19th. This test will be given during school hours. Students will be pre-registered during school on April 6th. More information will be sent home soon but for now please mark this REQUIRED date on your calendar!

10th Grade Career Jumping

All Ruskin High School 10th graders will participate in Career Jumping on January 28th. At this time, students will have the opportunity to visit with professionals from their Small Learning Community pathways. We are very excited to offer this opportunity for our students to explore the endless possibilities available to them!

You're Invited to Enrollment Conferences...

We hope you can join us on February 10th or 11th for Spring Enrollment Conferences. At this time, you will meet with your students advisor to review his/her current grades, transcript, and course selections for the 2016-2017 school year. Your attendance at this event is very important to us as we value your support in planning for a successful three years at Ruskin High School. Stay tuned for a personal invitation to schedule your appointment...

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Attention Seniors! On February 18th, we will host our 1st annual FAFSA event. Each senior will receive an appointment time to come to the library to begin filling out his/her FAFSA with the help of a local college admissions rep. Your appointment pass will be delivered to you a couple days in advance of the event. (Note: This is a required event, even if you have not yet decided on a college you wish to attend.)


Once you set up your account and complete the initial fields, your parent will need to complete the remaining sections. This second step in the process can only be done after your parents/guardians have filed his/her 2015 income tax returns.


The PRIORITY deadline for FAFSA completion is March 1st.

ATTENTION: School WILL be in session on Monday, February 15th!

Herndon Career Center Open House

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 5:30pm

11501 East State Route 350

Raytown, MO

Will you be a junior or senior in 2016-2017? Interested in attending Herndon Career Center? You are invited to attend the Herndon Open House to tour the facility and learn about the various programs. See your counselor for more info.