The Rocket Glare

Keeping RCHS Students, Families, & Staff Connected!

Friday, October 29th

Principal's Message

Principal: Mr. J.D. Bussell

Email: James.bussell@rockcastle.kyschools.us


RCHS Students & Parents,

Greetings from The Rock!


Fall Midterm

Monday, November 1st will officially begin our 2nd half of Fall Semester. We will have a school wide grade check on Friday, November 5th and report cards will be distributed to our students that day. Please go over these reports with your children and have them talk to their teachers about low grades.


Fall Tutoring

We are starting tutoring during the fall semester WITHOUT transportation. Our plan is to do 2, one hour sessions each week from 3:15-4:15 on Tuesday and Thursday.

Here are the dates for the Fall: Nov 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 30 & Dec 2, 7, 9


We encourage all students to take advantage of these tutoring sessions.


Flu Vaccines

Students will be given a “Flu Vaccine School Consent Form” today to bring home for your attention. If you would like for your child to receive a flu vaccination (not COVID vaccination), please complete the consent form and have your child return to RCHS by Wednesday, November 3rd. If you already completed the consent form at the beginning of the school year, we should have that on file at RCHS.


Flu shots will be administered at RCHS on Thursday, November 11th.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal

I encourage all parents to check your child’s grades on IC Parent Portal regularly. Because we have been unable to physically send home report cards, it is imperative that parents check grades online. You can go the link: https://kyede11.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/rockcastle.jsp and if you have issues logging on, email Ms. Sherri McKinney: sherri.mckinney@rockcastle.kyschools.us or call RCHS for login information.


School Pointe Email Service

RCHS has switched mass email services to a system called “School Pointe” from Send It. If you are not receiving emails form RCHS through this service, please contact Sherri McKinney at RCHS.


Be safe & please contact me at RCHS if I can be of service.


J.D. Bussell

Principal

Guidance Counselors' Corner

Guidance Counselors: Mrs. Amy Lewis & Mrs. Casey Harper

Email: Amy.lewis@rockcastle.kyschools.us / casey.harper@rockcastle.kyschools.us


Guidance Counselor's Page: Click HERE


1. The FAFSA Workshop was a very successful event! If anyone still needs help filling out their FAFSA, please email the counselors to set up a time to do so!


2. All senior interviews have been completed. Any senior who would like to meet with one of the counselors for specific information about schools or programs can email them to schedule a time.


3. Colleges will continue to visit during lunch throughout the year. We encourage you to stop by their table to learn about their school. The representatives from these schools are happy to speak with any student regardless of grade level!


4. There will be a Governor's Scholars Program information session next Tuesday for any juniors interested. Interested juniors with last names A-L will report to the library during 2nd period and M-Z during 3rd period. If you are not familiar with the Governor's Scholars Program, and you are a strong student, please attend one of the sessions to learn about this great opportunity!


5. Seniors need to check the senior website regularly. https://sites.google.com/rockcastle.kyschools.us/rchsseniors/home

Notes from the Book Cart - RCHS Library Updates

Library Media Specialist: Ms. Joanie Alexander

Email: Joanie.alexander@rockcastle.kyschools.us


RCHS Library Website

Click HERE to access!


The RCHS Library Media Center is open from 7:45-3:00PM each day! Stop in to checkout materials, visit Red, White, & Brew, receive help from the Writing Center, & more!


Junior Library Guild Digital

The RCHS library currently has access to an AWESOME digital platform where students can read 30+ top picked and NEW texts that rotate every 60-90 days. Every RCHS student has their own account where they can bookmark, highlight, etc. To access this, visit the RCHS Library Website and then go to Student Resources OR Checkouts to access the JLG Dashboard! Make sure to login to your individual account for more access! If you have questions or your account login doesn't work, please contact Ms. Joanie.


RCHS Writing Center

The RCHS Library Writing Center aims to help students find their writing voice and tackle various writing and interview challenges. The writing center is able to help with revisions/editing, job applications and interviews, resumes, and college applications and essays. To schedule an appointment, click HERE!

Student Council Announcements

Congratulations to our Homecoming Court for 2021!



Thank you to our Student Council for their hard work and dedication to RCHS!

Student Success!

Lacey Robbins and Rebekah Daniel were able to earn expert level Microsoft Office Specialist certifications in their Office Administration class. They were the first students at RATC to be able to achieve this accomplishment for Microsoft Office 2019. Lacey has earned the Microsoft Office Specialist Word Expert certification and Rebekah has earned the Microsoft Office Specialist Excel Expert certification.

Athletics

RCHS Athletic Director: Mr. Mike McNabb

Email: mike.mcnabb@rockcastle.kyschools.us


The Student Section theme for this week's football game (10/29) is "Pink Out"


Congratulations to our volleyball team for winning the 47th District Tournament. Unfortunately, they felt short in the first round of regional play. Congratulations to our volleyball team on a great season. We are proud of you!


Go Rock!

Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are now on sale!

Yearbooks are $60 until December 31st. After 12/31 the price will go up to $65. Sales are 100% online this school year. To purchase a YB , click HERE!


Senior Ads

Senior ads for the RCHS Yearbook are still available. Please see the flyer linked below for more information. Click HERE to register for a senior ad.


Fall Picture & Senior Tux/Drape Retake Day

This has been rescheduled for Monday, 11/22. This will be your last opportunity to be in the RCHS Yearbook!

About Us

Principal: Mr. J.D. Bussell

Assistant Principal & Athletic Director: Mr. Mike McNabb

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Becky Smith

Guidance Counselors: Mrs. Amy Lewis & Mrs. Casey Harper

Library Media Specialist: Ms. Joanie Alexander