Hawk Happenings March 2022

RHHS Celebrations, Information, and Upcoming Events

Stay Informed

Rockwall-Heath High School Website

The website is updated daily to provide up-to-date information for students and parents. Please visit https://www.rockwallisd.com/Domain/9


"Order Student ID Badge". Students must wear an ID to enter the building and are required to wear it at all times during the school day. This button can be used to request and pay $5.00 for a replacement ID online.


"Student Early Release". Is the best way to get your student out of class. You can send the request at least 2 hours in advance.


"Verification of Enrollments (VOE)" Will make getting a VOE easier for all. These take time to process, so we ask that you make your request at least 3 business days prior to your DPS appointment.


"TV Announcements". Parents and students alike are able to view the announcements that are shown on the screens around the RHHS campus.

**************************

STUDENT RECOGNITION

**************************

Infiniti Choir

Big picture

On March 5th, one of our amazing a cappella groups, Infiniti, competed at the ICHSA Southwest Semifinals and won first place! They have now earned a spot at Nationals in NEW YORK CITY! ICHSA stands for International Championship of High School A cappella. If you have seen “Pitch Perfect”, that movie was based on the college version of this competition!

What started with more than 2,800 performers in 185 groups from high schools across 26 states culminates in a Top 10 showdown at ICHSA Finals on April 22nd, 2022, at The Town Hall in New York City.

Infiniti is representing the Great State of Texas at this elite competition, and we couldn’t be prouder!

If you would like to see their set, you can view it here: (This was at a different event two weeks ago but includes the same songs with one extra.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=986JDHZYfkI

Theatre

Big picture
Big picture

The Rockwall Heath Theatre Department competed in UIL One Act Play District Contest before spring break and came home with Keevia Stubbs receiving an All-Star Crew award, Lizza Minaya receiving an All-Star Cast award, Annaleese Forscutt and Gabriel White named best performers in the district, and all three judges ranked us first place. This means we have advanced to Bi-District competition that will take place March 23-24th in Tyler.



This is a beautiful Pulitzer Prize winning play about a family struggling through grief in the aftermath of the death of their four year old son.


The Heath Hawk Theatre Company competed at the UIL One Act Play Bi-District Contest on March 24th and will be advancing to the next round. Caroline Hipp won an All Star Crew award, Luke Hernandez won an Honorable Mention All Star Cast award, Gabriel White won an All Star Cast award, and Annaleese Forscutt won Best Performer.

Out of the 258 6A schools that entered in One Act Play, there are only 32 left that have made it to this level of competition. Our students are doing incredible work and please congratulate them on their continued success! Our next round will be at Midway Performing Arts Center Saturday, April 2nd at 5:30.

Heath XC [Cross Country]

Big picture
Big picture

Mighty Hawk Band Percussionists

Big picture

On Saturday, March 19 the Mighty Hawk Band Percussionists competed in the WGI Dallas Percussion Regional Competition. Students competed in the Scholastic Concert Percussion A Class, and we are very proud of the RHHS Percussion Ensemble for earning 1st place at both the Prelims and Finals performances.

The RHHS Percussion Ensemble will compete again at Lewisville High School on Saturday, April 2 and NTCA Championships at Burleson Centennial High School on Saturday, April 9. Please take a moment to congratulate the following students for making school history this weekend:

Samantha Bart

Leah Bell

Jackson Birdsong

Cale Bragg

Reed Bryant

Allie Buchanan

Hallie Curry

Nicolas Fuentes

Jake Gist

Cole Gonzalez

Collin Mask

Lillian Middlebrook

Khang Nguyen

Ryan Payne

Zie Rice

Carter Shaklee

Trystan Simmons

Chris Strauss

Evan Sumrak

These students have worked very hard and we greatly appreciate the support we receive from our incredible community of teachers, administrators, friends and family!

RHHS Orchestra

Big picture

On Saturday, March 26th the RHHS Orchestra sent thirty-four students along with three ensembles to compete in UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at North Garland High School. Of these students, 17 earned a Superior Rating on a Class One Solo, 4 students earned a Superior Rating on a Class Two Solo, and all 3 performing ensembles received a Superior Rating on their ensemble.

The following students performed their solo from memory, qualifying them for the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest where they will perform at UT Austin in May:

State Qualified Solos:

Parker Angel (cello)

Lauren Bowne (violin)

Allison Bradford (violin)

Gabby Dong (violin)

Grant Jordan (violin)

Marky Longoria (bass)

Brandon Mendoza (violin)

Jack Menges (cello)

Thomas Pickell (bass)

Alex Saucedo (viola)

Chase Teague (cello)

Emily Tran (violin)

State Qualified Ensembles:

Brandon Mendoza (violin), Grant Jordan (violin), Calvin Huntley (viola), Jack Menges (cello), Marky Longoria (bass)

Emily Tran (violin), Parker Angel (cello)

Gabby Dong (violin), Thomas Pickell (cello)

If you have any of these students in your classes, give them a huge congratulations!

RISD Law Club

The Law teachers would like to recognize the RISD Law Club members, representing GBCCA, Rockwall Heath and Rockwall High schools, for their impressive showing at the TX Public Safety Teachers Association State competition held this week in New Braunfels, TX. This state level competition included over 450 students representing 42 schools from all regions of Texas. Students from Rockwall ISD earned five state championships, plus five second place finishes and one third place finish. Considering this was the first time the GBCCA Law club has competed at a state level competition earning these awards was an amazing accomplishment!

FIRST PLACE - Courtroom Opening Statement Emily Nielson RHS/GBCCA

FIRST PLACE – Courtroom Closing Statement Maddison Layne RHS/GBCCA

FIRST PLACE – Building Search Team – Ana Kolesnyk RHS/GBCCA and Mia Howell, Sofia Estrada, Amiee Ondrusek RHHS/GBCCA

FIRST PLACE – Men’s Obstacle Course – Blake Prater RHHS/GBCCA

FIRST PLACE – Women’s Obstacle Course – Zoe Allen RHHS/GBCCA

SECOND PLACE – Misdemeanor Traffic Stop – Jaden White RHHS/GBCCA

SECOND PLACE – Courtroom Closing Statement – Alyssa Murillo RHS/GBCCA

SECOND PLACE – Building Search Team – Seth Kyle, Blake Prater, Zoe Allen and Savannah Applegate all of RHHS/GBCCA

SECOND PLACE – Domestic Crisis Intervention – Ana Kolesnyk RHS/GBCCA and Mia Howell, Amiee Ondrusek and Sofia Estrada RHHS/GBCCA

SECOND PLACE – Men’s Obstacle Course - Seth Kyle RHHS/GBCCA

THIRD PLACE - Men’s Obstacle Course – Jaden White RHHS/GBCCA

Several other students worked hard in practices all year, competed well and were just a few points shy of placing. Please join us in congratulating all the Law club students for a job well done!

Boys Track

Big picture

Heath Boys Track traveling to North Garland for the first track meet of the year.

At the Frisco Meet, Varsity boys placed 3rd in the 4x100 Relay and 2nd in the 4x200 Relay. JV Boys placed 2nd in the 4x400 Relay.

Great Job, Track!

********************

COUNSELING CORNER

********************

College Planning Steps

Big picture
Parents can use this chart of the most essential college planning steps to help guide their children through junior and senior year.

International Baccalaureate

Contact Gretchen Kimpel. gretchen.kimpel@rockwallisd.org

********************

ANNOUNCEMENTS

********************

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Quick Reminder...

RHHS is a CLOSED campus... unless you have an off period or are traveling to the GBCCA, you should NOT be visiting the new Tom Thumb during school hours (yes, even during lunch)!
Big picture