RCE Family Update

October/November Newsletter

It's Finally Fall!


It's so nice to be in the fall season with cool mornings and changing leaves. We have had a great start to our school year and look forward to having a successful second quarter!


Thank you to Mrs. Gregory for taking over the Family Updates. This is a huge help and will lead to more updates!


Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This year Ms. Garrett, who runs our accounts, has been posting daily... #180daysatRCE.


Please take time to read through this information below and reach out to us with any questions.


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This week is SPIRIT WEEK!

October 24th - October 28th is our Student Council sponsored Spirit Week. Below you will see a breakdown of each day. Students are encouraged to dress up and participate for each of the days. Please remember that the school dress code will be enforced each day.
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Winter MAP Testing Dates

The testing window for Winter MAP testing will open once we return from Thanksgiving break. RCE plans to give the Winter MAP test in ELA classes on November 29th and 30th. Winter MAP testing in Math classes will take place on December 1st and December 2nd. Please make sure Chromebooks come to school fully charged on these testing dates!

Veteran's Day Community Assembly

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RCE Panther Athletics

Football


Congratulations to our 8th grade football team for their 3rd AOP Conference Championship in a row! Our undefeated panthers have outscored their opponents 250-22, so far. Come out and support them this Thursday as we host Seneca!


Basketball


The basketball tryout schedule is listed below:


Monday, Oct. 31:

7th Grade Boys 3:30 - 5:30

7th/8th Grade Girls 5:30 - 7:30


Tuesday, Nov. 1:

7th/8th Grade Girls 3:30 - 5:30

8th Grade Boys 5:30 - 7:30


Wednesday, Nov. 2:

7th Grade Boys 3:30 - 5:30

7th/8th Grade Girls 5:30 - 7:30


Thursday, Nov. 3:

7th/8th Grade Girls 3:30 - 5:30

8th Grade Boys 5:30 - 7:30


Participation


Anyone interested in playing BASKETBALL needs to have their 2022-23 paperwork completed in PlanetHS (link) prior to participation.


Eligibility


Per the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL), all 7th and 8th graders are eligible to play sports. 6th graders can contact individual coaches for possible managing opportunities.


Information


Please see our RCE Athletics Website (link) for information about participating in our SCHSL sanctioned teams.


Tickets


Edwards Middle and Daniel High will continue using Hometown Ticketing for all ticket sales. Ticket prices for all 2022-23 athletic events will be $6 and will be open to purchase 3 days prior to each event. RCE Tickets (link)


Booster Club


The RC Edwards Athletic Booster Club supports all student athletic programs through purchasing equipment, uniforms, meals, maintenance, and many other things. Without the booster club, our athletic programs would not be able to run accordingly. Use the following link below to become a member of our booster club. RCE Athletic Booster Club (link)

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PTSO Updates: Cash Cow Fundraiser

We started the month of October with a fun take on a penny war, calling this fundraising opportunity the "Cash Cow". Grade levels competed to earn the most point by bringing in dollars and coins that held various point values. Each of our three administrators partnered with a grade level and agreed to kiss a cow if their grade level had the most points. Our sixth grade came out victorious, therefore Mr. Preisig had to pucker up during all three lunches on October 14th. Our PTSO was able to raise over $600 during this time.



It's not too late to join the PTSO. Please help us to continually make the 2022-23 school year a memorable one by joining the PTSO.

Every person and any amount makes a difference! Help fund grants, provide equipment for students at recess, and much more this upcoming year! Please click the link below to see how you can sign-up to be a member of our PTSO.
Mr. Preisig kisses Ellis the cow!

Regular Bell Schedule

As a reminder, we operate on a 6-period day at Edwards Middle. This schedule allows for 1 hour in each period and the opportunity to participate in several related arts classes. This schedule has also allowed us to include several Pickens County Career and Technology courses for our 8th graders during second semester.
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Quick Links

My School Bucks Online Payments

Set up an account to be able to pay fees for things at RCE.

Yearbook Order Form

This year will be asking all families interested in buying a Yearbook to please go to the Josten's website to make this purchase. A limited quantity of Yearbooks will be for sale on the day of Yearbook distribution. Reserve your copy in advance!

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Families must apply above to qualify for free or reduced lunches. Only one entry needed per family.

Schoology Parent Resources

These documents provide information about creating an account, adding students to existing accounts, and setting up your parent account in Schoology.

SDPC Communication App

If you haven't already, make sure that you download the new SDPC App to get the most up-to-date information for SDPC and RCE.

Bus Transportation Application

This form needs to be completed for all students who need bus transportation. Transportation will use this information to determine routes.

Student Handbook

This is an excellent resource regarding student policies and procedures for our school for the 2022-2023 school year!