Parent Newsletter -AUGUST 5TH-12TH
Message from Mr. Pedigo
Eagleville Middle and High Ranked in Top 25 of Midstate by Nashville Business Journal!
Link to full article: Here
Central Magnet School – Ranked 1/25 – Principal John Ash
Thurman Francis Arts Academy – Ranked 3/25 – Principal Jeff McCann
Eagleville School – Ranked 20/25 – Principal Tim Pedigo
Stewarts Creek – Ranked 22/25 – Principal Letoni Murry
Central Magnet School – Ranked 1/25 – Principal John Ash
Eagleville School – Ranked 16/25 – Principal Tim Pedigo
Siegel High School – Ranked 17/25 – Principal Larry Creasy
Stewarts Creek High School – Ranked 18/25 – Principal Clark Harrell
Oakland High School – Ranked 22/25 – Principal John Marshall
Blackman High School – Ranked 23/25 – Principal Leisa Justus
Rankings were determined from 2018, 2019 and 2021 test scores obtained by the Tennessee Department of Education for Davidson, Rutherford, Sumner, Wilson and Williamson counties. Heavier weight was given to math and English, and to scores from more recent years.
Additionally, Rutherford County schools highly ranked on the list of schools which were most improved in test scores between 2019 and 2021, with Oakland and Eagleville high schools being the most improved, Whitworth-Buchanan as the second most improved middle school, and Thurman-Francis and Eagleville ranking among the topmost improved elementary schools.
VERFICATION FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
REGISTRATION/VERIFICATION FOR ALL STUDENTS IS NOW OPEN!
ATTENTION PARENTS: Returning students AND those who have enrolled and are new to RCS for the 2022-2023 school year, you will need to complete the Student Data Verification in Family Access in Skyward beginning July 5th, 2022. Parents will be able to confirm the data for their students and complete all of the forms for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents will need two proofs of residency to complete and submit their information. Seventh grade students will need to have an updated immunization form as well.
NEW STUDENTS WITH SIBLING ALREADY ENROLLED
If a student is new to RCS but has a sibling already attending an RCS school, the parents will enroll using their existing Skyward account. Go under the Skyward Family Access area of Skyward and then the tab for New Student Online Enrollment.
APPLY ONLINE FOR THE FREE AND REDUCED MEAL PROGRAM
Submitting a Free and Reduced Meal Program application has never been faster or easier! Click on the link below, complete the information and then click submit. All information submitted is confidential. The information will automatically be sent to the School Nutrition Department for processing. You will then receive a notification letter from your child(ren)'s school cafeteria manager stating if your application has been approved. Please allow 10 working days for all applications to be processed.
SAFETY IN OUR SCHOOLS
Sheriff's office, school district remain committed to student safetyRutherford County was first in the state to offer School Resource Officer program, serve all 50 county schools
August 3, 2022
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office
Dr. James Sullivan
Director, Rutherford County Schools
Protecting the safety of students, teachers and staff still remains the core of school resource officers after Rutherford County launched the first SRO program in Tennessee 29 years ago.
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and Rutherford County Schools partnered to add SROs at the county’s five high schools in 1993. Now, SROs serve all 50 County schools.
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said, “We are committed through our SRO program to protect your child while they are at school as well as administrators and teachers. We continually train and have the most highly skilled officers. I am proud of them and the service they offer to our school system.”
Schools Director Dr. James Sullivan said, “A welcoming environment is essential for a student to be successful. That welcoming environment has to have order, safety and structure. We value our partnership with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, and we have multiple safe schools initiatives in place — including automatic door locks and limited access systems — and continue to implement methods to fine tune our safety procedures.”
SRO Capt. Brad Harrison has been an SRO 24 years and now leads over 60 SROs.
“We are really invested in the community and kids,” Harrison said of the SROs. “Safety plans continue to build and evolve through the years. We want to achieve the same goal, protecting our children, teachers and administration.”
SROs are certified, experienced law enforcement officers who are committed to protecting students, teachers and staff at every school. Many SROs served in the military and are SWAT team members.
SROs continue to help students stay current by holding regular safety drills with students throughout the school year.
SROs build relationships with students beginning in pre-K and kindergarten through graduation. They mentor students, teach classes, coach athletics and support school activities.
These relationships allow students to feel safe to share safety concerns with their SROs.
“If kids see something, they say something,” Harrison said, explaining the sharing of information alerts SROs who investigate threats as another way to protect school safety. "Most threats and issues are discovered and proactively addressed before they become an imminent threat to a school."
RCS Safety Director Patty Oeser, a former longtime law enforcement officer, agreed.
“At the brink of a new school year as the Safety Director of Rutherford County Schools, I am proud of the collaborative effort we have with various law enforcement departments that are dedicated to the safety of our children and our schools alike,” Oeser said.
Photo: Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh speaks to SROs during classroom training before school starts Friday. The training included practical exercises.
CONGRATS EAGLEVILLE FISHING TEAM!
CONGRATULATIONS to our two Eagleville Junior BASS teams - Blaine Poyner & Luke Cooper; Mason West & Rob West - who recently qualified for the TN Junior BASS state tournament to be held May 21st on Woods Reservoir.
Congratulations to Eagleville High School BASS team members: Jacob Sledge/Garrett Barnes, John Mullins/Jayden Douglas, Austin and Marshall Spann, and Alex Arnold/Brant Buchanan for being the overall top program for weighing in 39.68 total pounds in the Central Region Championship tournament Saturday on Nickajack Lake earning the team $200. Special Congratulations!
*MEET THE EAGLES* 8/4 6:00 PM
MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE
8/5 JAMBOREE @ CASCADE TBA
8/11 @ COMMUNITY 6:30
8/18 VS FAYETTEVILLE 6:30
8/25 @ CANNON COUNTY 6:30
9/1 VS FORREST 6:30
9/8 @ WESTWOOD 6:30
9/15 @ CASCADE 6:30
9/22 VS LIBERTY 6:30
9/29 CHAMPIONSHIP TBA
HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE
8/19 @ FORREST 7:00
8/26 @ HOUSTON CO. 7:00
9/2 @ MOORE CO. 7:00
9/9 VS GORDONSVILLE 7:00
9/16 VS TENNESSEE HEAT 7:00
9/23 @ CORNERSVILLE 7:00
9/30 VS WAYNE CO. (HOMECOMING)
10/14 @ HUNTLAND 7:00
10/21 VS COLLINWOOD 7:00
11/4 PLAY OFFS TBA
MIDDL SCHOOL SCHEDULE
8/1 VS FAYETTEVILLE 5:30
8/4 @ CASCADE 5:30
8/8 VS FORREST 5:30
8/11 VS WESTWOOD 6:30
8/13 MS VB @ COFFE CO.
8/18 VS FAYETTEVILLE 5:30
8/22 VS COMMUNITY 5:30
8/23 @ ROCKVALE 5:30
8/25 VS CASCADE 5:30
8/30 VS ROCKVALE (8TH GRADE NIGHT) 5:30
9/6 @ WESTWOOD 5:30
9/9-9/11 ROCKY TO CLASSIC
9/12 @ FORREST 5:30
9/15 @ COMMUNITY 5:30
9/20 @ CHRISTIANA 4:30
9/26 DRVC TOURNAMENT
HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE
8/15 VS SUMMERTOWN 5:00, 7:-00
8/16 @ ROCKVALE 5:00, 6:00
8/18 VS FAYETTEVILLE 4:00, 7:00
8/20 COUGAR CLASSIC
8/22 @ RIVERDALE 5:00
8/23 VS CASCADE 5:00
8/24 @ FORREST 5:00
8/26-27 @ MID CLASSIC
8/30 @ CULLEOKA 5:00
8/31 VS MOORE CO. 5:00
9/7 @ FAYETTEVILLE 5:00
9/9 -11@ ROCKY TOP CLASSIC
9/13 @ CASCADE 5:00
9/14 VS WATERTOWN 5:00
9/15 VS FORREST 4:00
9/17 @ COFFEE CO.
9/19 @ LINCOLN CO. 5:00
9/20 VS CULLEOKA 5:00
9/21 @ MOORE CO. 5:00
9/26 VS MACON CO. 5:00
9/28 VS STEWARTS CREEK 5:00
10/3 -10/4 DISTRICT TBA
10/11 REGION TBA
10/13 SECTIONAL TBA
Central Magnet Middle School Tennis will be hosting a try-out on Tuesday, August 9th after school (exact time tbd) at Adams Tennis Complex at Old Fort Park. We anticipate some Eagleville students will tryout. In order to tryout, they will need all forms completed on Dragonfly; look at this site for more information:
You MUST have ALL forms completed in DragonflyMAX in order for you to participate in tryouts. 100%. The physical / medical eligibility form MUST BE signed by a doctor and dated after April 17 2022.
A blessing box is an outdoor pantry that is permanently fixated and allows people to easily donate or take from it anonymously. It largely contains food, but also can have toiletries, baby supplies, and cleaning items.
(Our Rockvale blessing box will not accept clothing donations)
Please feel free to donate or take as needed and be blessed!
Join our Facebook Group “Rockvale Blessing Box” Contact Christina Clark through Facebook or Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by Rutherford County Schools.