RJH Dog Dispatch

October 2019

A Message from Dr. Fulton

Greetings from RJH! I’m so thankful that fall weather is here and am equally thankful that you share your amazing children with us. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year due to the beautiful colors and the cooler temperatures. I hope you are able to take advantage of the great weather by enjoying the beauty that surrounds us.

Together, we will work to bring awareness and make a difference. Have you downloaded the new Rolla Public School app? The app is a great way to stay connected to all that goes on at Rolla Schools. You can choose which school to get alerts and updates from, as well as search for the information you might need. It’s available from Google Play and the app store.

I hope you have made plans to attend parent/teacher conferences coming up Wednesday, October 23rd. Teachers will be available in the RJH cafeteria from 4:00-7:00 p.m. that evening to visit about student grades, attendance, behavior, and any other matter you might want to discuss. This year the district administered the NWEA Assessment which is a nationally normed test that measures a student’s academic growth over time. The test is administered in English, Reading, and Math classes. Your child’s English and Math teachers will have your child’s reports and can review them with you. You certainly have access to the parent portal, but there is something personal about sitting down and talking face to face with your student’s teachers. As a side note to parent/teacher conferences, I would remind you that students and teachers will be out of school Friday, October 25th, the Friday following conferences.

Have a great October and remember it’s a great day to be a Bulldog.


Dr. Fulton

Rolla Junior High School Social Media Pages

Rolla Junior High has launched new Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter pages as a way to share what happens in our school. The page launched on October 17th and we are excited to have you follow us and witness the awesome learning activities your child participates in.

The Facebook Page is titled: @RollaJuniorHighSchoolOfficial

Twitter: @RJHSOfficial

Instagram: rjhbulldogs

We look forward to you following our pages as we share information with you as well as pictures of our students learning in action.

The Rolla 31 School District has guidelines regarding social media use and they are as follows:


RJH Student Ambassadors Need Your Help!

The RJH Student Ambassador Club’s mission is service to others. This quarter we want to support two of our own students who are battling cancer. Please join us in helping our RJH Family members (Gagen & Andrew) who have extraordinary expenses occurred while they fight brain cancer by purchasing a T-Shirt. All proceeds from the sale of these shirts will go to the Frayer and Hedrick Families.

Click on the link to order your T-Shirt:


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RJH Counselor's Corner

Fall greetings from the RJH Counseling Office! It has been a wonderful and busy start to the school year. Amazing how fast the first quarter flew by! We love working with your students. Mrs. Snodgrass is the 8th grade counselor and has been in the Careers classes working with students on the Missouri Connections web-site exploring career interests. You may also access the great career information provided on this site, missouriconnections.org Please contact Mrs. Snodgrass if you need more information.

Mr. Jamison is the 7th grade counselor and has been in the Health classes covering a unit on suicide prevention. This unit is part of a nationwide effort to inform and equip students with resources in the fight against youth suicide. Two great resources we use in the unit are:

The Jason Foundation and Teen Suicide Prevention-Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org › vid-20141366. Please take the time to watch the Mayo clinic video. It’s very informative and impactful.

We are here for your kids and happy to visit with you anytime you have concerns. Hope to see you at parent-teacher conferences. If you can’t make it but would like to speak with us, please see the contact info below.

Our counseling office could not run smoothly if it weren't for our awesome secretary Robin Whitaker. She can answer most questions you have.

RJH Counseling Office-573-458-0130

Becky Snodgrass 8th bsnodgrass@rolla.k12.mo.us

Jeremy Jamison 7th jjamison@rolla.k12.mo.us

Robin Whitaker- secretary rwhitaker@rolla.k12.mo.us

Upcoming Events

Parent Teacher Confrences

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 4-7pm

1360 Soest Road

Rolla, MO

You have the opportunity to meet with the RJH Teachers about your child's progress at RJH. You can obtain grade cards and learn about the new NWEA assessment results. The NWEA is a nationally normed test that shows your student's growth in Math and English.

No appointment is necessary and we hope to see you at conferences.

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Friday, Oct. 25th, 8am-4pm

1360 Soest Road

Rolla, MO

RJH Student Council Fright Night Dance

Friday, Nov. 1st, 5-7pm

1360 Soest Road

Rolla, MO

This is the first dance of the year sponsored by the RJH Student Council. Students can come in costume to the dance, but we ask that we be able to identify the student, so no masks are allowed. Students can wear makeup as long as we can tell who the student is.

Cost $3

Snacks and drinks will be sold at the dance.

Questions, call RJH at 573-458-0130

New Rolla School District Website

The Rolla School District launched a new website rolla31.org

This site is very user-friendly and is being updated with lots of information for parents. The Rolla Junior High School site is located at https://rjh.rolla31.org/

You can also download our RPS app, which allows you to subscribe to notifications from the district as well as individual schools. The app can be downloaded on Google Play or in the Apple app store.

RJHS Volleyball Team Pink Out!

This year, our 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball teams traded their maroon uniforms for pink ones in honor of all of those who fight this terrible disease. Look at the pictures below from our Pink out Nights at Volleyball.

Champions of Rolla Education -- CORE

CORE enables us to provide many opportunities for our students they may not have otherwise. Memberships range from $25 to $500 and everything in between. I truly hope you’ll join and be a part of helping Rolla students experience some of the activities available outside the classroom that many would never get to do without CORE’s help.

More information can be found at: https://www.rolla31.org/community/core

RPS Athletic Web Site

Click to access the website

Information for Parents:

Tidbits for Parents - Kids & Social Media

The Problem with Parents, Kids, and Social Media