Rock Hill Review
December 13, 2020
Opening Up! - Service
As most of you know we spent a lot of time last year planning our opening with our students. The main piece that came out of this process was our CORE VALUES; Integrity, Creativity, Service, Excellence, Empathy and Unity. We commonly refer to these using the acronym "ICSEEU" which is also a reference to our school mantra that we want our students to be seen, heard and loved every day they are on our campus.
I jokingly told the kids this week that if they wanted to donate something more than likely we were collecting it :) We had so many groups putting on various charity drives and it was truly awesome to see. The coolest part was when I spoke to the kids about what sparked the idea for their groups they obviously said they wanted to do their part to help those in need due to the pandemic but also several mentioned that service to others was part of who we are at Rock Hill. That was definitely music to my ears as it's DEFINITELY how we want to be defined on THE HILL and more importantly it means our kids are listening!!
Another project that I'm very excited about is the opening of our student managed Food Pantry to help our own Blue Hawk Families who may need some extra assistance with food, clothing or household supplies. Our counseling team did a great job organizing this and our athletes lead by Coach Mauterer did an amazing job stocking it. We hope that this will become a valuable resource to our families not just during the pandemic but for years to come. There is a flyer in the "Counselor's Corner" with more information.
As always, if there is anything I can do to help please never hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your continued support and GO ROCK!
Time to Turn In or Renew Library Books Before Break
Message from Nurse Warren
Tips for Staying Healthy at School
10/22***Please see the new announcement from Dr. Bradley on the adjustment on the PISD definition of a close contact at school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLAKN4Yg4iw
Avoid close contact with anyone- close contact = closer than 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) for more than 15 minutes. We make allowances at school for people wearing masks- but still please keep your distance- 3 feet minimum to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
*Tip-- If you can reach you arm out fully extended and touch the other person- you are too close.
Wear your mask at all times in public- covering your nose and mouth fully
Avoid touching your mask, face, mouth, nose and eyes
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
Please stay home when you are sick!
Please check the Daily online self-screener before coming to school or any PISD activities- if you answer yes to any of the questions, please stay home and respond to the screener. Click Rock Hill, answer the questions and submit. I will call you and discuss before you can come to campus.
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety
After Hours Reporting for Potential Threat to Self
What happens if a staff member or student learns that a student might be suicidal after school hours, on the weekend, or during a holiday?
If immediate help is needed, call 911.
Students should make a report to tip411. After the report has been made, they should follow up with the Hope Squad Advisor (if the student is in Hope Squad).
Staff should also make a report to tip411. Once a report has been made, staff should notify campus principal (or AP) letting them know that a report has been made.
Download the Prosper ISD App. Click on Tip411. Enter tip. You will receive a message back through the app once the message is received.
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Virtual Open House
We are very excited to announce our Virtual Open House! The goal of our Virtual Open House is to allow families the opportunity to hear from teachers about the classroom set up, present basic information regarding grading policies and get to know your child's teacher a little more.
You may access the site here. It is organized by subject area and each teacher's name is listed with a link to their presentation. The subjects are listed at the very top of the site. We hope you enjoy the presentations our teacher have put together!
December 15 - Girls Basketball RHHS Arena @ 4:30p
December 15 - Boys Basketball Ranchview High School @ 5:00p
December 18 - Girls Basketball The Colony HS @ 5:00p
December 18 - Boys Basketball RHHS Gym 2 @ 5:00p
December 18 - Boys Soccer Children’s Health Stadium @ 6:00p
December 18 - Early Release - High School @ 12:45pm
December 18 - Girl’s Varsity Soccer Children’s Health Stadium @ 12:30a
December 18 - Girl’s Varsity Soccer PHS Turf & Track @ 12:30a
December 21 - January 3 Winter Break
January 4 Professional Development/Student Holiday
Hope Squad Shoe Drive
Help the PISD Hope Squad!
When doing your holiday shopping this year, please grab an extra pair of shoes at those great discount prices! Help us collect 5,000 pairs of shoes to support others in the developing world and people in need in our community!
Date of Event: December 1-16
Address: All PISD Secondary Campuses
Contact: Campus Hope Squad Advisor (Mr. Connor Galloway)
Bring new and gently worn shoes: All shoes will be donated to the non-profit organization Soles4Souls.
1st Ever and Annual Boys and Girls Powerlifting Meeting
Being strong is NOT a prerequisite, We need to fill several smaller weight classes.
It will be Monday, December 14th at 4:15 at the RHI. In the meantime, please encourage them to reach out to email Coach Bryant: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talons Wrestling Club
Counselor's College Corner
Hawks Helping Hawks
It has been the goal of the counseling office to have a food pantry for students in need to have a place to come where they can get food for the evening, weekend, etc. Thanks to the donations coming in from the athletic department, we are ready to start advertising this to our kids.
Students can request assistance by completing the QR code form or by coming to see the counselor directly. Also, we know that teachers see a lot more than we do, so if you see a need please let us know and we can talk to the student.
We also have a few winter coats and school supplies that we can assist with in addition to the nonperishable food items students can take home.
The intent behind the pantry is that we help for a need when they are not in school. If a student is needing lunch or breakfast assistance, we can still get them help with that, but it would not come from the food pantry.
Have Questions About College? Ask ADVi!
colleges and universities in Texas. ADVi, short for “adviser”, is free for
Rock Hill HS students and can answer your questions 24/7/365. To
start a chat with ADVi, just text "college" to 512-829-3687.
You can ask ADVi anything – no question is too silly or too hard! You can
ask questions like: What is ApplyTexas? How long does the FAFSA take?
What is the TASFA? Where can I look for scholarships?
ADVi was created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and
is made possible through a partnership with AdmitHub. Learn more at
Coming Soon: Prosper Education Foundation (PEF) Scholarship Application
Class of 2021 Graduation Information
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What is PISD Graduation Celebration?
Over 14 years ago, a group of Prosper High School parent volunteers created a non-profit, PHS – Project Graduation. The goal was to follow the national charter, which promotes drug and alcohol alternatives for students on the night of their high school graduation. The event was typically at a venue in Frisco, started at 11pm on the night of graduation, and concluded at 5am the following morning. Tickets were sold for the event to cover both the cost of the venue and to purchase prizes for the seniors. Ticket prices have varied over the years from $50 to $150, depending on the class size and the price of the venue.
With the addition of a second high school and the growth of Prosper ISD, the name and vision of Project Graduation had to evolve. Moving forward, Project Graduation will be called Prosper ISD Graduation Celebration. The focus will be to educate students on the dangers of drug and alcohol use while creating an event for all PISD seniors.
Graduation Celebration will be held on May 19 at the Children’s Health Stadium, 6 – 10pm. The event will be FREE to all PISD seniors. In order for this to be a memorable celebration for the 1,011 seniors in PISD, we need to raise $100,000. We will also be accepting in kind donations as we get closer to the event. There are many opportunities to volunteer, as a senior parent, business owner, or community member.
Information regarding the Celebration will be updated for both PHS and RHHS via the 2021 Senior pages on the ISD website, the Parent Facebook pages, Principal Newsletters and the PISD Express. Feel free to reach out to any board member of the Prosper ISD Graduation Celebration. Together we can make a special memory for the PISD seniors!
Parent and Guardians,
We are so excited to be a part of the opening of Rock Hill High School and laying the foundation for the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). July started with a great boost with an amazing membership drive. As parents and guardians, we believe that we all have similar goals. We want our children and the students attending Rock Hill to laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and to feel the support of those around them. PTO is here with the students and teachers in mind. Every decision PTO makes is with the focus of each and every student and teacher. We encourage you to join the PTO and stay connected with all upcoming PTO sponsored events.
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to use via email at email@example.com.
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