RCHS Newsletter

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Message from the Principal

RCHS Stakeholders,

We are excited to offer this newsletter once again as a way to communicate all that is occurring within our school. So far our school year is off to a great start. We have many positive aspects of our school community that we want to share with our stakeholders. We are thankful to our community for their support and understanding thus far and for all that is to come throughout this school year. Our communications team is effective at keeping our Facebook, Instagram, website, and newsletter up to date. We are so thankful to the educators that make our communications flow so smoothly. We would like to thank, in no particular order, Mai-Li Miller, Rebekah James, Brian Kamer, Jeff Ferrell, John Walker, Dawn Combs, and Austin Marsh for all of their work to spread the good news surrounding Rhea County High School. If we can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for sharing your children with us; we look forward to continuing to work together.

Thank you,

Dr. Scotty Herrell

Welcome Back Students!

Upcoming Dates


9/19 - 9/21 College App Week

9/30 Homecoming


10/4 Senior ACT

10/7 End of the First Nine Weeks

10/10 - 10/14 Fall Break

10/26 No School - Parent/ Teacher Conferences 1-6pm

College App Week

College App Week is a statewide event (#TNCollegeAppWeek) with the goal to build excitement for all students around the college application process and to provide every Class of 2023 senior with the opportunity to apply to college.

The following college admissions counselors will be here to help seniors on the days indicated from 1st period to 7th period in the Library:

Monday, September 19 - Jim McDaniel (Roane State), Chris Berney (Tusculum University)

Tuesday, September 20 - Anthony Walton (Chattanooga State), Tracy Davidson (Bryan College)

Wednesday, September 21 - Rachel Scruggs (Cleveland State)

Senior ACT - October 4, 2022

The ACT is a standardized test used for admission into college, community college, and TCAT programs. All students in Tennessee are required to take the ACT to graduate and, based on their score, may be eligible for scholarship funds. Listed below are the scholarships available to all Tennessee students that qualify.

  • Tennessee Promise allows students to attend any of these eligible institutions free of tuition and fees. This includes most community colleges and TCAT programs in Tennessee.
  • Tennessee Hope scholarship is available to all students that meet eligibility requirements and have a 21 on the ACT.
  • UT Promise is a scholarship guaranteeing free tuition and mandatory fees at all UT campuses across the state!

Students with Character - Courage

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Best Buddies

Last week we kicked off a new year with Best Buddies. The students had the opportunity to participate in a meet and greet. It was great to see old and new faces come together to support friendship and elevate inclusion in our school!


Congratulations to Braylen Greer and Hank Logsdon on winning the first Intramural Competition of the year!


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Fall Sports

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Front row: Cole Ruehling, Trent Edwards, Billy Newman, Caleb O'Dell

Back row: Bryson Davis, Dante Sales

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Front Row: Lilliee Hunt, Kasen Travis, Eli Everett, Matthew Rothwell, Blake James, Brayden Reel, Cole Wampler, Alyssa Stinnett

Back Row:Coach John Walker, Bryce Clift, Nolan Purser, Aaron Heimel, Kaleb Pelfrey, Nikkita Pilcher

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Front row: Autumn Spivey, Ally Belle Arnold, Shaylie Needham

Back row: Hallie Smith, Bailey Brown, Savannah Tilly

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Front row: Malaya Goodwin, Kylie Hickman, Kailee Vincent

Back row: Nicole True, Ava Travis, Jayla Goins

Spanish II Projects

Mrs. Sessions' and Mrs. Worthington's classes reviewed some Spanish I material by writing "poemas de diamante," poems in the shape of a diamond. In their poems, students described themselves, named activities they enjoy, and talked about activities they do not enjoy. Students are now working on stem-changing verbs.