RCPS Division Newsletter
100 (and 101) Days of School
On Monday, January 23rd, RCES celebrated the 100th day of the school year by dressing as 100-year-olds or wearing t-shirts celebrating the milestone. The following day, Tuesday, January 24th, several Dalmatians were "spotted" at the elementary school. Students were encouraged to dress up like Dalmatians to celebrate the 101th day of school.
Scholastic Bowl Recognized
At the recent School Board Meeting, Mr. Carlos Seward recognized the Scholastic Bowl team and coaches, Mr. Dave Naser and Ms. Beth Seeley, during the RCHS Remarkable Spotlight. Principal Seward congratulated the team on their hard work and dedication to academics. "These students are phenomenal," said the principal.
On Saturday, January 7th, RCHS hosted the VHSL Bull Run District Scholastic Bowl Varsity District Tournament. After their strong performance, RCHS advanced to the regional tournament.
where the team went 4-1 to take second place, advancing to Super Regional play on Feb. 4 at Rappahannock High School in Warsaw. Rapp lost 130-160 in the first match to top seed Galileo Magnet on their home turf, then defeating Riverheads 240-90, Franklin 180-170, Surry 200-55, and Cumberland 215-85.
For the second time in two weeks, a match came out to a final tie with Franklin, but this time Luke Ubben broke the tie for the win. Had we lost the match, the runner up trophy may have been decided on points, but Rapp scored 965 on the day, only 20 behind Galileo.
Individual performance was great as Luke and Josh were quick and strong on the buzzer, but there were great contributions from Najet Rayan, Emma Brown, Hugh Garner, and Isaac Plaksin. The Individual toss up point totals for the day were: Luke Ubben 365; Josh Loviesky 255; Emma Brown 35; Najet Rayan 80; and Hugh Garner 15.
RCES Spelling Bee
The annual RCES Spelling Bee was held today, January 12th. Nineteen students in grades 4-7 competed in the event, which was held as an assembly. The judges/officials were Beth Seeley, Katherine Todd, and Morgan Molina.
Our winners were:
1st - Lilah Choi
2nd - Jackson Campbell
3rd - Kyly Gingles
Congratulations to our winners and all participants: Presley Eggers, Zoee Lowery, Jaylen Marshall, Evie McCracken, Bella Burton, Lilah Choi, Kamiyah Ellis, Adele Genho, Kyly Gingles, Jackson Campbell, Taven Carroll, Brayden Compton, Lucas Morey, Chloe Newlin, JT Pullen-Harrison, Zach Dayton, Kailyn Grimsley, Dominick Molyneaux, Maddox Smith.
Photos by Beth Seeley
Alumni Return to Speak to RCHS Students
On January 12th, Rappahannock County High School welcomed back six RCHS alumni to serve on a panel and answer questions about their post-graduate career choices. The panel included Rosie Ochoa (Class of 2021), Olivia Scheulen (Class of 2021), Cierra Chambers (Class of 2016), Katelyn Compton (Class of 2022), Jesse Foster (Class of 2021), Clint Snead (Class of 2022). Students in grades 9th-12th listened attentively as the graduates discussed their chosen post-graduate pathway, whether enlistment in the military, enrollment in a community college, university, or trade school, or employment immediately following high school graduation. Each alum shared valuable insight and lessons learned as they transitioned to life after graduation. Additionally, they gave helpful tips for seniors, such as taking advantage of useful resources such as the Profile of a Graduate Team, applying for scholarships, and paying attention in Personal Finance class.
RCPS would like to thank the panelists for sharing their personal experiences with the students. Additionally, we would like to thank the Profile of a Graduate Team (POG) for arranging this special event.
Thanks to a generous grant from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, RCHS will be offering behind-the-wheel training! To view the informational flyer, visit https://content.myconnectsuite.com/api/documents/d874699a4a9243e3af05003ca6e61864.pdf
RCPS is generating an internal list of students who qualify for this program based on eligibility requirements for students in grades 10-12. Parents/guardians will be contacted once the schedule has been created. For additional questions, please contact Dani Pond at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are the parent/guardian of a NON-RCPS student who is eligible and would like to receive more information, please fill out the form using the QR code on the flier.
Mental Health & Wellness Resources
To view the list of helpful mental health and wellness resources for students and families, CLICK HERE.
Free Or Reduced Meals for Students
Children need healthy meals to learn. Rappahannock County Public Schools offers daily healthy meals that meet the standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Your child(ren) may be eligible for free meals or reduced-price meals if your household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. To view the eligibility chart and learn more, CLICK HERE.
To apply, visit our SCHOOL NUTRITION page and select from either an online application or paper application.
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