Players from the Russellville High School Chess and Go Club participated in a national online Go tournament this last weekend in which twenty-four three man teams from high schools around the country competed. Although all of Russellville's players had been playing the abstract game less than a year, the team was still able to come in 5th place in the fifteen team 2nd division.
The Russellville Cyclone Quiz Bowl team punched their ticket to the 6A State title game on Saturday. The game will be a rematch of the 2018 championship game with Greenwood. The Cyclones were undefeated at the 6A State tourney and were led in scoring by Yoshio Yamashita with 430 points. Emily Kennard scored 180, while Nihal Anwar and Michael Draughon had 140 and 130 points. Rhett Neagles and Rayan Shuja scored 40 and 10 respectively. Isabella Blair and Maddi Chaffin scored critical 3 rd quarter points. The game will be televised on AETN and streamed live on Saturday, April 27 th at 11:00 am.
On March 14th, two RHS coding teams competed in the Governors All-Region Coding Competition. One team consisted of Lauren Skartvedt, Miguel Arias, and Connor Scott. The other consisted of Michael O'Connor, Xin Zhang, and Michael Draughon. This competition took place across the state and at 15 different locations. Of all the teams across the state only 17 get invited to the Governors All-State Competition.
The high school state robotics tournament is this Saturday from 9:00am to 7:00pm. There will be 36 teams competing for only 6 World Championship spots. RHS Cyclone Robotics has had a very successful season and hope earn some of the six world championship invitations. Come out and support the High School Robotics team this weekend at Arkansas Tech University in Tucker Coliseum!
The Cyclone Speech and Debate team traveled to Tulsa to compete in the Union High School Invitational Tournament. The following awards were earned by the team. Garret Meadows 1st Place Novice Extemporaneous speaking. Genevieve Manly 1st Place Monologue and finalist in Prose Chris Andrews 3rd Place Novice Lincoln Douglas Ryan Peel ranked, Randall Steele, Jason Zhang, and Michael O’Connor ranked in Congressional Debate Michael O’Connor earned a Presiding Officer Gavel Waleska Chacon 2nd Informative Kamrie Ewing finalist in original orator
The Russellville High School Technology Student Association competed in the River Valley Technology Challenge at Arkansas Tech University. Students competed in Technology Debate, Digital Photography, Problem Solving, Computer Coding, and Robotics. We placed first in Technology Debate, Second in Digital Photography, First in Computer Coding, First in Robotics, and Second in Robotics.
Students planning to take the ACT on February 9th and April 13th will take the ACT at Russellville Junior High. There are facility conflicts at RHS, so the ACT tests will be given at RJHS on February 9th and April 13th.
The RHS choir has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall! We are raising money to help students with this once in a lifetime experience. We will be raising money now through the beginning of February and must have all money in by February 8. Your contribution will help give these students a once in a life time opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall and to experience New York City. https://www.gofundme.com/rhs-choir-to-carnegie-hall
On Saturday November 3rd the Russellville High School Robotics Team competed at the Alma Turning Point Tournament. RHS took three teams to compete in the tournament. Team 967A won the Tournament Tournament Champion Award for winning a single elimination tournament and the Excellence award for best all-around robotics program. Team 967A is now qualified to compete in the State Tournament at Arkansas Tech University in March.
Congratulations to the following young ladies on being chosen to the 2018 Russellville High School homecoming court. Seniors - Jenna Biggers, Taneka Boyce, Emily Hipps, Sofy Moreno, and Reagan Newcomb. Juniors - Makayla Austin, Megan Fleming, Avery Peel, and Brayli Roberson. Sophomores - Gabriella Adkins, Nathaly Marin, and Amelia Pilkington.
If your child turned or will turn 16 years old between September 2, 2017 and September 1, 2018, he or she must have a shot to prevent meningitis. Nurse Rita will need a copy of a current shot record or proof of appointment for the shot as soon as possible. If you have questions, please call Nurse Rita at 968-3151.
RHS Sophomore Orientation is Thursday, August 9 at 5pm in The Center. RHS Open House for all grades is from 6-8pm. We look forward to see you all on campus.
Sophomore Orientation is Thursday, August 9th from 5-6pm @The Center. RHS Open House is Thursday, August 9th from 6-8pm. Student laptops will be available for pickup during Open House. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening.
If you haven’t picked up your student laptop, they will be available Thur Aug 9 from 6-8pm during Open House or Fri Aug 10 from 12:30-3:30pm
Juniors, your class schedule, laptop, badge & parking passes need to be pick up on Thurs, Aug 2 from 11:45–3:45 at RHS. Make sure your computer contract is signed by you & your parent/guardian.
Sophomores, your class schedule, laptop, badge & parking passes need to be pick up on Fri, Aug 2 from 8:30–3:30 at RHS. Make sure your computer contract is signed by you & your parent/guardian.
Seniors, your class schedule, laptop, badge & parking passes need to be pick up on Wed, Aug 1 from 11:45–3:45 at RHS. Please make sure your computer contract is signed by you & your parent/guardian.
"The Russellville School District is going to start a NICA mountain bike team for the next school year. All interested male and female students in 6-12 grade are invited to an informational meeting at Carr's Chain Reaction on June 5th at 5:00 pm. No experience necessary and you don't even have to have your own mountain bike to attend this meeting. Come join us and hear about the fastest growing sport in Arkansas."
Arkansas Scholastic Press Association 2018 Contest Entries - Literary Magazine Russellville High School. The following students received awards recently at the ASPA competition in Fort Smith. Katie Rodriguez - Poetry - Honorable Mention. Kathryn Causey - Poetry - Honorable Mention. Lisa Huaranga - Longer Poem - Excellent. Brooke Eastman - Essay - Superior. Maria Heinen - Essay - Excellent. Ryan Hauger - Short Story - Honorable Mention. Hannah Windel-Rivota - Feature Article - Honorable Mention. Muse Literary Magazine Staff - Design - Excellent. Muse Literary Magazine Staff - Thematic Development - Excellent. Raven Nobles - Photography - Superior. Kacie Long - Art or Illustration - Excellent. Muse Literary Magazine Staff - Cover Design - Superior -BEST of ASPA. Muse Literary Magazine Staff - General Excellence/All Arkansas - Superior. Virginia Gwaltney - On Site Cartooning - 1st Place. Hannah Windel-Rivota - On Site Computer Generated Layout Design - 3rd Place.
RHS Journalism department recently attended ASPA (Arkansas Scholastic Press Association). The following students qualified for an award at the event. Mail in awards YEARBOOK Honorable Mention: Anthony Mendoza - Special Coverage Julie Osorto - Student Life Copy Baylee Morgan - Environmental Photo Baylee Morgan - Club Copy Baylee Morgan - People/Portrait Copy Baylee Morgan - Sports Photo Yuselmi Garcia - Groups/Club Layout Excellent: Baylee Morgan - Club Photo Baylee Morgan - Cover Design Baylee Morgan - Sports Layout Baylee Morgan - Theme Development Anthony Mendoza - Ad Layout Julio Osorto - Academic Layout Rachel Pritchard - Academic Photo Alicia Dominguez - People/Portrait Layout Superior: Baylee Morgan - Theme Photo Rachel Pritchard - Student Life Photo On Site Computer Generated Design Alicia Dominguez - 3rd Place Student Life Design Red & Black Newspaper Mail in Competition Staff - General Excellence in Online Newspaper Honorable Mention: Madelyn Hubbard - Editorial Excellent: Rebecca Betancur - News Story Rebecca Betancur - Informational Graphic Superior: Raven Nobles - Photo Essay On-Site Newspaper Competition Emma Whitlow - Informational Graphic Superior: Halle Woker - Personality Profile
Boys Cyclone soccer are 5/6A District champs for the 2nd year in a row!! They end district with a 7-1 record consisting of 23 goals scored and only 3 goals scored on them. Coach Fuller says, "I'm so proud of how this group has responded this year and honored to get to coach them". The boys will host Sheridan for the first game of the conference tournament at 2pm this Saturday.
The Cyclone Quiz Bowl team will play Greenwood for the 6A state championship on Saturday. The Cyclones will attempt to win their third consecutive state title. The game will be broadcast live at approximately 11:00 am (could start as early as 10:40) on AETN and streamed at http://www.aetn.org/programs/quizbowl
Russellville High School Spanish students competed April 7th at Harding University at the state level Foreign Language Festival against schools all across the state of Arkansas. RHS won 1st place Drama & 1st place Talent. Winners include: ∙ 1st place Drama: Liz Luque Blandy Pedrez Damaris Alcantar Ashley Marin Katheryn Ramirez Angelica Morales MaryAnna Cortes Michelle Serrano ∙ 1st place Talent: Efrain Valladares Dennis Ramirez 1st Place Poetry - Brenda Guillen 2nd place Vocabulary – Kristy Ramirez 1st place Advanced Poetry – Liz Luque 3rd place Advanced Poetry – Katheryn Ramirez 3rd place Advanced Reading – Michelle Serrano 3rd place Advanced Speaking – Angelica Morales
In an effort to make strategic, data-driven decisions, Russellville School District has partnered with Hanover Research to conduct research projects for our district for one year. The 2018 School Climate Survey is the first survey Hanover will be conducting for our district. The district is requesting participation from parents and community members in this 10-minute anonymous survey. The results of the survey will be used to guide our improvement planning process, and we need your participation in our improvement endeavors. The survey link will be available via this link: https://hanoverresearch.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_40zEfTzt8VSGurP and on the RSD Facebook page from March 28th-April 11th. Parents will also be receiving a letter with the web link and a QR code this week. Thank you very much for your continued support of the Russellville School District. Working together, we make a positive difference in the future of our children.
Congratulations to Cyclone Robotics on their State Championship win!!! On Saturday they competed in the Arkansas State Robotics Championship. Cyclone Black won the judges award. This award goes to the team that displays special attributes, exemplary effort, and perseverance at the event. Cyclone White aligned with Bryant High School and Har-Ber High School. Their alliance went all the way to the final match beating Sylvan Hills High School and two teams from the Academies at Jonesboro High School. We are now qualified for the Robotics World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.
Congratulations to the RHS Robotics team!! This weekend they competed in the "Vilonia Eagle Invitational Tournament" and won three of the five awards. The team won the Tournament Champion Award, Design Award, and Robot Skills Champion Award. We are currently ranked #1 in the state of Arkansas for High School highest skills score. The team has three robots and all three of them will be competing in the state tournament on March 3rd at Arkansas Tech.
Russellville School District will be dismissing 90 minutes early on Monday, February 19, 2018, for Parent/Teacher Conferences at Russellville High School and Russellville Junior High School. Last week, RHS and RJHS held Student Success/College and Career Readiness Conferences instead of Parent/Teacher Conferences. This early dismissal will allow teachers to prepare for these conferences.
The last day to order a yearbook online and to get personalization on your yearbook is February 23. This the link to use if you are interested in doing so. http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A00461000
Russellville School District invites parents and the community to a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Showcase on Wednesday, January 31, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Center for the Arts. Those interested in attending can register online at http://bit.ly/RSDPLTW, or contact Judy Pennington, secondary curriculum director, at email@example.com or 479-967-6051.
Russellville School District will be closed Friday, January 19, 2018, due to the high numbers of students experiencing flu-like symptoms. All after-school activities scheduled for Friday will continue as planned. Classes will resume on Monday, January 22.
January is School Board Recognition Month, and RSD would like to thank the seven school board members who advocate and shape the direction of our school district. Members of the RSD School Board include Morgan Barrett, Chris Cloud, Breanne Davis, Allan George, Jami Mullen, Jeff Phillips, and Wesley White.
Senior night @ Cyclone Arena. Lady Cyclones win the first set 25-22. Go Cyclones!
Benton takes set #4 by the score of 25-21.
Great game by both teams. RHS wins set # 3 by a score of 26-24.
Lady Cyclones win 3 sets to 0 to take the varsity match over Clarksville.
The Renaissance Student Board spent the evening of September 12th with Andy McNeill at Denali Water Solutions. The student board meets monthly with community members to learn about area businesses, and to hear presentations about the importance of leadership and how to become contributing members of the community. Thank you to Denali Water Solutions for investing in these young leaders. @denaliwatersolutions
Everyone is encouraged to wear red white and blue Monday to honor America's courage through adversity. With a hurricane approaching Florida, with the recent devastation of the hurricane in Texas, we need to all remember that Americans face adversity together, and we pull together to help our fellow countryman.
The Child Nutrition Department would like to remind parents that a new application must be filled out each year to qualify for free and reduced meals. If you have not filled one out for the 2017-18 school year please fill one out as soon as possible. You can complete an application online at http://russellvillesd.nlappscloud.com or obtain a paper copy from your child's school.
Lady Cyclones fall 3-0 to a very good Ft. Smith Southside team tonight. Great effort by the Lady Cyclones.