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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.