Russellville Schools will close tomorrow, Friday, January, 19th. This is a result of the high absentee rate due to flu illnesses. School will resume on Monday, January 22nd.
January is School Board Member 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.
Christian Student Union is conducting a clothing drive during the month of January. Donations can be made in the front office. All gently worn clothing and shoes are welcome. For more information you can email Miranda Townsend at email@example.com .
Parents, RJHS 1st Semester Report Cards will be mailed out by Thursday, January 11, 2018.
Parents, The 2nd Quarter Whirlwind Awards Rally will be this Friday, January 12th. The 8th grade rally will begin at 8:00am and the 9th grade rally will begin at 9:00am. Parents can enter through the gym. We hope to see everyone there!
Parents, CSU will be sponsoring a clothing drive when we return from Christmas break. Please collect your gently worn clothes, shoes, and coats and bring them back to RJHS between January 9th and January 31st.
Congratulations to the 97 RMS and RJHS Band students (and 8 alternates) who made the Region IX Junior High Honor Bands yesterday! Mr. Jeff Kee would like to say THANKS to all the band parents who worked tirelessly at the event! You are appreciated so much! Thanks to Julia Reynolds, Joseph Gearheart, Lauren Steele and the ASBOA office staff for all your help! RJHS couldn’t have done it without you! You guys are awesome! Special thanks to the Russellville School District and Region IX for allowing us to host the event at RJHS. It was a great day!
The 2017-2018 Fall Semester Test Schedule is posted in the document section of the website. Here is the direct link to a downloadable version: http://5il.co/28cf
RJHS Parents FYI: To check All Region results please visit the following link: http://asboa.org/REG%20IX/JR/REG9JR.html
RJHS students have raised over 1500 cans during our canned food drive! We would love to give the cans to those in need in our school and in our community. If you, or someone you know, would like a bag of food items for the holidays, please come pick them up at RJHS at the front of the building Wednesday, November 22nd from 9a.m. to 12p.m. Food will be distributed on a first come first serve basis. We look forward to seeing you then!
It is time for the annual Adopt a Whirlwind” drive. Adoptions can be made beginning on Thursday, Nov. 16th. A Christmas tree will be set up in the RJHS cafeteria with whirlwind ornaments that have each need and the adoption information on them. Adopt early and take advantage of Black Friday sales. Adoptions can also be made after we return from break. All gifts are due by December 15th. For more information contact RJHS Student Council or Rebecca Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RJHS would like to invite you to our Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 16. 8th graders will eat at 10:45 am and 9th graders will eat at 11:45 am. Please come to the front office to purchase tickets. Also, RJHS has been doing a canned food drive for families that are in need of food for the holiday. Please come to the front entrance of RJHS on Thursday, November 16, between 4pm and 6pm to pick up a bag of canned goods.
RJHS will be conducting the first of three ACT Aspire Interim tests this week. The 8th grade will test tomorrow, Tuesday, November 14th. The 9th grade will test on Wednesday, November 15th.
This week is Diabetes Awareness Week! Students will be listening to guest speakers during both lunches on some days and videos on the other days. In addition, Student Counsil is selling armbands and we are going to "Walk for a Cure" on Friday afternoon. RJHS's goal is $800! Students can pay $1 during TEAM and then fill their name out on a sneaker cutout. The sneakers will be hung up in the cafeteria. We will wear BLUE on Friday for the walk. If you have any questions, please email Rebecca Shafer at email@example.com.
This Thursday, November 16th, all Russellville Junior High families are invited to pick up a bag of canned food items for the holidays. The items can be picked up at the front of the Junior High from 4-6pm. We look forward to seeing you!
Parents, Progress Reports are due to go out this Wednesday, November 15th. Students should bring home a report from each graded class. If you have any questions or concerns with any of your child’s grades, please email your child's specific teacher.
Flyers were sent home yesterday with information about the Thanksgiving Dinner here at school on November 16th. The 8th grade lunch will begin at 10:45 am and 9th grade lunch will begin at 11:45 am. The cost is $4.25 per person. In an effort to have enough prepared for the feast, please return the reservation slip (on the form sent home yesterday) to the RJHS office by noon on Monday, November 13th or call 968-1599 with the number of guests attending.
RJHS has released the Fall 2017-2018 Semester Test Schedule.The attached link will take you to a printable version. http://5il.co/28cf
Russellville football Booster Club $10,000 50/50 raffle Enter for a chance to win $10,000 to be given away November 3, 2017 Between the 3rd & 4th quarter of the Cyclones vs Siloam Springs football game. Tax deductible tickets are $100 each. Only 200 tickets will be sold! Winner does not have to be present to win. Winner is responsible for all taxes/fees due on ticket prize. Must be 18+ years old to enter For more information or to purchase tickets Please contact: Misty Talley (479) 979-7264 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information. Thank you. All donations go to the Russellville football Booster Club
Tryouts for the Lady Cyclone Soccer Team will be November 7th, 9th, and 13th from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the high school field. You must bring a copy of your current physical BEFORE you're able to tryout. If you have any questions you can email Coach Young at email@example.com
RJHS Parent Teacher Conferences are Tuesday, October 24, 2017 in the RJHS cafeteria. They will begin at 1:00pm and end at 7:00pm. Parents can enter the building under both 8th and 9th covered walkways. The Book Fair will be set up as you walk in the building. RJHS principals and teachers are excited to see everyone there!
Parents please do not forget that there will be no school on Monday, October 23rd, and Tuesday, October 24th, due to Teacher Inservice and Parent Teacher Conferences. Students have a great 4 day weekend!
It's time for the 4th Annual Whirlwind PTO 5K Run/Walk & 1K Run! Please join us on Thursday, November 2nd on the east side of Russellville Junior High for this fun event sponsored by the Junior High School PTO. Entry fee is only $20 for adult runners/walkers, $15 for student runners/walkers or you can be a virtual runner for only $20! Entry fee for the Kids 1K is $10. Entries must be received by October 27th to guarantee your Whirlwind 5K Run/Walk t-shirt on the day of the race. You may register on the day of the race as well. All proceeds from the 5K Run/Walk & the Kids 1K will go to RJHS PTO for a variety of activities that they provide for students at RJHS. You may register at RJHS main office or the night of the race. Entries may also be mailed to 2000 West Parkway, Russellville, AR 72802. For more questions please contact Joe Wolfe at 870-356-8474, firstname.lastname@example.org or Al Harpenau at 479-968-1599, email@example.com Please plan to join us for a Whirlwind good time in support of our students at RJHS! The link to the participation form is below. http://5il.co/21ya
Dr. Gotcher will host a Twitter Town Hall on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 6:30-8 p.m. on the social media platform Twitter. During the town hall, participants will have the opportunity to give feedback on three questions: what does RSD need to start doing, what does RSD need to stop doing, and what does RSD need to continue doing. The three questions will be released at different times throughout the evening on Dr. Gotcher’s Twitter account @mlgotcher. Participants are asked to use the hashtag #RSDListens when responding to the questions. Dr. Gotcher will be in the Board Room at the Administration Building during the Twitter Town Hall. Community members, parents, staff, and students are welcome to attend and view the tweets as they come in. The district will also release an online survey with the same questions for anyone who wants to give feedback, but doesn’t want to participate in the Twitter Town Hall. The Twitter Town Hall is part of Dr. Gotcher’s Listen and Engage Plan that includes gathering feedback from students, parents, staff, and community members in the River Valley.
Parents please don't forget that RJHS will host a flu clinic on Oct 19th at 8:30. Flu packets went home with students on Friday, and BOTH forms need to be returned as soon as possible.
The RJHS Fall Book Fair will start on October 12th and end on October 24th. It will be open during Parent Teacher Conferences on the 24th. Students and parents are encouraged to shop and discover "Oh, the places you can go... with a good BOOK!". For more information, and to find out about volunteer opportunities, please contact Mrs. Baldwin at 479-968-1599.
Next Week is RJHS Colors Day week! Students are encouraged to dress up for each day's theme as long as dress code is followed. The themes for each day are: Monday: 'Merica and Mix/Match Day Tuesday: Tropical and Team Day Wednesday: Wacky Hair and Wayback Day Thursday: Color's Day (Red and Black Day) Friday: Character and Twin Day This is an awesome oppurtunity to particpate and show your RJHS pride! Go whirlwinds!!!
5 weeks progress reports will go out to 8th graders on Wednesday, September 20th, and to 9th graders on Thursday, September 21st.
8th grade hearing and vision screenings will be conducted on Tuesday, September 19th, and Wednesday, September 20th during the school day.
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.
RJHS PTO will meet Monday, Septmeber 11th, at 12:00 pm in the RJHS Library.
RJHS hopes everyone had a great 3 day weekend!
The first RJHS home game pep rally is tomorrow, August 31 at 2:10. Parents are welcome to attend and help cheer on the Whirlwinds against the Morrilton Devil Dogs!! GO WHIRLWINDS!!!
The last day to turn in PTO Whirlwind t- shirts order forms is next Wednesday, September 6th. This will be the final order PTO is submitting.
Back to school dance is tomorrow night from 7-9pm. Please drop your child off and pick him or her up on the west side of the campus under the 9th grade covered walkway. Hope to see everyone there!
Administration, Teachers, and Staff are back and busy at work to make the 2017-2018 school year awesome! We look forward to seeing all of the students on Monday, August 14 for the first day of school!
8th and 9th grade Schedule Pickup will be on Thursday, August 3rd, @ 5:30pm-8:00pm and Friday, August 4th, @ 8:00am-3:00pm. Students can come and pick up their schedules and reserve a locker.