Rock Hills High School students traveled to Fort Hays State University on Thursday, November 9th. Over 600 students participated from 48 Kansas high schools. Rock Hills placed 2nd among 1A high schools. Students took six different math tests throughout the morning. Each student participated with students of the same grade level from all 1A through 6A schools.
Number Sense: The senior team of Areielle Jacobs, Cooper Rhea, and Abbey Schleifer placed 12th in the Number Sense event along with Hannah Simmelink (1st), Savannah Coil (8th), Bethany Simmelink (16th), and Justin Luong (16th) placing as individuals.
Trigonometry: The senior team of Areielle Jacobs, Cooper Rhea, and Abbey Schleifer placed 12th along with Hanna Simmelink placing 1st as an individual.
Algebraic Manipulations: The junior team of Faith Reinert, Jada Eilert, and Lilianna Ortiz placed 15th, the senior team of Areielle Jacobs, Cooper Rhea, and Abbey Schleifer placed 7th along with Hannah Simmelink (3rd) and Savannah Coil (11th) placing as individuals.
Geometry: The junior team of Faith Reinert, Jada Eilert, and Lilianna Ortiz placed 14th and the sophomore team of Eli Welchel, Ethan Wirth, and Miley Havens placed 11th along with Savannah Coil (11th) and Hanna Simelink (3rd) placing as individuals.
Applications of Algebra: The senior team of Areielle Jacobs, Cooper Rhea, and Abbey Schleifer placed 10th and the junior team of Faith Reinert, Jada Eilert, and Lilianna Ortiz placed 13th along with Hannah Simmelink (1st), Ethan Wirth (8th), and Savannah Coil (12th) placing as individuals.
Calculations with Calculators: The junior team of Faith Reinert, Jada Eilert, and Lilianna Ortiz placed 13th and the sophomore team of Eli Welchel, Miley Havens, and Justin Luong placed 16th along with Hannah Simmelink (4th), Savannah Coil (5th), Bethany Simmelink (7th), and Ethan Wirth (11th) placing as individuals.
Rock Hills Jr/Sr High School has a new outdoor learning environment funded by a grant from the Jewell County Community Foundation. The outdoor learning environment includes the addition of three red and black tables with matching umbrellas to provide a comfortable seating area for outdoor learning. This new space helps support all students who currently attend Rock Hills Jr/Sr High School, future attending students, and community members who frequent school and community events. This was a student-led project; students in Mrs. Walker’s Technical Writing course wrote the grant and other Rock Hills students assembled the tables. Since 2018, the Jewell County Community Foundation has built stronger communities and helped donors make a difference through charitable giving in Jewell County. Each year, the foundation distributes thousands of dollars back to our region through community grants.
The junior high pe students participated in a lap challenge that Miss Harvey has every year. The students ran or walked as many laps as they could in 10 minutes for four days. The top three students from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade received a pizza party and the top class received ice cream. The top students were Evan Grout, Jayce Bruns, Jayden Jackson, Blaine Frost, Josyah Covarrubias, Jordan McDaniels, Gavin Hartlett, and Emma Alvord. The top class was the 6th graders with a total of 156 laps. Great job junior high!
The Jr/Sr High band will be warm as they perform on the football field on those chilly fall evenings thanks to Matthew Rice's persistence. Matthew wrote a grant proposal in Mrs. Walker's English class last spring, the grant was not accepted, but Matthew persisted and the board of education approved the requests for new jackets. Matthew is pictured here with one of the warm- water repellant jackets!
Each month the elementary picks 10 winners from the tickets turned in for reading 10 books. The winners for September were
Each month the readers who turn in tickets for reading 10 books are put in a container and drawn randomly. We pick five kindergarten through second grade and 5/3 through fifth grade winners in September the winners were as follows:
Jack Underwood, Grady Warne, Hannah Waide, Eli Angelton, Kinley Greene, Allyson Hollerich, Emmit Dunstan, Levi Waide, Hunter Jernigan, (not pictured Evelyn Shulda)
RHES students were able to participate in Jewell County conservation district conservation day. The students were able to walk into the Earth, play and a holographic sandbox, and discover creatures that live under the Earth in the trailer of soil thank you to Sherry Koster for bringing this to our school