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.