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.