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The purpose/mission of Roane County High School is to promote excellence in all things.
The vision of Roane County High School is to create a safe, supportive environment where all learners are expected to engage in a learning process in which they are challenged to achieve their highest potential.
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Semester Exams – Spring 2013
Students can be exempt from semester exams on the following basis:
0 absences – Exempt from all exams
1 absence – 4 exemptions
2 absences – 3 exemptions
3 absences – 2 exemptions
More than 3 absences – No exemptions
Students also need at least an 81 average in the class to qualify for the exemption. AP students must take the AP Semester Exams. (AP teachers have the option to give the semester exams early.) Absences, whether excused or unexcused, affect the incentive program for semester exams.
Exemption sheets will be given to students who qualify on May 16. Students will take the exemption sheet around for their teachers to sign. If the teacher does not sign the exemption sheet, the student is not exempt. On Friday, May 17, students will return exemption sheets with a parent signature. Parents/guardians must sign the exemption sheet. Students who are exempt from tests are not required to attend school during the exempted test or exempted test review session.
Students who are not exempt are required to attend both the review session and semester exam.
Students cannot use discretionary days during Semester Exams.
The test schedule is as follows:
Friday – 5/17 – Review during normal 5th and 6th period- All students must attend this day.
Monday – 5/20
6th – 8:25 – 9:50 AM (Test)
5th – 10:00 – 11:25 AM (Test)
Combined lunch – 11:25 AM – 12:05 PM
2nd – 12:15 – 1:15 (Review)
3rd – 1:20 – 2:20 (Review)
4th – 2:25 – 3:25 (Review)
Tuesday – 5/21
2nd – 8:25 – 9:50 (Test)
3rd – 10:00 – 11:25 (Test)
Combined Lunch – 11:25 – 12:05
4th- 12:15-1:45 (Test)
1st- 1:55-3:25 (Review)
Wednesday – 5/22
1st – 8:25- 9:50 (Test)
Make-up/Activity in auditorium – 10:00 – 11:25 (Test/Activity)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, is a half day. School is dismissed at 11:25 AM.
Roane County High School — Senior Graduation Information/Schedule 2013
These are the final exams for seniors barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Monday 5/13 — 4th, 5th, 6th
Tuesday 5/14 — 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Things to complete before the first exam day
All textbooks returned.
All library books returned – complete all financial obligations
Clean out lockers for teachers to check
Make up tests, required work, and any obligations to teachers
Baccalaureate — Sunday May 12th — First Baptist Church
5:00 — Speakers and singers arrive at FBC
5:30 — Seniors arrive for lineup
6:00 — Baccalaureate begins
Reception immediately following
Faculty/Senior Basketball Game — Tuesday, May 14th — 6th period in the gym
Awards Ceremony — Tuesday, May 14th — RCHS Auditorium
7:00 — Sunday dress, No shorts
Tennessee Scholars’ Breakfast — Wednesday, May 15th — RCHS
9:00 in RCHS cafeteria
Only for TN Scholars — please consult list
Commencement Practice — Friday, May 17th
8:45 — Senior breakfast in the new cafeteria
9:15 — Practice immediately following on the field
This ceremony is a privilege, so we will treat it as such
Attendance at commencement practice is mandatory. If you do not attend practice, you will not be allow to participate in the graduation ceremonies.
If you are pulled from commencement, you may pick up you diploma at school the next week.
Commencement Evening — Friday, May 17th
7:15 — Seniors must be in the auditorium
7:30 — Seniors will be lined up and checked for proper attire
7:45 — Seniors, administrators, and teachers will move to the field
8:00 — Graduation
Dress for females
Dress length no longer than robe
Wear white collar
Dress shoes — no heels
Dress for males
Dress pants — no jeans or shorts
Collared shirt and tie
Dress shoes — no flip flops or tennis shoes
Please press your gown before the ceremony
Mortarboards must be straight on the top of your head — no decorations of any type on top
Tassel on the right side until graduation is complete
No gum, facial piercings, spikes, tunnels, or sunglasses
Please pick up diplomas after the ceremony outside the auditorium from Ms. King and Ms. Davis.
SENIOR GRADUATION INFORMATION/SCHEDULE 2013
SENIORS LAST DAY TO BE ANNOUNCED
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, this will be the final exam schedule for seniors only:
Monday 5/13 — 4th, 5th,and 6th
Tuesday 5/14 — 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
May 14 – Faculty/Senior basketball game-6th period
May 14 – Awards Ceremony in the RCHS auditorium at 7 pm – Sunday dress please. No shorts.
May 15 – Tennessee Scholar’s Breakfast at 9 AM in the new cafeteria
May 17 – Senior Breakfast 8:45 new cafeteria-graduation practice immediately following at 9:15 on the football field. (You may want to wear a hat and sunscreen.)
*YOU MUST ATTEND GRADUATION PRACTICE OR YOU WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE GRADUATION CEREMONY
May 17 – Graduation at 8:00 pm on the RCHS Nat Sugarman Memorial Football Field
Meet in the auditorium and please be on time. All seniors must be in line by 7:15!
Graduation ceremony behavior
Graduation ceremony or Commencement is a dignified, formal ceremony to mark the accomplishment of the entire senior class. Extra effort is made by the individual school and by parents to ensure that it is a memorable event. Students are expected to behave in a manner consistent with the formal nature of the ceremony. Appropriate graduation apparel shall be worn by all graduates. This includes graduation gown and mortar board (hat). Graduation apparel is fully decorated when received and no further decoration is allowed. Appropriate footwear and attire is expected, and any student who has a problem securing such, should speak to his/her principal, counselor, or senior sponsor. Beach balls, silly string, balloons, or any other item is not appropriate at a graduation. While graduation is a celebration, it is a dignified celebration and should be conducted as such. Students should encourage their parents and guests to refrain from any behavior that would distract from the enjoyment of all present. Parents and guests are not to enter onto the football field for any reason until after graduates are dismissed by administration – they will be asked to leave. It is appropriate to applaud for classmates who are part of the program; however, it is inappropriate to hoot and yell. Students who behave in an inappropriate manner and disrupt the graduation ceremony may receive the consequences including the withholding of their diploma.
**Chewing gum during any of these activities is not appropriate. No facial piercings, spikes, tunnels, or sunglasses – school dress code applies.
The following manner of dress is required for graduation:
Girls: Sunday dress, dress shoes – No high heels please because you may slip entering the field and you will have trouble walking on the field.
Boys: Long dress pants – Navy, black or khaki – No large pocket cargo pants and no jeans. No holes or frays (dress code applies) – Shirt must be collared button-up dress shirt and tie. No tennis shoes or flip-flops.
Congratulations on your accomplishment!
Important Upcoming Dates
May 12th – Baccalaureate – To be announced
May 14th – Awards Night – Auditorium @ 7:00pm
May 16th – Freshman trip to Atlanta
Roane County High School Academic Festival Winners 2013
1st Instrumental Ensemble – Jazz Bands/Combos – Jacob Galyon, Vanessa Cordell & Skylar Davis
1st Instrumental Ensemble – Winds & Percussion – Andrew Layne, Amanda Leachman, Jessica Watts, Eric Somers & Sydney Parks
2nd Instrumental Ensemble – Winds & Percussion – Brayden Boles, Cole Heaton, Isaac Clark & Grant Ladd
3rd Instrumental Ensemble – Winds & Percussion – Brianna Bingham, Jacob Gaylon, Teresa Armstrong & Jordan Zurcher
1st Chemistry Essay – Andrew Whittenbarger
1st Qualitative Analysis – Andrew Layne & Devan Tobey
2nd History Bowl – Emily Miller, Mac Wynne, Joshua Anderson & Michael Stooksbury
1st Modern/Jazz Dance – solo – Felicia Adkins
3rd Modern/Jazz Dance – solo – Hailey Lawson
3rd Hip Hop Dance – solo or small group – Haylee Cunningham & Macy Johnson
2nd Spanish Song – Noche de Ronda – Jake Childs
1st Spanish Song – Donde Estas Corazon — Meredeth Mullins
2nd Spanish Theatre – Level A – Jonathon Higgins, Sam Wright, Hope Smith & Abbie Brackett
3rd Acting – dual – Sydney Pickering & Kyrtis Lewis
Summer School Driver Education
Registration: May 23 and 24 at RCHS.
Class May 28 – 31, 8:30 to 3:30
Driving two days June 3 – 28 — Days flexible.
Must have driving permit before registration.
Congratulations to the 2013-2014 RCHS Cheer Squad:
Alternate: Kaitlyn Stiles
Club News — The Robotics Team
The RCHS Robotics Team — the Full Metal Jackets — was selected as the Rookie All Star Team for the Smoky Mountain Regional Competition March 28 – 30.
They will be competing at the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) World Championships in St. Louis, MO April 24 – 27.
Kingston Lady Jackets Basketball News
Congratulations to the following girl basketball players.
Haley Cornellison — 1st Team All-District and District 4-AA All-Tournament team
Sydney Nunley — 2nd Team All-District
Kalli Sampson — Honorable Mention All-District
Kingston Lady Jackets 2013 Summer Basketball Camps
Fundamental Camp. Girls Grades 1-5. June 10th-13th. 8:00-12:00
$60 (includes camp t-shirt)
The Fundamental Camp will be for girls going into the first grade through fifth grade. This four day camp will focus on all the aspects of the fundamentals of basketball.
Position Camp. Girls Grades 6-8. June 19th-20th. 8:30-3:30
$50 (includes t-shirt & lunch)
The Position Camp will focus on all fundamentals as well as specific positions (point, wing, post) and game strategy.
Both camps will be held at Roane County High School.
Roane State’s Foundation Scholarship Application and Information available here.
TN Technology Center at Crossville scholarship information in Ms. King’s office for any senior interested.
Delta Kappa Gamma is offering a $600 scholarship to any senior girl who is planning to become a teacher. Please see Ms. King in guidance for an application.
Location: Room 114 Mr. Smith
Time/Days: Before school from 7:30 – 8:30 Tuesday – Thursday
Location: Room 104 Mrs. Foster
Time/Days: After school from 3:30 – 4:30 Tuesday – Thursday
The RCHS English Department offers tutoring before and after school!
Stop in to get help with homework, study, or ask questions beginning October 10.
Any level English student is welcome!
Location: Room 110 Mrs. Thompson
Time/Days: After school from 3:30 – 4:30 Monday and Wednesday
Location: Room 323 Ms. Miller
Time/Days: Before school 8:00 – 8:30 Monday
Time/Days: After school 3:30 – 4:30 Monday and Wednesday
Location: Room 101 Mrs. Smith
Time/Days: Before school 7:30 – 8:30 Tuesday
Time/Days: After school 3:30 – 4:30 Wednesday
Parents, Please read this information about Meningococcal Vaccines.
We would like to thank the Jacket and Lady Jacket fans.