From The Desk Of Mr. Gillis

Teachers, Students, and Patrons,

The #NewHashtag search has ended and we are ready to vote.  The options are as follows; #proudtobeatiger, #TheRedandBlue, and #EarnYourStripes.  The students will be voting this week.   Have a wonderful week!!!
Student Recognition/Tiger Pride 
-Tiger Pride Student of the Week: Levi George was nominated by Ms. Smith for carrying books for another student. Levi did this without reservation and set a good example for other students.
WEMO Conference Band Selections
-Mary Meyers-1st Chair Flute
-Destiny Burris-5th Chair Flute
-Christina Corriston-3rd Chair Bass Clarinet
-Mackenzie Wheatley-1st Chair Alto Saxophone
-Dillon Tourtillott-2nd Chair Tenor Saxophone
-Miranda Dougherty-3rd Chair Trumpet
-Dakota Ferguson-1st Chair Trombone
February 19-24 National FFA Week
Monday 19th
-No School
-District Basketball Begins
-VB Basketball 7:30 PM (Archie)
Tuesday 20th 
-VG Basketball 7:30 PM (Archie) Postponed Due to Ice
-Kindergarten Readiness 3:10 PM (Elem Cafeteria) Canceled Due to Ice
Wednesday 21st
-VG Basketball 7:30 PM (Archie)
Thursday 22nd
-District Basketball TBD
-Spring Sport Parent Meetings 6:00 PM (Elementary Cafeteria)
Friday 23rd
-FFA Farm Show Bus Leaves 8:30 AM (American Royal)
-Freshman Little Caesars Fundraiser Begins
Saturday 24th
-Science Olympiad Regionals Bus Leaves 6:00 AM (Warrensburg)
-District Basketball TBD
February 26-March 3
Monday 26th
-Freshman Little Caesars Fundraiser
Tuesday 27th
-Freshman Little Caesars Fundraiser
Wednesday 28th
-Freshman Little Caesars Fundraiser
Thursday 1st
-Freshman Little Caesars Fundraiser
-K-6 Spring Pictures
-Kindergarten Screenings 8:00 AM (PAT Room)
Friday 2nd
-Freshman Little Caesars Fundraiser
-Kindergarten Screenings 8:00 AM (PAT Room)
Saturday 3rd
-6th Grade Honor Choir Van Leaves at 6:00 AM (University of Central Missouri)
Counselor Reminders
-Scholarships are out!!!
-FAFSA needs to be completed!!
Interest of Reading 
-The high school is looking for individuals interested in reading to our students during Tiger Time on Fridays.  This time would be from 2:35-3:00 PM.  If you are interested please send Mr. Gillis an email with all of your contact information.  Thanks!!
Parent Apps/Websites
-School Menus: (Download at Google Play or App Store)
-Lunch Balance: My Chalkable Cafe (Download at Google Play or App Store)
                -Rich Hill District Code C6027
-STI Parent Portal (Grades)

District Tournament Info.

District games schedules for tonight have been postponed due to the current weather conditions and also the threat of more potential weather again this evening.  Today’s game will be moved to Thursday.  Friday games will start at 4:00 and games will be spaced 1 hr and 15 minutes apart to give the semi-final teams as much rest as possible leading into the championships on Saturday.  Saturday’s championships are still 5:30 girls and 7:00 boys. Below is the schedule for Thursday and Friday:


4:30-Lockwood v. Appleton City

6:00-Midway v. Liberal

7:30-Adrian v. Rich Hill

9:00-Archie v. Crest Ridge


4:00- Girls (1/8 winner) vs (4/5 winner)

5:15- Girls (2/7 winner)  vs (3/6 winner)

6:30- Boys Lockwood vs Adrian

7:45- Boys Rich Hill vs Liberal

Future Thespians

Members of the Rich Hill junior high augmented by a few elementary student performed “The Enchanted Bookshop” this past Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.  This is the second year that Mr. Abend and Mrs. Wheatley has facilitated time on the stage for this age group.

Many thanks to all who came and enjoyed the performance.  The future of the theater is bright for RHHS.


6th Graders Rogue Brunbridge, Kyla Couzens, and Daylen Black


Lydia Fox – Playing “mother” and her son “Timmy” played by Daylen Black

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Bookshop owner “Margie” played by Katie Tourtillott and her cat “Bombalurina” played by Salem Bolser


Thieves “Fingers” played by Alexandrea Ephland, “Eddie” played by Carly Wethington and “Office Ketchum” played by Levi George


Book characters – “Tom Sawyer” / Daylen Black, Wicked Witch / LeeAnna Bell, Fagin, Frankenstein and Dr. Doolittle / Bella Cowin, Pollyanna / Hannah White, “Heidi” / Tisha Mackey, “Toto” / Clare Klinksick, “Hopalong” / Carter Bell, “Dorothy” / Sydney Bell, “Lady in Red” and “Queen of Hearts” / Noelle Abend, “Robin Hood” / Kyla Couzens, “Captain Hook” / Rogue Brunbridge, “Sherlock Holmes” / Maralyn Cowin



8th Grade Actors


WEMO Conference Band

Seven Rich Hill High School Band students were ranked in the WEMO Conference Band. They were ranked by chair placements and first chair is the highest honor. 8 area schools participated.

Mary Meyers: 1st chair flute
Destiney Burris: 5th chair flute
Mackenzie Wheatley: 1st chair alto sax
Dillon Tourtillott: 2nd chair tenor sax
Christina Corriston: 3rd chair bass clarinet
Miranda Dougherty: 3rd chair trumpet
Dakota Ferguson: 1st chair trombone


Christina Corriston, Destiny Burris, Mary Meyers, Dillon Tourtillott, Dakota Ferguson, Mackenzie Wheatley, and Miranda Dougherty