Fifth and Sixth Grader’s Football

The little tigers had a success in their last game against Adrian.  The game was played in Rich Hill at the old high school.  The score was 12 (Tigers) to 6 (Blackhawks).  The little Tigers are holding a 3-1 winning season record so far.  The Tigers next game will be against the Midway Vikings, this Saturday, October 1st.  It is another home game and it will be at the old High School, in Rich Hill and we are hoping for another win!

Written by: Audrey Spencer & Kody Thompson

Tiger's showing good sportsmanship


Coaches congratulating the kids on the win

Reminder for Book Fair

This is a reminder to let everyone know the book fair will be here from October 3rd through the 7th.  It will be open at 7:45 a.m and close at 3:45 p.m. The fair is open to all people of the public. There are over hundreds of books, and a lot of other useful items like pens erasers etc.  Also there is a family night on Thursday October 6th  from 5-7 p.m.  This is where students bring there parents or any other family member to the book fair.  So everyone bring your families and come check out the book fair.  It is located in the library on the High School side.  We hope to see everyone there.
 By: Stormy Thomas

FFA National Convention

Every year the FFA has 4 boys and 4 girls go to Indianapolis, Indiana for National Convention. In order to be eligible to go you have to participate in the activities during the school year. This year the people going are Kendra Taylor, Morgan Kithcart, Jara Mumma, Marriah Sieder, Alex Wills, Sam Laughlin, Gavin Steuck, and Cody Yarick. We’ll leave the 19th at 6 a.m. and that night we’ll go see a hypnotism show starring Jim Wand. The 20th we’ll go to an opening session and then to the Career Show at the Convention Center. That night we’ll go to a concert with Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, and Steel Magnolia. Then the 21st we have a tour at Fair Oaks Dairy Farm and that night we’ll attend the Three Hills Outlaws of Rodeo at Indiana Fairgrounds. Then on the 22nd we’ll go to an American Degree/Convention Session and be home at 11 p.m. or 12 p.m.

By: Kendra Taylor

Rich Hill School Library Hosting the Book Fair


“It’s my favorite week of the school year” said Mackenzie Wheatley when she saw signs that the book fair will be held in the library next week.  Today Mr. Doug Abend and Mrs. Barbara Wheatley have been busy unpacking the numerous boxes and cases that signal the arrival of the book fair.  Choices range from picture books for the toddlers to books that will interest the adult reader.  The book fair will be set up in the library from October 3rd to the 7th and will be open from 7:45 am until 3:45 pm.  Family night will be on October 6th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. More information about the book fair can be found at the link below.

Mrs. Gayman’s 2nd grade class is also excited to see the book fair coming to the library.  A few of her students took a moment to share what they enjoy about this event.

Mrs. Gayman's 2nd Grade










Children’s Literature Festival

By:  Ashlyn Kithcart
    The past two years, the Rich Hill Fourth and Fifth Grade students have attended the Children’s Literature Festival in Warrensburg, MO.  This year 20 fifth grade and 20 fourth grade students will be chosen to attend the festival on March 18th.  Usually, students who have the most AR points are chosen to go, but this year students must read 5 Mark Twain award nominee books and pass the AR test for them by by January 20, 2012.  The list of Mark Twain nominee books are Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret, Mudville by Kurtis Scaletta, Million-Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica, Love Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur, The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z .Kate Messner, 11 birthdays by Wendy Mass, Storm Chaser Chris Platt, Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Heart of a Shepard Rosanne Parry, Captain Nobody by Dean Pitchford, The Potato Chip Puzzles by Eric Berlin, and The Secret of Zoom by Lynne Jonell.  These books can be found at the Rich Hill town library, School library, and the fourth and fifth grade teachers.

To help the kids meet the goal of reading five books, Mrs. Cooper, Mrs. Beckett, and Mrs. Collins offer a reading circle on Mondays after school until four o’clock.  The reading circle started on September 12th and will continue for 10 weeks.  Right now, they are reading Storm Chaser and 11 Birthdays.  

The fourth and fifth grade class would appreciate any of these books that you would like to purchase and donate to the class.


Award Nominees









11 birthdays & Storm Chasers


Junior High Football NOW 4-0

By:  Gavin Steuck

The Junior High football team extended their season record to 4-0 Monday night with a 33-0 win over the Midway Vikings.  The Tigers had four different players score touchdowns.  The Tigers went up 6-0 on a long touchdown run by Austin Pritchett.  Mark Kailbourn connected with Blaine Robb on a 30 yard touchdown pass for the second touchdown of the game with Miles Becker kicking the extra point to put the Tiger’s up 13-0.  In the second quarter the Tiger’s only score came off of a 1 yard touchdown run by Brhett Mumma.  Becker again kicked the extra point to make the score 20-0. In the second half the Tiger’s had scoring runs from Kailbourn and Pritchett to make the final score 33-0.  The Tiger’s defense was strong all night with Jacob Mumma leading the team in tackles.

When asked about being undefeated McCrae Klinksick commented “It’s awesome, and radical”.  He also said “Mondays game was too easy” when asked about the game.  Jacob Mumma stated “I don’t really notice the individual tackles, I just try to get more as a team” when told he lead the team in tackles.  He also added “I’m really excited about next weeks game, I hope we crush them”.

The Tiger’s season record thus far is 4-0 with a 44-0 win against Archie, a 22-6 win against Adrian, and 33-0 wins against Drexel and Midway.  The Tiger’s next game is at Appleton City on Monday October 3.  Game time is 5:30.

Good job, and good luck on the rest of the season!

Rich Hill vs. Appleton City in Volleyball

Last night the Rich Hill Lady Tigers traveled to Appleton City to face the Bulldogs.  Rivalry games like these always excite the fans.  The Junior High ended up losing in two games.  The Junior Varsity came out losing after playing three hard games.  The Varsity came out on top in three close games.  “I was getting worried, the games were all so close.  But we kept playing hard and earned our win,” says Outside Hitter, Ashlyn Kithcart.  “Appleton had good blocking, which made it harder for us to hit.  But luckily we have quick defense which is one of our strengths,”  says Middle Hitter, Ashley Breckenridge.  “We played well the first game but lately we have been starting the second game off bad.  We really need to stop doing that,”  adds Outside Hitter, Kenda Heckadon.  “We could have beat them in two games instead of three but we hustled and still beat them. Woo Hoo!”  says Captain and Libero, Morgan Wheatley.  “The game was very intense and even though the Lady tigers were losing in the third match they never gave up and pulled out a win,” stated Captain and Setter, Sara Hammett.  The Varsity Lady Tigers record as of now is 9-1.  Keep it up Lady Tigers.

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There is a tournament this Saturday, October 1st.  Please come and support your Lady Tigers!

-A. Breckenridge and K. Heckadon