Decorate the Door Contest

FCCLA is once again holding their annual “Decorate the Door Contest”.  It starts on December 5.  All first hour classes are responsible for their classroom door.  The theme this year is “Jolly, Jazzy Christmas”.  The minimum goal is for each classroom to donate two non-perishable food products per student.  Food collection will be during first period everyday through December 19.  A package of food, like granola bars, counts as one item.  Food is calculated by number of first hour students to quantity of donated food.  This way the classes with fewer amount of students have just as much of a chance of winning as the bigger classes.  Decorated doors count as 25% of the final score and the ratio of food to students is 5% of the final score.  The more food donated per room, the higher the chance of winning.   

    All food will be donated to the Bates County Food Pantry.  Please bring in extra items if you are able to!  The more the better!  🙂  The prize for the winning first period class will get hot chocolate and donuts the last day of school before Christmas break, the extra half day that got added on before break, December 22
.-A. Breckenridge and K. Heckadon

RH Basketball Season Off To A Good Start.

Last night the boys and girls varsity basketball teams traveled to Adrian for their first games of the WEMO Conference Tournament.  The girls started off the night playing against the Osceola Indians. The game started off fast, with the teams trading points all night.  The girls pulled off the win in the end with a score of 49-48.  The girls will be playing again on Thursday night at 7:30.

The boys game followed the girls, they played the Osceola Indians also.  The first half of the game it looked like Osceola was going to run away with the game. The boys went into half time down by 10+ points.  The second half of the game the Rich Hill boys came to play, they quickly cut the gap in points, and by the begining of the fourth quarter they were only down by two points.  The boys continued to play hard, and got the win with a score of 52-46.  They boys next game is also on Thursday, they will play after the girls.


    The 5th and 6th graders are putting on a Christmas play next Monday, at  7:00 p.m. called “Broadway Santa.” The play will be held in the high school auditorium,  Mr. Helmig and Mrs. Curtright are the directors for the play.  Audrey and I had talked to Mr. Helmig about the play and he gave us some slight details about the play.

    The play is about Santa wanting to take Mrs. Claus and the workshop to New York to put on a Broadway musical.  Santa hires Mrs. Hathaway to produce the musical.  

    When they make it to New York  Santa and Mrs.Claus come across advantages and disadvantages.

    We would really appreciate it if anyone who reads this would come and support the 6th graders…. I mean “Santa” and all of his friends.  🙂  The play starts at 7:00 p.m. if you want a good seat be here by 6:50.  

ATTENTION ALL CASTS MEMBERS:  Please be in Mrs. Curtright room by 6:00 No later. Thank You.



By: Audrey Spencer & Tony Tomas.

Wemo Conference Basketball

This week, November 28 to December 2, the WEMO Basketball Tournament will be held in Adrian.  Tonight, both Rich Hill teams will be playing the Osceola Indians in the first round.  The girls, a 6th seed, start off at 7:30 p.m. and the boys, a 3rd seed, at 9:00 p.m.  If the girls win tonight, they will play Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against Drexel or Appleton City.  A loss will result in a game on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.  If the boys win tonight, they will also play Thursday at 9:00 p.m. against Adrian or Appleton City.  Losing tonight, the boys will play Wednesday too, at 9:00 p.m.

Good luck to the Rich Hill teams!

-Ashlyn Kithcart and Kadeesha West-Persley

FFA Barnwarming Follow-up

FFA Barnwarning Follow-up

On Friday the 18th the FFA held a Barnwarming dance. In the first game one candidate was blindfolded and then spun around and had to throw a cow patty to the other candidate who held a bucket. In the next game a candidate wrapped the other in toilet paper then vice versa, they got on stilts with two volunteers from the audience, and then had to make a ping pong ball roll down a tape measure into a cup. The next game candidates had to stick a piece of spaghetti in their mouth while using no hands and going around a table and getting noodles on the spaghetti. The last game they had to throw a square hay bale as far as they could. The winners were seniors Jara Mumma and Clayton Cumpton .

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                                      BY: Stormy Thomas and Kendra Taylor