From the Desk of Mr. Gillis –

Teachers, Students, and Patrons,

The #NewHashtag vote has started and will run through Wednesday. The options are as follows; #proudtobeatiger, #TheRedandBlue, and #EarnYourStripes.  Have a wonderful week!!!
Student Recognition/Tiger Pride 
-Tiger Pride Student of the Week: Tagen Cornell was nominated by Mrs. Wheatley. Taygen used her gift certificate to buy books for her classrooms so that all students could enjoy them. Awesome Job!!!
Teacher of the Month for March: Mrs. Lora Rapp
February 26-March 3
Monday 26th
-Freshman Little Caesars Fundraiser
Tuesday 27th
-Freshman Little Caesars Fundraiser
-Spring Sports Parent Meeting 6 PM (Elem Cafeteria)
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)
March 5-10
Monday 5th 
-Band/Choir Solos and Ensembles Bus Leaves at 9:30 AM (Stockton)
-FFA Area and State Officer Selection 3:00 PM (Clinton)
-Varsity Cheer Tryouts 6PM
Tuesday 6th
-Severe Weather Drill 10 AM
-Varsity Cheer Tryouts 6PM
Wednesday 7th
-End of 3rd Quarter
-Grade Checks for Participants
-Varsity Cheer Tryouts 6PM
Thursday 8th
-Spring Parent Teacher Conference 3:30-6 PM
Friday 9th
-No School
Saturday 10th
-Miller TSA Bus Leaves at 6:30 AM (Miller)
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)

Regional Science Olympiad

Students from Rich Hill competed at the Regional Science Olympiad Meet this past Saturday.  The “B” team consisting of students in grades 6-9 is coached by Mrs. Amanda Breckenridge.  The “C” team consisting of upper classmen is coached by Mr. Larnal Martin, Mrs. Marjorie Campbell, and Mrs. Dawn Breckenridge.   While neither team will be traveling on to the state competition there was one 1st place finish that qualified for the state competition.
Meteorology 1st –  Abby Gayman and Maddy Klinksick  –  Qualifiers for State Competition!
Optics 2nd – Katie Meyers and Kierlyn Rebmann
Towers 2nd – Isaac Brooks and Kiahna Brown
Mystery Architect 3rd – Isaac Brooks and Taryn Jones
Write It Do It 3rd – Abby Gayman and Maddy Klinksick
Road Scholar 4th –  Sydney Bell and Katie Tourtillott

Battery Buggy 4th – Isaac Brooks and Ty Talbott

Disease Detectives 4th – Sydney Bell and Katie Tourtillott
Fast Facts 5th – Abby Gayman and Maddy Klinksick
Thermodynamics 5th – Taryn Jones and Kiahna Brown
Overall as a team  the B Teams finished 6th in the region.

Isaac Brooks and Ty Talbott putting the Battery Buggy through the course


Sydney Bell and Katie Tourtillott getting their airplane ready to fly


Isaac Brooks and Kiahna Brown testing their tower


Abby Gayman and Maddy Klinksick taking a test run with their rollercoaster during the competition.

C Team
Fermi Questions 2nd – Jamison Ogburn

 Ecology 4th – Jamison Ogburn

Hovercraft 3rd – Allie Schmitt and Jamison Ogburn

National Honor Society Induction

The Rich Hill Chapter of the National Honor Society held the induction ceremony for new members on Wednesday, February 14th.  Prospective members are invited to apply for membership based on their grade point average.  Applications are reviewed and students are scored based on leadership, service and character observed by faculty members.  Mr. Doug Abend is the advisor for the RHHS chapter.

Congratulations to the new National Honor Society members!


Back Row – Dillon Tourtillott, Dakota Ferguson, and Brady Querry . Front Row- Kassi Austin, Destiny Long, Montana Stangel, Miranda Petty, & Levi Skocy