Art Club Meets Friday


The Art Club meets this Friday, Jan. 19th right after school in room 607 (art room). Come learn how to paint your own watercolor galaxy step-by-step! Information about several art contests including Art 4 Heart and Doodle 4 Google will be shared at this meeting, so don’t miss out! All students are welcome to attend Art Club! See Ms. Baron with any questions.

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Comet Wrestlers on a Roll


Over the weekend your Comet wrestlers finished 3rd at the Comet Classic. Bobby Mann placed 2nd, Gabe Nagle and Austin Sunday placed 3rd, Adell Gamboa and Noah Curl placed 4th, Nathan Sharper, Shane Milburn and Logan Zacharias placed 5th.

Last night the Comet Wrestlers took it to both Dwight and PBL. Beating Dwight 60-20 and PBL 71-12 Varsity winners: Jon Romanetto, Hunter Billingsley, Bobby Mann, Adell Gamboa, Nathan Sharper, Josh Neu, Gabe Nagel, Noah Curl, Ryan Shepherd, Gavyn Whelchel, Shane Milburn, Bobby Moorman and Matt Cotton. JV winners: Lucas Tribble and Logan Sharper. Next up is Wilmington and Seneca this Thursday in Plano.

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Boys Basketball Knock Off Manteno


Led by Russell Page‘s 28 points and Gavin Grace‘s 21 the Comet boys basketball team defeated the Manteno Panthers 82-73. The Comets will now enter conference tournament play Friday.

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Chatter Newscast Episode 5.18

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Newcomers to Multimedia Journalism


The Multimedia Journalism class would like to introduce our six new students who have joined the ten veterans to produce the weekly Chatter Newscast as well as other journalism content coming soon this semester.

The newcomers:

  • Kendall Scasny
  • Gage Stamm
  • Eon Reinelt
  • Graham Perrott
  • Ashleigh Hoger
  • Maddie Helsing

The veterans:

  • Stephanie McGregor
  • Luke Leopold
  • Brenden Parnell
  • Mia Kuchar
  • James Poppenger
  • Clirim Marku
  • Karissa Marrs
  • Ashley Duran
  • Trevor McLaughlin
  • Michael Pareja



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Chatter Newscast Episode 5.17

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January 2018 Senior Spotlight

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The Senior Spotlight winner for the month of January is Gabe Nagel. Gabe is the son of Philip and Joanna Nagel. During his high school career, Gabe was involved in Scholastic Bowl, WYSE, Soccer, Wrestling, and Track. He was also a Writing Center tutor and a 2-time Student of the Month.

His future plans are to join the Air Force to work as a histopathologist. While in the Air Force, he plans to get a doctorate degree in medicine.

Here are a few thoughts from Gabe’s teachers. Mrs. Bugg says that Gabe is “the most responsible, empathetic, mature person in the whole building!!  He is a natural leader and is friendly and helpful to all students.  One of the best overall kids I have taught in 30 years!” Mr. Roth believes that Gabe is “very polite and respectful.  He has a good sense of humor and is fun to be around.  He pays attention and works hard in class.  He is well-liked by other students and teachers alike.” Mrs. McGarey appreciates that Gabe is “always upbeat and works hard.  He’s the go-to guy for presidential questions in Scholastic Bowl!” Mrs. Benoit says that Gabe, “always has a smile on his face, and is willing to help anyone.  He is admired by many of his peers.  He is very successful in his classes because he is organized, completes his work on time, and helps others, too.” Mrs. Leveille “had the pleasure of having Gabe as a freshman in her Honors Biology class and remembered him laughing every day! He had a positive energy that he shared with his classmates.  He competed with us on the WYSE team last year that took 2nd place at the regional competition. He has an interest in science and would always ask questions!” Mrs. Elliott says that Gabe “is always pleasant and appreciative. He works hard towards his goals and doesn’t shy away from difficult tasks.” Mr. Gleixner says that “Gabe is a great student and person. He is the ideal student-athlete, and he is awesome for handing out “Nagel’s Bagel’s” last year.”

As a final thought, Gabe’s advice to younger students is, “If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.”

On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, we would like to congratulate Gabe Nagel as our January winner of the Senior Spotlight.

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The Secret Garden Cast Announced

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Baseball Open Gym Begins January 9th


Baseball open gym will start Tuesday, January 9th after school. There will be a brief meeting beforehand in the Driver’s Ed room. Open gym days will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Any questions, contact Coach Evans or Coach Vidmar.

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Pack the Place for Prom

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