RCHS Changes Honor Roll GPA

Honor Roll

RCHS has changed their Honor Roll GPA to align with RCMS and the school district handbook.  Because it had already gone to print, the current 2017-2018 RCHS student handbook indicates that a student needs a 3.75 GPA to qualify for honor roll.  The new honor roll GPA qualifications are as follows:

  • 3.5-3.99 = Honor Roll
  • 4.0 & higher = High Honors

Feel free to call RCHS if you have any further questions (815) 458-2166.

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2017-18 New Teachers


We would like to introduce to you our new teachers at RCHS this year. Row 1: Abigail Robinson, Angie Kanak, and Dayna Chidester. Row 2: Matt Hines and Kevin Mangan.

Ms. Robinson will be teaching Intro to Algebra / Rti Algebra / Geometry / Rti Geometry; Ms. Kanak is teaching Drama I/II – English 10 / English 12; Ms. Chidester is teaching Apparels & Textiles / Adult Living / Food & Nutrition II / Co-Op; Mr. Hines is teaching Driver Ed Behind the Wheel and will be a Special Ed aide; Mr. Mangan is teaching Piano / Piano II / Chorale 9-12 / Concert Choir.

Welcome to RCHS!

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This Week in Sports

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Jumping Into the Record Books


Congratulations to freshman Jaden Christian for not only qualifying for the IHSA State Track Meet in two events but also for setting two new school records this season. Jaden broke the school record in the triple jump with a jump of 36’9″ on Friday, April 21st at Seneca. She also won the long jump at that same meet with 17’9.75″, missing the school record by 1/4 inch. That record would soon fall to Jaden as well. A few weeks later on May 12th Jaden got 2nd place in Long Jump at the IHSA Sectionals with a new school record of 18’1″(breaking the old record of 17’10”). She also won the Triple Jump with 36’8″ and will head to EIU to compete at State on May 19th and 20th. The Chatter sat down with Jaden to talk about breaking those school records and what she hopes to accomplish at State.

How long have you been doing long jump and triple jump in track?

I’ve been doing long jump ever since I was a sixth grader in middle school with Mr. Johnston and I just started triple jump this year.

Did you find it difficult to learn how to triple jump since it is not an event in middle school track?

Not really, I think it came natural.

Did you qualify for the State Track Meet in middle school?

Yes, I went all three years.

Which one do you like better: long jump or triple jump?

That is a tough question, I think I like doing long jump more.

Tell me about your jumps at the IHSA Sectional Meet at Mendota.

My first jump was 18’ and I was so happy because I have always been aiming for the school record since I started long jumping. When I jumped 18’ I was so proud but then when I jumped 18’1” (for the second of three jumps) I was wondering how much further I could go.

What other events do you compete in?

I also do the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, sometimes the 400 meter dash, 4×100 and 4×400 relay.

What is your goal for State?

For long jump I want to try to get 18’5” or 18’7” and for triple jump I want 37’.

The Class 2A Long Jump and Triple Jump field events will begin Friday morning with the finals scheduled for Saturday morning.

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Cheerleading Tryouts


Anyone interested in trying out for the football cheer team or competitive cheer needs to pick up a tryout packet from Coach Faletti’s room 217. ALL forms need to be returned to coach or the main office before the start of tryouts on May 18th! Come be a part of our Comet Legacy!!

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Summer Volunteering


Looking to volunteer this summer? Volunteering is a great way to begin to explore possible career paths. Both Riverside Medical Center and Presence St. Mary’s Hospitals in Kankakee are looking for volunteers this summer. Local locations are available! Volunteers should be 15 years of age or older and willing to commit to at least 20 hours. For more information, please visit the RCHS Counselor Blog or see Ms. Barber.

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Summer School


Summer School is available for credit recovery, English 9-10, Algebra, and Driver’s Ed (Classroom and Behind the Wheel). Please pick up a packet, fill it out, and return it to the RCHS main office with payment no later than Monday, May 22. Packets may be picked up in the cafeteria or click here for more information.

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COOP & Pre-Voc Breakfast

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The COOP (Cooperative Vocational Education Program) and Pre-Voc (Pre-Vocational Education Program) breakfast honors the employers who have hired Reed-Custer students in and out of school.  The students and the employers have an agreement that they work, get paid and receive school credit for their experiences.  There are observations and evaluations involved in the process so the employer does more than just employ the students.  The students in each of the programs are also recognized for the extra work they do to receive the credit for the class and remain employed during the school year.

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New School Record Set in Triple Jump


Last Friday night at Seneca, Jaden Christian broke the school record in winning the triple jump with a jump of 36’9″. She also won the long jump at 17’9.75″, missing the school record by 1/4 inch. Other individual winners were Zach Weaver in the long jump and Vinny Vercelote in both the 110 high hurdles and 300 intermediate hurdles. The boys placed 3rd as a team out of 15 teams, and the girls were 6th.

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Student Council Sponsors Blood Drive

Blood Drive

Sign up online at www.heartlandbc.org

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