January 2018 ACE Award Winners


Congratulations to Breeann Stewart and Calla Kmetz for being selected as the January ACEA Award Winners.

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February 2018 Senior Spotlight

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The Senior Spotlight winner for the month of February is Crystal Boyle. Crystal is the daughter of Christopher and the late Joyce Boyle. During her high school career, Crystal was involved in Student Council, FCCLA, Yearbook, World Language Club, SSA, Speech, Book Club, Science Club and NHS. She was also a Class Officer and a Student of the Month.

 Her future plans are to attend JJC for two years and then transfer to Olivet Nazarene University to major in Nursing or Pre-Med.

 Here are a few thoughts from Crystal’s teachers. Mrs. Elliott says that Crystal “always has a smile on her face and is willing to help anyone.  She strives to be her best in and outside of the classroom.” Mr. Meyer believes that Crystal “is a joy to have in class; she is always interactive and witty. She is destined for great things.” Mr. Wolf appreciates that Crystal “is a bright, gifted, hard-working young woman.  She has a great sense of humor and doesn’t take herself too seriously.  She seems to have a great love of life and her smile brightens up the room.” Mrs. Valiente says that Crystal “is one of the most mature young ladies I have had the pleasure of working with. She knows how to handle an obstacle when it stands before her, and I commend her for having such great maturity at such a young age. She is kind, genuine, and wise, and I know she is going to do amazing things after high school.” Mrs. Leveille remembers Crystal “being quiet and always polite.  She smiled easily, was friendly to all students, and worked well with others.” Mrs. Terry appreciates that Crystal “is the first person to step up and pitch in when needed, even when there is nothing in it for her.  Not only is she willing to do what it takes to get a job done, she never fails to do it with a smile on her face, her infectious laugh lightening the mood in the entire room.”  Mrs. Johnston says that Crystal “is a sweet girl who always has a smile on her face and kind words for others.  She is a woman of her word and when she says something will be done, it gets done.” Mr. Carrescia believes Crystal “is a hard worker that is positive and hardworking all the time. She is fun to have in class and is very mature.” Mrs. Benoit appreciates that Crystal “is conscientious with her work and completes her tasks with high quality.  She is creative.  She thinks outside the box to build models or to solve problems.  She is goal-oriented and doesn’t let life get in the way to accomplish her goals.  She cares for others, thus she relates with classmates and is supportive always helping others.” Ms. Barber describes Crystal as “as mature, compassionate and caring. She will always go out of her way to exhibit kindness to another student or help someone out. She plans to study nursing in college and most certainly has the personality traits and work ethic for this vocation.” Mr. Welsh says that Crystal is “a new member of the National Honor Society, and she is the most dependable student I have worked with in my time at Reed-Custer. She is always willing to lend a hand. The image I most associate with Miss Boyle is that huge smile that lights up the room and always brightens my day!”

As a final thought, Crystal’s advice to younger students is “Never give up on your dreams or think that you are not good enough. Your dreams are just a reach away.”

 On behalf of the teachers and staff at RCHS, we would like to congratulate Crystal Boyle as our February winner of the Senior Spotlight.

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Boys Lose to Herscher on Senior Night


The varsity boys basketball team dropped a tough one to the I-8 Champs, Herscher, on senior night 76- 66. Gavin Grace led the Comets with 18 points. Josh Loomis had 15 and Russell Page had 13. Dylan Hutchison had 8 assists.

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Tough Loss for Comets at Riverton Shootout


The Comet Boys Basketball team dropped a tough one at the Riverton Shootout Saturday vs Kewanee Wethersfield 84-40. The Comets were led by Gavin Grace’s 29 points and Russell Page’s 25. Josh Loomis added 10 points for the Comets. Dylan Hutchison had 11 assists and Bryce Martis had 5 steals. The Comets are home (senior night) Tuesday vs the conference-leading Herscher Tigers.

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Chatter Newscast Episode 22

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Chatter Newscast Episode 21

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IHSA State Finals: Third Place


Congratulations to Coach Faletti and the cheerleading squad for their third place finish in the IHSA Competitive Cheerleading State Finals (small team division). We are all so very proud of you!

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FCCLA Students Compete in Regional

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Congratulations to the following FCCLA students for their performances at the Regional Competition at Kankakee Community College:

Cookie Decorating:
Stephanie McGregor – 2nd place
Macy Pfizer – 2nd Place
Vanessa Pacholski – 2nd Place
Mandy Wennberg – 3rd Place
Kristiane Lestina – 3rd Place
Children’s Literature:
Emma Maze – 1st Place
Natalie Pacholski – 2nd Place
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A Sucker for Valentine’s Day


Do you want to send your sweetheart or bestie a Valentine’s Day message? If so, the Class of 2020 will be selling VALENTINE’S DAY SUCKERS with your message during lunches starting February 5th and ending on February 9th. Each sucker will cost $2. Deliveries will be made on Tuesday, February 13th during Comet Time. Show your love by sending them a sweet treat to go along with your message!

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Scholastic Bowl Duo Earns First Place


Congrats to Aidan Schott and Ashley Koca for earning a 1st place finish at the I-8 Freshman tournament last night in Peotone and making the all-tournament team.

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