Community Service Opportunity


If you are looking for an easy way to get your community service hours toward graduation, you have an opportunity this Friday the 20th by helping work at the concession stand for the home football game. See Coach Roth in room 107 if you are interested.

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Lady Comets Take Fifth at Beecher Tournament


Kelly Van Duyne, Head Coach

October 16, 2017

The Lady Comets Varsity team took fifth place in the Beecher Tournament this past Saturday. In pool play, RC beat Leroy 25-12, 25-21 and split the next two against Morris 25-23, 15-25 and St. Anne 18-25, 26-24. Finishing second in the pool, Reed-Custer ended up playing Grant Park for 5th place winning in three 21-25, 25-19, 15-12.

Madelyn Alton was selected to the All-Tournament Team. She finished with 3 blocks, 7 aces, 18 kills, and 54 digs. Emily Wolf had an outstanding day defensively with 71 digs and 2 aces. Wolf also broke the school’s record for most digs in a match, previously held by Alton, with 36 against Grant Park to end the day. Maggie Meyr had 4 digs, 7 blocks, and 13 kills to help her team while Maddi Tiangco also added in a block, 11 kills, 40 digs and an unbelievable 13 aces!

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Comets Lose to Reapers

Coach Mark Wolf, Head Football Coach

October 16, 2017

It was a tough weekend for the football program as both the JV and Varsity teams fell to Plano on the road Friday. This Friday is the last game of the season as they will take on the Manteno Panthers at home at Comet Stadium. The JV game starts at 5pm, followed by the Varsity game. It’s Senior Night, so come on out and support your Comets one last time. I BELIEVE!!

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Chatter Newscast Episode 5.7



This episode covers the week of October 16-22, 2017.

Watch the episode.

The Chatter Newscast is produced by the Multimedia Journalism class.

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The Importance of Being in School


Curious Comets Fact: An estimated 5 million to 7.5 million U.S. students miss nearly a month of school each year. Read more

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Lady Comets Celebrate Seniors

Coach Van Duyne

October 13, 2017


The Lady Comets celebrated 6 seniors last night in their last home game of the season against Seneca. Madelyn Alton, Jenny Fierro, Haley Hamilton, Taylor Lide, Gabi Perez, and Emily Wolf were able to get on the floor one last time before graduating. Even though the Lady Irish won 15-25 and 14-25, these seniors will have an abundance of memories to take with them. Alton ended the evening with 2
aces, 4 kills, and 9 digs. Maggie Meyr added another 3 kills and a block while Wolf had 11 digs.


JV beat Seneca 25-15, 25-20. Jenna Tiangco had 6 aces and a kill for the evening. Abrey Ricketts had 14 digs and 2 aces as well.


The Freshman team lost 20-25, 25-21, 20-25. Tiangco and Maddie McPherson
both had 6 aces and 9 and 2 kills respectively. Hannah Coster and Savannah Bruns both added another 4 kills as well with Bruns digging 15 balls. Emma Ritze had a great game defensively with 25 digs and 2 aces.

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Scarecrow Fest Community Service


Do you need community service hours? Don’t miss this opportunity. On October 22nd you can volunteer at the 5th Annual Scarecrow Fest at City Park. The event runs from noon to 4 and you can sign up for 2 or 4 hour shifts. There will be a ton of fun happening this year. Pumpkin patch, human hamster balls, cupcake walk, refreshments, face painting and much much more! Please sign-up in the cafeteria prior to the event.

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College-bound seniors…are you planning to apply for financial aid for college? If so, before completing the FAFSA Application, you and your parents must obtain an FSA ID. For instructions on how to do this, please refer to your senior folder, visit the RCHS Counselor Blog, or stop by the Guidance Office. The FAFSA application process officially opened up October 1. There will also be a FAFSA Completion Workshop here at RCHS on October 26.

Click this link for more information about FAFSA.

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The Art Club will Light Your Way This Season with DIY Lanterns


Come to art club this Thursday, Oct. 12th and learn how to create lanterns out of a glass jar using Halloween or autumn images, drawings, or any silhouette idea. Art Club is open to all RCHS students. To see examples of the project we are going to make, take a look at the Art Club bulletin board by the art class room 607. See Ms. Baron with any questions.

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A Fight to the Bitter End

Coach Van Duyne

October 11, 2017


Tuesday night was Reed-Custer’s Volley for the Cure Night against Peotone where the players honored loved ones that have been affected with some form of cancer. They walked out and planned on fighting for them during the game. And fight is exactly what they did. Even though the Varsity lost the first game 9-25, they came back with a vengeance in the next two games. RC won the 2nd game 25-19, but the third game was a whole different fight. Both teams would not give up, which is why the final score was 33-35 in Peotone’s favor. Coach Van Duyne told her players:

That is a good loss. You never gave up and fought to the bitter end. Keep your heads high as you leave tonight. That was an amazing match.

Madelyn Alton ended the evening with 26 digs, 4 aces, 3 kills, and 2 blocks. Junior middle blocker, Maggie Meyr, also added 3 kills, 2 blocks, and 2 digs. Sophomore, Ashleigh Coster, also added another 4 blocks, 2 aces, and a kill.


The JV team beat Peotone in 2: 25-13, 25-19. Shaelin Ruzich led the way with 3 aces, 3 kills, 4 digs, and a block. Setter, Danielle Cherry, also added another 10 digs and 5 assists.


The Freshmen team also outlasted Peotone winning 25-21, 25-23. Jenna Tiangco had 5 aces, 8 digs, 2 kills, and 3 assists. Savannah Bruns had 5 kills to lead the team and also 11 assists and an ace.

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