Christy Streeter, Director of Early College Academies of Butler Community College, Tonya Johnston and Lisa Bolin enjoyed their day at the State Fair in more ways than one.
These ladies are celebrating receiving an award for 20 consecutive years as an exhibitor at the State Fair.
Great job, ladies!
Here is the link to obtain a copy to fill out for assistance on DUMP DAY; https://goo.gl/forms/NIEqHINg7yXdX5Su1
Students of RHHS will have an opportunity to participate in a school-wide Community Service Day Project on Wednesday, September 27th.
Under the supervision of RHHS Administration, Staff, and Adult Volunteers, RHHS Students will leave RHHS at approximately 10:30 a.m., and return at 3:00 p.m.
Freshmen and sophomores will be traveling by bus to Wichita. Juniors and seniors will either walk to their destination in Rose Hill, be transported by a teacher in a school van, or ride with a parent or adult volunteer to their work site.
The freshmen raise money for The ARC of Butler County through Trash Dump Day (Saturday, September 23rd) and a Bowl-a-Thon at the Alley in Wichita on Wednesday, September 27th. The ARC of Butler County serves individuals and families of people with physical and developmental disabilities.
Below is a list of what each class will be doing:
Freshman: Raise funds for the ARC of Butler County through Trash Dump Day (Saturday, September 23rd) and a Bowl-a-Thon at The Alley in Wichita on Wednesday, October 5th.
Sophomores: Assist a variety of non-profit organizations in Wichita; this is coordinated through the United Way of the Plains.
Juniors: Beautify Rose Hill and the school property by landscaping, painting, and working on general cleanup jobs on the school property.
Seniors: Connect with the senior citizens of Rose Hill and assist with any light maintenance work that community members may need.
RHHS Students must pay their class dues of $5 by September 22nd, in order to participate. Students can pay their class officer or Mrs. Evans (RHHS room 302). The $5 fee pays for their lunch and helps purchase any supplies the class may need for the projects this year and in future years. All students participating must turn in a permission slip and class dues.
Why do students have to pay $5 in class dues and raise $50? (Freshman only)
Class dues help pay for the cost of pizza at The Alley. The cost of pizza and bowling has increased so a small portion of the money raised will be used to pay for these expenses. A portion of the money raised also pays for children who participate in the Arc of Butler County programs to go bowling and eat pizza with us on Community Service Day. If you would like to donate specifically toward this expense, please contact Mrs. Evans or Mrs. Youse at the high school - 776-3360.
How do students raise money?
Students can find people who have dump type items (old furniture, appliances, metal items, and e-waste) they want to get rid of and students and parents will pick up the items from the person's house on DUMP DAY. A donation of $25 is suggested and students will be credited for each client they sign up for DUMP DAY. Clients may donate more than the suggested amount and students will be credited accordingly. Students will have a small flyer they can use to pass out to friends, neighbors, and family. Students may also ask for donations for the Bowl-a-Thon.
DUMP DAY Information
What type of help do the freshmen need on DUMP DAY?
Parents or Family members are needed with pick-up trucks and/or trailers to drive around the Rose Hill area to collect the trash. Students who help will automatically be credited $20; students whose parents drive a truck will also be credited $20. Large trailers are also needed to help collect the e-waste (electronics) and refrigerators and freezers. These large trailers with appliances will need to be driven to the Butler County dump when we finish. There is a brief meeting on Friday, September 22nd, at 6:00 p.m., in front of the high school for Parents and Students who are volunteering. A volunteer form will need to be filled out by the student and parent. This meeting will help everyone participating be more efficient on Saturday.
What time will you start on Saturday, September 23rd?
Those participating will meet at 7:00 a.m., in the high school parking lot and head out by 7:15 a.m. We will be finished when the last load is picked up. In the past we have finished between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. Water bottles and light snacks will be available.
How do students let us know they have people with trash to get picked up?
Please use the online form, the link found at the top of this article, email Mrs. Evans at email@example.com or Mr. Boese at firstname.lastname@example.org, join the DUMP DAY event on Facebook and click on the link, or call the high school office at 776-3360. Students have a card where they can write down information and then enter the information online. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST.
How do people pay?
Students can collect the money before Saturday, September 23rd, or people can pay on Saturday when their items are picked up. Make checks payable to the ARC of Butler County. Cash is always welcome. Please put it in the provided envelope and write the client's name on the front.
What if the person will not be home on Saturday but still wants items collected?
Students will instruct the client to place the items in a visible location and label it DUMP DAY. We ask to, please pre-pay, send a check in the mail, or drop a check off at the high school office. Some clients have left payment in an envelope taped to the trash. This can work, but we need to know so it doesn't get thrown away.
Items that CANNOT be picked up:
Tires, chemicals, oil or gasoline (drained from the engines), paint, paint thinner, batteries, household cleaners, and aerosol cans.
Thank you, for your support! Go RHHS ROCKETS!!
Pictured from l-r: Rose Hill USD 394 Board of Education President John Purvis, State Board Chairman Jim Porter, USD 394 Food Service Director Jeanne Munsell, USD 394 Superintendent Randal Chickadonz, State Board of Education Representative Jim McNiece and State Commissioner of Education Randy Watson. Other pictures are of the recipients and when Mrs. Munsell was recognized at the board meeting.
The Child Nutrition and Wellness Kansans CAN 2016-17 awarded the Best Practice Awards to eight in the State of Kansas at Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) on August 8th.
Superintendent Randal Chickadonz and Board of Education President John Purvis accompanied Mrs. Munsell to Topeka in support of her receiving this award. Mrs. Munsell was the only one awarded the Kansans CAN Manage Finances Practice Award. Other award categories given out were 2 for Implement Innovative Meal Pattern Strategy, 2 for Increase Participation, 2 for Providing Outstanding Customer Service and 1 for Impact Wellness.
Mrs. Munsell has organized and controls the purchasing of food for nine school districts (food co-op). By doing so she is able to obtain purchasing benefits for our district, as well as for the other eight school districts.
The Board of Education also recognized Mrs. Munsell for her award achievement at their August 14th, Board meeting.
Mrs. Munsell does an excellent job of implementing successful programs that benefit the district.
Thank you, Jeannie for your continued service and efforts to maintain the district’s Food Service Department in high standards.
Transportation Director David Sliger was recently recognized as one of 56% of the directors of Kansas Schools whom hold a perfect score on their safety review.
Mr. Sliger received accolades from the Board of Education members at their August 14th meeting.
The Kansas Department of Education’s Transportation Safety Review is an audit that carefully reviews each school district's documentation and adherence to state transportation safety policies. The director must ensure that all bus drivers’ licenses are up-to-date and that they are complying with State Department of Transportation requirements such as requiring drivers to have physicals, drug testing, CPR and first aid training. All drivers’ must attend a Defensive Driving course. Documentation of conducted bus evacuation drills with students in the spring and fall and that drivers’ attend safety meetings.
The safety of transporting the district’s staff and students is Mr. Sliger’s top priority and it shows.
Congratulations, Mr. Sliger!