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Rome High School Announcements
Please check the print announcements located below the video section for updates throughout the day.
Electronic announcements are recorded during first period only.
Electronic announcements are recorded during first period only.
Video announcements are on hiatus from October 9-17 because of testing, meetings, and video competition preparations.
Audio announcements are on hiatus from October 9-17 because of testing, meetings, and video competition preparations.
Click the above link to find the latest world and national news from CNN Student News.
BREAKING BUS NEWS:
Bus #25 will not run this afternoon. Students will need to ride bus 11 or bus 13.
Bus change information will be posted here on RomeHighNews.info each day as soon as it is available. You can also find it on Twitter: @RomeHighNews.
New announcements are posted throughout the day, please check back often.
Older announcements are posted below. Some are on-going, please check frequently.
October 9-14, 2017
Monday, 10/09 TPT Day
Hero/TKES Training- Front Conference Rm- All Planning
Tuesday, 10/10 TPT Day
Talent Show Auditions- Chorus Rm- 3:45-5:00pm
RCS Board Meeting- RCS Boardroom- 5:45pm
Wednesday, 10/11 Wolfpack Day
Talent Show Auditions- Chorus Rm- 3:35- 5:00pm
Volleyball @ Chamblee- 5:30pm
FCA- Fields of Faith @Barron- 5:00-11:00pm
Thursday, 10/12 TPT Day
Report Cards Go Home
Apply to College Day- PAC- 9:00am-1:00pm
Freshman Football vs. Hiram- 5:30pm
JV Football @ Hiram- 5:30pm
Friday, 10/13 Pep Rally Schedule
Homecoming Parade- Broad Street- 5:30pm
Varsity Football vs. Cass (Homecoming)- 7:30pm
RAL-E Begins- 9:00am-12:00pm
Cross Country Georgia Highlands Classic- Meet at GHC- 8:00am
Homecoming Dance- Main Gym- 8:00pm
Noon Optimist Student of the Month
Amy Guzman-Reyes was selected as Rome High School's Noon Optimist Club Student of the Month. She is pictured with her father, Rene Guzman-Reyes and Rome High guidance counselor Twilya Toombs.
Student of the Week
Word of the Week
Click HERE for more information or to register.
RHS Homecoming and Prom Dress Code
Herff Jones Reminders
Monday, October 16, 2017
Rome's Varsity Coed Competition team will be competing this Saturday at University of West Georgia. Please come out to support your cheerleaders, we want a large crowd to cheer the team on! The competition starts at 11:00AM and costs $7 to get in. All GHSA passes will be be honored.
Herff Jones will be taking make-up cap/gown and graduation announcement orders during lunch on Tuesday, October 24th.
Orders can be placed and payments can be made here:
The media center will be CLOSED to students and staff Tuesday 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and (possibly) 4th periods due to the ASVAB testing.
On Saturday, the Cross Country team competed in the All-Area Cross Country Championship. Out of 16 High School teams, our school finished first for the boys and also the girls divisions.
Top runners were:
Varsity Boys: Sam Pierce, Gary Jones, John Finn, Patrick Motes, Mutsa Naymuranga, Anthony Linatoc and Jack Orr
Varsity girls: Sarah Glick, Nora Bailey, Janet Hartman, Olivia WIlson, Laura McCurry, Camille Trammell and Josie Cole
Here is the article from the Rome News-Tribune.
The Region Meet is October 26 at Woodland Hi gh School. This race is the most important of the season because it determines the teams that are going to run in the State Championships. Races times: Varsity Girls: 4:30 pm and Varsity Boys 5:15 pm.
Anyone interested in playing baseball should meet Thursday during TPT time in Coach Tejcek's room on F-hall.
Anyone interested in trying out for boys and girls basketball needs to see Coach Grant and Coach Harris to sign up. We will meet Thursday during TPT time in the Main Gym.
ICYMI: The Hudl Contender program featuring Harrison at Rome from week one of football season is now available at http://www.hudl.com/video/59dfca6090eeac23f0eef838.
The early bird deadline for senior ads in the yearbook is coming up on Oct. 27. Prices will increase by $25 after this date. Remember, space is limited so get your ads in early! Please email email@example.com if you have questions. The final deadline for ads is Nov. 17.
RAL-E Transportation Information:
Main Elementary: 7:30 AM
Anna K: 7:45 AM
Elm Street 8:00 AM
RHS Arrival: 8:15 AM
Main Elementary: 12:20 PM
Anna K: 12:35 PM
Elm Street 12:50 PM
RHS Arrival: 1:00 PM
All seniors and their families should join us on Thursday, October 19, at 6pm in the RHS Auditorium for FASFA Night to gain critical insight into the financial aid process for post-secondary programs.
Rome High Talent Show auditions will continue next Tuesday, October 17. We still have open audition slots! Sign up for an audition and get more info outside the chorus room.
Kade Garrard has been selected as our Noon Optimist Student of the Month.
National Bullying Prevention Month occurs across the world! Its purpose is for individuals and organizations to come together and share resources to raise awareness for the prevention of bullying.
What exactly is bullying, you might ask? Well, it is defined by the following three characteristics:
For More information: http://www.teentruth.net/best-ways-promote-anti-bullying-school/
UNITY DAY: Together against bullying. United for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color
ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together – in schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
Individuals across the nation, and even world-wide, can participate in Unity Day.
Wear Orange: Make a statement!
“ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. “When hundreds of individuals in a school or organization wear orange, the vibrant statement becomes a conversation starter, sending the unified message to kids to know that they are not alone.”
Click on this link for more information:
The ASVAB test is scheduled for October 17.
Registration for the Rome Academy of Learning and Empowerment is now open! RAL-E will operate on Saturdays from 9-12 at RHS beginning October 14th. Please visit the RHS website for more information and to submit an application.
ROTC Cadet Edwin Santacruz Represented Rome City Schools, Rome High, and RHS AFJROTC very well in a recent Drill Competition over the break on September 30 at Dacula High. He placed second in the Armed Solo Exhibition category. He will be competing this weekend at Collins Hills High School.
RHS Annual Talent Show Auditions
Auditions- Oct. 10 and 11
Dress Rehearsal- Nov. 1
Talent Show- Thurs, Nov. 2
Sign up for an audition slot & get more info outside the chorus room.
Last Friday, the number-one-ranked Rome Wolves defeated the Cass Colonels 49-0 for Homecoming. Rome travels to Villa Rica this Friday for a 7:30 kickoff. radio coverage begins at 7 PM with the John Reid Show on The Jock (99.5 FM, 1360 AM, 995thejock.com, Mixlr.com/rome-wolves, the Tune In app (WGJK) and the Mixlr app(Rome-Wolves).
Students who are bringing a date who does NOT attend RHS must sign them up on the Homecoming Google Classroom (code: ivsrnts) no later than this Friday, Sept. 29. Dates must take a permission form to their high school, have it completed by their principal, and then bring it back to Mr. Little no later than Thursday, Oct. 12. If your date is not signed up or if you fail to bring back the permission form, your date will not be allowed to attend the dance. The form can be PRINTED off the homecoming google classroom or copies are located on the commons area bulletin board.
Students also need to monitor the homecoming google classroom for information about dress up days, game day schedule which includes the parade, and the dance.
Any questions, see Ms. Fowler in room, B-4.
The King of the Court Tournament is coming up!! Any male interested in playing volleyball please see one of the volleyball team members. Cost is $10 to play
Please come out and watch the guys play volleyball on October 10!!! Admission is $3.
HOSA students are selling J&J candles as a fundraiser for their State Competition in March. See a HOSA member or Mrs. Green for details.
Registration for the Rome Academy of Learning and Empowerment is now open! RAL-E will operate on Saturdays from 9-12 at RHS beginning October 14. Please visit the RHS website for more information and to submit an application.
Any student interested in taking the ASVAB test needs to sign up with Ms. Callan in Mr. Little's office. The test is scheduled for October 17.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Apply to College Day - Oct 12
ASVAB - Oct 17
FAFSA Night - Oct 19
RHS College Fair - Nov 17
For those students interested in attending Mercer University, Mercer has a priority scholarship deadline of October 15. Applying before this date allows students to be invited to their scholarship weekends and competitions to earn more scholarship money on top of the merit scholarship that is awarded upon acceptance.
If any students have questions about Mercer they can feel free to contact Ms. Toombs in the Guidance Office.
Congratulations, Eli Van Meter, winner of a $25 RHS Book Fair gift card. See the media specialists before noon Fri. to select your books!
The Mercer University School of Engineering is pleased to invite seniors to apply for our annual Scholarship Challenge at the Macon, Georgia campus on Saturday, November 11, 2017. They plan to award valuable scholarships this fall to high school seniors who are interested in Mercer’s engineering, industrial management and technical communications program. More information about Mercer Engineering is available at engineering.mercer.edu.
The Scholarship Challenge is a day students tour campus, our labs and technology, and given the opportunity to meet with faculty and students.
You do not need to apply to Mercer to attend.
Go to Mercer's web site and apply for the November 11 event. The address to the student application is http://engineering.mercer.edu/scholarship. The application is due by October 30th.
The Saturday event on November 11th will include:
Welcome breakfast and registration;
The scholarship challenge (a math and language test or a media design problem for Technical Communication) in the morning -- no calculus background is required;
A parents’ program occurs in parallel with the scholarship challenge test which provides information about the admissions and financial aid processes;
Engineering laboratory tours are hosted by our faculty and students;
Lunch, afternoon campus tours and social time to talk with other participants, faculty and admissions counselors
Help former East Rome star and NFL All-Pro Ray Donaldson get into the Hall of Fame. Vote at this link: http://romegeorgia.org/2017/09/vote-now-romes-ray-donaldson-nfl-pro-hall-fame/
Important information about completing FASFA applications can be found at the following link.
All bus riders should have appropriate bus number stickers showing on the backs of their ID badges.
Remember, there are two PBIS incentive contests for attendance. One is an individually won incentive and the other is a class competition which will be tallied from the weekly percentages of the grade level attendance.
Students, please see your history and English teachers for information about the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest.
News from the Guidance Department:
Students are invited to a Peach State Tour Information Session to learn more about Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia. The event is FREE and open to ALL high school students and their families, but space is limited! Register online today to secure your spot. You can register at peachstatetour.org to find a location near you.
FREE ACT prep booklets are available in the Counseling Office.
BUS RAMP SAFETY
We have had several reports of students exhibiting dangerous behavior while waiting on the bus in the morning. In addition to morning issues, students need to be reminded that a bus can’t stop quickly. With this in mind, students need to make sure that they are not endangering themselves or others when while waiting to get on the bus in the afternoon.
We are excited to announce our new team of Rome High School Student Ambassadors for the 2017-2018 school year. Please congratulate the following students...
12th Grade Ambassadors are:
11th Grade Ambassadors are:
10th Grade Ambassadors:
9th Grade Ambassadors:
REMINDER: No car riders are to be dropped off by the front office, in the student parking lot, or in the bus lines. All car riders are to be dropped off and picked up by M-building.
Students who do not know their PIN's for breakfast and lunch can stop by either cashier and get those numbers from them. The cashiers will write it down for them to remember. Some students are telling us they are given
their Student ID numbers to use. Those are totally different numbers.
For those wishing to purchase school pictures online, please follow this link: http://bpiphotographytifton.onlinephotocart.com/#/folders/280026.
Please contact yearbook adviser Todd Ollis with any questions you have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The prom and homecoming dress codes are the same as last year and are posted on the home page of RomeHighNews.info.