Rushlite The Student News Site of Rushville Consolidated High School Sat, 06 Feb 2021 20:20:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 16 Years of the RCHS Handbook Cover Contest Sat, 06 Feb 2021 20:20:36 +0000 RCHS has recognized students’ creativity by conducting 16 years of Student Handbook Cover Contests! Thank you Ms. Julie Connolly (RCHS Art Teacher) for starting and continuing this tradition!

View below a picture from the start of the Handbook Cover Contest in the school year 2005-2006 to the current school year of 2020-2021.

Thank you Mrs. Connolly!

Jaeda Miller is an All-Star Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:41:59 +0000 Congratulations to Lady Lion Basketball Senior Jaeda Miller–she has been named to the 2020-21 HBCA Girls All-District Team for District 3!

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List of District 3 All-Star Team
Jaeda Miller
Honor Roll Students Receive Ice Cream for Hard Work Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:39:36 +0000 The Honor Roll students for the 2nd 9 weeks and Semester 1 received ice cream for all of their hard work.  Congratulations to our Honor Roll Students!  We also extend a thank you to our cafeteria staff for providing the ice cream!

Makayla Queen and Emma Philpot
L-R: Ashley Whitham, Cafeteria Staff, Sam Sterrett.
FACS Creates Jar Cookies Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:32:43 +0000 During a hybrid day and a 2-hour delay, Mrs. Carmony’s Advanced Foods students created jar cookies.

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E. Tate, A. Mardis, and C. Cudworth with their Jar Cookies (Submitted Photo)
Biology 1 Participating in Meiosis Lab Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:28:44 +0000 On January 26, Ms. Edwards’ Biology 1 class were participating in a Meiosis lab looking at the different stages of Meiosis.

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Lady Lions Gymnastics Team Takes Home the Win Tue, 02 Feb 2021 06:15:47 +0000 The girls gymnastics team had their first meet at Connersville on January 19, where they competed against Connersville, Union County, and Franklin County. The lady lions came out with an extraordinary win against all three teams. The team scored a 95.8 all together. Bell Westphal came in first on bars. Nova Tackett was second in vault and fourth all around. Katie Thoman was second on beam and third on floor. The lady lions will host an invitational on Saturday, February 6th with a start time of noon. The meet that was scheduled for February 1st against Shelbyville has now been postponed to Monday, February 8th.

January GIRAFFE Winners Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:02:11 +0000 See below from Mr. Hadley:

“Congratulations to the RCHS Lion’s SHARE GIRAFFE Award winners for January: Ms. Katie Lester (RCHS Special Education Teacher) and Mr. David Doyle (RCHS Choral Teacher)!  Like a GIRAFFE, they “Stick Their Necks Out” For Kids!  They each have a heart like a GIRAFFE—the GIRAFFE has the largest heart in the entire animal kingdom…about 25 pounds!

Ms. Lester and Mr. Doyle now will proudly display their stuffed animal giraffes in honor of their awards!  They also received certificates and gift cards for Pizza King!

The December GIRAFFE winners chose the January recipients. Ms. Kristin Baker created an animated video, which was played at a staff meeting, to honor Ms. Lester.  Mr. Keith Perin created a poem to recognize Mr. Doyle at that same staff meeting.  Creativity abounds at RCHS!”

L-R: Ms. Lester, Mr. Doyle
Hybrid Learning Continues! Wed, 20 Jan 2021 15:43:26 +0000 RCHS is continuing with a Hybrid schedule for the next 2 weeks due to Rush County being in the Red status on Indiana’s COVID map.  View the image below with next week’s schedule.


Students’ Perspectives Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:52:56 +0000 Publications students asked different RCHS students what they thought about the hybrid schedule.  Here is what these students had to say.

Molly Zachary said she really enjoyed the hybrid schedule. She explained, “The days I’m doing e-learning, I get more sleep, of course. I also work better when I’m at home because it’s less distracting than being around a ton of people.” Molly also said that she gets her work done faster and better. The only negative part of hybrid learning she mentioned was that she doesn’t get to see her friends as often as she did when she was in school every day. Overall, she really enjoys hybrid learning.

Jensen Smith thinks that the hybrid schedule is a safer alternative than attending school full time given the current COVID circumstances. It works well, if not better, for the students since we can have a day of break/work time between classes. However, he thinks the white day schedule is tough, not only for students but staff as well. Teachers now have to teach the same lesson 6 times a day when they only had to 3 or 4 times on a normal schedule. The only change Jensen would make is re-introducing the red and black day into the hybrid schedule. Other than that, he thinks it is a smart decision on the school’s behalf. 

Annie Thoman is a junior at RCHS who mentions how the new schedule is a lot less stressful in the aspects of being quarantined. She says, “The new schedule allows me to have a catch-up day where I can get all of my work done and also catch up on sleep. But the hybrid schedule, especially on the white days, [since] there is not a lot of time to ask questions because the teachers are pressed for time.” Thoman also includes how this is also a time for a lot of confusion for both the students and the staff because no one has been through this before and everyone is figuring this out as we go.

Hybrid Information (Updated January 12, 2021) Tue, 12 Jan 2021 21:52:28 +0000 The schedules for Hybrid have drastically changed since our last update.  Here the CORRECT Hybrid schedule.

Wednesday, January. 13 to Friday, January. 15

  • Wednesday, January 13th (WHITE DAY)
    • A-K – In Person
    • L-Z – eLearning
    • All WCC Students will be eLearning
  • Thursday, January 14th (WHITE DAY)
    • L-Z – In Person
    • A-K – eLearning
    • WCC on hybrid schedule.  WCC students should refer to their schedules sent by WCC.
  • Friday, January 15th (WHITE DAY)
    • A-K – In Person
    • L-Z – eLearning
    • WCC on hybrid schedule.  WCC students should refer to their schedules sent by WCC.

Monday, January 18 to Friday, January 22

  • Monday, January 18th
    • A-K – In Person RED DAY
    • L-Z – eLearning WHITE DAY
    • WCC on hybrid schedule.  WCC students should refer to their schedules sent by WCC.
  • Tuesday, January 19th
    • L-Z – In Person RED DAY
    • A-K – eLearning RED DAY
    • WCC on hybrid schedule.  WCC students should refer to their schedules sent by WCC.
  • Wednesday, January 20th
    • A-K – In Person BLACK DAY
    • L-Z – eLearning RED DAY
    • All WCC students are eLearning
  • Thursday, January 21st
    • L-Z – In Person BLACK DAY
    • A-K – eLearning BLACK DAY
    • WCC on hybrid schedule.  WCC students should refer to their schedules sent by WCC.
  • Friday, January 22nd
    • L-Z – In Person WHITE DAY
    • A-K – eLearning WHITE DAY
    • WCC on hybrid schedule.  WCC students should refer to their schedules sent by WCC.

Editor’s Note:  We apologize for any confusion caused.  Thursday, January 21st should have L-Z IN PERSON and A-K eLEARNING!  The article has been updated so it is now correct.  We again apologize for any confusion.  Have a great rest of your week!