Rushlite The Student News Site of Rushville Consolidated High School Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:24:14 -0400 en-US hourly 1 Key Club Wed, 09 Oct 2019 13:24:14 +0000  On Saturday, October 5th, 7 members from the Key Club traveled to the Rushville Public Library. They partook in cleaning up all of the trash on the library grounds. The kids and teachers cleaned up about 4 bags of trash. In doing this, they had to climb under bushes and get all of the stuff out of the grass. Mr. Hadley stated that this was a good was a good way for kids to get involved and help the community by doing services. 

Key Club is an organization at RCHS lead by Mr. Hadley, Ms. Baker, and Sue Prifogle the director of the library. Key Club is an international student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. Key Club is involved with many different service activities (

Homecoming Games Wed, 09 Oct 2019 00:46:40 +0000 Homecoming 2019 was September 16th through 20th, with the dance on September 21st.  The cookout games were held on September 19th.

One of the main events during homecoming is the annual Powderpuff game.  The first game was the freshmen vs. juniors. The freshmen came out victorious over the juniors in a hard fought game.  Then it was the sophomores vs. senior game. The seniors beat the sophomores, advancing to the championship that evening.  That evening, it was freshmen vs. seniors. The seniors came out victorious, thus winning the Powderpuff event. The juniors took home the championship against the freshmen in both boys’ and girls’ Tug of War.  

The winner of the hallway decorations was the juniors, with astonishing hallway decorations!  The winner of the float design was the freshmen, with music as the key feature in their float.

Congratulations to all team members who won events, to the juniors for their amazing hallway, and the freshmen for their fantastic float!

Macy Hoeing Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:16:06 +0000 Macy Hoeing is a senior at Rushville High School.  She has been a member of the publications class for three years now. She serves as a captain of the volleyball team and enjoys hanging out with friends and family. For Macy, family reunions are never boring especially when you have over 100 cousins. Macy can be quiet at times, but when she gets comfortable around somebody she is a blast to hang out with.  After high school, Macy plans to attend college but is still undecided on a major.

JAG is No More Mon, 05 Aug 2019 16:37:42 +0000 Jobs for America’s graduates, also known as JAG, was offered here at Rushville Consolidated High School, but no is no longer available after an incident leading to the cancellation of the program. This changed many students’ classes including seniors Mackenzie Pratt and Tori Campbell along with Junior Sherry Zeisloft.

Mackenzie Pratt, said, “I’m not really that mad that I’m not able to take the class anymore. Yes, I did enjoy it and I hope that I’m still able to figure out what I want to do after high school.” Since students had to transfer to different classes she entered an intro to business class. 

Sherry Zeisloft said, “The class was really fun and I’m upset that they couldn’t find a different teacher for it. The process of us losing JAG was weird because no one knew it was coming and everyone was excited to be in the class so I think it surprised everybody in the class.” Zeisloft then transferred into an intro to radio and tv class.

Tori Campbell said, “In this class I was really hoping to get an idea about what I wanted to go to college for and do in the future, but with the class gone I’m concerned.” Since then Tori, entered a Speech class as a replacement. 

All in all, JAG was a class that students signed up for in order to obtain guidance on their future and without it it’s left many students concerned on what’s to come.

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Use social media to increase readership Mon, 05 Aug 2019 16:37:42 +0000 Social media platforms are the best way to drive traffic to your new site.

So, set up a Facebook Fan Page, and get your audience to like your publication. Even add a Facebook Like Box to your website to increase your audience.  Then when you publish a story, add a link and teaser on your Facebook Fan Page.

For Twitter, set up an account for your publication, and get your audience to follow your publication. Then use your tweets to provide your audience with instant news and sports updates. You can even display your Twitter feed on your website. And when you publish a story, tweet about and link to the story from your Twitter account.

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Rushville vs. Oldenberg Mon, 05 Aug 2019 16:37:42 +0000 Pictures of Rushville vs. Oldenberg.

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Focus on Grant Hill Mon, 05 Aug 2019 16:37:42 +0000 From hot sunny days to cold rainy nights, the Rushville Lions football team works hard to perform during the Friday night lights.  The coaching staff along with the seniors work diligently everyday to improve the team as a whole. Senior Grant Hill claims that he truly believes that their team is going to have the best year of his high school career. He goes on to say that the team has high levels of quality throughout every position. He has bought into this season and thinks everyone else who considers themselves a Rushville Lion football player should too.

Although football is a demanding sport, the team tries to enjoy the fun side of football. Before every game, Grant states that the whole team walks two by two to the field and him and Nick Lawler brings up the back. He then adds that he and Nick do a little hand shake before the game which gets them to ready roll. 

Teamwork and friendship are always the key roles in any sport. Grant says, “I’m going to miss the brotherhood that comes with the football team. I’ll miss the coaches and we have the best coaching staff in the state. No question.” Grant serves as a great leader for the team on and off the field.

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Skip-A-Final Mon, 05 Aug 2019 16:37:42 +0000 There is a new incentive for attendance for the 2019-2020 school year!  The administration at RCHS has a goal of 95% attendance rate for this year, and a way to keep students in school is the new Skip-A-Final incentive.  The Skip-A-Final incentive will let you skip one final, if you have met some requirements. The requirements are that you must have at least a B average, cannot have any unexcused absences, no more than 3 excused absences, and no discipline referrals in the class.

Dr. Peek was the principal at Indian Creek High School, and she has had past experience with the Skip-A-Final program.  Peek states, “The data showed well in attendance. After it went well the first year, we added on other awards.” Peek decided that it worked so well at her old school, she thought that RCHS could benefit from the program.

Dr. Peek stated that the reasoning behind the program is to help improve our attendance rates.  She states “Our attendance rate was just under 95% last year.” She went on to say that if the attendance rates were above 95%, we could become a 4-star school.

Peek states that there are many benefits to the program.  She claims, “This program can take the stress off of the student if they have a hard final.” Peek goes on to state that it will teach students to plan ahead have positive decision making.  She says that there are not many downfalls to the program. She explains that if you miss a half-day, then it would only count for 0.5 days in Harmony.  

If you have any questions about the incentive, send an email to Dr. Peek at, or to Mr. Mendoza at  You can also visit the administrators in the main office.

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The Lion King Remake; A Worthy Heir to a Dynasty Mon, 05 Aug 2019 16:37:42 +0000 The original The Lion King came out in 1994. The film was written by Irene Mecchi and Jonathon Roberts. The directors are Rob Minkidd and Roger Allers, and the producer was Don Hahn. According to Rotten Tomatoes it scored a 93%, IMDB also scored it an 8.5/10. It was a big hit among families. You can also see kids always singing along to the music while you watch the film. 

Most people are wondering why they would make a newer version of it. Why would someone want to replicate such a good movie? So, I did my research. On September 28, 2016 they announced that Jon Favreau would be directing a remake of The Lion King. It would be a computer generated animation instead of a live action. The remake actually went on to be the highest-grossing animated film– beating Frozen (The Rolling Stone). With the critics, though, it got mixed feelings. It got applause for the visual effects, music, and vocal performances but poor reviews about the lack of originality and facial emotion on the characters (The Rolling Stone). 

If you haven’t gotten a chance to see the new Lion King, you should go watch it for a good laugh. Plus, if you have a love for animals, you get to see the whole circle of life.

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