This Friday is the end of the 4th six-weeks grading period. The school year is two thirds complete. Take a look at the school website at http://www.rscoyotes.net/ The Gradebook parent portal is live. Call or come by the school to get your password and portal ID. Parent involvement is a key to student success.
The junior high basketball teams traveled to Eden last Saturday to compete in the season ending district tournament. The junior high boys lost all of their games, but the junior high girls beat Cherokee and lost to Rochelle by 1 point to win 3rd in the tournament. Thanks for an exciting season. We are proud of all of our junior Coyotes.
Boys’ basketball coach Shawn Rogers and the varsity boys’ basketball team are leading the district race with a 14-1 start (9-0 in district). The boys are in sole possession of first place in the district race after a 95-38 victory over the Lohn Eagles last Friday. Girls’ basketball coaches Pam Starr and Tony Dodson and the Lady Coyotes are 14-13 (4-7 in district). The varsity teams played at Cherokee this past Tuesday. This was the girls’ final game. Last Friday night was the last home game for our three senior Lady Coyotes. Seniors Callie Teel, Kelsey Huddleston, and Marsha McMillan were honored at the end of the game. Thanks for all the excitement and memories on and off the court. Only the varsity boys’ team will play at Eden this Friday beginning at 6:30. Come out and support our young athletes in UIL competition. If you can’t make the games in person, listen to kbalfm.com.
Gerald McKee announced that Franky Soto won 5th place at the Fort Worth Stock Show with his American Breed steer. The top ten places are allowed to sell their animals at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Franky received $6,600 for his animal. It is a lot of work showing and maintaining an animal at a major show. Mr. McKee has students entered in the major stock shows in Fort Worth, San Angelo, San Antonio, and Houston. Stephen Soto-Thornhill will also compete in the calf scramble this week at San Antonio. It is a busy traveling time for Mr. Mckee.
Both Richland Springs and Rochelle competed for top honors in a blood drive competition. Both schools sponsored a blood drive on their respective campuses last Friday. Rochelle residents donated one more pint of blood than Richland Springs’ residents. Although we lost the ‘blood battle’, the San Angelo Area Blood Bank was the real winner thanks to the generosity of Central Texas donors.
We have a great community, students, teachers and staff. It looks to be a great year at Richland Springs.
Community involvement is the key to our success!