Attention sophomores-Are you a natural leader who wants to make a difference in your school and community? If so, then the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program Virtual Leadership Seminar may be for you! The virtual leadership seminar will be June 5 and June 6th. If you are interested in applying, please see the details and information available through your sophomore English class. Applications are due to Mrs. Shuman in guidance no later than November 30th at 8:00 am. Any questions, please see or email Mrs. Shuman in guidance.
As a reminder, next Monday, November 23 through Wednesday, November 25 are pre-planned, district-wide remote learning days for traditional students. With remote learning, students will not report to the school building as they will access learning via the laptops provided by the district. This week, teachers will communicate with students on how to access lessons. Families who need access to no-cost meals can find information here.
Thanksgiving Break will be Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, and classes will resume on Monday, November 30.
CMCSS students, faculty, staff, and administrators have worked hard to implement the district’s reopening plan and to keep our school buildings open for those families that chose the traditional option. It is going to take the community working together to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in order to keep our buildings open. Please remember, everyone is expected to self-screen prior to entering school property. In addition, students, faculty, and staff should not enter a school building if they are awaiting a COVID-19 test result or if a household member is awaiting a COVID-19 test result unless the household member is being tested routinely for work or surgeries. If you have questions, please review the Back to School/Work Flowchart.
Regarding fan attendance at athletic events, CMCSS is following guidance from TSSAA. All CMCSS facilities have limited seating capacities for all sporting events. Masks are required for all spectators. Families are allowed to sit together, but spectators must remain physically distant whenever possible from all other spectators. CMCSS has the authority to enforce health and safety guidelines for spectators and the right to remove spectators who do not adhere to the guidelines. Additionally, school and district leaders have the authority to prohibit spectators if there are concerns.
The percent of COVID-19 in the community is continuing to rise. Please follow the guidance of our local, state, and national public health experts. Wash your hands frequently, wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be maintained, and stay home if you are sick. The district will continue to do its best to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our schools, but we need everyone to do their part.
Have a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving holiday!
If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, plan to drop in for our FAFSA workshop in the RHS Library on Tuesday, November 17, between 5:00-6:30pm. Student computers are required and the required list of documentation can be found on this link.
With the support and encouragement of Dr. Schanda Doughty and Rossview administration, the RHS Playhouse is able to provide safe procedures under CDC guidelines in presenting “A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play” for the public directed by LuEllyn Wilcox. The beautiful radio play will be presented on November 12, 13, and 14 at 7:00 p.m. for the public. The theatre will be open for seating at 6:15 each night with pre purchased tickets. Temperatures will be taken at the door. Please wear masks and tickets will be available to purchase on the GO FAN app with the following link:
The state extended the deadline for the TN Promise to December 1. If you have not yet applied for the TN Promise Scholarship and you would still like to, please go to TN Promise.
The next step in the TN Promise timeline is to complete the FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/), the application for financial aid. All students who are planning to attend college next year must complete this application and TN Promise applicants must complete it by February 1. A representative from TSAC will be available to assist you and your student through this process on November 17, at our drop in FAFSA Workshop in the RHS Library, between 5:00-6:30pm. Student computers are required to attend.
Col. (retired) Vernon F. Lightner has been named CMCSS’ Director of Army Instruction, replacing Col. (retired) Michael J. Taliento, Jr. who is retiring. Previously, he served as the Senior Army Instructor at Montgomery Central High School. Before teaching JROTC, he served in the U.S. Army for 27 years, retiring as a Colonel.
Col. (retired) Lightner has served in a variety of leadership positions from Platoon Leader to Battalion Commander. He has participated in several operational deployments including Operation Intrinsic Action, Kuwait; Operation Restore Hope, Somalia; and two tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Joint Staff and Army Staff Badge, and various other campaign medals.
He earned his M.S. in National Security and Resource Strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School at National Defense University in Washington, D.C., an M.S. in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. Additionally, he completed the Military Police Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College.
Colonel (retired) Lightner is married to Colonel (retired) Cynthia Lightner, and they have three adult children.
The mission of Rossview High School is to empower all students to become productive citizens in an ever-changing world through a commitment to academic excellence and personal responsibility. Pride, Tradition, Excellence...We Are Rossview