September 2021 News

September 29th, 2021

Social Media and School Safety Concerns

Good evening, CMCSS families,

Across the nation, schools are observing an increase in concerning student behaviors that are linked to social media, especially the app TikTok. As many CMCSS schools communicated with families a few weeks ago, an increase in vandalism and theft in schools and on buses was linked to a TikTok challenge. Recently, the District has been made aware of other planned challenges that promote crimes such as assaulting employees, sexual assault, and public nudity. 

“These social media challenges may appear to be harmless or fun to an adolescent, but what parents need to clearly understand is that these thoughtless actions will come with serious consequences,” stated Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson. “I have heard some say ‘what is the big deal, it’s just a soap dispenser’ or ‘I was just messing around.’ The reality is, the damages left behind to school property and the invasion or violation of another student or staff member’s person can easily lead to thousands in fines and restitution for parents to pay and a felony offense for their child. I encourage parents to pay close attention to what their children are doing and intervene where it is needed. We plan to take the most appropriate action necessary to help resolve this issue and get their attention.”

In addition to concerns about TikTok challenges, there are other digital dangers like cyberbullying, child exploitation, sharing personal information, and offensive content. 

“Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is the leading federal law enforcement agency that investigates crimes involving exploitation of minors,” said Nashville HSI Special Agent in Charge Jerry C. Templet Jr. “Our agents continually work with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of these crimes and identify and rescue victims. While the internet is a great way to interact with friends and family, as well as meet new people, predators know this and actively stalk online meeting places such as chat rooms and social media sites. Education and community awareness regarding the dangers of online activity is extremely important.”

Finally, when a threat of violence is brought to our attention, we take it seriously and move forward to take the necessary action. Law enforcement and school officials work together to investigate. We will be vigilant in finding individuals responsible, and, as Sheriff Fuson has stated, “any and everybody involved will be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” 

School Resource Officers and CMCSS employees work diligently to keep our schools safe, but it takes the entire community working together to provide a secure educational environment. We are asking parents and guardians to please talk to their children about online safety, appropriate behaviors, and consequences for criminal behaviors and offenses in the Student Code of Conduct.

Additionally, please talk to your children about the importance of immediately reporting any safety concern to an adult. Whether it is on social media or in the schoolhouse, if you see or hear something, say something. Please report concerns of school violence to officials, do not post or repost rumors or threats on social media.

Thank you for your support.

The following are a few resources on internet safety for parents/guardians:

September 29th, 2021

RHS Fire Management Program Gets Roof Prop

Many thanks to Chief Montgomery, Chief Rios & Chief Finch of the Montgomery County Fire Department who delivered a roof prop for RHS Fire Management  students to learn ventilation & practice using ladders.   Thank you.

September 27th, 2021

RHS Football v. Springfield

The Hawks fell short to Springfield by a score of 14-7 on Friday, September 24, 2021.

September 27th, 2021

Lady Hawks Seniors Recognized at Match v. Dickson Co.

The Lady Hawks Soccer Team defeated Dickson County with a final score of 4-2 on Thursday, September 23. We congratulate our Seniors who were recognized at the match. Way to go!

September 27th, 2021

Parent Newsletter September 24, 2021

September 24th, 2021

MTSU Blue Tour Tuesday September 28

The MTSU Blue Tour is coming to town on Tuesday, September 28 at 6pm at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center.  Students interested in attending MTSU are highly encouraged to wear MTSU attire as scholarships and laptops will be given away during this event.  Click on this link to register:  MTSU Blue Tour

September 23rd, 2021

Fire Management Class at RHS

RHS Students in the Fire Management Class under the instruction of Caleb Slaughter.

September 23rd, 2021

RHS Homecoming 2021 “Welcome to RossVegas”

September 23rd, 2021

Homecoming Pep Rally Introducing Club Sweethearts and Homecoming Court

The Homecoming Court and Club Sweethearts were introduced at the Pep Rally Friday afternoon September 24.

September 22nd, 2021

ACT for Seniors Tuesday October 5

Seniors take the ACT on October 5, 2021

2021 Preparing for the ACT: