Congratulations to Riley County Middle School Cross Country runners on their finishes at the Mid-East League Meet on Thursday! Mikaila Frese - 2nd, Belle Hancock - 6th and Aubrey Reasoner - 7th. Cyrus England - 3rd, Trevor Allison - 21st and Mavrick Winter - 26th. Good work this season!
Checkout the link below to see Mrs. Harmison explain benefits of having another 3D printer in her classroom. Thank you to the Alms Group for supplying the grant to allow purchase for our school staff and students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVOWSO0qHI4
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves nearly 30 million children every school day. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. October 12-16 is NSLW so remember to thank our food service personnel!
Reminder: Our Online Book Fair is still open. Check out the popular new titles added since your last visit! www.scholastic.com/bf/rileycountygradeschool
REMINDER: There is NO SCHOOL in USD #378 tomorrow, October 2nd.
OUR BOOK FAIR IS OPEN!!!📚 Empower your kids by letting them choose the books—and bring on the joy of reading. SHOP NOW! → www.scholastic.com/bf/rileycountygradeschool
Here is the livestream link to our volleyball match tonight vs Rock Creek. Go Falcons! https://facebook.com/events/s/riley-county-vs-rock-creek/809705329795175/?ti=icl
Our Book Fair is going online this year! From SEPT 28 - OCT 11, discover new books with your kids. Bonus: Every purchase supports our school. www.scholastic.com/bf/rileycountygradeschool
Our football team travels to Clay Center this Friday. There will be limited seating for Riley County (visiting) fans due to Clay County & CCCHS policy. Our ADs will be issuing vouchers to players & coaches. Voucher exchanges will be handled by students & families. FAns will not be admitted to the game without a voucher. Fans not able to attend can stream the game on the following link: Tiger News Television
Our newest bus arrived in August. Over $22.000 of its purchase was paid for by a grant from the state of Kansas. It is out of an EPA fund to replace older diesel engines with cleaner burning ones. This is our third gasoline powered bus. These buses save the district in maintenance and repair cost. One of the requirements of the grant was the destruction and scrapping of the old bus. This was done by McDonald Salvage. The students and driver enjoy the new bus.
Here is the link to the livestream of our football game vs Minneapolis Friday night Sept 11th. https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=http%3a%2f%2fwww.citylinktv.com%2fMinneapolis&c=E,1,mfmvJO3RGPzJbJDcqmuUilnxHvxswR6iYjimOTloFAaJ5XsuLinfcgNdTUkuMawfNFvVI4eucpgWsNVTXpN87L4w3AKKz2k9lXVKpBUFbSKdDVgPf_zyE0S2O8Y,&typo=1
The MS volleyball team has a new Facebook page! Tonight the 8th grade game can be seen on Facebook Live on this page! https://fb.me/rcmsfalconvolleyball
Follow the link below to watch our volleyball games tonight at Chapman. Matches will be live starting at 4:15 pm. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCML6Cutg5MHhvM3aEwVfDqQ
Attention Grade School Band Parents! The Beginning Band Instrument Night scheduled for August 25 has been CANCELLED. Mrs. Lloyd will be sending info to parents via email and a Castify recording later this week. Thanks!
Click on the link to watch the live-stream of the ground breaking for the south side of the Riley County Grade School tonight at 6 pm. https://www.facebook.com/BHSConstructionMHK
Online enrollment is now open. Please check your email for detailed information on how to enroll your students.
https://facebook.com/events/s/2020-rchs-graduation-ceremony-/779740082565642/?ti=icl Watch graduation on Facebook live! We will have limited seating so we encourage you to watch from home as we celebrate our seniors.
Due to construction the Grade School Office and District Office will be without power Monday – Wednesday, July 20th – July 22nd. The staff has been relocated to the High School. Emails and phone calls will be answered as normal. Thank you!
The Board of Education will be holding a special meeting June 17th, Wednesday in the RCHS library at 7:30 a.m.
RCGS has not received yearbooks yet. We will notify parents when they have been delivered. Sorry for the delay!
A reminder that material return at RCGS begins today noon. We will be open at the Riley meal location for material pick up/drop off until 6:30 today. We will be open from 8:00-4:00 on Thursday and Friday. We have received all class pictures some school store prizes and Middle School Awards packets for parents/students to pick up as they return materials. If you need to make alternate plans for material return please contact the Grade School office.
Riley County Grade School has begun to make plans for the end of the school year. We are asking that all school owned materials (computers, textbooks, library books, combination locks, uniforms, etc.) be returned to Riley County Grade School beginning at noon on May 20th. They may also be returned on May 21st or 22nd from 8:00 – 4:00. At that time students will receive class and individual pictures, School Store fundraiser prizes, yearbooks (if they’ve been delivered by then) and awards. This drop off/ Pick up will not occur in the building. We will bring materials out to you and retrieve school owned materials outside of the front doors in the slab area around the flagpole. We ask that if you see others being served that you observe social distancing by standing six feet away or stay in your vehicle and wait for your turn. If you are unable to make these dates or times work please contact the office to make alternate arrangements. At this time we are not allowed to have any type of recognition for eighth grade Promotion. Student recognition and distribution of diplomas will be addressed in a separate email to eighth grade parents.
We have been notified that our prizes from our January fundraiser are being shipped. Just to refresh your memory this was the online shopping fundraiser we started in January and can last for one year.
Driver Education Information 2020 is now posted. Please click the following link for more information and to stay up to date: https://www.apptegy.net/s/documents-riley-county-usd-378/browse/55096
Congratulations to Aprils Student(s) of the Month, Montana Hammond & Hannah Trechter! Both students are extremely involved in activities & clubs throughout a typical school year. Both young ladies have earned a 4.0 Cumulative GPA, even while being so involved at RCHS. Montana is involved in; Book/Poetry Club, Culture Club, FCA, FCCLA, Student Council, Student Advisory Committee, Scholars Bowl, Pep Club, and Volleyball. Hannah is involved in; Culture Club, FCA, FCCLA, Forensics, Key Club, Pep Club, SADD, Science Club, Softball, and Volleyball. During this unique time of online continuous learning, both students have displayed a tremendous commitment to their education! Congratulations to you both!
If you have a student who is eligible to attend Kindergarten next year, we want to hear from you!! Please contact the school at 785-485-4010 to add your student’s name to our list. To access Kindergarten documents please visit the district website at www.usd378.org. Click on Explore—Documents—Grade School—Kindergarten Roundup. If you do not have access to the internet, contact the school and we will be happy to get the materials to you. This information would normally be given to parents at the Kindergarten parent meeting. We hope to reschedule this meeting in the near future. As always, please contact us with any questions you may have.
Don't Forget to come through and pick up the meal for your children tonight! We love seeing you!
At approximately 3:00 pm on Thursday we will load the district buses and they will begin making their regular stops along their routes to deliver personal belongings and requested technology to the grade school students and HALL LOCKER items and technology to Jr/Sr high school students. The intent to have drivers run the route as closely to their regular time as possible. We are asking that students and/or parents be prepared to meet at the bus stop to collect their items. The driver will stop and a staff member will hand out the bag. Anyone who cannot be available at this time will have their belongings returned to the school for a Friday pickup. Grade school staff will be available at the grade school on Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm for anyone who does not regularly ride a bus and walkers. Please notify the office on Friday prior to arriving to expedite the process. Please ring the bell and we will bring your items to the door. Please contact the office if you need to make other arrangements. Potential items included in the student bag are personal items, medications, IPad, or Chrome.
In compliance with the Riley County Health Department the school grounds are closed. USD 378 asks the community of Riley to adhere to these regulations during this time of Social Distancing. Thank you and stay healthy!
Congratulations to these Falcons on their All Mid-East League Honors! 1st Team All MEL Garrett Harmison, Senior Ian Uphoff, Senior Honorable Mention Furious Fleshman, Senior Trey Harmison, Sophomore Avery Holle, Junior
Congratulations to these Lady Falcons on All Mid-East League Honors. 1st Team All MEL Sarah Thomson, Senior Jessi Brummett, Junior Ames Burton, Junior CJ Rignell, Freshman
The RCGS School Carnival scheduled for April 4th has been Canceled. We are looking at rescheduling it for Fall or early Spring of the2020/21 School Year. Money and donations that have been sent for class baskets will be refunded upon our return to school. All other monetary and donated items will be stored and used for the future carnival date.
Attention RCGS parents: The Book Fair scheduled for this week has been canceled. Thanks!
During our school Closure, students and staff will NOT be allowed on campus. All student activities will be postponed until further notice. When we receive more guidance and information, it will be shared. Thanks for your understanding during this unprecedented time!
The Board of Education will be having their Mini Retreat on Monday, March 16th in the RCHS Library at 6:00 p.m.
Driver's Education information posted for this summer on our website under Documents in High School.
Parents: Please sign up at the following link to sign up to work at our Book Fair after Spring Break! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054AA9A628A0FC1-rcgs1
Please check out the RCGS Facebook page for information from the Greater Riley County Ball Association about the upcoming T-Ball, Softball and Baseball seasons.
The Board of Education will hold a special short meeting in the RCHS Conference room on February 19th, at 5:00 p.m. to hire new teachers.
Monday, February 17th is the final night of the Mid-East League Middle School Boys Basketball Tournament at Silver Lake. Game times for Riley County are as follows: The 8th grade will play at 5:00 The 7th grade will play at 7:00
Middle School Boys Basketball Games at Rossville tonight, February 13th, have been canceled.
Due to the wintry weather, Middle School Boys Basketball practice has been canceled tonight, Wednesday, February 12th.
Please help RCGS celebrate National School Counseling Week by saying "Thank You" to our AMAZING Counselor, Mrs. Coffman. We appreciate all you do for our students!!
As of this morning, we still have not had a Golden Ticket winner. One student at Riley County Grade School has the winning ticket, they just haven't entered it yet. When the Golden Tickets were passed out, each student had a 1 in 425 chance of winning. If you have not yet participated, your odds have improved to 1 in 3! To see if your family has the winning ticket, grab the packet your child brought home, go to schoolstore.net and sign up for the program.
Congratulations to Riley County High School's Student of the Month for January, Trynity McCoy! Trynity, a 9th Grader, has earned a 3.67 GPA. English is her favorite subject & she is currently involved in Choir & Forensics. She looks forward to being part of the School Play, Softball, & Trap Team this Spring!
Mrs. Steiner's Culinary class got in the Super Bowl spirit by making cookies for students and staff at the high school. Pictured - First row(Lto R): Renee Willbrant, Sarah Thomson, Kenzie Henton, Brenna McGuire, Anna Schrader, Lauren Hazlett. Second row (L to R): Grayden Jackson, Cameron Thomson, Tyler Herman, Stephanie Henton (HS cook), Jared Wilt, Abbi Mensch, Cassidy Ummel, Bri Holle
Riley Co. Forensics attended their first tournament of the season at Republic Co. on January 25, 2020. All members attending the tournament medaled. Hannah Trechter placed 2nd in Original Oration, qualifying for state; Hannah Trechter and Trynity McCoy won the 1st place medal in Impromptu Duet Acting, qualifying for state; Ethan Shanahan earned the 6th place medal in Extemporaneous Speaking and Camden Bartlett placed 2nd in Extemporaneous Speaking, also qualifying for state. It was a great first tournament; congratulations to all!
Due to more interest in the BOE open position the Special BOE meeting on January 13th in the RCHS library will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the regular meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. as usual.
The Board of Education will be meeting on Monday, January 13th in the RCHS library. A special meeting at 6:15 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Bond Project update: Design Phase of Project See News for details!
This January is School Board Recognition Month, and we are saying thank you to the men and women who volunteer their time to lead our public schools.
Bond Project update: Large savings in interest for taxpayers. See News for details!
Congratulations to these young men for earning 2A All-State football honors! 4 seniors, 4 juniors, 1 sophomore. Go Falcons! 1st Team Offense Deon Barnes (RB) Kameron Brown (OL) Garrett Harmison (P) 1st Team Defense Avrey Brokenicky (DB) Garrett Harmison (DB) Trey Harmison (DB) Honorable Mention Offense Garrett Harmison (QB) Ethan Bohnenblust (OL) Trey Harmison (WR) Avery Holle (TE) Honorable Mention Defense Avery Holle (LB) Bryan Hopper (LB) Jack White (DL)
Riley County Junior High Girls Basketball Tournament games for this evening have been postponed. Our 7th and 8th grade teams will each be playing for 5th place at 5pm on Wednesday, December 18th. St.Marys Jr/Sr High School Main Gym: 7th Grade vs. Rossville 5pm St.Marys Jr/Sr High School Secondary Gym: 8th Grade vs. Wabaunsee 5pm
What an awesome concert last night. Our students performed at a high level! Thank you Mrs Seidler and Mrs Lloyd for all your efforts and talent. Thank you also to Dr Milt Allen, Dr Carl Rowles, and Mr Steve Lueth from Kansas Wesleyan for assisting our students with our concert. Also, the alumni and friends choir was a great way to finish the evening.
A reception was held Monday evening prior to the Board of Education meeting to honor the board’s out-going members Jared Larson and Randy O’Boyle. The USD 378 Riley County Schools District wants to thank Jared and Randy for the dedication and service they have given to the education and development of our students and the commitment to the staff at USD 378.
A reminder that the Grade School Band concert scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled until after New Year's.
Riley County 3rd Graders had a visit from Deb, Brandon, and Logan the dog, from T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter. They shared what services they provide for the community and what their jobs were like. Logan was a well behaved guest who loved to be pet. In return, our 3rd graders made 70 dog toys from recycled t-shirts to donate.
Due to weather conditions all after school activities have been cancelled for today, Friday, November 22nd.
We are excited to announce that our RCHS choir has been selected to perform at the Crown Center Shops in Kansas City during the holiday season! They will perform on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:15 pm with the performance lasting approximately 30 minutes. Cost is free and it is open to the public! Go Falcons!
Congratulations to Garrett & Trey Harmison for earning Kstate Credit Union Student Athletes of the Week! If you missed the game last week, come support the football team this Friday vs Silver Lake at home! If you want to see their other talents, as well as our other great students, join us at 7 pm Thursday & Saturday for the musical!
Thank you to Mr. Eslit for organizing today’s Students vs Faculty Scholars Bowl competition! Best of luck to our Scholars Bowl team this year! (L to R: Ashton Bartlett, Brandon Moots, Colton Baker, Ryan Pierce, BreAnn Miesner). Lastly, congratulations to our staff (L to R: Shari Taylor, Kathy Seyfried, Dunia Harmison, Kori Hopson, Bo Downing) on their victory 🙂 Go Falcons!
Attention Middle School Girls Basketball Fans: The 7th Grade Gym (South Gym) will be very cool for today’s games. We are having issues with our heating system. We will play the games as scheduled but you may want to bring some layers.
REMINDER: The Middle School Band/Choir Concert is tonight at 7:00 at the GRADE SCHOOL.
REMINDER: The Middle School Band/Choir Concert is tonight at 7:00 at the GRADE SCHOOL.
Riley County Cross Country competed at regionals at the Leonardville golf course. Thank you so much to everyone who helped make the event run smoothly! Congratulations to all the runners on a successful season! A big congratulations to Anthony Cervantes, who placed 10th and qualified for state as an individual!! Anthony will run at Rimrock Farms near Lawrence next Saturday in the state meet!
Health & education advocates say they are close to unveiling state legislation that would increase the minimum age in Kansas to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21.Similar laws (called Tobacco 21) have been passed in 18 states & Washington D.C.
PTO Fall Fundraiser RCGS PTO, along with Fundraising University, wish to recognize the school’s top sellers: back row, left to right: Brody Willimon, Ryan McGuyer, Jarrett Lippert, Lilly Eyestone, Ryker Austin, Carter Marden. Front row: Joshua Mansker, Trinity Meader. PTO would like to commend all students for their efforts and contributions to our fall fundraiser which totaled $4500! Carter Marden, Riley County Grade School Kindergartener, was our school’s top seller! Congratulations and thank you Carter!
The Riley County Wrestling Club is having an informational meeting on Monday, October 21st at 6:30pm at the Riley High School Wrestling Room for students in grades K through 8th. Students and parents are welcome to stop by and learn about the Wrestling Club and meet our new Head Wrestling Coach, Jared Weatherhead.
School buses collectively travel over four billion miles each year, providing the safest transportation to and from school for more than 25 million American children every day. National School Bus Safety Week is October 21-25!
Due to the weather the parade has been canceled. The pep rally will take place in the North Gym at the High School from 2:00 - 3:30. Float presentations will take place before the football game, time to be determined later today.
Thank you to our volunteers Cindy Kulp, Jennifer Davies, Karen Schroeder, Bev Richards, Charlotte Doyle, and Officer Swearingen who helped with our soft skills simulation today. Students went through modules on teamwork, professionalism, problem solving, communication, networking, and attitude as they relate to employability.
Brandy Berg from KSU extension office came to 1C to present Clean Hands. Students were read a book about germs, given special lotion that stuck to their germs, then saw ALL the germs that were on their hands by putting their hands under a special light. Then they washed their hands, following the directions (scrubbing for 20 seconds). They got to use the special light again to see how many germs they got rid of... And how many they didn't!
Our technology issues have been resolved. E-mail is now operational. Thanks for your patience!
Due to forecasted severe weather in the vicinity, Friday nights football game at Rossville has been moved up to 5:00 pm. Go Falcons!
Dear Parents and Guardians- We are experiencing some technical difficulties due to a virus. The challenges have impacted our ability to communicate via email. We ask for your patience as the team works to correct the concern. If you have any questions please call us. Thanks in advance!
The Tri-M, Modern Music Masters, Riley County Chapter 4602 inducted 11 new members on Thursday, September 19th. New Members are: Ryan Pierce, BreAnn Miesern, Ryan McClure, Camden Foltz, Hailey Sharp, Kaden Williams, Brandon Moots, Ashlee Wilkinson, Jessica Mensch, Clara Liseli, and Samantha Melson. Returning members are: Peyton Smith, Karah Barker, Lily Lagerman, Macy Sabo, Olivia Headley, Garrett Harmison, Hutton Collins, and Hunter Wise.
On Tuesday, September 17, the RCHS chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) inducted 20 senior and junior students as NHS members for the 2019-20 school year. Shown in the membership picture are (front row, L-R) Garrett Harmison, Ian Uphoff, Kameron Brown, Adam Dennis, Caleb Williams, Lauren Hazlett, Mariah Stewart, Kylea Ricketts, Sarah Thomson, Jessi Brummett (back row, L-R) Ames Burton, Macy Sabo, Lily Lagerman, Jessi Winter, Ethan Bohnenblust, Ryan Pierce, Ashtyn Kulp, Paige Williams, Jessa Kulp and Payton Baker.
Can't make it to the football game this Friday at home against Silver Lake? Have no fear! Tune into WIBW Sports, Radio Channel 580 or online, as your Falcons take on the Eagles for WIBW's Game of the Week. Go Falcons!
Congratulations to Avrey Brokenicky for earning KMAN Student-Athlete of the week! Avrey has a current GPA of 3.5 his senior year and has been involved in extracurricular activities all four years of high school. See what KMAN & K-State Credit Union had to say! "Congratulations to Avrey Brokenicky! Riley County won a 41-34 thriller over rival Rock Creek to open the 2019 season last Friday. Falcons senior Avrey Brokenicky had a monster game with 6 catches for 161 yards and 4 touchdowns on offense, plus a crucial fourth quarter interception on defense. Congratulations to Avrey Brokenicky of Riley County High School"
USD 378 launches a bond issue website. The new site is www.usd378bond.org or can be hyperlinked from our school website at usd378.org.
Good luck to our volleyball team as they travel to Rock Creek to compete against the Mustangs and Marysville Bulldogs. Good luck ladies!
Kansas law requires all vehicles used for student transportation pass an annual safety inspection by a qualified mechanic and the highway patrol. I am glad to report that all 15 buses, five vans, four Suburban’s, and two automobiles completed and passed inspection for the 2019-2020 school year. Safety is at the forefront of student transportation and we are grateful for a team that worked hard to see this goal accomplished.
Good Luck to our Riley County High School Volleyball teams as we travel to Wabaunsee High School tonight to take on the Chargers and the Chapman Fighting Irish. Go Falcons!
From Mrs. Garver's 3rd Grade Class: Fred the gummy worm has been swimming all summer. The last time he swam before school started he forgot his life saver. Students' job is to work as a TEAM to get the life saver around Fred. Then get him to his boat with his oar on the boat. But wait! You can only use a paper clip, not unfolded and you cannot poke the gummies or touch them. 😉
Jamboree Update from Clay Center: Due to the forecast of rain, the Jamboree will be moved to the JH Football Field located at 12th & Prospect. This is directly east of CCCHS up on the hill. Seating is limited, so please bring a lawn chair & sit around the track. Parents can park in the softball parking lot directly across the street to the north of the field, up along 12th street, or in our middle school parking lot.
Walk-in Enrollment: August 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at both RCGS and RCHS. Families may enroll at either school when they have children attending both schools.
Online Enrollment is open. Watch for two "No Reply" emails. One with instructions on how to enroll your students online and another with instructions on how to apply for free and reduced meals online. If you have questions or need help please contact one of the offices.
Welcome to the new Riley County USD 378 Website!