Rushville Republican


May 9, 2014

Opportunity School making a difference

The newly created Opportunity School is in the final month of its first year as a pilot program. Last summer, Rush County Schools encouraged students to opt back into school and try a different way of learning by attending Opportunity School.

Sometimes the traditional school setting is a challenge or extenuating circumstances makes it difficult to complete the required credits for a high school diploma. Make no mistake – the Opportunity School is not an easy way out. Students must meet the same criteria as students in the traditional learning environment.

In the first year of this pilot program, 17 students have continued their education through the Opportunity School. As of this writing, a total of eight students have completed the requirements needed for their high school diploma. By the end of the school year, we expect another student will be added to this list bringing the total graduation number up to nine.

“It is an honor to be a part of these students’ journeys, and I enjoy the daily interactions and connections that are made possible when working with small class groups. Had this program not been in place most of our graduating students would not have earned their diploma. This educational opportunity has been beneficial in so many ways as these students are now transitioning into the work world with their diploma in hand,” Mrs. Kara Scheidler,Opportunity School Program Coordinator, said.

We invite the Rush County community to celebrate the unprecedented success of these students in this newly created program. By opting back into school, they have in hand a document that will have a lasting impact not only on their lives, but also the life of Rush County.

So what about the 2014-15 school year? The Opportunity School is on board to offer this specialized program for a second year. In order to attend, those interested should promptly submit an application to the RCHS Guidance for consideration. An application can be obtained in the RCHS Guidance Office. An application review team then selects the students for the Opportunity School program.

Text Only
  • sch-rv081514-INpact pic Local students participate in INpact event Lucas Oil Statdium came alive with the noise of brass last weekend as local students joined others in the INpact event.The four RCHS students chosen to participate were Karyn Banks, French horn/mellophone (sophomore); Kirah Banks, trumpet (freshman);

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • sch-rv081514-milroy trophy pic Milroy receives traveling trophy Milroy Elementary School took first place in the 16th Annual Jason Kuhn Memorial Golf Scramble held on June 28. They not only finished first place in the school division, but also first place overall for the golf scramble. The Milroy Golf Team was co

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • sch-rv081514-school board pic RCS School Board goes 1:1 The Rush County School Board held their regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 5, 2014. The agenda was set, all board members were in attendance and things “looked” pretty much normal. The one big exception was each board member was afforded the opportu

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • sch-rv081514-school nurse graph The school nurse plays key role in education There are a lot of monetary facts and figures that are tracked during the Rush County School year. They make their way into reports and meet necessary criteria required by the state of Indiana. However, there is one set of figures that tells a story

    August 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • RCRTA hold meeting Members and guests of the Rush County Retired Teachers Association met at noon, June 19, at Rush Memorial Hospital. President Bud King welcomed those present and requested a moment’s silence for members lost since the last meeting: Bill Gray and Andy

    August 12, 2014

  • One student at a time Rush County Schools began the kickoff for the 2014-15 school year with their organization meeting in Laughlin Center on Aug. 4. The corporation welcomed 13 new teachers and heard the latest updates on technology, curriculum and instruction, the Legac

    August 8, 2014

  • sch-rv080814-band events pic RCHS band and choir "dishing up" special events Two opportunities are coming your way to enjoy a great meal and help fund the RCHS Band and Choir Departments. It’s a win-win for all who attend. So, mark your calendars now.Annual Band Booster Fish Fry - 4:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 22The fish fry takes plac

    August 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • nei-rv080114-raliegh reunion pic3 Raleigh School Reunion a big success Saturday, July 26, began with threats of rain and stormy weather for east central Indiana and as midday arrived, it became a very hot, humid summer day for the 2nd Annual Raleigh School Reunion where the group of former Raleigh students along with fr

    August 1, 2014 6 Photos

  • sch-rv080114-class of 1964 pic1 RHS Class of 1964 reunion June 20-21 was a special weekend for members and friends of the Rushville High School Class of 1964 as they celebrated 50 years since their graduation.They enjoyed activity choices of golf, a meet and greet at Indiana Downs and shared stories, photos

    August 1, 2014 3 Photos

  • sch-rv080114-school board logo Deadline approaches for school board candidates This fall you have the opportunity (and responsibility) to elect three people to your Rush County School Board. The Rush Country School Board of Trustees is made up of seven elected members. They each represent a specific geographic area (Township).

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo