You’re Invited….

to the

5th Grade “Move In” (to the lockers) Evening

Thursday, August 10

4:30-5:30 p.m.

RCS 5th Grade Hallway


What to bring:

*Items from 5th grade supply list as well as teacher wish list

*Optional decorating items:  magnets (no tape) for hanging items in lockers, family/friend photos, locker shelf, mirror, dry erase board, wallpaper, rug, etc.

**If you cannot attend our “Move In” Evening, bring your school/locker supplies on the first day of school.


Biltmore Field Trip

We are excited about our upcoming field trip to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, on May 16. We’ll be touring the home as well as the gardens located on the estate. You may follow the payment schedule or pay in full prior to the 1st payment date. Payment schedule: Feb. 17, March 17, April 21.

4-H Seeds of Service

This month 4-H has chosen to collect Christmas items to send to children at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota Indian Reservation and for Hawkins County DCS.  What to bring to the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15:

*socks for boys and girls, hair brushes, combs, or hair accessories, puzzles, playing cards, pencils, stickers, coloring books, small stuffed animals, lotion, nail polish


American Museum of Science and Energy

Fifth grade will take a field trip to the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge on Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The purpose of this trip is to complement 5th grade science and social studies curricula.  Please return permission slips and $13 by Friday, Oct. 28.

Walking Field Trip Information

As part of the 4-H Photo Search Contest, fifth grade will take a **walking field trip Friday, October 7 in order to capture a photograph of Tennessee/Hawkins County Heritage.  Since the 4-H contest wants students to use their knowledge of history paired with a little creativity while taking photographs, community members with photography experience and with a love of Rogersville history will assist us with our project.  For those students who wish to submit a photograph to the contest, those students should select their best photograph (no larger than 5 X 7) from the field trip and bring it to school on Monday, October 17.  We will assist students with the mounting of the photographs onto card stock and the proper labeling.

The following is a list of items that students will need to bring/wear for the field trip:

*wear comfortable tennis shoes (no sandals/flip flops)

*packed lunch in a disposable bag

*drink with screw top lid

*Optional:  camera, disposable camera, Ipad, cell phone with camera

*Carrying case with handle or drawstring backpack for the camera

**Walking field trip permission slips were signed by all parents at the beginning of the year.  No additional slip will be sent home for this trip.

Thoughts on Teaching Social Studies…

“Teach about what matters.  Our job is to excite students about the world, to help them see the role that they can play in making society more equal and just, to express their ideas powerfully, to see that social studies is about real people’s lives and about their relationship to each other and to nature.”

by:  Bill Bigelow in Education Week Teacher