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Welcome from Head of School


Welcome to "We R Rosehill."  This publication will help you gain insight into how children are being taught and the engaging activities our staff provides.  Join us to take a look at our Campus Life and see how God is growing and changing students here at Rosehill.  We are excited to share with you more stories of our campus, our students, and our lives. God is doing many wonderful things at Rosehill! Please join us in celebrating.

Don Barnhart, Head of School




Why Chose RCS?  Parent Testimonials

"We enrolled our daughter at RCS in kindergarten; she is now in 9 th grade.  We love that she is in a safe learning environment and can be the person that God created her to be.  She is encouraged and nurtured by Godly leaders. The teachers help lay a spiritual foundation for each child, helping to build their faith in God.  The academic program is wonderful and is definitely helping to prepare the students for college.  The junior high and high school sports programs are wonderful too!  Enrolling our daughter at RCS is one of the best decisions our family has ever made. "  -The Mayo Family

"Our family has benefited from the athletic programs at RCS.  While the programs are competitive, they also offer an inclusiveness that develops players in their sport skills as well as in their character as a child of God.  The coaches have been encouraging to both players and parents.  We appreciate the opportunity for our kids to be challenged in this type of athletic environment!" -Grace Freeman

"The way that I see Christ impacting my kids at RCS is through the staff and through repeated exposure to the word of God and its concepts. Since the Bible is a subject and discussed at every grade level, including Pre-K, it has been integrated into the fabric of the curriculum. While there is a specified time for Bible, it isn't solely discussed at this time. Teachers use the concepts presented in the Bible throughout the day whether disciplining,  discussing science and the intricacies of creation, or through personal reflection during writing assignments. This has taught my older children to think with a spiritual mindset at all times, and my younger children to learn and know that the Bible is living, true, and applicable to their lives. I absolutely believe that Rosehill played a pivotal role in my oldest daughter's salvation story and eventual baptism this past summer. Instead of going to church on Sundays and hoping those concepts stick with them through the week, we are confident that sending our kids to RCS allows them to take what they learn at church and deepen their understanding. They then can apply it in everyday situations with confidence, knowing that the staff is there to walk alongside them on their journey and their friends as well.  We are thankful for the spiritual direction RCS provides for our children and for us.  That is the most important part of their education. " - Jennifer Griffith

Varsity Football Playoff Game in Temple

This Friday, November 22 nd, plan to make the short drive to Temple, TX, to support these young men in their first playoff game.  RCS takes on Lake Country Christian School at Wildcat Stadium at 7 pm.  We want to fill the home side of the stands with as many RCS families as possible.  So start your Thanksgiving break with your RCS family.

Friday, November 22nd, 7 pm
Temple High School

Wildcat Stadium
415 N 31st St
Temple, TX 76504






Lady Eagles Volleyball Finishes 3rd at State Tournament

Congrats on an historic season!  Coach Gehrke and Coach Michel are so proud of this team and their dedication and hard work this year.  Special congratulations to senior Kenzie McNeill and junior Taelor Whatley on being named to the All-State All Tournament Team.  Thank you to all the parents and fans who supported these girls all season.


McNeill signs with Corpus Christi A&M

RCS Athletics is proud to announce that senior, Kenzie McNeill, signed with Corpus Christi A&M Islanders to play volleyball.  RCS hosted the signing last Wednesday, November 13th, in H Commons.  Congratulations to Kenzie on such a great achievement!

Christmas Dinner Theater

The Middle School Drama class will perform "The Elves & The Shoemaker" as a dinner theater on Saturday, December 7th, at 5:30 pm.  This is an upbeat, fast-paced retelling of an old favorite filled with delightfully wacky characters.  It is appropriate for the entire family, and all proceeds will benefit the RCS fine arts program. 

Ticket prices include dinner and the show.

Adults $20
Children (4-12) $15

Children 3 years and under are FREE.
Contact Amy Hargrove at
to purchase tickets by December 2nd.


One Act Play Performs at State

The One Act Team competed at the TAPPS Division III State One-Act Play contest last week.  The team presented a beautiful and moving performance of "The Curious Savage," by John Patrick, in the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville. It is always such an honor to be State Qualifiers, and although this was our seventh year competing at State, we still don't take it for granted. Directed by Teri Clark and assisted by Shannon Strange and Juliet Geil, RCS was District Champion and then placed sixth at the state level. In addition, we received the following All-Star awards at State:

   Samantha Strange: All Star Crew

   Jaeden Johnson: All Star Cast

   Lauren Chesshir: All Star Cast

   Chloe Geil: Honorable Mention All Star Cast

   Zach Vanairsdale: Honorable Mention All Star Cast






Exciting Elementary Events

Elementary students at Rosehill Christian School are being engaged academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally throughout their day and in a variety of different ways.  Our experienced and dedicated teachers are working hard to connect with your children so each one will be successful, knowing that they are created in the image of God and has a purpose to serve His Kingdom.  We've celebrated so many different events this first quarter of the new school year:  Adventure Dash fundraiser, Homecoming and shared school spirit, and Grandparents visiting in the classrooms.  We have enjoyed fun theme days like Favorite Team Jersey, Superhero Day, and School Spirit Day.  Elementary has focused on placing Christ first in their lives through our chapel speakers, worship, and having a servant's heart through kindness and love for everyone.  To all of our elementary students, I say, "Don't give up!  I believe in you all! A person's a person, no matter how small" (Dr. Seuss - Horton Hears a Who).

Christie Newell, Elementary School Principal

5th Grade
2nd Grade
Sports Jersey Day
1st Grade Science
3rd Grade Math Hospital
Super Hero Day
5th Grade Band Introduction
4th Grade
3rd Grade Math Hospital
3rd Grade
1st Grade

Middle School Mayhem

The first annual middle school field day was a rousing success despite the chilly weather!  Students participated in a variety of games, including relays, an egg toss championship, a color run, and the pickle launcher!  Students were grouped into mixed teams of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  Teams were encouraged throughout the day to show Christlike character in their competitions throughout the day, and they did a phenomenal job!  Words of encouragement were shared within and amongst teams.  Thank you to all the parents who volunteered in different capacities, and thank you to our amazing teachers for all they did.  We can't wait to do it again next year!

Katie Davila, Middle School Principal

6th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade

Basketball Kicks Off the New Year

The Jr High and High School basketball teams have started practicing and we are excited about the season ahead. They are learning that hard work is a gift from God and they are grateful for the chance to represent their school. Please come support them throughtout the season.

Link to Basketball Schedules