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
Lady Eagles Volleyball Team is headed to STATE
The Varsity Volleyball team earned a spot in the Final Four State Tournament by defeating Keystone San Antonio last Saturday afternoon. The ladies begin State Tournament play this Thursday at 3:30 pm at West High School, 1008 Jerry Mashek Dr, West, TX 76691 as they take on New Braunfels. Make plans to take a road trip on Thursday and come to West to cheer on the girls. Coach Gehrke and Coach Michels are so proud of these young ladies for their efforts on and off the court.
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
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
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.
One Act Play Headed to State
The RCS One Act team was selected as the District Champion for their performance of "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick. They will advance to the One Act Play State Championships on November 11-12 at the Cailloux Theater in Kerrville. We give all glory to God in these successes and are humbled and blessed to be able to represent Him and RCS for the seventh year in a row at the State Contest. We received some excellent comments from the judge. In addition, individual awards were as follows:
Best Actress: Chloe Geil
All Star Cast: Anayah Johnson
Honorable Mention All Star Cast:
All Star Crew: Samantha Strange
Thanks to all of the supportive administrators, teachers, students, and parents that made this possible. We began with a group of individuals, with varying degrees of experience, different grade levels, and different social circles. We now have a team of kids that are more like family, with mutual respect and admiration all around.
We have also seen such growth in their acting and technical capabilities! For several members of the team, this was their first show ever! They also were respectful of other teams and walked around mingling and getting to know them after the contest. This is a fabulous group of students, and we are so proud of them!
On Saturday, November 9th, the team will be giving a free performance for parents, students, and staff. The performance will take place on the stage in Building H and will begin at 3:00 pm. And then...it's on to State!
Teri Clark, Drama Director
Thank you for praying that this year’s Pinnacle week would be an extraordinary experience for your children. All I can say is, "Wow!" What an incredible four days! Words cannot express what a privilege it was for me to witness the Holy Spirit moving in and amongst our high school children. On the last night, we had at least 10 students accept Christ as their personal Lord and Savior and dozens more recommit their lives to Christ. Hallelujah! Below is a summary of the closing remarks made by our speaker, Mike Satterfield, whose daily messages centered on overcoming sin, storms, and self.
Mike began his closing message by asking the students, “Where do we go from here? How do we continue to overcome sin, storms, and self?” He then challenged students to continue to “overcome” by committing to the following: reading a chapter of Proverbs daily, reading a daily devotional book, and “fasting” from complaining for 40 days. Mike went on to advise students, when struggling with sin, storms, and self, to simply look in the mirror and remember that Jesus died for the glory of God and for the rescue of YOU.
Again, I am in awe of the power of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. I look forward to seeing how God continues to move in the lives of these magnificent students.
Amber Hurst, High School Principal
Golf Tournament Success
After an early morning of rain, the sky cleared, and it was a BEAUTIFUL day for the RCS golf tournament! Thank you to everyone that came out for the tournament on October 21st.
The RCS Golf Tournament is one of three major fundraising events hosted throughout the year. Funds from the golf tournament will be distributed between the RCS Eagle Fund (need-based tuition support), security initiatives, and teacher funds.
Listed below are prizes for all that participate and help us achieve our goal.
Student participation = FREE ICE CREAM
Families raising $250 or more = FREE DRESS DAY on Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Families raising $400 or more will receive a CATERED LUNCH (Date TBD) in addition to the FREE DRESS DAY
Event net = $65,000 or more….the ENTIRE student body and facility receives an additional FREE DRESS DAY on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 (New Date).
As of today, we have made our goal! Since we are still receiving donations, we will send out our final total of all donations by the end of this week. We are so thankful for your continued, faithful support of Rosehill Christian School!
Varsity Football Headed to the Postseason
The 2019-20 Varsity football team has a record of 7-1. After suffering an early season loss, the Eagles have rallied to win 7 games in a row and are going 2-0 in district so far. We have standout players all over the field and all athletes on the team have contributed to the success of this program. Apart from wins and losses though, the true success of this team is their character. This football team hangs out together, sticks up for each other, and encourage each other on and off the field. We are truly blessed to be able to witness this Godly character in a group of young men.
Jersey Mike's in Cypress has graceously sponsored our team this year and each week outstanding players of the game are chosen for the special honor of Jersey Mike's Player of the week. The pictures below are the young men that have been recognized each week this season.
This Friday, November 8, we will be playing Legacy Christian from Beaumont here at home and we will celebrate our Seniors as it is the last regularly scheduled game of the season! Join us as we cheer on the football team this Friday!
Dennis Krantz, Head Football Coach