October 2017

The conclusion of October comes with a plethora of positive thoughts and some meaningful reflection on all that we have accomplished at Rochelle ISD.  The following are some worthy events and happenings to note from around our campus.

The athletic teams continue to progress and work to build students’ athletic and collaborative capacities. The junior high and high school cross country students competed in the district meet (hosted by Rochelle ISD) at the Brady golf course.  From our meet, we can certainly tell that the future is bright for this young program.  The Pee-Wee football teams continued to dominate their opponents each Saturday.  Our 5th and 6th grade team traveled to Strawn for the Superbowl the last Saturday in October and lost an extremely close game to May – wow the future is bright!  The junior high football team continued to dominate their opponents and closed out the month of October with a BIG win against Richland Springs.  The high school varsity football team continued to make big gains and continues to improve each and every week.  The end of the October also signifies the start of the basketball season.  To help kick-off the 2017-2018 season, the Lady Hornets hosted the first-ever Midnight Madness scrimmage – their opponents: former Lady Hornets.  Our Lady Hornets of today and Lady Hornets of yester-year put on a wonderful showing.  A special thanks to Coach Corean, Coach Hargraves, Coach Johanson, Coach McGann, and Superintendent Referee Dave Lewis for all of their hard-work in October.

The band (under the leadership of Mr. Johnson) continues to get better each and every Friday night.  Mr. Johnson also volunteered his time in order to barter a deal with a neighboring district in order to acquire some gently used drums!  The band has begun to turn attention to the concert season and the December concert.  The UIL Academic teams in Grades 2-8 have been hard at work preparing for the district meet that will take place at the end of November.  A special thanks to all of the coaches and sponsors helping our students get ready to bring home a district first-place trophy.  Additionally, Mrs. Parrish proctored our PSAT exam as well as the ASVAB exam to our high school students.

Then there was Rochelle Day – WOW what an amazing day and opportunity for our school, community, and students.  If you have yet to read Mrs. Amanda Howell’s article in the Brady Standard, it is a great read and summarizes all of our accomplishments.  We painted, did yard work for our school and neighbors, cleaned up attics and closets, and even ventured off-campus to do some yard-work and cleaning.  A special thanks to everyone involved in this wonderful event.

The Fall Festival, hosted annually in October, was held on October 28th.  We hosted a costume contest, provided an evening of Bingo with some wonderful prizes, offered a spook house that scared even the most veteran thrill-seekers, and had an all-around great time.  The proceeds for the evening’s events are exclusively for our students.

With so many wonderful events in October, there’s no better time to be a member of #HornetNation than now. 

Matt Fields
Rochelle ISD Principal

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