Principal announces Marching Panthers qualify for state semifinals
By Jim Turner

Posted on October 22, 2017 1:01 PM

Marching to Victory

The RHS Marching Band competed on Saturday at Rash Stadium in Owensboro in the Regional Band Competition. The band took 4th place, a finish high enough to earn them a spot at the State Semifinals competition in Louisville this coming Saturday. The qualifying score reflected hundreds of hours of work by our RJSHS Band Director Brian Brown and his Asst. Band Director Trevor Cardwell as well as by all of the marching band members. The RHS Panther Band will perform at Bullitt Central HS on Oct. 28, seeking an opportunity to advance to the Finals. This year’s Regional score for the Band was up eight points from last year, a tremendous increase.

Fellowship of Two Districts

Russellville Jr./Sr. High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes and First Priority Clubs helped to sponsor the Fields of Faith Youth Rally at Rhea Stadium on Wednesday of this past week. The event featured guest speaker and RHS grad Christian Naylor as well as several representatives from Campbellsville University. The event wasn’t just for Russellville students though. Students from all five of the Logan County School feeder schools as well as LCHS were in attendance and teams were recognized in conjunction with one another, an act of solidarity celebrating the sacrifices of the many young men and women of the Russellville/Logan County community. Over 500 community members and students attended the event. 

Red Ribbon Week

As part of the national effort to stomp out drugs, RJSHS will be participating in Red Ribbon week. Red Ribbon week, which was born as a grassroots campaign and was super charged by support from Nancy Regan in the 80’s, is an effort to promote a drug free healthy lifestyle in younger Americans. The following is the schedule for this week:

Monday:     Wear your BOOTSand “Give drugs the boot!”

Tuesday:     Crazy sock day

Wed:           Rep your Team Day and “Team up against drugs!”

Thursday:   Wear Redto should solidarity against drug use

Friday:        School Pride Day

Clubs on Clubs on Clubs

This past Friday saw over 20 Clubs meet at RJSHS. Students moved from Club to Club as the day went on and some clubs saw over 100 students actively participating. Club numbers are swelling at RJSHS as clubs such as the Math Club saw over 100 percent growth and clubs such as Pep Club saw 150+ participants.

Brain Games go on the Road

The RHS Academic Team takes their brain power on the road this week as they travel to Glasgow to take on the Scotties as well as the Edmonson County Wildcats. The Academic Team competes in contests such as Quick Recall, Written Assessments, and Future Problem Solving.

Bang the Drum

Russellville High School’s Percussion unit of the band finished the Marching Band Season undefeated.

Speakers Provide Perspective

Two weeks ago, RHS students were able to listen to dignitaries from Kentucky State University speak on the potentials of Agricultural Sciences. This past week, students from the middle school and high school were able to listen to Brittany York, former Ms. Softball in Kentucky, deliver a message about life in school and beyond. By bringing in outside voices, RJSHS is looking to connect students with many of the issues and ideas that lie beyond the classroom walls.

Sports Happenings                                                                

Panther Football fell 22-21 to Crittenden County this past Friday. The loss solidified the District and gave Crittenden the District Championship. Russellville finished District Runner’s-Up. The game also solidified the Panther’s playoff bracket. Russellville will open at home against Ft. Knox on Nov. 4. Should the Panthers win, they would either face Fulton City at home or travel to Campbellsville for the 2nd round. Russellville plays Class 4A #5 Franklin Simpson Friday night for Senior Night at Rhea at 7pm.

Russellville Boys and Girls Basketball at both the High School and Middle School levels got kicked off this past week. The Middle School saw over 50 students try out for both the girls and boys teams. At the high school level, one interesting tidbit is that Russellville becomes a rather unique situation basketball-wise as that the Girls and Boys teams are coached by the husband-wife duo of Shannon Booth and Rex Booth.

Swimming is off and moving through the water. Russellville will be swimming in conjunction with Logan County High School this year. Russellville’s swim team features junior swimmer Ben Slack, who is regarded as one of the top swimmers in Western Kentucky and looks to compete for individual state honors in several competitions this year.  

Student Expectations                                           

All classrooms in Russellville JR/SR HS have been working on creating a universal understanding of the five fundamental expectations for students at Russellville. These are:

1.     Be Kind     

2.     Show Respect     

3.     Do the right thing.        

4.     Get after it.

5.     Rep RVK.











STAR Progress Monitoring Window


JV Football @ Muhlenburg County



Upward Bound Meetings


Academic Team matches vs. Glasgow and Edmonson @ Glasgow  5:00.


Red Ribbon Week

Theme for today is Give Drugs the Boot



STAR Progress Monitoring Window


Red Ribbon Week

Crazy Sock Day



STAR Progress Monitoring Window


Red Ribbon Week

Team Up Against Drugs - Wear your favorite Team shirt



HS FCA-7:30-Choir Room


Red Ribbon Week

Our school is drug free - Wear Red



Football Home Vs. Franklin-Simpson 7pm (Senior Night)


WKU Honors college representative will be here during AA.


Red Ribbon Week

Panthers against Drugs - Show your school pride




6:30 am-1:00 pm, various locations


RHS Band State Semifinals/Finals



MS Cheer Practice 8-11




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