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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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Students in the main hallway explore the various organizations represented at the Club Fair.

RBHS holds annual Club Fair, gives students extracurricular involvement opportunities

McKenna Parker, Features Editor September 14, 2023

The RBHS Club Fair was held Sept. 12 during A and B lunches in the main hallway, giving over 40 clubs and organizations the opportunity to find students with similar interests.  The event showcased...

RBHS will host back to school night Sept 6. from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. An optional parent meeting will be held in the main gym at 5:30 p.m.

RBHS to host annual Back to School Night

Julia Kim, Editor-in-Chief, Op/Ed Editor September 5, 2023

RBHS is hosting its Back to School Night Sept. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will start with an optional parent meeting in the main gym, where parents will be introduced to the school’s Parent Teacher...

Jazz band performing at the courtwarming assembly.

RBHS annual courtwarming assembly, continues despite challenges

Shubha Gautam, News Editor February 28, 2023

One of its two assemblies of the semester, RBHS hosted the annual courtwarming assembly on Friday, Feb. 24 in the RBHS main gym. The event, mandatory for all students, officially began at 3 p.m. and ended...

Photo courtesy of Mary Grupe.

Future HHS principal Mary Grupe reflects on time at RBHS, education journey

Nora Crutcher-McGowan, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

RBHS assistant principal Mary Grupe is set to be the next head principal of Hickman High School (HHS), after an announcement from Columbia Public Schools (CPS) in March and subsequent approval by the Columbia...

Columbia Public Schools to take 3 days off during omicron surge

Columbia Public Schools to take 3 days off during omicron surge

Julia Kim, Staff Writer January 20, 2022
Superintendent Brian Yearwood announced students will not be in session for three days starting Friday, Jan. 21 as a result of a surge in the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron. Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education plans to formally approve these changes at their work session Jan. 20. 
Photo by Joan Kwon

Listening sessions held to address racism incident

Zay Yontz and Julia Kim November 15, 2021
After a "disturbing image depicting racism" circulated social media, CPS staff members are holding four listening sessions on Nov. 16 and 17 in the PAC lobby, according to an email from Principal Jacob Sirna sent to the student body. RBHS counseling and administration already held four sessions between Nov. 11 and Nov. 15.
Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Zachary Willmore becoming homecoming queen indicates growing inclusion in RBHS

Shubha Gautam November 8, 2021
Dressed in a long, sparkling golden gown, Zachary Willmore walked to the center of the football field with his escort, senior Eliana Snyder, and the rest of the homecoming court. Nervous and excited for what was to come next, he exchanged glances with Snyder and, for a moment, linked his pinky with her’s before looking back down. As the mumbles of the crowd quieted, RBHS principal Jacob Sirna held the microphone and announced the name of the 2021 homecoming Queen—Zachary Willmore.
Sophomore Olivia Rollison and seniors Mikayla Nelson, Ariah Stevenson and Kelsea Myers hang up the flag. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

RBHS clubs reinstate Black Lives Matter Flag

Nora Crutcher-McGowan and Zay Yontz September 14, 2021
Various RBHS clubs reinstated the Black Lives Matter flag in the activities office hallway Friday, Sept. 10. Senior Mikayla Nelson, leader of Student Equity Coalition, along with seniors Ariah Stevenson, Kelsea Myers,  sophomore Art Club President Olivia Rollison and senior president of Young Democrats Charlotte Ries lifted the flag back up to its former spot. 
Seniors Arren Mallot, Willian Vandyke and Sandro Pereverzev sit in the atrium during the first week of school Thursday, Jan. 21. Photo by Ana Manzano.

on the first day back in-person

Nora Crutcher-McGowan January 24, 2021
After the Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted to bring high school students back in-person through a hybrid model on Jan. 11, students prepared for the return to RBHS after vacating the school 10 months before.
Photo by Ana Manzano

RBHS implements new student parking policies

Emma Stefanutti January 18, 2021
RBHS announced in the Jan. 13 communication newsletter that students will now be able to park on campus prior to receiving a parking pass. This update is one of several new parking policies RBHS administration has implemented this academic year, including free permits and the ability to submit an application online.
A poster from the What About Us? at the RBHS South parking lot on Oct. 19. Photo by Parker Boone.

Students protest virtual learning in RBHS South parking lot

Multiple Authors October 21, 2020
Parents and students gather in front of RBHS to protest virtual learning.
Day 81

Day 81

Bailey Stover June 6, 2020
During her 81st day of social distancing, senior Bailey Stover worked out, watched "Queer Eye," baked pumpkin bread and spent time with her parents.
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