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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

RBHS incoming Principal, Jacob Sirna, speaks with junior Audrey Snyder in the hallway Thursday, March 14. Photo by Allie Pigg.

Sirna to meet with faculty, plans to foster diversity

Bailey Stover April 16, 2019

Today marks the first of 12 visits Jacob Sirna will make to RBHS to meet with faculty in an effort to learn “as much about RBHS as possible” and begin to create professional relationships, he wrote...

Art by Reece Furkin

With change in principal comes worries, advice

Katie Whaley April 2, 2019

Every time a change happens there is cause for concern. The principal in many ways is the face of a school. In the many decades RBHS has existed, continuity in principals has been standard, with only seven...

Jacob Sirna, who will be principal here next year, visits RBHS after school March 14. Photo by Allie Pigg

New principal seeks student conversation

Bailey Stover March 20, 2019

During a staff meeting March 11, Principal Dr. Jennifer Rukstad showed a video to the faculty announcing Jacob Sirna, current principal of Marshall High School in Marshall, Mo., as RBHS’ new principal...

BUZZ IN: Sophomore George Matthes returns from his Alternate Unassigned Time (AUT) and rings into the north commons intercom Sept. 11.

Nation-wide security concerns prompt RBHS entrance revision

Multiple Authors September 28, 2018

In just 18 years, more people in the United States have been killed or injured by school shootings than in the entire 20th Century, according to an April 2018 report by Science Daily. Responding to school...

RBHS principal Jennifer Rukstad listens to GGO leader Piper Pages thought on how improve the image of RBHS after past incidents.

Club leaders discuss underage drinking at school events

Anna Xu August 30, 2018

Club leaders joined today during both A and B lunch to discuss substance abuse at school events and how they specifically can address the issues. The dialogue centered around BruCrew and some past incidents...

RBHS string orchestra plays during the senior processional.

Baccalaureate celebrates seniors

Will Cover May 17, 2018

As the sound of the string orchestra swelled, the people in the bleachers rose to their feet and a stream of green entered the gymnasium as the 2018 RBHS senior class attended the long historied ceremony...

Juniors forego author speaker event

Juniors forego author speaker event

Nikol Slatinska April 18, 2018

Juniors are opting out of going to an author speaking event for Gabby Rivera at 1:15 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Hickman High School after deeming some of her tweets and various interview comments as non...

Bond issue to pay for new middle school

Bond issue to pay for new middle school

Ben Kimchi February 18, 2018

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) is set to hold a no-tax-increase bond issue for the remaining $5 million needed in funding a new middle school on Sinclair Road that will feed into RBHS. The bond issue voting...

Photo by Yousuf El-Jayyousi

Students protest district’s cuts of German 1, Japanese 1

Nikol Slatinska May 1, 2017

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) will not offer German 1 and Japanese 1 language classes next year, Principal Dr. Jennifer Rukstad announced. Teachers of those classes, however, are tenured and will not lose...

Monroe and Serio talk about family and interests outside their civic studies classroom

Classes disrupted because of medical emergency

Grace Vance March 15, 2017

At 3:10 p.m. today there was a disturbance as a result of a medical emergency. Principal Dr. Jennifer Rukstad sent an email to teachers telling them to keep students in classrooms until the area of the...

Voter fraud compromises court

Voter fraud compromises court

Grace Vance February 5, 2017

Student Council determined on Monday that the original list of courtwarming candidates had to be amended because of suspected fraudulent voting. Although Student Council announced the names of 11 boys...

Inauguration draws attention to fake news climate

Inauguration draws attention to ‘fake news’ climate

Multiple Authors February 2, 2017

[dropcap style="flat"]T[/dropcap]he inauguration of president Donald Trump was livestreamed in the media center Jan. 20. Beth Shapiro, RBHS media specialist, showed a fact-checking website next to the...

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