Hot Topics

Welcome to my Hot Topics page.  This is designed for those of you who have inquiring minds and enjoy the little details of school life.  I should be updating this every week. Please check back often.  It will be linked on "One Stop", "The Pipeline", and "RenWeb." 

Mr. Unsicker

May 13, 2011

posted May 13, 2011, 4:36 PM by Dean Unsicker

Eagle Bucks

Now is the time to remember our Eagle Buck program.  Remember, for every new student who enrolls at RCS for the 2011-12 school year because of your recommendation, you will receive a $750 credit to your child's tuition.   Wow!  What a deal!

High School Graduation

Saturday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m. - Community of Faith church off of 290.  If you have never attended an RCS graduation, you are in for a huge blessing.  Ceremony usually lasts about an hour.

Award Summary / TAPPS / Athletics / Fine Arts

I will post an entire listing of these next week in this section.

Have a great week.

 

April 29, 2011

posted Apr 29, 2011, 9:36 AM by Dean Unsicker   [ updated Apr 29, 2011, 10:18 AM ]

Gala Results
  • Our Gala was highly successful.  We broke down the figures in three categories:
    • Live Auction                $67,500
    • Silent Auction             $21,000
    • Total Teacher Funds    $35,000   ($8,750 Staff Development / $26,250 Teacher Fund) - Approx. $500 per full time teacher.  PTL!
    • Interesting Facts:
      • We entered into the evening with all our cost covered.  Everything pledged went to the bottom line.
      • We did better this year with the Gala than last year.  Netted $15,715 more in the auction.  (Last year's total was also encouraging.)
      • Our Chairman of the Board, Leonard Courtright, auctioned off a Diet Coke for $5.00
      • Last year's total teacher funds were $23,450 this is before we subtract the 25% for Staff Development
      • Many items were donated back to the school and re-auctioned again.
      • Some items were purchased and given to the school.  (i.e. live oak tree and a magnolia tree.)  Shawn Robinson is planting them for the school without charge.
Parent Volunteers

Sometimes I don't thank folks enough.  Throughout the year many of you have helped unselfishly with your time, energy and talents.  The Gala was a perfect example of everyone working together for one goal and that was to raise money for the school to raise money to be used to eliminate our Annual Fund.  As you know, being fiscally responsible just adds to the school's viability.  Not many schools can say they are "debt free."  Thanks again for your wonderful help throughout the year.


Electronic Sign


For the last month the sign has been out of commission.  Fortunately with some technical help we were able to get it working again.

Blessing

We are bringing in a new fiber optic line from AT&T.  Fortunately we are located very close to one of their switching stations.  You will be seeing some new trenching go on in the front of the property.  This is where we will bring in this new line.  The upgrade will increase the school's internet speed significantly.  Watch for the construction and thank the Lord with us the cost will be minimal because of the location and some very kind parents donating their time and equipment.

Foundation Grant

We just received a grant to the school for $9,000.  This grant will be used to pay for the new Orff instruments that your lower school students are enjoying in elementary music.

New Ticket Booth

Thank you to Sheldon Spurgin, a former student, for the construction of our new ticket booth on the east side of the Athletic Training Center (Bldg. "J").  He did this for his Eagle Scout project.  The materials for this ticket booth were all donated by Allied Siding and WIndows.  Our thanks to Leonard Courtright for consenting to donate to the school.

Communication

Hopefully you will not have any questions about the "End of the Year" activities after Mr. Priest sent his end of the year newsletter to you.  Please note the "Other Information" sheet that explains all the other ways that we communicate to you with a handy link that you click to access them.  This was sent out to all families last week.  If you did not get this information, please contact Torre Stellpflug at tstellpflug@rcseagles.org

Expansion

As all of us realize, we need to construct a new high school building.  Plans are being re-energized for this building, but in the interim time we will need to accommodate for the possible expansion of our student body.  We will be bringing onto the campus another "double wide" portable.  When the money is raised for a new high school building we will be able to stop adding portables to our property.  While they are very practical and economical we all would agree there will be no replacement for a first class state-of-the-art high school facility.

Enrollment Projections

We will finish the school year with 380 students.  Please pray with us that the Lord will bring new families to the school who genuinely desire a Christian education for their children.  Ideally, we would like for parents to choose RCS for what they are "coming to," rather than because they are "running from" something.  We would love to start the school year with 410 students.  Please pray that we will get this number or more by the time school starts in the fall.   (See next item...Eagle Buck Extravaganza)

Eagle Buck Extravaganza - (Tuition Savings)
 
The Eagle Buck program is designed to help you.  All you have to do is to make contacts with families who you think might make a great RCS family.
 
For your trouble you will be rewarded $750 toward your tuition for every student that you refer and enrolls in RCS for longer than a month.  The neat thing is that we will also give the family enrolling $750 per student off of their tuition!
 
Please make sure you let us know when that happens as you will need to ask for Eagle Buck information in the front admission's office.  Sherry Johnson will be glad to process every one of these new families as well as to arrange for your tuition to be lowered.

April 8, 2011

posted Apr 7, 2011, 6:40 AM by Dean Unsicker   [ updated Apr 8, 2011, 12:54 PM ]

State Art Finalist

 Kathleen Franks competed in the state art contest and brought home a 5th place finish.  The competition was is Austin.  Congratulations, Kathleen!

 TAPPS State Academic Competition – Leah Poffenberger /  Best Essay

Seven students qualified to go to state in eight academic events.  Out of these seven students, Leah Poffenberger won state!  She was recognized for the writing of the best essay in the state.  The other six students who competed were as follows:

  • Jon Briner
  • Myriah Higgins
  • Mark Holland
  • Seth Moran
  • Meagan Sayers
  • Cameron Vincent

 Great job students!

District Science Fair Competition

Many of our 3-6 grade students are competing in the District science fair competition in Kingwood.  The speech meet was held yesterday.  Here are the results.

Third Grade:  John McCarthy- Gold
Fourth Grade:
  • Molly McEachern- Gold
  • Savannah Whitfield- Bronze
Fifth Grade: Sarah Estrella: Gold
Sixth Grade: Skylor Walker- Silver


Gala Results:

  • Our Gala was highly successful.  We broke down the figures in three categories:
    • Live Auction                $67,500
    • Silent Auction             $21,000
    • Total Teacher Funds    $35,000   ($8,750 Staff Development / $26,250 Teacher Fund) - Approx. $500 per full time teacher.  PTL!
    • Interesting Facts:
      • We entered into the evening with all our cost covered.  Everything pledged went to the bottom line.
      • We did better this year with the Gala than last year.  Netted $15,715 more in the auction.  (Last year's total was also encouraging.)
      • Our Chairman of the Board, Leonard Courtright, auctioned off a Diet Coke for $5.00
      • Last year's total teacher funds were $23,450 this is before we subtract the 25% for Staff Development
      • Many items were donated back to the school and re-auctioned again.
      • Some items were purchased and given to the school.  (i.e. live oak tree and a magnolia tree.)  Shawn Robinson is planting them for the school without charge.
First Track Meet
  • Our track extravaganza with nine teams was highly successful.  Thank you to each of you for your patience and wonderful parking.  Carpool was much less stressful than we thought and the meet went smoothly.
  • Kudos to: Coach Shelby, Jonathan Whitson, Dennis Krantz, Stacie Michel, Erica Clark, Danny Crocker, Sandy Whittaker, and Tito Rodriguez and all of the adult and student volunteers.  It was a really great venue and many of our team’s coaches were delighted because of the organization.

"Sticker Day"
Free Ice Cream & I-Tunes

Friday, April 8th

Get your free Rosehill window decal on
Friday, April 8th
as you pick up your student(s) that afternoon.
Installation is included and only takes a couple of minutes.

But wait...   There's more...

Your student will also get a free ice cream
and
a chance to win a $25.00 I-Tunes gift card.

And for those already displaying their Rosehill pride with our decal, Thank You!
Your student will get ice cream and a chance to win the gift card too!


We will announce the date of the ice cream bash for the students at a later date.  At the time you get your "Sticker" a coupon for the ice cream bash will be given to you for your student(s).

March 25, 2011

posted Mar 25, 2011, 9:03 AM by Dean Unsicker   [ updated Apr 8, 2011, 10:00 AM ]

State Art Finalist

 Kathleen Franks competed in the state art contest and brought home a 5th place finish.  The competition was is Austin.  Congratulations, Kathleen!

 TAPPS State Academic Competition – Leah Poffenberger /  Best Essay

Seven students qualified to go to state in eight academic events.  Out of these seven students, Leah Poffenberger won state!  She was recognized for the writing of the best essay in the state.  The other six students who competed were as follows:

  • Jon Briner
  • Myriah Higgins
  • Mark Holland
  • Seth Moran
  • Meagan Sayers
  • Cameron Vincent

 Great job students!

District Science Fair Competition

 

Many of our 3-6 grade students are competing in the District science fair competition in Kingwood.  The speech meet was held yesterday and we are waiting for the results.


Parent Pen Distribution


We are going to distribute 3,520 pens in carpool today, Friday, March 25th.  Here is the summary of what is attached to the packs of pens that we are giving to every family.

Parent Pen Distribution

Auto Lube Stores / Barber Shops / Banks / Doctor Offices / Drug Stores / Post Offices / Grocery Stores / Restaurants / Star Bucks / Target Stores / Walmart


Any Place of Business.  Give all (20) out at one place.  "One Stop Drop!"

Please give away within the next few days.  (Not for personal use....)


We are also attaching a little note to the businesses thanking them for using our pens.  It says this:

Dear Community Business,
Please accept this gift from us to use in your place of employment.  Thank you for using our pens.




"Sticker Day"

Free Ice Cream & I-Tunes

Friday, April 1st (April Fools Day)

Don't be a fool.
Support your school.
This is no joke.
And you won't go broke.

Get your free Rosehill window decal on
Friday, April 1st
as you pick up you student(s) that afternoon.
Installation is included and only takes a couple of minutes.

But wait...   There's more...

Your student will also get a free ice cream
and
a chance to win a $25.00 I-Tunes gift card.

And for those already displaying their Rosehill pride with our decal, Thank You!
Your student will get ice cream and a chance to win the gift card too!


We will announce the date of the ice cream bash for the students at a later date.  At the time you get your "Sticker" a coupon for the ice cream bash will be given to you for your student(s).

Prayer Request

David Briner, husband of Cindy Briner (high school teacher), father of Beth Briner (music and choir teacher at RCS), and father of Jon Briner (senior at RCS) has undergone major surgery for throat cancer.  Please pray for this sweet family. They have been so supportive of the school over the years. 

His surgery went well.  He is in a lot of pain and we need to pray for his long term healing.

Track Meet

Track has come to Rosehill!  On April 1st we will be hosting the district middle school track meet with at least eight schools competing.  Come and cheer on our middle school eagles and help celebrate our inaugural track meet at RCS.


March 11, 2011

posted Mar 9, 2011, 9:01 AM by Dean Unsicker   [ updated Mar 10, 2011, 1:30 PM ]

Media Center News

Below are some of the 2010-2011 library accomplishments:
  • Approximately 2,000 new books have been cataloged and put on the shelves!  There are about 9,000 total books in the library.
  • K-5 students collectively have earned 3,873 AR points (Accelerated Reading) so far this school year compared to 600 total points earned during the 2009-2010 school year.  WAY TO GO KIDS!
  • 99% student participation in AR this year.
  • The Scholastic Book Fair in November sold over $10,000 in books!  The library received about half of that amount in profit (books or cash).  Thank you to Lizanne Crocker and all the parents who participated!
  • Over 2,500 books in the library now have the AR quiz number and points written in them.   
  • Students are enjoying acting out stories and performing puppet shows to make the stories come alive.
***Thank you to all the parent volunteers who have helped in the library this year!  None of this could have been accomplished without you!***

Keep an eye out for information about the Barnes and Noble Book Fair on Saturday, May 7th from 9am-1pm.  Also, Texas Roadhouse (at 290 and highway 6) will donate 15% back to RCS for all families from RCS who eat there for lunch after the book fair.  So, make it a
'Family Fun' Day on May 7th and join us at the Barnes and Noble Book Fair for exciting stories and Roadhouse for some yummy food! 
--
Bethany Moers
Media Center Coordinator
19830 FM 2920
Tomball, TX 77377
281-351-8114 x463


Girls TAPPS - 3A State Champions

Since I last wrote, our girls won the State TAPPS - 3A Basketball Title.  They beat Fort Worth Lake Country Christian School in the final four, 50 - 42 on Friday.  The title game was played on Saturday against Colleyville Christian School.  The Lady Eagles dominated the title game.  (See the Press Release Below)

Rosehill Christian Lady Eagles win State 3A TAPPS Title

The Rosehill Christian Lady Eagles defeated Colleyville Covenant Christian Cougars 52 – 31 to win the TAPPS 3A State championship on Saturday in Mansfield, TX. The Lady Eagles came out ready to play and jumped to an 18 – 9 lead after the first quarter. The Cougars made a run to take a 1 pt lead mid way through the second period but the Lady Eagles responded quickly and went into half time with a 6 pt lead. Rosehill took complete control of the game in the second half holding Colleyville to 9 pts in the next two quarters. Sophomore Jordan Boyce led the scoring with 25 pts hitting six 3’s in the game.

Senior Emily Sebo scored 13 pts, senior Jessica Woodard contributed 8 pts, junior Karly Krantz 4 pts and senior Grace Courtright with 2 pts. They had a very tough semi final game against Fort Worth Lake Country but the hot hand of junior Karly Krantz with 25 pts led them past Lake Country with an 8 pt victory. The Lady Eagles made it to the final four last year but fell short in the semi final game. They got a taste of what could be and brought it to the court this year. Coach Steve Krantz brings the first ever state title home to Rosehill Christian School where he has been coaching for the past eleven years.

“Emily Sebo’s leadership and experience were key in this game”, commented Krantz. Sebo contributed 8 rebounds, 6 steals and 8 assists leading her team in those categories. “This is what we have been working for all year. I am so proud of my team”, stated Sebo.

Woodard, Krantz and Boyce were named to the All Tourney team.

Interesting Facts:

Last year the same team went to state and played in the final four with the exception of one of their best players who left RCS to relocate due to her father’s change in job.  Complicating matters, another player who was not a starter from that team chose not to come out at the beginning of this year.  Entering this year coach Krantz was bummed losing two significant players and only having a total of seven girls on the team.

Twelve games into this season the player who chose not to come out started playing. 

Shortly after she joined the team, they went on a 22 game winning streak and never lost again.

In the final four game in the state, the starting five played every second.  No subs were used in a grueling game against a team who played 10 players.  RCS won 50 – 42.

The very next day the team played for the State TAPPS – 3A Championship.  The opposing team had fourteen players.  RCS played their starters the entire game with the exception of making a substitute for only one minute during the game and then put the other two players in with 9 seconds on the clock.  The summary of the game is listed above.

Coach Krantz has coached at RCS eleven years.  This is his first state championship as well as the first team state championship for the school in its twenty years of existence.

 RCS is one of the smaller schools in TAPPS - 3-A.

 Athletic Director / Head of School - Responses to Local News Questions

1. What are your thoughts on the girls winning this State Championship?

 It has been a history making season for our girls basketball team. They brought home Rosehill's first ever team championship. Not only are they a State Championship team on the court, but off the court, as well. As an AD and as a coach, my expectation for my teams has always been to compete with great Christian character and class on and off the court or field. In my 30 years in Christian education, I have never had a team do it better than our girls basketball team. They have set the standard for the whole Rosehill Eagle athletic program to follow. I am so very proud of them and for them. – Shelby

I am so proud of our girls for several reasons:  1. Winning a team state title is unprecedented for the school.  While this is our first, I pray that there will be many more in the future.  2.  While the win is significant, how they won is even more special.  During their march to the title they played teams who typically played eight to nine girls throughout a game.  RCS had a total of just eight girls.  In the final four game our five starters played without the luxury of having any subs check into the game.  The state title game was the very next day and those same five girls played that entire game with the exception of a substitute coming into the game for less than a minute.  Both games were physically challenging as well as mentally stressful.- Unsicker

2.  How does this help your girl’s basketball program for next season, coming off of a championship like this?

I believe their championship run will have a great impact on the growth of our girls basketball program. We had a parade for our girls and all the elementary kids were out there cheering. They know something special is happening at Rosehill and they want to be a part of it. - Shelby

I would agree that this is an indicator that what the school has done the last two years with our athletic facilities is making a difference.  Most of our athletes are required to work out in our Athletic Training Center under the supervision of Coach Anthony who has is Bachelor's of Science Degree in Kinesiology and a Master's of Education in Kinisiology.  This combination of qualified staff, dedicated coaching, first class facilities, and talented athletes who are committed make a difference is foundational to a quality program that produces state champions. - Unsicker

3.  What are your thoughts on the efforts of Steve Krantz and how he has contributed to Rosehill’s first-ever team State championship?

I don't have the words to express my appreciation and admiration for Steve Krantz, both as a Christian coach and wonderful mentor for our young ladies. He is an excellent coach and more importantly a Godly man. He has built a great girls program that produces great teams. I have been at Rosehill for four years and three of those four years he has taken his team to the final four. You do that by having a great program, not just a great team every four years or so. And let me add that his assistant Brent Longnecker is cut out of the same cloth. He to, has had a great influence our girls this year and really does a great job encouraging our girls.- Shelby

Steve Krantz is the poster child of volunteerism.  He and his entire family are sold out to the school not only in basketball but they participate in everything as their time allows.  They are total program people.  When Coach Krantz is not coaching he is on the road scouting other teams or could be found in the crowd cheering on our Eagles in virtually every other sport.  He is dedicated to excellence for the girls on the floor as well as an excellent role model for how they should live.  Every dad could aspire to Steve's level as a father, husband, and coach and never come close.  No one that I know deserves this recognition as much as Coach Krantz. - Unsicker

4.  Any contenders for playoffs in next years sports program? What are you excited about in next years lineup?

 I believe next year will be more of the same as this year for our over all athletic program. Our football is coming off back to back district championships and our girls volleyball team were bi-district champs and should go even deeper into the playoffs in 2011. Ed Lamar led our boys basketball team to the regional playoffs this year and are poised to make their own bid for state championship in 2011-12. Our boys soccer team had a unbelievable season making it to the regional round of the soccer state playoffs loosing to eventual state champs. They return most of their team and will be a force next season. With our new track, I believe we are on the verge of winning a state championship in track. Baseball will have their best team in 2012 since their final four run in 2007.

"I believe 2011-12 season at Rosehill will be unbelievable. More history will be made!" - Shelby


We have two of our talented starting five coming back.  We always are hopeful that the Lord will bring us top-tiered athletes.  He is always surprising us year to year.  At the start of this basketball season, things looked bleak and look what the Lord has done! - Unsicker

5.  This past year or two, has been monumental in regards to sports facilities at RCS. What can the community look forward to for next year's RCS sports program?

The Lord has truly blessed Rosehill with state of the art athletic facilities this year. We have a great administration who is committed to the Rosehill student-athlete and great parents who have stepped up and made our dreams come true. What an incredible story God is writing here at Rosehill. What a blessing to be a part of that story.

"I want everybody in the Rosehill area to feel and be a part of what's happening at Rosehill. I want young and old to feel a part of the "Nation Rosehill". I believe we have a special calling at Rosehill to be salt and light in our great community and do our part in making this a great place to live and grow your family."


Eagle Strong!! I Cor. 16:13-14 – Shelby

Now is the time to work hard and go out for a sport.  No athlete at Rosehill can use for the excuse that the school hasn't done its part to enable every sport to succeed. Now its up to them. - Unsicker

March 4, 2011

posted Mar 4, 2011, 2:01 PM by Dean Unsicker

Pre-school Incentive

We have just instituted a pre-school incentive for pre-school directors.  Mrs. Johnson will be visiting pre-schools throughout the area leaving $50 coupons off of application fees with the directors.  These coupons will give the potential parent $50.00 off of their application fee and $50.00 to every director of that particular day care if the student attends RCS for more than 60 days.


Eagle Buck Extravaganza - (Tuition Savings)
 
The Eagle Buck program is designed to help you.  All you have to do is to make contacts with families who you think might make a great RCS family.
 
For your trouble you will be rewarded $750 toward your tuition for every student that you refer and enrolls in RCS for longer than a month.  The neat thing is that we will also give the family enrolling $750 per student off of their tuition!
 
Please make sure you let us know when that happens as you will need to ask for Eagle Buck information in the front admission's office.  Sherry Johnson will be glad to process every one of these new families as well as to arrange for your tuition to be lowered.
 
Entrance Marque Damage Update
 
The insurance company has contacted our sign company, Hardeman Signs.  Re-construction will begin this Monday.
 
Annual Fund
 
Our Annual Fund percentage of parent participation has increased to 70%.  (Note: Our banner on the corner of Bldg. "B".)  If you haven't contributed to this, please do, since this need must be raised by the end of the school year which is May 31.  The Annual Fund is the amount of money that your tuition does not cover in running the school.  This year we are having to raise $250,000 over and above tuition. At this point we have raised $71,589.06 toward that goal.
 
Gala / Silent Auction  - April 2, 2011
 
Tiffany Pate and her band of other volunteers are hard at work tying up all the details of this wonderful event.  Save the date on your calendar (April 2nd).  All the money raised goes toward the Annual Fund.  Be watching for information on how you may become a part.
 
Rosehill Window Stickers

I am more than happy to place a window sticker on your car.  All you have to do is to let someone in carpool or at the front desk know that you need one.  Within a couple of days I will accommodate your request by finding your car in the carpool line or parking lot.  I have affixed 589 stickers on Rosehill Christian School cars.  This is the best advertisement around and we need your help to broaden this exposure.   We have had several families look up the school on Google and eventually enroll their children because of this one simple sticker.  Join the family at Rosehill and get "stickered!" 
 
Rosehill Christian School Pens
 
In the same vein of the window stickers, we will be distributing twenty (20) Rosehill pens to each family for distribution.  The intention is to inundate every business in the CyFair/Tomball/Magnolia area with our pens within a short window of time.  We bought these pens specifically for advertisement.  We picked the shape of the pen so it can easily be used by waitresses.  They are attractive enough to be used by banks and other outlets.  When you get your pens, please plan on distributing them within a week to businesses.  Don't worry about duplicating with someone else.  They will just get more of our pens!   If that is done, then we all should start seeing our pens all over the area!!!
 
Ideas:  Banks, sit down restaurants, fast food outlets, oil lube stores, auto parts stores, discount store customer service counters, grocery stores.
 
Varsity Girls Basketball
 
Our girls are playing in the final four of the state as I'm writing this, (4:30 p.m.).  Their game is against Fort Worth Lake Country at Summit High School, 1071 W. Turner Warnell Rd., Arlington, TX  76001.  The championship game will be played at Legacy High School, 1263 N. Main St., Mansfield, TX  76063 on Saturday, March 5 @ 4:00 p.m.
 

Baseball Complex Completion
 
Some have asked me about what it will take to complete this fantastic faciltiy.  As many of you know, we had the First Annual Wally Capps softball tournament in the spring of last year to help raise funds for this complex.  The money raised went toward the completion of the batting cages.  Since then, we have constructed the entire outfield fence and have stubbed in behind home plate the beginnings of a two story concessions stand and press box.  When completed, this area will be equipped with restrooms, and all the amenities that are associated with a first class concession stand and press box.  Here is a list of things that still need to be donated to complete the baseball complex.
  • Fencing along the first and third base outfield.  This fencing will be a black 6' high chain link fence.            Cost:  $9,000
  • The block work for the concession stand lower structure has been donated.  We need the completion of the upper story press box area to be donated.  This may be out of wood.             Cost:   $6,000
  • The plumbing fixtures for the restrooms will need to be donated.          Cost:   $4,000
  • We need the steel roofing donated for the top of both the dugouts.        Cost:   $5,000
  • Scoreboard             Cost: $24,000  (Anyone interested in donating this may have advertising rights to the scoreboard for five years.)
First Grade Chicks

The chicken eggs of our first graders have hatched!  We now have 19 little chicks in Mrs. Sutton's classroom.  No worry, they will be going home on Wednesday after several days of being subjected to the hands of our little ones.


 

February 18, 2011

posted Feb 19, 2011, 6:26 AM by Dean Unsicker   [ updated Feb 19, 2011, 7:29 AM ]

Grandparent's Day
 
We were thrilled that your parents came to our Grandparent's Day on February 18th.  Miss Beth Briner, alumni and present music teacher, had the Pre-school - 5th grade students perform for all of the attendees.  The theme was "For God So Loved the World."  Each class represented a different country and its culture.  One of the highlights was the kindergarten class singing their song in French.  The song brought the house down.
 
"New Life" our mother's service organization had more than enough food and the grandparents found their grandchildren's classes for a time of observation.  A record number of grandparents filled the entire gymnasium.  Thanks to you who attended and hopefully those who could not make it will mark their calendars for next school year.  We will be changing the date of Grandparent's Day back to the month of October for next year.
 
 Open House
 
Please remember that our Open House evening is a perfect place to show off what the Lord has done at RCS.  This evening is February 24th / 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Hopefully you may use this evening to enhance your chances of cashing in on some Eagle Bucks!
 
Eagle Buck Extravaganza
- (Tuition Savings)
 
The Eagle Buck program is designed to help you.  All you have to do is to make contacts with families who you think might make a great RCS family.
 
For your trouble you will be rewarded $750 toward your tuition for every student that you refer and enrolls in RCS for longer than a month.  The neat thing is that we will also give the family enrolling $750 per student off of their tuition!
 
Please make sure you let us know when that happens as you will need to ask for Eagle Buck information in the front admission's office.  Sherry Johnson will be glad to process every one of these new families as well as to arrange for your tuition to be lowered.
 
Entrance Marque Damage Update
 
The insurance company has contacted our sign company, Hardeman Signs, so construction should start taking place soon.
 
Annual Fund
 
Our Annual Fund percentage of parent participation has increased to 70%.  (Note: Our banner on the corner of Bldg. "B".)  If you haven't contributed to this, please do, since this need must be raised by the end of the school year which is May 31.  The Annual Fund is the amount of money that your tuition does not cover in running the school.  This year we are having to raise $250,000 over and above tuition. At this point we have raised $71,589.06 toward that goal.
 
Gala / Silent Auction  - April 2, 2011
 
Tiffany Pate and her band of other volunteers are hard at work tying up all the details of this wonderful event.  Save the date on your calendar (April 2nd).  All the money raised goes toward the Annual Fund.  Be watching for information on how you may become a part.
 
Rosehill Window Stickers 
I am more than happy to place a window sticker on your car.  All you have to do is to let someone in carpool or at the front desk know that you need one.  Within a couple of days I will accommodate your request by finding your car in the carpool line or parking lot.  I have affixed 589 stickers on Rosehill Christian School cars.  This is the best advertisement around and we need your help to broaden this exposure.   We have had several families look up the school on Google and eventually enroll their children because of this one simple sticker.  Join the family at Rosehill and get "stickered!" 
 
Rosehill Christian School Pens
 
In the same vein of the window stickers, we will be distributing twenty (20) Rosehill pens to each family for distribution.  The intention is to inundate every business in the CyFair/Tomball/Magnolia area with our pens within a short window of time.  We bought these pens specifically for advertisement.  We picked the shape of the pen so it can easily be used by waitresses.  They are attractive enough to be used by banks and other outlets.  When you get your pens, please plan on distributing them within a week to businesses.  Don't worry about duplicating with someone else.  They will just get more of our pens!   If that is done, then we all should start seeing our pens all over the area!!!
 
Ideas:  Banks, sit down restaurants, fast food outlets, oil lube stores, auto parts stores, discount store customer service counters, grocery stores.
 
Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball
 
Both of our teams are in the playoffs.  Our boys are playing San Marcos there in a region game tomorrow (Sat.) at 4:00 p.m. and our girls are playing a home region game against Round Rock at 1:00 pm tomorrow (Sat.).  Come out to support our Eagles on their way to state competition finals.
 
Varsity Baseball
 
Our varsity baseball team tied their competitor in a three day tournament this evening at Concordia Lutheran.  They will be playing their last game tomorrow, (Sat.), at 11:30 at Concordia.  Come out and support the team.
 
Baseball Complex Completion
 
Some have asked me about what it will take to complete this fantastic faciltiy.  As many of you know, we had the First Annual Wally Capps softball tournament in the spring of last year to help raise funds for this complex.  The money raised went toward the completion of the batting cages.  Since then, we have constructed the entire outfield fence and have stubbed in behind home plate the beginnings of a two story concessions stand and press box.  When completed, this area will be equipped with restrooms, and all the amenities that are associated with a first class concession stand and press box.  Here is a list of things that still need to be donated to complete the baseball complex.
  • Fencing along the first and third base outfield.  This fencing will be a black 6' high chainlink fence.            Cost:  $9,000
  • The block work for the concession stand lower structure has been donated.  We need the completion of the upper story press box area to be donated.  This may be out of wood.                                        Cost:   $6,000
  • The plumbing fixtures for the restrooms will need to be donated.          Cost:   $4,000
  • We need the steel roofing donated for the top of both the dugouts.        Cost:   $2,000
  • Scoreboard             Cost: $24,000  (Anyone interested in donating this may have advertising rights to the scoreboard for five years.)
 

February 4, 2011

posted Feb 3, 2011, 9:36 AM by Dean Unsicker   [ updated Feb 3, 2011, 11:44 AM ]

Grandparent's Day

We are thrilled that your parents will be coming to our Grandparent's Day on February 18th.  The program invitation is available at the front desk for those of you who did not receive one in the mail.

  8:00 -   9:00 a.m. - Continental Breakfast - Bldg. "G" / All Grandparents
  9:00 -   9:45 a.m. - Pre-K - 5th Grade Program - Bldg. "G" / All Grandparents
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. - All Grandparents Visit Classrooms

Grandparents may take their grandchildren with them when they leave.  All students leaving with their grandparent will be dismissed from their homerooms.

This is a great time for you as a grandparent to familiarize yourself with the school and our program.  

Open House


Please remember that our Open House evening is a perfect place to show off what the Lord has done at RCS.  This evening is February 24th / 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Hopefully you may use this evening to enhance your chances of cashing in on some Eagle Bucks!

Eagle Buck Extravaganza
- (Tuition Savings)

The Eagle Buck program is designed to help you.  All you have to do is to make contacts with families who you think might make a great RCS family.

For your trouble you will be rewarded $750 toward your tuition for every student that you refer and enrolls in RCS for longer than a month.  The neat thing is that we will also give the family enrolling $750 per student off of their tuition!

Please make sure you let us know when that happens as you will need to ask for Eagle Buck information in the front admission's office.  Sherry Johnson will be glad to process every one of these new families as well as to arrange for your tuition to be lowered.

Entrance Marque Damage

We know who ran into the marque and damaged it.  It was not a family from our school.  Unfortunately we will have to rebuild this column.  I was on campus when it happened on MLK Day.  The one who damaged it has insurance and will pay for the damages.  This will be fixed as soon as possible.

Annual Fund

Our Annual Fund percentage of parent participation has increased to 70%.  (Note: Our banner on the corner of Bldg. "B".)  If you haven't contributed to this, please do, since this need must be raised by the end of the school year which is May 31.  The Annual Fund is the amount of money that your tuition does not cover in running the school.  This year we are having to raise $250,000 over and above tuition. At this point we have raised $66,589.06 toward that goal.

Gala / Silent Auction

Tiffany Pate and her band of other volunteers are hard at work tying up all the details of this wonderful event.  Save the date on your calendar (April 2nd).  All the money raised goes toward the Annual Fund.  Be watching for information on how you may become a part.

RCS Receives Grant

We just received a grant of $3,000 from the Smelek Foundation.  It will be specifically used to add lights to the performance area in Bldg. "E".  All of the sound equipment, computers, video projector, and now lighting have been a result of two foundations granting us money to accomplish these improvements.  The higher the percentage of our parents participating in our Annual Fund, the better chances of getting more foundation grants.

Rosehill Window Stickers

I am more than happy to place a window sticker on your car.  All you have to do is to let someone in carpool or at the front desk know that you need one.  Within a couple of days I will accommodate your request by finding your car in the carpool line or parking lot.  I have affixed 579 stickers on Rosehill Christian School cars.  This is the best advertisement around and we need your help to broaden this exposure.   We have had several families look up the school on Google and eventually enroll their children because of this one simple sticker.  Join the family at Rosehill and get "stickered!"

Rosehill Christian School Pens

In the same vein of the window stickers, we will be distributing twenty (20) Rosehill pens to each family for distribution.  The intention is to inundate every business in the CyFair/Tomball/Magnolia area with our pens within a short window of time.  We bought these pens specifically for advertisement.  We picked the shape of the pen so it can easily be used by waitresses.  They are attractive enough to be used by banks and other outlets.  When you get your pens, please plan on distributing them within a week.  If that is done, then we all should start seeing our pens all over the area!!!

Unprecedented Soccer Team Results

Our varsity soccer team has accomplished a "first ever" season.  The program, only in its third year of inception, finished second in the district, missing first place by a goal within the last minute losing to the eventual district winner. They finished the regular season with a 12-4-3 record including a 9-2-1 Division III, District 5 record.  This is a huge difference compared to last year's regular season record of 2-10.  The team is playing their first area playoff game against Bryan St. Joseph at 6:00 p.m. at Rosehill's Victory Field.  Come out to support the team as they march toward the state finals.

January 21, 2011

posted Jan 21, 2011, 1:35 PM by Dean Unsicker

Eagle Buck Extravaganza - (Tuition Savings)

The Eagle Buck program is designed to help you.  All you have to do is to make contacts with families who you think might make a great RCS family.

For your trouble you will be rewarded $750 toward your tuition for every student that you refer and enrolls in RCS for longer than a month.  The neat thing is that we will also give the family enrolling $750 per student off of their tuition!

Please make sure you let us know when that happens as you will need to ask for Eagle Buck information in the front admission's office.  Sherry Johnson will be glad to process every one of these new families as well as to arrange for your tuition to be lowered.

Potholes In Exit

I am very aware that these potholes exist.  We have called TX-DOT to get them to fill them.  Just today they called back to say that these holes are NOT their responsibility.  They are outside of the white line making it our responsibility.  We have dumped blacktop material in them only to have the material be rooted out of the hole.

More than filling the holes is required.  If any parent has suggestions and/or would step up to repair these two holes, please contact me at dunsicker@rcseagles.org

Turn Lane

Tom Harrison and I have been working with TX-DOT to get an extra turn lane added to 2920 from the school to Mueschke Rd.  We got preliminary messages from TX-DOT that this addition was on the docket, but recently have been notified that funding was not available.  Pray that we will be able to add this very necessary lane for the safety of our campus and its drivers.

Entrance Marque Damage

We know who ran into the marque and damaged it.  Unfortunately we will have to rebuild this column.  I was on campus when it happened on MLK Day.  The one who damaged it has insurance and will pay for the damages.  This will be fixed as soon as possible.

Open House

Please remember that our Open House evening is a perfect place to show off what the Lord has done at RCS.  This evening is February 24th / 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Hopefully you may use this evening to enhance your chances of cashing in on some Eagle Bucks!

I Timothy 4:12 Award

We have developed the I Timothy 4:12 Award.  It will be presented to one student every semester by the Head of School in front of the school's board members.  The award winners are typified by this verse.  "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."

Congratulations to this semester's winner, Trey Frederick.  Trey and all the other winners are elected by the faculty of RCS and presented with a commemorative plaque to display in his home along with his/her name being placed on a plaque in the hallway of the school.

Annual Fund

Our Annual Fund percentage of parent participation has increased to 70%.  (Note: Our banner on the corner of Bldg. "B".)  If you haven't contributed to this, please do, since this need must be raised by the end of the school year which is May 31.  The Annual Fund is the amount of money that your tuition does not cover in running the school.  This year we are having to raise $250,000 over and above tuition.

Gala / Silent Auction

Tiffany Pate and her band of other volunteers are hard at work tying up all the details of this wonderful event.  Save the date on your calendar (April 2nd).  All the money raised goes toward the Annual Fund.  Be watching for information on how you may become a part.

RCS Receives Grant

We just received a grant of $3,000 from the Smelek Foundation.  It will be specifically used to add lights to the performance area in Bldg. "E".  All of the sound equipment, computers, video projector, and now lighting have been a result of two foundations granting us money to accomplish these improvements.  The higher the percentage of our parents participating in our Annual Fund, the better chances of getting more foundation grants.

Rosehill Window Stickers

I am more than happy to place a window sticker on your car.  All you have to do is to let someone in carpool or at the front desk know that you need one.  Within a couple of days I will accommodate your request by finding your car in the carpool line or parking lot.  I have affixed 579 stickers on Rosehill Christian School cars.  This is the best advertisement around and we need your help to broaden this exposure.   We have had several families look up the school on Google and eventually enroll their children because of this one simple sticker.  Join the family at Rosehill and get "stickered!"




January 7, 2011

posted Jan 7, 2011, 2:18 PM by Dean Unsicker

No you aren't crazy!  The last entry was November 12th.  Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays set me back for which I apologize.

Dates of Importance

Feb. 4 - Feb. 10  Re-enrollment for 2011-12 School Year
Feb. 14 - 16        RCS Sibling Re-enrollment
Feb. 24              All School Open House / Grades Pre-K - 12 (Bldg. "G") - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Northwest Private School Preview


Where: Cypress Creek YMCA    (Hwy. 249 north of Cypresswood by Houston Northwest Baptist Church)
When:  Jan. 30 - 3-5 p.m.
Why:    Give you an opportunity to invite your friends to come and see all about RCS
            Give them an opportunity to sign up for a $500 tuition voucher for any school of their choosing
            Over 25 private schools will be represented at this preview.

Track Program

Now that we have a new eight lane rubber track it is time to fill it with athletes ready to compete!  We have just finished purchasing a new timing device that will integrate the latest technology into the running of a track meet.  We are excited about this new opportunity that we have to conduct home track meets and to invite other schools to our facility.  We just completed ordering over $15,000 of equipment that has been funded by a gracious donor so we can exploit our new facilities.  Thanks to that donor for their wonderful gift to the track program.

If you are interested in helping with these meets, please contact me at dunsicker@rcseagles.org. or Jonathan Whitson at jwhitson@rcseagles.org.   We are having an organizational meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday 1/15/11 in Bldg. "J".  Please let one of us know that you are planning to attend by emailing us.

Baseball Program

If you remember last year at this time we did not have a baseball field to play on.  It was only days before the season started in early February that we got the field ready for competition.  Playing games without foul poles, and outer fences made it interesting.  However, through private donations and our annual Wally Capps softball tournament we have since been able to build a nice batting cage, improve our infield/pitching mound/batter's box, install permanent foul poles, put speakers up and supply them with a very nice sound system, and get the infrastructure of the concession stand and press box completed.

Hopefully before the end of baseball season we will get additional donations that will help us to complete the concessions stand and press box, roof the dug outs, install all plumbing fixtures in the concessions stand which will complete the restrooms, and construct a 6' chain link fence down the first and third baselines.

Construction will begin on the building of the outfield fence next week.  The goal is to have that fence completely done by the first baseball game in early February.

Basketball and Soccer

If you haven't been able to attend either of these sports at the school you are missing a huge blessing.  The Lord has blessed us with wonderful facilities, great athletes, and remarkable coaches.  Please consult their schedules on the internet and come to support our Eagles before you miss this winter sport blessing.

Dad's In Prayer

Come and pray with us on Thursday mornings in Bldg. "B".  We are in the conference room from 7:30 - 8:30 every Thursday morning.  Good fellowship and praying for the needs of the school characterize this time.

Mom's In Prayer

Please call Kitty Edwards for details on the Mother's in Prayer time.  Kitty's phone number is (281) 304-9352.


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