A Message From Dr. Scotty Herrell

To the class of 2027,

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to
Rhea County High School for the 2023-2024 school year. We hope you are excited to
begin this new chapter with the Rhea County High School family.

We are entering our 11th school year in the new Rhea County High School
facility. We are very proud of our facility, and we want to make sure that it is treated
with the utmost care and respect. It is very important that everyone takes pride in our
building to ensure that it remains in the top condition for many years to come.
The information in this handbook is very important to you and should be taken
very seriously. These rules will be enforced. You should keep this student handbook
where it can be available as a reference on a daily basis. It should be a constant
reminder of the rules and guidelines that every student is expected to follow while at
Rhea County High School.

Your success at Rhea County High School begins on the first day of school.
You should strive to do your very best every day and make your studies a top priority in
order to meet all of your academic requirements. This should be your goal, not only this
year, but every year. It is very important that you set goals for yourself and assess those
goals often. One of the most important goals for students should be to do everything
necessary to stay on track and graduate at the end of four years with your class in 2027.
To all our students, but especially to the 2023-2024 freshman class, I want to
emphasize the importance of getting off to a good start this school year and to begin to
look forward to your graduation. Every day at Rhea County High School prepares you
for your graduation. Our studies show that students who have had difficulties during
high school that endangered their possibility of graduation were linked directly to the
fact that they got behind during their freshman year and could never seem to get back
on track. Make sure you stay on track!

Everyone at RCHS has your best interest in mind. Our administrative team,
teachers, and counselors are here to help you, in the event you begin to have problems.
If you begin to struggle academically, please take advantage of the help that is available
to you, immediately. The sooner you address the problem, the quicker you can get back
on track.

One of the most important things that is in your control and is directly related
to your success is to make a commitment to be at school every day unless you are not
physically able to be here. This is so important. Your teachers cannot teach you if you
are not in the classroom. Students who make that commitment to be in school every day
have very little trouble keeping up with their academic requirements.
I want you to know that the administration and staff of Rhea County High
School is committed to all our students and will do everything we can to help and
encourage you throughout this school year. My office door is always open, and I am
available to you whenever you need me. I wish you the greatest success at Rhea County
High School and look forward to you accomplishing your ultimate goal of becoming a
graduate of Rhea County High School.

Best wishes,

Dr. Scotty Herrell – Principal