A Message From Dr. Scotty Herrell

Message from the Principal:

To the class of 2024, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Rhea County High School for the 2020-2021 school year. We hope you are excited to begin this new chapter with the Rhea County High School family.

We are entering our 8th 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 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 your academic requirements. This should be your goal, not only this year, but every year. It is 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 2024.

To all our students, but especially to the 2020-2021 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 was 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 your accomplishing your ultimate goal of becoming a graduate of Rhea County High School.

Best wishes,

Dr. Scotty Herrell - Principal