District News
First Home Football Game of this season!!
Panthers beat Ft. Campbell 42-21!
(See pictures in Photo Gallery)
It's been a great start!!
This first week of school has been busy, but terrific!  Check out the Photo Gallery for First Day of School pictures from SES and RJSHS and Meet the Panthers!  Welcome back everyone!! 
Russellville Independent Schools Opening Day
(See additional pictures in Photo Gallery) 
Stevenson Elementary Back-to-School Open House, 8/3/15
(See additional pictures in Photo Gallery) 
RJSHS "Back-to-School Bash and Open House"
(See additional pictures in Photo Gallery) 
Upcoming Dates!
New Student Registration
Back-to-School Bash at Stevenson
Dates to pick up schedules
Back-to-School Bash/Open House at RJSHS
Summer Youth Drama Camp, "Beauty and the Beast"
(See additional camp pictures in Photo Gallery - some excellent actual drama pictures can be seen on our Russellville Jr./Sr. High School facebook)) 
Lady Panthers Basketball Camp Week
(See additional pictures in Photo Gallery) 
Spring Semester CharacterWorks Recognition
(See additional pictures in Photo Gallery)  
Poppy Visits RJSHS to Give Leadership Award

WBK0’s “Poppy” made his second trip to Russellville this fall, this time recognizing Russellville Junior/Senior High School with Poppy’s Leadership Award. Poppy was welcomed with a school-wide assembly showcasing student achievement.

The assembly included recognition of students on the Principal’s List, Golden Panthers (students with straight As, no absences, and no disciplinary referrals), students of the month, and outstanding athletes Tacorian Darden (district and regional football athlete of the year) and Desmon Quarles (Total Fitness athlete of the week). The event also included performances by the RHS Cheerleaders and the RHS Marching Panthers (who placed 7th in the state during their competition season).

Poppy’s Leadership Award is sponsored by Bowling Green attorney Flora Templeton Stuart and recognizes schools who have empowered students to lead, learn, excel, and serve their community. Any school in south central Kentucky can be nominated for the award by showing that they are empowering their students to lead by reaching their full potential in academics, sports, arts, and community service.

Superintendents, principals, teachers, and full-time staff can nominate their school or school group throughout the year. WBKO selects nominated schools for voting by viewers. The school with the most votes wins Poppy’s Leadership Award and is featured on AM Kentucky. Winning schools are entered in a Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the contest period. The selected school will receive a $2,000 check to be used to promote leadership activities and/or “Leader in Me” initiatives and programs.

Stevenson Elementary School also won a Poppy’s Leadership Award earlier in the school year after a competition with Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary School in Bowling Green.


Poppy Pictures
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At Russellville Independent Schools, we are committed to insuring that all students achieve at their highest potential, all teachers teach with relevance and rigor, and all teachers establish meaningful relationships with students, parents and the community.
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