InfoBruin for 
Friday, October 18,  2019
"A" Day
The InfoBruin is proudly provided by the RBHS PTSA.

Jostens had a meeting last week with the Senior class. They handed out 2020 Senior packets for apparel, cap and gown, announcements and more! If your student missed the meeting, they can pick up a packet in the Activities Office.  Jostens will be back Friday, October 18th, 8:00-4:00, for this day only, to collect orders.  The order form should be completed, and payment in full, if the order is less than $80.  If the order is more than $80, you may put a down payment of $80 down, or pay in full.  If your student will not be here on Friday, they may turn their Jostens order and payment 
into the Activities office this week.  
The AP test registration window is now open!  Any students wanting to take an AP exam in May of 2020 need to: 1. make sure you have "joined" your AP class through your College Board account using your teacher's join code.  See your teacher ASAP if you have not done this.  2. complete the test registration form (see Mrs. Geyer in the Counseling office for forms) and return the form along with your 
non-refundable  $40/exam deposit to the Counseling Office
NO LATER THAN Wednesday, Oct. 30th.  Students qualifying for Free or Reduced lunch will have their testing fees waived if your parent/guardian has completed the appropriate forms through the Parent Portal. See your counselor if you have questions.

Today's Events and Activities

Football V Helias Catholic 7:00 PM Helias Catholic HS
Cross Country All Border War Championships 4:15 PM McNair Park, St. Charles, MO


Dear CPS Families:
Each year Columbia Public Schools conducts a parent/guardian survey to find out how we're doing and how things are going in your child's school.  A similar survey is also being conducted with employees and selected grades of students. 
Please tell us what you think, based on your experiences.  The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and all responses are confidential.  

Note: If you have more than one child attending school in the district, please provide answers that reflect an overall average for all of your/your children's experiences.

Take the survey:
If you have questions about the survey, please contact Dave Wilson in the Assessment, Intervention and Data Department at
Thank you!

Columbia Public Schools
1818 W. Worley Street
Columbia, MO  65203

Rock Bridge High School LOVES its players, coaches and teams! That's why we hold the annual (18th) FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME DINNER & AUCTION! We need YOUR help!
  Here's how you can get involved:
1. Support Your Sport- the opportunity to make a tax deductible $50 donation to your team to help them reach their personal goal to purchase the item they have selected for the 2019-20 school year (uniforms, balls, warm ups, etc...). Check out to make your donation.
  2. Sponsor, donate to, advertise with and/or attend the 2019 For the Love of the Game Dinner & Auction! It is with the help of our RBHS and Columbia community we have raised over 1.6 MILLION dollars over the first 17 years to benefit our athletic program. Please consider being part of our team by going to  or email  for more information.



Or sign up here to participate: 


Club Announcements

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)  Meeting
Tuesday, Oct 22, 8:15am
Bring dues, finalize district contest event choice, & more fundraising information.

Young Republicans!
  We have a lot of exciting activities coming up!
                           -Mark your calendar for Nov. 14!  Representative Sara Walsh will be our guest speaker at our club meeting at 8:15 in PAC Lobby.
Young Republican Officers
President- Hannah Rettke
Vice President- Garrett Roach
Treasurer- Luke Gallagher
Secretary- Megan Rodgers
Ambassadors- Kylie Groh, Samaranjay Goyal,  Jack Bower, Jessica White,  Emma Hake, Adam Hall, Anna Summerall, Paige Sells 

Continue your celebration of the arts by considering your entry to this year's national #PTAReflections contest.  This year's Reflections theme, " Look Within ,"calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts.   Original works in the areas of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts will be due on Friday, November 8.  Compete for scholarships, awards and recognition as judges review your work for interpretation of theme, creativity and technique....
Click here  for official rules, details on how to enter and your official entry form.
And for inspiration... Check out the Call for Entries Video.

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Counseling Announcements

Upcoming College Visits  
(All college Visits held in the Counseling Office):

University of Minnesota
Oct. 21, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
University of Tennessee: Knoxville
Oct. 24, 2019
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Stephens College
Oct. 29, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
The Food Bank of Central Missouri has a new  volunteer leadership program available to interested students!  The  Ballard Buddy Youth Leadership Program  to give students aged 14-18 years an opportunity to become involved in the mission to stop hunger in our community. Its inaugural year runs from June 2019 to April 2020. For more information and to apply visit:  

SENIORS interested in being nominated for the Belcher Scholarship should submit a copy of your resume, unofficial transcript, and an essay responding to the prompt: What advice would you give to an incoming 9th grader at your high school to help them maximize their school experience? to Mrs. Geyer in the Counseling Office by Friday, Nov. 8th. The Belcher Scholarship is a $1000 annual scholarship awarded to a student in each of the MO School Board Association's 17 regions. Applicants are judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of their essay. A statewide winner is selected from this group of regional winners and awarded an additional $1500. 

Rock Bridge PTSA Announcements

A big congratulation to Bree McMurray!  Bree joined Rock Bridge PTSA this year and her name was drawn to receive the $50 gift card to Sophia's / Addison's restaurants donated by  Wilson's  Fitness  Center.    
It is not too late to join RB PTSA and help support RB's staff and students.  Individual , staff, business, and student memberships are all options.    Membership forms can be found in the Activities Office.  
PTSA meetings are held at noon on the second Monday of the month during the school year in the atrium area in front of the RB Performing Arts Center (PAC).  Meetings typically last one hour or less.  Please join us!  
We would like to recognize and thank our RBHS PTSA 2019-20  Business members:  
W ilson's Fitness Center  
Lynn  Milyo  Pilates  
573 Home Team  
Sara  Fougere  Catering  
Sleep Diagnostic Services  
Sally C Powell, DDS  
The Shy Team of  Remax  Boone Reality  
Bowers Chiropractic  
TIG Advisors  
Johnston's Paint and Decorating  
Also  a big thank you to our RBHS PTSA Faculty Members 2019-20:  
Laurie Adams 
Jordan Alexander 
Kris Arthur 
Tim Baker 
Sandra Baker 
Lilia Ben-Ayed 
Rex Beltz 
Bob Borst 
Stephanie Brown 
Rebecca Bruton 
Gretchen Cleppe 
Marla Clowe 
Melissa Coil 
Jacqueline Collins 
John-Mark  Cooley 
Newton (Dee) Crosby 
Lisa Davis 
Mary Dix 
David Egan 
Deanna Fancher 
Chris Fischer 
Travis Gabel 
David Graham 
Darlene Grant 
Mary Grupe 
  Lisa Holt  
Matthew Johnson 
Laura Kessel 
Samantha Kiesewetter 
Andrew Kinslow 
Marie Klein 
Eric Knutson 
Anne Koppitz 
Lisa Kurzejeski 
Danielle Lamm 
Brian Larson 
Susan Lidholm 
Ben Loeb 
Michael McGinty 
Carrie McKee 
Amy McKenzie 
Jim Meyer 
Daryl Moss 
Dennis Murphy 
Nicole Murphy 
Jon Myers 
Lisa Nieuwenhuizen 
Ben Niewsoehner 
Teresa Norton 
Debra Perry 
Donna Piecko   
Virginia Poehlman 
Nancy Ragsdale 
Austin Reed 
Rachel Reed 
Vera Reichlin 
Vicki Reimler 
William Rosen 
Sethi Punam 
Donny Silva 
Taylor Sinclair 
Jacob Sirna 
Pam Slansky 
Malcolm Smith 
Jen Sonnenberg 
Carrie Stephenson 
Edith Stevens 
Robin Stover 
Candice Swee 
Randy Swift 
Kevin Taylor 
Lesley Thalhuber 
Justin Towe 
Deborah Tucker 
Jen Turek 
Ali Veatch 
Rachel Victor 
Sandy Welty 
Melissa Wessel 

RBHS Booster Announcements

Rock Bridge HIGH, Rock Bridge LOW, Rock Bridge ROCKS wherever they go!

The Bruin Booster Club promotes school spirit & provides programs & financial support to the athletic teams & student-athletes of Rock Bridge High School (RBHS).  Since 2003, the Booster Club has raised & allocated a significant amount of funds to benefit the Bruin athletic programs.  Those who purchase a Booster Club membership will receive a pass (or passes) to attend all home athletic contests in all seasons.  All money raised through membership dues stays at RBHS to support our student athletes, plus the pass can be less expensive than purchasing individual game tickets throughout a season. Please click the link below for an updated form!