October 17- October 28
In this newsletter:
  • Follow God - Mark 8:34, a Devotion from Evan Barnhart, Director of RCS Global
  • Fab Learning as Reported by Our Teachers
  • Southern California College Tour Recap
  • Athlete of the Week: Varsity Girls Volleyball Team
  • Reserve Your Tickets for the MSHS Stage Left Drama Performances
  • Kindergarten Parents Meeting 10/18 - TOMORROW!
  • Booster Club Apparel Sale at the MSHS 10/18
  • Grandparents Day is THIS Friday! 10/19
  • Annual Dinner is Monday, 10/22
  • HS Fall Candy-Grams for Sale, 10/22 - 10/26
  • RCE Pizza Sale, 10/25
  • Middle School Social, 10/26
  • 10th Grade Social, 10/26
  • 11th Grade Social to the Oakland Museum - Permission Form due 11/2
  • Looking for a MSHS Student Math Tutor
  • A Helpful Note: Report Cards
  • Athletic Upcoming Events
  • How Can I Support RCS?
Follow God

Mark 8:34, in which Jesus explains that following Him requires denying one’s self and following after Him, really flips the world’s expectations of our lives on its head. So much of our energy and our time goes into ourselves – our work, our time, our energy, our family. We, as a culture, have a tendency to focus on ourselves. Jesus explains that following Him requires self-denial. A definition of self-denial could also be self- sacrifice. A question to ask ourselves as we seek to follow Christ in every area of our lives is: What do we need to give up or sacrifice that’s holding us back from a deeper relationship with Him? The beauty of giving up on what’s here on earth is what we gain in return: a deeper relationship with Christ and the promise of eternal life with Him!

In Christ, Evan Barnhart, Director of RCS Global

Fab Learning as Reported by
Our Teachers
 In the STEM elective, we watched how Weaver birds make nests. Then we made nests like the Weaver bird and then we dropped the nests to see if it will protect a raw egg from cracking.
Mrs. Francis
(with Miss Fortier)
8th grade students took their first steps into literary analysis by creating symbolic book covers for the sub stories in The Voyage if the Dawn Treader.
Mrs. Suth
8th Grade History students created newspapers which summarized the creating of the U.S. Constitution, complete with tongue-in-cheek political cartoons, sports, and advertisements of the day.
Mr. Gillette
Dr. Joel Reemtsma, an expert in Old Testament studies and literature, joined our class Thursday to discuss important issues from the Book of Job. The students were very engaged and asked great questions of Dr. Reemtsma.
Mr. Hinton
KB student leaders learning to greet their classmates as they enter their classroom
for the day.
Mrs. Bicker
As we reach the end of the quarter the 7th grade students have collectively read 224 books!
Mr. Kiefer
Southern California College Tour Recap
High School students traveled over the weekend for the RCS Southern California for our Fall College Tour. Check out the alumni we were able to visit along the way!

Colleges Visited: UCLA (UC Los Angeles), USC (University of Southern California), Loyola Marymont University, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, CBU (California Baptist University)

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Volleyball Team for making it to the BCL East Playoffs! The Lady Eagles finished league play in 3rd place and are currently ranked 7th in the North Coast Section.
Come out to support them in the Semi Finals!
TONIGHT! Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00pm!
Reserve Your Tickets for the MSHS Stage Left Drama Performances
RCS Fine Arts Department presents Stage Left! A Drama production of "12 Angry Pigs" and "The Timid Dragon" at the MSHS multipurpose room on Friday, October 26th at
7:00pm. These are fun productions appropriate for all ages. We hope you will bring the whole family to watch and support our middle school and high school drama classes!
Be sure to reserve your tickets today!
$5 in advance / $7 at the door
Starting TODAY October 17th , the RCE library will be open for after-school service for children who are accompanied by their parents. This will be offered from 3:30pm-4:30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. They can check out additional books or participate in the Accelerated Reader program. Accelerated Reader is a reading comprehension and vocabulary building program using a book and the computer.
Kindergarten Parents Meeting TOMORROW, October 18th
We will have a meeting for parents of Kindergarten students before school TOMORROW, Thursday, 10/18, in your child's classroom. The purpose of this meeting is to explain our standards-based report cards that students will be receiving.

EC for Kindergarten students (and their siblings) is free to accommodate parents to attend the meeting.

 Questions or can't make the meeting?
HS Fall Candy-Grams for Sale
10/22 - 10/26
The High School Executive Council is excited to announce that next week we will be selling Fall Candy-Grams! You will be able to purchase these autumn treats for any high school student for just $5 each. Orders can be made in the MSHS office from Oct. 22nd-26th , and you'll get the chance to send a personal message to be included. Candy-Grams will be delivered on Oct. 31st.
RCE Pizza Sale, 10/25

Pizza Sale at RCE!!

The High School Executive Council will be selling Little Caesar's pizza for $2 per slice and drinks for $1 on October 25th after school .

They will be on the RCE South Campus.
Middle School Social, 10/26
The MS Drama Night Social will be held from 5:15pm to 8:45pm at the school on Friday, October 26th. We will play games, enjoy a meal, and then watch the plays put on by the Middle School Drama and High School Drama I classes. The cost for this event is $15, but there is a $5 discount to all who sign up and pay in the Bible classes on Monday or Tuesday of the week of the event (10/22 and 10/23). $15 will be accepted through Thursday, 10/25, for those who still want to go.
Perk! MS Drama students will get to eat for free!
10th Grade Social, 10/26
The Sophomore Class is hosting a social for all 10th grade students in conjunction with the Stage Left Drama performances on Friday, October 26th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Details will be shared on campus by Mr. Edington and the Sophomore Class Council.
11th Grade Social to the Oakland Museum
Permission Forms due 11/2
Click Here for a copy of the 11th Grade Social Permission Form . This form and fee (for transportation) can be returned to Mrs. Cherry or the MSHS Office by November 2nd.
MSHS Parents:

Miss McGrath is looking for a student to tutor Algebra 2/Trig. This is a paid position.

Please let her know at ErinMcGrath@rcs.edu if your student is interested!
With report cards coming out this week, check out our Recommended Tips for discussing the report card with your child.

Click on the button for more details.
Visit our RCS Athletics page for game scores and more!


Score Box

HS Volleyball:
10/10 at Berean Christian
JV Girls lost 2-0
Varsity Girls lost 3-1

HS Soccer:
10/11 vs. Valley Christian @ HOME
Varsity Boys won 3-2
10/16 at Bay (played at Paul Goode Field)
Varsity Boys lost 3-2

HS Tennis:
10/11 vs. Fremont Christian @ HOME
Varsity Girls won 4-3
10/16 at Athenian (played at Tennis Villas as Blackhawk Country Club)
Varsity Girls won 7-0

MS Baseball:
10/11 vs. San Lorenzo (played at the San Lorenzo Little League Field)
Boys B Team won 6-4
10/15 vs. San Lorenzo (played at the San Lorenzo Little League Field)
Boys B Team lost 8-0

MS Softball:
10/11 at San Ramon Valley (played at Sycamore Valley Park)
Girls lost 10-9
10/16 at San Ramon Valley (played at Sycamore Valley Park)
Girls lost 7-6

Upcoming Games
HS Volleyball:
10/17 vs. St. Joseph in BCL East Playoffs (played at Head-Royce)
7:00pm Varsity Girls
10/19 vs. TBA in BCL East Playoffs (played at Head-Royce)
TBA Varsity Girls
10/24 vs. TBA in NCS Playoffs at TBA
TBA Varsity Girls
10/27 vs. TBA in NCS Playoffs at TBA
TBA Varsity Girls

HS Soccer:
10/17 vs. Quarry Lane @ HOME
4:00pm Varsity Boys
10/17 at Making Waves (played at Martin Luther King Memorial Park)
4:00pm JV Boys
10/19 at Athenian
4:00pm Varsity Boys
10/19 vs. Athenian @ HOME
4:00pm JV Boys
10/24 vs. TBA in BCL East Playoffs at TBA
TBA Varsity Boys
10/26 vs. TBA in BCL East Playoffs at Valley Christian (game is dependent upon the results of Wednesdays game)
TBA Varsity Boys

HS Tennis:
10/18 at College Prep (played at Chabot Canyon Racquet Club)
4:00pm Varsity Girls
10/23 vs. TBA in BCL East Semi-Final Playoffs at TBA
TBA Varsity Girls

MS Softball:
10/18 vs. Fremont Christian @ HOME
3:30pm Girls
10/23 or 10/25 vs. TBA in BACSAL Playoffs at TBA
TBA Girls
10/27 vs. TBA in BACSAL Playoffs at Tabernacle
TBA Girls

MS Baseball:
10/17 at Burrell Field
5:45pm Boys A Team
5:45pm Boys B Team
10/24 vs. Bull Dogs (played at Burrell Field)
6:00pm Boys A Team
6:00pm Boys B Team
10/25 at Fremont Christian
4:00pm Boys A Team

MS Cross Country:
10/24 at Alameda Invitational (at Crab Cove)
4:00pm Boys & Girls
How Can I Support RCS?
Vision 2020 is a three-year endeavor launched in October 2017 to raise $1.25 million to remodel elementary classrooms, complete the Bruce D. Johnson Gymnasium, and create a new 21st century science lab at the middle school and high school campus. Be a part of making RCS “fit for the next 50” as we seek to serve our students and community. Our progress towards this goal will be shared at the 49th Annual Dinner (Monday, 10/16), along with student performances and testimonies. If you cannot attend the Annual Dinner, click the button below: