Hello Sophomores,

As you look forward to the end of one school year and the beginning of another, take this time to reflect on how far you have come. Reflect on the things that used to scare you (coming to high school, writing research papers, etc.) and how you have faced those fears. You will continue to do this throughout your life, so focus on that growth and have confidence in your ability to take on your challenges. You’re doing great!

Now is the time to focus on academics. There is only a month of hard work left until your summer break. Check in with your teachers if you are struggling – they are here to help!

Please see the new finals schedule for the last week of school:

Summer school registration is now available to students. Credit recovery summer school runs June 6 – July 14, Monday through Thursday, and will be located at RCHS, with the option to complete courses virtually. By viewing your “Academic History” in Skyward, determine which courses you need. Sign up using this link:

RCAS 2022 Summer School Registration (google.com)

On Thursday, April 7th students in the Introduction to Construction & Technical Trades courses attended the Associated General Contractors Construction Day. Students rotated between six different hands-on stations. Stations included Heavy Equipment, Carpentry, Concrete, surveying, HVAC/Plumbing/Electricity, and Virtual Reality Safety. The day was a great opportunity to learn and connect with leading industry experts here in Rapid City.

Another great use of your time this summer is exploring your post-high options. Many students find themselves beginning this process in 12th grade, and it can be a lot of pressure to make the decision quickly. Putting thought into it now will make the process less stressful. To get started, look local. Our in-state colleges and technical programs will likely meet your post-high needs, but you can branch out from there. An accurate source of information for you can be found at SDMyLife.com. Most offer summer camps as well, including:

The First Annual USD Business Analytics Adventure Camp!

Date: June 12-16, 2022

Time: Starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 12th

Location: USD Beacom School of Business | Vermillion, SD

Cost: $75 (TOTAL. This includes housing and food for 4 nights and 5 days)


During this five-day event, high school students will have the opportunity to engage in fun activities such as Great Shots Virtual Golf, the new USD E-sports Arena and other USD activities all while gaining and applying introductory business analytics skills.   The University of South Dakota (visitdays.com)


 STEM Summer Camps at South Dakota Mines (sdsmt.edu)


Give Nursing a Shot Camp!