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A Message From the Principal

My biological RCHS family
My biological RCHS family


Students, Parents, and Community members,

I and my staff welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year!!!

I am thrilled beyond words to be your Principal at RCHS and am equally excited about the opportunities for success that await us in the coming year.  My roots here run deep and true - I graduated from RCHS in 1978 and have been working in the school system since 2001 - and my family are all alumni of RCHS - my own children graduated from here in 2011 and 2013. 

My  and my family's experience here was nothing short of fantastic and I hope that each of you have the same experience with your own children.  Bottom line, it is my honor and privilege to be able to serve all of you in a job that I absolutely love doing, my dream job, and I hope my performance in that job creates an experience for your children that mirrors my own.

I have many goals for our school in the coming year, one of them being to ensure open lines of communication with our stakeholders.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school with any questions you may have; we continually strive to keep our website up to date, accurate, and user friendly.  And if there is something you are seeking and simply cannot find, please do not hesitate to email or call.

Again, WELCOME to the 2018-19 school year and I hope you and yours will join me and mine as we strive to make RCHS the BEST high school in the state, causing us to swell with pride each and every time we shout out "WE ARE RAPPAHANNOCK!"

James E. (Jimmy) Swindler II

RCHS Principal