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Inspiring Excellence and Empowering Potential

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Our mission is to enable, inspire, and empower students to achieve high academic standards, lead ethical lives, and become responsible citizens. Through a sustained commitment to education, Scott County Public Schools aspire to establish a community of respectful, cooperative, and compassionate learners.

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Rye Cove Intermediate School invites you to attend HERITAGE DAY on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th.

Step back in time and experience life as a true Appalachian Pioneer at Rye Cove Intermediate’s Heritage Day on October 30th, 2015. Experience what life was like to attend school in one room, the early 1800s, and hear exciting storytellers.  There will also be old fashioned games, quilting and weaving, railroad artifacts, square dancing, and music.  Rye Cove will also be serving a special lunch including soup beans with all the trimmings. 

In addition, there will be vendors selling crafts and concessions. If you wish for your child to purchase items from concessions or buy crafts from local vendors, please allow your child to bring extra money on this day. We will also have Tandy Leather from Knoxville, TN demonstrating and letting students purchase crafts to make on hand at a reduced priced.



It's Book Fair Time!!!!!!!!!  November 12th-20th.

Click here to see a list for school supplies.

RCI is collecting Box Tops and Printer Cartridges.

Scott County Schools are still participating in the Food City School Bucks program.  Please have the cashier scan your Value Card and register RCI to receive the school bucks.

Rye Cove History

Photograph of a woman.

Rye Cove is one of the karst areas located in Southwest Virginia. Rye Cove's geography contains caves, underground waterways, rock outcroppings and sinkholes. Rye Cove is world famous for its Natural Tunnel that lies west of Rye Cove.  Rye Cove Intermediate School Nature Center is located on the Daniel Boone Birding Trail.

Rye Cove received its name from the native prairie grasses found in the area in the 1700s.  During the period of western expansion, many travelers passed through the Rye Cove area on the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail starting in 1775.

On May 2, 1929 tragedy hit Rye Cove when a rare tornado that destroyed Rye Cove High School. Twelve students and one teacher lost their lives on this day. Many of the dead and injured were evacuated to neighboring houses and barns. One such house was the Red Cross Building (photo pictured above) which still stands today on the grounds of Rye Cove Intermediate School.  Click here to read a transcript, written by Charles Price, describing this day in history.

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158 Memorial School Lane
Duffield, VA 24244
Phone: 276-940-2322
Fax: 276-940-4161

Click to see an excellent video on the Rye Cove Cyclone.