Rolesville High School Weekly Updates | January 13, 2018
Monday - Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: Remember that we will not be in school on Monday, January 15th in observance of the profound impact Dr. King had on our nation and world.
Practice ACT Information Session: Those students who were part of the practice session are invited to a session with your parents to learn about your scores and information that will help when you take the actual assessment. The event will be in the auditorium on Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 PM.
Exam Schedule Makeups: For students who miss exams and if there is not a specific makeup exam plan already communicated, we are prepared to help with makeups starting on Thursday, January 18th. We prefer not to wait until the 19th. Students who need to makeup exams are to report to the first floor Commons first thing in the morning so we can set them up to test.
Student Assignment Strips for 2018-19: These were distributed earlier this week.
Second Semester Sophomore Parking Passes: We have decided that we will sell parking passes to sophomores second semester. They will be on sale Friday, january 19th from 8-10 AM in the media center. Student and parents must download the forms on the school website and follow directions carefully. Note that we will not accept personal checks, only cash or money order. Also, the form must be notarized, so give yourself time to swing by the bank during the days before.
Makeup Day for January 4th and 5th: We no longer have a teacher workday on January 22nd ot February 19th Students will be in school those days.
From Mrs. Singletary re. State Competitions: For those students who will be attending the competitions, the expenses are as follows:
FBLA State Competition: March 9-21
Registration = $60
Hotel = $157.85/night
DECA State Competition: March 8-10
Registration = $75
Hotel = $157.85/night
Senior Exam Exemptions: They are only eligible to be exempt from teacher-made exams. If there are unexcused absences, the student may not be exempt. The following applies:
3 or fewer excused absences with an A overall average
2 or fewer excused absences with a B overall average
1 or fewer excused absences with a C overall average
For the purposes of exemption only, students who do not have any tardies can earn back on absence. This will impact exams, not the attendance as marked in Powerschool.
Note in the Pocket: We will have the boxes in the front office, by the media center and near the stairs on the 3rd and 4th floors. Please send gently used clothes or new clothes January 2-12. If you clean out closets over break, this is a great time to send clothes to people who have a need.
Curriculum Night and Open House: Set for February 5th.
6-7 PM: Information for AP classes and general curriculum information we will be available in the
6:30-7 PM: Information session in the auditorium for rising freshmen and parents
7-8 PM: Spring open house to meet the teachers. We will have 10 minute classes with time to change
between. Parents will need to access student schedules online or have that information
handy with teacher names, periods and classrooms.
Superintendent Search: The Communications Dept. of WCPSS is asking for parent input on a form. We will have paper copies if you are interested in that or you may access the survey at wcpss.net/superintendent-search. We need paper copies back in our office by January 12th in order to courier them to the Communications Department.
Ram Rocks: Some of you will remember these from RMS. We have opened this option up for students at RHS. If you hear your child say that a staff member has done something worthy of a thank you, encourage him or her to go to the main office, media center or Student Services to complete a form and put it in the box. Sometimes the very best things we can give don’t cost a thing!
ACT Study Guides: We have guides in the media center available for check out.
NCTAP: Students who are interested in this apprenticeship program must register to attend a mandatory meeting. The remaining date is January 27th. Visit nctap.org to register and learn more.
Senior Fees: June grads need to go to Online School Payments on our website to pay $40.
Bank of America Summer Internship Program: There is a wonderful opportunity for an 8-week paid internship next summer! The Bank of America Summer Internship Program targets WCPSS juniors and seniors. Selected students participating in the Student Leaders Program must commit to working for 8 weeks in Wake County with a non-profit for 35 hours each week. During the 8th week, the students will attend an all expense paid trip to a week long "Student Leaders Summit in Washington D.C." During the Summit approximately 200 students from all across the country will have an opportunity to connect with like minded students, meet with elected officials in Washington and also network with key individuals from Bank of America. The conference is July 8-13, 2018. The application window is open until Feb. 2, 2018. The link to the program and the application is:
https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/student-leaders.html?cm_mmc=EBZ-EnterpriseBrand-_-vanity-_-EB01VN00BB_studentleaders-_-NA#fbid=NSI993ZVSEh Please let Mrs. McPherson know if you are interested.
Registration for AP Exams: The site for registration went live on December 11th. Mr Douglas, our Dean of Students, has prepared information for the AP teachers to share with the students.If you wish to see the presentation, you will be able to access it on the RHS website. Go to Academics -> Advanced Placement -> RHS AP Exam Information -> AP Exam Informational Powerpoint.