Rolesville HS Weekly Updates | January 27, 2018
Planning ahead for current juniors: In the past few summers, seniors have taken portraits at a studio in Raleigh. We have been in conversation this past week and are very likely going to host tux/drape, cap and gown, informals at RHS during the week of July 30-Aug. 3 as opposed to a studio off site. I wanted to give you a heads up that we are trying to make the trip shorter and the effort easier to accomplish over the summer. There will be more information to come later, but I thought it would be important to let you know given it is a shift in the way we have done business in the past.
ACT on Feb. 27th: After the review of the practice scores this week, I realized that parents really need to understand some critical information. First, all juniors take the ACT for free. This is a GREAT chance to nail the exam in preparation for college applications. The exam needs to be taken very seriously. If they do really well, it will not be necessary to pay to take the exam again. Secondly, students need to retake by early summer in order to have score to be ready to apply for early admissions and scholarships. Lastly, we only offer the ACT for all students without a fee. If your child tends to be a stronger math student than English, the SAT might be a better assessment to show those skills. We learned to much from the Collegewise presentation that I wish you all could have heard. More than anything, I hope sophomore and junior parents are doing research now. Starting these processes during the senior year is really quite late and could prevent students for accessing opportunities. I care fiercely for students to have great chances, so I am sharing or order to have you get the wheels in motion!
Free ACT prep sessions for juniors: Every point increase on your ACT means greater opportunities for college scholarships and financial aid. These sessions are free, but registration is requested.
- Cameron Village Regional Library, Mon., Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- North Regional Library, Thurs., Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cap and Gown Pictures: Feb. 6th and 7th. Schedule is being developed to have students sit for these.
Report Cards: These are scheduled to go out at the end of the week. Staff are running a bit behind due to the weather and late exams. I will let you know if we have to delay distribution.
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.
Makeup Days for Snow Days:
Replacing Jan.5th - Now Student Day on February 19th
Replacing Jan. 17th - Now Student Day on March 29th
Replacing Jan. 18th - Now Student Day on June 11th
Replacing Jan. 19th - No Makeup Day Required
Senior Fees: June grads need to go to Online School Payments on our website to pay $40.
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.