Weekly Updates from RHS | April 5, 2018
School Reopens on Monday, April 9th.
WTCC Open House: Students, parents, and members of the community are invited to attend Wake Tech's Open House at the following locations: Southern Wake Campus, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh on April 7 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon Perry Health Sciences Campus, 2901 Holston Lane, Raleigh on April 7 from 1 - 3 p.m. Register at openhouse.waketech.edu.
June 11: The Board of Education has cancelled this day as a student school day. The last day for school is now back to June 8th.
Career, College and Military Fair: If you participated or know of someone who did, we are very appreciative of the support! The fair went very well. We got lots of positive feedback from the presenters and interviewers. They were very impressed with the engagement, questions and support from the our Rams students! The cool thing is that we had students interview and get job offers...can’t get more real than that!!!
International Fair: Thanks, also, to the families who were directly and indirectly supportive of the event. I THOUGHT we were going to start small, but WOW! The event was such a powerful opportunity for students to share their own cultures. They did so with incredible finesse and pride.
Youth Leadership Rolesville: I also wanted to give a shout out to the YLR families. The helped to facilitate the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce annual awards event and did so with confidence and Ram pride! The very best part was their part of Mrs. McPherson’s recognition as Educator of the Year. I am thrilled that students have had opportunities through the program to learn in ways that otherwise might never have been available.
Graduation Preparation Dates: Make sure you are looking at the school web page. Dates are listed in the Students section in the Senior Information.
First Day after Break: Students return on April 9th. That evening, we will have a PTSA meeting at 6 PM.
Important Graduation Information Meetings: Seniors will meet with staff at 8 AM on April 18th. Parent graduation meeting will be April 23rd at 6 PM. In the next week, will post graduation information to help families begin to make plans.
Family Engagement Survey: WCPSS is sponsoring a survey to gather information from parents about the working relationship between school and parents and hopes for the future. From April 2-May 4, Wake parents are invited to participate in a survey that will be emailed from Panorama Education. The intent is to gather information that will help us build stronger partnerships. Please be on the lookout for this email and share your insight with us.
UNC-Splash: This program is for high school students who are interested in taking classes on the Chapel Hill campus. The date to take classes is April 14th. Students must register by April 6th. Contact Student Services for more information.
Seniors and Parents: Make sure you are looking at the scholarship opportunities online through our school website.
Prom Tickets: They went on sale on Monday, March 5th. We are changing the way we sell tickets and verify eligibility. It is very important that students and parents review the information on our school site. We will sell tickets on Online School Payments. Students must understand requirements for eligibility before purchasing. Fees, fines, and dues as well as disciplinary measures are key to eligibility. Students must also maintain acceptable disciplinary status in order to participate. If not, the student will be ineligible to attend and the cost of the tickets is non-refundable.
Preparations for Graduation and End-of-Year Events Well, we are really gearing up for graduation and end-of-year events as they require lots of planning.
Parent Meeting for Graduation: April 23rd 6-7 PM
All fees must be cleared for seniors: May 11th
Prom at Raleigh’s CAM (Contemporary Art Museum): May 19th
Onsite Graduation/Awards Practice: May 23rd
Senior Awards: May 24th at 8 AM
Graduation Rehearsal at Raleigh Convention Center: May 30th at 6 PM
Baccalureate at Wake Tech’s North Campus: June 2nd
Graduation: June 8th at 8 PM
Graduation Attire: We continue to need white dress shirts, black ties, black pants and black dress shoes for our young men who either are in need or come dressed inappropriately. For young ladies, we can surely use black flats or black pumps.
College Acceptance and Scholarship Notifications: Please remind your Ram to share that information with his or her counselor.
CCP and Wake Tech: Students who are interested in earning college credits at Wake Tech while still enrolled in high school may learn about the CCP program at ccp.waketech.edu. Information sessions will be held on both Wake Tech's north and south campuses beginning late February through May 15. Students will need to register on the website to attend the mandatory information session.
PTSA Nominations: Our wonderful PTSA Board is already thinking about next year. They very much want to know if there are folks who are interested in a position on the Board who are not presently represented. Please contact the school or a present Board member to let us know you are interested.
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.