RHS Weekly Updates | September 2, 2018
To the Whole Ram Family: First, I want to say thank you for all who helped during the first days of school. I also want to say thank you, again, to all of the students and staff who made the first couple of days exceptional. Moreover, they were patient during the HVAC issues and brave and wise during the code red lockdown. The PTSA is also deserving of many thanks for doing such a great job with the senior breakfast. After all that we have experienced I hope you all have an awesome Labor Day weekend.
Volunteers Needed for Rolesville BBQ and Bands - Sept. 15th: Need help Friday night and Saturday...Great opportunity to get volunteer experience. The Sign-up Genius is linked in the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce webpage. Volunteers will get a tee shirt. I would love to see our students repping for the Rams!
Seniors - Prom Theme Voting: Sept. 4
Senior Makeup Pictures (Tux and Drape): Sept. 10
Senior Conferences: Sept. 12-17
Class Ring Orders: Sept. 17
Meet the Teachers: Sept. 17, 6-7 PM
Senior Night: Sept. 17, 7-8PM
Senior Product Orders: Sept. 18
Thank you, Rolesville Kiwanis Club! They dropped off school supplies for students who do not have supplies to start the year. We are so appreciative!
PSAT: WCPSS administers the PSAT to 11th graders during the school day on a voluntary basis. This assessment is not required, but it is helpful to prepare for the SAT. It will be administered county-wide on October 10th. The cost is $16 and can be paid by September 10th through the RHS Online School Payments tab. Eleventh grade students with a weighted GPA of 4.313 qualify for a free test and do not need to register. There will be a separate form that those students must fill out in order to confirm. This test provides practice for the SAT and offers insight in advising and counseling students.
From Mrs. MCPherson, RHS Career Development Coordinator
KUMON Math And Reading, Triangle Plantation Drive near Triangle Town Center, is hiring! They are looking for high school students who can help children with math and those who love to work with children. Hours needed are: Mondays and Thursdays 3:30 – 7 p.m. Starting rate is $8/hour. Contact Jenny at 919-616-4899.
JOHN CASABLANCAS MODELING & CAREER CENTER representatives will be on campus Friday, Sept. 7, in CTE classes and will be available during both lunches to speak with interested students.
ASVAB: The ASVAB will be administered on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 in the media center. This is a 3-hour career aptitude test used by the military for placement but beneficial to all students. Juniors or seniors may sign up in Student Services or in 3508. For more information click on https://www.asvabprogram.com/.
Military recruiters visit RHS weekly. MARINES are on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays; ARMY visits on Wednesdays.
A Backstage Pass to STEM Success: SAS is offering insight to females interested in STEM careers on Sept. 14th in an event titled Doyenne Inspiration Seminar and Panel Discussion. The seminar is about overcoming challenges for females in STEM careers. It is limited to 150 participants. http://www.firstnorthcarolina.org/doyenne-inspiration
SAT at Rolesville HS: RHS hosted our first administration of the SAT today. Families should look at the upcoming two dates for administration on Oct. 6th and March 9th. Remember that seating is limited.
From Child Nutrition Services: “WCPSS Child Nutrition Services wants you to know that you can now apply online to qualify for free and reduced price school meals. Go online to https://www.wcpss.net/meals to determine if you qualify and complete the online application. To help you, we've shared application information, frequently asked questions and the online application. Families may also visit their school where paper applications will be available.”
Important Request from the Staff Regarding Use of Electronics: The staff at Rolesville High School is committed to providing our students with experiences that will prepare them to successfully meet course requirements, to understand course content and apply the skills that should be learned in our respective classes. To that end, we ask both students and parents for your support regarding appropriate use of electronic devices at school.
Certainly, there are times when students are permitted to enjoy their own devices such as before school, during lunch and after school. Students are also invited to utilize their own devices if parent and teacher permission are granted as part of the learning experience. This said, staff desire to spend their time devoted to support of student learning, not management of student discipline related to electronic devices. We discussed our concerns regarding lost instructional time due to management of electronics and feel that we need to ask for parental support as we start the year. We know that students want and need to use their devices, but we also must have common ground regarding our purpose as a school and the parameters when it should be appropriately used.
Please talk with your Ram to make sure he or she understands that we are here for him or her and we want to have a productive year without unnecessary complications from inappropriate use of electronics. We deeply desire to make RHS the GREAT learning community it CAN be. We can only achieve this through respect for our common goals and one another.
PTSA Updates from Meeting on 8/13/18 - Important Updates
- Don’t forget to join PTSA. Pay online at https://rolesvillehsptsa.memberhub.store. We will also have opportunities for you to join at athletic events and open houses/parent meetings.
- Anyone who will be a volunteer during the year must register to be a WCPSS volunteer. We will also have computers available at events, since you have to be on a WCPSS campus to register. It is very important that you reapply each year or apply for the first time early in the year...no later than October 31st.
- Don’t forget to relink your Harris Teeter, Lowes and Target RedCard for RHS….oh, and Amazon Smile!