• Rolesville HS Weekly Updates     | January 4, 2019




    Happy New Year!


    Opportunities for Students to Demonstrate their Talents:  During morning announcements, we have shared the following opportunities.  I am sharing because I want families to know that we share these opportunities as they arise and hope that students will make the effort to pursue scholarships and share their talents.  I want to be sure families know the deadlines for submission.

    • Sallie Southall Scholarship - January 7th to Mrs. Harris in Student Services
    • Optimist Club Essay “When All the World’s Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?” - January 18th (We have the information about where submissions should go.)
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration (Wake Forest - January 24th, accepting all types of performances and original works to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy) - Entries due to Ms. Key on January 7th.

    Exam Preparations:  We only have next week to review before first semester exams begin.  The exam period has been moved to January 14-18 and the last day of the semester is now the 18th.  Make sure you check our homepage for the overview of the test schedule.


    Exam FAQs:  Ms. Ashdown has collected questions and responded to them in order to help parents and students know what to do in specific situations.  Please review these to see if any apply to the preparation for exams.

    1. If I am taking Eng. 2 and Math 1 when do I take my exams? Eng. 2 on Tuesday Math 1 on Wednesday
    2. If I am taking Eng. 2 and Math 3 when do I take my exams? Eng. 2 on Tuesday Math 3 on Wednesday
    3. What do NCFE and EOC stand for? North Carolina Final Exam and End of Course exam
    4. What do CTE and TME stand for? Career and Technical Education exam and Teacher Made Exam
    5. What are the CTE Classes? Accounting 1, Agriscience, Animal Science 1 & 2, Apparel 1, Business Law, Career Management, Core & Sustainable, Construction, Digital Design Animation, Early Childhood Education, Electrical Trade 1 & 2, Fashion & Merchandise, Foods 1 & 2, Game Art Design, Health Science 1 & 2, Health Team Relations, Horticulture 1, Marketing, Microsoft, Excel, Microsoft Word & PPT, Multimedia & Web Page Design, Parenting & Child Development, Personal Finance, Principle of Business, Sports & Entertainment Marketing 1, Technology Design, Technology Engineering & Design
    6. If I miss my exam on Monday, when do I take it? Thursday, January 17th at 7:25 am.  Meet on the 3rd floor commons
    7. Do I need to be here all day on Monday and Tuesday? Yes, if you are enrolled in an EOC, you will review.  All other classes will be testing. *exception 1: Senior exemption for Teacher-made tests only, *exception 2: you have passed your CTE credential
    8. Can I go off campus for lunch?  Yes, only if you have an off-campus pass
    9. What tests will be given on paper?  Chemistry, American History 1, American History 2, World History, Civics and Economics
    10. If my class finishes their tests before we are scheduled to go to lunch can we go anyway? No, the cafeteria cannot handle all students at one time.  CTE and TME only are allowed to dismiss at 9:45. If students have extended time they can test into the lunch period per their IEP/504 plan.
    1. Do I need to be in class on Monday or Tuesday if my class is only reviewing for an EOC? Yes.
    1. If I am absent during exam week will it be counted against me?  No, but you will be marked absent in PowerSchool.  
    1. Can my parent or guardian check me out of class during exams? No. *Exception: The only days that check out’s will be allowed are on Jan. 16th and 17th (EOC days) after 12:00 pm.
    1. Do I need a permission slip to leave during lunch if I am exempt from my afternoon exam on Jan. 14th and 15th?   Yes. There is a copy posted on the website as well as copies printed and placed on the bookshelf on the first-floor commons.  


    Exam Score Delays:  Scores for English II and III will be delayed.  We accustomed to almost immediate turn-around. We expect it to take several days for the vendor to send results.  While we are hopeful it will not impact report card grades, it is very possible that this might occur. I just wanted you to be aware that this might be an issue of which we are at the mercy of the folks who score the exams.


    Exam Volunteers:  Any parent or community member is encouraged to volunteer as a Hall Monitor/Proctor during the busy week of Monday, Jan. 14th - Friday, Jan. 18th.  You will be able to receive one graduation ticket per day that you serve, up to 4 tickets. There are a limited number of tickets as well, so come early to guarantee tickets! Please note: students can not participate as hall monitors or proctors.  Thanks for helping the exam week run smoothly at RHS. Time slots -7:25am - 11:25 or 10:25am - 2:25pm




    For those who took the Practice ACT on December 15th: Do not forget that we will have a representative here on January 10th at 6 PM for the parents and students who took the practice test.  They will provide score reports and helpful tips to families in a session in the media center.


    Juniors Take the ACT:  On February 20th, all Juniors will take the ACT for free.  The scores for this administration can count for college admissions or it can be the kick-off as the first to help students improve over scores over subsequent administration.  Remember that additional administrations must be secured and paid for by the students. We just want families to be aware that the February administration is a legitimate administration despite being free.  We will be sent more information as we get closer to the event.


    Regarding the SAT:  Remember that we have one onsite administration remaining for this year.  There are spots open for the March 9th administration, but they will fill up fast.  I recommend that students register asap for our location. Mr. Morales pursued this for our school this year because he wanted our students to have the chance to test where they are most comfortable.  Remember, juniors need to take care of testing and have their best results no later than around September of the Senior year. Therefore, they need to test in plenty of time going into the Senior year to be prepared for applications.  Please just think about this and do your research to prepare for timely testing. Most schools that require ACT or SAT will accept either one. Research your schools of interest to know what they require.


    Assignment Strips: Assignment Strips for our underclassmen were distributed before the holidays.


    AP Exam Registration:  The deadline to register for AP spring exams is February 25.  See the information on the school homepage.