Rolesville HS Weekly Updates | February 15, 2019
Early Release: Friday, February 15
Teacher Workday: Monday, February 18
School Day for Staff and Students (formerly Teacher Workday): Tuesday, February 19
ACT for All Juniors - Wednesday, February 20
Honor Roll Celebration - Friday, February 22
The Reality of Money Event: Feb 27 (To volunteer: http://bit.ly/rhsrealityofmoney22019)
First Cap and Gown Delivery: March 14 during lunches
IMPORTANT for Honor Roll Celebration from PTSA: We are in need of volunteers and food/drinks to support our first-semester honor roll celebration set for Friday, February 22nd. We will be accepting food and drinks in the office each day until 3 PM and request that all donations be sent to school or brought to school by Wednesday, Feb. 20th at 3 PM. The Sign-Up Genius is at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b44a5ae2fa3fc1-honor1.
Reminder about ACT Bootcamp: It is Saturday, February 16th, from 8 AM - noon at RHS for RHS Juniors who have pre-registered to attend. We need students to arrive by 7:45 to allow us to direct them to the starting section.
For the Juniors who cannot attend Bootcamp: We are putting a Google slide show on the school website that parents and students can review independently. It should give tips that families can review together to make students feel more confident going into the test on Wednesday. Please check the homepage.
ACT for Juniors on February 20th - Repeat: We attached a letter to the report cards to make sure all families are aware of this very important assessment for Juniors. It is the REAL assessment that is a legitimate score for college admissions. We want our students to have a great opportunity to demonstrate their achievement. We also want all families to know how to prepare and the schedule we will follow that day (modified).
Black History Celebration - February 20th at 6PM: The National Achievers Society is sponsoring a program this evening that will feature our students in a variety of performances. They are following the lead of Carter G. Woodson, historian, who took the first steps to introduce the celebrations during the week of Frederick Douglas’s birthday. We hope you will join us in the auditorium for our special celebration.
B.T.A.G. and Key Club Toiletries Drive: The clubs are sponsoring a joint toiletries drive to benefit the pantry at Rolesville Middle School. We will happily take any type of toiletry you might like to send. A list has been tweeted and in the Twitter feed on our website. Red boxes are available in prominent places throughout the school. Please help them fill the shelves.
Reality of Money Assistance: We are still in need of assistance for this event on Feb. 27th. If you can assist (anyone who has had a job and paid real bills can do this), we would love to have you man a station. Sign up at http://bit.ly/rhsrealityofmoney22019
PTSA Scholarship - Need committee members: We still need to find 2-3 more folks who will help review anonymous applications for the PTSA scholarship. We will soon make the applications available to seniors, so we need parents of freshmen, sophomores or juniors (no seniors). Applications will be due in April and winners will be revealed and included in the senior awards program. This committee should not be a big time commitment. Let me know if you are interested.
Planning for PTSA 2019-20: The current board is seeking interest for positions. While we know folks may find an elected position constraining, we also would like to know if there are folks who are willing to chair a committee. Feel free to let me know or speak with a current board member.
College Acceptance and Scholarship Letters: Our Student Services Department wants students to bring a copy of acceptance letters and scholarship offers to their front desk. The counselors maintain a record of acceptance and a running total of scholarship offers for each class. It is a great opportunity to celebrate with our students as they make plans for the next steps in their lives.
ASVAB Spring Administration: If your Ram is considering military service, make sure he or she is aware of the upcoming administration of the ASVAB. It generally is something that Juniors or Seniors take to give military personnel a picture of the student’s aptitude and areas for which the student is suited for service. The assessment gives an amazing picture of a person’s strengths and areas for which it makes the most sense to serve. I took it in the fall of my Senior year, because I was considering military service. The picture it presented was spot on and it gave me a great idea for careers that would fit my talents well. For this reason, I do not think only students who are military-bound need to be the only ones who take the assessment. The deadline to register is March 1st for the March 5th administration. Students can go by Mrs. Ellis’s office for more information.
For Seniors Who Want to Become Teachers: Applications for Cohort 5 of the district’s Future Teachers Program will be accepted February 11th – April 5th, and we need your help to ensure that students are aware of this exciting opportunity. Need more information about Future Teachers? Find it here. Eligibility requirements are
- · Must be a graduating WCPSS high school senior
- · Gain admittance to a college or university for the Fall 2019 semester
- · Intend to pursue a K-12 teaching career with WCPSS in one of the following licensure areas: Birth to Kindergarten, Career and Technical Education, Elementary Education, English/Language Arts, English Second Language, Math, Science, Social Studies, Special Education, World Languages
- Future Teachers Application Instructions (includes a reference link to share with references)
- Future Teachers Resume Template
Prom Tickets: Prices increased to $70 until the end of February and $80 in March. Complete prom forms must be submitted during the week of April 23rd in order to pick up tickets. Attendance specifications can be found on the form. All students must also clear fees and fines before tickets can be distributed. This includes payment of all graduation-related expenses for seniors. I want to be sure you know in order to make plans to manage expenses.
Senior fees and fines: It is important that seniors pay fees and fines and return books. We cannot release transcripts until these are cleared. Likewise, this is necessary to participate in prom and graduation activities.
AP Exam Registration: The deadline to register for AP spring exams is February 25. See the information on the school homepage.