Rolesville HS Weekly Updates | February 22, 2019
Deadline for AP Exam Registration - VERY IMPORTANT: Monday, February 25
The Reality of Money Event: Feb 27 (To volunteer. http://bit.ly/rhsrealityofmoney22019)
First Cap and Gown Delivery: March 14 during lunches
CONGRATULATIONS, MR. GRETHER! We learned late this week that Mr. Grether has been selected as one of 20 finalists for WCPSS Teacher of the Year.
AP Exam Registration - DO BY MONDAY: Go to the homepage and look for the information in the scrolling updates. We want you to understand that now all UNC system universities accept levels 3-5 for college credit. In the past, some schools would not accept a 3 but now do. Please make sure our AP Rams sign up and take the exams. Exams are an important part of the AP experience.
National Honor Society Applications: Students who are eligible to apply based on the grade requirement were invited to a meeting on Friday during Advisory to hear from the advisors regarding application requirements. Applications require teacher recommendations. It is extremely important that teacher recommendations be hand-delivered to Mrs. Myers in room 1907 by the recommending teachers. Delivery by a student or placement in a teacher’s box is not permitted. Likewise, late applications WILL NOT be accepted. For this reason, applicants must allow time to prevent deadline problems.
Very Important Regarding Registration for Rising 10-12th Graders: High school registration for the 2019-20 school year begins on Monday, February 25th. All applications for application courses are located on our website under Academics – Course Registration 2019-2020 and on the shelves in the first-floor commons. The schedule will be as follows:
On-Campus Registration with School Counselors: February 25th - March 14th: Registration will be in the Media Center during Periods 1,2, and 4.
- 9th Grade: March 7th, 11th, 13th
- 10th Grade: February 28th, March 4th & 6th
- 11th Grade: February 25th, 26th, & 27th
- Make-ups: February 27th, March 6th, 13th & 14th
- Application Courses/AP Agreements/Teacher Cadets: March 29th
- Mid-Year and Early Graduates: June 14th
- AP Course Drop: July 12th
- College and Career Promise (CCP): August 16th (Fall) or January 10th (Spring)
- Partial Day (Seniors Only): December 6th
- Dual Enrollment/CTE Internship: August 16th, 2019 (Fall) or January 10th, 2020 (Spring)
Application Courses: If your Ram plans to apply for an application course for next year, it is very important that he or she get an application from the bins in the first floor Commons on the bookcases. Deadlines are firm and directions must be followed. Applications should be completed and submitted by the day of registration.
ACT Makeup Date: We know that students may have had good reason to miss the ACT on Wednesday. Clearly, “bugs” are running rampant in our building. Right now, it looks like March 12th will be the makeup date for students who were not able to participate on Feb. 20th.
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.
Muslim Students Association: They are conducting a canned food drive.
The 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 1-2 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.