Rolesville HS Weekly Updates | March 8, 2019
ACT Makeup Day: March 12
First Cap and Gown Delivery: March 14 during lunches
Congratulations to Mr. Heaney: He was named WCPSS Diane Kent-Parker First Year Teacher for all WCPSS high schools.
SAT on Saturday: Those who are participating, please make sure you are prepared with everything you need and on time. Thank you to Mr. Morales and all of the staff who have worked to make the SAT at RHS possible.
Concerns over Graduation Cords: I want senior parents and students to know that I heard from a couple of parents and students earlier this week about the changes to the wearing of cords for the senior awards ceremony and graduation. I notified these people that I would share these concerns with the graduation committee. I have done this as promised. The assistant principal in charge of the graduation committee plans to meet with the committee and me on the matter next week. Additionally, I was notified of the petition today and appreciate your concerns. Please allow us time to review and respond. More to come…
Winter Guard and Percussion Competition at RHS next Saturday: Our Band Boosters will host a very large competition for the Atlantic Indoor Association. If you have never seen winter guard or percussion ensemble in action, you need to come to school next Saturday to check this out. The boosters and band students have a major feat ahead of them, but it will be an incredible event!
Reality of Money: Thank you to all who volunteered and helped to make the event a great success!
Spring Semester Exams: Remember that they begin on June 5th and run through June 11th. We will release the schedule soon. We are trying to make sure that we have everything workable as graduation rehearsal at the Raleigh Convention Center is the afternoon of the 5th. We are looking at the best way to manage that date with two major things happening.
Graduation Date and Time: I just want to remind you that RHS graduates at Raleigh Convention Center on Friday, June 14th at 8 AM.
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.
- 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.
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.
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 $80 for 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.