• Rolesville HS Weekly Updates     | March 22, 2019




    Important Upcoming Dates

    • End of Third Quarter:  March 26th
    • Deadline for Application Courses/AP Agreements/Teacher Cadets: March 29th (Remember that we will not have students in school that day, so the real deadline is the 28th)
    • Next Teacher Workday:  March 29th
    • Next Report Card Distribution:  April 5th
    • Senior Parent Graduation Meeting:  April 9th at 6 PM


    Winter Guard and Percussion Competition at RHS:  Congratulations band and boosters on a fantastic event at RHS last weekend.


    March 21st - World Down Syndrome Day:  RHS celebrated in a couple of ways.  We wore our crazy socks to show that we stand in support of our fellow Rams and our art students made posters to celebrate the day.  We encouraged students to take and hashtag pictures including the posters and our socks.


    Registration:  All course verifications were due to second-period teachers no later than Friday, March 22nd.  We published and made announcements regularly. All changes were due on the form and parent signatures were required.


    Preparations for Senior Awards:  We have started preparing for this event and we discussed one possible recognition that we want to be sure we get right.  If your child has been in WCPSS K-12 and has had perfect attendance, please let us know asap. We had a situation last year that the computer did not pull a student’s name properly and we want to avoid this.  We want deserving students to be recognized, Please let us know so we can research. You are welcome to email me directly at dlassiter@wcpss.net.


    Driver Ed Forms:  We normally keep copies at the front desk and on the first floor of the cafeteria.  Presently, Jordan Driving School is not taking forms. A new form will be available beginning April 7th and they will begin to take forms again.


    Cords for Senior Activities:  The list has been posted on the website.  https://www.wcpss.net/cms/lib/NC01911451/Centricity/Domain/10633/Grad%202019%20cords.pdf




    Legacy Award:  The graduation committee has started a new recognition to help us remember staff, students and community members who have given of themselves graciously and tirelessly to support Rolesville High School.  The requirements and timelines can be found on the RHS website. Nominations are due to the committee by the end of March. If you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their contributions, please check out the website and consider nominating.


    Planning Ahead for the April PTSA Board meeting:  We will hold the meeting at 7 PM on the 9th following the senior parent graduation information meeting.


    Leadership Opportunity for Rising Juniors and Seniors:  The Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce has offered RHS 20 spots for some students to attend monthly sessions on soft skills for work, leadership, and financial literacy.  This program will also include a 120-hour internship. We are grateful for the opportunity to help our students connect with work in the local community as part of a program that may become a model for other programs across the country.


    Wake Tech Open Houses:  I got an email from WTCC regarding two upcoming open houses..  On April 6th, there is an open house from 9-noon at the Scott Northern Campus as well as 10 AM-1 PM for the Perry Health Sciences Campus.  For more information, go to openhouse.waketech.edu.


    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.


    Very Important Regarding Registration for 2019-20

    Remaining Deadlines:

    • 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)


    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


    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.