RHS Weekly Announcements | Jan. 17, 2020
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 20th: No school
Exam Period: January 21-27
Curriculum and AP Night: January 30th from 6:30-7:30 PM
HBCU College Fair at RHS: February 1st
January Exam Information: PLEASE make sure you review your Ram’s exam schedule with him or her. Please also make sure he or she is on time and has the appropriate release form with your signature.
The following links contain information, permission to leave and the volunteer proctor form.
WR4/edit?usp=sharing - Exam schedule with FAQ
YJU3Q/edit?usp=sharing - parent permission slip for students to leave after the exam
Proctor Needs for Exams: We are in desperate need of parents to help with proctoring. A senior parent can earn up to two additional graduation tickets for volunteer service during the exams. Each slot worked translates to one additional ticket.
We have also added the opportunity for parents to earn free admission to an athletic event. We will need particular information regarding the event and the date. If the event is missed, it is not transferable to another event. A maximum of one admission is allowed.
Wake Young Women’s Summit: WCPSS Office of Equity Affairs is hosting the 2nd Annual Young Women’s Summit at Meredith College on February 29th from 8:30 AM-3:00 PM. There will be an opening session and four breakout sessions followed by a closing session. Lunch is provided. Registration can be found at http://bit.ly/WCPSS2020Summit. Registration (free) must be completed by January 20th.
Preparations for first semester Honor Roll Celebration - February 21st: Each year, PTSA sponsors the honor roll celebration in February. There will be a Sign-up Genius in the near future to gather water bottles, juice boxes, cookies, napkins and individual hand wipes for the event. It is particularly helpful to get cookies right after Valentine's Day when they go on sale, so heads up! We will send the sign-up soon!
PTSA Board Nominations: The current board is taking nominations for the 2020-21 board positions. If you are interested or have a nomination, please contact Candy Terrell-Galke at firstname.lastname@example.org Nominations are needed no later than April 1st.
PTSA Reindeer Day 2020 (Nov. 7th) Planning: The PTSA Board is also thinking ahead to next year’s event. They are in need of people who are willing to oversee specific functions of the event. At this time, they need someone to oversee the raffle, coordinate volunteers, manage marketing and oversee clean-up. If you are willing to do any one of these roles, please let Mrs. Lassiter know or let one of the current board members know.
- The deadline for seniors to join PTSA is April 13th in order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded for $500 to a student who will be going to a four-year school. Another scholarship will be awarded for $500 to a student who will be going to a two-year school.
- PTSA needs volunteers who are not senior parents who are willing to be scholarship readers. Please email Mrs. Lassiter at email@example.com if you are willing to assist.
From Student Services:
- Applications for the State Employees Credit Union Scholarship are now available. This is a $10,000 scholarship that will go to at least one RHS senior. Students may pick up the application packet outside of Student Services. Complete application packets must be submitted to Ms. Harris by Friday, February 14th.
- The Rolesville High School PTSA will award a $500 scholarship to two seniors who plan to attend either a 2-year or 4-year college in the fall. Students may pick up an application outside of Student Services.
- Please check the RHS Scholarship Bulletin regularly for other scholarship opportunities.
Yearbook Reminders: Buy your students' yearbook before January 31st! The 2020 yearbook is currently $80.00, and this is the last chance to get personalization on your yearbook cover. The price increases on February 1st. Visit jostensyearbooks.com to purchase a yearbook.
Senior Ads deadline is approaching on February 15th. Visit jostensadservice.com to purchase and design your senior's ad.
HBCU College Fair and Black History Month Celebration - Feb. 1: We hope many of you will join us for the first event of its kind at RHS. Full details can be found on our school website and school Twitter account. Events will occur all day. Following is the link to the Eventbrite for adults and students to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rolesville-high-school-black-history-event-tickets-87816532613.
Mini College Fair on April 1st: Several regional colleges and universities have reps that live in our area. They have joined together to offer a mini-fair during lunches on April 1st. Colleges that will be represented are Appalachian, ECU, Johnson and Wales, St. Andrews, UNC-G, UNC-W, U of SC, U of AL. We will share more information as the time approaches. This event will be a great opportunity for students in all grades to gather information.
Youth Leadership Rolesville Applications: It is hard to believe, but it is time for the next of applications for the 2020-21 Youth Leadership Rolesville cohort. This opportunity is for students who live in the 27571 zip code. It follows a Hugh O’Brien leadership model and allows students to learn about and contribute to their community. Students visit and learn about local landmarks, the local government, meet people who are central to the function of Rolesville and more. They also participate in projects that help them grow through unique experiences that are not replicated within the school. Applications can be found online at
https://rolesvillechamber.org/youth-leadership-rolesville/ and are due by February 29th.
Elizabeth City State University Winter Open House Bus Trip: ECSU is offering a bus trip for interested students to visit campus on Feb. 11th. The $25 fee covers the bus ride from Tower Shopping Center (behind Popeyes) to campus and arrival back to campus around 11:30 PM. Lunch and a basketball game will also be included. Students who are interested may come to Student Services to get an application. Applications should be sent soon as this opportunity is first-come, first served.
Daily Announcements: Sometimes, students say that they missed announcements for a variety of reasons. If you want to make sure your family is aware of the announcements (sports, arts, testing, schedules) that impact students day-to-day, check our school website under “Our School” and then “Daily Announcements.”
Rising Ninth Grade Curriculum and Advance Placement Planning Night - January 30th: We will have a presentation for rising ninth graders and their parents to help with registration preparations. Likewise, we will have information regarding AP classes for next year.
Past Year Yearbooks: We have overrun copies from 2016-17 ($20), 2017-18 ($30) and 2018-19 ($50) for sale in room 4905. Sales will be cash only.
PTSA Scholarships: In December, PTSA will release information and a scholarship application for seniors who are members of PTSA. PTSA plans to award one scholarship of $500 to a student who will attend a two-year college and another $500 scholarship to a student member who will attend a four-year college or university.
Business Ads in Yearbook: If you are interested in buying an ad in our yearbook or if you know someone who would like to purchase one, please email Ms. Rebecca Hatcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know.
Language Preference in Talking Points: We are pleased that many of you are already engaging with staff through the Talking Points App. If you wish to receive the message in English instead of the home language provided to us in Powerschools, you may switch the language to English at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lSJyVEkFD65nhxtxfGVlHBGR7SQM6Kxn/view?usp=sharing.
PTSA Needs Your Support: Any and all of these would be a great help.
- Please join PTSA! Forms were in the students’ first day packets.
- Harris Teeter wipes out links from their cards to schools in June each year. PLEASE link your HT card to Rolesville High School again.
- Please link us with your Lowes Foods card.
- When you are shopping, they ask that you use Amazon Smiles under RHS.
- Target Cards can be linked using code 1534.