RHS Weekly Announcements | Feb. 7, 2020
Report Cards: Feb. 10th
ACT @ RHS for Juniors: Feb. 25th
Link to WCPSS Menus: February
Missed Student Day on February 7th: In case you missed the information from WCPSS, Wake is not going to require students to make up the day.
Counselor Appreciation: We shared that this week was Counselor Appreciation Week. I am adding it to this information in case you would like to say thanks to your Ram’s counselor.
Love the Bus! Bus Driver Appreciation - Feb. 10-14: It would also be great if students and families thanked drivers for their support every day!
Yearbook Orders: These MUST be done by Feb. 24th to guarantee that the order will be filled.
ACT for Juniors: All Juniors in NC will take the ACT on Feb. 25th. If your Junior has not been online to check out resources, particularly sample problems, it is a very good idea to set aside time to do so. There is nothing you have to do at home to register for the assessment, but it would be invaluable to take time to look through test prep materials. We will have a meeting with the students in advance of the test to have them fill out colleges to send scores to. Students need to understand that this is the REAL TEST...not a practice test. When we meet with students, I will review test-taking tips and I will ask second-period teachers to review them yet again before the students' test. Our school is assessed based on these scores, so we need students to make their very best effort.
Preparations for Reality of Money: We are excited to be able to offer the "Reality of Money" program again to our students on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 at Rolesville High. State Employees Credit Union representatives will sponsor this one-day financial education simulation.
With Rolesville Business Alliance and community members helping, the Reality of Money event allows students to practice making financial decisions by moving through various stations to pay for housing, transportation, and other monthly expenses.
There is no experience needed to help with this event. If you have paid bills, you are more than qualified to volunteer. Please share this invitation with your colleagues or neighbors. We need lots of volunteers!
Volunteers are asked to arrive between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM to receive quick training from SECU staff, in order to begin sessions for students at 9 AM. Lunch will be provided at 12 noon.
If you are able to stay all day, the sessions will end at 2 PM. If you are available for only 1 or 2 sessions, please sign up for those specific time slots. We would love to have you participate whenever you can. A follow-up email will be sent with parking directions for the event. On the day of the event, sign-in at the front office & you will be given directions to the Auxiliary Gym.
Session Options: 8-10:30 AM
10:30 - Noon
Noon - 2 PM
Here is the link to the Sign Up Genius for the event: http://bit.ly/rhsrealityofmoney2020
Additional folks for PTSA Scholarship Committee: I have the names of the folks who have already emailed me and will share with PTSA. For any others who are interested, please complete this Sign-Up Genius. Thanks! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b44a5ae2fa3fc1-scholarship1
Senior Baccalaureate Service: PTSA asked me to let you know that the date, time and location have been set for the Class of 2020. It is a voluntary senior activity sponsored by the PTSA and will be on June 6th at 10 AM at Life Pointe Church on Durant Road. More information will follow. They just wanted you to be aware in order to put it on your calendar.
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 email@example.com 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. Applications are available outside Student Services.
- PTSA needs volunteers who are not senior parents who are willing to be scholarship readers. Please email Mrs. Lassiter at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Please check the RHS Scholarship Bulletin regularly for other scholarship opportunities.
Yearbook Reminders: The cost of yearbooks is $85 from now on. 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.
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.
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.
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.