Welcome to www.RJRalumni.orgTHE website forRJ Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends!You are at the right place to learn about what great things are happening at RJR, as well as information on the Class reunions (we have been informed of), and of the various initiatives of your RJ Reynolds High School Alumni and RJR Staff. Also, we offer links to on-line videos of school performances staged at Reynolds Auditorium (such as concerts performed by RJR's Band, Orchestra, the Choirs, as well as students participating in dance, piano and guitar, as well as other "entites" such as the Key Club Follies).
Reynolds High School became an Arts Magnet school is 2007. Since then...* Graduation rates have increased from 63% in 2007 to 93% IN 2017!* College attendance rates have increased from 74% in 2008 to 92% in 2017!* Dropout rates have decreased froom 7.3% in 2008 to 2.8% in 2015!* Scholarships have increased from $8.5 million is 2009 to $18 million in 2018!
The words today are the same as in 1949 when they were first written:
Amid the pines she proudly stands!CONGRATULATIONS to the RJ Reynolds High School Class of 2018If you would like to receive periodic updates from the RJR Alumni, merely send an email to RJRdirectory@aol.com (with the subject line of "add me to the list"). Also, please inform your classmates about this website....so that a lot more of the 39,028 Reynolds High School alumni (as of 2016-2017) will know what great things are taking place "amid the pines."
We need your help in sustaining our on-going yearly initiatives:Your RJR Alumni in the past has awarded one or two $1,000 scholarships (to deserving graduating seniors). We have also annually awarded $1,000 to the RJR Teacher of the Year (with that recipient being selected by their peers). Thus, we have on-going annual expenses of $3,000....which is ONLY funded via donations from alumni and friends of Reynolds High School....like YOU! Information about (and pictures of) the past scholarship winners and Teachers of the Year can be found by clicking here ( * ). We would hope that YOU would be willing to send us a (tax deductible) donation to help fund these important initiatives for next year (because in 2016 year we only had enough funds to award the Teacher of the Year Award). You can send your check (made out to "RJR Alumni & Friends") to: RJR Alumni & Friends * P.O. Box 26172 * Winston-Salem, NC 27114.
Also, it is our desire that when your Class next stages its reunion that you seriously consider raising some (tax deductible) funding for this annual RJR Alumni initiative. As an example of what can be done in one evening: click here ( * ) to read an article about the Class of 1968 raising over $9,000 (in one evening) at their last reunion.And last: please take a few minutes to call in (to 800-546-0328) to verify and update your personal information for the next RJR Alumni Directory (which will be published next year). If you are not in the current Directory: use that number to call in your information.A Food Pantry (that is stocked only by donations) has been created for the 800 RJR students that receive free or reduced-price lunchesRJR boys soccer team are Central Piedmont 4-A Conference Champions, and are seeded 3rd in Western NC 4-A Playoffs...and they won their second-round playoff game in the 2nd overtimeThe Class of 1968 raised an additional $373,912 (in the past 3 years) for their scholarship fund that will now payout $25,000 to future RJR recipientsVideo of RJR Principal Dr. Leslie Alexander speaking to those at the 17th annual RJR Multi-Class Reunion on August 11, 2018The RJR PTSA 16-page "summer newspaper" sent to all RJR parents (which among other things details how the school's focus of "Bridging Connections" will be carried out this school-year)Matt Gfeller died 10 years ago while playiing in a RJR football game. Learn what brain trauma research has taken place because of that tragedyA FABULOUS 32-minute documentary (produced by RJR Journalism students in partnership with the world renown Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting) that deals with the questions of how different would we be if we went to another school, or grew up in another neighborhoodFront-page article in local newspaper about road-work on Northwest Blvd. to create a safer place for students to cross the streetLocal front-page newspaper article about differenes in opinion as work starts on Hanes Park "improvements"Entries of RJR students into magazine published by Winston-Saelm/Forsyth County Schools that showcases amazing artistic creations of high school studentsOne RJR Coach has retired and another has resigned (to focus on the ministry)...and a successor to one of those coaches has been namedDetails of the day that the City determined where RJR and Reynolds Auditorium would be located, and what all Hanes Park could (and could not) be used forLocal newspaper article about the RJR girls lacrossee team doing very well this year while being coached by a Junior in collegeRJR boys lacrosse team has a dominant front page article (accompanied by a color picture) in the local newspaperthe 2018 Spring edition of "Copy Write (a magazine published by RJR highlighting the writing and artistic abilities of its students) was just releasedRJR Alumni Annual $1,000 Scholarship & Teacher of the Year Recipients (and in 2017 and 2018: Principal of the Year Recipient)Video of the RJR Jazz Band performing at the Grand Opening of RJR's "The Jazz Cafe" inside the Judy Voss Jones Arts CenterRJR MEN who graduated in the 50's & 60's invited to informal get-together at noon at Hanes Mall location of the Golden Corral restaurant on January 9, 2019Pine Whispers has a new logo and layout...and is still a great way to know what's happening "amid the pines"Learn how to raise money for RJR by merely shopping at grocery stores
To contact us at the "RJ Reynolds High School Alumni and Friends" organization: click here ( * ) to send an e-mail to Harry Corpening (who is the President of this organization). Please put "RJR alumni" in the subject line.