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 2019If 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 39,487 Reynolds High School alumni (as of 2017-2018) 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.RJR history teacher Jake Reynolds has set up a GoFundMe account to raise $3,500 for purchasing 10-12 virtual reality headsetsThe Board of Education has approved the plans for a new gymnasium and renovations for Wiley MIddle School (which affects the proposed RJR Multi-Sports Stadium)The RJR Department of Bands year-end summary ("The Crescendo"...which highlights the AMAZING things that took place this past year) has been created and distributedthe 2019 Spring edition of "Copy Write" (a magazine published by RJR highlighting the writing and artistic abilities of its students) has been releasedA video of the Reynolds and Winston-Salem Civic orchestras staging a benefit concert benefiting the Forsyth County Humane SocietyRJR alum Peaches Golding is the first black women ever to be appointed as an official representative of the Queen in the United KingdomRJR boys basketball team advances to Western NC 4-A Regional Championship game with a win over #12 ranked Myers ParkReynolds High school was named "A National Magnet School of Excellence" by Magnet Schools of AmericaThe local newspaper (in February) ran 3 front page articles in 8 days about the actions taken by the newly elected Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board dealing with moving up the construction date of the Wiley gym (which could affect construction of the RJR Multi-Sports Stadium)You can now financially support the RJR Band Dept. and/or the RJR Choral Dept. and have your donation(s) acknowledged in future bulletins given to attendees of future concertsFormer RJR cross country and track & field runner George Phillips has been elected to the first class of the NC High School Track & Field and Cross Country Hall of FameJames "Woody" Faircloth (RJR Class of 1986) helps folks in California find housing due to forest firesA Food Pantry (that is stocked only by donations) has been created for the 800 RJR students that receive free or reduced-price lunches (and you can sponsor a student for $100 for a semester)RJR 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 website of RJR's Home Field Advantage (the non-profit organization spearheading the intitiate to raise the funds to construct the RJR Multi-Sports StadiumThe 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, 2018RJR Alumni Annual $1,000 Scholarship & Teacher of the Year Recipients (and in 2017 and 2018: Principal of the Year Recipient)RJR 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 Oct.9, 2019Learn 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.