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 specializing in dance, and other "entites" such as the Key Club Follies).
With Reynolds High School having been transformed into an arts magnet school, there were 284 students in Forsyth County (last spring) outside the geographic area Reynolds serves who put their names in a lottery to be able to "win" one of the 221 "seats" available last year. That means there is a waiting list of of 63 students wanting to attend RJR)!! And now, to be chosen as one of these lottery winners, a student must meet the minimum academic creditals needed to participate in a team sport, and also must have no past attendance and/or discipline issues.
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 2017If 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 with this website!We want to be able to inform all visitors coming to our website of the MANY various initiatives on-going at Reynolds High School today (that desire Alumni funding and/or participation), as well as the MANY various internet-related groups formed by RJR alumni (such as those found on Facebook.com, MySpace.com, Classmates.com, etc.). If you have information about any such initiative or group, please send us an e-mail with information about it (so we can post that onto our website...so everyone coming to our website can learn about it). Send the e-mail to RJRhighschool@aol.com by clicking here ( * ). Please make the subject-line of the e-mail "helping the website".Also, we want you to know that 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 an on-going annual expenses of at least $1,000....which is ONLY funded via donations from alumni and friends of Reynolds High School....like YOU! Information about 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.The bottom-line to this request is fairly simple: if we don't receive enough funding to award these scholarships and Teacher of the Year awards...they will cease! Can't you please send us a (tax deductible) donation...so that RJ Reynolds High School can conitnue to boast that it is the ONLY public high school in N.C. where the alumni show their support of their alma mater by annually offering two $1,000 scholarships and a $1,000 teacher of the year award?!!Our mailing address is: 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.Class of 1968 will award a deserving RJR Senior this year with a scholarship paying $4,000 for 4 yearsCopy of the letter sent to parents of students (living outside RJR's geographic boundary) wanting to attend Reynolds next year$4,200 was received in donations from RJR ALumni to help cover expenses for the RJR Marching Band and Color Guard to go to Orlando to perform at the Camping World Bowl Game in DecemberVideo of RJR Principal Leslie Alexander speaking to Alumni at 16th annual RJR Multi-Class Reunion on July 17, 20172017-2018 edition of RJ Reynolds Times...which contains the rules and regulations for RJR's Staff and StudentsVideo showing "Weaving Connections," a documentary produced in partnership between RJR students and Pulitzer Center's NewArts professionalsRJR wins the "School of Excellence Award" and is graded as an "A" school for the 2016-2017 school yearVia donations to the "Leslie Fund" the RJR Alumni gives RJR a golf cart to help Staff patrol Hanes ParkSee and read the entries of RJR students in the "Fresh Voices Rising" magazine (which is published by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System each year, and which has fabulous poems and art created by high schoolers)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 April 11, 2018Pine Whispers has a new logo and layout...and is still a great way to know what's happening "amid the pines"Early history of Reynolds High School and Reynolds Auditorium and Hanes Park
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. Should you wish to call him, his number is (336) 575-9476.