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 and the Choirs, as well as students participating in dance, piano and guitar, as well as students performing in the yearly school play, 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 4 on-going initiatives:The RJ Reynolds High School Alumni & Friends organization has 4 on-going initiatives:** generating the funds needed to annually award two $1,000 scholarships (one to a deserving female senior and one to a deserving male senior). To learn about those students who have received these scholarships in recent years: click here ( * ).** generating the funds needed to annually award $1,000 to the staff member (selected by their peers) as the RJR Teacher of the Year. To learn about those staff members who have been selected as the RJR Teacher of the Year: click here ( * ).** generating funds to help stock the RJR Demon Pantry (that gives food to hungry students, and toiletries to needy students...since about 50% of RJR students qualify for a free or reduced price lunch). To learn more about the RJR Demon Pantry (that potentially serves 900 students): click here ( * ).** generating donations for the LESLIE Fund (which are funds RJR Principal Dr. Leslie Alexander can use to quickly make an immediate improvement at RJR for the students and staff). To learn more about the LESLIE Fund: click here ( * ).Presently we do NOT have the funds on-hand to award (in May) the two $1,000 scholarships!To make a secure tax deductible credit card donation to any and/or all of these initiatives:click on the following link:To make a donation via check: mail your check (made out to "RJR Alumni") to:RJR Alumni * PO Box 26172 * Winston-Salem, NC 27114.Please write on the memo line the initiative you are supporting.Below are RJR-related articles for the 2019-2020 school year:A "Bob Deaton Appreciation Dinner" celebration honoring Mr. Deaton's 25 years as RJR's 4th Principal will be held on Dec. 7thRJR grad Akia Pruitt leads UNC Pembroke past Winston-Salem State at the Gaines Center (here in town)The RJR boys soccer team (as of 11-18-2019) remains undefeated and ranked #1 in the State 4-A playoff tournament!Video of the opening night performance of RJR Drama Department's fall play "Peter and the Starcatcher"Via a continuing close relationship between the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and RJR, NY Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones (who is renown for the coverage of civil rights in the US) spoke to and answered questions from RJR students at Reynolds AuditoriumRJR history teacher Jake Reynolds has set up a GoFundMe account to raise $3,500 for purchasing 10-12 virtual reality headsetsThe RJR Band will perform publicly on April 4th at 10:00 am at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DCThe 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)
Below are RJR-related articles not specific to any specific school-year:
Below are RJR-related articles for the 2018-2019 school year:A video of the Reynolds and Winston-Salem Civic orchestras staging a benefit concert benefiting the Forsyth County Humane SocietyVideo of RJR Principal Dr. Leslie Alexander speaking to those at the 17th annual RJR Multi-Class Reunion on August 11, 2018
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.