Volume 16, Issue 2 | RJR PTSA NEWSLETTER |September 25, 2022
A message from our 2022-2023 PTSA President
Dear Students, Guardians, Parents, Staff, and Faculty:
Our centennial celebration is in full swing. Since the last newsletter, we have welcomed staff, students, and families back to campus. We have had photo days, the club fair, auditions for fall and spring musicals and we are in the middle of a fun athletic season. It’s A LOT – of fun!!!
We begin this month celebrating Homecoming on October 7. Please join me and all Demons past, present, and future as we celebrate 100 years of school pride. The tailgate with music begins at 5 pm and the game at 7 pm.
Also this month the Civic Engagement Institute at RJ Reynolds will be hosting a Board of Education Candidate Forum on October 12. This is a great way for our newly registered voters and community members to listen to and ask questions of the candidates. This is a free event for all.
Lastly, I am looking forward to watching Great Gatsby later this month. It will be a show to remember as we go back in time to 1923 with a cast of current students and alumni! I hope you will join me and help celebrate the vibrant arts program at Reynolds.
2022-2023 PTSA President
The 2022-2023 Legacy Campaign is in full swing.
Click here to make your tax deductible donation.Every dollar helps all students excel in Academics,
Arts and Athletics.
Corporate Sponsorships available.
Ask your employer about corporate match.Email RJRLegacy@gmail.com
Get Engaged, Get Involved!!!
There are LOTS of opportunities to get involved and volunteer for the school – whether for Arts, Athletics, Academics, Administration, or helping to support the staff we can use your help. However, all volunteers must register (or re-register) with the WS/FC School system – this also allows us to communicate opportunities to you. Please go to the following site to register and obtain clearance: www.wsfcsvolunteers.com/ or click the QR code below. If you have previously been cleared to volunteer, please re-visit the site to re-submit and ensure your clearance is carried forward.
Thank you for volunteering!
Calling All English and Math Tutors
Reynolds students need your help! Coming out of the pandemic, there is a need for volunteer tutors to help students get back on track and up to grade level proficiency in Math I and English I. There is nothing more important than ensuring our Reynolds students have every opportunity to guarantee their future success. Please fill out the Google form below and indicate when, where, and how can you help!
Homecoming Volunteer OpportunitiesShow your school spirit and help celebrate RJR Homecoming 2022!!!
Tailgate and Dance Volunteer Opportunities
T-shirt Distribution and Sales the Week of October 3-6Dance Chaperone Volunteers on October 7
Shop with Those Who Support RJR
Follow instructions on your computer, or the amazon app
Make sure to sign up with
PTA North Carolina Congress R J Reynolds High School PTSA'
as your chosen Charity.
Together in Education:
Link your VIC card to
All VIC cards must be re-linked annually.
Can be done online at:
Or ask the next time you check out.
Link to: R J REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL
Lowes Foods Cart 2 Class
Link your Fresh Rewards Card:
Link to: R J Reyolds High
You can choose up to 3 schools to support.
This currently goes to SGA - I guess no harm in advertising but a little weird.
Connect your Club Publix account to RJR by going to:
Link to: R J Reynolds High School SGA
Supply the School ID number and get 5% back in credits on school supplies. Can be used on previous purchases on their website with receipt, at register, or for online purchases;
RJR ID: 70062820
Sign up for grade-appropriate Remind.
SENIOR REMIND by texting @RJR2023 to 81010
JUNIOR REMIND @RJR2024
SOPHOMORE REMIND @RJR2025
Join the PTSA today!All students, teachers and family members are welcome and encouraged to join
The 2022–2023 Reflections theme is Show Your Voice
Students are invited to unleash your artistic talents in Reflections, a PTA sponsored art contest that encourages creativity and lifelong learning while offering recognition for artistic endeavors of students to enhance the quality of arts education.
To learn more click hereSchool News
Government and Civic Engagement Accolades and Opportunities
Way to Go Ada!!!!
RJRHS junior Ada Farmer placed second this summer in the 2022 High School Essay Contest sponsored by the United States Court of Appeals for students throughout the five states of the Fourth Circuit. Her essay submission addressed this year’s prompt, Is the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause sufficient to secure the rights of all citizens, or is the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) necessary to protect gender equality?, and garnered a monetary award for her work. Ada will present her winning essay at the court’s Essay Awards Program in September.
Youth and Government Conference
The RJ Reynolds HS delegation for the 2023 Youth and Government Conference will be up and running very, very soon! Y&G gives students the chance to do the work of North Carolina’s legislators, lobbyists, attorneys, and judges at a four-day conference in Raleigh in February. See Mr. Wiley (room 010; firstname.lastname@example.org) for specifics and join the Remind (text @rjry to 81010) for updates.
My School Votes
The high school program of When We All Vote, My School Votes is coming to RJRHS. Students looking to lend their voices to the civic process – voter registration, voter education, advocacy, and more – can find Mr. Wiley (room 010; email@example.com).
Your Vote MATTERS: Get to Know the School Board Candidates
Scholarships and Academic Opportunities
Mark your calendar for Oct. 6, 2022. National Honor Society inductions will be held in the auditorium.
Seniors are required to attend.
Volunteers are still needed for the event. The commitment is minimal but your support would be appreciated.
Use the Signup Genius below to register to help.
Parents of 9th and 10th Grade Students
“As a partnership of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System, the Winston-Salem Foundation, the United Way and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Crosby Scholars Program is a nonprofit college access organization through which students begin to prepare academically, financially, and personally for successful college admission. With an over 20-year history of providing academic training, financial aid and college application workshops, advisory services, college tours, Last Dollar Grants and scholarships, Crosby Scholars now serves over 7,500 public school students per year.”
It is time to apply for Crosby Scholars! Applications are open until October 1st!
For more information and to apply go to www.crosbyscholars.org
2022 TESTING DATES
October 12 - PSAT for interested students (juniors eligible for scholarship money)--$17 each
Nov 2 - PreACT for all 10th graders
March 7 - ACT for all juniors
Students wanting to view SAT testing dates and register should click here.
Applying for scholarships and financial aid is an essential part of the college planning process. While many students may receive merit scholarships, all students may receive financial aid. You must apply for scholarships and financial aid to be awarded merit-based or need-based scholarships or financial aid. Updated scholarship information is provided regularly and all questions regarding scholarship and financial aid may be directed to Ms. Beale (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or your school counselor.
To learn more, check out the September edition of the scholarship newsletter available on the Website
For those that would like additional academic support, Saturday School will begin the week of October 4 from 9-12 on SaturdaysGet Ready for Your Close Up...AGAIN
School picture retakes will take place on October 17, 2022
Save the DateHomecoming 2022
Homecoming Day Events
Homecoming day will start in the morning with music, cheer team, and boots at the landing. Mix Music Club, JV cheerleaders, spoken word, and music on the Gfeller stage at lunch. Pep Rally will be held during 4th period in the main gymProm 2023
Mark Your Calendar
Any junior or senior interested in helping plan prom this year can pick up an application in the main office. Completed applications are due to Ms. Falk (311) or Mrs. Schmoyer (310) by Friday, September 30th.2022-20223 Yearbook Details
Help make this year's yearbook the best in Demon history. Click below for details about ordering books, celebrating senior ads, and business advertising
Update on 2021-2022 Yearbooks
Yearbooks from 2021-22 will be here between the window of September 29-October 8. Once they arrive and are cleared of any damages, there will be a Saturday drive-through pick-up at the landing. Any remaining books for students who are currently at Reynolds will receive theirs through Homerooms. For students who are out of town, books will be mailed using USPS Media Mail. You can email Traci Latta at email@example.com for any address updates or questions
Help us stock our Demon Pantry
Donations can be dropped off at the Attendance Office or Student Services
The Demon Pantry is running particularly low on women's deodorant
Additional items for donation include granola bars, crackers, canned pasta, toothpaste and feminine productsAn American Classic Takes the Stage
SHOW DATES AND TIMES:
Thursday October 27th at 10:00am
Friday October 28th at 10:00am and 7:00pm
Saturday October 29th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
If you need access to a free or reduced-price meal, please click here and complete the forms today
Get Your Tickets Today
All home game tickets will be digital for the 2022-2023 seasons. Prices start at $4 and are available for purchase at the Gofan.co app. To learn more visit the Reynolds Athletic Zone
Come Cheer on the Demons!!!!
Golf at Oak Valley, 4:00
Tennis vs West Forsyth, 4:30
JV/V Field Hockey at Grimsley, 5:00/6:30
JV/V Field Hockey at Asheville, 5:00/6:30
JV/V Volleyball at Glenn, 5:00/6:30
Tennis at Reagan, 4:30
Cross Country at Ivey Redmon, 5:00
JV/V Soccer vs Davie, 5:30/7:00
JV/V Volleyball at East Forsyth, 5:00/6:30
JV Football at Glenn, 6:30
V Football vs Glenn, 7:00
Cross Country at Ivey Redmon, 9:00
JV/V Field Hockey vs West Forsyth, 5:00/6:30
JV/V Soccer at Mt Tabor, 5:30/7:00
Tennis at Conference Tournament at Parkland, 9:00
Golf at Conference Tournament at Maple Chase, 1:00
JV/V Volleyball vs West Forsyth, 5:00/6:30
JV/V Soccer vs Parkland, 5:30/7:00
JV/V Field Hockey vs Reagan, 5:00/6:30
JV/V Volleyball at Reagan, 5:00/6:30
JV Football at East Forsyth, 6:30
V Football vs East Forsyth, 7:00
V Field Hockey vs NW Guilford, 6:00
Cross Country at Conference Championships, 5:00
JV/V Soccer at East Forsyth, 5:30/7:00
JV Football vs West Forsyth, 6:30
V Football at West Forsyth, 7:00
JV/V Soccer vs West Forsyth, 5:30/7:00
JV/V Soccer at Reagan, 5:30/7:00
JV Football at Reagan, 6:30
V Football vs Reagan, 7:00
Booster News Thanks for supporting the Booster Club! Because of you, the wrestling room has been updated including a new mat purchased by the Booster Club. We are looking forward to see our boys and girls wrestling teams compete this winter!
The Demon Wear Shop is Restocked
The shop has been restocked and we finally have more stadium seats! We also have embroidered Reynolds sweatshirt and black RJR t-shirt - see below! And, in compliance with the clear bag policy, we now carry clear totes/bags that are perfect for all RJR sporting events.
Coming Soon: We will be selling nail decals and face tattoos!
@RJRAthletics RJR Athletics Page
Arts Event Schedule @Rjrarts RJR Arts We are truly grateful to our Legacy Corporate Sponsors! Copyright © *2020* RJ Reynolds High School PTSA Communications, All rights reserved.
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