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    Volume 16, Issue 2 | RJR PTSA NEWSLETTER |September 25, 2022
    R.J. Reynolds High School
     

     

    PTSA News

    A message from our 2022-2023 PTSA President
    Dear Students, Guardians, Parents, Staff, and Faculty: 

    Welcome Fall!

    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.
     
    Warm regards,
    Stephanie Kennedy
    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.


    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!  
    https://forms.gle/tLk8G9PQbcHxkWMq5
     



    Homecoming Volunteer Opportunities

    Show your school spirit and help celebrate RJR Homecoming 2022!!!

    Tailgate and Dance Volunteer Opportunities

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094cada823a20-rjrhomecoming

    T-shirt Distribution and Sales the Week of October 3-6

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094cada823a20-tshirt
    Dance Chaperone Volunteers on October 7
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094CADA823A20-dance


    Shop with Those Who Support RJR

    AmazonSmile
    Follow instructions on your computer, or the amazon app
    https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/community/how-to-sign-up-for-amazonsmile
    Make sure to sign up with 
    PTA North Carolina Congress R J Reynolds High School PTSA'
    as your chosen Charity. 

    Harris Teeter 
    Together in Education:

    Link your VIC card to 
    All VIC cards must be re-linked annually.
    Can be done online at:
    https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education 
    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:
    https://rewards.lowesfoods.com/Account/SelectCard?mode=CartToClass
    Link to: R J Reyolds High
    You can choose up to 3 schools to support. 
     
    Publix Partners  
    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: 
    https://corporate.publix.com/community/corporate-campaigns/publix-partners
    Link to: R J Reynolds High School SGA
     
    OfficeDepot/OfficeMax
    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;
    https://www.officedepot.com/cm/school-supplies/give-back 
    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

    Join now



    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 here
     
     
    School 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; ccwiley@wsfcs.k12.nc.us) 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; ccwiley@wsfcs.k12.nc.us).

    Your Vote MATTERS:  Get to Know the School Board Candidates

    Scholarships and Academic Opportunities
    Testing Updates


    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.
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094cada823a20-nhsinductions
     

    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.




    Scholarship Opportunities

    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 (nbbeale@wsfcs.k12.nc.us) and/or your school counselor.

    To learn more, check out the September edition of the scholarship newsletter available on the Website
     



    Student Support
    For those that would like additional academic support, Saturday School will begin the week of October 4 from 9-12 on Saturdays

    Get Ready for Your Close Up...AGAIN
    School picture retakes will take place on October 17, 2022
     
    Save the Date


    Homecoming 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 gym


    Prom 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 tllatta@wsfcs.k12.nc.us 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 products
    An 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
     
    Athletic News


    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!!!!
    October 3
    Golf at Oak Valley, 4:00
    Tennis vs West Forsyth, 4:30
    JV/V Field Hockey at Grimsley, 5:00/6:30

    October 4
    JV/V Field Hockey at Asheville, 5:00/6:30
    JV/V Volleyball at Glenn, 5:00/6:30

    October 5
    Tennis at Reagan, 4:30
    Cross Country at Ivey Redmon, 5:00
    JV/V Soccer vs Davie, 5:30/7:00

    October 6
    JV/V Volleyball at East Forsyth, 5:00/6:30
    JV Football at Glenn, 6:30

    October 7
    V Football vs Glenn, 7:00
    October 8
    Cross Country at Ivey Redmon, 9:00

    October 10
    JV/V Field Hockey vs West Forsyth, 5:00/6:30
    JV/V Soccer at Mt Tabor, 5:30/7:00

    October 11
    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

    October 12
    JV/V Soccer vs Parkland, 5:30/7:00

    October 13
    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

    October 14
    V Football vs East Forsyth, 7:00

    October 19
    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

    October 20
    JV Football vs West Forsyth, 6:30

    October 21
    V Football at West Forsyth, 7:00

    October 24
    JV/V Soccer vs West Forsyth, 5:30/7:00

    October 26
    JV/V Soccer at Reagan, 5:30/7:00

    October 27
    JV Football at Reagan, 6:30

    October 28
    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! 
     



     
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