The Ravens' Nest

Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

Week of March 21, 2022

There are LOTS of things going on at RECHS! Please read the entire newsletter!

Class of 2022 Graduation Information is here!

Report Cards

Report Cards will be sent home March 22, 2022!


Juniors will also receive a flyer with their report concerning information about the meningitis vaccine they must have before senior year.

Youth Art Month at the Randolph Arts Guild

Please visit the Randolph Arts Guild website here!


For the month of March, the Arts Guild has featured art from Randolph County School System students, elementary through high school. RECHS students, Lisa Ean and Laysha Ramirez Cruz, have art featured in this exhibit.

Support the RECHS Drama Club!

The RECHS drama club is completely student-led. We are excited for performances to be open to the public again. Please come out to support your fellow Ravens!
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Prom

Prom tickets are on sale for $30 for students and $40 for outside guests through Friday, March 25th. Prices will increase after the March 25th date. Get your prom tickets soon! Prom is open to all RECHS Juniors and Seniors.
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International Committee of the Red Cross Fundraiser

Due to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Ukraine, RECHS is collecting monetary donations to support the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The ICRC provides emergency assistance to refugees such as food, water, and other essential items. Donation boxes will be placed in classrooms the week of March 28th-April 1st. Please consider giving.


Visit The International Committee of the Red Cross here.

Junior Civitans Basket Donations

The Junior Civitans Club members are creating baskets to provide to special needs students at Southmont Elementary School and Southwestern Randolph Middle School. Donations will be taken from March 21st through April 1st. Please give any donations to Ms. Bell.
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SGA Meeting

SGA is having a meeting after school on Wednesday, March 23rd until 4:30pm. It will be in Mr. Walker’s room (VT 208). Thank you!

"You're Going to Be a Senior! Now What?!"

Parents of all juniors are invited to the LRC on Tuesday, April 19th at 6:00pm for a parent meeting designed to help prepare you and your child for their senior year!

Cafe Usage

Students, please be mindful of your use of the cafe. Please pick up your trash and place your chairs under the tables. Everyone is so excited to be back in the cafe, but it is your job to clean up after breakfast and lunch.

The Commons will be closed to all students April 18-22, 2022. Please begin making arrangements if you use the commons on a daily basis.

RCC Graduation

RCC Graduation will be May 11 at 6:00 pm in the Special Event Center at the Greensboro Coliseum. Your cap and gown deadline is March 15th. You must purchase a RCC cap and gown in the RCC campus store.


These are not the same cap and gowns that we use for RECHS graduation.

Announcements from Ms. Perry, RCC Liaison

RCC Registration for 10th-11th Graders


  • All current 10th and 11th grade students must schedule an advising appointment with our liaison, Mrs. Perry prior to RCC registration.
  • Students can schedule appointments with Mrs. Perry from now until April 4, 2022.
  • RCC Registration will open April 11, 2022 for Fall '22 semester.
  • RECHS students will not be allowed to register for college classes until they complete their advising meeting.
  • When you schedule your appointment, you must indicate whether you are requesting an in-person or virtual meeting. Not during academic class time.
  • Parents and guardians are more than welcome to attend to these meetings.



Seniors, if you have not already applied for college graduation please do so immediately.


If you have login issues with your online classes come see me or call the helpdesk 336-625-1573

Schools Fees

9th Grade-----$19.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

10th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

11th Grade---$17.00 (Instructional and Science Fees)

12th Grade---$42.00 (Instructional and graduation)


Fees go to providing educational opportunities for students such as subscriptions, lab materials, supplemental books, etc.

RCC Happenings

March is Women's History Month! Learn More here - https://womenshistorymonth.gov/

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Important upcoming dates –

  • Mar 30 - Blood Drive 10am-4pm (See below to make an appointment)
  • Mar 31 - SGA elections packets due (details below)

You can always find the college’s calendar on our website at https://www.randolph.edu/calendar/index.aspx
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SGA elections will take place on April 13th via electronic ballot. If you want to declare your candidacy for any of the above positions, please begin attending SGA meetings and complete this candidacy packet - https://bit.ly/3LSaVb2

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SGA is bringing back our "Find The Armadillo" Challenge and will give away a number of prizes for services like Netflix, Hulu, and others through a virtual hunt for an armadillo! Here’s how you can win!

1) Follow SGA on Instagram at @randolphccsga https://www.instagram.com/randolphccsga/

2) Check our Instagram story each Friday at 11am for a picture of our little armadillo friend and this week’s prize located somewhere in Randolph County

3) Email your answer to the armadillo’s location to sga@randolph.edu use your RCC student email address before our Instagram story disappears from our page!

4) If you are the first correct answer for that week, you win that week’s prize

5) Even if you are not first, if your answer is correct, you are entered in a drawing for a grand prize at the end of our contest. Each correct answer enters you in the final drawing again! So, for each week you submit a correct answer, you increase your odds of winning the grand prize!

If you have questions, please email Shane Bryson, Director for Student Life & Recruitment at scbryson@randolph.edu

See our flier for this here! - https://bit.ly/3kRtXmh

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Uwharrie Dreams - To join the online community of Uwharrie Dreams and unlock new creative writing opportunities, contact Professor Victoria Davis vldavis@randolph.edu or Dr. Gregory Vance gwvance@randolph.edu . The club is operating in an entirely online, self-paced format in Moodle for the spring semester of 2022. Check our flier for details - https://bit.ly/3HgFip7

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Have you heard that RCC has a new Esports Club? Check out their flier here - https://bit.ly/3sWB7sz They also have a Discord! You can find it here - https://discord.gg/TTK5MhSvDR If you have questions about the club, please contact their student representative, Caleb Robbins at czrobbins@students.randolph.edu or their Club Advisor, Loryn Smith at lmsmith@randolph.edu


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To find information on Student Life at RCC, links to our social media accounts along with the College's main accounts, and more info on our clubs and student organizations, or even the Armadillo Cafe Menu check our LinkTree for SGA - https://linktr.ee/randolphsga

If you have received an email or text about joining an honors society....

The following message was sent to all student email accounts via AVISO on 3/14/22. If you know students who have recently received a text message about joining an honors society, please refer them to this message. Thanks!

In recent days, many of our students have reported receiving text messages from an “honors society” group. It is not uncommon for students to receive emails every so often from organizations calling themselves honor societies and advertising that their members get exclusive opportunities, such as scholarships, connections to potential employers as well as a status that will be a helpful addition to a resume in exchange for purchasing a membership.

It must be noted that not all of these organizations are necessarily legitimate. Whether they actually deliver on the memberships that students purchase is what you should consider before committing to paying membership fees.

The Association of College Honor Societies evaluates the credibility of honors societies and has identified red flags for students to determine if an organization is legitimate, including the minimum academic performance required to join the organization, offering campus chapters, their organizational governance, and website criteria.

An invitation to join an honor society can be a great opportunity for a student if the society is credible. Doing additional research before paying any membership fees can be well worth it.

It should be stated that the only Honors Society officially affiliated with Randolph Community College is the Beta Theta Rho chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Students are invited to PTK each spring and fall semester if they have completed 12 credit hours and possess a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. PTK members participate in a number of service projects both on and off campus each year with various local groups such as the NC Zoo, Boys and Girls Club, Communities In Schools and others. Students are sent an invitation to PTK via letter in an official RCC envelope and an email from our PTK advisor, Mr. Clark Adams.

For more information about RCC’s chapter of PTK, please contact Mr. Clark Adams, advisor for PTK on our campus via email at wcadams@randolph.edu or by phone at (336) 633-0238

RCC Graduation Application

The graduation application is now open for Spring '22 and is accessible through Self-Service, instructions are attached. Seniors who have planned to graduate with a college degree and/or certificates need to fill this out as soon as possible so if there are classes we missed there is still time to adjust their Spring schedule. The registrar's office reviews the plan of study and is getting back to students within the same day letting them know if they are on track to graduate.

RCSS Child Nutrition Order Form

If you would like to order your FREE meal from Southmont Elementary School, please use the order form below. Your order must be placed before 9:00 am each day.

RECHS Expectations Concerning Absences Due to Quarantine

When students are absent due to Covid quarantine protocols, students need to be mindful of the following expectations:

  • Students must check their high school and college email daily.
  • Students need to email their high school teachers daily by 12:00 pm for attendance purposes.
  • Students need to check Canvas and Moodle daily.
  • Students need to communicate with their college instructors.
  • Students need to complete the Covid Exposure Concern form for RCC.

Employment Opportunities

Mt. Shepherd retreat center reached out to RECHS to promote summer work opportunities. We are not endorsing this camp, we are simply passing along information to our students.
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Campbell University STEM Camp

Again, RECHS is not endorsing, we are passing along information concerning the STEM camp below.
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Save the Date!

Holiday: April 15

Teacher Workday: April 18

Junior Parent Meeting: April 19, 6:00pm, LRC

Prom: April 23, 2022

Textbook Collection: May 9 and May 10, 12:00pm-4:00pm, Room 113

Celebration of Achievement: May 12, 2022, 6:00pm, Journey Church

Graduation Practice: May 19, 2022, 9:00am, Journey Church

Graduation: May 20, 2022, 10:00am, Journey Church, Ticketed Event

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