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Marching Statesmen

Our Marching Statesmen have been back in action this summer preparing for a fantastic fall season. Despite the heat and summer storms, twenty six students completed a two week band camp in July where they learned new routines and drills for their fall show called Bowie n' em. Each portion of the show begins with a David Bowie song but ends with a modern comparative of the Bowie piece. For example, Bowie's "Space Oddity" turns into the '80's hit from Peter Schilling- "Major Tom". It is a tribute to the music of David Bowies and a musical description of his continued influence on the pop music world. At this point students have completed over half of the program and will continue working on their halftime performance in preparation for our first home football game.


Band and Color Guard students took a field trip to Salem on August 2nd to see the Drum Corps International Show. Students were absolutely amazed by this experience and eager to get back to school to continue to work as a team this year. Way to go Marching Statesmen!

Freshman and New Student Orientation

On July 21, 2022 Randolph-Henry High School hosted an orientation for incoming ninth graders and new students. Students and families participated in a presentation in the auditorium followed by a campus tour. Presenters from the SVHEC and the Athletic Boosters organization were on site to meet families and highlight their programs. We are so excited to welcome our new students to the Home of the Statesmen!

Washington Leadership Conference

This week RHHS FFA member Rebekah Sanderson is attending the Washington Leadership Conference with FFA members from across the country. Throughout the conference members focus on 4 pillars: Explore, Encourage, Advocate and Serve. Members leave with a Living to Serve plan that they can utilize within their communities.

FFA Leadership Camp

The week of July 11th, R-HHS FFA members attended FFA leadership camp at Graves Mountain Lodge. Members spent the week meeting new friends, developing skills, and of course having some fun!

Cheer Camp 2022

​On July 12th and 13th the Varsity and JV Cheerleading Squads attended an at home UCA (Universal Cheerleading Association) camp where they learned new cheers, stunts and dance routines. They also worked on motions and jumps. (Group pic)


Five girls were selected as “All-Americans” where they have the opportunity to travel to Pennsylvania and participate various activities and perform in the Thanksgiving Day parade. (Pic with the coaches in white jackets) L-R UCA Coach Kayla, Rayah Edelson, Autumn Rundstrom, Quederiah Roberts, Kate Hamilton, Madison Harding and UCA Coach Amanda.


Six of the cheerleaders were awarded ribbons for Top Flier- Autumn Rundstrom, Most Improved- Toni Jones, Leadership - Cambrie Hanks, Camper of the Day- Rayah Edelson, Dancing Diva- Tymeah Eames and Little Miss Sunshine - Kate Hamilton.

GRASP Scholarship Luncheon

Congratulations to Alexis High and Suin Kim (not pictured) for winning the GRASP scholarships. Special thanks to Deborah Laine for all she does as the Randolph-Henry GRASP advisor!
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All James River District - Spring 2022

Baseball

Daniel Powell 1st Team - Catcher

Luke Skelton 2nd Team - Pitcher

Jett Algeier 2nd Team - Pitcher

Jayden Gee 2nd Team -1st Base


Soccer

Nipin Hennings 2nd Team


Softball

Danner Allen 1st Team - Pitcher

Summer Jones 1st Team - Catcher

Ashley Nelson 1st Team - 3rd Base

Olivia Powell 1st Team - DP-Flex

Sydney Mason 2nd Team - At-Large

Danner Allen James River District Player of the Year

Mike Adams James River District Coach of the Year


Girls' Tennis

Emily Tharpe - 2A Regional Champion - Singles

Mary Scruggs and Emily Tharpe - 2A Regional Champions - Doubles


Track

Shykera Wilson - State Qualifier - Shot Put


Jasmine Palmer Earns Six Certifications

Jasmine Palmer was a student in Dual Enrollment Intro to Computer Concepts and Applications this Spring. During the class she received six Microsoft Office Certifications: Microsoft Office Word, Excel, & PowerPoint Associate 365/Office 2019, and Microsoft Word, Excel, & Access Expert 365/Office 2019. In addition she received Microsoft Office Specialist - Associate and Microsoft Office Specialist - Expert certificates. She is the only student to ever do this at Randolph-Henry High School. We are extremely proud of her work ethic and determination.
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Statesmen Day

Cornhole Tournament

Attendance Incentive: Front Lawn BBQ


On May 18th, Randolph-Henry High School hosted its final attendance incentive of the school year. Students with two or fewer absences for the fourth grading period were invited to a BBQ on the front lawn​ serving grilled Jamaican jerk chicken w/mango salsa, corn on the cob, pasta salad, and strawberry shortcake. The food was prepared by the R-HHS Culinary Arts Department. Students enjoyed music as well as fun activities like volleyball, corn hole, and a velcro wall inflatable. Students in attendance were eligible to win Amazon gift cards, Village Drive-In gift cards, Statesmen t-shirts, or an all season sports pass for the 2022-23 school year. We have enjoyed celebrating our students as they aim for "work-ready attendance". This has been a fun filled initiative and we hope to continue it in the future.

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CTE CERTIFIED!

Congratulations to the following students for passing CTE Certifications with Mrs. Pillow this semester. Not all students are pictured.


Microsoft Office Word 2019

Mary Lockridge
Andrew Cary
Jasmine Palmer
Ruby Ramsey
Landon Haskins
Kandace Rutledge
Alexandra Clark
Aiden Bryant
Kalia Troxler
Madeline Clatterbuck
Ashley Marston
Sarah Ramsey
Quamya Shuford
Da'Niyaa Robertson
Olivia Gullet


Microsoft Office Word Expert 2019

Jasmine Palmer


Microsoft Office Excel 2019

Jasmine Palmer
Mary Lockridge
Kalia Troxler
Ashley Marston
Kandace Rutledge
Ruby Ramsey
Aiden Bryant
Andrew Cary
Landon Haskins
Alexandra Clark
Olivia Gullet

Microsoft Office Excel Expert 2019

Jasmine Palmer


Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2019

Jasmine Palmer
Mary Lockridge
Landon Haskins
Kandace Rutledge
Ruby Ramsey
Da'Niyaa Robertson
Madeline Clatterbuck
Ashley Marston
Alexandra Clark
Quamya Shuford
Andrew Cary
Sarah Ramsey
Walker Clatterbuck
Kalia Troxler

Aiden Bryant

Microsoft Office Associate (Earned three MOS certifications)

Jasmine Palmer
Mary Lockridge
Landon Haskins
Kandace Rutledge
Ruby Ramsey
Ashley Marston
Alexandra Clark
Andrew Cary
Kalia Troxler

Aiden Bryant


W!SE Financial Literacy Certification

Tyler Ballard

Timothy Brooks

Hadley Coffey

Nika Daniel

Marjorie Davis

Abigail Dixon

Landon Driskill

Tymeah Eames

Gerardo Garcia

Quest Hennings

Christian Pettus

Lizzie Redmond

Rhettia Rose

Alyssa Wade

Zoey Walker

Danner Allen

Junaid Benu

Madeline Clatterbuck

Jason Duffey

Dylan Ehresman

Landon Haskins

Autumn Marston

Katelyn Prue

Quamya Shuford

Tysha Smith

Davon Sommerville

Gavin Spears

Kariann Tucker

Caleb Wallace



Elijah Gallimore and Isaiah Brown Sign With Averett Football!

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CTA Ceremony

On May 17, 2022 Randolph-Henry’s Career Tech Academy students who successfully completed their hands-on training program were recognized, awarded certificates, and provided graduation cords. These students have received high school credit, earned community college Career Studies Certificates, and obtained industry recognized credentials. Congratulations on a job well done!


Here are a few photos from the ceremony.

GED Completion Ceremony

On May 16, 2022 Randolph-Henry High School hosted a GED completion ceremony in the auditorium followed by refreshments provided by the RH Culinary Arts Program. We are incredibly proud of the success that we have witnessed in the GED program this year. We set new records and surpassed our goals. Randolph-Henry had ten students earn a GED during this school year and nine of the ten are also considered completers due to receiving a CTE credential or completing the Everfi program for work readiness. We wish all of our GED completers the best of luck in their future endeavors.
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Senior Baccalaureate Service and Scholarship Presentation

Senior of the Year

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Scholarship Winners

Alpha Kappa Alpha

  • Aaliyah Wilson

Anita Ernouf Scholarship

  • Alexis High
  • Shakia Scott
  • Laural Williams

Benchmark Community Bank

  • Carleigh Shook
  • Tucker Webb

Athletic Booster -

  • Colton Pillow
  • Kaylen Doswell
  • Suin Kim
  • Hailey Krois
  • Carleigh Shook
  • Shakia Scott
  • Marcus Dailey Jr.
  • Sydney Mason
  • Courtney Harmon

Bank of Charlotte County

  • Sydney Mason
  • Sierra Allen
  • Chesney Currin

Barksdale Cancer Foundation

  • Colton Pillow

Betty Gray Dickerson Holt

  • Aniya Allen

Colton B. Osborne

  • Tucker Webb

Charlotte County Retired Teachers

  • Ansley Napier

The Chris Tucker Memorial Scholarship

  • Colton Pillow
  • Isaiah Brown

D.A.R.E.

  • Hailey Krois
  • Colton Pillow

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

  • Aaliyah Wilson

Dick Bankston

  • Suin Kim

GRASP

  • Alexis High
  • Suin Kim

Helen Wall Thiele

  • Carleigh Shook

Jane C. Holt

  • Sydney Mason

Jesse J. Bates

  • Carleigh Shook

Joe and Helen Vaden

  • Hannah Geesaman

Keysville Ruritan Club

  • Carleigh Shook

Pinky Bates

  • Elijah Gallimore
  • Suin Kim

Priddy

  • Collin Moore
  • Nathan Michaelson
  • Kate Pugh
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Ansley Napier

RH Foundation

  • Carleigh Shook
  • Colton Pillow
  • Hailey Krois
  • VAL Nipin Hennings
  • SAL Amy Grissom

Barksdale

  • Kaylee Buckler

McGhee

  • Tucker Webb

Raymond Shelton Buffalo Soldiers

  • Lucy Doswell

Robert "Beaver" Berkeley Memorial

  • Reginald Williams

Shirley M. Graves

  • Amy Grissom

Southside Opportunity Fund

  • Alexis High
  • Sydney Mason
  • Carleigh Shook

Spirit of a Statesmen

  • Tucker Webb

United States Marine Corp Recognition

  • Taylor Trent (Athletics)
  • Raymond Fowler (Athletics)
  • Nipin Hennings (Academics)
  • Colton Pillow (Academics)
  • Lucas DeMatteo (Music)

Randolph-Henry Alumnus Gives Back

The Randolph-Henry Baseball team was honored to have Mr. Rodger Allen come and speak to them this week. His genuine care and connection with our players instantly drew them in! Mr. Allen served in the United States Army for 25 years. His message was on staying focused. In the military, if you are not focused you may not come home. When you are focused you have empowerment over your life! Thank you so much for making the drive and giving back to your own RH family!

Students of the Month

Congratulations to the May Students of the Month for Randolph-Henry High School: De’Marco Goode, Tiana Davis, Amiyah Scott, & Faith Williams (not pictured).

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HOSA Heads to Nationals!

Class of 2022 Prepares for Graduation

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Fin Bradner 3-D prints a human heart!

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Band News!

The RHHS band traveled to Courtland High School in Spotsylvania to compete in the "Music in the Parks" Concert Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2022. These students did an amazing job by winning the Class A division. After the competition, these students spent the rest of the day enjoying Kings Dominion Amusement Park. Great job RHHS Band!
The CMS and RHHS band program held their first concert in two years this past Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 7PM. The 6th, 7th, 8th, and HS Bands performed a wonderful concert with a large group of parents and supporters in attendance. It was a wonderful night full of great music.

FFA Hosts Annual Banquet

ParaPro Assessment

Mrs. Joyner's VA Teachers for Tomorrow Part II teacher cadets ended the semester with great success. These R-HHS students completed a month-long field experience in April working alongside cooperating teachers at Eureka Elementary, Phenix Elementary, and Central Middle School. They observed effective teaching strategies and classroom management, assisted their cooperating teachers by working with small groups and individual students, and taught their own lesson plans.These cadets also took the ParaPro Assessment which is a work ready certification. Achieving a passing score allows them to work in a K-12 public school in the state of Virginia as a paraprofessional.


Pictured: Ella Schreckengost, Teri Coe, Ashton Badeaux, Litzy Perez-Cruz, Hailey Krois, Shakia Scott, Ann Williams, Kearsten Duffey, and Autumn Marston

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Test Out!

Congratulations to Ethan Hanks and Connor Gee on passing the TestOut PC Pro certification. This is a rigorous test built to display real-world scenarios for IT professionals, and they both knocked it out the park.
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Valedictorian - Nipin Hennings

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Salutatorian - Amy Grissom

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April Students of the Month

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Carley Covington Signs With Hollins

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Prom and After Prom 2022


On April 30, 2022, Randolph-Henry High School hosted the first Prom and After Prom Party since the 2020 pandemic. This year's theme, the Golden Gala, immersed our students in a glamorous evening reminiscent of The Great Gatsby. The Central Middle School cafeteria was adorned with several golden chandeliers, black and gold table decorations, feathers, pearls, and palms. Randolph- Henry sold a record number of prom tickets this year with approximately 250 guests in attendance.


The Randolph -Henry High School After Prom committee would like to extend their gratitude to the community for the tremendous support of our annual event. We received numerous donations from area churches, businesses, individuals, and organizations, which enabled us to offer many exciting attractions this year. Students were treated to sumo wrestling, a photo booth, casino card games, a wrecking ball inflatable, face painting/coloring, an obstacle course, corn hole, a caricature artist and more. Staff members raffled off $1,500 in prizes throughout the night including a laptop, a Nintendo Switch, a mini refrigerator, a printer, and other items. Some students also walked away with cash after participating in a money-grab booth.


While the after- prom party is supposed to be a fun time for students, it is important to remember its purpose. Providing students with a safe, alcohol free place is a critical part of keeping the Charlotte County youth safe on prom night. As drugs and alcohol continue to take the lives of students across the nation, we are happy to report that 136 students made the decision to stay on campus and participate in the Randolph-Henry after-prom party this year. We consider our efforts a success when we know that none of our students suffered injuries or fatalities on prom night. Randolph-Henry’s After-Prom committee hopes that attendance will continue to increase each year and that our students will always “arrive alive” after prom. Thank you for your continued support in helping to make a difference in the lives of our Statesmen family.


Below are some pictures of the Randolph-Henry faculty, staff, and students having fun at the 2022 Prom and After Prom Party.

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Prom Queen and King

Prom Queen: Aaliyah Wilson

Prom King: ​Tucker Webb


*Pictured with Principal Erin Davis and Assistant Principal Christopher Holt

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Congratulations Rebekah!

Congratulations to Rebekah Sanderson for placing 2nd at the Southeast Regional FFA Senior Prepared Public Speaking Contest on April 27th.

Mock Interview Day

Randolph-Henry High School juniors and seniors were given an opportunity to participate in the AspHIRE Mock Interview Day on April 27th at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center. AspHIRE Mock Interview Day provides seniors & juniors an opportunity to practice & improve their interview skills with a local professional. In addition to their interview, students take part in a formal business lunch and six work-readiness sessions. Students dressed in business attire and prepared a formal resume to bring to the event. This was a fantastic opportunity to prepare our students for life after high school!

Durham Bulls Attendance Incentive

Randolph-Henry hosts an attendance incentive every grading period for students with two or fewer absences. We are trying to promote work-ready attendance with our theme of “Be Here to Get There”. This grading period 170 students met the criteria and were invited to a Durham Bulls baseball game during the school day. Those in attendance received free entry and a food/drink voucher. Four students’ names were drawn for $25 worth of fan gear. Our students are doing fantastic things here at school every day and it was so much fun to celebrate them today! We had a really great time and can’t wait to do it again next year.

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Area 15 Special Olympics Track and Field

What a great day it was for the return of Area 15 Special Olympics Track and Field!


RHHS was represented by three high school athletes and six high school buddies. The buddies are an integral part of assisting student athletes with these events.


Martha Brizendine, Director of Special Programs in Halifax praised our buddies highly for their engagement and enthusiasm. They demonstrated how to do events, engaged with athletes, timed athletes on the track as well as did whatever was asked, with a smiling face.


Congratulations to all of the CCPS Special Olympics Athletes, Buddies, and Volunteers! ,

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Yearbook Awards

On April 22, 2022, Ms. Alyson Napier and Mrs. Kari Joyner hosted the first Yearbook Academy Awards Ceremony. Members of Yearbook Staff and Statesmen Photography received their pins. Michelle McMahon, Lacey Steppe, Tyler Mason, Sierra Lacks, Emilee Robinette, Kathyrn Hamilton, Sydney Mason, Raven Carrion, LeeAnne Stembridge, and Carley Covington all received Oscars for their outstanding work in the 2022 yearbook. Yearbooks will arrive in May!

Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School

Randolph-Henry junior Madison Travis has been accepted to the Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School for Theatre June 26-July 13 at Redford University. She will join other students from across Virginia in this selective, month-long program of theatre studies.


Pictured are Ms. Brittany Card, theatre teacher and coach at Randolph-Henry, and Madison Travis.

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Congratulations Cyber Students!

​Congratulations to ​Randolph-Henry students ​Conner Gee, Ethan Hanks, and Trevor Gangloff for making it to the Final Round of Radford University RUSecure CTF. They competed in the Preliminary Round in the fall and the Qualifying Round this spring. On Saturday April 23rd 15 teams around the Commonwealth competed virtually in the Final Round. Each student was awarded a $500 scholarship if they chose to go to Radford University and enroll in one of their Information Technology programs. This is a difficult competition and ​we couldn't be more proud of them.


​Also, on Friday​, April 22nd ​ ​our students went to Longwood to look into their Cybersecurity program, meet the faculty, and tour.


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Decision Day 2022

Decision Day 2022 was a SUCCESS! We celebrate all seniors and their post graduation plans whether they are joining the workforce, the military, or attending colleges and trade schools.

Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, Mrs. Weaver's second period class did a campus clean up.
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FFA Farm Day

On April 21st, the FFA hosted Kindergarten Farm Day at the Randolph-Henry High School Land Lab. This interactive experience showcased our students in action serving as leaders and role models for our younger students. We appreciate everyone who helped make this annual event a success.

Military Appreciation Night

Guest Speakers for Driver Safety

Dan Powell, Mike Adams, and Trooper Hollie Buzzetta visited the students of Randolph-Henry High School on April 21st to serve as guest speakers in our April campaign for driver safety. We are so grateful for a supportive community who is always willing to inspire our students towards good decisions.

FFA Fishing Tournament

On April 20th Randolph-Henry and Central Middle School hosted the annual FFA fishing tournament! A good time was had by all. Thank you to the FFA alumni members for helping us out with this event!

Guest Speaker-Ralph Foster

​On April 19, 2022, Ralph Foster, a Randolph-Henry alumni, spoke to the students during their enrichment time about the dangers of drinking and driving. This month, RHHS students and staff are focusing on bringing awareness to important issues that contribute to accidents as we prepare for prom. Mr. Foster delivered a powerful message to students about how quickly these events can change a person's life. We are always grateful when the members of our community are willing to return to Randolph-Henry to guide and encourage our youth towards good decisions.

Community Service Project

Randolph-Henry High School students on Yearbook Staff and Statesmen Photography volunteered to organize and implement the 5th Grade Promotion Photo Day at Eureka Elementary School. On April 15, 2022 Randolph-Henry students arrived at 8:00 a.m. and set up three photo stations. Over 70 fifth graders were photographed. The high schoolers will edit and distribute these photos to the families free of cost. This is the second year they have completed this community service project.

Photo (left to right): Carley Covington, Sydney Mason, LeeAnne Stembridge, Tyler Mason, Emilee Robinette, Sierra Lacks, Samantha Donaldson, Delaney Jones, and Kathryn Hamilton

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FFA Cattle Working Contest Update

Congratulations to the R-HHS Cattle Working Team that placed 6th in the state contest at the Virginia Beef EXPO. Team members included Ben Geesaman, Hannah Geesaman, and Mason Hamlett.

Distracted Driving Simulator

April is Distracted Driving Driving Awareness Month. Randolph-Henry High School is working to increase awareness of activities which create dangerous situations behind the wheel for our student drivers. As we gear up for prom later this month, students have been leading the charge with seatbelt checks in the morning, door decorating contests and other interactive activities sponsored by YOVASO (Youth Speak Out About Traffic Safety).


On April 15, 2022 Randolph-Henry High School students were able to participate in a distracted driving simulation in conjunction with the Virginia State Police. Students were able to see just how easy it is to suffer consequences from risky behaviors and distracted driving. Students also visited the scene of a car crash on the front lawn of the school. Here students were given devices with barcodes so that they could watch video situations that resulted from bad decisions behind the wheel. Students were extremely engaged in these activities and were eager to participate and learn more about driver safety. Our Arrive Alive Campaign and After Prom Party are being led by teachers Megan Devin Martinez, Sherri Pillow , and other Sophomore sponsors.

FBLA State Conference

​Congratulations to Aaliyah Wilson​, a student at Randolph-Henry High School​ for placing 5th in Client Services at the FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Reston, VA.
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Community Service Project

Ms.Maxey’s Senior Government classes have been working on a food drive for our community. They made donation boxes and collected goods to help stock the local food pantry at the Department of Social Services.

FFA Horse Evaluation

The Randolph-Henry FFA Horse Evaluation Team placed 2nd overall at the Equismartz FFA competition this past weekend. Team members included Madison Irving, Crisstina Hailey, Ansley Napier, and Lacey Steppe. Lacey Steppe placed 4th in the halter division, Ansley Napier placed 6th in reasons, and Madison Irving placed 8th in reasons. Great job!

Statesmen Baseball Hosts Competition Day

In honor of Military Appreciation, our Statesmen baseball teams in conjunction with the Army National Guard hosted a unique and hands-on event for our students over Spring Break. SSG Heyward and his staff at the National Guard visited Randolph-Henry to give our students an opportunity to learn hand to hand self defense combat moves, understand job opportunities within the National Guard, and facilitated a Competition Day. Here are the highlights from our students' experiences. Don't forget to join us for Military Appreciation Night on April 21st!

Statesmen Competition Day

Virginia Teachers For Tomorrow

Please click the link below to see some March highlights from 1st period - VA Teachers for Tomorrow Part II. The teacher cadets have started their field experience placements in elementary and middle school classrooms, and we are getting such great feedback on their contributions! They are doing a wonderful job!


https://www.smore.com/suyht

RHHS Art Show

Randolph-Henry hosted its second annual art exhibition. Students displayed and sold various pieces of art. A literary arts magazine was created and made available for purchase. In addition students created custom bookmarks to give away as favors for guests. The culinary arts class created cookies for the event as well.
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BETA Induction

Randolph-Henry High School hosted a BETA induction ceremony for students and their parents. We are so proud of our BETA sponsor, Mrs. Williams and all of the staff who pitched in to help make this event possible. Congratulations to our students for all of the community service hours they have completed and for the hard work they did to become a member of BETA.

US History Class Learns Using Virtual Reality Goggles

Students in Ms. Maxey's US History class used the Virtual Reality Goggles to complete WWI trench experiences and examine 3D weapons and planes used during the war. What a wonderful resource this is for our students.

HOSA Leadership Conference

Congratulations to Courtney Harmon who placed first and Sarah Mason who placed 4th at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Williamsburg, VA. Randolph-Henry is extremely proud of all of our HOSA students who represented our school in this competition geared towards a career in the medical field.
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VFW Scholarship Essay Contest

Congratulations to Raymond Fowler for receiving a $200.00 scholarship as the 2nd place district winner in the VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contest.
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Positive Referrals

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Nursing Outreach at Phenix Elem.

Students from Nurse Elder's Health Assisting class applied what they learned by going to 1st and 2nd grade classrooms at Phenix Elementary to teach proper handwashing on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Nurse Elder's students learned the proper technique for handwashing during their class and then they had to create a brochure that was age-appropriate for elementary students. Once they completed the brochure, the Health Assisting class voted on the two brochures they wanted to use to teach 1st and 2nd graders at Phenix how to wash their hands. Students also selected an age-appropriate book and coloring activities that each group completed. After the elementary students were taught how to wash their hands, they applied a glo-germ lotion and used a blue light to "see" the "germs" on their hands before washing them. Then they each washed their hands and again used the blue light to see how well they applied what they had learned. There was a lot of laughter and the elementary students learned the importance of washing their hands. Nurse Elder's students enjoyed teaching the children at Phenix and were able to apply patient teaching skills and their own handwashing skills.
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March Students of the Month

Congratulations to the March Students of the Month.


  • Macy Clements & E’Maya Wise were selected by the Foreign Language Department.
  • Samantha Donaldson & Michelle McMahon were selected by the Art & Design Department.
  • Asia Marshpund was selected by the Culinary Arts Department.
  • Hailey Krois was selected by the Music Department.

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Kristin Barton - Technology Teacher Award

  • Mrs. Barton is a 10th grade English and Dual Enrollment English teacher at Randolph-Henry High School.

  • She creates a love for learning in her classroom with the use of technology.

  • She embraces new ways to integrate technology in her classroom.

  • She served on the CCPS Technology Plan committee in developing a plan for implementing and integrating technology throughout the school system.

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Forensics Team Advances to State Competition

The R-H Forensics Team competed at the 2AB Super-Region Tournament on Saturday, February 26th at Randolph-Henry High School. Three of our team members are advancing to the State Tournament on March 26th! Rebekah Sanderson received 1st place in Impromptu Speaking, Madison Travis received 2nd place in Prose, and Ta'Quaysha Walker received 3rd place in Original Oratory!
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Happy FFA Week!

Culinary Delights

Check out these amazing dishes created by our culinary arts students! Asia Marshpund made paella and ​James Graves made pavlova this week.​

State Runner Up: Wrestling

Congratulations to Daniel and David Terrones-Lara for representing Randolph-Henry High School in the VHSL state tournament for wrestling on February 18th-19th at the Salem Civic Center. Daniel Terrones-Lara advanced to the championship match where he was named the state runner up for his class. We are so proud of our wrestlers this year for all of their dedication and hard work that led to this event! Thank you Coach Cooke and Coach Jack for traveling with our students to Salem this weekend and for bringing them home safely. Also, thank you Mr. Holt for going to support our wrestlers on Saturday! Go Statesmen!

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Federation Public Speaking Contest Winner!

​Congratulations to Rebekah Sanderson on placing 1st at the Federation Prepared Public Speaking contest! Rebekah will now advance to the Southeast Area Prepared Public Speaking Contest! Thank you Rebekah for being such a wonderful representative of RHHS!


Happy FFA Week and Go Statesmen!

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Kindness Week: "Be the I in Kind"

Positive Referrals: Caught Doing Great Things!

Teachers for Tomorrow Education Immersion Day

On February 17th, teacher cadets attended Education Immersion Day at Longwood University which included guest speakers from the College of Education and Office of Teacher Preparation, a student panel discussion, lunch in the dining hall, and a campus tour. Students were introduced to the types of teacher licensures and program available. They also joined in on a Longwood tradition by touching the hand of “Joanie on the Stony” for good luck.


Pictured in group photo from left to right: Autumn Marston, Ann Williams, Kearsten Duffey, Teri Coe, Hailey Krois, Shakia Scott, Litzy Perez Cruz, and Mrs. Joyner

Team Up and Spread Kindness

February Students of the Month

Congratulations to the February Students of the Month selected by the Business & Technology Departments: Remington Thomas, Daniel Terrones-Lara, Joshua Stefanucci, and Kariann Tucker. (Not Pictured Joshua and Kariann)
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Forensics Team Heads to Super Regionals!

R-HHS Forensics were the runner-ups in their region tournament on February 12, 2022. Six team members will be advancing to the super region level on February 26! Please help us congratulate them in their victories! In Impromptu Speaking, Rebekah Sanderson won 1st place with Raymond Fowler placing 3rd. In Prose, Madison Travis won 1st place with Briannon Foister placing 2nd. In Storytelling, Leisel Ruppel-Lee placed 2nd, and in Original Oratory, Ta’Quaysha Walker placed 2nd!


GO STATESMEN!

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Sharing Kindness: Valentines Station

Career Tech Academy Visits RHHS

Representatives from the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston visited Randolph-Henry High School on February 10, 2022 to present information on the Career Tech Academy. They visited students in our Economics and Personal Finance classes and gave a presentation in the auditorium for enrichment time. The CTA program is an excellent opportunity for our students to earn dual enrollment credits in a field that can directly link them with internship opportunities and the workforce.

Teach Like a Pirate

After reading Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess, Teachers for Tomorrow students created unique book report designs. The finished products included variations of book report in a bag, book covers, and collages. All reports included a summary of the book and five key takeaways from our class reading.


Pictured: Shakia Scott working on a handmade collage, a collage produced using the online program Canva created by Ann Williams, and a picture, and one picture showing several of the creations.

January Students of the Month

Congratulations to the January Students of the Month selected by the Agriculture & Horticulture Departments: Sully Jones (not pictured), Austin Queensberry, and Mason Hamlett.


Congratulations to the December Students of the Month selected by the Social Studies Department: Rosalina Amato, Colton Mann, Leah McGuire, and Fin Bradner. (Opted not to be photographed)

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Special Olympics Polar Plunge 2022

Teachers for Tomorrow II & Social Emotional Learning

Teachers cadets in VA Teachers for Tomorrow Part II completed a unit on self-care and social emotional learning. Mrs. Joyner led the group in stress relief techniques such as deep breathing, practicing gratitude, and journaling. The class discussed how things like movement, morning routines, and sleep could impact their mindset and academic performance.

R-H school counselors, Mrs. Reeves and Ms. Cassady, served as guest speakers. Their presentation included a mental health check-in and social emotional learning techniques used by teachers and counselors. Mrs. Reeves and Ms. Cassady shared why they chose the counseling field and covered the education/certification requirements for those seeking to become school counselors.

The teacher cadets used this information to develop their own Social Emotional Learning Plans which included three activities, a book, a YouTube video, and their personal classroom culture statement. Students included activities like emotional wheels, journal prompts, classroom mascots, show and tell, station activities, and even elements of classroom décor into their plans.


To learn how to help the teens in your life cope with stress, visit the American Psychological Association's website at https://www.apa.org/topics/child-development/stress or contact your child's school counselor.


Pictured: Ms. Cassady doing a check-in and Mrs. Reeves discussing the role of the school counselor.

​Randolph-Henry Yearbook Receives National and State Award


Randolph-Henry’s yearbook, The Log 2021, was awarded First Place from the American Scholastic Press Association and Second Class from the Virginia High School League.

This book focused on staying connected despite living through a global pandemic. The editor-in-chief for the 2021 edition was Madeline Lewis, managing editor was LeeAnne Stembridge, business manager was Carleigh Shook, photo editor was Daisha Miller, and copy editor was Teri Coe. Staff members included Amanda Ashley, Emily Barton, Samantha Donaldson, Kaylen Doswell, Abigail Henry, Shakura Jennings, Shaylah Lowe, and Tyler Mason. The adviser was Ms. Alyson G. Napier

The current yearbook staff is diligently working on The Log 2022. The 2022 book is currently available for pre-purchase and is expected to arrive in May 2022. You may purchase online at www.jostens.com.

Pictured: (pictured left to right) Front row: LeeAnne Stembridge ’22, co-editor, Ms. Alyson G Napier, adviser, and Tyler Mason ’22, co-editor.
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