The Ravens' Nest

Randolph Early College High School Newsletter

Week of January 31, 2022

Please remember that RECHS follows the inclement weather plan and decisions set forth by the Randolph County School System. If the traditional schools are on a delay, closed or on remote instruction, RECHS will do the same.

RCC Update

From RCC:

Starting Monday, January 31 students will resume Spring Semester schedules based on the original posted delivery method unless otherwise communicated by their instructor. For continued mitigation students are reminded to wear a face covering indoors, and social distance where possible. Students are encouraged to check their RCC email, Moodle (online courses) and the RCC website for important updates.

Students, this means on Monday, you begin following the schedule you see in your PowerSchool. You will resume your face-to-face college classes, academic labs and seminars that are present on your PowerSchool schedule.


If you received a Chromebook or hot spot from RECHS, please make sure you return these devices when you come back to school.

Report Cards

If you have not picked up your report card from January 7th, please do so immediately. Report cards are in the main office.

Please continue to access your online college classes daily to prevent from being dropped! Remember, if you drop a class or you are dropped after the first 5 days of the semester, you receive a failing grade on the high school transcript.

Club Corner

This area of the newsletter will showcase club happenings, such as meetings and events. Students, if you are not currently involved in a high school or college club, we encourage you check out any of the RECHS or RCC clubs!
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RECHS Beta Club

RECHS Beta Club members competed at the NC State Beta Convention this weekend. As always, RECHS students represented RECHS and Randolph County well! Please help us congratulate the following winners:


2nd - Science 12th Grade - Alexa Huggins
2nd - Short Story - Carlee Macaluso
2nd - Social Studies 11th Grade - Shorena Liu
3rd - French - Carlee Macaluso
3rd - Math 11th Grade - Toby Cuna
3rd - Poetry Division II - Jordan Hicks
3rd - Speech Division I - Natalie King
3rd - US History - Emi Maerz
4th - Science 10th Grade - Lisa Ean
5th - Creative Writing Division I - Ash Fitzgibbon
5th - Science 11th Grade - Jason Kinney

Visual and Performing Arts

1st - Black and White Photography Division I - Aliza Abdul
1st - Jewelry Division II - Alisha Khawaja
1st - Sculpture Division II - Nick Lanier
1st - Solo, Duo, Trio - Jesse New
2nd - Digital Art Division II - Emma Harrell
2nd - Jewelry Division I - Angela Hernandez
3rd - Mixed Media Division I - Lisa Ean
3rd - Mixed Media Division II - JoceLyn Clark
3rd - On-site Drawing Division II - Natalie Hildreth
3rd - Recyclable Art Division II - Caleb Fogleman
4th - Black and White Photography Division II - Natalie Huckaby
4th - Digital Art Division I - Praise Ayodabo
4th - On-site Painting Division II - Ashlee Maness
4th - Sculpture Division I - Angela Hernandez
5th - Drawing Division I - Kathleen Martin
5th - Fiber Arts Division I - Angela Hernandez
5th - Recyclable Art Division I - Lisa Ean

Team Competitions

1st - Apparel Design - Alisha, Angela, Dayana, Emi, Lindsey, Shorena
1st - Robotics - Alexa, Hope, Justin, Laysha, Michael, Nathaly, Toby
1st - Technology - Ashley, Caleb, Emma M., Praise
1st - Two Dimensional Design - Alexa, Emma H., Laysha, Reagan
2nd - Club Trading Pin
2nd - Portfolio - Ashley, Caleb, Emma M., Lindsey, Lisa, Rayne, Shorena
3rd - Marketing and Communications - Amber, Carlie, Emi, Emma M.
3rd - Service Learning Showcase - Abby, Ashley, Caleb, Nick, Reagan
4th - Character Performance - Anarely, Carlie, Emi, Emma M., Jenna, Lindsey, Rayne

Drama Club Auditions

If you are interested in performing in Winnie The Pooh, please come to auditions on Wednesday, February 2nd, from 4:15-5:45 in Ms. Bell's room.


Hey Ravens your SGA will be having a meeting this Thursday, February 3rd. Please come out and be part of our club. The meeting will start promptly at 4:15 in Mr. Walker's room! Can't wait to see you all.

RhinoLeap Residency

The Director of RhinoLeap Productions, Jeremy Skidmore, will be meeting with our drama club at 4:15 in the commons on Thursday, February 3rd. RhinoLeap Productions is based in Asheboro and they produce live theatrical productions, lead educational residencies and produce digital media for television and streaming platforms.

RhinoLeap is interested in hosting a residency in the spring with Randolph Early College High School. We are looking at the residency running from April 11th through May 6th.

You do not have to be interested in acting and theater to participate. The residency focuses on various skills such as writing, communication, and music.

If you are interested in learning more, please attend the meeting Thursday, 2/3 at 4:15 in the commons. Again, you do not need to be a member of the drama club or an actor/actress to participate in this residency program.

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Anime club on 2/3/22 will meet in Ms. Blackmon's room. Anime members are encouraged to attend the RhinoLeap 2/3/22 meeting.

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Juniors! Mark your calendar for February 17th for ACT Bootcamp!!!

ACT Bootcamp

This bootcamp will begin at 9:00am in the CEIC. Your attendance will count as your seminar attendance for that week. This will be your final push before you take the ACT on March 1st. In the survey sent to you, most of you wanted a tangible prep resource. MasterPrep will provide you with a resource book and an instructor for the day.

YOU ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND! Please make arrangements with your places of employment, family obligations, and other appointments to ensure there are no issues. With more than 3 weeks notice, missing due to anything other than illness will not be accepted. PLEASE COMPLETE THE GOOGLE FORM IN YOUR EMAIL FROM MS. BLACKMON

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

Junior and Senior Seminars

You will resume your face-to-face seminar this week with Ms. Blackmon!

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.

Randolph NEXT: RCC/RCSS/ACS March 8 Senior Event

Seniors WITHOUT post-graduation plans, this is for you!!!

On March 8, 2022, Randolph Community College and other organizations are hosting an event to show you opportunities available within Randolph County. RCC will showcase their programs, a job fair will occur, and military recruiters will be present. Seniors can come in any of the time blocks below:

· 9:15-11:15 (reserved for HS seniors)

· 12:15-2:15 (reserved for HS seniors)

· 4:00-6:00 (open to the public)

Randolph NEXT Registration for Seniors

Please register if you are interested in attending the March 8th Randolph NEXT event.

In Need of Volunteer Hours?

Randolph Community College is hosting an event on March 8 and they are in need of volunteers. Volunteers can be 9th-12th graders. Please contact Shea Grosch if you would like to volunteer. Please be aware that it is during our spring break.

RCC Happenings

    To join our online community and unlock new creative writing opportunities, contact Victoria Davis ( or Dr. Gregory Vance ( Online meetings take place on the first and third Thursdays of each month (4:00 - 5:00 p.m.).

    Check out the flier for Uwharrie Dreams -

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    SGA 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

    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 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

    See our flier for this here! -

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    Need to create a resumé or cover letter or to work on interview techniques? Want to learn how to job search or how to use technology to enhance your job search? Need assistance with an application or training in soft skills? Randolph Community College is here to help with its Employability Skills Lab.

    The lab, which is free to all RCC students, is from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Aug. 17, in the Student Services Career Center on the Asheboro Campus. No appointment is necessary. Students attending any Employability Skills Lab will be eligible to choose one item of free professional clothing from The Armadillo Career Closet.

    If you have questions, please contact Elaine Sill, Career Services Coordinator -

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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 -

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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.

Click on the link below to learn more about the RCC Writing Center!

Save the Date!

ACT (All 11th Graders): March 1, 2022

Spring Break: March 7-11, 2022

Holiday: April 15

Teacher Workday: April 18

Prom (dependent upon Covid restrictions): April 23, 2022

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

Purchase Your Yearbook!

Please purchase your yearbook in the main office or buy using the link below. Yearbooks are $45!

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.


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