The Ravens' Nest
Randolph Early College High School Newsletter
Week of December 13, 2021
Please check our rechs_ravens on Instagram to see pictures from last week's spirit week!
If students have college textbooks, PLEASE turn these in Monday, December 13th during lunch at the book room. We will begin Spring 2022 book distribution on January 6th. More information to come.
Fall 2021 Exam Information
A Note about Exams
End of Course exams (Biology, English II, Math 1 and Math 3) will take place on December 14th and 15th. Students in a 1st period EOC will test on Tuesday, December 14th. Students in a 2nd period EOC, will test on Wednesday, December 15th.
Students are allowed to leave at the conclusion of the EOC testing session. Times are not set in stone. Most students will be ready to leave around 12:30pm. Some students, especially math students, might need extended time and will be complete by 1:30pm.
Please note, buses will not arrive on testing days until their regular scheduled time between 4:00pm-4:30pm.
Students who do not have an EOC test (American History 2, Chemistry, Civics, Earth and Environmental, English 1, English 4, Math 2, Math 4, and World History) will be involved in remote learning from December 14th-17th. Students must check-in virtually with their teacher each day. If a student does come to school, they will be placed in the commons as classes and teachers will be involved in testing.
Fall 2021 Student of the Month Celebration
Help us congratulate the following students who were recognized as a "Student of the Month" for the Fall 2021 semester:
Cap and Gown Ordering Deadline is December 15th!
Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and you will see "Randolph Early College High School-Cap and Gown Unit." Complete the first name, last night, height and weight section, then purchase your gap and gown.
You DO NOT need to purchase the custom laser diploma, as RECHS will purchase all diplomas and covers. The custom laser diploma that is on the website is a plaque that is optional for your to purchase.
Announcement from Ms. Perry, RCC Liaison
Check RCC email for instructions on how to locate your schedule in Self-Service.
In order to find your spring schedule, please follow the steps in this video. When you look at your schedule, if it says "Planned" then you are not registered for that course. Your registered courses are the ones that say "Registered but not started" underneath them. Please disregard the others.
Remember that it’s not too late to add more spring courses! If you’d like to make any changes, please contact me by January 6th, 2022.
Classes begin on January 10th, 2022. Don’t forget to log in and complete your syllabus quizzes for each class and pay attention to school announcements for information about textbook pick up!
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)
In Need of Volunteer Hours?
RECHS BETA Club
With a charge to lead by serving others, RECHS Beta Club conducted and participated in numerous service projects throughout the fall semester. Through their extensive involvement at school and throughout the community, our Betas have completed over 900 hours of service this semester by generously giving of their time and talents. This semester, Betas have served in varying capacities which includes the following acts of service:
Painting wooden yard decorations that were used at special events at the NC Zoo.
Writing letters of appreciation to veterans through Operation Gratitude.
Donating fleece and making no-sew blankets to be given as security blankets to children in need through Project Linus.
Clearing and leveling hiking trails on Purgatory Mountain.
Donating candy, assembling festive treats, and hosting a Trunk or Treat for RCC’s ABLE students.
Serving as zoo volunteers at Boo at the Zoo, Scout Jamboree, and Believe in the Magic of the Season.
Completing random acts of kindness and service during our “12 Days of Serving” event.
Donating much needed classroom items that teachers often have to purchase themselves.
Our members have certainly established their presence throughout the community while maintaining their academic excellence in the classroom. Thank you, Betas, for your service!
- Dec 13 - End of 2nd 8 week mini-mester & fall semester
- Dec 7 - Walmart Gift Card Giveaway - see details below!
- Dec 13 - End of 2nd 8 week mini-mester & fall semester
SGA is giving away digital gift cards this semester! We will have giveaways for Walmart Spotify, Hulu, Netflix, Apple iTunes, and Google Play! All you have to do is fill out our giveaway form at this link: https://bit.ly/3gpVI3b
You only need to fill it out once and you are entered for each date! So, the sooner you fill it out, the greater your chances are of winning this semester! We will be giving away digital cards on the specific dates listed on the sign-up form.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See our flier for this here! - https://bit.ly/3kRtXmh
To join our online community and unlock new creative writing opportunities, contact Victoria Davis (email@example.com) or Dr. Gregory Vance (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 - https://bit.ly/3A9CtT5
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 - https://www.randolph.edu/employee-directory-main/815-sill.html
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
Stop by RCC Library before the end of the semester to find a good book for the holiday break!
1) The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
2) Insurgent - Veronica Roth
3) The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
4) Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
5) Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas
6) The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
7) Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
8) Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
9) The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern10) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling
RCC Graduation Application
Click on the link below to learn more about the RCC Writing Center!
Save the Date!
End of Course Exams: December 14 and 15, 2021
Quarter 2 Report Cards: January 7, 2021
ACT (All 11th Graders): March 1, 2022
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
RECHS Expectations Concerning Absences Due to Quarantine
- 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.