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

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A Note about Exams

Monday, December 13th will be the last regular day of school. That is also the last day of RCC classes. All students should be present today.

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

RECHS Fall 2021 Students of the Month Celebration

Help us congratulate the following students who were recognized as a "Student of the Month" for the Fall 2021 semester:

9th Grade

Hunter Shackelford

Dida Ahmed

Marco Gloria

Anna-Kaye Poole

Kendall Byars

Noah Allsbrook

10th Grade

Tiffany Recendez

Lukas Ireland

Emma Atkins

Juan Juarez

Kristin Casey

Jonathon Chavez

Gracy Robbins

11th Grade

Karla Bedolla-Puente

Jenna Caputa

Rebecca Queen

Shorena Lui

Michaela Hames

Lessly Lopez-Rabadan

12th Grade

Kayden Cox

Korey Gooch

Issac Vera-Espinoza

Journey Nixon

Sulamita Gutierrez

Karen Arellano

Student Services Information

Cap and Gown Ordering Deadline is December 15th!

Please visit the Southern Recognition website for all of your ordering needs. You are more than welcome to purchase apparel, tassels, and other memorabilia, but not required.

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.

RECHS Cap and Gown Ordering Website

The deadline for cap and gown ordering is December 15, 2021.

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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?

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.

RECHS 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!

Guitar Club

Due to teacher training this week, club members only attended on Friday. During this meeting, club members had the chance to discuss different topics about the club and show progress to their peers! The 9th grade faculty had left over donuts and hot chocolate from their seminar classes, and were kind enough to let the club members enjoy them during the meeting! Next week will be our final week in learning our song, and we will then progress to our next lesson, power chords! This semester has been wonderful and we are truly grateful to be involved with such enthusiastic people that have a true passion for guitar.
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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!

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RCC Happenings

  • 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:

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 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! -

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 -

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 -

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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Here are the top 10 YA books checked out in 2021! You all stuck to the classics this year.

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 Morgenstern

10) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling

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.

Armadillo Market

Starting on Monday, November 29, the Armadillo Market will be open from 8:00am to 9:00am and 11:30am- 1:00pm.

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

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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