SWRHS Counselor Newsletter

"It's a GREAT day to be a Cougar"

Welcome Back!!!

It has been a very busy few weeks at SWRHS!! We started out the year by meeting with each class by grade level to address school expectations regarding dress code, attendance (5 day rule), PDA, lunch behavior, electronic devices, parking passes, school fees, PSAT, and ACT to name a few of the hot topics covered.

Included in this newsletter you will find information that we discussed with students during the expectations class meetings along with more detailed information about PSAT, ACT/SAT after school prep sessions along with our upcoming parent night next week.

Attendance/ Tardies

•Allowed 5 days- Please bring in doctor notes

•No make-up time

•Waivers will only be granted for extenuating circumstances

•4 minutes between classes

•1st Tardy-Warning

•2nd Tardy-Warning/Call Home

•3rd Tardy-Afterschool Detention Rm. 87B


•Must have perfect attendance/no tardies.

•One winner per grade each week.

•Premium parking, candy goodie bags

•One winner per grade each month.

•Gas cards, iTunes cards, Food cards

•End of semester drawing, one per grade.

•iPod nano

•Other donated prizes.

Electronic Devices

•Can be used at lunch and before/after school.

•Can not be out during class time.

•1st offense– Parent picks up.

•2nd offense – Kept until end of year.

Dress Code

•Shirts must have sleeves – no tank tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps

•Pants around the waist and no holes above the knee

•No undergarments showing, no cleavage showing

•No more than 5 inches above bend of knee for shorts, skirts, dresses

School Fees- Please Pay These ASAP

All Students Pay:

POSTAGE: $2.00

HOMEROOM: $12.00


Based on the Student's Schedule:

ART: $10.00 for each Art Class

CHORUS, BAND or THEATER: $5.00 for each class


ADVANCED PE: $2.00 for each class (including weight training)

SCIENCE: $5.00 for each Science class

Must pay school fees before a parking pass will be issued.

Parking Pass: $25 for the year or $12.50 for the semester

PSAT- 10th & 11th Graders

We have discovered that we are able to increase the number of students that can take the PSAT on Wed., Oct. 15th. The PSAT is good practice for the SAT (a college entrance test) and juniors who score high on this test can qualify for merit scholarships. Please know, however, that all Sophomores will also be taking the PLAN, which is a practice ACT (also a college entrance test) the week before, so this will be additional time out of class. If your student did not sign up for the PSAT earlier in the year and would like to, please have them come by the back of the Main Office and sign their name to the list. The final deadline to sign up is next Wed., Sept. 24th. There will be no charge for 10th and 11th graders, however if your student signs up and does not test, they will be charged the cost of the test. All students who sign up should pick up a test prep booklet available in the back of the Main Office.All of this information is also being placed on daily announcements for your student to hear each day.

Junior & Senior Parent Survival Night -Save the Date for Thursday, September 25th

Please join the Counselors along with a representative from Campbell University, UNC-Greensboro & Randolph Community College. A wide array of hot topics will be addressed including financial aid, CFNC, admissions, scholarship information, deadlines, and graduation to name a few. A variety of door prizes will be awarded to some of our lucky guests! We look forward to seeing everyone!!


The ASVAB career exploration test will be given on our campus Wednesday, October 8th during 1st and 2nd blocks free of charge. Any junior or senior interested needs to sign up in the counselors’ office by September 25th. The ASVAB can help you choose the right career that matches your interests AND is good practice for the SAT and ACT.

SAT Prep Sessions To Be Offered

We have been announcing to students this week that we are interested in holding after school prep sessions for the October 11th administration of the SAT. If your student is interested please have them come to the Counselor's Office to sign-up. Depending on the number of students interested will determine if we are able to offer this service. At this moment we do not have any students signed-up.


Congratulations to our Varsity football team on an outstanding win against Parkland HS last night.

The Varsity Volleyball team defeated Southern Guilford in three games with scores of 25-14, 25-13, 25-6. Anna Laton had 8 kills and 2 blocks, Karsyn Small had 6 kills, Amber Clapp had 5 kills and 12 digs, and Jordan Perry had 6 digs and 5 aces. The Cougars are now 10-3 overall and 6-1 in conference. They play Providence Grove away on Monday.

In JV, the Cougars defeated the Storm in two games with scores of 25-15, 25-15. Madison Kuehl had 7 kills and 10 digs, Kendra Davis had 3 aces and 4 kills, and Delana Freeman had 10 assists and 4 digs. The JV are now 10-2 overall and 6-1 in conference.

Southwestern Randolph will be hosting a Dig Pink match vs. Asheboro High School on Tuesday, September 30. This will also be youth night where all youth volleyball players get in free of admission as long as they have on their league jersey. All proceeds from fundraisers will go to The SideOut Foundation for breast cancer research.

The Booster Club is sponsoring a TAILGATING PARTY on Friday, Oct. 3 before the SWR Cougars meet up with the Blue Comets of Asheboro. SAKS Diner will be catering the event and will be serving Chopped Pork BBQ, slaw, baked beans, roll and can drink. Tickets are $8.00 if purchased before Sept. 26 and can be purchased in the main office. Tickets that are sold the night of the event will be $10.00. Come out and enjoy a night of food, games of corn hole and fellowship and cheer the Cougars on.


Aim club meeting is scheduled for next Thursday.

There will be a FTA meeting Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 3:10 in Mr. Soja’s room. Anyone wishing to join must be in attendance. If you are unable to come, please see Mr. Soja.

All Interact officers and club members need to report to Mrs. McKee's room to sign up for the Big Sweep. Volunteers are needed at Lake Lucas from 10-12 on Saturday, Sept 27th.

Are you interested in going on a 10-day trip to Costa Rica during the summer of 2016? Enjoy the exotic scenery of Costa Rica as we kayak by an active volcano, zip-line through the rain forest, white water raft, and take a crocodile boat ride to the Pacific Ocean. A parent meeting will be held TONIGHT at 6:00 in the media center. If you are not able to attend, please see Mr. Schuyler for more information.

Announcements & Information

Please remind your student to listen to the school announcements which are announced at 8:00 every morning and at the beginning of 4th block. Written announcements are also read during 2nd block.

Be on the lookout for the upcoming twitter account from the Counseling Department at SWRHS. We will be using this account as another form to help get important information out to students and parents. :)

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