1. 10th grade writing test is Tuesday, March 12, 2009. 10th graders have all recently taken their last benchmark writing essay and will be getting feedback on their progress this week. Review sessions will focus on the five components of the essay and will be held after school and on Saturday, March 7. Details to follow.
2. Anyone wishing to run for election for the School Advisory Committee for 2009-10 school year, please email me your name/contact information/reason you want to be on School Advisory.
3. Mr. Al Platek is our parent representative for the Building Planning Team. Thank you Mr. Platek for this important, yet lengthy commitment.
4. Don't forget that tomorrow evening at 6:30pm in the RHS auditorium is the registration meeting for rising 10, 11, and 12th graders! Important information will be discussed. Your students will receive their information tomorrow during the day and should bring that home to you. Tomorrow is our kickoff day for registration.
5. Reminder, next Tuesday, March 3 is the rising freshment parent registration meeting (in RHS auditorium).
6. The latest senior newsletter is posted in all classrooms, on the RHS web page under Guidance/Counseling, and is copied below.
Senior Newsletter #8
***Make sure you continue to review past newsletters for scholarship opportunities!***
Every student planning to attend a two year or four year college next year needs to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. FEBRUARY 21ST, 2009 is FAFSA Day! Trained professionals will be available to help you complete the FAFSA form in a timely manner. GTCC and North Carolina A&T will be participating in FAFSA Day from 9am-12pm. Go online to www.cfnc.org or call 1866-866-CFNC to register and to obtain more information about what you will need to bring with you.
Wake Forest Open House - Wake Forest will be offering Open Houses for prospective students on Monday, Feb 16th, Monday, April 6th and Monday April 13th. Details and registration are online: http://www.wfu.edu/admissions/openhouse/
PGA Golf Management Visitation Day - Monday, April 13th, 2009 at Campbell University. To register, visit www.campbell.edu/pgagm
Charlotte National College Fair
Sunday, March 22nd 12pm-4pm. Located at The Park (formerly the Charlotte Merchandise Mart). Go to www.nationalcollegefairs.org for more information.
UNCG Teaching Career Day
April 2nd, 2009 in the Maple Room at the Elliot University Center. For more information, visit www.uncg.edu/soe/rrpd/ Click on "Teaching Career Day" in the left-hand menu to access registration information.
Obama Administration Page Program
Information available at http://pageprogram.house.gov Must be 16 years or older and have a 3.0 GPA.
**Scholarship information is on the next page…
Scholarships and other opportunities!!
100. Guilford County Association of Educational Office Professionals (GCAEOP)
Two scholarships are being offered; one for $650 and one for $350. Application is online at http://www.ncaeop.org/forms/html under Student Scholarship Application. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, March 30th, 2009.
101. High School Honors Shadow Day (HSHSD) Program (North Carolina Central University)
One day program for four year college bound high school juniors and seniors. Must have an overall GPA of at least 3.0, 1450 or above on the SAT (all three parts) or 22 and above on the ACT and leadership involvement in school and/or community activites. 40 students state wide will be chosen (20 juniors and 20 seniors). Deadline to apply: March 20, 2009. See the folder in Room 1 for more information.
102. Girls Going Places Scholarship
Entrepreneurship Award program designed to award the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18. Prizes awarded to 15 girls who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship; are taking the first steps toward financial independence; and make a difference in their schools and communities. Prizes totaling $30,000 are granted to the three top winners and 12 finalists each year, to further their entrepreneurial pursuits or save for college. (1st prize: $10,000, 2nd prize: $5,000, 3rd place (12) $1,000. DEADLINE: February 27, 2009. Application available at: http://www.guardianlife.com/womens_channel/girls_going_places/girls_going_places.html
103. Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) Scholarship
Scholarships of up to $7500 to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend a 4-year college or university of their choice. For more information and the application, go online to http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/elig.php Deadline: March 31, 2009
104. Herbert Lehman Scholarships for African-American Students
Scholarships awarded to African-American students who plan on attending a college that is traditionally underrepresented by African Americans and who are pursuing undergraduate or law degrees. Scholarship amounts vary by year. For application, write to:
The Herbert Lehman Education Fund
99 Hudson Street, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10013
Deadline: March 31, 2009
105. Better Business Bureau - 2009 Student Ethics Scholarship
Award is open to any high school senior planning to continue their education at either a 2-year or 4-year degree program. Two scholarships of $1000 are awarded annually. Criteria: Students are judged in the following areas: Leadership 20%, Community Service 20%, Academic 30%, Essay 30%. More information and the application are available in the folder in Room 1. Deadline: April 10, 2009.
106. Matthew C. Graziadei Achievement Award (Exceptional Children's Assistance Center)
Students with disabilities who are completing their last year of high school are eligible to be nominated for this award. $1000 scholarship to continue education or training. If interested, please see Mrs. Townsend in Room 1. Deadline to be nominated: Monday, March 16th, 2009.
107. Susan G. Komen for the Cure 2009-2010 Scholarship Award Program
This scholarship is intended to help students who would otherwise find attending college to be a significant financial burden due to the loss of a parent to breast cancer. Learn more and apply at: http://www.komen.org/scholarship Deadline to submit applications: March 20, 2009.
108. North Carolina Farm Bureau R. Flake Shaw Scholarship
$3000 renewable scholarship (provided the student continues to meet eligibility criteria) and majors in agriculture or in an agriculturally-related field. For more information, please see the folder in Room 1. Deadline to apply: March 15, 2009.
109. Reuche Kimrey Memorial Scholarship (Guilford County Farm Bureau)
Scholarship for an Associate Degree in Agriculture or related subjects and is offered to legal dependents of Guilford County Farm Bureau members. One year grant of $500. For more information, please see the folder in Room 1. Deadline: March 15, 2009.
110. York David Anthony Memorial Scholarship - Electrical Engineering and Electronics
Scholarship of $2500 for up to 4 years. Go to www.cfgg.org for more information or see the folder in Room 1. Deadline to apply: March 2, 2009
111. Jean E. Frazer Scholarship- Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine Alliance
Scholarship available for a local high school senior with high academic standing and personal financial need who plans to pursue a career in the health-care field. Must be enrolled in a health occupations/medical careers class in Guilford County. Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA. More information, including the application is available in the folder in Room 1. Deadline: March 13, 2009.
112. 2009 Gate City Chapter Scholarship Program Criteria (NC A&T University)
Scholarship program to assist Guilford County High School students who are pursuing a college education at North Carolina A&T State University. Applications and information are in the folder in Room 1. Deadline: March 31, 2009.
113. SHOTS (Students Hot on the Sciences) Program
North Carolina A&T State University Department of Biology Summer Program. Twenty student scholars will be selected to participate in the summer of 2009 on the campus of NC A&T. The program begins June 14, 2009 - July 24, 2009. More information is available in the folder in Room 1. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2009.
114. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, INC - Gamma Beta Sigma Chapter
$500 scholarship for African American males who are graduating seniors and have a 3.0 GPA. Additional information available in the folder in Room 1. Deadline: April 30, 2009.
115. Black History Month Student Essay Contest (Pricewaterhouse Coopers)
"What is your Legacy?" - Essay contest for minority students. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and plan to attend a 4 year college or university and be participating in a business field of study beginning in 2009. Information available in the folder in Room 1. 1st prize: $1000, 2nd: $750, 3rd: $500. Deadline: March 31, 2009.
116. Cheerleader Scholarship Program
Scholarship opportunity for students who have cheer experience in high school. More information is available at www.misscheerleaderofamerica.com Deadline: March 2, 2009.
If you have a 2.0 GPA overall and 4 tech prep classes in a pathway and C's or better in those four classes, you may be eligible for a full scholarship to GTCC. See Mrs. Townsend or Mrs. Wheeler for details!
Cap and Gown information!
Seniors, make sure you order your cap and gown in a timely fashion. The price will continue to go up as the year goes on. Contact: NC Graduate Services at 877-714-4723 or 336-288-7770. You can also email them at email@example.com.
Seniors - If you have been awarded scholarship money from any school (regardless of whether or not you plan to attend), please bring a letter stating the scholarship award to Ms. Quick. You will earn recognition at the senior awards ceremony and your scholarship awards will count towards Ragsdale's total for the senior class.
Seniors - If you have been accepted to the school that you plan to attend next year, please bring a copy of the admission letter to Ms. Quick. She will present you with your tiger paw.
1/31/09: Several things- 1. We have 64 students at the Power Objectives Help sessions today! Thank you parents and students for being so dedicated. 2. The bridge on High Point Rd between Vickrey Chapel Rd and Jamestown is scheduled to close Feb 2 at 10 am and remain closed almost a year. Please help your student drivers start earlier to school and to find a safe path to drive to school. I am concerned about the additional traffic on Harvey Road because of buses, rerouted GTCC and Ragsdale students, and others. There is only a blinking light at the intersection of Harvey and Vickrey Chapel so if students drive that way to school, please encourage, threaten, whatever it takes, to get them to exercise extreme caution and patience at the blinking light as they pull out into oncoming traffic. START EARLIER!!! 3. Attached is the information regarding the bridge RE: High Point Road (SR 4121), Both Directions, in Jamestown, Guilford County NOTIFICATION DATE: January 16, 2009 ACTIVITY DATE: Monday, February 2, 2009 - Thursday, December 31, 2009 ACTIVITY: On the activity dates indicated above, High Point Road will be closed to traffic in both directions at the railroad bridge near Vickery Chapel Road. PURPOSE: Norfolk-Southern Railroad will be replacing the bridge at this location. DETOUR: High Point Road to Guilford College Road to Guilford Road to High Point Road and in the reverse direction. For a map of the detour route, click: http://ptrtmc.mine.nu/tims-maps/tims148287.htm OTHER INFORMATION: Weather conditions may impact the timing of this closure. FOR FURTHER DETAILS, CONTACT: Bob Grabarek, (919) 522-5826