Volume 14, Issue 7 | RJR PTSA NEWSLETTER |May 2, 2021
R.J. Reynolds High School

I was fortunate enough to spend some time outdoors last week, helping our Reynolds Seniors check-in for cap and gown photos. There was an exciting buzz in the air on a gorgeous, and sometimes windy day. Smiles were in abundance - It was obvious that this day was full of promise of the future.

I smile every time I think about all of the wonderful students I met that day and the wonderful times ahead of them.

Congratulations Class of 2021!

There are many, many great things happening this month you will learn about in this letter.

Tuesday,May 4 at 6:00 is a special PTSA meeting to introduce our new officers for the 2021-22 school year.

All are welcome attend.  Please look for link on social media prior to the meeting.

Have a wonderful May!
Go Demons!
Betsy Keller
Reynolds PTSA President 2020-21

Thank you to all the families and businesses that supported our Demon community with donations to our Legacy campaign.


Volunteers enjoyed being on campus for Senior Cap & Gown Photos. 
Thank you volunteers!!!!

Thank you to the PTSA for supplying pizza for seniors taking WorkKeys. 
Also this month, the PTSA helped celebrate Administrative Assistants week and Teacher Appreciation Week.

Time: May 4, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 744 6031 9459
Passcode: cPi9vH

RJR Senior Class of 2021
Baccalaureate, a faith-based service led by and celebrating RJR's Class of 2021, will be held Sunday, June 6 at 5:00 pm at Awake Church in Winston Salem.  In May, seniors and their families will receive a mailed invitation to this special service.  Other members of the Reynolds community are invited to attend via the live stream option that is being made available this year to offset limited in person seating due to Covid.  Make sure you follow RJ Reynolds PTSA on Facebook to access the live streamed service!
A group of parent volunteers is organizing the service. Please contact Kim Powers @ akpowers1@msn.com with any questions.
School News
May 3-May 14 AP Tests at RJR 
May 3 GOPO 
May 5 Eng Lit 
May 6 APUSH 
May 10 World History, French 
May 11 Latin, AP Psych 
May 12 Eng Lang, Environmental 
May 14 Biology 
May 3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week 
May 5--Makeup ACT 
May 25-June 8 Exams 
June 3 Class Day senior celebration--remote
June 6 Baccalaureate
June 7-- graduation rehearsal 3 PM 
June 9--12:30 Graduation and EOC Remediation 
June 10-11 Retake EOC

SPRING EOC Tutoring Calendar 2020-2021

Math 1 EOC Bootcamp: Saturday, May 15 and May 22 from 9:30AM-12:00PM

Zoom Information

Zoom Meeting for Biology- Briggs
Meeting ID: 922 8167 2476
Passcode: 852872
Zoom Meeting for Biology- Reeves
Meeting ID: 977 4497 1510
Passcode: 817316
Zoom Meeting for Biology- Eldridge
Meeting ID: 972 0565 8524
Passcode: reynolds
Zoom Meeting for English 2- Allen https://wsfcs-k12-nc-us.zoom.us/j/97738482729?pwd=ZUlnT1lMUXBVN1pkY2hyeHYwSVVMUT09 (Links to an external site.)
Meeting ID: 977 3848 2729
Passcode: 984609
Zoom Meeting for English 2- Fleming
Meeting ID: 913 7558 0104
Passcode: RJR
Zoom Meeting for English 2- Kennedy
Meeting ID: 935 5239 9585
Passcode: reynolds
Zoom Meeting for Math 1- Flex day TIERED TUTORING
Meeting Code: 92236304513
Passcode: 0123456
Zoom Meeting for Math 1- Lanier
Meeting ID: 962 9975 6469
Passcode: 0123456
Zoom Meeting for Math 1- Snow
Meeting ID: 999 7158 3090
Passcode: 544067
Zoom Meeting for Math 1--Morton
Meeting ID: 953 8996 1978
Password: demons
Zoom Meeting for Math 3- Barker, Cochran, Koro, Lanier
Meeting ID: 952 0676 8648
Passcode: math3
EOC Tutoring--Students who are taking Math 1, Math 3, English 2, or Biology are encouraged to attend tutoring with the teachers. To attend, click on the links in the days/times that work in your schedule. You do not need to work with only your teacher. All teachers are helping students to prepare for the exams. Students who are not proficient the first time taking the exam may be asked to retake the exam June 10 or 11. Students who did not yet take their Fall EOC exams are encouraged to attend tutoring and will take the exam June 2-7.


Saturday Academy
students who are struggling with grades, concepts, or just need more teacher time can register to attend Saturday Academy from 9-12 in the Cafeteria. To register, fill out this form.

Deadline is TONIGHT!
Website to purchase yearbooks and senior ad sales – www.yearbookordercenter.com
School code: 10595
To call and place your order toll free: 1-866-287-3096

On May 6th will announce the District's "Best of the Best"
We are wishing RJ Reynolds Support Personnel of the Year - Nicole Beale
And Mr. Collins - Support Person of the Year all the best. 
We already know you are!!!

National Honor Society Service Project
North Star LGBTQ Center needs items for a safe reopening - masks, hand sanitizer, and wipes. The details are below:
- Wednesday drop off days for remote students will be May 5 and May 12 between 11 am and 1 pm. There will be a bin outside on the landing at the entrance to the attendance office. 
- In person students can drop items off to Ms. Bowman in room 214 in the main building in the mornings before first period and during lunch.
 The last day for collecting items will be May 12.
Thanks to the following students for leading the planning of this project:  
Megan Maloney, Tyler Collins, Lilian Carpenter, Emma Ruggiero,  and Riley Platz.

 The Pantry needs 
canned chicken, Belvita breakfast bars, cans of ravioli or spaghetti & meatballs
packs of peanut butter & crackers or cheese & crackers (Nabs)
Drop off is at Landing 10am-2pm Mon-Fri.

A Standing Ovation for RJ Reynolds I'zaah Gray

Congratulations Arthur Lee!!!!

The Children's Story Team has made it to the State TSA Competition!!
Well done!

We are a club making the school more inclusive for everyone, but we try to focus on kids with intellectual disabilities. We do Virtual Youth Summits with the Special Olympics, we recently did the Polar Plunge in Place with them as well! We get emails when we have zoom meetings! We will be meeting in the courtyard on Monday, the 19th after school, we will be making signs to put up on campus for National Culture Week!
Follow this link to join bit.ly/rjrdid

Choose your own adventure--summer programs Sign up to attend any of the WS/FCS Summer Programs here
Senior Information

Seniors click the link below to get all the current information for graduation
Graduation/Senior Info


The PTSA has purchased a sign for every senior. If you did not pick up a sign at cap and gown photos, you may pick up in Room 208 during the week from 10am-2pm.


Graduation will be at 12:30PM on June 9th at 
Deaton Thompson Stadium

Adopt a Senior Demon! is underway on Facebook. We would like for every, single senior to have a sponsor family to send them encouraging notes, gift cards, and a final gift basket to celebrate them as they move through this challenging time and join RJR alumni. Feel free to reach out to Ms. Kirkland with questions at pehenderson@wsfcs.k12.nc.us 
“Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything.” Unknown

Each year, RJR chooses a focus. This year the focus has been RESILIENCE. We have speakers, book studies, curricular integration, and community involvement around the focus. Next year's focus will be EQUITY.  Students and parents are invited to participate in the Equity Leadership Team. Interested? Fill out this form!
Athletic News

Celebrating our Demon Girl's Soccer Team 

Seniors Celia Gottlieb, Emma Thomas, Millie Murphy and Senior manager Tahleah Brim


Seniors in Girl's Tennis 

Mercer Sullivan, Audrey Nelson, Emelie Patti 



Thank you Boots!
Seniors Ariana Carson, Ansley Oakes and Caroline St. Clair


Coach Martin is Basketball Coach of the Year


Coach Hobbs is Golf Coach of the Year!

Coach Hobbs is pictured far right

RJ Reynolds Football


James Doughton, Ethan Eisner, Antonio Yates, Tyreik Leach, Tavarius Goodwin,
Rashawn Snipes, Caden Davis, DJ Mensh, Andre Campbell, Jamel McKellar, Tyrese Griffin, Marcus Truesdale, Anthony Fabre, James Barnwell, D'Angelo Payne, Brandon Bare, Tyrie Brown, Jonathon Guyton, Dillon Myers, Jose Castro, Jolen Thompson, Logan Thelen, Miguel Burgos, and Henry Banaghan


Look at all our coaches and student athletes that have been recognized this year by the conference!
We will keep adding to this list until all sports are complete. 
2020-2021 CPC All Conference List
Katie Powers- Coach of the Year
Cross Country Boys
Parrish, Rand
Nicholson, David
Boyd, Matthew
Cross Country Girls
Welsh, Chandler (All Region)
Echols, Caroline (All Region)
Swimming Boys
Walls, Harrison (All Region)
Echols, Jeff (Swimmer of the Year) (All Region, All State)
Roboussin, Auguste
Brown, Logan (All Region)
Gardner, Will (All Region)
Andrus, Whit (Diving)- (All Region) (State Champion)

Swimming Girls
Echols, Caroline (All Region)
Mohr, Katie (All Region)
Kim, Catherine (All Region)
Fitzgerald, Jane (All Region)
Caroline Bronson- Coach of the Year
Basketball Boys
Davis, Caden- Player of the Year, (All District, All Northwest)
Leach, Tyreik (All District, All Northwest)
Lumpkins, Ahmon
Mowery, Wyatt
Billy Martin- Coach of the Year
Basketball Girls
Rice, Abby
Soccer Boys
Petersen, Owen (All Region)
Petersen, Walt
Reh, Pleh (All Region)
Thelen, Logan
Lacrosse Boys - CPC Champions
Walker, Chase
Grau, Drew (Honorable Mention All Region)
Welch, Henry
Mou, Ian
Brown, Duncan (Honorable Mention All Region)
Hubbard, Henry (Honorable Mention All Region, Honorable Mention All State)
Mensh, Will (3rd Team All Region, Honorable Mention All State)
Dalrymple, Bo (3rd Team All Region, 3rd team All State)
Jim O’Neill- Coach of the Year

Lacrosse Girls - 2nd in CPC
Quadland, Kate (3rd Team All Region)
Blanco, Cally (3rd Team All Region)
Crowley, Helen (Honorable Mention All State)
Colo, Mary Catherine (3rd Team All Region)
Boyd, Allison (3rd Team All Region)

Football- 6th in CPC
Davis, Caden
Yates, Antonio
Guyton, Jonathan
Rhodes, Evan

Golf Boys- CPC Champions
Gafaell, Robert (Player of the Year)
Pearce, Owen
Kennedy, Fisher
Fant, Bennett
Fant, Logan
Stewart Hobbs- Coach of the Year

Tennis Boys- 5th In the CPC
Clifford, Owen


May 3
Boys Golf Regionals at Jamestown Park, 9:00
Girls Tennis vs Davie 4:30
May 4
Girls Golf Regionals at Salem Glen, 9:00
Wrestling vs Lexington, 6:00
Field Hockey at Mt Tabor, 6:00
Baseball vs Davie, 6:30
May 5
Girls Tennis at Reagan, 4:30
Track at Davie, 4:30
May 6
Field Hockey at Asheville, 5:00
Baseball at Davie, 6:30
May 7
Boys Tennis Regionals, 2:00
Wrestling at Eastern Guilford, 6:00
May 10
Golf at States, Pinehurst, 9:00
Tennis at West Forsyth, 4:30
May 11
Wrestling at East Davidson, 6:00
Field Hockey vs Page, 6:00
Baseball at Reagan, 6:30
May 12
Tennis vs Glenn, 4:30
Track at Glenn, 4:30
Field Hockey vs East Forsyth, 6:00
May 13
Baseball vs Reagan, 6:30
Wrestling vs Davie, 7:00
May 14
Field Hockey Playoffs, TBD
May 15
Wrestling at Glenn, 8:00
May 17
Tennis at East Forsyth, 4:30
May 18
Baseball at West Forsyth, 6:30
May 19
Girls Tennis at Conf Tournament, 10:00
Track at Reagan, 4:30
May 20
Baseball vs West Forsyth, 6:30
Wrestling at Reagan, 7:00
May 21
Tennis at Davie, 4:30
Wrestling vs Mt Tabor, 6:00
May 24
Tennis vs Reagan, 4:30
May 25
Track at CPC Championships at Davie, 3:00
Wrestling vs Atkins, 6:00
Baseball vs Glenn, 6:30
May 26
Tennis vs West Forsyth, 4:30
May 27
Baseball at Glenn, 6:30
Wrestling at West Forsyth, 7:00
There will NOT be a county-wide sponsored athletic physical day this year.  Parents are encouraged to set appointments now with their child's primary care physician to set up an appointment for an athletic physical.  We have a large number of student-athletes whose physicals will be expiring in June, and they will need new updated ones before they can do any summer workouts with their teams.
Athletic Physical information and forms
 Booster Club News
A year ago was the first time we held a reverse raffle event to raise money for the RJR Athletic Booster Club, and it turned out to be such a fun and successful night!
With no way to hold fundraisers this year, the RJR Athletic Booster Club needs your help more than ever. Your support last year made it possible for students to attend Reynolds sporting events that otherwise wouldn’t have. Please help us reach our goal of raising $17,000 this year. Money raised will help fulfill so many needs for our student athletes and coaches.  
You can make a secure online donation here:    
Please contact us for more information If you prefer to mail as check:

@RJRAthletics @RJRAthletics
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