Volume 14, Issue 6 | RJR PTSA NEWSLETTER |April 1, 2021
R.J. Reynolds High School

Happy Spring!
There are so many exciting things happening at RJ Reynolds this time of year!  Things continue to look a little different than we are used to, but seeing our Demons perform and play and return to campus is a welcome site!
Please use this wonderfully informative newsletter to keep you and your family updated, but also share it with other RJR families and those that will be joining us next school year.
Speaking of next school year. . .
The PTSA is looking for volunteers to join our team!  Are you interested in helping and being involved in this great school?  We need volunteers of all kinds - committee leaders, on-call volunteers, committee members, errand runners, just to name few.
Please reach out to me via our Facebook page or email me at reynoldsptsapres@gmail.com.
Have a great week!
Go Demons!
Betsy Keller
Reynolds PTSA President 2020-21

It is not too late to give.  Help us reach our 2020-2021 goal.

Corporate Sponsorship opportunities available
Ask your employer about donor match
Questions? email RJRLegacy@gmail.com
Congratulations to our state Reflections winners!
2nd Connor Romney “A Reason”
Dance Choreography
1st Anna Zwigard “Speak My Mind”
3rd Ava Shick “Returning the Favor”
2nd Shaun Kawalec "It Matters"

Winners will be celebrated virtually on April 24th.
Click here to see a list of all the RJR students that won Reflections awards.

"Returning the Favor" by Ava Shick

The PTSA is currently looking to fill its board and committee members for the upcoming school year.  Any interested family member or student should email rjrptsapres@gmail.com.
School News

On April 12 &13 (Mon/Tues)
Cohorts 1 and 3 will return for in person learning. 
On April 15 &16 (Th/Fri)
Cohorts 2 and 4 will return

Week of April 19 ALL Cohorts return 4 days a week, except for those students who have stated to remain virtual.

Read about the decision to return Plan A approved

The age old question 

A day or B day?

Thank you to all that streamed and supported RJR's Production of Jesus Christ Superstar




Moorehead Cain Scholarships

Congratulations to
Kate Quadland and David Nicholson 


It is time to order yearbooks and senior ads.
Information is on the Reynolds website.  
All sales for books and ads are online this year. If you need help designing the ad, contact Ms. Latta tllatta@wsfcs.k12.nc.us

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

 The Pantry needs canned meals, peanut butter and dental hygiene items 
Drop off is at Landing 10am-2pm Mon-Fri.

The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals and groups who perform community service.  It is a national award. Students who are active in the community are encouraged to keep track of their hours from April 25, 2020 to April 16, 2021 and submit these hours to Anthony Grier, Assistant Principal, NO LATER THAN April 17, 2021. Students will be recognized at Class Day and on the website.  
Students who are 16 or older and who complete at least 100 hours receive the Bronze Award. Students who complete at least 175 hours receive the Silver Award.  Students who complete at least 250 hours receive the Gold Award.  
Students who are 15 or younger have lower hour requirements--50 hours for Bronze, 75 for Silver, 100 for Gold. 
A sample sheet is attached.  Parents may NOT verify hours--adult sponsors or supervisors of activities should verify the hours. Groups who log at least 200 hours may also win this award. Clubs should consider submitting for the group award.
Please put your age on your form so we know what award level you should receive. 
Service Hour Log Sheet ->  click here 
Complete information on this award may be found at:   http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/
Questions?  Email Anthony Grier  amgrier@wsfcs.k12.nc.us 


Senior Information

Graduation will be on June 9th at
Deaton Thompson Stadium
More details to follow

*subject to change

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 

 “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” Pablo Picasso

Athletic News


Students signing to continue Athletics in College

Whit Andrus, Auburn, Diving
Caden Davis, Fayetteville State, Football
Jeff Echols, Emory, Swimming
Millie Murphy, Wofford, Soccer
Jolen Thompson, Fayetteville State, Football

Did you know that RJR has had 155 students commit to playing sports in college since 2011

Thank you RJR Boys Soccer for a fun season!



Great season Girls LAX!


Well done Boys LAX!!!!


RJ Reynolds Football

Thursday night game and start time
4/1 at 7pm

Final Home Game!

Thank you to Chik Fil A Thru Way for supplying chicken sandwiches at concessions at all our home football games.


 Reynolds 2021 Homecoming Court 

Ariana Carson 
Kennedi Walker
Elizabeth Marshall
Kate Quadland
Sophie Spangler
Parker Leverton
Princess Butler
Rae (Kelly) Smith

Ariana Carson, 2021 Reynolds Homecoming Queen


Look at all our coaches and student athletes that have been recognized this year by the conference!
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)
Leach, Tyreik (All District)
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
Walker, Chase
Grau, Drew
Welch, Henry
Mou, Ian
Brown, Duncan
Hubbard, Henry
Mensh, Will
Dalrymple, Bo
Jim O’Neill- Coach of the Year
Lacrosse Girls
Quadland, Kate
Blanco, Cally
Crowley, Helen
Colo, Mary Catherine
Boyd, Allison

April 1
Football vs Glenn 7:00
April 8
JV Football vs Reagan 6:00
April 9
Football at Reagan 7:00
April 12
1st Day of Tryouts of Baseball, Field Hockey, Girls Tennis, Wrestling and Track
Boys Tennis at Reagan, 4:30
April 13
Girls and Boys Golf vs West Forsyth and Davie at Oak Valley, 4:30
JV Soccer at NW Guilford, 4:30
V Soccer at East Forsyth, 6:00
April 14
JV Golf vs High Point Central at Oak Hollow, 4:00
Boys Tennis at West Forsyth, 4:30
April 15
Boys Golf vs Bishop McGuinness at Oak Valley, 4:00
JV/V Soccer at Davie 5:30/7:00
April 19
Boys Tennis at Glenn, 4:30
April 20
Girls/Boys Golf vs East Forsyth and Davie at Pine Knolls, 4:00
JV/V Field Hockey at NW Guilford 5:00/6:30
JV/V Soccer vs Reagan, 5:30/7:00
April 21
Boys Golf vs Summit at FCC, 2:00
Boys Tennis at East Forsyth, 4:30
JV/V Field Hockey vs West Forsyth, 5:00/6:30
April 22
JV Golf vs Grimsley at Starmount CC, 4:00
V Boys Golf vs Page at Greensboro CC, 4:00
JV/V Soccer vs West Forsyth, 5:30/7:00
April 26
Boys Golf Conf Championships at Oak Valley, 1:00
JV/V Field Hockey at Grimsley, 5:00/6:30
Girls Tennis at High Point Central, 5:00
April 27
Boys Tennis at Conference Tournament at Davie, 10:00
Girls Golf Conf Championships at Winding Creek, 1:00
V Soccer at Glenn, 6:00
Wrestling vs Bishop McGuinness, 6:00
Baseball at Mount Tabor, 6:00
April 29
JV/V Field Hockey at Reagan, 5:30/7:00
V Soccer vs East Forsyth, 6:00
April 30
Girls Tennis vs Mt Airy, 4:30
Wrestling vs Dudley, 6:00
Baseball at SW Guilford, 7:00


 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:

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