Volume 10, Issue 29                               RJR PTSA NEWSLETTER                                 April 3-7, 2017  
THE NEWSLETTER IS TAKING OFF FOR SPRING BREAK NEXT WEEK!
We'll be back on Monday 4/17.
CONGRATULATIONS Principal Leslie Alexander 
named
WSFCS Magnet Principal
of the Year!
The RJR Key Club Follies
Friday, April 7
7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium
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Time to get your gala on!

A Demon Gala
(aka Prom)
Saturday, April 22
8:00 pm to midnight
at the
Milton Rhodes Art Center
251 N. Spruce St.

(downtown Winston-Salem)
Click here to download the Prom Info Sheet

Baccalaureate 2017


Baccalaureate, a faith-based service celebrating RJR's Class of 2017 will be held on Sunday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m. at Ardmore Baptist Church.  Seniors and their families will receive an invitation to this special service in May, but all members of the Reynolds community are welcome to attend.

This annual service is led by seniors who have an opportunity to speak or perform musical selections.  Any senior who is interested in participating in the service MUST complete a sign-up form.  These forms will be available at tables set up outside Student Services and the arts building on April 19 and 20 from 8:30 to 8:55 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Sign up forms will also be available in Student Services, the Chorus room and the Band room.

A group of parent volunteers is organizing the service.  If you have questions, contact Merritt Orr at merrittorr@triad.rr.com.
April 7 
Key Club Follies 7:00 p.m.
in the Auditorium
April 7 
SAT Registration Deadline 
(May 6 test date)
April 8
ACT Test date 
April 10-14
Spring Break
NO SCHOOL 

(April 10 is NO LONGER a snow make-up day!)
Demon Athletics
Mon., April 3
Golf vs. CPC at Maple Chase, 4:00
 
JV/V Baseball vs. South Stokes, 4:30/7:00
 
Tennis vs. Mount Tabor, 4:30
 
JV/V Soccer at Reagan, 5:30/7:00
 
Girls Lacrosse at NW Guilford, 7:00
Tues., April 4

Tennis at Parkland, 4:30
 
V/JV Softball vs. Parkland, 4:30/6:00
 
JV Baseball vs. West Forsyth, 5:00
 
JV Boys Lacrosse vs. Davie, 6:00
 
V Baseball at West Forsyth, 6:00

Wed., April 5
Golf vs. CPC at Oak Valley, 4:00
 
Track at Reagan, 4:30
 
V/JV Softball vs Mount Tabor, 4:30/6:00
 
Tennis at North Davidson, 4:30
Thurs., April 6
JV Golf at Salem Glen, 4:00
 
JV Baseball at West Forsyth, 5:00
 
V Softball vs. Atkins, 5:00
 
Girls Lacrosse vs. Watauga, 5:30
 
JV/V Soccer at Davie County, 5:30/7:00
 
V Baseball vs West Forsyth, 6:00
 
V Boys Lacrosse vs Watauga, 7:15
Fri., April 7
JV Boys Lacrosse vs. Parkland, 5:00
Sat., April 8
NO GAMES
April 10-15
NO GAMES - Spring Break
April 20
All-County Chorus
April 22
RJR Demon Gala  
(aka Prom)
April 30 
Deadline to turn in Presidential Service Award forms
June 4
Baccalaureate
Reminder...if you shop at Publix be sure to get a Publix Partners card so RJR is eligible for a donation!  If you do not have a Publix Partners card please stop by the Main Office to pick up your free card today.

Check out the RJR Arts Blog!
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CLICK HERE to download the 2016-17 Arts Performance Schedule!

ARTS
IN
ACADEMICS

STUDENT ARTIST OF THE MONTH

RJR's SAM
February 2017

Marissa Thompson

Nominating Teachers: Caite Reece, Amelia Hailey

Arts Discipline: Dance

Grade: 12

GPA/QPA: 2.78/3.26

What is your favorite part of the arts genre in which you were selected? My favorite part is the chance I get to move every day and express myself in a way that some don’t get the chance to do.

Where would you most like to attend college and what might be your major? I plan to attend UNCG for Interior Design.

What is your proudest artistic accomplishment? My proudest artistic moment is attending all-county and getting the chance to learn from an amazing choreographer, BJ.

How will the arts influence your future career? Arts will influence my future career because it’s something I’m always surrounded by. It’s a sense of relief and connectedness with society. Pieces of art will always be statement pieces for me during my career.

Click here to read about all the SAM's on the Arts Council's website

Two RJR photography students images were selected  to be part of the Youth Art in the State of North Carolina exhibit in Raleigh. Photographs by Ruthie Strausser and Jessica McKay will be displayed in the lobby of the NC Legislative Building from March 2017 until February 2018. The students were honored at a reception with State Senators and Representatives on March 28, 2017 in Raleigh.

- Phil Benenati, Visual Arts Department

 

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ATHLETICS

Baseball: Weather continues to hamper the baseball schedule having a number of games moved or cancelled.  The team is scheduled to host West Stokes on Monday and West Forsyth on Thursday.

Golf: RJR has finished 1st in all 3 CPC events so far this year.  The team will have 2 more matches this week before going to Myrtle Beach.

Lacrosse: The girls and boys teams will host their Senior night on Thursday vs. Watauga.

Soccer: RJR defeated North Davidson last Monday in penalty kicks and then tied West Stokes 1-1 on Wednesday.  A big match up with Reagan looms on Monday.

Softball: RJR will play the rest of their games at home now that the time has changed and more daylight is available.  Come out to Hanes Park and see the team!

Tennis: The Demons defeated previously undefeated Davie County on Wednesday 5-4.  The War Eagles were 11-0 coming into the match.

Track: The track team finished 2nd last week at the Mount Tabor meet.  The team is continuing to improve each and every week.

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We are getting closer to making our goal for the 2016-17
Legacy Campaign!

We are closing in on 90% of our goal to $100,000!
 
Every dollar raised touches the heart, mind, body and soul of each student at R.J. Reynolds High School in some way.


Monthly gifts make it easy to give more!  
Please consider scheduling monthly gifts to Reynolds in 2017.  
Just $10 per month adds up to a $120 annual gift!

 
Click here to make your donation to the Legacy Campaign!
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Legacy Corporate Sponsors!
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