‘RAM’arks – September 2017

— Dhedra Lassiter, Principal • September 2017

I certainly hope that many of you were able to read the fantastic coverage provided by The Rolesville Buzz at the end of last school year. I am most appreciative of their coverage about the various RHS activities and the accomplishments made by our Rams.

Rolesville HS Rams logoThe summer also proved to be extremely busy for our students and staff. We were honored to have student volunteers help us accomplish a variety of tasks in July and August. Prospective athletes demonstrated commitment and desire to participate in our fall programs through summer workouts. Excitement for the upcoming year was clearly evident as our Student Council Executive Council and National Honor Society met to organize and plan activities. Our marching Rams devoted time not only to practicing but also to participating in a two-week camp filled with music, marching, camaraderie and team-building activities. Band camp concluded with a trip to a Drum Corps International competition at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

Speaking of trips, our Future Farmers of America officers attended annual leadership training at Haw River State Park. Another trip, to eclipse all for the summer, was taken by Ms. Tamecia Key and members of the RHS Future Business Leaders of America. They represented RHS and North Carolina at the National FBLA Convention in Anaheim, California. They distinguished themselves among other competitors and placed eighth nationally in the Business Finance Plan competition.

The 2017-18 school year is underway. We hope the community will welcome and embrace our new staff members. On the administrative team, we welcome our intern Josh Patterson. Student Services will also have an intern, Peggy Hastie. Our Math Department is fortunate to have several enthusiastic new folks: Rebeka Townsend, Graham Buffkin, Kelsey Maher, Jennifer Whipple-Rivera and Kaycee Grimm. In the English Department, we are enthusiastic to now have Tonia Clare-Jones, Shawndee Jenkins, Ashley Allred, Erin Hatch and Hattie Hammonds on staff. Alex Pike has joined our Social Studies department. Some of you are familiar with Tim Kohring, who has joined our Arts Department. Jhon Mendez has travelled all the way from Colombia to teach in our World Language Department. Victoria Mallison, Kaitlin Shotts, Paige Triplett and Patsy King are wonderful additions to our Special Education Department.  Likewise, Rufus Johnson, Wendy May and Dominick Manusos bring excellent experience to our CTE Department. Sasha Mohar returns full-time as a Healthful Living teacher in addition to her coaching responsibilities. We also welcome Dustin Salisbury, Boyd Jackson, Bridget Millican and Don Singletary as teacher assistants.

We have started the year with great energy and enthusiasm. Please follow our year and our theme to “inspire” on the RHS website. Our Twitter feed is available on the same site, as are the weekly principal postings, calendar of events, and athletic calendars. We hope you will visit and support our school and the place we so affectionately call “The Farm.” Our community, parents, students and business alliances make us very proud to call RHS home!