Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, Thursday, November 12, the RCS PTSO is postponing its Bulldog Gear Sale until Wednesday, November 18. The sale will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., during the time make-up pictures are being taken. The location will be announced next week.
Thank you to everyone who participated in today's Red Cross Blood Drive at RCS! Twenty-six units of blood were collected from 30 donors!
RCS alumni Zac and Tyler Denny, along with their dad, Marc Denny, are helping the eighth graders clean up behind the school in preparation for an outdoor classroom area. The eighth grade team received a $15,000 Go Grant from the North Carolina Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council for the creation of two outdoor classroom areas. These areas will include picnic tables, a portable projector screen and projector, gardening supplies for beautification and a butterfly garden, sun shades, and other equipment. Teachers will utilize this area as an outdoor learning space where students can connect with nature and learn about the natural world with hands-on lessons and activities. Zac and Tyler demonstrate one of the many ways in which RCS alumni stay involved long after they have graduated. #GivingTuesday
Calling all Bulldog fans! It’s gear sale time! TODAY, Tuesday, November 10 & Thursday, November 12, 2-4 p.m. in the Woody Parking Lot, under the tent. Clearing out sale to make room for new inventory! Limited sizes in designs & colors. Cash, Check, Credit Cards and Venmo accepted.
Who doesn’t love a Black Friday sale BEFORE Black Friday? Calling all Bulldog fans! It’s gear sale time!!! Tuesday, November 10 & Thursday, November 12, 2-4 p.m. in the Woody Parking Lot, under the tent. Clearing out sale to make room for new inventory! Limited sizes in designs & colors. Cash, Check, Credit Cards and Venmo accepted.
Bulldog fans, check out the BEFORE BLACK FRIDAY SALE on Bulldog gear! Tuesday, November 10 and Thursday, November 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Woody Parking Lot, under the tent. PTSO is making room for new inventory! Take advantage of the clearing out sale! Limited sizes in designs & colors. Cash, check, credit card and Venmo accepted.
The RCS Interact Club is selling Poinsettias to raise money for college scholarships! Color and size options include: Large (10 inch pot) in red, white, or pink for $20 each or medium (6.5 inch pot) in LuvUPink (double bloom pink flower) or Sparkling Punch (white with pink accents) for $12 each. See RCS social media for pictures. All plants come with gold foil pot covers. Make checks payable to RCS Interact Club. Orders and payment are due by Monday, November 16 and can be turned in to Kathy Oakley (Room #401) or given to an Interact Club member. Poinsettias will be ready for pick-up at RCS on Wednesday, December 9 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Please contact Kathy Oakley, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. An order form was sent via email.
The RCS Women’s Basketball program is selling long sleeve Dri-Fit or cotton basketball shirts as a fundraiser. The shirts are red and are $12-$15, depending on size. If interested in ordering, contact Head Coach Earl Bailey at email@example.com.
Students in grades 6-11 who had their pictures taken but did not purchase them have a Student Safety Identification Card waiting at the front desk, as well as information about purchasing pictures. Both may be picked up Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bulldog Success Stories! To celebrate GivingTuesday this year, during the months of November and December, RCS is celebrating the successes of our former students. Please visit www.roxborocs.org/page/giving-tuesday to hear them tell you what they're up to now and how RCS prepared them for college and careers.
High School Volleyball Tryouts will be Wednesday, November 4 at RCS gym, 4- 6:15 pm. Valid physicals required to participate. Spectators are not allowed in the gym for tryouts per NCHSAA policy. All coaches must wear face coverings during practices and contests per NCHSAA policy.
Coed Cross Country practice will be on Wednesday, November 4 at Mayo Lake Park at 4 p.m.
The RCS Giving Tuesday Campaign 2020 -- BULLDOG SUCCESS STORIES -- begins today! We have some amazing videos to share with you -- featuring very special guests! Check the RCS website -- www.roxborocs.org/page/giving-tuesday -- beginning today, Sunday, November 1, to hear about the successes of our alumni! And, learn how to volunteer your time, talent or treasures to help our school continue building BULLDOG SUCCESS STORIES!
Stay tuned for the RCS Giving Tuesday Campaign 2020! Find out how to volunteer your time, talent or treasures to help our school and our community. We have some amazing videos to share with you -- featuring very special guests! Check the RCS website -- www.roxborocs.org -- beginning Sunday, November 1.
Due to an increase in COVID-19 activity in our community we are shutting down all RCS athletic workouts until Monday, November 9. Only HS Volleyball and HS Coed Cross Country will be allowed to resume with the NCHSAA first official day of practice on Wednesday, November 4.
Bulldog Family, as you know, COVID numbers are rising in the county and state. We are doing everything possible to keep school open, but we need your help. Please, if you are out in the community, be safe. Practice the three Ws -- wait six feet apart, wear a mask, wash your hands frequently. We, like you, want this pandemic to end. Please, be mindful, stay safe, and help us keep school open.
RCS Receives Two Go Outside Grants Roxboro Community School (RCS) today received two Go Outside Grants from the North Carolina Outdoor Heritage Advisory Council. Sen. Mike Woodard visited the school this morning to award the grants. Natasha DeVenuti and the eighth grade team received $15,000 for the creation of two outdoor classroom areas. These areas will include picnic tables, a portable projector screen and projector, gardening supplies for beautification and a butterfly garden, sun shades, and other equipment. Teachers will utilize this area as an outdoor learning space where students can connect with nature and learn about the natural world with hands-on lessons and activities. High school biotechnology teacher Jill Clayton received approximately $800 to create a pollinator garden. Clayton said the garden will allow students in Biotech II and III to learn how to propagate plants from a variety of sources, identify plants based on distinguishing characteristics, and design landscapes. They will also learn the importance of sustainable agriculture. With the funding provided by the Go Grant to develop a pollinator garden, students will be able to determine the relationship between the various topics covered in class and the ability of pollinators to sustain the food supply. Students in class will be given the opportunity to design the pollinator garden as well as plant, care for, and maintain the garden with the added bonus of observing the pollinators it will attract. The garden also will be open for hands-on instruction in science, particularly environmental science and biology, as well as in art, Clayton said. Science teachers will be able to teach plant/flower structure and production. Art students will be able to visit the garden for photography, painting,drawing, or sketching the plants and pollinators for their assignments and projects. “We are extremely excited for our teachers to be awarded these two Go Outside Grants this year,” said Managing Executive Director Dave Ebert. “RCS also benefited from two Go Outside Grants last year,” Ebert added. “These funds enable us to create ways to get our students outside in a more hands-on setting. We are so appreciative of this opportunity.” The North Carolina Schools Go Outside (GO) Grant was created to address the main barrier to getting kids outside during the school day – funding. Field trips and outdoor experiences offer students opportunities to explore and learn in hands-on environments.
The next RCS senior activity is Wednesday, November 4. Students choosing to participate in senior activities are invited to go by Tricia's from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.for a tasty treat! Seniors will have a choice between a "coffee drink" OR a pastry and a tea/soda/juice.
Due to the pandemic, regular fundraising is difficult at this point in time, so the RCS Men's Basketball program is selling masks as a pandemic fundraiser! The masks come in two colors, red and black, and are $10 each. Please support the program with one of these very practical items. Thank you for your support. Please visit https://www.roxborocs.org/page/donate to purchase.