Chartering Our Course: "Giving Thanks, Giving Back"
Annual RCHS NewsletterRaleigh Charter's annual newsletter is here! Featuring photos from the last fifteen years and content by current RCHS faculty and staff, current students, alumni and alumni parents, this year's newsletter is packed with all of the things you love the most about Raleigh Charter.
Ever wonder what Raleigh Charter students really do on Community Work Days? In clubs? Curious to know what uniquely Charter things teachers and staff say to students or things you might only see at RCHS? What about the work that alumni go on to do in the local and global communities? Find out all this and more in the newsletter!
Hey, alumni! Your official Alumni Weekend schedule is on page four. Have siblings? You'll want to see the updated charter school law below it, too. And, don't forget to check the alumni section of this website for class reunion information for the Weekend.
And, when you're done reading, don't forget to submit the words or phrases you would use to complete the following phrase: "Raleigh Charter High School: 15 Years of ____________!" at http://www.raleighcharterhs.org/15years/.
The Tradition Continues: Artifact Museum at 1307 Glenwood
Friday, December 6th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
The Artifact Museum, a longstanding annual tradition of the school, is scheduled for December 6, 2013 4-6 pm. Travel back in time to explore ancient lands through the student-created artifacts on display and listen to students discuss their item and its implications. All ninth grade students participate in the Museum.
Throughout the fall, students work on recreating an artifact and writing a research paper related to their item in their World History courses. Students also spend a portion of their Ex Days and Flex Days preparing for the evening. This year will highlight seven areas of inquiry: Science and Technology, Daily Life, Entertainment and Recreation, Religion and Philosophy, Trade and Economics, Artistic Expression, and Political Systems.
Student exhibits will be displayed in hallways and classrooms both upstairs and downstairs in the areas at the east end of the building near the main office. All are welcome to visit the Museum and light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience this unique RCHS event!
World History Teachers
Dave Palmieri, Petra Martignoni, and Charles Montague
Attention RCHS Parents: Update Your Volunteer Preferences Today!
Recently, RCHS PASTA leaders and Community Liaison worked together to update the volunteer categories on the RCHS website. We believe that these new categories capture the school's current volunteer needs much more clearly and effectively. To ensure that you are a part of this shift, update your preferences today!
Simply log on to the RCHS website with your username and password. The link to "My Preferences" will appear under "My Links" in the upper right corner of the homepage. That link will bring you to a personal information form; click the "Volunteers" icon at the top of that page, and select all of the categories that sound intriguing to you!
Hannah Page, email@example.com
Mid-year Exam Schedule
Monday, December 16-Friday, December 20
Schedule for Monday, 12/16 (Half-day for regular classes, no seventh period this morning)
Friday, 12/20 is make-up exam day. Make-up exams begin at 8:30 am in Room 112. Any student who misses an exam must attend make-up exam day.
REQUESTS FOR ALTERNATE EXAM TIMES
Shayne Klein, History Teacher and Academic Dean
Thanks to Community Work Day Drivers and Chaperones!
Community Work Day
Many thanks to all parents who volunteered to drive or to chaperone walking groups for our November 8th Community Work Day. It was a beautiful day, and with your help, we were able to transport hundreds of RCHS students to activities at more than 20 locations throughout the Triangle and surrounding areas. The following is just a small sample of these destinations:
Flex Days and Community Work Days are both integral components of the school's mission to challenge students to become "knowledgeable, thoughtful, and contributing citizens." Continued support from parents not only makes these special days possible, but also helps us strengthen our school community more generally.
If you have any questions about driving for Flex or Community Work Days, or if you would like to discuss other volunteer opportunities at RCHS, then please do not hesistate to contact Hannah Page at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hannah Page, Community Liaison
Back to School Night Video Premiere
Back to School Night
This year at Back to School Night, we premiered a Raleigh Charter video starring RCHS Board Chair, Don Stroud, and your RCHS students and teachers. Watch or re-watch the video by clicking here. Then, make your commitment to supporting RCHS now and forever. Everything you need to contribute today can be found on the PARENTS and GIVING tabs of our website above.
Feel free to share the video with your extended family members who may want to know more about our unique high school.
Thank you so much for your continued support!
Carolyn Jackson, Director of Development
Important Deadlines for Seniors!
Senior ads, portraits, and quotes must be submitted by November 13, 2013. You may email these materials to email@example.com or turn them in to the front office. Senior ad order forms are available for download as well as senior portrait information. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking Permits Are Still Available
Opportunities for Student-to-Student Tutoring
AcademicsOn the tutoring club website, students can sign up to be tutors or peers. The website is also accessible from this page by hovering over the "Students" tab and clicking on "Tutoring Opportunities." Raleigh Charter Tutoring Club works by matching tutors and peers based on what subjects tutors would like to teach and what subjects peers need help in. The tutors and peers can then decide when they want to meet up. It will often be one-on-one sessions which can occur during lunch, before school, after school (in the collaborative study hall), in Math Lab, etc. We recommend that tutors and peers meet at least once a week.
Open House Sessions for Prospective 2014-2015 Families
AdmissionsWe will hold Open Houses with student and parent information sessions for prospective students on:
Friday, January 31
Thursday, February 6, 2014
For additional information about our admissions process, please visit our Admissions page.
Chartering Our Course - Third Edition
Chartering Our Course is published annually and is used to capture the important stories of the previous year.
Carolyn Jackson, Alumni/Development Office
Student Government Election Results
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