Bartlett teaches 11th grade English at RCS. She has been at the school a total of six years. She taught at the charter school for two years before taking time off to complete her PhD in curriculum and instruction in 2011-2012. Since then, she has been back in the classroom.
“To be chosen as teacher of the year at RCS is particularly moving for me,” Bartlett said, “considering the caliber of teacher this school attracts. To know that I was selected by my peers, and that they’re of that level of excellence, makes me feel humbled.”
Upon naming Bartlett, RCS high school Principal
When asked what her quilt symbolizes, Zaria responded, "My quilt represents a new dimension of Beta."
Warren has always had a love for dancing and has been doing so for the past 14 years of her life. She said that before this year, dancing for the university wasn’t something she had considered, but she is now very excited about the opportunity to do what she loves.
“I was very nervous,” said Warren, “there were 40 people trying out in person and 12 video auditions, [making] a total of 52 people competing for a spot on the team.”
On top of that, she said, “auditions were [held] the day of and the day after prom.”
Warren is planning on minoring in dance, but as for the bigger picture, she hasn’t decided on a
Fryman joined Science Club hoping to start building prosthetics with the medical team, however, Mike Czysz, club advisor, suggested that she work with the Robotics kit instead. After beginning the project, she was able to order a bigger and better kit thanks to the donations of Mary Alice Wildman, Czysz’s mother-in-law.
“Our next step is the advanced clawbot, which is two times as big and as useful. I also am working to make it a remote wireless,” said Fryman. She continued that their work was “far from over.”
“There was a great turnout,” Mitchell said. Many members of the community supported the fundraiser. Mitchell’s friends and family helped with the fundraiser. Mitchell also received help from his grandparents, parents, and great-grandfather. RCS freshman and friend of Mitchell, Jayden Earwood helped with the breakfast.
“Ethan invited me to film for him for his YouTube channel. I saw this as an opportunity to
Spanish teacher Laura Carver, art teacher Anne Bettendorf and dance teacher Teresa Coleman each received mini-grants of $300 from the Person County Education Foundation (PCEF).
PCEF Executive Director Jennifer Kafer presented the awards, along with Roxboro Community Middle School Principal Donna Ingram.
Coleman said she would use her grant funds to purchase a rear projection screen so her students can create “shadow dances.” She said this would allow her high school students to be
The Career Fair is an annual program hosted by the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee. The event gives RCS and PHS seniors an opportunity to learn about career opportunities and needed education and training in different areas.
For two weeks, RCS students and faculty gathered donations of water and pet food for Southeastern Academy Charter School (SEA). A special jeans day raised over $800 to purchase more water, and a local business owner chipped in more money when he learned of the effort. Nearly 500 cases of water and around 20 bags of pet food were delivered to the students and staff at the school.
SEA is a K-8 charter school located in Lumberton, N.C. Two hundred and ten students are enrolled at SEA.
Senior Kailey Oakley was named first runner up, taking home three preliminary awards. Senior Chandler Warren was named second runner up, taking home four preliminary awards.
Mooney, who has attended the show every year for as long as she can remember, said that placing felt “surreal. “This year, just participating in the program was a dream come true, but placing made it all the better,” she said.
Oakley stated that she was proud to be on stage with all of the girls, and felt blessed to place. Warren continued to say
Roxboro Community School (RCS) junior Grace Hardy was accepted into the Stanford High School Summer College program last year.
Stanford High School Summer College is a program specifically for ambitious high school students. Students from around the world are accepted into the program. There are more than 145 courses in 30 departments on Stanford’s campus for students to engage in. The Stanford campus is located in California and
Over 300 people filled the bleachers of Roxboro Community School’s newly up-fitted gymnasium for the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce’s (RACC) event.
RACC President and CEO Alicia Puryear later communicated via social media, “Amazing! It is truly the only word to describe the ribbon
The program is for rising high school seniors with a career interest in journalism. Only 12 students are accepted into the program every summer and they learn about multiple things concerning journalism, including classroom study, real-world reporting, newsroom practice, and meet professional mentors. The program is located on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.
Winstead was admitted to the West Point Association of Graduates Scholarship Program -- the first such honor for a RCS student. West Point Association of Graduates offers scholarships to only one percent of qualified candidates. Winstead was one of the 35 candidates chosen nationally from a field of over 3,000 qualified applicants to receive this scholarship.
Roxboro Community School (RCS) has received confirmation of its 10-year charter renewal from the state Department of Public Instruction.
Ten years is the longest renewal period awarded for charter schools in North Carolina. Currently in its 10th year of operation, RCS was initially awarded a 10-year charter in 2006. The charter renewal is a two-year process that involved a self-study report, site visit, interviews with parents, staff, school administration, and the Board of Directors. The state also audited academic, operational, and financial measures to determine the school’s renewal term.