News Archive

Science club builds robot

22 Feb 2017
On Jan. 26, the Roxboro Community School (RCS) Varsity Science Club Robotics team finished their first working robot known as the Clawbot. The bot construction was led by Sydney Fryman, Taylor Anderson, Reagan Anderson, and Alex Adkins.

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.”
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Conservators Center fundraiser a success

16 Feb 2017
Ethan Mitchell, Roxboro Community School (RCS) freshman, held a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Feb. 11 for the Conservators Center, located in Caswell County. He profited $1,832 and all proceeds go towards the center, the animals that they provide for, and other miscellaneous expenses.

“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
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Three RCS teachers receive PCEF grants

9 Feb 2017
On Wednesday, Feb. 1, three Roxboro Community School (RCS) teachers were surprised with gifts that will benefit their students.

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
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RCS comes to the aid of sister charter school

30 Oct 2016
Roxboro Community School (RCS) students and faculty collected donations for a sister charter school affected by the flooding following Hurricane Matthew, which affected North Carolina in early October.

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.
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RCS Paints the Town Purple

29 Sep 2016
RCS joined schools and businesses in Person County to “Paint the town Purple” for Relay for Life. Students and teachers decorated doors, hallways, the entranceway, and even the fence along Lake Drive. RCS Dance students also sponsored the annual Wall of Hope which allowed students to purchase a paper ribbon for $1 in honor or memory of someone with cancer. All proceeds go towards Relay for Life. The winners of the door decorating contest are:
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RCS seniors take home top three Distinguished Young Women titles

28 Sep 2016
On Saturday, Sept. 24 Roxboro Community School (RCS) senior Catie Mooney was named Distinguished Young Woman of Roxboro for 2017, taking home five preliminary awards. She is the third consecutive RCS senior to receive this honor.
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
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Student accepted into prestigious Stanford Program

22 Sep 2016
By: Madison Fuller

Bullhorn Reporter

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
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Roxboro Community School unveils new facilities to record crowd

24 Aug 2016
Friday, Aug. 12 marked the culmination of a decade’s worth of renovations on a 117-year-old former textile plant that now houses college preparatory educational opportunities for middle and high school students in Person and surrounding counties.

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
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Whitlow named Teacher of the Year

8 Jun 2016
Stacey Whitlow was named Roxboro Community School's (RCS) 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year during the school's end-of-the-year gathering on Tuesday, June 7.


Whitlow said she was honored to have been chosen as teacher of the year from what she believes is an excellent staff of educators.


"There are so many good people here," she said, adding that she was overwhelmed to have been the one "picked out of a staff that is working so hard."

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RCS student accepted into Chuck Stone program at UNC-Chapel Hill

23 May 2016
Roxboro Community School (RCS) junior Delaney Sullivan has been accepted into the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity and Education in Media.

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.

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RCS senior admitted to the West Point Association of Graduates Scholarship Program

23 May 2016
Roxboro Community School (RCS) Senior Collin Winstead will make school history this fall, when he enters prep school for West Point admission.

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.

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RCS Gets 10-year Charter Renewal, Earns High Effectiveness Marks

18 May 2016

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.