Joint Support at RHS for “Your Place at the Table”

Tiger Nation sponsored a community meal on October 22 at First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Randleman. “Your Place at the Table” community outreach meals are offered bi-monthly by various civic and community organizations to the area’s citizens who may be in need of a warm meal and opportunity to fellowship with others. Randleman High School’s Foods I and II students prepared a delicious meal of baked ziti, fresh green salad, and warm garlic bread with chocolate eclair cake for dessert. The groceries for the meal were donated by others from the RHS Tiger Family – clubs, sports teams, and teachers.

Mrs. D. Hayes' Foods I and II students preparing their meal for "Your Place at the Table."
Mrs. D. Hayes’ Foods I and II students preparing their meal for “Your Place at the Table” in their newly renovated Foods Lab.

Service for those attending the meal was provided by a joint effort of RHS’s Key Club, AIM, SkillsUSA, and Student Government. In all, almost 40 Randleman High School students participated in this opportunity to give back to their community. It was truly a total Tiger Nation initiative and a great success! RHS is already on the calendar to do it again next year – and looking forward to another meaningful service-learning experience.

Part of the 40-strong student volunteers at the October 22nd "Your Place at the Table" community meal.
Part of the 40-strong RHS student volunteers at “Your Place at the Table” – enjoying the opportunity to give back!
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200 Eighth Graders Experience Advanced Manufacturing Day 2015

Do you know how pizza arrives at your house and is still warm? Or how the plastic case for your highlighter matches the ink color? How about where the plastic drink cups used by Disney World and Disneyland are made? The answers to all the questions connect to Randolph County and manufacturing.

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Today is National Manufacturing Day across the US and 200 8th graders from the Randolph County School System and Asheboro City Schools experienced advanced manufacturing first-hand as they toured area industries, heard a panel discussion and toured several related program areas at Randolph Community College.

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A full house at the R. Alton Cox Learning Resources Center Auditorium for the Manufacturing Day Panel Discussion.

Hosting student tours to start the day off were Sapona Plastics, LLC, The Timken Company, Klaussner Furniture Industries, Energizer, PEMMCO, and Acme-McCrary Corporation. Students then traveled to RCC’s Asheboro campus for an expo highlighting CTE programs in the county, RCC’s industrial automation mobile classroom, and some awesome robotics simulators. A five-member panel spent time sharing their experiences in advanced manufacturing careers and exposing students to the exciting world of manufacturing before they enjoyed a lunch funded by a HAAS Industries’ grant.

RCC's Mobile Classroom ~ Instructor Tom Jones
RCC’s Mobile Classroom ~ Instructor Tom Jones

Tours of RCC’s computer integrated machining, welding, electrical systems technology and mechatronics areas wrapped up the exciting day that exposed students to a vast amount of knowledge about manufacturing, career opportunities, and educational paths available to them right here in Randolph County.

Panelists T. Franklin, M. Totten, S. Judd, D. Portillo, and J. Trogdon share their experiences in advanced manufacturing
Panelists T. Franklin, M. Totten, S. Judd, D. Portillo, and J. Trogdon share their experiences in advanced manufacturing.

This event was hosted jointly by Randolph County School System, Asheboro City Schools, and Randolph Community College in keeping with our Pathways to Prosperity plan for ensuring a pipeline of workers needed as the advanced manufacturing industry continues to grow in North Carolina.

Click here to review the Central NC Pathways to Prosperity Final Report.

Playhouse Sneak Peek!

The 2015 Playhouse Showcase Competition marks the 6th year of an exciting partnership with the Asheboro / Randolph Home Builders Association. Hurricane playhousethsJoaquin might have dampened the efforts for the Asheboro Fall Festival, but there is no dampening the spirit of this friendly competition among carpentry and masonry students at ERHS, PGHS, THS, SWRHS, and WHS.

Projects are set to be completed by October 30th. From November 1st until December 4th, the playhouses will be displayed at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Asheboro until the Asheboro Christmas Parade where the raffle will end and one lucky winner will select the playhouse of their choice. Then beginning December 6th, there will be an online silent auction to accept bids on the remaining 4 playhouses. The online auction will end at noon on December 19th, followed by judging and a live auction at 1:00 PM.

Click here to purchase raffle tickets!!

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