ERHS “Fun on the Farm” is What’s Right with Our Schools

Eastern Randolph High School’s FFA hosted their annual “Fun on the Farm” event and caught the attention of Fox 8’s “What’s Right with Our Schools.”

Enjoy the video clip at the following link:

Randolph County students enjoy ‘Fun on the Farm’ day


Successful HOSA SLC for PGHS


The North Carolina Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) of NC held this year’s State Leadership Conference March 30 – April 2, 2016 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, NC. Though it was spring break week for the students of the Randolph County School System, PGHS had over 20 participants at the event and brought home an impressive number of awards. Three competitors qualified for the National HOSA Conference to be held in Nashville, TN in June. Advisors are Amber Thompson and Meredith Mitchell.

NC HOSA Century Club Membership Award – for HOSAs with over 100 members

American Red Cross Blood Drive Sponsor – for successfully hosting ARC Blood Drives

National Service Project Award – Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

PGHS Advisor Amber Thompson Collects the Gold Star Chapter Award

Gold Star Chapter Award – To recognize outstanding NC HOSA Chapters who encourage students’ participation, follow the HOSA plan of work, and actively participate in HOSA activities to achieve their goals

NC HOSA Membership Award – Largest District 2A Chapter Award

Individual and Team Winners

Malexus Mason – 2nd Place in Personal Care

Dylan Thompson and Kelbie Cox – 3rd Place in CPR / First Aid

Jessica Reinhart and Ashleigh Neal – 6th Place in CPR / First Aid

Taylor Trogdon and Kaylee Hartman – 10th Place in EMT


FBLA – State Winners and National Qualifiers

The Future Business Leaders of America’s State Leadership Conference (SLC) was held March 15-17, 2016 in Greensboro, NC. Several RCSS FBLA groups competed and brought home awards. Students placing 4th or higher at SLC qualified for the National Leadership Conference to be held June 28 – July 2, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.

PGHS: Advisors Amy Ward and Tony Joyce

Public Speaking II – Cole Bohnsack, 1st Place
Introduction to Business Communications – Vanessa Mesmer, 2nd Place
Agribusiness – Braxton Hinchey, 3rd Place
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure – Dante Rivero, 4th Place
Hospitality Management – Mason Nance & Connor Bame, Top 10
Introduction to Financial Math – Andrew Poteat, Top 10
Job Interview – Katie Melvin, Top 10

WHS: Advisor Jason Metters

Parliamentary Procedure – Mackenzie Smith, Madison Kimball, Krista Tuggle, AJ Dillon and Corey Hudgins, 2nd Place

Introduction to Business Presentation – Paige Shores, Jessica Stevens and Faith George, 4th Place

Introduction to Financial Math – Emma Godwin, 4th Place


NERMS: Advisor Melissa Smith

Ayman Youness -Certificate in Financing
Daphne Rivero -Certificate in Financing
Sydney Booth- Placed top 10 in Career Exploration
Madison Pitchford- Placed top 10 in Keyboarding I
Cameron Way- Placed top 10 in Business Concepts

SERMS: Advisor Michelle Blake

Miles Ford placed in the Top 10 for Impromptu Speaking Middle Level
Katelynn Owens placed in the Top 10 for Personal Finance Middle Level
Montserrat Hernandez Mariscal placed 3rd in Spreadsheet Applications Middle Level

WHS Easter Basket Project – Joint Effort!

easter baskets

Wheatmore Future Farmers of America (FFA) member Kristine Cheek led a school-wide project to bring Easter joy to 50 children in the local community. Kristine organized a drive to collect the perfect items for the baskets and then worked alongside several other FFA members to assemble the beautiful baskets which were donated to Community Outreach of Archdale-Trinity (COAT) and Thomasville’s Baptist Children’s Home. What an awesome service project and great way to incorporate multiple student organizations across one campus!

The following campus organizations supported the project with donations and workers:

Future Farmers of America (FFA)
Beta Club and National Honors Society (NHS)

DECA (Marketing Student Organization) and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
SkillsUSA (Trade & Industrial Education Student Organization)
Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS)

Students@Work℠ Week

State Superintendent June Atkinson joins Governor Pat McCrory in recognizing March 14-18 as Students@Work℠ Week. The Students@Work initiative involves schools and businesses across North Carolina. It is focused on raising North Carolina’s graduation rate and exposing middle school students to job skills needed in the workplace through job shadowing and mentoring opportunities.

SERMS 8th graders visit Asheboro Recycling Center during Students@Work

Students@Work℠ is a joint initiative between the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. This year’s program involves more than 100 businesses throughout the state and is expected to impact more than 23,000 students.

RMS 8th graders visit RCC’s Petty Center during Students@Work

“Education and workforce preparedness efforts must be coordinated in the 21st century,” said State Superintendent June Atkinson. “The schools cannot do it alone and our businesses cannot be solely responsible for helping to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s productive workers. The two must work together and are working together through initiatives such as Students@Work℠.”

Students@Work℠ centers its efforts around middle school students because middle school is a crucial time for dropout prevention and also when students prepare for success in high school. The program helps to demonstrate to these students the relevance of education to future success through direct experience with the workplace.

ATMS 8th graders visit the City of Archdale during Students@Work

From the Randolph County School System, all six traditional middle schools recognized and celebrated Students@Work℠ week. UMS and NERMS exposed students to a wide-range of career choices through Career Fairs. ATMS students visited the Archdale Police Department, Timken, and RCC’s Archdale Campus. SERMS, RMS, and SWRMS enjoyed similar tours of local business and industry locations and specific areas of Randolph Community College.

SWRHS SkillsUSA Earns Regional Awards

Students from Southwestern Randolph High School competed in a regional SkillsUSA event Friday, March 11 at Fayetteville Technical Community College and came home with multiple awards! These students will compete at the state-level in April.

SWRHS SkillsUSA – Fayetteville Technical CC

Regional Officers: Bailey McFadden and Savannah Richardson

Carpentry: Josh Martin (1st) and Daniel Deloya (2nd)

Core and Sustainable Construction: Landon Callicutt (3rd)

Teamworks: Adam Bryant, Will Crews, Hunter Hamby, and Oswaldo Mercado (1st)

Construction Tool ID: Valerie York and Savannah Richardson (tied for 1st), Molly Surratt (4th) and Sara Fox (5th)


Local DECA Chapters Successful at State Career Development Conference

Wheatmore High School and Trinity High School DECA Chapters competed last week at the State Career Development Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina. Both chapters brought home awards and honors for student competitors and their chapters.

Wheatmore High School earned a Chapter of Distinction – Heroic Level honor for increased membership and the following students were recognized as proficient in their events:

Buying & Merchandising Team Event
Armaghan Khurshid-Alex Ruth
Ben Clements-Graham Tysinger

Apparel & Accessories
Kadie Miller

Principals of Marketing
Cameron Frazier

Retail Marketing
Corey Hudgins

Sports & Entertainment Marketing Team Event
Julian Zimmerman-Tyler Lonnen
Josh Albright-Mitchel Shaffer

Additionally, the following were state finalists in their events:

Marketing Management
Scotty Spicer – Tied for 9th overall in the state
Michael Fields – Tied for 9th overall in the state

From L to R: Scotty Spicer, State Finalist in Marketing Management; Josh Albright, WHS DECA President – Chapter of Distinction; Michael Fields, State Finalist Marketing Management

At Trinity High School, the following were recognized for proficient in their events:

Hospitality Services Team Decision Making
Jackson Barnes
Charity Cohen

Restaurant and Food Service Management
Michael Felder
Amanda Mulhern

Hotel and Lodging Management
Paxton Phillips
Hannah Poindexter

Professional Selling Event
Jordan Collins

Personal Financial Literacy
Olivia Cline

Additionally, two out of the ten THS attendees earned top ten honors:

Personal Financial Literacy
Austin Walters – Top three in the state
Mary English – Top ten in the state

Trinity’s chapter was awarded a plaque for NC DECA Chapter of Distinction.

Congratulations to these students and their faculty advisors – Ken Wilson (WHS), Renee Driggers (THS) and Jandra Dillon (THS).

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THS DECA students at the 2016 State CDC