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


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)


FBLA Strong Showing for NERMS / PGHS

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) from Northeastern Randolph Middle School and Providence Grove High School attended Regionals on Saturday, December 5 in Chapel Hill. Three NERMS students earned first place in their events – Daisy Suarez in Career Explorations, Sydney Booth in Business Communications, and Diana Castro-Vasquez in FBLA Creed. Second place honors went to Gaby Gil in Public Speaking and Ayman Youness competed in Business Math.

Providence Grove High School’s seniors, Katie Melvin and Cole Bohnsack, each earned first place in their respective competitions. Katie placed first in Job Interview and Cole placed first in Public Speaking II.

NERMS FBLA Competitors
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Cole Bonsack (Public Speaking II), Advisor Tony Joyce, and Katie Melvin (Job Interview)

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 250,000 members prepare for careers in business. FBLA-PBL’s mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.



WHS students competed on Wednesday, December 2 in Burlington, NC at the NC DECA District 5 Marketing Competitive Events Conference (MCEC). DECA is an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing and related fields. The US Department of Education recognizes DECA as one of ten Career and Technical Student Organizations. With nearly a 70-year history, DECA has impacted the lives of more than ten million students, educators, schools administrators and business professionals since it was founded in 1946.

Wheatmore High School’s Kadie Miller won a medallion for a Top 12 finish in the Apparel & Accessories written exam. Other competitors scored proficient in their categories as follows:

Ben Clements-Retail Merchandising
Michael Fields-Retail Merchandising
Cameron Frazier-Retail Merchandising
Corey Hudgins-Retail Merchandising
Kadie Miller-Apparel & Accessories
Mitchel Shaffer-Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Scotty Spicer-Retail Merchandising
Julian Zimmerman-Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Kadie Miller Top 12 Exam
Kadie Miller – WHS DECA Top 12 Apparel & Accessories
WHS DECA Competitors             December 2, 2015






DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. There are 215,000 high school DECA members in 3,500 chapters around the globe.