This year our teachers have identified more than 500 students in need of clothes, toys, and coats. We want to thank Clements Mechanical for their large donation today. Because of their generosity and many other local sponsors, these children will have a much brighter holiday. #KidsAreOurCustomers #RRGSDCommunityPride
Reminder: Now is a good time to check on those lunch balances. They must be paid before the end of the semester. https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/
Reminder: Tomorrow 11/17 is our Make-Up Day. Place to Play will be closed tomorrow. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Please Share: RR Early College High School will hold information sessions regarding the 2019-2020 year for families of current 8th grade students (rising 9th grade students) who are interested in the Early College as an avenue of learning for their children. On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 8th grade students will tour RRECHS and listen to RREC Scholars share their first year experiences in this learning environment. On November 29, 2018, a panel of RRECHS Scholars will be at Chaloner Middle School for its Parent Night from 5:00 -7:00. Our scholars will present all the great things going on at the Early College and applications will be given out. On December 6, 2018, a tour and a question/answer session will be held at RRECHS from 6:00-7:00. The Scholars panel will be presenting and parents of Early College Scholars will be available to share their first year Early College family experiences. Applications will be given out. January 11, 2019, is the date that RRECHS applications for School Year 2019-2020 are due back to CMS office, RRECHS office, or the Central Service Office. Come join the RRECHS Family Experience!
Did you hear about the Bee-Hive Jive today? District mascot Jax celebrated our honor roll students and we set a school-wide goal to become reader leaders by May 2019. That means we're excited about reading and learning at Belmont! Ask your child about it this weekend. #BeeLeaders #KidsAreOurCustomers
Parents/Students: Hurricane Make-Up Day will be Saturday, November 17, 2018. We will operate on the regular arrival and dismissal schedule. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Jacket News: The RRHS Wrestling Team will have a Coach, Parent and Wrestling Team meeting on 10-24-18 at 7:00 pm in the PE classroom.
Reminder: Monday, Oct. 22 is a regular school day. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Today we’re celebrating the success of one of our own. Roanoke Rapids Early College High School History instructor Ryan Stowinsky is in the process of releasing another book in a few weeks. The New Jersey native came to RRGSD four years ago. His latest book is called, Abandoned or Forgotten: Overlooked corners of South Jersey. We wish him continued success on his books and are proud of the work he is doing in and out of the classroom. #CelebrateSuccess #KidsAreOurCustomers
RRGSD Alert: Due to the sudden storm surge, several power outages and fallen trees have been reported. We will now operate on a 2-hour delay for students and staff with an option to close. This will give our staff time to assess our campuses in the morning. An update will be sent out tomorrow morning by 8 a.m. ------ Debido a que se empeoró la tormenta, hay lugares sin luz y árboles caídos. Vamos a operar con 2 horas de retraso por estudiantes y empleados con la opción de cerrar. Vamos a informarles sobre cualquier cambio mañana antes de las 8. #KidsAreOurCustomers
RRGSD Alert: Our district was once again fortunate to be spared from a severe storm. Thank you for your support today as we took precautions to ensure everyone’s safety. We will operate on a regular schedule on Friday, October 12. ------- Gracias por su apoyo hoy cuando tomamos precaución para la seguridad de todos. Vamos a operar con horarios normales Viernes 12 de Octubre. #KidsAreOurCustomers
RRGSD Alert: Due to the current pace and direction of the storm, RRGSD will be closed for students and staff Thursday, Oct 11, 2018. Please be safe! ------- Debido al paso y dirección de la tormenta, las escuelas de Roanoke Rapids van a estar cerrados para estudiantes y empleados hoy. Por favor tengan cuidado. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Sports Update: Due to an NCHSAA rule dealing with football players missing 5 or more consecutive school days of practice and needing 3 practices to be able to play in a game, we will not be playing Vance County in football (JV or Varsity) this week. Vance County fits into this rule. We will host Vance County for a Varsity Football game on Monday 9/24 at 7pm. The JV game is indefinitely postponed at this time. Thanks for your support. Go Jackets!
Parents: RRGSD Trustees adopted a tentative plan tonight to make up the two days missed last week due to Hurricane Florence. Board members agreed to forgive one day and make up the other day on Oct 12th for Roanoke Rapids Early College High School and Oct 22nd for all other students. #KidsAreOurCustomers
RRGSD ALERT: The air conditioning has been restored. Manning Elementary will operate on a regular schedule tomorrow Tuesday, September 18, 2018. —- El aire acondicionado ha sido reparado. La escuela primaria de Manning operara mañana con horario regular.
RRGSD Alert: Roanoke Rapids Graded School District will operate on a regular schedule for Monday, September 17, 2018. There is rain in the forecast so please plan accordingly. #KidsAreOurCustomers ------ Las escuelas del distrito escolar de Roanoke Rápids van a operar con sus horas normales Lunes 17 de Septiembre. Hay lluvia en el pronóstico para mañana, por favor planea para eso.
RRGSD Alert: Due to the anticipation of tropical storm force winds and the potential for flooding tonight and in the morning, RRGSD will be closed for students and staff on Friday, September 14. #KidsAreOurCustomers -------- Debido a la anticipación de vientos con fuerza de la tormenta tropical y potenciales de inundaciones en la noche hoy y mañana, las escuelas de Roanoke Rápids van estar cerrados mañana Viernes 14 de Septiembre para estudiantes y empleados.
RRGSD ALERT: Roanoke Rapids Graded School District will close 2 hours early on Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018. This decision is being made to allow our staff time to secure our campuses for the potential inclement weather. Once students are accounted for, staff will be dismissed as well. There will be NO after school activities including Place to Play. RRGSD will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 for students and staff. A decision regarding Friday will be forthcoming. kids ------ Las escuelas del distrito escolar de Roanoke Rápids van a cerrar 2 horas temprano miércoles. Este decisión fue hecho para darle tiempo a nuestros empleados para preparar las escuelas para la tormenta. Cuando se van todos los estudiantes, también se pueden ir los empleados. No habrá actividades después del escuela incluyendo place to play. Las escuelas estarán cerrada Jueves para estudiantes y empleados. Una decisión sobre viernes se hará muy pronto. #ninossonnuestrosclientes
Parents: As you know by now Hurricane Florence is on track to impact the coast of North Carolina and we could also experience heavy rains and high winds as the storm makes its away across the state. As in past hurricanes, we have experienced downed trees, flooding, and the loss of power. As a school district we will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed regarding possible school closure later this week. STOP— Now is the time to get prepared! Make sure your family has a three day supply of water, food you can prepare without electricity, and other emergency supplies including any medication you and your family may need. Shelters may also be opening later this week in Roanoke Rapids. We will keep you informed once those open. Once again - As a school district we will continue to monitor Hurricane Florence and keep you informed regarding possible school closure later this week. ------ A la mejor ya saben que el huracán Florence esta en camino a impactar el estado de Carolina de Norte. Podemos tener lluvias fuertes y viento fuerte mientras que la tormenta pasa por el estado. En el pasado cuando hay un huracán, arboles se tumban, hay hundaciones, y se va la electricidad. Como el distrito escolar, vamos a monitorear la situación y mantenerlos informados sobre la posibilidad de cerrar las escuelas mas tarde este semana. Ahora es tiempo de preparase. Deben de tener agua y comida que pueden cocinar sin electricidad por 3 días. Tambien otros ultiles de emergencia incluyendo cualquier medicamento que usted or su familia necesita. Tal vez abran refugios mas tarde en la semana en Roanoke Rapids. Los mantendremos informados cuando abren. De nuevo- como el distrito escolar vamos a continuar a monitorear la situación y mantenerlos informados sobre la posibilidad de cerrar las escuelas mas tarde este semana.
All this year we will be celebrating the success of our students and teachers both inside and out of the classroom. Our first #CelebrateSuccess is a unique idea by Ms. Lithgow and Ms. Bierbauer to encourage their students daily. Check out the inspirational sayings on the desks. Thanks for your inspiration! #KidsAreOurCustomers #CelebrateSuccess
As always we encourage interaction on our social media accounts and website. We've established a few guidelines or best practices this year to protect our students. In other words, just be KIND! #KidsAreOurCustomers
Parents: We will be participating in an active shooter drill at Manning Elementary in cooperation with local law enforcement and emergency responders on Friday from 9 a.m. until around noon. Please be aware this is just a drill for training purposes. No one will be allowed on campus during the drill. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Riding the bus this year? Our 2018-19 School Bus Schedule is now posted in the documents section of our website. http://www.rrgsd.org/o/rrgsd/documents
Thanks to Mrs. Pearson and the Woodmen of the World for the generous donations to our Chaloner Middle School Book Bag Buddies food program. This program is entirely supported by donations and provides snacks to students in need. If you or your organization would like to donate, please contact Chaloner. Last year we fed more than 50 students weekly. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Parents: This is a reminder about our elementary summer school. If you received a letter formally inviting you to summer school, classes will begin on Monday morning at 8 a.m. and end daily at 1 p.m. All Belmont and Manning students invited will be attending at Manning. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. You will need to use the right lane of the queue. The left lane is reserved for staff parking while our permanent parking lot is being paved. #KidsAreOurCustomers
This 1933 image is the oldest RRHS graduating class photo we could find. These students went on to positively impact their community and the world around them. Now it’s your turn Class of 2018. Congratulations and we wish you the best! #KidsAreOurCustomers
We want to take this time to thank our administrators, teachers, teacher assistants, and support personnel for a job well done this school year. Thanks for all you do for our customers. #KidsAreOurCustomers
We believe in you! Thank you for a great year and thanks to our parents and community for your support this year. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Our 2018 RRHS Graduation Ceremony will be live streamed. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdrnUSKvDxE
Parents: Please take a moment to fill out this end of year parent survey. https://goo.gl/forms/h38i7ihYGBY8Yt4k2? The Survey will close on Sunday. #KidsAreOurCustomers
End of Grade testing gets underway tomorrow. Rest well tonight and do your best! #KidsAreOurCustomers
Ladies & Gentlemen...the Class of 2018! #JacketPride #KidsAreOurCustomers
60 RRHS students were inducted into the National Honor Society this afternoon. In addition to maintaining a 3.5 weighted GPA, students must show evidence of service, leadership, and good character. Proud of all of our NHS members! #KidsAreOurCustomers #JacketPride
How many books did you read this year? 18 Chaloner Middle School students were recognized today for reading 40 books this year as part the school's reading challenge. The students were treated to a pizza party for meeting their reading goal. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Save the Date: Clara Hearne Pre-K Registration for 2018-19 school year will be June 4 and 7th. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Today we are all Heidi Strong! You got this, Ms. May. #HeidiStrong #KidsAreOurCustomers
Parents: As the end of the school year approaches, please take a moment to complete this short survey. #KidsAreOurCustomers https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1V6f3tMZg_YK8GEXw17LWBnJezSwB9jGxH8lVpP_oUW0/viewform?edit_requested=true
Applications are now being accepted for our summer Place to Play program for grades K-5 June 18-Aug 10th at Belmont Elementary. Several field trips are planned and the $100/week fee includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Applications are available online or through elementary school offices. https://www.rrgsd.org/o/clara-hearne-pre-k/browse/11863
Reminder: Tomorrow (Wednesday) is Walk/Bike to School Day. Please be careful and watch out for our students. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Teachers provide so much to our students—inspiration, motivation, and ultimately, their futures. All this week RRGSD will honoring our teachers. Have a photo of your favorite teacher? Post it here and thank them using our official hashtag #RRGSDThankATeacher #KidsAreOurCustomers
Nine Roanoke Rapids High School seniors were honored tonight at the annual Scholars Banquet by Superintendent Dain Butler for maintaining a 90 or above average for the past 9 years. Abbey Acree, Camden Bierbauer, Alison Chau, Meagan Colston, Amy Fromal, Sara Harris, Thomas Merritt, Jordan Moseley, and Jack Neville. #KidsAreOurCustomers #AcademicSuccess
National Principal Appreciation Day was May 1st. Roanoke Rapids Graded School District is proud to say "Thank you" to each of our hard working principals. Their job is never complete. Here's what some of our customers had to say about their school Principals. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Parents/Students: We’re pleased with the overwhelming response of applications for the RR Early College High School. We still have a few slots open. Contact Ms. Williams for more information. (application link below) #KidsAreOurCustomers http://www.rrgsd.org/o/rrechs/documents
Chaloner's Science Department moved the classrooms outside today to the Roanoke River for a lesson on shad, rockfish, and the ecosystem. Special thanks to the North Carolina Wildlife Commission for helping our students today. #CommunityPartners #KidsAreOurCustomers
Another example of the importance of community schools and educational collaboration. 27 of our RRHS HOSA (Health Occupations students) have been trained and certified by Prevent Blindness of North Carolina as vision screeners. This fall they plan to go to our elementary schools and provide free vision screenings. #KidsAreOurCustomers #StudentsHelpingStudents
Reminder: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 is an Early Release Day. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Individually unique, together complete! Our Health Occupations (HOSA) students organized today's Autism Awareness Day to raise money for the Autism Society of North Carolina. #KidsAreOurCustomers #AutismAwareness
Assistant principals are crucial to the success of our schools. Today, we honor Ms. Jones at Manning. Happy Assistant Principals Week! #apweek18 #KidsAreOurCustomers
Happy National Assistant Principals Week! Today, we want to say THANKS to Mr. Moody at Belmont Elementary. #apweek18 #KidsAreOurCustomers
Parents: Our kindergarten registration is ongoing this week at Central Services. Please complete the required paperwork and bring it with you. #KidsAreOurCustomers http://www.rrgsd.org/article/44318?org=rrgsd
Reminder: This Sunday at 2 p.m. is our Roanoke Rapids Early College High School Ribbon Cutting & Open House. Come out and tour our new campus and see what we’ll be offering. #KidsAreOurCustomers
[RRGSD ALERT] Due to inclement weather scheduled to arrive this morning, RRGSD will operate on a 2 hour delay with the option to close if needed. We will continue to closely monitor road conditions and provide updates accordingly. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Reminder: Pre-K Registration is this Thursday from 8:30 to 5 at Clara Hearne Pre-K Center. Registration is for students who will be four years old on or before August 31, 2018 and who are domiciled in the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District. http://www.rrgsd.org/article/37970?org=clara-hearne-pre-k
[RRGSD Alert] Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools will operate on a 2 hour delay Tuesday, March 13, 2018 for students & staff. #KidsAreOurCustomers
[RRGSD ALERT 3/12]: We are cancelling all after school activities including Place to Play. Clara Hearne will remain on its normal schedule today. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Breakfast for Lunch tomorrow as we celebrate National School Breakfast Week!
Imagination Library is offering free books to our students. Click on the link below to register your child. #KidsAreOurCustomers https://imaginationlibrary.com/check-availability/
We’re celebrating National School Breakfast Week this week. Did you know eating #schoolbreakfast fuels learning? It’s true! We serve #breakfast every weekday at our schools, but we have some extra- special plans to celebrate National School Breakfast Week 2018—stay tuned!
Parents and Guardians: Beginning Monday, March 5 students will need written permission from their parent or guardian in order to be signed out early or to request a change in transportation. Our schools will be able to accept an email, handwritten note, or a fax: all of which should be signed by the parent or guardian. This additional layer of security ensures that both school officials and parents are aware of their child's location at all times. Thank you for helping us keep our students as safe as possible. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Parents: Our phone lines are now operational. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Parents: Our phone lines are currently down preventing us from receiving incoming phone calls. We will alert you when the phone system is operational.
Reminder: Beginning Monday RRGSD will require all parents/guardians to present a photo ID at the door before being allowed to enter our facilities. You may also be questioned regarding the nature of your business on our campuses. We appreciate your cooperation as we add additional levels of security to protect our students and staff. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Applications are now being accepted for our RR Early College High School opening this August. (see link to download) Parent Sessions: Tonight, Feb. 22 at Chaloner 4:30 - 6 p.m. March 1 at 6 p.m. at RRHS March 6 at 6 p.m. at Chaloner Middle http://www.rrgsd.org
Reminder: Friday (2/23) is a full student day. #SnowMakeUp #KidsAreOurCustomers
[ALERT] Beginning Feb 26th, RRGSD will require all parents/guardians to present a photo ID upon entering campus. This will provide another level of security to protect our students and staff. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Thanks to Clay Lockamon, Modern Woodmen of America for your generous donation of recess equipment for our students. They're already enjoying it. #KidsAreOurCustomers #RRGSDCommunity
Thanks once again to our school staff and local law enforcement for protecting our schools. Staff discovered potential social media threats in neighboring counties overnight (2/20) that urged us to use extra caution today. While there were no direct threats to RRGSD, it is always our first priority to take every precaution necessary to provide a safe learning environment for our students. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Parents: RRGSD wants to ensure all students,staff, and parents that safety is our top priority. We are aware of current concerns linked to social media. Please know that we are working closely with local law enforcement to further protect our campuses. We will keep an open line of communication with everyone and ask that all of you do the same. Thank you for your ongoing support. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Thanks to New Dixie Oil and Exxon Mobil for your donation today to Manning & RRHS. Exxon has a long history of supporting educational programs that focus on student success in math and science and they believe it is important to encourage the next generation to pursue studies and careers involved in these fields. #KidsAreOurCustomers #Community
Parents/Students: We've added a new feature on our mobile app to allow you to report bullying and other information anonymously to our School Resource Officers. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Great opportunity for our students and future students: The Roanoke Rapids Public Library is now offering a weekly Storytime Program for Pre-School children on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. library on Roanoke Avenue in Roanoke Rapids. It's geared for children ages 2 to 5 and includes a story, songs and finger plays with a corresponding craft or activity. Call the library for more info.
Parents: Please be aware we have cases of flu, strep throat, and stomach virus in our community. We are taking every effort to see that your child is healthy while at school. We are wiping down desks throughout the day and doing extra cleaning after hours. We ask if your child has any of these symptoms, please keep him or her home until all symptoms are gone for 24 hours. If your child has a fever, please keep them home until the fever is gone for 24 hours without fever lowering medication. If you have any concerns over your child's health, please contact their medical provider. It's not too late to get a flu shot. The Halifax County Health Department has flu shots available from 8:30-4:00 pm. The phone number is 252-583-5021. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Student/Parent Reminder: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 is an Early Release Day. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Exciting news! Thanks to Walmart and their support for our community. Belmont Elementary School received a $500 grant today to promote family involvement at our school. Our goal is to involve fathers in their child’s education and provide positive male role models for our students. With this money, we're proud to announce the formation of The Belmont BeeKeepers! #KidsAreOurCustomers
Gracias, 谢谢, Maraming Salamat, धन्यवाद, شكرا, Thanks to everyone who came out to our annual ESL (English as a Second Language) Celebration night. Tonight, we celebrated the diversity of our district with 5 languages represented. #KidsAreOurCustomers #NinosSonNuestrosClientes
[RRGSD Make Up Plan] The RRGSD Board has forgiven Jan. 17 & 18. Jan. 19 will be made up on Feb. 23rd which is currently a workday. Feb. 23 will now become a full student day. We’re hoping for better weather as we have no additional days to be forgiven built in our current calendar. #KidsAreOurCustomers
Thank’s Lowe’s! Roanoke Rapids Graded School District has received the maximum $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant to improve Career Technical Education (CTE) at RRHS. #Toolbox4Education #community #KidsAreOurCustomers
[RRGSD Alert] Due to poor road conditions in numerous areas and temperatures remaining below freezing well into the morning, RRGSD will be closed for students on Friday, January 19. It will be an optional teacher workday for staff. RRGSD employees: please use your best discretion if you choose to travel in tomorrow. #KidsAreOurCustomers
[RRGSD Alert] Another Snow Day! Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools will be closed Thursday, January 18, 2018 for students and staff. #KidsAreOurCustomers
[RRGSD ALERT] Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools will operate on a regular schedule Tuesday, January 9, 2018. #KidsAreOurCustomers
[RRGSD ALERT] Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools will operate on a regular schedule Tuesday, January 9, 2018. #KidsAreOurCustomers
[RRGSD ALERT] Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools will operate on a three-hour delay Monday, January 8, 2018 for students and staff. RRHS Exams will begin on Tuesday. #KidsAreOurCustomers
[RRGSD ALERT] Due to temperatures remaining well below freezing tonight and the potential for black ice tomorrow, Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools will be CLOSED for students and staff Friday, Jan 5, 2018. #KidsAreOurCustomers
[RRGSD ALERT] Due to the winter storm, Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools will be CLOSED Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 for all students and staff. #KidsAreOurCustomers
RRHS Alert: No heat this morning in the senior building. We will operate on the same alternate class schedule as before.
Welcome back students and staff! Hope you had a great break. We will operate on a regular schedule Tuesday, Jan 2.
RRGSD Alert: Due to potential inclement weather, all after school activites are cancelled for today. Place to Play will remain open this afternoon.
Parents: Manning students attending today’s field trip in Raleigh are scheduled to return later than expected. Please make arrangements to pick up your child today at 3:30 at the school.
RRGSD Reminder: Tomorrow (Tuesday) is a full day for students. We will be closed Wednesday -Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. #KidsAreOurCustomers
BBC News is in Roanoke Rapids this week working on a documentary on women in the textile industry. Many of these women graduated from RRHS and went on to support their families working in the local mills. Journalist Jasmine Garsd toured RRHS this morning. The documentary is scheduled to air in December.
October is National Principals Month and we're thanking all of our principals and sharing with the community all the great things they do. Today we say "thank you" to Chaloner Principal Jeff White. Mr. White was last year's Principal of the Year and continues to challenge, motivate and support his students and staff daily. #ThankAPrincipal
October is National Principals Month an opportunity to say “thank you” to our principals and share with the community all the great things principals do. Today, we thank RRHS Principal Tammie Williams. Under her leadership, RRHS has expanded its Career Technical offerings and increased the number of college courses being taught on our campus. #ThankAPrincipal
The RRHS History Department in conjunction with local Veterans groups is hosting a flag retirement ceremony today on our high school campus. This year’s ceremony will be different and much louder. We will be having a real musket volley as a Revolutionary style 21-gun salute to the flag. (no real ammo will be used.) The ceremony will take place around noon behind the high school softball field.
Irma Update: Our RRGSD maintenance department is cleaning storm drains, checking generators, and making sure pumps are working in basements and school boiler rooms in anticipation of potential heavy rain from Irma.
Due to an issue with our carrier, all phones lines are down at all of our schools. Service should resume shortly. Thanks for your patience.
Place to Play is our before/after school program. Application and cost information is located here. http://www.rrgsd.org/article/21017?org=clara-hearne-pre-k
Today we welcomed 22 new employees to our district. To help them learn more about the community, they went on a scavenger hunt to find painted "Yellow Jacket" rocks at key locations in the community. Thanks Visit Halifax and the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce for providing them each with a welcome bag. #RRGSDNewEmployeesRock #KidsAreOurCustomers
2017 RRHS Graduation Friday, June 9 at 8 p.m.
RRHS Class of 2017 Baccalaureate Ceremony Sunday at 5 p.m.