Every School Year Seems to Pass by More Quickly Than

Every School Year Seems to Pass by More Quickly Than

Greetings RJR Families!

Every school year seems to pass by more quickly than

the last -- time truly does fly when you’re having fun!

We have had a wonderful time serving on the

PTSA board the last couple of years. We are preparing

to hand over the reins to next year’s leaders at the

May 21st general membership meeting, and plans are

already underway to establish next year’s board.

If you have any interest or know of any other volunteers who are interested in serving as a board member or on a committee, our incoming president, Michelle Caldwell, would love to hear from you! NO experience is necessary. All you need is a desire to serve, and we’ll find a spot for you. Whether you have one hour a month or 10

hours a week, there is a place for you in the PTSA! From cooking and gardening to tutoring, proctoring, writing, accounting and organizing, there is something for everyone. The summer newsletter, one of the first PTSA projects of the year, is in need of new leadership and committee members. If you like to write, publish, work with digital layout or even edit, we would love to have you join this committee.

Serving on the PTSA is a rewarding way to get to know Reynolds better. There are always exciting projects and new endeavors at Reynolds, and being a part of the PTSA allows you to stay connected by being in the know!

Please e-mail Michelle at to find out about opportunities or to nominate someone for the board. Planning for next year is beginning now. Feel free to join us at the final general

membership meeting on the 21st at 6:15 in the auditorium. Invite friends of incoming freshmen to attend as well. Ms. Alexander, our new principal, will be there to introduce herself and we’re certain many RJR families are looking forward to meeting her!

Alan and Kate Ruley

Demon Shop

The Demon Shop will close for the year on May 15th.

Baccalaureate Service for Class of 2015

We still need seniors to speak or perform music (vocal or instrumental) at the Baccalaureate service. Interested seniors MUST complete a participation form. Forms are available in Student Services and should be completed and returned to Student Services. If you have any questions, contact Merritt Orr at .

This year’s Baccalaureate service honoring the Class of 2015 will be held on Sunday, May 31 at 5:00 p.m. in Ardmore Baptist Church. All seniors, their families and members of the Reynolds community are encouraged to attend this meaningful celebration.

RJR Educator of the Month

Congratulations to April Educator of the Month, Mary Bergstone. She was nominated for the innumerable contributions she makes to the school, both in the classroom and beyond. Thanks for making RJR great, Ms. Bergstone!

Academic Excellence Banquet

The Academic Excellence Banquet will be held on Monday, May 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Ardmore Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

Candid Photos from the Prom Available at RJR.smugmug.com

Photos can be purchased as prints or you can download the image for only $3. This is also serves as a fundraiser for RJR Photo.

Homecoming Tailgate 2015

Would you like to be a part of the Homecoming Tailgate Party this year? We could really use volunteers to help with T-shirts (designing, ordering and selling), entertainment, volunteer coordination and decorations.

The Homecoming football game will be on Friday, September 11th, so we need to start planning this spring and summer. This is an easy and fun way to volunteer and get involved early in the year! Email Ashby Hopkins for more details! .

PixGift Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

Youth United is a student-led chapter of Habitat for Humanity that works to raise $65,000 each year to support a home for one of Habitat's partner families. This year we are helping Olivia Angeles and Ricardo Angeles Alvarez.

Our newest fundraiser is called PixGift, and thrives off of selfless donations of pictures to contribute to a "pixel collage" that will make up a picture of our partner family in front of their new home.

The high school students who make up Youth United chose this fundraiser because of the twist it puts on the popular "selfie" age we are currently living in. Instead of posting selfies, we are encouraging students to post "unselfies" in an attempt to support our cause.

Please donate any picture, of friends, family or yourself to the RJR and Mount Tabor shared collage to support the Habitat Club at RJR as it participates in Youth United's fundraising and mission of expressing compassion, development, and support. Youth United has been a life- changing experience for many high school youth from all over Forsyth County for the past 11 years by fostering leadership and broadening community involvement.

Help us reach our goal this year by becoming part of this story!

Give Your Senior a Sendoff in May’s Pine Whispers

Remember classified ads in the newspaper? For the fourth straight year, Pine Whispers is giving relatives a chance to offer fun words of encouragement or heartfelt advice to the graduating seniors in the “Senior Edition” of the school newspaper. For $10, you can submit a message of up to 50 words to be printed in 1,700 copies of our biggest edition of the year. Cost includes two copies of the paper mailed to you as a keepsake. Deadline is May 12. A form with more information is included at the end of the newsletter. Contact Steve Hanf at for more information.

Habitat for Humanity Hammerbird 5K on Saturday, May 9

Come out and run, walk or crawl a 5K like no other in Winston-Salem. We will start from Kimberly Park Elementary School, walk or run through the historic Boston-Thurmond neighborhood, and pass more than 70 Habitat homes that have been built or are under construction. Homeowners and their children will be cheering participants on from their front porches, with construction volunteers cheering you on from rooftops. You will be supporting RJR's own Habitat for Humanity Youth United Club, and we encourage everyone to participate and see the difference Habitat has made in our community!

We'd love to see some sports teams there. Every youth that RJR brings in helps our Habitat Club meet its annual fundraising goal! You can run, see the houses Habitat has built, and earn easy service hours!

Sign up at:

May 4Tennis Individual Regionals, at Grimsley, 4:00

JV/V Soccer at West Forsyth, 5:30/7:00

May 5Tennis vs. Grimsley, 2nd round State Playoffs, 4:00

Baseball and Softball in Conference Tournaments

May 7JV/V Soccer vs. Reagan, 5:30/7:00

May 8Girls and Boys Lacrosse Playoffs, 5:30/7:30

Check the website and Twitter for game times and locations for the conference tournaments and playoffs.

Free Physicals

WS/FCS will be hosting a free physicals day for all athletes for the upcoming school year. It is for any rising 9th-12th grader who wants to play a sport next year. It will take place on Saturday, May 30th at 8:30 a.m. at Comp Rehab (131 Miller Street). Physical packets can be downloaded on the RJR website under Athletics.

Cheerleading Tryouts

Cheerleading will start tryouts on Monday, May 4th after school.

Field Hockey Interest Meeting

Field Hockey will have an interest meeting on Monday, May 4 at 6:15 at the Caudill home (1716 Buena Vista Road) to discuss camp, tryouts, conditioning and answer any questions about the upcoming season. All players (current and potential) and parents are welcome to attend.

All-Sports Celebration

RJR’s All-Sports Celebration will be at 6:30 p.m. on May 11 in Reynolds Auditorium.

The three teams with the highest attendance will get a $250 donation into their team account from the Booster Club.