On March 18th students in 9th – 12th grades will begin participating in the Our Youth, Our Future survey in cooperation with the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research at Colorado State University. The funding for the administration of the survey comes from a federal grant awarded to the Tri-Ethnic Center, which allows the survey to be conducted at no cost to the school. Participation in this survey is voluntary. Parents who wish to withdraw their child from participating may do so by contacting Principal Jonathan Blue at 910-422-3987. In addition, a copy of the survey is available at the school for parents who would like to review it. South Robeson High School believes that students’ participation in this survey will assist the school in planning, funding and evaluating drug and alcohol prevention programs.
Congratulations to Zack B. for placing 7th at the State Bowling Competition.
Lapache and Zack B finished in 3rd place for Boys single for Robeson County. They are in the State Singles Competition.
Girls team finished in 3rd place in county.
Boys team finished in 4th place in county.
Chancellor Cummings and Taley Strickland, Assistant Director of Admissions at UNCP, visited South Robeson this morning and spoke to our Juniors and Seniors about UNCP.
South Robeson Students visited Green Grove Elementary and Fairgrove Middle school to read to students as part of the Read Across America initiative.
SRHS Black History Program started with the JROTC posting of colors and SRHS student Ashante Brown singing the National Anthem. SRHS students and teachers presented a skit accompanied with music and songs from the Chorus. The Chorus also performed the Negro National Anthem and Glory. Guest speaker, Sandy Grove Baptist Church pastor Byrd gave an inspirational message for students to reach their potential. The program ended with a performance by the SRHS Drum line.
Biology classes have been creating projects and conducting experiments. Recently, students studied their check tissue under the microscope. A small sample of inside mouth check tissue was used for students to study cells. Students have also been studying other types of cells such as plant and animal.
State Employees Credit Union conducted the Reality of Life simulation at SRHS. Students were randomly given a form that listed their job based on education level, martial status, income, and family situation. Students went to different stations to learn about housing, transportation, groceries, childcare coasts, communications, entertainment and more. At each station students had to make a decision and deduct the cost from their disposable income. If students could not make it, they had the option to take a part-time job to make ends meet.
SRHS participate in a ACT boot camp to help prepare them for the ACT. ACT test scores are used by many colleges as part of admittance requirements.
Students in Biology class conduct several experiments. Biology students have been learning about polymers. Students combined regular household items to create slime. They also tested the PH levels of unknown liquids and using observation skills had to determine what was in the Mystery Box.
Psychology students are learning about the nervous system and the role it plays in behavior. Students had to create a neuron out of candy and explain the different parts of the neuron.
SRHS is currently in the process of installing new white boards. Most of the east building boards have been installed. The SRHS Mustang received a new coat of paint.
Girls Tennis Banquet was held January 8 at the Texas Steakhouse in Lumberton. Awards were given to the following athletes:Effie O.-Ms. Mustang,Karen S.-Most Improved, Lauren B.-Rookie of the Year, Miami H.-Ms. Mustang, Cambyl S. Best All Around.
Volleyball Banquet was held January 9 at Pizza Inn in Laurinburg. Awards were given to the following athletes: Teyha B. - Most Valuable Player, Haley W. - Best Defense, Nytia L. - Best Offense, Kyla L. - Best All Around, Haliya W. - Most Improved.
SRHS Tri-M and the choral ensemble visited Personal Touch Family Care in Rowland Tuesday December 17 to sing for the residents. The residents and employees enjoyed our visit and even sang along with us. They were very appreciative of the gifts bags we gave to them and thanks to generosity of staff and students we were able to fill 24 gift bags with multiple items.
Each Monday in December the staff has be treated to free coffee, cider, hot coco, and tea. Staff was encouraged to bring their favorite coffee mug to fill up. Staff members have provided K-cups, tea, and cider for their co-workers to enjoy. The first two Mondays in December staff also enjoyed Christmas cookies. The last Monday the staff was treated to Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
SRHS students and staff have been participating in Home for the Holidays week. Each day has a theme for holiday dress. Theme Days are: Blizzard Out (favorite scarf), Holiday Head wear, Ugly Sweater, Candy Cane, and Elf Day. Students and staff have enjoyed seeing each other in their holiday wear. PTO is sponsoring a Movie Block, where students will watch a Christmas video together in the gym. PTO will be selling snacks during the movie.
PTO has been selling tickets to win a 32 inch TV. Staff and students were in a contest to see who could sell the most tickets to receive a prize. At the December 13 PTO meeting the winning ticket was drawn, Mr. Roger Lynch won. PTO raised $374 dollars after expenses.
The band and chorus played and sang several songs. A meal was served to students and staff. Parents and students voted on the most ugly sweater worn by staff members. Mrs Ford, Mrs. Locklear, Mrs. Bartley, and Mrs Imbufe were chosen by the staff as ugliest sweaters. Parents and students chose Mrs. Locklear as the the ugliest sweater.
TV Winner: Roger Lynch Ugly Sweater Winner: Mrs. Locklear
The math department challenged students to solve a math riddle. Students will given several weeks to solve the math riddle. Kaitlyn and Arisin were two of six students to solve the math challenge. Winners received gift baskets full of goodies.
Winnifer Jacobs opened the program with short history on the origins of Native American month. Lumbee Ambassadors Kerigahn Jacobs, Lyndsey Locklear, Keely Deel, and Ashtyn Thomas performed a skit highlighting the history of the Lumbee Tribe. Drum circle and dancers performed traditional dances. Students and staff joined in the fun by participating in the Circle Dance.
Students and staff participated all week in the Spirit Days: Sports Day, Twin Day, Character Day, Retro Day, and Spirit Day. Gifts were given out to the winners for each Spirit Day. The week ended with a Pep Rally in the gym. Our juniors brought the noise allowing them to win the Spirit Stick, but the Seniors and Sophomores made plenty of noise also. Students and staff enjoyed performances by the SRHS dancers, band, cheerleaders, UNCP cheer squad, and joint performances of UNCP and SRHS cheerleaders.