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Good afternoon RHS families,This is Dr. Woods-Weeks calling with the weekly update. Please join me in congratulating our 2024-2025 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Jill Boliek. Good luck to you Ms. Boliek as you advance to the next level of the competition. Congratulations!Congratulations to the Riverside Latin Students who won 2nd place at the NCJCL State Convention last weekend. Additionally, our novice quiz bowl team won 1st place in their competition. Ms Lido is very proud of all their hard work.Also, congratulations to Cynthia Balin, Gwyneth Bernhardt, Mitchell Brennan, Ben Lee, and Andrew Pipeling on being selected to attend the 2024 Session of the North Carolina Governor’s School!! We are thrilled.Lastly, congratulations to Melanie Koweek who won first place and $1,000 for her entry in the Shine A Light On Antisemitism Triangle Teen Art Contest! Congratulations to everyone!Next, Holton Barbering and Cosmetology is designed to allow students the opportunity to pass the NC State Boards while simultaneously earning a high school diploma. Students will have a rewarding career with a future to continue exploring other opportunities in the world of cosmetology and barbering. Students that are interested will be dual enrolled at Holton and RHS. They will take their core classes during periods one and two. Transportation to Holton will be provided and courses will count towards elective requirements. The barbering and cosmetology programs at Holton are a two-year commitment. Please complete this form by March 11 to indicate your interest in Holton. Your counselor will be in contact if further information is needed.2024 Spring WorkKeysThe ACT WorkKeys assessment is administered twice a year - once in the fall and once in the spring. All 12th grade CTE concentrators must take the WorkKeys assessment during one of the windows. The window for the SPRING WorkKeys continues through March 15th. Riverside set the record for ACT WorkKeys exams last semester. We want to see that trend continue this semester. Students govern yourselves accordingly.COUNSELOR’S CORNERAs a reminder:Fall registration for the 2024-2025 school year continues through Monday March 11, 2024. Students who have not yet completed the process should continue to check their email and Canvas accounts for messages from their counselor. All students received their registration sheets with core recommendations in their email. The registration sheets contained instructions on the registration process; however, students are not expected to register independently. Students who do not attend their registration meeting will have courses selected for them. Experienced students may choose to complete their registration independently; however, meeting with your counselor is a requirement to review course selections for next year. Students we have a small window of opportunity to complete registration. Do your part! Own your learning.COLLEGE ADVISINGIMPORTANT UPDATE!If you have already completed your FAFSA Form:The US Department of Education recently announced that due to the extensive updates to the FAFSA, schools will not receive FAFSA information until mid-March. Schools expect to begin making financial aid offers for newly admitted students in early April.If you have NOT already completed your FAFSA Form:The 2024-2025 FAFSA application is now available. If you need help completing the form, please see Ms. Harris as soon as possible to get started. Students must have an SSN to be eligible for federal student aid, however, there may be other opportunities to receive other forms of financial aid. Parents who do not have an SSN can still create an FSA ID.UPCOMING EVENTS:Monday, March 18th at 10:30 AM-2:00 PM: College Trip to NC State UniversityThis opportunity is only for Seniors that have applied to NC State and Juniors interested in applying. If you want to visit NC State, you must complete the interest form here, or on the daily announcements page on Canvas. Submissions are due by Wednesday, March 18th. You must meet the minimum criteria to be considered. Once you have been approved for the trip, you will be added to Remind.Wednesday, April 3rd at 9:30 AM-10:30 AM: UNC Charlotte Admissions Info Session – Open to All StudentsFriday, April 5th at 12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Riverside High School: Spring College & Career Fair – Open All StudentsTuesday, April 9th at 10:30 AM-11:30 AM: Campbell University Admissions Info Session – Open to All StudentsSCHOLARSHIP ALERT:•    Durham Alumni Chapter of NC A&T Scholarship - Due March 29th•    Durham Civitan Withrow Scholarship - Due April 26th•    R. Marjorie Thorpe Scholarship - Due April 8th•    Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club - Raleigh, NC - Due March 22nd•    Webb Technology Scholarship - Due April 15th•    Perry Scholarship Fund - Due April 12thMore Scholarship Search Engines•••••• Acceptances -Week of 3/04/24 (the class of 2024 has currently surpassed more than $7.5 million in scholarships offered!!)Cameron Carlton – UNC WilmingtonATHLETICS UPDATECongratulations to the Riverside Women's Lacrosse Team who defeated Enloe.The Tennis teams also took down Voyager Academy.Good luck to all the Riverside teams in their upcoming games this week!Monday March 11th Riverside will host: Topsail High in Men's lacrosse, Softball will host JF Webb, Soccer will host Walter Williams and Tennis will Host Chapel Hill.Tuesday, March 12th Soccer will host Garner High School.Wednesday March 13th Baseball will travel to Cary. Men's lacrosse will travel to Southern Alamance. Women's Lacrosse will host Enloe, and tennis will travel to Jordan. Varsity at 7:00 p.m. Soccer will host Walter Williams High, JV at 5:00 p.m.Thursday March 14th Women’s Lacrosse will host their first home match of the year against Enloe, and the Track and Field will compete at Hillside. Friday March 15th Baseball will play against Enloe and Riverside Will serve as the host site for the Kirkley Cup with games starting at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There is a Championship game on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased by card or online at TICKETS.  All DPS athletic events observe a "Clear Bag Only" policy in conjunction with no Re-Entry.  For more information about winter sports please visit said, please continue to help us enforce the DPS Code of Conduct by ensuring that your student adheres to the rules, policies and procedures set forth. Students show your school pride by wearing our school colors on Friday. I will see each of you at the River tomorrow. Go forth and make it a great evening! Roll Pirates Roll! Thank you.Respectfully,--GWW