Hornets Donate Shoulder Pads
On Friday, March 23, our football team received a surprise visit from the Charlotte Hornets mascot Hugo and some of the cheerleaders. The Hornets donated new shoulder pads to the team after learning that they were playing with very old equipment. Mr. Weber, our Athletic Director, and the team's coaches were on hand to help celebrate with the team.
Odyssey of the Mind
On Saturday, March 3, 2018 our Odyssey of the Mind team competed at the Central tournament at Wingate University. They placed 5th out of 8 teams. A big thank you to our volunteer parent coach Rajneesh Singhal for his tireless effort with this group. Please congratulate the following students for their dedication, perseverance, and teamwork.
Sadie C., Kennedy D., Will H., Julia M., Cailin N., Vaibhav S., Ellen W.
Battle of the Books
The Battle of the Books team, expertly coached by Ms. Titlebaum, won their competition on Friday, March 2, 2018. They go on to the CMS championship on March 12th. Each year, students read a new list of 27 books and they then compete in a quiz bowl setting. It's a lot of dedication! The following students are on this year's team: Cassie H., Dana L., Sophia S., Luke F., Torie G., Charlotte P., Sanika K., Camille H., Wilson N., Akshitha G., Leslie M., Zoey K., and Arman Z..
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District Spelling Bee
Randolph wishes to congratulate Leya D. who placed 7th in the Charlotte Observer Regional Spelling Bee. Leya won the CMS district spelling bee to qualify for the Observer Bee. After many rounds of spelling, Leya correctly spelled the championship word “endocrinologist.” She will represent Randolph and the district at the Charlotte Observer spelling bee on Monday, February 19th. Well done! You can learn more about Leya's victory by reading the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School's article at http://www.cms.k12.nc.us/News/Pages/Calm-cool-and-collected.aspx.
Mid-Carolina Region Scholastics Writing Awards
Congratulations to Leah P. and Olivia Y. for outstanding achievement in the Mid-Carolina Scholastics Writing Competition. Leah received two gold keys, one for a short story and one for poetry. Olivia received a silver key and two honorable mentions in the humor category.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art and Writing Contest
Congratulations to Khushi B. for being the district winner for her writing titled "Courage-The Solution to Fear". The prompt this year was based on the following quote "A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when her refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.". We are very proud of Khushi's written response.
Central Learning Community Spelling Bee
Randolph would like to congratulate Leya D. who won first place in the Central Learning Community Spelling Bee. Leya was first in the school-level bee and went on to compete at the Learning Community Bee. She will now compete in the District Level Bee. We wish her luck as she continues to represent Randolph.
Future Business Leaders of America Southwest North Carolina Competition
Several Randolph students recently competed at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Southwest Competition. We are proud to announce that many students finished in first and second place. The winners are as follows:
FBLA Creed: Gautam D. (First Place)
Public Speaking: Dheepthi M. (Second Place)
Introduction to Business Communication: Ben L. (First Place)
Business Math and Financial Literacy: Alex T. (First Place)
Career Explorations: Varun W. (First Place)
Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship
Olivia Y. is one of only 28 students nationwide to be awarded the prestigious Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship. The scholarship is for gifted students and will allow her to attend a high school program that will challenge her academic and personal needs. She is considering her options of boarding schools. Here is a link to the article from The Charlotte Observer. (Link will open in a new tab.)
Festival in the Park Art
Congratulations to the following students for having their artwork selected to be on display at Festival in the Park at Freedom Park this past weekend:
- Deana E.
- Griffin H.
- Zoey K.
Their artworks are shown in order, clockwise from the upper left.
North Carolina Middle Schools Honor Orchestra Auditions
Congratulations to the following students that will be respresenting Randolph at the North Carolina Middle School Honors Chorus auditions: Ella L., Paulina W., Gianna P., Shreya S., Max N., Graham B., and Sathvik C.. These students will individually audition in front of a judge, performing a rigorous piece by Bach and sightsinging.
Magnet Schools of America
Randolph has been named a Nationally Certified Magnet School by the Magnet Schools of America. Randolph is among the first 55 schools to successfully complete the evaluation process of the Magnet Schools Standards of Excellence. It is based on the five pillars of magnet schools: diversity, innovative curriculum and professional development, academic excellence, high quality instruction systems, and family and community partnerships.
We have a new mural at Randolph. This was a project by Caroline D. as part of her Girl School Silver Award. Caroline dedicated more than 80 hours creating the mural, which she hopes will inspire students to think about world peace. Caroline is encourage by her curriculum and teachers to think about her impact on the broader world.