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VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1

JANUARY 2013

RED RAIDER PARENT What is the Parent Resource Center ?


Principal’s Message

"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction." ~John F. Kennedy Dear T. Wingate Andrews Family, t is hard to believe, but we are just about to complete the first semester of the 2012-2013 school year! The end of the first semester grading period will be January 18, 2013. Parents, I encourage you to sit down with your son or daughter and review their academic progress for the first half of the school year. Now would be a good time to set personal and academic goals with your child as you review their successes and any areas that need to be addressed on the report card. Grades are a benchmark of a student’s academic progress but they do not tell the whole story about their ability and work habits. Be sure to acknowledge your child’s strengths, identify areas for additional support, and encourage them to utilize the resources provided by the school to reinforce their efforts in achieving academic success. Our first semester EOC testing will begin Monday, January 14th. In an effort to maximize our students’ success, we will continue EOC tutorials afterschool before exams begin, and on each exam day. Please see the exam day tutorial schedule below and encourage your child to participate in this valuable opportunity. Bus transportation will be available on each tutorial day. Monday, January 14th: 2nd Block Tutorials following dismissal Tuesday, January 15th: 3rd Block Tutorials following dismissal Wednesday, January 16th: 4th Block Tutorials following dismissal As always, parents, we need your support! Our combined efforts will help us reach our goals for our students and our school. Remember, our goals for this school year are: 1) Increase our composite score to 70%. 2) Increase student attendance to 94%. 3) Make AMO (Annual Measurable Objectives). Thank you for making T. Wingate Andrews the best place to learn! Go Red Raiders! Rodney H. Wilds Principal


RED RAIDER ATHLETIC SCHEDULE JANUARY 2013 JANUARY 3,2013 7PM VARISTY WRESTING @ SIMON G. ATKINS JANUARY 4, 2013 4:30 PM JV W BASKETBALL @ N. DAVIDSON HS 6PM JV M BASKETBALL JANUARY 7, 2013 6PM VARSITY SWIMMING@PAC-6 MEET ASHEBORO YMCA JANUARY 9, 2013 INDOOR TRACK TBD JANUARY 11, 2013 JV & VARSITY BASKETBALL@SIMON ATKINS JANUARY 12, 2013 8:30AM VARSITY WRESTLING@RAGSDALE HS 9AMV ARSITY WRESTLING@N. DAVIDSON HS 9AM JV WRESTLING @SOUTHWESTERN RANDOLPH HS JANUARY 18, 2013 5PM JV BASKETBALL@TRINITY HS 6PM VARSITY BASKETBALL HOME 6PM VARISTY SMIMMING PAC-6 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS JANUARY 19, 2013 9AM VARSITY WRESTLING JENNINGS WITHERS TOURNAMENT@ THOMASVILLE HS JANUARY 21, 2013 VARSITY INDOOR TRACK TBD JANUARY 22, 2013


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F. B. I. FATHERS BEING INVOLVED

Guilford County Council of PTA launched The Real Men Are F.B.I. Program in the 2011 – 2012 school year. The new program focuses on increasing male involvement in our schools and local PTA units. This program promotes Fathers Being Involved in our schools and is geared towards fathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, and any other male figure in the community that supports education and student success. Studies show that students perform better when both mothers and fathers are both involved in the education of their children. Men and women think differently and bring different perspectives and skills to school and PTA activities. School communities and PTA’s thrive when both men and women participate. Yet men remain a largely untapped resource. This program seeks to combat this phenomenon. The GCC of PTAs urges more men to join T. Wingate Andrews as volunteers in any way they feel the most comfortable. Increasing male involvement through the Real Men Are FBI program at Andrews will have a significant impact on our students’ success. For more information ways you can help, please contact Chris Herndon or Darren Cason at gccmore12@gmail.com

GUILFORD PARENT ACADEMY Guilford Parent Academy provides information and training on a variety of topics for parents, grandparents and family members caring for children and young people in Guilford County. Planned by parents and a diverse team of educators and community members, Guilford Parent Academy is designed to help parents help their children succeed at school and in life. Parent Academy has partnered with parent education organizations throughout Guilford County to offer free workshops, classes and family learning events at schools and convenient locations. Additionally, parents have access to valuable educational resources simply by registering with Parent Academy.

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” ― James Baldwin

R E D RAIDERS EXTENDED DAY The RED Program is an afterschool tutoring program . Students that need help in math, science, history, English, and PSAT/SAT/ ACT are encouraged to attend. Parents please utilize this terrific program. If your child misses school they can makeup time and receive tutoring. It is a phenomenal way for our students to stay on track. RED program days are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday The program will run through May 30th 2013.

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