Wearing masks has caused a unique set of challenges, Yoder says. “These masks cause a certain level of frustration. They restrict oxygen, plus it gets hot under a mask. Communication is also a factor, between the players and coaches, too. Lip reading is taken out of the equation. We have to be better with signals and eye contact. Every team is adjusting to it. There is a certain level of inconvenience, but given the circumstances it is very necessary.
The North Rowan High School Cavaliers marching band will combine corps style with show band marching, according to its new director, Adrian Smith. He likens the styles to a battery: corps style is a regular battery, but show band is a lithium battery, running 100 percent, all the time.
Senior Tsion Delaney has spent the past four years at North Rowan High School making what he hopes will be lifelong friends.
Josh Yoder, who teaches American History II this semester at North Rowan High School, wasn’t all that familiar with it, either. So he decided to learn about it, and thought it would be good for his students to learn about it as well. He asked his students to create LinkedIn profiles based on historical figures from the Gilded Age, 1870-1900.
You might think that all school nurses do are take temperatures and pass out aspirin. You would be wrong. The list is so long, in fact, that you may have to go lie down on a cot in the nurse’s office after you read it.
Seriously, it’s a lot.
At North, Abby has been involved with student government and has been member of Key Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and Junior Civitan. Abby served on homecoming court as a sophomore, representing student government, and as a junior class representative.
As a student at Winston-Salem State University, Diamond Jackson was an intern in the Communities in Schools program.
Now, she’s one of nine site coordinators for at-risk schools in Rowan County. This is her second year in the program. She was at Henderson Independent High School last year before coming to North Rowan High School. She’s also a 2010 graduate of North.
The school is providing three free meals a day.
“Students know it’s available if they want it,” Goodman says, “and I always tell them, ‘If you’re still hungry, come back and see me.’”
Goodman encourages parents to call the cafeteria anytime Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 704-639-3131.