Sunday, November 29, 2015

December 2015 Service!

Service Celebration - wear your tacky sweater and join us at 10:45 AM on Wednesday, December 3rd at Gonet Gateway. Snacks will be provided and there are door prizes!

Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis - December 5th 9-noon @ St. Mary's. See Sidney Vinson and Carolyn May - and sign up here to join the Ravens team! 

Sat. Dec. 5 - Warmth for Wake - Evan, Justin, and Andrew - Saturdays at the wood lot, from 8:30- noon. Ages 16+. See details and PERMISSION SLIP here and sign up here.

Candy Grams for the Boys and Girls Homes of NC - on sale December 7-11th in Rhonda's! See Dillon and Grace to help raise money for a special holiday for the Children! Sign up here!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gleaning for Thanksgiving!

There is a field south of Garner where the farmer has plenty of sweet potatoes for gleaning. Mr. Bruce Oland, our Gleaning Coordinator, would love to have some Ravens (with friends and families young and old) come out to glean on Wednesday, November 25th from 9 AM - Noon. If you're interested, email him at today for directions!

(Sorry, Mrs. Thrash is out of town, you'll go on your own, but this is a terrific way to kick off Thanksgiving Weekend with service to put food on tables in Wake and Johnston County!)

Monday, November 9, 2015

November Events!

Wake Relief Food Drive - Nov. 9th - 19th Collection and Delivery of food! Rachel Edwards, coordinator. Sign up to lead your advisory to work for 100% participation! Delivery after school on November 19th. Meet at Rhonda's at 3:30 if you can go. You can follow, or you'll need to be picked up from Wake Relief downtown at 616 Tucker Street at 5:30 PM.

North Hills Tree Lighting Party! We'll do crafts, help kids in line, and pull sleds for the snow slopes. See Jordan Norona, and sign up on this list. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Go KC!

KEY CLUB WEEK - November 2-7

All Week in the Library - Bring in boxes and help count coins from our UNICEF Trick or Treat! As boxes are turned in, we need to roll quarters/dimes/nickels/pennies to deposit! 

Swimathon for Duke Children's Hospital - November 5 Conference Day from 12-2 - See Matthew Youngbar, Andrew Pruden, and Tenley Ziperski
Our goal is to get lots of sponsors to help us raise $1000+ for Duke Kids. Get sponsors for your swim on this  Sponsor form and Sign Up Sheet for Lane Time

LS Conference Keepers - See Rena and sign up here!
Play games with students while parents conference!

Tee Shirt Day and Club Yearbook Photo - Friday, November 6th at BREAK 10:10 sharp at Bell Tower? Keep an eye hear for weather updates! Lauren Walsh coordinates! (Pickup your new 2015 Tee Shirt in the Library 10/27-11/5)

Click on this picture to see our 2012-13 club!
Gleaning - Nov. 7th from 7AM-3PM Yam Jam @ Jason Brown's farm in Louisburg - see Maddy and Rob. Spaces are limited, sign up now!

November 6-8 Kiwanis Family Conference - Cory, Zoe, and Caroline are going to represent us at this super weekend for Growing Leadership Skills! 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Warmth for Wake 2015-16

Warmth for Wake Information and Guidelines for Ravenscroft Upper School

Warmth for Wake, a Wake County Human Services program, provides in-need households in and around Raleigh with free firewood from October through March. For many households, fireplaces and wood-burning stoves are the only sources of heat.   For more details see:

Volunteers (with pickup trucks, if possible) cut and split wood on site, deliver wood to recipients and, sometimes, collect wood from area donors. They must be 16 and need the permission form to work.
See Evan Huseboeand Justin Barber and Andrew Williams for more details. 

Volunteers are needed for each date during our Wood Delivery Schedule for the 2015/16 season:
  • Saturday, December 5
  • Saturday, January 9
  • Saturday, January 23
  • Saturday, January 30
  • Saturday, February 27

Sign up:

Saturday Morning at 8:30 AM:
  • Meet at the Everett Lot @ 7044 Wildlife Drive, Raleigh, NC.  
    • Head north on Leesville Road past 540
    • Take the 2nd light on the right, Hickory Grove Road
    • Take a right on Carpenter Pond Road to Wildlife drive on the left
    • See map below

At the Facility:
  • Wear Gloves and heavy-soled shoes
  • Stay away from persons using chainsaws
  • Be careful when chopping, no standing behind the axes
  • When splitting with an axe, separate yourself and face away from others.  Also, if you’re right-handed, stand with left foot forward when striking wood; if you’re left-handed, stand with right foot forward.
  • Ask for training on using the mechanical splitters
  • Wear eye protection if you’re using any cutting/splitting equipment
  • If you don’t know what to do, ask your group leader or the work-site coordinator.  If you’re taking a break, separate yourself from the work area.
  • Know where the first-aid kit is and how to get yourself of someone else to the nearest hospital.
  • Do all Long Distance Deliveries first, so that everyone can be done by 2 PM
  • A faculty or adult needs to be in each truck headed to Downtown Raleigh
  • No stopping while headed to the Tree Service or delivering, make sure you get gas and snacks before you come out, we want our time working to be as efficient as possible

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Fall Roundup and Play it Forward

Saturday is going to be AWESOME!  If you're serving, make sure your name is bold, and if you're unable, take your name off this sheet.  Look for "Key Club" Booths, but you can serve anywhere with an opening!

Play it Forward - bring your sporting equipment to the Lacrosse Booth to donate to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County! You'll get a 20% coupon at Omega Sports for helping out. See Tenley for details!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Carowinds Fall Rally!

Meet us at 5:50 AM on Sunday, October 11!

a sweatshirt for the cold bus ride
school supplies 4 Boys & Girls Homes of NC
$2 for UNICEF donation wristbands
$20-30 for food and souvenirs

** We have one seat left for $95, email Mrs. Thrash for details!**

Ravenscroft Bus Pickup - Parking Map
7409 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh NC 27615

Buses #1-4 = Enloe
Bus #5 = Ravenscroft
Bus #6 = Wake Forest
Bus #7 = Heritage, Rolesville, Wake Early College
Bus #8 = Franklinton, Leesville, Sanderson
Apex Bus Pickup - at Walmart of Apex
3151 Apex Peakway, Apex, NC 27502 (Near 55 and US 1)

Bus #9 = Fuquay-Varina
Bus #10 = Cary, Panther Creek
Bus #11 = Green Hope, Holly Springs
Bus #12 = Apex

Sunday, September 13, 2015

August - October 2015

Blue = meetings and fun, Gold = service

Lower School Extended Day Buddies - Any Day After School - Sydney
Check in with Mrs. Pendergrass in the 5th grade center and she'll get you started!

Working Lunch Meeting for Officers and Sept-December Project Chairs - Sept. 17 during Club Time - 10:20 - 10:45 AM - room 165 (Mrs. Velk/Journalism room)

Full Club Meeting - September 22 at 10:20 - Location TBD
Last day to turn in Carowinds forms is Wednesday, September 23rd at 11 AM.  

Membership forms have 1 more week, but do it ASAP!

Fall Roundup - Saturday, September 26 - Maya and Anna
noon to 6 with 3 shifts - 11:45-2, 2-4:15, 4:15-6. See this page.  POSTPONED TO OCTOBER 17!

Miracle League Baseball - October 3 from 2-5 PM - Anna and Mr. Teitelbaum
Permission and Directions and Sign Up! Postponed to November 14 or Spring!

Last day to join and be guaranteed a shirt!! 
Oct. 6 at 3:30 to the Blue Box or Library!
Membership form.

Carowinds Fall Rally - Sunday, October 11, 5:45 AM - 9 PM - Bridget
Fun with all the Key Clubs in North and South Carolina! See form here!

Full Club Meeting - October 15 at 10:20 - At Jones Theatre. Announcements followed by Service Raffle! (If you've served, you could be a winner!)

Fall Roundup - Saturday, October 17 - Maya and Anna
Sign up or confirm your shift on this file, look for "Key Club" Booths!

& at Fall Roundup:
Play it Forward - bring your sporting equipment to the Lacrosse Booth to donate to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wake County! See Tenley for details!

JDRF One Walk to fight Type 1 Diabetes - October 24th from 9-noon @ Walnut Creek. See Kat Higginson and join our team at this page!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fall Roundup Sign Up for Key Club Booths!

Until September 17th, sign up to only work one shift for one Key Club booth so all members can get a chance to serve.

You may sign up for 3 shifts with 3 different clubs, pay attention to your shift, at 11:30, 1:45 or 4.

Spa Tent - choose braiding, nails, or tattoos

Laser Tag Prep - help kids get ready to play

Lacrosse Shootout

Leave your cell phone number so we can text and remind you on Friday, September 25.

If you have questions, see Maya and Anna, our Fall Roundup Coordinators!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Early Fall 2015

Ravens Leadership Training - Sunday, August 16th @ 2 in the library 
First Meeting at Jones Theater - Monday, August 23 10:20. Watch this video for more about KC!

Adopt A Highway - Saturday, August 29, 9 - 10:30 AM - Kate, McKenzie, and Mrs. Welsh
Sign up on this form. Read the guidelines and map here. And, you must bring this permission form when you meet us at the Outback Steakhouse on Creedmoor Road!

Club Officers Training Meeting - COTM for Division 12-13 in library - Sunday, August 30
All Club Officers and Grade Reps should come, we'll stay and have our first Executive Board Meeting afterwards! 

Gleaning - Saturday, September 5, 8 AM - 1 PM - Maddy and Rob
Sign up HERE! Bring this permission form and meet at Rhonda's cafe wearing closed-toed shoes, sunscreen and bringing water, gloves, and $7 for lunch at Bojangles. What is Gleaning? Read about it here, we're famous!

Club Bazaar - September 10th
stop by to say "HI" and get forms at Key Club booth

Ovarian Cancer Walk - Saturday, September 12 - EmersonRebeccaCarolyn
Join our Ravens team! Go to - click on the purple box labeled "Register" and select "Join an Existing team" - search for "Ravens" and select "Join" - enter your information and register for the walk or run or both!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer 2015

Get involved in your community this summer! With all of these events, you will need to make the connection yourself. Call, email, or sign up online and then show up to serve! Get a Community Service form filled out and turn it into Mrs. Thrash at school in August and she will record these KEY CLUB hours! Yes, non-members, friends from other schools, and rising 9th graders are welcome! Thanks, and have a safe summer!

Gleaning for Food Shuttle - anytime, look for updates and sign up to get on their list of events here:
Also, follow them on twitter: @foodshuttle -

Lower School Volunteers needed all summer, help the teachers prepare for school, especially in later July and August. Contact Tenley Ziperski and CC Poole and sign up on the summer schedule!

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina - Students 12 to 17 years of age are welcome to volunteer with a parent/guardian (could be one parent for a few kids) during normal volunteer hours. 18 years of age and older do not need a chaperone. Shift times are Tuesday - Saturday 9am-12pm, 1-4pm and Wednesday evening 6-8pm. Arrive with your permission slip 5 minutes before the shift begins. See these FAQs.

Fall Dates:
Ravens Leadership Training - Sunday, August 16th @ 2 in the library 
First Meeting at Gonet Gateway OR Jones Theatre? - Week of August 23
Key Club Officers Training Meeting in library - Sunday, September 13
Fall Roundup - Saturday, September 26
Carowinds Fall Rally - Sunday, October 11

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Give Life!

Join Ravens who are committed to save lives by donating blood at our Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 3rd after your Science Exam!

FAQs Answered:
  • There is no replacement for real blood, it's needed every day, especially in the summer!
  • The finger prick to test for iron levels is the most painful part, donating is not a bad experience!
  • You can be 16 with this permission form signed.
  • You must weigh 110+, but if you're shorter than 5'6", see this chart to make sure.  
  • See this page for other eligibility questions, including travel outside the country.  
  • You can easily raise your iron by taking a multivitamin with iron for the next 2 weeks. 
  • You will get free pizza, baked goods, and soda before you leave, and you'll be done in about 1 hour!  
  • Service Hours may count for next school year because all Juniors and Seniors are done with classes! 

See Jaxson Stocks or Mrs. Thrash this week to sign up!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May-June 2015 Events!

May 9th Gleaning  - Meet at 8 AM at Rhonda's cafe. Home by 2.  Sign up here and see Rob Sar AND Maddy Morin who are our new Gleaning Leaders (Super thanks to Austin Morin and Zoe Strafford-Price for all their work!)
PanCan Cookies for Purple Stride Walk - 
Make Cookies in the PA Room After School Tuesday, May 5.
Sell Cookies @ 9:35 and lunch  May 12 and 13th. 

Saturday, May 16th from 9-noon @ Centennial Campus at NCSU - Purple Stride 5K and Walk for Pancreatic Cancer. Join the Ravens team and See Kathryn Hubbard and Bella Church for details.

Wednesday, June 3 - Red Cross Blood Drive from 11 AM - 4 PM in Black Box Theater. See Jaxson, Menaka, or Abbie to donate or serve. Info on Double Red Cell, Weight Requirements, 16 Year Old Forms!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 2015

Wednesday, April 15 - Special Olympics Ribbon Cutting Project at lunch in room 251. See Eva, Bailey, and Eli.

April 21-23 - Preparing for Special Olympics before and after school. See Eva, Bailey, and Eli.

Sat. April 25 8 AM - noon - March of Dimes March for Babies - in Morrisville's Perimeter Park. Sign up on this Google Doc, and see Ally Tannenbaum or Zoe Strafford-Price to help us lead activities in the Kid's tent!

Year End Banquet - Wednesday, April 29th at lunch in the PA Room - _____ lunch provided by club, Senior Recognition, Officer Installation and Awards! See incoming VP of PR, Lauren Walsh, if you can help!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Service before the BREAK!

Wednesday, March 25 -  2015-16 Grade Rep Elections and Full Club Meeting!

Sat. March 28 - Teens for the Cure Fashion Show - Volunteers needed 10:30-2:30 PM @ Saks in Triangle Towne Center. See Lily Sykes and sign up on this Google Doc.

Wednesday, April 1 - Conference Keepers at the Lower School (See Rena and Haley G)

and JUMP-A-THON for UNICEF at the Launching Pad with MS Ravens in Action!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Carolinas District Convention 2015

The new Executive Board and other leaders of Key Club went to Carolinas District Convention this weekend.  While we were there, our own Cory Carr was elected District Editor, Zoe Strafford-Price was elected Lieutenant Governor, and our club won the Single Service award for our efforts to fight local hunger by Gleaning and delivering donations to Wake Relief Food Pantry.

Monday, March 16, 2015

2015-16 Executive Board - Elected Wednesday, March 11

Presidents – Emerson Burkhardt and Mary Neff
Vice-President of Kiwanis Events - Bridget Ulrich
Vice-President of Public Relations - Lauren Walsh
Secretary –  Caroline Welsh
Treasurer – Andrew Pruden
Class Representative – Class of 2016 - Daniel Strong

Class of 2017 and 2018 Class Reps will be elected at our March 25 Meeting. Forms are due Wed., March 18 for those elections and for Project Chair, click here for forms!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

March 2015

Wednesday, March 11 - Elections for 2015-16! Room 251 at lunch. Officer/Executive Board Forms are here. Project Chair forms are here.

Friday-Sunday, March 13-15 - Key Club Carolinas District Convention. Details here and form here. The Key Club Year goes DCON to DCON, see our year end report here!

Wednesday, March 18 @ 4 PM - Project Chair Forms are due to Mrs. Thrash.

Sat., March 21 - Adopt A Highway (ages 12+) -  9 AM - Led by Mykayla Perry and Mary Neff and Mrs. Welsh. For the details, see this page, and you must bring this permission form the first time you AAH. Sign up on this Google Doc

Wednesday, March 25 -  2015-16 Grade Rep Elections and Full Club Meeting!

Sat. March 28 - Teens for the Cure Fashion Show - Volunteers needed 10:30-2:30 PM @ Saks in Triangle Towne Center. See Lily Sykes and sign up on this Google Doc.

Wednesday, April 1 - Conference Keepers and JUMP-A-THON for UNICEF!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Ravens win again!

Imagine a hotel full of 1000 Key Club members from North and South Carolina getting together to talk about service, compete for awards, and celebrate their year.

All this, and more, goes on at the Carolinas District Convention, March 13-15.

Read all about it here and join us for the weekend!