Randolph County School System

Superintendent Gainey proud of how RCSS pulled together

Superintendent Gainey proud of how RCSS pulled together

ASHEBORO — Superintendent Stephen Gainey of the Randolph County School System said it was a satisfying school year in many respects for his district. “We stayed open,” he said earlier this month. “Just about back to normal as far as what we knew.” RCSS was among the most aggressive districts in the state in the 2020-21 school year in terms of moving toward in-person instruction. That approach remained in place for 2021-22. Gainey said there was across-the-board support for RCSS and its determination to run operations in a manner that made students and staff comfortable and engaged.  “We navigated it…
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Asheboro celebrates new graduates

Asheboro celebrates new graduates

Graduates attend the Asheboro High School commencement ceremony at Lee J Stone Stadium. (PJ Ward-Brown/ Randolph Record) ASHEBORO – There were 245 graduates in Asheboro High School’s Class of 2022, with the commencement ceremony taking place last Thursday night at Lee J. Stone Stadium. The school had the largest graduating class of any of the high schools in Randolph County. Unlike schools in the Randolph County School System that were forced indoors a night earlier because of story weather, the Asheboro event took place outdoors. It was one of the few major events held on campus recently because of an…
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Commencement ceremonies move inside for RCSS; Almost 900 receive diplomas

Commencement ceremonies move inside for RCSS; Almost 900 receive diplomas

Here was the message on graduation night outside Providence Grove High School, where members of the Class of 2022 received diplomas. (Bob Sutton/Randolph Record) There was one last set of hurdles for members of the Class of 2022 in the Randolph County School System. That was adjustments for commencement ceremonies Wednesday night. All of those activities were moved indoors as storms battered the area. Nearly 900 graduates received from the six high schools holding events. While RCSS officials attended various commencements, superintendent Stephen Gainey naturally was present at Southwestern Randolph. His daughter, Kaitlyn Gainey, was one of the graduates –…
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