Frances C. Richmond Middle School
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Members of the RMS Model UN team meet with the UN ambassador from Mauritius in NYC. (Photo: Fisher)
Two items this week. The RMS staff and student council have done some work recently reviewing and revising our school mission statement. Before we submit the update to the Dresden School Board for consideration we wanted to share it with you. I welcome your feedback and suggestions. As a comparison here is the link to the current mission statement. The working draft of an updated mission statement is below:
Our mission is to inspire students to build the skills and compassion necessary to succeed in a complex world and, as they move toward greater independence, empower them to examine the impact their actions have on themselves, others, and the environment.
For this school community to thrive, teachers and students will work together to
Second, a member of the staff shared a recent VPR story on "Learning Myths" which includes a fun quiz. I found the content to be informative and worthy of consideration. Many of the points resonated and thinking back to my experience as a math and science teacher the findings that point to the importance of deep subject matter expertise is one I can verify and endorse. When you have a deep background in the content, a clear passion for learning and teaching the subject, and an openness to developing and utilizing a full toolbox of instructional strategies you can do great things in the classroom. I hope you enjoy the (quick) read!
Michael Lepene, Principal
- Parent/Guardian Survey Closes
Grade Civil War Soldier Curriculum Night, 600-700p.
- District Jazz Concert, HHS, 700p.
- RMS Spirit Day - Tropical Day
- 8th Grade SBAC testing
- Staff Appreciation Lunch "Cinco de Mayo" theme. More info coming soon.
-7th Grade Families: Please join us on , from , when 7th grade historians will present their Civil War research and projects at our third annual Civil War Curriculum Night. The evening will include informative exhibits and entertaining performances on such topics as Civil War spies and women impersonators, Civil War medicine, and technological innovations. Visit the mess tents and sample some hardtack and other authentic victuals. We hope to see you there.
-Dresden School Board and SAU has set the last day of school for Hanover/Dresden as. Updated dates for RMS below and on our GoogleCal:
: 8th Grade Class Trip
: 8th grade Class Night and Last Day (8th only)
: Storrs Pond Party 6th and 7th Grades, dismissal, Last day
-On , we will take part in the National Walk/Bike to School Day. It is suggested that any students biking to school have a helmet have a parent/guardian go with them if this is something the student does not already do alone and on a regular basis.
Here are some pedestrian safety rules to follow:
-Morning Notice: This past week we noticed a few students who exited the bus and then headed over to Cuttings Corner Store before coming in to the school. We've advised them that they need to enter the building after being dropped off as we don't supervise the street crossing or store visits. The RMS cafe is open for those students needing some breakfast or a snack before school. Thank you!
-(Repost)Annual Parent/Guardian Survey: Please consider taking our 2016-2017 parent/guardian survey. The survey can be found via the web at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RMSParents2017 or you may request a paper copy from the RMS office. The survey will remain open until .
-(Repost)RMS Spring Talent Show is Coming!
The annual RMS Spring Talent Show is scheduled for . Sign Ups will begin . All acts are welcome, singing, instrumental, skits, comedy, circus, arts. The more the merrier. More information will be available next week. -Mr. Lacrosse
-NEW HOMES FOR OLD BASEBALL GLOVES
-Taming Inspiration: A Writing Workshop with YA author Aaron Starmer
-STAND UP FOR SCIENCE! . Howe Library (Mayer Room)
Why is this so important? What is the Union of Concerned Scientists doing, and how can citizens (scientists and the rest of us) get involved? The Hanover Conservancy will sponsor a presentation by Dr. Anne Kapuscinski, Professor of Sustainability Science and chair of the board of the Union of Concerned Scientists, who will share her insights. Dr. Kapuscinski, a Richmond School neighbor and respected member of both the Hanover and Dartmouth communities and on the national scene, is a remarkable woman of science and a fine model for future scientists who are now students in our school.
-The Co-op Market is now offering hot, prepared dinner foods in the deli weekdays from Stop by after school to pick up a quick, delicious meal!
-Dartmouth Women's Soccer is hosting its annual Spring Break Camp
-From HHS: Two of our seniors, Kate Budney and Henry Lang, have co-produced You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown as a Senior Bridges Project. The show will go up on at the Richmond Middle School auditorium! Admission is FREE because the show is funded by The Winthrop Bean Award for Theatre Arts. I encourage our community to come out and show Kate and Henry our support!!
(Note: RMS 6th grade students will have a special performance in school)
This show will have open-seating (seats are NOT assigned). However, you may reserve tickets by emailing email@example.com by with your name, phone number, and number of seats requested for a particular performance.
-The Rec middle school dance scheduled for Fri., 3/31, is cancelled due to weather. It is rescheduled to at the REC CENTER.
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