-Elective Week at RMS. Come celebrate and learn with us.
May 19 ~ Opening Reception showcasing student work, visual arts and woodworking6-7pm
May 19th & 20th ~ Wizard of Oz, 7pm
May 24th ~ Empty Bowls Dinner, PE Activities, Quiz Bowl Demonstration, Painting on Canvas Preview and 6th Grade & Library Open House, 5:30 - 7pm
May 26 ~ Mega Concert, 7pm in the Gym. All music ensembles performing
-Calling all Parent Potters: Hello! As many of you know, RMS is currently undergoing a project to feed hungry families in our community. Empty Bowls, a project started five years ago, is a class in which students make bowls and a menu. On May 24th, the students will be holding an event to which everyone is invited to feed people with the meal made that day, and eat it out of the newly not-empty bowls. We have a goal of making 70 bowls, so, if you have parents who happen to be either potters, or who have a lot of spare time, feel free to donate homemade bowls, or to bring your parents in for a class to make a bowl. We are looking forward to seeing you May 24th!
-8th Grade Families: Please remember to return your class trip permission slips and checks ASAP. The documents can be found on the RMS web site.
-Health Office Update
The NH Department of Health recently released the 2015/2016 State Immunization Report. I've shared a brief glimpse of the NH State and Richmond Middle School data. Thank you parents, guardians and health care providers for supporting a community approach to preventing illness and disease.
Richmond Middle School 2015-2016 School Immunization Report
96.7% (393) students are up-to-date with school vaccine requirements.
3.3% (11) were conditionally enrolled for this school year.
Tdap Immunization rate 98%.
State of New Hampshire 2015-16 School Immunization Report
97.2% (185,876) of all NH students are up-to-date with all required school vaccines. 2.8% (5,401) students were reported conditionally enrolled for this school year.
The most recent National Immunization Survey (NIS) notes New Hampshire student Tdap immunization rates at 94.4%, second only to Connecticut at 94.8%.
-Abigale Pelletier, RN RMS Health Office
-Good luck to the RMS Quiz Bowl team led by Alex Lovejoy. The team recently took 1st and 3rd place in Burlington Vermont's Middle School Scholars Bowl last weekend as a tune-up for this weekend's National Middle School Quiz Bowl event in Atlanta. The RMS group will compete with 160 teams from 37 states over several days of tournament action. Good luck RMS Quiz Bowlers!
-A BIG thank you to all students, staff and families who participated in Walk & Bike to School Day promoting health and a greener community! We had a great turnout with 260 students and staff participating! Thank you to Lou's Bakery who donated donut coupons for all who participated! Thanks to Missie Rodriguez and Sarah Glass for meeting students at the Rugby field, which was really helpful. Thanks to Jill Blumberg and Catherine Patch for organizing the event. We are looking to improve next years Walk and Bike to School Days with more participating and lasting effects. We are interested in your feedback and ideas. Please email any ideas to CatherinePatch@HanoverNorwichSchools.org Thanks!