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061617 RMS Friday Focus

posted Jun 16, 2017, 9:01 AM by Michael Lepene

Frances C. Richmond Middle School

Friday Focus 061617

PE Fishing Unit at Storrs Pond (Photo: Lepene)

Principal's Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are very excited about our last week of school. There are ton of fun and interesting things going on at RMS. Please don't hesitate to give us a call or email if you have any questions about logistics or details. We are happy to help. I'll keep the note short this week and include a photo of one entrant in the RMS Geometry cardboard chair design challenge from this week. RMS math teacher Carla Balch has her students designing and building chairs entirely from cardboard and tape. Chairs will be tested by me and then evaluated by 7th grade math students on Monday. I've had a great time seeing the designs coming together.

Have a great weekend!


Michael Lepene, Principal
All School News and Events

June 16 - RMS School Dance, 7-9p.

June 19 - 8th Grade Class Trip

June 20 - 8th Grade Class Night and Last Day

June 20 - 7th Grade Power of We Projects/Make A Difference Day

June 22 - 6th and 7th Grades to Storrs Pond, AM

June 22 - 6th and 7th Grades Last Day, Noon Dismissal

RMS Notes and Information

-This was our last week for homework club, after school study, and high school tutors. We hope these programs were helpful and all should return again in the fall. 

-8th Grade Graduation Reception – June 20th, 5:30pm

Thank you to all of the families who have signed up to contribute to the 8th Grade Graduation Reception! This event would not be possible without your help. For those who have signed up the logistics for food drop off, set-up and clean-up are included in the link below. Just a few needs remain for the evening. The link to sign up is also included for families who have not signed-up but can help fill the final gaps. Again, many thanks as this will be a fun celebratory evening for our kids, families, faculty and staff and friends!

Reception Logistics/details

Sign-up sheet

-It's time to think about summer reading! All students should read at least two books they have not read before over the summer. Students can choose any book they like. For suggestions of books to read, please visit the RMS Library website and look at the Summer Reading presentation. You will also find information about accessing our eBooks and downloadable audiobooks which are available all summer long. Happy Reading!

-CHC Dance Update:

Despite the rain, we are very excited for tonight's Children Helping Children Dance.

Over the last 15 years we have contributed thousands of dollars to charities around the world through funds raised at this event.  This year all of the proceeds from the dance will be going to Circus Zambia, a local group that supports a circus school for young people in Zambia.  A number of our students have been to Zambia as part of this project.  Students in the group will be here tonight helping kids learn some circus skills.  We are especially excited that funds raised tonight will be doubled by "Positive Tracks", a local group that supports active youth fundraising events.  Please take a look at their website to learn more about the work that they do. (

Logistics about the dance are as follows:

  • Dance begins at 7:00 and ends at 9:00.  $5 admission
  • MCS 6th graders are invited to join us.
  • Special activities will include dunk tank, water balloon toss, inflatable obstacle course, sno cones, raffle  and circus games
  • Special activities will require tickets which will be sold at the door.  $1 per ticket, 15 for $10.   Basketball and soccer and the dance area will be available for free.
  • The dance will end with the traditional "pie in the face" contest.
  • Regular dance guidelines apply.

This is a wonderful event and a great cause.  We look forward to seeing your sons and daughters.

Community Calendar and Activities

-Town of Hanover 4th Parade Contest!


Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm 

Tuition: $85 Before July 1 2017 and $100 After July 2 2017:

Checks Payable to FOHF Send Check and Registration to : FOHF PO Box 5485 Hanover, NH 03755

Registration form can be found at:

-The Hanover Improvement Society will open Storrs Pond Recreation Area to all families free of charge on Wednesday, June 21 after school dismissal. Let's celebrate the start of summer!  We look forward to seeing you there!

-CAMPOUT FOR THE CAUSE: Here's The Story: On any given day in the Upper Valley, there is a child who is suffering from abuse or neglect. This year alone, approximately 200 local children are in jeopardy. LET'S CHANGE THAT!! CAMPOUT FOR THE CAUSE!!

Spend a day in the woods and a night under the stars in a fundraiser to prevent child abuse in the Upper Valley and aid children who've been abused or neglected. Come for the day only or spend the night with us. 

Join Child and Family Services and all your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers in CAMPOUT FOR THE CAUSE, Saturday, August 26, at Storrs Pond Recreation Area, Hanover, NH!

SCHEDULE (subject to change):

1pm – 6pm: A range of outdoor recreational activities including swimming, beach volleyball, family games, fishing, scavenger hunt, fire truck displays by Hanover Fire Dept., face-painting, tennis, sandcastle building, a pentathalon (5-event race), and the Mascoma Bank cook-out!

The event will also feature live music and some big birds/ raptors from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science.

6pm - on: campfire, s'mores, storytelling (maybe even ghost stories!) 

8 am: breakfast sponsored by Mascoma Bank; bagels, donuts, coffee, juice, fruit

Look at our website for more information or to register for the event:

PLEASE HELP US TO PROTECT LOCAL CHILDREN FROM CHILD ABUSE and to provide critical and life-changing services to children who've suffered abuse or neglect. For further information, call 603-518-4156, or email

-Please check your children's rooms to be sure that all HPR uniforms,  no matter how long you have had them, are returned back to the rec center. 
This does not apply to the colorful cotton T shirts and caps used by the younger teams.  You may keep those. Place the uniforms in a bag, with your child's name on the bag to get credit for the return, and leave it at the reception desk. Thank you and enjoy your summer,

-HANOVER YOUTH FOOTBALL SIGN UPS HAPPENING NOW FOR FALL 2017.  Sign up now for Fall 2017 4/5/6 and 7/8 tackle football through the Hanover Rec Department.  Our game schedule is set and we have a summer camp scheduled for this summer -  Fall sign ups end next week so sign up now.


Please register by Monday, June 19, at noon!
·       Sarah Martin, former Dartmouth Associate Coach for 12 years, will be our Head Coach.  
·       Cindy Pierce, comedian and social educator, will be our "Amplify the Healthy Voices" speaker.  Topics: finding your healthy crew, honing your moral compass, and so much more.
·      It's a Women’s Lacrosse World Cup year, so there will be lots of fun World Cup build-up! 
·       Sarah will be supported by the following college players: Charlotte Whale, current Dartmouth goalie; Lindsay Furmer, current Dartmouth defender, and Rachel Boghosian, current St. Lawrence attacker and former HHS stand-out.


·      June 29-30
·      Sachem Field
·      9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
·      Rising 3rd - 8th graders
·      Pair our camp with Got Game Lacrosse Camp at Dartmouth (June 28)

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