-7th Grade Families: Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 23, from6:00 - 7:30 p.m., when 7th grade historians will present their Civil War research and projects at our second annual Civil War 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.
-RMS Pi Day Tuesday: The RMS Pi Day Celebration will be on March 15th. Students and staff are invited to wear circle or pi themed clothes and be ready to celebrate at snack (pie available from the caf!) and do pi-related activities at lunch. Students can find their math teacher to recite digits throughout the morning and the winner at the end of lunch will win a whoopie pie. Parents are also invited to come join in the pi-related lunch activities in the lobby. Go Pi!
-(Repost) Richmond Middle School Music Department 3/1/16
Dear Parents/Guardians of RMS Musicians,
Our March concerts are coming up! All concerts start at 5:30 PM.
+Thursday, March 24: All concert bands, jazz band and a select orchestra group.
+Tuesday, March 29: 7th grade girls chorus and 7/8 grade boys chorus.
+Thursday, March 31: 6th grade chorus and 8th grade girls chorus.
Please make sure that your child’s schedule is clear so they can participate in their concert (s). All students are asked to arrive at the school no later than 5:00 to warm up/tune up and prepare themselves for the concert. We also want to make sure you are aware of the dress code for this particular concert series. All musicians are required to wear black on the bottom and any solid color on the top. No logos on shirts please. As a department we have also agreed that all shoulders must be covered and boots such as Ugg boots are not acceptable as dress shoes for such an occasion.
We look forward to sharing these concerts with you. Thank you so much for supporting music at RMS.
Sincerely, Joshua Hall Jonica Leuthauser Hannah Rommer
-(Repost) RMS Inservice Day
Monday, March 14th will be our second inservice day of the 15-16 school year. This time around we are going to try something a little different. As a staff we have been working on the topic of "Social Responsibility" during some of our staff and team meetings. Staff have been engaged in some professional development under this broad topic and several sub-committees have started to pursue initiatives in student engagement and leadership, community service, master schedule, and supporting a positive school culture. While we recognize that most of this work traditionally resides with the adults in the building we also believe in the power and value of involving our students in these efforts. We have invited any interested students to join us and learn alongside us on Mondaymorning with the hope that they will add their ideas, feedback, and questions to the discussions. You can read the invitation we sent students below:
Message Sent to Students Last Week:
"Come join the RMS staff on the teacher inservice day Monday March 14th to participate in workshops designed to make RMS a stronger, more socially responsible community. Your voice is key to shaping your experiences, in and out of the classroom, at RMS. Bring a friend for breakfast from 8-8:30am, and then join a discussion with a Vermont Principal about his experiences working with students on incorporating student voice in school leadership, service learning, social justice, and personal learning plans from 8:30-9:30. After the presentation, we will meet in smaller groups from 9:40-11:20 to discuss ideas about ways we can continue to develop some of these practices at RMS. Students are welcome to join for just the presentation or for both the presentation and the breakout conversations. If you are interested in participating, please email or see Mr. Lepene or Ms. Yates"
If you have the opportunity to encourage your child to spend a few hours with us on a non-school day we would appreciate it. We promise a good breakfast and an authentic opportunity to help shape the growth of our school.