-The Powerschool student portal will close Wednesday afternoon for teachers to work on Q3 grades and comments. Quarter 3 report cards will be available electronically on Friday April 22nd.
-SBAC Schedule: This year RMS students will participate in the mandated state testing in Reading and Mathematics on the following schedule:
8th Grade - April 20-22
6th and 7th Grade - April 25-29
Make-Up Dates and Times will be scheduled as needed. More on the SBAC testing in future Friday Focus editions.
-This week, April 4-8, students working with Sras. Madory and Mills will be selling handwoven bracelets or "pulsera" from Nicaragua. All money raised will benefit the Pulsera Project. This is our 4th year working with the Pulsera Project and our goal this year is to raise $3,000 for the people of Nicaragua. Bracelets will be on-sale before school, at snack and at lunch and cost only $5. For more information on this organization and the people it serves, please visit: www.pulseraproject.org.
-6th Grade Student Leadership Announcement:
This past week the Sixth Grade Leadership Group held a raffle and a bake sale during snack and at the three concerts. Over ten local businesses contributed to this project by donating gift cards or prizes. The money from this raffle will help us reach our goal to install three new water bottle refilling stations. These are important to us and our school because we want to protect the planet, eliminate the constant waste from plastic water bottles, and save you money. We would like to thank all of you who contributed, and let you know that we made over $1000 with your help!
-RMS Technology Corner with Technology Coordinator Marty Warren:
In Sixth Grade Computer Literacy, students continue to explore Powerpoint and its capabilities. Students are creating Powerpoint presentations on "How to Succeed at RMS". Features like Word Art, multi-media, transitions and animations are being explored. As a culminating activity we will compare and contrast Powerpoint with Google Slides and think about when one application may be more beneficial than the other.
In other news we continue to get ready for SBAC testing which will take place the two weeks following April Break. This week and next week, students are taking SBAC Practice Tests to familiarize themselves with the test format and tools available with both Math and Language Arts tests.
8th Grade iPads: iPads will be collected Friday Morning, April 8th before vacation. If you're leaving for vacation prior to April 8th, please drop off the iPad with the Tech Department or with your homeroom teacher before you leave.
- Sonia Kovalevsky (Girls Math) Day at Dartmouth is scheduled this year for May 7th. This year's topics include symmetry, patterns, and networking. This is a fun (free!) day of playing math games with other girls from around the area and women from Dartmouth's math department. Breakfast and lunch are included. Have questions? See Mrs. Lepene or ask a friend if they have attended before.
Follow this link for more information and to register.