A message from RICHMOND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Frances C. Richmond Middle School Friday Focus
Slide for student presentation on Earth Day.
RMS students introduced an energy awareness campaign on Earth Day that includes a school-wide "Dark Day" on. Staff and students will see how little electricity we can use for the day. We have been tracking our daily use over several weeks and hope to have some fun and increase awareness of our "waste" through challenging ourselves to slow the meter on .
The Dark Day program is only a part of a larger campaign organized by students and staff who are part of our Green Lunch club. The students have been examining our school habits and procedures to identify potential opportunities for improving our sustainable practices. Over the next week students are participating in daily trivia connected to energy use facts posted all over the school. The Green Lunchers hope to raise awareness and stimulate conversations about how we might save energy both at school and in the home and community.
Over the summer we will be upgrading our lighting to LED units with dimmable switches and room motion sensors. Our hope is that this investment in infrastructure will improve our efficiency reducing our carbon footprint and at the same time saving us money. While we invest in our lighting technology we are working to develop behaviors and habits that also save energy. These changes don't cost us a thing and greatly increase our electric bill savings and reduce our energy demands.
In addition to the efforts outlined above I have also been thoroughly impressed by the questions and comments offered by our students. I appreciate that they are not simply consuming the information they receive but challenge some of the underlying assumptions and statistics. We hope that we create a learning environment where students can and do respectfully challenge the information put in front of them. In the last two days I (and others) have had wonderful conversations with students where they have pushed back, demanded more evidence, and questioned the validity of arguments made. When done well and with respect this is exactly what we hope to see from our students as they navigate the rapidly expanding sources of information.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend. If the school seems dark , we are open for business!
, April 24 - Q3 Report Cards available on the Portal.
- RMS Spring Talent Show
- Walk and Bike to School Day (RES and RMS)
2016 RMS Robotics Information Meeting, Contact: Adina Desaulniers.
- RMS School Play
Thursday, May 21 - Mega Concert
- Memorial Day, No School
+RMS Notes and Information
-Q3 Report Cards are now available on the Powerschool Student Portal. If you would prefer a paper copy you have several options available. You could print from home, students can print report cards in our computer lab or we would be happy to print a copy for you. If you would like the school to provide your child with a paper copy of their Q3 report card please don't hesitate to contact our main office.
How to retrieve your student’s Quarter Report Card in Powerschool:
-The 2015 Spring National Walk & Bike to School Day will be held on Catherine Patch if you are able to help. Thanks!and RMS will be taking part in this event. Walking or biking to school promotes heath and a cleaner environment. Students who ride the bus can participate by getting off at the Rugby field. We are looking for parent volunteers for biking groups or to help with students crossing at the Rugby field. More information to come! Please email
-Congratulations and thank you RMS students and families! This year we raised $2,495 for the Pulsera Project, a charity benefiting families in need in Nicaragua. This was our third year conducting the Pulsera Project here at RMS and, in total, we have now raised over $10,000 for the project! Thank you again for your support and generosity.
-An Invitation to all RMS and MCS 6th Graders for the 6th Grade Mixer!
Join us from at Richmond Middle School for a night of fun and getting to know your future classmates! There will be team building activities, contests with cool prizes, music, and dessert! The event will be chaperoned by RMS and HHS staff, along with several HHS students. The cost is $7 at the door and is a fundraiser for the Sophomores. Students are encouraged to sign up with their homeroom teacher.
-Sister to Sister Conference at Dartmouth College
On May 26th, up to 20 7th grade girls from RMS will attend the Sister-to-Sister Conference at Dartmouth College. The goal of the program is to empower young women. Students will hear from Dartmouth students in the Link Up organization and they will participate in activities with other girls from all over the Upper Valley. Mrs. Powers and Ms. Yates will be chaperoning. There is no charge to participate, and enrollment will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. In order to enroll, students must return the permission slip to Mrs. Powers no later than . Please see Mrs. Powers for more information and a permission slip.
-2015-2016 RMS Robotics Information Meeting: Adina Desaulniuers for more information., 530p, RMS Library-Media Center. Contact
+Community Calendar and Activities
-The first 8th grade session for boys' high school football is PM on the Hanover High School Turf. Players should wear cleats.
-WRIF is excited to bring the film "The Year We Thought About Love" to our festival. It will be screened at the White River Indie Film Festival (http://www.theyearwethoughtaboutlove.com/ The WRIF website is http://www.wrif.org/). The film will be the first film shown at the WRIF on April 24th at 5pm at Hotel Coolridge, 39 S Main St, White River Junction, VT 05001. Website for the film:
Sister to Sister Permission Slip.docx
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