A message from RICHMOND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Frances C. Richmond Middle School Friday Focus
Today was our annual RMS Colors Day. Students and staff enjoyed a day full of team building, games and activities, and friendly competition. A sampling of the activities offered include: name that tune, iron chef, the game, fictionary, floor hockey, dance, guestures, poker, quiz bowl, football, golf, design challenge, recitation contest, soccer, kickball, bocce, basketball, capture the flag, bbq competition, flag-making, recycled fashion show, mariocart, and tiddly winks. Students also participated in a day-long logic puzzle challenge, a cheer-off, and a giant team tug-of-war competition. There was a picnic lunch provided by our cafeteria and served by parent volunteers. Thank you to all of the students, staff, parents, and volunteers who helped make the day possible. An additional special thank you to our Mr. Lacrosse who coordinated the event.
Colors Day has become an important part of our effort to build and strengthen community, establish new positive relationships between staff and students, and to ensure that fun is a big part of every student's middle school experience.
Schoology and InfoSnap
Each year in our annual parent survey we get some specific feedback with respect to some of our online services. This year was similar with respondents indicating opportunities for improvement in (1)making our learning/course management systems more consistent and easier to access and (2)moving more of the forms and permission slips to streamlined online forms. With this feedback in mind we have started efforts to transition to new systems that should allow for those improvements.
Beginning this spring and continuing into next year we are partnering with HHS to try and establish a common learning management system for grades 6-12. This would mean that all staff who have online course content would use the same platform so that students, staff, and parents might benefit from a more uniform approach and simplified access to these materials. Our initial investigation has shown a product called Schoology to offer the best set of features as well as compatibility with devices and operating systems. Teams from both schools will be continuing to learn about the platform and we will be rolling it out at RMS next year. HHS is on a similar timeline.
We also hope to have most of our forms and permission slips available online through a product called InfoSnap. By now, many of you have experienced the back-to-school packets and forms more than a few times. We hope this new system will greatly simplify the paper handling and forms process for all involved. We'll have more available on this system later this summer.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Thank you for your continued support as we wrap up the school year.
- 8th Grade Class Night and Open House, 530p
- 8th Grade Class Trip and Last Day
- 6th and 7th Grade Last Day ( Dismissal)
+RMS Notes and Information
-8th Grade Parents: This year 8th Grade Night will be a little different, and the Richmond Community Group will be helping by providing snacks for the event. We are thinking healthy, light, easy to eat options for parents to enjoy while mingling ... please consider signing up to help. We welcome any parents to contribute and hope this tradition will continue onwards.
for the RCG
To view your sign up page, go to:
-(REPOST)From the Office:
If your child will be leaving before the official end of the school year please let Mrs. Wybourne know in the main office.
Lost and Found items will be donated after we dismiss for the summer. Please remind your child to check the lost and found for any misplace items. The lost and found is located in the auditorium lobby.
-2015-2016 School Supply Lists and Summer Reading Lists should be available inFocus.
+Community Calendar and Activities
-Play outdoor laser tag to benefit the Haven from https://sites.google.com/site/lasertagfundraiser2015/. If you have questions please email email@example.com Sunday the 14th of June at Storrs Pond. Only ten dollars for three hours, all proceeds go to the Haven. Open to kids in 5th to 8th grade. For more information see
-Classic Lacrosse Camp at Dartmouth College: Coached by Dartmouth Women’s Lacrosse Staff, Players, and other College Coaches
Session 1:& Session 2: July 9-
This camp is open to any girls in 6th-12th grade!
For more information and camp schedule visit our website:
https://classiclacrossecamp.com/summer_camp.php Or Contact Jessica Drummond: Jessica.Drummond@dartmouth.edu
Iron Chef Comp at Colors Day 2015
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