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posted Nov 7, 2014, 11:56 AM by Michael Lepene   [ updated Nov 7, 2014, 3:06 PM ]


RMFriday Focus 
Friday, November 7 2014


Students in 7th Grade Computer Literacy work on Coding and Circuit Building Challenges using Arduino Kits with Mr. Behre.

+Principal’s Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

Quarter One Report Cards will be distributed to students next Friday. In addition to the paper copies we are now making online versions available through the portal. Report Cards can be viewed, printed, and downloaded from the site. We hope that the increased access to current and past report cards will be helpful. Later this year we hope to fully transition to the online version though paper copies will be available by request.

Last year we asked parents to provide us with feedback on the RMS report cards: 


We think this feedback (>87% Agree/Strongly Agree and the open-ended responses) lends support to our on-going efforts to ensure the report cards are personalized snapshots of student performance and opportunities for growth. We have dedicated staff meeting and professional time this year to working on providing effective feedback. Teaching teams discuss and review report card comments in an effort to support this practice. We have added the online report card to facilitate easier communication of past and current report cards through the Student Portal. As a staff, we will continue to look at additional opportunities to improve our reporting practices and we welcome your feedback.

Michael Lepene 

+RMS Quick Poll 

We recognize that the transition from elementary school to middle school can be both exciting and challenging for students. Accordingly, we are constantly looking to improve both our effectiveness at preparing and supporting students for the move to middle school and in supporting and guiding them when they arrive. With that in mind our poll question this week asks for your suggestions and ideas for how we might be more effective in these efforts. Thank you for your thoughts!

-How could we better support our students in their transition to the Richmond Middle School?

+All School News and Events (RMS web site has GoogleCal with events and dates/times) 


Tuesday, November 11 -Veterans Day, No School

Friday, November 14 -Q1 Report Cards issued to students.

+RMS Notes and Information

-6th grade parents: You are cordially invited to see this year's Designer Brain models displayed in the 6th grade hallway.  This year's exhibit will run throughFriday, November 14th.  If you visit during the academic day, please remember to stop by the main office and check-in with Mrs. Wybourne, our school receptionist.  If you have any specific questions about the exhibit, please contact Adina Desaulniers, 6th grade science teacher.

-Would you like to find out more information about the 1:1 iPad Program at RMS?  The link to our 1:1 Website is located in the upper left hand column of the Richmond Middle School homepage.  You can also view the page by clicking here
+Community Calendar and Activities 

-Classic Winter Lacrosse Camp at Dartmouth College: Coached by Dartmouth Women’s Lacrosse Staff and Players Saturday & Sunday December 6-7, 2014 This camp is open to any girls in 6th-12th grade! For more information and camp schedule visit our website:

-Don't Miss It! Ford Sayre Ski and Winter Equipment Sale! The Ford Sayre Ski Sale is on Sunday, November 9th from 12 - 2 pm at the Richmond Middle School in Hanover, NH.  Consignment will take place on Friday evening, 6 - 7:30 pm and Saturday 9-11 am. Have ski program questions? Visit the Ford Sayre Information Booth at the ski sale to meet with representatives from all Ford Sayre programs. Need to get your pass at Dartmouth Skiway or Whaleback? Representatives from both ski areas will be at the sale. Don't miss this annual event and get ready to THINK SNOW!

-She's the First Pancake Breakfast Event at HHS: November 9, 9AM, HHS Cafe, $5 suggested donation. She's the First is an organization that supports girls education in third world countries. @STF_HHS