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posted Nov 10, 2016, 12:24 PM by Michael Lepene

Frances C. Richmond Middle School

Thursday Focus  11/10/2016



Principal’s Corner
Dear Parents/Guardians,

Q1 Report Cards are available in the student portal. We hope that our report cards provide a periodic assessment of progress, achievements, and goals for each child in each of their courses. We also support viewing report cards as just that, a snapshot in time. We encourage looking at report cards with the added context of conversations with your child, Powerschool gradebook entries, Schoology class materials, Atlas curriculum overviews, and direct communications with your child's teachers.

How to retrieve your student’s Quarter Report Card

  1. Sign into the parent PowerSchool portal at

  1. Provide your username and password

  2. Navigate to the left most panel and select Report Card and verify that you have selected the current quarter (Q1, Q2, Q3 or Q4) tab:

Finally, it has been a busy and exhausting week for many in our community. I hope that the long weekend brings some rest and quality family time. For me, that will include some reflection and appreciation for the veterans in my extended family. Whatever your weekend brings I hope it is restorative and enjoyable.


Michael Lepene 

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

Friday, November 11 - School Closed, Veterans Day.

Friday, November 18 - RMS Fall Talent Show, Auditorium, 7p.

Weds, Nov 23 - Fri, Nov 25 - School Closed, Thanksgiving, No HW Holiday.

Tuesday, November 29 - 7/8 Chorus Concert, Auditorium, 7p.

RMS Notes and Information

-Talent Show is coming: The annual RMS Fall Talent Show is going to be on Friday November 18th at 7:00pm.  Tickets for the show are $5 with all proceeds going to the work of Student Council.  We will begin selling tickets at 6:15 with doors opening at 6:30.  The show will be about 2 hours.

-Return of the Turkey Bowl8th Grade Students will again have the chance to play a flag football game against the staff on Monday November 21st from 3:00-4:00.  The student team is beginning to come together and had a practice today during lunch.  Aharon Bhogosian has volunteered to coach the group.  Parents and family members are welcome to come and watch the game.

-Next Thursday, the 17th of November, the entire 8th grade will be partaking in a very special theatrical presentation.

With the cooperation and generous support of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, we will be attending a special showing of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice as performed and filmed at the Globe Theater in London.  We will, weather permitting, be walking to the Black Center for a morning command showing.  After the show, we will be busing back to RMS in time for lunch and our regular afternoon classes.

This show was performed in 2015 and stars Jonathan Pryce as Shylock.  By all accounts, it is a wonderful and engaging performance.  More information about the show can be found here:

-The Library Makerspace will be open for a special after school session on Tuesday, November 15th from 3:00 to 4:15. Students will be able to create bookmarks, cards, pop-ups, paper quilling projects, and whatever they can imagine! 8th grade student Sophie U will be available to help teach students origami. All students are welcome!

-The RMS Student Council would like to invite any community members who are or who have served in the military to our annual Veteran's lunch in celebration of Veteran's Day. The information about the event is listed below:

When: Wednesday, November 16th at 11:45 - 12:30
Where: Richmond Middle School
Questions? Please call 603-643-6040 or email John LaCrosse: or Heather Lepene:

Community Calendar and Activities 

-The Hanover Marauder Football team has earned the right to host a home playoff game against the Bow Falcons on Saturday, November 12th at 1:00 PM at the high school. We need all the support, and our goal is to FILL THE HILL. We want the entire hill full of screaming, maroon clad, fans. Hope to see you all there! Go Marauders!

-Stop by the Thayer School of Engineering and enjoy the First Lego League Regional Robotics tournament from 9:30 AM- 4PM this Saturday, November 12th.  Cheer on the three RMS teams: Roadkilz, Lego Lions, and The Grass Eaters. Fourteen teams from the Upper Valley will be competing.  This event is free and open to the public.  Go RMS Robotics! ​​​​​​​

-Youth-In-Action will continue to sell HHS spirit jerseys and sweatshirts all year. BUT, if you want an item by the holidays, send your order in by November 15th. >< span="">><>


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