Frances C. Richmond Middle School
Friday, September 13, 2019
The first full (5 day) week of school was a great success. We ended the week with our 7th grade class day - a way to bond our Hanover and Norwich students into the unified class of 2025. Thank you to the 7th grade team, guidance, and all RMS for continuing to build and value our unique community.
Our 6th grade homework club started this week. This group meets each Tuesday from 3-4 PM in the RMS Science Room. Sixth graders who participate will receive a snack and guided support on any homework questions they may have. Please contact Liz Powers or John LaCrosse in the RMS Counseling Office with any questions.
In other homework related news, RMS after-school study for all grades meets in the library from 3:00-5:00 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. This program offers a quiet and controlled environment for students to complete their homework. Students are allowed to bring snacks, use computers, and can sign out whenever they are ready to be picked up. Please remember that students staying after school should be in a specific, supervised program. Thank you.
As vaping related illness receives ever growing news coverage, we continue to educate ourselves and our students on the dangers of this practice. Two weeks ago Mr. Atkinson served as a representative at a round table on vaping sponsored by Senator Shaheen. This week we welcomed Sergeant Rachel Harness from the Grafton County Sheriff's Office to our 8th grade health classes. She spoke specifically about the dangers of e-cigarettes. Finally, in October many of our staff will attend “Vaping Unveiled,” a local training on the unique dangers of what the CDC is calling an epidemic, with 1 in 5 teens vaping.
This week of difficult remembrance reminded us to embrace every day and to find wonder and joy wherever we can. Tonight, look up at the full moon on a Friday the 13th and recognize that we won’t have another day like this until 2049. Please enjoy the weekend!