Dear RMS Community
The grade-portal is currently closed for teachers to enter grades at the end of Q2. It will reopen at the end of next week. Remember, no school Monday.
Whew! What a week - full of fun and meaning. Author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka visited on Monday, sharing his story with students and staff alike. One of his messages, “be willing to change,” resonated in today’s world of quickly evolving opportunities and challenges. As the week continued and as the Q2 drew to a close we hosted our first parent book club, and witnessed the multiple talents of Ms. Emmerton’s theatre students. Eighth graders met with representatives of the High School to begin planning for electives for next year. It is hard to believe the year is half over as of today! We know it will just keep getting better
At the end of the week, we came together to witness the wonderful program planned by Mr. Hall and his chorus classes - a celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weaving together songs of the civil rights movement with historical markers and Dr. King’s own words, the day offered a powerful reflection on the past as well as an inspiration for future acts of kindness and service to our larger world community. I like to think that Dr. King’s own words at the end of his “I Have a Dream Speech” point to the lead role our students can take in the changes of the future.
We hope that the three day weekend brings time for fun (stay warm and safe), family, and reflection on how we can build a future as hopeful as the one Dr. King saw so many years ago.
As always, thank you for all you do for our students and our community. Enjoy the homework-free weekend.