RMS Weekly Event Calendar

September 4 - September 8

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What's going on this week?

Our book study got off to a great start last week. Thank you for your attendance and your willingness to participate in our discussions. After reviewing your sticky notes from the readings and discussions, the following points stood out to you:

  • Simple is not always easy.
  • We must get out of our comfort zone.
  • If one is satisfied with the current level of performance, it is hard to get motivated to change it.
  • The preferences of the teacher often trump research.
  • Educators have a moral imperative to push and prepare every student to exceed expectations.
  • Changing instructional practice is hard!
  • Working with peers who are also engaged in the change process increases our chance of success.
  • We must have a good plan.
  • It is easy to fall back into bad habits.
  • We need short term methods to gauge success.

Like I said in the meetings, this book does not give us something brand new, but rather, the authors take the findings of research and applies those findings to familiar practices that improve student academic achievement. The beauty of this book is that the practices are simple and require no extra money, resources, or time. However, when the practices are put into action in the classroom, powerful changes take place.

As stated above, it is easy to get into our comfort zones. It is easy to do what we've always done and expect different results. This book is going to challenge you to think about your beliefs and challenge yourself to step outside of your comfort zones.

I am so excited to see many teachers already stepping outside of their comfort zones and providing learning opportunities for students that are engaging, student centered, and rigorous. Great work!!

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August Perfect Attendance Winner - Mrs. Kerby

For the 2017-18 school year, every RMS employee who has had perfect attendance for the month will have his/her name placed in a hat and drawn out for a "Perfect Attendance Prize". The prize will be a lunch of the employee's choice! I am excited to say that we had 36 people at RMS who had perfect attendance for the month of August which translates to 81.8%. The winner of this month's drawing was MARLA KERBY! Congratulations Mrs. Kerby on the lunch of your choice!
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RMS Mentoring Schedule

September is Attendance Awareness Month. This week we will begin kicking off activities that promote good attendance! Please make sure you cover the topics with your students during mentoring that Mrs. Lockett emailed to you.

  • Tuesday - Attendance Awareness Month Plan
  • Wednesday - Attendance Matters!
  • Thursday - What could you miss?
  • Friday - Attendance Awareness Month Pledge

Monday, September 4

  • Labor Day - No School!

Tuesday, September 5

  • Instructional/Reading Strategy Training - Ms. Bates will be conducting an instructional/reading strategy training. It will take place in Room 125. Please plan to come during your designated time.
  • RMS Football vs. Deshler - Home - 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 6

  • Board Meeting - 1st presentation of the 2018 budget - RCS Board Room - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 7

  • Progress Reports - Progress reports will be given out during your 7th period class.
  • Board Meeting - 2nd presentation of the 2018 budget - RCS Board Room -3:30 p.m.
  • RMS Volleyball vs. Florence - Home - 4:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 7

  • RHS Football vs. Lee-Huntsville - Away - 7:00 p.m.