Navigating the River

Friday, November 20

#RMSBettertogether

What's Happening on The River?

Upcoming Dates

November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break - No School


We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We look forward to seeing many of you on November 30th.

Athletic Events

Upcoming Dates

December 2: Basketball vs. VCMS (Boys Home; Girls Away)

December 4: Basketball vs. DeSana (Boys Home; Girls Away)

Your Input Matters!

Questions, Celebrations, and Ideas

If you have Questions, Celebrations or any Ideas that you would like to share with the Riverwatch Team, please use this link to let us know. Your feedback will help to guide the information in our newsletter to ensure that this communication is meeting your needs.

School Events and Information

Clubs Update

Jr. Beta Club- If you child is interested in joining Jr. Beta Club, CLICK HERE for more information.


Robotics- Riverwatch Vex IQ Robotics Club is now accepting applications. VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young students and their teachers. In the VEX Competitions, students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Interested students can see Mrs. Kamat for an application or get it here. Applications are due to Mrs. Kamat by November 20th. For additional information, please contact Mrs. Kamat at tkamat@forsyth.k12.ga or 678-455-7311 Ext 300518.

January Learning Environment

Thank you to everyone for completing the form indicating your choice of learning environment for second semester. We are working on schedules and plan to have those posted when we return from winter break in early January.

Breakfast & Lunch Menu Changes

Due to supply issues, there are times when breakfast and lunch menus will have to be changed after their publication. Our amazing cafeteria staff updates these changes in our Riverwatch MealViewer App. We apologize for the changes but are thankful to our cafeteria staff for providing nutritious options every day.

RMS November Teacher and Staff of the Month

Please use the link take a moment to nominate some our amazing staff at RMS!
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Panther News

Check out the newest episode of the RMS Panther News http://riverwatchmiddle.flywheelsites.com/?page_id=11. This episode includes segments on Thanksgiving, the Panther Basketball teams, Veterans' Day, The Giving Tree, the Return of John James, and more. Enjoy!!

7th & 8th Grade Band Concert

This week we had our 7th and 8th grade band students performing. Please select on the link to enjoy the performance.

http://riverwatchmiddle.flywheelsites.com/?page_id=9

Yearbooks

Order Yearbooks Now

Things end but memories last forever...with your yearbook. Purchase your yearbook now!


· Go to www.balfour.com.

· Search for Riverwatch Middle School.

· Click on the icon labeled Yearbook & Ads

· Follow the instructions on the website.


If you have any questions, please email lscheaffer@forsyth.k12.ga.us.

8th Grade Ads

Eighth Grade Ads are a great way to celebrate your child's achievements. These ads will be featured in the RMS 2020-21 yearbook, and it serves as a tribute to your child before they go off to high school. There is limited space for these ads in the yearbook, so act fast to reserve a spot for your Eighth Grader. Orders due by December 1, 2020.


· Go to www.balfour.com:

· Search for Riverwatch Middle School.

· Click on the icon labeled Yearbook & Ads

· Scroll down and click on 1 Block Ad Space (one ad/student)

· Complete payment for order.

    • You will receive an email within 24 hours, from Balfour, with instructions on how to upload your portrait photo and message.

    • Only one picture (portrait layout) may be submitted
    • Your message is limited to 275 characters (approximately 50 words)


For technical questions regarding the upload process, contact Balfour 1-800-944-5930.

Panther Pit Stop (School Store) - Gone Virtual

Annual Holiday Shop


Our 8th grade Marketing and Business students have planned Weekly “Black Friday” Deals from now until the holidays. These products will be on display in the rotunda along with the order forms. Students pick up an order form, fill it out and return it to either Mrs. Ruckert or Mrs. Farley’s classroom with payment (cash or check payable to RMS). The products will be delivered to homeroom classrooms the following week.


This is a great opportunity for our students to get some holiday shopping done for family and friends!

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Holiday Teacher/Student School Supply Drive

In the spirit of the holiday season, RMS is joining Lambert High School's "Teaching as a Profession" department collecting school supplies for teachers and students in need. All school supplies (colored pencils, notebooks, dividers, index cards, pencil boxes, rulers, scissors, binders, pencils, markers, etc.) are accepted and can be dropped off at the RMS front office or counseling office by Thursday, December 17th.

Thanks to our Community Business Parnters

Riverwatch would like to "thank" the following businesses for their dedication and support! Please patronize these businesses when you can and let them know how much we appreciate their partnership.



  • Buffaloes Cafe
  • Community Cup
  • Culver's
  • Dream Dinners

Reference Information

Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) News

Please share your appreciation!!

Our teachers and staff have worked extremely long hours trying to keep up with students and procedures for both face-to-face and virtual over the past few weeks. With lots of rapid changes and requests, our teachers and staff NEED to hear how AWESOME and appreciative we are that they are supporting our RMS students. Please (students and parents) write a personal note, send it in to the school, mail it, etc. or you may use click on this link to show that our Panther Community Cares!

Join us now!!

A heartfelt thank you to all our Parents and Staff Members who have joined the PTSO! Whether you are virtual or face to face, we are #RMSBetterTogether. We are working to provide webcams for virtual learning and umbrellas for some shade at the new outdoor picnic tables.


It's NEVER too late to join!!

http://riverwatch.my-ptso.org/content.asp?PageID=12

Staying Connected to Riverwatch!

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