January 20, 2023

Principal's Post

Dear guardians and parents,

Students will be taking NWEA winter MAP in ELA and Math next week. Monday students will take ELA MAP and Wednesday students will take the Math assessment. NWEA MAP is used to assess student growth. This week students reviewed their Fall MAP scores to see where they were so they know where they need to go. MAP data is used to determine Raider Time lessons (extra practice or extension) and close gaps in achievement. For our 8th graders, these scores will be used when scheduling their high school courses. We have reiterated all week how important it is to show what you know. Please partner with us this weekend and mention it as well. I am including the link to NWEA's family toolkit. This resource has several short videos that explain NWEA MAP in case you want more information.


Tutoring will begin on February 8th. It will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00. Please click on the Google Form if your child will be attending.


We will be on schedule D next week which means students will begin their day in Core 4.

Lastly, our parent volunteers need assistance for the February 10th Talent Show. See below for the link if you can assist.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Warm Regards,

Heather Andrus


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Snow Day??

It snowed today in Mrs. Wogon's class
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MLK Essay Contest

Former Raider wins 2nd place in MLK essay contest
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Band practice

8th graders practicing in band
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You're invited!

Rock Hill community members are invited to connect with Superintendent Dr. Tommy Schmolze through this new event series.

Hear more about the district’s direction and priorities or drop by to share ideas with district leaders.

Dr. Schmolze will address the crowd and answer submitted questions for the first portion of the night and then have individual conversations with guests for the duration of the event.

RSVP or submit a question: https://rock-hill.jotform.com/222834485162054

Events will be held from 6 to 7 p.m.

Can't make it? Save the Date for the next event (additional locations TBD):

  • Feb. 22 at Castle Heights Middle School
  • March 23 at Sullivan Middle School
  • April 19 at Saluda Trail Middle School

See Something, Say Something

If you want to submit a See Something, Say Something tip, you can do it right from your laptop or cell phone. Log into your LaunchPad and click the tip icon or report it through the school’s app. Tips can be submitted anonymously if you leave the contact information fields blank but make sure to include enough details – like school, names or classes - so the school can follow up on the tip.

Option two: Need to report a tip to our tip line? Did you know you can do it right from your laptop or phone? Just log into LaunchPad on your laptop or download the school’s app to submit a completely anonymous tip.

The tip line is available in our school’s app or on our website at: https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=6778

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Come One, Come All to the Talent Show

Please mark your calendar for our school Talent Show on Friday, February 10. Doors will open at 6pm and the show will begin at 6:30pm.

Admission is $1 for children/students and $ 3 for adults.

Parents, we need extra hands and hearts to make this event a success. Please CLICK HERE to sign up to support our efforts by volunteering your time.

Counselor's Corner

RRMS is fortunate to have three competent and caring school counselors.

Ms. Atkinson will serve as school counselor for students in the 6th grade.

Dr. McNeal will serve as school counselor for students in the 7th grade.

Mrs. Cunningham will serve as school counselor for students in the 8th grade.

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College and Career Spotlight

This month's College and Career Spotlight features the College of Charleston and the Hospitality and Tourism career cluster.

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Get Ready for PBIS!

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Special Thanks to our Community Partners

Franklin Pharmaceuticals

Langrum Branch Baptist Church

Lakewood Baptist Church

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Parent Primers

Check out our parent primers, and get a referesher on the topics your child is studying in school.

Student Supervision

Students are permitted to arrive on school property at 7:45am . No supervision is offered of students before 7:45am . Student supervision concludes at 3:45pm in the afternoon.

Softball Tryouts

February 6th, 7th and 8th from 3:30-5:00pm. PlanetHS must be completed before trying out as well as $60 athletic fee paid. See Coach Baran if you have questions.

To Purchase Event Tickets

Purchase tickets at gofan.co and search for Rawlinson Road Middle School. The cost is $4 ($3 per ticket and $1 service fee)

Boys Basketball STMS @ RRMS

Monday, Jan. 23rd, 5:15pm

Raider Gym

Girls Basketball RRMS @ Saluda Trail MS

Monday, Jan. 23rd, 5:15pm

2300 Saluda Road

Rock Hill, SC

Wrestling RRMS @ Saluda Trail MS

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 5pm

2300 Saluda Road

Rock Hill, SC

Academic Challenge DCMS & STMS @ RRMS

Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 3:30pm

RRMS Media Center

Boys Basketball RRMS @ Sullivan MS

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 5:15pm

1825 Eden Terrace

Rock Hill, SC

Girls Basketball SMS @ RRMS

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 5:15pm

Raider Gym

Wrestling Tournament @ Sullivan MS

Saturday, Jan. 28th, 9am

1825 Eden Terrace

Rock Hill, SC

Doors open at 7:45am

Weigh-ins at 8:00am

Wrestling will hopefully begin at 9:00am

Northwestern Softball

Any girl interested in taking advantage of open softball practice: You must be zoned to attend Northwestern and have an up to date PlanetHS account. This time will provide extra practice before Raiders tryouts begin on February 6. You will be allowed to practice at NHS in preparation for Raider Softball on January 17- 20 4:15-5:45 and Jan 23-25 from 4:15-5:45. You will need to take with you your softball gear: cleats, gloves, and water bottle.

Northwestern Boys Tennis

Northwestern High School Boys Tennis regular season practice begins Monday, January 30. The team will practice from 4 to 5:30 pm at the school courts. If there is bad weather, the team will meet in the F-Gym lobby for indoor practice.

The season continues through February, March, and April. We usually have practices and matches Monday through Thursday after school.

Players must have their https://studentcentral.bigteams.com/ forms completed to participate.

Please contact your school Athletic Department if you have questions about the forms.

We are a no-cut team, as long as a player tries his best, keeps good grades, and follows school/team rules. Keep up with NHS tennis at our twitter web site: https://twitter.com/trojan10is

Solar System

Students building scale model of the solar system