September 14, 2023 Edition
Reminder: Virtual 10th & 11th grade Parent-Student Meeting tonight Thursday, September 14th
All 10th & 11th graders and their parents/guardians are asked to join us with their students virtually via Teams tonight Thursday, September 14th from 6-7:30pm. We ask that each student participate with at least one adult from their household. Counselors and administrators will be sharing next steps in the 5-year college planning process. We will have rotating presentations to learn all about the curriculum and tips for success directly from teachers for Mathematics, Research, Science, Engineering, and English (10th grade only). Click here to join the meeting tonight!
Yale University & Northeastern University next up for College Visits! See updated schedule below
See the image below for colleges who are set to come on campus and recruit students. All RMSST college visits occur during 5th lunch from 1:03PM - 1:30 PM. Students in class at RCHS or in need of grabbing a lunch are able obtain a pass from Ms. Harris, Ms. Lindsey, or Ms. Kabance in the front office prior to 3rd block the day of any visit.
These are information sessions that provide benefits to all 9th-12th graders. As such, Mrs. Baskett has set the expectations below for each student's participation:
- 9th graders- Attend 1 or more
- 10th graders- Attend 2 or more
- 11th graders- Attend at least 5 or as many as your schedule allows
- 12th graders- Attend at least 5 AND for every college already on your list
Students who meet the expectations by December will be entered in a raffle for 4 gift cards. Students will get a choice in what gift cards are raffled through the sign in form at each session.
Note that students are responsible for any worked missed due to attending a college visit should they not have 5th lunch. Quizzes and tests should take priority.
September is Hispanic Heritage Month- Spirit Week & Latin Night Week of 9/25
Focus on Wellness- Resources & Events
Call for Presenters! Fall Wellness Summit @ RMSST
We need your voice & ideas! This is a request for Fall 2023 Student Wellness Summit Speaker Proposals.
The Wellness Summit will take place at RMSST on Friday, October 20th, 2023, from 12:15-1pm. It will be a time for students and teachers to present to fellow students on session topics related to the importance of wellness and mental health. If you are interested in signing up to present, please fill out this form with your ideas! There will be two rotations, each containing a 15-minute talking or activity period and a final 5 minutes for an interactive activity or Question & Answer session.
You can cover any beneficial, relevant topic connected to student wellness, but we encourage you to make it your own and personal.
Some possible topic ideas are benefits of managing time, avoiding procrastination, getting involved, being a good leader, wellness through the arts, coping skills (like mindfulness and meditation), regulating emotions, leading by example, staying true to your core values, overcoming setbacks, etc.
· Proposals due- Friday, September 29th (6pm.)
· Notified of acceptance to speak- by Tuesday, October 10th
· Presentation Slide Drafts due- Monday, October 16th
· Session Sign Up- Week of October 16th
· Presentations- Friday, October 20th (12:15-1pm.)
September is Suicide Awareness & Attendance Awareness Month - Resources below
Focus on Safety
Reviewing the 3 Types of Safety Drills
*Reading is essential! The first 10 students who email firstname.lastname@example.org that they saw this statement in this Magnet News will receive a piece of candy and invitation to select a tardy bell music selection.*
Please see information below from the Office of School Safety on the three types of required safety drills for this year.
Senior Yearbook Photo Information
Seniors, time is running out to take your senior portraits! Cady Studios will be on campus once more on October 10. If you don't take pictures on October 10 at RCHS, you will need to go to one of four Cady Studios locations. All senior portraits must be taken by October 31 to be included in the senior section of the yearbook. Schedule your pictures today!
Senior ad space is still available. Get yours before it sells out!
Ad information and senior portrait information can be found on the school's website.
Celebrating Distinction at RMSST
18 Sophomores Selected for Rockdale Youth Leadership
Congratulations to our 18 10th graders selected for Rockdale Youth Leadership.
RYL: Caitlin Alexander, Calen Anderson, Elissa Anderson, Abner Chivalan, Gabrielle Christie, Nicole Dardy, Dani Donald, Brianna Dozier, Brandon Gibson, Logan Harila, Jerniyah Hawk, Alaysia Jones, Olivia Land, Kendall Parker, Leah Phillips, Mya Rainge, Kenadi Sales, and Sophia Zakirova
Embracing Opportunities at RMSST
FREE Extended Tutorial Available Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
See below for this week's extended tutorial teachers and/or counselors. Keep in mind that even if the teacher/subject you need is not listed, any of the adults can help you make a tutor.com appointment or give you general direction on making the most of your study time.
Tuesday 9/19/2023 Dr. Garner and Ms. Matthews
Wednesday 9/20/2023 Mrs. Jones and Ms.Harris
Thursday 9/21/2023 Ms. Lindsey and Dr. Garner
September Events- Save the Dates!
- 10th & 11th grade Family-Student Meetings (will be virtual via Teams) - Thursday, September 14 (6-7:30pm)
- StuCo led Flex Assembly for Monster Dash & Clubs - Friday, September 15 (12:15-1pm)
- Chick-fil-A Biscuit Sale Kick Off to support Rockdale Magnet Fund- Friday, September 15 (9:30am)
- Wellness Wednesday- Wednesday, September 20th (12:40-1pm)
- 9th grade & Peer Mentors only Flex - Friday, September 22 (12:15-1pm)
- Ambassadors Working Retreat- Friday, September 22 (11:16am-3:05pm)
- Pre-ACT for 10th Graders - Wednesday, September 27
Magnet Monster Dash 5K will be October 27, 2023! Save the date with more details to come next week!
Share a shout out to Teachers & Staff Members for a job well done!
In Case You Missed It - Magnet News Crew Videos from Monday
Reminders & Helpful Links
Please check grades regularly using Infinite Campus
The 4.5 week progress report grades have been posted by all teachers in Infinite Campus. Please review your student's progress and discuss their plan for success regularly.
Need Help Finding Your Way Around the Parent Portal?
See this Help Video for guidance.
How To Check for Grades & Progress Reports:
• CLICK HERE for directions on how to check for grades, Progress Reports, and Report Cards.
Pay Magnet Fund Annual Dues Online -late fees apply after October 8th
2023-2024 School Year Calendar - Attendance is the #1 Predictor of Success!
Magnet Families- Please use the school year's calendar as you plan. It is key that students are at school every day that they are well. Research shows that attendance in class is a key predictor for success.