RMS Weekly Event Calendar

November 7 - November 11

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What's going on this week!

This is week we will be celebrating Veterans Day. Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day marks the end of World War I and it is a day set aside to honor U.S. Veterans and victims of all wars. It is a day we have the opportunity to honor those brave men and women who have given so much to defend and protect us and our country. I encourage all of you to have conversations with your students about what this day means and the sacrifices that were made so that we can be free. Mrs. Locket has done an outstanding job in putting together Veterans Day lessons to use during your mentoring time. Please make sure to share these lessons and activities with your students and help increase their understanding of the heroes that served our country so that we can enjoy the freedom that we have today.

Although in a different way, I also believe that teachers are heroes and none of us would be where we are without them....and neither would our students! I know you begin your day long before the first bell rings and it continues long after the students leave in the afternoon. You have the ability to multitask and take on many roles and responsibilities each day and teach much more to students that the subject you teach. You are on your feet all day teaching and helping students...who can be one of the toughest audiences in the world! Even though you aren't paid what you deserve, you spend your own money on classroom supplies so that your students have the best opportunity and resources needed to learn. You find ways to make your lessons interesting and motivating for students and refuse to give up...even in the face of adversity. You make students feel special each day and strive to be the encouragement that help make students successful. Yet, in the face of so many obstacles, you come to school each day and try to change the world, one child at a time!

Although Gov. Bentley stated last week that the education system in Alabama wasn't up-to-par, I refuse to let him discourage me and what we do each day. As I went in classrooms this past week, I saw many amazing things going on and teachers taking great pride in what their students were doing. I witnessed teachers working diligently to educate and motivate our students and provide outstanding learning opportunities that promote academic growth and success. I invite Gov. Bentley to come to Russellville Middle School and experience a day in the life of our students and teachers and tell us that we aren't doing our jobs! Sure, we have room for improvement...tell me someone or something that doesn't, but don't tell me that we aren't working each and every day to improve learning for students.

So as we celebrate and honor our veterans, let's also celebrate those in our school that have worked so hard and sacrificed for our students so that they can be successful. I believe both are worthy of honor, respect, and appreciation!

Thank you for all you do each day and for giving of yourselves so that others will experience success!

Monday, November 7

  • Veterans Day Program - RHS will be hosting the program this year. We will have several students who will be performing in the program. All performing students will report to their 1st period classes for attendance and there will be an announcement made to dismiss these students to the auditorium. Mrs. Standridge will be sending out the list of names of the students who will be participating.
  • RMS Basketball vs. Central - Away - 7th grade girls @ 4:00 p.m. - 7th grade boys @ 5:00 p.m. - 8th grade girls @ 6:00 p.m. - 8th grade boys @ 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 8

  • Election Day - Make sure to go vote!
  • RMS Basketball vs. Winfield - Home - 7th grade boys @ 4:30 p.m. - 8th grade girls @ 5:30 p.m. - 8th grade boys @ 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 9

  • Faculty Meeting - Media Center - Immediately after school

Thursday, November 10

  • Special Olympics - Muscle Shoals High School - 9:00 a.m. - We will have several students and teachers who will be attending the Special Olympics. We are very excited for our students to participate and wish them all the best of luck!
  • RMS Basketball vs. Florence - Away - 7th grade girls @ 4:00 p.m. - 7th grade boys @ 5:00 p.m. - 8th grade girls @ 6:00 p.m. - 8th grade boys @ 7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 11

  • Veterans Day - No School
  • RHS Football vs. Briarwood Christian School - Away - 7:00 p.m.