RMS Monday Message

Monday, October 31, 2022

Working Hard!

RMS Students have been hard at work this quarter! With the end of Quarter 1 two weeks away (11/11), we encourage our students to use the document below to connect with teachers to find time for extra-help.

Report Card Conferences will be held Monday 11/21 and Tuesday 11/22. These are also Half-Days for students. We will send out information regarding scheduling these conferences soon.

Our RMS Drama Club is hard at work with preparing for their production on 12/9 and 12/10: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Should be a good one!

Fall Modified Sports are coming to an end and Winter Modified Sports will be beginning soon. Many of our Fall Modified Sports had a very successful fall season and we cant wait to see what winter season will bring. Winter Sports begin Monday, November 28th.

Have a great Monday!

Important Upcoming Dates

11/2 - PTO Meeting at 7pm

11/3 - Gertrude Hawk Orders Due

11/7 - Board of Education Meeting

11/8 - No School for Students - Professional Community Learning Day for Faculty and Staff

11/11 - End of Quarter 1 Marking Period

11/11 - No School - Veterans Day

11/14 through 11/21 - Scholastic Book Fair

11/18 - RMS PE's "Turkey Bowl" Flag Football Tournament (See Below)

11/21 - Board of Education Meeting

11/21 and 11/22 - Report Card Conferences (Half Days for Students)

11/23 through 11/25 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

11/28 - Modified Sports Begin

12/9 and 12/10 - Drama Club Production - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer- 7pm - RMS Gymnasium

12/12 - Board of Education Meeting

12/22 through 1/2 - Winter Break

1/3 - Students Return to School

October Students of the Month!

RMS has partnered with the Beacon Elks Lodge to recognize students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade each month. Teachers and staff nominate students based on these tenets:
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Demonstrates respect to the student body and faculty and/or honors and respects others' property.
  • Exhibits behaviors of an upstander.
  • Student is working to his or her potential and/or shows improvement in areas that are challenging.
  • Shows a strong commitment to continuing their education.
  • Demonstrates acceptance and tolerance of the differences in others.
  • Goes above and beyond to show support of others.Demonstrating the ability to work independently.
  • Exhibits good time management/organizational skills.
A committee then reads through the nominations and chooses one student for each grade.

Congratulations to the students below!

October Teacher Lesson of the Month

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Congratulations, Mr. Pennacchio!

Mr. Mike Pennacchio has hit the 40 year mark as a BCSD employee! Mr. Pennacchio, along with the entire custodial and maintenance staff, do so much for our students, staff, and buildings and we are very grateful for their hard work. Congratulations!
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A Great Night at the RMS Fall Costume Ball!

WHAT. A. NIGHT! This past Friday 10/28, the RMS Student Council organized a Fall Costume Ball from 6-8:30 in the gymnasium and it was so much fun! Student costumes and outfits were top notch, music by DJ Luke had the dance floor packed, and the PTO-ran concession stand was very popular throughout the event.

Many thank you's are in order: Thank you to our students for their good behavior and for having fun, to our teacher chaperones and Nurse Amber for helping the event run smoothly, to the PTO for organizing and running a well-stocked concession stand, to DJ Luke for the music, to the Student Council and Advisors (Ms. Gonzalez and Ms. K) for organizing the event, to the custodial and maintenance staff for set up and clean up, and to the parents and families for swift pick up of your student(s) at the end of the event! A true team effort!

RMS Club News

1) Environmental Club will meet on Thursday, 11/3, in room A106 until 3:30. Any questions please see Ms. Benson or Ms. Koren.

2) The next chess club meeting will be Today, October 31st in Room D238. See Ms. Sypher with any questions.

3) There will be a NJHS meeting afterschool on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Members who are unable to attend should see Mrs. Paredes. Also, please see flyer below for the NJHS food drive!

4) Home & Careers Club Group B has had a schedule change and will NOT meet on Tuesday 11/8. Instead we will meet on Wednesday 11/9. See Ms. Conklin with any questions.

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RMS Clubs, Advisors, and Meeting Information

Click on the button below to see our Clubs, Advisor contact information, and meeting dates. Club meetings are subject to change. Check the daily announcements on the RMS Website for any potential changes.

Creative Student Contests

1) The Annual Bookmark Design Contest: Students are able to design bookmarks! Winning design will become a permanent bookmark in the RMS Library! Entry forms are in the library. Entries due 11/4. Questions? See Ms. D'Ottavio.

2)Yearbook Cover Contest: Students have the chance to design the cover for this school years yearbook. All artwork must meet requirements on the flyer, which can be found in the main office. Artwork due 12/5. Questions? See Ms. Holliday.

3) See the picture below about the Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest being extended! Questions? See Ms. DeCandia.

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RMS Scholastic Book Fair!

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RMS Hosts BMX Anti-Bullying Assembly

On Friday, October 21st, Rombout hosted a BMX Assembly in our Gymnasium for all students at RMS and all students grades 3-5 from our Elementary Schools. The bikers did plenty of high flying tricks, including backflips over some of our teachers and staff! They also talked about bullying and how we can prevent and stop it if we see it. It was a great time!

RMS Phys Ed Hosting a Flag Football Tournament!

On Friday, November 18th, our RMS PE teachers are hosting a Flag Football Tournament at the BHS Turf. All students in grades 6, 7, and 8 can sign up to participate. Permission slips (click the button below) have a strict return date of November 10th. Once all slips are in, our PE teachers will be setting up teams.

The event will begin at 3:30. RMS PTO will also be running a concession stand for food to be purchased!

Please see the permission slips for more details and/or ask your PE teacher any questions you may have.

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is starting to pile up. Check that, it HAS piled up! Items like sweatshirts, jackets, bags, water bottles, keys, and other items are there.

If your student has lost an item, we might have found it! Please encourage them to go through all of the items which are located near the snack line in the Cafeteria.

Families, the items will also be available for you to peruse during Report Card Conferences.

Hiking and Swimming Trip Recap

On October 18, 19, and 20, our RMS PE teachers organized hiking and swimming field trips for all of the grades.

The swimmers enjoyed a morning at the BHS pool and then some fresh air outside afterwards. Thank you to Coach Green, Varsity Swim Coach, who helped to make sure the pool ran smoothly.

The hikers trekked up Mount Beacon and were able to get great views of the Reservoir, the Fire Tower (and the NYC Skyline!), the Casino lookout and then back down.

A huge shout out to Mr. Bob Simmonds, who was our Security Guard/Tour Guide for the trips up Mount Beacon.

BCSD Winter Athletics Parent/Guardian Meeting

Last Monday 10/24, Athletic Director Mr. Giametta held a Winter Athletics Parent/Guardian Meeting. The meeting went over all aspects of the athletic program. After the meeting, each sport had their own mini-session to go over specifics regarding upcoming dates and tryout information.

If you missed the meeting, click the link below to be directed to the slideshow that was presented.

If you have sport specific questions, use the contact page slide in the presentation to direct your questions to the coach.

Modified Sports begin Monday, November 28th. Student-Athletes must be registered on FamilyID before the season begins.

4Square Volleyball @ Recess

Thank you PTO for purchasing new 4Square Volleyball Nets for Recess! A fun addition!
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Back-to-Back Champs!

On Thursday 10/27, our Beacon Boys Varsity Soccer team defeated Cornwall 3-0 in the Section 9 Class A Championship for their second consecutive sectional title! Great to see so many former RMS students successful on the field! The boys will move on to play in the NYS Tournament on Wednesday against Vestal at Maine-Endwell High School in the Binghamton area. Go Bulldogs!

Coaches: Craig Seaman, Bill Fiege, TJ Zehner

Players: Mason Alencastro, Andre Alzate, Jaidyn Caccomo, Avery Davis, Enis Dika, Luca Foret, Gavin LaDue, Stephen McDowell, Liam Murphy, Jack Philipbar, Josue Pintado, Thomas Robinson, Miguel Ruiz, Brody Timm, Matt Sandison, Adam Sendelbach, Tye Elias, Jude Betancourt, and Aidan Spiecker.

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Turkey Trot @ Sargent!

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RMS PTO Corner

Our next PTO meeting is this Wednesday, 11/2, at 7pm in the RMS Library. Come hear what is going on in RMS. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the school and ask questions if you have them. Gertrude Hawk Orders must be in no later than Thursday 11/3. The products should arrive the week of December 5th. Thank you to all families that donated food to our Costume Ball Bake Sale and to those that have made monetary donations to our group. We really appreciate your support! If you would like to donate to help fund things like playground improvements, field trips, and assemblies, please send them in an envelope marked PTO or donate online at Romboutpto.org.

Stay connected with us by following Romboutpto on Instagram & Rombout Middle School PTO on Facebook.