Thundercat Weekly

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Upcoming Events

12/16: College Wear Day

12/18: Spirit Wear


12/17 & 12/18: Early Release Online at 12:15 and F2F at 1:20.

12/17 & 12/18: F2F: lunch will be served in the Commons.


12/7-12/18: December is Lit Daily Theme (check out calendar below)


12/15-12/18: Semester Exams High School Courses and 1 Semester Courses Only (see Schedule below)


12/21-01/04: Winter Break


01/07: Students 1st day of Second Semester

Principal's Principle

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Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Ervin!

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Last Week of Fall Schedule-Exams

Information about the Last Week of the Fall Semester

Here is some helpful information about the final week of the fall semester. Face-to-face middle school students will be released at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, December 17, and Friday, December 18. Bus routes will run at the early release times. Lunches will be served to face-to-face students on both early release days. The District will continue to offer “Grab and Go” lunches for online students. Online students’ school day will end at 12:15 p.m. on the two early release days.

Semester Exam Information for Middle School Students Enrolled in High School Credit Courses

Due to the many teacher and student schedule changes in the transition from Term 1 to Term 2, semester exams for middle school students will only contain content that was taught in Term 2. Note, only students currently enrolled in high school level courses will take semester exams.

All final exams, online and face-to-face, will be one hour in length. Face-to-face classes with 90 minutes allotted will spend the first 30 minutes reviewing or providing study time before beginning the exam.

Schedule for the Last Week of Fall Semester

All middle school students will follow the schedules below, which are based on their instructional model.

Middle School Schedule Last Week of Semester 1: Face-to-Face Students


Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – “A” Day

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 1st and 3rd Periods



8:50 – 10:20 a.m.

1st Period



10:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

2nd Period and Lunch



12:50 – 2:20 p.m.

3rd Period



2:35 – 4:05 p.m.

4th Period



Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – “B” Day

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 6th and 8th Periods



8:50 – 10:20 a.m.

5th Period



10:35 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.

6th Period and Lunch



12:50 – 2:20 p.m.

7th Period



2:35 – 4:05 p.m.

8th Period



Thursday, December 17, 2020 – EARLY RELEASE

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 2nd and 4th Periods



8:50 – 10:20 a.m.

2nd Period



10:35 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

4th Period and Lunch



1:20 p.m.

EARLY RELEASE



Friday, December 18, 2020 – EARLY RELEASE

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 5th and 7th Periods



8:50 – 10:20 a.m.

5th Period



10:35 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

7th Period and Lunch



1:20 p.m.

EARLY RELEASE


Middle School Schedule Last Week of Semester 1: Online Students


Tuesday, December 15, 2020 – “A” Day

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 1st and 3rd Periods



9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

1st Period



10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

2nd Period



11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

3rd Period



12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch



1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

4th Period



Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – “B” Day

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 6th and 8th Periods



9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

5th Period



10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

6th Period



11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

7th Period



12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch



1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

8th Period



Thursday, December 17, 2020 – EARLY RELEASE

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 2nd and 4th Periods



9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

2nd Period



10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

4th Period



Friday, December 18, 2020 – EARLY RELEASE

HS Credit Courses Take Exams 5th and 7th Periods



9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

5th Period



10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

7th Period

1st Annual Angel Tree

A BIG THANK YOU to all that donated to our RTMS families in need! The outpour of support and love for one another is truly inspiring! I hope to grow this community outreach every year! Our RTMS families in need will have many blessings to open! All gifts will be delivered next week!

December is Lit

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Yearbook

Have you purchased your yearbook yet? Yearbooks are on sale now for just $45 thorough December 31. After that the price will go up, so get yours now! Visit www.balfour.com now!
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Congratulaions to Tygra!!!

2 Thunderclaps for our 2019 Tygra Yearbook! It was recognized by Balfour as an Int'l “Best Covers” honoree.The program received a banner to hang in the classroom & was also printed in the Yearbook of Yearbooks annual edition which is distributed to schools all over the WORLD.Yellow heartPurple heart
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A/B December Schedule

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RTMS Honors Band

Recently, the RTMS Honors Band students competed against 300 other band students from across FBISD in the rigorous TMEA All-Region Band Contest! We are proud to announce that we had 13 students make the Prestigious All-Region Band! This is the most in school history – surpassing last year’s record of 12 students. Some of these students are online learners and still learned the incredibly challenging music, submitted recordings and made the Region Band!


Please help us congratulate these students!


Clarinet: Jocelyn Aceves and Caleb Wallace

Saxophone: Nico Alcocer and Chase Dawson

French Horn: Matthew Price and Mia Escobedo

Trombone: Santiago Cisneros, Braxton McKinney, Caitlin Ochuwa, and Owen Ruchhoeft

Euphonium: Coleton Gray

Tuba: Sterling Deshazo

Trumpet: Jack Kustanbauter (Who placed FIRST CHAIR in the entire Region!)


Thank you for your continued support of these incredible musicians and the RTMS Band Program!

Basketball Tryouts-Boys

Boys Basketball Tryouts are Dec 14th-16.


7 am-8:30: 7th Grade


4:20-6:00 pm: 8th Grade


Physicals with a doctors office stamp and signatures must be turned into Coach Dobbins by December 11th to tryout along with rank one paper work completed.


You must be present all days of tryouts to be considered for a team.

8th Grade RTMS Career Summit

Save the Date: 8th Grade RTMS Career Summit


When: January 14th & 15th


Time: 8:50AM -11:00AM


Who: 8th Grade Online & Face to Face Students


Attire: January 14th: Rep your favorite college


January 15th: Professional Dress for Success or RTMS Spirit Wear


Description: In an effort to continue exercising our safety protocols, this year the 8th grade Career Exploration will occur over 2 days, January 14th & 15th. The event will bring guest speakers via TEAMS to our students. The summit will feature a keynote speaker, junior achievement activities, college tours, and guest speakers. Students will be in assigned locations and speakers will be projected into our RTMS classrooms. This event will occur on campus. Online students may RSVP for the event beginning January 7th- 12th. We look forward to continuing the tradition of offering 8th grade career day.


Two thunder claps to our RTMS PTO for sponsoring this event with securing our keynote speaker and guest speakers.

#Sweet Compassion

Thank you to #Sweet Compassion for spoiling our teachers with their sweet treats!
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