Raymond Park Middle School

Ranger News week of January 7, 2019

Volume 2018-2019, Issue #22

Ranger Patrons,

The turning of the calendar from December to January always includes talk of New Year’s resolutions. Academic focus is a primary area where all students are encouraged to show new year’s resolve!

Academic focus requires students to take full advantage of their learning time both at school and at home. Social situations are a natural part of the school experience. However, students must balance the lure of social interaction against the greater need to engage in learning. Indiana College and Career Readiness Standards are rigorous and require that learning occur at a quick pace. Students that lack academic focus risk being left behind and/or developing gaps in their learning that will make mastery of future skills and concepts more challenging. Those that lack academic focus may also interfere with the learning of others, an act that will be met with the assignment of disciplinary consequences.

Academic focus must also carry over into the home environment. Parents are encouraged to help their students establish a routine that includes a regular time in a suitable location within which school work or study can occur. Parents of struggling students are also encouraged to contact team teachers to discuss the possibility of tutoring, especially in the area of language arts and math.

When students return to school on Monday, January 7, students will be charged with regaining their academic focus. RPMS is resolute in our mission to teach, assess, and adjust instruction to build understanding! I ask for your support in the form of constant reinforcement with your students of the importance of maintaining academic focus in the school days ahead.

I am proud to recognize Raymond Park Middle School’s CORE students of the day for the Month of December. These students were selected by a teacher for demonstrating the ideals of Civility, Order, Respect, and Excellence! December CORE students were:

Lee Alexander

Maleah Rice

Richard Acevedo

Alyssa Scheck

Stephen Leija

Alexis Root

Michael Braden Berger

Jesus Aguayo

Daniel Swank

Annika Miller

Susana Ruiz

Madyson Southgate

Sarai Martinez

Kenneth Cox

Terrance Wilson

John Kleine, Ed.D.


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Upcoming Events

Monday, January 7th:

- School Resumes

Tuesday, January 8th:

- RAYMOND PARK WINTER WARRIORS 2019 is an after-school club for kids interested in running and getting ready for track in the spring.

- 7th Grade (5:30 p.m.) and 8th Grade (6:45 p.m.) boys basketball home game vs Lincoln MS.

Wednesday, January 9th:

- RP wrestling (5:30 p.m.) jamboree at WCHS

- 7th Grade (5:30 p.m.) and 8th Grade (5:30 p.m) girls basketball jamboree at RP.

Thursday, January 10th:

- 7th Grade (5:15 p.m.) and 8th Grade (6:30 p.m.) boys basketball game at Belzer MS.

- 7th Grade (5:30 p.m.) and 8th Grade (6:45 p.m.) girls basketball game at home vs Guion Creek MS.

Saturday, January 12th:

- RP Science Olympiad Competition in Centerville, Ohio.

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Don't forget to join our Parent Teacher Student Association and support all of the wonderful student activities and events throughout the school year! Your $7 membership earns you a weekly PTSA electronic newsletter and membership incentives. Our PTSA sponsors Back To School Night treats, the quarterly CORE Celebrations, teacher reimbursement for school supplies, end of year celebration treat for all students, 8th grade celebration gift, and staff appreciation days. Our PTSA coordinates the school-PTSA joint fall fundraiser, various 8th Grade Washington DC fundraisers, weekly slushy sales, RP-AMC monthly family movie events, Box Top collection contests, quarterly roller skating parties at the Roller Cave and Sonny Day Community Center volunteering nights.

Please contact our PTSA for more information: rpmsptsa@gmail.com

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The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

Contact Us

Dr. John Kleine - Principal


Dr. Leondra Radford - Assistant Principal


Aliesa Hopp - Secretary to Principal


Sheri Thompson - Registrar/Attendance Secretary


Beth Schuster - Receptionist


Lisa Stewart - Nurse


21st Century Scholars: Scholarship program for Students

To apply you must be in the 7th or 8th grade. Contact Katie Piatt RPMS Educational Counselor for application kpiatt@warren.k12.in.us or 317-532-8900 X8910.