September 7, 2023 Edition
Progress Reports Posted in 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 this semester. Please see our weekly tutorial and extended tutorial schedule for additional help available outside the traditional school hours. We also have a great goal setting activity that students completed on Wednesday that can be used at home linked below.
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How To Check for Grades & Progress Reports:
• CLICK HERE for directions on how to check for grades, Progress Reports, and Report Cards.
Wellness Wednesday: Goal Getters Video, Worksheet, & Needs Assessment Survey
During 3A, students completed the following activities for Wellness Wednesday this week. I am sharing here to encourage students who may be in a 3A class at RCHS/RCA to also participate as well as to keep parents in the loop.
Activities due by Wednesday, September 13th:
1. Take our Fall Needs Assessment at this Forms link as we need all students to share your voice as we work to improve our school and supports.
2. View the Goal Getters Guide Video and pause as you need to work on your own Goal using the guide below. (Here is a back up version of the video if you have accessibility problems with the first one).
3. Use the link below to download your own Goal Getters Guide to complete.
4. Submit your completed Goal Getter assignment here (via your Class Canvas page) by September 13th for your own accountability and so your counselors and administrators can cheer you on!
Virtual 10th & 11th grade Parent-Student Meeting on Thursday, September 14th
All 10th & 11th graders and their parents/guardians are asked to join us with their students virtually via Teams on 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 next week!
Peer Tutoring Applications extended to September 15th
We are recruiting new Peer Tutors! Please view the application for more details at Peer Tutor Application 2023-2024.docx. Completed forms must be submitted to the Magnet Front Office by Friday, September 15th.
Car rider line remains open at Magnet
Please note that the RMSST car rider line remains active using our driveway at 930 Rowland Road for Magnet parents. As RCHS has shared, the car rider line for the RCHS main building has moved to using the Pine Log road entrance. Thank you for your assistance in pulling all the way forward to the posted sign before you drop off your student to keep traffic moving at Magnet. Please only stop under the awning on rainy days as traffic can build up quickly as students take time to safely exit vehicles.
Yearbook photos set for Wednesday 9/13 & Thursday 9/14
Yearbook pictures for all 9-11 graders will take place Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14 through math classes. Ordering information can be found on the school's website. If students do not have math class at RCHS/RMSST, they will need to take their picture during A1 or B1 on these two days.
Cady Studios will also be on campus September 12 for senior portraits. If any senior wishes to be photographed at school, please schedule an appointment with Cady Studios for this day. The appointment times are filling up, so act now. Details are on the school's website. Students must have an appointment for September 12. No walk-ins will be accepted. All seniors must be photographed no later than October 31 to be included in the senior section of the yearbook.
FREE Extended Tutorial Now 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 9/12/2023 Ms. Lindsey & Mr. Robinson
Wednesday 9/13/2023 Ms. Jones & Ms. Matthews
Thursday 9/14/2023 Ms. Lindsey & Mr. Dufresne
Florida Institute of Technology and Wesleyan University will be on campus next week
See the image below for colleges who have already arranged 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.
Celebrating Distinction at RMSST
3 Magnet Students earn Leadership Spots on the Model Atlanta Regional Commission
Model Atlanta Regional Commission (MARC) is a youth leadership program which engages 50 teens from all 11 Metro Atlanta regions. Students engage in learning with Metro Atlanta's leaders and experts in natural resources, transportation, sustainability, community development and more. MARC participants go beyond the classroom to learn and engage in the planning and development of a Metro region.
Participants from RMSST are Dakota Melvin, Kayla-Renae Smith and Laila Thomas.
Thank you to the Ceramic & Glass Industry Foundation for a Materials Science Grant
Congratulations to Ms. Kennen who won a grant from the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation to support material science education at RMSST.
Mr. Hornbeck named officer for the Georgia Association of Advanced Placement Math Teachers
Congratulations to Mr. Hornbeck who was recently chosen as an at-large officer for the Georgia Association of Advanced Placement Math Teachers (GAAPMT). He joins Dr. Garner who will continue serving as the treasurer for the professional organization.
Embracing Opportunities at RMSST
September Events- Save the Dates!
- 9th grade & Peer Mentors only Flex - Friday, September 8 (12:15-1pm)
- 11 Acts of Kindness Day @ RMSST – Monday, September 11
- 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)
- 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
Pay Magnet Fund Annual Dues Online
Share a shout out to Teachers & Staff Members for a job well done!
Reminders & Helpful Links
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.
STAR Testing finished August 18th- Access your student's data via Infinite Campus & SLDS
All students took the STAR test for both Reading and Mathematics by August 18th. Our school uses this test to monitor student growth and achievement. Your student's scores are now available through Infinite Campus under the more tab and selecting SLDS. We have detailed video instructions posted on our website to help you with this process and the opportunity to request a more detailed report to help support your student's growth this school year. This report summarizes your child's scores on the assessment and shares areas where they are ready for more practice. As with any assessment, many factors can affect your student's scores. It is important to understand that these scores provide only one picture of how your student is doing in school.
Please access the STAR parent instructions here on the school's website main page for more information.