Raymond Park Middle School

Ranger News week of March 4, 2019

Ranger Patrons,


Please fill out an online Family Survey (if you have not already). Survey results will help our school create a more focused, intentional school improvement plan in the future. Feedback is a critical component in the school improvement process, and your perspective is extremely important to our school’s growth. I ask for your input on this survey, which should only take a few minutes to complete. The survey may be digitally accessed HERE. Thank you in advance for your feedback.


The EXCEL Program in Warren Township is designed to meet the unique academic and effective needs of highly talented students through an accelerated approach. The curriculum in the EXCEL program is differentiated and faster paced and students will work above grade level. If interested, you may fill out the EXCEL Parent Recommendation Form. All forms must be completed by March 31, 2019.


The countdown to spring break can cause restlessness in students that manifests itself in increased energy levels, decreased focus and someties poor decision-making. RPMS continues to place a daily focus on Civility, Order, Respect and Excellence (CORE) to help students remain focused while maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment. I ask that Ranger Patrons assist by reinforcing school expectations with students. Together, we can help our students complete the two weeks before spring break in "Finish Strong" fashion!


John Kleine, Ed.D.


RPMS Principal

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Upcoming Events

This Week:

The Spring sports season starts this week. RPMS offers track and field and girl's tennis. This year, baseball and softball have been converted into township teams. The district will be offering a 7th grade baseball, 7th grade softball, 8th grade baseball and 8th grade softball team. For more information about tryouts for baseball and softball see flyer below.


Monday, March 4th

- Choir concert in LGI Room at 7:00 p.m.

- RP book fair starts today and runs through March 12th. Held in the media-plex 8:15 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

- First day of Township Softball tryouts 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Warren Central High School Fieldhouse enter through door #14 see flyer for more info.

-Track & Field tryouts for 7th and 8th Graders see flyer below for more info.


Tuesday, March 5th

- Orchestra and Band concert in the Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m.

- Track & Field tryouts for 5th and 6th Graders see flyer below for more info. Tuesday March 5th and Thursday March 7th

Friday March 8th all grade 5-8

-RP book fair in the media-plex 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Wednesday, March 6th

- Late Start Day for students (1-hour delay)

- First day of Township Baseball tryouts 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Warren Central High School Fieldhouse enter through door #14.

-Track & Field tryouts 7th and 8th Graders more info in flyer below

- RP book fair in the media-plex 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Thursday, March 7th

- Warren PAC Open House for all 5th through 8th graders and their families. Please see the flyer below.

- Last Day of Township Baseball & Softball Tryouts Softball 6:00-7:00 p.m. then Baseball 7:00-8:00 p.m. tryouts at the Warren Central High School Fieldhouse enter through door #14.

- RP book fair in the media-plex 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

- Free Soccer clinic see flyer for more information.

- Track & Field tryouts for 5th and 6th Graders see flyer below for more info.


Friday, March 8th

- Big 10 Field Trip through PE during school hours.

- Band & Orchestra ISSMA Contest bus leaving right after school.

- RP book fair in the media-plex 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Saturday, March 9th

- Raymond Park/AMC Movie Event: Captain Marvel at 2:30 p.m.

-Women in Power 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Walker Career Center see flyer below for more details.

- RP book fair in the media-plex 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Next Week:

Girls Tennis Team Tryouts, watch for more details about wrestling awards program.


Monday, March 11th

-Girls Tennis Team Tryouts-Practices start right after school and end at 5:00 p.m. this week Monday through Friday. Please pick up your student promptly at 5:00 p.m. on the south side of the school at the tennis courts.

- RP book fair in the media-plex 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Tuesday, March 12th

-Girls Tennis Team Tryouts-Practices start right after school and end at 5:00 p.m. this week Monday through Friday. Please pick up your student promptly at 5:00 p.m. on the south side of the school at the tennis courts.

- LAST DAY for the RP book fair in the media-plex 8:15 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Wednesday, March 13th

-Girls Tennis Team Tryouts-Practices start right after school and end at 5:00 p.m. this week Monday through Friday. Please pick up your student promptly at 5:00 p.m. on the south side of the school at the tennis courts.

-8th grade leaves for Washington DC Field Trip after school

-RPMS & IA Skating Party at the Roller Cave 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, March 14th

-Girls Tennis Team Tryouts-Practices start right after school and end at 5:00 p.m. this week Monday through Friday. Please pick up your student promptly at 5:00 p.m. on the south side of the school at the tennis courts.

-Free Soccer clinic see flyer below for more information.

-8th grade Washington DC Field Trip


Friday, March 15th

-Girls Tennis Team Tryouts-Practices start right after school and end at 5:00 p.m. this week Monday through Friday. Please pick up your student promptly at 5:00 p.m. on the south side of the school at the tennis courts.

-8th grade Washington DC Field Trip


Saturday, March 16th

-Choir ISSMA contest.


Monday, March 18th

-Start of Intersession/ Two week Break


Monday, April 1

-School Reconvenes

MSD WARREN TOWNSHIP EXCEL PROGRAM FOR 19-20

Mission Statement: The EXCEL Program is designed to meet the unique academic and affective needs of highly talented students through a cooperative, enriched, and accelerated academic program where each person feels significant and appreciated.

The curriculum in the EXCEL program is differentiated and faster paced. Students will work above grade level.

EXCEL Parent Recommendation Form

The Parent Recommendation form must be completed by March 31, 2019.

Raymond Park Girls Tennis Team Tryouts Spring 2019

Coach Paul and Coach White are excited to start another tennis season at Raymond Park Middle School. Here is a quick run-down of info to know:

  • Who: All students grades 5-8

  • When: March 11th after school. Practices go until 5 PM Monday-Friday. Please pick up your student promptly at 5 PM on the south side of the school at the tennis courts.

  • Where: Students will meet after school in the cafeteria. We usually meet toward the back. Look for people with tennis racquets.

  • What to bring: Athletic clothes (gym shorts with pockets work well), athletic shoes, tennis racquet (a cheap one is fine), a good attitude, a good supply of water, and a small snack.

  • What to know: Tennis is a sport with many rules. Start getting familiar with them. All players must learn how to play the game. This is a sport that requires a level of physical fitness. Players are required to put in their best effort at physical tasks such as running laps around the track. The coaches are in no way required to admit all students onto the team.


More information will be given out on the first day of tryouts. Tryouts will be held in the week of March 11th.


RAYMOND PARK TRACK AND FIELD ANNOUNCEMENT

Who: Raymond Park 5th-8th Graders interested in Track and Field


What: Track and Field Season Spring 2019


When: Week of March 4th

7th and 8th Graders: Monday March 4th and Wednesday March 6th

5th and 6th Graders: Tuesday March 5th and Thursday March 7th

Friday March 8th all grade 5-8….Schedule for the week of March 11 will be sent out at a later date.


Where: Meet in Raymond Park Cafeteria after school.

Pick up is at 5:00 PM

Door 2 for boys

Door 24 for girls


Why: Represent your school in the sport of Track and Field


Requirements: Completed athletic physical by a doctor / Ability to listen and respond appropriately to directions given by the coach / Willingness to work hard...Middle School students that have an F in citizenship are ineligible to participate in track.


What Do I Need to Bring: On the first day of track practice, students need: Running Shoes, Clothes for running

(prepare to go outside)

Indoor practices will occur when there is inclement weather


Questions can be directed to the following

Coach Grossman (boys coach) egrossma@warren.k12.in.us

Coach Bishop (girls coach) gwynn.carnagua@outlook.com

Athletic Director: Bill Halpin whalpin@warren.k12.in.us

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RPMS BOOK FAIR 3/4 - 3/12 *Major credit cards now accepted!

The Winter Scholastic Book Fair is Monday March 4 through Tuesday March 12.

It will be held in the MediaPlex 8:15 a.m - 3:00 p.m please stop by, all purchases benefit our media plex. Lots of new books and authors to see.

Major credit cards now accepted.

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Indiana Senate Page Program

Did you know you can take a day off from school to serve as a page for the Indiana Senate? State Senator Aaron Freeman invites students in grades 6-12 to come to the Statehouse and spend an exciting day seeing our state government in action.

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RPMS PTSA News

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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SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE

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

jkleine@warren.k12.in.us


Dr. Leondra Radford - Assistant Principal

lradford2@warren.k12.in.us


Aliesa Hopp - Secretary to Principal

ahopp@warren.k12.in.us


Sheri Thompson - Registrar/Attendance Secretary

sthompso6@warren.k12.in.us


Beth Schuster - Receptionist

bschuste1@warren.k12.in.us


Lisa Stewart - Nurse

lstewar1@warren.k12.in.us

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.