RMS Weekly Event Calendar

March 20 - March 24

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What's going on this week!

"Effort-based ability is the belief that all students can do rigorous academic work at high standards, even if they are far behind academically and need a significant amount of time to catch up. Educators who carry this belief into their practice are not unrealistic about the obstacles they and their students face. They simply have not given up."

Jonathan Saphier

We've all had those days....those days in which we wanted to give up and quit trying. The obstacles seemed so overwhelming to overcome and we thought ....what's the point of even trying? We have all felt like we are wasting our time and energy and our efforts could be better spent doing something else. If we are honest, we have also had those students that we have wanted to give up on. We have thrown up our hands and said, "I'm done!" We have struggled with our responsibilities as a teacher and wanting our students to learn, while at the same time, believing that a certain student in our classroom just simply didn't care and didn't want to learn. Sound familiar?

At the end of the day; however, we all know that every student deserves a teacher who refuses to give up on him/her. A teacher that will go the distance and refuse to throw in the towel when times get difficult. A teacher who will look deeper than the surface problems of the student and dig in to find out the root causes of the problem. A teacher who diligently seeks out solutions to the problems, rather than cast blame or refuses to try new things. A teacher who doesn't pass judgment about where the student is academically, but believes she/he can take him to a greater level of success. A teacher will go the distance!

I don't know about you, but I am certainly glad that my teachers didn't give up on me. I have not always been the best student, the brightest student, or the most talented. I came from uneducated parents and had no academic help at home. I'm sure there were times I didn't do my homework or made bad on a test. Believe it or not, I am sure I was one of those students who couldn't stop talking to my friends during class! Fortunately, I had great teachers who pushed me, helped me, believed in me, and protected me so that I could achieve everything possible. For that I am grateful!

Monday, March 20

  • RMS Tennis vs. Decatur - Home - 4:00 p.m.
  • RMS Track Meet @ Deshler High School - 3:45 p.m.
  • RMS Softball vs. Deshler - Away - 4:30 p.m. - Double Header
  • RMS Football Parent Meeting - RMS Cafeteria - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21

  • 7th & 8th Grade Parent Night - RMS Gym - 6:00 p.m.
  • RMS Baseball vs. Haleyville - Home - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22

  • Special Ed/EL Aspire Training - Media Center - 3:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 23

  • RMS Softball vs. Haleyville Middle School - Home - 4:30 p.m. - Double Header
  • RMS Baseball vs. Florence Middle School - Home - 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 24

  • No known activities

Have a great spring break! Rest, relax, and enjoy time with your family and friends!

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