August 10, 2023 Edition
Wednesday is the deadline to purchase movie night tickets
Join us for an indoor picnic dinner and Movie Night at the Magnet Cafetorium next Friday night!
Movie Night runs 4:30-7pm with a pre-event social for students and The Super Mario Bros. Movie starting at 5:15pm. Tickets are $10 for students & $15 for adults including two slices of pizza, chips, and can of soda. More information and schedule at this link! Tickets must be purchased in advance before Wednesday, August 16th at noon.
Before and After School Activities Calendar for Magnet
Below is the Before and After School weekly schedule for Magnet tutorials, office hours, clubs, and teams. It is designed as an overview to help you get involved and find support at Magnet. RMSST will be hosting a "Find Your Niche" Club & Team Fair as part of our Wellness Wednesday series on August 23rd. Many clubs and teams kicked off this week with interest meetings such as Science Team, Math Team, and Magnet Inc. More information about each club and team can be found in the StuCo Back to School Newsletter at this link.
Tuesday After School Extended Tutorial starts this week on 8/15
Ms. Lindsey & Ms. Matthews will be hosting this week's extended tutorial. 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.
Open House Forms Packet due tomorrow
Please remember to submit your completed Open House packet to the Magnet Front Office by Friday, August 11. If you were unable to attend Open House, please have your student stop by the Magnet Front Office to pick up a packet.
Sign up for our Popcorn Sale Fundraiser that kicks off August 17th!
Download the Double Good App and use the details below!
Event Name: Rockdale Magnet School
Event Code: VFIHBF
Event Dates: 8/17 @5pm - 8/21 @5pm
The Magnet Fund’s regular budget supports all classes, clubs/teams, & special events at RMSST.
We are also fundraising for two new goal items this year!
1.) A new speaker system in the Cafetorium
2.) An outdoor pavilion classroom with picnic tables
Alumni Speakers Week concludes tomorrow
What an awesome week with over 22 alumni donating their time back to current students to inspire this next generation of STEM leaders!
10th Grade Leadership Opportunity
Attention 10th Grade Students! RYL is looking for you to be a part of our next class of Student Leaders! See the flyer for more information. Applications Due Friday, August 25, 2023
To obtain an application, check with your counselor or visit www.rockdaleschools.org/RYL
Celebrating Ms. Matthews as our Teacher of the Year
Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) is proud to announce the extraordinary school-level 2023-2024 Teachers of the Year – the educators who go above and beyond for their students, peers and community.
This year’s Teacher of the Year for Magnet is Ms. Julie Matthews! Congratulations! Finalists for district-level RCPS Teacher of the Year will be announced in August. The RCPS Teacher of the Year Celebration will be held September 26, 2023, at Rockdale Career Academy. All school-level Teachers of the Year will be honored and highlighted and the district-level winner will be announced at the RCPS Teacher of the Year Celebration.
Pay Magnet Fund Annual Dues Online
Volunteers Needed! Share how you can help this year!
The strength of the Rockdale Magnet Fund comes from you, our parents, guardians and supporters! Thank you so much for lending your time and support. Please complete the survey linked here to share your availability and/or hidden talents!
Share a shout out to Teachers & Staff Members for a job well done!
Do you have summer credits that need to be added to your transcript?
If a student has a Dual Enrollment or Summer Rockdale Virtual Campus course that needs to be added to transcript students, please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/s7NAuLGvMg
Save the Dates! Upcoming Events
*Indicates an event where parent/family participation is welcome
- Back to School StuCo Flex - Friday, August 11 (12:15-1pm)
- *12th Grade Family-Student College Kick-Off Meeting- Thursday, August 17 (6-7:30pm via this Teams link)
- 12th grade College Readiness Retreat - Friday, August 18 (9:30am-3:05pm)
- *Magnet Fund Movie Night - Friday, August 18 (3:15-7pm)
- *AP Scholars Breakfast - Wednesday, August 23 (7:45am-8:20am)
- Find your Niche Club Fair Flex/Wellness Wednesday - Wednesday, August 23 (12:15-1pm)
- 9th grade & Peer Mentors only Flex - Friday, August 25 (12:15-1pm)
Reminders & Helpful Links
2023-2024 School Year Calendar is Available Now- 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 will begin in August- Access your student's data via Infinite Campus & SLDS
All students will take the STAR test for both Reading and Mathematics in August. 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.
11th Grade Immunization Forms
Rising 11th Grade Students: Certificate of Immunization (form 3231) can be turned in to the Magnet Front office.