RMS Weekly Event Calendar
October 15 - October 19
What's going on at RMS?
Next week we will have a fall break....yeah!!....followed by a day of professional learning for teachers....ugh! Ok, let's be honest....that is what most educators think....right??? We think, "Another professional development day...what an inconvenience and waste of my time! Well, I would rather be doing......(you fill in the blank).
So let's also be honest about this...parents expect their children to be in school and rely on the educators in the school to provide the best possible learning opportunities for their children. When parents are asked about what they want for their children, how do you think they reply? Of course, parents overwhelming agree that they want the best possible teacher for their child in every classroom!
Research confirms that the quality of teacher is the greatest contributing factor to the student's success in school. With that being said, if the quality of the teacher is the greatest contributing factor to student achievement, shouldn't we as educators strive to continue to improve our professional practice? Shouldn't we desire to expand and improve our knowledge and skills to implement the best educational practices? I think we all know the answer to these questions.
The only way we, as educators, can improve/strengthen our performance and raise student achievement is through continual professional learning. However, for professional learning to be effective, educators must be willing to engage in the learning and must also be willing to put their new knowledge and skills to work. It is basically a three step process:
1. Educators participate in professional learning and learn new knowledge and skills.
2. Educators use the new knowledge and skills to improve their teaching and leadership.
3. Student learning and academic achievement improves because educators have used their new knowledge and skills and have implemented their learning with their students.
In determining professional learning opportunities for RMS this school year, we conducted a survey a few weeks ago to find out areas that teachers believed to be most needed in their professional growth. Next week we will address several of the highest areas of need that were indicated from the results of the survey.
I hope all of you will approach our day of professional learning as an opportunity for growth for yourself that will ultimately impact the lives of your students. Rather than look at our professional learning day as another wasted day, embrace the opportunity to be better than you were the day before.
Always remember, our students are only as good as the teacher standing in front of them! Let's all strive to be the best possible educator that we can be!
Homecoming Week 2018
Parent Involvement Month
Monday, October 15
- No known activities
Tuesday, October 16
- RMS Pep Rally - RMS Gym - 8th Period
- RMS Football vs. Haleyville - Home - 8th grade @ 5:00 p.m. & 7th grade @ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17
- Pink Out Day - All students, teachers, and staff are encouraged to wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
- SST Meetings - Office Conference Room - Core teachers will attend during their instructional periods.
- Board Meeting - RCS Board Room - 8:00 a.m.
- Wellness Screenings and Flu Shots - Please see Mrs. Kiel with any questions.
- RtI Meeting - Office Conference Room - Immediately after school.
Thursday, October 18
- Spooktacular - RCS Auditorium - 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 19
- RHS Football vs. Jasper - Away - 7:00 p.m.
- RCS Cross Country - St. Bernard Oktoberfest Invitational - Saturday October 20th, Cullman, AL - Varsity Girls @ 10:00 a.m. & Varsity Boys @ 11:00 a.m.