News from RMS

November 12, 2021

Excellence in Every Endeavor

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American Education Week

American Education Week—November 15-19, 2021—will present all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. Every year since 1921, we pause to express our sincerest gratitude for the many people who make the education process possible for the future of our country – our children. This special week, observed right before Thanksgiving, is the perfect time to honor the heritage of every American to learn.

Principal for a Day

Tuesday November 16th, Richards will host Melanie Conner as our community partner “Principal for a Day”. Mrs. Conner is the CEO of Rainbow Village in Norcross, and is a member of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.

Titan Basketball


Our first home game of the season is Saturday, November 13th at 9 AM vs Shiloh Middle School.


All home games are played at Discovery High School.


Click the link below to purchase tickets!

https://gofan.co/app/school/GA74116


Click the link below for instructions!

https://www.gcpsk12.org/cms/lib/GA02204486/Centricity/Domain/123/GoFan_BuyTickets.pdf

GSMST High School Lottery Information: 8th Grade Students!

The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology is a unique high school that focuses on advanced and challenging studies in the fields of engineering, biosciences, and emerging technologies. Enrollment for the 9th grade class is open to all 8th grade students who are residents of the Gwinnett County school district attendance zone; who are successfully promoted to 9th grade by the end of spring semester, 2022; and who successfully complete an 8th grade math curriculum that is a full unit of Carnegie-eligible Accelerated Algebra I or higher. Students in Carnegie-eligible Algebra I will need to achieve a 1st semester grade of 90% or higher – AND – 1) earn a Milestones (EOC) score in the Distinguished category (minimum scaled score of 92) OR 2) earn a score of 550 or higher on the math portion of the PSAT 8/9 or SAT (test must be taken no later than January 21, 2022). GSMST is now accepting registration applications for the 2022-2023 freshman class. The registration deadline is January 21, 2022.


Detailed information and the registration forms are available on the school’s website: https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/14029


Informational Meetings will be held at GSMST at 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Tuesday, January 11, 2022 will be a make-up meeting date.

Car Riders

Thank you to all of the families who have made our car rider lane move so smoothly this year!


Please be reminded that drop off is from 8:55-9:15 and pickup is from 3:55-4:20.

Students who arrive after 9:15 will need to go through the front entrance.

Students who have not been picked up by 4:20 will meet you in the front office.

Junior Achievement

The 8th grade students have just wrapped up their visit to Junior Achievement's Finance Park. Students experienced real-life scenarios during their visit to help them gain knowledge in the area of financial literacy. Students were able to gain insight into how independent adults must budget their income to meet their expenses each month. All teams had a wonderful time and students greatly benefited from their experience.

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Titan Futbol

RMS Soccer teams begin practicing on December 3, 2021!


Girls - Main Gym at 7:30am

Boys - Outside after first bus call until 6pm

United Way Fundraiser

Titan Family, it’s that time of year again! Richards Middle School is officially launching our United Way campaign. United Way is an organization that supports multiple nonprofit organizations and gives back to children and families in our own community.


Last year we had an amazing campaign. Teachers and staff members raised over $8,900. It would be so awesome if we exceeded that amount this year, but we need your help. Our goal for this year is $11,460. We can meet that goal if every family donates. We are asking for every family to donate just $10 per child. If you aren’t able to give this amount, please donate whenever you can. No amount is too small, and every amount is appreciated. The homeroom with the highest amount of participation will win a donut party!


Donations can be given using the MyPaymentsPlus App or by logging in to https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome .


When you log in, click on events and activities, then go to community donations, sponsorships, and events, then select United Way.


Please join us in giving this year. So many people will be blessed by your generosity.

Scholastic Book Fair


The Book Fair is here!


Students can shop in our Media Center OR online November 8-19!


Click the link to view available books and for more information.

Gwinnett Relay for Life

Will you join me to help raise money for the American Cancer Society?

Please consider joining J.E. Richards Relay for Life team:

Link to join: https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR/RelayForLife/RFLCY22SER?

To donate go to MyPayments Plus: under Relay for Life.

Empty Stocking Holiday Fund

The Empty Stocking Fund Holiday Help Registration is now open! Please read below and click the link if you would like to register.


We believe that EVERY child deserves to have joy-filled, magical, holiday memories!


Parents or legal guardians of metro area children who are receiving any form of public assistance are able to receive FREE holiday gifts for their children.


Unlike many nonprofits that distribute holiday gifts to disadvantaged children, ESF allows parents to choose toys and gifts to give their children. Parents give the gifts however and whenever they choose. For decades, parents were invited to come to Santa’s Village, our toy and gift store, to shop for their children's gifts. In an effort to keep our staff, volunteers and the families we serve safe during the pandemic, Santa’s Village has gone digital! Now parents can register their children, upload proof of benefits, and shop online from any web-enabled device. Orders will be picked and packed at our warehouse facility in SE Atlanta. Parents can pick up gifts at the ESF warehouse or at one of our distribution partner’s events.


It takes a village, and ESF wants to be part of yours!


Click here to register!

Teen Lures Prevention Program

​In accordance with Senate Bill 401, Gwinnett County Public Schools is using the Teen Lures Prevention Program to educate our students on personal safety. A letter will be sent home on 11/29, which includes additional information about the program. You may preview the lessons that will be taught to your students in the parent center between November 29th and December 6th.​