RMS Monday Message

October 11, 2021

5 Week Marking Period Ends Friday

The first 5 weeks of school comes to a close on Friday. Students should be sure to check their grades on student portal and meet with their teachers prior to progress reports. Teachers are available outside of the school day to help students (schedule linked below). Break out that Blue and Gold, spirit week is next week! Go Bulldogs!!

Important Dates:

October 14th - Homecoming Fireworks @ BHS Turf Field 6:45pm

October 15th - End of the 5 week marking period

October 15th - Student Tailgate (RMS & BHS Students only) 2:15-3:45pm

October 15th - Homecoming Varsity Football Game 7:00pm

October 21st - Student Council Blood Drive

October 26th - Capital Project Vote

October 28th - Picture Make Ups

November 6th - Girls on the Run 5k

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Club & Activity Information

Jazz Band

The Jazz Band meets every Wednesday after school in the band room, F157. Contact Mr. Rubinstein with any questions. (rubinstein.M@beaconk12.org)


Open to all students, including 6th graders. Every Friday 7:30-8:10 AM in RMS gymnasium. Students should enter through the gym doors.

Kaleidoscope Club

Club meetings will be in person on October 13th and 27th from 3pm-3:30pm. Any questions see Ms. Varekamp or Ms. Assumma.

National Junior Honor Society

NJHS will meet on October 12th after school in Ms. Paredes' room.

Pickleball Club

The first meeting of the pickleball club will be on Wednesday, October 13th in Mr. Joyce's room (E145).

Art Club

Art Club meets every other Wednesday right after school until 3:30. The next meeting will be October 20th in Ms. Charter's (Delisi) classroom.

Modified Boys Swimming

Coach Collins is looking for more middle school boys to join the swim team. There is a meeting for interested boys at the BHS pool on 10/13 at 3:15pm.

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September Teacher Lesson of the Month

Every month RMS students have the opportunity to celebrate a teacher that put together a lesson that they loved! Our teachers have been working extremely hard to engage students. The TLOM is meant to celebrate the amazing lessons our teachers create and promote engagement in our classes.

Our September TLOM is awarded to Ms. Varekamp, our 7th and 8th grade technology teacher. She put together a lesson where the students worked hands on to build a paper tower. The student who nominated this lesson said, “building the tower was really fun. We got a certain amount of paper then pretty much got to do whatever we wanted and make it the tallest. I like the way they (Ms. Varekamp) teach because she makes everything a lot more hands on.” Check out the bulletin board outside the main office for more info about why the students loved her lesson!

September Students of the Month

RMS is once again partnering with the Beacon Elks Lodge to recognize students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade each month. Teachers and staff nominate students based on these tenets:

  • Overcoming obstacles

  • Demonstrates respect to the student body and faculty and/or honors and respects others' property.

  • Exhibits behaviors of an upstander.

  • Student is working to his or her potential and/or shows improvement in areas that are challenging.

  • Shows a strong commitment to continuing their education.

  • Demonstrates acceptance and tolerance of the differences in others.

  • Goes above and beyond to show support of others.Demonstrating the ability to work independently.

  • Exhibits good time management/organizational skills.

A small committee then reads through the nominations and chooses one student for each grade.

Middle School Book Club

The Howland Library is hosting a book club for middle school students. The club meets outside at the pavilion between RMS and the basketball courts (near skate park). The books are provided! Registration is required and space is limited. Anyone who wants to register should send an email to the library at at community@beaconlibrary.org.
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Capital Project Information

In the video below, Dr. Landahl explains all of the details for the proposed capital improvement project. On Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 there will be a special board meeting where people can learn about the project and participate in public comment. The vote is on October 26 from 6 am to 9 pm at Beacon High School and Glenham Elementary. The capital project website is here: https://www.beaconk12.org/domain/577
10/5/21 BCSD Community Town Hall

Message from the PTO

The RMS PTO is still looking for volunteers to run a West Point Concession Stand during an Army football game on Saturday 10-23-21 from around 7:30 am to around 4:30 pm.

It may be a long day, but it is a GREAT cause! Money raised goes right back to the school and students. Please consider helping us. Grab a friend, make some new ones, and have some fun with us as we raise some money for the RMS PTO. If you are interested please click the link below and submit the secure google form to us.


Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser catalogs will be going home with students on Wednesday. Ask your child about the catalog because they tend to be forgotten in lockers and backpacks.

Order forms will be due back by November 1st. You can also order online at fundraising.gertrudehawkchocolates.com Our organization ID is 718629.

Money raised from this holiday chocolate fundraiser will be put towards your child's grade for future use on events and trips.

PBIS Updates

RMS (Respectful, Make Responsible Choices, Safe)

During classes last week, teachers shared information about the PBIS expectations for all of the settings in the school including the school bus. Starting on Tuesday, teachers and staff will be handing out tickets to students that demonstrate these expectations. Students will take their tickets and turn them into the main office. The tickets will be tallied for each student. When students receive 10 tickets, they will be able to choose an item from the school store.

National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. PBIS kicked the month off by asking everyone (students and staff) to wear blue on October 4th. Throughout the month, there will be different activities planned to continue to promote bullying prevention. This past week, students were challenged to make friends with someone new at school. During the week of 10/11, students are challenged to be upstanders and stand up for someone. Students can also sign the pledge posted on the bulletin board in the Kiosk area by picking up a paw in the main office. There is also a month-long contest that started on Friday, October 8th. Students are asked to find the definition of the following words:kindness, acceptance, inclusion and unity and then illustrate what the words mean to them. They can do this by using their own words, a drawing, song lyrics, or poetry. Lastly students and staff are asked to wear orange on October 20 to help celebrate Unity Day. All of this information can also be found on the PBIS page of the school website.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Our Hispanic Heritage Month Bingo contest is over and five winners received a gift card for a free Glazed Over donut. This week's activity in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month will be to guess how many "FRIJOLES" are in a jar which will be in the lunch room for all students to participate. The top 3 winners will receive a $10 gift card to Tito Santana's and the top two winners will receive another special prize courtesy of Sra. Melendez.

Don't forget also that our Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is due soon for those participating. Sra. DeCandia will have a meeting after school next week to make sure all participants are submitting their essays correctly.