RMS Knightly News

Week of November 7, 2022

Hello RMS Knights and Families

Our November Honor the Castle theme is “Kindness in Castle”. This week’s Mindset Monday Message for the week of November 7th, states, “We carry with us, as human beings, not just the capacity to be kind, but the very choice of kindness”.

Click Here for this week's Mindset Monday Message.

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Thank you Veterans! Veteran's Day - Friday, November 11th

RMS will be following a regular schedule on Friday, November 11th.

We want to thank the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces, who often risk their lives to protect our freedom. We appreciate the sacrifices of the Veterans from all services and their families who have served or are currently serving. Formerly known as Armistice Day, this 100-year-old tradition was started by US President Woodrow Wilson on November 11, 1919.

Congratulations, Mrs. Carter!

The Fraser Education Foundation surprised Mrs. Carter on Thursday with a $1,000 grant. Mrs. Carter applied and received the grant to add high interest books to the ELA classroom libraries. Awesome work, Mrs. Carter. Our Knights are going to enjoy the future new additions.

Citizenship Review

At Richards Middle School, we hold our students to high expectations and want to ensure not only a quality education, but that each of our Knights in turn is modeling appropriate behavior. Our school-wide expectations are to Be Safe, Respectful, and Responsible throughout all areas of the building. In addition to academic grades and progress, we also share updates on your child’s citizenship. Citizenship is evaluated as follows:




Needs Improvement

*Student-athletes have Athletic eligibility criteria that considers both academic grades and citizenship behavior.

Students who receive a minimum of 2 Unsatisfactory, 2 Need Improvements or a combination of 1 Unsatisfactory and 1 Needs Improvement mark are placed on our Richards Middle School Citizenship List. Students receive these marks from their classroom teachers over a 5-week designated time. When placed on the Citizenship List, students are unable to attend after school activities, sporting events, or other special activities put on by Richards Middle School, such as our PBIS Incentives each month.

We will be meeting with students, Monday, November 7, 2022. Citizenship was measured October 3-November 7, 2022. Your child has the ability to exit the list beginning Monday, November 21, 2022 by picking up a progress report from the main office. Your child will take the progress report to each teacher to document their progress/improvement and return to the office when complete.

If your child is on the Citizenship List for this period or any period throughout the year, they will meet with Mr. Julian and Mrs. Sklad and an email will be shared with home.

Thank you for your continued support.

8th Grade Lunch 'n Learn

Monthly Lunch ‘n Learn - Fashion Design, Skills USA, and NTHS

Wednesday, November 9

What is a Lunch ‘n Learn?

A Lunch ‘n Learn is an opportunity to spend your lunch hour eating lunch and learning about one of the Career Technical Education programs at Fraser High School. Get your lunch and come directly to the media center.

What can I expect if I attend this Lunch ‘n Learn?

  • Fashion Design, the purpose of semester courses is to make the fashion design world real and meaningful in the classroom through activities, projects, and industrial sewing.
  • Overview of SKILLS USA which is a student organization at Fraser High School. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
  • Overview of NTHS (National Technical Honor Society) which is a CTE honor society for students with a 3.0 or higher at the high school.

The Lunch ‘n Learn will take place 5th hour during Lunch AND Silent Reading, There are only 50 spots available- first come, first served! So please respond by November 7, 2022.

Please use this link to sign up: https://forms.gle/h1cZw6ytLkALGupP6


Fraser Schools is looking for students to participate in

MIDDLE LEVEL Destination Imagination Teams

2023 competition season

Regional Competition at Fraser High School

Sat. March 4, 2022

Informational parent meeting on Thurs. Nov 10th at 6:00 PM



Check out the Michigan Website: http://www.micreativity.org/index.html or

National Website: https://www.destinationimagination.org


If you have any questions please contact me at: Amy.laidlaw@fraserk12.org

RMS HOSA meeting on Thursday, November 10th

Thursday, November 10th, there is our Next RMS HOSA meeting.If you have any questions, please email Sophie Meyer or Mrs. Van-I.
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About Engineering & Advanced Technology at Macomb

Macomb Community College offers a range of programs designed to prepare you for careers in all facets of the advanced manufacturing and automotive fields. Options include traditional educational pathways that lead to certificates and associate degrees, apprenticeship programs that combine on-the-job training with theoretical and practical classroom and lab instruction, and shorter-term training programs designed to address more immediate employment needs. Click HERE to register.

Second Step Lesson Recap from the week of 10-31-22

7th Grade Lesson 4- Overcoming Roadblocks: Part 1

Summary- Our 7th grade knights learned how to use “If–Then” plans to overcome roadblocks. If–Then plans helps our knights anticipate potential roadblocks and come up with plans for addressing them.

8th Grade Lesson 4: Pursuing my interests

Summary- Our 8th grade knights identified and responded to positive and negative influences that may affect them while pursuing a goal.

22-23 Yearbook Information

The yearbook staff is working hard on the 22-23 yearbook and would like your help. You take great photos every day. Whether in school or learning from home, send us your best photos of school activities or events for consideration in the RMS yearbook!

To submit your photos to the yearbook staff: Download the Yearbook Snap mobile app from the App Store or Google Play, and enter our access code: Knights or go to yearbookforever.com, and click on Yearbook Snap and enter our access code: Knights.

To order your 22-23 Yearbook CLICK HERE.

Dear 8th Grade Parents:

For the first time, there will be a section in the RMS yearbook where parents can wish their 8th grader luck on their new adventure to high school!

  • $10 for Message Only
  • $15 for Message with Picture

First come, first served as there is limited space. CLICK HERE and select to Create a Personal ad.

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The Knight Shift

The Knight Shift after-school homework club (designated Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:05pm-4:00pm in the media center)

The Knight Shift -“The time period after a long day of work to organize, to prepare, and to be ready for success!”

We are fortunate to have members of our student leadership groups from RMS and FHS to assist students who attend the Knight Shift with their assignments and projects.

All Noble Knights are invited to attend the Knight Shift…If they have:

  • Homework assignment(s) to complete- Individual tables area
  • A group project needs to be worked on - Collaboration stations area
  • A quiet location to read - Flexible seating area

Available dates from 3:05pm - 4:00pm in November

Thursday, November 10th

Tuesday, November 15th

Thursday, November 17th

Tuesday, November 29th

The Knight Shift will be located in the Media Center and is a time and place for students to come and spend an additional hour on getting their work done or silently reading. Students will have access to a quiet space, internet, devices, and resources that may assist them with their work.

This time is monitored by Mr. Julian or Mrs. Skladanowski. Upon arrival - students will sign-in and will record what they are working on.

Remember, this is not a time to play games on iPads/phones or to come and socialize without working (working on a project with group members is encouraged). Off task students will be removed and will be unable to attend for the remainder of the session.

Knights interested in staying after-school on those designated Tuesday(s) and Thursday(s) must be in the Media Center by 3:05pm and should plan on staying until 3:55pm. All students who stay after-school would need a ride home as late buses are not available.

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Outside Food and Beverage Policy

The District does not allow the delivery of food and beverages from outside vendors or fast food establishments for a student’s breakfast or lunch meal. All meals are to be provided by either our Food Service program or prepared at home and sent with your student.

Outside food delivery is a safety concern. We do not want to have strangers and people that we do not know coming to our buildings with delivery bags. It also is a workload issue for office personnel. Managing multiple food deliveries during lunchtime becomes an additional responsibility for our office staff.

The District works hard to provide a variety of healthy, good-tasting food in its cafeterias, and students are always free to bring their own lunch to school. We will continue to follow our past practice of making sure students receive lunch if they forget to bring one from home.

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Device Care

In an effort to support our new devices, we are encouraging families who are interested to purchase clear drawstring bags to carry their MacBook. The drawstring bags are now available in the Main Office for $5.00 each.
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RMS Clubs and Activities

RMS Soccer Club

Meeting Day: Tuesdays

Location: Room 231

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Sponsor: Mr. Krynicki

  • Bring athletic clothes to change into, your cleats and shin guards (if you have them)!
  • No slide-tackling or ball-hogging: Soccer Club is for any RMS student NOT on Citizenship list...not just Soccer Superstars! 🙂
  • We will warm-up a bit, then play a mini-game/scrimmage!
  • You must have your own ride home.
  • Make sure your ride is here no later than 4:30. We will play until about then.
  • School Rules apply! Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible (and BE KIND!)


Meeting Day: Tuesday or Wednesday

Location: RMS Gym

Time: 7:15 – 7:50am

Sponsor: Mr. Brodi

Dates in November: 16, 22

  • Open for all students who are not on the citizenship list
  • We will be playing organized sports sometimes and open gym sometimes
  • You must be in the gym by 7:15 because we must lock the doors after that.
  • You will enter through Door # 37 by the gym
  • You must show good sportsmanship, or you will be asked to leave
  • You must participate - it will not be a place to hang-out
  • You must bring your ID to participate

RMS Dance Club (7th and 8th grade)

Meeting Day: Monday

Location: Room 155

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Sponsor: Ms. Lombardo

Meeting Dates:

Nov. 15, 21, 28

Dec. 12

Club Guidelines:

  • Attend weekly practice
  • Stay off the citizenship list
  • Wear dance/gym clothes and shoes
  • Change after school - practice starts at 3:00 sharp
  • Bring your backpack, coat, etc. no going to lockers after
  • Help move choir room chairs at the start and end of practice
  • Arrange your own ride home at 4:00pm
  • Our goal is to perform halftime at 1 boys and 1 girls basketball games


Next Meeting Day: TBD

Location: RMS Room 139

Time: 3:00-4:00pm

Sponsor: Mrs. Garman BSN, RN, MA, RMA (AMT) at FHS

HOSA -Future Health Professionals is a national organization for students who are enrolled in health science education classes and/or are interested in careers in the health professions.

Fraser HOSA members are expected to:

  • Be Active!!!
  • Participate in business and other meetings
  • Serve on committees
  • Participate in community service projects
  • Participate in fundraising efforts
  • Pay dues each year
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RMS Athletics

CLICK Here for the Athletics Calendar/Information

Winter Sports Dates/Times

Interested in playing a winter sport? Find all the information you need here! November 8th is election day, there will be no try-outs that day. For information for Boys' Basketball and Competitive Cheer, CLICK HERE.

7th Grade Boys Basketball

Date: Monday, Nov. 7th thru Wednesday, Nov. 9th
Time: 3:00-4:30 pm
Location: Check in 3:00 pm at Richards Gym on Monday – students will walk over to Fraser High School for tryouts – parents pick up will be at the High School Athletic entrance

Students will dress to participate at the middle school and take their belongs over to the high school.

Head Coach: Steven Norgrove

Email: Steven.Norgrove@fraserk12.org

8th Grade Boys Basketball

Date: Monday, Nov. 7th thru Wednesday, Nov. 9th
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Fraser High School – all middle school students will report to the Fraser High School Athletic Entrance to check in for a 4:30 pm start time on Monday

Students are to arrive dressed to participate.

Head Coach: Phil Mistretta
Email: plmistretta@hotmail.com

Since Tuesday, Nov. 8th, is Election Day and there is no school.

There will be no tryouts on this date.

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To provide the most effective process for entering and exiting Richards Middle School, we need our families consistent help in observing the below traffic expectations:

  • Our RMS bus loop is only to be used by emergency vehicles and our district’s school buses between the hours of 7:15 am through 4:00 pm.
  • To help with our daily traffic flow, please follow our painted traffic arrows in our parking lot.
  • In supporting our traffic flow for entering and exiting for all vehicles, please observe no standing, parking, waiting and stopping in the parking lot aisle ways.
  • When exiting Richards Middle School at dismissal time, please utilize either our RMS Garfield exit, FHS Garfield exit or FHS Klein exit.

Please be aware of students, families and guests who are walking in our parking lots by obeying traffic laws, regulating your speed, and following the traffic direction arrows. Images can be found below. Please no parking or standing where you see a red x.

Our district security personnel will communicate these expectations to our families when needed. Thank you for your support with keeping RMS a safe travel area for everyone on campus.


Student Success Resource

Here you will find information about the school, IDs, ordering yearbooks, school supplies, schedules, and more.

Dress Code Expectations

  • Shorts/Dresses/Skirts must be longer than the students fingertip length with students' arms by their side.
  • Undergarments, chest and midriffs must be covered and students are not permitted to wear spaghetti straps, muscle shirts with armpits visible, etc.
  • No sagging of the pants or shorts
  • No graphic, see-through or inappropriate saying on clothing (sexual comments, drugs, violence, etc.)
  • No pajama wear - lounge pants, flannel pants, boxer shorts, slippers (shoes without hard soles) *unless permitted by a school function.
  • No hats, bandanas/scarves (unless worn to support hair appropriately), and/or hoods up during the school day.
Cellphone Policy
RMS Calendar

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Important Dates

Tuesday, Nov. 8th - No School, Election Day

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd - Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 28th - School Resumes

Change of Address Information

Your student's primary address should be up-to-date to receive report card mailings and other important building communications.

If you have recently moved, please complete the following form to update your address and upload the files needed for update: https://form.jotform.com/211594973642161

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Office Information

Attendance Line: (586) 439-7490 24 hour voicemail

Attendance/Counseling Office: (586) 439-7462

Attendance Office Hours: 7:15am - 3:15pm

Main Office Hours: 7:15am - 3:15pm

Main Office: (586) 439-7400 Fax: (586) 439-7461

***Please know we are always happy to meet with families,

however, we may not always be available when parents/families pop in. Please

set up an appointment HERE.

Fraser Public School - Student Code of Conduct