RMS Weekly Event Calendar

September 18 - September 22

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What's going on this week?

Do you ever think about the students in your classroom....what they like, how they solve problems, how they learn? Of course you do and one thing that you will agree on, is that students are different in today's classroom because of their access to abundant forms of technology.

These students are referred to as the "Net Geners". So how do these students from the "Net Generation" learn and what do they expect from their teachers and schools? These "Net Geners" expect to use computers for their classwork as well as their hobbies. They expect things to work fast and will get bored if they are not adequately challenged. When these students are challenged, they excel in creativity and innovation. The "Net Geners" learn by doing, not by listening to lectures, completing worksheets, or reading an instructional manual. These are the students we must reach in our classrooms. As teachers, you have the power to increase student engagement and motivation through the integration of technology, which has the power to transform teaching and classrooms!

Above you will see the results of the Professional Development Survey that was conducted among the RMS faculty a few weeks ago. The results indicated that many of you want to improve your skills in integrating technology to improve instruction. I am excited to let you know that we are going to be partnering with Technology in Motion this school year and Dr. Barry Wiginton will be working with our school to provide training and support to all of you in using technology to provide engaging learning activities that will improve learning. Our first session will take place on Wednesday and I can't wait to see the learning he has planned for us this year!

I am also excited to let you know that we have ordered some additional Chromebooks so that every teacher will have their own Chromebook! The new Chromebooks should be in within the next few days and as soon as we can get them ready, we will get them out to you. As they say, "If we can't be 'em, join 'em" so we are going to become part of the "Net Generation" group! We hope this will help all of you as we begin this technological journey!

Looking forward to a great week at RMS!

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RMS Mentoring Schedule

Hispanic Heritage Month

In addition to Attendance Awareness Month, it is also Hispanic Heritage Month. The activities that have been planned for this week is a great opportunity to explore Hispanic heritage with our students!

Monday - Hispanic Heritage Month Introduction

Tuesday/Wednesday - Latino Americans Share Their Experiences

Thursday - Group Write - Latin Americans Share Their Experiences

Friday - Celebrating Our Heritage!

Monday, September 18

  • Book Study - Please plan to attend during your scheduled instructional period.
  • RMS Volleyball vs. Deshler - Away - 7th grade @ 4:30 p.m. & 8th grade @ 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19

  • AEA Representative - Megan Skidmore - Ms. Skidmore will be here to sign up new AEA members and plans to have the Med Network cards for current members. She will be in the 6th grade teachers' work room until 1:00 p.m.
  • RMS Pep Rally/Yearbook Dedication - 8th Period
  • RMS Volleyball vs. Haleyville - Away - 7th grade @ 4:30 p.m. & 8th grade @ 5:30 p.m.
  • RMS Football vs. Winfield - Home - 5:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20

  • Technology Training with Dr. Barry Wiginton - Room 125 - Please plan to attend during your scheduled instructional period.

Thursday, September 21

  • AP Celebration - RCS Auditorium - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Please check your email for students/teachers who will be attending this event.
  • Distribute ACT Aspire Results - 2016-17 Aspire results will be given to students during 7th period.
  • RMS Volleyball vs. Haleyville - Home - 7th grade @ 4:30 p.m. & 8th grade @ 5:30 p.m.

Friday, September 22

  • RHS Football vs. Jemison - Away - 7:00 p.m.