Raymond Park

Ranger News, Week of March 2, 2020

From The Principal

Ranger Patrons,

Welcome to the month of March! There is plenty happening during the 15 school days of March that precede spring break. Our student anchors in the Ranger News studio do an excellent job of providing a weekly overview. The WRPIMS Ranger News broadcast for the week of March 2, 2020, is shared.

RPIMS 8th grade students have the opportunity to earn summer credit through enrollment in physical education courses. RP's summer school PE scheduling day is Wednesday, March 18. Registration information will be provided to 8th grade students this week. In the meantime, Warren Central High School Summer School Guidelines are provided for reference.

5th, 6th, and 7th grade class trips will be taken in May. The deadline for reserving space for these trips is approaching. Reservations made after March 19 will be subject to an additional late fee through Appian Tours. Specific information about trips may be found later in this newsletter.

Congratulations to the RPIMS Science Olympiad Team for winning the regional round of the state competition this past Saturday at Butler University! On to state competition...

John Kleine


Community Engagement Network Community Listening Session

MSD of Warren Township is excited to be the host of the first Community Engagement Network Community Listening Session on Monday, March 2nd from 6-8 PM at the Warren Education and Community Center located at 975 North Post Road. This is an opportunity to bring the Far Eastside community together to engage with one another, connect resources, and speak about issues of concern amongst a diverse group of community members.

Community leaders, City Councillor Michael-Paul Hart, Superintendent of MSD Warren Township, Dr. Tim Hanson, Founder of the Ross Foundation, Dee Ross, IMPD Community Liaison, Gregory Merriweather, and community member Whitney Yates will provide some information about their community involvement. The remainder of the evening will be allocated for members of the community to share information, ask questions, and engage in community discussion. All are invited to attend. We look forward to this opportunity to engage with our community to build our community!

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Raymond Park Athletics

Boys Golf Callout Meeting: Tuesday, March 3rd at 6 pm at Morningstar Golf Course.

Boys and girls track and field practice will start on Monday, March 9th. Practice will be after school until 5:45 pm. Reminder that track is open to all students in 5th through 8th grade.

Girls tennis tryouts will begin on Tuesday, March 10th. Tryouts will be after school until 5:30 pm. Reminder that tennis is open to all students in 5th through 8th grade.

7th and 8th grade baseball and softball tryouts will begin on March 10th, 11th, and 12th at Raymond Park Middle School. Tryouts will be after school until 6:30 pm.

All athletes will need a ride home. Girls are picked up at door 24 and boys are picked up at door 2. Reminder that if you are going to participate in any of these spring sports, you must have a physical on file with Mr. Grayson. Do not wait until the last minute to get a physical. Be sure to get that taken care of before the week of March 9th.

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All For Books -5th & 6th grade competition

Parents of 5/6 grade students should be expecting to see a small Ziploc bag with a brief letter attached to it explaining Scholastic's All for Books program. This program is a way for us to be able to purchase more books for our library shelves as well as a way to donate money to children in need across the nation. For every $1 we donate Scholastic matches it and buys books for children in the U.S. that have a need either due to poverty or catastrophe. Students can bring in spare change and give it to their CORE Connect teacher first thing in the morning starting on Monday, March 2. Each day that money will be collected and accounted for and the Core Connect class at the end of the week that has contributed the most will receive a prize based on the total dollar amount contributed. There will be one 5th grade class winner and one 6th grade class winner. We will continue to accept donations for All For Books throughout the fair, but the donations will not count towards the competition after Friday, March 6.

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

The Raymond Park Intermediate & Middle School Spring Book Fair is coming!

Dates: March 2-12

Time: 9:30-4:00

Place: RPI&MS Media Plex

Details: Each student that purchases a book will receive 2 C. O.R.E. dollars!

Check out this interactive book fair flyer:


Give your student a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair. Simply create a free account, preauthorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available.

eWallet English:


eWallet Spanish:


New and Improved Scholastic Book Fair App:


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Friday, March 6th, 6pm


Warren Performing Arts Center

9500 East 16th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46229


Little Known Black History Fact:

He swallowed swords and molten lead. He danced on eggs without cracking their shells. He threw knives; he threw his voice. He was Richard Potter, the first African American born stage magician, and ventriloquist. Come see the modern-day Richard Potter, Magic Mike at the Warren Performing Arts Center. "Magic with a Message" - Michael Ray

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Class Trip Information

Registration for these trips is required using the shared links.

5th Grade - Louisville (Friday, May 8th)

6th Grade - Cincinnati (Friday, May 15th)

7th Grade - Chicago (Tuesday, May 26)

RPIMS Class Trip Behavior Contract

RPIMS Class Trip Behavior Contract-Spanish

RPI&MS 5th -8th grade 19-20 Yearbooks on sale now!

Order your 5th -8th grade combined RPI&MS yearbook today!!!

You can order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com - yearbook ID code is 10818420

You can also order by sending in a check made payable to Lifetouch.

A basic paperback yearbook costs $20 and is only a $5 charge to add a hardcover!

Please see Mrs. Simala or Mr. Brooks with your yearbook questions.

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Morning Student Arrival Information

Parents and Guardians,

As the weather becomes increasingly colder, it is important to review our morning drop-off procedures. Recently, we have had a large number of students on campus prior to 8:30 a.m. This presents a safety concern as those students are standing outside in frigid temperatures and are left unsupervised.

  • Students are not able to enter the building until 8:30 a.m. This is the earliest we can guarantee appropriate adult supervision.
  • Students should NOT be dropped off prior to 8:30 a.m. each day; if they are, they will be standing in cold temperatures until staff supervision arrives and students are let in to the cafeteria.
  • Given that school begins at 8:55 a.m. for 5th and 6th grade students and 9:02 a.m. for 7th and 8th grade students, the school is allowing families an additional 25-30 minutes of time for their student to be supervised by inviting students in the building at 8:30 a.m.
  • Please use this information and follow the Car Line Procedures (below) to create the car-rider line safety for morning and afternoon travel.
  • Please also follow the instructions of all staff members outdoors as they direct and supervise parking lot and drop-off line areas.

The safety and supervision of your student and our staff is always our top priority - we ask for you support in helping us with these efforts.

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From the Office of Exceptional Learners:

Warren's High Ability Program is designed to meet the unique academic needs of gifted and talented students. The curriculum in these classes is differentiated and faster paced and students will be working above grade level if they qualify. As a district, we look at all students in grades 1, 4, 6 and 8 to see if they qualify for the following school year based on eligibility criteria. Parent recommendations are considered along with achievement scores when determining placement in high ability. More detailed identification information can be found here. If you would like to complete a recommendation for the broad based planning committee to consider you can do so here 2020-2021 High Ability Parent Recommendation Form The parent recommendation form will be open until January 31, 2020.

Homework Help!

If your student needs Math or Science homework assistance, they can call AskRose. Please see information below:

Tutors are available by phone Sunday - Thursday, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm (ET) at:

877-Ask-Rose (877-275-7673)

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Don't forget to join our Parent Teacher Student Association and support all of the wonderful student activities and events throughout the school year! Your $7 membership earns you a weekly PTSA electronic newsletter and membership incentives. Our PTSA sponsors Back To School Night treats, Warren Homefest, the quarterly CORE Celebrations, teacher reimbursement for school supplies, open gym nights, family bingo night, field trip fundraisers, end of year celebration treat for all students, 8th grade celebration gift, and staff appreciation days. Our PTSA coordinates the school-PTSA joint fall fundraiser, grade level fundraisers, weekly slushy sales, RP-AMC monthly family movie events, Box Top collection contests, quarterly roller skating parties at the Roller Cave and Sonny Day Community Center volunteering nights. We have over 400 members this year! Join us!!

Congratulations to our 5th grade students and staff for winning our PTSA membership contest this year!

Please contact our PTSA for more information: rpims.ptsa@gmail.com


The occasion may arise when the school district wants to recognize your child or your child's school. This may include your child's photo, your child's name or your child's work in district publications, newsletters, on school district websites, and in electronic/ social media or in staff training videos. We may also want to tell the media (including newspapers, television, and radio) about your child's achievements. We never knowingly release information about a student to anyone who wants to use it for commercial/ political purposes. However, we will honor your request to not include your child in these types of recognitions if you notify your child's school office in writing that you do not want this type of information released.

Contact Us

Dr. John Kleine - Principal


Mrs. Jina Simmons - 5th Grade Level Administrator


Mr. Andrew McAulay - 5th Grade Counselor


Mrs. April Price - 6th Grade Level Administrator


Ms. Katie Piatt - 6th Grade Counselor


Mr. Bill Halpin - 7th Grade Level Administrator


Mrs. Iris Parrish -7th Grade Counselor


Dr. Leondra Radford - 8th Grade Level Administrator


Mrs. Adrienne Mathews - 8th Grade Counselor


Lisa Stewart - Nurse


21st Century Scholars: Scholarship program for Students

To apply you must be in the 7th or 8th grade. Contact Katie Piatt RPMS Educational Counselor for application kpiatt@warren.k12.in.us or 317-532-8900 X8910.