Owl Pride

Volume 1 Issue 4 September 14, 2020

Choose to be GREAT Focus of the Week- Enthusiastic

This week we are focusing on the E in GREAT, enthusiastic. As a parent, you can help make sure your child is enthusiastic about school by encouraging your child and being enthusiastic yourself. Show interest in the things your child is learning at school, be eager to volunteer when you are able to do so, and encourage your child to always do his or her best. Thank you so much for your continued support!

This week in sports

The RCMS Volleyball teams had their 2nd games of the season in Coahoma. All four teams fought hard, unfortunately, the 8th B team was the only team to come up with a win. We are proud of the way the girls represent Reagan County Middle School. The girls travel to Sonora on Monday, September 14th.

The boys had their first football games of the year in Ozona. It was a cold and rainy game. Unfortunately, both teams were unable to secure a win. Both teams played hard and represented RCMS well. The boys will play TLCA at home on Thursday, September 17th.

Attention Remote Learners

Your child is required to submit work EVERY DAY for EVERY class. If they do not, they are being counted absent and are not getting credit for their courses. This could result in their retention in their current grade-level for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are comfortable with your child returning to school face-to-face, they may do so beginning September 14th.

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Principal's Page

Studies show that parental involvement in a child’s education is one of the largest determining factors in student success. Reagan County Middle School is committed to making sure that your child receives an excellent education. It is our mission to provide for each child an education to reach his/her full potential through the interactive involvement of students, parents, staff, and community members. We are committed to holding our students to a high standard that will serve them well as they progress in their educational endeavors. This requires a strong positive relationship between all stakeholders. We appreciate all of the ways in which you show support for your child and our school as a whole.

We are blessed with great students, great parents, great teachers, and a great community. These are all factors we have working in our favor, and it shows in the many recent successes we have had. It is our goal to continue our successes as one of the top schools in the area. This takes all of us working together to ensure student success. You have all heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. This also holds true in educating a child.

As parents, you make incredible sacrifices for your children. We applaud you and thank you for your commitment to the growth and success of your child. Next week I will post a few tips on how we as parents can give support to our children's education.

Counselor's Corner

As parents I know we can feel like we are always on our kids’ cases reminding them to complete tasks. I feel like I am always reminding my own children to brush their teeth, pack their lunches, and pick up their rooms. While it does feel natural to give our kids reminders, it is important for us as parents to help our children become responsible for reminding themselves to complete tasks. Here are a few things that can help your child:

  • Have your child create a daily checklist that is broken up into big tasks (ex. homework) and smaller tasks (ex. putting their dirty clothes in the laundry basket).
  • Help your child fill out a weekly planner that includes a daily to-do list.
  • Give your child positive and specific feedback. Rather than saying, “You did a great job!” try saying, “I heard you practicing that tough solo part from your new band music. Your hard work will pay off at your band concert.”

*Based from an article provided by Resources for Educators