Ranger News, Week of March 9, 2020
From The Principal
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.
Middle level scheduling for 20-21 Rangers will also commence soon. Students will all have the core content subjects of English/language arts, math, science and social studies. Students will have options for selections of related arts classes: performance music (band, choir and orchestra in grades 6-8), art, technology education, Spanish and physical education & health. For the purpose of helping students make informed choices regarding their related arts selections, students will have opportunities to explore interests in related arts in the days ahead:
- Walker Career Center students will be at RP on March 9 to give 5th and 6th grade students the opportunity to learn about future careers while also exploring potential related art interests.
- 5th and 6th grade students will be traveling to the Warren Performing Arts Center on March 16 and 17 to watch and listen to Warren Central High School's highly acclaimed band, choir and orchestra perform.
- A one-page information guide that provides an overview of all classes will be provided to student next week.
- Counselors will visit classrooms to explain the process to students.
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 5th and 6th grade Vex Robotics "RoboRangers." Two teams placed high enough in this past Saturday's state competition to qualify for world competition in April!
The WRPIMS Ranger News broadcast for the week of March 9, 2020.
Health Hero at The Park on April 15th
Once again Health Hero will be at Raymond Park to help with vaccine compliance.
Health Hero will be at Raymond Park on April 15th.
Consents are included in this newsletter and available in the main office or the clinic at school.
Many families will or have been contacted directly to inform them if vaccines are required for their students. Signed consent is all that is required to participate in this clinic.
This organization will come to school free of charge to our families and give required vaccines with a signed consent.
Next year two Hepatitis A vaccinations are required for all students in all grades.
These vaccines will also be available on April 15th from Health Hero.
For any questions please call the nurses office at (317) 532-8912.
Dine to Donate -Roborangers
Roborangers is having a dine to donate at Texas Roadhouse (Southport) on Wednesday, March 11. Flyer must be presented for appropriate credit. Thank you!
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.
All For Books -5th & 6th grade competition
Spring Scholastic Book Fair
Dates: March 2-12
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.
New and Improved Scholastic Book Fair App:
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.
Morning Student Arrival Information
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.
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:
RPI&MS PTSA News
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply you must be in the 7th or 8th grade. Contact Katie Piatt RPMS Educational Counselor for application email@example.com or 317-532-8900 X8910.
SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLICATIONS/NEWS MEDIA USE
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