RPS Parent News

October 23, 2017

The Leader In Me

This year we are excited to continue being a Leader in Me school. Leader in Me is a mindset focused around seven habits of success. We believe that everyone is a leader. Throughout the year, we will teach these habits to encourage students to become effective leaders.

Habit 1: Be Proactive – I am responsible for myself (my actions, attitudes and moods).

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind. – I plan ahead and set goals.

Habit 3: Put first things first. – I spend my time on the things that are most important.

Habit 4: Think win-win – I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want.

Habit 5: Seek first to understand, then to be understood. – I listen before I talk.

Habit 6: Synergize – I know that working together is better.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw – I take care of my body and mind.


For the past several weeks, in our Community Leadership class, we have been focusing on Habit 1, Be Proactive, which states "I'm in charge of myself". Students have been learning about their own circle of control and how focusing on what they can control (which is themselves) allows others to view them as leaders. They have also been challenged to show initiative, at home and at school, by doing things they know they need to without being asked, for example: making their beds, cleaning up after themselves, and being quiet in line.

In the upcoming weeks, we will be shifting to Habit 2, Begin with the End in Mind. We will be learning how important it is to have a plan, to think ahead, and to set goals that are both specific and achievable. We will also be learning about what matters most, as leaders show what they value through their actions. We have a lot of "learning fun" in Community Leadership as we are growing Leaders!

Red Ribbon Week October 23-27

We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 23 – 27!

Our theme is: “Your Future is KEY, So Stay Drug Free!” – Weekly Activities:

Monday: “Team Up Against Drugs; Pledge to be Drug-Free!” Wear Sports Team Gear!

Tuesday: “Follow Your Dreams, Put Drugs to Rest!"

Wear Pajamas!

Wednesday: “Hair’s to Uniting against Bullying & Drugs!”

Wear Orange Clothing & Crazy Hair!

Thursday: “Your Future is KEY;Stay Drug Free!”

Wear college clothing/dress as future career!

Friday: “Real Heroes have Power; they Don’t do Drugs!”

Wear your Favorite Super Hero Outfit!

Tuesday: 10/31-Wear your favorite movie or book character costume! No masks or weapons!! There will not be any parades this day!

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National Dodge Jeep Contest

Onslow County Schools is partnering with National Dodge in Jacksonville. There will be raffle tickets sold at various schools to be entered for a drawing to win a 2018 Jeep Wrangler. The drawing will be held on May 19, 2018. If interested in purchasing tickets, please see our receptionist. Tickets will also be available to purchase at our Fall Festival on November 17th.
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RPS Fall Festival

Please mark your calendar for our Fall Festival on Friday, November 17, 2017. We will be sending more information home as this event gets closer. There will be a lot of fun events and activities, food trucks, and vendors!

Mark Your Calendars!

  • October 23-27 - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 31 - Character Dress Up Day (no masks or weapons) and End of Grading Period

  • November 7 - Report Cards
  • November 8 - Fall Make-Up Pictures
  • November 9 - ERPD
  • November 10 - Holiday
  • November 17 - Fall Festival from 6:00-8:00pm
  • November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break


Our BRIDGE will be taking up popcorn orders on Thursdays. Popcorn will be 50 cents a bag and will be popped and delivered on Fridays. Students should give their homeroom teacher money for popcorn on Thursdays if interested.