RIS Newsletter.....................

April 14 - 18...............................................

Talent Show Winners

Thank you to Michelle Hanes for this picture of our Talent Show Winners. We have a lot of talent at RIS!

Talent Show Results

4th Grade

1st Place: Kaitlyn Phoumavong

2nd Place: Emma Rice

3rd Place: Flynn Jacobs

5th Grade

1st Place: Ben Basta

2nd Place: Bridgette Walls

3rd Place: Sarah Lewis

6th Grade

1st Place: Delaine Tucker

2nd Place: Xin Yu Jiang

3rd Place: Noah Keeter

Overall Winner (Highest Score)

Kaitlyn Phoumavong

Attn. 6th graders

BMS Robotic Team sponsor, Mrs. Rogers, asked Mrs. Whitaker to be the contact for the 6th graders who want to try out for the BMS Lego Robotic Team. They have several slots to fill. Mrs. Whitaker has the required packets. Interested students should have good academic and behavior records, and will be required to write an essay. The packet has 3 teacher recommendations.

Alabama State Archery Tournament

Kristina Oshiro was the overall top Female Elementary Student!

Madison Grant won the 3D shoot for Elementary School Female.


6th graders headed to BMS:

There is a lot of information on the BMS website that you might want to check out:


and on their Facebook page:

BMS Facebook

Buckhorn Middle School Tryouts

These are the dates that we know about:

  • Dance – April 22nd and 23rd is the clinic and tryouts will be on the 25th- 3:15 till 5:00 pm
  • Volleyball – April 14th – 16th from 3:30 till 5:30 pm
  • Girls basketball – April 21st – April 23rd from 3:30 till 5:30 pm
  • Boys basketball – April 17th and 18th from 3:30 till 5:30 pm

    All participants must have current physical and signed permission waiver. These forms can be found on our athletic website.

Leadership Day - April 18

From 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Meet in the gym
This is a time for you to come and observe how the Leader in Me program works in our school.

PTA Meeting - April 22.........Very Important Meeting!

Notice from the PTA:

This letter is our formal resolution of Dissolution from the State and Nation PTA. We will be meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd at 6 PM in the RIS Gymnasium. This meeting is when we will be Making the motion of Dissolving the PTA and voting by paper ballots to dissolve or not. This is the night that the State PTA representative will be able to speak on their behalf before the motion is called for a vote.

If the Motion passes, then we will vote on a new set of bylaws for a Parent Teacher Organization and a new board for the PTO. If it doesn't pass, we will be voting on the new board for the 2014-2015 PTA.

Please plan on attending this very important PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 PM.


Your 2013-2014 RIS PTA Board

ACT Aspire Testing

ACT Aspire Testing Dates: April 28-May 7

6th grade only can use calculators on the math portion of the test. All 6th grade students will have access to a calculator. However, you can purchase yours to keep for $2.50. See Mrs. Bieri about purchasing one.

Progress Reports - May 1

Teacher Appreciation Week - May 5-9

Field Day - May 9

8:30 - 1:30

Rain Date - May 15

Awards Day - May 22

4th - 8:15-9:15

5th - 10:15-11:15

6th - 1:00-2:00

Summer Care - June 2 - July 25

Hours: 6:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Cost: $65/week

Open to all students who have completed 3rd grade to completed 5th grade. They are working on the field trip schedule.

Registration is open. Forms are available at the front desk or through the daycare.