RMS Weekly Event Calendar

April 23 - April 27

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What's going on at RMS?

Last week was very busy week at RMS! We successfully completed our AdvancED review. A huge thanks to all of you for helping make sure our review went smoothly! The RMS Show Choir and Drama students also did an outstanding job in their performance of Mulan Jr. Every year we think it can't get better...but it does! Our students and teachers did a fabulous job! We were also able to complete our Scantron 7th grade science testing. I am very proud of our students and the great job they are doing in our testing! One more week and we are finished!

Unfortunately, last week, the United States lost a former first lady. Barbara Bush was such a positive role model for our country and believed in the power of education. Mrs. Bush also believed in children and the family and understood the importance of both of them to the future of our nation.

When I saw the quote above by Mrs. Bush, it caused me to reflect on how we view success. As educators, it is so easy to determine success by test scores, grades, attendance, awards, etc. Although we all know and recognize that those things are important, we spend so much time focusing on the outcome, that we often fail to reflect on what true success really means.

Barbara Bush believed the true measure of success was in relationships and how we treat other people. Although her quote above includes family, friends, coworkers, and even strangers, I believe she would also include children/students in her list as well. At the end of the day, when all is said and done, will we be successful if we only taught a student how to do math, but didn't show them how to be respectful? Will a student achieve success if they can read, but aren't kind or compassionate? Students learn so much from watching and listening to others. How we as educators treat others each day sets the tone and provides the positive role model that our students need to overall success.

I encourage all of you to be the catalyst for student success. Let our students see you model these behaviors each day and challenge them to demonstrate behaviors towards each other that make them successful. Continue to promote positive interactions and provide opportunities for students to be kind, compassionate, and considerate. In other words, demonstrate to them what it looks like to truly be a successful individual!

Have a great and "successful" week at RMS!

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RMS Mentoring Schedule

This week we will continue the unit on GRIT!

We will be doing Lesson 17 of the GRIT series this week. Lesson 17 will involved integrity and the honor system.

Monday, April 23

  • Scantron Testing - Math - 1st & 3rd Periods
  • RCS Foundation Dinner - A. W. Todd Center - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24

  • Scantron Testing - Math - 5th & 7th Periods
  • RCS Track - Russellville Track Meet - Home - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25

  • Scantron Testing - Math - 4th & 8th Periods
  • RtI Meeting - Media Center - Immediately after school

Thursday, April 26

  • Scantron Testing - Math - 6th Period
  • RCS Board Meeting - Board Room - 8:00 a.m.
  • RHS Senior Walk-Through - 9:30 a.m. - Russellville High School seniors will begin the walk-through at 9:20 at WES and will move to RES and then to RMS.

Friday, April 27

  • No School!