RMS Weekly Event Calendar

November 6 - November 10

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What's going on at RMS?

I read that the month of November is considered "National Gratitude Month". We talk a lot about gratitude, but do we ever stop to think about what it really means? Gratitude involves much more than simply saying "thank you." Gratitude is a feeling that comes from the heart and is demonstrated in our actions and attitudes. Gratitude has the power to change our focus from the negative to an appreciation for all the positive things we have been blessed with in our life. When we practice a daily attitude of gratitude, we have a deeper connection to ourselves and to those around us.

All aspects of our lives can improve if we are grateful. There is actual research that indicates that gratitude can enhance our moods, decrease our stress level which, in turn, can improve our over health and wellbeing. People who are grateful tend to have less stress related illnesses, are less depressed, and have lower blood pressure. Grateful individuals tend to be more physically fit, are happier, and have more satisfying personal and professional relationships.

If everyone practiced gratitude on a daily basis, the world would change for the better. If we focused on the positive aspects of our lives, think about the impact it could have on our daily attitudes!

I hope all of you will take time to reflect on the impact of gratitude and how you can improve the lives of those around you. I encourage you to take time to simply thank someone. Do a random act of kindness or offer up a smile to someone who is having a bad day. Tell someone that you appreciate them. Provide encouragement to someone in need. When we demonstrate gratitude, we are much happier and it is reflected in our actions each day!

Thank you for all you do each day at RMS. I am very thankful for all of you!

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Wow! Take a look at our Pineapple Chart! Last week it was filled with teachers who were doing outstanding learning activities in their classrooms and invited other teachers into their classrooms to observe and learn. I am so excited about the great learning activities that are taking place in our classrooms as well has how our students are engaged in their learning. I encourage all of you to put your name on the Pineapple Chart and also visit classrooms! You will be amazed at how much you will learn!

From the pictures below, you can see that Mrs. Agee visited Mrs. Townley's classroom as they worked on presenting workplace safety skits to the class. The students loved having her in the classroom watching what they were doing! Ms. Ridge is also doing fabulous things with Google Classroom by creating assessments that are embedded with awesome graphics! I look forward to what is coming this week! Keep up the great work!

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It is great to see our student work displayed in the hallways! Students love to see their work displayed and it is exciting to see the level of creativity that our students are demonstrating. Thank you to all the teachers who are providing our students with awesome learning activities and for taking the time to display the students' work!
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RMS Mentoring Schedule

We will begin the month of November with activities that involve gratitude. This week is designed with activities that will help our students understand the purpose of Veterans' Day and being grateful to the veterans who have served and protected our country!

Monday - Veterans' Day Introduction

Tuesday - Veterans' Day Video

Wednesday/Thursday - Veterans' Day Letters

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October Perfect Attendance Winner!

The winner this month for perfect attendance goes to Ms. Teresa Hubbard! The students, faculty, and administration thank you for being a school every day in October and for everything you do to support our students and faculty ! There were 30 RMS employees with perfect attendance this month for a 68% perfect attendance rate....a slight improvement from September. Way to go!!

This Week at a Glance

Monday, November 6

  • RMS Basketball vs. Laurence Co. - Away - 7th grade boys @ 4:00 p.m. - 8th grade girls @ 5:15 p.m. - 8th grade boys @ 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7

  • Career Prep Field Trip - Student in the Career Prep class will be touring the Tennessee Titans football stadium.

Wednesday, November 8

  • Student Support Team Meetings - Room 125 - Core teachers will meet during their instructional periods.
  • Faculty Meeting - Media Center - Immediately after school

Thursday, November 9

  • Veterans Day Program - RCS Auditorium - 8:30 a.m. - 8th grade students at RMS will attend the program.
  • Progress Reports - Progress reports will be given out during 7th period mentoring periods.
  • RMS basketball vs. Florence Middle School - 7th grade girls @ 4:00 p.m. - 7th grade boys @ 5:15 p.m. - 8th grade girls @ 6:30 p.m. - 8th grade boys @ 7:45 p.m.

Friday, November 10

  • No School - In celebration of Veterans Day.