May 5, 2023

Principal's Post

Dear Guardians and Parents,

Laptops will not be going home for the remainder of the year due to State testing and no backup inventory for those that leave them at home. Raider Time EACH morning will be used to complete any missing work. Please reach out to your child's counselor or teacher if there are specific concerns.

Due to the next few weeks being packed with events, I will try to keep you all updated by simplifying the Principal's Post to bullets.


SC READY Reading on Tuesday and Math on Thursday

Teacher Appreciation Week (8th-12th)

Physicals on campus for Student Athletes (see the Google link below to sign up)

Spring football practice also begins the week of May 8-11 from 3:45-5:30.

Dance Performance Friday, May 12th @ 5:30

Chick Fil- A lunch on Friday w/pre-orders on Monday and Tuesday

8th Grade Celebration time change:

Team 8-1 9:00

Team 8-2 11:00

Warm Regards,

Heather Andrus


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This year, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month with the More Than Enough campaign!

It’s an opportunity for all of us to come together and remember the inherent value we each hold — no matter our diagnosis, appearance, socioeconomic status, background or ability. We want every person out there to know that if all you did was wake up today, that’s more than enough. No matter what, you are inherently worthy of more than enough life, love and healing. Showing up, just as you are, for yourself and the people around you is more than enough.

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Counselor's Corner

RRMS is fortunate to have three competent and caring school counselors.

Ms. Atkinson is the school counselor for students in the 6th grade.

Dr. McNeal is the school counselor for students in the 7th grade.

Mrs. Cunningham is the school counselor for students in the 8th grade.

Mental Health Support

RRMS is also fortunate to have two mental health professionals. Email your child's grade level counselor for referral information.

Ms. Regina Harris and Mrs. Megan McKee

See Something, Say Something

If you want to submit a See Something, Say Something tip, you can do it right from your laptop or cell phone. Log into your LaunchPad and click the tip icon or report it through the school’s app. Tips can be submitted anonymously if you leave the contact information fields blank but make sure to include enough details – like school, names or classes - so the school can follow up on the tip.

Option two: Need to report a tip to our tip line? Did you know you can do it right from your laptop or phone? Just log into LaunchPad on your laptop or download the school’s app to submit a completely anonymous tip.

The tip line is available in our school’s app or on our website at: https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=6778

The Arts at RRMS

Congratulations to Mr. Skellett and the Raider Band!!!! This is an amazing honor.

"On behalf of the South Carolina Band Directors Association, it is my pleasure to congratulate the Rawlinson Road Middle School Band on earning the Outstanding Performance Award for the 2022-2023 school year. The OPA is the most prestigious award that SCBDA gives each year to South Carolina band programs. Your school's band program performed at a very high level in all SCBDA events including All-State and Region Band, Concert Performance Assessment, and Solo and Ensemble and earned enough points to be recognized as one of the top bands in the state. Thank you very much for your support of the program and helping them to achieve this level of success."

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Yearbooks coming soon!

Only 5 copies of the yearbook left!! We are not guaranteed to have "extras" to sell once distribution begins. Those wanting a yearbook need to place their order ASAP. Orders can still be placed online through the website with a credit card OR by bringing $45 cash or check to Mrs. Bell (room B-125)

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Raider Athletics Information

Sports Physicals

Monday, May 8, 2023, Rawlinson Road will offer sports physicals to anyone in grades 6-8 that has intentions to participate in athletics for the 2023-2024 school year. Riverview Medical will have a team of male and female physicians and nurses to come out and perform the sports physicals. The students must have a medical history form filled out completely and signed by and parent, a blank physical form, and $20 cash. If they do not have all three, they will not be allowed to be screened.

During the physical the students' vision will be checked, heart rate, blood pressure, and the students will not remove any clothing, so don't let this take the place of their check-ups from their regular physician. Click the link below to sign your student up for a time slot on Monday for a sports physical.

Sign up for a physical here.

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Get Ready for PBIS!

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Special Thanks to our Community Partners

Franklin Pharmaceuticals

Langrum Branch Baptist Church

Lakewood Baptist Church

8th Graders - Take Note

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8th Grade Cookout

Please review the items below and help us celebrate our 8th graders! If you have any questions or concerns, please email kmitchell@rhmail.org, eabernethy@rhmail.org, or jreynolds@rhmail.org.

Items needed: 8th Grade Cookout

South Carolina Governor's School

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities provides pre-professional training in the arts to students in creative writing, dance, drama, film, music, and visual arts for talented South Carolina students. In a unique school environment, students learn and grow collaboratively. Programs include summer camps and the residential high school and range in age from 7th to 12th grade. Learn more and apply online at www.scgsah.org/admissions.

Summer Activities

Winthrop Basketball Camps

Need something for your child to do this Summer? Look no further! Coach Mark Prosser will host TWO WEEKS of individual basketball camps for rising 2nd- 9th grade Boys & Girls. Check out the link below for more information!

"Coach Mark Prosser’s high-energy day camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball to help your child improve while HAVING FUN! Throughout the week, campers will have a chance to meet members of the Winthrop Men's Basketball team while also learning the value of competition daily through various games & contests.”

Email markprosserbasketballcamp@gmail.com with any questions! Thanks, hope to see you there!

Mark Prosser Basketball Camp

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Dance Performance

Friday, May 12th, 5:30pm

RRMS Auditorium

Northwestern Cross Country

Interested in running and being part of a great team? Northwestern Cross Country is looking to add runners to their team. It is a great way to keep in shape for winter and spring sports. Our summer training begins June 5th. Please click on the link and fill out the contact form if interested.