Navigating the River
Wednesday, May 12th
What's Happening on The River?
May 13: 7th and 8th grade band concert
May 18 & 19: Rising 6th Grade Tours (5:00-6:20 each evening)
May 26: 8th Grade Celebration
May 27: Last Day of School (Early Release at 1:30pm)
May 27: 2PM Last Call to Pickup Medications from Clinic
May 27: Last Day for virtual/hybrid students to pickup school pictures in front office
School Events and Information
Yearbooks - Capture the Memories!
Good News! - We were able to secure more yearbooks, but they are going fast. If you have not yet ordered a 2021 Yearbook, now is the time. Students will have an opportunity to participate in a yearbook signing event after the yearbooks have been distributed, so it would be a good idea to order one before they sell out. Simply go to Balfour.com and put Riverwatch in the search box then follow the instructions that follow. If you are unsure if you purchased a yearbook, call 1-800-225-3687 and choose option 3.
Thank you so very much for your support.
Rising 6th Grade Tours
6th Grade Band Spring Concert - Recording
This past Thursday, May 6th, was our 6th Grade Band Spring Concert in the RMS Bus Lanes! This concert featured ALL 6th grade band students - including the resilient group of new students who joined us this semester.
This was also our first concert this year with a live audience! Families were able to enjoy the music and fresh air while sitting on the grass outside. We are so proud of all that these students have accomplished this year, and we would love to share that with you. If you would like to watch their performance, you can do so by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/Fd45ImD5U0U
Symphonic Band 2021-2022 (Congrats)
Thanks to our Front Office Staff!
Thanks for helping keep our school running smoothly!
Thanks for answering all the questions from our parents and students!
Thanks for keeping our books straight and not spending too much money.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
During Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month, FCS is recognizing the brilliance, strength and love this history represents. We feel it is important to recognize the many ways in which Asian Pacific Americans have contributed to, inspired, and created American culture.
The Georgia Standards of Excellence integrates the history and work of Asian Pacific Americans throughout the school year, K-12. APA history is American history. Acknowledging all our dimensions of diversity, even if it’s a small gesture, gives us a chance to be intentional about learning that history.
This list below highlights Asian Pacific Americans in a variety of areas and occupations. Some of the names will be known to most who read this list; other names are less well known. Regardless of their fame, we celebrate the efforts of all and look forward to adding more in the future.
1. Katherine C. Tai- Today we recognize Katherine C. Tai. On March 18,2021 Katherine C. Tai was sworn in as the 19th US Trade Representative. Ambassador Tai is the first Asian American, and first woman of color confirmed to serve in the role. Learn more here Katherine C. Tai Sworn in as USTR Ambassador | United States Trade Representative #FCSDEI #AMHM
2. Miyoshi Umeki- Today we recognize, singer and actress Miyoshi Umeki, who became the first, and currently only, woman of Asian origin to take home an Academy Award in 1958. Learn more here https://www.asiancinevision.org/miyoshi-umeki-forgotten-apa-icon/ #FCSDEI #AMHM
3. Jerry Yang- Today we recognize, Jerry Yang, Co-Founder of Yahoo! Jerry Yang and his classmate David Filo dropped out of the doctoral program at Stanford University to create an internet directory originally named “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web” which was later named Yahoo! Learn more here https://www.forbes.com/profile/jerry-yang/?sh=43182fa2468b #FCSDEI #AMHM
4. I. M. Pei- Today we recognize, Ieoh Ming Pei, a Chinese American Architect who went on to design some of the nation’s most iconic buildings, including the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and many others. In 1983, Pei won the Pritzker Prize, which is sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of architecture. Read more here https://www.britannica.com/biography/I-M-Pei #FCSDEI #AMHM
5. Nikki Haley- To conclude the second week of Asian American Heritage month we recognize, Nikki Haley, who was elected governor of South Carolina in 2010, making her the state’s first female and first Indian American governor. In 2016 Haley was appointed to become the United States ambassador to the United Nations. https://www.biography.com/political-figure/nikki-haley #FCSDEI #AMHM
End of Year Medication Pick Up
The deadline for picking up medication kept in the school clinic will be Thursday, May 27th at 2 pm. All medication left after 2pm on May 27th will be properly disposed. Any questions, please contact Nurse Kim Varner at ext. 300121 or Kvarner@forsyth.k12.ga.us.
RMS Summer Camps
RMS Lady Panther Basketball Camp
Summer is almost here! Is your daughter interested in basketball? If so, she should attend the RMS Girls Basketball Summer Camp. No basketball experience is necessary. Click the link below to read more details and to sign up. Better hurry, spots are limited due to Covid-19. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Steele directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
RMS Boys Basketball Camp
RMS Panther Cross Country Summer Camp
Who: Rising 6th – 8th Graders
What: Cross Country Summer Camp
When: 7/19-7/23 FROM 9am to 11am
Where: Riverwatch Middle School (Gym parking lot)
Why: Athletes of all skill levels that have interest in running cross-country will participate in fun drills, conditioning, and 1-2 mile runs to enhance their running skills. From learning cross-country teamwork skills to learning running techniques, the athletes will grow and form into runners with a higher cross-country IQ. Players will work on breathing techniques, running techniques, finishing techniques, and so much more. Day 5 will consist of a fun color run where runners will be doused with colored powder and medals will go out to the top 3 runners. Don’t miss this FUN!
How to Sign Up:
- Go to the RMS Website https://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/riverwatchms
- Click Extracurricular/Clubs/Cross Country
- Click the link for Cross Country Summer Camp 2021
- Sign Up
Contact Coach McGinley at email@example.com for further information.
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Questions, Celebrations, and Ideas
RMS Teacher and Staff of the Month
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Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) News
Donations Needed, Please!
Click HERE for a list of items to donate.
In the month of May (after testing), the RMS PTSO is planning a few "surprise and delights" to show our school (teachers, staff, students) how much we appreciate their dedication and flexibility this year. This year has brought on many more challenges and the stress level has increased greatly. Our teachers and staff have poured many hours into learning new technologies, adapting to new teaching styles, teaching new courses both in-person and virtually and encouraging a healthy school environment for our children. We will also have some grade-level celebrations for the students after testing. We ask that you help us with any donations to show how much we appreciate the time and effort they put in to supporting our children during a pandemic.
We will be collecting donations through Friday, May 14th. A donation tub is located outside the school front door and the counseling office. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!!