Riverside Middle School

Weekly Update 10/30/15

Peer Mediation Training

On Thursday, October 15th, our Peer Mediators gathered for some training on how to deal peer issues and provide solutions to their problems. Many new 6th graders were trained with problem solving tips and tricks to use when mediating a issue or concern.

Mrs. Amy Christine Parker

We had the privilege of hosting an Artist in residence Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs. Amy Christine Parker spoke to a group of aspiring writers on Tuesday and all of our 8th Grade ELA class on Wednesday to conveyed the way she takes ideas from her surroundings and experiences to get ideas for her novels.

Web of Compliments

Students in our Physical education classes participated in an activity called Web of Compliments. During the activity, someone started off with a ball of yarn and gave another person a compliment. They then tossed the yarn to that person and the process continued until the "web" was created. GREAT activity for our students Mr. Washington, Mr. Johnson, and Ms. Heos!

THE small STUFF (UPDATED AND CONSOLIDATED)...

Most of the items that have been on this list are finished; however, a few items still remain...


  • Don't forget to sign in, every morning, to Hall Pass. If the system is "down" please report that to Mr. Huff or Mrs. Woods. We have to have a "record" of attendance for everyone in the building daily. Remember, you can always sign-in from your computer in your room if the system in the Mail Room is down.
  • GCSDocs will be replacing all of the other locations of communicated information by mid-January.
  • Google Drive Training - Teachers can sign up for this training through the Portal. Selected programs and dates mentioned are as follows:

Google Apps for Education Series: 4/5/16 - 4/26/16, MT Anderson, 4:40- 6:30

Mentor Mondays, still accepting recommendations!

If you have students you want to recommend to have lunch with the administrative team on Mondays, feel free to submit the names of those students to your grade level administrator.

Calendar

This Week at RMS!


Sunday, November 1st

Daylight Savings Time - Don't forget to set you clocks back one hour


Monday, November 2nd

  • 7:40 - Sixth Grade Intramurals:
  • Teacher Reward Day - Can wear jeans for Perfect Attendance (Mrs. Dill will send a list)
  • Lunch - Sundae Monday
  • Voting for the Teacher of the Year to begin - See information from Mrs. Hall
  • 3:15-3:45 - Model UN Meeting

Tuesday, November 3rd


  • 7:40 - Sixth Grade Intramurals:
  • 10:30-1:00 - Ms. Kellett's class to Washington Center


Wednesday, November 4th


  • 7:40 - Sixth Grade Intramurals:
  • Admin AM Planning - Schools to Watch Meeting
  • NO PM Faculty Meeting!


Thursday, November 5th


  • 7:40 - Sixth Grade Intramurals:
  • 8:30-12:00 - Content Planning Meetings
  • 10:30-12:00 - Ms. Kellett's class to Peach Bowl


Friday, November 6th


  • 7:40 - Sixth Grade Intramurals:
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mrs. Lee!!!!!!!
  • 8:30-2:15 - Junior Achievement (Media Center)
  • Teacher of the Year to End


Up coming events:

  • PTSA Board Meeting - November 10th
  • Veteran's Day - November 11th
  • American Education Week - November 16th-20th
  • PTSA Hospitality Lunch - November 17th
  • PAC November 17th
  • BETA Club Meeting - November 17th 3:20-4:00 (Cafeteria)
  • 6th Grade Strings Showcase - 6:15-8:15 (Cafeteria)
  • Dodgeball Tournament - November 18th
  • PTSA Spirit Night at PDQ on Pelham Rd. -November 19th
  • 2nd Nine Weeks Progress Reports - November 23rd
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 25th-27th

2015-2016 Riverside Middle School Goals

(Goal #1) During the 2015-2016 school year, 89% of RMS students will meet the state readiness standards on SS and Science PASS, and achieve 67% growth on Math MAP and 65% growth on Reading MAP.


(Goal #2) During the 2015-2016 school year, RMS will implement inclusive practices including support facilitation, co-teaching, resource, and external supports to create a more inclusive environment for all students with special needs and English Language learners.


(Goal #3) During the 2015-2016 school year, teachers will implement a variety of student-centered instructional and assessment strategies including the use of technology and problem-based learning to enhance instruction as evidenced in notations in weekly planners, at least once per week.


(Goal #4) During the 2015-2016 school year, each content area team will plan collaboratively using Rubicon Atlas to create commonality in the pacing and assessment of teaching and learning, as observed in weekly content planning meetings.