RMS Monday Message

March 21, 2022

Spring at RMS!

The weather is getting nicer and we are excited to get outside more! Outdoor dining during lunch will be opening up soon. As the third quarter comes to an end, students should make it a priority to connect with their teachers during extra help sessions and consider attending IRP if they are struggling. Modified sports begin this week. We are happy to see our junior bulldogs back on the courts and the fields. End of year activities for 8th graders are still in the planning stages. As more information becomes available we will communicate it with families.

Important Dates

March 30-31 - ELA State Testing

April 4 - Spring Spirit Week starts

April 6 - PTO Meeting

April 8 - End of 3rd Quarter marking period

April 11-15 - Spring Break

April 21 & 22 - IBM Engineer Day in Technology classes

April 27-28 - Math State Testing

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Club & Activity Information

Kaleidescape Club

Meets Wednesday the 23rd with Ms. Assumma do Ms. Varekamp in room A100.

Girls on the Run

GOTR begins March 28th at 3:00pm!!! Please reach out to Coach Dawn or Coach Amber if you have any questions or would like to sign up!

Art Club

Art club will meet after school on March 23th and the 30th


The yearbook meeting from last week has been rescheduled for Thursday, 3/24 in B229 until 3:30. All sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students are welcome to attend.

Environmental Club

Meets 3/24 in Ms. Benson's room until 3:30.

Student Council

Meets 3/29 in Ms. Benson's room until 3:30.

Jazz Band

Meets every Wednesday in the band room. New students always welcome.


There will be an NJHS meeting Tuesday March 22nd in D135. All members should attend.

Home & Careers

Group A meets on 3/23 and Group B meets on 3/30 from 2:45-3:45pm.

Chess Club

The next chess club meeting will be March 22nd in Ms. Sypher's room.

War in Ukraine

This past week, BCSD in collaboration with Dutchess County, collected items to assist in the humanitarian relief effort in Ukraine. We plan to hold more donation events and will continue to update the community when these events take place. In the coming weeks, our Art Club will be selling handmade items through a "pop-up shop" fundraiser. All "pop up shop" proceeds will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency in order to help those affected by this war. In addition, during the district's most recent professional learning day, the RMS Social Studies department worked on grade level lessons that would help students unpack the Russia/Ukraine conflict. As a school we are mindful of the sensitivity of this ever-changing conflict and we are working on ways to thoughtfully teach these types of complex current events. Stay tuned for more information!

Earth Month Competition

Beginning on April 1st, the Environmental Club will be competing in the USAgain Earth Month Clothing Donation challenge. Please bring any old textiles to our donations bins located on Matteawan Road in the old main entrance parking lot of RMS. We accept clothes, shoes and household textiles in reusable condition. Household textiles include tablecloths, towels, bedding, blankets, bedspreads, etc. Clothes, shoes and textiles must be clean and dry and dropped off in tied bags. Last year, our school came in 4th place in the national competition, please help us get to first this year!

February PE Student of the Month

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Bowling Trips

The RMS Physical Education team is organizing multiple trips to take students bowling at Spins Bowl in Wappingers. The cost of the trip is $5.00 per student. The day students are assigned to go will be broken down by ELA teacher. See the attachments below. Students must wear sneakers and are allowed to bring extra money to access vending machines and the arcade. The deadline to return the permission slip is April 4th. Any questions, email tobin.b@beaconk12.org.
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Modified Sports Tryouts


Tryouts for modified girls' lacrosse will begin on Wednesday, March 23rd at 3PM outside on the fields next to the kiosk parking lot . You must be cleared on Family ID in order to try out. Please bring your lacrosse stick, goggles, and cleats/sneakers with you to tryouts. Any questions, please email Ms. Murray at murray.c@beaconk12.org, or stop by A107.


Modified Baseball tryouts will begin on Tuesday 3/22 at 3pm in the Rombout gym. You need to be cleared on Family ID in order to try out, so please check with the nurse if you have not already signed up.


Modified Softball tryouts will begin tomorrow at 3 PM. Please be changed and ready to go at 3. We will meet in the gym lobby. Any questions, please see Ms. Tobin.

Ice Cream Lab in 7th Grade Science

Ms. Lynch & Ms. Baisley want to remind 7th grade students and parents to bring in their materials for tomorrow's ice cream lab! Items can be dropped off to B119 in the morning. Follow us on social media (RomboutMS) for updates on this fun activity!

GLSEN Workshops

In May, the non-for profit group GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network), will be working with our faculty in professional development sessions, pushing into some of our classes, and partnering with our Kaleidoscope Club to plan pride month activities. GLSEN works in conjunction with K-12 schools to ensure that LGBTQ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. We are always looking for ways to affirm the environment for all students and promote a positive school culture. More details on these events coming soon!
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