RCMS Weekly Announcements Week of April 30

Dates to Remember:

May 2 - Parent Coffee, 9:00AM, RCMS

May 3-5 - RCMS Drama presents Fiddler on the Roof Jr.

May 7-11 - Teacher Appreciation Week 

May 11-24 - SOL Test Dates

     Friday, May 11 – Civics 8

     Monday, May 14 – Reading 8

     Tuesday, May 15– Reading 7

     Thursday, May 17 – Science 8

     Friday, May 18 – Algebra 1 (7th Grade students only)

     Tuesday, May 22 Algebra 2 & Geometry

     Wednesday, May 23 - Math 8 & Algebra 1 8th  (8th Grade students only)

     Thursday, May 24 - Math 7 & Math 7 Honors

May 30 - Last day for late buses


In this Issue:

1. Parent Coffee:  Safety in our school

2. RCMS Drama Presentation

3. Teacher Appreciation Week

4. 8th Grade Celebration

5. National Junior Honor Society

6. Notes from the After School Program

7. SOL Retake Permission

1. Parent Coffee, Wednesday, May 2, at 9:00AM :  Please join us at our next parent coffee to discuss safety and security at our school. There are a variety of security protocols and drills that we conduct to ensure a safe and secure environment for our students and staff. In addition, we will discuss the role that counselors and other staff members play in supporting this ongoing work.  The coffee will provide information on best practices as well as answer any questions from parents.  We hope you will be able to join us.

2. RCMS Drama Presentation:  Our Drama Department will present Fiddler on the Roof Jr. on May 3, 4 and 5, at 7:00PM, in the RCMS Lecture Hall.  Ticket sales begin April 17 at https://www.itickets.com/register/new/392244.

3. Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7-11 is Teacher Appreciation Week and PTA is asking for your assistance so that we can celebrate RCMS teachers for the fine work they do on behalf of our children.  Please find your child's team below and send in donations if you are able.  All donations may be turned in to the front office.

Needed by Monday, May 7:

DOLPHINS & ALL STARS: 6-pack cans of Root Beer or Coke

Needed by Wednesday, May 10:

EXPLORERS & DREAM TEAM: Store bought muffins 

WOLVES & CHAMPIONS: Oranges (whole and unpeeled)

VOYAGERS & LEGACY:  Bananas (whole and unpeeled)

X-TREME & MAJESTICS: Apples (whole and unpeeled)



4. 8th Grade Celebration:  Attention 8th grade parents and students:  All RCMS 8th graders are invited to the 8th Grade Celebration on June 14, 7:00-9:00PM.  Come celebrate with your friends and classmates! There will be pizza, DJ and dancing, inflatables, and more. Buy your ticket online now at www.rcmspta.org. Tickets will also be on sale during lunch periods in the cafeteria May 9-11 (cash and checks only). Buy your ticket early for a chance to win prizes!  

Parent volunteers are needed to donate prizes and sell tickets during lunch. Please sign up today at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f44a5ad2faa8-rcms1.  Look for more details at www.rcmspta.org.  For questions, email rcmsclass2018@gmail.com

5. National Junior Honor Society:   

8th grade members: All 10 NJHS service hours must be verified in x2VOL by Friday, May 4th at 2:15. Students who do not meet the service hour requirement will not be invited to the medal ceremony. Please contact your team’s liaison if you have questions about your service hours.

7th grade students: NJHS applications will be mailed to eligible 7th grade students in May. The NJHS recognizes students for excellence in Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Citizenship, and Service.  Membership in the society indicates that a student attains, demonstrates, and promotes all of these qualities.  All seventh grade students who have maintained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the first three quarters of seventh grade will be invited to complete an application. The 3.5 GPA is calculated by the county office and not at RCMS.  The query used to calculate a 3.5 uses 3.4999.  Any average below the 3.4999 is not considered a 3.5. Please contact your counselor if you have questions about your GPA.

6. Notes from the After School Program:

a. The last day for late buses will be Wednesday, May 30.  Any student who stays after school after May 30 will have to be picked up by a parent.

b. Rachel Carson will be playing in the Spring Futsal (soccer) tournament between at Lanier Middle School on Friday, May 4:

  • 6:30 - Lanier vs Rachel Carson
  • 7:15 - Herndon vs Langston Hughes
  • 8:00 - Championship
  • Tickets will be on sale for $5.00 at the game


Students who fail an SOL by a close margin (defined by the state as 375 – 399) may be given the opportunity to receive remediation and retest.  We need parent permission to retest students.  Please click this link to provide permission or deny retakes.


    Other Schools are Sharing....

    From Oakton HS:  The Oakton HS Color Guard invites interested rising 9th grade students to attend a "Spin Clinic" on Monday, April 30, 6:00PM, or Tuesday, May 1, 7:30PM.  Both nights entry will be at OHS Door 6.  For more information visit www.OaktonBand.org/MarchingBand/ColorGuard.

    Community News....

    Herndon High School Sports Boosters will host summer basketball camps for boys and girls in grades 3-10. Session 1, Team Camp, begins June 25; Session 2, Shooting Camp, begins July 16.  For more information and to register, please visit the website at https://herndonhs.jumbula.com/#/home