Robinson Student Ram Blast | September 18, 2020


Providing students and parents with important updates and reports of events and happenings in the middle school.

Important Announcement

ALL students will work asynchronously on Wednesday, September 23rd due to SAT administration. Students will NOT log into their BBCU classes for live instruction. Instead, they will complete work assigned in 24-7 Learning and/or Google Classroom. 

Learning Seminar Clarification

Students will NOT receive an additional BBCU link for their Learning Seminar classes. Students should use their links associated with the class that will meet during the scheduled Learning Seminar. For instance, when meeting with their Learning Seminar 1 class, the students will use their 1st period BBCU link. Every middle school student was assigned a BBCU link organizer within their grade level google classroom that includes the bell schedule, Blue/Gold day calendar with Learning Seminar classes, and a place to keep their BBCU links. Please encourage your Ram to complete this google document. On September 23rd, Learning Seminar will NOT meet live since ALL students will be working asynchronously. On September 25th, students will ONLY meet with their 2nd period Learning Seminar to review the FCPS Students Rights & Responsibilities. Please contact Mr. Farmerie or Mrs. Tryon with questions. 

Stuff the BUS!

Stuff the bus

STUFF THE BUS!!! Come on Robinson let's help our neighbors. Across the county, there are over 21 sites to Stuff the Bus and one location is in Burke Center!! On Saturday, September 26th from 10AM-3PM donate at the Oaks Community Center. *** First 20 people who donate more than ten items will get an SGA Tie-dye Ram Shirt***. (while supplies and sizes last)

Photo credit: Kristen B., S.G.A. student

Return To School Information



If your Ram is sick or will be absent from synchronous instruction, please notify Robinson by calling the attendance line at (703)426-6040 and select the appropriate number for your student's Subschool. Additional instruction and information located here.

Bell Schedule

On Blue days, students attend periods 1, 3, 5,& 7 and periods 2, LS/LS*, 6,& 8 on GOLD days. View the Bell Schedule & BLUE/GOLD Calendar for the 1st quarter here.

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*Learning Seminar: A period when students rotate through their schedule to see their teachers for additional time on Gold Days. See the monthly Blue/Gold calendar to see which periods students will attend. (LS1 = period 1)

Stay Informed

All students should join their grade level google classroom for access to helpful resources and to receive important announcements and updates.

Grade 7 Google Classroom | Join code qwpu6yw

Grade 8 Google Classroom | Join code 6emrjmi

Helpful Resources


Hello Robinson Families,

Thank you to all students who participated in the Summer Reading Challenge! Students completed the Google Form for 459 titles this summer. Well done! Stay tuned for details about the raffle and prizes! Robinson, what are you currently reading? Take a picture and tweet it to us @RobinsonLibrary! We look forward to hearing from you! ~ Your Robinson Librarians

Service Learning | 8th Grade Civics

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Yearbook Photo Request


Hey students! What did you do for fun this summer? Did you take a trip with your family or friends? Did you have fun at home or take local trips? We would like to hear your story and feature your staycation or travel in the yearbook. We appreciate any information or photos you can share with us!

Robinson Yearbook Staff (MS and HS)

If the Google form won't work, please email photos to Thank you!

Yearbook Sales Begin




● $30, yearbook only- no personalization this year

● Buy now, and save $10. Price will be $40 at distribution.


● Use My School Bucks

Call 1.866.287.3096 and use order number 5050

Go to and use order number 5050

** The yearbook price increases after DECEMBER 31, 2020.


Contact the Yearbook Adviser Adrienne Forte at

Don’t delay, we SOLD OUT the past two years.

After School Program

virtual club

Explore, enrich, and connect! Robinson staff are preparing for our virtual club and activity program set to begin the week of October 5.

The 1st Quarter Club & Activity Schedule will be posted by October 1 on the school website for parent viewing and on the After School Program google site for students. In addition to Robinson sponsored programs, students will have access to select programs offered jointly with other FCPS region 4 middle schools - Frost, Irving, Lake Braddock, and South County.


Parents must complete the online registration/permission form each year.

After School Club and Activity Permission Form

Program Design:

Students select activities of interest from a list and join the google classroom to enroll in each club based on availability. Enrolled students receive meeting links and updates. Attendance will be taken and each club meeting will be approximately 60 minutes. Blackboard Collaborate and Google Meet platforms will be used.

Program Times:

Monday, 2:30 and 3:30 start times

Tuesday - Friday, 3:30 and 4:30 start times

A tutorial video on how to view offerings and sign-up will be posted for student viewing on the After School Program Google Site by October 1.

Staying Informed & Organized:

On October 1, students may access the After School Program google site to view club descriptions and google calendar. New clubs will be announced via posts on the grade level google classroom sites and  announced on Ram-TV. Sponsors will provide updates via club specific classroom sites.

A Club Proposal form will be posted for 2nd quarter consideration.  

Thank you to our team of teachers and counselors for taking on the added role of activity sponsor during these busy days! You are RAMtastic!

Contact: Mary Aunon,

Counselor Corner

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Social Work Spotlight

by Kristen Licciardo, MSW, School Social Worker

Who is your school social worker?  

This is my tenth year working as a school social worker.   This is my sixth year at Robinson!    I have been working as a social worker with children and families for 25 years.   I attended California State University, Northridge and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development.   I completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California.   I spent the early part of my career working with children and families in mental health settings, including residential treatment centers, day treatment programs, non-public schools, and outpatient therapy programs.   In California, I also worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker doing private practice.   I relocated to Northern Virginia in 2009 and have enjoyed living on the east coast with my husband and two children, one in elementary school and one in middle school! 

What does your school social worker do?   

I provide support to children and families in the areas of mental health, accessing community resources, basic needs, and special education.    I partner with our school teams and counselors to ensure all students are achieving their full academic, social and emotional potential.  

What is Social Work Spotlight?  

I will highlighting anything and all social work related information…an inspirational story I have come across, a book I am reading, resources in the community, special events, etc… sometimes, just a great quote for the week!  

Student Services Department:

Director, Student Services | Ms. Frank |

DSS Registrar | Ms. Knowlton,

7th Grade Counselors 

Mr. Herendeen (Last Name A-La), 

Ms. Malloy (Last Name Le-Z), 

8th Grade Counselors 

Ms. Lyons (Last Name A-Le),

Ms. Peters (Last Name Li-Z), 

Social Worker: Ms. Licciardo,

School Psychologist: Ms. King, 

Special Education Department Chair:  Ms. Stickels,

Parent Liaison: Ms. Azimi,, 703-201-4563

RMS Administration:

Chris Farmerie:       8th Grade Principal |

Chelsea Tryon:        7th Grade Principal |

Katy Frank:              Director, Student Services |

Mary Aunon:            After-School Program Specialist |   

Bryan Hazard:         Systems of Support Advisor |

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From L to R: ChelseaTryon, Chris Farmerie, Mary Aunon, Katy Frank, and Bryan Hazard