Robinson Student Ram Blast | April 26, 2021


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

8th Graders, We Need Your Help!

The 7th grade history team is missing many copies of the novels Code Talkers and Under a War Torn Sky. They were handed out before the pandemic. If you have a copy of these books we lent out last year, please return. There will be a cart set up outside the 8th grade sub school for book drop offs. Thank you for your help as we try to recover lost books.   


After School Bus Location Info

Follow Robinson Bus Lanes on Twitter (@RBSSbusman) to find out where your bus is located after school among the 45 buses. There are three lanes with the higher numbers closer to the building. A pic will be posted after school.


Calendar Reminders

April 26 - May 24: SOL Testing; See chart below:

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

See the approved 2021-22 school year calendar


Morning Attendance Messaging Update

From FCPS: Due to AP, IB, and SOL testing, morning attendance notifications (calls, texts, and emails) to families will be suspended,
High School: beginning April 12 through the last day of school
Middle School: beginning April 26 through the last day of school

Service Learning Deadlines Approaching


For more information on service hour opportunities, logging service hours on x2VOL, please visit Robinson Service Learning on Blackboard 24/7.

Contact: Ms. Caley,

FCPS Cares Program

Want to recognize an FCPS staff member who has gone above and beyond? Complete this quick form to express your appreciation.



View this flyer with order links here.

Media Center Updates


Hello, Robinson Families,

For your planning purposes, May 17, 2021 is the last day of curbside services for this academic year. As always, please feel free to return books during school hours, five days a week. The return cart will be available each day, outside Robinson’s door #3, unless we are experiencing inclement weather.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Robinson’s Librarians

Building Connections After School


View Club Connection flyer here.

Student View: Use links on RMS Club Connection to learn about club offerings and how to join. Details are also posted on grade level classrooms.

Parent View4th Quarter Club Schedule By Day | Virtual Club List & Descriptions

Public website: RMS After School Activities

Students are welcome to join any week!

Contact: Mary Aunon,  After School Program Specialist,

Freshmen Football Interest Meeting

Meet the coaches and learn about Robinson's freshmen football program!

Wednesday, May 5 at 3:30pm. The meet link will be posted on the grade 8 google classroom by 3pm that day.

Contact: Coach Arena,

Get Ready for HS Cheerleading Tryouts


Cheer Club Begins Wednesday, 4/28 at 3:30pm! Learn and practice the skills and routines needed to tryout for high school cheerleading. This club will meet weekly virtually until May 26.Join the Cheer Club Classroom here for updates and to view the weekly google meet link. Sponsored by Coach Anderson.

Contact: Coach Anderson,

MS Diversity Club: Kindness Campaign: No Name Calling

This campaign's focus is on how words can impact others. Students can participate by uploading a positive profile saying found in a profile icon slideshow that expresses positivity and kindness. Some profile icon examples are: "Make someone smile today"; Be joyful; "Choose to be kind". Additional details posted on the grade level classrooms.

The Diversity Club meets on Mondays at 2:30pm and new members are welcome! Join code: ld3q6uf

Contact: Ms. Malloy,

Congratulations ECO Club Members

Congratulations to our students for participating in the Student Environmental Action Showcase on Earth Day, April 22.

  • Students from our IB Environmental course and members from our Middle School Eco Club met in a virtual small group setting with decision-makers and leaders for a conversation on how to be more effective in their projects and advocacy.
  • The Middle School Eco Club prepared a virtual presentation on the projects they’ve been working on this year – and won a second place award!
  • Students participated in a virtual Eco Poetry Smash and won the following awards:
    • Elissa R., first place
    • Allison H., second place
    • Jasmine S., third place

Way to go RAMS! New members are always welcome! Join the club classroom using posted code below. Contact: Ms. Riddick,


Relax in "Chillax" Club Each Wednesday


Summer Camp Opportunities

Register Now for E-IFTA and IFTA Summer Enrichment Programs

Registration is now open for the Elementary Institute for the Arts (E-IFTA) and Institute for the Arts (IFTA) Summer enrichment programs. All students are eligible for these opportunities. Elementary Institute for the Arts (for rising 3rd through 6th graders) and Institute for the Arts (for rising 7th through 12th graders) will be held July 6-30 at Robinson Secondary School from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Classes are offered every day related to dance, music, theater, and visual art. Both programs have fees, waivers are available for students eligible for free and reduced meals.  

For more information or to register, visit the Summer Learning webpage.

Counselor Corner & Resources

Important updates and resources from the student services department.

FCPS Substance Abuse Prevention Program


See complete flyer here.

See complete flyer in Spanish here.

Course Selections/Academic Advising

Parents and students can see what classes your child has selected for the 2020-21 school year by looking in StudentVue.  Students/Parents will need to log in on a computer as this information is not easily found on a smartphone.  This is not the daily schedule, but a list of classes they have signed up for.  If your child does not have a complete selection of classes, please email their counselor (see counselor contact information below).  

If upon reviewing this information, you decide to make changes to your student’s course request, please notify your child’s counselor.  All schedule change requests must be made in writing and completed by June 8th.

Current 8th grade: Last name of student

A-Le – Jamee Lyons

Li-Z – Valerie Peters

Current 7th grade: Last name of student

A-La – Nathan Herendeen

Le-Z – Dolores Malloy

Need Help Feeding Your Family?

Resources to help:

Robinson Food Pantry | Located at Entrance 6

FCPS Free Meal Distribution Website

Food for Others

Lasagna Love, Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Quick Links & Phone Numbers

Helpful Resources

mental health

Student Services Department Contacts:

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 |

ms admin

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