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JUNE 2022

  • Hello RMS Families-

    As we prepare to wrap up the school year, we need to thank you for your continued support of our students and staff. This school year proved to be challenging as well, in different ways than last year. I have found the quote from Fredrick Douglass to resonate with me these past months, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” Your students and all of us at RMS met some obstacles this year and we persevered through and are looking forward to progress. In September we will be welcoming fifth grade students to RMS and our building will be a 5-8 instead of a 6-8 building. We have made a lot of progress in our preparation for the transition and are looking forward to the opportunities it will bring for our entire school. 

    (If you have not done so already, please send a quick thank you email from you and your student to at least one of the staff members at school this week, as staff are saying goodbye to their classes for this year.)

    Important Dates:

    • WEB Student Orientation (Where Everybody Belongs: Student leaders provide large and small group activities for students at RMS) 
        • 5th Grade 8/24 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. (Students only)
        • 6th Grade 8/25 8:00 to 11:30 a.m. (Students only)
    • Open House 
        • 9/1 4:00 to 8:00pm (4-7 p.m 5/6th grade and 5-8 p.m 7/8th grade)
    • First Day of School
        • 9/6
    • Picture Day
        • 10/5
    • Picture Retakes
        • 11/16
    • Fall Conferences: 
        • 10/17 11:00 to 7:00pm
        • 10/25 4:00 to 7:00pm
    • Winter Conferences:
        • 2/21 4:00 to 7:00pm
    • Spring Break
        • 4/3 - 4/7
    • Spring Conferences:
      • 5/4 4:00 to 7:00 pm

    Thank you for sharing your student with us this year!! 

    Dr. Nicole Rittenour

    Royals Summer Speed & Strength Program

    For students entering grades 9-12. This 8-week course is designed for the competitive high school athlete. Participants will spend one hour in the weight room doing total body workouts and one hour working on speed, agility and/or sport-specific work. Registration is based on the grade the student will enter in the fall. Begins June 13, 8am at RHS. Registration can be completed through the Community Ed webpage. Questions? Contact Coach Franz.

    Summer Reading Challenge

    The Media Center is hosting its annual Summer Reading Challenge with a Checklist Challenge! All current and incoming students to RMS are invited to participate. Students will have received information about the Challenge in their English class before leaving for summer break. Students who participate can bring their summer reading sheet to the Media Center on Open House night or the first week of school in September for a prize. Check out THIS LINK for more information. 

    Quarter 4 Digital Citizenship PSA Winners

    Students in Mrs. LeMoine's Coding class took part in a Digital Citizenship Public Service Announcement video contest in collaboration with the Media Specialist, Mrs. Allen. The Quarter 4 winners were: Brody Kaufman (Online Safety), Sophie Cundiff (Online Safety), Easton Egan (Online Safety), Mia Trierweiler (Online Safety) and Rachel Brown (Netiquette). Congratulations to this quarter's winners!


    Super Heros in the Kitchen

    A great big Thank You to our kitchen staff this year.  They worked tirelessly day in and day out to provide meals for our students all year.   The staff made it happen despite being short-staffed and dealing with supply chain issues.  We appreciate their dedication!

    In recognition of their hard work, students wrote thank you notes and were encouraged to thank each of the staff in person.


    Thank you Volunteers!

    7th Grade Field Trip: Kyle Amundson, Angela Brown, Rebecca Bryant, Terah Bunch, Kristina Cardenas, Matthew Coppersmith, Jill Dickrell, Nicole Gieske, Brian Glad, Manny Gutierrez, Greg Haakonson, Willie Haben, Jen Hamilton, Liz Henry, Jodi Hildebrand, Brad Hill, Sara Hines, Marc James, Christina Kurvers, Nick Larson, Lyubou Mikityuk, Becka Mischke, Melissa Murschel, Rachel O'Brien, Eme Olson, Lori Peterson, Shantel Pointer, Dan Scharber, Kim Schlechter, Eric Schlegel, Keith Strombeck, Robin Williams, Joua Yang
    8th Grade Field Trip:  Terah Bunch, Cris Green, Shanda Johnson, Carolyn Klaers, Janice Lenz, Bethany Mueller, Corinne Pearson, Henry Schemper 
    4th Quarter Pass Buy-Back Event: Niki Gieske, Melinda Miles, Krista Streff
    RMS is extremely grateful to have such supportive parents/guardians and community members who freely give their time, talent and resources to our students and staff all year long!. 

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