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JANUARY 2023

  • Happy 2023 Rogers Middle School families!  We hope you have had a great start to your year!  Thanks for taking a few minutes to read about things going on at RMS!  Have a great rest of your week!   


    Digital Citizenship Public Service Announcement Contest - Quarter 1 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 1 winners were: Kyron Pham (Online Safety), Aiden Habermann (Online Safety), Brayden Moravec (Cyberbullying), Elvira Halachova (Cyberbullying) and Caleigh Armogan (Cyberbullying). Congratulations to this quarter's winners!
      

    Annual Gingerbread House Contest Results

    The Media Center hosted its annual cardboard Gingerbread House Contest in December. Students were able to participate during WIN Time (grades 6-8) or construct their house at home (grades 5-8) and then bring them into school. RMS staff judged the entries the week before break and students were awarded prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. The houses turned out great again this year! Congratulations to everyone who participated!
     
    Winners were: 1st Place: Brooke Schreiner and Reegan Schmidt; 2nd Place: Hadley Struck and Ava Kirchgatter;
    3rd Place: Addie Gaspard, Savanna Wilmot, and Madeline Glover.
     
     
       
     

    RMS Band & Choir Concerts

    We want to say a big THANK YOU to all of our RMS band and choir students along with Mr. Rauen, Mr. Parr, Mr. Eckberg and Mr. Saxton for doing such a great job at all of the concerts in December!  We know you spent countless hours practicing and rehearsing and it paid off as everyone sounded wonderful and did a fantastic job representing RMS!  We are looking forward to the spring concerts!
     

    RMS Scholastic Book Fair - Save the Date! 

    We will be having our second Scholastic book at RMS February 13-22 (it will also be open during conferences on February 21).  If you are interested in setting up an eWallet account for your student, more information will be sent home soon. 
     

    Volunteers Needed!

    We have several volunteer opportunities that are coming up in the next few weeks/months and we would love to have your help!  All volunteers need to have a completed and approved background check on file with the district before they will be allowed to volunteer (after you sign up, Anne Anderson will email you more information if you are in need of a background check).  Thank you for your interest!
     
     

    PIE (Partners in Education) Meeting - Social Media & Phone Use - Tuesday, January 24th

    Join us for our second PIE meeting of the school year at Rogers Middle School from 7-8 PM in the Media Center.  PIE is a parent group that focuses on supporting a positive learning experience for all students at Rogers Middle School. PIE also provides a forum for parents to discuss information on issues that impact our students. We will be discussing social media and phone use with our School Resource Officer.

    Counseling Department

    Parent Support

    During this time of year, school stress and work stress can become burdensome and affect both students and parents. ISD 728 offers a Parent Support Series to learn additional tools to help children feel less stress and succeed in their academic progress. The same tools work for adults too! 

    Here is one tidbit for students to listen to to help them reduce anxiety and improve grades. Kate Fitzsimons - Reduce Anxiety and Improve Your Grades By Changing This One Thing. Scroll down to find the podcast.

    Group Opportunities at RMS

    Our Prevention and Intervention Specialists offered several groups during the first half of the school year to help students build social, emotional, and academic skills. Some of these groups include: 

    • The Executive Functioning Skills group was offered to support the needs of learning emotion regulation, self control, and school behavior skills to improve confidence in school. 

    • The Emotion Skills Group helps students to understand their emotions and learn skills to calm and work through stressors of school and personal life. 

    • The Family Change Group helps students work through life transitions and find a foundation with the new changes while school remains the same. 

    • The Grief and Loss Group provides students another outlet to learn skills to process grief and find community within their school to create safety and belonging when grieving.

    • The Bullying Prevention Lunch Group provides students with the opportunity to be a part of a supportive community that focuses on ways to prevent bullying and promote kindness at RMS.

    The Prevention and Intervention Specialists will be offering a series of new groups starting soon.  Upcoming groups include: 

    • Coping Skills for Anxiety

    • Coping Skills for Anger

    • Academic Skills

    • Emotion Skills 

    These groups will be held once a week during the school day at various hours and days throughout the school week to have minimal impact on the academic day. 

    If you want more information or would like to nominate your student for one of these groups, please contact Sarah Whiting or Jess Lind at Sarah.Whiting@isd728.org or Jessica.LindLamoureux@isd728.org


    Free & Reduced Lunch Information

    If you have any questions or need to sign up for Free & Reduced lunches, please click here.  After completion of the form, please send an email to debra.beach@isd728.org to let her know of your submission. 
     

    Partnership with Every Meal

    We are partnering with Every Meal (formerly The Sheridan Story) to offer a free bag of food to our families every weekend. All students qualify for this food program. You may sign up using this link: Every Meal Sign Up Form. To ensure your application is processed in a timely manner, please sign your student up with their assigned school. This program is completely free and your family's privacy is protected. 

    Please contact Angie Grotte with any questions, angela.grotte@isd728.org.


    ISD 728 CTE (Career & Technical Education) Newsletter 

    Please clichere to read the January CTE Newsletter.
     

    Upcoming Reminders

    Monday, January 16: No School - MLK Jr. Day
    Tuesday, January 24: PIE Meeting
    Thursday, January 26: End of the 2nd Quarter
    Friday, January 27: No School - Teacher Workshop Day
    Monday, February 13 - Wednesday, February 22: Scholastic Book Fair
    Monday, February 20: No School - Presidents' Day
    Tuesday, February 21: Conferences (4-7 PM)

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