Saturday, August 23, 2014
4231 Fork Shoals Road ♦ Simpsonville, SC 29680 ♦ (864) 452-0300 ♦ FAX (864) 452-0365

Upcoming Events

Schedule Change Requests

Parents and Students: Due to changes in allocation for Related Arts classes, we will be unable to accept schedule change requests this year. However, if you have a special circumstance, please see your grade level school counselor to discuss your situation.


Letter to the Community

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Welcome to a new school year at Ralph Chandler Middle School.  We look forward to August 19th and the arrival of our students.  We anticipate a great opening and an awesome school year.

The following items are provided to give you some general information that will help us serve you effectively and efficiently during the 2014-2015 school year. .....read more here..... 


Student Council Elections

2014-2015 Student Council 

Parents and Students:
We are extremely excited to announce that it's time to elect a Student Council for Ralph Chandler Middle school for the 2014-2015 school year.  The Student Council will share students' views on issues involving our school, participate in community service activities, provide student leadership and role modeling, and represent the student population at our school. 

Elections will be held in two separate parts.  The first part will focus on the Student Council Officer Election, or the Cabinet positions.  The second part will focus on Team Representative Elections.  This will allow students not capturing Cabinet positions to have the opportunity to participate in the elections for Team Representatives.

Officer Candidacy:

Students wishing to run for Student Council Cabinet positions (Secretary, Vice President, and President) will need to complete the Student Council Application of Officer Candidacy. These applications must be completed and returned no later than Wednesday, September 3. Any late orincomplete applications will be returned.  Applications will need a teacher's signature for the recommendation portion of the application.  The election for Cabinet office will be held on Tuesday, September 9.  Candidates for these offices will make video campaign speeches on Thursday, September 4 and Friday, September 5 during homeroom.  These speeches will be shown during homeroom on Tuesday, September 9.  Voting will occur immediately after the speeches.  All ballots will be administered to student voters.  Teachers will forward the ballots and class tally sheets to the advisors.  Then, advisors will tally all class votes.  The results will be announced during afternoon announcements.

Representative:
Students wishing to run for Student Council Team Representative will need to complete the Student Council Application for Candidacy-Representative.  These applications must be completed and returned to Mrs. Penninger (Room 804) no later than Wednesday, September 17.  Any late or incomplete applications will be returned.  Applications will need a teacher's signature for the recommendation portion of the application.  The election for representatives will be held on Tuesday, September 23.  Candidates for these offices will make video campign speeches on Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19 during homeroom.  These speeches will be shown during homeroom on Tuesday, September 23.  Voting will occur immediately after the speeches.  All ballots will be administered to student voters.  Teachers will forward the ballots and class tally sheets to the advisors.  Then, advisors will tally all class votes.  The results will be announced during afternoon announcements.

Please contact us if you have any questions.
Stacy Penninger - spenninger@greenville.k12.sc.us
Susan LaBoone - slaboone@greenville.k12.sc.us
RCMS Student Council Sponsors

 


New Assistant Administrator at RCMS

Welcome Mr. Patrick Jarrett

Mr. JarrettBorn and raised in north Florida, I came to South Carolina to attend North Greenville University, where I played football and met my beautiful wife.  Immediately after graduating with a degree in history, I began teaching 8th and 9th grade social studies at Star Academy, a Greenville County credit recovery program for at-risk middle school students.  After four and a half years, I transferred to Chandler Creek Elementary to diversify my teaching experience and had the opportunity to teach 5th grade.

I am a lifelong learner, always looking for opportunities to learn and grow, and believe education is very important.  I have earned graduate degrees in administration and pedagogy and am in the process of completing my Ph.D. from USC this year.  Faith and family are very important to me and are foundational to me personally and professionally.  I enjoy nothing more than being with my wife and son.  I also like to exercise and read.

To lead is to serve, and I hope to serve our students and teachers by equipping, encouraging, and elevating each to meet their potential.  Ralph Chandler Middle School is a community committed to excellence and I am privileged to join in its ongoing success. 


Welcome Back Students!
Welcome!
RCMS Faculty and staff welcomes our students for the new school year!


School Supplies!

School Supply List can be found HERE!


Medication Policy

Please see the Nurse's Page for information regarding medications at school.


Rising 7th Graders

Tdap Immunization Required for Rising Seventh Graders-

Parents are reminded that rising seventh graders must have the Tdap vaccination or they must submit an objector's statement to their child's school for students to attend school prior to the first day of school, Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
 
Parents must provide their child's school with documentation of the Tdap immunization, a religious exemption or a medical exemption.  Parents are encouraged to submit documentation as soon as possible.  If documentation is not provided before the first day of school, the student will not be allowed to start school.

The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough).  State Law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination beginning with the 2013-14 school year.  


RCMS Happenings....

Visit the Giving Tree in the office-Click on the pic for the list!  Thank you! 
Giving Tree


Purchasing GIFT CARDS?

The Band & Strings program is selling gift cards as a fundraiser through United Scrip.  Choose from over 500+ retailers in various amounts from $5-$500.  With each gift card purchased, a percentage is given to RCMS Band & Strings.  You can register online at www.scripzone.com and enter our passcode: 864RCMSMB with your order.  Thank you for your support!


App Get the RCMS app for your device at the Apple App Store and Google Play.  Get the app to keep up to date with what's going on here at school and help put an end to bullying!  Watch this!


Michelin YES! Kick-Off!

Pizza Party Kick-Off! 

The Childrens Museum of the Upstate and The Michelin Youth Empowerment through Service (YES!) Program are kicking off their program on September 4th with a Pizza Party!  Find out more information HERE.


2014 Summer Reading List
You can find the middle school 2014 Summer Reading List HERE.


2014-2015 Jr. Book Award Titles
Enjoy some great reads over the summer and get a jump on next year's SCJBA program!  Here's a link to the list of 20 titles on our Face Book page.  Don't forget to LIKE US! while on FB!


The Principal's Message
Principal MessageListen to the latest phone blast from Ms. Mantooth-click the icon!


Awards

Palmetto Gold      
Palmetto Gold Award