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

Upcoming Events

Order Online or Visit Our Fair!

The Scholastic Book Fair Begins!

Order online now or visit our Book Fair in the Media Center starting Monday, Sept. 22.  We will also be open during Open House Monday evening from 6:15 to 8:30.  For online ordering, simply click the icon, place your order and your books will be delivered free of charge to the school.  Thank you for your support!  See you there!
Book Fair! 


Spots Available for the Yard Sale!

THE REALLY BiG YARD SALE & CAR WASH-
Supporting Ralph Chandler Middle School Band & Strings

Clean out your closet, empty out the basement and sell items you don't need anymore!

  • Only $10 for a Spot
  • Come & shop or set up a Spot
  • When: Saturday, September 27th 2014
  • Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am (setup begins at 7:30 am)

To Rent a Spot or more information, contact Susan Wines at 864-452-0344 | swines@greenville.k12.sc.us 


Panther Pride Week!

Panther Pride Week-click the icon below for the week's events!

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A week for our student body, administration, teachers, faculty and parents to be united and raise money for our school.  The school will host lots of activities throughout the week and incentives for the kids to be supportive and hold some responsibility in making Ralph Chandler Middle School the very best.

Purchasing a Spirit Week wrist band includes a cool T-shirt and entitles you to participate in all of the festivities.  Click on the link HERE for the order form.  Thank you for your support and "RAISE THE ROAR!" 


8th Grade Students

PSAT Test

Any 8th Grade student interested in participating in the South Carolina Junior Scholars Program by taking the PSAT test (Preliminary SAT) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Ralph Chandler Middle will need to see Mrs. Scott in the Counseling Office.  The cost of the test is $14.00 and students must have a permission form signed by a parent/guardian.  Checks will need to be made out to Ralph Chandler Middle School.  The deadline is Sept. 29th.  Any questions please call Mrs. Scott at 452-0362 or email cscott@greenville.k12.sc.us


RCMS ALS Challenge!
ALS Challenge
Faculty and staff at RCMS recently took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  You can view the video HERE!


Basketball Players!

Basketball Conditioning for 7th or 8th Grade Boys or Girls

that are interested in playing basketball will be held from 5:30-6:30 on 9/23, 9/30, 10/7 and 10/14.


TheRoarYB

TheRoarYB is wanting to know what YOU did last summer!

You could be featured in the 2015 Yearbook. Students who submit summer fun pictures to Mrs. Marsh at dtruamarsh@greenville.k12.sc.us or Ms. Wines at swines@greenville.k12.sc.us will get their name put in a hat for a drawing.


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

 


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....

 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!


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


Awards

Palmetto Gold      
Palmetto Gold Award