Friday, September 4, 2015
4231 Fork Shoals Road ♦ Simpsonville, SC 29680 ♦ (864) 452-0300 ♦ FAX (864) 452-0365

Upcoming Events


Record Breakers!

Congratulations Woodmont High swimmers on a great first meet!  We had 5 records broken and 2 automatic state qualifiers!
  • 500 Free Automatic State Qualifiers - Elizabeth J. and Campbell M.
  • 200 Medley Relay Record Holders - Campbell M., Hannah C., Maggie R., Elizabeth J.
  • 200 Free Relay Record Holders - Elizabeth J., Maggie R., Carleigh S., Campbell M.
  • 500 Free and 100 Back Record Holder - Campbell M.
  • 100 Fly Record Holder - Maggie R. 


MAP Testing Dates


9/9 - Penninger (Reading)
9/10 - Irvin (Reading) & LaGro (Reading)
9/11 - Ritchie (Reading) & Keener (Math)
9/14 - McDougal (Reading) & Ballinger (Reading)
9/15 - Mr. Walker (Math) & Albin (Math)
9/16 - Campbell (Math) & Rossello (Math)
9/17 - Jackson (Math) & Bradley (Reading)
9/18 - Hansford (Math) & Mrs. Walker (Reading & Math)
9/21-9/25 -- MAP Makeups 


Forms Due by Friday, September 4, 2015

Beta Club is for current 7th and 8th graders.  Sixth graders can apply after the first semester.  Information and forms for Beta Club can be found on the Student Clubs & Groups page.  Current members will need to fill out the Student Information Sheet and turn it in to Mrs. Rossello along with $15 for club dues.  If you are interested in being a Beta Club officer, fill out the Officer Application, also due Friday, 9/4.  The Transfer Form is if you were in Beta Club at another school and want to transfer into RCMS Beta Club.  The New Member Application is for students that have never been in Beta Club before.  You can find the forms to print out HERE, and there are forms on the bulletin board in the front hallway across from the library.  ALL FORMS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY!  Meetings are the first and third Tuesday of the month.  We will not have a meeting 9/1/2015. 

New PE Uniforms!

New Ralph Chandler PE Uniforms!

  • Shirts-$8.00
  • Shorts-$12.00
  • Sets-$15.00

Click here to access the order form and view the new design.

Pre-orders will be delivered and distributed on September 4.  Limited quantities will be in stock and available after delivery.

Share Your Pictures!

Send your pictures to Ms. Wines!

Your pictures may be included in the next RCMS yearbook!  Click HERE to find out how to easily share your pictures with the yearbook staff, right from your mobile device!  Or, you can send your pictures to Ms. Wines at

Basketball Conditioning Workouts

This is open to all 7th and 8th grade boys and girls wanting to try out for teams this year.

Rising 7th Graders

Tdap Immunization Required for Rising Seventh Graders-

Parents are reminded that rising seventh graders must have the Tdap vaccination or a religious or medical exemption must be on file or turned in prior to the first day of school, Tuesday, August 18, 2015.
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.  If parents have any questions, please contact our school nurse at 864-452-0307.    

RCMS Happenings....

Notes from PTSA:

We had a great turnout for the Back to School Party at Discovery Island Water Park and hope to make this an annual event.  Thanks for your support!

Volunteers are currently needed for: Spirit Week, School Dance, School Store.  The school store is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:45-8:30 am.  We are looking for volunteers to work one morning a week.  Please contact Lori Nix at if you are interested in helping.

Spirit Wear - If you were unable to purchase one during Orientation, we will be ordering more.  You can view the shirt HERE.

Spirit Week - 5th Annual "Entering Panther Territory!" Panther Pride Week October 5-9 - A week for out student body, administration, teachers, faculty and parents to unite and raise money for our school.  The school will host lots of activities throughout the week and encentives for the kids to be supportive and hold some responsibility in making Ralph Chandler Middle School its very best.  Wristbands will be sold for $25 (includes a t-shirt and participation in all of the activities).  Students may also pay for each individual activity ($1-3).  

Remember that 100% of the money raised will benefit our school!  It's time to get PUMPED! Let's RAISE some SERIOUS money for our school!

Shrimp Boil - Join us at the Weatherstone Clubhouse on October 9th and enjoy a relaxing and FUN night.  A silent auction will be conducted with donated items from local businesses and patrons.  Tickets are $20 each and 100% of the money raised will benefit RCMS.  

The Giving Tree is in full bloom! 

Check the tree in the main office for items being collected for our Panther friends! 

Parents!  Add us to your address book!

Please help us ensure that our emails to you don't end up in your junk mail folder or get marked as spam by your internet provider by adding your child's teachers email addresses to your address book as SAFE addresses!

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Help Wanted!


Join an Employer Where You Can Make a Difference!
GCS is seeking to fill hourly positions.  These include Bus Drivers, Bus Aides, Custodians and Food Service jobs.  Full-time and Part-time positions available.  Health & Dental Benefits, Retirement Pension, Free Life Insurance, Sick and Vacation leave and Much, Much More!  Visit a nd click on Employment Opportunities for instructions on How to Apply.

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