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

Upcoming Events

Savannah Field Trip Parent Meeting
Seventh grade students attending the Savannah field trip: Parent meeting 4/28 from 6pm to 7pm in the cafeteria.  We will discuss the itinerary and guidelines as well as any general questions or concerns.  Please email Mrs. McDougal at if you will be unable to attend.  Thank you!

PARENTS - Tdap Clinic

Parents-Did you know that all South Carolina 7th graders are required to show proof of a Tdap shot to attend school.

Tdap is a booster vaccine that protects your child from three dangerous diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (also called pertussis).

DHEC will be offering Tdap shots at our school during a special clinic on April 30th from 7:30-8:15 a.m.

We have sent home information about the upcoming clinic and parental consent forms that must be returned to the school by April 8th for your child to take advantage of this opportunity.

For more information about the Tdap vaccine and the upcoming school clinic, please see the information packet that was sent home or visit

If your 6th grader has not gotten their Tdap shot yet, we strongly recommend that your child participate in this special school clinic to get a Tdap vaccine.

Zombie Exhibit in the Media Center

zombie exhibitThe Science of Zombies: Digging Up Truth About the Undead, an exhibit curated by Steven Wilson and Josh Brunck at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library, is currently on loan in the RCMS Library from April 7 – June 5. The four-panel exhibit focuses on real-life examples of zombification in nature, including such topics as neurotoxin-laced potions of Caribbean origin, parasitic zombie-makers of the insect world, and whether a Zombie Apocalypse may actually be possible. More about the exhibit, pictures, and the research literature related to all things Zombie, can be found at the RCMS Library LibGuide: (courtesy of the USC Medicine Library).

Science classes at RCMS will be using the panels as a springboard for the study of relevant scientific concepts in the Spring.

Art Show at Hughes Library

artshowTristyn H.-2nd Place Winner for 6th grade in the category of 3D!

The following students have artwork on display in the Greenville County Middle School Art Show.  This show is held at the Downtown Hughes Library from April 4 - May 4.

Molly T., Tristyn H., Lauren C., Amy D., Audrey G., Tori G., Spencer A., Kitara H., Sara S., Tori P., Hannah H., Ally M., Katherine G., Zoe C., Guinevere H., Kane T., Hannah H., Daniel G., Sydney D., Nicole L., Mackenzie R., Kaitlynn S., Emmaleine D. and Sadie M. Congratulations! 

Legislator of the Year
Legislator of the Year
"Hi," my name is Gracie Bedingfield.  My father Eric Bedingfield was named Legislator of the Year on this day April 3, 2014.  I'm very proud of my dad for what he does for our community and state.  He works very hard and never takes a break.  He is on call 24/7, we can be in church or out to dinner and he stops what he is doing to answer his phone.  His phone even rings late at night sometimes and he still wakes up to answer.

He drives back and forth to Columbia when he is in session so he can help take care of us and I think because he misses us a little.  We don't take time to go on vacation because he just can't get away but that's okay cause this year we are getting an inground pool.

I love my dad and he is good at what he does.  He loves people and enjoys fixing things.  He likes drawing up bills and laws for our state.  And working with others to help make it a better place for us to live.  That's the type of person it takes to do his job.  Someone that likes it, he is a tough man and he doesn't back down and let people walk over him.  But you can bet he tried his best!  That's why he was named Legislator of the Year!

ACE Finalist Announced
2013-2014 Coaches for Character ACE Finalist Announced - Ralph Chandler Middle ACE Award recipients, Advocates for Character in Education are Megan Carpenter and Ryan Short.  These 8th grade students were nominated based on their outstanding character and academic effort.  Each student will be recognized at our Ralph Chandler Middle School Evening of Excellence ceremony at the end of the school year.  They will also be recognized at the ACE Award Ceremony in May.  Congratulations to you both!

About next year.....

Course Catalogs can be found HERE and on the Parents Page

Panthers of the Month!
PoMCongratulations to this month's RCMS Panther Pride Students!...more

RCMS Happenings....

Visit the Giving Tree in the office
Giving Tree

Return or Renew your overdue library books!
 Don't get left behind on Panther Pride Day!

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 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!

Yearbooks- Order yours now for $40.00

Chick-Fil-A every Thursday!- 2/$5.00 or 1/$3.00

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


Palmetto Gold      
Palmetto Gold Award