AnnouncementsALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE BACK!
SC READY and SCPASS Testing
POWERUP your chromebook the night before so you can STEPUP on your tests! Come to school on time with your chromebook fully charged!
This year, students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades in Scouth Carolina will take the SC College-and-Career Ready Assessment (SC READY), which is comprised of the ELA (writing and reading) and mathematics tests. Additionally, students in sixth and eighth grades will take SC Palmetto Assessments of State Standards (SCPASS) science tests, and students in seventh grade will take the PCPASS social studies test.
- Students may not be in possession of any electronic devices that can be used for communicating, timing, creating images, or storing images. (Cell phones, smart watches, and other electronics) If brought into the test session, they will be collected by the test administrator and returned after the test session is complete. There is a protocol for devices necessary for medical monitoring.
- Online Practice Tests for all subjects are available at this website: https://wbte.drcedirect.com/SC/portals/sc/ Click on the white link "Online tools training" below the square labeled SCPASS/SCREADY.
- NEW! Students taking the test online will be provided paper ELA Passage Booklets. Booklets will include the passage for the text-dependent analysis in ELA Session 1, and the reading passages for ELA Session 2. Students may mark or highlight in the booklets, but will respond online.
Thursday, May 10 - Science
Monday, May 14 - Math
Thursday, May 24 - ELA (Writing)
Friday, May 25 - ELA (Reading)
No Social Studies test for 8th
Tuesday, May 15 - Social Studies
Monday, May 21 - ELA (Writing)
Tuesday, May 22 - ELA (Reading)
Wednesday, May 23 - Math
No science test for 7th
Wednesday, May 9 - Science
Wednesday, May 16 - Math
Thursday, May 17 - ELA (Writing)
Friday, May 18 - ELA (Reading)
No Social Studies test for 6th
PTSA News for Parents
Thank you for your support of our teachers this week during Teacher Appreciation Week. Please see the updated Bylaws posted on the RCMS website. These will be voted upon very soon and we will have a general election for our new PTSA board for next year.
7th grade parents, please check your email for the Sign Up Genius for SC Pass and SC Ready Review Session needs. If you have already signed up to help bring items, thank you!
All parents should check to see if they received a Sign Up Genius in their email to help donate to, or volunteer for our 8th Grade Dance. We are still in need of committed volunteers to help set up on the afternoon of June 1 between 1:30 and 5:30 PM. All help is appreciated. The last 8th grade dance planning meeting will be held Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Panera Bread.
Our next Earning for Learning Spirit Night at Wendy's is Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5pm-8pm. Please come out and support the PTSA.
Keep clipping your Box Tops. We will collect them through May 31. Make sure the student's name is clearly marked on the envelope or bag they are bringing. One winner will receive an iTunes gift card! Thank you for your support of this program!
For any questions with PTSA events, please email email@example.com.
PTSA Bylaw Review Requested
The PTSA Board is revising the Bylaws for next school year. These will be voted on soon. Please review these Bylaws and present any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your continued support of the PTSA.
PICK UP ANY MEDICATIONS!
The last full day of attendance for students is June 5, 2018. School District policy requires the nurse to destroy medication that is not picked up at the end of the school year. If your child's medications are not picked up by 3:15 pm June 5, 2018, they will be destroyed.
For safety reasons, medications can not be sent home with students. Parents/guardians must pick up the medications. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our school nurse, Julie Runyan-Brown, RN at 864-452-0307.
Strides Club Spring 2018
The RCMS Strides Club concluded its spring semester this past weekend with the Run Hard 5K race at Southside High School. This group of nine stayed committed to health, made smart decisions, and were extremely diligent in their training. They represented their school with class and pride at the race. Out of eight runners who competed for RCMS, three of them placed in their age groups and received trophies for their times. We are tremendously proud of these young men and women!
Easton Barajas - 1st place 6th grade boys
Kaia Benes - 2nd place 6th grade girls
John Sheppard - 1st place 8th grade boys
(Easton was also one runner shy of an overall placement among ALL elementary and middle school students)
Summer School Registration
Registration will open on Wednesday, May 9th. All summer school documents are located on our website
As a reminder, our registration options are as follows:
(1). Online registration and payment at www.greenville.k12.sc.us/summerschool
(2). Register in person at student’s home school
For those who choose to register in person, the summer school contact at each school (AA, AP, Secretary, School Counselor, etc.) will enter the information into the Google Form using the link below.
Middle School Summer School Registration Form 2018
Virtual Summer School Registration
Parents of 7th and 8th grade students, virtual summer school registration is now open. To participate, students must be able to complete online assignments daily from June 18 through July 30, with an on-site final exam held on July 31. Virtual classes are best suited for students who are highly motivated and self-directed. For more information, please refer to https://www.gcsvirtual.com/ . See Mrs. Lamb to enroll.
What is MasteryConnect/TE21? MasteryConnect is a an online resource that will help Greenville County Schools (GCS) teachers identify and track student mastery of South Carolina College and Career Readiness (SCCCR) Standards to inform teaching practice. Specifically, teachers will be able to share curriculum maps, resources, and assessments in one place. Also, this platform allows teachers to develop, administer, and score assessments easily. Mastery Connect has a social media component that enables schools - across the district and the state - to share assessments and resources with other teachers. Assessment Tools MasteryConnect/TE21
RCMS Panther Sports News!
For the LATEST SPORTS NEWS AND UPDATES, CLICK ON THE BIG RC!
Tickets for RCMS Athletic Events now available to purchase online through GoFan.com, Click the Link to go to the RCMS Page YOUR GOFAN HOMEPAGE LINK: https://gofan.co/RalphChandlerPanthers On game day, bring your phone and show purchase, it's that simple!
RCMS Athletic Packet available by clicking HERE All students interested in playing any athletic sport MUST fill out Athletic Packet in full and turn in to Coach McCartney. If a Physical is at the High School, it is the student's responsibility to get a copy for RCMS. You can find the Athletic Handbook HERE.
Parents, please be reminded that our school policy regarding early dismissal asks that parents not seek an early dismissal after 2:45. Early dismissals at any time are disruptive to the school day and are particularly problematic in the last 30 min. of our instructional day.
2016-2017 Greenville County School District Report to the Community can be found HERE
Spirit Nights: Spirit Nights are fundraising nights when restaurants give a percentage of their sales during the time frame to the school. Be sure to mention Ralph Chandler when you order! Check our calendar for all Spirit Night opportunities!
Free Breakfast for Students - All students can receive a school breakfast for free regardless of their status.
Meal prices are as follows: Student Lunch Paid $2.50 - Reduced Lunch $.40
- MAY 15 - ALL MATERIALS DUE BACK TO THE MEDIA CENTER
- Ebooks are available using Overdrive!
- Magazines are available using Flipster!
- CHECK YOUR EMAIL!
Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers. Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an application to the school and receive clearance from the district before interacting with children in the school or chaperoning any school field trip. Ralph Chandler Middle School will begin implementing this process immediately. Our primary responsibility is to safeguard our children and ensure we are in compliance with the identified guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation as we work with our stakeholders to complete this process. All volunteers will be required to remain in the presence of a GCS employee at all times until applications for Level II are approved. Please feel free to contact a school administrator if you have any questions.