Tuesday, September 27, 2016
4231 Fork Shoals Road ♦ Simpsonville, SC 29680 ♦ (864) 452-0300 ♦ FAX (864) 452-0365

Upcoming Events

PSAT Deadline is Friday, 9/30

Any 8th Grade student interested in participating in the South Carolina Junior Scholars Program by taking the PSAT test (Preliminary SAT) on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 will need to turn in their permission form and payment to Mrs. Lamb in the Counseling Office.  The cost of the test is $15.00 and students must have a permission form signed by a parent/guardian.  Spaces are limited and the deadline for registration is Friday, September 30.  The test will be administered at RCMS during the school day.  Please make checks payable to Ralph Chandler Middle School.  Contact Mrs. Lamb at 452-0370 or elamb@greenville.k12.sc.us with questions.


Get Ready for Spirit Week!

RCMS GO! Gotta Catch the Roar! October 3rd-8th, 2016

Monday - Kiss the Pig Contest begins
Hawaiian Shirt Day $1
IPOD $2
Begin decorating your homeroom doors

Tuesday - Kiss the Pig Contest continues, cash and/or coins accepted.
Dress up as your favorite character (no masks please) $1
IPOD $2
Continue door decorating

Wednesday - Kiss the Pig Contest
Pajama Day (no slippers) $1
IPOD $2
Continue decorating those doors!

Thursday - Kiss the Pig Contest
Last day for decorating doors
Neon Day $1
IPOD $2

Friday - Kiss the Pig Contest
Doors will be judged today!
Wear your Spirit Day Shirt!
Hat Day $1
IPOD $2
Pep Rally!  Spirit Stick awarded to grade with the loudest "Roar"!!
We will announce our athletic teams at RCMS

Saturday - First Annual Family Fun Day:  RCMS GO!  Family Party 11 AM until 2 PM: RCMS GO! Fun, food, and vendors 


National PTA Reflections
This is National Arts in Education Week! As the cornerstone ARTS program for the National PTA, Reflections continues to serve as a platform for students to unleash their inner artist! The theme for the 2016-2017 school year is "What is Your Story?" Students may express their creative talents through a variety of categories: Dance, Music Composition, Literature, Visual Arts, Film Production, Photography, and Special Artist. Students may enter as many categories as they like.

All entries will be due Monday, October 17.  Students, get your creative juices flowing! Whether you love to dance, create music, write, draw, paint, or take pictures... the possibilities are endless to create works of art that mirror this year's theme!

Find the rules and the student entry forms by clicking the links here - RULES - ENTRY FORMS - as well as posted on the PTSA bulletin board in the main hallway. Every entry must have its own completed student entry form.  


RCMS Panther Sports News!
sports ballsBaseball/Softball Conditioning Schedule and Information - CLICK HERE!

Basketball Pre-Season Conditioning - 

Sign Ups begin October 10th!

Any students interested in playing Baseball this year, email Coach McCartney at gmccartney@greenvilleschools.us or see him in Room 110.

RCMS Athletic Packet available by clicking HERE

Our Lady Panther volleyball team won 6 straight matches to win the High Point Academy Volleyball Championship this past Saturday in Spartanburg.  We finished 1st out of 18 teams from Anderson, Greenville and Spartanburg counties.  Take a quick look in the main office where the trophy and medal are sitting for the week.  Please congratulate players on this accomplishment and join us at volleyball games throughout the season.   

Congratulations go to the Lady Panthers for defeating Hillcrest! Check the schedule at the link below!  

Find the RCMS Volleyball schedule HERE    

Woodmont High School Swim Team Update-
The Woodmont High School Men's and Women's Swim Team began its 2016 season in August and is already on pace to break several school records!  Coach McAteer announced that 8th grader Campbell M.  has broken the women's 100 Back, 100 Fly, 200 Free, and 200 IM records.  She is also an automatic state qualifier in the 100 Back, 200 Free, and 500 Free events.  Congratulations Campbell M!  On the men's team, 8th grade Alex G. broke the 500 Free school record! 


RCMS Happenings....

Spirit Nights: Spirit Nights are fundraising nights when restaurants give a percentage of their sales during the time frame to the school.  Keep checking back here and on our calendar for Spirit Night opportunities!

Student ID Policy: Parents, our Student ID policy is now in effect.  Please see the letter HERE which explains the importance of the Student ID, and why it must be worn at all times. 

PTSA Newsletter:
 Read the latest edition HERE


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 $2.40 - Reduced Lunch  $.40

Library News:  Ask us how you can download ebooks using OverDrive!  Thank you for making our Fall Book Fair a success!


Volunteer Procedure

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.


Accolades

Palmetto Gold  report card scamle   
Palmetto Gold Award   Excellent Report Card  SC-AMLE