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Holiday Meal Friday, November 22

We will have Turkey Pot Roast or Ham, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Garden Salad, Fresh Fruit, Strawberry Cobbler, and Cranberry Sauce. This will be the only option for that day.  We will not have hamburgers, pizza, chicken sandwiches, and we will not have Papa Johns.


School Choice Lottery Window

School Choice Lottery Window - Greenville County Schools Change in Assignment School Choice (CIA) Lottery Window for the 2020-21 school year will be Monday, November 18, 2019 through Wednesday, December 4, 2019. All parents wishing to submit a CIA choice request should submit at their first choice school during this window. This does not apply to magnet schools. Contact for CIA Requests: Planning and Demographics office, planning@greenville.k12.sc.us 355-7266 or 355-7263.

For magnet schools, magnet applications should be submitted during the first Magnet Round which is Friday, November 1, 2019, through noon on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  Contact for Magnet School Applications: Contact the magnet school or Kelly Nalley, knalley@greenville.k12.sc.us 355-4817.

IB Diploma Programme Open House Events – Each IB High School will be hosting Open House Events for prospective families during the GCS Change in Assignment School Choice Lottery Window. 


ACE Awards

ACE award logoThe ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 72 male and female students from each of the 35 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.

If you would like to nominate an 8th or 12th grader, complete and submit a nomination form (available in the School Counseling office) or go on-line to the  ACE Awards tab of the Coaches for Character Website to submit.   Nominations open Monday, October 14, 2019 and must be submitted by January 31, 2020. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.

Unsung Hero…
“Who will represent your school?”
•      Accepts the challenge of difficult work
•      Tries hard, doesn’t quit, gives best effort
•      Leadership among peers/enjoyed by others
•      Good character on a consistent basis
•      Educational growth
•      Unusual commitment to learning despite various obstacles
•      Plans for future
•      Contributes to school or community in a special way


Reflections Arts Program

Reflections LogoAccepting entries from all RCMS students NOW THRU 12/2/2019 - The 2019-2020 Reflections Arts Program Theme this year is “Look Within”

National PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind. The program was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Arts Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through Film Production, Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form today from the front office or print one out HERE and return by December 2nd!  AND for a limited time the 1st ten students to turn in a complete entry with a complete Student entry form attached BY 11/1/2019, will receive a $5 Chick-fil-A gift card.


Reflections Theme Search 2021-2022

National PTA Reflections sponsors a student-focused Theme Search Contest annually to determine a future program theme. Children and youth can submit a national theme to serve as the inspiration for Reflections artists and their original works. Students submitting the winning theme receive $100 and recognition at the National PTA Convention.  The theme search for 2021-22 deadline is November 15, 2019.


Yearbooks

Yearbook order iconYearbooks are NOW ON SALE! Order yours today using the links below.


Parent Backpack - NEW!

blue backpack logoWhat is Parent Backpack?  Parent Backpack is an online application that replaces the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  With Parent Backpack, you are able to view your child's grades, school attendance, and any discipline incidents when you are logged into the system. Best of all, Parent Backpack works on any device and is mobile friendly.  With the old PowerSchool Parent Portal, it required a school code to create your mobile account.  Parent Backpack is mobile complainant and the Parent can log in with their email and password.

To access Parent Backpack, go HERE and create an accountDirections in English and  Spanish can be found with these links. 

To view a video on how to create your Parent Backpack, click on the blue backpack icon. 

The Invite Function for Parent Backpack is now available.  Instructions are HERE for Parents, how to invite current Contacts to view their Student’s information via Parent Backpack. 


Extended Day Program

Ralph Chandler Middle School would like you to know we are offering our Extended Day Program (EDP) again this year. The goal of the program is to provide a safe, healthy environment for your child(ren) after school.  This program is designed to benefit families by providing affordable and accessible childcare. Children will be assisted with homework, provided with snacks, and have recreation time. We strive to emphasize activities that promote self-discipline, self-respect and a positive outlook on school life.  Our staff is made up primarily of our staff here on Ralph Chandler’s campus, all of whom have prior experience working with children in a structured educational environment. The safety and well-being of each of our students is our top priority.  

A $40 per family non-refundable registration fee is due when signing your child(ren) up for the program.  Space is limited due to staffing and will be filled on a first come first serve basis. You may e-mail the registration form and signature page to the director and payments will be accepted at Orientation Friday.

Please contact Director:  Jennifer LaGro - jlagro@greenville.k12.sc.us if you have any questions.


RCMS Happenings....

2018 School Report Cards are now available. View Ralph Chandler Middle School's Report Card HERE 

Interested in receiving text messages about school cancellations and other schedule changes? 
The GCS Alert Form-English and GCS Alert Form-Spanish can be found by clicking the appropriate link.  The form is only for parents who currently have a landline listed as their “Primary Contact Phone” and wish to receive texts about school cancellations or other emergency schedule changes. Parents who already list a cellular phone as their primary contact will not need to take action to receive this service.  Additional information from the District can be found HERE.

Scroll through the RCMS "Art Gallery" - Our students are so talented, keep checking back for new entries!

Our Basic Daily Schedule can be found 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. 

policy iconRCMS Grade Level Policies can be found HERE and also under the Parent and Student tabs, above.  

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

Library News:


RCMS Panther Sports News!

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For the LATEST SPORTS NEWS,  UPDATES, and FORMS-CLICK ON THE BIG RC!

GCS announces a Clear Bag Policy for those attending athletic events.

Details on the Clear Bag Policy can be found HERE, along with Frequently Asked Questions.

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!

 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.