Saturday, December 10, 2016
4231 Fork Shoals Road ♦ Simpsonville, SC 29680 ♦ (864) 452-0300 ♦ FAX (864) 452-0365

Upcoming Events

Quarters For Christmas!
quarters*Update! - PIE THE TEACHER VIDEO HERE!

December 5-9
- Join the festivities and help raise funds to go toward families in need this holiday season!
 
Monday:
 Ugly Sweater Day-$1.  Vote for the ugliest sweater in your homeroom and see who has the ugliest!  Jars will be set up in the front office!
Tuesday: Dyed Hair Day/Betas Paint Faces-$1. In the morning, Beta Club members will be set up to paint a Christmas design on your face for $1.
Wednesday: Jersey Day-$1. and at Lunch-Photo Booth-$2.
Thursday: PJ Day-$1. (No slippers please!) and at Lunch-Photo Booth-$2.
Friday: Time Warp Day-$1. Dress from your favorite time period! At Lunch-Pie A Teacher-$1.00 per pie Also, on Friday is the Winter Glow Dance.

Monday through Thursday: Candygrams can be purchased during lunch for $1.00.  They will be delivered Friday.
Everyday: Ipod Day can be purchased for $2.00.


School Choice

School Choice - Change in Assignment School Choice Lottery Window Opens December 5

Greenville County Schools’ Change in Assignment (CIA) School Choice Lottery Window will be available from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16, 2016 where parents can submit a choice form for up to three schools for their child at their number one choice school.  Complete information on Change in Assignment can be found HERE on the District site.


Teacher of the Year
Congratulations Mr. Miles!  RCMS Teacher of the Year!  Check out the announcement video HERE.


Air Quality Concerns
Outside activities are suspended until further notice as we continue to monitor the air quality due to the North Carolina wildfires.  Additional information can be found HERE.


Raise Craze Fundraiser!

EXTENDED TO 12/16! We're half-way to our goal!

Raise Craze This is a fundraiser for the PTSA to help provide grants to our teachers, so they may purchase necessities to enhance the learning experience in the classrooms for all students.  Each homeroom goal is $200 with an overall goal of $5500. If we reach our goal Mr. Jenkins will be duct taped to the wall during lunch!  Help your homeroom reach its goal.  There will be prizes!  Student dashboards can be set up November 1, 2016 at https://my.raisecraze.net/apwnt5/.  Donations can be made directly using this link HERE.  Click HERE for forms and more information!


Reflections Winners Announced

CLICK HERE for the winners of PTSA's Reflections 2016 - "What is Your Story?"  Congratulations students!


ACE Award Nominations
We are now accepting nominations for the ACE awards! This award will be given to one eighth grade boy and one eighth grade girl who serve as positive role models, demonstrate good character, and may otherwise go unrecognized. Nominees do not need to be involved in athletics, have exemplary grades, or be perceived as school leaders.  We are most interested in recognizing our unsung heroes, who have accomplished great things in their school, community, or church.  To submit a nomination, please click HERE or pick up an application in the front office.  All nominations are due to Mrs. Lamb, 8th grade school counselor, by January 31.


RCMS Panther Sports News!
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For the LATEST SPORTS NEWS AND UPDATES, CLICK ON THE BIG RC!


Basketball 2016-17 season schedule HERE 
 

RCMS Athletic Packet available by clicking HERE 
 

Important NOTICE: Please read carefully. Effective Immediately, NO player may participate in any Spring sports conditioning opportunity if they are missing pages 4-9 on the Athletic Packet. All Coaches have been instructed to sit any player who has been identified as missing paperwork; the player WILL NOT be permitted to condition. Please check with Coach McCartney in Room 110 or email at (gmccartney@greenville.k12.sc.us) if you have any questions. Pages 4-9 in addition to Physical are now required to participate. Players were notified of this requirement by all Coaches.

Weather Reminder: As we begin outside sports, please be reminded we are dealing with Winter Weather. Be prepared for dates to be cancelled due to rain, snow, ice or extreme cold. Also, please come to conditioning with appropriate dress for the cold weather. Any player who does not have appropriate clothing to deal with cold weather, will be sent home from conditioning and practice. 

Woodmont High School Swim Team Update-
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The swim team completed its season this weekend with an outstanding performance by Campbell McCarthy at the state swim meet.  She finished 15th in the Girls 200IM and 11th in the Girls 100 Backstroke at the Class 5A state swim championships.  She established a new school record in both events as well.  2:17.44 in the 200 IM and 1:02.32 in the 100 Back.​  Thank you to all the swimmers for a great season and all of your hard work! 


 

 


RCMS Happenings....

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 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:  CHECK YOUR EMAIL! Overdue notices are now sent electronically to your student email!  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