Healthy Living Day: Start Off the New Year right, by Finishing Up this Year Strong!
RMS will be hosting a school-wide health and wellness day on December 21, 2018 (the half-day before winter break). Because Healthy Living Day is a celebration of pride in our school and ourselves, we have high standards for earning the right to participate in this fun day. Therefore, during the 15 school days that lead up to Healthy Living Day, students must earn the privilege of attending and participating.
Those 15 dates are December 3rd through December 21st
Any student that has any NHI’s in any class for the 2nd QTR when we run a grade report on December 20th, will not participate and will stay in the classroom to complete work and remediate, until they are caught up.
Any student that receives a referral that results in OSS during the above 15 days of school will lose their privilege of attending Healthy Living Day.
. . . Students may choose to meet the expectations for behavior and grades and participate; or not meet those expectations and not participate.
GCS Offers Emergency Text Alerts Through School Messenger
Due to changes in telecommunications laws Greenville County Schools is now able to text emergency messages to parents through the school messenger system. If parents want to receive text alerts and currently have a landline listed as their home phone number in Powerschool they will need to fill out a consent form and return it to their school office. If a text capable phone is already listed as the home phone number then no action is needed.
For Printable Forms, please click on the link below.
Below is the link to our School Report Card, released November 29, 2018 by the State Department of Education. Based on a number of factors, each school in the state has been rated as excellent, good, average, below average, or unsatisfactory.These report cards are very different from past report cards in our state. The new report cards factor in multiple data points, test scores and surveys. The report attempts to measure a school’s academic achievement, student progress, college and career readiness and school climate. The reports will also include data on English Learners Progress, Student Safety, and Financial information. High School reports will factor in graduation rates, though the formula for determining the graduation rate has changed slightly from past years.
For the first time in South Carolina, NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) scores will be used to help determine schools’ ratings. NAEP tests students in every state in fourth grade and eighth grade in math, reading, science, and writing. The percentage of schools ranked in each category (from unsatisfactory to excellent) will align to the State’s 2015 NAEP results, so about 15 percent of schools in South Carolina will be rated “excellent,” 20 percent will be rated “good,” 35 percent will be rated “average,” 20 percent will be “below average,” and 10 percent will be “unsatisfactory.”
Along with the new rating system, the report cards feature several new pieces of data, including Education Value-Added Assessment System (EVAAS). EVAAS measures student academic growth year-after-year. EVAAS measures student academic position in relation to his/her peers from one-year to another. Growth among lowest performing 20% of students counts double toward each school’s report card.
If you have any questions or concerns related to our school’s ratings, feel free to contact our principal via email or phone.
Nominate an eighth grade boy or girl for an ACE (Advocate for Character and Education) Award which honors local students who have overcome personal struggles and battle the odds while persevering and achieving amazing things in their churches, home, and communities. Coaches 4 Character is looking for a few young, unsung heroes. Nominations for the 2018 ACE Awards are open through January 31, 2019. For nominations, please click the orange "Nominate Now" ticket on the ACE Awards website.