Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Special Thank You From Journalism

  Seventh Grade Journalism Student, Lauren H., tries out the new computer.   Thank you to our school partner, Mr. Larry Kruger of South Bay Security, for giving Journalism a new computer in which to publish this newspaper.  We are most … Continue reading

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Enthusiastic Voyager, Mrs. Elaine Richmond

By Cindy C. Many students may have heard of an awesome Seventh Grade Social Studies teacher that loves to travel a lot. Who do you think it is? Well, if you couldn’t figure it out, you should keep on reading.  It … Continue reading

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Penny Wars Use Pennies To Save Lives

  Submitted By Michael Fujii Student Council’s upcoming fundraiser will run for the next two weeks (March 26-April 6), we will be running a fundraiser called “Penny Wars” for a charity that helps children with cancer.  Here are the basic … Continue reading

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The Latest Hiss Hits

  For those of you who “love”  data… enjoy!   March 22, 2012 March 18, 2012 March 15, 2012      

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Looking Ahead: RMS School Calendar

April 5- Q3 Report Cards Distributed April 9-13 Spring Break April 28- Sharefest at RMS, Relay for Life at South HS Contact Shannon at s.cpereira@verizon.net   to sign up to walk on the  Richardson Team.  May 1- Open House, Visitations 6:30-7:30PM May … Continue reading

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8th Grade Activities Coming Soon

The Eighth Grade Class has several activities planned.  Save the following dates! March 29- Panoramic Picture 11:30 RMS Field April 20- Bluegrass- South HS June 11- Awards 2-3PM RMS Cafe June 12- Picnic 12-3PM  RMS Field June 14- Promotion 6PM South … Continue reading

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Leaving on a Jet Plane?

    By Sarah D. “Please step aside, as I check your luggage more thoroughly.” These are words you don’t want to hear when you are at the airport on your way to your Spring Break or summer vacation. If … Continue reading

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Newman: One of RMS’ First Teachers

By Paul M. Mrs. Newman, also known as Alison Newman, first taught at Fern Elementary in Torrance, California. Newman was convinced she wanted to be a teacher in third grade because her third grade teacher was her idol and wanted to be just like … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Captures Young Audience

By Paul M. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, is filled with many pictures, beautiful pictures. There is not much writing at the beginning. The text starts on page 46. After two pages of writing, there is a picture that takes up two whole pages. There … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner

                The Joyful Spring By Maya P. Spring is coming, spring is here Spring is in the air Hear the birds chirp everywhere Spring is in the air   Spring is coming, spring … Continue reading

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World Traveler President O’Brien Ends Her Term

Mrs. Donna Jo O’Brien presents award to Eighth Grader Lucy B. for the Rattlesnake Run.   By Devon K. At some point, everyone has seen Mrs. Donna Jo O’Brien either coaching the Running Club or helping at events. This busy … Continue reading

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Soccer Noon Leagues Begin Soon

Noon Leagues will continue after Spring Break.  The next league will be soccer. Sign-ups will be the week we get back. Anyone can play. The teams will be limited to 8 players that can play at once.  Students may form their own … Continue reading

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Calling All Volleyball Players

RMS will be playing volleyball against Calle Mayor on April 24th.  If you are interested in playing on the Rattlesnake Team, contact Ms. Kamiyama.  Go Rattlesnakes! 

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The Band Plays On…

By Eric H. Do you know what the SCBOA is? Well, it stands for Southern California Band and Orchestra Association. Every year RMS band goes to this festival and tries to get a Superior ranking. There are mainly three levels … Continue reading

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Need Extra Help? See A Teacher!

Here, on the RMS campus, teachers are available several days and times a week to help students.  If you are in need of one on one instruction, take advantage of these “gifts” of time from your teachers. Just remember, “There is no … Continue reading

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A Peak Inside The Classroom: Ceramics

Ceramics with Mr. Joe Petito meets during Period 4. 

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Seventh Graders Travel Back in Time

        By Eric H. Have you ever thought about what life was like back in the day? I don’t mean back fifty years ago, I mean back in Europe during Medieval Times. On March 15th,  the Seventh Graders went … Continue reading

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Are You A Member Yet?

Several clubs are available to students. Clubs are a great way to meet new people with your same interests. All you have to do is come to the meetings and join in the fun.  Here are the clubs RMS has to offer. … Continue reading

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Students Chosen to Attend iLEAD Program

      Submitted by Mrs. Julie Yu Twenty students were chosen to go to workshops and field trips for iLEAD, the TUSD Leadership Conference. Students involved in the iLEAD program are as follows: Noah A., Brandon A., Zahaira A., Chase C., Jodie C., … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin…Book Review: The Hunger Games

  By Kristy L. The Hunger Games is dubbed by many as the best book they’ve ever read. This incredible tale that Suzanne Collins has cooked up tells the remarkable story of a girl named Katniss living in a place … Continue reading

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College Days at RMS

  By MiMi B. Facts from the RMS Blast: *Last year over over 60,000 high school seniors applied to UCLA and only 13,000 were accepted (Editor’s Note:  There were 90,000 applications this year.  Our very own former student and Editor-in-Chief … Continue reading

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The Voice Revealed (For Those Few Who May Not Know)

Who reads the Daily Bulletin over the PA for Richardson each day? It is our very own Student Body President, Michael S.  Michael has read our daily school bulletin for the past two years.  We will miss that voice when … Continue reading

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Youths Must Wear Helmets While Riding Scooters and Bicycles: It is the law!

Several students are coming to school without helmets while riding scooters and bicycles.  Please know, that if you do not wear a helmet, you may be fined. It is the law. V C Section 21212 Youth Bicycle Helmets Minors Youth Bicycle … Continue reading

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From The Big Apple to Richardson: Lang Finds Home

Assistant Principal Justine Lang   By McKenna E. and Devon K. Many students do not know the real Justine Lang, our new Assistant Principal.  Growing up in the “Big Apple”, also known as New York, she traveled often. Her father, Bernie, … Continue reading

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Save The Date

Sharefest will be coming to RMS on April 28th.    More details to come.   

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Karin S. and Chloe B. Show Dedication to Gymnastics

By Amanda M. Everyone has a special talent or hobby, right? Some people like to play sports, others like to write or draw pictures. Karin S. and Chloe B. love to do gymnastics, and, after years of practice and hard … Continue reading

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Students View The Latest Hiss Online

On February 29, 2012, history was made.  Students were given the opportunity to view the first edition of The Latest Hiss online. Fifteen articles were posted for the students to read about various topics which included: Band, Student Council, Teachers, and Poetry.  … Continue reading

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RMS vs. Calle Game: Hoop, There It Is!

By Hadley C. Swish! The crowd goes wild; RMS is up by three points. Thank-you, Jake M.! These boys and girls have been practicing for the big Calle vs. RMS Game since the beginning of February, but most of them … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes: Preparing for the Big Game

    You may have enjoyed the exciting RMS vs. Calle Game, but did you ever stop to wonder who was behind making the posters, selling Spirit Gear and getting the students ready to play? Wonder no longer.   Student … Continue reading

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Tdap Protects Against Pertussis

Attention All 6th Graders: For the 2011-2012 school year only, State law will require all incoming 7th-12th graders to bring proof of having received one dose of Tdap vaccine on or after the 10th birthday before he or she can … Continue reading

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Upcoming Community Events

SHS Drill Team will be hosting a Drill Dance Dessert Night fundraiser on March 22 in the South High School Cafeteria.  Tickets are $10 and may be bought from any Drill Team Member. Come have yummy desserts and watch the … Continue reading

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Rattlesnakes Run, Walk, Laugh, Play…

              By Eric H. On March 2nd, RMS held their annual Rattlesnake Run.  All of the students had to run or walk as many laps as they could to raise money for the school.  … Continue reading

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Nowak: A Cruise Ship Singer?

    By Sarah D. Gail L. Nowak, is a woman of many talents, but here at Richardson, everybody knows her as a fun sixth grade teacher. She has been a teacher for the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. Right … Continue reading

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Where’s Mr. Rattles?

A new award has been given to a RMS teacher to keep for a month.  It is called the Rattlesnake Rockstar.  Principal Mr. Chad Mabery gave out the first award to one teacher on our campus.  This teacher was described … Continue reading

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RMS Welcomes the New “Sheriff” in Town: Chad Mabery

  By Devon K. There is a new sheriff in town and his name is Mr. Chad Mabery, new principal of Richardson Middle School.  This Michigan State University graduate, where he played college football and majored in math, has been working … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Music Department and Colorguards Keep Busy With Performances

Band   By Madyson F. The RMS Band, Calle Mayor Band, and SHS band played at a South Bay Area Festival at South High School on Thursday, March 1. Lots of preparation took place to be able to hold the event. … Continue reading

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Aspiring Professional Basketball Player: Ian H. Shoots and Scores

By Lauren H. Many of you may know Ian H. He is a Seventh Grader who participates in one of the major things at RMS, Basketball! Many Seventh and Eighth Graders play. Ian thinks this is because basketball is the most popular sport … Continue reading

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Fujii, Former Boy Band Member, Brings Glee To RMS

Mr. Michael Fujii 06 Let’s Stay Together   By Hadley C. It all started at John Adams Elementary and Vista Grande Middle School for this teacher. Who? Well, Mr. Michael Fujii of course. In school, his favorite subject was math, … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner

The Power of Perfection By Cheyenne M. She isn’t as perfect as she may seem, Sure, she dodges the conceptions of the cheap, lonely thieves… As they find a need to scrutinize her every deed, Lingering in the distance, Watching … Continue reading

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