Monthly Archives: April 2012

What a waste!

The Lost and Found is growing daily. Jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, water bottles, backpacks and lunch boxes are all being collected on the campus if left behind. If you lost something, please come by Mr. Andy Kissner’s Room, Room 22, to claim … Continue reading

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A Peak Inside The Classroom: 8th Grade Social Studies With Ms. Holtz

            In Ms. Kristl Holtz’s Eighth Grade Social Studies class, students study the Civil War and make posters showing the similarities and differences between the South and the North.

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RMS Track Team Runs For The Health Of It

By Amanda M. Ever seen students leaping hurdles or passing off batons after school on Tuesdays? The RMS Track Team has recently begun practicing for their upcoming meets later in May. The team is all about participating in track and … Continue reading

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Let’s Go To The Beach

By Kristy L. Are you looking for a good restaurant that serves high-quality, fresh food? Well, look no further! The Beach Hut is the best place for you to go! They serve Hawaiian food and all kinds of traditional food … Continue reading

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Organizing Tips For Lockers

By Sarah D. Since every Seventh and Eighth Grade student at Richardson will be getting a “new” locker, everyone has a clean slate to make their locker organized and neat. Being organized helps you save time, so you will be … Continue reading

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Erin N. Helps Run City Council Meeting

Submitted By Miriam Nebres Eighth Grader, Erin N., participated in the City of Torrance Students and Government Day on May 1st as the lone representative of Richardson Middle School.  There was a City Council Meeting run by students from 7-8 pm in … Continue reading

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RMS Students Join The Fight Against Cancer

  By Amanda M. On Saturday, April 28th, Relay for Life took place at Richardson Middle School. Relay for Life is a huge gathering that supports the fight against cancer. Locals all over the area come to walk and honor … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Living With Cancer

By Krista C. (This is a personal story about how cancer has changed my life.) Cancer has affected my life in many ways. It has shaped and molded my life to the way I am now. Even though I have … Continue reading

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Sharefest 2012: Together We Can Do Anything!

          SHAREFEST Campus Beautification Day (From The RMS Blast) THANK YOU to the many volunteers that helped with RMS Campus Beautification Day!  Together, with Sharefest, Balfour Beatty Construction and our own terrific RMS community of staff, … Continue reading

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RMS vs. Calle Mayor In Volleyball

      Final Scores Boys 2-0  Calle Won Girls 2-0  RMS Won   Congratulations Girls! Nobody won the pizza during the serving contest. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Eighth Grade Class of 2012.  Photos by Andi Hall and … Continue reading

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Part 2: PSAs Prove Powerful

Click on the link below to watch another PSA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDrrzwi02Cg&feature=youtu.be Eloise H. and Shelby F. These PSAs were from students in Mrs. Leslie Bezich’s ELA classes.

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Tdap Due By June 1st

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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Volunteers Ready Campus for Sharefest on April 28th

      On Saturday, April 21st, volunteers, under the direction of the Balfour-Beatty Construction Company, came together to prepare for Sharefest.  Volunteers did everything from scraping peeling paint, painting walls, to taping off combination locks and handles and painting all … Continue reading

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South Welcomes Calle and Richardson Students to Bluegrass

Principal Mr. Scott McDowell speaks to incoming Freshmen.             On April 20th, South High School invited Eighth Graders from Calle Mayor and Richardson to attend Bluegrass.  Bluegrass is a day when students get a chance … Continue reading

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Where In The School Are You Mr. Rattles?

Yes, once again, Mr. Rattles, the Rockstar Rattlesnake Award, has changed his home for the month.  Do you know where he is? See if the following hints help you solve the mystery. This teacher is new to RMS.  He is said to … Continue reading

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Earth Week: Students Take The Taste Test

                Earth Week was held April 16 thru April 20.  On Monday, there was a Water Tasting event.  Three types of bottled water and regular, tap water were tested.  The results are in… “The … Continue reading

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A Peak Inside The Classroom: PSA Project Proves Powerful

PSA Conner     Click on link for a video PSA.         Click on the links below for two other PSAs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WulmbxaIfys&feature=email http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlTo5W9LWnI&feature=email Mrs. Joelle Conner asked her students in Eighth Grade ELA to make a PSA (Public Service Announcement) about something of which they felt passionate. Here … Continue reading

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MOT Upsetting To Visiting Students

By Devon K. These past months, the Eighth Graders learned about the excruciating Holocaust in their ELA classes.  They read The Diary of Anne Frank after reading Farewell To Manzanar in order to put the historical facts in focus. To get the … Continue reading

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Twenty-nine RMS Kids Spend Spring Break in D.C.

          Air and Space Smithsonian Museum Washington Monument Twenty-one Soldiers Cemetery Lincoln Memorial Changing of the Guards at the Unknown Soldier Tomb Capitol Building Iwo Jima Statue Iwo Jima Statue Mount Vernon The White House Williamsburg … Continue reading

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Wildlife Makes RMS Their Home

    By David C. Did you know that there are more than just people on campus? Did you know there are other things to do at recess than playing or hanging out? The local wildlife is more interesting than … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunter, Joe Petito

Mr. Joe Petito   By Cindy C. You may have heard of our technology teacher Mr. Joe Petito. Petito grew up in Wilmington, California.  He is not an ordinary teacher whose career goal was to be a teacher from the … Continue reading

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Math Wizard, Stephany Nakamura

    By Cindy C. You may have heard of Mrs. Stephanie Nakamura, or the Seventh Grade Math teacher, who teaches Pre-Algebra and Seventh Grade Accelerated Math. Born and grew up in West Los Angeles, Nakamura always wanted to be … Continue reading

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Feel That Beat: So Much To Love About Music

    By Hadley C. “Here’s my number so call me maybe,”well “Never mind I’ll find someone like you,” and all the “Party Rockers in the house tonight,” and we will be “Rolling in the deep!” Music shapes our world. … Continue reading

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Builder’s Club Promotes Goodwill

By Eric H. Are you one of the many people that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Well, during the month of March the Builder’s Club had a great idea. The Builder’s Club wanted to sell grams that you (the students) could … Continue reading

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Are You An Artist?

By Eric H. Well, are you an artist? Many students would say “Yes”. A great way how to find out is by experiencing Adventures In Art. Adventures In Art is a great and fun way to do art. Adventures In … Continue reading

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Bullies Are Cowards!

By Lauren H. Webster’s Dictionary defines bullying as treating abusively in mind and/or spirit. Now, I know you may think bullying may not happen on campus. But it does! The main type of bullying right now is Cyber Bullying. People … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: Haiku Poems

By Sarah D. Don’t touch the ground Take to the sky’s challenges Fly forever more   Your feet are on fire Run like there’s no tomorrow And never get caught   Writer of fiction Stories dash and sprint through her … Continue reading

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Magazine Drive Helps RMS

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Magazine Drive.  It was a huge success making over $9,000.     

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Red Cart Customers Need To Exhibit Patience To Napoleon!

  Napoleon     By Alex D. Most of us just bark out what we want from the Red Cart without even looking up.  Well, there is a person filling those orders. That is right, he’s your Red Cart guy, … Continue reading

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Journalism Produces 4th Online Edition of The Latest Hiss

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Claire K. Swims Her Way To First Place

By Alex B. Your adrenaline is rushing as you wait for that loud buzz of the airhorn that sends you to the pristine blue water down below your feet. How many people do you think are in this situation? Not … Continue reading

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Join The Team!

April 28 Sharefest at RMS Come join the RMS family and friends as we spruce up our campus.  Everyone is invited to help. Fill out a volunteer form today. April 28-29 RELAY FOR LIFE (From the PTSA Blast) Join our … Continue reading

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GATE Takes A Trip To The Experium Science Academy

          RMS GATE students were invited to the Experium Science Academy.  This is a new center where classrooms are set up for kids to experience hands on science.  It is located near The Melting Pot on … Continue reading

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Stage Star Kyler M. Shines Brightly

By Kristy L. There is a budding Broadway star at Richardson Middle School! You better believe it!  Kyler M. is an Eighth grader here at Richardson who is very determined to become Broadway’s next big thing. In fact, he’s so determined that … Continue reading

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Penny Wars Come To An End

  After a fierce battle of collecting coins and sabatoging homerooms with paper money, the results are in… Kissner (8th Grade) 24,407 Bezich  16,216 Pearlman  15,070 Malpede 10,900 Kamiyama 10,052 Newman 5,169 Nowak 4,989 Case 3,093 Mufit 2,215 Sheu 1,807 … Continue reading

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