Monthly Archives: May 2012

Donations Needed!

The Health Office is in need of supplies.  As the school year winds down, the RMS Health Office is running low on several basic supplies. We are seeking donations for any of the following household supplies: Kleenex, band-aids, cotton balls, … Continue reading

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Track Meet Follow Up

Richardson track students were invited to participate in the annual South Bay Middle School Track Meet on Thursday, may 24th held at Peninsula High. There were nine middle schools competing: Miraleste, Ridgecrest, PVIS, Parras, Richardson, Chadwick, Hermosa Valley, Manhattan Beach … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing?

By Eric H. Are you in the Seventh Grade? Well, if you are, you have the choice to take classes at South High School next year. The classes you can take are  Foreign Language, Biology, and Geometry. Most of the … Continue reading

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Memories Of The Way We Were

By Devon K. The three years at Richardson are full of many memories…some good and some bad. The good ones should be cherished and remembered forever. This last year for the Eighth Graders was hard because they were preparing to leave RMS and … Continue reading

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Anika S. RMS’ Batgirl?

By Laruen H. Many of the people at RMS may know Anika Slizewski, an 8th Grader here at our school. But did you know she is a comic book/comic book hero genius? If you ask her anything about anything concerning those … Continue reading

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Art Gallery

Eighth Grader Joel C. Eighth Grader Tia P.  

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Stephen K. Extreme Ski Racer

By Kristy L. Have you ever sat in a car for ten hours, woken up around 5:00, and then start skiing, and skiing, and did I mention skiing? That’s what Alpine ski racing star, Stephen K., does to train. This … Continue reading

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Extreme Motocross Racer, James D.

By Cindy C. Do you know someone who races motocross, whose hobby is to race R.C. cars, and wakes up every morning an hour early just to watch Sports Center? Well, we are talking about Eighth Grader James D. He … Continue reading

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Lillie V. Dances Her Way Into SHS

By Cindy C. Have you ever known someone who can dance like a butterfly, jump like there is no gravity, float in the air, and take every step with precision?  We have someone like that in RMS and she is our 8th … Continue reading

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Box Tops For Education Earn Free Money For RMS

Schools are forced to be creative about fundraising these days. For the past year, RMS students have been collecting Box Tops for Education.  They may be found on boxes of many of the products that we use daily at home.  This … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner

Words By Rachel B.   Sing softly, my dear For the words are like fire Burning through the hearts of those who hear   Sing sweetly, my dear For the words will bring healing To those who are quiet, to those … Continue reading

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Conner Makes People Think

By Devon K. You have either seen her playing basketball or dodge ball during lunch or walking around campus. Eighth Grade Teacher, Mrs. Joelle Conner, has been teaching for the past twenty years. She spent five years at Orville Wright … Continue reading

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RMS Music Department Strikes A Chord

By Kimberly O. Who has been busier than the people who make up the RMS Music Department this past month?  The RMS Music Department is very large and consists of the Advanced Band, the Beginning Band, the Jazz Band, Choir, … Continue reading

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A Peak Inside The Classroom: Ms. Yu’s 8th Grade Social Studies

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Student Perspective: Goodbye 8th Graders

  “One runs the risk of weeping a little, if one lets himself be tamed…” Antoine de Saint-Exupery The Little Prince

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Attention 6th and 7th Grade Parents: We Need Your Help!

June 14th is the 8th Grade Dance. It will be held at the Torrance Marriott from 8-11PM.  We are in need of chaperones.  If you can help out, please email Andi Hall at andi.hall@mac.com.   

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Band and Color Guard Marches At The Armed Forces Parade

Band and Color Guard prepares for the Armed Forces Parade on the Richardson field. (Photos by Lillie V.)   Students perform in the parade down Torrance Blvd. (Photos by Andi Hall.)

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The Sound Of Music Starts With Willett

By Kimberly O. Have you ever been by the Adventures in Art room and heard a loud, unpleasant cacophony emitted from Room 2 that then magically—after a brief pause—transforms into a beautiful melodious tune and wondered, “Who is capable of … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Students Finish Testing

Cartoon By Kencey C.

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C’est La Vie

The C’est La Vie is a literary (now online) magazine within The Latest Hiss that comes out once a semester. It is filled with art, photography, poems and the occasional short story.  These submissions are all created by the students that attend RMS … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Try Something New At McDonald’s And Chick-fil-A

By Sarah D. This summer, you may consider exploring some unfamiliar foods at familiar restaurants. Not unfamiliar in “Oh my gosh what am I eating?” But, it’s unfamiliar in “I never knew they served this here!” When you stroll into … Continue reading

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Video Game Review: Tropico 4

By David C. Players who like building games such as Sim City, will love Tropico 4. Tropico 4 is one game of a long time series of games. This series uses a special theme, playing as a dictator of an … Continue reading

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Whooping Cough: Much More Deadly Than It Seems

  By Lauren H. Pertussis (also known as Whooping Cough Syndrome) is defined as a ”highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing.” The constant coughing makes your body weaker and more fragile. It also makes it difficult to … Continue reading

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Wheelchair Access Curbs

This past week, the city of Torrance workers put in new handicapped access curbs in front of Richardson Middle School. Some kids come to school with crutches and leg or foot casts. They no longer have to climb the curbs. … Continue reading

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It All Adds Up For Rodriguez

By McKenna E. Welcome to our new math teacher, Ms. Jessica Rodriguez, who was born in Bellflower, California.  When she was two, she moved once to a house about five blocks away from her old house and that became her … Continue reading

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Blue Ribbon Week May 14th-18th

Thank you to the Torrance Police for keeping Torrance a safe place to work and live!

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Photo Album: Around Campus

 

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Mark Your Calendar

June 11- Awards 2-3PM RMS Cafe (Parents of award winners will be notified.) June 12- Picnic 12-2:30PM RMS Field June 14- Promotion 6PM South HS Field June 14- Dance 8-11PM  Marriott Hotel June 14-Last Day of School for 6th and … Continue reading

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Order Your Yearbook Today!

The year is almost done and time to remember everyone and everything that happened since September. You may still order a yearbook online by going to http://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/yrbk_catalog.asp?cid=159686&pfid=2012020704404338077 After May 31st, you can still order your yearbook, but bring $34.00 cash … Continue reading

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RMS Track Team Goes The Distance

(Photos by Lisa and Amanda M.) By Amanda M. On Friday, May 13th, you may have seen some fellow students leaving Sixth Period a little early. They were heading off to compete in a track meet at Miraleste Intermediate School … Continue reading

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Noon Leagues Dodgeball Gets Competitive

By Amanda M. Have you been a part of all the noon leagues action at lunch lately? You’ve probably watched at least a few minutes of some of the Dodgeball games on the blacktop. The competition is starting to heat … Continue reading

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Where’s Mr. Rattles Now?

Mr. Rattles is on the move again.  He was last seen in Mr. Waynesford Sheu’s room.  Congratulations, Mr. Sheu. This adventurous snake has once again changed location.  His appearance is a bit different since he first came on the scene as well.  He now … Continue reading

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Three To Tech Trek

  The AAUW-CA Tech Trek program sends Seventh Grade girls to a week long, live on campus, science and math camp. The Torrance Branch has been awarding scholarships to TUSD girls since 1999. Nominations were accepted from Seventh Grade math and science teachers … Continue reading

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Teachers Look Forward To Summer Too!

By Cindy C. After a long, hardworking, fun year for all RMS teachers, they are also looking forward to a nice and relaxing summer. Here is a list of all Richardson Middle School teachers’ summer plans: Mr. Mabery –”I’m going … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week-May 7th- May 11th

 Please remember to acknowledge your teachers during the week to let them know how much you appreciate them! “To Teach is to touch lives forever.”  -Author Unknown  

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Parent Eyes Needed

RMS is in need of more Parent Eyes at lunch from now until the end of the year.  If you can help out, please contact Michelle Nadeau meech.hi@verizon.net. Thank you for helping to keep an eye on our kids.   

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Student Perspective: We Only Have One Earth, Take Care Of Her

By Hadley C. The Environmental Club is all about helping the Earth. We willbe living here for a while so might as well make the best that we can. Mrs. Mandy Malpede is the teacher and we are starting to … Continue reading

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Art Show Brings Oooos and Ahhhhs

             Thank you to the PTSA and the Adventure in Art Docents for a fabulous year of art.  You bring beauty to our world one art project at a time.

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Looking Ahead: Mark Your Calendar

May 17- Progress Reports June 11- Awards 2-3PM RMS Cafe June 12- Picnic 12-3PM  RMS Field June 14- Promotion 6PM South HS Field June 14- Dance 8-11PM  Marriott Hotel

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Scooter Day

            On May 3rd and 4th, Megan Wilkinson brought 70 helmets and Fliker Scooters for RMS students to ride. Kids were handed hairnets, a helmet and a scooter.  A short demonstration was given by Wilkinson. After the … Continue reading

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Did You See The Super Moon?

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Shelley Stallings, RMS’ Fashionista

          School Staff Assistant I, Shelley Stallings, is RMS’ own Fashionista.  She has not worn the same outfit all year.  How does she do this?  She is a bargain shopper and has an eye for style.  Ask … Continue reading

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Counselor Stephanie Hunnel Brings Laughter to RMS

  By David C. Do you know someone on campus who has a wonderful sense of humor and can tell stories that make you laugh so hard your sides hurt?  That person is our very own School Counselor Stephanie Hunnel. … Continue reading

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Seeing Double? Seeing Double? Twin Mania Twin Mania

By Lauren H. Are there some days when you go around a corner and see someone and then go around another corner and see that same person again and wonder, wow, didn’t I just pass that person?  Well, the answer is … Continue reading

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