Monthly Archives: December 2012

Open Letter From Running Club Sponsors

Dear Parents& Students of Richardson Rattlesnakes Running Club: First of all, we would like to congratulate our runners on an excellent start of the season! We are so impressed by the commitment and great attitude of so many of our … Continue reading

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RMS Smells the Roses

On December 15th, students and teachers were invited to help decorate floats for the Rose Parade in Pasadena.  The Builders’ Club and others came out in force to help.  It was a great experience for everyone involved. “I had a … Continue reading

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Music Department Performs Holiday Concerts

On December 18th and 19th, the Music Department (aka Ms. Karrie Willett’s classes) performed evening concerts at 6:30PM consecutively. As a practice for the evening show, music students performed for students who were invited to the Cafetorium to watch rehearsals. Under the direction of … Continue reading

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Message From Journalism

Journalism wishes you a very safe and merry Holiday Break! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo_jKRPEZYU

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Yummy Holiday Desserts You Can Make

By Jocelyn H. Are you ready for the holiday season? Do you want to eat some yummy treats? Well, guess what! You can make them on your own, because here are some recipes that you could use. These are easy, … Continue reading

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Competition Encourages Team Work

By Jocelyn H. FLL Competition, FIRST® LEGO ® League (FLL®), created a partnership between FIRST (For inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and The LEGO Group. The purpose of this program is to inspire future scientists and engineers. For … Continue reading

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Christmas Around The World

By Lauren H. Have you ever wondered what it’s like celebrating Christmas in another country? Have you ever actually celebrated Christmas in another country? There are some rich cultural traditions with parades, plays and other events. In Mexico, they celebrate Christmas with … Continue reading

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New Year Brings New Resolutions

By Karin S. 2013 is right around the corner and it’s time to make those New Year’s Resolutions! Here are some of the goals for the New Year from the RMS students and others. “Be kinder to others,” said Eighth … Continue reading

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Photography: Reece S. Sees The World Through The Lens

Sunset By Eighth Grader Reece S.

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Box Tops for Education Contest Winners

Congratulations to Ms. Alison Newman’s Homeroom who brought in 1412 Box Tops for Education.  They won an Ice Cream Party and Newman received a gift card to Staples for $15.  In total, $492.80 was earned for the school.  Way to go … Continue reading

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Save The Date

The Torrance Education Foundation (TEF) will be partnering with SBEA (South Bay Enrichment Academy) to hold Summer School in 2013.  It will be from July 8th to August 2nd for middle school.  The school where classes will meet will be announced … Continue reading

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Tragedy in Connecticut

RMS sends their love to Newtown, Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

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Movie Review: Lincoln Exposes The Human Side To Leadership

By Amanda M. The new movie “Lincoln” hit theaters on November 16th, 2012. The film, directed by Steven Spielberg, stars academy award winners Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, as well as David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Daniel Day Lewis portrays … Continue reading

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Family Friendly Holiday Shows For The Season

                              By  Lauren H. It’s the holidays people! That means… holiday shows and movies! On all our favorite television channels, there are all our favorite programming. Maybe even the best of them all… the Charlie Brown Christmas special! Nearly fifty years … Continue reading

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Kissner: Science Wiz, But Much More

By Eric H. Have you been around RMS lately? Have you seen Mr. Andrew Kissner? Kissner is the RMS Science Teacher for Sixth and Eighth Grade. He teaches Life Science and Physical Science. He may know every question and answer … Continue reading

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Hiss Chats With Jack

By Kristy L. Chef Jack recently appeared at Barnes & Noble for a book signing.  After a couple of weeks, The Latest Hiss caught up with Chef Jack to ask a few questions. 1. How old are you and what grade are … Continue reading

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What Will You Be Doing On Winter Break?

By Eric H.   Can you hear all of the joy coming? Winter in one of the most popular times of year for many reasons. People all over the world are looking forward to Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter season. … Continue reading

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Photography Corner: Amanda M. Gets The Perfect Shot

Portuguese Bend By Eighth Grader Amanda M. Helicopter Over The Beach By Eighth Grader Amanda M.

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Girl Scouts Help Out Community…You Can Too!

By Olivia A. Most people see the holidays as a time to see family, eat yummy foods, and most importantly, get presents! However, some people don’t have the luxury of experiencing the wonderful things we love about the holidays. If … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Projects, Good or Bad?

By  Eric H. Have you ever gotten a project and thought to yourself, this is going to be hard? For most students that is what they think at first, even before they read what the project is about. Projects may … Continue reading

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Life Before RMS

By Amanda M. Many teachers at RMS devote a lot of time and hard work to their teaching careers in order to help students learn. However, not everyone has always been a teacher. Some teachers have had other jobs in … Continue reading

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Student Council Events Scheduled

Holiday Grams Holiday Grams are 50 cents and are being sold every day at lunch through Tuesday, Dec. 18th. They will be delivered by Student Council members to your Period 4 class on December 21st.  They will include the note you … Continue reading

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Make A Difference: Opportunities To Help Out

#1 Bring NEW white socks for a local retirement home.  Builders Club will decorate them and pass them out to the residents for the holidays.  They are due by December 13th. #2  Bring in Box Tops.  Box Tops are due this … Continue reading

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