Monthly Archives: January 2013

Parent Night Scheduled: Social Networking and Cyberbullyiing Information

A Parent Night will be held on February 5, 6:30 to discuss Social Networking and Cyberbullying.  How are our kids (mis)using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat?  Are they putting themselves at risk?  If you have concerns … Continue reading

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Skateboard Team To Be Established

Interested in joining a Skateboard Team?   Sign up in the Main Office.  Happy Skating!  

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8th Grade Takes First In Water Balloon Toss

A Water Balloon Toss was  held on January 30th at lunch.  8th Graders took First Place.  Here are the class comp winners from the water ballon toss: 1st Round: Ms. K and Mrs. Conner (They gave their points to 8th grade) … Continue reading

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Joelle Conner To Be Recognized at Teacher Appreciation Night

Teacher Appreciation Night! Richardson Middle School would like to recognize Joelle Conner    Sunday March 10, 2013   6:30PM Clippers vs Detroit Richardson Middle School recognizes Joelle Conner for her outstanding dedication to Richardson Middle School and its students during the Los … Continue reading

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Lost and Found Soon To Be Donated To Charity

The RMS Lost and Found is OVERFLOWING!  The Lost and Found is located outside Mr. Kissner’s Room #22, across from the Library.  PLEASE come by and pick up any missing items (jackets, lunchboxes, reusable water bottles, etc.)  The Lost and … Continue reading

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Make A Snowflake

Snowflake Mosaics   Vocabulary: Snowflake:   Frozen water particles with six sides Mosaic:  A kind of artwork that uses bits of tile, glass, etc. to make a design Recyle:  Reuse 1.  Cut a six sided snowflake out of a 9 X … Continue reading

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Tribute To Space Exploration: Film Editing By Addison W.

Eighth Grader Addison W. has a very special hobby. He enjoys putting together movies on YouTube with themes.  Check this one out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoPZPFc8-CQ

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Come To The Island

By Eric H. Did you know that people study in many different ways? Some people study with cards, memorization techniques, games, and many other ways. At this point in time, technology has been getting more and more popular. Now, you … Continue reading

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iLEAD Students Take The Lead

Through several workshops, iLEAD students have learned about what it takes to be a leader.  RMS is proud of these students. These future leaders have a lot to share with the world.  Go iLEAD Team!   

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The Latest Hiss Online Turns One

By Lauren H. Hello there all you Latest Hiss readers! Did you know that this online edition of the school newspaper has been up for a whole year now? Wow! This was all made possible by the Journalism Team, run … Continue reading

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Yu Makes A Difference At RMS

By Brittany L. Most Eighth Graders know Mrs. Julie Yu because she is a social studies teacher, but did you know that she has taught at RMS for sixteen years?  Yu is a teacher because she wants to make a … Continue reading

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Henna Tattoos: The Old Art Turns To New Fashion

  By Olivia A. It’s no secret that tattoos are something reserved mostly for adults. But for over 5000 years, ancient civilizations such as Egypt have been using an alternative for dying their skin and hair: henna. This old practice … Continue reading

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No Matter The Weather, People Line Up For Handel’s

By Kristy L. Even on cold winter days, there’s still a line shivering outside, waiting for a scrumptious sweet treat from Handel’s Ice Cream and Yogurt. Ever since their Redondo Beach location opened in 2010, people from all over the Los … Continue reading

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Game Review: Epic Mickey 2, The Power of Two

By David C. One of the biggest games out for Wii and XBOX 360 is Epic Mickey 2. This is the sequel to Epic Mickey. In the first game Mickey stumbles upon a wizard’s workshop. Mickey ends up making a giant … Continue reading

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Rose Bowl and Parade

By Jocelyn H. Ever wonder why the Americans have a parade filled with floats and then a football game at the beginning of the year? That’s because we start off the New Year with some celebrations. This year was the 124th … Continue reading

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Gymnasts Flip For The Fun Of It

By Karin S. Have you ever wondered how people do those crazy flips, jumps, and twists? Well Sixth Graders Sydney M. and Ciara R. have done gymnastics for quite some time now. Ciara started at the age of seven and … Continue reading

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The Perks of Being A Wallflower: Movie and Book Review

By Lauren Holmes The Perks of Being a Wallflower was a recent box office hit. What some people may not know is before it was a movie, it was a book. Published in 1999, written by Stephen Chbosky. In the … Continue reading

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How To Study For Big Tests

By Lauren H. For all you Eighth Graders out there who have just gone through finals, you may have something to add to this article! Seventh and Sixth Graders, you may have had your own big end of the semester tests to … Continue reading

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What do Video Game Ratings Mean?

By David C. We all know that there are age ranges on video games. But what if the rating system is like judging a book by its cover? The rating of a game stays the same unless republished. But if … Continue reading

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Newseum: An Unique Museum Experience

By Kristy L. From the outside, the Newseum looks almost like any other building in Washington, DC, but on the inside, it’s a completely different story. As you step inside it all hits you at once and your eyes take … Continue reading

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Photography Corner: 7th Grader Briana C. Sees The World Through A Lens

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Holtz Chose Teaching Over Directing

By Kristy L. They say a journey begins with a single step. Well then Ms. Kristl Holtz certainly has taken many steps! She’s traveled to various countries, been to many different schools, and she’s even met the former president of … Continue reading

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Dick Clark’s Rockin New Year’s Eve Hosted By Seacrest Not The Only Show In Town

By Lauren H. Wow! Is it the new year already? Well, with all of the New Years programming, I sure hope you knew beforehand! This past year, like every year, Dick Clark’s Rockin New Year’s Eve was top of the chart … Continue reading

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Centerpiece Design Contest Being Held

2013 Annual Torrance Dinner & Auction Event Centerpiece Design Contest Open to all TUSD students! Submit your entry by February 1st. Winning designs will be auctioned at the TEF event on March 29th.  All proceeds will go to the TUSD art programs. … Continue reading

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What’s in a Website?

When “dot com” was first mentioned on the radio and on television, several people thought it was a new candy or restaurant.  Things have changed.  “Surfing the web” is a popular pastime of people all over the world.  When asked, … Continue reading

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Quarter 2 Report Cards Distributed

Quarter 2 Report Cards will be distributed on Friday, February 1st through students’ 6th Period classes. If you do not like what you see, what will you change in Quarter 3?  If you do like what you see, how will you … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead To Days Off

February 11-  Lincoln’s Birthday February 18- Washington’s Birthday March 18-  No School  (District Day Off) April 8-12- Spring Break May 27- Memorial Day  

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Vroooom Vrooom

RMS hosted the Seventh Grade S.T.E.M. Car Races on Wednesday, January 23rd.  Students in S.T.E.M. education from Calle Mayor and Casimir middle schools were invited to compete their CO2 powered cars in races against each other and RMS students.  They completed … Continue reading

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Torrance Beats Jefferson: Hoop There It Is!

Congratulations to the Torrance Parks & Recreation guys basketball team from Richardson! On Sunday they played the guys team from Jefferson at Wilson Park and won 26 to 22. Good work guys you were awesome!

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Basketball Anyone?

Anyone interested in forming or putting in a Noon League Basketball Team, come sign up in Room 23 at lunch.

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Paper Wars Begins

January 29th through February 8th Student Council is heading a paper drive called Paper Wars.  Much like the Penny Wars held last spring, students are asked to bring in donations.  This time, the donation is reams of paper.  All donations … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Dance To Be Held

February 14, the Student Council will be holding its annual Valentine’s Day Dance.   The 8th Grade Lounge will once again be open.  Come to the Cafetorium from 3-5PM and join the fun.  Everyone is invited to dance.  Who knows?  Maybe you will … Continue reading

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Grade Level Field Trips Planned

6th Graders are invited January 31 to visit the Science Center to see exhibits and the recently displayed Space Shuttle.  Please bring your $5 donation for viewing the shuttle.  Donations may be turned into your homeroom teachers. 7th Graders are invited to attend the field … Continue reading

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Continue To Pledge

In November, students were invited to attend an Anti-bullying Assembly where they watched a film about ways they could make a difference.  They were asked to take a pledge against bullying.  Below is a list about what was pledged.  Ask yourself…What … Continue reading

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Volleyball Team Tryouts To Be Held

Tryouts for the 8th Grade RMS vs. Calle Volleyball Game will be next Wednesday and Thursday after school on blacktop.  The match will be played in the South High gym on Thursday, February 28th.  If you are interested in playing, … Continue reading

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Tips For Staying Warm

By MiMi B. Is it chilly enough for you?  The sun still is shining, but Southern Californians are often ill-prepared for dealing with the low temperatures.  The following tips should help keep you warm as the cold streams pass through … Continue reading

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Firefighter Appreciation Week To Be Held

Firefighter Appreciation Week will be held January 14 through January 18.  There will be three grade-level containers in the front office to collect change for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. This organization helps burn survivors and their families.  The grade level … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

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We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to Mr. Andrew Carlsson for winning the Bowling Party Raffle! Thank you to everyone for buying raffle tickets and helping the Builders’ Club to help people in our community.  You have made a difference. RMS is awesome!  

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