Monthly Archives: October 2017

RMS Gets Into The Halloween Spirit

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Fall Harvest Festival To Be Held On Halloween

By Marina M. Do you have a creative costume that you would want to share with our school? Then join the Halloween contest. On October 31st you can participate in this event made possible by the Leadership team. The contest … Continue reading

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McCullen Temporarily Fills Assistant Principal’s Shoes

By Elliot L. And Dillon M. Do you know Mr. Ian Mc Cullen, our new Intrim Assistant Principal? McCullen is currently filling in for RMS Assistant Principal Krystal Alcala who should be returning in Quarter 2.   McCullen thinks that good qualities … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Phone Accessories Are A Must-have

By Karina F. Phone cases and popsockets are all a big part of having a phone. It really makes your phone more than ordinary and really adds a bit of your personality to your  phone. Here are some of the popular … Continue reading

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Introducing iPhone X

By Dominic B. and Theodore N. Apple is releasing the newest product in their long line of iPhones, the brand new iPhone X. This is Apple’s most powerful iPhone yet. This new phone is powered by a A11 bionic chip, … Continue reading

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Samsung vs. Apple: Which One Is For You?

By Andrew Y. Samsung and Apple have done it again by creating two phones that are debatable to be the best phones out there. The Samsung s8+ has many advantages, such as the battery life being more extended than the … Continue reading

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Dodger Trivia: Did you know…?

By Theodore N. Did you know the the LA Dodgers were in Brooklyn originally until they moved to Los Angeles in 1957. The Dodgers were founded in 1883 this makes them the third oldest MLB team. The Dodgers were the … Continue reading

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Women’s National Soccer Team Wins Two Games

By Annabelle H. Did you see the game? The U.S Women’s National Soccer Team just played this Thursday, October 19, and Sunday, October 22, in New Orleans. What a game! “The U.S WNT last played in New Orleans, in the … Continue reading

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Crazy California Climate Continues

By Luke C. It’s Autumn right now, but it felt like it was still summer in Southern California last week. On Tuesday, Los Angeles actually had a record temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit.  But why is this happening?  It’s because … Continue reading

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Do You Have The Music In You?

By Kristina J. Have you ever felt like you just want to stay at home, have a lazy day, and play some music, but you don’t know what song to play? Well, here are the top 20 songs of 2017! … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Social Media…Friend or Foe?

By Kristina J. Did you know that social media can cause pre-teens and teens to use drugs and alcohol? Yep! It’s true. The relationship between teenagers, social media, and drug use found that 70% of teenagers that are within the … Continue reading

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DIY Your School Supplies

By Marina M. Need some cool and cute ideas for school supplies?  These don’t  take much time at all and they are creative things for school with little money and effort.  From crafty pens to pencils to fun  DIY notebooks … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: What Makes A Good Student?

By Katie S. There are many fantastic students here at Richardson. Have you ever wondered what makes them so admirable? Are they nice? Hard-working? Passionate? Maybe you, too, are one of those great students, or possibly would like to become … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Future Inventions

By Sarah S.  I know many of us middle schoolers and even teachers or parents can think of some things they wish someone had invented. For example, it would be awesome if everyone had their own personal robot to do … Continue reading

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How Can We Conserve Water?

By Katie S. Water conservation is very important in Southern California. We have experienced many droughts over the past century, the most recent having just ended this year. Southern California receives very little rainfall, so we are thankful for El … Continue reading

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Shake, Rattle and Roll: Are you prepared?

By Katie S. Earthquakes are the most dangerous and likely natural disaster to happen here in Southern California and in Mexico. As you probably know, a major earthquake occurred in central Mexico several weeks ago, and scientists are now warning … Continue reading

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All Girls Welcome!

By  Theodore N. Boy Scouts of America (BSA) were founded in February 10, 1910. The founders are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Daniel Carter Beard, Ernest Thompson Seton and William D. Boycel. This program is about teaching boys about recreation … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Furious Fires

By Sally M. and Ellie H. Imagine coming home from school only to find nothing but ashes, burned up debris, and maybe a couple of recognizable items from what was once your bedroom . This is what many people have … Continue reading

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Student Narrative: “Flawed”

By Sally M. Indecisive. Unintelligent. Competitive. Everyone is flawed. Everyone has one major flaw. And it’s out for everyone to see. Stubborn. That’s what I’ve been labelled as. Literally. When I was two months old they tattooed it on my … Continue reading

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Personal Hygiene Matters

By Theodore N. and Marina M. With the hot weather, the need for personal hygiene becomes most important. We all sweat because it is our body’s way to cool down and yet we spend 18 billion dollars trying to stop … Continue reading

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Group Costumes Scare Up Fun

By Marina M. Do you still have no clue what you want to be for Halloween and it is in less than one week? These are some really cute Halloween costumes you can do as a group with your friends … Continue reading

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Halloween Holds Tradition

By Kristina J. and Samara SN. Did you know that Halloween’s original name was All Hallows Eve? You would think that it would have stayed Halloween right? Well, I guess not.   Halloween was originated with the ancient Celtic Festival of … Continue reading

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Go Dodgers, Go!

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Dodgers, National League Champions!   

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Did You See The Total Eclipse Of The Sun?

By Andrew Y. August 2017 kids all over the United States got a glimpse of how the moon covered the sun for two to twelve minutes. The last time we saw it was in 1979. Many scientists don’t recommend looking … Continue reading

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Run, Forest, Run

By Alex P. Do you like to run? There’s a club for that! RMS is introducing a Running Club and they’re having their first meeting at 3:15pm to 3:45pm in the cafeteria after school on Wednesday. This club is going … Continue reading

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What Will You Be For Halloween?

By Emily D. I remember last Halloween I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to dress up as. Are you stumped, too? Well, here are a few ideas on what you could dress up as for this great, fun holiday! … Continue reading

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Feeling Sick? Go To The Health Office

Students – Please be aware that you are not allowed to call your parent directly if you are not feeling well. Please go to the Health Office first.

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8th Grade Hearing and Vision Testing To Be Held

Attention all 8th   Graders: We will be conducting vision and hearing testing this Thursday. If you wear glasses or contacts please make sure you wear them Thursday of this week.

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Student Poetry: Popular

By Ellie H. I’m nothing compared to the popular kids I refuse to believe that Other people can become popular   It’s true that Doing drugs Makes you cooler than reading books   I’ll tell you this Once upon a … Continue reading

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Fun Fall Activities For All

By Karina F.  Summer is long gone and fall has arrived. Those long summer days in the sun where so much fun. But we can make fall just as exciting, and fun with some awesome fall activities to keep you … Continue reading

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What Are Kids Up To Now?

By Ellie H. and Harry K. Kids, mainly teenagers, are extremely unpredictable. Who knows what we are doing these days? If you compared the things we do today to the 1900s, one word to describe it would be , “Wow”. … Continue reading

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Local Pumpkin Patches Ready For Visitors

By Emily D. I am so excited for Halloween, aren’t you? Not only because of the costumes, the decorations, and the candy, but the pumpkin carving too. But where are you going to find a pumpkin. Well, here’s a couple … Continue reading

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Did You See The Great Pumpkin?

By Emily D. Have you ever heard of the Union Seventy-six? Or the great pumpkin? If you haven’t heard of this, here’s a little bit about the World’s Biggest Jack O’ Lantern! The World’s Biggest Jack O’ Lantern is in … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Should School Start Later Every Day?

By Elliot L. and Dillon M.  A later start is much needed at Richardson but, how will it affect us students? “People have other stuff to do other than school, kids are rushed in the morning to go to school, … Continue reading

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The Great Pumpkin Hunt Comes To Palos Verdes

By Chloe H. Want to do something fun for Halloween that is close by?  Check this out.  http://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/event/greatpumpkinhunt/ On October 1st- November 30th South Coast Botanical Garden has The Great Pumpkin Hunt! Come with your family to 26300 Crenshaw Blvd, … Continue reading

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Organize Your School Supplies

  By Sarah S. and Marina M. Do you want to keep all your supplies organized for school? By following these tips you can keep your papers and supplies organized for school and your everyday life. It is always a … Continue reading

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Smile For The Camera!

  Don’t forget make-up pictures will be this coming Monday, October 16th. You can come by the office to pick up an order envelope or ask your teacher.

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Do It Yourself Halloween Tips Shared

By Amber K. and Karina F. Halloween is coming up, and everyone wants to know what to dress up for, how to decorate their homes, how to make delicious spooky treats, and how to carve their pumpkin! Get spiced up … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Trick-or-Treat Bag?

By Katie S. and Genesis O. Have you been wondering what will be the candy to grab this year? Make sure to stash your Halloween treat bags with RMS’s favorite Halloween candy. Is it Hershey’s? Kit Kats? Snickers? Skittles? Fifty … Continue reading

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Part 6: Meet the Journalism Staff

                                                                                … Continue reading

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Lunch Benches

                                              Photos By Luke C. By Seventh Grader Luke C. On Tuesday, October 3, Principal Drummond made a new … Continue reading

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Part 5: Meet the Journalism Staff

                                                                Kristina J. By Sally M. During your life, you’ve … Continue reading

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Talented Students Perform In The Park

  Photos by Ryan Beck By Chloe H. and Skye R. On September 21st, Leadership organized Performances in the Park for all of RMS. There were several acts and a crowd of students watching as dancers and singers shine on … Continue reading

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Leadership Students Make Speeches

Congratulations to the following people for being voted into Leadership.  Thanks to all who participated in giving speeches.  You all make a positive difference at RMS!   President: Jenna G. Vice President: Katie C. Secretary: Amanda M. Treasurer: Carly F. Special … Continue reading

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National Taco Day Held On Wednesday, 10/4

Today is National Taco Day!  For cheap taco deals around town, check out this website.  https://finance.yahoo.com/news/national-taco-day-2017-where-free-cheap-tacos-142347021.html Happy Eating!  

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80’s Dance To Be Held On Friday! Like Radical, Dude!

By Emily D. and Marina M. Are you going to the PTSA dance?  Here’s some information about the dance if you haven’t heard already. The PTSA dance is this Friday, October sixth. It’s 80’s themed, so you can wear neon! … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: What’s Hot in 2017?

By Amber K. and Karina F. What’s Hot We’re all wanting to know what the hottest trends are these days. Well, no need to worry. We’re on your side. We have researched the trends for you.  Fashion One of the fashion … Continue reading

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Part 4: Meet The Journalism Staff

                                                       Luke C. By Samara SN. Did you know that if Luke C. had … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Richardson Middle School Who Turns 25

   Mrs. Lisa Vaona-Case is the last of the original teachers from 1993 pictured above.  Can you find her? By Sally M. In 1955, Torrance Unified School District (TUSD) opened our school. It was originally called Newton School, named after … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Incident Hits Home

Our hearts go out to the victims and their families involved in the incident in Las Vegas!    

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Part 3: Meet the Journalism Staff

                                                             Katie S. By Mercy C. Do you love the beach? … Continue reading

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Mysterious Creatures of the Sea Unveiled

By Annabelle H. and Mercy C. What is a marine animal the size of a golf ball and has a bite 10,000 times more dangerous than cyanide? If you don’t know what this mysterious sea creature is, it’s the Blue … Continue reading

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