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8th Grade Students Honored

Eighth grade students were honored on Wednesday, June 22.  Awards were given in several categories which included,  Most Improved, Outstanding Student, and Honor Roll.  Congratulations 8th Graders!

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Locker Clean-up Days: Wednesday Through Friday

All students are to clean out their lockers this week.  Be sure to throw away papers, return books to proper places, and take home anything you want to keep.  Thank you for taking care of your belongings properly. 8th Graders- … Continue reading

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8th Grade Activities Coming Soon

Attention All 8th Graders The following is the list of events that will be held the last week of school in honor of your promotion to high school.   We are so proud of all of  you that have worked … Continue reading

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RMS Students Zoom Into First Place

We would like to congratulate the winners of the All Middle School Race and STEM Night at Hull Middle School last Friday.  Of all the students in the five middle schools that participated, three Richardson students built the fastest rocket … Continue reading

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Words of Inspiration

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Student Perspective: Words Make A Difference

“You Look Weird” This is the story of how I learned how I’d live my life. It was a sunny day, towards the end of my seventh grade year. A boy told me something- he told me I looked weird. … Continue reading

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8th Graders Beat Teachers 6-3

On May 27th, at lunch, the winners of the noon league Kickball Tournament, the 8th Graders, played the Teachers in a game of Kickball. “Quick shout-out to all our Kickballers today—players and supporters!  The kids were having a lot of … Continue reading

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Spirit Week: June 1-4

Monday-  Memorial Day, No School Tuesday-Pj Days Wednesday-Fan Day  (Dress in clothes of things/people of which you are a fan.) Thursday-Why is that in my closet?  (Wear something that you have in your closet that you haven’t worn in a … Continue reading

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South High Announcement: Colorguards

Interested in joining South High Colorguard?  Auditions and workshops will be held on May 23-May 27th, from 3:30-5:30 pm, in the South High Cafeteria.  If you are interested, please join us at the info meeting to learn more.  Parent information … Continue reading

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Registration Begins for Torrance Flag Football

Torrance 2016 Flag Football:  Resident registration begins June 7.  Non- resident registration begins June 14 and ends September 6.  Teams will be formed by grade and school.  For more information get a flyer from the office or your PE teacher.

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Q3 Students Honored

6th Graders 7th Graders     8th Graders

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Attention 8th Graders: Graduation Speech Tryouts

Attention 8th graders interested in giving a speech at the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony: come to the audition on Monday, May 23rd, at lunch in Room 17 (Mrs. Yu’s room).  Bring 2 typed copies of your speech and your lunch.  … Continue reading

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Attention 8th Graders: South High School Activities

South Summer Athletics Registration tomorrow May 18 and Thursday from 5:30-6:30 in Room F-4.  This is an opportunity for you to register for the summer program and ask any specific question. South High Intermediate Dance Auditions May 24th from 3:30-6:00 … Continue reading

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RMS Runners Up In Trash Free Lunch Challenge

On May 11, Grades of Green came to lunch to award RMS with a check for $750 for being one of the runners up in the Trash Free Lunch Challenge. Congratulations to the Environmental Club and Ms. Mandy Mason.  Thank you … Continue reading

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Peak Inside The Classroom: 2016 Presidential Caucus

Students in Ms. Stephanie Markovich’s, Ms. Sara Pearlman’s, and Ms. Stacia Arnold’s English/Language Arts classes worked on a special project. “For several weeks, students worked on a unit centered around the current presidential primaries. Our students have been learning about the candidates, … Continue reading

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Girls in Engineering Make Fish Tails

Under the direction of Ms. Edithza Mesta and Ms. Lisa Case, girls were taught how to make leg and tail prosthetics for animals.

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Summer Reading Lists Are Out

Torrance Unified School District asks that students read a book over the summer.  Here is the suggested list.  ELA teachers may have students write about their selection in the Fall. Incoming Sixth Grade Reading List The Invention of Hugo Cabret … Continue reading

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Leadership Raffles Off Big Bill’s Bicycle

The Leadership Class will be selling raffle tickets for a custom-made bicycle generously donated by Big Bill.  The proceeds of the raffle will go toward the Leadership Class, as well as two local organizations that support children.  Ticket prices are: … Continue reading

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Earth Day To Be Celebrated On April 22nd

Earth Day will be celebrated on the RMS campus, on Friday, April 22nd.  Come out to the field at lunch to learn all of the buzz about bees.  Everyone is welcome!

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Attention Parents of Incoming 5th Graders: Parent Night To Be Held

5th Grade Parent Night is next week, Tuesday, 4/26 at 6PM in the RMS Cafe.  Come and hear all about what RMS has to offer your students.

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Attention 8th Graders: SHS Drill Team Tryouts To Be Held

South High Drill Team Tryouts info meeting: Tuesday, April 26th @ 3:30 in Y-3 and Parent Meeting @ 6:30 pm in Y-3.

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Singers Wanted

Attention 8th graders: do you have a great voice?  If so, come and audition to be the singer of the National Anthem at Promotion Night.  You will sing acapella.  Bring your lunch to Mrs. Yu’s Room 17 on Monday, May … Continue reading

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Open House Scheduled

Open House will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd.  It runs from  6:00PM-7:30PM.  Students and parents are free to walk through classrooms.  Food trucks will be here for dinner.  Please join us to see what students have accomplished this year!

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Attention 8th Graders: SHS Cheerleading Tryouts

Eighth Graders, come join South High’s award winning Cheerleading Team.  Informational meeting today at 6:30 in the South High library Monday, April 18 in the upper gym.  2016-2017 tryout rehearsals April 18-21 in the South High upper gym 3:30-5:30 pm.  Evaluations … Continue reading

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Words Of Inspiration

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Attention 8th Graders: Bluegrass To Be Held On Friday

8th Graders:  Learn all about high school life at South High School. Bluegrass will be held on Friday, April 15th.  This is open for all 8th Graders.  Students will meet at the end of third period and will be escorted … Continue reading

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Rattlesnakes in the Library: Book Review-I Will Always Write Back

Book Reviewed: I Will Always Write Back By Caitlin Alfirenka and Martin Ganda with Liz Welch Review By Richardson MS Student, Katie C. Have you ever thought you would make someone’s dreams come true? Not small ones, like winning first place … Continue reading

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Contest Winners’ Essays: How Did Mr. Drummond Break His Arm?

The following are the winning essays from the writing contest held in March.  Thank you to all who participated. Our next contest will be poetry.  Watch for it coming soon. Broken Arm By Bailey K. I. Mr. Drummond made his last … Continue reading

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Peak Inside The Classroom: Kissner’s Class Makes Rockets Out Of Water Bottles

 

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Student Council Behind The Scenes

  Did you know… that Student Council members are responsible for creating, setting, up and taking down pep rallies, dances, college days, and spirit weeks among other things?  These students, along with their teacher/sponsor, Mr. Michael Fujii, make school fun. … Continue reading

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RMS Makes It To Finals In Trash Free Lunch Challenge

Congratulations to Richardson MS students and teachers for being named as finalists in this year’s Trash Free Lunch Challenge!  Great job to Mandy Mason for leading this charge on campus!  The following letter came from the Trash Free Challenge team. … Continue reading

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Mr. Drummond Wears Kilt To School

Mr. Drummond promised to wear his kilt to school and speak in a Scottish accent if our students raised $8,000 through our Rattlesnake Challenge.  Students raised the money and Mr. Drummond wore the kilt!  Thanks, again, to all who participated.

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Congratulations To The “How Did Mr. Drummond Break His Arm?” Contest Winners

The “How did Mr. Drummond break his arm?” writing contest was held two weeks ago.  153 entries were collected and six people won!  The top winner was Bailey K. whose essay was read over the public announcements speaker for all … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake Field Day: Thanks To All Of Those Who Participated

Photos taken by Stephen B. and  Ashley E. Our Rattlesnake Challenge was a huge success and we hope you enjoyed Field Day! Additionally, with your help we were able to meet our school-wide fundraising goal of $8,000…which means that Principal … Continue reading

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Attention 8th Graders

Ninth Grade Course Selection packets are available from Mrs. Holtz, Mrs. Yu, or the office.

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RMS vs. Calle Game To Be Held

The RMS vs Calle Basketball Game is tonight, March 29th, at 6:00 pm in the South High gym.  Come cheer on the Rattlesnakes!  Go Rattlesnakes!

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8th Graders, Smile For The Camera!

The 8th Grade Panoramic Picture will be taken on Wednesday, March 30th. Get your order forms from the office or your Social Studies teacher.

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Congratulations To Our Honorary Service Award and Special Person Winners!

The award winners were Jim and Betsy Delurgio, Debbie Holzbauer, Lisa Maddocks, and Sara Pearlman.     This is the second time Ms. Pearlman has won the Honorary Service Award for her dedication to Richardson Middle School students and community. … Continue reading

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Words of Inspiration

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Looking Ahead

Save The Dates 3/11  Progress Reports Posted-Grades will be posted on Parent Connect. 3/13  Daylight Savings-Turn your clock forward an hour.         3/14 College Week-Visit the hallway booths to learn about your favorite college choices.   Mon-Wear College … Continue reading

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Summer School Schedules Available Now

South Bay Enrichment Academy summer school class schedules are available in the office.

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College Week Held March 11th-18th

This week is College Week, March 11th-18th. Here are the spirit days for the week: Mon: Wear College Hats Tues: Wear College Jerseys Wed: Wear College T-shirts Thurs: Wear College Sweatshirts Fri: Wear USC or UCLA Gear The Leadership Class … Continue reading

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A Message From The Principal

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Essay Contest Announcement

How did Mr. Drummond break his arm? In 300 words or less, write an essay explaining how Mr. Drummond broke his arm.  Be creative!  Use your imagination and come up with the story of how it happened…the more outlandish, the better. … Continue reading

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Pi Day To Be Held On Monday

This month’s Pillar of Character is Trustworthiness.  This month, we are focusing on putting trust in our fellow classmates along with learning to trust ourselves. This Monday March 14th, (Pi Day), the Leadership Ambassadors are hosting a lunchtime activity called … Continue reading

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Mesta Wins Rattlesnake Award!

  Richardson’s own Edithza Mesta is the first 2016 recipient of the prestigious Richardson Rattlesnake Award! This award is given to the teacher who has stood out for their exceptional achievements both in the classroom and in the Richardson community. … Continue reading

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Reusable Lunch Bags Contest Winner Announced

Drum roll please…Ms. Mesta’s Homeroom has won an ice cream party for bringing the most reusable lunch bags.  Congratulations to Ms. Mesta and her class! Enjoy your ice cream!

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Did You Know…?

Did you know that March 9th is National Meatball Day? Meatballs were originally made to hide vegetables in and since have become a staple food among several nationalities of people.  Celebrate the day and have a meatball!

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Environmental Club Makes A Difference

The Environmental Club is helping to keep RMS environmentally aware.  Bring a trash free lunch and earn a green ticket to be put into a drawing. Thank you Environmental Club for making us aware that everyone’s actions make a big difference! … Continue reading

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SAT To Reflect Common Core

  The SAT has been redesigned to reflect how Common Core is being taught in the classroom.  This will be the first revision since 2005.  The new version of the SAT, one determining factor for college entrance, will be out for … Continue reading

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Words of Inspiration

Are you surrounding yourself with people who help you become a better person?

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Tall Flags Win Award

Congratulations to RMS’ Tall Flags Team.  On Saturday, February 27th, they were in a competition held at West High School.  They took home a Third Place Trophy. Go Rattlesnakes!

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Richardson Has Talent!

Note:  Due to copyright issues, this video has been muted by Youtube. Thank you to Mr. Buby’s Digital Film class for the video and the pictures.

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Rattlesnakes Get New Look

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Celebrate By Reading

Did you know that March 2nd is Nationwide Reading Celebration Day which is held on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday? Celebrate by reading a good book! “Oh, the places you will go!” Dr. Seuss would have been 112 this birthday!

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Peak Inside Of Mr. Petito’s Classroom

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Say Cheese!

Spring Portraits will be taken on Tuesday, March 8.  Forms available in the Main Office if you wish to have your portrait taken.  Return your form on Picture Day.

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Basketball Tryouts: Be Part Of The Team

8th grade boys and girls basketball tryouts will be held February 25th and February 26th after school on the basketball courts.  We are getting the team together for the RMS vs Calle Game on March 29th. Everyone is welcome to go to the … Continue reading

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Play Games, Make Friends

                 Mrs. Hunnel invites all students to Room 29. “I open my office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for playing board games. We hang out chilling. It’s a nice place to just relax … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Lunch?

Just a reminder- Are your lunches staying trash free?    Trash lunch               Trash Free Be sure you are keeping trash out of the bins and pack a Trash Free Lunch every day.  

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The Latest Hiss Slithers Back!

After taking a year and a half hiatus,  The Latest Hiss school newspaper for Richardson Middle School has returned.  We are back online! In order to get the most out of this online newspaper, you may need to know a … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our New Principal, Ian Drummond

New Principal Ian Drummond comes to RMS from Mira Costa High School.  Watch this site for more information to come.  In the meantime, welcome Mr. Drummond.

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RMS Students Honored At Grade Level Assemblies

8th Graders Click below to read what was written about each student for the special awards. 8th Award WriteUps 7th Graders Click below to read what was written about each student for the special awards. 7th Award WriteUps 6th Graders … Continue reading

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Where In The World Are We?

Can you name this place?   Photos Taken By Kayla Bezich Answer:  El Matador State Beach in Malibu, California   If you have taken pictures of an interesting place and would like to see them in the newspaper, please share … Continue reading

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M+U+F+T+I=Mufti (Originally Posted on April 25, 2013)

By Nathaniel A. Did you know that Ms. Arshia Mufti  is one of the first teachers to teach at RMS?  She has taught at Richardson for eighteen years. She is a big help to RMS because she helps students who need … Continue reading

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Reading For Pleasure: New Book Club Begins

If you enjoy reading, or would like to learn how to enjoy reading, please join the Book Club that meets in Room 30 every Wednesday at lunch.  Books will be chosen by students for all to  enjoy.  Happy Reading! If … Continue reading

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Girls Club Starts Again

Are you interested in engineering? The Engineering for Girls Club is doing a unit from Engineering is Everywhere. They will be “introduced to engineering and the Engineering Design Process as they work together to engineer solutions to biomechanical engineering challenges.” … Continue reading

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Cupids Spread Spirit Of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day came early on February 12th when Seventh Graders Riley W. and Aidan G. dressed up to celebrate the holiday. Thank you boys for spreading the love on Hello Week and making so many students and teachers smile.

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Congratulations 8th Graders!

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Photo Album: 8th Grade Picnic

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Thank You Yearbook Staff

Thanks goes to the 2013-2014 Yearbook Staff and Ms. Sara Pearlman for the beautiful Yearbook.  It is a wonderful keepsake of memories of this past year.  Thank you for all of your endless hours of hard work to meet each … Continue reading

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Drum Roll Please….

Yearbooks will be passed out during Period 4 on Tuesday to all grades. If you did not purchase a Yearbook, you may during the following times only… Tuesday, June 17, during the picnic and at lunch (out on the field)  … Continue reading

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Mrs. Alison Newman Retires

After thirty plus years of dedication to education, Mrs. Alison Newman, Sixth Grade Social Studies and ELA Teacher, is retiring.  Make this her best week ever.  Stop by her room and wish her a wonderful retirement.  We will miss you, … Continue reading

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8th Graders: Save The Date

8th Graders, here is your schedule for the last week of school. Monday, 6/16  Regular School Day Tuesday, 6/17 Late Start and 8th Grade Picnic (12-2:30 on the field) Wednesday, 6/18 Promotion Rehearsal 8-10 at RMS, 8th Grade Awards Assembly 1:30-2:30PM … Continue reading

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Enjoy Summer Reading!

  TUSD asks students to read over the summer.  Some ELA teachers ask students to write about the books they have read as one of the first writing assignments in the Fall.  Here are the lists for this year.  Happy … Continue reading

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