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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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Student Council Makes A Difference At RMS

By Jocelyn H.   Have you ever wondered about who helps to make the numerous events at RMS, like the after school dances or the Team Trivia competitions at lunch? All of these events aren’t possible with the amazing Student … Continue reading

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Photography Album: Photo Scavenger Hunt

Students were given a list of items to photograph.  The more interesting the photo, the better.  What do you think of these photos?  Which ones stand out?  Why?

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Congratulations Torrance High School Baseball And Coach Ollie Turner

Congratulations to Coach Ollie Turner, husband to our very own Mrs. Wendy Turner, and the Torrance Tartars.  They won the CIF title over the weekend.   “It’s going to be a very good summer,” said Wendy Turner about the win. … Continue reading

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Students Of The Month Of May Honored

 Congratulations to the following students who were honored for Students of The Month for May.  We are proud of you! Daniela A. Noor A. Megan A. Toshinori A. Chloe B. Marco C. Marshall C. Daniel D. Dalia J. Shane L. … Continue reading

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Q4-Journalism: Student Commercials

 Journalism students were asked to create a new product and design a commercial for it.  How do you think they did?  Is it something you would want to buy?  How convincing were they? 

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Inspiring Words From Maya Angelou

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Chinese YoYos Come To RMS

Daniel W. shows off his Chinese YoYo skills. By Jocelyn H.   The Chinese YoYo, the second oldest toy (following the doll) in the world which dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1386-1644 A.D.) It was created a long time … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out!

You only have until May 31 to purchase a yearbook online. There will be a limited number of yearbooks for sale the last week of school. However, they will not be sold until all of the online purchases have been … Continue reading

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Do You Have Talent?

Share your talent with the South Bay.  South Bay’s got Talent, hosted by the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation.  Auditions will be held on September 8th and 9th at the Armstrong Theater.  Submit your audition form by August 18th. Taken from … Continue reading

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RMS Marching Band Performs At The Armed Forces Parade

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8th Graders Hold Outdoor Movie Night

8th Grade Movie Night this Friday, May 23rd   Where: Richardson field grass area from 6-8 pm.  Movie: Monsters University There will be food for sale so bring some money. Permission slips required. Taken from the Daily Bulletin.

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Did You Hear?

Open House will be held from 5:30-6:30PM on Tuesday, May 20th.  Come by and visit your teachers.  Please remember that this is not a Parent/Student/Teacher Conference night.  Should you want to talk to your teachers about grades, please make a … Continue reading

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Temperatures Hit Record Highs In Torrance

Torrance is hot!  Be sure to keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of cool water.  Also, check in on your elderly family members and friends.   Pets also need your attention.  Be sure they have a bowl of fresh, cool … Continue reading

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Q4 Journalism Students On The Air

 

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Calling All Artists

Friday is the deadline for sixth and seventh grade artists, who would like to design next year’s yearbook cover, submit them to Ms. Pearlman, in Room 26. Taken from the Daily Bulletin.

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Girl Scouts Collect Items For Local Shelter

Girl Scout Troop 3865 is collecting items for the Carson Animal Shelter from Tuesday, May 13 – Friday, May 23.  A collection box will be place in each homeroom for the remainder of the drive.  The homeroom who collects the most … Continue reading

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Pep Rally Held

On Wednesday, May 7th, a Pep Rally was held to introduce the RMS Soccer teams. They will be playing against Calle Mayor on Thursday, May 8th, at South HS on the field at 3:30PM. Come out and cheer for your team. … Continue reading

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Students Honored At Grade Level Assemblies

On Monday, May 5th, Grade Level Assemblies were held to honor students who selected for Student of the Month for March and Honor Roll (Click on this link to find the list of  Honor Roll kids  http://richardsonmiddleschool.org/honor_roll.html) , Other awards given were Hidden Gem, Leading … Continue reading

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Students Visit College Campuses

Kayleigh F. at California State University Chico Students were challenged over the Spring Break to visit a college campus. A drawing will be held for those who did and shared their experiences with their homerooms. Did you visit a college … Continue reading

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Photo Album: Aloha Dance

 

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Students Of The Month For April Honored

Congratulations to the following students who were honored by their teachers for Students of the Month for April.  We are proud of you! Loganne B. Trey B. Grace C. Dawnte H. Courtney H. Ashley J. Lorcan K. Olivia K. Kate … Continue reading

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Thank You For Supporting RMS!

Thank you to everyone who went to Islands for our fundraiser.  Our students benefit directly from your generosity! 

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Pep Rally To Be Held Wednesday

Come out and show your school spirit by coming to the Pep Rally on Wednesday at lunch to root on our RMS Soccer Players.  The soccer game against Calle Mayor will be held on the South High School Football Field … Continue reading

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Meeting Held For Incoming 6th Grade Parents

  On Tuesday, April 29th, parents of incoming 6th Graders were invited to hear Principal Dr. Chad Mabery speak about Richardson Middle School and what new students may expect.  Questions were asked by parents at the end of the meeting … Continue reading

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Wanted: Singers For Promotion

Attention 8th graders: interested in singing the National Anthem at the promotion ceremony?  Auditions will be held @ lunch on Friday, May 9th in Room 17.  Bring your lunch.  Singing a capella. Taken from the Daily Bulletin.

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New Clubs Forming; Join Today!

The Team Trivia Challenge is returning to RMS!  Sign up with your team of four to compete with questions about History, Science, Literature, Pop Culture, Sports, and other random topics.  Students from all grade levels are welcome to participate. Teams … Continue reading

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Need A Mother’s Day Gift?

Leadership is now selling Mother’s Day gifts.  They will be selling coffee cups for $2.  They will include tea along with Hershey Kisses.  The cup also includes a removable piece of paper that you can decorate and personalize.  Remember Mother’s … Continue reading

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Wanted: Artist To Design Cover

Attention sixth and seventh grade artists! Would you like to design next year’s yearbook cover? Submit your designs to Ms. Pearlman, in room 26, by Friday, May 16. Taken from the Daily Bulletin.

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Beach Party Dance To Be Held This Week

Be sure to come to our Beach/Tiki Dance Thursday, May 1st from 3-5PM in the Cafeteria.  Admission costs $4 and will include a slice of pizza.  There will be a photo booth for free and shaved ice for $2.  Come … Continue reading

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7th Graders React To The Field Trip To Medieval Times

Students in Mrs. Elaine Richmond’s class were asked, “What is your reaction, comment or opinion about your experience at Medieval Times?”  Here are some of their responses. I loved Medieval Times (MT).  It made me feel like I was in … Continue reading

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Students Of The Month Honored For March

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as Students of the Month for March.   Anne R. Everett C. Isabelle D. George O. Kelly H. Nathan I. Hayden J. Alaa K. John K. Kristin K. Alice L. Bailey L. … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

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Open House To Be Held In May

Open House will be held on May 20th this year.  Please plan to come by and see what students have been doing all year in classes.  Please remember, that for the enjoyment of all who attend, this is not time … Continue reading

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Save The Date: RMS vs. Calle Soccer Game To Be Held

RMS faces Calle Mayor on May 8th from 3:30PM-5:30PM at South High School. Soccer players have already started practicing under the guidance of Coach Michael Fujii and Former Rattlesnake Coach Page B.  Come out and cheer on your Rattlesnakes.  Go … Continue reading

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Wanted: Helping Hands

RMS will be holding its annual Sharefest on Saturday, May 3rd from 9AM-1PM.  If you would like to help spruce up our campus, we need you!  Please come all of the time or if you can only spare an hour … Continue reading

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5th Grade Parents’ Meeting

Do you have a 5th Grader headed to Richardson Middle School next year?  Please join us on April 29th in the Cafeteria for a meeting from 6:30PM-8:00PM.  You will hear from the Principal and will get a chance to meet … Continue reading

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RMS Students Test The Test

This week, April 21st through April 24th, RMS students are taking the new Smarter Balanced Test also known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  The scores will not count, however, students are asked to do their … Continue reading

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