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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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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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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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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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Thank You For Supporting Our Fundraisers And Adopt A Family Project

Adopt a Family-Students wrap presents to ready them for delivery.  Richstone Center in Hawthrone, where the Adopt A Family gifts were delivered, is a center where people in need may get help with life situations.  Stacked Restaurant was full of … Continue reading

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Trot Like A Turkey

By Hailey A. Do you want to get out and do something fun and healthy on Thanksgiving morning? Don’t wait! come join us in running the annual Torrance Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Fun Run. The Torrance Turkey … Continue reading

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Chipotle FUNraiser Held Today, November 25

  TODAY, November 25, 4-8pm – Chipotle FUNraiser Take a break from cooking this week and join your RMS community today at Chipotle Mexican Grill located at 1430 S. Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach anytime between 4:00-8:00pm and they will donate 50% of … Continue reading

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Blankets Needed For Animals

  ELA Teacher, Mrs. Leslie Bezich, is collecting blankets for local shelters.  This has been an activity that her classes have done for the past five years.  If you would like to help, please bring in a clean blanket to … Continue reading

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Warm Coats Needed

Girl Scout Troop 6935 is collecting coats for the needy.  Please bring in your donated coats to the Office and put your coats in the Donation Box.  Thank you for helping to keep someone warm this winter.

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Make New Friends

Want to make new friends while helping the community?  Then, the Builders’ Club is for you! Builder’s Club is sponsored by School Counselor Stephanie Hunnel, Sixth Grade Teacher Lisa Case and Kiwanis Member Tony Goorchenko.  This club meets every Tuesday … Continue reading

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Eagle Scout Creates A Garden

Palos Verdes High School student, Joe M., needed an Eagle Project for Boy Scouts Troop 961. He asked Principal Chad Mabery if there was anything he and his fellow scouts could do for RMS.  They came up with the new … Continue reading

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What About Those Dodgers?

Think Blue…Go Dodgers!

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Box Tops For Education

RMS earns money from Box Tops for Education.   It is easy to help out.   Here’s what you need to do: 1. Cut out your Box Tops from all products that have them.  They look like this- 2. Put … Continue reading

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RMS Salutes Our American Heroes

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Blue Ribbon Week To Be Held On May 28-31

In honor of our men and women police officers, we are holding our Blue Ribbon Week on May 28-31st.  Students, please wear the following colors mentioned on the days listed to show your support. Tuesday-May 28th- Wear red clothing Wednesday-May … Continue reading

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Workers Spruce Up RMS

  As part of the Campus Beautification, Sonny and Big Bill replaced lights in the Computer Lab.The Library was recently repainted and redecorated. Be sure to check it out.   Thank you to everyone who came out to help during … Continue reading

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Eat And Fundraise For RMS

Pedone’s Restaurant Fundraiser: Tuesday, March 5 all day 11:00 am – 10:00 pm.  Dine in or take out.  No flyer needed.  20% of your purchase will be generously donated to RMS to help fund all the great PTSA enrichment programs. … Continue reading

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Honor Service Award Winners Recognized

Congratulations to Michelle Nadeau, Michael Fujii, and Jack Witherspoon for being honored with the HSA last Tuesday night.  You are truly deserving! Honorary Service Award Winners  By Chad Mabery Each year, our PTSA recognizes people who have made significant contribution … Continue reading

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Photography: Bridge in Fog

Header Photo Courtesy of Robert Bobich

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Thank You South Bay Security

A BIG Thank You to South Bay Security, who has adopted RMS.  They have sponsored school activities, purchased a student computer and journalism software to help get The Latest Hiss going again last year, are in the process of purchasing all of … Continue reading

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Chef Jack To Cook At Chez Melange

Chez Melange Presents Guest Chef Jack Witherspoon 12 year-old Wonder Chef and Cookbook Author   Jack will be preparing a four-course “Comfort” dinner. Caesar Salad with Crusted Garlic Toasts Eggplant Parmesan Savory Pot Roast Mac & Cheese and Roasted Root … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Sing, Sing A Song

Under the direction of Mrs. Karrie Willett, RMS Choir performed at the Festival of Trees at 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 29th. Mrs. Laura Savitz accompanied the Choir on the piano.  Ms. Marie W. helped hand the microphone to Willett. The Choir sang seven … Continue reading

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Help Stuff The Bus!

Are you one of those people going out in the crowds to do your holiday shopping after Thanksgiving?  Why not pick up a toy for a child who may not get anything this Christmas?  The Stuff The Bus bus will … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday To Torrance

On Saturday, October 28th, the city officials of Torrance threw a Birthday Bash at Wilson Park for the city’s 100th birthday.  This was the final celebration after a year of festivities.   Several members of the community gathered to spell out … Continue reading

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Photography Corner: What a View!

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Students CAN Help The Less Fortunate

By Amanda M. Richardson Middle School is hosting a Canned Food Drive that began November 5th and will end November 16th. With the incentive of a pizza party to the class that brings in the most cans, homerooms have become very … Continue reading

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Stacy Bernstein, Former RMS Student, Writes A Blog

Former RMS Journalism Student, Stacy Bernstein, is currently writing a blog for each book she reads off of the National Public Radio’s 100 Best-Ever Teen Novel List for 2012.  Maybe there is a book you are thinking about reading.  Read … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget To Vote!

Voting Day is November 6th.   

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Student Perspective: Walmart Opens Despite Controversy

By Kristy L. Enter a busy parking lot that is almost completely full. Shoppers are rushing in and out of the store with shopping carts and children in tow. Inside, there are aisles and aisles of everything in the world … Continue reading

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Blankets For Doggies Drive

74 blankets were donated! The blankets were given to the Carson Shelter for the many dogs that are waiting for homes.  Thanks to all who helped with this drive. Mrs. Bezich goes to the shelters quite often throughout the year.  If anyone … Continue reading

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Thank You From The Spartans

Thanks to everyone who supported the Spartan Baseball Team by buying a Christmas Tree. Pick up will be at South High School on December 8th in plenty of time to decorate for the holidays. For more information contact Andi Hall at andi.hall@mac.com

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Students’ Safety Comes First

Student safety is always our number one priority at RMS. Students, please use crosswalks and wait for Mr. Joseph to tell you when it is safe to cross. Parents, please slow down.  We have had many close-calls in the past … Continue reading

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Did You See It? Did You See It?

It is one of those historical events that people will remember for a lifetime. When you are asked years from now, “Where were you when the Shuttle Endeavor flew over Southern California?” what will you say?

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Bark For Life, A Howling Success

The First Annual Bark for Life was held on Sunday, August 12th at Columbia Park in Torrance.  The fundraiser raised over $1,200 for the American Cancer Society.  Thanks to everyone who donated their time and walked their dogs.  We hope to see you … Continue reading

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Students Registered For RMS; School Begins Soon

School Registration was last week.  If you did not get a chance to register, please see Shelley in the Office.  Complete schedules will be passed out the first day of school beginning at 7:30AM.    Summer Reading Lists are further … Continue reading

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Attention 6th and 7th Grade Parents: We Need Your Help!

June 14th is the 8th Grade Dance. It will be held at the Torrance Marriott from 8-11PM.  We are in need of chaperones.  If you can help out, please email Andi Hall at andi.hall@mac.com.   

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Wheelchair Access Curbs

This past week, the city of Torrance workers put in new handicapped access curbs in front of Richardson Middle School. Some kids come to school with crutches and leg or foot casts. They no longer have to climb the curbs. … Continue reading

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Blue Ribbon Week May 14th-18th

Thank you to the Torrance Police for keeping Torrance a safe place to work and live!

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Mark Your Calendar

June 11- Awards 2-3PM RMS Cafe (Parents of award winners will be notified.) June 12- Picnic 12-2:30PM RMS Field June 14- Promotion 6PM South HS Field June 14- Dance 8-11PM  Marriott Hotel June 14-Last Day of School for 6th and … Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Week-May 7th- May 11th

 Please remember to acknowledge your teachers during the week to let them know how much you appreciate them! “To Teach is to touch lives forever.”  -Author Unknown  

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Parent Eyes Needed

RMS is in need of more Parent Eyes at lunch from now until the end of the year.  If you can help out, please contact Michelle Nadeau meech.hi@verizon.net. Thank you for helping to keep an eye on our kids.   

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RMS Students Join The Fight Against Cancer

  By Amanda M. On Saturday, April 28th, Relay for Life took place at Richardson Middle School. Relay for Life is a huge gathering that supports the fight against cancer. Locals all over the area come to walk and honor … Continue reading

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Volunteers Ready Campus for Sharefest on April 28th

      On Saturday, April 21st, volunteers, under the direction of the Balfour-Beatty Construction Company, came together to prepare for Sharefest.  Volunteers did everything from scraping peeling paint, painting walls, to taping off combination locks and handles and painting all … Continue reading

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Join The Team!

April 28 Sharefest at RMS Come join the RMS family and friends as we spruce up our campus.  Everyone is invited to help. Fill out a volunteer form today. April 28-29 RELAY FOR LIFE (From the PTSA Blast) Join our … Continue reading

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Youths Must Wear Helmets While Riding Scooters and Bicycles: It is the law!

Several students are coming to school without helmets while riding scooters and bicycles.  Please know, that if you do not wear a helmet, you may be fined. It is the law. V C Section 21212 Youth Bicycle Helmets Minors Youth Bicycle … Continue reading

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Save The Date

Sharefest will be coming to RMS on April 28th.    More details to come.   

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Upcoming Community Events

SHS Drill Team will be hosting a Drill Dance Dessert Night fundraiser on March 22 in the South High School Cafeteria.  Tickets are $10 and may be bought from any Drill Team Member. Come have yummy desserts and watch the … Continue reading

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South High School Goes to the Finals

Congratulations South High School Boys Varsity Basketball! The CIF Final Game will be played at the Anaheim Convention Center against Calabasas HS on Thursday, March 1st at 6:30PM. Go Spartans!  

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