Category Archives: Entertainment

Movie, music, book, play reviews

Snowball Dance To Be Held On Friday, December 15th

By Emily D. RMS Leadership will be holding a dance this Friday called the Snowball! The theme is a Winter Wonderland, which is super cool and festive, so if you want to dress to match that would be recommended. To get … Continue reading

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Flutists Perform At Barnes And Noble: RMS Book Fair Night

Photo By Principal Ian Drummond Jodi C., Hannah W., Siah C., Hinata Y., and Jennifer C.  Photo By Emily D. Kate L., Mrs. Stacy Launius, and Mrs. Katie Doupe Photo By Emily D. Thanks to everyone who came out to … Continue reading

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Disneyland vs. Universal Studios

By Amber K. “Whoo!” That’s the sound of people screaming on roller coasters. I just love amusement parks because of their rides and parades, and for the thrill. Disneyland is awesome, except Universal is cool, too! Which park do you … Continue reading

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DIY Holiday Treats

By Emily D. “Yummy!” my mother says as she takes a bite of my delicious strawberry Santa. Baking around the holidays can always be a hassle, especially for middle schoolers. Now I’m here to help you make some delicious treats … Continue reading

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DIY Gifts For The Holidays

By Karina F. The holidays are coming! We have to turn on our thinking minds, thoughtful hearts, and start stepping into the marvelous world of DIY! Banners! A great way to dress up your room for Christmas is to line … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: Fantasy Heart

By Karina F. Flying away to some magical land No worries in the way as we hit the sand Looking this way and that, wandering around No bells ringing except for the chirping bird sounds A magical fantasy where everything … Continue reading

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Rattlesnakes With A Remote: Looking For A Show?

By Dominic B. Have you ever been trying to find something to watch on television, but just can’t decide? Well, the Richardson students have made it a lot easier. I have made a top three list based on the students … Continue reading

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Slime For All Styles

By Karina F. Slime has been a huge trend lately. Crunchy, butter, gloss, all are so fun to play with! They satisfy your urge to play with something and are so versatile! This article will describe some of the most … Continue reading

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Rattlesnakes At The Movies: Thor Ragnorak Review

By Andrew Y.  and Dillon M. Many movies are came out in November but, in my and many other opinions Thor Ragnarok is the best so far. It is packed with action and excitement that we do not see for most … Continue reading

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Torrance Residents Attend Turkey Trot

By Luke C. Thanksgiving Morning, in front of the Sam’s Club in Torrance.  There are thousands of people, all with a white tag in front of their running clothes.  The gun goes off and the runners start their 3-mile run. … Continue reading

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Open Letter From The Music Department

  Hello All, It is my pleasure to invite you all to the upcoming performances for the Music Department. The music students appreciate you being able to come out and support them. Performance #1 – Nov. 30th at the Torrance Memorial Holiday … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “What Thanksgiving Stands For”

By Kristina J. Trust, what the Pilgrims had so many years ago Harvest, the settlers learned to grow America, the land in which we live Nature and beauty which we live Kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds Smiles, the sunshine everyone … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “Broken”

By Karina F. Why did everything have to be Too beautiful and perfect for me too see I should’ve known it was coming just as you were about to kneel That everything was just too perfect to be close to … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “Seasons”

By Skye R. As Halloween says goodbye Lattes go away with the smell of pumpkin pie Thanksgiving will come by As fluffy birds soar high in the sky Winter coats everywhere While the smell of warm fire fills the air … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “Within Reach”

By Karina F. The whole world is in your hands, and dreams within reach All you have to do is try and believe A world of harm and a world of beauty With loving people, rude people, and opportunity Some … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner: “Grow Up”

By Karina F. The wonderful times and so much to play As interviews and work stands in our way All those amazing memories we have stored and kept Learning our life lessons step by step No problems, so young, reckless … Continue reading

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Let’s Go To The Movies

By Katie S. Many good movies came out this year. If you don’t go to movie theaters a lot, maybe you haven’t seen them yet, but these movies are still definitely worth watching. Wonder Woman   Rated PG-13. Rotten Tomatoes: … Continue reading

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There’s An App For That!

By Amber K. Everyone is addicted to their phone. Why? Because of the amazing apps that they have have downloaded.  TBH is a new app that everyone is gushing about. TBH is an app where there is a question and … Continue reading

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Make An Impression With Fall Rice Krispy Treats

By Jodi Yoshihara Eating delicious treats is fun, but making them is even better! Learn how to make a quick and easy treat that will make your mouth water! Rice Krispies are a delicious treat to eat, but what about … Continue reading

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Easy Snacks To Make At Home

By Kristina J. When you get home from school are you hungry but, you just don’t know what you want to eat? Here are some easy homemade snacks, and some can be used in your lunch! Mini Grape Kabob- You … Continue reading

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Coming To Theaters Near You

By Amber K. Grab your popcorn and your soda, because it’s movie time! There are some great movies that are coming out that are must-sees! Everyone loves movies, so let me tell you about the new movies that are soon … Continue reading

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Story Corner: “Forgotten”

By Ellie H. and Sally M. Ellie- The huge hospital light blinds you as you’re finally born into the world. You hear crying from these strange people holding you, but what you don’t know is that they are happy. Happy … Continue reading

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Photo Album: Halloween

       

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Poetry Corner: “Fall Poem”

By Karina F. That wonderful feeling of fall spreads around Smiling, laughing as leaves drift to the ground The smell of pumpkin spice sends a smile As leaves keep falling, stacking into a pile The sight of pumpkin patches send … 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Skechers Friendship Walk To Take Place

  The Annual Skechers Friendship Walk will be held on Sunday, October 29th beginning at the Manhattan Beach Pier at 9:00AM. Participants will walk from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Beach Pier.  All donations go directly to benefiting  Richardson … Continue reading

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Share Your School Spirit

By Emily D. Are you excited for Spirit Week next week? I know I am! Here’s the schedule so you can look forward to next week! Monday is Meme Monday. Dress up as your favorite meme! Make sure it’s school … Continue reading

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Math Competition Club Welcomes All Students

Math Competition Club is back!  All students are welcome to come to Room 21 on Mondays from 3:00-4:00 to tackle challenging math problems and prepare for upcoming math contests.  There is no need to sign up, just come to Mr. Fujii’s room … Continue reading

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Words of Inspiration

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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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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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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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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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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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Words of Inspiration

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Photo Album: Aloha Dance

 

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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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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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Photo Album: Spring Break In Washington D.C.

A group of parents put together a trip to Washington D.C. for thirty-three RMS 8th Graders over Spring Break.  Students took a red-eye airplane flight on Tuesday, April 7th and arrived the next morning.  Once they landed, they went straight … Continue reading

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Band Brings Home The Gold

On Friday March 28th, the RMS Band and Choir under the direction of Music Teacher, Karrie Willett, participated in the Forum Music Festival held at Fullerton College.  The RMS Band took home a Gold Medal and  the Choir took home a … Continue reading

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Q3 Journalism Commercials

Journalism students were asked to create a new product and a commercial to sell it. Which product would you buy?

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