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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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Happy Spring!

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Photo Album: Saturday In The Park

Where in Torrance are we?

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Rattlesnakes Run The Track

  Donate to the Rattlesnake Run Fundraiser!!! Thursday, March 27th You can be a part of this fun event by volunteering or making a donation for our raffle.  RAFFLE PRIZES!  GREAT MUSIC!  PHYSICAL FITNESS!  And POPSICLES!  Kids will have the opportunity to help raise money for all their … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget To Wear Green!

Monday, March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day.  It is celebrated throughout the world.  New York even has a parade in honor of this holiday.  Although it is not a day off of school, many celebrate this day with a corned … Continue reading

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The Fairyland Times

Journalism Students were asked to write news articles about characters in fairy tales and other stories.  Can you guess the title of the tale or story? Granny Kidnapped By Shannon B. A girl dress in red visited her granny last … Continue reading

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Photo Album: 8th Grade GATE Kids Go To CIMI

  Pictures taken by Sara Pearlman. 

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Students Of The Month Honored For February

Students were given the Student of the Month Award from their Period 5 teachers.  Congratulations to all who were honored. Cary A. Asya B. Nina B. Marcus c. Ashley C. Liam C. Mike D. Jennifer F. Kaitlyn G. Jordan H. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Colorguards!

RMS Colorguards brought home a trophy from their competition at West High School last Saturday.   Way to go girls! Girls practice long hours before their competition. 

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After School Drumline Practice

RMS Drumline practices for the Pep Rally on Thursday for the RMS vs. Calle Mayor Volleyball Game.  

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RMS Students Have Talent!

Jennifer R. Singing “Sweater Weather” By The Neighborhood Nya B. Ote’a (Tahitian Dancing) to “Jungle Tahitian Song” Navid H. Singing “Radioactive” By Imagine Dragons Scott A.-Playing Piano “What I’ve Done” By Linkin Park Spencer C. Playing Clarinet “Twinkle, Twinkle Little … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Got Talent!

  Thank you to Michael Fujii and Mandy Malpede-Mason for ending the Talent Show assembly with an unforgettable performance.  We are so glad that you are Part Of “Our” World!  

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HSA Winners Announced/RMS Shows Off Talent

Congratulations to our Honorary Service Award Winners! Dan Portway – Very Special Person Award Cathy and Miguel Esquivel – Very Special Person (People) Award Bonnie Nakamoto – Honorary Service Award Karrie Willett – Outstanding Teacher Award Thanks to everyone who … Continue reading

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Show Off Your Talent!

Richardson Talent Show auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 18th, after school in the cafeteria.  Come prepared to WOW us with your talent!  All students are invited to perform their talent.    Courtesy of the School Bulletin

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Valentine’s Week Fun: Can You Match The Famous Pairs?

Match the following with its famous partner from below.  Jelly, Pepper, Sonny, Juliet, Lucy, Charlie Brown, Summer, Milk, Ketchup, Pencil, Fork, Bread, Brad Pitt, Fire, Up, Left, Push, In, Light, Black, Sweet, Socks, King, Lilo, Chips, Bride, Cinderella, Finn, Boy, … Continue reading

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Photo Album: Student Council Gets Ready For Spirit Week Activities

Student Council Members practice the Shipwreck game in order to ready it for the lunch time competition on Thursday. Student Council Members paint posters for the Glow In The Dark Dance on Fridays.

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Promises, Promises, Promises

6th Grade Antonia F.- My New Year’s Resolution is to get a perfect report card my entire 6th Grade year. Josh W.-My New Year’s Resolution is to hit a homerun on my travel baseball team. Alexis S.-This year, I will … Continue reading

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New Club Coming To RMS

Are you interested in how and why laws are made by our government?  What about an opportunity to meet people from all over California?  RMS is starting a new Model United Nations after school club.  In the Model U.N. program, … Continue reading

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We Have Spirit, Yes We Do!

Spirit Week will be held Tuesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31st.  Tuesday-Sports Wear Wednesday-Hawaiian Day Thursday-Wild West Day          Thursday Lunch- Class Competition- Shipwreck– Teams of four will get into a “boat” and race to a … Continue reading

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Header Photo

Mission Bay, San Diego  

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Music Department Performs At The Armstrong Theatre

On December 12th under the direction of Music Teacher Karrie Willett, Beginning and Advanced Band, Jazz Band and Choir members all performed to a full house at the Torrance Armstrong Theatre.  It was a program filled with holiday music plus … Continue reading

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RMS Choir Performs

On December 5th, RMS Choir, under the direction of Karrie Willett, performed at the Torrance Hospital Holiday Festival of Trees.  Thanks to all who performed and to Mrs. Laura Savitz for playing the piano. The music definitely put the audience … Continue reading

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Two More Spirit Days Until Break

This week students dressed up as twins, wore pajamas and holiday wear to school.  Thursday, students are asked to wear their ugliest sweater and on Friday, their class colors. Join the fun and show your school spirit by wearing the … Continue reading

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Three Chances To See The RMS Chorus And Band Perform

Get into the holiday spirit with music performances by our very own RMS Choir and Bands.  You may see them at the following places… Thursday, December 5-Torrance Memorial Hospital Holiday Festival-See beautifully decorated trees, Santa Claus and hear our fabulous … Continue reading

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Photo Album: Recent Events

Pier to Pier Walk   The Day The Lights Went Out At RMS, Calle and South High   Mustache Day   Pajama Day   In The Pink

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Goblins, Ghosts, and Teletubbies Haunt RMS

Strange creatures filled the halls at RMS on October 31st.  Halloween games and costume contests were the talk of the day.  Here are some of the people in costume who showed their school spirit.   Thanks to everyone who made … Continue reading

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Fall School Dance To Be Held On Thursday

On November 7th, there will be a school dance held in the RMS Cafetorium from 3-5PM.  Come enjoy time with your friends eating pizza and dancing. Pizza $2.00 for 1 slice $3.00 for 2 slices  $5 Entrance Fee Music will … Continue reading

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Halloween Has Haunting History

By Michelle C. On October 31st, we all celebrate a well-known holiday, Halloween. Halloween is a shortened word of All Hallows’ Evening. It is also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve. On Halloween, families and friends have traditions. Some … Continue reading

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Beach Hut Offers A Taste of Summer All Year Long

By  Allison P. The Beach Hut has the best deals for the best prices! They are located on 4322 Pacific Coast Highway (at Anza).  Besides a wide selection of entrees, they also have a friendly atmosphere. The workers work  hard … Continue reading

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South Bay Summer In October

Photos By Kayla B. and Manny H.

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Students Win Challenge

On September 28, some of our students (current, former, and future) won the youth division of the Torrance Library Video Challenge.  Do you recognize them?  Scroll down to the next story to see their award winning video.  

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Former/Current RMS Students Win First Place In Video Contest

Reece S. and Amanda M., both former Rattlesnakes (Reece and Amanda are 9th Graders now at SHS ), and Nicholas S., a current 7th Grade Rattlesnake, made a video, “Books Can Take You Anywhere”, this summer for the Torrance Public … Continue reading

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Photography Corner

Journalism students were asked to take a series of photos…one of nature, one of a non-living thing, one of a living being, something of their choice and one that tells a story.  Can you figure out which is which? Photos … Continue reading

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Photo Album: PTSA Membership Dance

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Stage Play Review: Wicked

By Aiden L. Wicked is a musical about the Wizard of Oz from the Wicked Witch’s point of view. In the play, Elphaba, the Wicked Witch herself, is in college. She isn’t really wicked or evil, people just discriminate her … Continue reading

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Movie Review: 42

By Brendan H. Have you ever seen the movie 42? 42 is a movie based on how Jackie Robinson made it to the Major League Baseball (MLB).  He is an important athlete because he got into the MLB at the … Continue reading

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Video Game Review: League Of Legends

By Daniel W. League of Legends (LOL) is a fast-paced, RTS and RPG game. RTS stands for Real Time Strategy and RPG stands for Role Playing Game. Two teams of champions, the character you are playing as, battle across different … Continue reading

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IN-N-OUT Proves To Be Quick And Delicious

By Liam C. IN-N-OUT is a favorite fast-food restaurant for many people. Some of the best things about IN-N-OUT are its consistency in making quality burgers, milkshakes, and French fries. Even when they have a rush hour, they still make … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Souplantation

  By Ryan L. Have you ever heard of a restaurant that you can chose your own food, combinations, and more? One of those great restaurants is Souplantation. Once in the building, great delicious smells crowd the building and make … Continue reading

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Jazz Band And Choir Perform

On Wednesday, June 12th, the RMS Jazz Band and Choir performed.  Here are some pictures from their performance.  Thanks to Director Karrie Willett and all of the students in the RMS Bands, Choir, and Color Guards for entertaining hundreds of people … Continue reading

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Header Photo By Kayla B.

The Terranea Resort Hotel and Spa is located at the end of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  There are walking paths to the ocean’s edge just past Nelson’s Restaurant.  The rocky beach is open to the public and is free of … 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 Reading! … Continue reading

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