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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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Poetry Corner: Lauren H. Featured

By Lauren H. Sunshine Sunshine on my face The mere warmth of it all makes Anyone happy   Blooming Flower The flower blooming Is such a majestic sight That you stop and stare.   Dear Busy Girl Dear Busy Girl, … Continue reading

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Come Hear The Sound Of Music

Beginning and Advanced Bands will be performing at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4.  Jazz Band and Choir will take the stage at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 12.  Both performances will be held in the RMS Cafetorium. Thank you to all the students … Continue reading

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Do You Have The Fever?

By  Jocelyn H. Need a book to read? For those who like a fictional story, Fever 1793 is the perfect book for you. It is about a girl named Mattie Cook who lives in Philadelphia with her widowed mother and … Continue reading

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Video Game Forecast

By David C. The next wave of Nintendo games is coming and there are so many new titles. Here are a few newly out and some to be released. For those fans of Luigi’s Mansion (an old Game Cube game) … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Summer!

  A Beach Party Themed Dance Will Be Held on Thursday, May 30th!  $5 Admission 3-5PM School Cafetorium Kawabunga Dudes and Dudettes!  

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Band Prepares For Parade

By Eric H. Have you heard the RMS Band stomping their feet preparing? The Armed Forced Day Parade is having their annual parade honoring people who have fought in war. With hundreds preparing, people can only hope for the best … Continue reading

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Did You See This?

Click on the link below to watch Eighth Grader Anthony H. perform a gymnastics trick in Ms. Kamiyama’s class. http://thelatesthiss.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Gymnastics.mov

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Poetry Corner: Poems By Lauren H.

Did you know that April is Poetry Month?  Do you have a poem you would like to share in the newspaper?  Please email it to lbezich@etusd.org.  In the meantime, enjoy these poems by Eighth Grader Lauren H.   Ode to … Continue reading

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Photography Corner: Eric H.’s “Inspiration”

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Photography Corner: The Flower Fields

  The Flower Fields is located in Carlsbad, California just twenty minutes north of San Diego.  It is open to the public from March through Mother’s Day each year.  There are 50 acres of flowers in bloom plus numerous other … Continue reading

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Photography Corner: Hannah K.’s Photography

Seventh Grader Hannah K. enjoys taking photos of her cats.

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Movie Review: Pitch Perfect A Must See Rental

By Hadley C. If you like fun music, quirky characters and a good plot then Pitch Perfect is for you. It is a musical comedy directed by Jason Moore with a screenplay by Kay Cannon. Anna Kendrick, the high school … Continue reading

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Tropico 4 Modern Times Expansion Pack: A Game Review

By David C. Some people know how fun Tropico 4 is. For people who don’t know what It is, its a PC game in which you rule the fictional country of Tropico as a dictator in the 1950’s.For more information … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Black Bear Diner Opens For Business

By Lauren H. Did you a newly established restaurant has come into the City of Torrance? Named the Black Bear Diner, it is a very unique diner indeed. With menus resembling newspapers from decades ago, a jukebox, several stuffed bears … Continue reading

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RMS Rattlesnakes Have Talent!

By  Lauren H.   The annual RMS Talent Show was held on February 19th. This year did not disappoint. Full of wonderful acts, it was a joy to watch and a pleasure to witness. Two school assemblies were held the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘Les Miserables Proves To Be A Winner

By Lauren H. Edtior’s Note:  Spoiler Alert- If you have yet to see this movie, you may want to hold off reading this review until you have seen it. All of you most likely have heard of the movie adaptation … Continue reading

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Fun With Photography: Where In The World Are We?

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Photo Fun

The pictures in the Fun With Photography post were taken by Leslie Bezich in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs.  Where in the world have you traveled recently? Do you have photos that you would like to share of a place that you enjoyed?  … Continue reading

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And A Good Time Was Had By All…

A Valentine’s Day Dance was held on February 14th in the RMS Cafetorium which was decorated by the Student Council.  A special 8th Grade Lounge was set up on the stage.  The dejay played popular hit songs along with their … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Talent Show Scheduled

RMS Students Have Talent! The Talent Show is scheduled for February 19 at 6:30-8:30PM.  Come see the show and support your fellow students!  

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Spirit Week Feb. 12-15

Monday, Feb. 11- School Holiday Tuesday, Feb. 12-Tie Dye Day Wednesday, Feb. 13- PJ Day Thursday, Feb. 14- Valentine’s Day Wear                  Dance-3PM-5PM  If you take off a heart hanging from one of the dance posters and bring the heart … Continue reading

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8th Grade Takes First In Water Balloon Toss

A Water Balloon Toss was  held on January 30th at lunch.  8th Graders took First Place.  Here are the class comp winners from the water ballon toss: 1st Round: Ms. K and Mrs. Conner (They gave their points to 8th grade) … Continue reading

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Make A Snowflake

Snowflake Mosaics   Vocabulary: Snowflake:   Frozen water particles with six sides Mosaic:  A kind of artwork that uses bits of tile, glass, etc. to make a design Recyle:  Reuse 1.  Cut a six sided snowflake out of a 9 X … Continue reading

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Tribute To Space Exploration: Film Editing By Addison W.

Eighth Grader Addison W. has a very special hobby. He enjoys putting together movies on YouTube with themes.  Check this one out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoPZPFc8-CQ

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Game Review: Epic Mickey 2, The Power of Two

By David C. One of the biggest games out for Wii and XBOX 360 is Epic Mickey 2. This is the sequel to Epic Mickey. In the first game Mickey stumbles upon a wizard’s workshop. Mickey ends up making a giant … Continue reading

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Rose Bowl and Parade

By Jocelyn H. Ever wonder why the Americans have a parade filled with floats and then a football game at the beginning of the year? That’s because we start off the New Year with some celebrations. This year was the 124th … Continue reading

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The Perks of Being A Wallflower: Movie and Book Review

By Lauren Holmes The Perks of Being a Wallflower was a recent box office hit. What some people may not know is before it was a movie, it was a book. Published in 1999, written by Stephen Chbosky. In the … Continue reading

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