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Family Friendly Holiday Shows For The Season

                              By  Lauren H. It’s the holidays people! That means… holiday shows and movies! On all our favorite television channels, there are all our favorite programming. Maybe even the best of them all… the Charlie Brown Christmas special! Nearly fifty years … Continue reading

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Hiss Chats With Jack

By Kristy L. Chef Jack recently appeared at Barnes & Noble for a book signing.  After a couple of weeks, The Latest Hiss caught up with Chef Jack to ask a few questions. 1. How old are you and what grade are … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts Help Out Community…You Can Too!

By Olivia A. Most people see the holidays as a time to see family, eat yummy foods, and most importantly, get presents! However, some people don’t have the luxury of experiencing the wonderful things we love about the holidays. If … Continue reading

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A Peak Inside The Classroom: Kissner’s Online Science Class

Students in Mr. Andrew Kissner’s Online Science class meet at 7AM on Wednesdays once a week.  The rest of the work is done online on the students’ time.  This class allows students to take an extra elective.

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Students Run For The Health Of It

Running Club members have many reasons for meeting after school on Wednesdays to run. “I run to maintain a healthy weight,” said Seventh Grader Chase M. Some are getting ready to play sports. “I run to stay in shape for soccer,” said … Continue reading

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There Is A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Once upon a time, Mrs. Stephanie Hunnel went to a pumpkin patch and put her name into a drawing to guess how much a pumpkin weighed.  A few days later, she received a phone call saying that she won the … Continue reading

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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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Red Ribbon Week Has History

By Lauren H. Red Ribbon Week has recently just occurred at our school and around the world. Everyone knows Red Ribbon Week is a say no to drug/alcohol/tobacco week. But they may not know the history of Red Ribbon Week. … Continue reading

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Word Of The Issue

The word of the issue is plethora.  Plethora, according to the Scott, Foreman Advanced Dictionary, means  1.  excessive fullness; superabundance; excess. 2. an abnormal condition characterized by an excess of blood in the body. The first definition for the word is used … Continue reading

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Playing With Legos Pays Off

By Jocelyn H. The Widget club is all about Lego Logics. In Lego Logics, you use this software called Mindstorms to program robots, build robots, and build little stations on the mat, which are all made out of Lego. The … Continue reading

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Science Goes Online

By Eric H. Do you like science? Many students do and they are enrolled in Mr. Kissner’s Online Science Class. This science class lets students have new opportunities that you couldn’t get before. Many students and parents say it is … Continue reading

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Do You Play A Jazz Instrument? Jazz Band Needs You!

By Kimberly O. The Richardson Middle School Jazz Band is starting its second year here at RMS. This band currently consists of fourteen members: Andrew E., Kimberly O. (trombone), Steven L., Austin J., Sam K. (trumpet), Joey C. (drums), Leon J. … Continue reading

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Anika S. RMS’ Batgirl?

By Laruen H. Many of the people at RMS may know Anika Slizewski, an 8th Grader here at our school. But did you know she is a comic book/comic book hero genius? If you ask her anything about anything concerning those … Continue reading

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RMS Music Department Strikes A Chord

By Kimberly O. Who has been busier than the people who make up the RMS Music Department this past month?  The RMS Music Department is very large and consists of the Advanced Band, the Beginning Band, the Jazz Band, Choir, … Continue reading

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A Peak Inside The Classroom: Ms. Yu’s 8th Grade Social Studies

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Band and Color Guard Marches At The Armed Forces Parade

Band and Color Guard prepares for the Armed Forces Parade on the Richardson field. (Photos by Lillie V.)   Students perform in the parade down Torrance Blvd. (Photos by Andi Hall.)

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Student Perspective: Try Something New At McDonald’s And Chick-fil-A

By Sarah D. This summer, you may consider exploring some unfamiliar foods at familiar restaurants. Not unfamiliar in “Oh my gosh what am I eating?” But, it’s unfamiliar in “I never knew they served this here!” When you stroll into … Continue reading

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Art Show Brings Oooos and Ahhhhs

             Thank you to the PTSA and the Adventure in Art Docents for a fabulous year of art.  You bring beauty to our world one art project at a time.

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Scooter Day

            On May 3rd and 4th, Megan Wilkinson brought 70 helmets and Fliker Scooters for RMS students to ride. Kids were handed hairnets, a helmet and a scooter.  A short demonstration was given by Wilkinson. After the … Continue reading

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Shelley Stallings, RMS’ Fashionista

          School Staff Assistant I, Shelley Stallings, is RMS’ own Fashionista.  She has not worn the same outfit all year.  How does she do this?  She is a bargain shopper and has an eye for style.  Ask … Continue reading

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Counselor Stephanie Hunnel Brings Laughter to RMS

  By David C. Do you know someone on campus who has a wonderful sense of humor and can tell stories that make you laugh so hard your sides hurt?  That person is our very own School Counselor Stephanie Hunnel. … Continue reading

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Seeing Double? Seeing Double? Twin Mania Twin Mania

By Lauren H. Are there some days when you go around a corner and see someone and then go around another corner and see that same person again and wonder, wow, didn’t I just pass that person?  Well, the answer is … Continue reading

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A Peak Inside The Classroom: 8th Grade Social Studies With Ms. Holtz

            In Ms. Kristl Holtz’s Eighth Grade Social Studies class, students study the Civil War and make posters showing the similarities and differences between the South and the North.

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RMS Track Team Runs For The Health Of It

By Amanda M. Ever seen students leaping hurdles or passing off batons after school on Tuesdays? The RMS Track Team has recently begun practicing for their upcoming meets later in May. The team is all about participating in track and … Continue reading

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Let’s Go To The Beach

By Kristy L. Are you looking for a good restaurant that serves high-quality, fresh food? Well, look no further! The Beach Hut is the best place for you to go! They serve Hawaiian food and all kinds of traditional food … Continue reading

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Part 2: PSAs Prove Powerful

Click on the link below to watch another PSA. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDrrzwi02Cg&feature=youtu.be Eloise H. and Shelby F. These PSAs were from students in Mrs. Leslie Bezich’s ELA classes.

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Wildlife Makes RMS Their Home

    By David C. Did you know that there are more than just people on campus? Did you know there are other things to do at recess than playing or hanging out? The local wildlife is more interesting than … Continue reading

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Builder’s Club Promotes Goodwill

By Eric H. Are you one of the many people that celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Well, during the month of March the Builder’s Club had a great idea. The Builder’s Club wanted to sell grams that you (the students) could … Continue reading

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Are You An Artist?

By Eric H. Well, are you an artist? Many students would say “Yes”. A great way how to find out is by experiencing Adventures In Art. Adventures In Art is a great and fun way to do art. Adventures In … Continue reading

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Bullies Are Cowards!

By Lauren H. Webster’s Dictionary defines bullying as treating abusively in mind and/or spirit. Now, I know you may think bullying may not happen on campus. But it does! The main type of bullying right now is Cyber Bullying. People … Continue reading

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Red Cart Customers Need To Exhibit Patience To Napoleon!

  Napoleon     By Alex D. Most of us just bark out what we want from the Red Cart without even looking up.  Well, there is a person filling those orders. That is right, he’s your Red Cart guy, … Continue reading

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Leaving on a Jet Plane?

    By Sarah D. “Please step aside, as I check your luggage more thoroughly.” These are words you don’t want to hear when you are at the airport on your way to your Spring Break or summer vacation. If … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Music Department and Colorguards Keep Busy With Performances

Band   By Madyson F. The RMS Band, Calle Mayor Band, and SHS band played at a South Bay Area Festival at South High School on Thursday, March 1. Lots of preparation took place to be able to hold the event. … Continue reading

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Yearbook Club Preserves Memories

  By Kristy L. Everyone loves getting their yearbooks at the end of the year, but have you ever wondered who puts them together? That would be our group of students right here at Richardson under the supervision of Technology Teacher, … Continue reading

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Jazz Band Hits the Right Note

  RMS Jazz Band—–Photo By Joe Petito By Eric H. Have you noticed people feeling the beat and tapping their feet here at RMS? Recently, Music Teacher Mrs. Karrie Willett started a Jazz Band. Jazz band has its own style and … Continue reading

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Students Have Access to Supplies

    RMS Student Store—Photo By Cheyenne M. By Eric H. Have you noticed students with rocking supplies? Well, most of the students are getting them at the Student Store located right here at RMS. The Student Store is an … Continue reading

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Meet Your Student Council

By Devon K. Many people do not understand what Student Council is or what they do. Made of thirteen officers and numerous homeroom representatives, they create ways to make everyday school life more exciting. Leadership skills are developed as this … Continue reading

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