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Words Of Inspiration

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Words of Inspiration

Are you surrounding yourself with people who help you become a better person?

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M+U+F+T+I=Mufti (Originally Posted on April 25, 2013)

By Nathaniel A. Did you know that Ms. Arshia Mufti  is one of the first teachers to teach at RMS?  She has taught at Richardson for eighteen years. She is a big help to RMS because she helps students who need … Continue reading

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Student Council Makes A Difference At RMS

By Jocelyn H.   Have you ever wondered about who helps to make the numerous events at RMS, like the after school dances or the Team Trivia competitions at lunch? All of these events aren’t possible with the amazing Student … Continue reading

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Inspiring Words From Maya Angelou

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New “Kid” On The Block-Meet Mister Medrano

By Victoria P. Have you met Mr. Medrano yet? He’s Richardson’s new Social Science and Physical Education teacher. If you don’t have him as a teacher, here are some facts about him just so you can get to know him … Continue reading

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New Kid On The Block: Ms. Cristina Daco

By Jocelyn H. Ever wonder which teacher uses Room 25? Well, the new 8th grade Physical Science and English Language Development teacher, Cristina Daco, is now teaching there! Daco was born in the Philippines and raised in the United States … Continue reading

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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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Meet Terrific Thea

By Michelle C. Do you know someone who still loves The Little Mermaid? Dorothea D. does. Dorothea’s nickname is Thea and she was born on October 24th. The schools that she has attended are Riviera Elementary and Richardson Middle School … Continue reading

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Nate Z. Has A Passion For Building

By Valerie Y. Have you ever met someone with a lucky number of four? His name is Nate Z. Nate is in the Sixth Grade at Richardson Middle School, where he feels there are more opportunities for him and many … Continue reading

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Sophia M. Dreams Of Becoming Future Professional Soccer Player

By David M. Have you ever met a girl who likes to play soccer?  Her name is Sophia M.  Her soccer team is called the Killer Cleats.  She also wants to be a soccer player when she grows up.”I like … Continue reading

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Meet Katie C. The New Leonardo DaVinci

By Antonia F. Do you know a girl who loves Minecraft? I do. Her name is Katie C. Katie is currently a Sixth Grader at Richardson Middle School. So far, Katie has enjoyed her time in middle school. “I like … Continue reading

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Kate Will Call Japan Home In The Near Future

By Victoria P. Do you know Kate M? Here are some things about her that you might find interesting. She’s in Sixth Grade, eleven-years-old, and her birthday is February third. Kate has one older sister that’s in Eighth Grade but … Continue reading

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Peak Inside The Classroom: Zero Period PE With Kamiyama

Students learn to juggle.   Click on each of the links to watch them in action. IMG_7093 IMG_7094 IMG_7082 IMG_7081 Due to technical difficulties, you may have to tilt your head.  Sorry about that!   

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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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9/11 Remembered!

Some students weren’t even born yet, and others may just have been beginning to walk and talk, but their parents will remember the events of that September 11th day. For those of you who have not been to the 9/11 … Continue reading

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Sportscaster Stiffel?

By Lauren H. A member of the Richardson Middle School staff for three years, the teacher for the Special Day Class-grades Sixth through Eighth. She adores all her students and does her best to help them and cares for them … Continue reading

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Yu Makes A Difference At RMS

By Brittany L. Most Eighth Graders know Mrs. Julie Yu because she is a social studies teacher, but did you know that she has taught at RMS for sixteen years?  Yu is a teacher because she wants to make a … Continue reading

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Holtz Chose Teaching Over Directing

By Kristy L. They say a journey begins with a single step. Well then Ms. Kristl Holtz certainly has taken many steps! She’s traveled to various countries, been to many different schools, and she’s even met the former president of … Continue reading

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Kissner: Science Wiz, But Much More

By Eric H. Have you been around RMS lately? Have you seen Mr. Andrew Kissner? Kissner is the RMS Science Teacher for Sixth and Eighth Grade. He teaches Life Science and Physical Science. He may know every question and answer … Continue reading

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Whittaker: She’ll Be There For You!

By Hadley C. Let’s get the inside scoop on Ms. Kelli Whittaker. You can see her around the school either in her classroom or out and about helping with Student Council. She teaches three classes and has been at RMS … Continue reading

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Teaching Runs In The Turner Family

By Karin S. Do you like the color pink? Well, so does Mrs. Wendy Turner! Turner, a Sixth Grade Math and Science Teacher, attended Torrance High School and joined the Soccer and Softball Team. After she graduated from THS, she … Continue reading

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Pirate Pearlman, Now How Does That Sound?

By Amanda M. Have you ever walked into Room 28 at Snack to hang out, get candy from a little Elvis box in the corner, or look at the giant picture collage that covers three out of the four walls in … Continue reading

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Meet Ms. Lynda Williams

By Eric H. Have you met Richardson Middle Schools new librarian? Well, here name is Ms. Lynda Williams. How many times do you think most people would say that the schools librarian is fun…not many? This year Richardson has gotten … Continue reading

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Conner Makes People Think

By Devon K. You have either seen her playing basketball or dodge ball during lunch or walking around campus. Eighth Grade Teacher, Mrs. Joelle Conner, has been teaching for the past twenty years. She spent five years at Orville Wright … Continue reading

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The Sound Of Music Starts With Willett

By Kimberly O. Have you ever been by the Adventures in Art room and heard a loud, unpleasant cacophony emitted from Room 2 that then magically—after a brief pause—transforms into a beautiful melodious tune and wondered, “Who is capable of … Continue reading

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It All Adds Up For Rodriguez

By McKenna E. Welcome to our new math teacher, Ms. Jessica Rodriguez, who was born in Bellflower, California.  When she was two, she moved once to a house about five blocks away from her old house and that became her … Continue reading

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Teachers Look Forward To Summer Too!

By Cindy C. After a long, hardworking, fun year for all RMS teachers, they are also looking forward to a nice and relaxing summer. Here is a list of all Richardson Middle School teachers’ summer plans: Mr. Mabery –”I’m going … 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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Treasure Hunter, Joe Petito

Mr. Joe Petito   By Cindy C. You may have heard of our technology teacher Mr. Joe Petito. Petito grew up in Wilmington, California.  He is not an ordinary teacher whose career goal was to be a teacher from the … Continue reading

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Math Wizard, Stephany Nakamura

    By Cindy C. You may have heard of Mrs. Stephanie Nakamura, or the Seventh Grade Math teacher, who teaches Pre-Algebra and Seventh Grade Accelerated Math. Born and grew up in West Los Angeles, Nakamura always wanted to be … Continue reading

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Enthusiastic Voyager, Mrs. Elaine Richmond

By Cindy C. Many students may have heard of an awesome Seventh Grade Social Studies teacher that loves to travel a lot. Who do you think it is? Well, if you couldn’t figure it out, you should keep on reading.  It … Continue reading

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Newman: One of RMS’ First Teachers

By Paul M. Mrs. Newman, also known as Alison Newman, first taught at Fern Elementary in Torrance, California. Newman was convinced she wanted to be a teacher in third grade because her third grade teacher was her idol and wanted to be just like … Continue reading

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World Traveler President O’Brien Ends Her Term

Mrs. Donna Jo O’Brien presents award to Eighth Grader Lucy B. for the Rattlesnake Run.   By Devon K. At some point, everyone has seen Mrs. Donna Jo O’Brien either coaching the Running Club or helping at events. This busy … Continue reading

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From The Big Apple to Richardson: Lang Finds Home

Assistant Principal Justine Lang   By McKenna E. and Devon K. Many students do not know the real Justine Lang, our new Assistant Principal.  Growing up in the “Big Apple”, also known as New York, she traveled often. Her father, Bernie, … Continue reading

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Nowak: A Cruise Ship Singer?

    By Sarah D. Gail L. Nowak, is a woman of many talents, but here at Richardson, everybody knows her as a fun sixth grade teacher. She has been a teacher for the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. Right … Continue reading

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RMS Welcomes the New “Sheriff” in Town: Chad Mabery

  By Devon K. There is a new sheriff in town and his name is Mr. Chad Mabery, new principal of Richardson Middle School.  This Michigan State University graduate, where he played college football and majored in math, has been working … Continue reading

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Fujii, Former Boy Band Member, Brings Glee To RMS

Mr. Michael Fujii 06 Let’s Stay Together   By Hadley C. It all started at John Adams Elementary and Vista Grande Middle School for this teacher. Who? Well, Mr. Michael Fujii of course. In school, his favorite subject was math, … Continue reading

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RMS Welcomes New Science Teacher Sheu

By Kristy L. Most kids in Seventh and Eighth Grade have heard of Mr. Waynesford Sheu or have him for Science, but they might not know very much about him. His full name is Waynesford W. Sheu, and he is … Continue reading

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Oden to the Second Power

By Amanda M. Who is taking time after school to coach the RMS Basketball Team for the big game against Calle Mayor?  If you answered Mr. Jeffrey Oden, you are right. Oden, who teaches PE here at Richardson Middle School, is … Continue reading

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Bookworm: Reesha Suggests Interesting Novels

By Madyson F. Mrs. Jacquelyn Reesha, the librarian for fifteen years at our school, enjoys being the librarian because it is “fun and there is so many things to do”. Her favorite part about being a librarian is helping kids find … Continue reading

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Malpede Makes Learning Fun

By Eric H. Students ask this question every day. Well, what’s the question?  It’s who is your favorite teacher? “Mrs. Malpede is my favorite teacher,” said Seventh Grader Kimberly O. Mrs. Amanda Malpede is a Seventh Grade science teacher. She has been … Continue reading

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New “Kid” in Town: Kamiyama

By Devon K. Out of the many new teachers at Richardson Middle School, Seventh and Eighth Grade Physical Education Teacher, Ms. Lauren Kamiyama, is a standout in sports. Born in Long Beach, California, Kamiyama grew up in Cerritos playing three … Continue reading

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Case Inspired By Historical Legend

By Krista C. Lisa Vaona-Case, otherwise known as Mrs. Case, has worked at Richardson Middle School for nineteen years. She was born in Long Beach, California and went to Harbor City Elementary until the second grade. Then she went to President … Continue reading

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