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Use The Crosswalks Safely

By Luke C. Have you ever noticed that some kids’ parents drop off their kids for school in the middle of the street in the morning?  This is dangerous for the kids, who can possibly be hit by an unwary … 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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Congratulations To The Students Of The Month

We are proud of you! 

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Iran-Iraq Earthquake Makes Californians Think

By Luke C. On Sunday, November 12, at 9:48 a.m., a very powerful earthquake shook the Middle Eastern nations of Iran and Iraq, killing more than 530 people and injuring thousands more.  The quake was the deadliest of this year, … Continue reading

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Book Room Gets A Facelift!

After hours of sorting, Lynda Williams organizes the Book Room.  Thank you Lynda, for all of your hard work!  

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Thud! Boom! Construction!

  Then   Now By Annabelle H. Before construction echoed throughout the school campus and became a part of our accustomed routine, although an annoyance to everyone, the school was nothing like it is today. Can you imagine the school … Continue reading

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Samsung vs. Apple: Which One Is For You?

By Andrew Y. Samsung and Apple have done it again by creating two phones that are debatable to be the best phones out there. The Samsung s8+ has many advantages, such as the battery life being more extended than the … Continue reading

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Crazy California Climate Continues

By Luke C. It’s Autumn right now, but it felt like it was still summer in Southern California last week. On Tuesday, Los Angeles actually had a record temperature of 104 degrees Fahrenheit.  But why is this happening?  It’s because … Continue reading

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Shake, Rattle and Roll: Are you prepared?

By Katie S. Earthquakes are the most dangerous and likely natural disaster to happen here in Southern California and in Mexico. As you probably know, a major earthquake occurred in central Mexico several weeks ago, and scientists are now warning … Continue reading

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All Girls Welcome!

By  Theodore N. Boy Scouts of America (BSA) were founded in February 10, 1910. The founders are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Daniel Carter Beard, Ernest Thompson Seton and William D. Boycel. This program is about teaching boys about recreation … Continue reading

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Personal Hygiene Matters

By Theodore N. and Marina M. With the hot weather, the need for personal hygiene becomes most important. We all sweat because it is our body’s way to cool down and yet we spend 18 billion dollars trying to stop … Continue reading

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Did You See The Total Eclipse Of The Sun?

By Andrew Y. August 2017 kids all over the United States got a glimpse of how the moon covered the sun for two to twelve minutes. The last time we saw it was in 1979. Many scientists don’t recommend looking … Continue reading

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8th Grade Hearing and Vision Testing To Be Held

Attention all 8th   Graders: We will be conducting vision and hearing testing this Thursday. If you wear glasses or contacts please make sure you wear them Thursday of this week.

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Smile For The Camera!

  Don’t forget make-up pictures will be this coming Monday, October 16th. You can come by the office to pick up an order envelope or ask your teacher.

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Lunch Benches

                                              Photos By Luke C. By Seventh Grader Luke C. On Tuesday, October 3, Principal Drummond made a new … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Richardson Middle School Who Turns 25

   Mrs. Lisa Vaona-Case is the last of the original teachers from 1993 pictured above.  Can you find her? By Sally M. In 1955, Torrance Unified School District (TUSD) opened our school. It was originally called Newton School, named after … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Incident Hits Home

Our hearts go out to the victims and their families involved in the incident in Las Vegas!    

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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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Hurricanes Leave People Homeless: You Can Help

By Ellie H. May I ask what you were doing on the day or Labor day? Many people were at the beach, relaxing at home, and having fun with their families. You probably heard the sound of meat slapped on … Continue reading

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Student Council Kids Perform at Behavior Assembly

By Ellie H. Positive behavior is an important key factor in every school. “What is positive behavior?” You may ask. Well, positive behavior is an affirmative quality or attribute that can improve the general welfare community of a school. Some … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead: What’s on the Calendar?

September 26-Back to School Night Parents:  Be sure to go on PowerSchool to get your student’s schedule.  You may also want your child to write out their schedule and draw a map as our room numbers have changed.     … Continue reading

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8th Grade Students Honored

Eighth grade students were honored on Wednesday, June 22.  Awards were given in several categories which included,  Most Improved, Outstanding Student, and Honor Roll.  Congratulations 8th Graders!

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Locker Clean-up Days: Wednesday Through Friday

All students are to clean out their lockers this week.  Be sure to throw away papers, return books to proper places, and take home anything you want to keep.  Thank you for taking care of your belongings properly. 8th Graders- … Continue reading

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8th Grade Activities Coming Soon

Attention All 8th Graders The following is the list of events that will be held the last week of school in honor of your promotion to high school.   We are so proud of all of  you that have worked … Continue reading

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Q3 Students Honored

6th Graders 7th Graders     8th Graders

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Attention 8th Graders: Graduation Speech Tryouts

Attention 8th graders interested in giving a speech at the 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony: come to the audition on Monday, May 23rd, at lunch in Room 17 (Mrs. Yu’s room).  Bring 2 typed copies of your speech and your lunch.  … Continue reading

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Attention 8th Graders: South High School Activities

South Summer Athletics Registration tomorrow May 18 and Thursday from 5:30-6:30 in Room F-4.  This is an opportunity for you to register for the summer program and ask any specific question. South High Intermediate Dance Auditions May 24th from 3:30-6:00 … Continue reading

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RMS Runners Up In Trash Free Lunch Challenge

On May 11, Grades of Green came to lunch to award RMS with a check for $750 for being one of the runners up in the Trash Free Lunch Challenge. Congratulations to the Environmental Club and Ms. Mandy Mason.  Thank you … Continue reading

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Girls in Engineering Make Fish Tails

Under the direction of Ms. Edithza Mesta and Ms. Lisa Case, girls were taught how to make leg and tail prosthetics for animals.

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Summer Reading Lists Are Out

Torrance Unified School District asks that students read a book over the summer.  Here is the suggested list.  ELA teachers may have students write about their selection in the Fall. Incoming Sixth Grade Reading List The Invention of Hugo Cabret … Continue reading

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Leadership Raffles Off Big Bill’s Bicycle

The Leadership Class will be selling raffle tickets for a custom-made bicycle generously donated by Big Bill.  The proceeds of the raffle will go toward the Leadership Class, as well as two local organizations that support children.  Ticket prices are: … Continue reading

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Earth Day To Be Celebrated On April 22nd

Earth Day will be celebrated on the RMS campus, on Friday, April 22nd.  Come out to the field at lunch to learn all of the buzz about bees.  Everyone is welcome!

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Attention Parents of Incoming 5th Graders: Parent Night To Be Held

5th Grade Parent Night is next week, Tuesday, 4/26 at 6PM in the RMS Cafe.  Come and hear all about what RMS has to offer your students.

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Open House Scheduled

Open House will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd.  It runs from  6:00PM-7:30PM.  Students and parents are free to walk through classrooms.  Food trucks will be here for dinner.  Please join us to see what students have accomplished this year!

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Peak Inside The Classroom: Kissner’s Class Makes Rockets Out Of Water Bottles

 

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RMS Makes It To Finals In Trash Free Lunch Challenge

Congratulations to Richardson MS students and teachers for being named as finalists in this year’s Trash Free Lunch Challenge!  Great job to Mandy Mason for leading this charge on campus!  The following letter came from the Trash Free Challenge team. … 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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Congratulations To Our Honorary Service Award and Special Person Winners!

The award winners were Jim and Betsy Delurgio, Debbie Holzbauer, Lisa Maddocks, and Sara Pearlman.     This is the second time Ms. Pearlman has won the Honorary Service Award for her dedication to Richardson Middle School students and community. … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead

Save The Dates 3/11  Progress Reports Posted-Grades will be posted on Parent Connect. 3/13  Daylight Savings-Turn your clock forward an hour.         3/14 College Week-Visit the hallway booths to learn about your favorite college choices.   Mon-Wear College … Continue reading

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Summer School Schedules Available Now

South Bay Enrichment Academy summer school class schedules are available in the office.

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SAT To Reflect Common Core

  The SAT has been redesigned to reflect how Common Core is being taught in the classroom.  This will be the first revision since 2005.  The new version of the SAT, one determining factor for college entrance, will be out for … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our New Principal, Ian Drummond

New Principal Ian Drummond comes to RMS from Mira Costa High School.  Watch this site for more information to come.  In the meantime, welcome Mr. Drummond.

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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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Mrs. Alison Newman Retires

After thirty plus years of dedication to education, Mrs. Alison Newman, Sixth Grade Social Studies and ELA Teacher, is retiring.  Make this her best week ever.  Stop by her room and wish her a wonderful retirement.  We will miss you, … Continue reading

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8th Graders: Save The Date

8th Graders, here is your schedule for the last week of school. Monday, 6/16  Regular School Day Tuesday, 6/17 Late Start and 8th Grade Picnic (12-2:30 on the field) Wednesday, 6/18 Promotion Rehearsal 8-10 at RMS, 8th Grade Awards Assembly 1:30-2:30PM … Continue reading

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Students Of The Month Of May Honored

 Congratulations to the following students who were honored for Students of The Month for May.  We are proud of you! Daniela A. Noor A. Megan A. Toshinori A. Chloe B. Marco C. Marshall C. Daniel D. Dalia J. Shane L. … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out!

You only have until May 31 to purchase a yearbook online. There will be a limited number of yearbooks for sale the last week of school. However, they will not be sold until all of the online purchases have been … Continue reading

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RMS Marching Band Performs At The Armed Forces Parade

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Did You Hear?

Open House will be held from 5:30-6:30PM on Tuesday, May 20th.  Come by and visit your teachers.  Please remember that this is not a Parent/Student/Teacher Conference night.  Should you want to talk to your teachers about grades, please make a … Continue reading

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Temperatures Hit Record Highs In Torrance

Torrance is hot!  Be sure to keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of cool water.  Also, check in on your elderly family members and friends.   Pets also need your attention.  Be sure they have a bowl of fresh, cool … Continue reading

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Girl Scouts Collect Items For Local Shelter

Girl Scout Troop 3865 is collecting items for the Carson Animal Shelter from Tuesday, May 13 – Friday, May 23.  A collection box will be place in each homeroom for the remainder of the drive.  The homeroom who collects the most … Continue reading

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Students Honored At Grade Level Assemblies

On Monday, May 5th, Grade Level Assemblies were held to honor students who selected for Student of the Month for March and Honor Roll (Click on this link to find the list of  Honor Roll kids  http://richardsonmiddleschool.org/honor_roll.html) , Other awards given were Hidden Gem, Leading … Continue reading

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Students Of The Month For April Honored

Congratulations to the following students who were honored by their teachers for Students of the Month for April.  We are proud of you! Loganne B. Trey B. Grace C. Dawnte H. Courtney H. Ashley J. Lorcan K. Olivia K. Kate … Continue reading

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Thank You For Supporting RMS!

Thank you to everyone who went to Islands for our fundraiser.  Our students benefit directly from your generosity! 

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Meeting Held For Incoming 6th Grade Parents

  On Tuesday, April 29th, parents of incoming 6th Graders were invited to hear Principal Dr. Chad Mabery speak about Richardson Middle School and what new students may expect.  Questions were asked by parents at the end of the meeting … Continue reading

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Wanted: Singers For Promotion

Attention 8th graders: interested in singing the National Anthem at the promotion ceremony?  Auditions will be held @ lunch on Friday, May 9th in Room 17.  Bring your lunch.  Singing a capella. Taken from the Daily Bulletin.

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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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Need A Mother’s Day Gift?

Leadership is now selling Mother’s Day gifts.  They will be selling coffee cups for $2.  They will include tea along with Hershey Kisses.  The cup also includes a removable piece of paper that you can decorate and personalize.  Remember Mother’s … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

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Open House To Be Held In May

Open House will be held on May 20th this year.  Please plan to come by and see what students have been doing all year in classes.  Please remember, that for the enjoyment of all who attend, this is not time … Continue reading

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Wanted: Helping Hands

RMS will be holding its annual Sharefest on Saturday, May 3rd from 9AM-1PM.  If you would like to help spruce up our campus, we need you!  Please come all of the time or if you can only spare an hour … Continue reading

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5th Grade Parents’ Meeting

Do you have a 5th Grader headed to Richardson Middle School next year?  Please join us on April 29th in the Cafeteria for a meeting from 6:30PM-8:00PM.  You will hear from the Principal and will get a chance to meet … Continue reading

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Q4: 6th Grade Enrichment Classes Change

Students in the 6th Grade changed their Enrichment Courses today.  We hope everyone enjoys their new class!  Q4 Journalism Enrichment Students

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Happy Spring Break!

School will be out for Spring Break for the week of April 7-11.  Enjoy your time with family and friends!  If you are on wheels, wear your helmets or seat belts if you are in a car.  Come back with … 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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Rattlesnakes Slither To Raise Funds

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Rattlesnake Run today.  Please collect your donations and return them to your Homeroom Teacher as soon as possible. All monies go directly back to RMS.  Thank you, in advance, for your support of … Continue reading

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Students Invited To Magazine Drive Party

On Friday, March 21st, the following students were invited to attend the Magazine Drive-a-Palooza.  These students sold eight or more magazines.  Congratulations to them and thank you to anyone who helped with this drive.  We hope you enjoy your magazines.   … Continue reading

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Attention All Students: Lost And Found Overflowing

The RMS Lost and Found is OVERFLOWING!!  The Lost and Found is located outside Mr. Kissner’s room #22, across from the Library.  PLEASE come by and pick up any missing items (jackets, lunchboxes, reusable water bottles, books, etc.)  The Lost … Continue reading

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Summer School Offered

South Bay Enrichment Academy summer school class schedules are now available in the office.  Take a class and learn something new! 

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Q3 Journalism On The Air

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Administrators Week Held March 3-7

We Love Our RMS Administrators! Assistant Principal Katie Schenkelberg Principal Dr. Chad Mabery

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College Week Held March 3-7

College Week is being held all this week.  It is not too late to join in the fun.  College Booths will be up during lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.  Come see what colleges have to offer you as a student … Continue reading

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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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Timing Is Everything!

Friday, February 28th, students get caught in the rain when the bell rings at the end of Period 5 as they go to Period 6. Rain is expected on and off all weekend…and they say “It Never Rains In Southern … Continue reading

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