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Students Of The Month For November Honored

Students were given the Student of the Month Award from their Period 3 teachers.  Congratulations to all who were honored.   Moises C. Will C. Jack D. Cole F. Halle H. Brooks J. Tyler J. Min J. Anna L. Lauren … Continue reading

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$5 Could Get 10 Friends Bowling

By Sydney V. Do you like bowling and hanging out with your friends? If you said yes to any of these questions, then you should enter the Builders’ Club Raffle. The money raised from the raffle will help the Builders’ … Continue reading

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RMS Adopts Families For The Holidays

RMS Homeroom Teachers were given a brief description about a family in need of presents for the holidays.  Twenty families will be given a happy holiday because of the generosity of our students, staff and community members. Please ask your … Continue reading

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Double The Fun Fundraising

Mark your calendar… Wednesday, December 11th The Barnes & Noble Bookfair fundraiser for RMS will be held at the Barnes & Noble Del Amo. On the same night, Stacked, will be offering 20% of your entire bill to RMS.   … Continue reading

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Lego League Ready To Compete

Come out and watch our RMS Lego League Team compete against local schools. This competition will be held on December 14th and 15th at South High School. Students are competing for a spot in the final competition held in St. … Continue reading

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RMS Gives From The Heart

Thank you to everyone who helped donate, collect, sort, and box items for the Philippines! Money donations at last count were $3,008.86. RMS students, staff and community have given from their hearts. We are so proud of all of you and … 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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Thanksgiving, A Time To Give Thanks

By Audrey T. Starting from Wednesday November 27 to Sunday December 1 is Thanksgiving break where people get together with their family, have Thanksgiving feast and think about how thankful they are for what they have, and to give thanks. … Continue reading

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Trot Like A Turkey

By Hailey A. Do you want to get out and do something fun and healthy on Thanksgiving morning? Don’t wait! come join us in running the annual Torrance Harry Sutter Memorial Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Fun Run. The Torrance Turkey … Continue reading

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Chipotle FUNraiser Held Today, November 25

  TODAY, November 25, 4-8pm – Chipotle FUNraiser Take a break from cooking this week and join your RMS community today at Chipotle Mexican Grill located at 1430 S. Pacific Coast Highway in Redondo Beach anytime between 4:00-8:00pm and they will donate 50% of … Continue reading

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Books and Dinner Fundraisers To Be Held

  Come support Richardson Middle School and get some holiday shopping done at the Barnes & Noble Book-Fair on Wednesday, December 11th.  A portion of all proceeds will go towards Richardson PTSA programs that benefit all students.  Purchases made in-store throughout the day on 12/11 and … Continue reading

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VIP Spotted On Campus

TUSD Superintendent Dr. George Mannon visited RMS on Tuesday, November 19th.     When asked if the year was going well for him, he responded, “Yes, very well.” Dr. Mannon also mentioned that “there may be a little more money … Continue reading

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Please Help! RMS Reaches Out To Typhoon Victims

RMS began the process of organizing a fundraiser campaign Wednesday afternoon to support the disaster relief efforts in the Philippine Islands from the Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).  Typhoon Haiyan, one of the world’s strongest typhoons ever recorded, lashed the Philippines and has devastated provinces … Continue reading

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Lego League Robotics Team Moves On

Congratulations to the four Seventh Graders on our first Lego League Robotics Team for winning a place at the Championship Competition held last Saturday in Hollywood.  Leo T., Steven T., Justin Y., Simeon T. and other students from the Widget Club … Continue reading

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Emergency Kits And Water Updated

Thank you to PTSA Moms, Erin Cotton and Karen Fitzpatrick for making sure each classroom’s emergency kit and water supply are updated.  

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Leadership Class Selling RMS Gear

You may order your Richardson t-shirts and Nike Elites through the Leadership class.  T-shirts cost $10 and Nike Elite cost $20.  Please place your orders soon, so that we may put in the whole order at one time.  Thank you. … Continue reading

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Blankets Needed For Animals

  ELA Teacher, Mrs. Leslie Bezich, is collecting blankets for local shelters.  This has been an activity that her classes have done for the past five years.  If you would like to help, please bring in a clean blanket to … Continue reading

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Warm Coats Needed

Girl Scout Troop 6935 is collecting coats for the needy.  Please bring in your donated coats to the Office and put your coats in the Donation Box.  Thank you for helping to keep someone warm this winter.

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Students Of The Month For September Honored

Students above were given the Student Of The Month Award from their Period 2 teachers.  Congratulations to all students who were honored. Julia B. 6th Ming Wei C. 6th Antonia F. 6th Kayleigh F. 6th Clarissa L. 6th Aubrey L. … Continue reading

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Eagle Scout Creates A Garden

Palos Verdes High School student, Joe M., needed an Eagle Project for Boy Scouts Troop 961. He asked Principal Chad Mabery if there was anything he and his fellow scouts could do for RMS.  They came up with the new … Continue reading

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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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6th Grade Enrichment Classes Change

On Monday, the 6th Grade Enrichment Classes will change. All students are to report to their new class Period 4 on Monday. Students who were in Bezich’s will go to Petito’s class.  Students in Petito’s will go to Schenkelberg’s class. … Continue reading

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The Latest Hiss Broadcast From Channel 31 News

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Red Ribbon Door Contest Held

Homerooms decorated their doors this past week in honor of pledging to be Drug Free.  Winners will be announced in the bulletin soon. A life with choices is one that is Drug Free!    

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Students Take Part In The Great Shakeout

  Click on the link below to see the Earthquake Drill as it happened in ELA Teacher Andrew Carlsson’s class Period 3. Edrill 3 Friday, October 18th, Richardson Middle School held its annual Earthquake Drill. Students were warned of the … Continue reading

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RMS Honors Students Of The Month For September

  Students above were given the Student Of The Month Award from their Period 1 teachers.  Congratulations to all who students who were honored. Keep up the good work! Hailey A.  Hisham A. Brian C. Jennie D. Andrew E. Kira … Continue reading

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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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They Said “I Do”!

On Saturday, September 14th, new Intervention Teacher, Saira Heriji married her long time boyfriend, Erik.  They were married in Temecula and will go on their honeymoon some time next year when they both get a break from work.  Best wishes … Continue reading

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Carlsson Treated To Cambodia Cuisine

By Jocelyn H. Do you know anyone who won a spelling bee twice, once in the fourth grade and another one in the sixth grade? It is the new Seventh and Eighth Grade English Teacher Mr. Andrew Thomas Carlsson. Carlsson … Continue reading

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Yearbook Looking For Artists, Writers, Photographers…

The Yearbook Club will meet this Thursday, at lunch, in Room 26. It is a wonderful opportunity for Richardson’s artists, photographers, designers, writers, and creative thinkers to commemorate and celebrate the culture and experience here at RMS. Everyone is welcome!  … Continue reading

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Box Tops For Education

RMS earns money from Box Tops for Education.   It is easy to help out.   Here’s what you need to do: 1. Cut out your Box Tops from all products that have them.  They look like this- 2. Put … Continue reading

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RMS Welcomes AP Schenkelberg

By Jocelyn H. Did you know that Mrs. Katherine Jean Griffith Schenkelberg, or Richardson’s new Assistant Principal, lived in Japan for a year? Most students do not know much about her, so here are some facts that she would like … Continue reading

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RMS Welcomes Saira Hirji

By Jocelyn H. Who likes purple? Ms. Saira Hirji (Pronounced Her gee) does! Hirji is a new ELA teacher for sixth and seventh grade. She also teaches Study Skills and ELA Intervention. “[The best thing about teaching is] seeing the … Continue reading

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Welcome Baby Maddy!

Welcome to Baby Madeline (Maddy) Marie Mason.  Her proud parents, Zack Mason and Amanda Malpede-Mason (Science Teacher) welcomed her to the world on August 23rd at 8:00AM.  She weighed exactly 7 lbs. and was 19 inches long. According to Maddy’s … Continue reading

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Photo Album: Back To School Night

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Rattlesnake Pit Lures Rattlesnakes

Have you seen the walls in the RMS Cafetorium, which has been renamed the “Rattlesnake Pit”?  They have been painted and new decals have been added to the windows. Food and Nutritional Services, Lynette Rock worked along side Designer/Contractor Richard … Continue reading

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Say “Cheese”

On September 16th, teachers had their pictures taken during their conference periods. Students lined up during their P.E. classes to have their pictures taken for IDs and the Yearbook.  If you didn’t get your picture taken on this date, listen … Continue reading

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Suzuki Sails Off

Sixth Grade Teacher, Joyce Suzuki, has retired.  She leaves RMS after seventeen years.  Her specialty included teaching students who came to us with little ability to speak the English language.  Her patience and encouragement for these students helped them to … Continue reading

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Back To School Night

Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 6-7:30PM.  We encourage all parents to attend.  As a consideration for all, please note that this is not the time to ask about individual students as the … Continue reading

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She Said “Yes”!

Math Teacher, Michael Fujii has asked his girlfriend, Emi, for her hand in marriage.  They met at Peninsula High School and started dating after they graduated  in 2002.  They have not set the wedding date, but plan to wed some … Continue reading

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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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Introducing The New Hiss Staff

  Please look for articles written by these Journalism students soon on this website.  

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Teachers Prepare For Arrival Of Students

We are baaaaccccckkkkkk! September 3rd and 4th were the first days of school for the teachers and staff of Richardson Middle School.  The two days were filled with team building exercises, Common Core discussions, school business, and guest speaker, Sid … Continue reading

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Congratulations To Our 8th Graders!

RMS held its 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony this past Thursday, June 20th at 4:00.  The ceremony took place on the football field at South High School.  Among the speakers were TUSD School Board President Mr. Michael Wermers, Senior Director-Human Resources Dr. … Continue reading

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Turn Your Books In!

Ms. Lynda Williams, our Librarian and Media Coordinator, is now collecting books.  Please find yours from their hiding places and get them into her as soon as possible. Books must all be accounted for or next year’s class schedules will be withheld … Continue reading

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Students Of The Month for May Honored

Congratulations to the following students for being May’s Students of the Month.  We are proud of you!   Darci C. Jared F. Camden G Ashley K. Calvin L. Amanda M. Madison M. Chase M. Sarah N. Alison R. Ciara R. … Continue reading

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8th Grade Calendar of Events

8th Grade Events Monday-June 17- Awards Assembly By Invitation Only 2:00 Tuesday-June 18-8th Grade Picnic/Yearbook Distribution Noon Wednesday-June 19-8th Grade Promotion Practice Periods 2 and 3 Thursday-June 20- 8th Grade Promotion Practice 8-10 at South   (Parents pick up kids from … Continue reading

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Do You Have An Idea For A Yearbook Cover?

Submissions for the cover of next year’s yearbook are due to Ms. Pearlman by Wednesday, May 15, so don’t delay! 

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Buy Your Yearbook Now!

The last day to purchase a yearbook online is May 31st. There will be a limited amount for sale the last week of school, but those will sell out super fast! Plan ahead, and order one online today!     Click on this … Continue reading

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Jared and Cameron Run Torrance City Council Meeting

Congratulations to Cameron L. and Jared K., essay winners for the Students and Government Day. They participated yesterday in running the monthly Torrance City Council meeting.  Great job, guys! The essay contest asked students to write a new city law … Continue reading

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RMS MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY

Campus Beautification Workday is this Saturday, May 4.  This is a fun, service opportunity for our school.  Please encourage our students participate and make a lasting difference.  We are looking for beginner to experienced volunteers.  Last year our site was … Continue reading

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RMS Students To Give Visiting 5th Graders Tours

Thank you to the following partnered people who will be giving campus tours to the visiting Fifth Graders on Friday, April 26th.  We are proud of you for being chosen for such a special assignment. 1. Amanda M. and Kyle … Continue reading

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Students Honored At Grade Level Assemblies

On Thursday, April 25th, Grade Level Assemblies were held to honor students who selected for Student of the Month for February and March, Honor Roll (Click on this link to find the list of  Honor Roll kids  http://richardsonmiddleschool.org/honor_roll.html) , and our … Continue reading

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Backpack Sweeps To Take Place

Students:  Please remember that you are not allowed to carry your backpacks from class to class.  7th and 8th grade students NEED to use their lockers.  We will be conducting random backpack sweeps and removing any backpacks we find sitting … Continue reading

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RMS Makes A Difference

RMS students raised $1,007.23 from Penny Wars! Congratulations to Ms. Holtz’s homeroom class who brought in the most money and earned an Ice Cream Party.  Thank you to everyone who donated.  All proceeds will go to the Leukemina and Lymphomia Society … Continue reading

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RMS Celebrates Earth Week- April 22-26

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day. While everyday you should be Earth-conscious, make it a point for this week to be even more so. Do your part–walk, bike, or skate to school, minimize your waste, recycle, plant a tree, or do … Continue reading

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Students of the Month For March

Congratulations to the following students who received Student of the Month for March awards.  We are proud of you! Mohammad C. Jamee C. Kaitlyn G. Julia H. Leon J. Hannah K. Jackie L. Paul L. Emma L. Kristy L. Anna … Continue reading

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RMS Named California Distinguished School

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today named 218 public middle and high schools California Distinguished Schools for their strong commitment and innovative approaches to improving student academic achievement. “These schools have gone the extra mile to provide high-quality … Continue reading

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Magazine Drive Begins

The Annual RMS Magazine Drive begins today, April 1st.  It runs until April 19th.  Sell magazines and win prizes! The prizes are as follows: Sell 1 Item-You will win a Mustache for Mustache Madness Day Sell 4 Items-You will win a Mustache, Bug-eyed Keychain, … Continue reading

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Save The Date!

Looking Ahead April 2- RMS vs. Calle Basketball Game at South HS April 8-12 School Holiday-Spring Break April 15-19  Earth Week April 19- 8th Graders- Bluegrass at South HS May 4- Sharefest-Campus Beautification May 15-20 STAR Testing May 21-24 Teacher … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake Run To Benefit School

The Annual Rattlesnake Run took place during Period 6 on March 14th.  Students be sure to collect from all of those who pledged money now.  All money is due Wednesday, March 27th.   Thank you to all of our runners, volunteers and those … Continue reading

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Students Selected To Test New Test

Richardson Middle School was recently chosen by the State of California to give a pilot test for the new national education standards, called the Common Core State Standards.  The pilot tests are a practice and tryout of items and tasks … Continue reading

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Clippers Honor Conner

Congratulations to Mrs. Joelle Conner for being honored at the Teacher Appreciation Night at the Clippers Game on Sunday, March 10th.  We are proud of you! http://thelatesthiss.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Joelle.mov

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Awards Assembly Held To Honor Students

On Friday, February 15th, Grade Level Assemblies were held to honor students who selected for Student of the Month for December and January, Honor Roll (Click on this link to find the list of  Honor Roll kids  http://richardsonmiddleschool.org/honor_roll.html) , and … Continue reading

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Calling All Artists

Do you have artistic talent?  Would you like to put those skills on display for all to see?  If you want to show your stuff, submit it to the Yearbook.  Turn in your artwork to Room 26 by March 7, … Continue reading

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Honor Service Award Winners Recognized

Congratulations to Michelle Nadeau, Michael Fujii, and Jack Witherspoon for being honored with the HSA last Tuesday night.  You are truly deserving! Honorary Service Award Winners  By Chad Mabery Each year, our PTSA recognizes people who have made significant contribution … Continue reading

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Yearbooks For Sale: Limited Amount Printed

If you haven’t purchased a yearbook yet, now’s the time! Students who purchase a yearbook between now and March 12 will be entered into a raffle. There’ll be a separate drawing each Friday. If you have any questions, please see … Continue reading

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Need A Snack?

Mexican Riviera Mondays at Richardson are back starting Monday.  Need a quick after-school snack? $2 bean, rice and cheese burritos $2 chicken flautas $1 cupcakes  A percentage of all sales will be donated to the PTSA. 

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Paper War Winners

1st Place  Rodriguez   301 Points 2nd Place  Holtz         150 Points 3rd Place   Ramirez    145 Points 4th Place   Malpede    131  Points 5th Place   Case         124.5 Points All paper donations will benefit RMS students and faculty.  Thank you to all who donated.     

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Happy Chinese New Year: The Year of the Snake

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快樂! Happy Year of the Snake! People born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, and 2025 are born in the year of the Snake. According to Chinese legend, Snake was the sixth … Continue reading

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Parent Eyes Needed

Some of our volunteers’ schedules have changed and we have a few days that are in need of another pair of eyes! This is a great opportunity to get involved, for just an hour a month! Fresh air and awesome … Continue reading

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Attention All 6th Graders!

Have you seen this form and had your Tdap/Pertussis Immunization done?  It is a state law that all 6th Graders must have had this immunization to stay in school.  If not, you will not be able to attend school in the … Continue reading

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National Counseling Week Observed Feb. 4-10

In celebration of National Counseling Week,  School Counselors are being acknowledged for being actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children … Continue reading

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Asteroid Mining and the Future of Space Exploration

By Addison W. Only a while ago, Planetary Resources, a privately owned company, unveiled their plans to send a spacecraft into outer space. The media quickly caught on and the word spread. Even more shocking is the fact that they … Continue reading

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