Category Archives: Student Life

Snowball Dance To Be Held On Friday, December 15th

By Emily D. RMS Leadership will be holding a dance this Friday called the Snowball! The theme is a Winter Wonderland, which is super cool and festive, so if you want to dress to match that would be recommended. To get … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake Rewards Store Opens

RMS students may earn Rattlesnake Rewards for Being Safe, Being Responsible, and/or Being Respectful. Rewards are yellow papers written out by adults on campus that may be kept until Tuesdays at lunch.  Tickets may be turned into Room 12 in … Continue reading

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What Are You Thankful For This Year?

By Theodore N. Thanksgiving is right around the corner we all should be thankful and appreciative that we are more fortunate than other people. Some people do not have a roof over their heads and a loving family. I asked … Continue reading

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Pazaaz Your Room

By Karina F. Let’s be real, we are in our rooms almost all the time. If you room doesn’t have sparkle or is super boring, this is the article to read! Diy Banners! An awesome way to fill up any … Continue reading

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Congratulations To The Students Of The Month

We are proud of you! 

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Backpack Attack

By Ellie H. Got a heavy backpack? Do you feel like your back is carrying an elephant? Every time you put down your backpack, do you feel less tense? Because of heavy backpacks, can we get scoliosis? You must have … Continue reading

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Student Council Kids

Amanda M. – Secretary Katie C.- Vice President Carly F.- Treasurer Jenna G.- President Thanks to these ladies for making a difference at RMS by being on the School Council. 

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Some Of The Best Remain Anonymous

By Katie S. and Kristina J. Many students at Richardson are very smart and work very hard in school. Some students, though, really stand out. One example of a good student that always tries to reach their goals, who will … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Cotillion, A Fun Way To Learn Etiquette

By Skye R. Cotillion is a fun way to learn etiquette with your friends! Also you can practice for dancing when you’re older! The first Cotillion this year was on October 16, 2017. I attended it along with some of … Continue reading

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Tips To Improve Brain Memory

By Marina M. These study tricks and tips will help your brain remember information quicker and easier.  Here are a few tips to try for expanding brain memory.  Take a walk before a test or exam. It has been proven … Continue reading

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RMS Gets Into The Halloween Spirit

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Fall Harvest Festival To Be Held On Halloween

By Marina M. Do you have a creative costume that you would want to share with our school? Then join the Halloween contest. On October 31st you can participate in this event made possible by the Leadership team. The contest … Continue reading

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DIY Your School Supplies

By Marina M. Need some cool and cute ideas for school supplies?  These don’t  take much time at all and they are creative things for school with little money and effort.  From crafty pens to pencils to fun  DIY notebooks … Continue reading

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Feeling Sick? Go To The Health Office

Students – Please be aware that you are not allowed to call your parent directly if you are not feeling well. Please go to the Health Office first.

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Organize Your School Supplies

  By Sarah S. and Marina M. Do you want to keep all your supplies organized for school? By following these tips you can keep your papers and supplies organized for school and your everyday life. It is always a … Continue reading

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Part 4: Meet The Journalism Staff

                                                       Luke C. By Samara SN. Did you know that if Luke C. had … Continue reading

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Part 3: Meet the Journalism Staff

                                                             Katie S. By Mercy C. Do you love the beach? … Continue reading

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Share Your School Spirit

By Emily D. Are you excited for Spirit Week next week? I know I am! Here’s the schedule so you can look forward to next week! Monday is Meme Monday. Dress up as your favorite meme! Make sure it’s school … Continue reading

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Math Competition Club Welcomes All Students

Math Competition Club is back!  All students are welcome to come to Room 21 on Mondays from 3:00-4:00 to tackle challenging math problems and prepare for upcoming math contests.  There is no need to sign up, just come to Mr. Fujii’s room … 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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RMS Students Zoom Into First Place

We would like to congratulate the winners of the All Middle School Race and STEM Night at Hull Middle School last Friday.  Of all the students in the five middle schools that participated, three Richardson students built the fastest rocket … Continue reading

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Student Perspective: Words Make A Difference

“You Look Weird” This is the story of how I learned how I’d live my life. It was a sunny day, towards the end of my seventh grade year. A boy told me something- he told me I looked weird. … 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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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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Peak Inside The Classroom: 2016 Presidential Caucus

Students in Ms. Stephanie Markovich’s, Ms. Sara Pearlman’s, and Ms. Stacia Arnold’s English/Language Arts classes worked on a special project. “For several weeks, students worked on a unit centered around the current presidential primaries. Our students have been learning about the candidates, … 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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Attention 8th Graders: SHS Drill Team Tryouts To Be Held

South High Drill Team Tryouts info meeting: Tuesday, April 26th @ 3:30 in Y-3 and Parent Meeting @ 6:30 pm in Y-3.

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Singers Wanted

Attention 8th graders: do you have a great voice?  If so, come and audition to be the singer of the National Anthem at Promotion Night.  You will sing acapella.  Bring your lunch to Mrs. Yu’s Room 17 on Monday, May … Continue reading

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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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Attention 8th Graders: SHS Cheerleading Tryouts

Eighth Graders, come join South High’s award winning Cheerleading Team.  Informational meeting today at 6:30 in the South High library Monday, April 18 in the upper gym.  2016-2017 tryout rehearsals April 18-21 in the South High upper gym 3:30-5:30 pm.  Evaluations … Continue reading

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Attention 8th Graders: Bluegrass To Be Held On Friday

8th Graders:  Learn all about high school life at South High School. Bluegrass will be held on Friday, April 15th.  This is open for all 8th Graders.  Students will meet at the end of third period and will be escorted … Continue reading

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

 

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Student Council Behind The Scenes

  Did you know… that Student Council members are responsible for creating, setting, up and taking down pep rallies, dances, college days, and spirit weeks among other things?  These students, along with their teacher/sponsor, Mr. Michael Fujii, make school fun. … Continue reading

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Attention 8th Graders

Ninth Grade Course Selection packets are available from Mrs. Holtz, Mrs. Yu, or the office.

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8th Graders, Smile For The Camera!

The 8th Grade Panoramic Picture will be taken on Wednesday, March 30th. Get your order forms from the office or your Social Studies teacher.

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College Week Held March 11th-18th

This week is College Week, March 11th-18th. Here are the spirit days for the week: Mon: Wear College Hats Tues: Wear College Jerseys Wed: Wear College T-shirts Thurs: Wear College Sweatshirts Fri: Wear USC or UCLA Gear The Leadership Class … Continue reading

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Tall Flags Win Award

Congratulations to RMS’ Tall Flags Team.  On Saturday, February 27th, they were in a competition held at West High School.  They took home a Third Place Trophy. Go Rattlesnakes!

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Say Cheese!

Spring Portraits will be taken on Tuesday, March 8.  Forms available in the Main Office if you wish to have your portrait taken.  Return your form on Picture Day.

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Play Games, Make Friends

                 Mrs. Hunnel invites all students to Room 29. “I open my office on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for playing board games. We hang out chilling. It’s a nice place to just relax … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Lunch?

Just a reminder- Are your lunches staying trash free?    Trash lunch               Trash Free Be sure you are keeping trash out of the bins and pack a Trash Free Lunch every day.  

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RMS Students Honored At Grade Level Assemblies

8th Graders Click below to read what was written about each student for the special awards. 8th Award WriteUps 7th Graders Click below to read what was written about each student for the special awards. 7th Award WriteUps 6th Graders … Continue reading

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Reading For Pleasure: New Book Club Begins

If you enjoy reading, or would like to learn how to enjoy reading, please join the Book Club that meets in Room 30 every Wednesday at lunch.  Books will be chosen by students for all to  enjoy.  Happy Reading! If … Continue reading

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Girls Club Starts Again

Are you interested in engineering? The Engineering for Girls Club is doing a unit from Engineering is Everywhere. They will be “introduced to engineering and the Engineering Design Process as they work together to engineer solutions to biomechanical engineering challenges.” … Continue reading

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Congratulations 8th Graders!

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Photo Album: 8th Grade Picnic

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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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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 … 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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Chinese YoYos Come To RMS

Daniel W. shows off his Chinese YoYo skills. By Jocelyn H.   The Chinese YoYo, the second oldest toy (following the doll) in the world which dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1386-1644 A.D.) It was created a long time … 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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8th Graders Hold Outdoor Movie Night

8th Grade Movie Night this Friday, May 23rd   Where: Richardson field grass area from 6-8 pm.  Movie: Monsters University There will be food for sale so bring some money. Permission slips required. Taken from the Daily Bulletin.

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Pep Rally Held

On Wednesday, May 7th, a Pep Rally was held to introduce the RMS Soccer teams. They will be playing against Calle Mayor on Thursday, May 8th, at South HS on the field at 3:30PM. Come out and cheer for your team. … 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 Visit College Campuses

Kayleigh F. at California State University Chico Students were challenged over the Spring Break to visit a college campus. A drawing will be held for those who did and shared their experiences with their homerooms. Did you visit a college … Continue reading

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Photo Album: Aloha Dance

 

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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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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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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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Wanted: Artist To Design Cover

Attention sixth and seventh grade artists! Would you like to design next year’s yearbook cover? Submit your designs to Ms. Pearlman, in room 26, by Friday, May 16. Taken from the Daily Bulletin.

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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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Students Of The Month Honored For March

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen as Students of the Month for March.   Anne R. Everett C. Isabelle D. George O. Kelly H. Nathan I. Hayden J. Alaa K. John K. Kristin K. Alice L. Bailey L. … Continue reading

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Save The Date: RMS vs. Calle Soccer Game To Be Held

RMS faces Calle Mayor on May 8th from 3:30PM-5:30PM at South High School. Soccer players have already started practicing under the guidance of Coach Michael Fujii and Former Rattlesnake Coach Page B.  Come out and cheer on your Rattlesnakes.  Go … Continue reading

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RMS Students Test The Test

This week, April 21st through April 24th, RMS students are taking the new Smarter Balanced Test also known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  The scores will not count, however, students are asked to do their … 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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Attention 8th Graders: Looking Ahead

  Mark Your Calendars   6/17 8th Grade Picnic 6/18 8-10AM Promotion Rehearsal @ RMS 6/19 10-12AM  Promotion Rehearsal @ South High School        6-7PM  Promotion @ South High School        8-11PM  8th Grade Dance  

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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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8th Graders React To The Field Trip To The Holocaust Museum

Students in Mrs. Joelle Connor’s class were asked, “What is your reaction, comment or opinion about your experience at the Museum of Tolerance?”  Here are some of their responses. The museum was a truly moving experience. It was amazing to … Continue reading

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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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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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