Category Archives: Student Life

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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Photo Album: 8th Grade GATE Kids Go To CIMI

  Pictures taken by Sara Pearlman. 

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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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Congratulations to Colorguards!

RMS Colorguards brought home a trophy from their competition at West High School last Saturday.   Way to go girls! Girls practice long hours before their competition. 

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Photo Album: 7th Grade GATE Kids Go To AstroCamp

  Pictures taken by Sara Pearlman. 

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Students Honored At Grade Level Assemblies

On Thursday, February 13th, Grade Level Assemblies were held to honor students who selected for Student of the Month for November 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 Leading By Example, … Continue reading

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Thank You Clippers!

Thanks to Ms. Lauren Kamiyama, RMS PE students filled out an online FIT Log for two months this past fall.  The school that logged the most minutes of fitness won an hour and a half FIT exercise class for 100 … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Sonia!

By Jennifer W. Do you study in your free time? Because a girl named Sonia L. also loves to study! Sonia is eleven-years old and she is a Sixth Grader at Richardson Middle School. Her favorite subject is Math because … Continue reading

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Meet Basketball Player, Shuka M.

By Jennifer W. Do you know a girl who likes to play basketball?  Her name is Shuka M. Shuka is a Sixth Grader at Richardson Middle School and she went to Walteria Elementary.  She is twelve-years- old, her birthday is … Continue reading

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You’ve Got The Cutest Little Baby Face

8th Graders you have until February 10th to resend all baby pictures to 1040713@etusd.org to be included in the Yearbook.  Be sure to include your name for identification. Thank you.

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Q3 Journalism Practice Team Building

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Photo Album: Student Council Gets Ready For Spirit Week Activities

Student Council Members practice the Shipwreck game in order to ready it for the lunch time competition on Thursday. Student Council Members paint posters for the Glow In The Dark Dance on Fridays.

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Peak Inside The Classroom: Medrano’s 6th Grade Social Studies

Mr. Medrano’s Sixth Grade Social Studies class held an archaeology dig to learn about artifacts.  

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Students Of The Month Honored-December/January

Students were given the Student of the Month Award from their Period 4 teachers.  Congratulations to all who were honored.  Elisa B. Ellie B. Katey B. John B. Bridgette C. Natalie C. Carli C. Laine D. Camden G. Stephanie H. … Continue reading

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New Club Coming To RMS

Are you interested in how and why laws are made by our government?  What about an opportunity to meet people from all over California?  RMS is starting a new Model United Nations after school club.  In the Model U.N. program, … Continue reading

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We Have Spirit, Yes We Do!

Spirit Week will be held Tuesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31st.  Tuesday-Sports Wear Wednesday-Hawaiian Day Thursday-Wild West Day          Thursday Lunch- Class Competition- Shipwreck– Teams of four will get into a “boat” and race to a … Continue reading

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Attention 6th Graders: Enrichment Classes Change Tuesday

On Tuesday, January 28th, the 6th Grade Enrichment Classes will change. All students are to report to their new class Period 4 on Tuesday. Students who were in Bezich’s will go to Petito’s class.  Students in Petito’s will go to … Continue reading

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Attention All 8th Graders: Activity Slips Due

Student End-Of-The-Year Activities Slips were due to your homeroom teacher today.  If you didn’t get it in, please do.  No one wants to miss out on the fun to come!  

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Attention All 8th Graders: South High School Finals Schedule

South High School SEMESTER FINALS will be on Wednesday (1/22), Thursday (1/23), and Friday (1/24) of next week.  We will be sending out information to our 8th grade students who take classes at SHS through homerooms.  Here is how the SHS Finals … Continue reading

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