RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of June 10, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

June 12 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6:30-9:00PM (RCMS 8th graders only)

June 13 - Last day of school - 3 hour early release (11:15AM)

Reminders for the Last Day of School

Students will have an anchor day on Thursday, June 13, in order to meet with all teachers one final time.  This is a great time to wrap up any last minute questions regarding grading before students leave for the summer.

Students will be released three hours early at 11:15AM.

No bags may be carried on Thursday.  This includes backpacks, purses, or string bags.  Bags will be collected at the door and students may pick them up at the end of the school day.

Our teachers and students have all worked hard and we know all of us will enjoy some time to relax with family and friends.

After School Program Survey

Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality.   This survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee.  Seal  Approval  Number 19225.`

Over 95% of our students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 22,000 occurrences of students staying after-school.  Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program!

All survey responses are due by the last day of school, June 14

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLDCGM2`

Rising 7th and 8th Graders Summer Reading Assignment

We wanted to share with you the summer reading assignment for next year. We would like you all to read at least ONE new (to you) book of your choice during the summer. Not sure what book to read? Check out this site to help you decide: http://bit.ly/WhatToReadNext. Our goal is to promote reading for pleasure. Whether you’re on a plane, in the car, at the beach, pool, or in the comfort of your own home, it’s great to have a book in hand! At the beginning of the school year, your English teacher will share with you an assignment that you will complete to share about the book you read. We are so excited to see what everyone picks to read over summer!

Student Services Updates

HS Credit Course Expunge Process: High school credit courses taken in grades 7 and 8 become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the calculation of the high school Grade Point Average (GPA) and weighted as such. Virginia state and FCPS regulations permit parents/guardians of a middle school student who has completed a high school credit course to have that course expunged from the student’s record.  

The request to remove a course from the transcript must be made in writing to the middle or high school that the student will attend the following year and prior to the end of the first nine weeks of the school year.

See Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School, Form. If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please contact your child’s middle school counselor no later than June 13.

Student Intention Forms:  Moving this summer?  If your family plans include relocation, please notify us by completing the Intention Form and send it to Ms. Andrea Tawil  ajtawil@fcps.edu at your earliest convenience.

Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school. Please be sure medication orders are clear. All information on the form must be completed. Part I must be signed and dated by the parent or guardian. Part II must be signed and dated by your physician. Over-the-counter medication given for headache, muscle pain, orthodontic pain, or menstrual cramps and antibiotic or anti-viral medication do not need a physician signature. More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.

Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled by the parent or guardian. All prescription medication, including physician’s samples, must be labeled by the pharmacist or physician. Please make sure that the label clearly states your student’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, and the time interval for administration.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, at 703-925-3610.

Thank you for your cooperation and have a good summer.

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From South Lakes High School:  Register your rising freshman for a summer introduction to South Lakes and everything Seahawks! Participants will speak with panels of current students and administrators, tour the building, and learn strategies for success in academics and extracurricular activities. This is an optional program in addition to our regularly scheduled Freshman Orientation in August.

Choose from two sessions:

Session 1: Tuesday, July 23rd - Wednesday, July 24th – 9:00-12:00 noon

Session 2: Monday, July 29th - Tuesday, July 30th – 9:00-12:00 noon

 

Cost:  $10 through MySchoolBucks (email jasilton@fcps.edu if cost is an issue)

Includes: t-shirt, snacks, water, handbook

Registration Opens:  Thursday, June 9 – Register Soon – accepting 50 students per session

Payment:  Through MySchoolBucks   

NOTE:  MySchoolBucks is unavailable for payments June 15 – July 1. If there is a financial hardship or any other questions feel free to contact Jill Silton (JASilton@fcps.edu). 

REGISTER HERE

 

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Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of June 3, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

June 12 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6:30-9:00PM (RCMS 8th graders only)

June 13 - Last day of school - 3 hour early release (11:15AM)

Only one week remaining to register for RCMS 101 (see flyer below).  Registration will close on June 10 so don't miss out!

My School Bucks-RCMS 101 Registration

Please be sure to complete both the registration form AND the MySchoolBucks payment section.

 

RCMS Awarded Highest Accolade

We are proud to announce that our school earned the 2019 Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence.  This is an annual recognition given by the Virginia Department of Education through the Virginia Index of Performance Awards. RCMS is one of only five schools in the Commonwealth to earn this award for meeting certain academic standards.  Furthermore, it is a marker of the outstanding commitment and enthusiasm shown by our students and staff.  You can read more about this award at:

https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2019/may/headline-840812-en.html

After School Program Survey

Below is a link for a quick survey about the Middle School After-School Program. The survey should take no longer than 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey is an important component of the after-school program evaluation and is critical for future funding. The more responses we receive, the more valuable and reliable the data. The responses not only allow us to assess the impact of the after-school program but they help drive program improvement and program quality.   This survey has been approved by the FCPS Internal Survey Review Committee.  Seal  Approval  Number 19225.`

Over 95% of our students participated in the after-school program this school year, with over 22,000 occurrences of students staying after-school.  Thank you for your continued support of the Middle School After-School Program!

All survey responses are due by the last day of school, June 14

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLDCGM2`

Rising 7th and 8th Graders Summer Reading Assignment

We wanted to share with you the summer reading assignment for next year. We would like you all to read at least ONE new (to you) book of your choice during the summer. Not sure what book to read? Check out this site to help you decide: http://bit.ly/WhatToReadNext. Our goal is to promote reading for pleasure. Whether you’re on a plane, in the car, at the beach, pool, or in the comfort of your own home, it’s great to have a book in hand! At the beginning of the school year, your English teacher will share with you an assignment that you will complete to share about the book you read. We are so excited to see what everyone picks to read over summer!

Student Services Updates

HS Credit Course Expunge Process: High school credit courses taken in grades 7 and 8 become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the calculation of the high school Grade Point Average (GPA) and weighted as such. Virginia state and FCPS regulations permit parents/guardians of a middle school student who has completed a high school credit course to have that course expunged from the student’s record.  

The request to remove a course from the transcript must be made in writing to the middle or high school that the student will attend the following year and prior to the end of the first nine weeks of the school year.

See Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School, Form. If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please contact your child’s middle school counselor no later than June 13.

Student Intention Forms:  Moving this summer?  If your family plans include relocation, please notify us by completing the Intention Form and send it to Ms. Andrea Tawil  ajtawil@fcps.edu at your earliest convenience.

Medication Pick Up

The school health room is reminding parents and guardians that all medication stored in the health room must be picked up no later than the student dismissal time on the last day of school. Medication left in the health room after that time will be discarded. It is school policy that medications must be picked up by the parent or guardian. Medication cannot be sent home with your student. However, with parent or guardian permission, a high school student may transport over-the-counter medications to and from the school health room.

Medication authorization forms for next school year may be obtained from the school or online at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/student-safety-and-wellness/school-health-services. A medication authorization form is required for any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be kept at school. Please be sure medication orders are clear. All information on the form must be completed. Part I must be signed and dated by the parent or guardian. Part II must be signed and dated by your physician. Over-the-counter medication given for headache, muscle pain, orthodontic pain, or menstrual cramps and antibiotic or anti-viral medication do not need a physician signature. More detailed information is available on the back of the medication authorization form.

Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled by the parent or guardian. All prescription medication, including physician’s samples, must be labeled by the pharmacist or physician. Please make sure that the label clearly states your student’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage of the medication, and the time interval for administration.

If your child will be enrolled in a summer program sponsored by Fairfax County Public Schools, your existing long-term medication authorization form(s) may be used for the summer program. Please let the health room know if you would like a copy of the form(s).

Your cooperation will ensure that we can safely give your student his or her medication. If you have any questions, please contact your school health room aide, at 703-925-3610.

Thank you for your cooperation and have a good summer.

Yearbooks

A limited number of surplus yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  Students may reserve a copy of the yearbook by bringing $35.00 exact change or a check payable to RCMS to the Cafeteria during their lunch period.  Reservations will be taken until all surplus yearbooks are sold.

8th Grade Celebration June 12  -  6:30-9:00PM

We need help to make the Neon Nights 8th Grade Celebration a success!

We need adult volunteers to chaperone and assist with the festivities.  Please use this link to sign up for a time slot to help out on Wednesday, June 12th. Hope to see you there!

We are requesting donations for the 8th grade celebration. Please sign up to bring the items in the attached link. Please drop off your donation at the front office before noon Wednesday June 12.  We appreciate you helping to make this party a success.  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094FAAA62AAB9-carson  

This fun-filled, festive send off for our 8th graders will include a DJ, karaoke, inflatables, photo booth, and plenty of refreshments! This event is for current RCMS 8th grade students ONLY and tickets must be purchased in advance (no exceptions)! It's sure to be a night of fun and friends that students won't want to miss!  Purchase 8th Grade Celebration Tickets Today!

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From Oakton High School:  Students interested in participating in Cross Country should plan to attend an interest meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 5:30 for rising freshmen, in the Oakton HS Auxiliary Gym.  Please direct any questions to Coach Kroetch at mhkroetch@fcps.edu.

From Oakton HS:  Calling any rising Oakton High School freshman interested in Cheerleading. Come to the interest meeting on June 5th at 6:30pm at Oakton High School Room 174. Come hear about a great way to be involved at Oakton! Parents and rising freshman are invited. 

From South Lakes HS:  The South Lakes HS Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring summer camps for boys and girls basketball, field hockey, girls lacrosse, coed volleyball and football.  Registration is now open at this site: https://southlakehscamps.jumbula.com/#/home  .  Register now as space is limited!   For questions contact seahawkboostertreasurer@outlook.com 

From Westfield HS: WHS will host a field hockey camp June 10-13, 5:00-8:00PM, for all rising 5th-10th graders. This is a great opportunity for both beginners and advanced players. This camp prepares players to tryout in August when they are a freshman. Trying out for a fall sport in high school is a great way to get acclimated and comfortable with the high school environment as well as build relationships before the year begins. Sign up using this link - https://goo.gl/forms/YT8Zniy152I6IYld2   Sign up before May 31st to avoid the late fee.

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of May 27, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

May 27 - Memorial Day holiday

May 29 - Last day for late buses and after school clubs/activities

May 30 - NJHS Ceremonies (8th grade-5:00PM; 7th grade-7:00PM)

May 31 - Anchor day

June 12 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6:30-9:00PM (RCMS 8th graders only)

June 13 - Last day of school - 3 hour early release at 11:15AM

We are now accepting registrations for RCMS 101 (see flyer below).  Registration will close on June 10 so don't miss out!

My School Bucks-RCMS 101 Registration

Please be sure to complete both the registration form AND the MSB payment section.

  **UPDATED** Late Buses and After School Program Ending

The last day for late buses and after school clubs/activities will be Wednesday, May 29.  If your child stays after school after this date, please make arrangements to have them picked up as soon as their activity ends. 

Student Services Updates

HS Credit Course Expunge Process:  High school credit courses taken in grades 7 and 8 become part of the student’s high school transcript and are included in the calculation of the high school Grade Point Average (GPA) and weighted as such. Virginia state and FCPS regulations permit parents/guardians of a middle school student who has completed a high school credit course to have that course expunged from the student’s record.  

The request to remove a course from the transcript must be made in writing to the middle or high school that the student will attend the following year and prior to the end of the first nine weeks of the school year.

See Request to Expunge High School Courses Taken in Middle School, Form. If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please contact your child’s middle school counselor no later than June 13.

 

Student Intention Forms: Moving this summer?  If your family plans include relocation, please notify us by completing the Intention Form and send it to Ms. Andrea Tawil  ajtawil@fcps.edu at your earliest convenience

Yearbooks

A limited number of surplus yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first served basis.  Students may reserve a copy of the yearbook by bringing $35.00 exact change or a check payable to RCMS to the Cafeteria during their lunch period.  Reservations will be taken until all surplus yearbooks are sold.

Galapagos Island - Summer 2020

Want to give your child the educational experience of a lifetime?  We are so incredibly excited to announce that Kristden Oliver, Majestics Science 7, will be leading a group of students to Quito, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands through EF Educational Tours.  As the trip will take place in July 2020, this unique opportunity is open to our rising 7th and 8th grade students.  They will be touring Quito and the equatorial line, visiting 4 different Galapagos islands, and experiencing nature in its true form.  Below is the link to the mandatory parent meeting where you will get all the details and have your questions answered.  We want to help as many students as possible experience this once in a lifetime trip.  Please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Oliver, kmoliver@fcps.edu, with your general questions.  We look forward to seeing you at the meeting. 

Click the link to RSVP to the parent interest meeting:  https://rsvp.eftours.com/fcnfajx

If you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested, RSVP using the link and click ‘cannot attend’.  We will make sure you receive the information.

Service Learning Requirements Reminder

FCPS requires students to complete 15 hours of community service:  7 hours were due the first semester (January 11, 2019) and 8 hours are due the second semester (by May 31, 2019).  All 15 hours of service learning must take place outside of instructional hours such as:  during Panther Time, after school, and/or outside of school.  Hours must be entered into X2Vol by the dates listed above.  For additional information please visit the RCMS Service Learning webpage.

8th Grade Celebration Tickets Now on Sale VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We need help to make the Neon Nights 8th Grade Celebration a success!

We need adult volunteers to chaperone and assist with the festivities.  Please use this link to sign up for a time slot to help out on Wednesday, June 12th. Hope to see you there!

ATTENTION 8th GRADERS -- NEON NIGHTS will be here before you know it!

Ticket sales have now begun -- be sure to get your ticket early at a cost of $20. Ticket prices will increase to $25 on May 28.

This year's 8th grade celebration will be held on June 12th from 6:30-9:00PM. This fun-filled, festive send off for our 8th graders will include a DJ, karaoke, inflatables, photo booth, and plenty of refreshments! 

This event is for current RCMS 8th grade students ONLY and tickets must be purchased in advance (no exceptions)! It's sure to be a night of fun and friends that students won't want to miss!  Purchase 8th Grade Celebration Tickets Today!

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From Oakton HS:  Calling any rising Oakton High School freshman interested in Cheerleading. Come to the interest meeting on June 5th at 6:30pm at Oakton High School Room 174. Come hear about a great way to be involved at Oakton! Parents and rising freshman are invited. 

From South Lakes HS:  The South Lakes HS Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring summer camps for boys and girls basketball, field hockey, girls lacrosse, coed volleyball and football.  Registration is now open at this site: https://southlakehscamps.jumbula.com/#/home  .  Register now as space is limited!   For questions contact seahawkboostertreasurer@outlook.com 

From Westfield HS: Westfield Theatre Boosters will host Young Actors Studio for rising 7th-9th graders.  This week-long dramatic arts workshop offers entertaining songs, dances, audition techniques and so much more.  For additional information please visit www.westfieldtheatre.com.  Questions may be directed to Rachel Harrington at raharrington@fcps.edu.

From Westfield HS: WHS will host a field hockey camp June 10-13, 5:00-8:00PM, for all rising 5th-10th graders. This is a great opportunity for both beginners and advanced players. This camp prepares players to tryout in August when they are a freshman. Trying out for a fall sport in high school is a great way to get acclimated and comfortable with the high school environment as well as build relationships before the year begins. Sign up using this link - https://goo.gl/forms/YT8Zniy152I6IYld2   Sign up before May 31st to avoid the late fee.

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of May 20, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

May 23 - PTA Meeting, RCMS Library, 6:30PM

May 27 - Memorial Day holiday

May 29 - Last day for late buses and after school clubs/activities

May 30 - NJHS Ceremonies (8th grade-5:00PM; 7th grade-7:00PM)

May 31 - Anchor day

June 12 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6:30-9:00PM (RCMS 8th graders only)

We are now accepting registrations for RCMS 101 (see flyer below).  Registration will close on June 10 so don't miss out!

 

RCMS 101 Registration

  **UPDATED** Late Buses and After School Program Ending

The last day for late buses and after school clubs/activities will be Wednesday, May 29.  If your child stays after school after this date, please make arrangements to have them picked up as soon as their activity ends. 

Service Learning Requirements Reminder

FCPS requires students to complete 15 hours of community service:  7 hours were due the first semester (January 11, 2019) and 8 hours are due the second semester (by May 31, 2019).  All 15 hours of service learning must take place outside of instructional hours such as:  during Panther Time, after school, and/or outside of school.  Hours must be entered into X2Vol by the dates listed above.  For additional information please visit the RCMS Service Learning webpage.

8th Grade Celebration Tickets Now on Sale

NEON NIGHTS tickets are now on sale.  Tickets purchased prior to May 28 are $20. Ticket prices will increase to $25 on May 28.    8th Grade Celebration Tickets

Students may also purchase tickets in-person with cash or check during lunches from May 22-24.

This year's 8th grade celebration will be held on June 12, 2018 from 6:30-9:00PM.  This fun-filled, festive send off for our 8th graders will include a DJ, karaoke, inflatables, photo booth, and plenty of refreshments!    It's sure to be a night of fun and friends that students won't want to miss! 

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From South Lakes HS:  The South Lakes HS Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring summer camps for boys and girls basketball, field hockey, girls lacrosse, coed volleyball and football.  Registration is now open at this site: https://southlakehscamps.jumbula.com/#/home  .  Register now as space is limited!   For questions contact seahawkboostertreasurer@outlook.com 

From Westfield HS: WHS will host a field hockey camp June 10-13, 5:00-8:00PM, for all rising 5th-10th graders. This is a great opportunity for both beginners and advanced players. This camp prepares players to tryout in August when they are a freshman. Trying out for a fall sport in high school is a great way to get acclimated and comfortable with the high school environment as well as build relationships before the year begins. Sign up using this link - https://goo.gl/forms/YT8Zniy152I6IYld2   Sign up before May 31st to avoid the late fee.

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of May 13, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

May 23 - PTA Meeting, RCMS Library, 6:30PM

May 27 - Memorial Day holiday

May 29 - Last day for late buses and after school clubs/activities

May 31 - Anchor day

June 12 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6:30-9:00PM (RCMS 8th graders only)

RCMS celebrated School Nutrition Employee Week, May 6-10!

Rachel Carson Middle School showered our Food Services employees with goodies throughout the week, including a special luncheon on May 8th.  We love our School Nutrition Employees - thank you for all you do!

SOL Testing Dates

Both 7th and 8th grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests in May.  The schedule is below and can be found on our website.  It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.

The Virginia Department of Education requires students in grades 3-8 across the state to take the SOL tests. SOL tests measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills detailed in the Virginia Standards of Learning. Content areas that will be tested are shown for each grade level below.

*8th graders enrolled in Geometry or Algebra 2  take their Mathematics SOL test on 5/13, then take Reading on 5/15. 

*8th graders enrolled in Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1 take their Mathematics SOL test on 5/15, then take Reading on 5/13. 

The purpose of SOL testing is to provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, school division, and state. In most cases, test scores are available for parents at the end of the school year.  More information will be shared in May. 

SOLs and RAMADAN:

This spring, the SOL non-writing window will have a significant overlap with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting from sunrise to sunset. Only two days at the end of the expedited retake window fall completely outside this religious observance.

  • Ramadan 2019 begins the evening of Sunday, May 5 and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.
  • The middle school SOL non-writing window begins Monday, May 6, with all retakes completed by Friday, June 7.
  • Here is a link for additional information: https://www.fcps.edu/node/37645
  • All testing at Carson begins at 7:40AM. 

If you have questions about these state assessments, please contact your child’s counselor or our Assessment Coach, Maureen McLoughlin at mamcloughlin@fcps.edu.

**UPDATED** Late Buses and After School Program Ending

The last day for late buses and after school clubs/activities will be Wednesday, May 29.  If your child stays after school after this date, please make arrangements to have them picked up as soon as their activity ends. 

National Junior Honor Society

Information about applying to NJHS was emailed to eligible students’ fcpsschools.net email addresses on Monday, April 29. All seventh grade students who have maintained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the first three quarters of seventh grade are invited to complete an application. The NJHS recognizes students for excellence in Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Citizenship, and Service.  Membership in the society indicates that a student attains, demonstrates, and promotes all of these qualities. NJHS applications are due to the box in the Main Office by Friday, May 17 at 2:30PM. 

Service Learning Requirements Reminder

FCPS requires students to complete 15 hours of community service:  7 hours were due the first semester (January 11, 2019) and 8 hours are due the second semester (by May 31, 2019).  All 15 hours of service learning must take place outside of instructional hours such as:  during Panther Time, after school, and/or outside of school.  Hours must be entered into X2Vol by the dates listed above.  For additional information please visit the RCMS Service Learning webpage.

8th Grade Celebration Tickets Now on Sale

NEON NIGHTS tickets are now on sale.  Tickets purchased prior to May 28 are $20. Ticket prices will increase to $25 on May 28.    8th Grade Celebration Tickets

Students may also purchase tickets in-person with cash or check during lunches from May 22-24.

This year's 8th grade celebration will be held on June 12, 2018 from 6:30-9:00PM.  This fun-filled, festive send off for our 8th graders will include a DJ, karaoke, inflatables, photo booth, and plenty of refreshments!    It's sure to be a night of fun and friends that students won't want to miss! 

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From South Lakes HS:  SLHS Administration is hosting a "Meet the Coach" night for volleyball and a few other sports with new coaches this Thursday evening. The event will be held at Langston Hughes Middle school cafeteria from 6:00 - 7:30PM.

From South Lakes HS:  The South Lakes HS Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring summer camps for boys and girls basketball, field hockey, girls lacrosse, coed volleyball and football.  Registration is now open at this site: https://southlakehscamps.jumbula.com/#/home  .  Register now as space is limited!   For questions contact seahawkboostertreasurer@outlook.com 

From Westfield HS:  Run for Remembrance 5K and 1K - All runners and walkers too!  Westfield HS SGA will be coordinating the Run on Sunday May 19 at 8:00AM.  The Run will start and end at Westfield High School.  This year the proceeds will go to the American Heart Association and our local Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation.  The Big Heart foundation provides free heart screenings for young athletes from age 12 to 26.  Screenings have been held in local high schools and also universities including George Mason and Virginia Tech.  Come join in on the fun and support these good causes!

Register at https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2019-westfield-5k-run-for-remembrance

13618 McLearen Rd. Herndon, VA 20171 |  Main Phone: 703.925.3600
Attendance: 703.925.3636 or CarsonMS.Attendance@fcps.edu 
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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of May 6, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

May 23 - PTA Meeting, RCMS Library, 6:30PM

May 27 - Memorial Day holiday

May 30 - Last day for late buses and after school clubs/activities

May 31 - Anchor day

June 12 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6:30-9:00PM (RCMS 8th graders only)

SOL Testing Dates

Both 7th and 8th grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests in May.  The schedule is below and can be found on our website.  It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.

The Virginia Department of Education requires students in grades 3-8 across the state to take the SOL tests. SOL tests measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills detailed in the Virginia Standards of Learning. Content areas that will be tested are shown for each grade level below.

*8th graders enrolled in Geometry or Algebra 2  take their Mathematics SOL test on 5/13, then take Reading on 5/15. 

*8th graders enrolled in Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1 take their Mathematics SOL test on 5/15, then take Reading on 5/13. 

The purpose of SOL testing is to provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, school division, and state. In most cases, test scores are available for parents at the end of the school year.  More information will be shared in May. 

SOLs and RAMADAN:

This spring, the SOL non-writing window will have a significant overlap with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting from sunrise to sunset. Only two days at the end of the expedited retake window fall completely outside this religious observance.

  • Ramadan 2019 begins the evening of Sunday, May 5 and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.
  • The middle school SOL non-writing window begins Monday, May 6, with all retakes completed by Friday, June 7.
  • Here is a link for additional information: https://www.fcps.edu/node/37645
  • All testing at Carson begins at 7:40AM. 

If you have questions about these state assessments, please contact your child’s counselor or our Assessment Coach, Maureen McLoughlin at mamcloughlin@fcps.edu.

Student Services Survey

The school counseling program at Rachel Carson Middle School is continuously exploring ways to strengthen our programs and services to reflect the most current needs of all students. To help us create and plan our programs, we would like your feedback. Please compete the following needs assessment survey no later than Friday, May 10, 2019.    Your input is very important to us and will be kept strictly confidential.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to complete this survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScW68NBNioh1GoAydXLyOHG4P2jgs5nyh3462yvC-xypmq9Sg/viewform?usp=pp_url

Late Buses and After School Program Ending

The last day for late buses and after school clubs/activities will be Thursday, May 30.  If your child stays after school after this date, please make arrangements to have them picked up as soon as their activity ends. 

National Junior Honor Society

Information about applying to NJHS was emailed to eligible students’ fcpsschools.net email addresses on Monday, April 29. All seventh grade students who have maintained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the first three quarters of seventh grade are invited to complete an application. The NJHS recognizes students for excellence in Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Citizenship, and Service.  Membership in the society indicates that a student attains, demonstrates, and promotes all of these qualities. NJHS applications are due to the box in the Main Office by Friday, May 17 at 2:30PM. 

8th Grade Celebration Tickets Now on Sale

NEON NIGHTS tickets are now on sale.  Tickets purchased prior to May 28 are $20. Ticket prices will increase to $25 on May 28.  In-person sales will only take place for 3 days in late May, so don't wait!  8th Grade Celebration Tickets

This year's 8th grade celebration will be held on June 12, 2018 from 6:30-9:00PM.  This fun-filled, festive send off for our 8th graders will include a DJ, karaoke, inflatables, photo booth, and plenty of refreshments!    It's sure to be a night of fun and friends that students won't want to miss! 

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From South Lakes HS:  The South Lakes HS Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring summer camps for boys and girls basketball, field hockey, girls lacrosse, coed volleyball and football.  Registration is now open at this site: https://southlakehscamps.jumbula.com/#/home  .  Register now as space is limited!   For questions contact seahawkboostertreasurer@outlook.com 

From Oakton HS: Want to learn or perfect skills to be part of the Cougar Color Guard, or just learn how to spin flags, rifles, and sabers to impress friends and neighbors? Join us on Saturday afternoon May 18th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at OHS Door #6. No experience necessary: grab a friend and get ready to spin! Open to all students in the Oakton Pyramid 6th-12th grade - spread the word!  Coach Strebeck will provide information and answer questions.  Go to https://www.oaktonbands.org/colorguard/ and learn more about this great opportunity. Contact Coach Strebeck (mrstrebeck@fcps.edu) for more information.

From Oakton HS:  The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Monday May 13, 2019 from 5:30-8:00PM. . To register visit https://www.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings and follow the links for sports physicals.

From Westfield HS:  Run for Remembrance 5K and 1K - All runners and walkers too!  Westfield HS SGA will be coordinating the Run on Sunday May 19 at 8:00AM.  The Run will start and end at Westfield High School.  This year the proceeds will go to the American Heart Association and our local Ryan Lopynski Big Heart Foundation.  The Big Heart foundation provides free heart screenings for young athletes from age 12 to 26.  Screenings have been held in local high schools and also universities including George Mason and Virginia Tech.  Come join in on the fun and support these good causes!

Register at https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2019-westfield-5k-run-for-remembrance

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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of April 29, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

May 2, 3, 4 - RCMS Drama presents Pirates of Penzance, Jr., 7:00PM

May 3 - NJHS 8th grade members service hours deadline

May 27 - Memorial Day holiday

May 30 - Last day for late buses and after school clubs/activities

May 31 - Anchor day

June 12 - 8th Grade Celebration, 6:30-9:00PM (RCMS 8th graders only)

SOL Testing Dates

Both 7th and 8th grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests in May.  The schedule is below and can be found on our website.  It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.

The Virginia Department of Education requires students in grades 3-8 across the state to take the SOL tests. SOL tests measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills detailed in the Virginia Standards of Learning. Content areas that will be tested are shown for each grade level below.

*8th graders enrolled in Geometry or Algebra 2  take their Mathematics SOL test on 5/13, then take Reading on 5/15. 

*8th graders enrolled in Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1 take their Mathematics SOL test on 5/15, then take Reading on 5/13. 

The purpose of SOL testing is to provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, school division, and state. In most cases, test scores are available for parents at the end of the school year.  More information will be shared in May. 

SOLs and RAMADAN:

This spring, the SOL non-writing window will have a significant overlap with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting from sunrise to sunset. Only two days at the end of the expedited retake window fall completely outside this religious observance.

  • Ramadan 2019 begins the evening of Sunday, May 5 and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.
  • The middle school SOL non-writing window begins Monday, May 6, with all retakes completed by Friday, June 7.
  • Here is a link for additional information: https://www.fcps.edu/node/37645
  • All testing at Carson begins at 7:40AM. 

If you have questions about these state assessments, please contact your child’s counselor or our Assessment Coach, Maureen McLoughlin at mamcloughlin@fcps.edu.

Student Services Survey

The school counseling program at Rachel Carson Middle School is continuously exploring ways to strengthen our programs and services to reflect the most current needs of all students. To help us create and plan our programs, we would like your feedback. Please compete the following needs assessment survey no later than Friday, May 10, 2019.    Your input is very important to us and will be kept strictly confidential.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to complete this survey.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScW68NBNioh1GoAydXLyOHG4P2jgs5nyh3462yvC-xypmq9Sg/viewform?usp=pp_url

Late Buses and After School Program Ending

The last day for late buses and after school clubs/activities will be Thursday, May 30.  If your child stays after school after this date, please make arrangements to have them picked up as soon as their activity ends. 

RCMS Theatre Department Proudly Presents The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. May 2, 3, and 4 @ 7:00PM Tickets are available at:

The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. Tickets

 

8th Grade Celebration Tickets Now on Sale

NEON NIGHTS will be here before you know it!  Online ticket sales began Monday, April 8; ticket price is $20. Ticket prices will increase to $25 on May 28.  In-person sales will only take place for 3 days in late May, so don't wait!  8th Grade Celebration Tickets

This year's 8th grade celebration will be held on June 12, 2018 from 6:30-9:00PM.  This fun-filled, festive send off for our 8th graders will include a DJ, karaoke, inflatables, photo booth, and plenty of refreshments!    It's sure to be a night of fun and friends that students won't want to miss! 

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From Crossfield ES: To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Crossfield is throwing open its doors to invite the community in for a STEAM event featuring hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics related activities and fun. This drop-in event is Saturday, May 4, from 10-2 with Food Trucks, Rocket Launches, an Inflatable Planetarium, and more. Bring your family and friends.

From Oakton HS: Want to learn or perfect skills to be part of the Cougar Color Guard, or just learn how to spin flags, rifles, and sabers to impress friends and neighbors? Join us on Saturday afternoon May 18th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at OHS Door #6. No experience necessary: grab a friend and get ready to spin! Open to all students in the Oakton Pyramid 6th-12th grade - spread the word!

Coach Strebeck will provide information and answer questions.  Go to https://www.oaktonbands.org/colorguard/ and learn more about this great opportunity. Contact Coach Strebeck (mrstrebeck@fcps.edu) for more information.

From Oakton HS:  The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Monday May 13, 2019 from 5:30-8:00PM. . To register visit https://www.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings and follow the links for sports physicals.

 

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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of April 22, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

April 25 - PTA Meeting, RCMS Library, 6:30PM

April 27 - Carson vs. Lanier Futsal Games, Lanier MS, 6:30PM

May 3 - NJHS 8th Grade Members Service Hours Deadline

SOL Testing Dates

Both 7th and 8th grade students will be taking the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) Tests in May.  The schedule is below and can be found on our website.  It is important that your child attend school on these days. If possible, please avoid scheduling trips or appointments that would take your child out of school during this time period. It is also important that your child have a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast before testing.

The Virginia Department of Education requires students in grades 3-8 across the state to take the SOL tests. SOL tests measure the extent to which students have learned the content and skills detailed in the Virginia Standards of Learning. Content areas that will be tested are shown for each grade level below.

*8th graders enrolled in Geometry or Algebra 2  take their Mathematics SOL test on 5/13, then take Reading on 5/15. 

*8th graders enrolled in Pre-Algebra or Algebra 1 take their Mathematics SOL test on 5/15, then take Reading on 5/13. 

The purpose of SOL testing is to provide information about student achievement to the parent, school, school division, and state. In most cases, test scores are available for parents at the end of the school year.  More information will be shared in May. 

SOLs and RAMADAN:

This spring, the SOL non-writing window will have a significant overlap with Ramadan, the Muslim holy month marked by daily fasting from sunrise to sunset. Only two days at the end of the expedited retake window fall completely outside this religious observance.

  • Ramadan 2019 begins the evening of Sunday, May 5 and ends with Eid-al-Fitr on Wednesday, June 5.
  • The middle school SOL non-writing window begins Monday, May 6, with all retakes completed by Friday, June 7.
  • Here is a link for additional information: https://www.fcps.edu/node/37645
  • All testing at Carson begins at 7:40AM. 

If you have questions about these state assessments, please contact your child’s counselor or our Assessment Coach, Maureen McLoughlin at mamcloughlin@fcps.edu.

PTA Meeting-Guest Speaker

Please join us for a brief PTA Meeting this Thursday April 25th at 6:30pm to be immediately followed by a special guest presentation. Sarah Giff will give a talk entitled, “Positive Parenting: Helping your Child or Teen Manage Stress.” This presentation is designed to give an overview of how teens experience stress and anxiety, and how parents and caregivers can help. Sarah will discuss evidence-based ways to support your teen throughout stressful times, signs that you and your teen may need some additional help, and resources to guide you through the process.

Sarah Giff, MA is a doctoral student in GMU's Clinical Psychology program. As a therapist trainee at the GMU Center for Psychological Services and the DC VA Medical Center, she specializes in teaching coping skills for anxiety to children and adults. In addition to being passionate about working with patients, Sarah conducts research focused on identifying ways that family members can support patients’ mental health recovery. She recently was awarded a graduate research training fellowship from the National Institute of Health to support this work. Prior to attending GMU, Sarah earned undergraduate degrees in Psychology and History at Villanova University, and worked as a research assistant at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

We hope you can join us for this helpful presentation that all families can benefit from!

RCMS Theatre Department Proudly Presents The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. May 2, 3, and 4 @ 7:00PM Tickets are available at:

The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. Tickets

 

8th Grade Celebration Tickets Now on Sale

NEON NIGHTS will be here before you know it!  Online ticket sales began Monday, April 8; ticket price is $20. Ticket prices will increase to $25 on May 28.  In-person sales will only take place for 3 days in late May, so don't wait!  8th Grade Celebration Tickets

This year's 8th grade celebration will be held on June 12, 2018 from 6:30-9:00PM.  This fun-filled, festive send off for our 8th graders will include a DJ, karaoke, inflatables, photo booth, and plenty of refreshments!    It's sure to be a night of fun and friends that students won't want to miss! 

ESOL Department Box Tops Collection

The ESOL Department will continue collecting Box Tops for Education through June 1.  Students may drop them off in the box located outside the Library.

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From Crossfield ES: To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Crossfield is throwing open its doors to invite the community in for a STEAM event featuring hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics related activities and fun. This drop-in event is Saturday, May 4, from 10-2 with Food Trucks, Rocket Launches, an Inflatable Planetarium, and more. Bring your family and friends.

From Oakton HS: Rising Oakton High School Freshmen Cougar Color Guard Evening Interest Meetings and Spin Clinics:  Sabers and Rifles and Flags – OH MY!  Pass this to rising Cougar Freshmen so they can find out how they can make 125 life-long friends in music, art, and pageantry before the first day of school as a part of a great team. Let them join the Cougar family quickly by being part of the award-winning Oakton High School Color Guard and Marching Cougars, and build their confidence - no experience necessary. Join us April 29th at 6:00-7:30 p.m. at OHS Door #6 and April 30th at 7:30 p.m. at OHS Door #6 to learn basic skills and how to represent Oakton High School under the Friday Night Lights and in region-wide competition.

Want to learn or perfect skills to be part of the Cougar Color Guard, or just learn how to spin flags, rifles, and sabers to impress friends and neighbors? Join us on Saturday afternoon May 18th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at OHS Door #6. No experience necessary: grab a friend and get ready to spin! Open to all students in the Oakton Pyramid 6th-12th grade - spread the word!

Coach Strebeck will provide information and answer questions.  Go to https://www.oaktonbands.org/colorguard/ and learn more about this great opportunity. Contact Coach Strebeck (mrstrebeck@fcps.edu) for more information.

From Oakton HS: 

OHS Dance Team 2019-20 Tryouts: If you love to dance and want to be involved in your school, come tryout for the Oakton High School Dance Team!  Tryouts will be held April 22-25 and April 29-May 2, 2019 for the 2019-20 team selection.  Not sure if you have all of the skills for dance team??  Come to tryouts anyway!  You will have the opportunity to learn skills there, and dancers are often selected based on potential ability to pick up the needed skills!  Go to http://oaktonathletics.org (Fall/Dance/Varsity) for a Tryout Packet.

From Westfield HS:  Westfield HS will host a Parent Coffee for parents of rising 9th graders on Friday, April 26, at 9:00AM in the Lecture Hall. Get a chance to meet the Principal, Assistant Principals, and Counselors and get your questions answered about the transition from Middle School to Westfield HS.  Questions may be emailed in advance (to be answered at the Parent Coffee) to:  Snwilliams1@fcps.edu.

From Oakton HS:  The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Monday May 13, 2019 from 5:30-8:00PM. . To register visit https://www.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings and follow the links for sports physicals.

From South Lakes HS: Are you an 8th grader interested in joining the South Lakes Dance Team? There will be auditions for the fall dance team on May 7, 8, and 9 at South Lakes High School in the auxiliary gym from 3:15-5:30PM. There will also be a required interest meeting on April 25 at South Lakes in room 263 at 3:15PM to find out about how auditions will be conducted. If you have any questions about the dance team, please contact Ms. Marinucci at South Lakes High School.

 

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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of April 8, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

April 15-19 - Spring Break; RCMS Offices Closed

April 25 - PTA Meeting, RCMS Library, 6:30PM

April 15-19 is Spring Break!

RCMS Offices will be closed for the week.

Please enjoy this time with family and friends!

3rd Quarter Report Cards

As a reminder report cards will be sent home with students on Friday, April 12.  Don’t forget to ask your child for his/her report card on Friday, April 12, 2019.  If you do not receive a report card, please contact the Student Services office at 703-925-3613. If you have specific questions concerning your child’s grades, contact his/her teacher directly.

NEED A SIS PARENTVUE ACCOUNT OR CANNOT REMEMBER YOUR USER NAME:   Click on this link:  https://itweb.fcps.edu/ParentView/index.cfm

DO NOT REMEMBER THE PASSWORD:  Click on this link and select “Forgot Password”: https://sisparent.fcps.edu/PVUE/login_parent_pxp_ovr2.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True

SIS ParentVUE and SIS StudentVUE can also be accessed using a Mobile App, such as iPhone, iPad or Android device. Click on this link: https://www.fcps.edu/node/31843

8th Grade Celebration Tickets Now on Sale

NEON NIGHTS will be here before you know it!  Online ticket sales began Monday, April 8; ticket price is $20. Ticket prices will increase to $25 on May 28.  In-person sales will only take place for 3 days in late May, so don't wait!  8th Grade Celebration Tickets

This year's 8th grade celebration will be held on June 12, 2018 from 6:30-9:00PM.  This fun-filled, festive send off for our 8th graders will include a DJ, karaoke, inflatables, photo booth, and plenty of refreshments!    It's sure to be a night of fun and friends that students won't want to miss! 

National Junior Honor Society Information

8th Grade Members: The NJHS service hour deadline is Friday, May 3rd. In order to be eligible to attend the spring medal ceremony, all 10 NJHS service hours must be verified in x2VOL by no later than 2:15PM on Friday, May 3rd. NJHS service hours must be completed at an FCPS school for a school-sponsored activity/event. More information regarding requirements and deadlines is posted in the NJHS Google Classroom. Students should contact their team liaison if they have questions about their NJHS service hours.

7th Grade Students: Information about applying to NJHS will be emailed to eligible students’ fcpsschools.net email addresses in mid-May. The NJHS recognizes students for excellence in Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Citizenship, and Service.  Membership in the society indicates that a student attains, demonstrates, and promotes all of these qualities.  All seventh grade students who have maintained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the first three quarters of seventh grade will be invited to complete an application. The 3.5 GPA is calculated by the county office and not at RCMS.  The query used to calculate a 3.5 uses 3.4999.  Any average below the 3.4999 is not considered a 3.5. Please contact your counselor if you have questions about your GPA. Students cannot begin earning NJHS service hours until after they have been accepted and inducted into the organization.

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From Crossfield ES: To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Crossfield is throwing open its doors to invite the community in for a STEAM event featuring hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics related activities and fun. This drop-in event is Saturday, May 4, from 10-2 with Food Trucks, Rocket Launches, an Inflatable Planetarium, and more. Bring your family and friends.

From Oakton HS: Rising Oakton High School Freshmen Cougar Color Guard Evening Interest Meetings and Spin Clinics:  Sabers and Rifles and Flags – OH MY!  Pass this to rising Cougar Freshmen so they can find out how they can make 125 life-long friends in music, art, and pageantry before the first day of school as a part of a great team. Let them join the Cougar family quickly by being part of the award-winning Oakton High School Color Guard and Marching Cougars, and build their confidence - no experience necessary. Join us April 29th at 6:00-7:30 p.m. at OHS Door #6 and April 30th at 7:30 p.m. at OHS Door #6 to learn basic skills and how to represent Oakton High School under the Friday Night Lights and in region-wide competition. Coach Strebeck will provide information and answer questions.  Go to https://www.oaktonbands.org/colorguard/ and learn more about this great opportunity. Contact Coach Strebeck (mrstrebeck@fcps.edu) for more information.

From Oakton HS: 

OHS Dance Team 2019-20 Tryout Information Meeting: If you are interested in trying out for the Oakton High School Dance Team for the 2019-20 season, there will be an informational meeting Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30PM in the OHS library.  Coach Rowley will give out tryout information and answer questions about the team and the tryout process.

OHS Dance Team 2019-20 Tryouts: If you love to dance and want to be involved in your school, come tryout for the Oakton High School Dance Team!  Tryouts will be held April 22-25 and April 29-May 2, 2019 for the 2019-20 team selection.  Not sure if you have all of the skills for dance team??  Come to tryouts anyway!  You will have the opportunity to learn skills there, and dancers are often selected based on potential ability to pick up the needed skills!  Go to http://oaktonathletics.org (Fall/Dance/Varsity) for a Tryout Packet.

From Westfield HS:  Westfield HS will host a Parent Coffee for parents of rising 9th graders on Friday, April 26, at 9:00AM in the Lecture Hall. Get a chance to meet the Principal, Assistant Principals, and Counselors and get your questions answered about the transition from Middle School to Westfield HS.  Questions may be emailed in advance (to be answered at the Parent Coffee) to:  Snwilliams1@fcps.edu.

From Oakton HS:  The Oakton High School Athletic Training Program is offering an opportunity for students to receive a sports health screening and pre-participation physical (PPE) on Monday May 13, 2019 from 5:30-8:00PM. . To register visit https://www.fcps.edu/athletic.preparticipation.screenings and follow the links for sports physicals.

From South Lakes HS: Are you an 8th grader interested in joining the South Lakes Dance Team? There will be auditions for the fall dance team on May 7, 8, and 9 at South Lakes High School in the auxiliary gym from 3:15-5:30PM. There will also be a required interest meeting on April 25 at South Lakes in room 263 at 3:15PM to find out about how auditions will be conducted. If you have any questions about the dance team, please contact Ms. Marinucci at South Lakes High School.

From Westfield HS PTSA: Westfield High School PTSA invites you to attend an evening presentation about teenage stress and anxiety: Tuesday, April 9, 7:00PM. Our meeting will begin with Westfield High School PTSA agenda items. The presentation will begin at 7:30pm.

Unraveling Teenage Angst: Stress and Anxiety in the iGen World

We don't need to see the numbers to know that student stress and anxiety appears to be at an all-time high. During this workshop, we will share the latest research on stress and anxiety especially as it applies to the current generation, we'll delve into the mysteries and intricacies of the teenage brain and we will offer strategies and resources that can be great to use one on one with teens at home.

From Westfield HS:  Register your child for Westfield Theatre's Young Actors Studio being held at Westfield High School from July 22-26, 2019 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.  This performing arts workshop is for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who want to learn higher level theatre skills, including audition and performance techniques.  Click on the following link to complete your registration and submit your payment to secure your spot today!

Register for Westfield Theater's Young Actors Studio

From Westfield HS: freshmen interested in playing field hockey at Westfield High School next year please contact Coach Barthold at dgbarthold@fcps.edu. We will begin our spring conditioning on Monday, April 29-May 23, 3:30-4:15 in the gymnastics room. Even if you have never played or just thinking about it, come join us and meet some players and coaches!  Bulldog Field Hockey Camp is also a great way to get involved. Camp runs June 10-13, 5-8pm.  Sign up here - https://goo.gl/forms/YT8Zniy152I6IYld2 -- Go Bulldogs!

From Westfield HS: The Westfield Football Staff and Players will be holding a youth football camp at Westfield June 17-20 from 5:30-8:00. For more information, visit westfieldathletics.org.

 

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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of April 1, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

April 4 - End of 3rd Quarter

April 5 - Teacher Workday, No School for Students

April 8 - Ticket Sales Begin - 8th Grade End of Year Celebration

April 15-19 - Spring Break; RCMS Offices Closed

Attention Parents of Middle School Students–College Financial Aid Awareness Workshops to Be Held in March and April

College Access Fairfax is holding Financial Awareness workshops to help middle school parents get a jump on understanding the financial aid process for post-secondary education. The program will provide general information on what financial aid is, how it is determined and what parents can do now to prepare. The workshops are held from 7 to 9 p.m. on:

  • March 28 at Herndon Middle School.
  • April 4 at Key Middle School.
  • April 8 at South County Middle School.
  • April 10 at Jackson Middle School.
  • April 24 at Lanier Middle School.
  • April 25 at Whitman Middle School.

Interested parents should register to attend on the College Access Fairfax website

Dress Code Reminders

Spring has arrived.  As the weather gets warmer, students often like to show off the latest clothing trends and fashions.  Some of these fashions are not always appropriate for the school setting.  So far this year, we have really appreciated our students’ attention to wearing the proper attire to school.  We want to maintain that mindset as we reach the final months of the year. 

We certainly want for students to dress in an appropriate way for school.  We expect that all student attire comply with the dress code outlined in the FCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities book.  This is intended to help minimize distractions and keep the focus on our positive learning environment. 

Per the dress code, any clothing or accessories worn should not:

•    Display vulgar, discriminatory, or obscene language or images
•    Promote illegal or violent conduct
•    Contain threats or gang symbols
•    Promote the unlawful use of weapons, alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
•    Expose cleavage, private parts, the midriff, or undergarments, and in the case of pants, the waistband should not fall below the hips 
•    Contain studs
•    Be see-through
•    Include caps or other head coverings unless required for religious or medical reasons.

 

Family Life Education

Human Growth and Development lessons will begin next week, April 9-12.  This unit will be presented to all 7th and 8th graders through their PE class.  Please direct any questions regarding this unit to your child's Health and PE teacher.

FLE grade level-specific lessons and media that FCPS has streaming rights for are available for parents online in FCPS 24-7 Parent View: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/family-life-education-fle

French exchange students, RCMS host students, and staff members gather for a photo! National Junior Honor Society Information

8th Grade Members: The NJHS service hour deadline is Friday, May 3rd. In order to be eligible to attend the spring medal ceremony, all 10 NJHS service hours must be verified in x2VOL by no later than 2:15PM on Friday, May 3rd. NJHS service hours must be completed at an FCPS school for a school-sponsored activity/event. More information regarding requirements and deadlines is posted in the NJHS Google Classroom. Students should contact their team liaison if they have questions about their NJHS service hours.

7th Grade Students: Information about applying to NJHS will be emailed to eligible students’ fcpsschools.net email addresses in mid-May. The NJHS recognizes students for excellence in Scholarship, Character, Leadership, Citizenship, and Service.  Membership in the society indicates that a student attains, demonstrates, and promotes all of these qualities.  All seventh grade students who have maintained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the first three quarters of seventh grade will be invited to complete an application. The 3.5 GPA is calculated by the county office and not at RCMS.  The query used to calculate a 3.5 uses 3.4999.  Any average below the 3.4999 is not considered a 3.5. Please contact your counselor if you have questions about your GPA. Students cannot begin earning NJHS service hours until after they have been accepted and inducted into the organization.

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From Coates ES:  If your child attended Coates Elementary School, please take note:  Lutie Lewis Coates ES will hold its 10th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00AM-1:00PM at the school.  The event features a dance party for students from 10:00AM-12:00PM, video and picture displays that highlight the opening of the school and it’s history, and events for alumnus.  Special guests will give remarks at 12:00PM before unveiling the campus’ s new boulder feature (to become a mural) and enjoying birthday cake.  Join us!

From Westfield HS PTSA: Westfield High School PTSA invites you to attend an evening presentation about teenage stress and anxiety: Tuesday, April 9, 7:00PM. Our meeting will begin with Westfield High School PTSA agenda items. The presentation will begin at 7:30pm.

Unraveling Teenage Angst: Stress and Anxiety in the iGen World

We don't need to see the numbers to know that student stress and anxiety appears to be at an all-time high. During this workshop, we will share the latest research on stress and anxiety especially as it applies to the current generation, we'll delve into the mysteries and intricacies of the teenage brain and we will offer strategies and resources that can be great to use one on one with teens at home.

From Westfield HS:  Register your child for Westfield Theatre's Young Actors Studio being held at Westfield High School from July 22-26, 2019 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.  This performing arts workshop is for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who want to learn higher level theatre skills, including audition and performance techniques.  Click on the following link to complete your registration and submit your payment to secure your spot today!

Register for Westfield Theater's Young Actors Studio

From Westfield HS: freshmen interested in playing field hockey at Westfield High School next year please contact Coach Barthold at dgbarthold@fcps.edu. We will begin our spring conditioning on Monday, April 29-May 23, 3:30-4:15 in the gymnastics room. Even if you have never played or just thinking about it, come join us and meet some players and coaches!  Bulldog Field Hockey Camp is also a great way to get involved. Camp runs June 10-13, 5-8pm.  Sign up here - https://goo.gl/forms/YT8Zniy152I6IYld2 -- Go Bulldogs!

From Westfield HS: The Westfield Football Staff and Players will be holding a youth football camp at Westfield June 17-20 from 5:30-8:00. For more information, visit westfieldathletics.org.

 

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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of March 25, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

March 28 - PTA Meeting, 6:30PM, RCMS Library

March 28 - SCA Scoop Night, 3:30-7:30PM, Franklin Farm Baskin Robbins

March 29 - PTA Skate Night, 7:30-9:30PM, Skate Quest, Reston

April 4 - End of 3rd Quarter

April 5 - Teacher Workday, No School for Students

April 8 - Ticket Sales Begin - 8th Grade End of Year Celebration

Family Engagement Survey

FCPS Values Your Opinion

On March 24, you should have received an invitation from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools to participate in the 2019 FCPS Family Engagement Survey!

We would love for you to complete the survey letting us know how we are doing in the areas of:

  • Communicating.
  • Providing you opportunities to partner.
  • Developing positive relationships.
  • Ensuring student success and more.

The survey will be available March 24- April 12.

The information we learn from you will help us strengthen family engagement and continue fostering a Caring Culture throughout FCPS.

There are 3 ways you can complete the survey.

  1. Check your email after March 24 for an invitation with a survey link from Dr. Scott Brabrand, Superintendent with subject line: FCPS Family Engagement Survey.
  2. Ask the front office staff for a paper survey. You can complete it right there on the spot.
  3. Complete the online survey using one of the school computers. The office staff would be happy to show you an available computer for you to complete the survey electronically at the school.

We honor your opinion and commitment to your child and our schools. We strive to make it a better place for ALL!

For more information, please contact your child’s school.

Attention Parents of Middle School Students–College Financial Aid Awareness Workshops to Be Held in March and April

College Access Fairfax is holding Financial Awareness workshops to help middle school parents get a jump on understanding the financial aid process for post-secondary education. The program will provide general information on what financial aid is, how it is determined and what parents can do now to prepare. The workshops are held from 7 to 9 p.m. on:

  • March 28 at Herndon Middle School.
  • April 4 at Key Middle School.
  • April 8 at South County Middle School.
  • April 10 at Jackson Middle School.
  • April 24 at Lanier Middle School.
  • April 25 at Whitman Middle School.

Interested parents should register to attend on the College Access Fairfax website

PTA Skate Night Fundraiser

Come one come all!  Enjoy season ending ice skating opportunity with RCMS family and friends!

Friday, March 29, 2019

7:30-9:30PM

Skate Quest,1800 Michael Faraday Court, Reston

Tickets $12 (purchase at the door)

SCA Baskin Robbins Fundraiser

The SCA will be having a scoop night on Thursday, March 28 from 3:30-7:30PM at the Baskin Robbins in the Franklin Farm Shopping Center. RCMS staff members will be scooping ice cream, constructing sundaes, and spinning milkshakes. Mark your calendars and join us! 15% of the proceeds will go to the SCA.

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From Edison HS: Edison Theatre Company presents Dracula: An Undead Romance

March 28-30 at 7:00PM
March 30 at 2:00PM

$10 adult/$5 student.  Tickets may be purchased online at edisondrama.com or at the door, Edison HS, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA.

From Annandale HS: Annandale Theater Company will present Seussical the Musical, March 28-30 at 7:00PM, and on March 30 at 2:00PM.  Tickets may be purchased at Annandaletheatre.org. AHS Auditorium, 4700 Medford Drive, Annandale, VA.

From Westfield HS:  Register your child for Westfield Theatre's Young Actors Studio being held at Westfield High School from July 22-26, 2019 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.  This performing arts workshop is for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who want to learn higher level theatre skills, including audition and performance techniques.  Click on the following link to complete your registration and submit your payment to secure your spot today!

Register for Westfield Theater's Young Actors Studio

From Westfield HS: freshmen interested in playing field hockey at Westfield High School next year please contact Coach Barthold at dgbarthold@fcps.edu. We will begin our spring conditioning on Monday, April 29-May 23, 3:30-4:15 in the gymnastics room. Even if you have never played or just thinking about it, come join us and meet some players and coaches!  Bulldog Field Hockey Camp is also a great way to get involved. Camp runs June 10-13, 5-8pm.  Sign up here - https://goo.gl/forms/YT8Zniy152I6IYld2 -- Go Bulldogs!

From Westfield HS: The Westfield Football Staff and Players will be holding a youth football camp at Westfield June 17-20 from 5:30-8:00. For more information, visit westfieldathletics.org.

 

 

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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of March 18, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

March 22 -  Carson vs. Lanier Basketball Games, RCMS Gym, 6:00-9:00PM

March 28 - PTA Meeting, 6:30PM, RCMS Library

March 28 - SCA Scoop Night, 3:30-7:30PM, Franklin Farm Baskin Robbins

March 29 - PTA Skate Night, 7:30-9:30PM, Skate Quest, Reston

April 8 - Ticket Sales Begin - 8th Grade End of Year Celebration

RCMS Student Achievements

The past couple of months have been busy ones for our students as they continue to excel both inside and outside of the classroom.  Many of them are participating in extra curricular activities and are bringing home great success stories:

Science Bowl Team

Placed 1st at Regionals and have qualified to compete at Nationals April 25-29, 2019

Math Counts Team

Finished 3rd in the Virginia State Competition held in Richmond, VA

Chess Team

State Champions at the Virginia Scholastic Chess Championship, K-8 Team

Debate Team

Finished in 1st Place at the 4th National Capital Debate League Tournament

Congratulations to all our competitors!

 

PTA Skate Night Fundraiser

Come one come all!  Enjoy season ending ice skating opportunity with RCMS family and friends!

Friday, March 29, 2019

7:30-9:30PM

Skate Quest,1800 Michael Faraday Court, Reston

Tickets $12 (purchase at the door)

  NEON NIGHTS will be here before you know it! Ticket sales kick off soon!

This year's 8th grade celebration will be held on June 12, 2019, from 6:30-9:00PM.  This fun-filled, festive send-off for our 8th graders will include a DJ, karaoke, inflatables, photo booth, and plenty of refreshments!  Be sure to get your ticket early; online ticket sales begin on April 8 at a cost of $20.  Ticket prices will increase to $25 on May 28.  In-person sales will only take place for 3 days in late May, so don't wait!  It's sure to be a night of fun and friends that students won't want to miss! 

SCA Baskin Robbins Fundraiser

The SCA will be having a scoop night on Thursday, March 28 from 3:30-7:30PM at the Baskin Robbins in the Franklin Farm Shopping Center. RCMS staff members will be scooping ice cream, constructing sundaes, and spinning milkshakes. Mark your calendars and join us! 15% of the proceeds will go to the SCA.

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From South Lakes HS: Rising 9th grade students are invited to South Lakes High School March 21 at 3:15PM to meet with IB students and learn about the IB Program.  Meet us in the cafeteria for small group discussions with the people who really know the ins and outs of the IB program at South Lakes High School – our fabulous students. We look forward to meeting our future Seahawks!

From Westfield HS: Rising freshman interested in playing freshman football at Westfield High School next year should contact Coach Shepherd via email at jkshepherd@fcps.edu.  We will begin our spring conditioning program for football on Monday, March 25 at 6:00PM in the Westfield weight room.  Check the website for important dates and information about the football program:  www.westfieldathletics.org Go Bulldogs!

From Edison HS: Edison Theatre Company presents Dracula: An Undead Romance

March 28-30 at 7:00PM
March 30 at 2:00PM

$10 adult/$5 student.  Tickets may be purchased online at edisondrama.com or at the door, Edison HS, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA.

From Westfield HS:  Register your child for Westfield Theatre's Young Actors Studio being held at Westfield High School from July 22-26, 2019 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM.  This performing arts workshop is for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who want to learn higher level theatre skills, including audition and performance techniques.  Click on the following link to complete your registration and submit your payment to secure your spot today!

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New Vaping Webpage for Students

Vaping: What Students Should Know is now live: https://www.fcps.edu/vaping. This student-focused webpage provides information about vaping risks, resources, and videos featuring FCPS students.

The FDA and Surgeon General have stated that e-cigarette use is an epidemic among American youth. Relatedly, FCPS is continuing to see a sharp increase in the number of students using vaping devices during the school day.

Many students believe e-cigarettes are harmless, but that is not true. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can impact adolescent brain development beyond the teen years. Some e-cigarettes also contain other harmful chemicals. While usage is primarily seen at the high school level, middle school students are also engaging in this harmful activity.

As a reminder, FCPS’ Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) was updated in September 2018 to include vaping as a prohibited activity. Students found in possession of or using vape products on school grounds will participate in an FCPS intervention program and may receive disciplinary consequences. Students may face additional sanctions if they participate in a sport or activity where the Virginia High School League (VHSL) participation agreement is in place.

Momo Challenge

It has come to our attention that a “game” called the Momo Challenge has begun appearing on social media, primarily through WhatsApp. Although believed to be a viral hoax, the game targets primarily elementary aged children, and engages the “players” in a series of increasingly dangerous tasks, including self-harming acts. A message to alert parents (below) has been created for your reference and/or use in upcoming newsletters or other communication you will have with parents.

In Fairfax County schools, county agencies and families are working together to create an environment where children and youth can safely learn, work, and play. Similar to our message containing information about the 13 Reasons Why NETFLIX program and the Blue Whale Challenge, we are sending this communication to alert you to a recent rise in new games and social media challenges that encourage young people to participate in harmful behavior.

One example of this is a potentially harmful game called the “Momo Challenge" that has reportedly been posted on different social media platforms to include WhatsApp and assigns players a series of progressively more intense tasks, to include self-harm. It is important to note that the Momo Challenge is a hoax that has received a significant amount of media attention.

This hoax has been seen across the United States in recent months, targeting primarily elementary aged children. Vigilant parents and guardians in Fairfax County have also reported seeing information about the Momo Challenge or similar games on their children's phones and have alerted school authorities.

Please talk to your child about this type of internet hoax, and check his or her phone or other device for signs of an app or communications with anyone telling them to do specific tasks. This provides an excellent opportunity to remind your child of best practices for internet safety and digital citizenship:

  • Remind your child information shared on social media is not always true and how quickly misinformation can create a panic online.
  • Children should never engage in conversations with strangers online.
  • Be aware of the sites and apps your children are using and know their usernames and passwords.
  • Turn off suggested autoplay on videos to stop children from viewing content they have not selected, and you have not approved.
  • If appropriate, tell your children that Momo is not real and will not hurt them.
  • Encourage open dialogue with them around any concerns.More information about the Momo Challenge and other internet challenges or hoaxes is available at these links: 
  • FCPS has additional resources available on this website: https://www.fcps.edu/node/32086. If you have concerns about your child, please contact your school counselor. Please be aware that a number of mental health resources are available, including Fairfax County Public School resources: School Counseling Services at 571-423- 4420, School Psychology Services at 571-423-4250, and School Social Work Services at 571-423-4300 and Fairfax County resources: Crisis Link Hotline at 703-527-4077, Merrifield Emergency Services 703-573-5679 (available 24/7) or Entry and Referral during business hours at 703-383-8500. The Fairfax County Police Department non-emergency number is 703-691-2131.

 

En las escuelas del condado de Fairfax, las agencias del condado y las familias están trabajando juntas para crear un ambiente en donde los niños y los jóvenes puedan aprender, trabajar y jugar de manera segura. De la misma manera que les enviamos información sobre el programa Por 13 Razones de NETFLIX y el Reto de la Ballena Azul, les estamos enviando esta carta para prevenirlos sobre el reciente aumento de nuevos juegos y retos por medios sociales que estimulan a los jóvenes a participar en conducta dañina.

Un ejemplo de esto es que en diferentes plataformas de medios sociales se ha colgado un juego posiblemente dañino llamado el «Reto Momo» en el cual se les asigna a los jugadores una serie de tareas cada vez más intensas que incluyen la autolesión. Es importante indicar que el Reto Momo es un engaño que ha recibido mucha atención de los medios.

Este engaño ha sido visto en todos los Estados Unidos en los últimos meses y está dirigido principalmente a los niños de primaria. En el condado de Fairfax, padres y tutores legales vigilantes también han denunciado haber visto información sobre el Reto Momo o sobre algún juego similar en el teléfono de sus hijos y han puesto sobre aviso a las autoridades escolares.

Por favor, hablen con su hijo sobre este tipo de engaño en línea y revisen su teléfono o cualquier otro dispositivo que él use para ver si encuentran alguna aplicación o comunicación con alguien que le esté diciendo que haga tareas específicas. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para hablar con su hijo sobre las mejores prácticas para la seguridad en el Internet y la ciudadanía digital.

  • Recuérdenle a su hijo que la información que se comparte en los medios sociales no siempre es verdad y lo rápido que la información errónea puede crear pánico en línea.
  • Los niños nunca deben conversar con desconocidos en línea.
  • Estén al tanto de los sitios de internet y las aplicaciones que sus hijos están usando y sepan su nombre de usuario y contraseña.
  • Apaguen las sugerencias automáticas (autoplay) de los videos para que los niños no vean el contenido que no hayan seleccionado y que ustedes no hayan aprobado.
  • Si es apropiado, díganle a sus hijos que Momo no es real y que no los lastimará.
  • Fomenten el diálogo abierto con ellos sobre cualquier inquietud que tengan.

FCPS tiene recursos adicionales en este sitio web: https://www.fcps.edu/node/32086. Si tienen alguna inquietud sobre su hijo, comuníquense con el orientador escolar de la escuela de su hijo. Tengan presente que tienen a su disposición varios recursos de salud mental; estos incluyen recursos de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Fairfax: Servicios de Orientación Escolar 571-423-4420, Servicios de Psicología Escolar 571-423-4250 y Servicios de Trabajo Social 571-423-4300, y recursos del condado de Fairfax: línea de información directa en caso de crisis 703-527-4077, Servicios de Emergencia del Centro Merrifield 703-573-5679 (disponible 24/7) o Admisión y Recomendación durante el horario de oficina 703-383-8500. El número que no es de emergencia del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Fairfax es 703-691-2131.

En estos enlaces encontrarán más información sobre el Reto Momo y sobre otros retos o engaños: 

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RCMS Weekly Updates-Week of March 11, 2019

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Important Upcoming Events

March 22 -  Carson vs. Lanier Basketball Games, RCMS Gym, 6:00-9:00PM

March 28 - SCA Scoop Night, 3:30-7:30PM, Franklin Farm Baskin Robbins

March 29 - PTA Skate Night, 7:30-9:30PM, Skate Quest, Reston

April 8 - Ticket Sales Begin - 8th Grade End of Year Celebration

Service Learning Requirements Reminder

FCPS requires students to complete 15 hours of community service: 7 hours were due the first semester (January 11, 2019) and 8 hours are due the second semester (by May 31, 2019). All 15 hours of service learning must take place outside of instructional hours such as: during Panther Time, after school, and/or outside of school. Hours must be entered into X2Vol by the dates listed above.

For additional information please visit the RCMS Service Learning webpage.

PTA Skate Night Fundraiser

Come one come all!  Enjoy season ending ice skating opportunity with RCMS family and friends!

Friday, March 29, 2019

7:30-9:30PM

Skate Quest,1800 Michael Faraday Court, Reston

Tickets $12 (purchase at the door)

  NEON NIGHTS will be here before you know it! Ticket sales kick off soon!

This year's 8th grade celebration will be held on June 12, 2019, from 6:30-9:00PM.  This fun-filled, festive send-off for our 8th graders will include a DJ, karaoke, inflatables, photo booth, and plenty of refreshments!  Be sure to get your ticket early; online ticket sales begin on April 8 at a cost of $20.  Ticket prices will increase to $25 on May 28.  In-person sales will only take place for 3 days in late May, so don't wait!  It's sure to be a night of fun and friends that students won't want to miss! 

SCA Baskin Robbins Fundraiser

The SCA will be having a scoop night on Thursday, March 28 from 3:30-7:30PM at the Baskin Robbins in the Franklin Farm Shopping Center. RCMS staff members will be scooping ice cream, constructing sundaes, and spinning milkshakes. Mark your calendars and join us! 15% of the proceeds will go to the SCA.

Other FCPS Schools are Sharing....

From South Lakes HS: Rising 9th grade students are invited to South Lakes High School March 21 at 3:15PM to meet with IB students and learn about the IB Program.  Meet us in the cafeteria for small group discussions with the people who really know the ins and outs of the IB program at South Lakes High School – our fabulous students. We look forward to meeting our future Seahawks!

From Westfield HS: Rising freshman interested in playing freshman football at Westfield High School next year should contact Coach Shepherd via email at jkshepherd@fcps.edu.  We will begin our spring conditioning program for football on Monday, March 25 at 6:00 pm in the Westfield weight room.  Check the website for important dates and information about the football program:  www.westfieldathletics.org Go Bulldogs!

From Edison HS: Edison Theatre Company presents Dracula: An Undead Romance

March 28-30 at 7:00PM
March 30 at 2:00PM

$10 adult/$5 student.  Tickets may be purchased online at edisondrama.com or at the door, Edison HS, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA.

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