— Kinea Epps • April 2017
Hello, RMS Families! Three cheers for our RMS band program! Our seventh- and eighth-grade students recently earned high marks from judges at the N.C. Bandmasters Association Music Performance Adjudication. Around RMS, we call it the Band EOGs. This is where students prepare and perform three musical selections and also perform a piece they have never seen before with just a few minutes to prepare. Our eighth-grade students scored a grade of excellent, and our seventh grade students scored a superior. We had 19 eighth-graders participate and 41 seventh-graders. Awesome job, students, and hats off to Tim Kohring, our band director, for his hard work with these students.
We’re excited to partner with Quail Ridge Books and Music to welcome noted author Scott Westerfeld to RMS in April. Westerfeld is the author of several books for young adults including “Uglies,” “Midnighters” and “Zeroes” series. He has two new books coming out in the spring. Our librarian, Mrs. Morris, gave me a little scoop on the latest Horizon series. Morris said the series will be written with different authors and will feature an online component that will allow readers to explore the world of the characters. During his visit at RMS, Westerfeld will share with students the process of researching for writing. Our students will also have a chance to attend a book signing in our media center after the presentation.
Now for a few updates: Rising seventh- and eighth-grade registration forms are coming home with students. Please be sure to review the information with your student and have your student turn in the forms to the designated teacher. Counselors will begin working on schedules for next year very soon, and we want to make sure students have had the opportunity to select their elective courses. The deadlines are different based on grade and track, so please be sure to check with your student and also our web site for that information. Rising sixth-grade information is being shared through the elementary schools. If you have questions, please reach out to either your elementary school counselor or counselors at RMS.
Also please go ahead and put the EOG dates on your calendar: Track 1: May 25, 26, 30, 31; Tracks 2, 3, 4: June 20, 21, 22, 23. We’ll be sending out more information and looking for proctors in the next several weeks.
Kinea Epps is Lead School Counselor at Rolesville Middle School