Hello, RMS Families! I’m sure the talk around the kitchen table is course registration. It certainly is the buzz word around here.
I know there’s a lot of information coming home to you about registration processes and helping your child select courses for the next school year. While it’s an exciting time, you may be feeling a little nervous, particularly if this is one of the big transition years. Please make sure you are reading all the information coming and definitely reaching out to your child’s school counselor for questions. We want to make sure you and your student have all the information you need to ensure a smooth transition. With that in mind, we’ll be offering extra help for our rising sixth grade families: Please be sure you have the Open House dates marked on your calendar – March 23 for tracks 3 and 4 and April 13 for tracks 1 and 2. Both events start at 6:30 pm.
As I’ve mentioned before, the Open House events are one of the first opportunities you will have to tour the school building. We will have student leaders providing tours to families through the classrooms, elective areas, cafeteria, media center and the gym. This will also be a time to hear from our principal, Mr. Thaddeus Sherman, who will provide an overview of the school day, share information about expectations and explain school procedures. He will also share information regarding the concept of “teaming” in middle school, where your student will have multiple teachers.
Another cool event that is coming up is our Rising Sixth Grade Ambassadors Program. This is where we take our sixth graders back to their elementary schools and talk to students about all things RMS. It is such a neat experience for our students to showcase their leadership skills, and it’s also a good opportunity for rising sixth grade students to hear from students who know exactly how they feel. And we get some really good questions from the fifth grade students.
As you can see, there’s lots going on within the next few months. Stay tuned for additional information regarding the upcoming school year, and we’ll also keep you in the know about high school information for your rising ninth grade student too.
If you have questions, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you at the Open House events and helping you transition to middle school.
Kinea Epps is lead school counselor at Rolesville Middle School.