What’s Buzzin’ @ RMS – December 2016

Rolesville Middle School Rams— Kinea Epps • December 2016

Hello, RMS Families!

From hitting the track each week to team building with marshmallows, our students and staff have been engaged in some really cool projects. I’m excited to share what we’ve been up to at Rolesville Middle.

♦ Over the past several weeks, 13 of our girls have been participating in the Heart and Sole running program by Girls on the Run. Rolesville Middle is one of the first sites in Wake County to host the middle school running program, which, according to the website www.girlsontherun, focuses on building self-esteem, setting boundaries and creating positive support systems. Each week after the girls run a few laps around the school, they engage in lessons that create an opportunity for them to share their experiences and learn from other students. Our girls are nearing the end of the program for first semester. Several of our staff members have joined in and are running buddies for the girls. We are excited to cheer them on at the Reindeer Romp 5K on December 10.

♦ Our Spanish Club recently received a package of handwoven bracelets from Nicaragua as part of the Pulsera Project. The project unites artists from Central America with students in U.S. schools. As part of the project, our students at RMS are learning more about the culture, employment and education in Nicaragua. Our Spanish teacher, Ms. Eichenlaub, said, “The goal is to bring cultures together through this service learning project, benefiting both sides, and creating international relationships while becoming global citizens.” (That’s our mission at RMS.) For more information, visit www.pulseraproject.org.

♦ With the help of our AIG teacher, Mrs. Warren, sixth-grade students participated in the Marshmallow Challenge. The idea is to build the tallest structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one string and one marshmallow. The purpose of the activity is to encourage team-building and collaboration skills (www.tomwujec.com). The students have learned how to appreciate their unique strengths when working in a group. (Might be worth a try over the winter break when the family is in town.)

Be sure to check out the RMS website and the Counselors’ website for pictures of activities and upcoming events at RMS.

I can’t wait to see what second semester holds for our students and staff. I’ll see you all in 2017.

Kinea Epps is lead school counselor at RMS.