Hello, RMS Families!
Second semester is cruising right along. As I’ve mentioned before, second semester not only is the time when we are still buzzing with the current school year’s activities but also is a huge time as we prepare for the transition of the upcoming school year, particularly in a year-round school.
For our rising sixth-grade families, please be sure you mark your calendars to attend our Open House events. The first open house is just a few weeks away, at 6:30 p.m. March 22 for tracks 3 and 4. We will also host an open house for tracks 1 and 2 at 6:30 p.m. April 14. Even if you are unsure of your track or there is a scheduling conflict, please be sure to attend one of the dates.
This is one of the first opportunities our rising sixth-grade families will have to tour our building. Our National Junior Honor Society students will take families around the building, stopping in classrooms, elective areas, the cafeteria, media center and the gym. Along the tour, families will hear interesting facts about our school. Hard to believe we are going into our fifth school year.
In addition to the tour, parents will hear from our principal, Mrs. Lassiter. She will discuss middle school curriculum, provide an overview of the school day and share information on grading and assignments. She will also speak about having multiple teachers in a middle school “teaming.” Information will also be shared regarding extracurricular activities that sixth-graders can be a part of and also the electives we offer.
Speaking of electives, your fifth-grader will soon be bringing home elective information. Please be sure to review this information with your student. At RMS, we strive for our electives to be exploratory for students. Encourage your student to try an elective they many not think they will be good at. You never know what hidden creativity will be exposed.
Another exciting program coming up is our Rising Sixth Grade Ambassadors Program. This is where we take current sixth-graders who have survived the middle school transition and have them to speak to fifth-graders. This has been a wonderful program for our students to share their experiences, and we get some really great questions from the fifth-graders, which helps ease their transition to middle school.
As always, if you have questions, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you in March or April.
Kinea Epps is Lead School Counselor at Rolesville Middle School