Welcome to the Friday Focus. Our weekly newsletter will be posted here. It will include the Administrator's message, important updates, and fun things happening around our school.
April 26 - Dresden School Board Meeting
April 27 - RMS welcomes Oren Rex - tribal elder who will speak on the importance of Lacrosse to the Iroquois.
May 2-6 - Teacher appreciation week.
May 4 - Bike/Walk to school Day
May 4 - HS Soccer Meetings - Both teams - information to follow.
May 10 - Mitigating Risk Through Community (information below)
May 19-21 - Peter and the Starcatcher - RMS Spring Play
May 31 - HHS Step Up Day for 8th grade.
June 16 - Last Day for Students
Thoughts from the front office
Dear RMS Community:
Welcome back! We have started Q4 with a whirlwind of activity and opportunity for community involvement. In a nod to efficiency and cognizant of time spent in front of computers, we have attempted to keep this Friday Focus shorter - though the amount of information will make that difficult.
Musical March Madness! - Please take part!
Our World Language classes participated in the international March Music competitions of "Manie Musicale" and "Locura de Marzo". Now that each competition has a victor, RMS is putting the French and Spanish winners head-to-head in an RMS Community Poll to crown the winner. Will it be Corneille, who was born in Germany to Rwandan parents and now resides in Canada, with his song "Nouveau Monde"? Or will it be Spanish singers Alvaro Soler and David Bisbal with "A Contracorriente"?
If you would like to check out the official brackets and playlists for each competition, they can be found below:
PS - Shockingly, Mr. Boyle quite eclectic musical taste did not translate well - he finished last among those who were not trying to lose…
Walk/Bike to School.
Students participating in Walk & Bike to School Day October 2021
The Spring 2022 National Walk & Bike to School Day will be held on Wednesday, May 4th, and RMS will once again be taking part in this event, as part of National Bike Month. Walking or biking to school promotes health and a cleaner environment. Students who normally get a ride to school can still participate by choosing to get dropped off at the Dartmouth Rugby Field and walking from there. We hope to have buses offer a Garipay drop off as an option that day so those students can also participate. Be sure to follow all safety precautions, such as wearing your helmet when biking and following traffic signs. Leave plenty of time to arrive at school on time. This is a rain or shine event so please make safe and responsible decisions in the event of inclement weather. Email Beth Swartz with any questions.
Health/Mental Health Resources:
As many of you know, May is Mental Health Awareness month. Dartmouth Health is offering a handful of mental health trainings during the month of May and one of those trainings is a community Youth Mental Health First Aid Training.
We have a virtual course scheduled for May 24th from 9 am to 2:30 pm (with 2 hours of self-paced work to be completed prior to the course).
Please find more information on the flyer attached and the registration link here. Please note this course is limited to 30 people and we anticipate registration filling up quickly. We will place others on a waitlist to be notified of another course when scheduled.
Mitigating Risk through community
Join in a Dartmouth Health forum to discuss our most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Full information here.
Friends of Hanover Lacrosse present:
CHIEF OREN LYONS, a world-celebrated Native American leader and his son, Rex, will be talking about the origins and deep cultural meaning of LACROSSE, the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) medicine game, and how it relates to indigenous rights, environmental protection and peace. Chief Lyons, Faith Keeper for the Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation, is a scholar, artist, international activist leader and member of the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He recently celebrated his 92nd birthday. Rex is a renowned former player and coach of the Haudenosaunee Nationals Lacrosse team and a leader in the effort to make lacrosse an Olympic sport. The event is free and open to the public. Wednesday, April 27, 7pm, at the Richmond Middle School Auditorium. More information here
Student Projects on display
Please join us in the lobby of RMS sometime this week to view the woodworking projects from Q3.
Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day for girls/non binary students - May 21, 2022
Sonia Kovalevsky Math Day is a fun-filled day of mathematics with hands-on workshops and talks for middle and high school students who do not identify as boys. This day is a great opportunity to connect with other students from RMS & beyond to explore math in new ways. It is free, with breakfast, lunch, and snacks (candy!). Questions? See Mrs. Lepene
We are really excited about all the opportunities upcoming and are welcoming a positive energy back into the building. We are under 40 school days to go, and we know they will go fast. Please be well, stay safe, and take care of each other.
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