We, the RMS community, would like to acknowledge that our school is built upon the unceded land of the Abenaki and Pennacook peoples. The land was stolen. We recognize that these people were removed by the government and did not willingly leave. This displacement still affects indigenous people today. For example, many nations locally and across the United States do not have access to clean water and other vital resources. Despite its stained past, we are grateful to be able to use this land to learn, grow, and draw inspirations from the indigenous people. We are indebted to them because we all have benefited from this land. Therefore, we are committed to support and preserve native communities living here today. While we cannot change the past we can dedicate ourselves to creating a better future for all.
Here at RMS
We use the metaphor of a flock of geese to describe how we work together to build a community. The following describes that community …
Geese have got it …
• As each bird flaps its wings it creates an updraft for the bird following. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole flock adds a greater flying range than if the bird flew alone.
• Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird immediately in front.
• When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into the rear of the formation and another goose takes up the point position.
• The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
• When a goose gets sick, is wounded, or shot down, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to earth to help and protect it. They stay with their disabled companion until it is able to fly again or die.
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Hanover Parks and Recreation
Student Transportation of Vermont
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RMS Handbook PDF - Board approved June 14, 2022
*This handbook is subject to change.