The students looked like they had a great time at the dance today. We had five hundred students participate! My thanks go out to our Leadership students and Mr. Eagle for organizing such a fun event for our kids. The Michael Jackson impersonator was a big hit and he taught the students a few dance moves too! DJ Dax did a great job providing the music and keeping the tempo of the dance hopping. Our wonderful parent organization, the STPC, provided all the snacks and drinks. As part of our new focus on healthy choices, students had nutritious choices for snacks and drinks along with the usual fare. What a great way to begin the weekend.
Here is a look at our Winter Concert on Wednesday night, December 10, 2014. The RVMS Jazz band, 7th grade band and 8th grade band performed for over ninety minutes to an enthusiastic audience who braved poor weather to hear our amazing students. The performance was a testament to the dedication of our band director, Jon Saler and our students. Nice job everyone! For a few pictures, click on the link below.
Our very own science department chair, Linn Briner, along with SRACS science teachers Steve Williams and Kim Walls, presented at the National Science Teachers Conference in Long Beach last week! The three part demonstration and presentation titled “Modeling Modeling” was the culmination of their work together through a two year PacTIN grant that also included Penny Sirota (now retired RVMS 8th Grade Science Teacher). Ms. Briner presented a performance model of photosynthesis that she did with all 160 of her students. Audience members participated in recreating the model of photosynthesis. Mr. Williams presented a model lesson on the Particle Nature of Matter that was studied by the group in all four SRACS classrooms. All of the participants became Mr. Williams’ students for a time, which is always fun and thought-provoking. Mrs. Walls presented about the ecosystem models that 5th graders created and experimented with in order to explore vascular plants and the effect of weather on their water transport systems (xylem). The conference participants gave overwhelmingly positive feedback on Linn’s, Steve’s and Kim’s presentations. Congratulations team!
I’d just like to thank everyone who participated in Sport A Rama Friday night. It looked like students, parents and staff all had a great time! It was also a fantastic way to kick off Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is a week long program to raise student awareness about the negative effects of drugs and alcohol. I’d also like to thank all the parents and students who volunteered. Lastly I’d like to give a huge thank you to my staff for giving up their lunches and after school time to make Sport A Rama happen for our kids.
Click on the link above for a few more pictures of Sport A Rama
Principal – RVMS