Rincon Valley Middle School and Maria Carrillo High School teamed up to raise money for victims of the Valley Fire in Clear Lake. With only four days to pull it all off, the Leadership classes at both schools did a marvelous job. Our thanks go out to our wonderful parents as well for all the amazing support. In just three hours, the Valley Fire Walk A Thon raised $22,300 for our fellow citizens in need. We’d also like to thank our local Starbucks for donating over 500 cups of coffee and various snacks. Jimmy Johns also donated a lot of snacks for our students as well. It was really terrific to see our entire community come together for a great cause. Well done everyone!
On behalf of the entire staff at Rincon Valley Middle School, I would like to extend an invitation to our parents to join us for Back to School Night on Thursday, September 10th. Our Back to School event begins promptly at 6:30 pm in the gym, followed by classroom visits at 7:00 pm. If you have a zero period student, the classroom presentations will be made at 6:10 in the Café for 7th grade and the weight room (75) for 8th grade. Thursday is a full day of school. Students will have a minimum day on Friday, September 11th and get out at 12:30 pm. Back to School Night is a wonderful opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and review course expectations and content for each class. On Tuesday, September 8th, every student will come home with a class schedule for parents. This form also has a map on the back that your student should mark their various classes on. I’ve attached the class schedule handout and map below, just in case your student lost theirs. We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 pm!
RVMS orientation will be on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. Returning 8th grade students begin at 10:00 am if your last name begins with the letter A-N. 8th Grade students who’s last name begins with an O-Z start at 11:00 am. New 7th grade students who’s last name begins with an A-N starts at 1:30 pm, and 7th grade students who’s last name begins with an O-Z starts at 2:30 pm. All families at orientation should have received an orientation packet in the mail. If you have not received your orientation packet, please come to the main office to pick one up. At orientation please have all forms completely filled out and ready to go. Students will take their school pictures and get their textbooks during orientation as well. Please remember to have your Tdap medical verification with you. Students are not allowed to register and complete the orientation process without a parent or guardian in attendance. The entire orientation process takes about one hour to complete. Please review the RVMS dress code in your orientation packet to ensure that your student comes to school with the appropriate clothing. The first day of school begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015. If you are unable to attend orientation on August 12th, please come to school at 7:30 on the first day of school, and we’ll be able to get your child the necessary materials to begin school. Thank you and we look forward to a fantastic 2015-2016 school year!
The 8th grade dinner dance was a huge success! I’d like to thank the staff, many parents, MCHS culinary class for providing the food and of course our leadership class for doing an outstanding job prepping everything for the dance. A special thank you goes out to Maribeth Forsyth for organizing the dinner portion of the venue, which was beautifully done. Mr. Eagle, our leadership teacher, also did a wonderful job organizing much of the dance and for making some great additions; like the red carpet walk. I’d also like to thank City 205 Flowers and TNT Signs for their generous donations to the dinner dance. It takes a great deal of teamwork to pull off a major event like this, and with everyone’s help the dance was terrific fun for over 350 8th grade students. DJ Dax also did a great job and his CO2 cannon was a blast!
Sincerely – Mr. Marshall