Principal’s Message 12/2/16
Hello Falcon Families –
We have had a wonderful week back. The weather is chilly, the leaves are turning colors, and the students have had the opportunity to show what they know about writing persuasive paragraphs. What could be better than that?
On Thursday of this week, a school-wide writing assessment was given to our might Falcons in their science classes so they could show all that they know about writing persuasive paragraphs. As we work towards meeting our school goal of preparing our students for all types of writing, we wanted to assess how they are doing at this point of the school year. They will again be assessed in the 3rd quarter to allow us to measure growth in this area. I am proud of our staff who are all working hard to create the expectation that great writing happens in all classes, not just in English classes.
Screenagers the movie:
Last night, many parents came to preview the movie Screenagers which we showed to the entire student body today. I am hopeful that it will spark conversations at home about being a teenager in the midst of the digital age. Our kids are dealing with a social issue that we as teenagers never had to learn to navigate. Please talk to your student about the movie Screenagers. Start that dialogue. If you are interested in discussion questions to help start the conversation, some are available on screenagersmovie.com .
School site council:
Are you looking for a way to be involved but don’t have a lot of time to commit? Have I got the thing for you! I am looking for 2 parents to be representatives on our school site council. We meet once a month from 3:15 – 4:30 to discuss many school wide issues such as, but not limited to, looking at school academic data, advising on school budget, setting school wide goals and much, much more. If you are interested in helping out, please let me know.
California League of Middle Schools (CLMS) teacher of the year nominee
Jay Meyer, our amazing leadership and P.E. teacher, has been nominated for the CLMS Teacher of the Year Award. He, along with the other nominees, will be honored tonight at a banquet. We are lucky to have Jay as a member of our fantastic teaching staff. Mr. Meyer, win or lose, you are an RVMS superstar. Thanks for all you do!
Boys’ Basketball –
Come support our teams this coming week. They have home games on Thursday against Santa Rosa Middle School.
Support out volleyball team. They will be home on Tues. battling against Kenilworth Junior High.
Cross Country Team –
I was remiss in acknowledging the amazing season our league champion Cross Country team had. They worked hard all season and easily took dominated the season. Way to go Falcons!
Wrestling Season is right around the corner
Wrestling tryout are being held on Jan. 11th. Talk to Coach Heald if you have any questions.