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Upcoming Events
- Boys Basketball Try-Outs
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
District Announcements

Play Safe Hosts Sports Seminar for Parents

PlaySafe and Dr. Chris Clemow will host a free seminar for parents on sports-related concussions. Learn about the dangers and risks of a concussion and what to do if your child suffers one.  The seminar will be held Monday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital located at 2000 East Greenville St. Anderson, SC. in the Peggy G. Deane Community Rooms. The Serious Side of Sports will be presented by Dr. Chris Clemow of Blue Ridge Orthopaedic Association. Click here to view informational flyer.
A light meal will be served. To register, please call 864.512.6255. 



Superintendent Lee D’Andrea announced the release of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) federal accountability (school and district letter grades) and state test results (PASS and HSAP) showing gains and academic excellence across the board.  Specifically, with higher targets for performance, District Four schools improved their ratings with five A’s and one B demonstrating significantly improved student performance on most state accountability measures.
 “This achievement is evidence of our collective commitment to students’ success,” said Superintendent Dr. Lee D’Andrea.  “It is the result of dedicated work and focus on the part of the students, their families, and our teachers.  The As and Bs indicate we have an outstanding school system; our community can be very proud of this.”  Click here for full press release.

 RMS All-State Choir Shines Bright Saturday 

Congratulations to Leah Durham, Choral Director at Riverside Middle, and her honored students in their outstanding performance on Saturday, October 11th at Anderson University. 18 students from ASD4 were selected last spring to be members of the elite  2014 South Carolina Junior High All-State Choir.  These 7th-9th graders learned challenging music this fall and rehearsed with distinguished conductors last weekend with fellow singers from around the state. They gave a wonderful concert on Saturday; we are very proud of these talented young musicians!
Top row:  Rachel Martin, Katie Shirley, Emma Stone, Alyssa Grant, Taylor Batson, Chloe Standridge, Jareth Grace
Middle Row:  Eve Holbrooks, Alexis Morehead, Natalie Mullinax, Liyah Lee, Lilli VanDyke, Mercedes Gaines, Laycie Greene
Front Row:  Chris Gladson, Jerrod Garton, John Ammons, Airk Grace
Local Options Sales Tax (1 Penny) for Education
On November 4, 2014, voters will have the opportunity to vote for or against a sales tax referendum. The purpose of the referendum is to reduce property tax and debt service and provide school improvement funds. Learn more about this sales tax referendum and how it impacts Anderson School District 4.
S.C. Department of Education Invites Public to Review Instructional Materials
The public is invited to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools. The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on December 10, 2014, by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the Board.

The materials are in the following subject areas: Social Studies, Secondary - Advanced Placement Human Geography and Elementary - Cursive Writing, Grades 3-5.

This year, the South Carolina Department of Education will conduct a virtual public review of the student materials for each recommended program from October 10 through November 10, 2014. Access to the web links for each proposed program and the Public Review Comment Form is available on the web at www.mysctextbooks.com under “What’s New.” State Board of Education members will review citizens’ comments before a final decision is made on adopting the materials.
School Announcements
Red Ribbon Week
RMS will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 27-October 30.   We will be dressing the part to team up against drug abuse!

Monday, October 27 -- "Too Bright to Do Drugs"  Neon Day
Tuesday, October 28 -- "Be a Hero and Have the Power to Say No" Super Hero Day
Wednesday, October 29 -- "Put a Lid on Drugs"  Wear red and a baseball cap 
Thursday, October 30 -- "Follow Your Dreams and Don't Do Drugs"  Pajama Day 

College and Career Ready!
RMS eighth grade students participated in the 2014 Business & Industry Showcase at Littlejohn Coliseum on the Clemson University campus.  Our students had the opportunity to visit different business displays from various career clusters and ask the employers questions about the education and skills needed to be a member of their team.  Over 50 local companies were on hand to share information about their products and job opportunities.  This was a great experience for our students as they begin the Individual Graduation Plan process and continue their career development!

BI-LO Hometown Educational Rewards Program
RMS is participating in the BI-LO Hometown Educational Rewards Program.  This program is designed to help us earn much needed educational equipment for our school.  This equipment will be used by our students to further enhance their education,  and we need your help!  To enter the program start by registering your BI-LO BONUSCARD to our school at www.bi-lo.com.  After you register, each time you shop at BI-LO and use your BI-LO BONUSCARD, our school will automatically receive credit.  Thank you for your support!


Box Tops for Education
RMS will be participating in the Box Tops for Education program this school year.  All money raised through Box Tops goes into our field trip account to help offset the costs for all students.  Help us make this possible by clipping Box Tops from hundreds of participating products and send them to school or shop at your favorite online stores through Box Tops Marketplace.  To learn more, visit boxtops4educationcom.  Look for our Box Top collection boxes at the following Pendleton restaurant locations:  The Village Cafe, Lin Garden, and Vaqueros Mexican Restaurant. 

Thank you for choosing to make a difference at our school with Box Tops!

Edmodo Virtual Book Club
The media center will be sponsoring an online book club this year to help students get connected with books through the SC Junior Book Award program.  Students will be able to review and post blogs about the SC Junior Book Award titles they are currently reading using Edmodo.  Edmodo is a secure online educational platform for student learning communities.  See Mrs. Patterson for instructions and the group code to get the conversations started! 

2014 Empowering Girls Symposium

Solving the Equation:  Girls Ready for the Workplace
Opening Doors through S.T.E.M., Personal Marketing and Youth Enterprise

Friday, November 14, 2014
Registration Information

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