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Upcoming Events
- Smart Fit Girls
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
- Healthy School Cook-Out
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
- RMS @ Pickens
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
District Announcements
ASD4 Honored in DC for Fighting Childhood Obesity
(Washington, DC) September 12, 2014– The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, recognized La France Elementary, Pendleton Elementary, Townville Elementary, Riverside Middle School and Pendleton High School with a 2014 National Healthy Schools Award for transforming their environment into a healthier place. The schools received this award at the Alliance’s 2014 Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on September 13.  Additionally, this summer Dr. Joanne Avery, Deputy Superintendent, was one of 29 school leaders from across the country to be honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for leadership in creating healthier school environments for students and staff. Each year the Alliance selects a handful of its most effective champions to serve as School Ambassadors—motivating and leading students and staff toward healthier school environments and serving as national spokespeople for the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program. “We enthusiastically welcome these hardworking individuals as our School Ambassadors,” said Dr. Howell Wechsler, Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. “The determination and drive they have displayed in their local communities have positioned them on the frontlines of the fight against childhood obesity, and we look forward to supporting them in their new roles as national leaders for children's health.”   click here for complete story

SC Education Oversight Committee Survey
South Carolina is committed to ensuring our students have the highest academic standards so they are prepared to succeed in college, career and beyond.  Act 200, as passed by the SC General Assembly, requires a cyclical review of the current academic standards in ELA and mathematics before January 1, 2015.  The goal of the review is to guarantee that SC students have college and career readiness standards for school year 2015-16 and beyond.  The public is invited to share their thoughts on the current standards via this website before September 30, 2014.  Public input will be collected and shared with members of the SC Education Oversight Committee as well as the SC State Board of Education.  Visit http//scstandards.org/ to complete the survey.

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RMS Archery Competes in Nationals

On May 9, the Riverside Middle School Archery Team traveled to Louisville, KY to compete at the NASP National Tournament. In the first year of existence, the team qualified for the NASP National Tournament by winning the state championship at the SC Archery in the Schools Tournament. On Saturday, May 11 at 10:30, the RMS Archery Team shot their flight and improved on their overall score from the SC Archery in the Schools State Tournament by 40 points. The team scored a total of 3,222 points and placed 41st out of 197 schools. The NASP National Tournament set another Guinness World Record for the largest archery tournament ever held worldwide. The tournament had 10,443 archers compete at a total of 343 targets with 2 archers at each target. With almost 700 archers shooting at one time, the tournament was spread out over three days. The RMS Archery Team is represented by sixth graders Ana Durham (LES), Olivia Ladines (TES), Samantha Pierce (TES), Porter McLeod (LES) and Jentry Whitfield (MLES); seventh graders Chloe Burdette, Abbey Gillespie, Carli Hines, Taylor Hines, Zoe Long, Chloe Standridge, Jae Cox, Nick Degroot, Quentin Gilstrap, Dylan Pierce; eighth graders Hayley Crawford, Alexis Johnston, Alli Miller, Victoria Richards and Kevin Reed. Coaches Jeff Terry and Stephen Brock, along with Riverside Middle School, would like to thank the archers, parents and the Anderson and Pendleton communities for their continued support of the NASP program and the archery teams.

School Announcements
Attention 8th Grade Parents!
The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) will be given to qualifying 8th graders on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Riverside Middle School.  Students qualify to take this test by scoring Exemplary in English Language Arts and Mathematics on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) in the seventh grade.  Qualification letters and permission forms will be sent home during the week of September 22, 2014.  If you feel that your child excels in math and/or language arts but does not qualify, you may request that he/she take the test.  There will be a $14.00 charge for those students who do not qualify by the state guidelines.

If you would like for your child to take the PSAT, please contact Mrs. Marllyn Duncan, Guidance Counselor, at 403-2200.  There are a limited number of tests available, so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like for your child to participate.
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! 

Teacher of the Year & Support Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Becky Schmidt (right) who was selected as the RMS 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Heidi McCaulley (left) who was selected as the Support Employee of the Year. Mrs. Schmidt teaches 7th/8th grade Math, and Mrs. McCaulley is our school nurse. RMS benefits greatly from their hard work and dedication! They will represent RMS well in the coming year.  Pictured from left to right:  Heidi McCaulley, Becky Schmidt

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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