SUMMER PRACTICE OPPORTUNITY - Keep your math skills SHARP!
MATHia X Log-in Instructions: https://online.carnegielearning.com
School ID: gray ms-97239
User Name: 6-digit PPS Student ID# (find on StudentVUE)
Password: click “I need a new password” (use the same password as your apps4pps account)
Log-in and build your skills!
8th graders Paige Crawford, Kelson Gipp and Scott Bremmer participated in the Wilson High School Dragon boat team and helped win medals and trophies in the big race this past weekend. Each boat crew in the teams, 'Green Wave' and 'Sea Chickens', won medals and trophies in their divisions. Congratulations! We hope to be able to offer this opportunity to a few of our students again next year. Thanks to parent Rob Bremmer for the invitation. Want to see something really cool? Check out their video!
RGMS & PTA Chromebooks Fundraiser
RGMS students and teachers love Chromebooks and we are fundraising to increase our collection. You received a Heads in the Cloud 2017 letter and remittance envelope in the mail recently asking for donations to reach our goal of $12,000. This will purchase 48 new Chromebooks. Thanks so much to parent volunteer, Meagan Tuhy, for the fantastic promotional artwork for the past three years!
To donate online, please go to https://pps.schoolpay.com/, or THIS LINK if you don't and have an RGMS Schoolpay account, and look for Chromebooks Donation. We also gladly except checks and cash and matched donations and all of that! Thank you for your support of this important initiative. RGMS is a PPS leader in instructional technology thanks to the support from our RGMS community.
What is a Chromebook? Instead of using Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Chromebooks run Google's Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud. They are small, lightweight, durable and inexpensive. Using Google Apps for Education, students and teachers can share their work, which has become a schoolwide strategy. We currently have 11 Chromebook carts of 32 each and they are used daily. The demand is very high and we hope to become a 1:1 school in the next few years.
Dear PPS staff and families,
Summer has started, but we want to let you know that the PPS Task Force on the Superintendent Recruitment is continuing to meet on a regular basis and work is happening daily to advance our efforts to find and recruit our next superintendent. We have a final position description and are still actively recruiting candidates. We appreciate the feedback and candidate recommendations we have received from the community to date. Below are highlights of our last meeting. We will keep you informed as we go forward. Thank you.
Julia Brim-Edwards, Chair, Superintendent Recruitment Task Force
Dear PPS Families,
Over the summer, crews will be working in schools throughout the district to address health and safety issues, using funds from the bond that voters approved in May. At the same time, planning is under way for bigger projects to rebuild three high schools and a middle school. We wanted to give you an update on what is coming up.