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  • Chaperones Needed for Maker Field Trip

    Hello all,
    I'm writing to you to ask that you consider being a chaperone for our 6/4-6/6 Maker Field Trip. This involves 3 days of field trip, 1st period-mid 4th period. 

    Here's why I'm asking:

    • We need enough chaperones for 5 sites.
    • We need a 1-15 ratio. The numbers allowed at the different sites are 36, 32, 36, 30, and 49. That means some sites will actually have a lower ratio, if we fill the slots. 
    • If every student in 7th grade attends, that's 15 chaperones. 
    • I can put out a request for some parent volunteers, but I each site would benefit by having as many adults known by many of the kids.
    • I felt like the best people to ask would be a) teachers of all-7th grade classes that happen periods 1-4, b) teachers of STEM related classes, c) people who know students through other roles at school, d) the administrator for 7th grade. 

    Yes, there are disadvantages to having to chaperone a trip, particularly when you teach other, non-7th classes, but some things to consider:

    • I will work out a schedule that still ensures that people get to have prep time and a duty-free lunch. The lunch may be later in the day for some.
    • If you are at school, it doesn't mean extra prep times, it will mean subbing for someone else's class or supervising a study hall of students who can't/won't go.
    • I will do my best to make sure the group that you chaperone has mostly students you teach. 
    • If you would like to request who you co-chaperone with, I'll do what I can.
    • For some 7th graders, this may be their first field trip of the entire school year. Field trips are really challenging at a large middle school, but we could make this happen.

    Please, let me know. If you have any other ideas for possible chaperones (student teachers, capable parents, etc.), please pass along their names. Figuring out coverage for a trip of this size is the one part of the task that I can't just fix myself by working some extra hours each week and I'm really counting on my colleagues.


    Emily Robins, STEAM Teacher

  • False Threat on Snapchat

    Dear Roseway Heights Community,

    This morning someone posted a threatening comment on Snapchat that I know has many of you concerned. I can let you know that we have looked into the matter and have determined this is not a credible threat. The safety of our students is always our top concern, and we are continuing to investigate the Snapchat post. Please be assured that we are holding classes as normal today. And please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

    Kathleen Ellwood, Principal

  • Parents Night Out- Friday, 5/6

    Leave the kids with us and start off your Mother's Day weekend right!
     Why: Support Roseway Heights Middle School 8th Graders in raising money for their end of the year celebration. Our students will provide participants with a fun and engaging environment while you take a few hours off from being a parent and go enjoy an evening kid free!!
     When: Friday, May 10th 5-8:30pm
     Where: Roseway Heights Middle School What: Food, Games, Crafts, FUN!
     Cost: $15 per child. Children must be potty trained. 
  • RHMS Updates

    Music Concert

    Thank you to all of the students and parents who made last night's well attended music concert a huge success. Special thanks to Ms. Adams-Brown who organized the program. 

    Theatre Production

    Tickets for the Theatre Program's Production of "Alice" are now on sale for $3.00.   The performance is on Thursday, May 16.  at 6:30 pm in the MPR.   Tickets will be sold during lunches; or come to Room 129.  Feel free to contact Karen Gwaltney for tickets. The box office opens at 5:45 p.m.

    Upcoming Events

    Monday, 5/6- Leadership Team Meeting, 4-5:30 p.m., RHMS Library

    We are discussing our school plan for the 2019-20 school year.

    Tuesday, 5/7- Equity Night, 6:30-8 p.m., RHMS Library

    We will be discussing the book Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving. Free extra copies are available in the main office for anyone wishing to participate.

    Wednesday, 5/8- No School

    Friday, 5/10- Morning Principal's Coffee, Room 109

    Topic: Plans for the 2019-20 school year.

    Saturday, 5/11- PPS Visioning Event, OMSI

    For more information go to:

    Monday, 5/13- PTA Meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., RHMS Library

    Wednesday, 5/15- Evening Principal's Coffee, 6:30-7:30 p.m., RHMS Library

    Topic: Plans for the 2019-20 school year.

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