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School Start Times Public Forum - October 10, 2019 at 7 pm

posted Oct 2, 2019, 6:43 AM by Adam Steiner   [ updated Oct 2, 2019, 9:08 AM ]

The Holliston School Committee voted to hold a public forum on the new school start times for the 2020-21 academic year. The forum will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019, in the Holliston High School auditorium, at 7:00 p.m. It is open to the public.

Judith Owens, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Boston Children's Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, will present on the science of pediatric sleep. There will be a Q+A so that members of the public may ask questions of Dr. Owens, the School Committee, and Dr. Brad Jackson, superintendent of schools.

For more information on the issue of School Start Times in Holliston, please review the information on the School Start Times website.


RAMS NEWS October 1, 2019

posted Oct 2, 2019, 6:08 AM by Jessica Beattie


What You Can Find in this edition of RAMS News

-School Pictures

-Gr 7 Health and SBIRT Screenings

-Parent Nights: Nature’s Classroom & Counselors Information Night

-Virtual Parent Coffee Talk

-Student Safety Drills

-AfterSchool Activities

-RAMS Yearbook: Order Now

-MS PTO

-Calendar


School Pictures-Have Arrived!

Thank you to all who ordered school pictures. If upon receipt of your child’s photos from Coffee Pond you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact them at the following:

Parents w/questions (late orders; missing orders, refunds etc.) should contact our dedicated Lifeguards:

By phone:

1-800-632-2323 ext "0"

By Email:

Lifeguards@coffeepond.com

Retakes will be on Monday, October 28 starting at 7:40 am.

 

Grade 7 Health Screenings

Our annual health screenings will be conducted at the Middle School on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by our Nursing staff. In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations, the following screenings will take place:                          

  • 7th Grade: vision, hearing, height weight, postural (scoliosis)

Please feel free to contact Jen Olsen, School Nurse at olsenj@holliston.k12.ma.us  if you have any questions or concerns.  Please see link below for more information. 

Parent Letter



SBIRT Screening for Grade 7 Students 

In response to the increase in drug and opioid use in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law “An Act relative to substance use, treatment, education and prevention” (H. No. 4056). Among its many components, this law mandates that school districts annually conduct verbal substance abuse screenings in two grade levels.

 

In compliance with this new law and in order to help prevent students from starting to use substances, or intervene with early use, the Holliston Public Schools will be conducting an interview-based screening for 7th grade students around the use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. The screening will occur on October 28 with all 7th graders.  This screening will follow the SBIRT protocol (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) developed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and will utilize the CRAFFT screening tool, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Substance Abuse. Student screening sessions will be brief (approximately 5 minutes) and conducted confidentially and in private by the school nurse or a guidance counselor who has been specially trained to conduct the screening. Healthy life choices will be reinforced by the screener. The screener will provide brief feedback to any student who reports using substances, or is at risk for future substance use. If needed, the student will be referred to our adjustment counselor for further evaluation. Results of the screening will not be included in your student’s school record.

 

As with any school screening, you have the right to opt your child out of this screening. If you wish to do so, please notify Mrs. Guellnitz in writing via email at guellnitzg@holliston.k12.ma.us, ideally by Thursday, October 25  Additionally, screening is voluntary and students may choose not to answer any or all the screening questions.


Counselors Corner:Guidance in the Classroom

Beginning this year, our team of school counselors will be implementing a new Social Emotional Learning curriculum in the classrooms for all students. Please click on the link below to find out more of what your child will be experiencing within this curriculum. 

Second Step Parent Letter


RAMS Counselors Parent Night

Please join our counselors as they chat and answer questions regarding the challenges and stressors that today’s middle school students face.  We will meet in our school library, in a round table conversation regarding things like social media, balancing schedules-school and activities, and peer relationships. Please join us on Thursday, October 24 @ 6:30 PM.

 

Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Parent Information Night

On Thursday, October 17th from 6:30-7:00 pm in the RAMS Auditorium, Mrs. Beattie along with  some of our Grade 6 teachers, will be hosting an informational night for 6th grade parents to discuss the Spring Nature’s Classroom trip.  It is highly encouraged that all 6th grade parents attend. At the event, we will discuss what a typical day looks like at Nature’s Classroom, review all of the necessary school forms for participation, cost, housing arrangements, and behavioral expectations. We hope to see you there! 


First Virtual Parent Coffee Talk

Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Beattie will be hosting the first virtual parent coffee talk of the year on Tuesday, October 22 at 4:30 PM.  For those of you that are new to Adams, Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Beattie will host a podcast in an effort to expand the school’s ability to communicate in alternative ways with parents.  For 2019-2020, there will be several podcasts that will run for approximately 20 minutes at a time. On the side of the screen, there will be an area for parents to post live questions to the hosts or guests that they will answer in the order that they come in.

Our first Virtual Parent Coffee Talk this year will be focusing on What’s New Here at Adams? We will use this time to provide you information on great things our students and teachers are doing, upcoming events, and important information regarding your middle schooler. As we get closer to the date we will provide a link so that parents can submit questions before the airing of the podcast and during the podcast.  At the conclusion of the broadcast, the video will be posted on the school website.


Safety Drills

As we kick off the school year, we wanted to share that our students and staff did a fantastic job with our first fire drill of the year. Additionally, we continued this year with our Safety Assemblies, run by our School Resource Officer, Officer Mike Woods. During these assemblies, he was able to address overall safety relative to bikes, walking downtown, and school intruder response drills.  Students were able to ask questions and debrief with teachers upon return to their classrooms. 

In November, staff and students will run through our first safety drill, where scenarios are read over the PA system by either Mr. Jordan or Mrs. Beattie, and students debrief with their teacher, as to the action they would take based on the information provided. We will have the Holliston Police Department and Holliston Fire Department circulating through classrooms to participate in conversations and answer questions.  As with any emergency, it is always important for our staff and students to feel prepared. More information on the date of this drill will be provided as we get closer. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to our Assistant Principal Jessica Beattie at beattiej@holliston.k12.ma.us


After School Clubs & Activities

We are excited to announce that our After School Clubs and Activities have begun for the 2019-2020 school year .  Please use the following link to see the start dates of the various RAMS Clubs and their daily schedules.  


RAMS Yearbook

Over the past few years the RAMS Yearbook has been in high demand, and last year we sold out. It’s never too early to reserve our child a copy for the end of the year. PLease use the link below to order/purchase your copy:

https://yearbookforever.com/schools/robert_adams_middle_school_buy_yearbook_314207/a9nXBH6pXNh9OffhVC8gs14D


MS PTO News

6th Grade Dance Lessons

It's time to sign up for 6th Grade Dance Lessons! Mr. Paul Lamoureaux will give six weeks of dance instruction to our 6th grade students only. Boys and girls will learn popular fad dances, social etiquette and appropriate social behavior. Starts November 7, please click here for the signup form!

Townwide PTO Meeting

Our first Townwide PTO meeting of the year will be Monday, Oct. 7th at 7:00pm at the Holliston HS library. Please join us!

MS PTO Meeting

Our next MS PTO meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 8th at 8:40 am. We look forward to having you there.  Please check in at the office and they will direct you to where we are meeting.

Join the MS PTO!

It’s easy – visit www.HollistonPTO.org to join!  Just $15 to support your child, their teachers and many programs within the school.


Calendar

Oct

1-4 Spirit Week

3 All School Spirit Rally (No Advisory)

8 Gr 7 Visual, Hearing, Postural Screenings

Gr 8 Keefe Tech Assembly @ 9:00am

MS PTO Meeting @ 8:40am RAMS Room 101

9 Yom Kippur/No School

14 Columbus Day/No School

17 Nature’s Classroom Parent Night @ 6:30pm

24 Parent Night- Counselors: What does your middle schooler want you 

To know? @ 6:30 pm Media Center

28 School Picture Retakes

Gr 7 SBIRT Screening

Nov

1 Gr 6 Postural Screening

Gr 8 Keefe Tech Field Trip

12-15 Gr 7 Mood Check


Substitute Teachers Are Still Needed!

posted Sep 26, 2019, 6:35 AM by Adam Steiner

Thanks to our very successful Open House for Substitutes we held on September 5th, we have seen an increase in our daily Substitute Teacher pool. But we can ALWAYS use more!!

In the past, we have found that many of our most-effective and supportive Substitutes are Holliston residents who are either seeking part-time, school-year employment; are looking to ease back into the workforce; or are looking for ways to actively support their community and their schools. Regardless of your motivation, being a Substitute Teacher is an excellent way to work with Holliston’s great teachers and school staff and, of course, our remarkable students.

Please check out our Information Packet for more information.

RAMS News September 15, 2019

posted Sep 17, 2019, 4:04 AM by Jessica Beattie   [ updated Sep 17, 2019, 4:12 AM ]

In this edition of RAMS News September 15, 2019

-Open House

-Start with Hello Initiative

-Grade 7 Health Screenings

-Parent Volunteers- RAMS School Council

-Scholastic Book Fair

-Counselors Corner

-AfterSchool Clubs & Activities

-Lunch Information

-MS PTO

-Calendar


Open House Information

Our Parent Open House is quickly approaching. This will be an opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teachers and hear about the exciting things our students will be learning and engaging in throughout the school year. Below are the dates and times. We look forward to seeing everyone!


Tuesday, September  17 @ 6:00 PM-Grade 6 & Unified ARTS 

Tuesday, September 24 @ 6:30 PM- Grades 7 & 8


Start with Hello Initiative

This year we will be partnering again with Sandy Hook Promise to promote their program Start with Hello. A program that helps decrease student isolation and promote kindness and inclusiveness. We will be running some fun and engaging activities throughout the week in the cafeteria, to promote their three essential steps: 1) See someone alone, 2) Reach out and help, 3) Start with Hello


Grade 7 Health Screenings

Our annual health screenings will be conducted at the Middle School on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by our Nursing staff. In accordance with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations, the following screenings will take place:                          

  • 7th Grade: vision, hearing, height weight, postural (scoliosis)

Please feel free to contact Jen Olsen, School Nurse at olsenj@holliston.k12.ma.us  if you have any questions or concerns.  Please see link below for more information. 

Parent Letter



Parent Volunteer Opportunities- Adams Middle School School Council

Volunteers needed for this year’s school council. 

The School Council is a small representative group of parents, teachers, community members and administrators which meets to review and discuss the school improvement goals and efforts for the school and help inform efforts and goals for the following year. Meetings this year will run once a month, every other month starting in October from 7:00AM-8:00AM. 

If you are interested in serving on the RAMS School Council, please email Principal David Jordan at jordand@holliston.k12.ma.us


Scholastic Book Fair

We are excited to announce that Adams Middle School will be continuing our Scholastic Book Fair this year! Our Book Fair will run the week of September 23 in our school library, with a Book Fair Night for parents on Tuesday, September 24 @ 6:00-7:30 PM. The Book Fair will feature a huge selection of engaging and affordable books for every age. Your child is certain to find a book that they will love!  All Students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during their English classes throughout the week. 


Counselors Corner: Guidance in the Classroom

Beginning this year, our team of school counselors will be implementing a new Social Emotional Learning curriculum in the classrooms for all students. Please click on the link below to find out more of what your child will be experiencing within this curriculum. 

Second Step Parent Letter


After School Clubs & Activities

We are excited to announce that our After School Clubs and Activities have begun for the 2019-2020 school year .  Please use the following link to see the start dates of the various RAMS Clubs and their daily schedules.  


Lunch Information

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

RAMS September Lunch Menu


MS PTO News

  • Thank you to everyone who came to the first MS PTO meeting of the year on August 29! The October MS PTO meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 8 at 8:40am at RAMS. Please check in at the office upon your arrival.

  • The first Townwide PTO meeting will be October 7 at 7:00pm in the High School library.

  • 6th Grade parents: we would love your help assembling information packets for Nature's Classroom on Monday, September 23 at 8:30am. Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c49adae29abfa7-natures2

  • We are looking for volunteers to help work the RAMS Book Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 24 - Thursday, Sept. 26. We have daytime and early evening shifts available. Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C49ADAE29ABFA7-middle3

  • This year the MS PTO will not run the Magazine Drive fundraiser. As an alternative, we welcome donations of any amount to MS PTO where 100% of your donation goes directly to the Holliston Middle School PTO programs.  Stay tuned for more information by email.

  • Join the MS PTO! It’s easy – visit www.HollistonPTO.org to join!


Calendar

September

17 Open House: 6th Grade and Unified Arts @ 6:00pm

23-27 Scholastic Book Fair

Start with Hello Week

24 Open House: 7th and 8th Grade @ 6:30pm

Scholastic Book Fair Night in RAMS Library (all welcome) 6:00-7:30pm

30 Rosh Hashanah/No School


October

3 All School Spirit Rally

8 MS PTO meeting @ 8:40am

9 Yom Kippur/No School

14 Columbus Day/No School


RAMS News September 3, 2019

posted Sep 3, 2019, 1:07 PM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News September 3, 2019

-Open House Information

-School Pictures

-Scholastic Book Fair

-PowerSchool Information

-RAMS Interscholastic Athletic Information

-Lunch Information

-Calendar


We want to welcome back all of our staff, students, and families! The start of the year has gone extremely well. The students are acclimating to their schedules, and we have spent the first week reminding and teaching students the middle school expectations, while also getting to know them.  We hope that you find our RAMS News helpful. Please expect to receive our newsletter on or around the 1st and 15th of every month. We look forward to the wonderful learning opportunities that this year has in store for us all!  


Open House Information

Our Parent Open House is quickly approaching. This will be an opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teachers and hear about the exciting things our students will be learning and engaging in throughout the school year. Below are the dates and times. We look forward to seeing everyone!


Tuesday, September  17 @ 6:00 PM-Grade 6 & Unified ARTS 

Tuesday, September 24 @ 6:30 PM- Grades 7 & 8


School Pictures-September 12

This year we will continue our work with Coffee Pond to take all student and staff pictures. Picture day will be on Thursday, September 12, beginning at 7:40am. Please look for information packets to have come home with your child. Order forms will also be available at Coffeepond.com  Weather permitting, all pictures will be taken outside.


Scholastic Book Fair

We are excited to announce that Adams Middle School will be continuing our Scholstic Book Fair this year! Our Book Fair will run the week of September 23 in our school library. The Book Fair will feature a huge selection of engaging and affordable books for every age. Your child is certain to find a book that they will love!  All Students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair during their English classes throughout the week. 



PowerSchool Information-Important to complete

Just a reminder that parents and/or guardians across the district should have received an email on Monday, August 19 that included a link to our Annual Student Verification Form. This required form is to verify and update all of your emergency contact information, email, phone, etc. We ask that every parent/guardian complete this as soon as possible, so that we have your most current information for the start of the school year.  


RAMS Interscholastic Athletics

The fall of 2019-2020 Interscholastic Athletic program offers include Cross Country for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, Field Hockey for 6th, 7th and 8th graders and Volleyball for 7th and 8th grade only.Details can be found at the RAMS Athletics Page and Fall Sports Letter. Our Fall Sports Night for parents will be held on Tuesday, September 3 at 5:45 pm.


Lunch Information

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

RAMS September Lunch Menu



Calendar

September

2 Labor Day/No School

3 Parent Sports Night Meeting @ 5:45 pm RAMS Auditorium

12 School Picture Day

17 Open House: 6th Grade and Unified Arts @6:00pm

23-27 Scholastic Book Fair

24 Open House: 7th and 8th Grade @ 6:30pm

30 Rosh Hashanah/No School



Become a Substitute Teacher in Holliston - Open House 9/5/19 at 7PM

posted Aug 28, 2019, 11:15 AM by Adam Steiner

Dear Holliston Parents/Guardians:

Welcome Back for the 2019-2020 school year.

This year, Holliston, like all near-by school districts, is facing a critical shortage of Substitute Teachers. In the past, we have found that many of our most-effective and supportive Substitutes are Holliston residents who are either seeking part-time, school-year employment; are looking to ease back into the workforce; or are looking for ways to actively support their community and their schools. Regardless of your motivation, being a Substitute Teacher is an excellent way to work with Holliston’s great teachers and school staff and, of course, our remarkable students.

The Holliston Public Schools is hosting an Open House for those who want to learn more about this exciting opportunity. Join us on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7PM in the Holliston High School Library to learn more!

Please share this information with your neighbors and friends.

Hope to see you there!

Respectfully,
Bradford L. Jackson, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

RAMS News August 15, 2019

posted Aug 15, 2019, 8:50 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News August 15, 2019

-Student Schedules

-Back to School Reminders

-PowerSchool Information

-Chromebook Loan Agreement

-Open Building Presentation

-RAMS Interscholastic Athletic Information

-Calendar


Student Schedules 

All student schedules are now available in PowerSchool.  Due to unforeseen challenges, some schedules and homerooms may be subject to change leading up to the first day of school. Guidance Counselors will be returning on or around August 22, and will begin processing any changes. 

Please note for Grade 6 only, parents should have received a separate email on August 14 with a link for the Unified Classroom Parent/Guardian Portal. You must follow the steps of account creation prior to being able to access your child’s schedule.  If you have already created a Unified Classroom parent/guardian account for older siblings, directions for adding your 6th grade student will be included in this separate email as well.


All students will receive a printed copy of their schedule in homeroom on the first day of school.


Please see the links below to our Welcome Letters, which contain important information and dates for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. 

Grade 6 Welcome Letter

Grade 7 Welcome Letter

Grade 8 Welcome Letter


School Supply Lists 

Grade 6 Supply List

Grade 7 Supply List

Grade 8 Supply List


Back to School Reminders:

As the start of the school year is near we wanted to provide a few helpful reminders:

  • First Day of school: Tuesday, August 27 

  • School hours: 7:30am-1:53pm

  • Drop Off Reminders:

    • Doors Open at 7:00am for student drop off. Students head to homeroom at 7:15.

    • We have 2 Drop Off/Pick Loops- Linden Street(Back) & Visitor Parking Loop(front). 

    • Officer Woods,our School Resource Officer will be out front to help with traffic. No drop offs will be allowed in the front of the building, due to bus traffic. Please be sure to use the designated drop off loops.

  • Please keep in mind that buses may be running late due to learning new stops, and with our new traffic lights in town. Please be sure to have your student at the stop a few minutes early.


PowerSchool Information-Important to complete

Parents and/or Guardians across the district will receive an email on Monday, August 19 that will include a link to our Annual Student Verification Form. This required form is to verify and update all of your emergency contact information, email, phone, etc. We ask that every parent/guardian complete this as soon as possible, so that we have your most current information for the start of the school year.  


Chromebook Loan Agreement

At Robert Adams Middle School, each student will be provided a Google Chromebook laptop computer, a carrying sleeve, and Chromebook charger. The aim of the Chromebook is to promote communication, collaboration, and critical thinking among our students and teachers. 

All families are expected to complete the 2019-2020 Robert Adams Middle School Chromebook Loan Agreement.  It is highly recommended that parents participate in an optional insurance program ($40/student/year) to provide coverage in case of loss or damage of the Chromebook.  We encourage families to review the 2019-2020 Chromebook Care and Use Guide before signing the loan agreement.  

Chromebook Care & Use Guide

Chromebook Loan Agreement


Please drop your child’s Loan Agreement at the Main Office or mail to Robert Adams Middle School 323 Woodland Street Holliston, MA 01746 as soon as possible.


Chromebook distribution will begin once all loan agreements have been received. Grade 6 students will receive their Chromebooks once they have been trained and we have received their  Loan Agreement.


Open Building Presentations

On Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00 am, we are offering parents and students an early opportunity to come in and tour the school and meet with school administrators.  This opportunity is intended for Grade 6 parents and students, as well as Grade 7 and 8 parents and students who are new to Adams.   If you are interested and available, please come to our “Open Building” and meet us in the Middle School Auditorium. The presentations will begin promptly at 10am.  Please note that this presentation will be mainly focused on addressing parents’ “Frequently Asked Questions”. In addition, for parents who were unable to attend the Adams Grade 5 to 6 Transition Night held in the spring, we will very briefly summarize the school’s mission and academic programs.  We will also be taking questions throughout the presentation. While the parent presentations are going on, student leaders will conduct building tours for incoming students.


RAMS Interscholastic Athletics

The fall of 2019-2020 Interscholastic Athletic program offers include Cross Country for 6th, 7th and 8th graders, Field Hockey for 6th, 7th and 8th graders and Volleyball for 7th and 8th grade only.

Details can be found at the RAMS Athletics Page.

Registration for Fall will open at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 20th and remain open until team rosters are filled.  Additionally, our Fall Sports Night for parents will be held on Tuesday, September 3 at 5:45 pm.


Calendar

August

21 Open Building Presentation @ 10:00am (Gr 6 & new families)

27 First Day of school

29 MS PTO Meeting @ 2:00pm at RAMS Teacher Cafe

30 Staff Professional Day/No School for students


September

2 Labor Day/No School

3 Parent Sports Night Meeting @ 5:45 pm RAMS Auditorium

12 School Picture Day

17 Open House: 6th Grade and Unified Arts @6:00pm

23-27 Scholastic Book Fair

24 Open House: 7th and 8th Grade @ 6:30pm

Book Fair Night

30 Rosh Hashanah/No School


We look forward to a fantastic 2019-2020 school year!!


RAMS News August 1, 2019

posted Aug 1, 2019, 12:56 PM by Jessica Beattie   [ updated Aug 2, 2019, 8:13 AM by Adam Steiner ]

In this edition of RAMS News 

August 1, 2019

  • Chromebook Loan Agreement & Information

  • 2019-2020 Student Schedule Information/Supply Lists

  • Open Building Presentation

  • 2019-2020 Summer Reading

  • Calendar


2019-2020 Chromebook Loan Agreement & Information

At Robert Adams Middle School, each student will be provided a Google Chromebook laptop computer, a carrying sleeve, and Chromebook charger. The aim of the Chromebook is to promote communication, collaboration, and critical thinking among our students and teachers. 


As of August 1, families will be able to complete the 2019-2020 Robert Adams Middle School Chromebook Loan Agreement.  It is highly recommended that parents participate in an optional insurance program ($40/student/year) to provide coverage in case of loss or damage of the Chromebook.  We encourage families to review the 2019-2020 Chromebook Care and Use Guide before signing the loan agreement. Please use the links below to access the Care and Use Guide along with the Loan Agreement.

Chromebook Care & Use Guide

Chromebook Loan Agreement


2019-2020 Student Schedules 

Student schedules will be available in PowerSchool on August 14 after 3:00pm.  We will be sending out detailed information prior to the schedule being released to assist you with the login process and accessing the schedules. 


Below are general lists for supplies by grades. Please note there is no need to have all supplies by the first day of school.  Teachers will discuss options for different types of organizational styles in order to help make choices during the first week of school.


School Supply Lists 

Grade 6 Supply List

Grade 7 Supply List

Grade 8 Supply List



Open Building Presentation

On Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00am, we are offering parents and students an early opportunity to come in and tour the school and meet with school administrators.  This opportunity is intended for Grade 6 parents and students, as well as any Grade 7 and 8 parents and students who will be new to Adams. If you are interested and available, the presentation will begin promptly at 10:00am in our auditorium.  Please note that this presentation will be mainly focused on addressing parents’ “Frequently Asked Questions”. In addition, for parents who were unable to attend the Adams Grade 5 to 6 Transition Night held in the spring, we will very briefly summarize the school’s mission and academic programs.  We will also be taking questions throughout the presentation. While the parent presentations are going on, student leaders will conduct building tours for incoming students. We hope to see you there!


2019 Summer Reading Information now Available

At Robert Adams Middle School, we understand the importance of both academic and recreational reading. As studies have proven, when students read for pleasure, they benefit in all subjects, not just English. Recreational reading improves vocabulary, spelling, reading fluency, and background knowledge. 

Please click below to access the Summer Reading List by grade

Summer Reading Letter

Grade 6 Summer Reading List

Grade 7 Summer Reading List

Grade 8 Summer Reading List


Calendar

August

21 Open Building Presentation @ 10:00am (Gr 6 & new families)

27 First Day of school

29 MS PTO Meeting @ 2:00pm at RAMS Teacher Cafe

30 Staff Professional Day/No School for students


September

2 Labor Day/No School

3 Parent Sports Night Meeting @ 5:45 pm RAMS Auditorium

12 School Picture Day

17 Open House: 6th Grade and Unified Arts @6:00pm

24 Open House: 7th and 8th Grade @ 6:30pm

30 Rosh Hashanah/No School



Wishing all students and families a safe and relaxing summer!!


RAMS News July 17, 2019

posted Jul 17, 2019, 11:46 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News 

July 17, 2019

  • Summer Reading

  • 2019-2020 Student Schedule Information

  • Open Building Presentation

  • 2019-2020 Chromebook Information

  • Calendar


2019 Summer Reading Information now Available

At Robert Adams Middle School, we understand the importance of both academic and recreational reading. As studies have proven, when students read for pleasure, they benefit in all subjects, not just English. Recreational reading improves vocabulary, spelling, reading fluency, and background knowledge. 

Please click below to access the Summer Reading List by grade

Summer Reading Letter


Grade 6 Summer Reading List

Grade 7 Summer Reading List

Grade 8 Summer Reading List


2019-2020 Student Schedules 

Student schedules will be available in PowerSchool after August 9.  We will be sending out detailed information prior to the schedule being released to assist you with the login process and accessing the schedules. 


Open Building Presentation

On Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00am, we are offering parents and students an early opportunity to come in and tour the school and meet with school administrators.  This opportunity is intended for Grade 6 parents and students, as well as any Grade 7 and 8 parents and students who will be new to Adams. If you are interested and available, the presentation will begin promptly at 10:00am in our auditorium.  Please note that this presentation will be mainly focused on addressing parents’ “Frequently Asked Questions”. In addition, for parents who were unable to attend the Adams Grade 5 to 6 Transition Night held in the spring, we will very briefly summarize the school’s mission and academic programs.  We will also be taking questions throughout the presentation. While the parent presentations are going on, student leaders will conduct building tours for incoming students. We hope to see you there!



Chromebook Information

At Robert Adams Middle School, each student will be provided a Google Chromebook laptop computer, a carrying sleeve, and Chromebook charger. The aim of the Chromebook is to promote communication, collaboration, and critical thinking among our students and teachers. 

Beginning August 1, families will be able to complete the 2019-2020 Robert Adams Middle School Chromebook Loan Agreement.  It is highly recommended that parents participate in an optional insurance program ($40/student/year) to provide coverage in case of loss or damage of the Chromebook.  We encourage families to review the 2019-2020 Chromebook Care and Use Guide before signing the loan agreement. The Robert Adams Middle School Chromebook Loan Agreement and Care and Use Guide will be available on the school website and emailed out to parents by August 1, 2019.



Calendar

August

21 Open Building Presentation @ 10:00am (Gr 6 & new families)

27 First Day of school

30 Staff Professional Day/No School for students


September

2 Labor Day/No School

3 Parent Sports Night Meeting @ 5:45 pm RAMS Auditorium

12 School Picture Day

17 Open House: 6th Grade and Unified Arts @6:00pm

24 Open House: 7th and 8th Grade @ 6:30pm

30 Rosh Hashanah/No School



Wishing all students and families a safe and relaxing summer!!


RAMS News June 23, 2019

posted Jun 23, 2019, 9:49 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News

June 23, 2019

  • Term 3 Report Cards

  • Summer Reading

  • RAMS Sports

  • Final call on Lost and Found


Term 3 Report Cards

Term 3 Reports Cards have been emailed home as a PDF file for your student. Please be sure to check you email accounts, and if you have not received one please contact the Main Office to request that it be resent. If you have any questions regarding your report card please contact Jess Beattie at beattiej@holliston.k12.ma.us


2019 Summer Reading Information now Available

At Robert Adams Middle School, we understand the importance of both academic and recreational reading. As studies have proven, when students read for pleasure, they benefit in all subjects, not just English. Recreational reading improves vocabulary, spelling, reading fluency, and background knowledge.

Please click below to access the Summer Reading List by grade

Summer Reading Letter


Grade 6 Summer Reading List

Grade 7 Summer Reading List

Grade 8 Summer Reading List



RAMS Sports Wrap-up

The RAMS Spring Track & Field girls team ended their season with a HUGE 1st place victory at the Massachusetts State Division 2 championships.  Our boys brought home many medals as well. It was a record-breaking season for everyone!!! Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches.

We are looking forward to Fall Field Hockey, Volleyball and Cross Country. Registration information will be emailed to all parents/guardians in the late summer.


Lost and Found

HAS YOUR CHILD "LOST" ANY CLOTHING OR ITEMS AT RAMS? All items lost are organized on tables in the cafeteria. You have until Friday, June 28 (office is open that week) to pick up items - they will be donated after that date.

Wishing all students and families a safe and relaxing summer!!


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