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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!!


8th Grade Slideshow

posted Jun 18, 2019, 10:09 AM by Adam Steiner   [ updated Jun 19, 2019, 5:44 PM ]

Have a great summer everyone!


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posted Jun 4, 2019, 4:03 AM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS News June 4, 2019

  • Grade 8 Dance Information

  • Term 3 Report Card Information

  • 8th Grade Slideshow

  • Pit Crew 2019-2020

  • Congrats- ReAct Players

  • Note of Thanks

  • End of Year Reminders

  • Calendar


Grade 8 Dance-Friday, June 7

The Grade 8 dance is coming up on June 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Adams Middle School. This year's theme is  Barnyard Hoe Down. Tickets are on sale at lunch this week for $12.00. Tickets will not be sold at the door.  Dress for the event is casual. This is always a fun event every year so please help support our kids. Any questions, reach out to Anne-Marie Reinstein at amdorning@gmail.com

Please explore the Sign Up Genius link and help out if you possibly can.


Term 3 Report Card Information

As Term 3 comes to a close, we will be closing the access to the report card and progress report features within the PowerSchool Parent/Student Portal beginning Thursday, June 6 as teachers finalize grades and comments in PowerSchool.  It is our intention to have Term 3 Report Cards live on PowerSchool on Tuesday, June 18 by 3:30 pm. A final reminder will be emailed out once Report Cards are available.


Congratulations


RAMS ReAct Players

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in our ReAct Players production of the Addams Family, which has been nominated for 10 different categories including Best Overall Performance by the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild.  Additional nominations are as follows:

Scenic Design

Light Design

Dance Ensemble

Tech Crew

Acting Ensemble

Hair and Makeup Design

Best Supporting Actress: Colleen Malvey (Wednesday)

Best Lead Actress: Allison Hurd (Morticia)

Best Lead Actor: Teddy Peters (Gomez)

Best Overall Performance


This is such an incredible opportunity, and we are so very proud of all of you.  The awards ceremony will be held on June 10 at the Berklee Performance Center. Wishing you all the best of luck!!


Spring Track and Field

Congratulations to a very successful season for all of our Track and Field athletes and coaches. This weekend concluded their season at the State Championship meet. We are excited to announce that the girls won the State Championship Title, while the boys held strong pulling off an overall 3rd Place in the State.  Congrats to all!!


Middle School Pit Crew- Opportunity for students 2019-2020

As the school year comes to a close, so does a very successful start to a new opportunity for some of our students this year, RAMS Pit Crew. Similar to the Pit Crew at Holliston High School, we piloted our own Pit Crew which focused on repairing and troubleshooting issues with the hardware and software of student Chromebooks.  Additionally, students were also involved in website design, programming, and technology repair outside of just the Chromebooks.

We would like to continue this opportunity next year. Interested students should be able to operate with a high level of independence and autonomy, be creative, and have a high interest in computer science.  This course will meet 1-2 times every 6-day cycle and it will replace one of the students’ existing electives.

If your student would be interested in participating for 2019--2020 school year, please fill out the following interest survey.

Middle School Pit Crew Interest Form


8th Grade Slideshow-final opportunity to submit photos

We are going to continue the tradition of an end of year 8th-grade slideshow. This photo montage will feature pictures of your sons and daughters as they have grown up and attended school in Holliston and are soon ready to move on to high school. It will be shown to 8th-grade students in the auditorium one of the last days of school. In addition, we will make this video available to parents who wish to watch it at home and save it as a keepsake.


In order to create the best slideshow ever, we need your help with collecting pictures. We are asking that you submit the following in the next three weeks if possible:

1. A baby or toddler picture of your son/daughter (only need 1 of these)

2. Any photos of your son/daughter with other 8th grade friends throughout the years (the more the better!)


These pictures can be submitted in three different ways:

***These pictures will be shown in HD and should be at least 1 MB. Small images will be blurry and cannot be used.***

***Only digital pictures will be accepted***


Thank you for your assistance with this project. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Adam Steiner at steinera@holliston.k12.ma.us


Community Service Day-Thank You

Job well done to our staff, students, parents, and MS PTO for another successful 8th grade Community Service Day. We were able to have a wonderful day of service for our community.  Sites included Stoddard Park, Project Just Because, Linden Pond, the Senior Center, Adams Middle School, Placentino School, and Miller School. Thank you to all of the parents and site hosts that helped make the day special for our 8th graders.


End-of-year Reminders

1. Lost and Found- parents/students have until the last day of school to reclaim lost items which can be found in the back of our cafeteria.  After the last day of school, all Lost and Found items will be donated to Goodwill.


2.All grade level field days are scheduled for Monday, June 17:

Grade 6- Stoddard Park

Grade 7- Kimball Farm

Grade 8- Six Flags


3. Summer Reading Lists will be included in our final edition of the RAMS News on June 15. Please look for this information for your child.


Calendar

June 5 Grade 8 Math Fair (Cafeteria)

June 6 Grade 6 Rail Trail Trip

June 7 Grade 5 Step Up Day

Grade 8 Dance @ 6:00-8:00 pm in RAMS Cafeteria

June 11 Grade 6 Rail Trail Trip

June 12 Grade 6 Rail Trail Trip

Townwide Annual PTO Meeting at HHS Library 7:00 pm

June 14 Grade 8 end of year ceremony (students/staff only in school)

Grade 7 Talent Show (staff/students only in school)

June 17 Field Trip Day (Gr 6-8)

June 18 Last Day of school (½ day students dismissal at 10:30 am)




RAMS News May 15, 2019

posted May 19, 2019, 8:49 AM by Jessica Beattie

What’s new in this edition of RAMS News

May 15, 2019

-RAMS Lit Magazine

-8th Grade Community Service Day

-Grade 8 Math Fair

-Art and Jazz Festival

-Cafeteria Announcement

-Grade 8 Six Flags Trip Information

-Grade 8 Slideshow Information

-Grade 8 Dance

-Summer Clinics and Camps

-Calendar


RAMS Literary Magazine

The Literary Magazine is proud to present the 2019 copy of "The Middle Ground." Our students throughout the building have worked hard to present a wide variety of writing and artistry - we would love for you to take a look when you have the time to peruse.

This year, we have chosen to produce only an online version, which allows us to have much more in-color artwork - for that we are excited!

Please use this link to view the literary magazine - from it, you can also click the grey "download" icon at the bottom right of the page. This will allow you to download a PDF version which gives a different look for viewing.  Thanks!

http://pub.lucidpress.com/RAMSLitMag2019/


8th Grade Community Service Day

Our 8th Grade Community Service Day is fast approaching.  It is scheduled for May 24th.  Community Service Day Letters and Permission Slips will be sent home with students on Thursday.  Please pay attention to the $5 required for lunch, appropriate clothing, the need for equipment, and signed permission slip.  


Grade 8 Math Fair--Parents Needed

We would like to invite you, Parents and Guardians, to demonstrate how you use math in your career.  We are looking for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade parents to present to eighth-grade students in a “science fair” type setup on Wednesday, June 5th. Please see attached flyer for details.

Grade 8 Math Fair



Art and Jazz Festival

The Art & Jazz Festival has made its return! Please join us on Monday, May 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the RAMS library. Mr. Grina, Mrs. Abalutzk, and Mrs. Hebert invite all RAMS families for a coffee-house style evening full of amazing art, music, and food. This year's theme is water! There will be a charity auction with 100% of proceeds going to the Navajo Water Project, art activities to support water conservation and of course lots of great food art and music performed by our very own RAMS students. We are seeking artists to donate art for our auction; art donations can be brought to the office by 5/15. We are also in need of food, water bottles, plastic tablecloths and dry good donations for this event. Please send in or drop off donations in the office on 5/17 and 5/20. Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you and your families at the event!  


Cafeteria Announcement

Try It Tuesday comes to RAMS!

The School Lunch program is excited to offer students and staff the opportunity to participate in what has been a system-wide taste test day. On Tuesday, May 21st we have world-renowned (seriously) Chef Andrew Wilkinson coming in to prepare Fish-in-Chips (see attached)made with local sustainable Gulf of Maine Acadian Redfish.  We will pair it with a taste of pimento cheese slaw. Stop by the cafeteria whether you are buying or bringing lunch, to try it!

8th Grade Six Flags Reminder and Parent Letter

Attention 8th-grade parents.  Please read the attached document about the Six Flags Field Trip at the end of the year.

Payment is due to homeroom teachers by Friday, May 24, 2019, and must be accompanied by the signed HPS consent form along with the emergency information sheet.  Make your checks payable to: Robert Adams Middle School. Please do not send cash.

Six Flags Letter and Permission Slip


8th Grade Slideshow

We are going to continue the tradition of an end of year 8th grade slideshow. This photo montage will feature pictures of your sons and daughters as they have grown up and attended school in Holliston and are soon ready to move on to high school. It will be shown to 8th grade students in the auditorium one of the last days of school. In addition, we will make this video available to parents who wish to watch it at home and save it as a keepsake.


In order to create the best slideshow ever, we need your help with collecting pictures. We are asking that you submit the following in the next three weeks if possible:

1. A baby or toddler picture of your son/daughter (only need 1 of these)

2. Any photos of your son/daughter with other 8th grade friends throughout the years (the more the better!)


These pictures can be submitted in three different ways:

***These pictures will be shown in HD and should be at least 1 MB. Small images will be blurry and cannot be used.***

***Only digital pictures will be accepted***


Thank you for your assistance with this project. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Adam Steiner at steinera@holliston.k12.ma.us


Grade 8 Dance

The Grade 8 dance is coming up on June 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Adams Middle School. This year's theme is  Barnyard Hoe Down. The students have been hard at work planning the event and making decorations. We are now in need of a number of food and refreshment items for the event and some volunteers to help out on the day/night of the dance.

Please explore the Sign Up Genius link and help out if you possibly can.

Tickets for the dance will go on sale in school at lunch during the week leading up to the event. Cost per ticket is $12.00. Dress for the event is casual! This is always a fun event every year so please help support our kids. Any questions, reach out to Anne-Marie Reinstein at amdorning@gmail.com


RAMS Yearbook

It is that time of year to purchase a RAMS Yearbook. Please use the link below to order a yearbook for your child.

RAMS Yearbook Order Form


RAMS Volleyball Summer Clinic

Flyer


HPD Police Academy Summer Program

Flyer




Calendar

May 16 Grade 8 MCAS Science/Technology Session II

May 20 Grade 8 Culture Connection-MidSummer Nights Dream (in school)

                        Art and Jazz Festival RAMS Media Center @ 6:00 pm

May 22 Grade 6 Chorus and Band Concert at HHS @ 7:00pm

May 23 Mr. Nicky Presents Social Studies Gr 6 & 7 (in school)

May 24 Grade 8 Community Service Day

May 27 No School/Memorial Day

May 28 Grade 7 & 8 Band/Chorus Concert at HHS @ 7:00 pm

May 29 Grade 8 Community Service (Rain Date)

June 5 Grade 8 Math Fair (Cafeteria)

June 6 Grade 6 Rail Trail Trip

June 7 Grade 6 Rail Trail Trip

Grade 8 Dance @ 6:00-8:00 pm in RAMS Cafeteria

June 11 Grade 6 Rail Trail Trip

June 12 Townwide Annual PTO Meeting at HHS Library 7:00 pm

June 14 Grade 8 end of year ceremony (students/staff only in school)

June 17 Field Trip Day (Gr 6-8)

June 18 Last Day of school (½ day students dismissal at 10:30 am)





RAMS News May 1, 2019

posted May 1, 2019, 1:23 PM by Jessica Beattie

What’s new in this edition of RAMS News

May 1, 2019

-MCAS Update

-Parent/Admin Virtual Coffee Talk

-Art & Jazz Festival

-2019-2020 DC Trip Registration: Gr 7 Parents

-MS PTO News

-Summer Volleyball Clinic

-RAMS Yearbook

-Calendar Events


MCAS Schedule

Grade 6, 7, and 8 Math MCAS and Grade 8 Science and Technology MCAS will begin next week. Please help your student remember to charge their Chromebook the night before testing, get a good night sleep, and start with a healthy breakfast!

Spring 2019 MCAS Schedule


Grade 8 Math Fair--Parents Needed

We would like to invite you, Parents and Guardians, to demonstrate how you use math in your career.  We are looking for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade parents to present to eighth-grade students in a “science fair” type setup on Wednesday, June 5th. Please see attached flyer for details.

Grade 8 Math Fair


Parent/Admin Virtual Coffee Talk

Please join us on Wednesday, May 8 at 4:30 pm for our final Virtual Coffee Talk of the school year. We will use this time to focus in on end of the year events and showcasing student work.


Art and Jazz Festival

The Art & Jazz Festival has made its return! Please join us on Monday, May 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the RAMS library. Mr. Grina, Mrs. Abalutzk, and Mrs. Hebert invite all RAMS families for a coffee-house style evening full of amazing art, music, and food. This year's theme is water! There will be a charity auction with 100% of proceeds going to the Navajo Water Project, art activities to support water conservation and of course lots of great food art and music performed by our very own RAMS students. We are seeking artists to donate art for our auction; art donations can be brought to the office by 5/15. We are also in need of food, water bottles, plastic tablecloths and dry good donations for this event. Please send in or drop off donations in the office on 5/17 and 5/20. Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you and your families at the event!  


Grade 7 Parents- DC Trip Sign-ups 2019-2020

Attention parents of current 7th graders: We (Mr. Perry & Mr. Conant) are excited to have begun our plans for the April  2020 8th Grade Trip to Washington, D.C. This is our third year as co-coordinators and are looking forward to it again! The dates for the next trip will be scheduled during April Vacation from April 19-22, 2020 (Sunday-Wednesday). This trip is a Holliston tradition offered exclusively to our Grade Eight students. We welcome this opportunity for our students to experience Washington, D.C. with their friends and classmates. We hope it will provide many memories along with instilling a sense of pride and civic engagement for the students.  

On Wednesday, May 1 we are speaking with the 7th graders about the trip. They will be taking home a number of items related to the trip. However, and VERY IMPORTANT-this year we are asking parents to sign up electronically using Google Forms. We will be having a meeting on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 in the RAMS auditorium to speak with parents of current 7th graders about the trip. Thank you in advance. Please contact either Mr. Perry or Mr. Conant if you have any questions or concerns.

 

RAMS Yearbook

It is that time of year to purchase a RAMS Yearbook. Please use the link below to order a yearbook for your child.

RAMS Yearbook Order Form


RAMS Volleyball Summer Clinic

Flyer


HPD Police Academy Summer Program

Flyer


MS PTO News

Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10

The MS PTO will be seeking volunteers to contribute or help out with treats and events next week to honor our wonderful RAMS teachers.  Keep an eye out for the Signup Genius email asking for help.

8th Grade Community Service Day May 24

Our 8th Grade Community Service Day is fast approaching and will be held on Friday, May 24 with a rain date of Wednesday, May 29.  All 8th graders, along with their teachers and parent chaperones, disperse all over Holliston and beyond to beautify and organize their community.  Then they return for an outdoor lunch. Please be on the lookout for communication specific to the event. As always, we are looking for chaperones.  If you are interested, please email your 8th grader’s homeroom teacher.


Calendar

May 6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7 Grade 7 MCAS Math Session I

MS PTO Meeting at 8:00 am RAMS Teacher Cafe

May 8 Grade 6 & 8 MCAS Math Session I

Parent Virtual Coffee Talk @ 4:30 pm

May 9 Grade 7 MCAS Math Session II

May 10 Grade 6 & 8  MCAS Math Session II

May 13 Grade 8 MCAS Science/Technology Session I

May 16 Grade 8 MCAS Science/Technology Session II

May 20 Grade 8 Culture Connection-MidSummer Nights Dream (in school)

                        Art and Jazz Festival RAMS Media Center @ 6:00 pm

May 24 Grade 8 Community Service Day

May 27 No School/Memorial Day

May 29 Grade 8 Community Service (Rain Date)



RAMS NEWS April 15, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 9:47 AM by Jessica Beattie

What’s new in this edition of RAMS News

April 15, 2019

-Nature’s Classroom Final Reminders

-MCAS Update

-RAMS Recommendations

-Virtual Coffee Talk

-RAMS Summer Volleyball Clinic

-Calendar Events


Nature’s Classroom Final Reminders

Just a reminder for all of our Grade 6 students that are attending Nature’s Classroom the trip will begin on Tuesday, April 23- Friday, April 26.


Students on Teams 2 & 3 have a drop off time at RAMS for 8:30 am on Tuesday, April 23. Please be sure to have all of your child’s luggage labeled and walk them into the auditorium for check-in. The buses will depart for Charlton by 9:15 am. Students on Team 2 & 3 will arrive back at RAMS on Friday, April 26 around 12:45 pm. You may pick your child up at that time at the front of the building.


Students on Team 1 have a drop off time at RAMS for 9:15 am on Tuesday, April 23. Please be sure to have all of your child’s luggage labeled and walk them into the auditorium for check-in. The buses will depart for Charlton by 10:00 am. Students on Team 1 will arrive back at RAMS on Friday, April 26 around 1:15 pm. You may pick your child up at that time at the front of the building.


All medication needs to be checked in with our nursing staff in the auditorium. Please do not pack any medication in your child’s luggage. Additionally, please make sure that your child does not bring an electronic device. If a child has an electronic device with them, a RAMS staff member will hold onto it for the week.


Thank you to all of our parent volunteers, and our staff who have made this week possible. We look forward to a fun filled week of adventure with our students!!



Middle School Recommendations for 2019-2020 School Year

Recommendations for students in grades 6 and 7 for the upcoming school year were released in PowerSchool on Friday, March 29.  Please see the links below for detailed information regarding our process and instructions. Recommendations should have been submitted by April 10, regardless of whether you are deciding to override the recommendation. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or Guidance Counselor should you have questions.

Recommendation Letter

PowerSchool Course Recommendation Parent/Student Instructions


MCAS Schedule

Grade 6 students just completed the ELA portion of MCAS, and did a fantastic job! All Grade 7 & 8 students will begin ELA following the April Break. Please help your student remember to charge their Chromebook the night before testing, get a good night sleep, and start with a healthy breakfast!

Spring 2019 MCAS Schedule


Parent/Admin Virtual Coffee Talk

Please join us on Wednesday, May 8 at 4:30 pm for our final Virtual Coffee Talk of the school year. We will use this time to focus in on end of the year events and showcasing student work.


RAMS Yearbook

It is that time of year to purchase a RAMS Yearbook. Please use the link below to order a yearbook for your child.

RAMS Yearbook Order Form


RAMS Volleyball Summer Clinic

Flyer


MS PTO News

Nature’s Classroom Departure Day

The MS PTO is seeking a number of parents to volunteer for Nature’s Classroom Departure Day on Tuesday, April 23 from 8:00am – 10:00am. (the second day after April vacation)  Asking 7th and 8th grade parents help so 6th grade parents can check in/drop off their sons and daughters.  But if you are a 6th grade parent and would like to volunteer, we certainly welcome your help once you make sure your child is all set.  Contact Patty Baribeau at pattybaribeau@gmail.com if you can help for all or part of that time. Thank you!

The next MS PTO meeting will be on May 7 at 8:30 AM at RAMS.

Calendar

April 15-19 April Break

April 23-26 Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom

April 24 Grade 7 & 8 MCAS ELA Session I

Recommendation Override window closed

April 25 Grade 7 & 8 MCAS ELA Session II

April 30 Parent Ed Event at 6:30 pm RAMS Auditorium

May 6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7 Grade 7 MCAS Math Session I

MS PTO Meeting at 8:00 am RAMS Teacher Cafe

May 8 Grade 6 & 8 MCAS Math Session I

Parent Virtual Coffee Talk @ 4:30 pm

May 9 Grade 7 MCAS Math Session II

May 10 Grade 6 & 8  MCAS Math Session II

May 13 Grade 8 MCAS Science/Technology Session I

May 16 Grade 8 MCAS Science/Technology Session II

May 20 Grade 8 Culture Connection-MidSummer Nights Dream (in school)

                        Art and Jazz Festival RAMS Media Center @ 6:00 pm

May 24 Grade 8 Community Service Day

May 27 No School/Memorial Day

May 29 Grade 8 Community Service (Rain Date)




RAMS News April 1, 2019

posted Apr 1, 2019, 3:30 AM by Jessica Beattie

What’s new in this edition of RAMS News April 1, 2019

- RAMS Recommendations for Grades 6 & 7

                                                    - Grade 5 to 6 Transition Parent Night

                                                    - MCAS Update/Schedule

                                                    -Musical: The Addams Family

                                                    -RAMS Summer Volleyball Clinic

                                                    -RAMS Yearbook

                                                    -MS PTO

                                                    -Calendar Events


Middle School Recommendations for 2019-2020 School Year

Recommendations for students in grades 6 and 7 for the upcoming school year were released in PowerSchool on Friday, March 29.  Please see the links below for detailed information regarding our process and instructions. Recommendations should be submitted by April 10, regardless of whether you are deciding to override the recommendation.


Additionally, should you need assistance in completing this process, we will be holding office hours on Monday, April 1 from 3:00-4:00 pm and 6:30-7:30 pm, as well as Thursday, April 4 from 3:00-4:00 pm in our Media Center/Library.

Recommendation Letter

PowerSchool Course Recommendation Parent/Student Instructions


MCAS Schedule

We just completed our school-wide MCAS Practice test on Friday, and the students did fantastic. Please see the link below for our upcoming MCAS schedule. We are finishing up our MCAS Student Assemblies, where we remind them of the rules of testing, but also remind them that they are indeed ready. Please help your student remember to charge their Chromebook the night before testing, get a good night sleep, and start with a healthy breakfast!

Spring 2019 MCAS Schedule


Grade 5 to 6 Transition Night

Robert Adams Middle School will be hosting our Grade 5 to 6 Transition Night on Tuesday, April 9th at 6:30 PM in the RAMS Auditorium.  The night is meant for parents, but students are welcome to attend.  The night will be hosted by Mr. Jordan our Principal, and Mrs. Beattie our Assistant Principal.  It will also include a Q&A session with some of our RAMS Student Leaders and Mr. Powers one of our Guidance Counselors.

There will be a  30 minute Special Education information session led by Mrs. Camp, Student Services Administrator, starting at 6:00 PM in the Library.  

Spring Musical- The Addams Family

Congratulations to all of our students and staff that were involved in the very successful production of The Addams Family. They worked incredibly hard to put on a wonderful show. It was an amazing success!!

 

RAMS Yearbook

It is that time of year to purchase a RAMS Yearbook. Please use the link below to order a yearbook for your child.

RAMS Yearbook Order Form


RAMS Volleyball Summer Clinic

Flyer


MS PTO News

The next MS PTO meeting is April 9 at 8:30 AM at RAMS.
Interested in becoming a member of the Holliston PTO?  Visit www.Hollistonpto.org to join. You can also add your name to the MS PTO general volunteer list - contact Patty Baribeau, MS PTO, Volunteer Coordinator at pattybaribeau@gmail.com.

Calendar

April 1 PowerSchool Recommendations Parent Drop-In

3:00-4:00 pm & 6:30pm-7:30 pm in Media Center

April 2 Gr. 6 Team 1 Harvard Museum Field Trip

April 4 PowerSchool Recommendation Parent Drop-In

3:00-4:00pm in Media Center

April 9 Grade 6 MCAS ELA Session I

MS PTO meeting at 8:30 am in RAMS Teacher Cafe

Parent Night for Grade 5 to 6 at 6:30-7:30 pm

April 10 Grade 6 & 7 Recommendations due in Powerschool

April 11 Grade 6 MCAS ELA Session II

April 12 Student/Staff Faculty Basketball Game (in school)

April 15-19 April Break

April 23-26 Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom

April 24 Grade 7 & 8 MCAS ELA Session I

Recommendation Override window closed

April 25 Grade 7 & 8 MCAS ELA Session II



RAMS NEWS March 20, 2019

posted Mar 21, 2019, 1:35 PM by Jessica Beattie   [ updated Mar 22, 2019, 4:29 AM by Mary McNamara ]

In this edition of RAMS NEWS March 20, 2019

  • Grade 6 & 7 Recommendations

  • Term 2 Report Cards

  • Grade 7 Required Health Information for 2019-2020

  • Spring 2019 MCAS Schedule

  • Spring Musical

  • Biogen Spark Contest

  • RAMS Yearbook Information

  • MS PTO News

  • Calendar Events


Grade 6 & 7 Recommendations

This year student recommendations for students in Grades 6 & 7 will be done through PowerSchool. Recommendations are planned to be released with email notification to parents on Friday, March 29 at 4:00 pm. This notification will include instructions for the process, along with links to our course descriptions for both Math and Science.  Please look for this in your email on Friday, March 29.


Term 2 Report Cards

We will be sending out Term 2 Report Cards through our BrightArrow email communication Monday, March 25th after 5:00 pm. If you have any questions regarding your child’s grades, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or encourage your child to have a discussion with his/her teacher.


Grade 7 Required Health Documentation 2019-2020

All students entering grade 7 in the fall of 2019 are required to provide documentation of having had the Tdap vaccine prior to entrance into Grade 7. Your child has most likely already received this vaccination.  Please check your child's latest physical examination and if your child has had the Vaccination, please provide the paperwork to the school nurse as soon as possible.  If your child has not yet received the Tdap vaccine, please make an appointment for your child to get the vaccine prior to entrance into Grade 7 and be sure to provide the paperwork to the school nurse as soon as your child receives the Tdap vaccine.  

Students will not be able to start school without the required paperwork on file at the nurse's office. Please fax to 508-429-0690 or email to porcelloc@holliston.k12.ma.us


MCAS Schedule Spring 2019

It is that time of year! Please use the following link to view the Spring 2019 MCAS Schedule for Robert Adams Middle School




Spring Musical- The Addams Family (March 29-31)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is a darkly delightful musical that will run from March 29th-31st at Robert Adams Middle School. It is full of lovable characters from your youth (for some of us that is!) based on the classic black-and-white TV show from the mid-‘60s. (Youtube it!)  The musical, however, features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Gomez and Morticia Addams are the loving albeit slightly undead parents of teenage daughter Wednesday and tween son Pugsley. They live in a mansion with an extended family of Uncle Fester, Grandma, Cousin It and their hulking butler, Lurch. The story begins when Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable traditional family – a man her parents have never met until both families get together for a family dinner and "the game".  From there the chaos pursues. Even in the opening number of “The Addams Family”, Gomez points out, “When you’re an Addams… you’ve to like to stir the pot.”

“The Addams Family” will open on Friday, March 29th at 7:00 PM, with two more shows on Saturday the 30th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, and our closing show on Sunday, March 31 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are &10 for students/seniors and $15 for adults and are available in advance at Coffee Haven and Kamala Boutique, or at the box office in the lobby at Robert “Addams” Middle School before each show. But please be aware, many performances sell out in advance, so it’s better to buy your tickets early!

 

Biogen Spark Contest--Please Vote

This is the second year in a row that our very own Grade 8 students have made it to the finals in the Biogen Spark Contest.  This year we have two groups that are in the running for $10,000 to be used for RAMS. Please vote daily using the link below and choose Massachusetts Schools to find the Holliston videos. Wishing both groups all the best!!

Biogen Spark Contest

 

RAMS Yearbook

It is about that time of year again to purchase a RAMS Yearbook. Please use the link below to order a yearbook for your child.

RAMS Yearbook Order Form

 

MS PTO News

The next MS PTO meeting is March 12 at 8:30 AM at RAMS.
Interested in becoming a member of the Holliston PTO?  Visit www.Hollistonpto.org to join. You can also add your name to the MS PTO general volunteer list - contact Patty Baribeau, MS PTO, Volunteer Coordinator at pattybaribeau@gmail.com.


Calendar

March 22 Term 2 Report Cards Released

Special Olympics at HHS @ 9:00am

March 25 Gr 6 Team 2 Harvard Museum Field Trip

March 28 Band/Chorus BSO Field Trip

March 29 MCAS Infrastructure Practice Test Gr 6-8

Grade 6 & 7 Recommendations sent home

March 29-31 Musical- The Addams Family

April 2 Gr. 6 Team 1 Harvard Museum Field Trip

April 9 Grade 6 MCAS ELA

April 11 Grade 6 MCAS ELA

April 12 Student/Staff Faculty Basketball Game (in school)

April 15-19 April Break

April 23-26 Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom

April 24 Grade 7 & 8 MCAS ELA

April 25 Grade 7 & 8 MCAS ELA






RAMS News February 15, 2019

posted Feb 15, 2019, 2:02 PM by Jessica Beattie   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 2:03 PM ]

In this edition of RAMS NEWS February 15, 2019

  • MCAS Schedule

  • Intruder Response Drill

  • ParentEd- Girl Rising Viewing

  • RAMS Athletic update

  • Program of Studies Night (Gr. 8 only)

  • Grade 6 Carnival

  • Parent Volunteer Opportunities

  • Calendar Events


MCAS Schedule Spring 2019

It is that time of year! Please use the following link to view the Spring 2019 MCAS Schedule for Robert Adams Middle School


Intruder Response Drill- March 11

On Monday, March 11 at 8:30 am all students will practice an Intruder Response Drill through group discussions led by staff in collaboration with the Holliston Police Department. During this drill students and teachers will remain in their classrooms for the duration of the drill, while Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Beattie will read aloud over the PA system 2-3 scenarios of an intruder description and location in the building. Under the guidance of staff,  the students will engage in problem-solving discussions as to how they would respond. The Holliston Police Department, along with Chief Cassidy of the Holliston Fire Department will visit classrooms to lend to the conversations and assist in answering questions. It is anticipated that this drill will last approximately 30 minutes. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. Jordan or Mrs. Beattie.


Parent Ed: Girl Rising Viewing

Screening: Girl Rising

This screening will be held on Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 pm there will be a FREE screening of Girl Rising at Robert Adams School, Auditorium

Girl Rising is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a revised documentary that spotlights the unforgettable stories of nine incredible girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. Their lives have been affected by the absolute power of education - or lack thereof. This movie adds fuel to the growing movement of individuals, communities, and governments working to shift the way girls and girls' education are valued. It will inspire girls to create a different future, bringing people together in a shared mission.  This event is sponsored by Mindshare, the Parent Education Program from Holliston PTO. For more information, please contact Anne Buckley atparentedevents@gmail.com


RAMS Athletics: Track and Field

Please be on the lookout for our Track and Field Registration to open following the February Break.  The season is anticipated to start on or around April 1. More information will be forthcoming.


Crossfit Opportunity for Students

We have an exciting after-school opportunity for students in Grades 6-8 to announce here at RAMS. Beginning on Tuesday, February 26, CrossFit Firewall will be providing a 40-minute class to any student interested in getting their bodies moving. It will take place here at the RAMS gymnasium from 2:10-2:50 every Tuesday. All students are welcome, and there will be no registration or fee required.  Waivers to participate are in the Main Office. Please encourage your child to give it a try!


HHS Course Recommendations & Program of Studies Night-8th Gr

Over the next month, 8th-grade teachers will be completing recommendations for HHS courses and levels.  Parents should receive notification from the High School in early March and be able to reference in time for the Program of Studies Night on March 5, 2019.  Please click on the link below for important High School transition dates and information.

Grade 8 High School Transition Information


Grade 6 Carnival

It is about that time for our annual PTO Grade 6 Carnival. This is a fun-filled night for our grade 6 students only. We will have fun games, music, and food! This event will be held in our gym and cafeteria on Thursday, March 14 from 6:30-8:30 pm. More information to follow.


Laps-at-Lunch- Parent -Volunteers Needed!!

Our Laps-at-Lunch initiative has been a huge success!  Students are loving the opportunity to go outside when weather permits or walk in the gym during the cold winter months. In order to continue with this initiative, we are in serious need of parent volunteers.  If you have any availability between 11:00-12:30 Monday-Friday please consider signing up using the link below. To volunteer, parents will need a CORI on file, which can be filled out in the RAMS front office.

Laps at Lunch Sign up



Calendar

February 18-22    February Break

March 5 Gr. 8 Program of Studies Night at Holliston High School

March 6 Gr. 6 Team 3 Harvard Museum Field Trip

March 5-7     Grade 8 Student Shadow Day at HHS 11:00-2:00 (all students)

March 7 Parent Viewing of Girl Rising at RAMS Auditorium 6:00 pm

March 14     Term 2 Ends

    Grade 6 Carnival at RAMS 6:30 pm

March 15     No School/Professional Day for Teachers

March 22     Term 2 Report Cards Released

    Special Olympics at HHS

March 25     Gr 6 Team 2 Harvard Museum Field Trip

March 28     Gr. 6 Team 1 Harvard Museum Field Trip

March 29-31     Musical- The Addams Family


RAMS News February 4, 2019

posted Feb 4, 2019, 12:51 PM by Jessica Beattie

In this edition of RAMS NEWS February 4, 2019


-Semester Change & Term 2 Progress Reports

-Parent Ed Upcoming Events

-Admin Virtual Coffee Talk

-Cross Fit for Students-New afterschool activity

-8th Grade High School Transition Information

-Grade 6 Nature’s Classroom Information

-Parent Volunteer Opportunities

-MS PTO Information

-Calendar Events


Semester Change & Term 2 Progress Reports

Just a reminder to all students and families, that the mid-year semester change for TechEd and Art ONLY occurred on Tuesday, January 15. All students who began the year in Art have now switched to TechEd and vice versa.

Additionally, as we approach the halfway point for Term 2 we encourage you, along with your child to review their grades and assignments in PowerSchool.  Teachers have been instructed to make sure that all grades from the first half of the term are to be updated by Thursday, January 24 so that parents have an accurate image of their student’s performance in the first half of Term 2.  


Parent Ed Events

Screening: Beyond Measure

This screening will be held on Tuesday, February 5th at 7 pm at the Adams Middle School Auditorium.

This documentary looks at innovative schools on the cutting-edge of education reform and explores how to transcend outmoded, test-driven education policies and create more equitable, empowering student-centered schools. The movie sets out to challenge the assumptions of our current education story. Rather than ask why our students fail to measure up, this film asks us all to reconsider the greater purpose of education. What if our education system valued personal growth over test scores? Put inquiry over mimicry? Encouraged passion over rankings? What if we decided that the purpose of the school was not the transmission of facts or formulas, but the transformation of every student? And what if this paradigm-shift was driven not by politicians but by students, parents, and teachers? Don’t miss this opportunity to see the transformation of key roles in education, and how critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity are fundamental to the success of our students. This event is sponsored by Mindshare, the Parent Education Program from Holliston PTO. For more information, please contact Anne Buckley at parentedevents@gmail.com


Screening: Girl Rising

This screening will be held on Thursday, March 7th at 7 pm there will be a FREE screening of Girl Rising at Robert Adams School, Auditorium

Girl Rising is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a revised documentary that spotlights the unforgettable stories of nine incredible girls living in the developing world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming nearly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. Their lives have been affected by the absolute power of education - or lack thereof. This movie adds fuel to the growing movement of individuals, communities, and governments working to shift the way girls and girls' education are valued. It will inspire girls to create a different future, bringing people together in a shared mission.  This event is sponsored by Mindshare, the Parent Education Program from Holliston PTO. For more information, please contact Anne Buckley atparentedevents@gmail.com


Virtual Parent Coffee Talk-Moved to Wednesday, February 6

Our next live Virtual Coffee Talk will be Wednesday, February 6 at 4:30 pm. This month’s topic will be Innovative Teaching and Learning at Adams. We will be sharing with you some new and innovative learning experiences that are going on here at Adams. Please click on the link below to access the Coffee Talk and submit questions

February Virtual Coffee Talk

 

Crossfit Opportunity for Students

We have an exciting after-school opportunity for students in Grades 6-8 to announce here at RAMS.  Beginning on Tuesday, February 12, CrossFit Firewall will be providing a 40-minute class to any student interested in getting their bodies moving. It will take place here at the RAMS gymnasium from 2:10-2:50 every Tuesday. All students are welcome, and there will be no registration or fee required. Please encourage your child to give it a try!


HHS Course Recommendations-8th gr only

Over the next month, 8th-grade teachers will be completing recommendations for HHS courses and levels.  Parents should receive notification from the High School in early March and be able to reference in time for the Program of Studies Night.  Please click on the link below for important High School transition dates and information.

Grade 8 High School Transition Information


Laps-at-Lunch- Parent Volunteers Needed!!

Our Laps-at-Lunch initiative has been a huge success!  Students are loving the opportunity to go outside when weather permits or walk in the gym during the cold winter months. In order to continue with this initiative, we are in serious need of parent volunteers.  If you have any availability between 11:00-12:30 Monday-Friday please consider signing up using the link below. To volunteer, parents will need a CORI on file, which can be filled out in the RAMS front office.

Laps at Lunch Sign up


MS PTO News

Become a member of the Holliston PTO – visit www.Hollistonpto.org to join.

Add your name to the MS PTO general volunteer list. Contact Patty Baribeau, MS PTO, Volunteer Coordinator at pattybaribeau@gmail.com

Calendar

February 5 Parent Ed- PTO Mindshare Screening of Beyond Measure @

RAMS Auditorium 7:00-8:30pm

February 6 Admin Virtual Coffee Talk at 4:30 pm

February 18-22 February Break


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