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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!!


8th Grade Slideshow

posted Jun 18, 2019, 10:09 AM by Adam Steiner   [ updated Jul 30, 2019, 10:19 AM ]

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



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