RAMS NEWS-12/3/2023

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  • RAMS Students of the Month

  • Toys for Tots

  • Holliston SEPAC Gives Back

  • Class of 2024-Senior Auction

  • Class of 2027-Corner Market Fundraiser

  • Start with Hello @ RAMS

  • RAMS History Project Announcement

  • Holliston PTO-Opportunities to Get Involved

  • RAMS Academic Recommendations

  • RAMS Still Needs Paraprofessionals

  • RAMS Clubs & Activities

  • Mark Your Calendar

  • RAMS Think it Over

RAMS Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following Student of the Month winners for October:


Grade 6

Team 1 Oliver Martin

Team 2 Gabi Boucher

Team 3 Michael Skaf

Unified Arts Megan Haley

WL Duda Trindade


Grade 7

Team 1 Kaiya Ferranti

Team 2 Abby Mandeville

Team 3 Allie Barrett

Unified Arts James Negri

WL Eli Boggess


Grade 8

Team 1 Colin Doherty

Team 2 Abbey DiChiara

Team 3 Max Coletti

Unified Arts Lili Donlan

WL Caroline Waryas

Toys for Tots

Please help if you can.

CLICK HERE Toys for Tots
Holliston SEPAC Gives Back

Annual grant opportunity for Holliston SEPAC.

CLICK HERE Holliston SEPAC Gives Back
Class of 2024-Senior Auction

Senior Auction happening this week!

Class of 2027-Corner Market Fundraiser

Thank you for your support!

Start with Hello @ RAMS

Hello RAMS Families!

Members of the 8th grade Peer Leadership Team have been working hard building a Start with Hello Campaign here at RAMS. Start with Hello is a key element to the Sandy Hook Promise. Start with Hello “Is a prevention program that teaches children and teens how to be more socially inclusive and connected to each other. Students, educators, parents, and other community members who interact with children can take steps in class, lunchroom, and/or other times in their day to be inclusive and connected.”

Our 8th grade peer leaders shared this presentation with their fellow RAMS students

and led different activities with our students to help inform and engage their peers on the importance of “starting with hello.”

For more information about the Start with Hello and the Sandy Hook Promise, please view the following link.

RAMS History Project Announcement

Hello RAMS Families and Community,


We need your help! We want our middle school students to continue to build a sense of self and pride in their community and school. To help accomplish that goal, we are in the process of building a “History of RAMS, history of education in Holliston” display. Ultimately, we would like to create a dedicated space here at RAMS which displays various artifacts, pictures, and personal vignettes about schooling here in Holliston. We feel this will not only help our students appreciate Holliston’s past, but also illustrate an important perspective as they walk through the halls of our school today.


We recently connected with the Holliston Historical Society who have been wonderful in sharing some resources and ideas with our team here at RAMS.


We are asking families and community members who might have some old pictures or artifacts of their time at RAMS or Flagg School (or even prior to that, LOL) and would be willing to donate them to this endeavor to please contact:

Cole Perkins - perkinsc@holliston.k12.ma.us

Jesse Conant - conantj@holliston.k12.ma.us

Holliston PTO-Opportunities to Get Involved

Here is the latest signup. We welcome and need your help.

Lunchroom - Nov-Dec



Joining the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is a fantastic way for parents and caregivers to engage in their student’s education and school community actively. By becoming a member of the PTO, you can play a vital role in supporting various school initiatives, fundraising efforts, and educational programs. Moreover, it provides an excellent platform for networking with fellow parents, teachers, and administrators, fostering a strong sense of community and collaboration. Whether you have a few hours to spare or are looking for opportunities to contribute your skills, joining the PTO allows you to have a meaningful impact on your child's school experience while working with other dedicated individuals who share a common goal – the success and well-being of our students. Please visit the district-wide, Pre-K through 12, Holliston PTO website.


Holliston PTO



We are very excited about this project and look forward to hearing from families who may be able to play an important role in this work!

RAMS Academic Recommendations

Eighth-grade math and science are the only courses at RAMS that are leveled. Please see the attached link for a detailed description of our courses and placement criteria: SY23-24: G8 Math and Science Course Descriptions and Placement Criteria. This information has also been sent directly to 7th-grade families.

One criterion 7th-grade teachers consider for students' 8th-grade placements is the STAR Math and Reading Assessments through Renaissance, which are comprehensive benchmark assessments conducted during math and ELA classes and given three times per year (beginning, middle, end) to provide teachers with useful data to track student growth and target areas for improvement in both student skills and instructional practices.

Students have completed their STAR assessments and all families, grades 6-8, should have received STAR reports in the mail as a way to keep families abreast of student performance and progress.

RAMS Still Need Paraprofessionals

Robert Adams Middle School is seeking paraprofessionals. At RAMS, paraprofessionals will work with students, individually or in small groups, to provide instruction, supervise, and share positive energy. The impact paraprofessionals have on the educational system is immeasurable, and we at RAMS greatly value our paraprofessionals.




Interested applicants can apply using the following platform: SchoolSpring


If you are curious, please connect with us. You may know a new retiree, a recent college graduate, or a caring and positive person who would love to work with students. Contact David Jordan (jordand@holliston.k12.ma.us) or Karen Manning (manningk@holliston.k12.ma.us). Please share this plea far and wide as you see fit. Thank you in advance.

RAMS Clubs & Activities

Please click the following link to see RAMS Clubs and Activities. All clubs will run on a designated day during the week from 2:30-3:25. Late Buses are available. Students are DEFINITELY encouraged to stay after school for academic help as well.

Mark Your Calendar


1 RAMS Tropical Paradise Dance

7 School Committee @ 7:00PM

12 Chorus Concert @ HHS @7:00pm

13 Chorus Concert snow date

19 Band Concert @ HHS @ 7:00pm

20 Band Concert snow date

21 School Committee @ 7:00PM



1 New Year’s Day observed

4 School Committee @ 7:00PM

15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day-no school

18 School Committee @ 7:00PM

TBD School Committee @ 7:00PM--Principals midyear updates

TBD School Committee-strategic initiatives

24 Middle of the Middle

31 PD day-district, no school for students

RAMS Think it Over

“What is the bravest thing you've ever said?” asked the boy.
“Help,” said the horse.

“Asking for help isn't giving up,” said the horse. “It's refusing to give up.”

― Charlie Mackesy, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse