RAMS News- April 10, 2023

Tina Cortis

What's New at RAMS!

Big Congrats to our March Student of the Month Recipients!

Each month at Robert Adams Middle School, we will be choosing one student per team in each grade, including World Language & Unified ARTS who have proven to represent our RAMS CARE values. For March, we would like to recognize the following students:



Grade 6: Ryan Quealy, Lauren Plante, Shivani Ramanan

Grade 7: Jake Rosenfeld, Naomi Cong

Grade 8: Braydon Rotz, Joseph Walther, Callie Dietz

Unified Arts: Austin Blake, Caroline Waryas, Deacon Eglintine

World Languages: Eli Boggess, Ellie MacFadyen, Yukti Avala


Great work, we are so proud of you!


MCAS 2023

Students will be taking part in the ELA MCAS Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 13.

2023 MCAS Schedule


Grade 5 Parent Night

Grade 5 Parent Night


For families with Grade 5 students who are "this close" to being middle schoolers...


It is that time of year, where we begin to walk you through your first steps into middle school. We are so excited to meet our incoming 6th graders and work with them and their families over the next three years. On Wednesday, April 12 from 6:30-7:30pm we will hold a Welcome To RAMS Family Night. During this time we will give a broad overview of what to expect for your middle schooler and answer questions. We encourage both you and your child to attend.


Upcoming Play - Aladdin!

RAMS ReAct Players is thrilled to announce our upcoming production of Aladdin Jr! Showtimes are Friday, April 28th @ 7pm, Saturday April 29th @ 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday April 30th @ 2pm. Tickets can be purchased at

https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/73143. Ticket prices are $10 for students and seniors and $15 for general admission. We expect to sell out quickly so get your tickets soon! Come out to support your classmates and students!


RAMS DANCE! Dancing in the Dark

RAMS is very excited to announce our next school-wide dance! On Friday, May 5 from 6:30-8:30 here in the RAMS gym, our student leadership team will be hosting this event. We are so proud of our student leaders who have been working hard behind the scenes for weeks now in planning this fun event for RAMS community. Proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.


6th Grade Trip to Hale Reservation

Attention 6th grade families:


6th grade students will be taking part in a fun, team-building event scheduled for later this year in June. Please see the attached flyer for more details!


Culture Connection - Veronica Robles

Recently, our 6th and 8th graders took part in a Culture Connect event. Veronica Robles' "Dance Journey of Latin America" performance was here at RAMS. Our students really enjoyed this great event!


Veronica Robles



Middle School PTO Meeting

Our next Middle School PTO meeting will be Tuesday, April 11 at 9:00 am. Please email hollistonpto@gmail.com if you would like to be on the distribution for meeting details.


Join the PTO

It’s easy – visit www.HollistonPTO.org to join! Just $25 to support your child, their teachers and many programs within the school.


Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12!

Please join us by taking time to send in a personal thank you to your teachers!


Student Placement

Should you have questions regarding your child’s placement, we ask that you reach out to your student’s subject specific teacher to work through your questions.


The following grade levels and courses receive placement:

Grade 6 to 7: NO leveling to be recommended

Grade 7 to 8: Math and Science Only

Math Placement Criteria

Science Placement Criteria


REMINDER: Cell Phone Use

We wanted to give families notice that following the break we are going to be following our cell phone policy per the handbook with all students. Student’s cell phones should be kept in their lockers during the school day. If a student has their phone during the school day, it will be confiscated and a parent/guardian will need to pick it up. It is incredibly important that students are focused and not accessing their phones during the day.



Should you need to get a hold of your child during the day, please contact our main office and we can get them your message. We appreciate your support and conversation reminders with your student’s about this.


Supplies Needed for Innovation Lab

We would greatly appreciate any student who could bring in the following materials to help supply the innovation lab:

Egg Cartons


Modge Podge

Magnet strip with self adhesive

White Glue

Hammers- can be used

Chalk Paint- Used is fine

Regular craft paint- Used is fine

Yarn- used rolls are fine

12 inch skewers


WANTED - Paraprofessionals

Robert Adams Middle School is seeking paraprofessionals to be part of our school community! If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact David Jordan (jordand@holliston.k12.ma.us) or Jesse Conant (conantj@holliston.k12.ma.us). In our school, paraprofessionals will work with children individually or in small groups, providing instruction on reading, writing, math, and other education related activities.


WANTED - Bus Monitors

RAMS is seeking bus monitors to help assist our student needs regarding the transportation of students to and from RAMS. Please reach out to David Jordan (jordand@holliston.k12.ma.us) or Jesse Conant (conantj@holliston.k12.ma.us) if interested.


A Window Into RAMS

We would like to share a handful of recent photos which we hope to help provide a nice window into RAMS!


6th Graders

Our 6th graders wanted to just say hello😀


7th Graders

Our 7th graders rocking a recent debate with Mrs Almeida and Ms Morton in social studies class!



Monochromatic landscape paintings!


RAMS Calendar


11, 13 - ELA MCAS

12 - Grade 5 Parent Night at RAMS

17-21 - April Vacation - no school

28-30 - Spring Musical - Aladdin



2, 4 - Math MCAS

5 SCHOOL DANCE! Dancing in the Dark - Make a Wish

8-12 - Teacher Appreciation Week!

9, 11 - Science/Technology/Engineering MCAS (Grade 8 ONLY)

12 - 8th Grade Field Trip - Shakespeare Play

26 - 8th Grade Community Service Day


RAMS Quote of the Day

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

-Robert Frost


Contact RAMS
Check out all the great things our students doing on our Instagram! @ramstagramhps

Email: conantj@holliston.k12.ma.us
Website: https://adams.holliston.k12.ma.us/
Location: 323 Woodland Street, Holliston, MA, USA
Phone: 508-429-0657