RAMS News- April 24, 2023

Tina Cortis

What's New at RAMS!

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.


PTO is looking for PARENT VOLUNTEERS - Dancing in the Dark!

Dancing in the Dark Volunteers Needed

Please sign up here if you are able to help sell tickets or chaperon the May 5 Spring Dance!



Middle School PTO Meeting

Our next Middle School PTO meeting will be Tuesday, May 9 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.


Safe Route to Schools - Wednesday, May 3


In collaboration with Safe Routes to School, RAMS will be participating in our annual Walk, Bike, and Roll To School Event on Wednesday, May 3. The purpose of this event is to promote students to walk to and from school. Walking not only has an impact on one's physical health, but is a wonderful way to engage in positive self care.


Join us for one of the first events in the

new and improved Blair Square




(bike train follows a lead cyclist down the Rail Trail)

(walking school bus follows a “bus driver” walking on the sidewalk)


More details to follow!


Yearbook Ordering

Hi RAMS families. Just a quick reminder to get your child's yearbook order in today. For $24, you'll receive a hardback yearbook of great memories from the year. Orders must be in by the end of April. Please use this link to order.



Any questions? Please email Mrs. Schmid (schmidl@holliston.k12.ma.us) or Ms. Ditto (dittokustwana@holliston.k12.ma.us).


Interested in playing Girl's HS Soccer in the Fall?

Interested in playing Girl's HS Soccer in the Fall? Please fill out this form to receive an invite to our informational meeting!


2023 HS Soccer Interest Form


MCAS 2023

Students will be taking part in the Math MCAS Tuesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 4

2023 MCAS Schedule


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!


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!


The Special Olympics were held in Ashland on Friday, April 14


This event was supported by the RAMS community!


A picture of our team after receiving medals


RAMS Calendar


28-30 - Spring Musical - Aladdin



2, 4 - Math MCAS

3 - Safe Routes to School (Walk, Bike, Roll to School Day)

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 not preparation for life; education is life itself.” -John Dewey