RAMS News- January 3, 2023

Tina Cortis

What's New at RAMS!

RAMS is Putting the FUN back in Executive FUNctioning!

Attention Parents:

Our Study skills and executive functioning skills groups have recently started. We wanted to also provide families a regular, and useful executive functioning tool which be may be helpful for your RAMS student(s)!


Executive Function Tips


This is a collection of study ideas. Rereading is a popular but ineffective way to memorize and prepare for assessments. Try some of the ideas linked below to see what works!



RAMS Therapy Dog Announcement & Opt Out

We are very excited to announce that we will have regular visits from therapy dogs available to ALL students at the beginning of the new year. During their visits, the therapy dogs will be available for individual kids and small groups who may need a social or calming visit as recommended by our school counselors or classroom teachers. .


We acknowledge that all students may not want to visit with a therapy dog, and are providing you the opportunity to opt your child out of any visits either individually or when they visit the whole class.


Opt Out Form



Robert Adams Middle School students are invited to join in our PTO Read-A-Thon during the month of January. Not only does the event inject a bit of fun and challenge into the student’s reading requirements, but the funds raised by the Read-A-Thon support ongoing PTO activities, family events and teacher grants throughout the school year.

Please see the attached informational flyer for more details!




Middle School PTO Meeting

Our next Middle School PTO meeting will be Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 am. Please email hollistonpto@gmail.com if you would like to be on the distribution for meeting details.


Join the Middle School PTO!

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


PowerSchool Parent Account

PowerSchool Parent Account


If you still need help setting up your parent account in PowerSchool, please contact Tina Cortis at cortist@holliston.k12.ma.us.


Track and Field Registration

Some families have recently inquired about track and field registration for the spring. We are still quite a ways out from that. However, if you would like to mark your calendar now, please be advised of the following pertinent details:

Track and Field Registration for current 7th and 8th Grade Students

Opens March 21 @ 8AM

Closes March 25 @ 3PM


Track and Field Registration for current 6th Grade Students

Lottery sign up March 21 @ 8AM through March 25 @ 3PM


Practice starts on April 4


Buildwave Engineering Program

Want to foster your child's interest in STEM, while igniting their creative spark at the same time?

Buildwave is a creative building program that feels like a video game!


Please see this promotional flyer for more details!


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 During Math Class

6th Graders working hard in math class recently!

6th Graders During PE Class

6th Graders getting ready to get fit!

RAMS KLTR Signed Poster

RAMS collectively signed this poster to show our solidarity with one another as one community. RAMS Culture=RAMS KLTR

RAMS Calendar


3 - No school

16 - No school - MLK Day

25 - RAMS Middle of the Middle for 7th Grade

27 - No school - Professional Development Day for Faculty


RAMS Quote of the Day
“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.”

—Hillary DePiano, playwright and author


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