RAMS News July 14, 2023

Tina Cortis



  • RAMS Open Building Date

  • RAMS 2023-2024 Student Schedule Information & Supply Lists

  • RAMS Athletics

  • RAMS Paraprofessionals Needed

  • RAMS Summer Reading

  • RAMS Calendar

  • Quick Hello and Contact Information from Karen Manning, AP

  • RAMS Quote of the Day



RAMS Open Building Date-Thursday, August 24th


We will be providing a day for tours at RAMS this summer.


Who: All grade 6 students, new students, and their families are encouraged to attend.

Where: RAMS

When: Thursday, August 24th

Last Name A-J: Thursday, August 24th 9:00-10:00

Last Name K-Z: Thursday, August 24th 10:30-11:30


An information session with both Dr. Jordan and Ms. Manning at 10:00 am will provide general information relative to your student’s experience at RAMS. The presentation will be shared with families for anyone who cannot attend.



RAMS 2023-2024 Student Schedule Information & Supply Lists


Student Schedule Release Date: Monday, August 14th, 2023



Counselors will be available to answer questions and make any necessary adjustments beginning on Thursday, August 24. Scheduling adjustments will be reflected by the time students return to school. Please note, email may not be returned until August 25th or later depending on volume.

Counselor assignments are as follows:

Grade 6, Ms. Smith - smithk@holliston.k12.ma.us

Grade 7, Mrs. Gavan - gavana@holliston.k12.ma.us

Grade 8, Mr. Powers - powersj@holliston.k12.ma.us

Supply Lists

Families, please check the supply lists below for your student/students.

Grade 6 School Supplies 23-24

Grade 7 School Supplies 23-24

Grade 8 School Supplies 23-24

RAMS Athletics

The Fall 2023-2024 Interscholastic Athletic program at RAMS includes:

Cross Country for grade 6, 7, and 8.

Field Hockey for grades 6, 7, and 8.

Volleyball for grade 8 (Once we fill the Assistant Volleyball Coach position, spots will be open to Grade 7 students, date TBD).


Details can be found at the RAMS Athletics.

*Registration will open at 8:00 am on August 14, 2023.


Fall Sports Night for parents will be held on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:00 PM in the RAMS auditorium.

Attention Amazing Families and Friends of RAMS!

We are in search of coaches for this fall at RAMS. The following positions are open:



  • Volleyball Assistant Coach
  • Field Hockey Assistant Coach




If you are interested in filling a position, splitting a position with another person, or if any names come to mind please do have them reach out to manningk@holliston.k12.ma.us and I will answer any questions.

RAMS Paraprofessionals Needed

Robert Adams Middle School is seeking paraprofessionals. Like most schools nationwide, RAMS is experiencing a shortage of individuals to do this vital and rewarding work. We are asking for help from our amazing community.


If you are the slightest bit curious, please connect with us. Maybe you know a new retiree, a recent college graduate, or a caring and positive person who would love to work with students. Reach out to 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.


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.

RAMS Summer Reading

All students entering Grades 6-8 are required to read two books of their choice and have a parent/guardian sign off on the Summer Reading Signature Slip. Students entering Grade 8 are required to read one fiction and one nonfiction book. Students are also welcome to complete this Optional Extra Credit Assignment.


Our RAMS Summer Reading Website provides clear information, links to all documents needed, and a number of suggested titles in a variety of genres. There are also links to online books and audiobooks.

RAMS Calendar Updates


14 Student Schedule Release

24 Open Building Day

28 Opening Day for staff

29 Opening Day for students 1-12



1 No School for students, professional development

4 No school-Labor Day

5 Parent Sports Night Meeting @ 6:00 pm in RAMS auditorium

8 School Picture Day

TBD Scholastic Book Fair

20-21 Open House:

  • Grade 6 & Arts/WL Wednesday, 9/20-6:30pm-8:30pm

  • Grades 7 & 8 Thursday, 9/21-6:30pm-8:30pm

TBD Celebrate Holliston

25 No school-Yom Kippur

A Quick Hello From Your New Assistant Principal, Karen Manning

Hello RAMS Families!


It is a privilege to be here at RAMS and I am so excited to meet you all during the school year.


A reminder to all that I can be contacted for any Assistant Principal needs at RAMS by phone or email. The phone number at RAMS is 508-429-0657 and my extension is 1406. My email is manningk@holliston.k12.ma.us. Mr. Conant has transitioned to his new role here at RAMS but has been preparing me for this exciting adventure.


With Respect,

Karen Manning