RAMS NEWS-June 20, 2023

Tina Cortis

What's New at RAMS!

Big Congrats to our May 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 May, we would like to recognize the following students:




Grade 6: Shamili Potturi, Jack Firmani, Bella Lee

Grade 7: Grace Mitchell, Clare Drummey, Aden Khoury

Grade 8: Remy Mandeville, Anna Barrett, Rebecca Doucette

Unified Arts: Alyssa Balardini, Clare Cornwell, Kate McGovern

World Languages: Riya Yedugani, Abbey DiChiara, Sanika Javali


Great work, we are so proud of you!



RAMS Safe and Supportive Lessons - Pride Month

RAMS Safe & Supportive School: Pride Month

As you are aware, we are working incredibly hard this year to educate our, students, around what it means to be a safe and supportive school. In doing so, our Peer Leadership, GSA Clubs have been working hard at providing information, activities, lessons, and visibility of inclusivity each day.

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrated in classrooms and communities around the world. It's a great time to include LGBTQ themes and history into our community learning and helping LGBTQ students feel safer and more affirmed. In doing this we feel that all of our students will benefit from a better understanding of history and the groups within our community.

What are we doing to demonstrate support?

  • Morning announcements to provide information about what it takes to be inclusive and empathetic to those around us.

  • RAMS Safe & Supportive Lesson: Peer Leaders continuing to lead Safe and Supportive Lessons during RAMS Block (Ableism, Sexism).


Holliston Pride


Saver's Drive - Update

The Savers Drive event started in March and ended on April 29th. We wear able to collect 72 bags of clothes (1080 pounds) and 12 big boxes of books, toys, and lots of shoes (580 pounds).


The town of Holliston was the highest collection out of all other towns in the MA area. Great work, Aashni and a huge thank you to all of the students and families that helped support this valuable cause!


Grade 5 Step Up Day

RAMS welcomed the 5th graders recently as part of Grade 5 Step Up Day. Our 6th grade staff and student leaders prepared a nice morning of events for the 5th grade to help students acclimate to their soon-to-be new school. We are excited to have those students here!


RAMS Field Day

As the year comes to a close, we look forward to celebrating with our annual field trips on Tuesday, June 20.

Grade 6: Field Day at Stoddard Park, Holliston

Grade 7: Kimball Farms, Westford

Grade 8: LAUNCH, Norwood


PTO Updates

8th Grade Celebration

  • June 16 from 6:30-8:30pm at RAMS: We are excited for our upcoming Grade 8 Celebration!! This will be a fun event for ALL 8th graders to close out their middle school careers. Yummy food, casual attire (shorts/tees/sundresses/comfy shoes), DJ & dancing, and outdoor games/activities to provide lots of fun for all


Join the MS PTO!

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


Summer Reading

While we want students to relax and unwind, the habit of reading is something we would love for students to continue throughout the summer months. Please view the following links as they provide more information on summer reading options for our students.


Summer Reading Signature Slip

Optional Extra Credit Assignment

RAMS Summer Reading Website


End of year Reminders

Books- Just a reminder to help your child locate any borrowed library books and return them to the school library ASAP.


Locks- Just a reminder that all students must return their locker combination lock. Any student who has lost their lock, must pay the $5.00 fee per the handbook in order to attend the field trip on Tuesday, June 20.


Lost & Found-Please encourage your child to check our Lost & Found before the last day of school. All items are organized in our lobby. Any items not claimed will be donated by July 1.


Holliston Library Program - Anime Monday

Anime Monday

Next Meeting: June 26 at 3:30pm

Come offer ideas for what you want to watch next


Also offering snacks... Bring a friend


Fall Registration for High School Athletics is Now Open

Fall Registration

Fall '23 High School athletics registration is now open. Please click on the registration tab on the HHS athletics website HHS Athletics Webpage or go directly to the HHS FamilyID link Fall 2023 Sports Registration.


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.


RAMS Calendar


19 - NO SCHOOL - Juneteenth

20 - RAMS Field Day

21 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Half Day, dismissal at 11:00AM


RAMS Quote of the Day

“A (person's) mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes