RAMS News June 8, 2023

Tina Cortis

What's New at RAMS!

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


PRIDE Flag Raising

Recently, RAMS members of the GSA were asked if they wanted to say a few words to those that gathered at the PRIDE flag raising at Town Hall on June 1. Proud of our students as they spoke in front of the crowd about what it meant to them to have the PRIDE flag raised in their town. Additional PRIDE related events in RAMS include:


-New PRIDE flags to decorate the inside of RAMS


-PRIDE support items such as bracelets, pins, and flags for students


8th Grade Community Service Day

On Friday, May 26, our 8th grade students took part in Holliston tradition that has now been ongoing for over 20 years! Our 8th graders took part in a day of community service whereby they traveled throughout the community from the Senior Center to HHS to Placentino & Miller, and here at RAMS to help beautify those buildings and outdoor spaces. Later that day, our students celebrated their hard work by eating some delicious pizza from Corner Market with their teachers and our PTO! What an awesome day, we are very proud of our students for their hard work!


*Parents & caregivers-we have a number of rakes and other equipment left behind from community service day. If you know your student used equipment and did not bring it home, please check out front of RAMS as we have a nice collection!*


Grade 5 Step Up Day - June 7

RAMS will welcome the 5th graders here on Wednesday, June 7 as part of Grade 5 Step Up Day. Our 6th grade staff and student leaders have 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!!

  • Tickets will be sold at lunches on Wednesday, June 14-Friday, June 16. Students must have a ticket in order to attend. Tickets for this event will be $15. We want all 8th graders to attend, so if you need monetary assistance please reach out to Mr. Conant or Dr. Jordan.

  • We need a few chaperones to help - please signup here.


Townwide PTO Meeting

Our next TownwidePTO meeting will be Monday, June 12 at 7:00 pm at the HHS Library. Please join us! (This meeting will also serve as our last MS PTO Meeting of the year - we will not meet at RAMS on June 13.)


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.


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.


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.


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. This list will be provided in an upcoming RAMS Newsletter.


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


7 - Grade 5 Step Up to RAMS

12, 13, 14 - 6th Grade Day Trip to Hale Reservation

16 - Grade 8 Celebration & Dance

19 - NO SCHOOL - Juneteenth

20 - RAMS Field Day

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


RAMS Quote of the Day

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. ―G.K. Chesterton