Wednesday, November 25, 2015
4231 Fork Shoals Road ♦ Simpsonville, SC 29680 ♦ (864) 452-0300 ♦ FAX (864) 452-0365

Upcoming Events

RCMS 2016 Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Mr. Grant!
Mr Grant 

ACE Award Nominations Due 01/29/16


The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 66 male and female students from each of the 33 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.

If you would like to nominate a Ralph Chandler Middle 8th grader, please complete and submit this nomination on-line at All nominations must be submitted by January 29th. An ACE Awards Advisory Committee at each school will choose finalists from among those nominated to complete an application for the ACE Award. One male and one female will be chosen from each middle and high school in Greenville County. All ACE award recipients will be recognized at the ACE Awards ceremony in the spring.

2016-17 Lottery for Special Permission
The 2016-17 Change in Assignment Choice lottery application window will be available to parents from Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 18, 2015.  Click HERE for additional information.  

PTSA Reflections

The 2015 RCMS Reflections Art Contest Winners Announced on November 6, 2015

Congratulations to T.J. R., Sarah H., Madison S., Amy D., Kathlyn M., Lizzy Z., Dorothy P., Corrie B., Kylee J., Lacey C. and Kendra W.  Each of the winners received a certificate, a ribbon and a gift award.  Our student's entries are now advancing to the Greenville County School District contest where they will be considered for awards in our school district as well as the South Carolina state contest. RCMS PTSA is proud to support these talented students and the arts in our schools.  

Book Faces!
Click on the picture to view some creative RCMS Book Faces!  Stop in the Media Center or create your own and email it to! 
Book Faces

RCMS Happenings....

Notes from PTSA:

General Meeting: The PTSA will be having a general meeting on Tuesday November 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria prior to the 6th Grade Band Concert.

Reflections Theme Search Contest
"National PTA needs your help. We are looking for the next Reflections Art Contest theme. The winning entry will be awarded a $100 prize! You can find the Theme Search entry form on the school website HERE or on the bulletin board outside the PTA office. Be sure to check out past themes so that you do not repeat old themes. 
Please turn in all entry forms to the school office by November 16.  Remember your idea could be worth $100!"

Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest News:
The voting period will begin Wednesday, November 4 at 12:00am (ET) and will end Wednesday, November 18 at 11:59pm (ET) at You will be able to share a link to your entry for others to vote for you via email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.  Remember, voting will be limited to ten votes per entry per 24 hour period per IP address, so if someone votes at 7am on Monday, they will have to wait until 7:01am on Tuesday to vote again.  If we win for our Region, the school will receive $1000 and an iPad.  So vote, vote, vote!
Volunteers are currently needed for: School Dance, School Store.  The school store is open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7:45-8:30 am.  We are looking for volunteers to work one morning a week.  Please contact Lori Nix at if you are interested in helping. 

Spirit Wear - If you were unable to purchase one during Orientation, we will be ordering more.  You can view the shirt HERE.

The Giving Tree is in full bloom! 
Check the tree in the main office for items being collected for our Panther friends! 


Add us to your address book!

Please help us ensure that our emails to you don't end up in your junk mail folder or get marked as spam by your internet provider by adding your child's teachers email addresses to your address book as SAFE addresses!

App Get the RCMS app for your device at the Apple App Store and Google Play.  Get the app to keep up to date with what's going on here at school and help put an end to bullying!  Watch this!

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 NutritionClick on the icon to learn more about how nutrition and exercise helps you feel better and do better.

2016 Great Britain Trip

England, Ireland and Wales trip in June 2016

Learn more about the upcoming trip to Great Britain HERE.  You can also view the tour website HERE.  Please note that a $95 per person non-refundable deposit is due September 30th as the price will increase October 1.


New for 2015-16! Get Connected!

Naviance Family Conection is Greenville County School District's new ONE-STOP-SHOP for connecting what you are doing in school RIGHT NOW to preparing for your future career!  Read all about it HERE!

Share Your Pictures!

Send your pictures to Ms. Wines!

Your pictures may be included in the next RCMS yearbook!  Click HERE to find out how to easily share your pictures with the yearbook staff, right from your mobile device!  Or, you can send your pictures to Ms. Wines at


Palmetto Gold  report card    
Palmetto Gold Award   Excellent Report Card