Friday, October 9, 2015
4231 Fork Shoals Road ♦ Simpsonville, SC 29680 ♦ (864) 452-0300 ♦ FAX (864) 452-0365

Upcoming Events

Spirit Week! 10/5-9
*See more details below*


Shrimp Boil! - October 9 - 7pm!  

Don't miss out!  Click HERE for ticket info!

Student Council

Congratulations to the 2015-16 RCMS Student Council Members!

President: Megan Wetherald
8th Grade Representatives: Audrey Goodwin and Dorothy Peden
Vice President: Kimberly Hernandez
7th Grade Representatives: Kolby Bonds and Emma Cox
Secretary: Justice Lawrence
6th Grade Representatives: Daniel Hartsell and Sarah Hobson

SC Junior Scholars Program

Deadline-October 9, 2015

Any 8th Grade student interested in participating in the South Carolina Junior Scholars Program by taking the PSAT test (Preliminary SAT) on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 will need to see Mrs. Scott in the Counseling Office by October 9. The cost of the test is $15.00 and students must have a permission form signed by a parent/guardian. Checks will need to be made out to Ralph Chandler Middle School.  Any questions please call Mrs. Scott at 452-0362 or email

RCMS Happenings....

Notes from PTSA:

SPIRIT WEEK - Entering Panther Territory - October 5-9, 2015

Every Day: PENNY WARS:  Pennies will be collected through the car line and bus lines each morning. Which grade can collect the most money?  All types of monies count!
MONDAY: PENNY WARS; Flip-flop/Hat Day ($1 each); Ipod Day ($2); Voting for King/Queen
TUESDAY: PENNY WARS; Crazy Hair Day ($1); Ipod Day ($2)
WEDNESDAY: PENNY WARS; Pajama Day ($1); Ipod Day ($2)
THURSDAY: PENNY WARS; Favorite Character Day ($2) Dress as your favorite book or movie character (NO MASKS). Ipod Day ($2); Teacher/Student DODGEBALL ($3)
FRIDAY: Red & Black Spirit Day-Wear your Spirit Week t-shirt!  Come to the Pep Rally and show your support for our athletic teams here at RCMS.  PENNY WARS; Ipod Day ($2) Spirit Doors will be judged today!  At the pep rally Kings and Queens will be crowned today and Midnight will help with the spirit competition!

Spirit Week - 5th Annual "Entering Panther Territory!" Panther Pride Week October 5-9 - A week for out student body, administration, teachers, faculty and parents to unite and raise money for our school.  The school will host lots of activities throughout the week and encentives for the kids to be supportive and hold some responsibility in making Ralph Chandler Middle School its very best.  Wristbands will be sold for $25 (includes a t-shirt and participation in all of the activities).  Students may also pay for each individual activity ($1-3).  Wristband without a t-shirt is $18.
Remember that 100% of the money raised will benefit our school!  It's time to get PUMPED! Let's RAISE some SERIOUS money for our school!

Shrimp Boil - Join us at the Weatherstone Clubhouse on October 9th and enjoy a relaxing and FUN night.  A silent auction will be conducted with donated items from local businesses and patrons.  Tickets are $20 each or 2/$30 and 100% of the money raised will benefit RCMS.  Ticket order form available HERE.

The 2015-16 Reflections art contest is underway.  Find your paint brush, camera, pen and paper!  It's time to get creative.  The theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly." Try writing a poem or short story, painting a picture, taking a photo, filming a movie or writing music.  For the first time this year, 3-D art can be entered.  So, try building with wood, making a sculpture or pottery, knitting or even designing jewelry.  Entry forms can be found in the school office.  For more information, CLICK HERE or contact Mrs. Lookadoo at  Deadline is October 19, 2015.  Complete rules found HERE.

Volunteers are currently needed for: Spirit Week, 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! 

Parents!  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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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!


Be A Part of Our Career Day! 

Wednesday, November 11th - Sign up by contacting the Counseling Department!

Letter to the Community

The Principal's Welcome

Read Ms. Mantooth's Letter to the Community HERE.

Volleyball Goes GOLD!

Ralph Chandler Middle School Student Athletes Win Gold

The Woodruff Middle School Volleyball Invitational was held Saturday, September 5th at the Upward Volleyball Stars Center in Spartanburg.  Eighteen volleyball teams from various counties competed for the coveted Gold Division 1st place position.  The morning pool play results placed Ralph Chandler Middle School (RCMS) on top with all wins and no losses.  Hillcrest Middle School, Beck Academy and Gable Middle School were right behind with at least one loss.  The four teams went into the Gold Divison bracket.  All matches were highly competitive with non-stop plays and matches going into the third set.  The RCMS Lady Panthers remained on top winning each match throughout bracket play.  In the end, RCMS was matched against Beck Academy.  Beck played strong, however RCMS' strength in positional skills, communication and teamwork led to victory.  The RCMS Lady Panthers earned the 1st place Gold Division Trophy.  
The 2015-2016 Ralph Chandler Middle Volleyball Lady Panthers lead by Coach Michael Burton and Assistant Coach Sarah Giblin are: Kayla Arce, Olivia Felder, Briana Hammersmith, Cassidy Hill, Drew Howard, Remy James, Emma Magnan, Jessica Possenriede, Elizabeth Simo, Kayle Tinsley, Taylor Tinsley, and Krystal Villanueva with team managers, Emma Arce, Emily Frazier and Amiyah Jessup. 


Record Breakers!

Congratulations Woodmont High swimmers on a great first meet!  We had 5 records broken and 2 automatic state qualifiers!
  • 500 Free Automatic State Qualifiers - Elizabeth J. and Campbell M.
  • 200 Medley Relay Record Holders - Campbell M., Hannah C., Maggie R., Elizabeth J.
  • 200 Free Relay Record Holders - Elizabeth J., Maggie R., Carleigh S., Campbell M.
  • 500 Free and 100 Back Record Holder - Campbell M.
  • 100 Fly Record Holder - Maggie R.

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