Tuesday, September 02, 2014
4231 Fork Shoals Road ♦ Simpsonville, SC 29680 ♦ (864) 452-0300 ♦ FAX (864) 452-0365

Upcoming Events

TheRoarYB

TheRoarYB is wanting to know what YOU did last summer!

You could be featured in the 2015 Yearbook. Students who submit summer fun pictures to Mrs. Marsh at dtruamarsh@greenville.k12.sc.us or Ms. Wines at swines@greenville.k12.sc.us will get their name put in a hat for a drawing.


Letter to the Community

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Welcome to a new school year at Ralph Chandler Middle School.  We look forward to August 19th and the arrival of our students.  We anticipate a great opening and an awesome school year.

The following items are provided to give you some general information that will help us serve you effectively and efficiently during the 2014-2015 school year. .....read more here..... 


Student Council Elections

2014-2015 Student Council 

Parents and Students:
We are extremely excited to announce that it's time to elect a Student Council for Ralph Chandler Middle school for the 2014-2015 school year.  The Student Council will share students' views on issues involving our school, participate in community service activities, provide student leadership and role modeling, and represent the student population at our school. 

Elections will be held in two separate parts.  The first part will focus on the Student Council Officer Election, or the Cabinet positions.  The second part will focus on Team Representative Elections.  This will allow students not capturing Cabinet positions to have the opportunity to participate in the elections for Team Representatives.

Officer Candidacy:

Students wishing to run for Student Council Cabinet positions (Secretary, Vice President, and President) will need to complete the Student Council Application of Officer Candidacy. These applications must be completed and returned no later than Wednesday, September 3. Any late orincomplete applications will be returned.  Applications will need a teacher's signature for the recommendation portion of the application.  The election for Cabinet office will be held on Tuesday, September 9.  Candidates for these offices will make video campaign speeches on Thursday, September 4 and Friday, September 5 during homeroom.  These speeches will be shown during homeroom on Tuesday, September 9.  Voting will occur immediately after the speeches.  All ballots will be administered to student voters.  Teachers will forward the ballots and class tally sheets to the advisors.  Then, advisors will tally all class votes.  The results will be announced during afternoon announcements.

Representative:
Students wishing to run for Student Council Team Representative will need to complete the Student Council Application for Candidacy-Representative.  These applications must be completed and returned to Mrs. Penninger (Room 804) no later than Wednesday, September 17.  Any late or incomplete applications will be returned.  Applications will need a teacher's signature for the recommendation portion of the application.  The election for representatives will be held on Tuesday, September 23.  Candidates for these offices will make video campign speeches on Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 19 during homeroom.  These speeches will be shown during homeroom on Tuesday, September 23.  Voting will occur immediately after the speeches.  All ballots will be administered to student voters.  Teachers will forward the ballots and class tally sheets to the advisors.  Then, advisors will tally all class votes.  The results will be announced during afternoon announcements.

Please contact us if you have any questions.
Stacy Penninger - spenninger@greenville.k12.sc.us
Susan LaBoone - slaboone@greenville.k12.sc.us
RCMS Student Council Sponsors

 


Welcome Back Students!
Welcome!
RCMS Faculty and staff welcomes our students for the new school year!


Medication Policy

Please see the Nurse's Page for information regarding medications at school.


Rising 7th Graders

Tdap Immunization Required for Rising Seventh Graders-

Parents are reminded that rising seventh graders must have the Tdap vaccination or they must submit an objector's statement to their child's school for students to attend school prior to the first day of school, Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
 
Parents must provide their child's school with documentation of the Tdap immunization, a religious exemption or a medical exemption.  Parents are encouraged to submit documentation as soon as possible.  If documentation is not provided before the first day of school, the student will not be allowed to start school.

The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough).  State Law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination beginning with the 2013-14 school year.  


RCMS Happenings....

Chick-fil-A Thursday's return on August 28.  Every Thursday morning you'll be able to purchase Chick-fil-A sandwiches for $3.00 each or 2/$5.00 in the car line.  Thank you for your support! 


Purchasing GIFT CARDS?

The Band & Strings program is selling gift cards as a fundraiser through United Scrip.  Choose from over 500+ retailers in various amounts from $5-$500.  With each gift card purchased, a percentage is given to RCMS Band & Strings.  You can register online at www.scripzone.com and enter our passcode: 864RCMSMB with your order.  Thank you for your support!


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!


Michelin YES! Kick-Off!

Pizza Party Kick-Off! 

The Childrens Museum of the Upstate and The Michelin Youth Empowerment through Service (YES!) Program are kicking off their program on September 4th with a Pizza Party!  Find out more information HERE.


2014-2015 Jr. Book Award Titles
Enjoy some great reads over the summer and get a jump on next year's SCJBA program!  Here's a link to the list of 20 titles on our Face Book page.  Don't forget to LIKE US! while on FB!


The Principal's Message
Principal MessageListen to the latest phone blast from Ms. Mantooth-click the icon!


Awards

Palmetto Gold      
Palmetto Gold Award