Tuesday, March 28, 2017
4231 Fork Shoals Road ♦ Simpsonville, SC 29680 ♦ (864) 452-0300 ♦ FAX (864) 452-0365

Upcoming Events

Parents-Testing Dates
For planning purposes, you can find a listing of our testing dates HERE and on our school calendar.

8th Graders-Job Shadowing
8th Grade Job Shadowing Day is coming! 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in job shadowing on Friday, April 28. On that day, participating students will not attend school, but will spend at least four hours shadowing a friend, family member or a member of the business community to learn more about their career of interest. Be on the look-out for a packet of information coming home this week and available HERE online.   Forms are due back to Counseling by April 18. 

RCMS Talent Show!
The PTSA presents the RCMS Talent Show on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 PM. Please come out and support the RCMS students who are preparing to show YOU their talents!  If you are a general member of the PTSA, please plan to attend a short meeting right at the beginning of the Talent Show to vote on board members for next year!

First Annual Family Community Fun Day!
April 28, 2017 - Save The Date!  We will have a Spring Fling Week (April 24-28 more details to come for students) which will end with our First Annual Family Community Fun Day.  This event will feature food, fun and games, a silent auction and the community!  We hope you will join us for this great event bringing our RCMS families together with the Simpsonville and surrounding communities! 

Extended Day Program
Ralph Chandler Middle School will now offer an Extended Day Program beginning February 6, 2017.  Find out more by clicking HERE.  Also, if you have items you no longer need such as coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, yarn, jump ropes, balls, lego’s-things of this nature-and would like to donate toward our program, it would be of great help to us!

Change in Assignment Choice Lottery Results
Lottery results can be found at the District site HERE.

About next year.....

Course Catalogs can be found HERE and on the Parents Page tab

RCMS Panther Sports News!
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Spring Baseball, Softball and Soccer Schedule  

RCMS Athletic Packet available by clicking HERE 

Weather Reminder: As we begin outside sports, please be reminded we are dealing with Winter Weather. Be prepared for dates to be canceled due to rain, snow, ice or extreme cold. Also, please come to conditioning with appropriate dress for the cold weather. Any player who does not have appropriate clothing to deal with cold weather will be sent home from conditioning and practice.

Here's a chance for our school to win $500!
Race Website: http://www.tdbankreedyriverrun.com/
FIT'S COOL School Challenge
The Fit's Cool School Challenge offers a way for two schools to win money. The elementary and middle school with the most points accumulated by running in the TD Bank Reedy River 10K, 5K or Youth Mile will each receive a donation of $500.
Each student will earn 10 points for running and finishing in one of our three events (provided they select their school name in the drop down menu during registration). Each non-student (parent or family friend) will earn 2 points for the school they select during registration for either the 5K or 10K (at regular entry fee).
The easiest way for you to help your school is to encourage your friends and family to select your school when they register online for one of these three TD Bank Reedy River Run events, using the dropdown menu of participating schools. http://www.tdbankreedyriverrun.com/fits-cool-challenge.html 
TD Bank Reedy River Youth Mile
Registration is open to runners ages 5-14 years old. All TD Bank Reedy River Youth Mile finishers will receive a t-shirt, and awards will be given to the top three overall male and female runners, as well as the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14. Race entries will be capped at 750.
The start of the Reedy River Youth Mile is at 7:30 am on Saturday, April 22, 2017 for all age groups together. To enhance safety at the start, runners will be organized in corrals with older age groups in the front and younger age groups in the back. Children must line up with their age group. Parents, who also register for the youth mile, may run with their children. Parents not registered are invited to wait with them in the start corral until the race begins. There will plenty of volunteer runners at all points on the course to ensure the safety of each participant. Make plans to stay for the awards ceremony, scheduled to begin at 9:15 am.
Register for the TD Bank Reedy River Youth Run
Race start time: 7:30 a.m.
Race date: Saturday, April 22, 2016
Registration fee for first 400:  $10. Parents who desire to run with their youth participants may also register for $10 using the same registration process.
Registration fee after first 400 registered: $12
No Race Day Registration.

RCMS Happenings....
yearbookParents:  For planning purposes, you can find a listing of our testing dates HERE and on our school calendar.  

The Governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, has issued a Proclamation (click HERE) proclaiming March as Middle Level Education Month.  The proclamation contains some significant language that should make us proud as middle level educators!

Greenville Zoo visits RCMS:
  A big "thank you" goes out to the Greenville Zoo, for bringing hands-on learning right to RCMS!  Click HERE for more pictures and the story!

Spirit Nights:
 Spirit Nights are fundraising nights when restaurants give a percentage of their sales during the time frame to the school. Be sure to mention Ralph Chandler when you order!  April 19-20 Papa John's (please turn in receipts for your purchases on either of these days-RCMS PTSA get 15% of sales!) April 25th is Sonic 5-8 pm. Check our calendar for all Spirit Night opportunities!

Student ID Policy: Parents, our Student ID policy is now in effect.  Please see the letter HERE which explains the importance of the Student ID, and why it must be worn at all times.

Digital Citizenship:  
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Click for easy access to advice on parenting in the digital age...Common Sense is the nation's leading independent nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology. Families, educators, and policymakers turn to Common Sense for unbiased information and trusted advice to help them learn how to harness the positive power of media and technology for all kids.

Free Breakfast for Students  - All students can receive a school breakfast for free regardless of their status.  

 Meal prices are as follows:  Student Lunch Paid $2.40 - Reduced Lunch  $.40

Library News:

snowmanIn case of inclement weather, you can find the latest update from the District HERE!

Volunteer Procedure

Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers.   Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an application to the school and receive clearance from the district before interacting with children in the school or chaperoning any school field trip. Ralph Chandler Middle School will begin implementing this process immediately.  Our primary responsibility is to safeguard our children and ensure we are in compliance with the identified guidelines.  Thank you for your cooperation as we work with our stakeholders to complete this process.  All volunteers will be required to remain in the presence of a GCS employee at all times until applications for Level II are approved.   Please feel free to contact a school administrator if you have any questions.


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