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Damon Davis
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Our School Community

Welcome to the Reading Middle School Principal's Page! We will share important information and highlight the great things our students and teachers are doing in our school. 

 

Spring State Achievement Testing

I wanted to share with you the upcoming Ohio State Assessment dates so that you can mark these in your calendar. Please make every effort you can to have your child on time and at school the days of these tests. Students are required to use their Chromebooks for testing. Please make sure they bring their Chromebooks to school and that they are fully charged each day of testing.

Ohio State Assessment Dates:

English Language Arts - April 17th and 18th (Grades 6, 7, 8)

Math - April 24th and 25th (Grades 6, 7, 8)

Science - April 26th and 27th (Grade 8)

Please communicate with your team of teachers, any conflicts regarding the testing dates.

 

Awards Breakfast May 2nd

Our third quarter awards breakfast will be on May 2nd. Letters were mailed home this week. To avoid any confusion, we re-vamped our award letters to clearly indicate if your child is being recognized for honor roll or perfect attendance. The times for each grade level are listed below:

Grade 8 - 7:30 - 8:15

Grade 7 - 8:15 - 9:00

Grade 6 - 9:00 - 9:45

The awards breakfast will be held in the cafeteria. We are looking forward to celebrating the achievement and hard work of our students on the 2nd.

 

Summer School at RMS

This summer, for the first time, Reading Middle School will be holding summer school for grades 7 and 8 in ELA and math. The program will be five days a week for three weeks. Summer school will begin Monday, June 11 and end on Friday, June 29.

7th grade ELA: Monday-Friday 8:00-10:00 AM

7th grade Math: Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00 PM

8th grade Math: Monday-Friday 8:00-10:00 AM

8th grade ELA: Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00 PM

Summer school letters will be sent home in the next couple of weeks so students and families can plan accordingly. Summer school will be by invitation only and is designed for students who need additional academic support.

 

Scheduling for 18-19 School Year - Recommendation Day

We have been working hard as a staff to develop a better system for scheduling our students. On April 30th, Mrs. Salerno will be visiting grade levels to discuss course options for specials. On May 1st, students will be given course selection sheets to choose their specials and teachers will recommend their academic courses for the following school year. Students will bring the course selections sheets home with them on May 1st and they will need to be signed and returned back to the school. We will be sending out more information about this in the upcoming weeks.

 

The Times They Are A Changing - New Start and End Times for Reading Schools in the 18-19 School Year

Beginning in the 18-19 school year. All school buildings throughout the district will have slightly adjusted start and ending times (please see your child's individual building for times and information). The new schedule was developed with a vision for reducing gaps between elementary and high school/middle school arrival and dismissal times, to make it easier for our parents, while also improving the supervision of our students after school. These changes will continue as we transition into the new building in the 19-20 school year. Please see the new times below:

 

7:40-8:00 - Breakfast is served

7:50 - Students allowed in the building and staff provide supervision

8:05 - School Begins for students

2:55 - Students dismissed

3:00 - Bus Leaves for Hilltop

 

National Junior Honor Society

Our National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony will held on Thursday, April 26 at 7:30 pm. Congratulations to all of our seventh and eighth grade students that have worked so hard to earn this honor.

Just a reminder, on Friday March, 23rd, students who are eligible by grades (3.5 cumulative GPA) to be inducted into National Junior Honor Society were given an application packet. If your child is eligible, a letter was also mailed home on that date.

Students must complete their applications to the best of their ability. These packets are due to Ms. Brown in room 309 no later than 2:30 on Monday, April 9th. Please email Ms. Brown at jbrown@readingschools.org if you have any questions regarding the application completion process.

 

 




6/28/2017


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230 Halker Avenue
Reading, OH 45215