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Chorus Honors

Congratulations to the following students who were selected to participate in the GMEA District Honor Chorus this fall:

6th Grade: Alisa Adkins, Sofia Chen, Grace Chawla, Serim Hong, Alice Lee, Lia Mathews, Adiva Puttnam, Nathan Ware, Claire Wu
7th & 8th Grade: Noah Assaf, Kiran Balakrishnan, Sasha Borislow, Inaara Jadavji, Anjali Kolapalli, Arshiya Naidu, Anish Nair, Ananya Theneti, Austin Yi, Elizabeth Ziabtchenko

Congratulations to the following chorus students that were selected for the GMEA All-State Chorus after a rigorous audition: Kiran Balakrishnan, Ananya Theneti, Arshiya Naidu.

 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2016 CCRPI Scores

Congratulations to River Trail students, teachers, and support staff for earning a 97.1 on the 2016 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI)! RTMS was the highest-scoring middle school in Fulton County and amongst the highest in the entire state. We celebrate this accomplishment as an example of our commitment to successful academic and social development of adolescents. Thank you for your role in making this happen.

 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Weekly Surface Tip


Students remember that you and your parents signed the Fulton County Schools Device User Agreement before receiving your Surface tablet. By signing, student agreed to use the device for school purposes only and in a responsible manner. There is an increase in the number of students who are downloading games, installing items to get to blocked websites, etc. If devices are not being used appropriately and in a responsible manner, an office referral may be given to the student and student's device taken away for a period of time.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Breakfast For Lunch

Never had school breakfast before? Come by your school café during lunch next Friday, December 16 and see what everyone is talking about! During lunch, your café will feature breakfast for lunch. Stop by and try a few featured items from our breakfast menu such as chicken biscuit & strawberry smoothies. We will also be serving your regular cold meal options from the lunch menu

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pride for Parents Toy Drive

River Trail Middle School is participating in the Pride for Parents Toy Drive. This toy drive will be a competition between Wolf Packs. The dates during which you can bring in toys are November 28 to December 16. The Wolf Pack that brings the most toys in will be rewarded with donuts and other prizes. If you have new or very lightly used toys to bring in, bring them to the Media Center before classes. Read the posters around the school for more info!



Please nominate a staff member who exemplifies this month’s character word: GENEROSITY

Helping others
Unselfish act
Liberal in giving
Freedom from meanness

Voting for the Employee of the Month will close on the 15th day of each month.


8th Grade Exams

8th Grade exams will be administered as follows:

Monday, Dec. 19 – LA, World Languages, Reading
Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Science, Lang. Arts (HS)
Wednesday, Dec. 21 – Math
Thursday, Dec. 22 – Social Studies, Math (HS)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Common Sense Media 

For the last couple of weeks during Wolfpack, students have been learning about digital citizenship via Common Sense Media.  Each grade level particiapted in five activities that took students through a series of topics including social media, cyberbullying, digital footprint, and internet safety.  Detailed information is available at
 Making Sense blog for Families.


8th Grade Savannah Trip March 23-24, 2017

All 8th grade students received a letter in their GA Studies class this week that provides details about the 8th Grade Savannah Field Trip scheduled for March 23-24, 2017. Students should return the one page Intent Form/Parental Permission & Medical Consent Form to the GA Studies teacher by Thursday, September 1, 2016. Registration and payments should be completed via Class Act Educational Tours.


Volunteer Requirements

To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2016-2017 school year, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to re-register/register (even if a person has completed an application in the past) by completing the new online volunteer registration/application process. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process. In accordance with State Law, all volunteers must be current with the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol Training before being allowed to volunteer in our schools. It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on their government issued ID (please do not use nicknames or "goes by" names on the application). All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing and approval.

All volunteers (new and prior year) must register PRIOR to your first volunteer commitment at River Trail. This may take up to 48 hours to process.

   Register at http://www.fcsvolunteers.org/ 
Complete the mandatory online training.
                  Complete the volunteer application form and submit.
                         Wait for a confirmation email from Fulton County Schools. 
              To complete the process, bring your picture ID to front office to be scanned.


                                     Professional Development Days

September 2, 2016   *   November 7, 2016   *   February 21, 2017

The River Trail School Governance Council requested, and was approved for 3 professional learning days for the 2016-2017 school year. Students will not attend school on these days. River Trail teachers will participate in professional development courses that will increase classroom instruction strategies in the areas of personalized learning, project based learning, and critical thinking. These days only apply to RTMS, not students at other Fulton County Schools.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                             Yearbook

Yearbooks will be available for online purchase through Jostens.

School Information
Hours: 8:55 AM - 4:05 PM  

 Ph: 470-254-3860
     Fax: 470-254-3866     

    Email: rivertrailms@fultonschools.org
          Principal: Dawn Melin





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12/13/2016 7:00 PM Orchestra Winter Concert 
12/14/2016 7:00 PM Chorus Winter Concert 
12/19/2016 12:00 AM 8th Grade Finals - World Languages, Reading, ELA  
12/20/2016 12:00 AM 8th Grade Finals - Science, ELA 
12/21/2016 12:00 AM 8th Grade Finals - Math 
12/22/2016 12:00 AM End of Semester 
12/22/2016 12:00 AM 8th Grade - MATH and Social Studies 
1/5/2017 12:00 AM Teachers Workday (Students Off) 
1/6/2017 12:00 AM RTMS Professional Development Day (Students Off) 
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