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 GA Milestone Testing

RTMS students in grades 6 - 8 will be involved in GA Milestones testing during the weeks April 12-30.  Students in grades 6 and 7 will take an end-of-grade assessment in English Language Arts and mathematics while students in grades 8 are also assessed in science and social studies. Students in the high school Honors Physical Science course and 9th grade Honors Literature course will be taking an end-of-course assessment as designated by the State Board of Education.  Parents and students can experience the online system here..

In order to help make sure your child is prepared, calm, and well rested and approaches the Georgia Milestones in a relaxed, positive way, please be certain your student gets plenty of sleep and has a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Testing will begin each assessment day at 9:00AM; please be certain your student is at school on time; rushing and worrying about being late could affect performance on the tests. The schedule for testing is as follows:

4/12 EOG Writing Assessment (all grade levels)
4/16 EOG ELA Assessment (all grade levels)  
4/18 EOG Math Assessment (all grade levels)
4/23 EOG Science Assessment (8th grade only)
4/24 EOG Social Studies Assessment (8th grade only)
4/25 EOC 9th grade Literature Writing Assessment (8th grade students)
4/26 EOC 9th grade Literature ELA Assessment (8th grade students)
4/30 EOC 9th grade Honors Physical Science Assessment (8th grade students)

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"No Place for Hate" Poetry Slam

RTMS is hosting the No Place for Hate Poetry Slam on May 2 in the media center after school. All welcome to attend. Students may try out for the poetry slam with their language arts teachers. Prizes will be awarded for the best presentations. Please join us for this exciting event. See Mrs. Vizethann for more information. The Edmodo code to join is  grzzrg.

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National Chess Championship

Congratulations to Ramapriya Srinivas for placing 10th in the National Chess Championship.  Way to go Ramapriya!

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Upcoming Microsoft Surface Inspection

River Trail teachers and staff are enjoying the use of the Surface tablets as instructional tools this year and are proud of how well students are caring for them.  Many of our students are  responsible and proactive in bringing any damaged devices and accessories into the tech office for repair.  Each year,  an inspection of devices is conducted to look for any damage the device might have incurred over the course of the school year.  Should your child's device be damaged, The tech team will be sending notification home via fine letter for the cost to repair the damage if the child's device is damaged.  Please take the time to look over your child's device and accessories to check for any damages or losses that may have occurred to avoid any surprises.   

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School Cafe Serves Farm Fresh Blueberries in April

In April, the Blueberries served at lunch are part of Fulton County's School Nutrition Farm to School Initiative. These blueberries have been grown and harvested from farmers across the Southeast. Since the blueberries are grown nearby, they are at peak freshness, more environmentally friendly and help support our local farmers! Blueberries are rich in vitamin K and vitamin C! 

Be sure to pick up the farm fresh blueberries in the school cafe the week of April 23rd!

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Junior Beta Club

The Junior Beta Club induction ceremony will be held Thursday April 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. Please fill out the information form located on the Jr. Beta Edmodo site before Friday April 20th.

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8th Grade Parent Tours of Northview High School

The Northview PTSA is hosting school tours on Wednesday, Apr 25th at 9:30am for all 8th grade parents who want to get a peek inside Northview HS. This is particularly beneficial for parents of students who are a little nervous about rising to high school. When the parents understand the lay of the building, it's easy for them to qualm the nerves of their students who might be a little unsure of themselves. The purpose of this event is to tour the building. Teachers and counselors will not be on hand to discuss course options. Come visit Northview, there's lots to see!

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Summit OnSite

River Trail is excited to join other North Fulton secondary schools in the "Summit OnSite" program!  The mental health/wellness of our students is as important as their physical and academic well-being, and we don't want appointment-scheduling to be a hindrance.  Katie Beals, a therapist from the Summit Counseling Center, is available for mental health counseling sessions at River Trail with RTMS students during the school day on Thursdays.  For more information or to make an appointment, please see this FAQ.  For contact information on other off-site therapists, please contact Ms. Graff, Ms. Bartley, or Mr. Peterson in our counseling office.     

 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2018 Yearbook

There are less than 50 yearbooks available for sale!!  Go to the River Trail website and click on the yearbook link to order yours.  Yearbooks are $50 and the last day to buy online is April 30.  After that date, yearbooks can only be purchased on the last day of school for $60 CASH. Click here  to buy your yearbook today!

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2018-19 PTA

PTA is a good way to stay involved and know what is going on at the middle school. We are currently assembling the 2018-2019 executive board and committee chairs. There are still some spots available:  Two board positions: Treasurer (the outgoing treasurer will have an 8th grader next year so she will be available for consults!) and VP of Ways and Means. This VP position is over school store, spirit wear, incentives and membership.

Committee chair positions: Red Ribbon Week (substance abuse awareness), Membership, Spirit Call (fall dance), 8th Grade Dance (current chairs will have 8th graders next year and will still be around to help), Directory (the directory is electronic, so all work on this can be done from home), PTA Eblast (also composed and sent from home).  If interested, or if you have any questions, contact Kim Ware at: kimberlysware@yahoo.com by Saturday, April 28th.

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 Early Checkout for Students

Please send a note with your child if he/she needs to be checked out of school before the 4:05 p.m. dismissal time. The note must include a telephone number where you can be reached. Your child should bring the note to the office prior to first period the morning of the checkout. If for any reason your student does not have a note; please call the front office with the dismissal changes. Please assist us by checking out your child prior to 3:45 p.m. All students must be signed out in the logbook in the office. Photo ID needs to be shown upon checkout.

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Students should not be dropped off at school in the mornings before 8:15 a.m. unless they are coming at a specific time to meet with a specific teacher. We do not have staff available to supervise students until 8:15 a.m. and they may not be on campus unsupervised.

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Hours: 8:55 AM - 4:05 PM  

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    Email: rivertrailms@fultonschools.org
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