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 MOYA - Month of the Young Adolescent

River Trail will be celebrating our young adolescents with various dress-up days throughout the month. RTMS Staff encourages everyone to participate and join in on the fun. See the MOYA calendar for the dress-up days. Celebrations will end with a pep rally on Friday, Oct 27th.  

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Student & Staff Recognition Program Begins

October is not only the designated Month of the Young Adolescent (MOYA) it is also the month that kicks off River Trail's student recognition program, Wolf of the Month, sponsored by Chick Fil A at Johns Creek, Creative Hair Salon and Publix @ Shakerag. Each month a character trait is paired with a content area department, and the teachers in that department each select a student who exemplifies this characteristic. These students become our Wolves of the Month. The character trait and department changes from month to month and each trait is highlighted prior to the selection in wolf pack activities.

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Drug Dog Visit

As part of our Oct 30 – Nov 3 Red Ribbon Week activities, the Johns Creek police K-9 team will conduct a search of our school.  Although such a visit can occur anytime, this particular one is being done to educate students on the importance of not having drugs at school.  Please help reinforce the drug-free message with your children through conversations at home.   

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Community Night – Thurs., Oct. 26th

River Trail will align with Northview High School to participate in "community night" on October 26th.    Activities at RTMS before school and during the school day will operate as normal; all afternoon activities will be cancelled.  There will be no sweep bus.  No assignments or graded assessments will be due on October 27th . The night of Oct 26th should be a time that all students and staff take a breath and remember to have balance in their lives.  Students and staff are expected to take a step back from academic work and focus on family, friends, and community. 

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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.     

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Academic Team Earns Another Trophy

At the GATA Brookwood tournament last weekend the B team posted a 5-2 record and finished in 5th place, earning a spot at nationals. The A team again reached the finals, but fell one question short of winning. The A team finished with an 8-1 record and the runner-up trophy.

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Academic Team Qualifies for GA Regionals

On Tuesday the academic team participated in the annual Fulton County competition. The Wolves won 6 matches on the day, garnering first place in their division and earning a berth in the county finals. The result also guarantees the team a spot at the GA regionals for the 6th straight year.

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National School Lunch Week is 10/16-20

Mark your calendar for National School Lunch Week! The theme is "School Lunch: Recipes for Success." Throughout the week, Fulton County School cafes will have a recipe contest to win a culinary set, free samples on Try-It Tuesday, and a chance to win the Grand Prize at the end of the week.  Join your school café to try one of our recipes for success!

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Yearbooks

Yearbooks are on sale for $42. Click here  to buy your yearbook today!

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 121 Reach Club

River Trail is excited to announce the return of 121 Reach Club. 121 Reach is a nonprofit organization that offers tutoring and mentoring to middle school students by high school students. 121 Reach is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. There is no cost to join. Mentoring sessions will take place in the Media Center every Wednesday from 4:10-5:05 beginning Sep 20. In order to participate, parents and students need to register. For more information email Mrs. Sarah Roberson.

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Parents: Share your knowledge!

In a PBL unit, students communicate with experts in conjunction with their investigations to create an authentic learning experience. We, faculty and students, appreciate your support in helping RTMS build a database of various contacts to enrich and accomplish real-world projects! Click here to volunteer.

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RTMS 8th Grade Savannah Trip

Eighth grade students have the opportunity to participate in an overnight trip to Savannah on Thu, March 22, 2018 as an extension of the standards covered in Georgia Studies. Students have received the Savannah Parent Packet; parents must complete and return the required RTMS forms to their Social Studies teacher on or before the deadline of Aug 31, 2017.  Additionally, parents you must register your child through the travel company's website and make payments via the travel company's online site or mail checks directly to their office.  Class Act Tours is the travel company and the website is www.classacttours.com. When you register  (user and password code is RMSSAV18) your child, you will have the ability to create your own password for future access and use.  If you have questions about the website or information located on the website, please email Sunnie Templeton.

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 Home Access Center

The following information is available on-line for parent access: student schedules, student attendance, student discipline, student test scores, registration information now includes the ability to add/edit email accounts in the contact information portion. The registration page also allows parents to add/edit their FERPA preferences, the ability for the parent to choose the alerts they wish to receive, and classwork information. Previous passwords are still active however you must re-set any alerts in HAC you would like to receive. Visit www.rivertrailmiddleschool.org, click on Parents, then District Parent Portal for easy access to Home Access Center.

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TAG Screening

Parent notification of the Fulton County gifted screening process has been posted on the school website

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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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RTMS Professional Learning Days
 

RTMS School Governance Council requested and was approved for 3 professional learning days for the 2017-2018 school year. Students will not attend school on the following days, 9/5, 11/27, 2/20. River Trail teachers will participate in professional development courses that will increase classroom instructional strategies in the areas of project based learning and critical thinking. These days ONLY apply to RTMS, not necessarily at other Fulton County Schools.

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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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10/26/2017 4:00 PM Community Night 
11/10/2017 7:00 PM Talent Show 2017 
11/15/2017 4:30 PM Band Fall/Holiday Concert 
11/20/2017 8:00 AM Thanksgiving Holidays 
11/27/2017 8:00 AM Professional Development Day (Students Off) 
11/30/2017 4:00 PM Community Night 
12/12/2017 7:00 PM Orchestra Winter Concert 
12/14/2017 7:00 PM Chorus Winter Concert 
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