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RTMS 2018-2019 Technology Competition

 

The RTMS Technology Competition will take place on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Interested students must complete the registration form by Friday, November 30. Students will be notified via email with their time slot for judging the day prior to the competition. No late entries will be accepted. Winners in each category will go on to compete in the 18th Annual Fulton County Technology Competition on January 26, 2019 at Centennial High School. For more information about categories and requirements, visit the Technology Competition Website. 

Registration Form: http://tinyurl.com/y8vnzoxv

FCS Technology Competition Website: http://tinyurl.com/y99f3pgq

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RTMS Book Fair Dec 3 – 7 2018

Volunteers are needed to help students locate books and to keep our book fair neat and organized as well as assist students in making their purchases. To show our appreciation, volunteers will receive a 10% discount on purchases made at the Book Fair. The link to sign up is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4CA4AD2EAA8-rtms1  

The online store will be open Nov 18 - Dec 8.  Any purchases made will benefit RTMS. Volunteers are required to register by completing the mandatory online training and application.

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Fulton County Champs!

The academic team had a tough weekend at the Collins Hill HS tournament, an event River Trail had won four years in a row. The B,C, and D teams all lost in the first round of the playoffs, but the A team was able to salvage the day by winning 9 of 10 matches and finishing third. The Wolves got back on track on Monday at the Fulton County championships, defeating Autrey Mill in the finals. RTMS has won 5 of the last 7 FC titles.

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Thank You PTO and Junior Betas

On Saturday, November 11th, twenty student and parent volunteers descended on the overgrown landscaping in the back of our school.  After over 3 hours of cutting, sawing, dragging and sweating our 8th grade teachers can once again see out of their windows and know that the sun is shining!  RTMS would like to specifically thank

Mr. and Ms. Skinner, Ms. Aksamit, Ms. Serfontein and Ms. Huang for their hard work and support!  Be on the lookout for our spring Dig-in-Day information!

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Next Community Night – Wed., Dec. 5th

River Trail will align with Northview High School to participate in "community night" on Dec. 5.  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 Thursday, Dec. 6th.

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Contact Information

Parents, as we approach the season where weather is unpredictable and may be cause for "early release" of students, please be sure all your contact information is up-to-date.  Please check the data in HAC, on the Registration page.  If you have any changes, contact the front office. 

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School-wide Certification for Digital Citizenship

Common Sense Media has renewed River Trail Middle school-wide certification for Digital Citizenship through 2020. A digital citizen refers to a person utilizing technology in order to engage in society, politics and government. All students worked towards gaining digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Please visit the River Trail website for more information on Common Sense Media and their Digital Citizenship program and resources.

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American Mathematics Competition 8

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment. (from AMC 8 materials). Please contact your students' math teacher or Ann Henley, the 8th grade teacher managing the test this year.
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Clinic News

Cold and Flu season is just around the corner.  Colds and flu can be very dangerous, and we need to do all that we can to protect ourselves and those we love.  Student Health Services Flu Season Update.

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2018 – 19 Yearbook

Purchase your Yearbook online by going to www.jostens.com.  Type in River Trail Middle School as your school, then follow the prompts.  All yearbooks bought before January will have your child's name printed on the cover!  This will help your child keep up with their yearbook during signing.  Right now, all yearbooks are $42 dollars, but the price will increase soon.  Buy yours today!

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  8th Grade Savannah Trip

Our 8th grade students will be Savannah bound Thursday, March 21- Friday, March 22, 2019 for the annual Georgia Studies related field trip. Motor coaches will leave River Trail on Thursday morning (03/21/2019) at 6:00 AM and return on Friday evening (03/22/2019) at approximately 10:00 PM. The faculty and staff of RTMS will chaperone students. The tentative itinerary includes tours of historic Savannah via a trolley, hands-on activities at Old Fort Jackson; a visit to the First African Baptist Church, a Riverboat Dinner/Dance Cruise on the Savannah River, and much more!  Please find attached the Savannah Parent Packet that includes all of the information about this exciting trip.  Please remember, the paper copy permission form is due to the Georgia Studies teacher on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 and the deadline for registration and the first payment is Saturday, September 15, 2018.

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Carpool Safety

For the safety of the students, please utilize the carpool side of parking lot (behind the brick River Trail sign) for student drop off and pick up. The bus lane is reserved for the school busses which have the right of way.

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Beginning Monday, August 13, 2018, RTMS will no longer be accepting cash|checks for PE Uniforms, lockers, field trips, club dues, fines, etc. All payments will be made through Online School Payments. OSP is a simple, safe, secure and convenient way for parents to make online payments, which means students no longer need to carry cash|checks into school.

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 Student Drop Off

Please remember that student drop off begins at 8:15 AM. If you drive your child to school, he/she may not enter the building until 8:15 unless he/she has a specific pass from a teacher to meet with him/her at an earlier time. We do not have staff available before 8:15 am to supervise students, and it is not safe for them to be at school unsupervised.

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Volunteer Registration

        The RTMS faculty and staff are very appreciative of all of our involved parents and volunteers.  Please be aware that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District must complete an application every two years, even if a person has completed an application in the past.   All volunteers must renew for the 2018-2020 school years. The registration process can be found on the FCSD District Website under Community / Partners and Volunteers.  All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing.  Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process.  It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on government issued ID.  Thank you for volunteering with our school.

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Hours: 8:55 AM - 4:05 PM  

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

              Principal: Neil Pinnock​

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RTMS SAT Word of the Week

SAT WORD:     MIFFED                              PART OF SPEECH:  verb                       
DEFINITION: Put out; annoyed; irritated
SENTENCE:  The student was miffed when rain poured down during recess time.

 

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11/19/2018 12:00 AM Thanksgiving Holiday - School Closed 
11/26/2018 12:00 AM RTMS RFF Day ( No School for Students) 
12/3/2018 12:00 AM Book Fair  
12/5/2018 12:00 AM Community Night 
12/17/2018 9:00 AM 8th grade final exams - ELA/World Language/Reading 
12/18/2018 12:00 AM 8th grade final exams - Math 
12/19/2018 12:00 AM 8th grade final exams - Science 
12/20/2018 12:00 AM 8th grade final exams - Social Studies 
12/21/2018 12:00 AM Winter Break ( Schools Closed) 
1/3/2019 12:00 AM Teacher WorkDay (Students Off) 
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