8th grade Take Stock Scholarship

38  8th graders consistently on-track in academics, behavior, and attendance have received information to apply for the Pasco Education Foundation’s Take Stock in Children Scholarship.  Students were provided with information, deadline date, and resources to contact for further information.  We congratulate these students for their hard work and,even though only one will receive the scholarship, we expect much continued success from them all in the future.

RBSMS Bullying Prevention Week

Bully Prevention Week Activities Nov. 16 – 20
Monday: Bulldogs are Wild about Bully Prevention — Wear Camo Attire!

Tuesday:  Peace Out Bullying:  Give Peace a Chance  — Wear 60’s attire and Peace Signs

Wednesday:  Give Bullying theBoot — Wear Boots

Thursday:  Be a Smart JEAN-ius & Stand Up Against Bullying — Wear College Tee & Jeans

Friday:  Too Bright to Bully — Wear your favorite neon colors

Each day will feature a Victimproof video on how to respond to meanness and unkind words/actions.

VictimProof

VictimProof is a school-wide, Tier I positive instruction for students.  A video from VictimProof is viewed each week to all students to teach all students how to break free from the victim mindset and to stand up to bullying using practical strategies to “be the change” on campus.  Created by Tom Thelen, one of America’s top anti-bullying speakers who has spoken thousands of schools, colleges, and youth organizations,VictimProof has been featured on PBS, CBS, The National Honor Society, and The National Association of Student Councils, AND Mr. Thelen will be speaking at RBSMS!!  Details coming soon!!

After the video, discussion questions help students personalize the lesson and learn new ways to cope with others.

 

#BeTheChangeAtRBSMS

Starting in September, every week our school students will learn strategies to handle unkind words and actions, becoming “victim-proof”.  This curriculum will empower students in their options for dealing with others and will encourage students to stand together as upstanders, instead of bystanders.  #pasco2gether

Red Ribbon Week 2015

RED RIBBON WEEK IS celebrated NATIONWIDE TO PROMOTE MAKING HEALTHY, DRUG FREE CHOICES.

TUES 10/27:”BEING DRUG FREE NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE“:  ’80s STYLE.

WED 10/28: “BEING DRUG FREE IS OUR SUPERPOWER” DRESS AS a SUPERHERO

THURS 10/29:”DRESS FOR SUCCESS” FOR SCHOOL PICTURES

FRI 10/3O: SPIRIT DAY: wear ORANGEBLACK to show BULLDOG STRONG SPIRIT

Calling all 8th Grade Algebra students

The Land O’Lakes IB Assistant Principal and Counselor will be at our school 5th period on _10/19_ to tell you about this opportunity.  A Parent Night will be available on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at TEWMS from 6:30- 7:30 pm.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) offers high-achieving, high-performing students an opportunity to pursue a rigorous program of studies during their high school years. The academic requirements of the IB program are demanding. However, the student with an IB diploma or certificate may be awarded college credit and advanced standing at colleges and universities throughout the world.

The IB Program at Land O’Lakes High School serves east side and central schools in Pasco County. Community IB Information Nights will be held in November and are open to the public. A link to the application will be available on line at http://lolhs.pasco.k12.fl.us at the International Baccalaureate link beginning October 5, 2015.

Studying via Brain Science

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/10/16/studying-with-quizzes-helps-make-sure-the-material-sticks/

What this article says is that when you study, testing yourself on an idea or concept you’re learning helps you remember it. Every time you remember something, a new connection is formed to new sensations and contexts. “The more things you have connected to the information, the easier it is to pull the material out, because lots of different ideas can lead you to that particular material”.  Studying in several different ways, making quizzes for yourself, using tools like quizlet.com, and reviewing Cornell notes are great ways to be sure that not only are you LEARNING the lesson material, but able to REMEMBER it during the test!

Counselors in the Classrooms

The first classroom lessons by the counseling department will take place in September:

  • Ms. Northcutt will teach 6th graders 9/8-9/11
  • Ms. Holzum will teach 7th graders 9/14-9/18.
  • Ms. Pinsky will teach 8th graders 9/21-9/25.

These lessons will focus on handling unkind words and actions, accessing support, as well as other items required by district.

First Student Day

Bulldogs, our first day of school is Monday, August 24th.

School begins at 8:31 a.m. and ends at 2:55.

All RBSMS students are welcome to have free breakfast in our cafetorium prior to the start of the school day.

DRESS CODE criteria:   Arrive at school appropriately dressed and remain so throughout the day.

  • Bikinis, tank tops, pajamas, muscle shirts and spandex clothing are not permitted.
  • Pants shall be worn securely at the waist.
  • No abdomen skin or underwear is to be exposed.
  • Tops must be long enough to clearly overlap the belt line.
  • Hats and head coverings shall not be worn on school campus unless approved by the principal for medical, health, or religious reasons.
  • Shorts and skirt bottoms must be no higher than 4” above the knee.
  • Blouses, shirts, and sweaters cannot dip below a line formed between the right and left armpit and must have sleeves.
  • Clothing that advertises tobacco, alcohol, drugs, gangs, or anti-social groups are not permitted.
  • Jewelry shall be worn in a way that does not permit a safety of health hazard or cause a disruption to the educational process.
  • Wallet chains and dog collars are not permitted.

Requirements for Registration

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS: ALL MUST PRESENT THESE ITEMS:

  1. PARENT/GUARDIAN’S DRIVER’S LICENSE (can serve as Proof of Residency)
  2. PROOF OF RESIDENCY IN THE STEWART MIDDLE SCHOOL ZONE – current utility bill, lease agreement, house contract etc. showing parent/guardian’s name and physical address (PO Boxes are notacceptable)
  3. SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS (if applicable) – current IEP & Psychological report.
  4. REPORT CARD/TRANSCRIPT FROM LAST SCHOOL ATTENDED – If entering during the school year a WITHDRAWAL FORM from the previous school is required.

IN-STATE (but not Pasco County) TRANSFERSStudents transferring from another Florida school must present these additional items upon registration:

  1. IMMUNIZATION RECORDS:
4 DPT + 1 booster 3 POLIO + 1 booster
2 MMR Hepatitis B Series
TDAP Booster (7th Grade) Variciella (chicken pox) – (2 vaccines for 6th grade)

OUT-OF-STATE TRANSFERSStudents entering a Pasco County School for the first time must have all 5 of the above items PLUS  the following items:

  1. CURRENT PHYSICAL – dated and signed by a physician within the last 12 months and specifies heart, lungs and blood pressure.  Needs to be more than a statement that reads “child is in good health or normal”.
  2. VERIFICATION OF BIRTH – Birth Certificate
  3. STUDENT’S SOCIAL SECURITY CARD