From January 23-27, 2017, RBSMS is participating in the national Great Kindness Challenge. Students have a list of kind acts they can perform on- and off-campus and can submit the list for prizes at the end of the week. Staff can initial acts they witness, or students can take selfies and post to RBSMS Facebook (@RBSMS) or to Twitter (@rbstewartms) using the hashtag #greatkindnesschallenge We’re so excited to see the positive effects of kindness!
1/23: Ms. Holzum and Ms. Pinsky presented live on the news to the students information about the Kindness Challenge
From Monday 11/28 – Friday 12/2, we celebrate our 5th annual Erase The Hate week, which promotes appreciating each person’s uniqueness and celebrating our rich diversity, regardless of backgrounds, race, religion, orientation or other differences. Morning news will feature messages of acceptance and appreciation for differences. On 12/1, all lunches will have the activity” I Won’t Stand For ____” and, on 12/2, Mix-It Up At Lunch.
Friday 12/2: Mrs. Banks- benefits of mixing it up (having different friends with different interests, beliefs, backgrounds) Characters Unite: Dulé Hill (1:16) Lunch: Mix-It-Up At Lunch. mix-it-up-slideshow
At December 8th‘s Community Connections Night, Mrs. Holzum will host a session for the parents of 8th graders to apply for the Pasco Education Foundation’s Take Stock in Children Scholarship. Information, deadline date, and resources to contact will be provided. Criteria includes a semester GPA of 2.50 or higher, no discipline issues, and agreement to remain crime-free & drug-free and to maintain good grades and attendance. This scholarship provides up to a 4-year tuition-free scholarship, college readiness coach, mentor. Families must provide W2, 1040, and pay stub information to support income eligibility requirements.
Quarter 1 Honor Roll will be on Monday, November 14th at 9:15 in our gymnasium for all 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade students earning above 3.20 GPA in quarter 1. We look forward to celebrating your hard work with the ceremony, certificate, dog tag, and cookies and punch in the commons afterward.
In November, counselors will be teaching safety lessons on “Safer, Smarter Teens.” We were one of the middle schools in Pasco County to pilot this important curriculum, which will be expanded to all Pasco County Schools in 2017-18.
This age-appropriate personal safety curriculum empowers students to protect themselves in potentially unsafe situations and provides practical strategies to help teens protect themselves without being explicit or frightening.
To learn more about Safer, Smarter Teens and the organization that developed the curriculum, Lauren’s Kids, please visit: https://safersmarterteens.org