Today is the last day of the fall semester. I had the privilege of popping into several Teams classes over the last several days to observe your students in action and it was amazing! Students are engaging in learning through instructional models that mirror our actual classrooms- in English class students worked in small groups brainstorming short story ideas in a breakout room; in Robotics class students used their coding knowledge to begin coding a final project; in Spanish class students called on their peers to answer questions using the appropriate verb form; and in Science students were taking notes and answering questions on Evolution. Students are asking questions (raising virtual hands or in the Chat) and connecting their learning with real world events. I could not be prouder of our students and our RMS teachers (who are working nonstop to make all of the above happen each and every day!).
The Class of 2026 and the Class of 2027 (our current 6th and 7th graders) have begun the registration process for the 2021-22 school year. Counselors are visiting history and science classes to explain the process and help students select the classes they would like to take next year. If you would like more information about the courses we offer here at RMS, the 2021-2022 RMS Course Catalog is available on our website. The catalog provides a comprehensive list of all the classes that we could possibly teach in a school year. However, our elective class offerings are determined in large part by whether enough students request the specific class. That is why we ask students to list at least several alternative elective classes (just in case their initial selections are not offered).
As always, it is a great day to be part of the sleuth!
Dana Greenberg, Principal
Redmond Middle School
The Tiles in the Tree Rings of Redmond Middle School
Our journey through the Rings of RMS continues...
1911-This tile celebrates Roald Amundsen's Discovery of the South Pole
There were four other expeditions in the Antarctic region at the time that Amundsen was searching for the pole. He had relatively pleasant weather on his side and selected a route other than the Beardmore Glacier (which was the route that other explorers selected and was comparatively much more difficult). Amundsen was able to collect enough evidence to "substantiate the theory that the great chain of mountains which extends almost uninterruptedly from Alaska to Patagonia finds its continuation in a ridge connecting Victoria Land and King Edward VII Land, and which, in honor of his queen, he has named Queen Maude's Range (thank you Scientific American for the additional information)
Remember, students designed these tiles. If anyone in our Redmond community knows the artist of a specific tile, please let us know so we can credit them in a future issue of The Gram.
The tree ring contains tiles from 1901-2000. We will continue to post tiles and explore the historic events associated with each tile. When you are able to visit RMS, we encourage you to look down and find your favorite tile profiled in the Grizzly Gram!