Weeks of January 18 - January 29

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A Message from the Principal

January 22, 2021


Dear Families, 


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!


Be well, 


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!

News from the Library

Does your student still have a Health textbook from Semester 1?  We need them back immediately for Semester 2 students!  Books can be turned in during Curbside Checkout on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the library return bin


Library activities:  Battle of the Books preparation is going strong!  The date for the Building Battle is Wednesday, March 17 and will take place after asynchronous time is finished for the day.  The District Battle date is still to be determined. 


The Student Purchasing Committee is working toward our first purchase of the year.  The Committee is always open to new members who have a unique perspective that they want to share in selecting books for the library!


Books are available to students through Curbside Checkout at RMS, Sora E-books, and KCLS!  If you have questions, contact Ms. Metcalf at emetcalf@lwsd.org


Semester Transition Video

Hello families.  As we move into our second semester online, there are a few technical items of which we need to be aware to ease the transition.  On Thursday, January 21st in Grizzly Time, students watched a video to help them prepare for this transition.  We would like to share this video with families so that you too are aware of how to support your student as we begin semester two.  Items included in this video:

  • Accessing Skyward (1:30)
  • Missing Assignments (3:56)
  • Semester Grades (6:32)
  • Second Semester Schedule (7:50)
  • Report Cards (10:04)
  • Accessing New Classroom Teams (12:40)
  • Closing an Old Class Notebook (16:54)
  • Accessing New Class Notebooks (19:00)

We hope you find this resource helpful as you and your student begin our new semester next Monday, January 25th!  Please view the video here.



News about Picture Day

Did you miss picture day? Don't worry!


You can take and submit your student's profile picture from home.  These pictures will be included in the yearbook.  Our Yearbook editors have prepared a step-by-step video guide for how to take the best profile picture from home.  Please view the video here!  Additional do's and dont's of at home photography can be found here.  

When you've take a photo that you're happy with and which meets the guidelines, please submit it using a student LWSD account to this Form.  



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February 11-12 , 2021: No School, Mid-Winter Break

February 15, 2021: No School, President's Day Holiday




Redmond Middle School

10055 166th Ave. N.E.

Redmond, WA    98052

Office: (425) 936-2440

Attendance/Safe Arrival: (425) 936-2441

Attendance Email: RedmondMSAttend@lwsd.org

Principal:  Dana Greenberg/ Dgreenberg@lwsd.org


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